Cisco ONS 15454 SONET/SDH ML-Series Multilayer Ethernet Card Software Feature and Configuration Guide, Release 4.1.x
Chapter 2, CTC Operations
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CTC Operations

Table Of Contents

CTC Operations

Displaying ML-Series Ethernet Statistics on CTC

Displaying ML-Series POS Statistics on CTC

Displaying ML-Series Ethernet Ports Provisioning Information on CTC

Displaying ML-Series POS Ports Provisioning Information on CTC

Managing SONET/SDH Alarms

SONET/SDH Circuit Provisioning


CTC Operations


This chapter covers Cisco Transport Controller (CTC) operations of the ML-Series card. All operations described in the chapter take place at the card-level view of CTC. CTC shows provisioning information and statistics for both the Ethernet and packet over SONET/SDH (POS) ports of the ML-Series card. For the ML-Series cards, CTC manages SONET/SDH alarms and provisions STS/STM circuits in the same manner as other ONS 15454 SONET/SDH traffic cards.

Use CTC to load a Cisco Internet Operating System (IOS) configuration file or to open a Cisco IOS command line interface (CLI) session, see the "Loading a Cisco IOS Startup Configuration File Through CTC" section on page 3-9 or the "Loading a Cisco IOS Startup Configuration File Through CTC" section on page 3-9.

This chapter contains the following major sections:

Displaying ML-Series Ethernet Statistics on CTC

Displaying ML-Series POS Statistics on CTC

Displaying ML-Series Ethernet Ports Provisioning Information on CTC

Displaying ML-Series POS Ports Provisioning Information on CTC

Managing SONET/SDH Alarms

SONET/SDH Circuit Provisioning

Displaying ML-Series Ethernet Statistics on CTC

The Ethernet statistics window (Figure 2-1) lists Ethernet port-level statistics. The ML-Series Ethernet ports are zero based. Display the CTC card view for the ML-Series card and click the Performance > Ether Ports tabs to display the window.

Figure 2-1 Displaying ML-Series Ethernet Statistics

Table 2-1 describes the buttons in the EtherPorts window.

Table 2-1 ML-Series Ethernet Statistics Fields and Buttons

Button or Field
Description
Baseline

Resets the software counters (in that particular CTC client only) temporarily to zero without affecting the actual statistics on the card. After the reset, only the delta in counters appear in the CTC session. These new baselined counters appear as long as the user displays the Performance window. If the user navigates to another CTC window and comes back to the Performance window, the true actual statistics retained by the card are shown.

Refresh

Queries the current values from the card and updates the CTC display.

Auto-Refresh

Sets a time interval for the automatic refresh of statistics.


Table 2-2 lists the ONS 15454 Ethernet parameters.

Table 2-2 Ethernet Parameters 

Parameter
Meaning

Rx Bytes

Number of bytes received since the last counter reset

Rx Packets

Number of packets received since the last counter reset

Rx Unicast Packets

Number of unicast packets received

Rx Multicast Packets

Number of multicast packets received

Rx Broadcast Packets

Number of broadcast packets received

Rx Giants

Number of packets received that are greater than 1530 bytes in length

Rx Total Errors

Total number of receive errors

Rx FCS Errors

Number of packets with a frame check sequence (FCS) error

Rx Runts

Total number of frames received that are less than 64 bytes in length and have a cyclic redundancy check (CRC) error

Rx Jabbers

Total number of frames received that exceed the maximum 1548 bytes and contain CRC errors

Rx Align Errors

Number of received packets with alignment errors

Tx Bytes

Number of bytes transmitted since the last counter reset

Tx Packets

Number of packets transmitted since the last counter reset

Tx Unicast Packets

Number of unicast packets transmitted

Tx Multicast Packets

Number of multicast packets transmitted

Tx Broadcast Packets

Number of broadcast packets transmitted

Tx Giants

Number of packets transmitted that are greater than 1548 bytes in length

Tx Collisions

Number of transmitted packets that collided

Port Drop Counts

Number of received frames dropped at the port level

Rx Pause Frames

Number of received pause frames (applies only to the ML1000-2 Ethernet ports)

Rx Threshold Oversizes

Number of received packets larger than the ML-Series remote monitoring (RMON) threshold (applies only to the ML1000-2 Ethernet ports)

Rx GMAC Drop Counts

Number of received frames dropped by MAC module (applies only to the ML1000-2 Ethernet ports)

Tx Pause Frames

Number of transmitted pause frames (applies only to the ML1000-2 Ethernet ports)


Displaying ML-Series POS Statistics on CTC

The POS statistics window lists POS port-level statistics (Figure 2-2) . Display the CTC card view for the ML-Series card and click the Performance > POS Ports tabs to display the window.

Figure 2-2 Displaying ML-Series POS Statistics

Table 2-3 describes the buttons in the POS Ports window.

Table 2-3 ML-Series POS Statistics Fields and Buttons

Button or Field
Description
Baseline

Resets the software counters (in that particular CTC client only) temporarily to zero without affecting the actual statistics on the card. From that point on, only the delta in counters are displayed by this CTC. These new baselined counters are shown only as long as the user displays the Performance window. If the user navigates to another CTC window and comes back to the Performance window, the true actual statistics retained by the card are shown.

Refresh

Manually refreshes the statistics.

Auto-Refresh

Sets a time interval for the automatic refresh of statistics.


Table 2-4 lists the ONS 15454 POS parameters.

