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Internetworking Technologies Handbook, Fourth Edition by Cisco Systems, Inc.

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Chapter 7. Network Management Basics

Objective

  • Become familiar with the basic functions of a network management system.

Introduction

This chapter describes functions common to most network-management architectures and protocols. It also presents the five conceptual areas of management as defined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Subsequent chapters in Part VIII, “Network Management,” address specific network management technologies, protocols, and platforms in more detail.

What Is Network Management?

Network management means different things to different people. In some cases, it involves a solitary network consultant monitoring network activity with an outdated protocol analyzer. In other cases, network management involves ...

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