Most network managers will choose to use existing tools to do the majority of their network management tasks. Choosing those tools is a major task, especially considering that there is no single package that provides all desired network management functionality.
This chapter describes tools that provide fault and performance management functionality. The following is discussed for each category of tool:
Which criteria to use when evaluating this type of tool.
How Cisco device-specific issues, if any, might influence your choice.
What the tool will do for you.
Ideas about how to implement this tool.
Some tools that you might consider using in each category.
Note that the list of tools in this chapter is not comprehensive. ...