Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Procedure Guide, Release 4.6
Chapter 10, Monitor Performance
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Monitor Performance

Table Of Contents

Monitor Performance

Before You Begin

NTP-D257 Change the PM Display

DLP-D124 Refresh PM Counts at 15-Minute Intervals

DLP-D125 Refresh PM Counts at One-Day Intervals

DLP-D457 Refresh E-Series and G-Series Ethernet PM Counts

DLP-D126 View Near-End PM Counts

DLP-D127 View Far-End PM Counts

DLP-D458 Monitor PM Counts for a Selected Signal

DLP-D129 Reset Current PM Counts

DLP-D459 Clear Selected PM Counts

DLP-D260 Set Auto-Refresh Interval for Displayed PM Counts

DLP-D261 Refresh PM Counts for a Different Port

NTP-D195 Monitor Electrical Performance

NTP-D198 Monitor Ethernet Performance

DLP-D256 View Ethernet Statistics PM Parameters

DLP-D257 View Ethernet Utilization PM Parameters

DLP-D258 View Ethernet History PM Parameters

DLP-D348 View ML-Series Ether Ports PM Parameters

DLP-D349 View ML-Series POS Ports PM Parameters

DLP-D259 Refresh Ethernet PM Counts at a Different Time Interval

NTP-D289 Create or Delete Ethernet RMON Thresholds

DLP-D441 Create Ethernet RMON Alarm Thresholds

DLP-D436 Delete Ethernet RMON Alarm Thresholds

NTP-D254 Monitor STM-N Performance

DLP-D121 Enable Pointer Justification Count Performance Monitoring

DLP-D122 Enable Intermediate Path Performance Monitoring

DLP-D421 View STM-N PM Parameters

NTP-D255 Monitor Multirate Transport Performance

DLP-D413 Enable/Disable OTN G.709 Performance Monitoring

DLP-D414 Enable/Disable OTN FEC Performance Monitoring

DLP-D345 View Optics PM Parameters

DLP-D346 View Payload PM Parameters

DLP-D347 View Optical Transport Network PM Parameters

NTP-D256 Monitor DWDM Performance

DLP-D415 View Optical Service Channel PM Parameters

DLP-D416 View Optical Amplifier PM Parameters

DLP-D417 View Optical Multiplexer and Demultiplexer PM Parameters

DLP-D418 View Channel Filter Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer PM Parameters

DLP-D419 View Band Filter Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer PM Parameters

NTP-D301 Monitor FC_MR-4 Performance

DLP-D460 View FC_MR-4 Statistics PM Parameters

DLP-D461 View FC_MR-4 Utilization PM Parameters

DLP-D462 View FC_MR-4 History PM Parameters

DLP-D463 Refresh FC_MR-4 PM Counts at a Different Time Interval

NTP-D302 Create or Delete FC_MR-4 RMON Thresholds

DLP-D465 Create FC_MR-4 RMON Alarm Thresholds

DLP-D466 Delete FC_MR-4 RMON Alarm Thresholds


Monitor Performance


This chapter explains how to enable and view performance monitoring statistics for the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH. Performance monitoring (PM) parameters are used by service providers to gather, store, and set threshold and report performance data for early detection of problems. For more PM information, details, and definitions refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Reference Manual.

Before You Begin

Before performing any of the following procedures, investigate all alarms and clear any trouble conditions. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting Guide as necessary.

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

1. D257 Change the PM Display—Complete as needed to change the displayed PM counts.

2. D195 Monitor Electrical Performance—Complete as needed to monitor electrical performance.

3. D198 Monitor Ethernet Performance—Complete as needed to monitor Ethernet performance.

4. D289 Create or Delete Ethernet RMON Thresholds—Complete as needed to monitor Ethernet performance.

5. D254 Monitor STM-N Performance—Complete as needed to monitor optical (STM-N) performance.

6. D255 Monitor Multirate Transport Performance—Complete as needed to monitor multirate transport performance.

7. D256 Monitor DWDM Performance—Complete as needed to monitor DWDM performance.

8. D301 Monitor FC_MR-4 Performance—Complete as needed to monitor FC_MR-4 performance.

9. D302 Create or Delete FC_MR-4 RMON Thresholds—Complete as needed to monitor FC_MR-4 performance.


Note For additional information regarding PM parameters, refer to ITU G.826, Telcordia GR-820-CORE, Telcordia GR-499-CORE, and Telcordia GR-253-CORE.


NTP-D257 Change the PM Display

Purpose

This procedure changes the display of PM counts by selecting drop-down menu or radio button options in the Performance window.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

Before you monitor performance, be sure you have created the appropriate circuits and provisioned the card according to your specifications. For more information, see Chapter 8, "Create Circuits and Low-Order Tunnels" and Chapter 13, "Change Card Settings."

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Retrieve or higher



Step 1 Complete the "DLP-D60 Log into CTC" task on page 3-24 at the node that you want to monitor. If you are already logged in, continue with Step 2.

Step 2 In node view, double-click the electrical, Ethernet, optical (STM-N), multirate transport, or DWDM card where you want to view PM counts. The card view appears.

Step 3 As needed, use the following tasks to change the display of PM counts:

D124 Refresh PM Counts at 15-Minute Intervals

D125 Refresh PM Counts at One-Day Intervals

D126 View Near-End PM Counts

D127 View Far-End PM Counts

D458 Monitor PM Counts for a Selected Signal

D129 Reset Current PM Counts

D459 Clear Selected PM Counts

D260 Set Auto-Refresh Interval for Displayed PM Counts

D261 Refresh PM Counts for a Different Port

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


DLP-D124 Refresh PM Counts at 15-Minute Intervals

Purpose

This task changes the window view to display PM counts in 15-minute intervals.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-24

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Retrieve or higher



Step 1 In node view, double-click the card where you want to view PM counts. The card view appears.

Step 2 Click the Performance tab.

Step 3 Click the 15 min radio button.

Step 4 Click Refresh. Performance monitoring parameters appear in 15-minute intervals synchronized with the time of day.

Step 5 View the Curr column to find PM counts for the current 15-minute interval.

Each monitored performance parameter has corresponding threshold values for the current time period. If the value of the counter exceeds the threshold value for a particular 15-minute interval, a threshold crossing alert (TCA) is raised. The number represents the counter value for each specific performance monitoring parameter.

Step 6 View the Prev-n columns to find PM counts for the previous 15-minute intervals.


Note If a complete 15-minute interval count is not possible, the value appears with a yellow background. An incomplete or incorrect count can be caused by monitoring for less than 15 minutes after the counter started, changing node timing settings, changing the time zone settings, replacing a card, resetting a card, or changing port states. When the problem is corrected, the subsequent 15-minute interval appears with a white background.


Step 7 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D125 Refresh PM Counts at One-Day Intervals

Purpose

This task changes the window view to display PM parameters in one-day intervals.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-24

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Retrieve or higher



Step 1 In node view, double-click the card where you want to view PM counts. The card view appears.

Step 2 Click the Performance tab.

Step 3 Click the 1 day radio button.

