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POST GRADUATE CENTRE
MSc. COMPUTER NETWORKING
Network Administration
Title: Network Management/Maintenance Models
Lecturer: Mr. Sharif Salem

Lecturer: Mr. Shahir

Title: Network Management/Maintenance Models
Lecturer: Mr. Sharif Salem

Lecturer: Mr. Shahir

Names:Usama Musa Hamdan
Student ID#:110030807
Semester: 2

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SUPERVISOR’S COMMMENTS/GRADE| for office use onlyDATE : _______________LECTURER’SINITIALS ____________| Table of Contents
1.introduction2
2.Network Management Models3
2.1FCAPS Model3
2.1.1Fault Management3
2.1.2Configuration Management5
2.1.3Accounting Management6
2.1.4Performance Management7
2.1.5Security Management9
2.2TMN Model10
2.3ITIL Model12
2.3.1The Service Lifecycle15
2.3.2Processes17
2.4CLS Model17
2.4.1Prepare Phase19
2.4.2Plan Phase19
2.4.3Design Phase19
2.4.4Implement Phase20
2.4.5Operate Phase20
2.4.6Optimize Phase20
3.Integration between models21
4.Modern Network Management Models24
4.1TINA24
4.2RMON25
4.3Web-based enterprise management27
References29

1. introduction

A network management system (NMS) is a combination of hardware and software used to monitor and administer a computer network or networks. Network management refers to the activities, methods, procedures, and tools that pertain to the operation, administration, maintenance, and provisioning of networked systems (Clemm, 2006). * Operation deals with keeping the network (and the services that the network provides) up and running smoothly. It includes monitoring the network to spot problems as soon as possible, ideally before users are affected. * Administration deals with keeping track of resources in the network and how they are assigned. It includes all the "housekeeping" that is necessary to keep the network under control. * Maintenance is concerned with performing repairs and upgrades—for example, when equipment must be replaced, when a router needs a patch for an operating system image, when a new switch is added to a network. Maintenance also involves corrective and preventive measures to make the managed network run "better", such as adjusting device configuration parameters. * Provisioning is concerned with configuring resources in the network to support a given service. For example, this might include setting up the network so that a new customer can receive voice service.

Network management is a complex topic. In today's diverse networking infrastructure, the network has to handle more instances of unified communications, video, and virtualization. The role of the network manager encompasses not only monitoring for performance and security, but also anticipating future network problems and transcending technology silos to ensure everything runs well together, whether it's the network, the server, or the application. While not a complete answer, many models exist that can be of some use for understanding and taming network management: FCAPS, TMN, ITIL and CLS. Learn more about what these models and how they can help us evaluate management tools and define network management tasks.

2. Network Management Models

2.1FCAPS Model

FCAPS is the ISO Telecommunications Management Network model and framework for network management. FCAPS is an acronym for (Fault--management, Configuration, Accounting, Performance, Security) (CISCO, 2007).

2.1.1Fault Management

Fault management is a set...
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