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Network Management acronyms/tutorials - RE: Request for a clue!
From: "dave o'leary" <doleary () juniper net>
Date: Thu, 24 May 2001 10:27:24 -0700


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.

http://www.itmweb.com/essay516.htm

                                                        dave


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-nanog () merit edu [mailto:owner-nanog () merit edu]On Behalf Of
> Vinay Bannai
> Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2001 2:31 PM
> To: Thomas Gainer
> Cc: 'nanog () 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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