ZNYX Networks Ships Major Update of Software Management Platform For Embedded Switches

OpenArchitect 2.0 Adds Support for Standards Used to Remotely Manage, Monitor

And Control Embedded Ethernet Switches for CompactPCI Chassis



Nov 07, 2001, 00:00 ET from ZNYX Networks

    FREMONT, Calif., Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- ZNYX Networks, the leading global
 provider of embedded high-availability Ethernet for CarrierClass(TM) systems,
 today announced general availability of OpenArchitect 2.0 -- the extensible
 open management software platform for CompactPCI Ethernet switches. Version
 2.0 debuts a comprehensive addition of standards-based technology used to
 remotely manage, monitor and control CompactPCI Ethernet switches. Version 2.0
 also adds functionality for dynamic assignment of IP addresses, access to
 remote file systems and asset management of remote switches.
     OpenArchitect 2.0 updates the launch of the original platform in Spring
 2000 with new support for the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).
 Version 2.0 supports SNMP versions 1-3 and an extensive set of associated
 Management Information Base (MIB) control and information structures -- MIB
 II, MIB II Interface Updates, RIPv2 MIB, OSPF v2 MIB, BGPv3 MIB, SMUX MIB,
 VLAN Extension MIB and Bridge MIB.  Version 2.0 also implements the newer
 remote management Common Open Policy Service (COPS) specification.
     "These enhancements to OpenArchitect enable powerful remote management,
 monitoring and control of embedded switches," said Connie Austin, president
 and CEO of ZNYX Networks. "Comprehensive remote management is crucial for
 sophisticated embedded Ethernet solutions -- especially for large scale telco
 installations created when OEMs and system integrators concentrate multiple
 CompactPCI chassis powered with pairs of ZNYX switches."
     OpenArchitect 2.0 strengthens large scale embedded Ethernet solutions with
 server support for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and Network File
 Server (NFS).  DHCP eliminates the time consuming and error-prone manual
 configuration of IP addresses with automatic, immediate assignment of an IP
 address to node cards when they are hot-swapped into a chassis. NFS support
 allows access to remote file systems, such as saving a large log file to a
 remote hard drive.
     New asset management capabilities are implemented in OpenArchitect 2.0
 with the Common Language Equipment Identifier (CLEI) specification. CLEI
 allows remote access to information about the switch such as the serial
 number, MAC addresses and installation slot number. CLEI support improves the
 ability of end customers to manage assets in a complex and changing
 environment.
 
     OpenArchitect - the New Standard for Embedded Switch Management
     OpenArchitect provides an open management software platform fully
 integrated with ZNYX Networks embedded Ethernet switches for standard
 CompactPCI chassis and the new CompactPCI Packet Switching Backplane chassis.
 Switching applications developed with OpenArchitect are interoperable with all
 ZNYX switches powered by this common management environment.
     OpenArchitect includes the Linux operating system, IP protocol stack,
 control applications and the OA Engine, which runs on an embedded
 microprocessor.  With OpenArchitect, integrators implement extensive routing
 and control policies using Spanning Tree, VLAN, OSPF, VRRP, and QoS.
 OpenArchitect enables rapid porting of other UNIX/Linux-based protocols,
 including open source RFCs. It also enables the development of application-
 specific routing programs.
     The OA Engine is the bridge between the OpenArchitect management software
 environment and high performance switch fabric. The engine transparently moves
 routing policies, determined by UNIX-based IP protocols, to the silicon switch
 fabric's forwarding table. This bridge enables line rate packet switching,
 executed on silicon, which is managed by open source routing protocols -- a
 quick time-to-market, feature-rich protocol set.
 
     About ZNYX Networks
     ZNYX Networks is the leading global provider of high availability embedded
 Ethernet solutions for CarrierClass(TM) systems. Equipment manufacturers and
 system integrators use ZNYX Networks technologies to create next-generation
 solutions with high-availability, high-performance, and strict compliance to
 telecommunications standards.  The ZNYX Networks family of products and
 services provide design engineers with pre-built and pre-tested embedded
 network and switch solutions that provide significant "time to market"
 advantages.
     Privately held, ZNYX Networks is headquartered in Fremont, Calif., with
 advanced research centers in Santa Barbara, San Francisco and Ottawa, Canada.
 Sales and professional service offices are in North America, Europe and Asia.
 For more information, see www.znyx.com or e-mail sales@znyx.com.
 
