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SNMP Management: RMON

OBJECTIVES
  • Remote network monitoring, RMON

  • RMON1: Monitoring Ethernet LAN and tokenring LAN

  • RMON2: Monitoring upper protocol layers

  • Generates and sends statistics close to subnetworks to central NMS

  • RMON MIBs for RMON group objects

The success of SNMP management resulted in the prevalence of managed network components in the computer network. SNMPv1 set the foundation for monitoring a network remotely from a centralized network operations center (NOC) and performing fault and configuration management. However, the extent to which network performance could be managed was limited. The characterization of the performance of a computer network is statistical in nature. This led to the logical step of measuring the ...

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