Monitoring and Analysis Tools

Linux, like most versions of Unix, is known for its well-rounded command set for real-time troubleshooting and monitoring. A good knowledge of the commands covered in Chapter 7, “Kernel Support Tools,” combined with the network analysis tools covered here will ensure that you administer better operating networks.

Network monitoring and analysis tools should not only be useful to the network administrator, but also to network operations center technicians and management.

Simple Network Management Protocol Overview (SNMP)

SNMP was designed to provide an open protocol and means to configure, manage, and monitor network nodes. SNMP is used generically to refer to one of the three commonly used versions: 1, 2, and 3.Versions ...

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