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Network node manager

(also NNM)

Network node manager definition

A network node manager (NMM) is a program that enables a network manager to oversee, maintain, and manage the components of a particular network. This program discovers the devices connected to the network and displays their location and status. If a device fails for some reason, the network node manager analyzes the data prior to the failure and helps with preventative measures. Not only is this suitable for real-time network monitoring and management, but it enables the manager to prepare and adjust to avoid future issues.

See also: security event management, logical topology

Benefits of network node managers

  • Constant network monitoring. A network node manager provides constant, real-time network monitoring and analyses. It helps consolidate the failure and performance data so that the workplace reaches optimal productivity. It also reduces the need for separate monitoring and diagnostic tools.
  • Network topology maps. A network node manager can automatically discover devices in the network, create a network topology map, and provide a visual representation of the network's structure. These network topology maps enable the manager to quickly develop and monitor the device inventory connectivity.
  • Detecting and troubleshooting issues. Network node managers can help identify potential problems, such as device failures, high latency, or network congestion, and assist in troubleshooting these issues before they impact network performance or user experience.
  • Flexible deployment. A network node manager with flexible deployment options can help organizations adapt to changing requirements and scale their monitoring and management capabilities as their network evolves. They can choose their preferred deployment method. For instance, applications can run on a personal server, as an appliance, or in the cloud.