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

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Chapter 9. Network Management Theory and Practice

As with many areas of human endeavor, the gap that separates the theory and practice of NMS development is very wide. Viewed against the backdrop of rapidly evolving networks and increasingly sophisticated end-user requirements, the problems facing the vendors of NMS products are considerable. Not least is the simple problem of scale in the management plane: Emerging NEs are big, dense, and complex, incorporating a growing range of technologies. In this final chapter, we try to draw together the main threads running through the book and revisit some of them now that our foundation chapters are complete. The discussion covers the following main areas:

  • MIBs—how careful design can greatly assist management ...

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