5 Essential Elements of Network Time Synchronization: Element 3 (Part 5 of 8)

The Five Elements – Part 3: Robust Server Management

How should an organization control a network time server? The answer probably is: Any way it prefers to. Some companies, for example, might prefer to access devices via a web interface; some through a comprehensive network management suite, such as OpenView, while others might rather just work with the device using a built-in keypad. Or the same organization may, from time to time, employ more than one of these methods, depending on the specific situation. For example, working with a keypad probably makes the most sense when initially setting up the device, while ongoing monitoring and control might best be done from a central location via the network. A web or telnet interface offers a light client “footprint” and easy accessibility from any networked computer. The virtues of network management solution are that it allows the operator to monitor all network devices from a single console. In such a scenario, the device must offer SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) support so managers can monitor the device via any management software that also supports the same protocol. They can then control the device remotely via the web or telnet interface, or control the device locally using its keypad.

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Read the previous posts in this series:

Part 1: 5 Essential Elements of Network Time Synchronization

Part 2: The Importance of Network Time Synchronization

Part 3: 5 Essential Elements of Network Time Synchronization – Element 1

Part 4: 5 Essential Elements of Network Time Synchronization – Element 2

Be sure and watch for the remaining 3 articles in this series, too, in the coming days.

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