The previous sections covered many kinds of information you will want to include in your knowledge base. This summary
Taken together, all the information that you
Table 3-1. Network Knowledge Base Schema
Choose a method of implementing your knowledge base that starts out simply, yet can expand as you expand the amount and type of network management activities. Keep things simple and only implement the items that are more difficult if they are truly required in your network.
The bottom line for all this information is use it or lose it. If you are not actively using this information, it will quickly become out-of-date and useless. So, rely on this information and you will keep it accurate.
Now that you have a storage vehicle for information about your network, you can use it. The
Chapter 4. Performance Measurement and Reporting
As companies have
For example, mainframe availability is a key performance measurement for traditional SNA networks. IT groups measure the availability of their mainframe, its applications, and its network connections and controllers. They then roll these
Upon moving to a distributed networking model, data and applications are distributed across multiple file servers and the network is segmented into multitudes of routers, switches, and
This chapter covers the following aspects of performance measurement and reporting: