Cisco Network Mgmt Protocol FAQ: The Dimensions of Management
Q1. What are the different aspects, or “subdimensions,” of management interoperability?
Q2. Why is a management protocol needed between managers and agents, and why isn’t mere connectivity between them sufficient?
Q3. Why is it important for interoperability that a manager understand the functions provided by an agent?
Q4. Assume that you need to manage a network that contains three different types of devices. To avoid dependence on a particular vendor, you have two suppliers for each type of device. Explain some of the ways in which management standards are important in this situation.
Q5. What does TMN stand for?
Q6. Would the layers of the TMN reference model apply to application management? Why or why not?
Q7. Name three phases in a typical network management life cycle.
Q8. If an upgrade in a network is not carefully planned, service outages can occur. Name three ways in which upgrade operations might impact network availability.
Q9. Give three reasons why cookie-cutter procedures can be useful in network management.
Q10. An enterprise organizes network operations as follows: Group 1 is responsible for telephony services. Group 2 is responsible for interactions with end users. Group 3 is responsible for maintaining the network infrastructure. Can you see potential problems with this organization?