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
Network migration to layer 3
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 ...