Chapter 10. Beyond Implemention: Network Managment

This chapter covers the following topics:

Components of Network Management

Establishing a Baseline

Managing Cisco IOS Deployment

Moving Toward Proactive Management

In this final chapter, you learn about a topic of paramount importance in running a resilient IP network: network management. Unfortunately, network management is an area that is frequently neglected. Imagine flying an airplane without instrumentation. With no dials to indicate speed, altitude, and fuel level, the outcome of the flight is predictable. Likewise, it is impossible to run an IP network without a network management system.

The topic of network management, in this case, means more than just having a server running ...

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