FCAPS of NMS
By narayanaa on Jul 06, 2007
We shall continue this post from the previous one exploring the FCAPS of the Network Management.
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) network management model defines five functional areas of network management.
Detect, isolate, notify, and correct faults encountered in the network, like whether some device is down etc.
Increases Network reliability and effectiveness
Increases productivity of the users
Configuration aspects of network devices such as configuration file management, inventory management, and software management.
Allows rapid access to configuration information
Facilitates remote configuration and provisioning
Up-to-date inventory of the Network elements
It talks about issues like speed, trunking, STP state etc.
Monitor and measure various aspects of performance so that overall performance can be maintained at an acceptable level.
Reduces network overcrowding and inaccessibility
Very good measure of QOS
With proactive utilization of data generated here NMS can prevent performance issues
it gives an account of issues like CPU utilization, Free Memory, utilization, Broadcast rates, interference in case of WLANS etc.
Provide access to network devices and corporate resources to authorized individuals.
Builds user confidence
protects Network from malicious attacks
This takes into consideration different ways of Security like RADIUS, ACL, Signature, Encryption etc.
Usage information of network resources for establishing metrics, check quotas, determine costs and bill users etc.
Measures and reports accounting information based on individual groups and users
Internal verification of third party billing for usage.
Further exploration of NMS in next post.