COMP 3023 Systems and Network Management
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 300166
Coordinator Weisheng Si Opens in new window
Description With the advent of the era of Internet of Things, the Internet has become a huge infrastructure in which various kinds of systems are running to deliver a plethora of network services. To ensure the efficient utilization of network resources (e.g., bandwidth) and the convenient access to network services, systems and networks must be managed in a proper way. Facing this demand, this unit covers the standards, protocols and skills pertinent to the management of systems and networks. Moreover, this unit introduces Software Defined Networking (SDN), a new paradigm for conducting network management with programmability, flexibility and scalability.
School Computer, Data & Math Sciences
Discipline Networks and Communications
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject
Students should be familiar with the fundamentals of computer networking and data communications. In particular, they should have a good understanding of the TCP/IP protocol suite, the OSI model, and current networking and internetworking technologies.
- Describe the basic components involved in network and system management.
- Apply the network management architecture to an existing network.
- Interpret data represented by the languages of ASN.1 or SMI.
- Describe how an MIB is organised.
- Explain how SNMPv1, SNMPv2 and SNMPv3 work, and apply them to manage a network.
- Explain how RMON1 and RMON2 work, apply them to manage a network.
- Configure Web servers, Email servers, DNS servers and DHCP servers.
- Apply Software Defined Networking in campus networks and data centre networks.
Ingredients of network management: agents, managers and management protocols.
Network Management Reference Models and Functionalities.
Abstract Syntax Notation One (ASN.1) and Structure of Management Information (SMI).
Management Information Base (MIB).
Simple Network Management Protocol: SNMPv1, SNMPv2 and SNMPv3.
Remote Monitoring: RMON1 and RMON2.
System configurations including web servers, email servers, DNS servers and DHCP servers.
Software Defined Networking (SDN): architecture, protocol and practice.
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Tutorial questions||0.5 hour per week||20||N||Individual|
|Lab work||1.5 hours per week||20||N||Individual|
|Unit Project||5-10 pages||20||N||Individual|
|Final Exam||1 hour||40||N||Individual|
- There is no required textbook