Forsway Mimir NMS – Network Management System
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The Mimir NMS seamlessly connects all OSS (Operation Support Subsystems) within the Forsway Hub needed for the delivery of broadband services.
As the central connection point for OSS management, the Mimir NMS enables monitoring and control of all elements of the Forsway Xtend solution: The Forsway Odin F-50 subscriber router, the Forsway Mimir satellite broadband network gateway and the Forsway Saga EMS (Encapsulation and Modulation Subsystem).
Additional features provided by Forsway Mimir NMS include VNO, support for multiple EMS, Hub / terminal monitoring and Fair Access Policies / Plans.
Features and Functionality
Mimir NMS Monitoring
Advanced user monitoring capabilities including a combination of basic monitoring such as system health, bandwidth, and data consumption and advanced monitoring such as geographical mapping of end-users and application aware deep packet inspection. Automatic system monitoring reports critical issues and gives early warnings on potential problems.
User interface (web based)
Mimir NMS is a simple web-based user interface, hosted by the Mimir server. In the event of the Forsway Xtend Hub platform integrating several Mimirs, the Mimir NMS will be accessible via any of the Mimir parts of the platform.
The Mimir(s) needs to be configured properly prior to usage in a live environment. The Mimir NMS allows editing the parameters in an easy way with the help of its web-based user interface.
The Mimir NMS can also control several parameters of the connected EMS device(s).
Fair Access Policy (FAP)
To provide a fair share of bandwidth amongst the connected Odin F-50 terminals, depending on the service each Odin is assigned to, a configurable FAP mechanism has been implemented.
The Mimir NMS allows the configuration of multiple FAPs which can be stored and used with the Odins.
Closely connected to the FAP is the creation of different service plans. Multiple plans can be added and assigned to different Forsway Odín terminals.
A plan consists of the permitted download speed, the maximum downloaded data per month as well as which FAP to use.
High Availability Load Balancing Cluster
The Mimir NMS offers high availability load balancing and clustering features which will spread user load on nodes within the Hub. The high availability feature also ensures continued operation, even when nodes in the cluster are disconnected. This feature also enables additional cluster nodes to be added dynamically as demand increase, enabling horizontal scaling of your service.
Deep Packet Inspection (DPI)
The Mimir NMS is delivered with a fully integrated Deep Packet Inspecton (DPI) engine which enables usage analysis of user patterns as well as opportunity for contingency traffic shaping.
A population is a group of Odin remote terminals sharing certain conditions. The Mimir NMS permits the filtering and composing of populations or groups depending on their geographical location, plans, EMS and Mímir they belong to.
The grouping of Odin terminals by populations can help differentiated (regional or by country) billing and accounting.
The users are closely linked to the FAP, plan and population. On top of that, they have a username and password for logging in to theservice as well as a unique MAC-address of the terminal.
Additional parameters that a user possesses are personal details such as name, e-mail, and address.
The Mimir NMS can present information regarding the health of both the Mímir(s) as well as the EMS(s). Health in this context meaning status, eventual error messages as well as log files.
Furthermore, it is able of viewing connected Forsway Odín F-50 terminals, both at present and historically, as well as information regarding time connected and downloaded/uploaded data for both the forward link and the return channel.
Extend the functionality of your existing Business Support System by integrating your products and systems with our NMS API.
The Mimir NMS supports billing of your customers with registration, usage tracking and top-up functionality.
Virtual Network Operators (VNO)
The Mimir NMS fully supports Virtual Network Operators, enabling reseller business models.