Infinera Management Suite

Infinera Management Suite (IMS) provides an integrated set of product applications that address today’s and tomorrow’s network management challenges.

  • Simplified graphical interface-based provisioning that leverages network routing and signaling intelligence to speed up service deployment
  • Powerful tools to monitor, troubleshoot and isolate network-wide and equipment-level problems, greatly reducing operational and maintenance costs
  • Robust and scalable architecture enabling carrier-class operations and administration
  • Automated, flow-through integration with service provider back-office systems with open, standard interfaces and toolkits
  • Total network lifecycle with optical planning, optimal routing, what-if analysis and comprehensive output reports for new and incremental network design and engineering

Available individually or as a set, this suite of customizable applications and operational support system (OSS) interfaces is 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:


Infinera Graphical Node Manager

Infinera GNM provides real-time management access to Infinera’s wavelength-division multiplexing (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 GNM sessions. All nodal-level operations, administration, maintenance and provisioning features are accessible from GNM, including retrieval of network topology information that is auto-discovered through Generalized Multi-Protocol Label Switching (GMPLS). Users or administrators with appropriate credentials can provision circuits within its GMPLS domain, without the presence of an element or network management system (EMS/NMS). GNM can be launched through a number of management interfaces, including a local Ethernet-based craft interface, remotely over a data communications network (DCN) or remotely via the in-band management channel carried by the optical supervisory channel (OSC). GNM is certified to run on a number of client platform operating systems.

Infinera Digital Network Administrator

Infinera DNA helps simplify network operations, speed service provisioning and rapidly isolate problems on the network. This carrier-class EMS provides users with integrated node-level and network-level administrative, maintenance and provisioning functions across multiple Infinera sub-networks. DNA consolidates and centralizes all network management information from across the network for use within the Network Operations Center (NOC), including equipment inventory, alarm and event notifications, circuit and endpoint inventory and historical performance data. With a bird’s-eye view of the network, 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 DNA architecture is based on a network-is-master model and ensures all network changes are reflected in its purview, irrespective of what triggers a 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 DNA users, ensuring network synchronization and continuous operation.

For high availability of the management plane, DNA maintains redundant communication sessions with gateway network elements, providing resiliency against DCN failures. Furthermore, multiple instantiations of DNA can be deployed with overlapping management purviews, providing a vehicle for implementing management administrative boundaries as well as network scalability and DNA or site-level redundancy.

DNA employs a multi-tiered distributed processing architecture for operations that can scale to support several thousand network elements and hundreds of users. 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.

Infinera Network Planning System

Infinera NPS provides users with offline graphical modeling, planning and configuration capabilities for designing Infinera Intelligent Transport Network solutions. With NPS, network planners can design switched WDM networks for greenfield and brownfield deployments and determine incremental equipment needs based on evolving traffic demands. 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.  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 Infinera Digital Network Administrator to import network configurations for faster automated designs.

Infinera SNMP Fault Integration Server

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 the SNMPv2C protocol and supports multiple registered SNMP managers. For simplifying initialization of alarm views, it features automated refresh of all outstanding network alarms upon system initialization. SNMP FIS has achieved integration with HP OpenView and IBM Tivoli Netcool.

Infinera XML Integration SDK

Infinera XIS 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 NMS/OSS systems. The Infinera XIS is built on the TM Forum’s standards-based Multi-Technology Network Management (MTNM) 864 specifications. Alarms and events are supported by a high-performance XML notification service that can effectively process thousands of events per second. XIS includes a complete network and equipment model for sub-network, managed network element, chassis, equipment, circuit pack and termination point object types. XIS enables service activation capabilities via an automatically routed end-to-end sub-network connection.

Infinera TL-1 Interface

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 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 OSSs. Infinera TL-1 supports the following functions per Telcordia specifications: fault management with autonomous alarm and event notifications; 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.

* Product identification and description provided for information purposes only and reflects Infinera’s current plans for the development of various products and features as of the date of publication. Product development remains subject to change at Infinera’s sole discretion without further notice.