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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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Summary

The previous sections covered many kinds of information you will want to include in your knowledge base. This summary brings this information together.

Taken together, all the information that you desire to store in your knowledge base will define its schema. Collecting this information as you define your needs for your network will allow you to define a custom schema for your knowledge base. Table 3-1 compiles the information from the preceding sections into an example schema.

Table 3-1. Network Knowledge Base Schema
Knowledge Base Section Subsection Object Required?
Network inventory Device Name Yes
  IP address(es) Yes
  Location Yes
  Contact information Yes
  Switch No
  Switch port No
  Function No
  Usernames/passwords No
  Community ...

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