August 25, 1998
Broadband Switch Module (BXM) Trunk Cards
BXM continues to log "YEL alarm" while BXM is receiving the Yellow signal in the physical layer convergence procedure (PLCP) frame. This causes a flood of error messages, and affects the network management function.
"PLCP-YEL" is not an integrated alarm on the BXM card. Hence "YEL alarm In/Out Parameters", which are set by the cnflnparm command, are not effective for the BXM-T3.
The switch software currently does a periodic test on an alarmed line or trunk every 300ms. During the period of the test, the line goes into loopback; after the test, the loopback is removed. When the line is in loopback for the short duration of the test, the defect condition clears naturally. Because "PLCP YEL" is not an integrated alarm, the alarm clears at that time. After the test, when the loopback is removed, the line receives the Yellow signal from the remote and again goes into the alarm state. This occurs every 300ms (based on the loopback test period).
The results of this issue are a flood of error messages and affected network management function.
Customers can apply the cnffunc 1 d command to fix the problem. Sample output is shown below:
bpx1 TN StrataCom BPX 15 8.4.14 July 23 1998 11:33 GMT
Index Status Function
1 Disabled Automatic TRK Loopback Test on Local/Remote Alarms
2 Enabled User Command Logging
3 Enabled Automatic Card Reset on Hardware Error
4 Enabled Card Error Record Wraparound
5 Enabled Card Test After Failure
6 Enabled Download From Remote StrataView
7 Enabled Node-by-node Upgrade Compatibility
8 Enabled Logging of conn events in local event log
9 Enabled Logging of conn events in SV+ event log
10 Enabled Force Download From a Specific IP address
Last Command: cnffunc 1 d
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