About This Guide
This guide provides an overview to Cisco Prime Fulfillment 6.1. Prime Fulfillment is a carrier-class network and service-management offering for the rapid and cost-effective delivery of IP services.
Prime Fulfillment offers complete MPLS VPN services management with rapid deployment and error-free provisioning capabilities. A service operator can begin with a single machine where Prime Fulfillment is installed and add processing servers that will be used by the Prime Fulfillment's master machine to offload processing and monitoring. Prime Fulfillment's master machine controls and monitors all its processing servers to deliver load-balancing and error-free provisioning.
Prime Fulfillment simplifies and speeds the deployment and management of packet-based services for faster time to revenue while increasing operating efficiencies. It is an end-to-end network management solution that scales as an organization evolves.
This guide is designed for network engineers, service operators, and business managers who are responsible for configuring, provisioning, and managing MPLS VPN, L2 VPN, TEM software and Diagnostic services on a network. Network managers and operators should be familiar with the following topics:
•Basic concepts and terminology used in internetworking.
•Layer 2 Virtual Private Network (L2VPN), Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS), VPN, Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), and terms and technology.
•Network topologies and protocols.
The entire documentation set for Cisco Prime Fulfillment, can be accessed at:
The following documents comprise the Cisco Prime Fulfillment 6.1 documentation set:
General Documentation (in suggested reading order)
•Cisco Prime Fulfillment Getting Started and Documentation Guide 6.1
•Release Notes for Cisco Prime Fulfillment 6.1
•Cisco Prime Fulfillment Installation Guide 6.1
•Cisco Prime Fulfillment User Guide 6.1
•Cisco Prime Fulfillment Theory of Operations Guide 6.1
•Cisco Prime Fulfillment Third Party and Open Source Copyrights 6.1
•Cisco Prime Fulfillment API Programmer Guide 6.1
•Cisco Prime Fulfillment API Programmer Reference 6.1
Note All documentation might be upgraded over time. All upgraded documentation will be available at the same URLs specified in this document.
This guide uses the following documentation conventions.
This guide uses the following formatting conventions:
•User input and controls are indicated in bold; for example, "enter 1234" and "click Modify Scope."
•Object attributes are indicated in italics; for example, "the failover-safe-period attribute."
•Cross-references to chapters or sections of chapters are indicated in blue type. For example, see Document Conventions.
Navigation and Screens
This guide uses the following navigation and screen display conventions:
•Windows systems use a two-button mouse. To drag and drop an object, click and hold the left mouse button on the object, drag the object to the target location, then release the button.
•Solaris systems use a three-button mouse. To drag and drop an object, click and hold the middle mouse button on the object, drag the object to the target location, then release the button.
•Screen displays can differ slightly from those included in this guide, depending on the system or browser you use.
•Web UI Navigation bar labels can have IPv4 and IPv6 variants depending on the administrator role privileges assigned. To simplify procedural instructions, this Guide uses the most generic versions of the menu bar labels, unless there is a need to be more specific. For example, the Address Space menu label might be rendered as Address Space v4 and Address Space v6. The instructions will have the label simply as Address Space.
Callouts in the text have the following meaning:
Be careful. The description alerts you to potential data damage or loss.
Note Take note. The description is particularly noteworthy.
Timesaver Save time. The description can present a timesaver.
Tip Consider this helpful hint. The description can present an optimum action to take.
Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request
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