This book provides a good introduction to and overview of the challenges involved in managing large enterprise networks and in developing effective software solutions for managing such networks. It focuses on the use of SNMP and MIBs in developing such solutions and uses the example of managing MPLS to illustrate the ideas presented.

Managing large networks is a difficult and expensive endeavor due to the wide variety of deployed technologies and products. While there are many tools available to help ease the burden of network management, there is still a huge amount of work to be done in improving these tools. In addition, new tools must constantly be developed to manage new technologies and products as they are introduced into networks. ...

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