The ultimate goal of developing a network management system is to maximize the network efficiency and mi ni mi ze. The Starcom Network Management System NView NNM covers the two lowest layers of the TMN architecture. With a design is based on the FCAPS model, this software includes fault, configuration, performance and security management functions.
A northbound interface is also available on the system for the integration of network management systems, implementing full FCAPS functions on the last three levels of the TMN architecture.
The Starcom NView NNM system is a Client/Server structured system, in which several clients can work with one server to ensure efficient device monitoring and managing.
All Starcom network manageable products include built-in SNMP agents allowing them to communicate with Element Manag e me n t Syste ms (EMS).
They also integrate a uniform platform, consisting of topology, inventory, configuration, customer, fault, performance and security management components, to administer all equipment in the network in one topology. Third-party NMSs can directly manage Starcom network manageable devices by using Starcom MIBs.
In addition, an upper-level NMS/OSS/BSS can share data and results on the NView NNM system through the northbound interface. The system also provides a disaster recovery solution, protecting the server from fatal disasters and ensuring continuous running of the system by setting up a backup server and keeping it constantly synchronized with the main one.