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Field Notice: Bandwidth of Universal Voice Module (UVM) D-Channel Compressed Connection Cannot Be Configured


December 28, 1998


Products Affected

Product

Remarks

IGX-UVM

A 9.1.03 problem prevents the D-Channel Compression channel load from being changed.

Problem Description

D-Channel Compression connection bandwidth cannot be configured to less than 100%. This feature is implemented by adding a connection on a UVM Model D as type "td" (Transparent D-channel), which can be altered from the default of 100%. At 100% utilization, the "td" connection produces a load of 381 packets per second. Configuring the channel utilization to less than 100% does not alter the load for the "td" connection as expected.

Problem Symptoms

Perform the following steps to observe the symptoms:

  1. addcon slot.port.chan farendnode slot.port.chan td

  2. cnfchutl slot.port.chan 100

  3. vt farendnode

  4. cnfchutl slot.port.chan 100

  5. dcct slot.port.chan (service or higher login)

  6. The following screen appears:

    nodename     TN    Service         IGX 8420  9.1.03   Dec. 19 1998 20:46 GMT
    
    Slot: 9   Chan: 5                LCON# 9  &3186D17E        VC# 9  &319376AC
    
    Alloc     : 1   Bundled   : 0    MS Cmax,SM: 0,0     mir  : 0,0
    Exists    : 1   Never rtd : 0    COS       : 0       peak : 0,0
    Master    : 1   No DC fnd : 0    Hops      : 1       Cmax : 0,0
    Local     : 0   Failed    : 0    Src dc    : 10      %Utl : 0,0
    Pref only : 0   Down,pend : 0,0  Snk dc    : 10      FSTsts    : 0
    No rt fnd : 0   Cur route : CUR  Frst Pt,oe: 3,3     Route wait: 1138820
    Path fail : 0   BW needed : No   Bndl Sz,oe: 0,0     Cdt reason: None
    Derouted  : 0   baddr type: 0    Group num : 0       MS PLU,SM : 381,381
    RrtReq L,G: 0,0 acc dev vx: 0    VC count  : 1       MS CLU,SM : 381,381
    Route cdt : 0   Max cost  : 100  VC index  : 9       Line rstr : NONE
                                                         RR Group #: 0
    Path:  2/1 8                                         Prev LCON : 65535
    Pref:  0                                             Next LCON : 2
    

    Note the red underlined text showing the packet load units (PLUs) and cell load units (CLUs). The values should show "381,381" for CLU and PLU value for both the Master-to-Slave (MS) and Slave-to-Master (SM) directions.

  7. cnfchutl slot.port.chan 50

  8. bye

  9. cnfchutl slot.port.chan 50

  10. dcct slot.port.chan

  11. The PLU and CLU values are changed to "191,191". If the values are still "381, 381", the problem per bug id CSCdk64543 is being exhibited.

    nodename     TN    Service         IGX 8420  9.1.03   Dec. 19 1998 20:46 GMT
    
    Slot: 9   Chan: 5                LCON# 9  &3186D17E        VC# 9  &319376AC
    
    Alloc     : 1   Bundled   : 0    MS Cmax,SM: 0,0     mir  : 0,0
    Exists    : 1   Never rtd : 0    COS       : 0       peak : 0,0
    Master    : 1   No DC fnd : 0    Hops      : 1       Cmax : 0,0
    Local     : 0   Failed    : 0    Src dc    : 10      %Utl : 0,0
    Pref only : 0   Down,pend : 0,0  Snk dc    : 10      FSTsts    : 0
    No rt fnd : 0   Cur route : CUR  Frst Pt,oe: 3,3     Route wait: 1138820
    Path fail : 0   BW needed : No   Bndl Sz,oe: 0,0     Cdt reason: None
    Derouted  : 0   baddr type: 0    Group num : 0       MS PLU,SM : 191,191
    RrtReq L,G: 0,0 acc dev vx: 0    VC count  : 1       MS CLU,SM : 191,191
    Route cdt : 0   Max cost  : 100  VC index  : 9       Line rstr : NONE
                                                         RR Group #: 0
    Path:  2/1 8                                         Prev LCON : 65535
    Pref:  0                                             Next LCON : 2
    

Background

Connections on the UVM can be assigned less load by reducing the utilization. The less load a channel uses, the more connections can be routed over fixed bandwidth resources. Utilization can be altered on a channel-by-channel basis by using the cnfchutl command.

Workaround/Solution

There is no workaround.

Since this problem is exhibited in 9.1.06 software and earlier 9.1 versions, upgrade the software to the latest 9.1 release. Release 9.1.07 and later releases contain the fix for this issue.

DDTS

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