Telecommunication systems have long enjoyed high levels of availability owing to the existence of a control plane. Software only solutions for server management have been available for many years, where observations are made on the server and processed on a central management station. Delegation of management decision making has not been fully realized. This paper describes the design of a true autonomic element where a card is inserted into a PCI slot and controls the server through communication using PCI, IPMI and network interfaces. A description of a number of management scenarios, the architecture of the autonomic engine and how the lifecycle of delegated decision making is managed is provided.

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Conference 2nd International Conference on Autonomic Computing, ICAC 2005
White, A, Calvert, D. (Dan), & Litkey, J. (Jay). (2005). Design of an autonomic element for server management. In Proceedings - Second International Conference on Autonomic Computing, ICAC 2005 (pp. 147–158). doi:10.1109/ICAC.2005.23