The project aims to demonstrate the cost reduction which can be obtained by employing the TIP Resource Alarm Management (RAM) interface. Additionally the project goal is to prommote the TIP RAM program by showcasing the practical implementation of the interface in a simple profile, thereby demonstrating how to resolve sometimes opposing ideas of simple vs. rich interfaces. Choosing a simple profile of the RAM interface is expected to pave the way for the industry to embrace the standard quickly, while remaining open to the rich functionality of the interface. The Catalyst demonstration will show how the interface allows multiple vendors to connect to multiple Networlk Management Systems (NMS) through standardized interface, thereby allowing for the processing of alarms received from multiple sources. Downloads
- Alarm Management is key topic where there is a strong need for standardized interface allowing cost benefits and closer integration between EMS and NMS or across NMSs. The goal of this catalyst is to create a standardized Alarm Management interface, leveraging the standardized environment, patterns and tooling defined in TIP and using best practices, augmented with some new requirements raised by Service Providers. A standardized alarm interface will allow for alarm handling (e.g. filtering, prioritization, etc.) by NMS, thus increasing the efficiency of service provider networks. Such alarm handling capabilities are crucial when providing end-to-end service management for converged systems, i.e. fixed/mobile networks. Simplifying the integration of different EMS vendors with NMS vendors will help reduce the so-called “integration tax”.
TM Forum Standards in Use or Development
- Resource Alarm Management (RAM) interface
- Alarm collection from a Mobile Core Network. The convergent network is multi-domain and multi-technology; it consists of an Access Network and Core Network.
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