Infinera Management Suite (IMS) provides an integrated set of product applications that address today's and tomorrow's network management challenges.
Available individually or as a set, this suite of customizable applications and Operational Support System (OSS) interfaces are designed for a broad range of operational environments, with redundancy, security, and scalability options to address the needs of each service provider's unique situation. User-friendly graphical interfaces simplify and enhance access to nodal and network level administration functions, while the OSS integration interfaces and options enable flow-through processing for seamless service provisioning and maintenance.
The Infinera Management Suite (IMS) consists of six major components that can be purchased individually, or as a set.
The Infinera GNM provides real-time management access to the Infinera WDM platforms. Changes performed to the system via any management interface or as a result of other network operations are automatically updated in any open Infinera GNM sessions. All nodal-level OAM&P features are accessible from Infinera GNM, including retrieval of network topology information that is auto-discovered through GMPLS. Users or administrators with appropriate credentials can provision circuits within its GMPLS domain, without the presence of an EMS/NMS. Infinera GNM can be launched through a number of management interfaces, including the local Ethernet- based craft interface, remotely over the Data Communications Network (DCN), or remotely via the in-band management channel carried by the Optical Supervisory Channel (OSC). Infinera GNM is certified to run on a number of client platform operating systems.
Infinera DNA helps simplify network operations, speed service provisioning, and rapidly isolate problems on the network. This carrier-class Element Management System (EMS) provides users with integrated node-level and network-level administrative, maintenance, and provisioning functions across multiple Infinera sub-networks. Infinera DNA consolidates and centralizes all network management information from across the network for use within the Network Operations Center (NOC), including equipment inventory, alarms and events notifications, circuit and endpoint inventory, and historical performance data. With a bird's-eye view of the network, Infinera DNA facilitates the coordination of a number of administrative tasks across multiple network elements, presenting users with intuitive graphical interfaces to ease workflow activities, speed fault isolation and root cause identification, and reduce overall operating expenses.
The highly scalable Infinera DNA architecture is based on a network is master model and ensures all network changes are reflected in its purview, irrespective of what triggers the change. With this approach, control plane functions are implemented directly in the network, ensuring optimal system performance. Any change introduced within the network is automatically reflected as an update to all Infinera DNA users, ensuring network synchronization and continuous operation.
For high availability of the management plane, Infinera DNA maintains redundant communication sessions with gateway network elements, providing resiliency against DCN failures. Furthermore, multiple instantiations of Infinera DNA can be deployed with overlapping management purviews, providing a vehicle for implementing management administrative boundaries as well as network scalability and Infinera DNA or site-level redundancy.
The Infinera DNA employs a multi-tiered distributed processing architecture for operations that can scale to support several thousand network elements and hundreds of users. Infinera DNA's nodal-level partitioning capability aids administrators in organizing the network into hierarchical administrative domains. Context-sensitive help, powerful debugging tools, and service templates further simplify management tasks.
The Infinera NPS provides users with offline graphical modeling, planning, and configuration capabilities for designing Infinera Intelligent Transport Network solutions. With Infinera NPS, network planners can design switched WDM networks for greenfield and brownfield deployments and determine incremental equipment needs based on evolving traffic demands. Infinera NPS can also aid in designing new optical links for optimal performance, based on specified fiber plant and site locations. It generates nodal equipment configuration information as well as equipment requirements, based on user-supplied traffic demand sets, and provides circuit pack slot assignments to aid in system installation, configuration, and turn-up. Infinera NPS includes route optimization software and user-configurable network modeling and routing options. It is also designed to support what-if analysis across the network, and provide external network analysis and inventory reports. It integrates with the Infinera Digital Network Administrator to import the network configurations for faster, automated designs.
The Infinera SNMP FIS enables the integration of real-time asynchronous network and element alarms with northbound SNMP management applications, providing a real-time view of network health so service providers can quickly issue trouble tickets and dispatch service personnel. It is based on SNMPv2C protocol and supports multiple registered SNMP managers. For simplifying initialization of alarm views, it features an automated refresh of all outstanding network alarms upon system initialization. The Infinera SNMP FIS has achieved integration with HP OpenView and IBM Tivoli Netcool.
The Infinera CIS enables flow-through of alarms and events as well as configuration of network equipment and network-wide circuit provisioning and inventory functions to the higher-layer CORBA NMS/OSS systems. The Infinera CIS is built on the standards-based OMG and TMF 814 specifications. Alarms and events are supported by a high-performance CORBA Notification Service that can effectively process thousands of events per second. The Infinera CIS includes a complete equipment model for managed NE, chassis, equipment, circuit pack, and termination points. The Infinera CIS enables inventory retrieval and service activation capabilities via an automatically routed end-to-end sub-network connection (SNC).
Included with the Infinera IQ Network Operating System, the Infinera TL-1 Interface reduces training costs and errors by eliminating the need to support vendor-specific interfaces. It uses Transaction Language 1 (TL-1), an industry-recognized common language protocol defined by Telcordia for messages exchanged between network elements and network operators, as well as TL-1 based Operations Support Systems (OSSs). Infinera TL-1 supports the following functions per Telcordia specifications: fault management with autonomous alarm and event notifications, as well as troubleshooting capabilities such as loopbacks and path-level trace; equipment and termination point management; service provisioning, including manual cross-connect and dynamically signaled sub-network connection provisioning; performance monitoring including access to real-time, current, and historical performance data, as well as parameter threshold settings; and security and user access management.
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