Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Procedure Guide, Release 4.0
Chapter 11, Change Card Settings
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Change Card Settings

Table Of Contents

Change Card Settings

Before You Begin

NTP-D88 Modify Line Settings and PM Parameter Thresholds for Electrical Cards

DLP-D339 Change Line and Threshold Settings for E1-N-14 or E1-42 Cards

DLP-D340 Change Line and Threshold Settings for the E3-12 Cards

DLP-D341 Change Line and Threshold Settings for the DS3i-N-12 Cards

DLP-D342 Change Line and Threshold Settings for the STM1E-12 Card

NTP-D89 Modify Line Settings and PM Parameter Thresholds for Optical Cards

DLP-D170 Change Line Settings for STM-N Cards

DLP-D343 Change SDH Threshold Settings for STM-N Cards

NTP-D206 Modify Line Settings and PM Parameter Thresholds for TXP_MR_10G Cards

DLP-D274 Change Card Settings for TXP_MR_10G Cards

DLP-D275 Change Line SDH Settings for TXP_MR_10G Cards

DLP-D278 Change Line Section Trace Settings for TXP_MR_10G Cards

DLP-D276 Change Line Thresholds Settings for TXP_MR_10G Cards

DLP-D277 Change Optical Thresholds Settings for TXP_MR_10G Cards

DLP-D279 Change Optical Transport Network Settings for TXP_MR_10G Cards

NTP-D207 Modify Line Settings and PM Parameter Thresholds for MXP_2.5G_10G Cards

DLP-D280 Change Card Settings for MXP_2.5G_10G Cards

DLP-D281 Change Line SDH Settings for MXP_2.5G_10G Cards

DLP-D284 Change Line Section Trace Settings for MXP_2.5G_10G Cards

DLP-D282 Change Line Threshold Settings for MXP_2.5G_10G Cards

DLP-D283 Change Optical Thresholds Settings for MXP_2.5G_10G Cards

DLP-D285 Change Optical Transport Network Settings for MXP_2.5G_10G Cards

NTP-D118 Modify Alarm Interface Controller-International Settings

DLP-D208 Change External Alarms Using the AIC-I Card

DLP-D209 Change External Controls Using the AIC-I Card

DLP-D210 Change AIC-I Card Orderwire Settings

NTP-D91 Upgrade E1-N-14 and DS3 i-N-12 Protect Cards from 1:1 Protection to 1:N Protection

DLP-D176 Convert E1-N-14 Cards From 1:1 to 1:N Protection

DLP-D177 Convert DS3i-N-12 Cards From 1:1 to 1:N Protection


Change Card Settings


This chapter explains how to change transmission settings for electrical, optical, transponder, and muxponder cards; change orderwire and environmental alarm setting, and change card protection from 1:1 to 1:N on the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH.

Before You Begin

Before performing any of the following procedures, complete the "NTP-D195 Document Existing Provisioning" procedure on page 7-2. Also, investigate all alarms and clear any trouble conditions. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting Guide as necessary.


Caution Changing card settings can be service affecting. You should make all changes during a scheduled maintenance window.

This section lists the chapter procedures (NTPs). Turn to a procedure for applicable tasks (DLPs).

1. 88 Modify Line Settings and PM Parameter Thresholds for Electrical Cards—As needed, complete this procedure to change transmission settings, including line and threshold settings, for all electrical cards (E1-N-14, E1-42, E3-12, DS3i-N-12, and STM1E-12).

2. 89 Modify Line Settings and PM Parameter Thresholds for Optical Cards—As needed, complete this procedure to change transmission settings, including line and threshold settings, for all optical (STM-N) cards.

3. 206 Modify Line Settings and PM Parameter Thresholds for TXP_MR_10G Cards—As needed, complete this procedure to change transmission settings, including line and threshold settings, for TXP_MR_10G (transponder) cards.

4. 207 Modify Line Settings and PM Parameter Thresholds for MXP_2.5G_10G Cards—As needed, complete this procedure to change transmission settings, including line and threshold settings, for MXP_2.5G_10G (muxponder) cards.

5. 118 Modify Alarm Interface Controller-International Settings—As needed, complete this procedure to change external alarms and controls and/or orderwire settings.

6. 91 Upgrade E1-N-14 and DS3 i-N-12 Protect Cards from 1:1 Protection to 1:N Protection—As needed, complete this procedure to change the protection type on E-1 or DS-3 cards.

NTP-D88 Modify Line Settings and PM Parameter Thresholds for Electrical Cards

Purpose

Use this procedure to change the line and threshold settings for electrical cards. The default values are listed in the "Card Default Settings" section on page C-4.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

NTP-D17 Install the Electrical Cards, page 2-14

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 Log into the ONS 15454 SDH node where you want to change the card settings or thresholds. See the "DLP-D60 Log into CTC" task on page 3-23.

Step 2 Complete the "NTP-D108 Back Up the Database" procedure on page 15-8 to preserve the existing database.

Step 3 Perform any of the following tasks as needed:

339 Change Line and Threshold Settings for E1-N-14 or E1-42 Cards

340 Change Line and Threshold Settings for the E3-12 Cards

341 Change Line and Threshold Settings for the DS3i-N-12 Cards

342 Change Line and Threshold Settings for the STM1E-12 Card

Step 4 When you are finished changing the card settings, complete the "NTP-D108 Back Up the Database" procedure on page 15-8.

Stop. You have completed this procedure


DLP-D339 Change Line and Threshold Settings for E1-N-14 or E1-42 Cards

Purpose

Use this task to change the line and threshold settings for the E1-N-14 or E1-42 (E-1) cards. Table C-1 on page C-5 lists the default E-1 card settings.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-23

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 In the node view, double-click the E1-N-14 or E1-42 card where you want to change the line or threshold settings.

Step 2 Click the Provisioning tab Figure 11-1.

Figure 11-1 Provisioning Line Parameters on the E1-42 Card

Step 3 Depending on the setting you need to modify, click the Line, VC12, VC4, Line Thresholds, Elect Path Thresholds, or SDH Thresholds tab.


Note See Chapter 7, "Manage Alarms" for information about the Alarm Behavior tab.


Step 4 Modify any of the settings found under these subtabs. For definitions of the Line settings, see Table 11-1. For definitions of the VC12 and VC4 settings, see Table 11-2. For definitions of the Line Thresholds settings, see Table 11-3. For definitions of the Electrical Path Thresholds settings, see Table 11-4. For definitions of the SDH Thresholds settings, see Table 11-5.

For the factory default settings for the E1-N-14 and E1-42 cards, see Table C-1 on page C-5.

Step 5 Click Apply.

Step 6 Repeat Steps 4 and 5 for each subtab that has parameters you want to provision.

Table 11-1 describes the values on the Provisioning > Line tabs for the E-1 cards.

Table 11-1 Line Options for E1-N-14 and E1-42 Cards  

Parameter
Description
Options

Port #

Port number

1 to 14, E1-N-14, (read-only)

1 to 42, E1-42, (read-only)

Port

Port name

User-defined, up to 32 alphanumeric/special characters. Blank by default

See the "DLP-D314 Assign a Name to a Port" procedure on page 6-18.

SF BER

Sets the signal fail bit error rate

1E-3

1E-4

1E-5

SD BER

Sets the signal degrade bit error rate

1E-5

1E-6

1E-7

1E-8

1E-9

Line Type

Defines the line framing type

E1_MF

E1_CRCMF

E1_UNFRAMED

Line Coding

Defines the E-1 transmission coding type

HDB3 - High density bipolar - 3 Zero Substitution (read-only)

State

Places port in service,
out of service,
out of service-maintenance, or out of service-auto in service.

IS

OOS

OOS_MT

OOS_AINS

AINS Soak

Automatic in-service soak

Duration of valid input signal in hh.mm after which the card becomes in service (IS) automatically.

0 to 48 hours, 15 minutes increments.


Table 11-2 describes the values on the Provisioning > VC12 and VC4 tabs for the E-1 cards.

