Difference between revisions of "Network management"

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* We can distinguish between managed systems and manager systems
 
* We can distinguish between managed systems and manager systems
 
* Managed systems are always implemented in hard and software, management systems can additionally be implemented in terms of "brainware"
 
* Managed systems are always implemented in hard and software, management systems can additionally be implemented in terms of "brainware"
* management involves activities of human beings
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* Management involves activities of human beings
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* Management decisions often operate on larger timescales, lasting at least multiple round-trip times

Revision as of 15:45, 27 July 2007

Definition

  • Network management is the art of initializing monitoring and modifying the operation of the primary network functions
  • Network management determines the supervision of networked systems to make sure that they behave according to some pre-defined goals

Characteristics

  • We can distinguish between managed systems and manager systems
  • Managed systems are always implemented in hard and software, management systems can additionally be implemented in terms of "brainware"
  • Management involves activities of human beings
  • Management decisions often operate on larger timescales, lasting at least multiple round-trip times