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Network Management and Monitoring (5 days)


The objective of this tutorial is to introduce Network Management and Monitoring concepts by giving an overview of Network fundamentals, Linux fundamentals and exploring some of the Free Open Source Software (FOSS) tools that can be utilised for Network Management and Monitoring.

Target audience

Engineers, Network Managers and Operators, and Security policy makers who are interested in Network Management and Monitoring and want to gain an understanding of how to utilise various tools to improve network telemetry. 


It is assumed that participants have a basic understanding of:

  • network operations, Internet technologies, OSI reference model and TCP/IP.
  • Basic command line (CLI) skills.

We recommend the following Academy courses be completed before the start of the tutorial:

Course outline

  • Fundamentals of Networking
  • Fundamentals of Linux
  • Introduction to NMM
  • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Fundamentals
  • Round-Robin Database (RRD) tool
  • Log management and Time series database
  • Flow monitoring
  • Ticketing systems and documentation
  • Model Driven programmability

Other requirements

  • Participants are advised to bring their own laptop computers with high-speed Wi-Fi (802.11a/g/n/ac) and administrative access to system. It is also recommended that laptops have Intel i5 or i7 processor, >=8GB of RAM and 30GB of free hard disk space.
  • Software: SSH Client, Telnet Client, VirtualBox/VMware
  • Please confirm that you have outbound Secure Shell (SSH) from your office or home network. This is required to access the lab infrastructure.
  • To access the RouteViews route collectors, use addresses in the domain, e.g. ssh [email protected]. Users who don’t have telnet can access the RouteViews route collectors using netcat, giving the telnet tcp port 23 as an argument, e.g. nc (or ncat) 23.

Maximum number of attendees

40 participants per workshop.

Please note

Certificate of participation is provided upon successful completion of the course.