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Cisco Networking Services Notification Engine
Cisco Networking Services is a suite of intelligent engines working with device agents to create a programmable network.
Cisco Networking Services extends the management plane of Cisco devices to a shared "Programmable Network" comprising three parts: Cisco Networking Services Intelligent Agents embedded within Cisco devices that enable devices to become intelligent peers in network provisioning and monitoring, Cisco Networking Services Intelligent Engines which are Fault, Configuration, Accounting, Performance and Security (FCAPS) and subscriber policy servers tightly coupled with the device agents, and the Cisco Networking Services Integration bus which provides a single, open programmatic interface to the entire network.
Cisco Networking Services Notification Engine is a component of Cisco Networking Services, delivering fault management capability. Fault management consists of three basic processes: detection, diagnostics, and resolution of network faults. The Cisco Networking Services Notification Engine touches each of these processes to better equip your Network Operations Center (NOC) to maintain and increase your network uptime and remain compliant with defined Service Level Agreements (SLA).
Cisco Networking Services Notification Engine is a software application that adds significant value to fault notification for network management. The Notification Engine collects information rich syslog messages and generates reactive fault notifications, at the same time actively polling managed devices and performing self-health monitoring for proactive fault notifications. This combination of reactive and proactive monitoring ensures detection of network affecting faults converting syslog messages to user selected SNMP trap notifications or XML events published on the Cisco Networking Services Integration Bus, the Notification Engine enables flexibility in higher-level network management systems. Cisco Networking Services Notification Engine lessens data overload by de-duplicating and correlating events at the device layer and reduces the response time to network faults with an extensive Probable Cause/Recommended Action (PC/RA) knowledge base.
The integrated offerings available from Cisco incorporate Cisco Networking Services Notification Engine. The table below describes these offerings.
Features and Benefits
•Standard Sun Netra-20
•Solaris 2.7, or 8
CNS Notification Engine operates on various hardware platforms. For current Solaris-Based Network Management product hardware requirements, please refer to the Sun Cisco Optimized Platform Recommendations Table for hardware and part numbering ordering information.
Cisco Service and Support
Cisco Networking Services Notification Engine is fully supported by Cisco TAC on a 24/7 basis for the server software. Service activation fees do not require a support contract.
Contact your local account manager or system engineer for more information on Cisco Networking Services Notification Engine including how to order.