Step 4 Click Refresh. Performance monitoring appears in 1-day intervals synchronized with the time of day.

Step 5 View the Curr column to find PM counts for the current 1-day interval.

Each monitored performance parameter has corresponding threshold values for the current time period. If the value of the counter exceeds the threshold value for a particular 1-day interval, a threshold crossing alert (TCA) is raised. The number represents the counter value for each specific performance monitoring parameter.

Step 6 View the Prev-n columns to find PM counts for the previous 1-day intervals.


Note If a complete count over a 1-day interval is not possible, the value appears with a yellow background. An incomplete or incorrect count can be caused by monitoring for less than 24 hours after the counter started, changing node timing settings, changing the time zone settings, replacing a card, resetting a card, or changing port states. When the problem is corrected, the subsequent 1-day interval appears with a white background.


Step 7 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D457 Refresh E-Series and G-Series Ethernet PM Counts

Purpose

This task changes the window view to display E-Series and G-Series Ethernet PM parameters intervals.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-24

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Retrieve or higher



Step 1 In node view, double-click the card where you want to view PM counts. The card view appears.

Step 2 Click the Performance > History tabs.

Step 3 From the Interval drop-down menu click one of the following:

1 min

15 min

1 hour

1 day

Step 4 Click Refresh. Performance monitoring appears in the interval selected synchronized with the time of day.

Step 5 View the Prev column to find PM counts for the latest selected interval.

Each monitored performance parameter has corresponding threshold values for the latest time period. If the value of the counter exceeds the threshold value for a particular selected interval, a threshold crossing alert (TCA) is raised. The number represents the counter value for each specific performance monitoring parameter.

Step 6 View the Prev-n columns to find PM counts for the previous intervals.


Note If a complete count over the selected interval is not possible, the value appears with a yellow background. For example, if you selected the 1-day interval, an incomplete or incorrect count can be caused by monitoring for less than 24 hours after the counter started, changing node timing settings, changing the time zone settings, replacing a card, resetting a card, or changing port states. When the problem is corrected, the subsequent 1-day interval appears with a white background.


Step 7 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D126 View Near-End PM Counts

Purpose

This task enables you to view near-end PM counts for the selected card and port.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-24

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Retrieve or higher



Step 1 In node view, double-click the card where you want to view PM counts. The card view appears.

Step 2 Click the Performance tab.

Step 3 Click the Near End radio button.

Step 4 Click Refresh. All PM parameters occurring for the selected card on the incoming signal appear. For PM parameter definitions, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Reference Manual.

Step 5 View the Curr column to find PM counts for the current time interval.

Step 6 View the Prev-n columns to find PM counts for the previous time intervals.

Step 7 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D127 View Far-End PM Counts

Purpose

This task enables you to view far-end PM counts for the selected card and port. Only cards that allow far-end monitoring have the Far End radio button as an option.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-24

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Retrieve or higher



Step 1 In node view, double-click the card where you want to view PM counts. The card view appears.

Step 2 Click the Performance tab.

Step 3 Click the Far End radio button.

Step 4 Click Refresh. All PM parameters recorded by the far-end node for the selected card on the outgoing signal appear. For PM parameter definitions, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Reference Manual.

Step 5 View the Curr column to find PM counts for the current time interval.

Step 6 View the Prev-n columns to find PM counts for the previous time intervals.

Step 7 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D458 Monitor PM Counts for a Selected Signal

Purpose

This task uses signal-type menus to monitor near-end or far-end PM counts for specific signals on a selected card and port.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-24

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Remote

Security Level

Retrieve or higher



Step 1 In node view, double-click the card where you want to view PM counts. The card view appears.

Step 2 Click the Performance tab.


Note Different port and signal-type menus appear depending on the card type and the circuit type. The appropriate signal types (DS3i, E1, E3, STM-N line, and VC4) appear based on the card. For example, the STM16 LH AS 1550 card lists the line and VC4 PM parameters as signal types, which enables you to select both the line and the VC4 within the specified line.


Step 3 In the signal type drop-down menus, click one of the following options:

Port: n (card port number)

Line: n (STM line number)

VC4: n (VC path number within the STM line)

Figure 10-1 shows the Port and Signal-type menus on the Performance window for an STM-16 card.

Figure 10-1 Signal-type Menus for an STM16 Card

Step 4 Click Refresh. All PM counts recorded by the near-end or far-end node for the specified outgoing signal type on the selected card and port appear. For PM parameter definitions, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Reference Manual.

Step 5 View the PM parameter names that appear in the Param column. The PM parameter values appear in the Curr (current) and Prev-n (previous) columns. For PM parameter definitions, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Reference Manual.

Step 6 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D129 Reset Current PM Counts

Purpose

This task clears the current PM count, but it does not clear the cumulative PM count. This task allows you to see how quickly PM counts rise.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-24

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Retrieve or higher



Step 1 In node view, double-click the card where you want to view PM counts. The card view appears.

Step 2 Click the Performance tab.

Step 3 Click Baseline.


Note The Baseline button clears the PM counts displayed in the current time interval, but does not clear the PM counts on the card. When the current time interval expires or the window view changes, the total number of PM counts on the card and on the window appear in the appropriate column. The baseline values are discarded if you change views to a different window and then return to the Performance Monitoring window.


Step 4 View the current statistics columns to observe changes to PM counts for the current time interval.

Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D459 Clear Selected PM Counts

Purpose

This task uses the Clear button to clear specified PM counts depending on the option selected.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-24

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Superuser



Caution Pressing the Clear button can mask problems if used incorrectly. This button is commonly used for testing purposes. After pressing this button the current bin is marked invalid. Also note that the UAS state is not cleared if you were counting UAS; therefore, this count could be unreliable when UAS is no longer counting.


Step 1 In node view, double-click the card where you want to view PM counts. The card view appears.

Step 2 Click the Performance tab.

Step 3 Click Clear.

Step 4 From the Clear Statistics menu, choose one of three options:

Displayed statistics: Clearing the displayed statistics erases from the card and the window all PM counts associated with the current combination of statistics on the selected port. This means that the selected time interval, direction, and signal type counts are erased from the card and the window.

All statistics for port x: Clearing all statistics for port x erases from the card and the window all PM counts associated with all combinations of the statistics on the selected port. This means that all time intervals, directions, and signal type counts are erased from the card and the window.

All statistics for card: Clearing all statistics for a card erases from the card and the window all PM counts for all ports.

Step 5 From the Clear Statistics menu, choose OK to clear the selected statistics.

Step 6 Verify that the selected PM counts have been cleared.

Step 7 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D260 Set Auto-Refresh Interval for Displayed PM Counts

Purpose

This task changes the window auto-refresh intervals for updating the displayed PM counts.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-24

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Retrieve or higher



Step 1 In node view, double-click the card where you want to view PM counts. The card view appears.

Step 2 Click the Performance tab.

Step 3 Click the Auto-refresh drop-down menu and choose one of six options:

None: This option disables the auto-refresh feature.

