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.
Content and learning outcomes
The course includes a series of lectures, complemented by a programming project, which can be performed on-line and do not require lab presence.
- 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
Intended learning outcomes
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.
Literature and preparations
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).
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- TEN1 - Examination, 7.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.
The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
Other requirements for final grade
Written examination (2.5 credits)
Lab projects (2.5 credits)
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
- In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
- In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.
Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web EP2300
Main field of study
2E1633 Nätverkstjänster och internetbaserade tillämpningar.
2E1603 Datakommunikation - ekonomi – ledarskap.
2G1319 Communication Systems Design.
M.Sc. project (exjobb).
In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see: