MPLS Transport Manager

MPLS Transport Manager is a utility that monitors the health of your MPLS core network. Continuously monitoring the MPLS environment can help identify potential performance issues, preventing service interruptions to your customers and helping ensure your customer SLAs are not broken. The MPLS Transport Manager data can also help you pinpoint and effectively troubleshoot problems within your MPLS network by providing the impact of an outage in terms of its affect on the MPLS infrastructure.
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MPLS Transport Manager is a utility that monitors the health of your MPLS core network. Continuously monitoring the MPLS environment can help identify potential performance issues, preventing service interruptions to your customers and helping ensure your customer SLAs are not broken. The MPLS Transport Manager data can also help you pinpoint and effectively troubleshoot problems within your MPLS network by providing the impact of an outage in terms of its affect on the MPLS infrastructure.
A key challenge when monitoring MPLS data is keeping the data accurate. Changes happen dynamically in an MPLS network -- LSPs and their associated Paths can change frequently under certain network conditions. MPLS Transport Manager keeps up with these changes and accurately models the current state of LSPs and Paths. MPLS Transport Manager provides complete visibility into all provisioned LSPs and Paths, and it knows the relationship between an LSP and its primary and secondary Paths.
Access to MPLS Transport Manager is provided in the CA Spectrum interface. MPLS Transport Manager supports the MPLS implementations of multiple vendors, and both proprietary and standard-based technologies.
Who Should Use MPLS Transport Manager
MPLS is a broad technology defined by hundreds of standards that is continuing to grow, supporting increasingly complex network systems and services. MPLS Transport Manager is intended for TE MPLS environments only. If you have this type of MPLS environment and must adhere to your customer SLAs, you can use MPLS Transport Manager to monitor device outages, their impact on the MPLS network, and effectively troubleshoot these outages.
System Requirements
MPLS Transport Manager is an add-on application that works within CA Spectrum. In addition to a running SpectroSERVER installation, MPLS Transport Manager requires the following:
  • Appropriate MIBs implemented and populated on your MPLS hardware:
    CA Spectrum comes with all the required MIBs.
    • MPLS-TE MIB (Cisco devices)
    • Juniper TE MIB (Juniper devices)
    • TIMETRA-MPLS-MIB (Alcatel  devices)
  • Management module for Cisco, Juniper and Alcatel routers.
    The device models in these modules have the necessary application models needed for discovery of your MPLS environment.
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