Next Generation CPE Provisioning System
The VSP-5000 is an ideal solution for streamlining the myriad configuration and management tasks associated with the deployment, operation, and maintenance of Voice and Video over broadband CPE devices. The VSP-5000 can allocate and manage CPE IP addresses; distribute initialization and firmware update files to authenticated CPE devices; and log all provisioning related messages and events for every registered device. This flexible and highly-available system has been designed from the ground up to meet the evolving challenges associated with managing broadband telephony equipment.
The VSP-5000 solves many problems associated with the management of Voice and Video over IP service deployments. New CPE devices can be installed and brought into service with zero configuration, either at the point-of-sale, the distribution center, or at the subscriber’s premises. Devices deployed behind NAT firewall routers are managed effortlessly, with no firewall reconfiguration. New features can be enabled via automatic software upgrades. Device configuration issues may be diagnosed with the help of extensive, real-time log information and the VSP-5000 integrates seamlessly with other network management equipment.
Highly-available server architecture
The VSP-5000 is built on a pair of dual, redundant servers with shared RAID storage. Thus, in the event of a hardware failure, the provisioning services are migrated seamlessly to the backup node with a minimum of downtime, typically less than a minute.
The VSP-5000 supports a wide range of provisioning protocols and variants,
• HTTP or secured HTTP
• Simple, legacy configuration schemes using TFTP
• Other customized combinations can also be supported
Several security mechanisms are available for authenticating devices, and for exchanging encrypted provisioning messages:
• RFC 2617 basic and digest (challenge-response) authentication
• Flexible key generation algorithm
• Symmetric encryption of configuration data using AES or RC4 with dynamically generated keys
The VSP-5000 can be seamlessly integrated with other network management equipment via its OSS interface. The HTTP interface allows for device and class information to be added, updated or deleted from the database by authorized management computers. Customized batch importing of client records from proprietary databases is supported; InnoMedia will furnish sample applications to qualifying OEM vendors demonstrating the use of the OSS interface for this purpose.
Additional Provisioning Services
• As an additional convenience, the VSP-5000 can support legacy devices that rely on simple TFTP provisioning schemes.