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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

This chapter identified the key hardware and environmental characteristics of the routers and Catalyst switches. We looked at performance management of the hardware by identifying the types of cards and the positioning of the cards in the chassis and related it to the architecture of the device. We looked at specific data points that could affect the hardware performance, such as hardware version and microcode version. Actively updating your inventory through polling the recommended MIBs after a change management window can greatly increase your network's stability and your knowledge of the network.

We looked at how to monitor faults in the network relating to hardware and environmental characteristics. One thing unique about error/fault ...

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