Appendix A. Answers to Chapter Reviews

Chapter 1

1.

Explain the term network management in one sentence.

Answer:

Network management refers to the activities, methods, procedures, and tools that pertain to the operation, administration, maintenance, and provisioning of networked systems.

2.

We used a patient in intensive care as one analogy to explain network management. Can you think of areas in network management that this analogy does not capture?

Answer:

For example, the analogy does not effectively capture the administration and provisioning aspects of network management.

3.

Can you think of other areas in which you would expect analogies to network management to apply?

Answer:

Monitoring, planning, and control are involved in many areas—for example, ...

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