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Network Monitoring and Management Workshop

Workshop dates:

17-21 September 2015

Workshop Trainers:

Phil Regnauld (NSRC)
Chris Elliott (NSRC)
Ferenc Csorba (RIPE NCC)
Misak Khachatryan (Rostelekom Armenia)


Marriott Hotel Yerevan
Amiryan 1
Yerevan, 0010
Tel: +37420599000
Fax: +47410599001


17-21 September 2015Meeting Room: : Queen Erato

Coffee break

2nd Floor Foyer

Lunch: Armenia Brasserie


This workshop is designed for engineers and system staff at ISPs and large networks 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. The agenda of topics is presented below and labs constitute about 60% of the course.

Target Audience

  • Network system administrators engineers and technicians from RENs and Universities who are responsible for network maintenance, planning and design.


  • Medium to good knowledge of the UNIX/Linux command line environment
  • Basic knowledge of TCP/IP networking

Workshop Topics

  • Introduction to Network Monitoring & Mgmt
  • Recap of Linux command line use
  • Cisco IOS Configuration Basics
  • SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol)
  • Cacti - Graphing tool (incuding SNMP)
  • LibreNMS - Automated Network Monitoring and discovery
  • Smokeping - Latency/Round Trip Time, Jitter and packet loss monitor
  • Nagios - Server and Service monitoring and alerting
  • Log (syslog) Management - Collecting logs and monitoring them for patterns
  • Documentation, NOCs and Netdot (Network Documentation Tool)
  • Netdot
  • Netflow, NfSen - traffic analysis and exploration
  • RANCID: network equipment configuration backup, change tracking & automation
  • RT (Request Tracker): Ticketing systems for helpdesk / support
  • Integrating Nagios & Cacti with RT
  • Exam and certificates


At the end of the workshop students will be able to:

  • Perform package installation and basic administration tasks via the Linux command line
  • Perform basic Cisco IOS configuration tasks
  • Configure the SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) on both Linux servers and Cisco networking equipment
  • Install and configure LibreNMS to perform automated network monitoring and discovery functions
  • Install and configute Smokeping to perform latency, round trip time, jitter and packet loss monitoring
  • Install and configure Nagios to perform server and service monitoring and alerting
  • Demonstrate techniques to deal with log (syslog) management. Collecting logs and monitoring them for patterns
  • Install and configure Netdot to perform appropriate functions with regards Network Documentation and automated configuration generation
  • Install and configure Netflow and NfSen to perform traffic analysis and exploration
  • Install and configure RANCID to preform network equipment configuration backup, change tracking & automation
  • Install and configure RT (Request Tracker) to act as a ticketing systems for helpdesk / support
  • Integrate Nagios with RT to enable automated ticket generation based on network management events.