In order to manage today's systems effectively and to plan intelligently for the future use of network management systems, the systems manager needs an understanding of the technology of network management and a thorough grasp of the details of the existing and evolving standards. It is the objective of this book to fill this need.
This book provides a comprehensive introduction to SNMP-based network and internetwork management. The first part of the book is a survey of network management technology and techniques, to enable the reader to place the various vendor offerings into the context of his or her requirements. The second part of the book presents the original SNMP family of standards, which is still the most widely deployed version. Part III looks at the revised version of RMON1, plus RMON2, which extends RMON functionality. Part IV examines SNMPv2, which provides expanded functionality to SNMP. The final part of the book examines SNMPv3, which provides security features for use with SNMPv1 or SNMPv2. Throughout, practical issues related to the use of these standards and products based on these standards are examined.
This book is intended for a broad range of readers interested in network management, including:
- Students and professionals in data processing and data communications: This book is intended as a basic tutorial and reference source for this exciting area.
- Network management designers and implementers: This book discusses critical design issues and explores approaches to meeting communication requirements.
- Network management system customers and system managers: This book helps the reader understand what features and structuresare needed in a network management facility, and provides information about current and evolving standards to enable the reader to assess a specific vendor's offering.