Solstice Enterprise ManagerTM 4.1 Software is a network management
platform that provides the key tools and elements needed to monitor,
manage, and maintain mission critical network environments such as
network traffic in a telecom network. Solstice Enterprise Manager Software
"framework" can be used as
underlying technology for a network or element management solution,
reducing development time and time to market. As networks
continue to grow in size and complexity, Solstice Enterprise Manager
Software's distributed architecture
makes it uniquely scalable and its open standards based interfaces make
it very friendly in a multi-vendor, and multi-technology environment
that is constantly changing. Solstice Enterprise Manager 4.1 Software identifies
faults, alarms, or other types of conditions occurring in the network.
- A CORBA gateway (northside) has been added. By adding this gateway,
CORBA-based management applications can now "plug in" to the Solstice
Enterprise Manager Software
framework and take advantage of all the management services that Solstice
Enterprise Manager Software
provides. CORBA is middleware standard that allows distributed
applications that may run on different platforms to talk to each other
through an "interface broker."
- HA (high availability). In this release, Solstice Enterprise Manager
Software can now integrate with
SunTM Cluster software to achieve high availability. Customers can
run Solstice Enterprise Manager Software on two nodes (machines), a primary
node and a secondary node
which are connected to each other. The secondary node is on standby. If
there is a failure on the first node, Solstice Enterprise Manager Software
is restarted automatically on
the secondary node. Compilers were also upgraded to use ForteTM
version 5.3. Support for Java Developer KitTM and Java Dynamic ManagementTM Kit (JDMK)
was also upgraded to the latest releases.
Systems Integrators and/or consulting firms provide services similar to
NEPs and can also benefit from Solstice Enterprise Manager Software. ISVs
are another potential
customer of Solstice Enterprise Manager Software as they can develop their
applications on top of Solstice Enterprise Manager so
that they can go to market with a complete solution, rather than just
Benefits of Solstice Enterprise Manager Software
The advanced distributed architecture of Solstice Enterprise Manager
allows high levels of scalability to match the growing operational and
management requirements of a successful business. For example, multiple
copies of the Solstice Enterprise Manager Software components can be distributed
throughout the network allowing an organization to place their
management resources wherever they desire.
Standards based and protocol independent, Solstice Enterprise Manager
Software is a network management
"platform" or "framework." It is not a complete out of the box network
management solution. It typically requires development to be done
before the solution is deployed into the network. Solstice Enterprise
Manager Software can create
"custom protocol adaptors" to interface to proprietary equipment that
does not use standards based protocols.
Application development time is reduced through the reuse of existing
software components and management objects and by utilizing the
existing distributed services provided within the Solstice Enterprise
Solstice Enterprise Manager Software provides granular access security to
sensitive management information. Access can be granted to a particular
user down to the specific feature level depending on their scope of
New services can be implemented on top of the Solstice Enterprise
Manager Software infrastructure without modification to existing applications or
the infrastructure itself. These services can then be distributed
across a range of servers and low cost clients, minimizing the need for
Solstice Enterprise Manager Software requires a minimum of 128 MB of RAM.
The recommended configuration
is at least 256 MB of RAM and at least two processors. The platform is
the SPARC platform. The operating environment is the SolarisTM 8
Operating Environment (Solaris OE).
Solstice Enterprise Manager Software supports TMN, CMIP, SNMP, and RPC.
Solstice Enterprise Manager Software is compatible
Dynamic Management Kit, Solstice CMIP, and Solstice OSI.
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