Table 11-2 VC12 and VC4 Circuit Alarm Level Options for E1-N-14 and E1-42 Cards  

Parameter
Description
Options

VC LO #

VC12 circuit name

(as configured in "circuits", here read-only)

VC4 #

VC4 circuit name

(as configured in "circuits", here read-only)

SF Ber Level

Sets the signal fail bit error rate for the configured VC12 or VC4 circuit

1E-3

1E-4

1E-5

SD Ber Level

Sets the signal degrade bit error rate for the configured VC12 or VC4 circuit

1E-5

1E-6

1E-7

1E-8

1E-9


Table 11-3 describes the values on the Provisioning > Line Thresholds tabs for the E-1 cards.

Table 11-3 Line Thresholds Options for E1-N-14 and E1-42 Cards 

Parameter
Description
Options

Port

Port number

1 to 14, E1-N-14, (read-only)

1 to 42, E1-42, (read-only)

CV

Coding violations

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals. Select the bullet and click the Refresh button.

ES

Errored seconds

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals. Select the bullet and click the Refresh button.

SES

Severely errored seconds

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals. Select the bullet and click the Refresh button.


Table 11-4 describes the values on the Provisioning > Elect Path Thresholds tabs for the E-1 cards.

Table 11-4 Electrical Path Threshold Options for E1-N-14 and E1-42 Cards 

Parameter
Description
Options

Port

Port number

1 to 14, E1-N-14, (read-only)

1 to 42, E1-42, (read-only)

EB

Errored blocks

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals, near end or far end. Select the bullet and click the Refresh button.

BBE

Background block errors

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals, near end or far end. Select the bullet and click the Refresh button.

ES

Errored seconds

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals, near end or far end. Select the bullet and click the Refresh button.

SES

Severely errored seconds

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals, near end or far end. Select the bullet and click the Refresh button.

UAS

Unavailable seconds

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals, near end or far end. Select the bullet and click the Refresh button.


Table 11-5 describes the values on the Provisioning > SDH Thresholds tabs for the E-1 cards.

Table 11-5 SDH Threshold Options for E1-N-14 and E1-42 Cards 

Parameter
Description
Options

Port #

E-1 port

1 to 14, E1-N-14, (read-only)

1 to 42, E1-42, (read-only)

ES

Errored seconds

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals, near end or far end. Select the bullet and click the Refresh button.

SES

Severely errored seconds

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals, near end or far end. Select the bullet and click the Refresh button.

EB

Errored blocks

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals, near end or far end. Select the bullet and click the Refresh button.

UAS

Unavailable seconds

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals, near end or far end. Select the bullet and click the Refresh button.

BBE

Background block errors

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals, near end or far end. Select the bullet and click the Refresh button.



Note The threshold value displays after the circuit is created.


Step 7 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D340 Change Line and Threshold Settings for the E3-12 Cards

Purpose

Use this task to change the line and threshold settings for the E3-12 cards. Table C-2 on page C-6 lists the default E-3 values.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-23

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 Double-click the E3-12 card where you want to change the line or threshold settings.

Step 2 Click the Provisioning tab.

Step 3 Depending on the setting you need to modify, click the Line, Line Thrshld, Elec Path Thrshld, or SDH Thrshld subtab.


Note See Chapter 7, "Manage Alarms" for information about the Alarm Behavior tab.


Step 4 Modify any of the settings found under these subtabs. For definitions of the Line settings, see Table 11-6. For definitions of the Line Threshold settings, see Table 11-7. For definitions of the Elect Path Threshold settings, see Table 11-8. For definitions of the SDH Threshold settings, see Table 11-9.

For the factory default settings for the E3-12, see Table C-2 on page C-6.

Step 5 Click Apply.

Step 6 Repeat Steps 4 and 5 for each subtab that has parameters you want to provision.

Table 11-6 describes the values on the Provisioning > Line tabs for the E3-12 cards.

Table 11-6 Line Options for E3-12 Cards 

Parameter
Description
Options

Port #

Port number

1 - 12 (Read-only)

Port

Port name

User-defined, up to 32 alphanumeric/ special characters. Blank by default.

See the "DLP-D314 Assign a Name to a Port" procedure on page 6-18.

State

Places port in service,
out of service,
out of service-maintenance, or out of service-auto in service.

IS

OOS

OOS_MT

OOS_AINS

AINS Soak

Automatic in-service soak

Duration of valid input signal in hh.mm after which the card becomes in service (IS) automatically.

0 to 48 hours, 15-minute increments.


Table 11-7 describes the values on the Provisioning > Line Thresholds tabs for the E3-12 cards.

Table 11-7 Line Threshold Options for E3-12 Cards  

Parameter
Description
Options

Port #

Port number

1 - 12 (Read-only)

CV

Coding violations

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals. Select the bullet and click the Refresh button.

ES

Errored seconds

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals. Select the bullet and click the Refresh button.

SES

Severely errored seconds

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals. Select the bullet and click the Refresh button.

LOSS

Loss of signal; number of one-second intervals containing one or more LOS defects

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals. Select the bullet and click the Refresh button.


Table 11-8 describes the values on the Provisioning > Elect Path Thresholds tabs for the E3-12 cards.

Table 11-8 Elect Path Threshold Options for E3-12 Cards 

Parameter
Description
Options

Port #

E-3 ports

1 - 12 (Read-only)

ES

Errored seconds

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals. Select the bullet and click the Refresh button (Near End).

SES

Severely errored seconds

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals. Select the bullet and click the Refresh button (Near End).

UAS

Unavailable seconds

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals. Select the bullet and click the Refresh button (Near End).


Table 11-9 describes the values on the Provisioning > SDH Thresholds tabs for the E3-12 cards.

Table 11-9 SDH Threshold Options for E3-12 Cards 

Parameter
Description
Options

Port #

E-3 ports

1 - 12 (Read-only)

ES

Errored seconds

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals. Select the bullet and click the Refresh button (Near and Far End, VC LO or VC4).

SES

Severely errored seconds

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals. Select the bullet and click the Refresh button (Near and Far End, VC LO or VC4).

EB

Errored blocks

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals. Select the bullet and click the Refresh button (Near and Far End, VC LO or VC4).

UAS

Unavailable seconds

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals. Select the bullet and click the Refresh button (Near and Far End, VC LO or VC4).

BBE

Background block errors

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals. Select the bullet and click the Refresh button (Near and Far End, VC LO or VC4).



Note The threshold value displays after the circuit is created.


Step 7 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D341 Change Line and Threshold Settings for the DS3i-N-12 Cards


Step 1 Double-click the DS3i-N-12 card where you want to change the line or threshold settings.

Step 2 Click the Provisioning tab.

Step 3 Depending on the setting you need to modify, click the Line, Line Thrshld, Elect Path Thrshld, or SDH Thrshld subtab.


Note See Chapter 7, "Manage Alarms" for information about the Alarm Behavior tab.


Step 4 Modify any of the settings found under these subtabs. For definitions of the Line settings, see Table 11-10. For definitions of the Line Threshold settings, see Table 11-11. For definitions of the Electrical Path Thresholds, see Table 11-12. For definitions of the SDH Threshold settings, see Table 11-13.

For the factory default settings for the DS3i-N-12 cards, see Table C-3 on page C-8.

Step 5 Click Apply.

Step 6 Repeat Steps 4 and 5 for each subtab that has parameters you want to provision.

Table 11-10 describes the values on the Provisioning > Line tabs for the DS3i-N-12 cards.

Table 11-10 Line Options for the DS3i-N-12 Cards  

Parameter
Description
Options

Port #

Port number

1 - 12 (Read-only)

Port

Port name

User-defined, up to 32 alphanumeric/ special characters. Blank by default.

See the "DLP-D314 Assign a Name to a Port" procedure on page 6-18.

Line Type

Defines the line framing type

Unframed

M13

C Bit

Auto Provisioned

Detected Line Type

Displays the detected line type

Read-only

Line Coding

Defines the DS3E transmission coding type

B3ZS (Read-only)

Line Length

Defines the distance (in feet) from backplane connection to the next termination point

0 - 225 (default)

226 - 450

State

Places port in service,
out of service,
out of service-maintenance, or out of service-auto in service.

IS

OOS

OOS_MT

OOS_AINS

AINS Soak

Automatic in-service soak

Duration of valid input signal in hh.mm after which the card becomes in service (IS) automatically.

0 to 48 hours, 15-minute increments.


Table 11-11 describes the values on the Provisioning > Line Thresholds tabs for the DS3i-N-12 cards.

Table 11-11 Line Threshold Options for the DS3-12E and DS3N-12E Cards  

Subtab
Parameter
Description
Options

Port #

Port number

Port #

1 - 12 (Read-only)

Line Thrshold

CV

Coding violations

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals. Select the bullet and click the Refresh button.

 

ES

Errored seconds

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals. Select the bullet and click the Refresh button.

 

SES

Severely errored seconds

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals. Select the bullet and click the Refresh button.

 

LOSS

Loss of signal; number of one-second intervals containing one or more LOS defects

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals. Select the bullet and click the Refresh button.


Table 11-12 describes the values on the Provisioning > Elect Path Thresholds tabs for the DS3i-N-12 cards.

Table 11-12 Electrical Path Options for the DS3i-N-12 Cards  

Subtab
Parameter
Description
Options

Port #

Port number

Port #

1 - 12 (Read-only)

Elect Path Thrshld

CVP

Coding violations

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals. Select the bullet and click the Refresh button (DS3 Pbit: Near End only; DS3 CPbit: Near and Far End).

 

ESP

Errored seconds

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals. Select the bullet and click the Refresh button (DS3 Pbit: Near End only; DS3 CPbit: Near and Far End).

 

SESP

Severely errored seconds

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals. Select the bullet and click the Refresh button (DS3 Pbit: Near End only; DS3 CPbit: Near and Far End).

 

SASP

Severely errored frame/alarm indication signal

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals. Select the bullet and click the Refresh button (DS3 Pbit: Near End only; DS3 CPbit: Near and Far End).

 

UASP

Unavailable seconds

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals. Select the bullet and click the Refresh button (DS3 Pbit: Near End only; DS3 CPbit: Near and Far End).

 

AISSP

Alarm indication signal

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals. Select the bullet and click the Refresh button (DS3 Pbit: Near End only; DS3 CPbit: Near and Far End).


Table 11-13 describes the values on the Provisioning > SDH Thresholds tabs for the DS3i-N-12 cards.

Table 11-13 SDH Threshold Options for DS3i-N-12 Cards 

Parameter
Description
Options

Port #

Port number

1 - 12 (Read-only)

ES

Errored seconds

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals. Select the bullet and click the Refresh button (Near and Far End, VC LO or VC4).

SES

Severely errored seconds

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals. Select the bullet and click the Refresh button (Near and Far End, VC LO or VC4).

EB

Errored blocks

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals. Select the bullet and click the Refresh button (Near and Far End, VC LO or VC4).

UAS

Unavailable seconds

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals. Select the bullet and click the Refresh button (Near and Far End, VC LO or VC4).

BBE

Background block errors

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals. Select the bullet and click the Refresh button (Near and Far End, VC LO or VC4).



Note The threshold value displays after the circuit is created.


Step 7 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D342 Change Line and Threshold Settings for the STM1E-12 Card

Purpose

Use this task to change the line and threshold settings for the STM1E-12 card. Table C-5 on page C-16 lists the default STM1E-12 settings.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-23

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 Double-click the STM1E-12 card where you want to change the line or threshold settings.

Step 2 Click the Provisioning tab.

Step 3 Depending on the setting you need to modify, click the Line, Ports, Thresholds, VC4, or C2-Byte subtab.


Note See Chapter 7, "Manage Alarms" for information about the Alarming tab.


Step 4 Modify any of the settings found under these subtabs. For definitions of the line settings, see Table 11-14. For definitions of the port settings, see Table 11-15. For definitions of the threshold settings, see Table 11-16. For definitions of the VC4 settings, see Table 11-17. For definitions of the C2-Byte settings, see Table 11-18.

For the factory default settings for the STM1E-12 card, see Table C-5 on page C-16.

Step 5 Click Apply.

Step 6 Repeat Steps 4 and 5 for each subtab that has parameters you want to provision.

Table 11-14 describes the values on the Provisioning > Line tabs for the STM1E-12 cards.

Table 11-14 Line Options for the STM1E-12 Card  

Parameter
Description
Options

Port #

STM1E-12 card port #

1 - 12 (read-only)

Port Name

Name assigned to the port (optional)

User-defined, up to 32 alphanumeric/ special characters. Blank by default.

See the "DLP-D314 Assign a Name to a Port" procedure on page 6-18.

SF BerLevel

Sets the signal fail bit error rate for the configured VC12 or VC4 circuit

1E-3

1E-4

1E-5

SD BerLevel

Sets the signal degrade bit error rate for the configured VC12 or VC4 circuit

1E-5

1E-6

1E-7

1E-8

1E-9

Provides Sync

If checked, the card is provisioned as a network element timing reference

Yes

No

(Read-only)

Enable Sync Msg

Enables synchronization status messages (S1 byte), which allow the node to choose the best timing source

Yes

No

Send DoNotUse

When checked, sends a DUS (do not use) message on the S1 byte

Yes

No

Status

Places port in service,
out of service,
out of service-maintenance, or out of service-auto in service.

IS

OOS

OOS_MT

OOS_AINS

AINS Soak

Automatic in-service soak

Duration of valid input signal in hh.mm after which the card becomes in service (IS) automatically.

0 to 48 hours, 15-minute increments.


Table 11-15 describes the values on the Provisioning > Ports tabs for the STM1E-12 cards.

Table 11-15 Ports Options for the STM1E-12 Card  

Parameter
Description
Options

Port #

STM1E-12 card port #

1 - 12 (read-only)

Interface

Interface type

STM1 (read-only)


Table 11-16 describes the values on the Provisioning > Thresholds for the STM1E-12 cards.

Table 11-16 Thresholds Options for the STM1E-12 Card 

Parameter
Description
Options

Port #

STM1E-12 card port #

1 - 12 (read-only)

ES

Errored seconds

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals. Select the bullet and click the Refresh button.

SES

Severely errored seconds

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals. Select the bullet and click the Refresh button.

BBE

Background block errors

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals. Select the bullet and click the Refresh button.

UAS

Unavailable seconds

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals. Select the bullet and click the Refresh button.

BEC

Block error count

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals. Select the bullet and click the Refresh button.


Table 11-17 describes the values on the Provisioning > VC4 tabs for the STM1E-12 cards.

Table 11-17 VC4 Options for the STM1E-12 Card  

Parameter
Description
Options

VC4 #

Number of VC4 container

1 to 12

SF BerLevel

Sets the signal fail bit error rate for the configured VC12 or VC4 circuit

1E-3

1E-4

1E-5

SD BerLevel

Sets the signal degrade bit error rate for the configured VC12 or VC4 circuit

1E-5

1E-6

1E-7

1E-8

1E-9


Table 11-18 describes the values on the Provisioning > C2-Byte tabs for the STM1E-12 cards.

Table 11-18 C2-Byte Options for the STM1E-12 Card  

Parameter
Description
Options

Port #

STM1E-12 card port #

1 - 12 (read-only)

C2 Expect

Expected C2 byte

 

C2 Receive

Received C2 byte

 

Step 7 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


NTP-D89 Modify Line Settings and PM Parameter Thresholds for Optical Cards

Purpose

Use this procedure to change the line settings and the PM parameter thresholds for optical cards. The default STM-N card settings are provided in the "Card Default Settings" section on page C-4.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

NTP-D16 Install the Optical Cards, page 2-12

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Note To change optical settings for transponder cards, see "DLP-D277 Change Optical Thresholds Settings for TXP_MR_10G Cards" task. To change optical settings for muxponder cards, see "DLP-D283 Change Optical Thresholds Settings for MXP_2.5G_10G Cards" task.



Step 1 Log into the ONS 15454 SDH node where you want to change the card settings or thresholds. See the "DLP-D60 Log into CTC" task on page 3-23.

Step 2 Complete the "NTP-D108 Back Up the Database" procedure on page 15-8.

Step 3 Perform any of the following tasks as needed:

170 Change Line Settings for STM-N Cards

343 Change SDH Threshold Settings for STM-N Cards

Step 4 Complete the "NTP-D108 Back Up the Database" procedure on page 15-8.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


DLP-D170 Change Line Settings for STM-N Cards

Purpose

Use this task to change the line transmission settings for STM-M/OC-N cards. The default STM-N card settings are provided in the "Card Default Settings" section on page C-4.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-23

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 Double-click the STM-N card where you want to change the line settings.

