Network Operating Systems And Client Connectivity

Network operating systems (NOS) are some of the most powerful and complex software products available today. This tutorial looks at a number of operating systems that are widely used in today's network environments.

In this tutorial, we will also look at the interoperability capabilities of each network operating system and at the range of client support it provides. However, the information described in this tutorial is not intended to provide a complete tutorial in any of the operating systems discussed.

Part of the job of a network administrator is to manage the network media. This tutorial reviews some of the common tools used to manage network media.

Finally, configuring client systems to access a network is a common task for administrators. There are several steps that must be completed including establishing the physical connections and protocols. Similarly, this tutorial explores the requirements to connect client systems outside the local network. Again, establishing the physical connections and configuring protocols is required.