What is this white paper about?

As today’s networks grow in capacity, size and complexity, they involve multiple equipment types, making it more complicated to monitor and manage the system, as each device (Ethernet switch, storage appliance, UPS system, CCTV cameras, etc.) has a separate monitoring software application.

Remote monitoring and management these devices usually requires installing additional services to increases the solution OPEX. As each appliance has different system requirements, monitoring an entire network can be cumbersome and costly.

PacketLight significantly simplifies managing third-party appliances through in-band management capabilities, utilizing a built-in OSC feature. Customers can bundle third party equipment management together with PacketLight WDM network and run it transparently along with the high capacity data/storage/SDH.

This white paper explores PacketLight’s OSC channel solution.