Agent-based Framework for Distributed Service Management

G. Jezic, M. Kusek, I. Lovrek, S. Desic, and B. Dellas (Croatia)


Mobile agents, multi-agent system, distributed service management, service provisioning, monitoring, Grid.


This paper deals with service management in the large distributed systems. A framework called Remote Maintenance Shell (RMS) is presented. It enables the distributed service management operations (deployment, configuration, control, monitoring, upgrading, and versioning), as well as the advanced features related to the verification on the actual target system. RMS is based on the operations performed by mobile agents that act within an agent team. The case study elaborates a scenario in which RMS prototype is used for managing a service employed in the distributed environment.

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