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 are components found in effective network documentation?
What sorts of network monitoring tools are available to network adminis-trators, and what types of information are included in various logs?
Even with a network’s increasing dependence on wireless technologies, physical cabling still serves as 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 be used, for example, to physically terminate cabling and troubleshoot ...