Network Management acronyms/tutorials - RE: Request for a clue!
doleary at juniper.net
Thu May 24 17:27:24 UTC 2001
At 12:30 PM 5/24/01 -0400, Wayne Gustavus wrote:
>I agree, sounds like FCAPS
>which is often used in discussions of full-blown network managements systems
>and is described in various standards documents. However, I believe the "P"
>has traditionally been for Performance vice Provisioning.
That is correct, P in FCAPS is for Performance Management.
Here is a doc which reviews the FCAPS model along with some
perspective of how it fits in with other parts of network management.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-nanog at merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog at merit.edu]On Behalf Of
> > Vinay Bannai
> > Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2001 2:31 PM
> > To: Thomas Gainer
> > Cc: 'nanog at merit.edu'
> > Subject: Re: Request for a clue!
> > Thomas Gainer wrote:
> > > I have heard a whisper about a network equipment evaluation
> > standard called
> > > FCATS. I have never heard of it (only NEBS) and I can not find any
> > > information on it. All my searches turn up information on
> > the Florida
> > > standardized tests but nothing regarding technology evaluation and
> > > reporting. Does anyone have a hint I can follow to find
> > information, like
> > > maybe what the acronym stands for?
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > >
> > > Thomas
> > Maybe you are referring to FCAPS. It stands for Fault
> > Configuration Accounting
> > Provisioning and Security. This is used to represent the various
> > functionalities that a network equipment is typically
> > required to support.
> > I personally have not heard of FCATS in reference to network
> > equipments.
> > Vinay
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