Managing Real-World System Configurations with Constraints

Thomas Delaet, Paul Anderson, Wouter Joosen

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Abstract / Description of output

Managing large computing infrastructures in a reliable and efficient way requires system configuration tools which accept higher-level specifications. This paper describes an interface between the established configuration tool LCFG, and the experimental configuration tool PoDlM. The combined system is used to generate explicit real-world configurations from high-level, constraint-based specifications. The concept is validated using live data from a large production installation. This demonstrates that a loosely-coupled, multi-layer approach can be used to construct configuration tools which translate high-level requirements into deployable production configurations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNetworking, 2008. ICN 2008. Seventh International Conference on
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-7695-3106-9
ISBN (Print)978-0-7695-3106-9
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • automating system administration
  • autonomics
  • configuration management


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