WebNMS Framework is the industry-leading network management framework for building custom Element Management System (EMS) and Network Management System (NMS) applications with over 25,000 Carrier Deployments.
WebNMS Framework 5 is a scalable, application-centric platform that makes extensive use of state-of-the-art graphical displays to provide an intuitive and powerful network management dashboard for operations staff. By automating a number of complex, tedious, and error-prone tasks, the management application raises productivity, improves accuracy, simplifies training, and reduces costs for operation centers.
WebNMS Framework 5 offers a comprehensive set of FCAPS functions and provisioning, along with bundled customizable interfaces to most popular network elements, OSS systems, and other management applications.
WebNMS Framework Features
Event Collection: Simultaneous receipt of events from any intelligent device, resource, or software entity. Supports the reporting of alarm conditions in a near real-time or scheduled manner.
Alarm Correlation and Filtering: Efficiently handles lengthy alarm lists with robust capability to correlate and filter alarms.
Resource Status Displays: A single window provides an efficient graphical overview of the status of all managed resources.
Active Alarms Display: A consolidated list of active or "open" alarms compiled across all managed resources provides an overview of fault localization and correction tasks that are currently in progress.
Automatic Discovery: Using industry standard protocols (e.g. SNMP, TL1) or customer-specific messaging adapters,managed resources are automatically discovered and polled for updates to their configuration attributes.
Managed Resource Domains: Administrator can conveniently group the discovered managed resources into a set of managed resource domains using a point and-click interface.
Containment Tree View: Rapid browsing through the entire inventory is supported through the containment hierarchy display.
Graphical Topology View: This powerful consolidated view displays the configuration and status of the entire managed resource inventory.
Resource Provisioning: Through a convenient, single-click operation, managed resources can be placed in one of several service states such as "working", "unavailable" or "standby". This high-impact operation confirms that the requestor has appropriate permissions before fulfilling the request.
Software Image Downloads : Provides a powerful facility to orchestrate the organized download of software images.
Data Collection: Scalable application architecture powers the simultaneous collection of measurements from multiple managed resources across the network using distributed pollers.
Resource Configuration: Managed resources typically support a number of settable attributes including alarm thresholds, logical addresses, and device specific parameters like data rates. The user can set such attributes for a single managed resource or a group of managed resources.
Performance Computation: Collected data is analyzed, filtered, and aggregated to produce performance metrics that are relevant to the operations staff such as user-oriented transaction response time or service availability.
Real-time Graphical Displays: Intuitive line charts and bar charts provide operations staff with quick snapshots ofthe performance metrics over time.
Security Domains: Fine-grained control of access to critical managed resources is accomplished through carefully defined security domains.
Audit Log: A detailed log of all access permission requests and responses supports the analysis of resource usage patterns as well as attempts to breach access control.
WebNMS Framework benefits
For Operations Centers
Continuously monitors the status of network devices such as hubs, routers, firewalls, cross-connects, add-drop multiplexers, and SAN switches.
Monitors status of IT resources such as servers, storage sub systems, and disk controllers.
Records and maintains network configuration and updates to ensure normal network operation.
Data collection with distributed polling architecture enables performance trend and analysis ofthe entire network or sub networks through graphical or table form.
Supports root cause analysis of events by correlating alarms and enabling drill down to malfunctioning sub systems.
Enables efficient management of operations staff by supporting organization of network and IT assets into regions or domains and providing filtered domain views of received alarms.
Supports problem resolution management of malfunctions through the life cycle tracking of alarm status.
Supports seamless integration with OSS/BSS, EMSs, NMSs, trouble ticketing systems, and other infrastructure applications in Operations Centers.
Feature-rich WebNMS Framework allows OEMs and system integrators to roll out first releases of enterprise or network management systems within weeks.
Comprehensive WebNMS Framework platform drives dramatic improvements in application development process, specifically in the areas of Rapid development, Risk Avoidance, and ROI Improvement.
WebNMS Framework is based on a proven architecture and is purpose-built to be scalable, reliable, and secure.
Support rapid customization through XML-driven data model.
Provide plug-n-play 0 integration with managed resources and external applications through compliance with open industry standards such as ITU-T, SNMP, CORBA, XML, TL1 , etc
Inside WebNMS Framework
Productivity Tools - WebNMS Framework Studio
WebNMS Framework Studio tools enable complete lifecycle management ofWebNMS Framework applications-from design and development to packaging,branding,deployment, and upgrades.
WebNMS Framework Studio offers multiple benefits for rapid and simple development:
Project-based approach for segregating development and deployment of projects
Tools to package, install, uninstalt and upgrade projects
Integrated version control system, build automation, and command line tools
XML editor for managing WebNMS Framework configuration files; JMacs editor for managing non-XML files
Intuitive and rapid modeling of managed resources
Chassis and Configuration wizards as part of client-side customization
Framework Architecture - Deployment Flexibility
WebNMS Framework is architected to support varying deployment needs ranging from a single server to multi-server deployment
High Availability - Multi-server Deployment
The WebNMS Framework server consists of three tiers of server components:the management server (mediation) tier, which provides protocol mediation with the managed systems; the back-end server tier, which provides database transaction and encapsulation service; and the front-end server tier, which provides client session management services.
There can be more than one deployment of the back-end and front-end servers to achieve massive scalability. The servers can be deployed with redundancy so that any failure resuIts in failover to other server components.This feature is crucial in high-availability applications.
Persistent Data Model
High availability for managed services and operational support is achieved through a persistent RDBMS data model. WebNMS Framework leverages the benefits oftransaction support, database synchronization, and object locking.
Core WebNMS Framework modules like Topology, Fault Management, Map, Performance Management, and Storage Server use Hibernate persistence to provide enhanced object modeling and database constraints like foreign key, surrogate key,etc.
The database Tier in the WebNMS Framework architecture incorporates persistent data management support with failover capability.
WebNMS Framework offers seamless integration with Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL and other popular databases.
WebNMS Framework 5.2 Features
WebNMS Framework Features
Size of managed networks
Small to medium, and large carriergrade networks
Maximum number of managed objects
Millions of MOs
Maximum number of concurrent clients
Hundreds of clients (can be scaled higher based on the number of front-end servers)
JRE/JDK [supported versions]
JRE - 1.6.0
JDK - 1.6.0
Fedora Core 9
WebNMS Framework Eclipse Plugin
End | Load Balancing
(Systems and Application Monitoring Feature Pack and Syslog Monitoring Feature Pack licensed separately)
Choice of clients
Java application client
Web (HTML) client
and Java WebStart client
Java Runtime Environments
JRE 1.6 (All Editions)
JDK 1.5 (All Editions)
Any JAXP 1.4 compliant
JDK 1.6 Internationalization
2.0 GHz for Windows/Linux
1.2 GHz for Solaris
1 GB RAM or Higher
400 MB + 200 MB Swap
About Zoho Corporation
Zoho Corporation provides affordable software for management and provisioning
of complex networks, systems, and IT applications. With a broad
product portfolio and an active customer base ranging from enterprises,
equipment vendors, and service providers, Zoho Corporation has emerged
as a very affordable and high-quality alternative to expensive software
that is common in this industry.
Zoho Corporation has offices in CA, Austin, New Jersey, Chennai, Singapore, Tokyo and Beijing. It has a well-trained partner base around the globe and thousands of customers world-wide. For more information, call 888-720-9500 or visit our Web site at: www.webnms.com.
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