15 Seconds: This option sets the window auto-refresh to 15-second time intervals.

30 Seconds: This option sets the window auto-refresh to 30-second time intervals.

1 Minute: This option sets the window auto-refresh to 1-minute time intervals.

3 Minutes: This option sets the window auto-refresh to 3-minute time intervals.

5 Minutes: This option sets the window auto-refresh to 5-minute time intervals.

Step 4 Click Refresh. The PM counts for the newly selected auto-refresh time interval appear.

Depending on the selected auto-refresh interval, the PM counts are automatically updated when each refresh interval completes. If the auto-refresh interval is set to None, the PM counts that appear are not updated unless you click Refresh.

Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D261 Refresh PM Counts for a Different Port

Purpose

This task changes the window view to display PM counts for another port on a multiport card.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-24

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Retrieve or higher



Step 1 In node view, double-click the STM-N card where you want to view PM counts. The card view appears.

Step 2 Click the Performance tab.

Step 3 In the Port drop-down menu, choose a port.

Step 4 Click the Refresh button. The PM counts for the newly selected port appear.

Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


NTP-D195 Monitor Electrical Performance

Purpose

This procedure enables you to view node near-end or far-end performance during selected time intervals on an electrical card and port to detect possible performance problems.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

Before you monitor performance, be sure you have created the appropriate circuits and provisioned the card according to your specifications. For more information, see Chapter 8, "Create Circuits and Low-Order Tunnels" and Chapter 13, "Change Card Settings."

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

Retrieve or higher



Step 1 Complete the "DLP-D60 Log into CTC" task on page 3-24 at the node that you want to monitor. If you are already logged in, continue with Step 2

Step 2 In node view, double-click the electrical card where you want to view PM counts. The card view appears.

Step 3 Click the Performance tab (Figure 10-2).

Figure 10-2 Viewing Performance Monitoring Information

Step 4 View the PM parameter names that appear on the left portion of the window in the Param column. The PM parameter values appear on the right portion of the window in the Curr (current), and Prev-n (previous) columns. For PM parameter definitions, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Reference Manual.

To refresh, reset, or clear PM counts, see the "D257 Change the PM Display" procedure.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


NTP-D198 Monitor Ethernet Performance

Purpose

This procedure enables you to view node transmit and receive performance during selected time intervals on an Ethernet card and port to detect possible performance problems.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

Before you monitor performance, be sure you have created the appropriate circuits and provisioned the card according to your specifications. For more information, see Chapter 8, "Create Circuits and Low-Order Tunnels" and Chapter 13, "Change Card Settings."

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

Retrieve or higher



Step 1 Complete the "DLP-D60 Log into CTC" task on page 3-24 at the node that you want to monitor. If you are already logged in, continue with Step 2.

Step 2 Complete the "DLP-D256 View Ethernet Statistics PM Parameters" task.

Step 3 Complete the "DLP-D257 View Ethernet Utilization PM Parameters" task.

Step 4 Complete the "DLP-D258 View Ethernet History PM Parameters" task.

Step 5 Complete the "DLP-D348 View ML-Series Ether Ports PM Parameters" task.

Step 6 Complete the "DLP-D349 View ML-Series POS Ports PM Parameters" task.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


DLP-D256 View Ethernet Statistics PM Parameters

Purpose

This task enables you to view current statistical PM counts on an Ethernet card and port to detect possible performance problems.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-24

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Retrieve or higher



Step 1 In node view, double-click the E-Series or G-Series Ethernet card where you want to view PM counts. The card view appears.

Step 2 Click the Performance tab.

Step 3 Click the Statistics subtab. Figure 10-3 shows the Statistics pane on the Performance tab.

Figure 10-3 G-Series Statistics on the Card View Performance Window

Step 4 Click Refresh. Performance monitoring statistics for each port on the card appear.

Step 5 View the PM parameter names appear in the Param column. The current PM parameter values appear in the Port # columns. For PM parameter definitions, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Reference Manual.


Note To refresh, reset, or clear PM counts, see the "D257 Change the PM Display" procedure.


Step 6 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D257 View Ethernet Utilization PM Parameters

Purpose

This task enables you to view line utilization PM counts on an Ethernet card and port to detect possible performance problems.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-24

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Retrieve or higher



Step 1 In node view, double-click the E-Series or G-Series Ethernet card where you want to view PM counts. The card view appears.

Step 2 Click the Performance > Utilization tabs (Figure 10-4).

Figure 10-4 G-Series Utilization on the Card View Performance Window

Step 3 Click Refresh. Performance monitoring utilization values for each port on the card appear.

Step 4 View the Port # column to find the port you want to monitor.

Step 5 The transmit (Tx) and receive (Rx) bandwidth utilization values for the previous time intervals appear in the Prev-n columns. For PM parameter definitions, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Reference Manual.


Note To refresh, reset, or clear PM counts, see the "D257 Change the PM Display" procedure.


Step 6 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D258 View Ethernet History PM Parameters

Purpose

This task enables you to view historical PM counts at selected time intervals on an Ethernet card and port to detect possible performance problems.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-24

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Retrieve or higher



Step 1 In node view, double-click the E-Series or G-Series Ethernet card where you want to view PM counts. The card view appears.

Step 2 Click the Performance tab.

Step 3 Click the History subtab (Figure 10-5).

Figure 10-5 Ethernet History on the Card View Performance Window

Step 4 Click Refresh. Performance monitoring statistics for each port on the card appear.

Step 5 View the PM parameter names that appear in the Param column. The PM parameter values appear in the Port # columns. For PM parameter definitions, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Reference Manual.


Note To refresh, reset, or clear PM counts, see the "D257 Change the PM Display" procedure.


Step 6 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D348 View ML-Series Ether Ports PM Parameters

Purpose

This task enables you to view ML-Series Ethernet port PM counts at selected time intervals to detect possible performance problems.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-24

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Retrieve or higher



Step 1 In node view, double-click the ML-Series Ethernet card where you want to view PM counts. The card view appears.

Step 2 Click the Performance > Ether Ports tabs (Figure 10-6).

Figure 10-6 Ether Ports on the Card View Performance Window

Step 3 Click Refresh. Performance monitoring statistics for each port on the card appear.

Step 4 View the PM parameter names that appear in the Param column. The PM parameter values appear in the Port # columns. For PM parameter definitions, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Reference Manual.


Note To refresh, reset, or clear PM counts, see the "D257 Change the PM Display" procedure.


Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D349 View ML-Series POS Ports PM Parameters

Purpose

This task enables you to view packet over SONET/SDH (POS) port PM counts at selected time intervals on an ML-Series Ethernet card and port to detect possible performance problems.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-24

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Retrieve or higher



Step 1 In node view, double-click the ML-Series Ethernet card where you want to view PM counts. The card view appears.

Step 2 Click the Performance > POS Ports tabs (Figure 10-7).

Figure 10-7 POS Ports Pane on the Card View Performance Window

Step 3 Click Refresh. Performance monitoring statistics for each port on the card appear.

Step 4 View the PM parameter names that appear in the Param column. The PM parameter values appear in the Port # columns. For PM parameter definitions, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Reference Manual.


