Network & IT Management (ILV)

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Course numberM2.02870.10.031
Course codeNIM
Curriculum2021
Semester of degree program Semester 1
Mode of delivery Presence- and Telecourse
SPPW3,5
ECTS credits5,0
Language of instruction English

The students understand the classical traffic theory, Poisson modeled network and capacity planning, they see the difference compared with the much more complex IP traffic modeling and planning.
The module provides the students with an understanding of different IT service management frameworks. The students can explain the concepts of IT Service Management and know how to define and organize Service Level Agreements (SLA) to fulfill the requirements of given Key Performance Indicators.
Furthermore, the students get insights into the process of Network Manage-ment and the corresponding tools. They can apply these tools for conventional network architectures as well as in the field of Network-Function Virtualization (NFV) with Software-defined Networking concepts (SDN).

Basic knowledge in networking technology and communication networks. Basic knowledge in statistics.

The module represents the interface between technical and business-manage-ment topics in the field of Information and Communication Technology. The first part contains planning, implementing and verifying network capacity to get reliability. The second part deals with the technical parts how to measure, evalu-ate and optimize network performance. The third part covers strategies, work-flows and business-processes about the management of general IT services.
Traffic Engineering
• Real-time Applications (Audio, Video, delay-sensitive signals,...)
• Quality of Service (QoS)
• Planning, Implementing and Verifying Network Capacity
• Tools for IT Network Planning
Network Management
• OS specific Network Management Tools (Windows, Linux, BSD)
• SNMP-Tools
• Log-File Statistics Gathering and Reporting
• Device Management and APIs
• Managing and Monitoring of Networks & Web-Services
• Management of Network Function Virtualization
• Data Plane & Control Plane Separation in SDN
IT Management
• Defining of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
• IT Service Management
• Service Level Agreement - Foundation and Integration
• Implementing ITIL/COBIT in Organizations
• IT Costs (CapExp & OpExp of Data Center and Clouds)
• IT Governance Concepts

Lecture script as provided in the course (required)
M. Hassan, R. Jain: High performance TCP/IP networking, concepts, issues, and solutions, Pearson, 2015
C. Grimm, G. Schlüchtermann: IP Traffic Theory and Performance, Springer, 2010
W. Stallings: Computer networking with Internet protocols and technology, Pearson, 2003
R. Sileika, Pro Python System Administration, Apress, 2010
Axelos, ITIL Foundation ITIL 4 Edition, ITIL Official Publisher, Second edition, 2019
Axelos, ITIL 4 Managing Professional Package, The Stationery Office Ltd, 2020
R.R. Moeller, Executive's Guide to IT Governance, John Wiley & Sons. Inc. 2013

Integrated course - teaching & discussion, guest lectures by specialists, demon-stration, exercises and practical examples in the lab, home work

Immanent examination character: presentation, assignment reports, writ-ten/oral exam