Network
Management.

DZS offers several options for  network management system which are all standards-based, carrier and enterprise class network management solution that provides management support for our multi-service networks.

The network management solutions are based on a  client-server architecture and use proven industry standard components such as an application server framework and a relational database to provide a robust platform.

ZMS is a standards-based, carrier-class network management solution that provides management support for DZS multi-service networks. The ZMS client-server architecture uses proven industry standard components such as an application server framework and a relational database to provide a robust platform. ZMS automates complex, tedious and error-prone tasks, thereby raising productivity, improving accuracy and reducing costs for operators.

Client /Server Architecture

The ZMS client, called NetHorizhon, provides an easy-to-use, GUI for operators to manage and troubleshoot DZS networks. Maps and sub-maps represent regions, making it intuitive for network operators to drill down for views of chassis, cards, ports, logical interfaces and lists of services. Multiple client support ensures that many operators performing discrete management tasks can simultaneously use data from the ZMS Server.

The ZMS server provides a suite of management applications to support fault, configuration, performance, security and diagnostics functions. It communicates with the DZS devices via industry-standard protocols such as SNMP and FTP/SFTP, using reliable mechanisms to ensure timely transfers of management information. Service, configuration, and subscriber data are stored in a relational database.

Full Featured Management System

ZMS is a full-featured management system including full FCAPS implementation (Fault, Configuration, Administration, Performance and Security). ZMS’s FCAPS functionality enables quick turn-up of devices, advanced tools for increased productivity, real-time traffic and service monitoring and historical data collection for trending and analysis.

OSS Integration

ZMS OSS Gateway provides an open standards based Corba or XML interface for seamless integration into existing and new service provider Operations Support Systems (OSS). The interface provides for bi-directional transfer of management information for tasks such as automated flow through provisioning, inventory management, device configuration, capacity and status of various network entities.

ZMS – Network Management.

The ZMS Virtual Appliance is a fully-featured ZMS client-server platform for small deployments. It offers platform portability by encapsulating the ZMS server within a Virtual Box container. The ZMS Virtual Appliance server runs on any Intel x86 hardware platform utilizing Linux, Windows, MAC OS or Solaris as the native operating system. This product supports the standard windows-based ZMS NetHorizon client, which is installed from the ZMS Virtual Appliance server.

ZMS Virtual Appliance.

The ZMS Virtual Appliance is a fully-featured ZMS client-server platform for small deployments. It offers platform portability by encapsulating the ZMS server within a Virtual Box container. The ZMS Virtual Appliance server runs on any Intel x86 hardware platform utilizing Linux, Windows, MAC OS or Solaris as the native operating system. This product supports the standard windows-based ZMS NetHorizon client, which is installed from the ZMS Virtual Appliance server.

ZMS High Availability.

ZMS HA is a high availability solution for the ZMS server. This two-node redundancy configuration offers protection against a single point of failure in the ZMS. A disaster recovery option may be added to the ZMS HA solution, providing a remote hot standby server for recovery in the event of a catastrophic failure of the ZMS HA system. The ZMS HA solution offers automatic cut-over to the redundant hardware/software component when an error is detected. The ZMS High Availability (HA) solution requires two local ZMS servers with a shared disk array and redundant hardware including: disk controllers, network interfaces, and power supplies. Disaster recovery can be added to the ZMS HA configuration by including a 3rd-server that is remotely located from the primary ZMS HA cluster.

The ZMS HA solution utilizes Oracle Realtime Application Cluster architecture to provide a single system image allowing multiple servers to access a single ZMS database. The ZMS HA cluster consists of two nodes, one in active mode and the other in standby. All devices and ZMS clients access the ZMS HA system using a Virtual IP (VIP) address. The Oracle cluster software maps this Virtual IP address to the active server. When a failure occurs in the active ZMS server, there is a rapid automatic switch-over to the standby ZMS HA server. The Oracle cluster software automatically handles the re-mapping of the VIP to the new active server making this change transparent to the devices and clients.

When a remote disaster recovery server is added to an ZMS HA configuration, the remote hot standby server receives database updates from the HA system providing database synchronization. In the event of a catastrophic failure at the ZMS HA site, a manual failover to the remote hot standby server can be performed within a short time frame.

To satisfy increasing consumer bandwidth demands and align with market trends, many Telecom solution providers have begun to future proof their networks with the deployment of fiber technologies. These can be new deployments or augmentation and upgrade of existing copper-based networks.

While high speed Internet access speeds vary by region, DZS is deployed in virtually all the most advanced countries that offer ultra high speed Internet speeds and our ongoing mission is to work with aspiring nations who want the benefits of connecting all  citizens to the Internet world.

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