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Understanding the Network: A Practical Guide to Internetworking by Martin J. Michael

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Summary

In terms of actual time, you will spend more time managing and troubleshooting your network than you will actually spend designing and building it. In this chapter, we looked at the different areas that make up network management. By the end of this chapter, you should have an understanding of the following:

  • SNMP and its components, SMI, ASN.1, and BER

  • Basic network management models

  • Network baselining

  • What a BERT, a TDR, and a protocol analyzer are

  • What a MIB is

The topic of network management, troubleshooting, and analysis is extensive. The goal of this chapter (and the others in this book, for that matter) has been to provide you with a basic understanding of the essential concepts. There are numerous information resources available in ...

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