Enlighten™ Software Suite for Metro Packet-Optical Networks

Enlighten is a multi-layer management suite for managing Infinera’s metro packet-optical networks (XTM Series and XTG Series). With its extensive set of capabilities, Enlighten helps network operators carry out the day-to-day activities associated with managing their metro transport network and services. Enlighten’s full life cycle approach provides operators with a set of tools for planning, deploying and operating the transport network in a cost-effective and simple manner.

Catering to the growing need for bandwidth and more sophisticated transport services, packet-optical based metro networks are increasingly becoming the transport network of choice. Enlighten adds to the benefits of packet-optical networks by introducing features designed for management of such networks.

With a single integrated management system for multi-layer metro networks, faults are identified more quickly, troubleshooting is made easier and resolution time is significantly reduced, all of which help meet service level agreements (SLA).


Enlighten Features and Benefits
Full life cycle approach Provides service and network management throughout the full life cycle with integrated planning, deployment and operational tools
Centralized commissioning of amplified links and software upgrades Reduces truck rolls
Automatic correlation of alarms from different layers Reduces resolution time and improves SLA delivery
Point-and-click service provisioning and activation Provides faster provisioning
DNA-M Portal Provides real-time visualization of service quality in an SLA dashboard


Enlighten provides a full range of management tools to simplify planning, deploying and operating the XTM and XTG Series metro packet-optical networks:

  • Network Design Tool, TNDT
  • Planning Tool, TPT
  • Digital Network Administrator for XTM and XTG Series, DNA-M
  • Embedded Node Manager, ENM
  • DNA-M Portal