Network Rings Management
Some networks are built in ring structure, like SDH and SONET. In IMS you can create rings for these networks. Per ring the ring name, abbreviation, protection mechanism (e.g. SNCP/UPSR, MSPRing/BLSR) and in service date can be stored.
Of course one node can belong to multiple rings.
Capacity management of these network rings can be done via the user-friendly Ring Filling functionality. This graphical layout of these rings shows the connectivity and capacity of the different network layers (STMx/OCx and VCx/STSx).