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Network Management, MIBs and MPLS: Principles, Design and Implementation by Stephen B. Morris

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Chapter 1. Large Enterprise Networks

Modern networks are divided, in terms of their operations, into essentially two main categories: enterprise and service provider (SP). In this book we focus on the principles and concepts of managing large enterprise networks. Examples of such networks are government departments, global corporations, and large financial/healthcare organizations. Most such enterprises employ the products and services of SP networks, so we try to balance the discussion by including some general comments about managing SP networks as well. It is in the latter network type that we tend to describe Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), a widely deployed technology. In passing, we mention that MPLS is also finding its way into large ...

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