Network+ Chapter 18 Definitions

  1. Asset Management
    Managing each aspect of a network, from documentation to performance to hardware
  2. Configuration Management
    A set of documents, policies, and procedures designed to help you maintain and update your network in a logical, orderly fashion.
  3. Configuration Management Documentation
    Documents that define the configuration of a network.  These would include wiring diagrams, network diagrams, baselines, and policy/procedure/configuration documentation.
  4. Wiring diagram
    A document, also known as wiring schematic, that usually consists of multiple pages and that shows the following: how the wires in a network connect to switches and other nodes, what types of cables are used, and how patch panels are configured.  It usually includes details about each cable run.
  5. Network Diagram
    An illustration that shows devices on a network and how they connect.
  6. Network Map
    A highly detailed illustration of a network, down to the individual computers.  A network map will show IP addresses, ports, protocols, and more.
  7. Baseline
    Static image of a system's (or network's) performance when all elements are known to be working properly.
  8. Acceptable use policy
    A document that defines what a person may and may not do on an organization's computers and networks.
  9. Security Policy
    A set of procedures defining actions employees should perform to protect the network's security.
  10. Configurations
    The settings stored in devices that define how they are to operate.
  11. Change Management Documentation
    A set of documents that defines procedures for changes to the network
  12. Performance Monitor
    The Windows XP logging utility.
  13. Object
    A group of related counters used in Windows logging utilities.
  14. Counter
    A predefined event that is recorded to a log file
  15. General Logs
    Logs that records updates to applications
  16. History Logs
    Logs that track the history of how a user or users access network resources, or how network resources are accessed throughout the network.
  17. System Log
    A log file that records issues dealing with the overall system, such as system services, device drivers, or configuration changes.
  18. Caching Engine
    A server dedicated to storing cache information on your network.  These servers can reduce overall network traffic dramatically.
  19. QoS (Quality of Service)
    Policies that control how much bandwidth a protocol, PC, user, VLAN, or IP address may use.
  20. Traffic Shaping
    Controlling the flow of packets into or out of the network according to the type of packet or other rules.
  21. Normal backup
    A full backup of every selected file on a system.  This type of backup turns off the archive bit after the backup.
  22. Copy backup
    A type of backup similar to a Normal or Full, in that all selected files on a system are backed up.  This type of backup does not change the archive bit of the files being backed up.
  23. Incremental backup
    Backs up all files that have their archive bits turned on, meaning they have been changed since the last backup.  This type of backup turns the archive bits off after the files have been backed up.
  24. Differential Backup
    Similar to an incremental backup in that it backs up the files that have been changed since the last backup.  This type of backup does not change the state of the archive bit.
  25. Daily Backup
    Also called a daily copy backup, makes a copy of all files that have been changed on that day without changing the archive bits of those files.
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