Introduction and Management Models (3 hours) [NW]
Network and service management and control principles. The management functional areas. Layered management architectures.
The manager-agent model: managed objects, structure of management information, the management information base, management services and protocols, communication and awareness principles.
Management Technologies (3 hours) [NW]
Detailed examination of the relevant characteristics and comparison of (1) Internet Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and (2) OSI Systems Management (OSI-SM) and CMIS/P. Command-Line Interface (CLI)-based management and NetConf.
Network Configuration for Intra-domain Traffic Engineering (5 hours) [MH]
Introduction to Traffic Engineering (TE), configuration/provisioning cycle, offline/dynamic TE. Expected utilisation optimisation, load balancing, TE objectives. The limitations of shortest-path routing. MPLS-based TE through explicit paths. IP-based TE through link weight setting. Configuration using SNMP. Introduction to advanced TE for coping with traffic dynamics.
Network Configuration for Inter-domain Traffic Engineering (4 hours) [MH]
Inter-domain Internet structure. Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) principles. Inbound and Outbound TE, and how BGP can be used to influence them. Offline inter-domain TE through egress router selection. Configuration using SNMP.
Service Management and QoS (4 hours) [NW]
Basic concepts in service management, including service level agreement/specification, service subscription and invocation. Quality of Service management and provisioning strategies and approaches.
Network Measurement (2 hours) [NW]
Introduction, the IETF IPPM framework, commonly used network measurement tools, dealing with measured results.
Fault Management (4 hours) [NW]
Characteristics of operational network failures, IP and MPLS fast reroute (FRR) mechanisms, resilience-aware traffic control, routing disruption avoidance, fault management in BGP configuration.
Network Protection and Security Management (2 hours) [NW]
Network intrusion and denial of services (DoS) overview, classification of DoS attacks, IP spoofing, BGP prefix hijacking, network address translation (NAT) and firewalls.
Policy Based Network Management (2 hours) [NW]
Basic PBNM architecture and its associated functional components, COPS and COPS-PR
Network Virtualisation (1 hour) [NW]
Separation of Service Providers from IP Network Providers, network virtualisation strategies and techniques.