A.5. Managing the Network

This section describes the fundamental concepts of network management that are necessary for a good understanding of management issues related to VRRP. We start this section by setting the stage for a general appreciation of network management, so that the relationship between network management and network availability can be investigated later.

The most common management protocol is SNMP. In this section, we cover different aspects of the SNMP to facilitate the understanding of VRRP Management Information Base (MIB), the subject of Chapter 7. What is the management model implied by SNMP? What are the techniques used by SNMP to identify uniquely the information items handled for management purposes? How is this information ...

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