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Policy Technologies for Self-Managing Systems by Dinesh Verma, Jorge Lobo, Kang-Won Lee, Seraphin Calo, Dakshi Agrawal

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Chapter 5 Policy Transformation and Analysis

As we saw in previous chapters, policies can be defined at different levels and across different resource classes. A significant part of the simplification produced by policy-based management approaches is obtained by allowing the system administrator to only specify the high-level objectives or goals, rather than having to specify the detailed configuration of all of the different resources that comprise the system. High-level abstractions provided by a policy-based management system make the job of the policy administrator simpler by allowing policies to be defined in language that is closer to the business needs of an organization, rather than in language that is closer to the specifics of the ...

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