Managing a computer network seems to be a great deal, doesn’t it? You are required to fulfill quite a lot of network administrator tasks during a limited period of time. However, it’s your job and you can do nothing about it.
Today, we’re going to give you several simple tips and clues on how to manage a corporate network successfully. So let’s start.
Tip 1: Get an Inventory List of Things Connected to Your Network
Before starting to manage anything, it’s highly recommended to make an inventory list of objects connected to your network. You need to do this to plan your daily routine correctly by prioritizing your job duties.
Creating an inventory list of network objects can be done either manually or with the help of special software. We recommend you to use a special program designed for scanning your network and revealing all objects connected to it as it automatically saves your time and energy. In addition, it can reveal absolutely all hardware and software objects operating on the network. When you ask a person to do this, there is always some possibility that he or she can miss something or make an incomplete inventory list.
Tip 2: Classify Your Job Duties According to Their Importance
Getting an inventory list of machines and software operating on the network is great. However, you need to understand correctly what you are actually supposed to do with all this. We advise you to start by collecting information about your job duties and making a list of tasks you are required to complete: you can do this by tracking your emails, phone calls, etc.
When the list of duties is ready, you need to prioritize what to do first, second and so on. Start your workday with the tasks that have the greatest influence on your corporate network, for example, troubleshooting errors inside the network. It’s really important to do such things first as the work of the company that employs you will depend greatly on whether you fix this problem or not.
After having troubleshot all errors on the network, you can proceed to such tasks as deploying new software on the network, enhancing network security or bandwidth and doing other things to improve the network infrastructure.
Tip 3: Choose Effective Network Monitoring Software
Making an inventory list of objects connected to the network and classifying your work duties seems to be quite important, although all these things are considered to be a simple preparation for your main duty – managing a corporate network.
If you wish to become a successful network manager, you need a handy kit to assist in fulfilling your main work duties. For instance, you can download a network management tool like Total Network Monitor (TNM) to help you monitor your network successfully.
1.Total Network Monitor: Why Should I Get It?
TNM can become a helpful network management tool as it’s designed to help you monitor both the whole local network and separate machines (you can also check various equipment with its help). However, this is not the only benefit you can get from using TNM:
- TNM features a handy interface (two different modes for viewing your network: the map view and the tree view);
- TNM supports all popular Internet protocols (managing a network with TNM is a real pleasure as the only thing you need is to check whether the necessary port is open);
- TNM includes handy Windows probes (it gives you an opportunity to monitor a wide range of parameters including event logs, registry states, etc.)
This is a short list of advantages you can get when using TNM. However, before you start using TNM you need to understand how it works.
2. Total Network Monitor: How Does It Work?
When starting to use TNM as a network monitoring tool, we recommend you to scan your network using the program. You are required to do this as you need to get a list of devices connected to your network and select the ones that need to be monitored. These objects can be named and will be put into a special database.
When the preparation process is finished, you can create monitors that track the operation of these objects and send a notification if any problem occurs.
Today, we have given you several simple clues on how to manage your network. We hope that our post will help you in some way.