... MANAGEMENT Introduction: Network management refers to the activities, methods, procedures, and tools that pertain to the operation, administration, maintenance, and provisioning of networked systems.
A large number of access methods exist to support network and network device management. Access methods include the SNMP, Command Line Interfaces (CLIs), custom XML, CMIP, Transaction Language 1, CORBA, netconf, and the Java Management Extensions - JMX.
Data for network management is collected through several mechanisms, including agents installed on infrastructure, synthetic monitoring that simulates transactions, logs of activity, sniffers and real user monitoring. In the past network management mainl...