In modern Carrier Ethernet networks, providers must consider a cross-functional automation that efficiently integrates commissioning, activation, inventory, fault, performance and network management. The challenging combination of the above capabilities is required for ensuring prompt new services launching, highly scalable network, effortless equipment roll-out and highest maintenance. In order to achieve such a level of automation, providers require an accurate and granular performance monitoring mechanism, combined with a fully-automated activation system.
Zero touch provisioning allows service-providers to facilitate remote devices automatically without manual intervention. When remote devices are physically connected to the network and booted, the initial management IP can be automatically distributed to remote devices based on DHCP. When this occurs, the configuration and software updates can be automatically loaded into remote devices via a service template to perform a simple deployment minimizing human errors.
This mechanism ensures lean TCO and therefore guarantees the modernization of packet networks.
• Simple procedure: Rack, connect and power on
• Diverse and editable service templates
• Topology auto-discovery mechanism
• Physical and logical graphic representation of links and nodes