Note To refresh, reset, or clear PM counts, see the "D257 Change the PM Display" procedure.


Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D259 Refresh Ethernet PM Counts at a Different Time Interval

Purpose

This task changes the view to display specified PM counts in time intervals depending on the interval option selected.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-24

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Retrieve or higher



Step 1 In node view, double-click the Ethernet card where you want to view PM counts. The card view appears.

Step 2 Click the Performance tab.

Step 3 Click the Utilization tab or the History tab.

Step 4 From the Interval drop-down menu, choose one of four options:

1 min: This option displays the specified PM counts in one-minute time intervals.

15 min: This option displays the specified PM counts in fifteen-minute time intervals.

1 hour: This option displays the specified PM counts in one-hour time intervals.

1 day: This option displays the specified PM counts in one-day (24 hours) time intervals.

Step 5 Click Refresh. The PM counts refresh with values based on the selected time interval.

Step 6 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


NTP-D289 Create or Delete Ethernet RMON Thresholds

Purpose

Use this procedure to create or delete Ethernet remote monitoring (RMON) thresholds for the ONS 15454 SDH.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

None

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Note The ONS 15454 SDH ML-Series card uses the Cisco IOS CLI for managing RMON.



Step 1 Complete the "DLP-D60 Log into CTC" task on page 3-24. If you are already logged in, continue with Step 2.

Step 2 Perform any of the following tasks as needed:

D441 Create Ethernet RMON Alarm Thresholds

D436 Delete Ethernet RMON Alarm Thresholds

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


DLP-D441 Create Ethernet RMON Alarm Thresholds

Purpose

This procedure sets up remote monitoring (RMON) to allow network management systems to monitor Ethernet ports.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

NTP-D24 Verify Card Installation, page 4-2

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 Complete the "DLP-D60 Log into CTC" task on page 3-24 at the node where you want to set up remote monitoring.

Step 2 Double-click the Ethernet card where you want to create the RMON alarm thresholds.

Step 3 In card view, click the Provisioning > Ether Thresholds tabs.

Step 4 Click Create.

The Create Ether Threshold dialog box appears (Figure 10-8).

Figure 10-8 Creating RMON Thresholds

Step 5 From the Slot menu, choose the appropriate Ethernet card.

Step 6 From the Port drop-down menu, choose the applicable port on the Ethernet card you selected.

Step 7 From the Variable drop-down menu, choose the variable. See Table 10-1 for a list of the Ethernet threshold variables available in this field.

Step 8 From the Alarm Type drop-down menu, indicate whether the event will be triggered by the rising threshold, falling threshold, or both the rising and falling thresholds.

Step 9 From the Sample Type drop-down menu, choose either Relative or Absolute. Relative restricts the threshold to use the number of occurrences in the user-set sample period. Absolute sets the threshold to use the total number of occurrences, regardless of time period.

Step 10 Type in an appropriate number of seconds for the Sample Period.

Step 11 Type in the appropriate number of occurrences for the Rising Threshold.


Note For a rising type of alarm, the measured value must move from below the falling threshold to above the rising threshold. For example, if a network is running below a falling threshold of 400 collisions every 15 seconds and a problem causes 1001 collisions in 15 seconds. The excess collisions trigger an alarm.


Step 12 Enter the appropriate number of occurrences in the Falling Threshold field. In most cases a falling threshold is set lower than the rising threshold.

A falling threshold is the counterpart to a rising threshold. When the number of occurrences is above the rising threshold and then drops below a falling threshold, it resets the rising threshold. For example, when the network problem that caused 1001 collisions in 15 minutes subsides and creates only 799 collisions in 15 minutes, occurrences fall below a falling threshold of 800 collisions. This resets the rising threshold so that if network collisions again spike over a 1000 per 15 minute period, an event again triggers when the rising threshold is crossed. An event is triggered only the first time a rising threshold is exceeded (otherwise a single network problem might cause a rising threshold to be exceeded multiple times and cause a flood of events).

Step 13 Click OK to complete the procedure.

Table 10-1 Ethernet Threshold Variables (MIBs) 

Variable
Definition

iflnOctets

Total number of octets received on the interface, including framing octets

iflnUcastPkts

Total number of unicast packets delivered to an appropriate protocol

ifInMulticastPkts (G-Series only)

Number of multicast frames received error free

ifInBroadcastPkts (G-Series only)

The number of packets, delivered by this sublayer to a higher (sub)layer, which were addressed to a broadcast address at this sublayer

ifInDiscards (G-Series only)

The number of inbound packets that were chosen to be discarded even though no errors had been detected to prevent their being deliverable to a higher-layer protocol

iflnErrors

Number of inbound packets discarded because they contain errors

ifOutOctets

Total number of transmitted octets, including framing packets

ifOutUcastPkts

Total number of unicast packets requested to transmit to a single address

ifOutMulticastPkts (G-Series only)

Number of multicast frames transmitted error free

ifOutBroadcastPkts (G-Series only)

The total number of packets that higher-level protocols requested be transmitted, and which were addressed to a broadcast address at this sublayer, including those that were discarded or not sent

ifOutDiscards (G-Series only)

The number of outbound packets that were chosen to be discarded even though no errors had been detected that would prevent their being transmitted

dot3statsAlignmentErrors

Number of frames with an alignment error, that is, the length is not an integral number of octets and the frame cannot pass the frame check sequence (FCS) test

dot3StatsFCSErrors

Number of frames with framecheck errors, that is, there is an integral number of octets, but an incorrect FCS

dot3StatsSingleCollisionFrames (not supported by E-Series or G-Series)

Number of successfully transmitted frames that had exactly one collision

dot3StatsMutlipleCollisionFrames (not supported by E-Series or G-Series)

Number of successfully transmitted frames that had multiple collisions

dot3StatsDeferredTransmissions (not supported by E-Series or G-Series)

Number of times the first transmission was delayed because the medium was busy

dot3StatsLateCollisions (not supported by E-Series or G-Series)

Number of times that a collision was detected later than 64 octets into the transmission (also added into collision count)

dot3StatsExcessiveCollisions (not supported by E-Series or G-Series)

Number of frames where transmissions failed because of excessive collisions

dot3StatsCarrierSenseErrors (G-Series only)

The number of transmission errors on a particular interface that are not otherwise counted

dot3StatsSQETestErrors (G-Series only)

A count of times that the SQE TEST ERROR message is generated by the PLS sublayer for a particular interface

etherStatsBroadcastPkts

The total number of good packets received that were directed to the broadcast address. This does not include multicast packets.

etherStatsCollisions

An estimate of the total number of collisions on this Ethernet segment. The value returned will depend on the location of the RMON probe. Section 8.2.1.3 (10BASE-5) and section 10.3.1.3 (10BASE-2) of IEEE standard 802.3 states that a station must detect a collision, in the receive mode, if three or more stations are transmitting simultaneously. A repeater port must detect a collision when two or more stations are transmitting simultaneously. Thus a probe placed on a repeater port could record more collisions than a probe connected to a station on the same segment.

