With an ever-increasing variety of software available for LAN management and testing, it is vital that network administrators and managers keep abreast of what is available in addition to being aware of the problems that may be encountered. Providing a guide to the hardware and software tools used to determine LAN performance, Gilbert Held presents several techniques used to enhance the performance of local area networks and demonstrates how to estimate LAN traffic. A discussion of how to determine the availability levels of different network configurations will assist network managers in assessing whether potential gains in availability are worth the costs associated with purchasing additional equipment. There is also an explanation of effective use of intelligent switching hubs to relieve network congestion .
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd