Features Of An Efficient Carrier Grade EMS NMS Application
Posted: Nov 11, 2014
The term ‘carrier grade EMS NMS’ encompasses a reliable and sophisticated software application that is adept at meeting or at times even exceeding ‘five nines’ high-availability standards. Here, the words EMS and NMS stand for ‘element management system’ and ‘Network Management Software’ respectively. By using 1:1 or 1:N redundancy schemes, the Network Element Management System renders smooth fault recovery during hardware or software failure.
One important thing to note here is that it is not essential for Network Equipment Vendors to create carrier grade equipment. Instead, one should ensure that the EMS NMS framework complies with the carrier grade requirements. With an aim to provide excellent management solutions, Communication Service Providers demand equipment vendors to undertake new EMS strategies. They expect EMS NMS to integrate a slew of new features & services such as using configuration file changes instead of code changes to initiate the EMS, and many more.
In recent times, communication networks have undergone huge transformation. While earlier they used to support low-bandwidth services, today they provide assistance to high-speed connectivity including a flotilla of multimedia services. Consequently, Network Management Platforms also face challenges due to the high demand of customers and constant evolution, complexity, and size of networks. Listed below are key Network Management Functions that a system should perform to efficiently cater to the critical requirements of a network operator:
- A capable management framework adept at responding quickly to the evolving business needs of OEMs or service providers.
- Providing real-time monitoring by indicating scheduling and fixing of alarms.
- Should possess the features of being highly available and fault-tolerant.
- Should have the capability of growing within the network.
- Adequately equipped to manually or automatically determine the infrastructural elements of the network.
Ranging from home networks such as xDSL, Femto cells, & FTTH terminals to centralized networks such as DSLAM, Transport and Core routers, aggregation switches, OLT, & wireless servers, there is an array of configurations that require effective, robust, and agile EMS NMS solutions. NOCVue is a perfect example of a state-of-the art & comprehensive EMS and NMS management framework that comes loaded with a myriad of exquisite features such as topology & links, customized GUI, configuration management, event reporting, operations system support protocol adapters, network discovery, and more. Revered as an industry leader in this domain, NOCVue aims to offer premium & seamless services to equipment manufacturers, IT departments, and service providers.
For efficient management of one or more network elements, an element management system needs to perform certain tasks. Below is an insight on the functions carried out by an EMS.