Probe location plays a much smaller role when considering 10BASE-T. Section 14.2.1.4 (10BASE-T) of the IEEE standard 802.3 defines a collision as the simultaneous presence of signals on the DO and RD circuits (transmitting and receiving at the same time). A 10BASE-T station can only detect collisions when it is transmitting. Thus probes placed on a station and a repeater, should report the same number of collisions.

An RMON probe inside a repeater should report collisions between the repeater and one or more other hosts (transmit collisions as defined by IEEE 802.3k) plus receiver collisions observed on any coax segments to which the repeater is connected.

etherStatsCollisionFrames

An estimate of the total number of collisions on this Ethernet segment. The value returned will depend on the location of the RMON probe. Section 8.2.1.3 (10BASE-5) and section 10.3.1.3 (10BASE-2) of IEEE standard 802.3 states that a station must detect a collision, in the receive mode, if three or more stations are transmitting simultaneously. A repeater port must detect a collision when two or more stations are transmitting simultaneously. Thus a probe placed on a repeater port could record more collisions than a probe connected to a station on the same segment.

Probe location plays a much smaller role when considering 10BASE-T. Section 14.2.1.4 (10BASE-T) of the IEEE standard 802.3 defines a collision as the simultaneous presence of signals on the DO and RD circuits (transmitting and receiving at the same time). A 10BASE-T station can only detect collisions when it is transmitting. Thus probes placed on a station and a repeater, should report the same number of collisions.

An RMON probe inside a repeater should report collisions between the repeater and one or more other hosts (transmit collisions as defined by IEEE 802.3k) plus receiver collisions observed on any coax segments to which the repeater is connected.

etherStatsDropEvents

The total number of events in which packets were dropped by the probe due to lack of resources. This number is not necessarily the number of packets dropped; it is just the number of times this condition has been detected.

etherStatsJabbers

Total number of octets of data (including bad packets) received on the network

etherStatsMulticastPkts

The total number of good packets received that were directed to a multicast address. This number does not include packets directed to the broadcast.

etherStatsUndersizePkts

Number of packets received with a length less than 64 octets

etherStatsFragments

Total number of packets that are not an integral number of octets or have a bad FCS, and that are less than 64 octets long

etherStatsPkts64Octets

Total number of packets received (including error packets) that were 64 octets in length

etherStatsPkts65to127Octets

Total number of packets received (including error packets) that were 65 to 172 octets in length

etherStatsPkts128to255Octets

Total number of packets received (including error packets) that were 128 to 255 octets in length

etherStatsPkts256to511Octets

Total number of packets received (including error packets) that were 256 to 511 octets in length

etherStatsPkts512to1023Octets

Total number of packets received (including error packets) that were 512 to 1023 octets in length

etherStatsPkts1024to1518Octets

Total number of packets received (including error packets) that were 1024 to 1518 octets in length

etherStatsJabbers

Total number of packets longer than 1518 octets that were not an integral number of octets or had a bad FCS

etherStatsCollisions

Best estimate of the total number of collisions on this segment

etherStatsCollisionFrames

Best estimate of the total number of frame collisions on this segment

etherStatsCRCAlignErrors

Total number of packets with a length between 64 and 1518 octets, inclusive, that had a bad FCS or were not an integral number of octets in length

receivePauseFrames (G series only)

The number of received IEEE 802.x pause frames

transmitPauseFrames (G series only)

The number of transmitted IEEE 802.x pause frames

receivePktsDroppedInternalCongestion (G series only)

The number of received framed dropped due to frame buffer overflow as well as other reasons

transmitPktsDroppedInternalCongestion (G series only)

The number of frames dropped in the transmit direction due to frame buffer overflow as well as other reasons

txTotalPkts

Total number of transmit packets

rxTotalPkts

Total number of receive packets


Step 14 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D436 Delete Ethernet RMON Alarm Thresholds

Purpose

This task deletes remote monitoring (RMON) threshold crossing alarms for Ethernet ports.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

D441 Create Ethernet RMON Alarm Thresholds

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-24

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 Double-click the Ethernet card where you want to delete the RMON alarm thresholds.

Step 2 In card view, click the Provisioning > Ether Thresholds tabs.

Step 3 Click the RMON alarm threshold you want to delete.

Step 4 Click Delete. The Delete Threshold dialog box opens.

Step 5 Click Yes to delete that threshold.

Step 6 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


NTP-D254 Monitor STM-N Performance

Purpose

This procedure enables you to view node near-end or far-end performance during selected time intervals on an STM-N card and port to detect possible performance problems.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

Before you monitor performance, be sure you have created the appropriate circuits and provisioned the card according to your specifications. For more information, see Chapter 8, "Create Circuits and Low-Order Tunnels" and Chapter 13, "Change Card Settings."

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Retrieve or higher



Step 1 Complete the "DLP-D60 Log into CTC" task on page 3-24 at the node that you want to monitor. If you are already logged in, continue with Step 2.

Step 2 Complete the "DLP-D121 Enable Pointer Justification Count Performance Monitoring" task as needed to enable or disable clock synchronization monitoring.

Step 3 Complete the "DLP-D122 Enable Intermediate Path Performance Monitoring" task as needed to enable or disable monitoring of VC4 traffic through intermediate nodes.

Step 4 Complete the "DLP-D421 View STM-N PM Parameters" task.

To refresh, reset, or clear PM counts, see the "D257 Change the PM Display" procedure.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


DLP-D121 Enable Pointer Justification Count Performance Monitoring

Purpose

This task enables pointer justification counts, which provide a way to align the phase variations in VC4 payloads and to monitor the clock synchronization between nodes. A consistent, large pointer justification count indicates clock synchronization problems between nodes.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-24

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 you want to monitor. The card view appears.

See Table 10-2 for a list of STM-N LTE cards.

Table 10-2 Traffic Cards that Terminate the Line (LTEs) 

Line Terminating Equipment

STM1E-12

OC3 IR 4/STM1 SH 1310

OC3 IR/STM1SH 1310-8

OC12 IR/STM4 SH 1310

OC12 LR/STM4 LH 1310

OC12 LR/STM4 LH 1550

OC12-4 IR/STM4 SH 1310-4

OC48 IR/STM16 SH AS 1310

OC48 LR/STM16 LH AS 1550

OC48 ELR/STM16 EH 100 GHz

OC192 SR/STM64 IO 1310

OC192 IR/STM64 SH 1550

OC192 LR/STM64 LH 1550

OC192 ELR/STM64 LH ITU 15xx.xx


Step 2 Click the Provisioning > Line tabs.

Step 3 Click the PJVC4Mon# drop-down menu and make a selection based on the following rules (Figure 10-9):

Off means pointer justification monitoring is disabled (default).

Values 1 to n are the number of VC4s on the port. One VC4 per port can be enabled from the PJVC4Mon# card menu.

Figure 10-9 Enabling or Disabling Pointer Justification Count Parameters

Step 4 In the State field, confirm that the port is in service (IS).

Step 5 If the port is IS, click Apply. If the port is out of service (OOS, OOS_MT, OOS_AINS), select IS in the State field and click Apply.

