Sunday, 24 09 2017

Network Management


Network Management
Lesson Code:  22Α005
Level:  Undergraduate / Postgraduate
Semester:  10ο



Learning outcomes

At the end of this course the student is expected to   have acquired a deep knowledge of the various concepts of network management   architectures and the basic difference between an overall network   architecture and one of its constituent parts, that of the architecture   dedicated to network management. In addition, he/she will be able to   recognize the different approaches followed in the design of the various   management architectures, the underlying requirements and understand their   protocol specifications. As a result of focusing and analyzing one of the   widespread network management model, the SNMP protocol suite, the student   will be in a position to know how a management protocol operates and is used,   how to configure the network devices in achieving specific management goals,   e.g. deploying a subnetwork topology, and select and use specific purpose   management tools e.g. monitoring tools


Functionalknowledgeofnetwork   managementand   SNMPprotocol. Basic practical knowledge of   network device configuration and programming such as router and switching   equipment, ability to monitor network traffic applicable to debugging and   identification of protocols. Reading and understanding in depth the   operational and implementation details of protocols through standardization   documents in particular RFCs (Requests For Comments) issued by IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force).


Deep understanding in Computer Networks,   Architectures and Protocols, Linux environment.

Course contents

Overview of the different network management   approaches and models proposed (OSI, Internet, TMN etc), their structure and   the corresponding specifications (standards) issued. The basic concepts of   network management architectures, their organization in functional areas, and   their system components. Introduction to ASN.1 language. Detailed   presentation of the Internet model based on SNMP protocol suite as specified   by IETF through selected RFCs. It comprises the Information model and the definition   of the basic MIB objects along with RMON 1 & 2 for the collection of   monitoring data and statistics with analytic examples, the communication   model based on SNMPv1 & SNMPv2 protocol suite and the organizational   model based on the client-server paradigm between the Network Management   Station and the Agent of the network devices. Design of network topologies   and IPv4 address assignment to the various network interfaces. Implementation   of a specific topology with real network equipment (router and switches)   using configuration operations. Network monitoring through SNMP and open   source monitoring tools like Wireshark.

Recommended reading


  • William Stallings   «SNMP, SNMPv2, SNMPv3, and RMON 1 and 2» 3rd Edition, Addison   Wesley Professional,
  • Lectures’   Notes
  • Standards:RFCs byIETF

Lab material

  • Lab Exercises   – Lab Notes S. Denazis (accessible   through eclass system)
    • Use of   simulation software for building network topologies
    • Use of   monitoring tool Wireshark)



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