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Subject Title

Enterprise Network Management - Emerging Technology

Subject Description

In this course students will learn how to evaluate, investigate, configure, and manage various open standard emerging technologies for the enterprise in network architecture, network monitoring, distributed file system, network storage, authentication, access control, and network security. Practical knowledge and understanding of open platform for the enterprise will be developed. This is a project based course that will enable students to build and manage an enterprise IT infrastructure using emerging technologies.

Credit Status

1 credit in the CNS/CTY program

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. create, configure, and manage virtual machines for the purpose of using them in a production environment.
  2. evaluate, install, configure, and manage distributed file systems for network storage.
  3. install, configure and manage network monitoring system for the purpose and managing the health of the network.
  4. install and develop custom plugins for network monitoring systems.
  5. understand, describe and use network monitoring system's configurable items for the purpose of customization.
  6. use network monitoring tools to analyse and identify breakages in network path for the purpose of troubleshooting networking issues.
  7. config web interface to view data produced by network monitoring software using graphing and visualization tools
  8. understand and describe the Service Oriented Architecture.
  9. understand and describe the functions offered by SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS
  10. install, configure, and evaluate available open sourece PaaS and IaaS framework.
  11. select, evaluate, install, configure, and manage network authentication systems for the purpose of authenticating network users.
  12. select, evaluate, install, configure, and manage network access control systems for the purpose of control network access to availabe network resources.


  • Server Virtualization using KVM
  • Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks
  • Network Monitoring using Nagios core
  • Network Authentication
  • Access Controls: DAC and MAC
  • Distributed file systems: GlusterFS, NFSv4
  • Network Stoarge: Local media, private cloud, public cloud
  • Service Oriented Architecture
  • Introduction to SaaS, PaaS, IaaS
  • OpenShift - Open Source implementation of PaaS
  • OpenStack - Open Source implementation of IaaS

Prescribed Text(s)

Nagios: Building Enterprise-Grade Monitoring Infrastructures for Systems and Networks, Second Edition

By: David Josephsen
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Pub. Date: April 01, 2013
Print ISBN-10: 0-13-313573-X
Print ISBN-13: 978-0-13-313573-2
Web ISBN-10: 0-13-313569-1
Web ISBN-13: 978-0-13-313569-5

Reference Material

Nagios Core Administration Cookbook

By: Tom Ryder
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Pub. Date: January 25, 2013
Print ISBN-13: 978-1-84951-556-6
Web ISBN-13: 978-1-84951-557-3
Pages in Print Edition: 366

Nagios, 2nd Edition

By: Wolfgang Barth
Publisher: No Starch Press
Pub. Date: October 28, 2008
Print ISBN-13: 978-1-59327-179-4
Pages in Print Edition: 720

OpenStack Operation Guide

By: Tom Fifield; Diane Fleming; Anne Gentle; 
    Lorin Hochstein; Jonathan Proulx; 
    Everett Toews; Joe Topjian
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc.
Pub. Date: May 8, 2014
Print ISBN-13: 978-1-4919-4695-4
Pages in Print Edition: 330

Hardware requirement

Minimum requirement

250GB+ SATA hard disk with removable drawer


Laptop with

  • hardware virtualization enabled
  • Quad-core CPU
  • 4GB+ main memeory
  • 250GB+ disk storage
  • Wired Ethernet adapter

Promotion Policy

To obtain a credit in this subject, a student must:

  • achieve a grade of 50% or better on the final exam.
  • satisfactorily complete all assignments.
  • achieve a weighted average of 50% or better for the tests and final exam.
  • achieve a grade of 50% or better on the overall course.


  • Quizzes (minimum of 5) - 10%
  • Labs (minimum of 5) - 10%
  • Mid-term test - 15%
  • Assignments (2) - 35%
  • Final Exam - 30%