Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Definition of network management

Network management means different things to different people. In some cases, it involves a solitary network consultant monitoring network activity with an outdated protocol analyzer. In other cases, network management involves a distributed database, auto polling of network devices, and high-end workstations generating real-time graphical views of network topology changes and traffic. In general, network management is a service that employs a variety of tools, applications, and devices to assist human network managers in monitoring and maintaining networks.

Before or after implementing any Network It’s a duty for the Network Manager to handle it.The network manager is the person who takes decision regarding the network. This simple structure describes how the Network Manager’s authority dissolves among the subordinates It’s the duty of the Subordinate’s to report about various factors to the network manager. Also it’s the duty of the Network Manager to Report several things to the top management or to the chairmen. As a head of a Network, the Network Manager has many tasks to do when performing his profession.

Following are some Duties or Responsibilities of a Network Manager.

Coordinating Administrators Work

  • All the Network, Database & System Administrators are subordinates of the Network Manager. Due to that the Network Manager will have to coordinate with them. The
  • network manager will have to get various documents/reports from the administrators as they monitor some areas of the whole network.
  • Reporting to the Top Management Regarding the Network
  • The Network has to Report about various aspects of the network. He will need to get periodical reports on various factors which keep the network on line for utilization.

The Main Duties of the Network Manager can be divided into five sub units.
• Fault Management
• Configuration Management
• Account Management
• Performance Management
• Security Management
• Other Management Areas
o Hardware Management
o Software Management

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