     NOTE:  OpenArchitect(TM) and CarrierClass(TM) are trademarks of ZNYX
 Networks, Inc.  Other company or product names may be trademarks of their
 respective holders.
 
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SOURCE ZNYX Networks
    FREMONT, Calif., Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- ZNYX Networks, the leading global
 provider of embedded high-availability Ethernet for CarrierClass(TM) systems,
 today announced general availability of OpenArchitect 2.0 -- the extensible
 open management software platform for CompactPCI Ethernet switches. Version
 2.0 debuts a comprehensive addition of standards-based technology used to
 remotely manage, monitor and control CompactPCI Ethernet switches. Version 2.0
 also adds functionality for dynamic assignment of IP addresses, access to
 remote file systems and asset management of remote switches.
     OpenArchitect 2.0 updates the launch of the original platform in Spring
 2000 with new support for the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).
 Version 2.0 supports SNMP versions 1-3 and an extensive set of associated
 Management Information Base (MIB) control and information structures -- MIB
 II, MIB II Interface Updates, RIPv2 MIB, OSPF v2 MIB, BGPv3 MIB, SMUX MIB,
 VLAN Extension MIB and Bridge MIB.  Version 2.0 also implements the newer
 remote management Common Open Policy Service (COPS) specification.
     "These enhancements to OpenArchitect enable powerful remote management,
 monitoring and control of embedded switches," said Connie Austin, president
 and CEO of ZNYX Networks. "Comprehensive remote management is crucial for
 sophisticated embedded Ethernet solutions -- especially for large scale telco
 installations created when OEMs and system integrators concentrate multiple
 CompactPCI chassis powered with pairs of ZNYX switches."
     OpenArchitect 2.0 strengthens large scale embedded Ethernet solutions with
 server support for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and Network File
 Server (NFS).  DHCP eliminates the time consuming and error-prone manual
 configuration of IP addresses with automatic, immediate assignment of an IP
 address to node cards when they are hot-swapped into a chassis. NFS support
 allows access to remote file systems, such as saving a large log file to a
 remote hard drive.
     New asset management capabilities are implemented in OpenArchitect 2.0
 with the Common Language Equipment Identifier (CLEI) specification. CLEI
 allows remote access to information about the switch such as the serial
 number, MAC addresses and installation slot number. CLEI support improves the
 ability of end customers to manage assets in a complex and changing
 environment.
 
     OpenArchitect - the New Standard for Embedded Switch Management
     OpenArchitect provides an open management software platform fully
 integrated with ZNYX Networks embedded Ethernet switches for standard
 CompactPCI chassis and the new CompactPCI Packet Switching Backplane chassis.
 Switching applications developed with OpenArchitect are interoperable with all
 ZNYX switches powered by this common management environment.
     OpenArchitect includes the Linux operating system, IP protocol stack,
 control applications and the OA Engine, which runs on an embedded
 microprocessor.  With OpenArchitect, integrators implement extensive routing
 and control policies using Spanning Tree, VLAN, OSPF, VRRP, and QoS.
 OpenArchitect enables rapid porting of other UNIX/Linux-based protocols,
 including open source RFCs. It also enables the development of application-
 specific routing programs.
     The OA Engine is the bridge between the OpenArchitect management software
 environment and high performance switch fabric. The engine transparently moves
 routing policies, determined by UNIX-based IP protocols, to the silicon switch
 fabric's forwarding table. This bridge enables line rate packet switching,
 executed on silicon, which is managed by open source routing protocols -- a
 quick time-to-market, feature-rich protocol set.
 
     About ZNYX Networks
     ZNYX Networks is the leading global provider of high availability embedded
 Ethernet solutions for CarrierClass(TM) systems. Equipment manufacturers and
 system integrators use ZNYX Networks technologies to create next-generation
 solutions with high-availability, high-performance, and strict compliance to
 telecommunications standards.  The ZNYX Networks family of products and
 services provide design engineers with pre-built and pre-tested embedded
 network and switch solutions that provide significant "time to market"
 advantages.
     Privately held, ZNYX Networks is headquartered in Fremont, Calif., with
 advanced research centers in Santa Barbara, San Francisco and Ottawa, Canada.
 Sales and professional service offices are in North America, Europe and Asia.
 For more information, see www.znyx.com or e-mail sales@znyx.com.
 
     NOTE:  OpenArchitect(TM) and CarrierClass(TM) are trademarks of ZNYX
 Networks, Inc.  Other company or product names may be trademarks of their
 respective holders.
 
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