An important aspect of the CygNet OSS solution suite is the capability for managing a multitude of technologies in a large network seamlessly. For example, networks with Network Elements (NEs) like DWDM, IP/MPS (Routers/Switches) & GPON can be managed in a unified manner, without the need to switch . It is built on CygNet Service Management Platform (SMP) consisting of Discovery/Network Inventory, and the OSS functionality such as Fault Management (FMS), Root Cause Analysis/Service Impact Analysis (RCA/SIA), Performance Management (PMS), Configuration Management, Service Provisioning & Activation (SPAS) are overlays on SMP. The SMP provides realtime visibility to network resources, thus enabling speedy service creation, delivery and assurance. Technical Order Orchestration System (TOMS/OOS), Trouble Ticketing, SLA Management and Reports/Dashboard for Transmission (SDH, DWDM) & IP/MPLS network are also provided in a tecnology agnostic manner, hiding complexities of the integration of disparate elements from end-users.
Management is via the NEs directly, or by interfacing with
vendor EMS in a standard way. The network devices are
integrated through the respective domain managers through
Mediation Layer. Every subsystem has its own protocol layer
that interfaces with the OEM’s native EMS through NE
specific adapters for Inventory, Fault, Configuration, and
Performance Data (FCPS).
Custom adapters can be plugged into the mediation layer, so that proprietary data formats are transformed to a standard TMF 814-based interface towards the CygNet OSS. Network elements are modelled uniformly as per TMF/ITU-T standards for monitoring and managing.
In addition to NMS for monitoring and managing network devices across locations, an Enterprise Management System with following key components shall be provided as an integrated solution with EMS to provide the Service Assurance functions in the NOC,