Glimmerglass adds SNMP to its optical switches

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Glimmerglass ( has announced the availability of SNMP trap reporting in all of its photonic switching products. With this announcement, Glimmerglass says it enables carriers and operators to integrate photonic crossconnects with their SNMP–based network management systems.

Operators with SNMP network management systems will now be able to correlate physical–layer optical events from Glimmerglass switches with existing network traps. Improved problem isolation and reduced mean–time–to–repair, intrinsic properties of photonic switch deployments in networks, are now facilitated through SNMP trap reporting in addition to reporting via Glimmerglass's TL1 interface.

In addition to support for individual switches, SNMP functionality has been extended to the Glimmerglass Console multiswitch manager. Glimmerglass Console now provides SNMP “Listen and Forward” functionality. SNMP Listen and Forward allows SNMP traps from a large number of photonic switches to be routed through the Glimmerglass Console to the desired SNMP managers.

The SNMP agent feature will be available for new or upgrade orders in the first quarter of this year. FIND OUT MORE ONLINE

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