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In network management discuss the problems associated with networking and protocol.


Problems associated with networking:


  • Assist administrators with identifying when a network is down or has problems.

  • Troubleshooting might fall short as a permanent fix.


  • Network devices could be infested with spyware or adware.

  • Understand and record the activity of spyware.

  • Detect and remove spyware.

Network management protocol:

  • SNMP:

    • A popular protocol for network management.

    • Collates information and configuration from, hubs, switches, and routers.

    • Widely accepted protocols to manage and monitor network elements.

    • Professional network elements come with bundled SNMP agent.

  • DMI:

    • Framework for managing and keeping track of hardware and software components in a system from a central location.

    • Hardware and operating system independent.

    • DMI consist of four components:

      • Management Information Format

      • Service layer

      • Component interface

      • Management interface

  • WBEM:

    • Industry standards allowing an enterprise to manage information operations in the distributed computing environment.

    • Provides a web-based approach for exchanging CIM data across different technologies and platforms.

    • CIM data is presented in XML and usually transmitted between WBEM servers and clients using HTTP.

  • CIM:

    • Industry standard for defining device and application characteristics.

    • Allows system administrators and management programs to control devices and applications from different manufacturers.

    • Provides comprehensive set of tools and resources to help server vendors, storage hardware vendors, and independent hardware vendors develop compatible applications.