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Cisco WAN Manager 15.1

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DATA SHEET

Cisco® WAN Manager is a high-performance, carrier-class element- and network-management product for the Cisco MGX® Family, Cisco BPX® Family, and Cisco IGX Family of multiservice switches and the Cisco MGX 8880 Media Gateway. Deployed worldwide in some of the largest service provider networks, the Cisco WAN Manager can operate as a standalone network-management system or can be integrated as an element manager using its northbound interfaces for highly efficient flow-through operations.

The complexity of today's multiservice and packet voice networks requires robust, scalable, and easy-to-use management tools. Cisco WAN Manager addresses this need by providing extensive, reliable, and scalable element-management capabilities to rapidly deploy and manage services.
Cisco WAN Manager Release 15.1 GUI (Figure 1) further enhances operator workflow and usability to make configuration, fault monitoring, and troubleshooting operations simple and easy to use. This translates to rapid service deployment, network health monitoring, and real-time fault detection and isolation.

Figure 1. Cisco WAN Manager 15.1 GUI

KEY FEATURES AND BENEFITS

Cisco WAN Manager offers the following features and benefits:

Scalability-The distributed architecture of Cisco WAN Manager provides the ability to provision and manage a large number of network elements supporting millions of connections with high-performance network synchronization rates. More than 100 GUI clients can be supported with redundant Cisco WAN Manager servers, allowing service providers to cost-effectively manage their growing networks.

High availability and reliability-Multiple Cisco WAN Manager servers can be used for disaster recovery and to take turns for any maintenance and upgrade activities. Cisco WAN Manager synchronizes with the network status changes to maintain an accurate view of the network inventory and connections.

Open northbound interfaces-Cisco WAN Manager provides a northbound interface using Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) as an API for flow-through bulk provisioning and network monitoring, allowing easy integration with existing OSSs.

Workflow-optimized GUI-Cisco WAN Manager 15.1 introduces an enhanced GUI designed to optimize daily operations for equipment and connection provisioning to accelerate time to revenue. The workflow-optimized GUI provides several powerful advantages:

– It consolidates network-monitoring tasks into a single GUI to provide alarm browsing and filtering capabilities.

– It offers the ability to invoke equipment diagnostics and connection tests from the configuration or network monitoring GUI using menu shortcuts.

– It maintains data context and provides drag-and-drop and template-based operations, minimizing operator time for data entry and object selection. The enhanced GUI design consists of the Network Monitor, Configuration Center, Diagnostics Center, Chassis View, Statistics Reporting Tools, and Object Finder.

Network Monitor-Details of network alarm and configuration status can be retrieved by a single click in the network monitor GUI. Alarm filtering can be enabled with a single click to view a specific class of alarms such as node, card, port, Cisco WAN Manager, critical, major, or minor. Network Topology is automatically discovered for displaying the physical and logical configuration of the fixed and mobile PNNI network.

Configuration Center-This builds on the powerful connection-management application and the equipment-provisioning functions of earlier Cisco WAN Manager releases, by providing intuitive drag-and-drop and template capabilities. The Configuration Center provides capabilities to provision end-to-end ATM, Frame Relay, Frame Relay-to-ATM interworking, circuit emulation, voice, and low-speed data connections.

Diagnostics Center-The Diagnostics Center provides access to all diagnostic functions based on the context of the selected managed entity. The Diagnostics Center provides access to all the available real-time statistics and test tools in one place, easing the task of diagnostics and troubleshooting.

Chassis View-This allows status monitoring of the equipment to be performed within seconds. Chassis View has up-to-date graphical displays of the front and back panels of the individual node. The alarm LED status for the service modules and physical ports are updated automatically to reflect the current node alarm status.

Statistics Reporting Tool-All historical statistics collected by the Cisco WAN Manager Statistics Collection Manager in the database can be retrieved into a report format for trend analysis. Using this tool, an operator can systematically select a report type such as port level, line level, or connection level, and time period for the report to span. The result can be exported into a file for further use in other applications.

Object Finder-The Object Finder provides extensive searching, sorting, and filtering functions to query the managed entities and alarm history in the embedded database.

Performance and accounting management-The Cisco WAN Manager Statistics Collector/ Manager (SCM) collects network statistics that are useful for applications such as performance reporting, capacity planning, and billing. For large-scale networks, the statistics collection tasks can be distributed and offloaded to multiple Standalone Statistics Collector (SSC) servers and remotely controlled by the SCM. To enhance reliability for statistics collection, each SSC can act as a backup for another SSC server.

System administration-Cisco WAN Manager supports software upgrades by loading new software from a Cisco WAN Manager workstation. Background loading of new software allows simultaneous upgrades to multiple devices. Configuration save-and-restore features save a snapshot of the entire network configuration. For network disaster recovery, operators can selectively restore configurations for a single node or the entire network.

