RE: Status of FCAPS model? Useful? Obsolete?

From: "Hannigan, Martin" <>
Date: Mon, 8 Nov 2004 23:54:39 -0500

> From: []
> Sent: Monday, November 08, 2004 8:52 PM


> Does the FCAPS model still hold currency among network
> managers/engineers
> today?

What's FCAPS?

FCAPS is the (supposedly) ISO model for network management (See wiki
def at NameBright - Coming Soon). It is an acronym
for Fault, Configuration, Accounting, Performance, and Security...

Other misc definitions:

However, Forrester Research seems to think that FCAPS is obsolete (at a
cost of $99 to read other than the first sentence) unless you are a
registered Forrester client (I am not).,7208,29439,00.html

Other references do not deem it dead just yet.

Gregory Hicks