Four Best Practices To Manage Network Configuration In 2020by Sarah Peter Contributor
Your network grows along with your business, so if you are turning from a small company to a big enterprise, then your network will grow too. If your business is not flourishing even, then your business infrastructure would be evolving with time. So, all that you need is a software that can manage these network configurations for your business.
Enterprise network configuration is very complex and to make this even more difficult the administrators have to face daily challenges like unauthorized network configuration and some other unexpected challenges.
Analyzing network configuration alone will not fix the problem. You need to follow these five practices to manage the network configuration of your enterprise.
Small changes make, big effect
Any small change to the network configuration can have a very big effect than you expect. It can also compromise network security, so you need to be extra careful while you manage the network configuration.
1. Create standard network configuration
Create a standard for your network configurations for every device that comprises of routers, LAN switch, ATM switch or WAN switch.
2. Maintain the previous and current network configuration
You should maintain the current network configuration that is running on your device. It will also help with the troubleshooting of the tasks. Maintaining configuration will help you with the comparison of previous and current cloud enterprise networks that you are working on.
3. Keep the track of your changes
Auditing will require the configuration changes, so you need to keep a track of that. You should also set up the real-time notifications alert. You should keep backup for all the network changes you made during this whole time. This will help you if there any errors so this way you can go back to the previous configuration to make any necessary changes.
Administrators should implement a change process that can control their network configuration system. They should keep a track of the changes that were made to the configuration system, who made the changes, and when they made the changes to avoid the complexity. They should maintain a record of all the changes that are made to the configuration system.
4. Automate it
Automate the execution of daily tasks like backups of network configuration, change management of the password of all the devices to save time, energy and avoid any types of errors. You can outsource the automation of the system to the network companies that are best in network configuration of enterprise, and then you can train your network team about the whole process.
Created on Feb 10th 2020 05:24. Viewed 159 times.