Policy Verification for System Automation with Model Checking: A Case Study

System automation through policy-based management allows IT administrators to define high-level policies for various management tasks, such as networked systems and applications for business environments, network planning, problem detection, and quality of service provisions. Policies can be understood as specifications; therefore they can be translated more or less easily into formal languages and then be verified by formal techniques such as model checking. In this paper, we focus on formal verification of real-life industrial policies of the Tivoli System Automation for Multi-Platform (TSA). We use PSL to model the system and describe the desired behavior and the RuleBase PE model checker to verify it.

By: Emmanuel Zarpas; Cindy Eisner; Sivan Tal

Published in: H-0254 in 2006


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