An Efficient and Cost-Effective Approach to Manage Network Elements in a Campus Like Environment
With the changing trends and new developments, designing an Element Management System (EMS) for efficient management of network elements is a challenging task. Therefore, a good design is essential to make such a system. The primary issues of element management are taken into consideration in this paper and the main functions of an EMS are implemented. The implementation is web based, provides ease of access and is robust in nature. The implementation uses open source technologies, open source API's and lower cost tools. In case of client machines (hosts), the SNMP service facilitated by the OS is used, resulting in enhanced efficiency. In this implementation, when a new element is added, a separate instance of the functional module is created for that element.