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OneControl Unified Management System

PRX OneControl

OneControl offers a comprehensive solution to manage mission-critical networks that span across access, metro, and core domains, with visibility through protocol layers (WDM, OTN, packet services). With this innovative approach, OneControl returns network and services control to the operator.

Building on Ciena’s network management expertise, and leveraging Blue Planet’s open and scalable platform, our Blue Planet Manage, Control and Plan (MCP) software evolves OneControl capabilities, providing unified lifecycle network and service management, resource control, and online planning.


No. 1

Offers comprehensive network and service management for end-to-end Ciena networks

No. 2

Features a unique integrated cross-layer management view (WDM, OTN, packet)

No. 3

Isolates and remediates faults rapidly via a multi-layer fault correlation engine

No. 4

Provides unified management of entire service provider network, from edge to edge and through the protocol stack

No. 5

Provides concise visualization of network health and status with drill-down capabilities for efficient and proactive network management

No. 6

Controls mission-critical network assets cost-efficiently


  • + Supported Operating Environments*
    • OneControl Server:
      • Solaris: SPARC T-Series (T3, T4 or T5) or running Solaris 10, 11.2, 11.3
      • Linux (64-bit): Red Hat Enterprise (RHEL) or Oracle: 5.11, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 7.1, 7.2
      • Simplex and Geographically Redundant configurations available
      • Supported virtualization configs: SPARC LDOM or Linux VMware ESXi 5.0, 5.1, 5.5, 6.0
    • OneControl Client: Windows: Intel-based personal computer running Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate or Business Edition (32-bit or 64-bit), Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise Edition (64-bit)
  • *Specific hardware and software operating requirements will vary based upon network size, complexity, and supported network element types. Please consult a Ciena representative for sizing guidelines.

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