Network Monitoring and Management

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This will be an intense five (5) day hands-on workshop that will focus on the skills required to effectively manage a diverse campus network and NOC operations,and includes topics that are important not only from a theoretical perspective but also have a tremendous practical utility. The training will be held from May 13th - May 17th, 2024.


Upon completion of this training workshop, you will understand the concepts of baselining, security through traffic analysis, types of network delay, network incident response, network traffic flows and many other aspects, as well as the importance of proper implementation of network traffic and device monitoring

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is designed for engineers and system staff at ISPs and large networks, including academic networks who are involved with system management, network monitoring and management, incident response and security. This course is for those who need to manage Network operations and NOCs. Proper network instrumentation is a fundamental requirement for realizing infrastructure security at both the network and desktop level, and this course emphasizes the security benefits for the tools and the techniques covered.


1. Laptop with a working wireless card 2. Functional knowledge of UNIX/Linux environments 3. Basic understanding of TCP/IP networks 4. Great attitude

Course content

The course has ten (10) modules

Network Monitoring and Management

Welcome to Network Management and Monitoring

Introduction to Network Management and Monitoring

Linux Basics for NMM

Minimal configuration for Cisco IOS based equipment

Network Configuration Essentials

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)

Network Monitoring Tools ( Nagios, Smokeping, LibreNMS)

Network Documentation and Configuration (Netdot, RANCID)


Log Management

Ticketing Systems (RT)

Network Operations Centre (NOC)

Items Required

Each Participant is to bring a laptop with wireless connectivity.


No Name Organization
1 Nyanjau Kimani (NK) KENET
2 Jeremiah Kioko (JK) KENET
3 Amos Koech (AK) KENET
4 Anne Inapat (AI) KENET
5 Moureen Namai (MN) KENET
6 Zeinab Mzungu (ZM) KENET


No Institution Name Designation
1 Bomet University College Enock Kimutai ICT Technologist
2 Egerton University Richard Asembo Akach ICT Officer
3 Hekima University College James Atinda Network Administrator
4 KCA University Marcus Etyang Trainer
5 University of Embu Paul Githinji Maina Assistant ICT Officer
6 Kaimosi Friends University Steven Ingutiah Computer Technician
7 Kenyatta University Ejidioh Kabue Network Technician
8 Kirinyaga University Isaac Kairu ICT Incharge
9 Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology Geoffrey Kamau It Specialist-User Support
10 Kaimosi Friends University Irene Ayako Network Administrator
11 Moi University Godfrey Kipngetich ICT Technician
12 Tangaza University College Kirui Kipngetich Systems & Network Admin
13 Pan Africa Christian University Ann Kisaumbi Systems Administrator
15 Chuka University Rose Muchemi Network Administrator
16 South Eastern Kenya University Joshua Mwema Network Administrator
17 Zetech University Joseph Kiragu Njuguna Infrastructure Engineer
18 Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology Boffine Ochola ICT TECHNICIAN
19 Kabarak University Jairus Ounza Network Administrator
20 University of Eastern Africa, Baraton Kikandi Safari Information Technology Services Manager
21 United States International University Mercy Tallam Manager
22 Karatina University Charles Wambugu Network Administrator
23 Strathmore University Bossvill Witaba Infrastructure Services
24 Laikipia University Mercy Nduta Wanjihia Systems Administrator
25 Turkana University College Godfrey Waudo ICT Officer
26 KENET Kelvin Kimani Kinyanjui Assistant Systems Administrator
27 KENET Sharon Cherono Korgoren Assistant Systems Administrator
28 UoN Fahari Ya Jamii Leonard Kipngetich ICT Lead
29 Dedan Kimathi University of Science and Technology Richard Kimanzi Mutisya Network Administrator
30 University of Kabianga Elijah Ogoye User Support Officer – Network Services
31 Maasai Mara University Johnson Kebaso ICT Technician
32 Maasai Mara University Kevin Sadia ICT Officer
33 Meru University Alfred Njeru Network Administrator
34 Technical University of Kenya Julie Wanjiru Mburu Network Administrator
35 The East African University Alphonce Nduva Wambua Ag ICT Director, System Administrator
36 Garissa University Suleiman Abdullahi Systems & Network Admin
37 Taita Taveta University Austine Oduor Owaga Systems Administrator
38 Maasai Mara University George Kamweru Network Administrator
39 Kenya Highlands University Joseph Koech ICT Director


Day 8:00-8:30 8:30-9:30 9:30-10:00 10:00-11:00 11:00-1:00 1:00-2:00 2:00-4:30 4:30-5:00
Monday May 13 Welcome to Network Monitoring and Management (NK)


Introduction to Network Monitoring and Management (NK)


Tea Break Linux Basics for NMM (NK)

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Minimal Configuration for CISCO IOS based equipment (JK)[[5]]


Lunch Nagios Monitoring Tool (AK)

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Tea Break
Tuesday May 14 Simple Network Management Protocol-SNMP (MN)


SNMP Lab [[13]] Tea Break LibreNMS [[14]] LibreNMS Lab Installation [[15]]


Lunch Smokeping (MN)

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Tea Break
Wednesday May 15 Network Documentation with netdot(AI)


Network Documentation with netdot(AI) Tea Break Configuration Management with RANCID (AI)




Lunch Netflow (JK)

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Tea Break
Thursday May 16 Nfsen (NK)


Install nfsen/nfdump [[26]] (NK) Tea Break Nfsen top talkers [[27]] (NK) Using Nfsen [[28]] (NK)


Lunch Log Management using rsyslog (AK) [[30]]

[[31]] [(optional) ]

Tea Break
Friday May 17 Ticketing with RT (NK)


RT Basic Lab (NK) [[33]]


Tea Break Network Operations Centre - Roundtable Campus Discussion Competency Based Assessment [[34]] Lunch KENET Identity and Trust Services Overview [[35]]

Survey/Feedback [[36]]

Closing Ceremony & Tea Break

Session Photos

Group Photo [[37]]