Summary


Performance management involves the collection and reporting of performance-related data. This chapter described four areas of performance measurement:

  • Availability

  • Response Time/Latency

  • Accuracy and Errors

  • Utilization

Performance reporting is a hot area in network management as vendors help customers make sense of the distributed networks they must manage. Managers and engineers alike want to know how their investment performs and where congestion, bottlenecks, and faults occur.

A nice benefit of performance data collection is that the collected data is useful for more than simply reporting. One vital use of the data is thresholding, in which you set high and low water marks against collected data to alert you if there are problems or a problem has been corrected. The next chapter discusses thresholding.



Performance and Fault Management
Performance and Fault Management: A Practical Guide to Effectively Managing Cisco Network Devices (Cisco Press Core Series)
ISBN: 1578701805
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2005
Pages: 200

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