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Cisco Media Gateway Control Node Manager 2.5.2 Data Sheet

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DATA SHEET

Cisco Media Gateway Control (MGC) Node Manager software is a Cisco element manager for the fault, configuration, performance, and security management of the Cisco PGW 2200 Softswitch gateway. Cisco MGC Node Manager integrates management access to all signaling components, effectively representing them as a Signaling System 7 (SS7) node to the network operator.

PRODUCT OVERVIEW

Cisco ® MGC Node Manager software is a Cisco element manager for the fault, configuration, performance, and security management of the Cisco PGW 2200 Softswitch gateway to the public switched telephone network (PSTN). Cisco MGC Node Manager integrates management access to all signaling components, effectively representing them as an SS7 node to the network operator. The software provides views of individual managed devices and logical nodes, making it easier to manage the components that make up a voice-over-IP (VoIP) media gateway control node as a single entity.
The devices managed are: Cisco Signaling Link Terminal (SLT); the Cisco Catalyst ® 2900 Series XL, Catalyst 5500 Series, and Catalyst 6509 switches; Cisco Billing and Measurements Server (BAMS), and the Cisco PGW 2200 H.323 Signaling Interface. Cisco MGC Node Manager also supports integration with Cisco Voice Services Provisioning Tool (VSPT), the provisioning graphical user interface for the Cisco PGW 2200 Softswitch and Cisco BAMS, enabling more effective deployment of comprehensive and flexible voice services.

KEY FEATURES AND BENEFITS

Table 1 lists advantages made possible by the network surveillance tools in Cisco MGC Node Manager software.

Table 1. Network Surveillance

Feature

Benefit and Application

Alarm and Event Browser

Rapid fault detection helps increase service availability and customer satisfaction.

Alarm Collection

Comprehensive fault detection, collection, and storage simplify activities in the network operations center (NOC) and help ensure faster response to problems.

Presence Polling

Detect network problems even during communication breakdowns in the element manager system (EMS).

Map Viewer

Easy access to important fault and inventory information simplifies management of a large, evolving network.

Thresholding Regimes

Averting problems before they begin to affect service can increase service availability.

Notification Profiles

Proactive notification in the NOC highlights critical problems for immediate resolution for faster repair.

Event Groups

Graphic fault summaries improve fault visibility and increase NOC productivity.

Cisco MGC Node Manager makes available a Diagnostic Viewer Toolbar for each Softswitch device that is easily accessible from the object map icons. A set of diagnostic tools, described in Table 2, is grouped for convenient access under the toolbar. The toolbar and the diagnostic tools may be viewed with or without Cisco MGC Node Manager software from an X-terminal display.

Table 2. Cisco MGC Node Manager Diagnostic Tools

Feature

Benefit and Application

Call Trace Viewer

Results are displayed with flexible selection parameter options to help focus on problem areas quickly.

Log Viewer

Log viewer makes finding log information much easier by searching through log files for a match on user-defined search criteria.

Call Detail Record (CDR) Viewer

Formatted CDR display decodes records for easy access to desired information fields, helping reduce troubleshooting time.

Translation Verification Viewer

Dial plan is verified without passing live calls, helping reduce time needed to set up new customers.

Viewer Toolbar

Toolbar provides pop-up access to the diagnostic tools on a selected Cisco PGW 2200 Softswitch device, eliminating the need to remember individual commands and device addresses.

Cisco MGC Node Manager provides easy access to applications tailored for the current task and centralizes device configuration, database creation, and service provisioning. Table 3 describes key features.

Table 3. Provisioning and Configuration

Feature

Benefit and Application

Provisioning Tool

A GUI simplifies provisioning for the Cisco PGW 2200 Softswitch and Cisco MGX ® 8000 Series Carrier Voice Gateway when installed in the same VoIP network.

Graphic Device Display

Menus display only those functions appropriate for the selected device and the user's access level, helping reduce operator error and training by removing the need to remember device names and login information.

Automatic Synchronization

Database is synchronized to configuration changes made on the Cisco PGW 2200 Softswitch, reducing configuration steps and ensuring accurate display information.

Automated Discovery

Device discovery is controlled to avoid discovery of unwanted Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) devices, helping reduce deployment time for new networks and speed trials and lab testing.

CiscoView

CiscoView software is included to provide a standardized view of Cisco SLT, Cisco Integrated SLT, and the supported Cisco LAN switches, helping reduce training time for experienced CiscoView users.

User access-control and performance-management features are described in Table 4.

Table 4. User Access and Performance

Feature

Benefit and Application

Access Control

Powerful control of user access allows system administration of users by group or function.

Performance Management

Performance measurements are stored in the object database, graphed on X/Y charts, displayed in tabular text format, and made available for export to identify long-term performance trends.

PRODUCT ARCHITECTURE

Cisco MGC Node Manager is a client-server management system that promotes distribution of the client component to scale upward, supporting additional operators in groups of 10 per client workstation. All client-server and server-to-network traffic is over TCP/IP using Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), FTP, command-line interface (CLI), and PGW Man-Machine Language (MML).

Table 5. Managed Devices

Cisco PGW 2200 Softswitch

v7.4.12, v9.3(x) to v9.5(2)

Cisco SLT

Any

Cisco Integrated SLT

Any

Cisco Catalyst 5500 Series, Catalyst 2900 Series XL, and Catalyst 6509 switches

Any

Cisco BAMS

Any

Cisco PGW 2200 H.323 Signaling Interface

Any

Table 6. Product Specifications

Feature

Description

Product Compatibility

See managed devices in Table 5

Software Compatibility

Supports co-resident operation with Cisco VSPT, Cisco Universal Gateway Manager, Cisco Extensible Provisioning and Operations Manager, and CiscoWorks

Protocols

SNMP, FTP, CLI, and PGW MML

Components

Media Kit, Right to Use License

Connectivity

X-terminal to presentation server
TCP/IP
128 Kbps required; higher bandwidth recommended
Presentation server to management server
TCP/IP
10-Mbps LAN connection required
Management server to the Cisco PGW 2200 Softswitch
TCP/IP
1 Mbps bursting

Features and Functions

Fault, performance, and security management

MIBs

Cisco Express Forwarding MIB for Northbound Trap Forwarding

Programming Interfaces

None

SYSTEM CAPACITY

Cisco MGC Node Manager has been verified operational, managing up to 20 Cisco PGW 2200 Softswitch failover pairs. Response time depends on PGW calls per second, the number of operators, and the size of the Cisco MGC Node Manager server.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Table 7. System Requirements

Cisco PGW 2200 Softswitch Network Size

Small Network

1-3 Operators

1-5 Nodes

24 Traps/Minute

Midsize Network*; 4-6 Operators;

6-10 Nodes; 36-42 Traps/Minute

Large Network; 7-10 Operators; 11-20 Nodes; 42-54 Traps/Minute

 

Single Machine

Presentation Server

Management Server

Presentation Server **

Management Server

RAM (GB)

2
2
2
2
4

Swap (GB)

4
2
4
2
8

Disk Drives*** (9 GB Minimum)

2
1
4
1
4-6

CPU

2 x 440 MHz-1.05 GHz
2 x 440 MHz-1.05 GHz
2 x 1.05 GHz
4 x 1.05 GHz
4 x 1.05 GHz

* Presentation and management servers may run co-resident for midsize networks when faster Sun CPUs are used or operator loads are light. When combined, RAM and swap are added, while a total of four hard drives is sufficient. Adding more presentation servers increases the number of operators supported.
** Additional presentation servers may be added, if necessary, to maintain good operator response time in large networks with heavy alarm traffic. Additional operator support is planned for testing.
*** A two-disk machine will work for smaller networks with less traffic and fewer operators. Response time to operator commands will slow down as the network grows and additional operators are added. Adding one or two additional disk drives can improve performance by supporting parallel access reducing overall seek time.
Cisco MGC Node Manager has been tested with Sun UltraSPARC II and III systems. Pure Sun products that meet or exceed the sizing recommendation are required to ensure Cisco Software Application Support (SAS) for Cisco MGC Node Manager.

ORDERING INFORMATION

To place an order, visit the Cisco Ordering Home Page.

Table 8. Ordering Information

Part Number

Product Name

CMNM
Cisco MGC Node Manager
EMS-MNM-KIT-252-K9
Cisco MNM 2.5(2) Media Kit Option
EMS-MNM-KIT-252K9D
Cisco MNM 2.5(2) 30-day Demo Kit
EMS-MNM-LIC-252
Cisco MNM 2.5(2) Right to Use License Option

TO DOWNLOAD THE SOFTWARE

Visit the Cisco Software Center to download Cisco MGC Node Manager software.

Product Name/Description

Cisco MNM 2.5(2) 30-day Demo
Cisco MNM Product Updates

SERVICE AND SUPPORT

Cisco Systems ® delivers a wide range of service programs through a combination of people, processes, tools, and partners, resulting in high levels of customer satisfaction. Cisco services help you to protect your network investment, optimize network operations, and prepare the network for new applications to extend network intelligence and the power of your business. For more information about Cisco services, see Cisco Technical Support Services or Cisco Advanced Services.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information about Cisco MGC Node Manager, visit:
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Addresses, phone numbers, and fax numbers are listed on the Cisco Web site at www.cisco.com/go/offices.Argentina · Australia · Austria · Belgium · Brazil · Bulgaria · Canada · Chile · China PRC · Colombia · Costa Rica · Croatia · Cyprus Czech Republic · Denmark · Dubai, UAE · Finland · France · Germany · Greece · Hong Kong SAR · Hungary · India · Indonesia · Ireland · Israel · Italy · Japan · Korea · Luxembourg · Malaysia · Mexico · The Netherlands · New Zealand · Norway · Peru · Philippines · Poland · Portugal · Puerto Rico · Romania · Russia · Saudi Arabia · Scotland · Singapore · Slovakia · Slovenia · South Africa · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland · Taiwan · Thailand · Turkey · Ukraine · United Kingdom · United States · Venezuela · Vietnam · ZimbabweCopyright  2004 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. 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