Last Updated on November 21, 2023 by InfraExam
When is the best time to obtain a baseline about the network?
- as soon as the network is set up without any user traffics on the network
- before the network is set up
- as soon as the network is set up and operating under normal use
- as soon as we find any anomalies in the network
|Explanation & Hint:
The best time to obtain a baseline of the network is “as soon as the network is set up and operating under normal use.”
Obtaining a baseline when the network is in its regular operational state, with typical user traffic and activities, provides the most accurate representation of what ‘normal’ looks like for that network. This baseline can then be used for comparison in future monitoring to detect anomalies, performance issues, or security threats. Establishing the baseline under real-world conditions ensures that it accurately reflects the network’s typical performance and usage patterns.
Establishing a baseline before the network is fully operational or without user traffic might not capture the true characteristics of normal network behavior, making it less useful for comparative analysis. Waiting until anomalies are found to establish a baseline would be too late, as the baseline is needed to help identify those anomalies in the first place.