An updated guide to state-of-the-art LAN technology and enterprise network management. Whether you'are a LAN manager, administrator, or designer, this edition of this proven reference will take you through the critical success factors for effective LAN management, in light of the massive changes in LAN technology & operations that have occurred over the past three years. Completely revised and updated, the Second Edition offers you expert guidance on LAN management functions-de-facto management protocols-LAN management platforms-management instruments-device-specific and device-independent applications-and human resources. This vital working tool now covers revolutionary advances in the field, including: the RMON-standards for switched and shared LANs; the standardization of LAN management via SNMPv1 and SNMPv2; the improved management capabilities of LAN hardware, such as hubs, bridges, routers, servers, and gateways; client/server system performance management as an integral part of LAN management. Filled with tables, graphs, and illustrations, this edition also features up-to-date vendor information as well as details of sophisticated new products form Tivoli, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Novell, and Cabletron.