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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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Chapter 16. Managing WAN Technologies—Frame Relay

Frame Relay is a Wide Area Network (WAN) service enterprise that customers can purchase from service providers to provide connectivity between LANs in geographically different locations. There are two ways to look at Frame Relay:

  • From a provider perspective—a Frame Relay network is a network of Frame Relay switches providing connectivity between many points.

  • From a user perspective—a Frame Relay network is just a cloud whose inner workings are transparent. The Frame Relay cloud provides connectivity between the customer's various LANs.

This chapter will look at Frame Relay from a user perspective. It will cover how you can monitor the performance and fault information of your Frame Relay cloud ...

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