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Explain the functions of network management

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Task 5 (P4) Explain the functions of network management Planning Planning is very important in network management. Before you do anything, you need to plan the network as consultant. You need to plan how long it take to finish and let the customer or people above you know when the network will finish. A big advantage of planning is that it allows you to know how much money you need and expect if that money need to be exceeding the budget. It also allows you to be more specific on what type of hardware and software needed, as well as any other equipments'. Designing Using the network simulator to design the network and you may need to decide where you want to install new devices to design the network. You can use Hub or Switch to connect the computers in the network, switch would be better because it know where to send the information and will send it direct to one that node while Hub send date to all attached node and only the one that has MAC address on date would accept. ...read more.

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The accounts will passwords for security. There can be a minimum length on passwords; they may also require capitals letter, number and symbols in the passwords. The password may also expire after a certain number of days. The location and access to files is also essential. Whether there is a standard format for account names and the security of the accounts using passwords and whether the passwords should have a minimum length and whether they should expire, if so when. The location of individual users files. Data logging The computers are usually in the college for about 5 years and are constantly monitored to see how they're doing and their condition. If the staffs think they are suitable for another year then they will be used again. Every action on computers is recorded in some way and staff checks these logs for any patterns that are going on to see if it is a hacker or if anyone is downloading anything illegal. Performance management The main job role of performance management is to measure network performance to make sure that the network performance is on best level. ...read more.

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Checking performance To ensure that a network functions correctly, it?s important to check the performance of the network regularly if not daily, which will help to find any errors that affect the performance of the network. For example the network might be slow because of server problems or too much downloading at once. Checking network performance can be done by having automatic monitoring software. Reporting It?s important to store and log the activities and information on a network and report it to people who are in charge. For example, if in a company, staffs are sent on their work without having managers checking on what they are doing, they can be off task and use the network /internet for other purposes. Useful pieces of software or firewall can be used to block common web pages as well as monitoring what is searched for on the network. This can help a company in saving time, money for other types of monitoring equipment as well as number of staff and managers needed to supervise. ...read more.

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