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Network Management Architecture

Our next component architecture is for network management. Proper network management is critical to the success of any network, and, as you will see, there are many factors to consider in providing network management.

7.1 Objectives

In this chapter you will learn about network management and the network management architecture. We discuss the various functions of network management and the mechanisms used to achieve these functions. We discuss and compare a number of variations for the network management architecture, as well as the internal and external relationships for network management.

7.1.1 Preparation

To be able to understand and apply the concepts in this chapter, you should be familiar with network management ...

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