A few notes from the Written Outline Topic of Management:
“Identify when use of CMIP is appropriate”
CMIP stands for Common Management Information Protocol and was designed for OSI-based network management. It was designed as a competitor to SNMP and supports the following:
- The ability to perform tasks – as opposed to SNMP which can only perform SET and GET
- Logging and AAA
- Better reporting of network conditions
“Identify when use of TMN is appropriate”
TMN stands for Telecommunications Management Network
I found this on Wikipedia : “TMN can be used in the management of ISDN, B-ISDN, ATM, and GSM networks. It is not as commonly used for purely packet-switched data networks.”
TMN uses CMIP.
From what I’ve been able to gather, TMN and CMIP are appropriate for GSM and circuit-switched networks. I don’t know of any implementations for packet-switched networks. Anyone care to disagree?