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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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Application of the Statistical Methods

This section includes an example of how the statistical principles can be used in network management. It begins with some preliminary information about response times and simulation models that you need to understand for the example. If you already are familiar with these topics, you may wish to skip these sections. Response time was chosen as an example because it is an issue that interests most users. The section concludes with a discussion of the moving exponential average for calculation of Cisco routers' CPU, another application of statistical measures.

Response Times

Intranets have several delay components and are generally more complex than campus networks. An intranet will usually have multiple Wide ...

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