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Network Management Systems Simulation

Dr. G.S. Nagaraja, Tabrez Zahoor


Today's network infrastructure becoming more complex and dynamic, a successful network management must ensure that the network and its applications are efficient. This requires setting up of a huge laboratory with multi-vendor network devices that require a huge cost investment. Moreover, networks are complicated and extremely expensive, and most vendors cannot afford to set up a real network. To resolve these issues NMS Simulation software that can simulate real networks, was introduced. This paper explains how NMS Simulation Toolkit can be used to evaluate of network management applications. A NMS simulator will simulates for Fault Detection, Accounting, Performance and Network Traffic. The NMS should discover the network inventory, monitor the health and status of device and provides alerts to condition that impact system performance


Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP),management information base (MIB)

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