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Cisco Networking Simplified, Second Edition by Paul Della Maggiora, Neil Anderson, Jim Doherty

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Chapter . Network Management

Keeping the Network Alive from Afar

Network management is the process of documenting, monitoring, troubleshooting, and configuring network devices. Network management gives visibility to the networking staff. The routers and switches in a network have the same components as a regular PC. There are a CPU (or two), memory, storage, and network interfaces. The primary difference from a PC is that network equipment is highly optimized to perform certain functions, such as passing packets quickly. The nature of today’s networks is that network equipment is distributed everywhere. Remote branches, data centers, locations around the world—all these places on the network have routers, switches, servers, and other networking ...

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