Step 6 Click the Performance tab to view PM parameters. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Reference Manual for more PM information, details, and definitions.


Note The count fields for PPJC and NPJC PM parameters appear white and blank unless pointer justification count performance monitoring is enabled.


Step 7 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D122 Enable Intermediate Path Performance Monitoring

Purpose

This task enables IPPM, which allows you to monitor large amounts of VC4 traffic through intermediate nodes.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-24

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Note The monitored intermediate path performance monitoring (IPPM) parameters are P-EB, P-BBE, P-ES, P-SES, and P-UAS. For more information about IPPM parameters, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Reference Manual.



Step 1 In node view, double-click the STM-N card you want to monitor. The card view appears.

See Table 10-2 for a list of STM-N LTE cards.

Step 2 Click the Provisioning > VC4 tabs (Figure 10-10).

Figure 10-10 VC4 Tab for Enabling or Disabling IPPM

Step 3 Click the check box in the Enable IPPM column and make a selection based on the following rules:

Unchecked means IPPM is disabled for that VC4 (default)

Checked means IPPM is enabled for that VC4

Step 4 Click Apply.

Step 5 Click the Performance tab to view PM parameters. For IPPM parameter definitions, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Reference Manual.

Step 6 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D421 View STM-N PM Parameters

Purpose

This task enables you to view PM counts on an STM-N card and port to detect possible performance problems.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-24

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Retrieve or higher



Step 1 In node view, double-click the STM-N card where you want to view PM counts. The card view appears.

Step 2 Click the Performance tab (Figure 10-11).

Figure 10-11 Viewing STM-N Card Performance Monitoring Information

Step 3 From the Line drop-down menu, choose the line you want to monitor.

Step 4 Click Refresh.

Step 5 View the PM parameter names that appear in the Param column. The PM parameter values appear in the Curr (current), and Prev-n (previous) columns. For PM parameter definitions, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Reference Manual.

Step 6 To monitor another port on a multiport card, choose another line from the Line drop-down menu and click Refresh.

Step 7 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


NTP-D255 Monitor Multirate Transport Performance

Purpose

This procedure enables you to view node near-end or far-end performance during selected time intervals on a transponder (TXP_MR_10G, TXP_MR_2.5G, TXPP_MR_2.5G), or muxponder (MXP_2.5G_10G) card and port to detect possible performance problems.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

Before you monitor performance, be sure you have created the appropriate circuits and provisioned the card according to your specifications. For more information, see Chapter 8, "Create Circuits and Low-Order Tunnels" and Chapter 13, "Change Card Settings."

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Retrieve or higher



Step 1 Complete the "DLP-D60 Log into CTC" task on page 3-24 at the node that you want to monitor. If you are already logged in, continue with Step 2.

Step 2 Complete the "DLP-D413 Enable/Disable OTN G.709 Performance Monitoring" task as needed to enable or disable optical transport network (OTN) G.709 monitoring.

Step 3 Complete the "DLP-D414 Enable/Disable OTN FEC Performance Monitoring" task as needed to enable or disable optical transport network (OTN) forward error correction (FEC) monitoring.

Step 4 Complete the "DLP-D345 View Optics PM Parameters" task as needed.

Step 5 Complete the "DLP-D346 View Payload PM Parameters" task as needed.

Step 6 Complete the "DLP-D347 View Optical Transport Network PM Parameters" task as needed.

To refresh, reset, or clear PM counts, see the "D257 Change the PM Display" procedure.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


DLP-D413 Enable/Disable OTN G.709 Performance Monitoring

Purpose

This task enables or disables optical transport network (OTN) G.709 monitoring of node near-end or far-end performance on a card and port during selected time intervals to detect possible problems.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-24

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 In node view, double-click the card you want to monitor. The card view appears.

Step 2 Click the Provisioning > OTN > OTN Lines tabs.

Step 3 Make a G.709 selection based on the following rules:

Unchecked disables G.709 for that port (default)

Checked enables G.709 for that port

Step 4 Click Apply.

Step 5 Click the Performance tab to view PM parameters. For PM parameter definitions, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Reference Manual.

Step 6 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D414 Enable/Disable OTN FEC Performance Monitoring

Purpose

This task enables or disables optical transport network (OTN) FEC monitoring of node near-end or far-end performance on a card and port during selected time intervals to detect possible problems.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-24

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 In node view, double-click the card you want to monitor. The card view appears.

Step 2 Click the Provisioning > OTN > OTN Lines tabs.

Step 3 Make a FEC selection based on the following rules:

Unchecked disables FEC for that port (default)

Checked enables FEC for that port

Step 4 Click Apply.

Step 5 Click the Performance tab to view PM parameters. For PM parameter definitions, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Reference Manual.

Step 6 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D345 View Optics PM Parameters

Purpose

This task enables you to view the optics PM counts on a transponder (TXP_MR_10G, TXP_MR_2.5G, TXPP_MR_2.5G), or muxponder (MXP_2.5G_10G) card and port to detect possible performance problems.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-24

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Retrieve or higher



Step 1 In node view, double-click the transponder (TXP) or muxponder (MXP) card where you want to view PM counts. The card view appears.

Step 2 Click the Performance > Optics PM tabs (Figure 10-12).

Figure 10-12 Viewing Optics Performance Monitoring Information

Step 3 View the PM parameter names that appear in the Param column. The PM values appear in the Curr (current) and Prev-n (previous) columns. For PM parameter definitions, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Reference Manual.

Step 4 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D346 View Payload PM Parameters

Purpose

This task enables you to view the payload PM counts on a transponder (TXP_MR_10G, TXP_MR_2.5G, TXPP_MR_2.5G), or muxponder (MXP_2.5G_10G) card and port to detect possible performance problems.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-24

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Retrieve or higher



Step 1 In node view, double-click the transponder (TXP) or muxponder (MXP) card where you want to view PM counts. The card view appears.

Step 2 Click the Performance > Payload PM tabs (Figure 10-13).

Figure 10-13 Viewing Payload Performance Monitoring Information

Step 3 View the PM parameter names that appear in the Param column. The PM values appear in the Curr (current), and Prev-n (previous) columns. For PM parameter definitions, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Reference Manual.


Note The PM parameters that appear depend on the payload data and framing type provisioned on the port. Unframed data payload such as ESCON, DV6000, SDI/D1 video, and HDTV do not provide payload performance monitoring information.


Step 4 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D347 View Optical Transport Network PM Parameters

Purpose

This task enables you to view the optical transport network (OTN) PM counts on a transponder (TXP_MR_10G, TXP_MR_2.5G, TXPP_MR_2.5G), or muxponder (MXP_2.5G_10G) card and port to detect possible performance problems.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-24

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Retrieve or higher



Step 1 In node view, double-click the transponder (TXP) or muxponder (MXP) card where you want to view PM counts. The card view appears.

Step 2 Click the Performance > OTN PM > G.709 PM tabs (Figure 10-14).

Figure 10-14 Viewing Optical Transport Network G.709 Performance Monitoring Information

Step 3 View the PM parameter names that appear in the Param column. The PM values appear in the Curr (current) and Prev-n (previous) columns. For PM parameter definitions, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Reference Manual.