Step 2 Click the Provisioning > Line tabs.

Step 3 Modify any of the settings listed in Table 11-19.

To view the factory default settings for the STM-N cards, see Table C-5 on page C-16 for the STM-1 card, Table C-6 on page C-18 for the STM-4 card, Table C-8 on page C-22 for the STM-16 card, or Table C-9 on page C-24 for the STM-64 card.

Step 4 Click Apply.

Table 11-19 STM-N Card Line Settings 

Parameter
Description
Options

Port #

Port number (read-only)

1 (STM-4, STM-16, STM-64)

1 to 4 (OC3 IR 4/STM1 SH 1310, OC12 IR/STM4 SH 1310-4)

1 to 8 (OC3IR/STM1SH 1310-8)

Port Name

Provides the ability to assign the specified port a name

User-defined. Name can be up to 32 alphanumeric/special characters. Blank by default.

See the "DLP-D314 Assign a Name to a Port" procedure on page 6-18.

SF BER

Sets the signal fail bit error rate

1E-3

1E-4

1E-5

SD BER

Sets the signal degrade bit error rate

1E-5

1E-6

1E-7

1E-8

1E-9

Provides Synch

If checked, the card is provisioned as a network element timing reference

Yes

No

(Read-only)

Enable Synch Messages

Enables synchronization status messages (S1 byte), which allow the node to choose the best timing source

Yes

No

Send Do Not Use

When checked, sends a DUS (do not use) message on the S1 byte

Yes

No

PJVC4Mon #

Sets the VC4 that will be used for pointer justification. If set to 0, no VC4 is monitored. Only one VC4 can be monitored on each STM-N port.

0 - 1 (STM-1, per port)

0 - 4 (STM-4, per port)

0 - 16 (STM-16)

0 - 64 (STM-64)

State

Places port in service,
out of service,
out of service-maintenance, or out of service-auto in service

IS

OOS

OOS_MT

OOS_AINS

AINS Soak

Automatic in-service soak

Duration of valid input signal in hh.mm after which the card becomes in service (IS) automatically.

0 to 48 hours, 15 minutes increments.

Type

Displays the port as SDH.

SDH


Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D343 Change SDH Threshold Settings for STM-N Cards

Purpose

Use this task to change threshold settings for STM-N cards. The default STM-N card settings are provided in the "Card Default Settings" section on page C-4.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-23

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 In node view, double-click the STM-N card where you want to change the SDH threshold settings (Figure 11-2).

Step 2 Click the Provisioning > Thresholds tabs.

Figure 11-2 Provisioning SDH Thresholds for the OC48 IR/STM16 SH AS 1310 Card

Step 3 Modify any of the settings listed in Table 11-20.

For the factory default settings for the STM-N cards, see Table C-5 on page C-16 for the STM-1 card, Table C-6 on page C-18 for the STM-4 card, Table C-8 on page C-22 for the STM-16 card, or Table C-9 on page C-24 for the STM-64 card.

Step 4 Click Apply.

Table 11-20 STM-N Threshold Options 

Parameter
Description
Options
Port

Port number (read-only)

1 (STM-4, STM-16, STM-64)

1 to 4 (OC3 IR 4/STM1 SH 1310, OC12 IR/STM4 SH 1310-4)

1 to 8 (OC3IR/STM1SH 1310-8)

EB

Errored blocks

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals. Select the bullet and click the Refresh button (Near and Far End, VC LO or VC4).

ES

Errored seconds

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals for Line, Section, or Path (Near and Far End). Select the bullet and click the Refresh button.

SES

Severely errored seconds

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals for Line, Section, or Path (Near and Far End). Select the bullet and click the Refresh button.

BBE

Background block errors

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals. Select the bullet and click the Refresh button (Near and Far End, VC LO or VC4).

UAS

Unavailable seconds

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals for Line or Path (Near and Far End). Select the bullet and click the Refresh button.

PPJC-PDET

Positive Pointer Justification Count, STS Path detected.

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals for Line (Near and Far End). Select the bullet and click the Refresh button.

NPJC-PDET

Negative Pointer Justification Count, STS Path detected.

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals for Line (Near and Far End). Select the bullet and click the Refresh button.

PPJC-PGEN

Positive Pointer Justification Count, STS Path generated.

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals for Line (Near and Far End). Select the bullet and click the Refresh button.

NPJC-PGEN

Negative Pointer Justification Count, STS Path generated.

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals for Line (Near and Far End). Select the bullet and click the Refresh button.

PSC

Protection Switching Count (Line)

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals for Line (Near and Far End). Select the bullet and click the Refresh button.

PSD

Protection Switch Duration (Line)

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals for Line (Near and Far End). Select the bullet and click the Refresh button.

PSC-W

Protection Switching Count - Working line

MS-SPRing is not supported on the OC-3 card; therefore, the PSC-W, PSC-S, and PSC-R PMs do not increment.

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals for Line (Near and Far End). Select the bullet and click the Refresh button.

PSD-W

Protection Switching Duration - Working line

MS-SPRing is not supported on the OC-3 card; therefore, the PSD-W, PSD-S, and PSD-R PMs do not increment.

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals for Line (Near and Far End). Select the bullet and click the Refresh button.

PSC-S

Protection Switching Count - Span

MS-SPRing is not supported on the OC-3 card; therefore, the PSC-W, PSC-S, and PSC-R PMs do not increment.

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals for Line (Near and Far End). Select the bullet and click the Refresh button.

PSD-S

Protection Switching Duration - Span

MS-SPRing is not supported on the OC-3 card; therefore, the PSD-W, PSD-S, and PSD-R PMs do not increment.

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals for Line (Near and Far End). Select the bullet and click the Refresh button.

PSC-R

Protection Switching Count - Ring

MS-SPRing is not supported on the OC-3 card; therefore, the PSC-W, PSC-S, and PSC-R PMs do not increment.

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals for Line (Near and Far End). Select the bullet and click the Refresh button.

PSD-R

Protection Switching Duration - Ring

MS-SPRing is not supported on the OC-3 card; therefore, the PSD-W, PSD-S, and PSD-R PMs do not increment.

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals for Line (Near and Far End). Select the bullet and click the Refresh button.


Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


NTP-D206 Modify Line Settings and PM Parameter Thresholds for TXP_MR_10G Cards

Purpose

Use this procedure to change the line and threshold settings for TXP_MR_10G (transponder) cards. The default TXP_MR_10G card settings are provided in Table C-10 on page C-26.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

NTP-D16 Install the Optical Cards, page 2-12

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 Log into the ONS 15454 SDH node where you want to change the settings. See the "DLP-D60 Log into CTC" task on page 3-23.

Step 2 Complete the "NTP-D108 Back Up the Database" procedure on page 15-8.

Step 3 Perform any of the following tasks as needed:

274 Change Card Settings for TXP_MR_10G Cards

275 Change Line SDH Settings for TXP_MR_10G Cards

276 Change Line Thresholds Settings for TXP_MR_10G Cards

Step 4 Complete the "NTP-D108 Back Up the Database" procedure on page 15-8.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


DLP-D274 Change Card Settings for TXP_MR_10G Cards

Purpose

Use this task to change the card settings for TXP_MR_10G (transponder) cards. The default TXP_MR_10G card settings are provided in Table C-10 on page C-26.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-23

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 Double-click the TXP_MR_10G card where you want to change the line settings.

Step 2 Click the Provisioning > Card tabs (Figure 11-3).

Figure 11-3 Provisioning Card Parameters on the TXP_MR_10G Card

Step 3 Modify any of the settings listed in Table 11-21.

For the factory default settings for the TXP_MR_10G cards, see Table C-10 on page C-26.

Step 4 Click Apply.

