Network element configuration changes must be made carefully and then monitored to ensure they do not degrade network performance and impact business users. This research note discusses configuration management of network elements in wide area and local area networks and addresses the following points:
- Best practices to improve network configuration management.
- Common network configuration management problems.
- The sympathetic role of fault and performance management.
Incorrectly configured network elements are difficult to diagnose, regardless of the configuration management software used. Adopt best practices to improve the configuration management process.