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First of all, it's worth mentioning that the choice of network hardware and software used in a company depends on the network topology. But the topology, in turn, depends on the company's needs and requirements. Thus, the competent network topology increases the efficiency of all the organization and allows you not to distract your colleagues if one of the LAN components falls out. In addition, the intimate knowledge of the network topology allows the IT manager to evaluate its bottlenecks, and to plan further connections of the network devices and PCs better. Apart from everything else, the system administrator has to detect and recover any network failure as fast as possible. But if the company's network is complex and consists of dozens or hundreds PCs, servers, switches, printers, and other devices, it is not always possible to understand what the problem is and... (more)

Network Inventory Software

The necessary condition of a company successful operation is a good state of computer assets. That is why all the company’s software and hardware should be inventoried on a regular basis. A system administrator has to audit the operation of computer hardware, check whether all the computer parts are in their places and operate normally. The administrator has to control and audit software licenses and installed programs on the computers. If the PCs are connected to a local network, you can solve the inventory problem easily by using a network inventory software. With a network i... (more)

Network Monitoring Helps Improve LAN Reliability

Most network monitoring programs are based on periodic automatic testing of the efficiency of particular services, ports, and protocols. The most widespread method is sending particular ICMP packets to a remote host and waiting for a reply from it (ping). One of the most important device parameter considered from the network monitoring point of view is the device's response time. It allows you to analyze the device operation on the network and detect possible bottlenecks and failures in the data transfer process. There are a lot of network monitoring methods, and the choice dep... (more)

Advantages of Performing Computer Inventory

It is difficult to imagine the modern life without computers. Moreover, it's impossible to think about the offices', companies' and organizations' operation process without these machines. Nowadays, almost any field is connected with computers: the work of accountants, engineers, journalists, designers, estimators, and so on. That is why not only the company's income, but its viability depends on stable operation of the computers. It is not difficult to keep a dozen of computers in a proper condition. But what if there are hundreds of them in the company? In this case, the system... (more)

Network Topology Discovery and Network Diagram Creation

The system administrator has to know where all the network devices are situated and how they are connected to the network in order to perform his high quality duties in time - to detect all failures, to upgrade the hardware, and update the software. That is why the system administrator's work in any company starts with the network topology discovery process and network diagram creation. Network topology is a schematic description of the network's arrangement, including its nodes and connecting lines. The network topology diagram allows an IT manager to view all the network struct... (more)