After completion of this chapter, you will be able to answer the following questions:
• What are some of the more common tools used to physically maintain a network?
• What components are involved in configuration management?
• What sorts of network monitoring tools are available to network administrators, and what types of information are included in various logs?
Even with a network’s increasing dependence on wireless technologies, physical cabling still comprises the critical backbone of a network. Therefore, network management, monitoring, and troubleshooting require a familiarity with a variety of cable maintenance tools. These tools might, for example, be used to physically terminate cabling and troubleshoot ...