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

Table Of Contents

Monitor Performance

Before You Begin

NTP-A253 Change the PM Display

DLP-A124 Refresh PM Counts at 15-Minute Intervals

DLP-A125 Refresh PM Counts at One-Day Intervals

DLP-A347 Refresh E-Series and G-Series Ethernet PM Counts

DLP-A126 View Near-End PM Counts

DLP-A127 View Far-End PM Counts

DLP-A348 Monitor PM Counts for a Selected Signal

DLP-A129 Reset Current PM Counts

DLP-A349 Clear Selected PM Counts

DLP-A260 Set Auto-Refresh Interval for Displayed PM Counts

DLP-A261 Refresh PM Counts for a Different Port

NTP-A195 Monitor Electrical Performance

NTP-A198 Monitor Ethernet Performance

DLP-A256 View Ethernet Statistics PM Parameters

DLP-A257 View Ethernet Utilization PM Parameters

DLP-A258 View Ethernet History PM Parameters

DLP-A320 View ML-Series Ether Ports PM Parameters

DLP-A321 View ML-Series POS Ports PM Parameters

DLP-A259 Refresh Ethernet PM Counts at a Different Time Interval

NTP-A279 Create or Delete Ethernet RMON Thresholds

DLP-A533 Create Ethernet RMON Alarm Thresholds

DLP-A529 Delete Ethernet RMON Alarm Thresholds

NTP-A250 Monitor OC-N Performance

DLP-A121 Enable/Disable Pointer Justification Count Performance Monitoring

DLP-A122 Enable/Disable Intermediate Path Performance Monitoring

DLP-A507 View OC-N PM Parameters

NTP-A251 Monitor Multirate Transport Performance

DLP-A500 Enable/Disable OTN G.709 Performance Monitoring

DLP-A501 Enable/Disable OTN FEC Performance Monitoring

DLP-A317 View Optics PM Parameters

DLP-A318 View Payload PM Parameters

DLP-A319 View Optical Transport Network PM Parameters

NTP-A252 Monitor DWDM Performance

DLP-A502 View Optical Service Channel PM Parameters

DLP-A503 View Optical Amplifier PM Parameters

DLP-A504 View Optical Multiplexer and Demultiplexer PM Parameters

DLP-A505 View Channel Filter Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer PM Parameters

DLP-A506 View Band Filter Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer PM Parameters

NTP-A285 Monitor FC_MR-4 Performance

DLP-A350 View FC_MR-4 Statistics PM Parameters

DLP-A351 View FC_MR-4 Utilization PM Parameters

DLP-A352 View FC_MR-4 History PM Parameters

DLP-A353 Refresh FC_MR-4 PM Counts at a Different Time Interval

NTP-A289 Create or Delete FC_MR-4 RMON Thresholds

DLP-A357 Create FC_MR-4 RMON Alarm Thresholds

DLP-A358 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. Performance monitoring (PM) parameters are used by service providers to gather, store, and set thresholds and report performance data for early detection of problems. For more PM information, details, and definitions refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 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 Troubleshooting Guide as necessary.

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

1. A253 Change the PM Display—Complete as needed to change the displayed PM counts.

2. A195 Monitor Electrical Performance—Complete as needed to monitor electrical performance.

3. A198 Monitor Ethernet Performance—Complete as needed to monitor Ethernet performance.

4. A279 Create or Delete Ethernet RMON Thresholds—Complete as needed to monitor Ethernet performance.

5. A250 Monitor OC-N Performance—Complete as needed to monitor optical (OC-N) performance.

6. A251 Monitor Multirate Transport Performance—Complete as needed to monitor multirate transport performance.

7. A252 Monitor DWDM Performance—Complete as needed to monitor DWDM performance.

8. A285 Monitor FC_MR-4 Performance—Complete as needed to monitor FC_MR-4 performance.

9. A289 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 the Digital transmission surveillance section in Telcordia's GR-1230-CORE, GR-820-CORE, GR-499-CORE, and GR-253-CORE documents, and in the ANSI document entitled Digital Hierarchy - Layer 1 In-Service Digital Transmission Performance Monitoring.


NTP-A253 Change the PM Display

Purpose

This procedure enables you to change 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 "Create Circuits and VT Tunnels" and "Change Card Settings."

