The Pros and Cons of a Dedicated Management Network

Carrying management traffic out of band can quickly result in building a fairly sophisticated network that is dedicated just to network management. This network can exist in addition and in parallel to the network that you are trying to manage a dedicated network that allows your management systems to communicate with the network elements that they are managing. However, using out-of-band management communications does not necessarily imply the use of a dedicated management network that is...