NETWORK MANAGEMENT AND USER INTERFACE FOR PROVISIONING AND RESTORING FLEXIBLE GRID SPECTRAL EFFICIENT WAVELENGTH SERVICES
Publication Date: 2016-May-31
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The present disclosure describes a provisioning application which provides network management and a user interface for provisioning and restoring flexible grid spectral efficient wavelength services, such as in an optical network. The provisioning application presents these complexities to the user in a simple but legible way that provides the user with simple abstractions and default values that allow a simplified mode of operations for the typical day to day network operations. The provisioning application concentrates on deriving a simplified user interface for complicated layer 0 flexible grid, and spectrally efficient optical service turn up that allows typical users to trigger hassle free service provisioning, as well as, allows advanced users to tweak additional parameters to attain the optimal usage of flexible grid solutions. This disclosure focuses on the usability and requirements that can be used both in nodal and in network level rather than concentrating on the exact layout of those parameters on the interface.