South-bound vs North-bound Interfaces used for Network Management

Most people involved in the Network Management get confused with two terms frequently used to describe the interconnections between the network and the network managers as well as the interconnections between various management systems (OSS). The terms that get people confused are: Southbound Interfaces (SBI) Northbound Interfaces (NBI) The analogy [...]

2018-11-19T14:19:39+00:00Apr 5th, 2013|Categories: Best Practices, Standards|Tags: |2 Comments

What is the TMN Model?

The TMN reference model refers to a set of standards by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU-T) for the specification of a Telecommunications Management Network (hence, the acronym TMN). TMN covers a wide range of topics related to the principles for how to manage telecommunication networks. The topics are formally described [...]

2018-11-19T14:11:06+00:00Feb 26th, 2013|Categories: Standards|Tags: |Comments Off on What is the TMN Model?

SNMP compared with CLI, Netconf, Netflow

SNMP is currently the most popular management protocol and this is for good reason. But how does SNMP compares with other protocols, and why would somebody choose to use SNMP? Are there any cases where other protocols should be used or are being used? These are questions that most of [...]

2018-11-19T10:15:21+00:00Feb 18th, 2013|Categories: Standards|Tags: |12 Comments

All you need to know about SNMP

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is a protocol used for network management, i.e. to monitor and configure devices on IP networks. Technically speaking: SNMP is an application–layer protocol defined by the Internet Architecture Board of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). SNMP is a term used to refer to all [...]

2018-11-19T10:15:21+00:00Feb 8th, 2013|Categories: Standards|Tags: |Comments Off on All you need to know about SNMP
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