Network Management Model

The principles of network management resemble the principles of network communications; both use a layered approach. The layered approach of the FCAPS model for network management is like the Open System Interconnection (OSI) model used for internetworking, as shown in Figure 11-1.

Figure 11-1. FCAPS and OSI Models

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The correlation between the FCAPS layers and the layers of the OSI model is not direct.

FCAPS Model

FCAPS is an acronym for the network management model, or framework, and is made up of five layers, as follows: ...

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