Table 11-21 TXP_MR_10G (Transponder) Card Settings 

Parameter
Description
Options

Payload Type

Sets the type of payload

SONET/Including 10 GigE WAN Phy

SDH

10 GigE LAN Phy

Termination Mode

Sets the mode of termination

Transparent

Line

Wavelength

Sets the wavelength of the DWDM side optical transmitter

First Tunable Wavelength

(Further wavelengths in 100 GHz ITU spacing)

Regeneration Peer Slot

Sets the regeneration peer slot

None

1

2

3

4

5

6

12

13

14

15

16

17


Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D275 Change Line SDH Settings for TXP_MR_10G Cards

Purpose

Use this task to change the line settings for TXP_MR_10G (transponder) cards. The default TXP_MR_10G card settings are provided in Table C-10 on page C-26.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-23

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 Double-click the TXP_MR_10G card where you want to change the line SDH settings.

Step 2 Click the Provisioning > Line > SDH tabs.

Step 3 Modify any of the settings listed in Table 11-22.

For the factory default settings for the TXP_MR_10G cards, see Table C-10 on page C-26.

Step 4 Click Apply.

Table 11-22 TXP_MR_10G (Transponder) Line Settings 

Parameter
Description
Options

Port #

Port number (read-only)

1

2

Port Name

Provides the ability to assign the specified port a name

User-defined. Name can be up to 32 alphanumeric/special characters. Blank by default.

See the "DLP-D314 Assign a Name to a Port" procedure on page 6-18.

SF BER

Sets the signal fail bit error rate

1E-3

1E-4

1E-5

SD BER

Sets the signal degrade bit error rate

1E-5

1E-6

1E-7

1E-8

1E-9

AINS Soak

Automatic in-service soak

Duration of valid input signal in hh.mm after which the card becomes in service (IS) automatically.

0 to 48 hours, 15 minutes increments.

State

Places port in service,
out of service,
out of service-maintenance, or
out of service-auto in service.

IS

OOS

OOS_MT

OOS_AINS

ALS Mode

Sets the automatic laser shutdown function

Disabled

Auto Restart

Manual Restart

Manual Restart for Test


Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D278 Change Line Section Trace Settings for TXP_MR_10G Cards

Purpose

Use this task to change the section trace settings for TXP_MR_10G (transponder) cards. The default TXP_MR_10G card settings are provided in Table C-10 on page C-26.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-23

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 Double-click the TXP_MR_10G card where you want to change the section trace settings.

Step 2 Click the Provisioning > Line > Section Trace tabs.

Step 3 Modify any of the settings listed in Table 11-23.

For the factory default settings for the TXP_MR_10G cards, see Table C-10 on page C-26.

Step 4 Click Apply.

Table 11-23 TXP_MR_10G (Transponder) Card Section Trace Settings 

Parameter
Description
Options

Port #

Port number

1

2

Trace Mode

Sets the trace mode

Off/None

Manual

Section Trace String Size

Sets the trace string size

1 byte

16 byte

Transmit

Displays the current transmit string;
sets a new transmit string

String of trace string size

Expected

Displays the current expected string;
sets a new expected string

String of trace string size

Received

Displays the current received string (read only)

String of trace string size


Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D276 Change Line Thresholds Settings for TXP_MR_10G Cards

Purpose

Use this task to change the line threshold settings for TXP_MR_10G (transponder) cards. The default TXP_MR_10G card settings are provided in Table C-10 on page C-26.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-23

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 Double-click the TXP_MR_10G card where you want to change the line threshold settings.

Step 2 Click the Provisioning > Line Thresholds tabs.

Step 3 Modify any of the settings listed in Table 11-24.

For the factory default settings for the TXP_MR_10G cards, see Table C-10 on page C-26.

Step 4 Click Apply.

Table 11-24 TXP_MR_10G (Transponder) Card Line Thresholds Settings 

Parameter
Description
Options
Port #

Port number (read-only)

1

2

EB

Errored blocks

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals, near end or far end. Select the bullet and click the Refresh button.

ES

Errored seconds

Numeric. Can be set for Near End or Far End, for 15-minute or one-day intervals, or for Line (Far End only), Section or Line. Select bullet and click Refresh button.

SES

Severely errored seconds

Numeric. Can be set for Near End or Far End, for 15-minute or one-day intervals, or for Line (Far End only), Section or Line. Select bullet and click Refresh button.

BBE

Background block errors

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals, near end or far end. Select the bullet and click the Refresh button.

UAS

Unavailable seconds

Numeric. Can be set for Near End or Far End, for 15-minute or one-day intervals, for Line only. Select bullet and click Refresh button.


Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D277 Change Optical Thresholds Settings for TXP_MR_10G Cards

Purpose

Use this task to change the optical threshold settings for TXP_MR_10G (transponder) cards. The default TXP_MR_10G card settings are provided in Table C-10 on page C-26.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-23

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 Double-click the TXP_MR_10G card where you want to change the optical threshold settings.

Step 2 Click the Provisioning > Optical Thresholds tabs.

Step 3 Modify any of the settings listed in Table 11-25.

For the factory default settings for the TXP_MR_10G cards, see Table C-10 on page C-26.

Step 4 Click Apply.

Table 11-25 TXP_MR_10G (Transponder) Card Optical Thresholds Settings 

Parameter
Description
Options

Port #

Port number (read-only)

1 (client side)

2 (trunk side)

RX Power High (dBm)

Sets the warning threshold for high receiver input power

Numeric, in dBm
range -16.5 to +30.0 (client side)
range -21.0 to 30.0 (trunk side)

RX Power Low (dBm)

Sets the warning threshold for low receiver input power

Numeric, in dBm
range -40.0 to +1.5 (client side)
range -40.0 to -2.3 (trunk side)

RX Temp High (C)

Sets the warning threshold for high receiver temperature

Numeric, in degrees Celsius
125 (client side, read only)
range -3.75 to 125.0 (trunk side)

RX Temp Low (C)

Sets the warning threshold for low receiver temperature

Numeric, in degrees Celsius
-40 (client side, read only)
range -40.0 to 67.5 (trunk side)

Laser Bias High (%)

Sets the warning threshold for high laser bias current

Numeric, in percent
range 37.5 to 100.0 (client side)
range 37.5 to 100.0 (trunk side)

Laser Bias Low (%)

Sets the warning threshold for low laser bias current

Numeric, in percent
range 0 to 37.5 (client side)
range 0 to 37.5 (trunk side)

Laser Temp High (C)

Sets the warning threshold for high laser temperature

Numeric, in degrees Celsius
range -7.5 to 125.0 (client side)
range 3.75 to 125.0 (trunk side)

Laser Temp Low (C)

Sets the warning threshold for low laser temperature

Numeric, in degrees Celsius
range -40.0 to 56.25 (client side)
range -40.0 to 33.75 (trunk side)

TX Power High (dBm)

Sets the warning threshold for high transmitter output power

Numeric, in dBm
range -17.0 to 30.0 (client side)
range -18.8 to 30.0 (trunk side)

TX Power Low (dBm)

Sets the warning threshold for low transmitter output power

Numeric, in dBm
range -40.0 to 1.5 (client side)
range -40.0 to 2.6 (trunk side)


Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D279 Change Optical Transport Network Settings for TXP_MR_10G Cards

Purpose

Use this task to change the line optical transport network (OTN) settings for TXP_MR_10G (transponder) cards. The default TXP_MR_10G card settings are provided in Table C-10 on page C-26.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-23

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 Double-click the TXP_MR_10G card where you want to change the OTN settings.

Step 2 Click the Provisioning > OTN tabs.

Step 3 Modify any of the settings listed in Table 11-26.

For the factory default settings for the TXP_MR_10G cards, see Table C-10 on page C-26.

Step 4 Click Apply.

Table 11-26 TXP_MR_10G (Transponder) Card OTN Settings 

Parameter
Description
Options

OTN Lines

Port #

Port number (read-only)

2

OTN Lines

G.709 OTN

Sets the OTN lines according to ITU-T G.709

enabled

disabled

OTN Lines

FEC

Sets the OTN lines to forward error correction (FEC)

enabled

disabled

OTN Lines

SF BER

Sets the signal fail bit error rate

1E-3

1E-4

1E-5

OTN Lines

SD BER

Sets the signal degrade bit error rate

1E-5

1E-6

1E-7

1E-8

1E-9

OTN Lines

TxPower (dBm)

Sets the laser transmit power on the trunk side using variable optical attenuator (VOA)

—24.0 to +2 dBm
in 0.1 dB steps

G.709 Thresholds

Port

Port number (read-only)

2

G.709 Thresholds

ES

Errored seconds

Numeric. Can be set for Near End or Far End, for 15-minute or one-day intervals, for SM (OTUk) or PM (ODUk). Select bullet and click Refresh button.