Table 2-4 POS Parameters 

Parameter
Meaning

Rx Pre Hdlc Bytes

Number of bytes received prior to the bytes undergoing HLDC encapsulation by the policy engine

Rx Post Hdlc Bytes

Number of bytes received after the bytes undergoing HLDC encapsulation by the policy engine

Rx Packets

Total number of packets received since the last counter reset

Rx Normal Packets

Number of packets between the minimum and maximum packet size received

Rx Shorts

Number of packets below the minimum packet size received

Rx Runts

Total number of frames received that are less than 64 bytes in length and have a CRC error

Rx Longs

Counter for the number of received frames that exceed the maximum valid packet length of 1518 bytes

Rx Total Errors

Total number of receive errors

Rx Crc Errors

Number of packets with a CRC error

Rx Input Drop Packets

Number of received packets dropped on input

Rx Input Abort Packets

Number of received packets aborted on input

Tx Pre Hdlc Bytes

Number of bytes transmitted prior to the bytes undergoing HLDC encapsulation by the policy engine

Tx Post Hdlc Bytes

Number of bytes transmitted after the bytes undergoing HLDC encapsulation by the policy engine

Tx Packets

Number of packets transmitted since the last counter reset

Port Drop Counts

Number of received frames dropped at the port level


Displaying ML-Series Ethernet Ports Provisioning Information on CTC

The Ethernet port provisioning window displays the provisioning status of the Ethernet ports (Figure 2-3) . Click the Provisioning > Ether Ports tabs to display this window. For ML-Series cards, only the Port Name field can be provisioned from CTC. The user must configure ML-Series ports using the Cisco IOS CLI.

Figure 2-3 Displaying ML-Series Ethernet Port Provisioning Information

The Provisioning > Ether Ports tab displays the following information:

Port Name—Configurable identifier for the port.

Admin State—Configured port state, which is administratively active or inactive. Possible values are UP and DOWN.

Link State—Status between signalling points at port and attached device. Possible values are UP and DOWN.

MTU—(maximum transfer unit) Largest acceptable packet size configured for that port. Default value is 1500.

Speed—ML1000-2 possible values are Auto or 1 Gbps. ML100T-12 possible values are Auto, 10Mbps or 100Mbps.

Duplex—Setting of the port. ML1000-2 possible values are Auto or Full. ML100T-12 possible values are Auto, Full, or Half.

Flow Control—Negotiated flow control mode. Possible values are None, Symmetrical, and Asymmetrical.

Optics—Small form-factor pluggable (SFP) physical media type. Possible values are Unplugged, 1000 SX, or 1000 LX. (This information does not apply to the ML100T-12 card.)


Note Auto indicates the port is set to auto-negotiate capabilities with the attached link partner.



Note The port name field configured in CTC and the port name configured in Cisco IOS are independant of each other. The name for the same port under Cisco IOS and CTC will not match, unless the same name is used to configure the port name in both CTC and Cisco IOS.



Note When set to auto-negotiate, the ML1000-2 might show Auto in the speed and duplex columns of the Ether ports provisioning screen. This indicates that the ML1000-2 is set to auto-negotiate flow control with the link partner. It does not mean the speed or duplex mode of the card will vary from the 1-Gbps, full duplex characteristics of Gigabit Ethernet.


Displaying ML-Series POS Ports Provisioning Information on CTC

The POS ports provisioning window displays the provisioning status of the card's POS ports (Figure 2-4). Click the Provisioning > POS Ports tabs to display this window. For ML-Series cards, only the POS Port Name field can be provisioned from CTC. The user must configure ML-Series ports through the Cisco IOS CLI.

Figure 2-4 Displaying POS Port Provisioning Information

The Provisioning > POS Ports tab displays the following information:

Port Name—Configurable identifier for the port.

Admin State—Configured administrative port state, which is active or inactive. Possible values are UP and DOWN. For the UP value to appear, a POS port must be both administratively active and have a SONET/SDH circuit provisioned.

Link State—Status between signaling points at the port and an attached device. Possible values are UP and DOWN.

MTU—(maximum transfer unit) Largest acceptable packet size configured for that port. Maximum setting is 9000 and default size is 1500 for LEX encapsulation and 4470 for PPP and HDLC encapsulation. The MTU value is 0 until the POS port is used in creating a circuit.


Note POS interfaces are first created when a CTC STS/STM circuit is provisioned.



Note The port name field configured in CTC and the port name configured in Cisco IOS are independant of each other. The name for the same port under Cisco IOS and CTC will not match, unless the same name is used to configure the port name in both CTC and Cisco IOS.


Managing SONET/SDH Alarms

CTC manages the ML-Series SONET/SDH alarm behavior in the same manner as it manages alarm behavior for other ONS 15454 SONET/SDH cards. Refer to the "Manage Alarms" chapter of the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide or the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Procedure Guide for detailed information. For information on specific alarms, refer to the "Alarm Troubleshooting" chapter of the Cisco ONS 15454 Troubleshooting Guide or Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting Guide for detailed information.

To view the window, click the Ether Alarming > Provisioning tabs for the Ethernet ports or POS Alarming > Provisioning tabs for the POS ports. Figure 2-5 shows the Ethernet ports alarming pane.

Figure 2-5 Managing ML-Series SONET/SDH Alarms

SONET/SDH Circuit Provisioning

CTC provisions STS/STM level circuits for the two virtual SONET/SDH ports of the ML Series in the same manner as it provisions other ONS 15454 SONET/SDH OC-N cards. For the ONS 15454 SONET, refer to the "Create Circuits and VT Tunnels" chapter of the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide to create ML-Series STS circuits. For the ONS 15454 SDH, refer to the "Create Circuits and Low-Order Tunnels" chapter of the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Procedure Guide to create ML-Series SDH circuits.