Automation & Integration
Service-oriented Architecture (SOA) & Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)
StableNet® technology revolutionizes the management of large heterogeneous network infrastructures
StableNet® offers open interfaces (e.g. REST) to allow an easy integration in your existing IT service infrastructure. Our unified management approach combined with our licensing model helps you to reduce CAPEX and OPEX cost. Moreover, StableNet® is designed to map with the state-of-the-art service-oriented architecture as recommended by TM Forum, where Infosim® is a long-term active member.
StableNet® extends the boundaries of your network and services monitoring by incorporating your local infrastructure and cloud management.
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The distributed StableNet® Agents are one of the keys to the very good scalability and very high degree of automation in the overall solution. They provide the interfaces to the network infrastructure and thereby help with various very important tasks: distributed parallel discovery across multiple domains and customers to cope with very large infrastructure environments, collection of data (e.g. SNMP, trap management, flow management, log management), activation and automation (access to devices, authentication, configuration, governance). Furthermore, the agents are used for extended monitoring including also media scripts and simulation, e.g. of VoIP calls, video calls, etc.
The StableNet® installations are centrally administered via the StableNet® Server. All distributed StableNet® Agents are provisioned, configured and updated from the central StableNet® Server and central database. It requests the data from the agent. Multi-server operation requires StableNet® Telco as a base.
To interact with the StableNet® system, there is a Java rich client as well as a web portal available. The rich client was designed for daily operations by the network and system administrators. StableNet® also includes a multi-client web portal. The web portal users have access to pre-generated reports and real-time data such as availability, trend indications, and SLA status information. The web portal is based on Web 2.0 technology and it can be customized for dedicated use by many different users and customers. The StableNet® Mobile App complements the GUI and allows for simplified usability wherever you are.
In addition, there is a powerful APIs that can be used to attach IT management systems and OSS/BSS solutions heading towards an automated Zero-Touch IT Services Operations Center.
StableNet® contains multiple open application programming interfaces (APIs) that enable the integration with third-party systems.
Large set of management protocols and interfaces are implemented to support a high level of flexibility to adapt to the given heterogeneous infrastructure.
High Availability (HA)
Cold Standby and High Availability options allow for eliminating single points of failure, protection against potential data loss, ensuring access to current data, and decreasing downtime.
Integration of many individual technical processes, devices, etc. beyond general standard protocols.
OSS and IT integration
StableNet® supports multiple open interfaces to ease the integration within the IT environment without modifications to the system.
Multi-processing scalability via distributed StableNet® Agents.
StableNet® does support a large library of multi-vendor standard and vendor-specific devices.
Integration of business process monitoring scripts
Customizing StableNet® to your individual business processes enables holistic monitoring, without the need to restructure existing business processes.
Dynamic Rule Generation (DRG)
Scalability vs. Aggregation?
Classic fault management approaches include a built-in dilemma: Scalability vs. Aggregation.
On the one hand it is unfeasible to pre-create all possible rules, while on the other hand not having enough rules will leave you with insufficient data to troubleshoot complex scenarios. In addition, more network elements lead to more rules.
The first self-regulating Root Cause Analysis
Dynamic Rule Generation (DRG) expands and contracts rules that automatically troubleshoot your network by anticipating all possible scenarios from master rule sets
DRG is like cruise control for your network rule set. It can automatically expand and contract rule sets to keep troubleshooting data at optimum levels constantly, without human intervention.
The StableNet® Discovery generates most of the rules automatically. Further, individual business processes and workflows can be designed on rule sets.
StableNet® allows for bi-directional ticket integration which can be customized for automated troubleshooting via alarm scripts according to your individual business workflows.
With StableNet®, standard workflows can be automated, enabling you to focus on the really important issues in your network. Less rules – less maintenance efforts!
Stop manually creating rules! Take your hands off the keyboard and allow the DRG cruise control to take over!
Master rule sets
Making sure all required rules are met, without manual pre-creation, providing you with sufficient data.
Bi-directional ticket integration which can be customized to your business workflows.
Rules are kept up to date
A new monitor for each unique alarm that meets its filter criterion is created; the dynamically created monitor only reacts on the value automatically inserted in the monitor property.
Combine events and measurements
DRG works for syslog, trap, status, and script measurements.
Reduced need for human intervention due to robotically expanding and contracting rule sets.
Enabling of a swift service impact analysis.
Monitoring not only of technical events but also of business processes.
Because StableNet® is a unified network management solution, fault management contains all network information.
Automated Provisioning & Orchestration
Zero-touch flow-through provisioning
Centralized Device Configuration
Compliance & Policy Management
EoL & EoS Management
Discovery of network and services infrastructure and topology, inventory and change tracking, systems security and role-based access control.
StableNet® automates provisioning of services and configuration of elements
Less manual steps, less repetitions of naive activities during provisioning.
Stay in control
Effective management of complex infrastructures consisting of many different technical systems.
Elimination of risks
Automation reduces risks associated with human error.
Ensuring of compliance processes.
Tagging & Grouping – A key to automation
A small revolution in the way that data can be handled for management and orchestration
Unlimited, dynamic structure of elements
Tagging in StableNet® does practically allow for a complete flexibility of any mix of tagging attributes and the order the tree navigation will show up.
Tagging uses an “inheritance data model”. The inventory tree hierarchy can be modified or configured as required. Multiple tree type views can be preset or can be set even ad-hoc. For example, you can create a view with a first level containing countries, the second level cities, and the third level the brand of the routers.
With the StableNet® Tagging and Grouping capabilities, you have all the relevant network data at your fingertips. Large amounts of information can be correlated and processed helping you to focus on your individual tasks and optimize your daily workflows.
Tagging is more than just unlimited categories
200 predefined tag categories ready to use
+ option to use customizable tags
(Auto-)creation of modifiable Weather Maps that can be navigated in any way via backward and forward linking to drill-down and drill-up.
OpenStreet Maps to zoom-in and zoom-out as well as map views with the element views related to the zoom level.
Many Tree Type Views are possible, e.g.
Vendor – Model – Device
Service – Area – Utilization
Service Problem – “Corporate Customer” – Affected Area
Service Problem – Vendor – “Most Affected Devices”
Service Issue – Causing Sub-Service – “Causing System”
Device “Capacity PM Issue” – Affected Services – Affected Customers
Flexible filtering and grouping
Elements can be easily filtered or grouped together (including AND, OR, NOT, and nesting).
Multiple tree type views
Tree hierarchy can be configured and modified according to your requirements.
Elements are auto-positioned during discovery into the navigation tree e.g. by their domain, type, and relations; they can also be moved and grouped within the tree structure to map to organizational structures.
Generic access to attributes and user-definable content of all related objects.
Data at your fingertips
Relations and inheritance in the various tree type views provide full flexibility with accessing the needed data allowing to make adequate decisions.
Analysis and reporting
By tree navigation and by combination via element selection elements can be easily grouped together for real-time analysis and reporting, as well as history reporting.