Network Management Software:
STS offers development services for management software for network elements. STS brings on table years of domain knowledge that can be best utilized in the development of such application. STS has categorized Network management software into two –
Software for managing group of network elements in an enterprise called network management software
Software for configuring and provisioning individual network elements that comes along with network elements called network element management software
By offering end to end development of Network element management software, STS helps customers to focus their energy mainly on the data traffic control functions in the network element and make the product more competitive.
Network Management software does the controlling, planning, allocating, deploying, coordinating, and monitoring the resources of a network, network planning etc. ITU–T has split the general-management functionality offered by NMS into the five key areas - fault, configuration, accounting, performance, and security (FCAPS).
Fault Management: alarm handling, trouble detection, trouble correction, test and acceptance, network recovery
Configuration Management: system turn-up, network provisioning, auto-discovery, backup and restore, database handling
Accounting Management: track service usage, bill for services
Performance Management: data collection, report generation, data analysis
Security Management: control NE access; enable NE functions, access logs
Here are some of the access methods for managing the network devices. Few of the access methods include the SNMP , command-line interface (CLIs), custom XML, CMIP , Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), Transaction Language 1 , CORBA , NETCONF , DCOM, Java/Web Services and the Java Management Extensions (JMX) or other proprietary interfaces.
Schemas include the WBEM , the Common Information Model , and MTOSI amongst others.