The introduction of SISL was designed to enable Network Administrators to Understand, Drive, and Custom fit the under laying Management Processes to their prospective Networks in accordance to their own (maybe) unique and changing Management Requirements and/or Policies. SISL could then be used to build Intelligent Solutions based on Event-Driven Management combined with Result-Driven Management Solutions.
The Management Scripts defines a standard interface for the delegation of specific management functions in accordance to the Internet management framework. In particular, it provides the following capabilities:
1. Capabilities to transfer Management Scripts in distributed manager architecture.
2. Capabilities for initiating, suspending, resuming and terminating Management Scripts.
3. Capabilities to transfer or pass arguments between Management Scripts.
4. Capabilities to monitor and control running Management Scripts.
5. Capabilities to transfer and/or to share the results produced by running Management Scripts.
6. Capabilities to timeline Management Scripts initiation, operation, and termination.
7. Capabilities for scalability of management information traffic injected into the network.
Using SISL enables us to build Intelligent and proprietary solutions based on Event-Driven management combined with Result-Driven management solutions.
Hence our products and solutions provide for the following:
- Total flexibility at the client/user level as every functional management process can be modified using SISL scripting.
- Management focus allows monitoring across multiple collaborating carrier networks or Campuses. That is On-Net and Off-Net management.
- Administrator control over what to secure and when to secure the specific management traffic using industry standard SNMP version 3.
- Network Logical Grouping/segmentation that is layered/structured across services as well as managed elements with Administrator configurable managed zones.
- Management Policy Provisioning where different Policies provisioning per logical subset of managed elements and/or topologies could be applied.
- Network Service Accounting structured on either: Usage-, content-, and/or quality-based.
- Network Services Provisioning Structured and Configurable either Manually or Dynamically automated.
- User Roles that are Application plus Network Zoning and logical grouping based with Application Users have control over both the management processes and the information being managed.
It suffices to say SISL is easy to understand, use, and to modify once the fundamentals of Network Management technology and the SNMP Protocol are grasped. It is important to emphasize however that you don’t have to be a Network management and SNMP Protocol EXPERT to understand, run, modify, or debug Management Processes scripts.