As network deployment and use increase, network management is increasingly becoming the focus of many organizations. These organizations range from those using a network to support their core business to those using networks as sales tools to those outsourcing or selling network management solutions.
The goal of everyone involved in network management is to proactively find and fix all network problems before users know that a problem exists. Many obstacles must be tackled—ranging from the sheer scope of the project to many different possible management techniques—before you can achieve this goal. This chapter covers the more tested and accepted common techniques such as SNMP and MIBs.
In its simplest form, network management ...