G.709 Thresholds

SES

Severely errored seconds

Numeric. Can be set for Near End or Far End, for 15-minute or one-day intervals, for SM (OTUk) or PM (ODUk). Select bullet and click Refresh button.

G.709 Thresholds

UAS

Unavailable seconds

Numeric. Can be set for Near End or Far End, for 15-minute or one-day intervals, for SM (OTUk) or PM (ODUk). Select bullet and click Refresh button.

G.709 Thresholds

BBE

Background block errors

Numeric. Can be set for Near End or Far End, for 15-minute or one-day intervals, for SM (OTUk) or PM (ODUk). Select bullet and click Refresh button.

G.709 Thresholds

FC

Failure counter

Numeric. Can be set for Near End or Far End, for 15-minute or one-day intervals, for SM (OTUk) or PM (ODUk). Select bullet and click Refresh button.

FEC Thresholds

Port

Port number (read-only)

2

FEC Thresholds

Bit Errors Corrected

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals.

FEC Thresholds

Byte Errors Corrected

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals.

FEC Thresholds

Zero Bit Errors Detected

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals.

FEC Thresholds

One Bit Errors Detected

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals.

FEC Thresholds

Uncorrectable Words

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals.

Trail Trace Identifier

Level

Section

Path

Trail Trace Identifier

Trace Mode

Sets the trace mode

Off/None

Manual

Trail Trace Identifier

Transmit

Displays the current transmit string;
sets a new transmit string.

String of trace string size;
trail trace identifier is 64 bytes in length.

Trail Trace Identifier

Expected

Displays the current expected string;
sets a new expected string

String of trace string size

Trail Trace Identifier

Received

Displays the current received string (read only)

String of trace string size


Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


NTP-D207 Modify Line Settings and PM Parameter Thresholds for MXP_2.5G_10G Cards

Purpose

Use this procedure to change the line and threshold settings for MXP_2.5G_10G (muxponder) cards. The default MXP_2.5G_10G card settings are provided in Table C-4 on page C-10.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

NTP-D16 Install the Optical Cards, page 2-12

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 Log into the ONS 15454 SDH node where you want to change the settings or thresholds. See the "DLP-D60 Log into CTC" task on page 3-23.

Step 2 Complete the "NTP-D108 Back Up the Database" procedure on page 15-8.

Step 3 Perform any of the following tasks as needed:

280 Change Card Settings for MXP_2.5G_10G Cards

281 Change Line SDH Settings for MXP_2.5G_10G Cards

282 Change Line Threshold Settings for MXP_2.5G_10G Cards

283 Change Optical Thresholds Settings for MXP_2.5G_10G Cards

Step 4 Complete the "NTP-D108 Back Up the Database" procedure on page 15-8.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


DLP-D280 Change Card Settings for MXP_2.5G_10G Cards

Purpose

Use this task to change the card settings for MXP_2.5G_10G (muxponder) cards. The default MXP_2.5G_10G card settings are provided in Table C-4 on page C-10.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-23

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 Double-click the MXP_2.5G_10G card where you want to change the card settings.

Step 2 Click the Provisioning > Card tabs.

Step 3 Modify any of the settings listed in Table 11-27.

For the factory default settings for the MXP_2.5G_10G cards, see Table C-4 on page C-10.

Step 4 Click Apply.

Table 11-27 MXP_2.5G_10G (Muxponder) Card Settings 

Parameter
Description
Options

Payload Type

Sets the type of payload

SONET

SDH

Termination Mode

Sets the mode of operation

Transparent

Line

Wavelength

Sets the wavelength of the DWDM side optical transmitter

First Tunable Wavelength

(Further wavelengths in 100 GHz ITU spacing)


Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D281 Change Line SDH Settings for MXP_2.5G_10G Cards

Purpose

Use this task to change the line settings for MXP_2.5G_10G (muxponder) cards. The default MXP_2.5G_10G card settings are provided in Table C-4 on page C-10.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-23

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 Double-click the MXP_2.5G_10G card where you want to change the line SDH settings.

Step 2 Click the Provisioning > Line > SDH tabs (Figure 11-4).

Figure 11-4 Provisioning Line Parameters on the MXP_2.5G_10G Card

Step 3 Modify any of the settings listed in Table 11-28.

For the factory default settings for the MXP_2.5G_10G cards, see Table C-4 on page C-10.

Step 4 Click Apply.

Table 11-28 MXP_2.5G_10G (Muxponder) Line SDH Settings 

Parameter
Description
Options

Port #

Port number (read-only)

1

2

3

4

5

Port Name

Provides the ability to assign the specified port a name

User-defined. Name can be up to 32 alphanumeric/special characters. Blank by default.

See the "DLP-D314 Assign a Name to a Port" procedure on page 6-18.

SF BER

Sets the signal fail bit error rate

1E-3

1E-4

1E-5

SD BER

Sets the signal degrade bit error rate

1E-5

1E-6

1E-7

1E-8

1E-9

AINS Soak

Automatic in-service soak

Duration of valid input signal in hh.mm after which the card becomes in service (IS) automatically.

0 to 48 hours, 15 minutes increments.

State

Places port in service, out of service, out of service-maintenace, or out of service-auto in service

IS

OOS

OOS_MT

OOS_AINS

ALS Mode

Sets the automatic laser shutdown function

Disabled

Auto Restart

Manual Restart

Manual Restart for Test

Provides Sync

If checked, the card is provisioned as a network element timing reference

Yes

No

(Read-only)

Enable Sync Msg

Enables synchronization status messages (S1 byte), which allow the node to choose the best timing source

Yes

No

Send DoNotUse

When checked, sends a DUS (do not use) message on the S1 byte

Yes

No


Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D284 Change Line Section Trace Settings for MXP_2.5G_10G Cards

Purpose

Use this task to change the section trace settings for MXP_2.5G_10G (muxponder) cards. The default MXP_2.5G_10G card settings are provided in Table C-4 on page C-10.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-23

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 Double-click the MXP_2.5G_10G card where you want to change the section trace settings.

Step 2 Click the Provisioning > Line > Section Trace tabs.

Step 3 Modify any of the settings listed in Table 11-29.

For the factory default settings for the MXP_2.5G_10G cards, see Table C-4 on page C-10.

Step 4 Click Apply.

Table 11-29 MXP_2.5G_10G (Muxponder) Card Section Trace Settings 

Parameter
Description
Options

Port #

Port number

1

2

3

4

5

Trace Mode

Sets the trace mode

Off/None

Manual

Section Trace String Size

Sets the trace string size

1 byte

16 byte

Transmit

Displays the current transmit string;
sets a new transmit string

String of trace string size

Expected

Displays the current expected string;
sets a new expected string

String of trace string size

Received

Displays the current received string (read only)

String of trace string size


Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D282 Change Line Threshold Settings for MXP_2.5G_10G Cards

Purpose

Use this task to change the line threshold settings for MXP_2.5G_10G (muxponder) cards. The default MXP_2.5G_10G card settings are provided in Table C-4 on page C-10.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-23

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 Double-click the MXP_2.5G_10G card where you want to change the line threshold settings.

Step 2 Click the Provisioning > Line Thresholds tabs.

Step 3 Modify any of the settings listed in Table 11-30.

For the factory default settings for the MXP_2.5G_10G cards, see Table C-4 on page C-10.

Step 4 Click Apply.

Table 11-30 MXP_2.5G_10G (Muxponder) Card Line Threshold Settings 

Parameter
Description
Options

Port #

Port number (read-only)

1

2

3

4

5

EB

Errored blocks

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals, near end or far end. Select the bullet and click the Refresh button.

ES

Errored seconds

Numeric. Can be set for Near End or Far End, for 15-minute or one-day intervals, or for Line (Far End only), Section or Line. Select bullet and click Refresh button.

SES

Severely errored seconds

Numeric. Can be set for Near End or Far End, for 15-minute or one-day intervals, or for Line (Far End only), Section or Line. Select bullet and click Refresh button.

BBE

Background block errors

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals, near end or far end. Select the bullet and click the Refresh button.

