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== Definition ==
 
== Definition ==
  
* Network management is the art of initializing monitoring and modifying the operation of the primary network functions
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* Network management is the act of initializing monitoring and modifying the operation of the primary network functions [Pras]
* Network management determines the supervision of networked systems to make sure that they behave according to some pre-defined goals
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* Network management is the art of initializing monitoring and modifying the operation of the primary network functions [Festor]
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* Network management determines the supervision of networked systems to make sure that they behave according to some pre-defined goals [Stiller]
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Note that many more definitions exist.
  
 
== Characteristics ==
 
== Characteristics ==

Revision as of 15:47, 27 July 2007

Definition

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

Note that many more definitions exist.

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