Krill

TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR NETWORK

Krill is a software for provisioning and monitoring GPON, DOCSIS and WiMAX networks


What is Krill?



Krill is multi-technology network provisioning, monitoring and control software specifically designed for operators using GPON, DOCSIS and Wi-Fi/WiMAX as access technologies.

Its multi-brand approach allows it to be compatible with different manufacturers of both CPEs and aggregation equipment (CMTS, OLT, AP). Among other manufacturers, we work with: Huawei, ZTE, Fiberhome, Televés, TP-Link, NuCom, MikroTik, Arris, Thomson, Cisco, Netgear, Hitron, Albentia, Ubiquiti, Mimosa, Delta, Radwin, Juniper, netElastic, GrandStream, Ruckus, Netonix, FS, etc.
Currently supported network services include: DHCP, Radius, TR069, SIP telephony server with Virtual PBX, Traps SNMP, SysLog, FTP, TFTP, etc.

Its design is modular and its vocation of collaborative software guarantees rapid adaptation to the new protocols, manufacturers that join the industry with new equipment models and firmwares of those already established.

What are the benefits of using Krill for me?


It simplifies the customer management process
Thanks to automatic configuration, there is no need to repeat the service on/off protocol repeatedly.
Cost savings
Travel to the customer's site by the staff who activate the service is avoided.
Free choice of external plant equipment
Krill allows equipment from different brands to be integrated into the network, allowing the operator to design the network architecture according to their needs.
Fibre cut detection
For GPON networks, Krill monitoring incorporates a fibre cut detection system that sends alarms that indicate the node affected and its location.
Network core monitoring
Control over the entire network, including backbone: routers, switches, point-to-point links and servers.
Integration with any billing software
Customer management is done through Krill (rate changes, intermittent registrations, etc…)
Entire network under one single system
In a friendly interface you can instantly check the network status for all of your technologies: GPON, DOCSIS and WiMAX.
Facilitates initial diagnosis
Front-line Customer Service staff will be able to quickly assess the problem on the network and escalate it if appropriate.
Improves the efficiency of the operator's technical equipment
The technical staff have the tool needed to be proactive with service issues, thanks to a comprehensive monitoring and alarm system.
Network security and control
The operator has a team of experts involved in the network, who work to resolve issues and improve the quality of service provided by the operator.



Main features


Provision of all network services for customers (speed of access, telephone line, television, etc.), regardless of brand.

Real time information of the problems that occur in the network: CPEs with poor signal parameters, offline or saturated equipment, links that don’t provide the flow anticipated, etc.

Fast detection of network problems, often before the end customer even notices it. Often, the prior warning will keep future incidents from happening.

Automatic configuration of customer equipment: network data, telephony, SSID and Wi-Fi key, access credentials, ALC, automatic firmware updates (for both FTTH ONUs and customer home routers, VoIP gateways via WiMAX, etc.).

Customise notifications of network problems and resets. Krill allows you to specify the importance and priority of various notifications to notify only when prompted.

Compatibility with billing supplier CRMs for customer management through API, regardless of the customer’s technology.

Unifies tools under one environment. It manages and monitors all access technologies and as it is integrated with the operator’s CRM, it allows control of the network through the same interface

This allows each user of the system to have the information needed to do their job, causing them to receive the information selectively.

Krill is distributed under a free software license, so the operator's technical staff can take over its management. In the same way, it is also free to make any modifications to suit your particular needs.

The responsive design of the software allows to all of its features from any device, including from a mobile.


User Interface


  • Responsive application: Krill is designed to be used with the same capabilities whether used from a computer or a mobile device. Accessing the tool from any site at any time allows the operator, based on the large amount of information available, to take the appropriate decision.
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  • Summary of network status and operation in real time from the Home screen using customisable widgets. This allows each user to configure their space to show what is really important to their daily work.
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  • Overview for monitoring at the Operator Network Centre.
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  • Global search engine with favourites management: this allows you to save (and share among users) queries for future use, for example, a map of the population showing “STAs Wi-Fi with distance to the registered AP greater than 1.2 km” or a MineMap view with “CMs with error average of all returns greater than 0.8%”.
  • Filtering equipment/services (and associated alarms) for each user/user group by:
    • Technology
    • Criticality
    • Equipment that probes depend on
    • Etc.
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  • Processing of alarms: count, filtering, reset, snooze, re-check, etc. Availability reports and graphs by equipment.
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  • Tactical views to speed up problem diagnosis and see potential impact:
    • Topological map: locates CPEs with problems or that meet certain criteria to speed up diagnosis and troubleshooting.
    • MineMap: An array of equipment/service status icons for intuitive viewing of network status.
    • View of dependencies between computers and services.

