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IBM b-type Data Center Networking: Design and Best Practices Introduction by Steven Tong, Sebastian Oglaza, Michal Holenia, Norman Bogard, Jon Tate

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Management
In this chapter we describe the various management options available in the IBM b-type Ethernet product range and their integration with common networking platforms.
8.1 Introduction to network management
As networks have grown in size and complexity, it has became apparent that there is a need for a structured approach in which a network can be managed. Network management refers to various aspects of administering the network, such as these:
Configuration management
Change management
Performance management
Fault management
Event ...

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