Growing Up Is Hard To Do
By Roger BoivinMany of us remember this old song:
I’ve been missing the sun And the nights spent burning I’ve been missing each of you Growing up is hard to do Now we’ve all got our debts to pay And there’s no room left for us to play ‘Cause they only want something new Growing up is hard to doThat’s how life goes: you raise your children the best you know how, as your parents did for you, and soon they become teenagers and you know you have to, no matter how reluctantly, give them some freedom. So, you set some rules and watch to make sure they stay within their bounds. Pretty soon you buy them a used car because you are tired of driving them around and after all, they’re teenagers and they don’t really want you around that much as they spread their wings. As it turns out, they grow up just fine and become a valuable member of society, exceeding your expectations and making you proud. Now you have more time to enjoy your life and even enjoy grandchildren someday. Isn’t it about time you do the same for your network? As a network operator, your time is totally consumed with managing your performance and QoS to the point you have no time for anything else. Thankfully, you can treat your network as you did for your children and let it grow up. How? By setting rules and being advised when rules are broken. Rather than waiting for the next failure to occur and being reactive, there is a better way. Set the rules such as:
- Notify me when these routers or all routers exceed 80% capacity.
- Notify me when this traffic path becomes congested
- Notify me when jitter or packet loss exceeds this threshold.