Modern transmission systems have become more and more efficient in transmission
capacity and flexibility in covering different services. Quality of service
(Qos) is no longer something the user has to worry about. Continuous availability
of the service is now commonly available.
the reliable operation of the transmission networks, an efficient
and trustworthy management system that provides control of all the
facilities is required.
SparkView is the software package enabling simple management of network
elements. Flexibility is it's greatest asset. It is convenient for local
management of a single link as well as for control of large distributed
systems with thousands of managed network elements.
system is user-friendly. Because a data communication network is
built into the network nodes (network elements), users can create or
upgrade their management system themselves. The insertion of new network
elements into the managed system or reconfiguration of existing network
elements can be performed on-line. The data is stored in special files,
which also can be manually edited.
The SparkView System 3.2 is an upgrade of the Itemos 3.0 management system.
The latest software design principles were applied for the new core design;
using well-proven design patterns for concurrent and distributed objects.
With this solution, operational reliability and efficiency has been increased,
meeting the needs for the new challenges in the field of telecommunications.
Operation in mixed environments: Linux, MS Windows 9x/NT/2000/XP
Distributed operation on several computers
Communication between processes: SparkView IP API
Possibility of connection of all equipment from Iskra Transmission
Supervision and management of equipment of other producers through:
SNMP, CORBA, external contacts, ITEMOS protocol
Possibility of adaptation to any operating system, compatible with
POSIX standards: (FreeBSD, SCO, SUN Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, etc.)
The SparkView 3.2 system provides
External input and output management
Communication with managed equipment with built in DCN
Management of ITEMOS non-compatible equipment
Integration into higher-level management system
Hierarchical Graphic Presentation of the Monitored System
A monitored system is presented in more layers. By clicking the mouse
on sub-network symbols, various sub-network windows are opened. By clicking
the mouse on a network element symbol, programs with a graphic device
interface are started. This enables to the operator to get a clear view
of the condition of the entire monitored system and a quick survey of
details about the condition of individual subsystems or individual device components.
Operational Structure of SparkView 3.2
The SparkView Network Element Management System consists of three parts:
The Server components is the most important part of the system.
It is intended for communication with network elements, for data
collecting, for storage of events history and for security management.
The Operator component consists of a user-friendly intuitive
graphical user interface with which the operator engages his daily work.
The Administration component; through which the operation of
server processes can be controlled. The operator component actually
controls it. Nevertheless, it is necessary only for system administration
and therefore can be considered as separate.