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Fundamentals of EMS, NMS and OSS/BSS by Jithesh Sathyan

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Chapter 32

Application Layer

This chapter is about NETCONF protocol and its implementation. The basic features in NETCONF are discussed along with the XML message for performing NETCONF operations. Considering that most legacy implementations are based on SNMP and the recent technology is centered around XML, a sample program to convert SNMP MIB to XML is also discussed.

32.1 Introduction

In the preceeding chapters we have discussed implementation of several application layer protocols like FTP, SMTP, and HTTP. While the application layer protocols discussed so far were suited for a specific management activity like transfer of files, event handling as mails, and so on, these protocols do not fall in the category of a network management protocol ...

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