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Upgrading and Repairing Networks, Fifth Edition by Mark Edward Soper, Terry W Ogletree

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CHAPTER 49. Network Testing and Analysis Tools

SOME OF THE MAIN TOPICS IN THIS CHAPTER ARE

Basics: Testing Cables 928

Network and Protocol Analyzers 932

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) 940

A network administrator must wear many hats because the network is composed of many elements, implemented in both hardware and software. In a large network environment, many tasks are delegated to those who are particularly adept in a specific technology. However, the administrator who sits at the top of the management ladder needs to understand the principles under which the network functions and the tools that are used to keep it in good working order. This chapter discusses the basic tools used to troubleshoot the underlying structure of the network ...

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