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ELEMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (EMS)


Ems

The Element Management System (EMS) is responsible for all systems that provide direct control and management of DISN elements. The EMS is implemented through a flexible, reliable, and globally distributed architecture to support network operations at the Global and Theater NetOps Centers. The EMS collects, consolidates, and normalizes fault, performance, and configuration data from network elements and transmits the data to the Network Management System (NMS).

The EMS also includes the Data Communications Network (DCN). The DCN is a global, dedicated, out-of-band private network with secure dial back-up capability for transporting command and control data between the DISN managed elements and the EMS. The DCN also provides all interconnectivity for the DISN OSS applications and network operators.

The IP EMS tools manage elements that use Internet management protocols such as the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). This suite of tools provides consistent management for a broad range of equipment and includes the following applications:

  • IBM Netcool, the IP Fault Manager that collects, processes, & displays events and alarms
  •  NetMS, the EMS for the management of the Promina BBS networking elements
  • CA Technologies eHealth, the IP Performance Manager that gathers, analyzes, & distributes performance data
  • Netcool CM (NCM) , the IP Configuration Manager maintains an element configuration library and automates change management
  • Packet Design Route Explorer, the IP route monitoring tool that listens and captures IP routing updates, and sends notifications about IP route anomalies based on predefined rules.

The Voice EMS tools manage  voice systems. This includes the following:

  • Advanced DSN Integrated Management Support System (ADIMSS) for monitoring and management of the DSN voice switches
  • CA Technologies eHealth for  performance monitoring of voice over IP systems

The EMS is distributed globally but supported by a common architecture. This greatly reduces the cost of supporting and maintaining a reliable and secure EMS. The EMS collects, consolidates, and normalizes fault, performance, and configuration data from network elements and transmits the data to the Network Management System (NMS).

  • SunRay thin clients provide access to the EMS applications through a compact and zero administration desktop.
  • Sun servers provide a powerful and secure hosting platform.
  • The Storage Network provides flexible and reliable centralized storage.
  • RSA SecurlD provides a centralized and standard method for authenticating and authorizing users.
  • The Common Communication Vehicle (CCV) uses standard interfaces and service oriented integration to exchange information among systems.

Reliability is built into every aspect of the architecture from redundant hardware to globally distributed sites.

  • The DISN EMS has been designed to constantly evolve and respond to an increasingly Net-Centric operation.
  • The use of COTS tools minimizes the risks of custom development, speeds delivery of new and powerful capabilities, and provides DISA the benefit of large corporate technology investments.
  • Security and reliability features of the EMS allow seamless and secure exchange of information and control.
  • Service orientation and adoption of open standards enable the EMS to be agile and responsive to an increasing demand for broader visibility, more capacity, lower costs, and greater automation.