A Framework for Autonomic Networking

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Authors Michael Behringer  , Max Pritikin  , Steinthor Bjarnason  , Alexander Clemm 
Last updated 2012-12-24 (latest revision 2012-06-22)
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Autonomic systems were first described in 2001. The fundamental goal is self-management, including self-configuration, self-optimization, self-healing and self-protection. This document applies the concepts of autonomic systems to a network, and describes a framework for Autonomic Networking. The goal is a network where nodes have minimal dependencies on human administrators or centralized management systems.


Michael Behringer (mbehring@cisco.com)
Max Pritikin (pritikin@cisco.com)
Steinthor Bjarnason (sbjarnas@cisco.com)
Alexander Clemm (alex@cisco.com)

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