UAS

Unavailable seconds

Numeric. Can be set for Near End or Far End, for 15-minute or one-day intervals, for Line only. Select bullet and click Refresh button.


Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D283 Change Optical Thresholds Settings for MXP_2.5G_10G Cards

Purpose

Use this task to change the optical threshold settings for MXP_2.5G_10G (muxponder) cards. The default MXP_2.5G_10G card settings are provided in Table C-4 on page C-10.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-23

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 Double-click the MXP_2.5G_10G card where you want to change the optical threshold settings.

Step 2 Click the Provisioning > Optical Thresholds tabs.

Step 3 Modify any of the settings listed in Table 11-31.

For the factory default settings for the MXP_2.5G_10G cards, see Table C-4 on page C-10.

Step 4 Click Apply.

Table 11-31 MXP_2.5G_10G (Muxponder) Card Optical Threshold Settings 

Parameter
Description
Options

Port #

Port number (read-only)

1

2

3

4

5

RX Power High (dBm)

Sets the warning threshold for high receiver input power

Numeric, in dBm
range -16.5 to +30.0 (client side)
range -21.0 to 30.0 (trunk side)

RX Power Low (dBm)

Sets the warning threshold for low receiver input power

Numeric, in dBm
range -40.0 to +1.5 (client side)
range -40.0 to -2.3 (trunk side)

RX Temp High (C)

Sets the warning threshold for high receiver temperature

Numeric, in degrees Celsius
125 (client side, read only)
range -3.75 to 125.0 (trunk side)

RX Temp Low (C)

Sets the warning threshold for low receiver temperature

Numeric, in degrees Celsius
-40 (client side, read only)
range -40.0 to 67.5 (trunk side)

Laser Bias High (%)

Sets the warning threshold for high laser bias current

Numeric, in percent
range 37.5 to 100.0 (client side)
range 37.5 to 100.0 (trunk side)

Laser Bias Low (%)

Sets the warning threshold for low laser bias current

Numeric, in percent
range 0 to 37.5 (client side)
range 0 to 37.5 (trunk side)

Laser Temp High (C)

Sets the warning threshold for high laser temperature

Numeric, in degrees Celsius
range -7.5 to 125.0 (client side)
range 3.75 to 125.0 (trunk side)

Laser Temp Low (C)

Sets the warning threshold for low laser temperature

Numeric, in degrees Celsius
range -40.0 to 56.25 (client side)
range -40.0 to 33.75 (trunk side)

TX Power High (dBm)

Sets the warning threshold for high transmitter output power

Numeric, in dBm
range -17.0 to 30.0 (client side)
range -18.8 to 30.0 (trunk side)

TX Power Low (dBm)

Sets the warning threshold for low transmitter output power

Numeric, in dBm
range -40.0 to 1.5 (client side)
range -40.0 to 2.6 (trunk side)


Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D285 Change Optical Transport Network Settings for MXP_2.5G_10G Cards

Purpose

Use this task to change the line OTN settings for MXP_2.5G_10G (muxponder) cards. The default MXP_2.5G_10G card settings are provided in Table C-4 on page C-10.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-23

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 Double-click the MXP_2.5G_10G card where you want to change the OTN settings.

Step 2 Click the Provisioning > OTN tabs.

Step 3 Modify any of the settings listed in Table 11-32.

For the factory default settings for the MXP_2.5G_10G cards, see Table C-4 on page C-10.

Step 4 Click Apply.

Table 11-32 MXP_2.5G_10G (Muxponder) Card OTN Settings 

Parameter
Description
Options

OTN Lines

Port #

Port number (read-only)

5

OTN Lines

G.709 OTN

Sets the OTN lines according to ITU-T G.709

Enabled

Disabled

OTN Lines

FEC

Sets the OTN lines to forward error correction (FEC)

Enabled

Disabled

OTN Lines

SF BER

Sets the signal fail bit error rate

1E-3

1E-4

1E-5

OTN Lines

SD BER

Sets the signal degrade bit error rate

1E-5

1E-6

1E-7

1E-8

1E-9

OTN Lines

TxPower (dBm)

Sets the laser transmit power on the trunk side using variable optical attenuator (VOA)

-24.0 to +2 dBm
in 0.1 dB steps

G.709 Thresholds

Port

Port number (read-only)

5

G.709 Thresholds

ES

Errored seconds

Numeric. Can be set for Near End or Far End, for 15-minute or one-day intervals, for SM (OTUk) or PM (ODUk). Select bullet and click Refresh button.

G.709 Thresholds

SES

Severely errored seconds

Numeric. Can be set for Near End or Far End, for 15-minute or one-day intervals, for SM (OTUk) or PM (ODUk). Select bullet and click Refresh button.

G.709 Thresholds

UAS

Unavailable seconds

Numeric. Can be set for Near End or Far End, for 15-minute or one-day intervals, for SM (OTUk) or PM (ODUk). Select bullet and click Refresh button.

G.709 Thresholds

BBE

Background block errors

Numeric. Can be set for Near End or Far End, for 15-minute or one-day intervals, for SM (OTUk) or PM (ODUk). Select bullet and click Refresh button.

G.709 Thresholds

FC

Failure counter

Numeric. Can be set for Near End or Far End, for 15-minute or one-day intervals, for SM (OTUk) or PM (ODUk). Select bullet and click Refresh button.

FEC Thresholds

Port

Port number (read-only)

5

FEC Thresholds

Bit Errors Corrected

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals.

FEC Thresholds

Byte Errors Corrected

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals.

FEC Thresholds

Zero Bit Errors Detected

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals.

FEC Thresholds

One Bit Errors Detected

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals.

FEC Thresholds

Uncorrectable Words

Numeric. Can be set for 15-minute or one-day intervals.

Trail Trace Identifier

Level

Section

Path

Trail Trace Identifier

Trace Mode

Sets the trace mode

Off/None

Manual

Trail Trace Identifier

Transmit

Displays the current transmit string;
sets a new transmit string

String of trace string size;
trail trace identifier is 64 bytes in length.

Trail Trace Identifier

Expected

Displays the current expected string;
sets a new expected string

String of trace string size

Trail Trace Identifier

Received

Displays the current received string (read only)

String of trace string size


Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


NTP-D118 Modify Alarm Interface Controller-International Settings

Purpose

Use this procedure to modify the AIC-I card external alarms and controls (environmental alarms) or to change orderwire settings.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

"DLP-D334 Install the AIC-I Card" procedure on page 2-11

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Note If you are provisioning the AIC-I card for the first time, see the NTP-D123 Provision External Alarms and Controls on the Alarm Interface Controller-International, page 7-33.



Step 1 Log into the ONS 15454 SDH node where you want to change the AIC-I card settings. See the "DLP-D60 Log into CTC" task on page 3-23.

Step 2 Complete the "NTP-D108 Back Up the Database" procedure on page 15-8.

Step 3 Perform any of the following tasks as needed:

208 Change External Alarms Using the AIC-I Card

209 Change External Controls Using the AIC-I Card

210 Change AIC-I Card Orderwire Settings

Step 4 Complete the "NTP-D108 Back Up the Database" procedure on page 15-8.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


DLP-D208 Change External Alarms Using the AIC-I Card

Purpose

Use this task to change external alarm settings on the AIC-I card.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-23

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 Confirm that external-device relays are wired to the ENVIR ALARMS IN backplane pins. See the "DLP-D324 Install Alarm Cable on the MIC-A/P" procedure on page 1-30 for more information.

Step 2 Double-click the AIC-I card to display it in card view.

Step 3 Click the Provisioning > External Alarms tab (Figure 11-5).

Step 4 Modify any of the following fields for each external device wired to the ONS 15454 SDH MIC-A/P card. For definitions of these fields, see the "NTP-D123 Provision External Alarms and Controls on the Alarm Interface Controller-International" procedure on page 7-33.

Enabled

Alarm Type

Severity

Virtual Wire

Raised When

Description

Figure 11-5 Provisioning External Alarms on the AIC-I Card

Step 5 To provision additional devices, complete Step 4 for each additional device.

Step 6 Click Apply.

