Self-configuring dynamic networks automate configuration management. This concept will allow self-configuring nodes to adapt their configurations based on the requirements of the environment. The goal of self-configuring networks is to create programmable configuration changes based on organizational configuration policies. This topic has been the subject of many research papers and university projects.
Normally, networks are configured and maintained by skilled administrators. Automation will increase configuration efficiency and productivity and minimize errors and costs. However, some problems can arise when automating tasks:
|The change propagation problem
|The configuration policy problem
|The composition problem
|Table derived from Konstantinou, A. V., Florissi, D., & Yemini, Y. (2002). Toward self-configuring networks. http://www1.cs.columbia.edu/dcc/nestor/nestor-dance-2002.pdf