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

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Chapter 5. A Real NMS

Up to now we have looked at network management in a fairly theoretical way, with the discussion centering on:

  • MIBs, agents, and managers

  • Enterprise and SP networks

  • Connection management at layers 2 and 3

  • NMS/EMS layers

  • Network migration to layer 3

  • MPLS

  • Scalability

  • Development skills needed for producing high-grade NMS

  • Operational skills needed for running networks and using NMS

In this chapter we look at a real NMS product—Hewlett-Packard's OpenView Network Node Manager—and describe some of its principal features. No endorsement of HP OpenView is intended. It is selected purely because it is relatively well-known and also to illustrate the concepts described in this and previous chapters. This product is special in that it is in widespread ...

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