Step 4 Click the FEC PM tab.

Step 5 View the PM parameter names that appear in the Param column. The PM values appear in the Curr (current) and Prev-n (previous) columns. For PM parameter definitions, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Reference Manual.

Step 6 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


NTP-D256 Monitor DWDM Performance

Purpose

This procedure enables you to view transmit and receive performance during selected time intervals on a DWDM card and port to detect possible performance problems.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

Before you monitor performance, be sure you have created the appropriate circuits and provisioned the card according to your specifications. For more information, see Chapter 8, "Create Circuits and Low-Order Tunnels" and Chapter 13, "Change Card Settings."

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Retrieve or higher



Step 1 Complete the "DLP-D60 Log into CTC" task on page 3-24 at the node that you want to monitor. If you are already logged in, continue with Step 2.

Step 2 Complete the "DLP-D415 View Optical Service Channel PM Parameters" task.

Step 3 Complete the "DLP-D416 View Optical Amplifier PM Parameters" task.

Step 4 Complete the "DLP-D417 View Optical Multiplexer and Demultiplexer PM Parameters" task.

Step 5 Complete the "DLP-D418 View Channel Filter Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer PM Parameters" task.

Step 6 Complete the "DLP-D419 View Band Filter Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer PM Parameters" task.

To refresh, reset, or clear PM counts, see the "D257 Change the PM Display" procedure.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


DLP-D415 View Optical Service Channel PM Parameters

Purpose

This task enables you to view optical service channel PM counts at selected time intervals on an OSCM or OSC-CSM card and port to detect possible performance problems.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-24

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Retrieve or higher



Step 1 In node view, double-click the OSCM or OSC-CSM card where you want to view PM counts. The card view appears.

Step 2 Click the Performance > OC3 (STM-1) Line tabs (Figure 10-15).

Figure 10-15 OC3 (STM-1) Line Tab in the Card View Performance Window

Step 3 Click Refresh. OC3 (STM-1) line performance monitoring statistics for the selected port appear.

Step 4 Click the Optical Line tab.

Step 5 Click Refresh. Optical line performance monitoring statistics for the selected port appear.

Step 6 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D416 View Optical Amplifier PM Parameters

Purpose

This task enables you to view optical amplifier PM counts at selected time intervals on an OPT PRE or OPT BST card and port to detect possible performance problems.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-24

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Retrieve or higher



Step 1 In node view, double-click the optical amplifier card where you want to view PM counts. The card view appears.

Step 2 Click the Performance > Optical Line tabs (Figure 10-16).

Figure 10-16 Optical Line Tab in the Card View Performance Window

Step 3 Click Refresh. Optical line performance monitoring statistics for the selected port appear.

Step 4 Click the Opt. Ampli. Line tab.

Step 5 Click Refresh. Optical amplifier line performance monitoring statistics for the selected port appear.

Step 6 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D417 View Optical Multiplexer and Demultiplexer PM Parameters

Purpose

This task enables you to view multiplexer or demultiplexer PM counts at selected time intervals on a 32MUX or 32DMX card and port to detect possible performance problems.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-24

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Retrieve or higher



Step 1 In node view, double-click the 32MUX or 32DMX card where you want to view PM counts. The card view appears.

Step 2 Click the Performance > Optical Chn tabs (Figure 10-17).

Figure 10-17 Optical Channel Tab in the Mux/Demux Card View Performance Window

Step 3 Click Refresh. Optical channel performance monitoring statistics for the selected port appear.

Step 4 Click the Optical Line tab.

Step 5 Click Refresh. Optical line performance monitoring statistics for the selected port appear.

Step 6 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D418 View Channel Filter Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer PM Parameters

Purpose

This task enables you to view optical add/drop channel multiplexer PM counts at selected time intervals on an AD1C, AD2C, or AD4C card and port to detect possible performance problems.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-24

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Retrieve or higher



Step 1 In node view, double-click the optical add/drop channel multiplexer card where you want to view PM counts. The card view appears.

Step 2 Click the Performance > Optical Line tabs (Figure 10-18).

Figure 10-18 Optical Line Tab in the Channel Filter OADM Card View Performance Window

Step 3 Click Refresh. Optical line performance monitoring statistics for the selected port appear.

Step 4 Click the Optical Chn tab.

Step 5 Click Refresh. Optical channel performance monitoring statistics for the selected port appear.

Step 6 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D419 View Band Filter Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer PM Parameters

Purpose

This task enables you to view optical add/drop band multiplexer PM counts at selected time intervals on an AD1B, AD4B, or 4MD card and port to detect possible performance problems.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-24

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Retrieve or higher



Step 1 In node view, double-click the optical add/drop band multiplexer card where you want to view PM counts. The card view appears.

Step 2 Click the Performance > Optical Chn tabs (Figure 10-19).

Figure 10-19 Optical Channel Tab in the Card View Performance Window

Step 3 Click Refresh. Optical channel performance monitoring statistics for the selected port appear.

Step 4 Click the Optical Band tab.

Step 5 Click Refresh. Optical band performance monitoring statistics for the selected port appear.

Step 6 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


NTP-D301 Monitor FC_MR-4 Performance

Purpose

This procedure enables you to view node transmit and receive performance during selected time intervals on an FC_MR-4 card and port to detect possible performance problems.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

Before you monitor performance, be sure you have created the appropriate circuits and provisioned the card according to your specifications. For more information, see Chapter 8, "Create Circuits and Low-Order Tunnels" and Chapter 13, "Change Card Settings."

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Retrieve or higher



Step 1 Complete the "DLP-D60 Log into CTC" task on page 3-24 at the node that you want to monitor. If you are already logged in, continue with Step 2.

Step 2 Complete the "DLP-D460 View FC_MR-4 Statistics PM Parameters" task.

Step 3 Complete the "DLP-D461 View FC_MR-4 Utilization PM Parameters" task.

Step 4 Complete the "DLP-D462 View FC_MR-4 History PM Parameters" task.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


DLP-D460 View FC_MR-4 Statistics PM Parameters

Purpose

This task enables you to view current statistical PM counts on an FC_MR-4 card and port to detect possible performance problems.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-24

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Retrieve or higher



Step 1 In node view, double-click the FC_MR-4 card where you want to view PM counts. The card view appears.

Step 2 Click the Performance > Statistics tabs (Figure 10-20).

Figure 10-20 FC_MR-4 Statistics on the Card View Performance Window

Step 3 Click Refresh. Performance monitoring statistics for each port on the card appear.

Step 4 View the PM parameter names that appear in the Param column. The current PM parameter values appear in the Port # columns. For PM parameter definitions, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Reference Manual.

Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D461 View FC_MR-4 Utilization PM Parameters

Purpose

This task enables you to view line utilization PM counts on an FC_MR-4 card and port to detect possible performance problems.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-24

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Retrieve or higher



Step 1 In node view, double-click the FC_MR-4 card where you want to view PM counts. The card view appears.

Step 2 Click the Performance > Utilization tabs (Figure 10-21).

