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Overview

The Cisco Access Router Manager routers are the basis for a multifunctioning platform that combines dial access, routing and LAN–to–LANservices, and multiservice integration of voice, video and data in the same device.

The Cisco Access Router Manager supports the following Cisco 2600 series modular access routers:

Cisco 2610, 2611, 2612, and 2613

Cisco 2620 and 2621

Cisco 2650 and 2651

The Cisco Access Router Manager supports the following Cisco 3600 series modular access routers:

Cisco 3620

Cisco 3640

Cisco 3661 and 3662

Cisco Access Router Manager works in conjunction with the Cisco Element Management Framework (Cisco EMF) to provide element management that enables service providers to plan, provision, and monitor network services on Cisco Access Router Manager routers.

Note For more information on the Cisco Access Router Manager, refer to the Cisco Access Router Manager User Guide, Release 1.0.

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Cisco EMF Software Features

Cisco EMF Software Features

Cisco EMF provides a flexible framework which supports a variety of EMs, making it possible to manage multiple device types within a given network on a single system. Common network management functionality provides for complete management of the logical and physical components of the network. Using a solid base, Cisco EMF provides vital core functionality which allows for optimal network management when combined with EMs. Features include the following:

Map Viewer—Displaysthe contents of the managed device(s) and serves as the primary entry point for the EM, allowing for enhanced object monitoring status for all network elements within the managed network

Deployment templates—Providesobject deployment prompts, increasing ease and consistency

Auto Discovery—Allowsfor the automatic discovery of devices entering the network based on IP and/or SNMP data

Event Browser—Notifiesthe system of events (e.g., alarms) which occur on the managed network and, in turn, notifies the network manager according to adjustable settings

Object Group Manager—Enablesyou to organize managed objects which relate to one another into groups

Performance manager—Presentsperformance statistics for monitored objects in a variety of formats according to the criteria selected

User Access Control—Administrationtool allowing system administrators to manage application privileges per user and user passwords

Query Editor—Providescustom filtering capabilities which include or exclude certain information from writing to the database and enables object group management

Notification Profiles—Warnsthe user of system events according to defined environmental occurrences through an audible or visual indicators (e.g., beep, displaypop–upwindow), scripts (which, for example, sends ane–mailmessage), or event generation

Thresholding Regimes—Definesa set of polling attributes and the polling period for monitoring, which, when met, run the applicable notification profiles

Event Groups—Organizesevents by managed object(s) according to query settings

Database Management—Maximizesthe Resource Manager Essentials (RME) tool to manage database backup and restoration

Note For further information on Cisco EMF and the tools it provides, see the Cisco Element Management Framework User Guide Release 3.2.

Cisco EMF must be installed prior to installing EM software.

Note For information pertaining to the installation of Cisco EMF, see the Cisco Element Management Framework Installation and Administration Guide Release 3.2.

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EM Software Features

EM Software Features

Installed with Cisco EMF, the EM allows for precise management of the device(s) it supports through custom GUI windows and modeling behavior. Invoked from the Cisco EMF Map Viewer application, the EM provides Fault, Configuration, Accounting, Performance, and Security (FCAPS) windows on chassis, module, interface, and connection levels as applicable. These windows provide the features which compliment the Cisco EMF capabilities to provide for complete, efficient network management.

Specifically, the Cisco Access Router Manager supports related routers as well as various modules including ATM, ethernet, SONET, and IP modules.Element management capabilities for these items are provided in windows and wizards, eliminating the need for operators to have detailed Cisco IOS software and SNMP–basedknowledge for individual interface or system parameter commands.

The following features highlight the capabilities of the EM:

Framework—Basedon Cisco EMF 3.2, which includes FCAPS management tools

IOS Versions—Seethe corresponding release note document for specific versions supported

Deployment and Discovery—Allowsfor manual or automatic deployment and discovery

Deployment—Supportsmanual deployment for generic objects, andpre–deploymentof chassis objects using templates which provide faster deployment with fewer errors

Auto Discovery—Discoverschassis and all submodules automatically within a given IP range, providingreal–timeinformation regarding the contents of the network

Synchronization—Synchronizesthe physical inventory model with managed NEs, providing accurate,real–timeinformation on what is deployed in the network

Fault management—Providesstatus information, as well as fault detection, troubleshooting, and repair tools

Configuration—Providesbase configuration for managed objects within the device

Accounting—Providesreal–timeinventory information

Performance—Suppliesreal–timeperformance–relatedstatistics for modules, interfaces, and connection, as well as capabilities to log historical performance data for analysis

Security—Providescapabilities to manage system security at the EM or device level

Alarm Notification—Providessupport of multiple traps, producing alarm notification per the criteria established

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