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ALSO CALLED: Element Management, NSM, Managing Network, Network and System Management
DEFINITION: FCAPS (fault-management, configuration, accounting, performance, and security) is an acronym for a categorical model of the working objectives of network management. There are five levels, called the fault-management level (F), the configuration level (C), the accounting level (A), the performance level (P), and the security level (S).At the F level, network problems are found and corrected. Potential  … 
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NETWORK MANAGEMENT DEFINITION (continued): …  future problems are identified, and steps are taken to prevent them from occurring or recurring. In this way, the network is kept operational, and downtime is minimized.At the C level, network operation is monitored and controlled. Hardware and programming changes, including the addition of new equipment and programs, modification of existing systems, and removal of obsolete systems and programs, are coordinated. An inventory of equipment and programs is kept and updated regularly.The A level, which might also be called the allocation level, is devoted to distributing resources optimally and fairly … 
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