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WebNMS Framework is a comprehensive network and systems management platform that offers purpose-built applications and tools designed to simplify element / network management and to build network management software / network management services.

The network management model / framework of WebNMS Framework enables complete resources monitoring, configuration and troubleshooting of each device, and thereby allows managing an entire network from a single network management software. WebNMS Framework has a true N+ architecture that allows multiple users to access its services simultaneously.

It delivers network level management while providing access to various element managers.

Network Management Model / Framework Highlights

  • Unified management: It provides a common graphical interface and network management infrastructure for performing management functions, integrating applications, and unifying element management across multiple devices.

  • Network-wide visibility: It enables extensive view and in-depth reporting of network activity across the network with functions such as discovery, physical and logical topology, maps, centralized event management, graphs, and statistical information. This is also supported in distributed networks.

  • Element management: It provides direct access to each device through its native element manager and allows all networking devices to be configured from a centralized location. It also supports policy-based management across multiple device types.

  • Scalable architecture: It provides single-user and multi-user versions and an extensible network management model / framework with applications that allow the network management environment to be tailored to the user’s network and budget needs. It supports management of very large networks with capability to distribute network facing functionalities across servers, while also making optimum utilization of features like replicated databases supported by MySQL and Oracle databases.

Multi-Tier EMS/NMS Platform

Factors that have made WebNMS Framework a solid foundation to build on are,

Widely Deployed


Over 300 network equipment vendors including large incumbents like Lucent, Nortel, Motorola, Siemens, Ericsson, Movaz, Turin and others have successfully implemented and deployed management applications based on WebNMS Framework. AWebNMS Framework has also been selected as a network management model/ platform for building network management software solutions by Service Provders such as Chunghwa Telecom, PT Telecom, Nexagent, Equant, and Uninet. In addition to the proven standard of WebNMS Framework, it also brings a cost-sensitive and feature-rich platform for developing a prudent network management services.

Enhanced Productivity


WebNMS Framework comes bundled with WebNMS Framework Studio Tools - with plugin for Eclipse IDE that enables easy design, development and maintenance of network management applications. For rapid development, WebNMS Framework provides a comprehensive code-generation wizard that complements resource modeling and service customization tools by enabling complex instrumented applications. Additionally, WebNMS Framework offers Project Tools which are useful in development, testing, rebranding, deployment, maintenance, support and re-licensing of WebNMS Framework based applications.

Customization Capabilities

WebNMS Framework facilitates advanced customization of management services through discovery filters, alarm and event filters, rules, and correlation logic with minimal coding. Purpose-built, it readily enables customization to various technology domains that include ATM, SONET/SDH, Optical, VoIP, VPN, Cable, Wireless and others.

WebNMS Framework Benefits

Benefits

WebNMS Framework provides the following FCAPS functionality:

Fault Management

  • Event/trap processing - filtering, suppression, propagation ; with intelligent correlation
  • Alarm drill down categorized by severity, managed resource type, time of day etc.
  • Problem resolution work flow management – categorize alarms as open, closed and acknowledged

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Configuration Management

  • N-tier architecture with server support for storing, scheduling, auditing etc.
  • Supports parameterized XML tasks for easy management of configuration functions
  • Supports rollback capability for recovery from failures

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Discovery

  • Auto-discovery and topology update
  • Rich information model to capture attributes of heterogeneous networks with deep discovery
  • Topology summary and hierarchical representation of managed resources
  • Intelligent grouping for simplified configuration management

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Performance Management

  • Analyze, filter and aggregate network performance data
  • Distributed multi-tier architecture in the Polling Engine to provide more scalability and reliability.
  • Customize aggregation policies
  • Multi-level thresholding and hysteresis
  • Intuitive and graphical performance management reports

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Security

  • Fine grained and extensible authorization including support for users, groups, roles, operations and object views
  • Secure authentication and access control including SSL and secure RMI server access control J2EE security model support

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Inventory Management

  • Complete infobase of components and devices across the network
  • Can also be integrated with any third party inventory management system

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Web-based Graphical User Interface

  • Quick web-based graphical user interface built using technologies such as Struts, Tiles, JSTL, JSP & Servlet
  • Design based on the pull-MVC (Model-View-Controller) architectural paradigm, facilitating plugging in of user defined customizations
  • An intuitive home page giving the status of the network 'at a glance'

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    System Management Features
    Application servers JBoss
    Web servers Tomcat
    Choice of clients Java application client
    Applet client
    Web (HTML) client 
    and Java WebStart client
    Web Browsers Internet Explorer
    Mozilla
    FireFox
    Java Runtime Environments (JRE) JRE 1.6 (All Editions)
    JDK JDK 1.5 (All Editions)
    XML Parsers Any JAXP 1.4 compliant parser
    Language support JDK 1.6 Internationalization API
    Hardware Requirements
    CPU 2.0 GHz for Windows/Linux
    1.2  GHz for Solaris 
    Memory 1 GB RAM or Higher
    Disc Space 400 MB + 200 MB Swap


    WebNMS Framework Professional Edition
    21004.0D Named Developer License Fee per seat
    21004.0ROBP Professional Edition runtime : BE Primary Server (Mandatory)
    21004.0R0BS Professional Edition runtime : BE Secondary Server (Optional)
    21004.0PMS Maintenance and Support Tools (Optional)
    21004.0PS WebNMS Framework Test Suite (Optional)

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