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P2P-based network management has been recently proposed. However, the entities involved in this new management model have not been detailed up to today. In this paper we introduce the internal architecture of management peers. According to the set of elements internally employed, a management peer may act in the role of a top level or mid level manager, or in the role of a hybrid entity with mixed duties. The presented architecture can then be used as basis for the development of P2P-based management systems, such as the system prototype we also present in the paper.