Security management-Cisco WAN Manager provides GUI-based security access profiles. These profiles are created by administrative users in Cisco WAN Manager and contain access privileges for logical subnetworks and for each of the management functions such as network monitoring, connection manager, and performance reporting. Cisco WAN Manager logs read and write operations of all GUI users in a security log file and provides a powerful administrative GUI for viewing and filtering the audit log records.

AutoRoute to Private Network-Network Interface (PNNI) network migration-The Cisco WAN Manager Connection Management in the Configuration Center can provision and manage ATM and Frame Relay connections across Cisco BPX 8600 Series AutoRoute networks and Cisco MGX 8000 Series PNNI networks. This helps enable service providers to use their existing Cisco BPX 8600 Series switches together with PNNI-controlled Cisco MGX 8850 PXM-45 systems for service expansion. Furthermore, Cisco WAN Manager can provision connections with Cisco IGX endpoints when the Cisco IGX switch is used as a feeder to a Cisco MGX PXM-45 or Cisco MGX PXM-1E node. This allows network operators to add PNNI-based Cisco MGX switches to the Cisco IGX network for network expansion.

Table 1 lists the product specifications for the Cisco WAN Manager 15.1.

Table 1. Product Specifications

Feature

Description

Product Compatibility

Cisco MGX 8950, MGX 8880, MGX 8850, MGX 8830, MGX 8250, MGX 8230, and MGX 8220 switches; Cisco BPX and BPX-SES Service Extension Shelf and Cisco IGX 8400 Series switches

Software Compatibility

Solaris 8 and Solaris 9 for Cisco WAN Manager Server; Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Solaris 8, and Solaris 9 for Java Client using Java WebStart 1.4.2

Management API

SNMP

Computing Platform

Sun Microsystem UltraSPARC II, III, and IIIi workstation with Solaris 8 or Solaris 9 operating system

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Cisco WAN Manager system requirements can be obtained at:

ORDERING INFORMATION

To place an order, visit the Cisco Ordering Home Page. Cisco WAN Manager products can be searched by keyword CWM.

SERVICE AND SUPPORT

Cisco Systems ® offers a wide range of services programs to accelerate customer success. These innovative services programs are delivered through a unique 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 the Cisco WAN Manager, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/netmgtsw/ps2340/index.html or contact your local account representative.
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The use of the word partner does not imply a partnership relationship between Cisco and any other company. (0502R) 	205323.B_ETMG_KW_7.05Printed in the USA Text Box:  Corporate HeadquartersCisco Systems, Inc.170 West Tasman DriveSan Jose, CA 95134-1706USAwww.cisco.comTel:	408 526-4000	800 553-NETS (6387)Fax:	408 526-4100	European HeadquartersCisco Systems International BVHaarlerbergparkHaarlerbergweg 13-191101 CH AmsterdamThe Netherlandswww-europe.cisco.comTel:	31 0 20 357 1000Fax:	31 0 20 357 1100	Americas HeadquartersCisco Systems, Inc.170 West Tasman DriveSan Jose, CA 95134-1706USAwww.cisco.comTel:	408 526-7660Fax:	408 527-0883	Asia Pacific HeadquartersCisco Systems, Inc.168 Robinson Road#28-01 Capital TowerSingapore 068912www.cisco.comTel: +65 6317 7777Fax: +65 6317 7799Cisco Systems has more than 200 offices in the following countries and regions. Addresses, phone numbers, and fax numbers are listed onthe Cisco Website 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  2005 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. CCSP, CCVP, the Cisco Square Bridge logo, Follow Me Browsing, and StackWise are trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc.; Changing the Way We Work, Live, Play, and Learn, and iQuick Study are service marks of Cisco Systems, Inc.; and Access Registrar, Aironet, ASIST, BPX, Catalyst, CCDA, CCDP, CCIE, CCIP, CCNA, CCNP, Cisco, the Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert logo, Cisco IOS, Cisco Press, Cisco Systems, Cisco Systems Capital, the Cisco Systems logo, Cisco Unity, Empowering the Internet Generation, Enterprise/Solver, EtherChannel, EtherFast, EtherSwitch, Fast Step, FormShare, GigaDrive, GigaStack, HomeLink, Internet Quotient, IOS, IP/TV, iQ Expertise, the iQ logo, iQ Net Readiness Scorecard, LightStream, Linksys, MeetingPlace, MGX, the Networkers logo, Networking Academy, Network Registrar, Packet, PIX, Post-Routing, Pre-Routing, ProConnect, RateMUX, ScriptShare, SlideCast, SMARTnet, StrataView Plus, TeleRouter, The Fastest Way to Increase Your Internet Quotient, and TransPath are registered trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and certain other countries.All other trademarks mentioned in this document or Website are the property of their respective owners. The use of the word partner does not imply a partnership relationship between Cisco and any other company. (0502R) 	205323.B_ETMG_KW_7.05Printed in the USA