For upper-level undergraduate and graduate-level courses in Network Management offered in Computer Science, Information Systems and Information Technology departments.
Designed for those with limited background in network management, this is the only text that teaches the abstract concepts of network management by demonstrating them using the included network management software. Burke presents the standard networking management concepts and provides students with one of the only texts available to demonstrate how to practice network management concepts on a small LAN. The text uses a network management application and software that enable students to focus on the fundamentals of network management.
• Demonstration of network management implementation – The only book available that focuses on demonstration and includes the management software used by the author to do those demonstrations.
– Instructors can use the text/art material to show how any concept being taught is implemented.
– Students can practice concept implementation at any time.
• State-of-the-art, easy-to-use commercial Network Management software for student use included:
– Features clear Users Manual screens and Help screens that can be used directly by instructors in PowerPoint demonstrations.
– Focuses on network management fundamentals, making it an ideal vehicle for instructors to build network management courses at any level of difficulty.
• A chapter devoted to SNMPv3 – Explains the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standard specifying the secure network management protocol.
– Demonstrates configuration of SNMPv3 agents on network devices (the first text to do so).
– Implements network management packet authentication and encryption using this agent and a network management system.
• Configuration of SNMPv3 network management commands – Enables instructors to show students how to configure authenticated and/or encrypted SNMPv3 commands to Get or Set scalar and table data.
• Coverage of a GUI tool that generates authentication and encryption keys – Familiarizes both instructors and students with a tool that eliminates the need for software described in the standard to create authentication and encryption keys.
• Tables that list network implementation decisions to produce reliable, cost-effective implementations – Gives instructors a list of topics on which to base lectures.
• Classification of current NSM tools according to functionality and cost.
• Pedagogical aids that include approximately 296 figures and 78 tables to guide students through the implementation of concepts.
– Instructors can use these figures as is to develop overheads or PowerPoint slides.
• Consistent chapter pedagogy:
– Chapter Review Questions test students’ knowledge of the principal concepts in each chapter. These are similar to questions that would be asked on a class test or certification test.
Exercises challenge students’ abilities to work through a set of steps to complete a task and arrive at a solution similar to those found in a work enviroment.The first text that demonstrates implementation of the networking management concepts presented.
- Desktop and network device configuration.
- SNMP Management Information Base (MIB) and the definition of MIB objects—Using the network management software to explain the concepts.
- Extensive tables—Gives a large number of examples of what is involved in implementing the five ISO network management categories.
- Review questions and exercises—Including highlights of key proactive management techniques.
- Remote Network Monitoring (RMON) MIB groups used to monitor and manage network traffic—With demonstrations accessing real network traffic parameters.
- RMON II groups and their use.
- Non-SNMP network management tools and advanced management tools.
- Fault management and configuration management.
J. Richard Burke has written well-received textbooks that cover TCP/IP. Windows NT 4.0 Server, and C and C++. He has developed training manuals for the Novel NetWare operating system and LAN and WAN networking and has authored more than 40 technical publications. Currently, his own company develops computer networking training materials and he is Adjunct Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at North Carolina State University. Dr. Burke is past chair of the Computer Society Publications Committee and has received the Society's Meritorious Service Award. He is a senior member of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.