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OneControl Unified Management System

OneControl Unified Management System

OneControl offers a comprehensive solution to manage Ciena’s high-performance, field-proven packet-optical networks that span across access, metro, and core domains. The OneControl network management system brings visibility and control of services and infrastructure, thereby improving network operational efficiency.

Building on Ciena’s management software expertise, the Manage, Control and Plan (MCP) domain controller evolves OneControl capabilities, providing software-defined control for unified lifecycle network and service management and online planning of Ciena’s next-generation multi-layer networks (DWDM, FlexGrid, OTN, Ethernet, IP). MCP drives increased operations agility and paves the way to operations automation.


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

No. 7

Delivers a field-proven encryption solution widely deployed across the globe in finance, utility, healthcare, military, and government networks


  • + 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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