Network Management


Semester: SS 2014 (Summer term)

Lecture name

Network Management

Lecture ID:


Lecture type:

KV = "Kombinierte Veranstaltung" = Lecture also includes exercise course




Rudolf Hörmanseder

Max. number of participants:

24 (2 groups with 12 participants per group)


Preliminary discussion: 6.3.2014, 10:15 - 11:45 Uhr, S2 059  

Lecture dates for all groups are every Thursday 10:15 to 11:45 in S2 059.

The dates of the exercise courses will be arranged at the beginning of the lecture.
Current information about all dates of the lecture and the exercise courses is available here.


S2 059 (lecture)
S3 219 (exercise courses)

Lecture contents:

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 the cooperation/interaction of these protocols. In combination with the experience obtained by the practical work in the network lab when installing and configuring network devices, this know-how provides a good knowledge base to efficiently become acquainted with special problems in the network area.

Exemplary content: 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).
These topics are presented as an overview. A selected set is discussed in greater detail and is also practiced in the hands-on labs.

Practical examples in the network lab complement and extend the lectures and accompanied discussions. 



Knowledge about Computer Networks (e.g. lecture "Netzwerke und Verteilte Systeme", especially TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, ...).

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.


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.

Additional information:




last update: 2014-03-05