EP2300 Management of Networks and Networked Systems 7.5 credits
The course gives a modern introduction into network and systems management. Topics found in traditional network management textbooks, e.g., standards for management protocols, data models, and architectures, are given less space. Emphasis is put on new approaches, such as decentralized management, and the management of emerging technologies, e.g., web services.
Educational levelSecond cycle
Academic level (A-D)D
Grade scaleA, B, C, D, E, FX, F
PeriodsAutumn 13 P1 (7.5 credits)
Start date2013 week: 36
End date2013 week: 44
Language of instructionEnglish
Number of lectures14 (preliminary)
Number of exercises20 (preliminary)
Form of studyNormal
Number of places *Min. 10
*) The Course date may be cancelled if number of admitted are less than minimum of places.
ScheduleSchedule (new window)
Course responsibleRolf Stadler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
open for all masterprograms at KTH, compulsory for TNSSM year 1
Part of programme
- Master (Two Years), Communication Systems, year 2, Conditionally Elective
- Master (Two Years), ICT Innovation, year 2, ITAK, Optional
- Master (Two Years), Network Services and Systems, year 2, Mandatory
- Master (Two Years), Research on Information and Communication Technologies, year 1, Recommended
- Master (Two Years), Research on Information and Communication Technologies, year 2, Recommended
- Master (Two Years), Security and Mobile Computing, year 2, Conditionally Elective
- Master (Two Years), Wireless Systems, year 1, Recommended
- Master (Two Years), Wireless Systems, year 2, Recommended
After taking the course, students will understand the importance of management in the context of networks, services and distributed systems. They will know the current approaches to manage different technologies and the role of standardization. Finally, they will be able to design and implement simple management functions on a real system.
Course main content
The lectures are given at IT-University in Kista and are telecast live to the KTH campus in Stockholm. (See course web site for details.)
The lectures are complemented by programming assignments, which can be performed on-line and do not require lab presence. (See course web site for details.)
- SNMP-A Management Protocol and a Framework
- Other Management Frameworks (e.g., TMN)
- Management Paradigms (e.g., Management by Delegation)
- Decentralized Management Systems
- Self-Configuration and Self-Management
- Management of Internet and Web Services
- Policy-based Management
For single course students: 120 credits and documented proficiency in English B or equivalent
To benefit from the course. students should have a background in computer communication and have basic programming skills in either C/C++ or in Java. For computer communication, I recommend 2G1316 or 2G1501 as introductory courses, and possibly also a follow-up course, such as 2D1392, 2G1305, or 2G1507.
The course is not based on a specific textbook. For an introduction into SNMP, which covers only a part of the course, I recommend William Stallings: SNMP, SNMPv2, SNMPv3, and RMON 1 and 2, Addison-Wesley Pub Co; ISBN: 0201485346; 3rd edition (1998).
- TEN1 - Examination, 7.5 credits, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Requirements for final grade
Written examination (2.5 credits)
Lab projects (2.5 credits)
2E1633 Nätverkstjänster och internetbaserade tillämpningar.
2E1603 Datakommunikation - ekonomi – ledarskap.
2G1319 Communication Systems Design.
M.Sc. project (exjobb).
Course plan valid from:
Examination information valid from: Autumn 07.