This chapter has given you an introduction or refresher to the common protocols used in network management. We covered the following protocols:
Chapters in Part 2 of this book examine specific MIB and syslog messages, as well as CLI messages, for a variety of network management
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Chapter 9. Selecting the Tools
Most network managers will choose to use existing tools to do the majority of their network management
This chapter describes tools that provide fault and performance management functionality. The following is discussed for each category of tool:
Note that the list of tools in this chapter is not comprehensive. Any inclusion or omission does not reflect the authors' opinion of the tool or its publisher. We mention the
Also note that how we classify or describe a particular tool in this chapter reflects our understanding and experience with the tool at the time of this writing. Please
It is important to understand the interrelationships between these categories. Figure 9-1 describes the interrelationships between the categories of network management software that are described in this chapter.
Figure 9-1. Interrelationships of Network Management Tools
Figure 9-1 will be referenced throughout this chapter to help you understand how the different tools need to integrate.
This chapter covers the following categories of network management tools:
For each of these categories, this chapter will discuss the criteria you might use to determine which tool to use. Some of these criteria apply across all categories of software. These criteria include the following:
Now, on to the tool categories.