Chapter 18. Network Management Basics

This chapter covers the following topics:

  • FCAPS Model

  • Network Management Architecture

  • Network Management Protocols

  • An Introduction to TMN

Network management describes the methodology used to manage and maintain network operations and respond to user requirement changes. With the implementation of Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), local area network (LAN) and wide area network (WAN) components can be monitored and managed, often from what is called a central Network Operations Center (NOC) facility. The network management platform is an integrated suite of functions that can be implemented on one machine, or it can be implemented on several machines or databases spanning thousands of miles, supporting several ...

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