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Performance and Fault Management by James M. Thompson, Kent J. Phelps, Robert L. Pavone, Christopher E. Elliott, Paul L. Della Maggiora

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Using Policy-Based Management: An Example

This section uses an example network scenario to illustrate the components of defining network policies and conducting a network baseline.

In this example, you are responsible for a 600-site network that connects all of your company's sales and customer service offices to the corporate backbone. You grew weary of various business heads knocking on your door every time they perceive what they think is a network problem. To address the problem, you decided to talk with different parts of the company and identify networking requirements.

You begin by talking to the various business heads that have an interest in how the network operates for the remote sales locations. They include the following:

  • Marketing—Who ...

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