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PacNOG 11: Track 2 - Network Monitoring and Management

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Core Topics

  • Network Monitoring and Management Basics
  • Monitoring Availability, Reliability and Performance
  • Configuration and Change Management
  • Integration of Tools


This course is designed for engineers and system staffs at ISPs and large networks including academic networks who are involved with system management, network monitoring and management and problem response. The course is for those who need to manage diverse Network and NOC operations. Please review the Agenda to see the topics to be covered. Labs constitute about 60% of the course.


  • Track 2: Monday, July 2 - Friday, July 6


  • A laptop with wireless capability
  • IPv4 addressing and general network concepts
  • Recommended: Some basic knowledge of UNIX and/or Linux



  • Hervey Allen, Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC)
  • Phil Regnauld, Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC)

Course Outline

  • Day One
    • Welcome, Introductions, Workshop Details
    • Questionnaire
    • Layer 1/2/3 Refresher
    • Linux Basics for Using Class VMS
    • Intro to Network Monitoring & Management
    • Cisco Configuration Basics
  • Day Two
    • SNMP
    • SNMP
    • MRTG and RRDTool
    • Cacti
  • Day Three
    • Nagios
    • Nagios Cont.
    • SmokePing
    • Documentation: NOCs and Netdot
    • Netdot Demonstration and exercises
  • Day Four
    • Log Management
    • Version Control (RANCID and SVNWeb)
    • NetFlow and NfSen
    • NetFlow and Attack Scenarios
  • Day Five
    • Ticketing Systems (Request Tracker)
    • Nagios / Cacti and RT
    • Complete Labs (Ticketing, Nagios, RT)
    • Class Summary, Q&A
    • Survey
    • Exam
    • Certificates

Workshop Materials

All presentations, labs, configuration files and references will be made available during and by the end of the workshop.

Click on this link to access the workshop materials (45Mbytes).

  Last modified: Wed Jun 19 12:46:03 CLT 2010