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RE: Status of FCAPS model? Useful? Obsolete?

  • From: Gregory Hicks
  • Date: Tue Nov 09 01:11:35 2004


> From: "Hannigan, Martin" <hannigan@verisign.com>
> Date: Mon, 8 Nov 2004 23:54:39 -0500 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-nanog@merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog@merit.edu]
> > Sent: Monday, November 08, 2004 8:52 PM
> > 
[...snip...]
> > Does the FCAPS model still hold currency among network 
> > managers/engineers 
> > today? 
> 
> What's FCAPS?

FCAPS is the (supposedly) ISO model for network management (See wiki
def at http://www.free-definition.com/FCAPS.html).  It is an acronym
for Fault, Configuration, Accounting, Performance, and Security...

Other misc definitions:
http://www.nwfusion.com/details/6184.html
http://searchnetworking.techtarget.com/sDefinition/0,,sid7_gci752173,00.html
http://www.iec.org/online/tutorials/ems/topic03.html

However, Forrester Research seems to think that FCAPS is obsolete (at a
cost of $99 to read other than the first sentence) unless you are a
registered Forrester client (I am not).
http://www.forrester.com/Research/LegacyIT/Excerpt/0,7208,29439,00.html

Other references do not deem it dead just yet.

Regards,
Gregory Hicks

> 
> 
> -M<

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