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
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?