Network Management

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Network management incorporates an almost unlimited list of duties—basically, doing whatever it takes to keep the network running smoothing and efficiently, with minimal or no downtime.

Network Management



Network Management defined as
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Network management is more than just managing networks. Network management is presented from the perspectives of service management, operations support systems, and business management. The platform for a network management system is discussed based on client–server architecture

Operations Administration Maintenance Provisioning (OAMP) of network and services.

Operations group is concerned with daily





operations in providing network services. Administration is concerned with establishing and administering overall goals, policies, and procedures of network management. Installation and Maintenance (I&M) group handles functions that include both installation and repairs of facilities and equipment. Provisioning involves network planning and circuit provisioning, traditionally handled by the Engineering or Provisioning department.



all of IT and IT services.

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Goal of Network Management The goal of network management is to ensure that the users of network are provided IT services with a quality of service that they expect. Toward meeting this goal, the management should establish a policy to either formally or informally contract an SLA with users.

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Network Management Functional Groupings
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Network Management Functional Groupings


Network management functional groupings comprises 3 major groups : network and service provisioning network and service operations network I&M.

network and service provisioning
• Network Provisioning consists of network planning and design and is the responsibility of the Engineering group. The Engineering group keeps track of new technologies and introduces them as needed. What is needed and when it is needed are determined from analysis of traffic and performance data provided by the network operations



Network Management Functional Groupings
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Network Management Functional Groupings 3. Network I&M.
• The Network I&M group takes care of all activities of installation and maintenance of equipment and transmission facilities. This group is the service arm of the Engineering group for installation and fixing troubles for network operations. The group works closely with the Help Desk in responding to the problems reported from the field.

network and service operations
• • • network and service operations are administered by the NOC. They are concerned with daily operations of the network and providing network services. ISO has defined five OSI network management applications which are fault, configuration, performance, security, and account management . They are also responsible for gathering statistics and generating reports for management, system support, and users. NMS and tools are a necessity for NOC operations







Network Management Functional Groupings 3. Network I&M.
• The Network I&M group takes care of all activities of installation and maintenance of equipment and transmission facilities. This group is the service arm of the Engineering group for installation and fixing troubles for network operations. The group works closely with the Help Desk in responding to the problems reported from the field.  1. 2. 3. 4. 5.





Network management applications fall into five functional areas: configuration management fault management security management performance management accounting management.

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Configuration management
deal with installing, initializing, booting, modifying, and tracking the configuration parameters or options of network hardware and software.

2. Fault management tools




provide an audit trail, or historical overview, of a network's...
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