Loyola University Chicago

Department of Computer Science

COMP 451: Network Management

Credit Hours



COMP 264 or COMP 271


Networks today are high-speed, heterogeneous, large-scale and delivers different media including data, audio and video. How do you effectively manage today’s complex computer networks? This class provides complete yet accessible answers to network managers and researchers in this field. The course covers the basics of network management, alternative architectures, evaluation techniques, network management system components, SNMP and CMIP management protocols and the ISO network management applications: fault management, performance management, configuration management, security management, and accounting management. The course emphasizes the practical experience of developing network and distributed systems management tools using the SNMP++ and AdventNet wrappers. This course also highlights the latest advances in networks and distributed management area and shows case studies of academic and industrial systems such as HiFi, SMARRT, OpenView, NetView and Tivoli.

Class meets with INFS 793.