Modules


Core
Monitoring and checking of the network in the last mile and up to the backbone: routers, switches, point-to-point links and servers:
For each router, manageable switch, PaP link, base station, OLT GPON and CMTS DOCSIS in the access network:
  • Traffic graphing, errors and discards per port.
  • Port negotiation check, bandwidth saturation and percentage of input / output errors per active port.
  • Graphing of specific metrics by vendor: CPU, memory, Temperature, registered PPPoE clients, etc.
  • Slack notification of traps: link up / down, specific by vendor, etc.
For PaP Ubiquiti, Cambium, Ceragon, Mimosa, RadWin, Ruckus, SAF and Siklu links:
  • Traffic graphing, radio modulations and estimated available flow, tx / rx power, QoS (SNR, MSE, XPI), frequency and channel width, etc.
  • Saturation check for bandwidth taken vs. available, sharp edge in negotiated modulation, quality parameters outside thresholds.
Customer Management / CPEs
A basic implementation of the Auto-Configuration Server (ACS) defined according to the TR-069 standard. It facilitates the management of ONUs in GPON networks … but also of other CPEs, such as some DOCSIS, client home routers and voice gateways:

Self-configuration and dynamic service provisioning. The parameters to be defined (registration in the internal / external SIP server, digitmap, codecs, DTMF, WiFi SSID, ACLs, passwords, …) are tailored according to model and manufacturer.

Software / firmware image management.

Status and operation monitoring / Diagnostics. Krill uses the information provided by the CPE as an additional network check
ACS (Servidor TR069)
A basic implementation of the Auto-Configuration Server (ACS) defined according 
to the TR-069 standard. It facilitates the management of ONUs in GPON networks … but 
also of other CPEs, such as some DOCSIS, client home routers and voice gateways:

Self-configuration and dynamic service provisioning. The parameters to be defined
 (registration in the internal / external SIP server, digitmap, codecs, DTMF, WiFi SSID,
 ACLs, passwords, …) are tailored according to model and manufacturer.

Software / firmware image management.

Status and operation monitoring / Diagnostics. Krill uses the information provided
 by the CPE as an additional network check
DOCSIS
Multi-manufacturer provisioning

Services monitored in the current version (Compatible with DOCSIS 3.x):
actual (Compatible con DOCSIS 3.x):


  • TxRx: transmission / reception power and SNR.

  • QoS: corrected / wrong codewords.

GPON
ONU Provisioning, monitoring (graphs) and checking (alarms).

Automatic reconfiguration of the ONU when changing a port in the OLT.

Management of SNMP traps for registering / deregistering ONUs.

Services monitored in the current version:


  • Tx / Rx: Attenuation above a pre-defined or customized threshold

  • IPv4 addressing: CPE without a public IP or with more than one.

  • TR069: session started and not finished.

  • Provision: configuration discrepancies in the OLT, runtime problems…

  • CPU per OLT card.

  • Number of registered ONUs per PON below a certain threshold
WiFi/WiMAX
Configuration of CPEs (Ubiquiti and Albentia in the current version)

RADIUS provisioning for the AAA of the PPPoE server.

Services monitored in the current version:


  • Tx / Rx: levels, SNR (RSSI)

  • STA / AP distance

  • STAs registered per AP.

  • Resources per AP.


Other modules


  • Reception of SNMP traps
  • Log of IPs assigned by DHCP / PPPoE
  • Reception of events for passive checks
  • PBX (SIP: Asterisk, FreeSWITCH)

Configuration of other network services


  • DHCP: ISC
  • RADIUS: FreeRADIUS
  • SIP: Asterisk, FreeSWITCH