The International Journal of Innovative Research in Computer and Communication Engineering
Network management is a critical issue in today's rapidly changing network environment. Centralized client server networks are having problems such as scalability, reliability, interoperability and flexibility. Mobile agents decentralize the processing and control, thereby reducing the management traffic around the management station and distribute processing load. Network management based-on mobile agent refers to equipping agents with network management intelligence and allowing them to issue requests to managed devices/objects after migrating close to them. Client server based model is better for smaller network whereas mobile agents are better for large network.