ABC Technologies: Network Monitoring

You are working as the network administrator in ABC technologies. Your company’s network has been experiencing many issues and consistent outages because of the lack of any monitoring or alarm setups very often recently.

You spend most of your time fighting outages just to get the network back online until the next outage or bottleneck occurs. Finally, you convince your manager to let you seek a monitoring software package from a variety of leading vendors that specialize in these packages with the hopes that it will give you notifications of events that are exceeding thresholds as well as quick diagnosis on events on the network.

On the basis of your understanding of the above scenario, create a 2- to 3-page report in a Microsoft Word document that includes answers to the following:

  • Which leading vendor monitoring package would you choose? Provide rationale for the reason you chose it. Include two other vendor monitoring packages to demonstrate a comparison between other products.
  • Analyze and describe specific remote network monitoring (RMON) events that you would capture statistics on?
  • Which thresholds you would establish on the network along with various alarms that you would setup to proactively address any upcoming issues?
  • Describe in detail the reasons and benefits for each of the thresholds and alarms you would have setup on your network as well as the information that would be provided from the RMON events.

Support your responses with examples.

Cite any sources in APA format.