[ 921NESENMAK13 ] KV Network Management

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS M1 - Master's programme 1. year Computer Science René Mayrhofer 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Pre-requisites Verpflichtend: VO UE Computernetzwerke (aus Bachelor Informatik)
Original study plan Master's programme Computer Science 2022W
Objectives Students know the areas of application and algorithmic principles of selected protocols, which are required for operating and managing computer networks. They understand fundamental relations and cooperation/interaction of these protocols. Students have practical experience in installing and configuring network devices. This provides a good knowledge base so that students can efficiently become acquainted with new special problems in the network area.
Subject Function and application of network management systems, VLANs, (Multiple) Spanning Tree Protocol, Link Aggregation, 802.1X, Radius, SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol), VRRP (Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol), routing protocols (e.g. RIP, OSPF), QoS (Quality of Service), Load Balancing, TRILL (Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links), Concepts of SDN (Software-defined Networks) e.g. OpenFlow. These topics are presented as an overview. A selected set is discussed in greater detail and is also practiced in the hands-on labs.
Criteria for evaluation Grading is based on class participation in lab exercises, written summaries and the final written examination. To pass the course, students must successfully pass all three sections.
Methods Practical examples in the network lab complement and extend the lectures and accompanied discussions.
Language English
Study material
  • Slides and text documents presented in the lectures
  • Exemplary listing of books:
    • Clemm, A.: Network Management Fundamentals. Cisco Press
    • Doyle, J.; Carroll, J.: Routing TCP/IP. Cisco Press
    • Mauro, D.; Schmidt, K. J.: Essential SNMP. O'Reilly
  • Whitepapers and manuals from the vendors of equipment used in the lab (at present in particular Cisco, HP and Juniper).
  • Supplementary literature will be announced during the semester.
Changing subject? No
Further information
Corresponding lecture in collaboration with 921NESENSEK13: KV Network Security (1.5 ECTS) equivalent to
INMNPKVNMAN: KV Netzwerk-Management (4.5 ECTS)
On-site course
Maximum number of participants -
Assignment procedure Direct assignment