What are the Primary Responsibilities of Network Management?
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What are the Primary Responsibilities of Network Management?

Enterprise Networking Mag | Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Network management's primary functions include configuration (network equipment and connections), performance monitoring, and fault management. Additionally, management functions such as security and accounting are included.

FREMONT, CA: Network management is the process of monitoring and controlling a network system to ensure that it operates correctly and without interruption. As a result, the functions of a network management system are classified as follows.

Management of faults: Fault management is a technology-based procedure for managing the administrator who prevents faults within a networked system to minimize downtime availability by identifying, isolating, and repairing any malfunctions. It can disavow both active and passive components.

Management of configurations: It is the process of configuring a network initially and then adjusting it to meet changing network requirements. This function is critical because improper configuration may result in the network operating inefficiently or even failing to operate at all.

The configuration process involves setting parameters at the network interface, such as the IP address, DHCP server address, DNS server address, and so on.

Management of networks: The process of maintaining and organizing active and passive network elements is called network management. It will assist in the maintenance of network elements and the monitoring and management of network performance.

It identifies the fault, investigates, troubleshoots, manages configurations, and changes the operating system to meet all user requirements. It enables computers connected to a network to communicate with one another, control networks, and perform troubleshooting and performance optimization.

Recording and reporting data: Data logs keep track of all records and interactions that occur at a particular point in a system, between the keyboard and the display. If a system failure occurs, the administrator can access the log and determine what caused it.

Accounting for network resource management: Accounting management is keeping track of how network resources are used. I enjoy examining and determining how to allocate resources more efficiently. One could look at the type or volume of traffic at a particular port.

Additionally, it can monitor user activity related to passwords and user ids and authentication for resource usage.

Management of Performance: It entails monitoring network utilization, end-to-end response time, and resource performance at various network nodes. For instance, to keep track of switched Ethernet interfaces.

Security for Networks: It is the process of securing a network and its resources. It entails administering a resource's security services via access control, authentication, confidentiality, integrity, and non-repudiation.

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