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...

Managed Technology Manageability

Manageability refers to the collective set of properties of an entity (that is, a device or a network) that allow it to be managed. Those properties can largely be attributed to the entity's management instrumentation the management interfaces that it exposes and the capabilities that those interfaces provide. However, it involves other properties as well that make the entity easier to manage, such as capabilities that reduce the need of a device to be managed in the first place. Manageability...