This chapter provides the reader with a basic understanding on some of the most popular network management products. This chapter is intended to give the reader practical exposure on actual network management products rather than the theoretical aspects of network management. This chapter presents the author’s understanding of a few network management products and the content is not reviewed or endorsed by the product owners. Hence the author or publisher takes no position on the accuracy or completeness of data presented in this chapter.
There are many NMS products on the telecom market. These products can be generally classified under five main types. They are: