Network Management – Intelligent Networks

Code 3.5.3251.9
Semester 9th
Flow D - Telecommunication Systems and Computer Networks
Category Obligatory by selection
Credits 4
Class Hours - Lab Hours 3 - 1
Lecturers Vasilis Maglaris, Maria Grammatikou (T & R Associates)
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The course aims at introducing students to Network Management, with emphasis on Internet based architectures and protocols. The course material consists of Lecture Notes, Laboratory Exercises & On-line Lectures (synchronized video/audio and transparencies), yearly updated and accessed via the Network Management & Optimal Design Laboratory (NETMODE) web site - Topics covered include:

  • The Network Management Framework FCAPS (Fault, Configuration, Accounting, Performance & Security) definitions
  • Review of the TCP/IP protocol suite and current networking advances in optical Backbone Networks, broadband Access and Local Area Networks. Illustration via the NTUA Campus LAN, the Greek Academic& Research Network GRNET and the Pan-European optical backbone GÉANT
  • Commercial service providers, peering and service provisioning
  • Management of TCP/IP networks – the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
  • Management & operations at lower layers, Ethernet switching, Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs)
  • Security management: Digital certificates, Public Key Infrastructures (PKI), Authentication & Authorization Infrastructures (AAI), intrusion and anomaly detection
  • Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), Cloud computing and Service Oriented Architectures (SOA)
  • Intelligent Software Defined Networks – SDN, OpenFlow Control Architectures

Students get hands-on experience at the NTUA PC Labs. Laboratory exercises involve using TCP/IP based protocol analysis and network management Software tools.