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About PSM


The proNX Service Manager (PSM) provides comprehensive service provisioning, monitoring, and troubleshooting tools to allow you to efficiently manage network resources in a packet optical network. With its service-centric focus, PSM simplifies network operations and increases operational efficiency in tasks such as visualization and activation of services to troubleshooting and supporting end customers.

PSM is Java-based and uses a client-server architecture.

PSM Client

The PSM client is a Java-based GUI that communicates with the PSM server using an HTTPS-based protocol to provide the full functionality of the proNX Service Manager. The PSM client software runs on the desktop or laptop of the technician or NOC staff.

PSM Dashboard

The PSM Dashboard is a thin HTTPS Web-based client that is used to provide a quick view of the health of the managed network. It offers a subset of the functionality of the PSM client and runs on the desktop or laptop of the technician or NOC staff. The PSM Dashboard runs on supported browsers and does not require client software. For more information on the PSM Dashboard, see the proNX Service Manager Dashboard User Guide.

PSM Server

The PSM server communicates with network elements using SNMP or NETCONF and runs on Red Hat (CentOS) Linux on standard x86-64 servers. PSM clients and PSM Dashboard users connect to the PSM server to manage the network elements in the network.

The number of clients and nodes supported is determined by the hardware, and a calculator is available to determine the correct hardware for specific deployments.

The PSM server has the following components:

  • One or more Java-based processes (depending on the performance requirements of the platform)

  • MySQL database (automatically backed up daily)

Red Hat (CentOS) Linux

The PSM server is supported on Red Hat (CentOS) Linux. To facilitate configuration of the operating system, the PSM ISO includes a setup script that configures Red Hat (CentOS) Linux and installs the software packages required by the PSM server. For information on how to use this setup script to configure Red Hat (CentOS) Linux, see Installing and Configuring Red Hat (CentOS) Linux.

Support for RADIUS Server

Included in the PSM server software package is a local instance of a RADIUS server implementation. When PSM is installed, the PSM server is configured by default to use this local RADIUS server to provide authentication and authorization mechanisms for access to PSM features.