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Retrieve or higher



Step 1 Complete the "DLP-A60 Log into CTC" task 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 (OC-N), multirate transport, or DWDM cards 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:

A124 Refresh PM Counts at 15-Minute Intervals

A125 Refresh PM Counts at One-Day Intervals

A347 Refresh E-Series and G-Series Ethernet PM Counts

A126 View Near-End PM Counts

A127 View Far-End PM Counts

A348 Monitor PM Counts for a Selected Signal

A129 Reset Current PM Counts

A349 Clear Selected PM Counts

A260 Set Auto-Refresh Interval for Displayed PM Counts

A261 Refresh PM Counts for a Different Port

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


DLP-A124 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

A60 Log into CTC

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-A125 Refresh PM Counts at One-Day Intervals

Purpose

This task changes the window view to display PM parameters in 1-day intervals.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

A60 Log into CTC

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-A347 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

A60 Log into CTC

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-A126 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

A60 Log into CTC

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 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-A127 View Far-End PM Counts

Purpose

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

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

A60 Log into CTC

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 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-A348 Monitor PM Counts for a Selected Signal

Purpose

This task enables you to view near-end or far-end PM counts for a specific signal (STSn), path (VTn) and port (DSn) on a selected card.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

A60 Log into CTC

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.


Note Different port and signal-type menus appear depending on the card type and the circuit type. The appropriate types (DS1, DS3, VT path, STS path) appear based on the card. For example, the DS3XM card lists DS3, DS1, VT path, and STS path PM parameters as signal-types. This enables you to select both the DS-3 port and the DS-1 within the specified DS-3.


Step 3 In the signal type drop-down menus, click the following options as appropriate:

DS: n or Port: n (card port number)

VT: n (VT path number)

STS: n (STS number within the VT path)

Figure 10-1 shows the Port and Signal-type menus on the Performance window for a DS3XM-6 card.

Figure 10-1 Signal-Type Menus for a DS3XM-6 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 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 Reference Manual.

Step 6 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-A129 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

A60 Log into CTC

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 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-A349 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

A60 Log into CTC

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 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 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 all time intervals, directions, and signal type counts are erased from the card and the window.

All statistics for card: Clearing all statistics for 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-A260 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

A60 Log into CTC

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 From the Auto-refresh drop-down menu, 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 displayed PM counts automatically update 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-A261 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

A60 Log into CTC

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

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

Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


NTP-A195 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 "Create Circuits and VT Tunnels" and "Change Card Settings."

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Retrieve or higher



Step 1 Complete the "DLP-A60 Log into CTC" task 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 Electrical Card Performance Monitoring Information

Step 4 In the signal type drop-down menus, click one of the following options:

DSn (card port)

VTn (VT path)

STSn (STS within the VT path)

Step 5 Click Refresh.

Step 6 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 Reference Manual.

To refresh, reset, or clear PM counts, see the "A253 Change the PM Display" procedure.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


NTP-A198 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 "Create Circuits and VT Tunnels" and "Change Card Settings."

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

Retrieve or higher



Step 1 Complete the "DLP-A60 Log into CTC" task at the node that you want to monitor. If you are already logged in, continue with Step 2.

Step 2 Complete the "DLP-A256 View Ethernet Statistics PM Parameters" task.

Step 3 Complete the "DLP-A257 View Ethernet Utilization PM Parameters" task.

Step 4 Complete the "DLP-A258 View Ethernet History PM Parameters" task.

Step 5 Complete the "DLP-A320 View ML-Series Ether Ports PM Parameters" task.

Step 6 Complete the "DLP-A321 View ML-Series POS Ports PM Parameters" task.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


DLP-A256 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

A60 Log into CTC

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 > Statistics tabs (Figure 10-3).

Figure 10-3 G-Series 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 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 Reference Manual.


Note To refresh, reset, or clear PM counts, see the "A253 Change the PM Display" procedure.


Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-A257 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

A60 Log into CTC

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 Reference Manual.


Note To refresh, reset, or clear PM counts, see the "A253 Change the PM Display" procedure.


Step 6 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-A258 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

A60 Log into CTC

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 > History tabs (Figure 10-5).

Figure 10-5 Ethernet 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 Reference Manual.


Note To refresh, reset, or clear PM counts, see the "A253 Change the PM Display" procedure.


Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-A320 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

A60 Log into CTC

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 Reference Manual.


Note To refresh, reset, or clear PM counts, see the "A253 Change the PM Display" procedure.


Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-A321 View ML-Series POS Ports PM Parameters

Purpose

This task enables you to view Packet Over SONET (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

A60 Log into CTC

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 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 Reference Manual.


Note To refresh, reset, or clear PM counts, see the "A253 Change the PM Display" procedure.


Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-A259 Refresh Ethernet 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

A60 Log into CTC

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 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-A279 Create or Delete Ethernet RMON Thresholds

Purpose

This procedure creates or deletes Ethernet remote monitoring (RMON) thresholds for the ONS 15454.

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 ML-Series card uses the Cisco IOS CLI for managing RMON.



Step 1 Complete the "DLP-A60 Log into CTC" task. If you are already logged in, continue with Step 2.

Step 2 Perform any of the following tasks as needed:

A533 Create Ethernet RMON Alarm Thresholds

A529 Delete Ethernet RMON Alarm Thresholds

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


DLP-A533 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-A24 Verify Card Installation, page 4-2

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



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



Step 1 Complete the "DLP-A60 Log into CTC" task 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 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 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.

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 to 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


Stop. You have completed this procedure.


DLP-A529 Delete Ethernet RMON Alarm Thresholds

Purpose

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

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

A533 Create Ethernet RMON Alarm Thresholds

A60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



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



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-A250 Monitor OC-N Performance

Purpose

This procedure enables you to view node near-end or far-end performance during selected time intervals on an OC-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 "Create Circuits and VT Tunnels" and "Change Card Settings."

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Retrieve or higher



Step 1 Complete the "DLP-A60 Log into CTC" task at the node that you want to monitor. If you are already logged in, continue with Step 2

Step 2 Complete the "DLP-A121 Enable/Disable Pointer Justification Count Performance Monitoring" task as needed to enable or disable clock synchronization monitoring.

Step 3 Complete the "DLP-A122 Enable/Disable Intermediate Path Performance Monitoring" task as needed to enable or disable monitoring of STS traffic through intermediate nodes.

Step 4 Complete the "DLP-A507 View OC-N PM Parameters" task.

To refresh, reset, or clear PM counts, see the "A253 Change the PM Display" procedure.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


DLP-A121 Enable/Disable Pointer Justification Count Performance Monitoring

Purpose

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

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

A60 Log into CTC

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.

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

Table 10-2 OC-N Cards that Terminate the Line, Called LTEs 

Line Terminating Equipment

EC1-12

OC3 IR 4/STM1 SH 1310

OC3 IR4/STM1 SH 1310-8

OC12 LR/STM4 LH 1310

OC12 IR/STM4 SH 1310

OC12 IR/STM4 SH 1310-4

OC12 LR/STM4 LH 1550

OC48 LR 1550

OC48 IR 1310

OC48 LR/STM16 LH AS 1550

OC48 IR/STM16 SH AS 1310

OC48 ELR 200 GHz

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 From the PJSTSMon# drop-down menu, make a selection based on the following rules (Figure 10-9):

Off means pointer justification monitoring is disabled (default).

1 to n are the number of STSs on the port. One STS per port can be enabled from the PJSTSMon# 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. For PM parameter definitions, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 Reference Manual.


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-A122 Enable/Disable Intermediate Path Performance Monitoring

Purpose

This task enables or disables intermediate path performance monitoring, which allows you to monitor large amounts of STS traffic through intermediate nodes.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

A60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Note The monitored IPPM parameters are STS CV-P, STS ES-P, STS SES-P, STS UAS-P, and STS FC-P. Far-end path monitoring can be performed on the OC3-4 and EC1 cards. For PM parameter definitions, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 Reference Manual.



Note An OC-48 IR card used in a BLSR does not support IPPM during a protection switch.



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

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

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

Figure 10-10 SONET STS 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 STS (default)

Checked means IPPM is enabled for that STS

Step 4 Click Apply.

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

Step 6 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-A507 View OC-N PM Parameters

Purpose

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

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

A60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Retrieve or higher



Step 1 In node view, double-click the OC-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 OC-N Card Performance Monitoring Information

Step 3 In the Port drop-down menu, click the port 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 Reference Manual.

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

Step 7 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


NTP-A251 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 "Create Circuits and VT Tunnels" and "Change Card Settings."

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Retrieve or higher



Step 1 Complete the "DLP-A60 Log into CTC" task at the node that you want to monitor. If you are already logged in, continue with Step 2.

Step 2 Complete the "DLP-A500 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-A501 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-A317 View Optics PM Parameters" task as needed.

Step 5 Complete the "DLP-A318 View Payload PM Parameters" task as needed.

Step 6 Complete the "DLP-A319 View Optical Transport Network PM Parameters" task as needed.

