1 Overview

This chapter describes the Oracle Communications Network Integrity Optical TMF814 CORBA cartridge.

About the Optical TMF814 CORBA Cartridge

The Optical TMF814 CORBA cartridge is used to discover your network using a TMF814 common object request broker architecture (CORBA) interface. This cartridge provides discovery actions capable of discovering both physical (equipment) and logical (interface) hierarchy details of managed elements (MEs). It uses the TMF814 CORBA interface as a discovery protocol to connect and retrieve details from network management systems (NMSs) or element management systems (EMSs).

Using this cartridge, you can configure Network Integrity to capture and retrieve data about a network system from equipment and system vendors that have adopted the TMF814 standard.

The Optical TMF814 CORBA cartridge can be used to discover the following network systems:

  • Synchronous optical networking (SONET)

  • Synchronous digital hierarchy (SDH)

  • Dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM)

  • Asynchronous transfer mode (ATM)

  • Ethernet

This cartridge supports versions 2.0, 2.1, 3.0, and 3.2 of the TMF814 implementation for the ManagedElementMgr and EquipmentInventoryMgr managers.

This cartridge translates MTNM objects obtained during discovery into the Oracle Communications Information Model and then writes the objects to the Network Integrity database.

To ensure scalability, this cartridge processes MEs individually. The duration of the discovery actions is proportional to the number and size of MEs to be discovered. It is not possible to pause and resume a scan, though a scan can be stopped.

About Cartridge Dependencies

This section provides information on dependencies that the Oracle Communications Network Integrity Optical TMF814 CORBA cartridge has on other entities.

Run-Time Dependencies

There are no run-time dependencies for this cartridge.

Design Studio Dependencies

To load the Optical TMF814 CORBA cartridge into Oracle Communications Design Studio, the following cartridge must be installed:

  • Network Integrity cartridge for CORBA (CORBA cartridge), including all of its dependencies

Opening the Cartridge Files in Design Studio

To review and extend the Optical TMF814 CORBA cartridge, download a ZIP file from the Oracle software delivery web site:


Download the Optical TMF814 CORBA cartridge ZIP file for Network Integrity, which contains the Design Studio cartridge files.

The Optical TMF814 CORBA cartridge ZIP file has the following structure:

  • \UIM_Cartridge_Projects\ora_ni_uim_ocim

  • \UIM_Cartridge_Projects\TMF814_Model

  • \Network_Integrity_Cartridge_Projects\TMF814Discovery_Cartridge

  • \Network_Integrity_Cartridge_Projects\Abstract_CORBA_Cartridge

The TMF814Discovery_Cartridge project contains the extendable Design Studio files.

You must open the files in Design Studio before you can review and extend the cartridge.

See Network Integrity Concepts for guidelines and best practices for extending cartridges. See Network Integrity Developer's Guide for information about opening files in Design Studio.

Building and Deploying the Cartridge

See the Design Studio Help for information about building and deploying cartridges.