Network management refers to the activities, methods, procedures, and tools that pertain to the operation, administration, maintenance, and provisioning of networked systems, which includes controlling, planning, allocating, deploying, coordinating, and monitoring the resources of a network. This book brings all of the elements of network management together in a single volume, saving the reader the time and expense of making multiple purchases. It introduces network management, explains the basics, describes the protocols, and discusses advanced topics, by the best and brightest experts in the field. It is a quick and efficient way to bring valuable content together from leading experts in the field while creating a one-stop-shopping opportunity for customers to receive the information they would otherwise need to round up from separate sources.
* Chapters contributed by recognized experts in the field cover theory and practice of network management, allowing the reader to develop a new level of knowledge and technical expertise. * This book's up-to-date coverage of network quality of service issues facilitates learning and lets the reader remain current and fully informed from multiple viewpoints. * Presents methods of analysis and problem-solving techniques, enhancing the reader's grasp of the material and ability to implement practical solutions. * Use of examples illustrate core network management concepts for enhanced comprehension.
Network researchers, engineers, architects, operators, administrators, and managers, as well as related practitioners such as telco managers, network software developers, etc.
Table of Contents
Ch 1: Requirements of the Management of Networked Systems Ch 2: IP Network Management Ch 3: IP-Based Service Implementation and Network Management Ch 4: Network Management Architecture Ch 5: SLA and Network Monitoring Ch 6: MPLS Network Management: An Introduction Ch 7: MPLS Management Interfaces Ch 8: The Foundation of Policy Management Ch 9 Policy-Based Network Management Fundamentals Ch 10: Optical Networks: Control and Management
Adrian Farrel has nearly two decades of experience designing and developing portable communications software. As MPLS Architect and Development Manager at Data Connection Ltd., he led a team that produced a carrier-class MPLS implementation for customers in the router space. As Director of Protocol Development for Movaz Networks, Inc., he helped build a cutting-edge system that integrated many IP-based protocols to control and manage optical switches. Adrian is active within the IETF, where he is co-chair of the CCAMP working group responsible for GMPLS. He has co-authored and contributed to numerous Internet Drafts and RFCs on MPLS, GMPLS, and related technologies. He was a founding board member of the MPLS Forum, frequently speaks at conferences, and is the author of several white papers on GMPLS.
Affiliations and Expertise
Founder of Old Dog Consulting, North Wales, UK
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