To refresh, reset, or clear PM counts, see the "A253 Change the PM Display" procedure.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


DLP-A500 Enable/Disable OTN G.709 Performance Monitoring

Purpose

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

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

A60 Log into CTC

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 (Figure 10-12).

Figure 10-12 OTN Lines Tab for Enabling/Disabling OTN G.709 Performance Monitoring

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 Reference Manual.

Step 6 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-A501 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 selected card and port during selected time intervals.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

A60 Log into CTC

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 (Figure 10-13).

Figure 10-13 OTN Lines Tab for Enabling/Disabling OTN FEC Performance Monitoring

Step 3 Make an 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 Reference Manual.

Step 6 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-A317 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

A60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Retrieve or higher



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

Step 2 Click the Performance > Optics PM tabs (Figure 10-14).

Figure 10-14 Viewing Optics Performance Monitoring Information

Step 3 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 Reference Manual.

Step 4 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-A318 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

A60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Retrieve or higher



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

Step 2 Click the Performance > Payload PM tabs (Figure 10-15).

Figure 10-15 Viewing Payload Performance Monitoring Information

Step 3 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 Reference Manual.


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


Step 4 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-A319 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

A60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Retrieve or higher



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

Step 2 Click the Performance > OTN PM > G.709 tabs (Figure 10-16).

Figure 10-16 Viewing OTN G.709 Performance Monitoring Information

Step 3 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 Reference Manual.

Step 4 Click the FEC PM tab (Figure 10-17).

Figure 10-17 Viewing OTN FEC Performance Monitoring Information

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 Reference Manual.

Step 6 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


NTP-A252 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 "Create Circuits and VT Tunnels" and "Change Card Settings."

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Retrieve or higher



Step 1 Complete the "DLP-A60 Log into CTC" task at the node that you want to monitor. If you are already logged in, continue with Step 2.

Step 2 Complete the "DLP-A502 View Optical Service Channel PM Parameters" task.

Step 3 Complete the "DLP-A503 View Optical Amplifier PM Parameters" task.

Step 4 Complete the "DLP-A504 View Optical Multiplexer and Demultiplexer PM Parameters" task.

Step 5 Complete the "DLP-A505 View Channel Filter Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer PM Parameters" task.

Step 6 Complete the "DLP-A506 View Band Filter Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer PM Parameters" task.

To refresh, reset, or clear PM counts, see the "A253 Change the PM Display" procedure.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


DLP-A502 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

A60 Log into CTC

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 Line tabs (Figure 10-18).

Figure 10-18 OC3 Line Tab in the Optical Service Channel Card View Performance Window

Step 3 Click Refresh. OC3 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-A503 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

A60 Log into CTC

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 10-19).

Figure 10-19 Optical Line Tab in the Optical Amplifier 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-A504 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

A60 Log into CTC

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 10-20).

Figure 10-20 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-A505 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

A60 Log into CTC

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 10-21).

Figure 10-21 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-A506 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

A60 Log into CTC

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 10-22).

Figure 10-22 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-A285 Monitor FC_MR-4 Performance

Purpose

This procedure enables you to view node transmit and receive performance during selected time intervals on a 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 "Create Circuits and VT Tunnels" and "Change Card Settings."

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

Retrieve or higher



Step 1 Complete the "DLP-A60 Log into CTC" task at the node that you want to monitor. If you are already logged in, continue with Step 2.

Step 2 Complete the "DLP-A350 View FC_MR-4 Statistics PM Parameters" task.

Step 3 Complete the "DLP-A351 View FC_MR-4 Utilization PM Parameters" task.

Step 4 Complete the "DLP-A352 View FC_MR-4 History PM Parameters" task.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


DLP-A350 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

A60 Log into CTC

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.

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

Step 4 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 Reference Manual.

Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-A351 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

A60 Log into CTC

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 10-23).

Figure 10-23 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 Reference Manual.

Step 6 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-A352 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

A60 Log into CTC

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 10-24).

Figure 10-24 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 Reference Manual.

Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-A353 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

A60 Log into CTC

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-A289 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.

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-A60 Log into CTC" task. If you are already logged in, continue with Step 2.

Step 2 Perform any of the following tasks as needed:

A357 Create FC_MR-4 RMON Alarm Thresholds

A358 Delete FC_MR-4 RMON Alarm Thresholds

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


DLP-A357 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. This procedure does not apply to DWDM nodes.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

NTP-A24 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-A60 Log into CTC" task 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-A358 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

A357 Create FC_MR-4 RMON Alarm Thresholds

A60 Log into CTC

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).