Figure 10-21 FC_MR-4 Utilization on the Card View Performance Window

Step 3 Click Refresh. Performance monitoring utilization values for each port on the card appear.

Step 4 View the Port # column to find the port you want to monitor.

Step 5 The transmit (Tx) and receive (Rx) bandwidth utilization values for the previous time intervals appear in the Prev-n columns. For PM parameter definitions, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Reference Manual.

Step 6 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D462 View FC_MR-4 History PM Parameters

Purpose

This task enables you to view historical PM counts at selected time intervals on an FC_MR-4 card and port to detect possible performance problems.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-24

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Retrieve or higher



Step 1 In node view, double-click the FC_MR-4 card where you want to view PM counts. The card view appears.

Step 2 Click the Performance > History tabs (Figure 10-22).

Figure 10-22 FC_MR-4 History on the Card View Performance Window

Step 3 Click Refresh. Performance monitoring statistics for each port on the card appear.

Step 4 View the PM parameter names that appear in the Param column. The PM parameter values appear in the Prev-n columns. For PM parameter definitions, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Reference Manual.

Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D463 Refresh FC_MR-4 PM Counts at a Different Time Interval

Purpose

This task changes the window view to display specified PM counts in time intervals depending on the interval option selected.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-24

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Retrieve or higher



Step 1 In node view, double-click the FC_MR-4 card where you want to view PM counts. The card view appears.

Step 2 Click the Performance tab.

Step 3 Click the Utilization or the History tab.

Step 4 From the Interval drop-down menu, choose one of four options:

1 min: This option appears the specified PM counts in one-minute time intervals.

15 min: This option appears the specified PM counts in 15-minute time intervals.

1 hour: This option appears the specified PM counts in one-hour time intervals.

1 day: This option appears the specified PM counts in one-day (24 hours) time intervals.

Step 5 Click Refresh. The PM counts refresh with values based on the selected time interval.

Step 6 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


NTP-D302 Create or Delete FC_MR-4 RMON Thresholds

Purpose

Use this procedure to create or delete FC_MR-4 remote monitoring (RMON) thresholds for the ONS 15454 SDH.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

None

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 Complete the "DLP-D60 Log into CTC" task on page 3-24. If you are already logged in, continue with Step 2.

Step 2 Perform any of the following tasks as needed:

D465 Create FC_MR-4 RMON Alarm Thresholds

D466 Delete FC_MR-4 RMON Alarm Thresholds

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


DLP-D465 Create FC_MR-4 RMON Alarm Thresholds

Purpose

This procedure sets up remote monitoring (RMON) to allow network management systems to monitor FC_MR-4 ports.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

NTP-D24 Verify Card Installation, page 4-2

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 Complete the "DLP-D60 Log into CTC" task on page 3-24 at the node where you want to set up RMON. If you are already logged in, continue with Step 2.

Step 2 Double-click the FC_MR-4 card where you want to create the RMON alarm thresholds.

Step 3 In card view, click the Provisioning > Line Thresholds tabs.

Step 4 Click Create. The Create FCMR Threshold dialog box appears.

Step 5 From the Slot menu, choose the appropriate FC_MR-4 card.

Step 6 From the Port drop-down menu, choose the applicable port on the FC_MR-4 card you selected.

Step 7 From the Variable drop-down menu, choose the variable. See Table 10-3 for a list of the FC_MR-4 threshold variables available in this field.

Table 10-3 FC_MR-4 Threshold Variables (MIBs) 

Variable
Definition

fibreStatsInvalidOrderedSets

Received ordered sets that are not recognized as part of the defined fibre channel control words.

fibreStatsEncodingDispErrors

Received control words that cannot be decoded due to invalid disparity.

fibreStatsRxFramesTooLong

Received oversize fibre channel frames > 2148 including CRC.

fibreStatsRxFramesBadCRC

Received fibre channel frames with bad CRC.

fibreStatsRxFrames

Received total fibre channel frames.

fibreStatsRxOctets

Received total fibre channel data bytes within a frame.

fibreStatsTxFramesBadCRC

Transmitted fibre channel frames with bad CRC.

fibreStatsTxFrames

Transmitted total fibre channel frames.

fibreStatsTxOctets

Transmitted total fibre channel data bytes within a frame.

fibreStatsLinkResets

Total number of link resets initiated by FCMR port when link recovery port setting is enabled.

gfpStatsRxSBitErrors

Received GFP (generic framing protocol) frames with single bit errors in the core header (these errors are correctable).

gfpStatsRxMBitErrors

Received GFP frames with multiple bit errors in the core header (these errors are not correctable).

gfpStatsRxTypeInvalid

Received GFP frames with invalid type (these are discarded). For example, receiving GFP frames that contain Ethernet data when we expect fibre channel data.

gfpStatsRxSblkCRCErrors

Total number of superblock CRC errors with the receive transparent GFP frame. A transparent GFP frame has multiple superblocks which each contain fibre channel data.


Step 8 From the Alarm Type drop-down menu, indicate whether the event will be triggered by the rising threshold, falling threshold, or both the rising and falling thresholds.

Step 9 From the Sample Type drop-down menu, choose either Relative or Absolute. Relative restricts the threshold to use the number of occurrences in the user-set sample period. Absolute sets the threshold to use the total number of occurrences, regardless of time period.

Step 10 Type in an appropriate number of seconds for the Sample Period.

Step 11 Type in the appropriate number of occurrences for the Rising Threshold.


Note For a rising type of alarm, the measured value must move from below the falling threshold to above the rising threshold. For example, if a network is running below a falling threshold of 400 collisions every 15 seconds and a problem causes 1001 collisions in 15 seconds, the excess occurrences trigger an alarm.


Step 12 Enter the appropriate number of occurrences in the Falling Threshold field. In most cases a falling threshold is set lower than the rising threshold.

A falling threshold is the counterpart to a rising threshold. When the number of occurrences is above the rising threshold and then drops below a falling threshold, it resets the rising threshold. For example, when the network problem that caused 1001 collisions in 15 minutes subsides and creates only 799 collisions in 15 minutes, occurrences fall below a falling threshold of 800 collisions. This resets the rising threshold so that if network collisions again spike over a 1000 per 15 minute period, an event again triggers when the rising threshold is crossed. An event is triggered only the first time a rising threshold is exceeded (otherwise a single network problem might cause a rising threshold to be exceeded multiple times and cause a flood of events).

Step 13 Click OK to complete the procedure.

Step 14 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D466 Delete FC_MR-4 RMON Alarm Thresholds

Purpose

This task deletes remote monitoring (RMON) threshold crossing alarms for FC_MR-4 ports.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

D465 Create FC_MR-4 RMON Alarm Thresholds

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-24

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 Double-click the FC_MR-4 card where you want to delete the RMON alarm thresholds.

Step 2 In card view, click the Provisioning > Line Thresholds tabs.

Step 3 Click the RMON alarm threshold you want to delete.

Step 4 Click Delete. The Delete Threshold dialog box opens.

Step 5 Click Yes to delete that threshold.

Step 6 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).