Network Management and monitoring

Workshop / Tutorial Title: Network Management and Monitoring using FOSS


As today’s distributed networks continue to grow in both scope and complexity, we are being asked to do more with less resource. We need to continue to meet throughput demand. We need to optimize network efficiency. We need to simplify management and improve visibility. And we need to accomplish it all quickly and cost-effectively.

How are we managing access to and analysis of our network data today? Can we monitor our entire network from one place to find faults, configuration issues and performance problems? Can we get the detailed visibility and analysis we need to troubleshoot issues, meet compliance requirements and investigate security threats? These are some of the questions that we hope this training workshop will try to address using FOSS based platforms to solve complex problems!

Overall Objective: After attending this workshop, participants will be able to configure, monitor and manage their respective networks/backbones using free and open source software.

Who should attend: Technical staff that is now operating a LAN/wide area TCP/IP network, and those providing network services. Those who will be involved in the establishment and/or operation of a basic national network infrastructure in the country or at their place of work. Including academic networks who are involved with system management, network monitoring and management and problem response. The course is for those who need to manage diverse Network and NOC operations


  • Experience using TCP/IP-based networking technologies.

  • A laptop device with wireless capability and can come along with it to the training (we may be able to arrange a few but this is not guaranteed)

  • knowledge of Linux administration (Ubuntu/debian Linux flavor) will be an added advantage

MAX number of participants: 30

Language of Instruction: English

Topics are expected to include:

  • ip addressing and management

  • Basic Linux administration

  • Basic Virtualization

  • Device management and monitoring

  • NOC (Network Operation Center)