Bazant, Vedran Salinovic, Tihomir Babic
the network management concept is not new, efficient network
management applications have still been developed. In this
paper we propose a method for the efficient remote LAN management.
In many network management scenarios management application
runs on the station that is connected to the managed local
network through the public network, e.g. Internet. The problem
with the remote network performance monitoring is how to minimize
the amount of management data travelling through the Internet.
In a classical scenario management station calls management
agents in a local network using SNMP protocol and management
data are transferred through the Internet all the time. Doing
that way the period of data collection must be long enough
to lower the amount of management information travelling through
the Internet. Therefore we propose the solution in which management
application is implemented in the local network being managed.
Accordingly, period of management data collection can be decreased
and collected data become more significant for the network
performance. The management application periodically collects
data and generates web pages as a GUI. A remote management
station connects to the local management application via Internet
and receives web pages depicting network layer throughput
and transmission rates per network interfaces.
This is the abstract for the paper. Conference topic: E -
Quality of Internet information space.
the concept, we attach the figure that describes our work.
The whole system look’s like MRTG or some other network
monitoring tool. MRTG is not a network management system (NMS),
it is just s polling machine. Our application (on the figure
below it is Administrative Application) can do both, monitor
and manage. It uses standard Windows SNMP agent built into
the operating system of the personal computer hosting our
application. The agent collects data from LAN and stores it
into s database. On the basis of the collected data it creates
graphs in a form of .gif files that are available to any remote
NMS station. So, we have developed our application from scratch.
The main difference in comparison with MRTG is that our application
allows to remote NMS stations to do monitoring simply by collecting
locally prepared graphs, but any remote NMS can manage the
network with SNMP Set command. Our Administrative Application
can also send Gets and Sets, so it is not only the monitoring
tool. So, our paper presents the concept and the product,
not a theory.