Step 7 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D209 Change External Controls Using the AIC-I Card

Purpose

Use this task to change external control settings on the AIC-I card.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-23

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 Verify the external control relays to the MIC-A/P card connector. See the "DLP-D324 Install Alarm Cable on the MIC-A/P" task on page 1-30 for more information.

Step 2 Double-click the AIC-I card to display it in card view.

Step 3 On the External Controls subtab, modify any of the following fields for each external control wired to the ONS 15454 SDH MIC-A/P card. For definitions of these fields, see the "NTP-D123 Provision External Alarms and Controls on the Alarm Interface Controller-International" procedure on page 7-33.

Enabled

Trigger Type

Control Type

Description

Step 4 To provision additional controls, complete Step 3 for each additional device.

Step 5 Click Apply.

Step 6 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D210 Change AIC-I Card Orderwire Settings

Purpose

Use this task to change orderwire settings on the AIC-I card.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-23

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Caution When provisioning orderwire for ONS 15454 SDHs residing in a ring, do not provision a complete orderwire loop. For example, a four-node ring typically has east and west ports provisioned at all four nodes. However, to prevent orderwire loops, provision two orderwire ports (east and west) at all but one of the ring nodes.


Tip Before you begin, make a list of the ONS 15454 SDH slots and ports that require orderwire communication.



Step 1 Double-click the AIC-I card to display it in card view.

Step 2 Click the Provisioning > Local Orderwire tabs or the Provisioning > Express Orderwire tabs, depending on the orderwire path that you want to create.

Figure 11-6 shows the Local Orderwire subtab. Provisioning steps are the same for both types of orderwire.

Figure 11-6 Provisioning Local Orderwire

Step 3 If needed, adjust the Tx and Rx dBm by moving the slider to the right or left for the headset type (four-wire or two-wire) that you will use. In general, you should not need to adjust the dBm.

Step 4 If you want to turn on the audible alert (buzzer) for the orderwire, select (check) the Buzzer On check box.

Step 5 Click Apply.

Step 6 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


NTP-D91 Upgrade E1-N-14 and DS3 i-N-12 Protect Cards from 1:1 Protection to 1:N Protection

Purpose

Use this task to convert E1-N-14 and DS3i-N-12 protect cards from 1:1 to 1:N protection.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

None

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 Log into the ONS 15454 SDH node where you want to change the settings. See the "DLP-D60 Log into CTC" task on page 3-23.

Step 2 Complete the "NTP-D108 Back Up the Database" procedure on page 15-8.

Step 3 Perform any of the following tasks as needed:

"DLP-D176 Convert E1-N-14 Cards From 1:1 to 1:N Protection" task

"DLP-D177 Convert DS3i-N-12 Cards From 1:1 to 1:N Protection" task

Step 4 Complete the "NTP-D108 Back Up the Database" procedure on page 15-8.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


DLP-D176 Convert E1-N-14 Cards From 1:1 to 1:N Protection

Purpose

Use this task to convert E1-N-14 cards in a 1:1 protection scheme to 1:N protection.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-23

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Note This procedure assumes E1-N-14 cards are installed in Slots 1 through 6 and/or Slots 12 through 17. The E1-N-14 cards in Slots 3 and 15 are the protect cards. Each protect card protects the other E1-N-14 cards in that half of the shelf. The ONS 15454 SDH must run CTC Release 4.0 or later.



Step 1 In node view, click the Maintenance > Protection tabs.

Step 2 Click the protection group that contains Slot 3 or Slot 15 (where you will install the protect E1-N-14 card).

Step 3 Make sure the slot you are upgrading is not carrying working traffic. In the Selected Group list, the protect slot must say Protect/Standby and not Working/Active. If the protect slot status is Working/Active, use the following steps to switch traffic to the working card:

a. Under Selected Group, click the protect card.

b. Next to Switch Commands, click Switch.

The working slot should change to Working/Active and the protect slot should change to Protect/Standby. If they do not change, do not continue. Troubleshoot the working card and slot to determine why the card cannot carry working traffic.

Step 4 Repeat Steps 1 - 3 for each protection group that you need to convert.

Step 5 Verify that no standing alarms exist for any of the E1-N-14 cards that you are converting. If alarms exist and you have difficulty clearing them, contact your next level of support.

Step 6 Click the Provisioning > Protection tabs.

Step 7 Click the 1:1 protection group that contains the cards that you will move into the new protection group.

Step 8 Click Delete.

Step 9 When the confirmation dialog displays, click Yes.


Note Deleting the 1:1 protection group does not disrupt service. However, no protection bandwidth exists for the working circuits until you complete the 1:N protection procedure. Therefore, complete this procedure as quickly as possible.


Step 10 If needed, repeat Steps 7 - 9 for other protection groups.

Step 11 Physically insert an E1-N-14 card into the protection slot (Slot 3 or Slot 15).

Step 12 Verify that the card boots up properly.

Step 13 Click the Inventory tab and verify that the new card appears as an E1-N-14.

Step 14 Click the Provisioning > Protection tabs.

Step 15 Click Create.

Step 16 Type a name for the protection group in the Name field (optional).

Step 17 From the Type pull-down menu, choose 1:N (card).

Step 18 From the Protect Card pull-down menu, choose the E1-N-14 card. Verify that the correct E1-N-14 card appears in the Protect Card field.

Step 19 Under Available Cards, highlight the cards that you want in the protection group. Click the arrow (>>) tab to move the cards to the Working Cards list.

Step 20 If necessary, set a new reversion time in the Reversion time pull-down menu.


Note 1:N protection groups are always revertive.


Step 21 Click OK. The protection group appears in the Protection Groups list on the Protection subtab.

Step 22 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D177 Convert DS3i-N-12 Cards From 1:1 to 1:N Protection

Purpose

Use this task to convert DS3i-N-12 cards in a 1:1 protection scheme to 1:N protection.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-23

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Note This procedure assumes that DS3i-N-12 cards are installed in Slots 1 to 6 and/or Slots 12 to 17. The DS3i-N-12 cards in Slots 3 and 15 are the protect cards. Each protect card protects the other DS3i-N-1212 cards in that half of the shelf. The ONS 15454 SDH must run CTC Release 4.0 or later.



Step 1 In node view, click the Maintenance > Protection tabs.

Step 2 Click the protection group that contains Slot 3 or Slot 15 (where you will install the DS3i-N-12 card).

Step 3 Make sure the slot you are upgrading is not carrying working traffic. In the Selected Group list, the protect slot must say Protect/Standby and not Working/Active. If the protect slot status is Working/Active, use the following steps to switch traffic to the working card:

a. Under Selected Group, click the protect card.

b. Next to Switch Commands, click Switch.

The working slot should change to Working/Active and the protect slot should change to Protect/Standby. If they fail to change, do not continue. Troubleshoot the working card and slot to determine why the card cannot carry working traffic.

Step 4 Repeat Steps 2 and 3 for each protection group that you need to convert.

Step 5 Verify that no standing alarms exist for any of the DS3i-N-12 cards you are converting. If alarms exist and you have difficulty clearing them, contact your next level of support.

Step 6 Click the Provisioning > Protection tabs.

Step 7 Click the 1:1 protection group that contains the cards that you will move into the new protection group.

Step 8 Click Delete.

Step 9 When the confirmation dialog displays, click Yes.


Note Deleting the 1:1 protection groups will not disrupt service. However, no protection bandwidth exists for the working circuits until the 1:N protection procedure is completed. Therefore, complete this procedure as soon as possible.


Step 10 If you are deleting more than one protection group, repeat Steps 7 - 9 for each group.

Step 11 Physically insert a DS3i-N-12 card into the same slot.

Step 12 Verify that the card boots up properly.

Step 13 Click the Inventory tab and verify that the new card appears as a DS3i-N-12 card.

Step 14 Click the Provisioning > Protection tabs.

Step 15 Click Create.

Step 16 Type a name for the protection group in the Name field (optional).

Step 17 Click Type and choose 1:N (card) from the pull-down menu.

Step 18 Verify that the DS3i-N-12 card appears in the Protect Card field.

Step 19 In the Available Cards list, highlight the cards that you want in the protection group. Click the arrow (>>) tab to move the cards to the Working Cards list.

Step 20 Click OK.

The protection group should appear in the Protection Groups list on the Protection subtab.

Step 21 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).