Network Management: Concepts and Tools

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Springer Science & Business Media, 1994 - Computers - 245 pages
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Try to imagine a railway network that did not check its rolling stock, track, and signals whenever a failure occurred, or only discovered the whereabouts of its lo­ comotives and carriages during annual stock taking. Just imagine a railway that kept its trains waiting because there were no available locomotives. Similar thoughts could apply to any transport network of trucks, buses, or taxis covering a wide geographical area. It is quite clear that the quality of service and safety, and the cost efficiency of any network depend on the effective and timely man­ agement of network resources. The same is true of telecommunications networks. For a long time now, telecom­ munications networks have been designed and built with remote monitoring and control devices. The very dimensions of networks and the need to intervene rap­ idly in the event of an incident made these devices imperative. On the other hand, the means of measuring quality of service did not appear till much later. Data transmission networks developed during the 1970s were often designed without any network management features. The technical traditions of the world of information technology had been forged on small systems with just a few dozen terminals spread over a small area. At the time, the extension of networks to cover wide geographical areas was not perceived as a change of dimension.
 

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Network Management: Concepts and Tools

Contents

The functions of network management
9
Network concepts involved in network management
31
The framework of the standardization of network management
45
Conclusion
60
Telecommunications management networks
79
Management of operators and the manmachine interface
93
Chapters Network management platforms and integrators
111
Managing ISDNs and PABXs
131
Local area networks and the SNMP protocol
163
Corporate organizations network management
171
Conclusion
182
Conclusion
199
Appendix B List of abbreviations
215
Bibliography
235
Standardization organizations
241
Appendix F ASN 1
247

Managing X 25 networks
135
Private vendor networks
147

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