COMPUTER NETWORK MANAGEMENT

Second cycle degree in COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: Second Semester

Lecturer: ALEXANDRU SOCEANU

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 9


Syllabus
Course unit contents: Chap.1. Surveys of fundamentals on Computer Networks
- TCP/IP Protocol Stack: Principles, Protocols; Traffic Analysis using Wireshark
o Application Layer: HTTP, FTP, DNS, SMTP
o Transport Layer: TCP, UDP
o Network Layer: IP, RIP, OSPF, BGP
o Data Link Layer: Ethernet, WiFi 802.11, Spanning Tree
- Virtual LANs: Principles, Tasks: Case Studies
- Addressing and Subnetting within the TCP/IP Networks
- Routing-Algorithms, Routing-Protocols and Routing-Tables:
o Examples based on different Routers within the virtual Lab.:
CISCO, VYATTA
- Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
- Mobile IP

Chap.2. Network Management Architecture
- Reference Model: Monitor-Agent
- ISO-OSI Architecture for Network Management
- Software Architecture
- Distributed Network Management
- Proxy Architecture

Chap.3. Network Management Functionality
- Network Monitoring
- Performance Monitoring
- Fault Management
- Network Configuration
- Accounting Management
- Quality of Service (QoS)

Chap.4. Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
- Operation and Access Methods; SNMP – Traffic Analysis
- Protocol-Specification: Message Format, Message Types, Execution
- SNMP – Limitations: Polling-Intervals, Security, etc.
- SNMP Vers.1 & SNMP Ver.2
- SNMP Ver.3

Chap.5. Management Information Base (MIB)
- MIB – Structures: Objects, Tables
- Standard MIBs: MIB I, MIB II, Ethernet MIB
- Remote Network Monitoring MIBs (RMON):
Definition, Comparison RMON vs. MIB II
- RMON1: Groups und Subgroups for Ethernet-Networks
- RMON2: Groups und Subgroups
- RMON-Probes: Applications, Architecture and Functionality

Chap.6. Structure of Management Information (SMI)
- Data Structure according to SMI- definition
- Object Syntax
- ASN.1 formal Language: ASN.1 Classes
- Table Definitions
- Data Types, Basic Encoding Rules (BER)

Chap.7. Quality of Service (QoS)
- Definition, Comparison QoS vs. CoS
- Frame Format according to 802.1q Standard
- Implementation Mechanism
- QoS - Tools, QoS - Products
- Policy based QoS

Chap.8. Network Security
- Network Security Overview:
Confidentiality, Integrity, Availability (CIA) Model
- Securing TCP Connections: SSL
- Network Layer Security: IPSec and VPNs
- IPv6
- Network Attacks: Reconnaissance and Denial of Service (DoS)
- Firewalls: Operations, Architecture, New Generation FW
- Packet filtering: Mode of Operation, Configuration of a Router
- Port and Network Address Translation (PAT/NAT)
- Planning and Configuration of Firewalls: Case Studies FW Check Point One
- Mobile eHealth Security Management: Case Studies: Security of PAN ISO/IEEE 11073 protocols using Biometric technology (Fingerprint)
- Wireless Network Security Techniques: WEP, WPA, IEEE 802.11i
- Intrusion Detection & Prevention: Concept, Products, New Generation IPS (NGIPS)

Chap.9. Managing Multimedia Networking
- Multimedia Networking Applications: Audio and Video
- Protocols for Real Time interactive applications: RTP, RTCP
- Voice over IP (VoIP): SIP- and H323- Protocol Stacks
- Video Conferences

Chap.10. Network Management Tools
- Tasks and Functionality
- Case Studies based on Tools within the Virtual Laboratory:
- Network Analysis: Wireshark
- General Network Management: HP-Open View, 3Com-Transcend
- Firewall Check Point One
- Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) from McAfee