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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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Knowledge Base Tools

You learned in Chapter 3, “Developing the Network Knowledge Base,” that a knowledge base helps consolidate the data that you maintain about your network. As shown in Figure 9-1, it is the central piece in your NMS. Although we show one central knowledge base in this figure, the information that makes up your knowledge base can be implemented in many ways, and parts of it may reside in each of your NMS tools.

You will probably use a mixture of tools and techniques to implement a knowledge base. You can use the information stored in several commercially available tools that have a database and tie them together using scripts or tools you develop or buy.

Alternatively, you may choose to implement a central repository for your ...

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