Event Horizon for MegaVisionT is a Fault Management System
application (FMS) that provides advanced features not found with standard SNMP
trap and alarm management systems that simply display SNMP traps and alarms.
Event Horizon provides Network Operations Center (NOC) managers a means to
understand problems and various ways to take immediate remedial action. For
example, with direct connectivity, the affected device or site can be activated
with a simple mouse click. Tools to allow remote access to equipment and control
of backup systems are built in. Event Horizon is designed to complement MRV
Communications' line of In-Reach environmental and alarming products.
Remote Visibility & Event History
Event Horizon is a
full-featured FMS application, providing text based alarm screens that describe
all the pertinent details of fault events. Alarms are summarized on a rolling
color-coded alarm screen that displays each event in detail. Each alarm summary
includes information on severity level, alarm description, equipment type,
location, timestamp and cause. Additionally, all alarms, events and actions are
kept in a historical file. Alarms can be filtered or queried for further detail
when necessary. The historical logs are available for subsequent analysis to
help isolate and understand trends and root cause analysis of problem conditions
so that they can be averted in the future.
Monitor Contact Closures
Event Horizon will notify a NOC of any state change in a "dry contact
closure" alarm input provided by In-Reach servers. These contact closures, known
as Alarm Inputs, can be monitored and assigned user defined names such as
Chicago -door alarm, Maple Street -water alarm and Boston -power supply fail.
Friendly user programmed alarm descriptions are displayed in the alarm screen.
Location descriptions can also be tied to the event. Once a contact closure
occurs, an SNMP trap is sent to Event Horizon, which displays it in an easy to
understand translated format rather than the raw SNMP coded format. These
features ensure immediate and pinpoint identification of problems enabling
network and system administrators to quickly identify and implement remedial
Integrated Remote Access
Event Horizon adds value
compared to a standard SNMP trap manager with its bi-directional monitoring and
control features. For example, if an In-Reach contact closure-monitoring card
detects a fault, the user can double-click the alarm and initiate a Telnet
session to a user definable destination. Once connected to the alarmed
component, the necessary corrective actions may be taken. The user-defined
information to access the remote component is stored in a local relational
database. The database content is user programmable and can be independent or
tied to specific alarm events.
The ability to associate a Telnet session
with individual alarms allows system and network administrators to not only
monitor but also seamlessly control devices in need of immediate attention.
Remote Control (Alarms and Actions)
is available with Event Horizon and the In-Reach products. Network and system
administrators can configure 'Actions ' to respond to alarms. Actions may
include remotely activating back-up systems such as generators or auxiliary
cooling systems to prevent remote problems from becoming emergencies. Actions
are accomplished using SNMP "set" commands. For example, if an alarm comes in
from a remote temperature sensor, a back-up air conditioning unit can be turned
on or equipment can be remotely powered off. Event Horizon allows full
monitoring and control of remote site network equipment for signal and contact
Remote Environmental Monitoring
The ability of
In-Reach products to monitor remote site environmental conditions such as
temperature and humidity is simplified by Event Horizon. Temperature and
humidity sensors can be set to alarm via SNMP when thresholds are exceeded.
Specific readings for temperature can also be queried and displayed.
In addition to SNMP traps, an email alert can be
defined to send alert notifications so that network and system administrators
can be notified of critical alarm conditions. This ensures that the appropriate
person is notified of critical problems and conditions.
Windows NT/2000 Server
Pentium III 500 Mhz
50MB Available on Hard Drive
10/100 Ethernet NIC
Out-of-Band Console & Power Management
Wave Division Multiplexing
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