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Cisco 7000 Series Manager

Cisco 7000 Series Manager 2.1

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Data Sheet


Cisco 7000 Series Manager

A Cisco Element Management System for High-Productivity Network Operations

Cisco 7000 Series Manager, one of the Cisco element managers, provides device-specific element management functions, such as fault, configuration, accounting, performance, and security (FCAPS), for the Cisco 7200, 7400, and 7500 series routers. The element manager has an intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) (Figure 1) designed to increase network operations productivity. Cisco element managers are based on a highly scalable, tested, and field-validated common infrastructure. This flexible, modular model allows you to install the mix of element managers you need to support your business. It also enables cost-effective and rapid deployment of new element managers, which means you can more rapidly introduce and manage new services. Cisco element managers provide common interfaces and element management services to applications in the network- and service-management levels of the Cisco Internet OSS, as well as to your existing operations support system (OSS) components.

Figure 1

Cisco 7000 Series Manager Graphical User Interface

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Cisco 7000 Series Manager runs on Sun Microsystems UltraSPARC servers with the Solaris 8 operating environment installed. For server specifications, visit:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/netmgtsw/ps5266/prod_release_note09186a00801c2ab1.html

Table 1 lists the features and benefits of the Cisco 7000 Series Manager.

Table 1  Features and Benefits of the Cisco 7000 Series Manager

Feature or Function
Benefit or Application
Fault management

Supports fault detection, logging and display, troubleshooting, and repair

Higher service availability

Inventory management

Automatically discovers—and updates in real time—the elements in a network, as well as how each network element is configured in terms of field-replaceable units (for example, interface cards, power supplies, etc.) and installed software release

Maintained inventory also includes logical inventory such as terminating permanent virtual circuits (PVCs) and virtual channel length (VCL)

Inventory management function operates in real time and caters to online insertion and removal (OIR)

Ensures maximum use of network investment

Provisioning and service activation

Provides provisioning of termination points for PVCs and VCLs

Synchronizes services with the network elements

Offers flow-through provisioning by using the Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA) interface

Provides better service to the customer and maximum revenue to the provider

Threshold Monitor

Supports proactive checking for network capacity breaches

Collects performance management data per interface as well as per ATM connection

Offers a powerful troubleshooting feature, useful for service-level agreement (SLA) supervision

Higher service availability

CiscoWorks Resource Management Essentials (RME) for network element administration

Includes Cisco IOS® Software image upgrade, configuration backup and restore, and management of Cisco IOS Software passwords

Cisco element managers now includes CiscoWorks RME for network-element operations and administration tasks

Simplifies time-consuming administrative tasks

Reduces reliance on the command-line interface (CLI)

Reduces operator training costs

Security

Gives the network operations center (NOC) manager fine-grained control over access to EMS applications based on operator role

Access control can be customized based on any combination of individuals, groups, roles, and features rather than a more restricted user/administrator structure

Access security features reduce margin for error and prevent malicious access

Increases reliability of service

Multiple users

Supports multiuser, multisite NOC operations with up to 50 simultaneous users

Reduces costs and simplifies operations for several sites from 1 NOC

High availability

Online EMS database backup without management interruption even when backup is in progress

EMS self-monitoring to ensure all internal processes are up and running

Reduces management downtime to increase availability of service

OSS integration interfaces

Enables integration into the service provider's OSS, and facilitates management using a single application. Based on industry standards, including CORBA, Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), and File Transfer Protocol (FTP)

Cisco CNS Configuration Engine integration

Reduces cost of operation

Enables less skilled personnel to manage the network


For Further Information

For more information about the Cisco 7000 Series Manager and Cisco routers, go to:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/netmgtsw/ps5266/index.html

and

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/routers/index.html

A 30-day, free-trial version of the Cisco 7000 Series Manager is available by ordering part number EMSC7K-KIT-2.1DK9 from:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/ordering/index.shtml