Release 3.0
Configuring UXM Cards

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Configuring UXM Cards

Configuring UXM Cards

The Universal Switching Module can function in one of the following modes:

  • Port mode. The module serves as either an ATM User-To-Network Interface (UNI), or a Network to Network Interface (NNI).

  • Trunk mode. The module supports trunks in the network.

Displaying Card Parameters

To display the Card Configuration dialog for this device (using the rear or front view), right-click on the card to display the card "Configure" pop-up menu, then select Configure.

Front Card Configuration Dialog

Use this dialog to display UXM card characteristics, hardware, firmware, and status information. The Card Configuration dialog parameters for a UXM front card are described in Table 13-1.


Table 13-1: Card Configuration Dialog Parameters—Front View
Parameter Description

Slot No

Identifies the slot the card is in.

Card Status

Status of the card. Examples are:

  • Active—Card in use. No failure.

  • Standby—Card idle. No failures.

  • Failed—Card failed.

  • Down—Card downed.

  • Mismatch—Mismatch between front card and back card.

  • Missing—An active card has been removed.

FrontCard Type

Identifies the type of front card. In this case, it is an NTM.

Front Card Serial#

Serial number on the front card.

FrontCard Revision

Model, hardware revision, and firmware revision of the front card.

Card Y-RedStatus

Card Y-Redundancy status. The values can be one of: primary, secondary, null.

AssocCard for Y-red

Associated slot for this card's Y-Redundancy. If the Card Y-RedStatus is primary, the secondary card index displays in this field. If the Card Y-RedStatus is secondary, the primary slot index displays in this field. If Card Y-RedStatus is null, a zero (0) appears in this field.

No. Ports (Front Card)

Number of ports on the front card.




Note   This is not a configurable dialog.

Back Card Configuration Dialog

Use this dialog to view back card characteristics, hardware, firmware, and status information. The Card Configuration dialog parameters are described in Table 13-2.


Table 13-2: Card Configuration Dialog Parameters—Rear View
Parameter Description

Slot No.

Identifies the slot containing the card.

Card Status

Status of the card. Examples are:

  • Active—Card in use. No failure.

  • Standby—Card idle. No failures.

  • Failed—Card failed.

  • Down—Card downed.

  • Mismatch—Mismatch between front card and backcard.

  • Missing—An active card has been removed.

Back card Type

Back card type.

Back card Serial #

Serial number on the card.

Back card Revision

Model number and hardware revision of the back card.

No. Ports (Backcard)

Number of ports on the back of the card.




Note   The parameters in this dialog cannot be configured.

Configuring UXM Interfaces

To open a Line Configuration dialog, right-click on a line to display the "Configure" pop-up menu, then click Configure. The Line Configuration dialog is displayed. From the Category pull-down menu, select one of the following options. Dialog options differ according to the interface:

  • IGX:Physical Line Configuration (This is the default dialog.)

  • IGX:ATM Trunk Configuration

  • IGX:More ATM Trunk Configuration

  • IMA Trunk Configuration

  • ATM Trunk Real-Time Counters

  • IGX:Line Config (DS1) Interface

  • IGX:Line Config (DS3) Interface

  • IGX:Line Config (Sonet) Interface

  • Logical Ports

These dialogs are described in the subsections that follow.

IGX: Physical Line Configuration

To display and configure Physical Lines on a UXM card, select IGX: Physical Line Configuration from the Category menu. The IGX: Physical Line Configuration dialog parameters are described in Table 13-3.


Table 13-3: Physical Line Configuration Dialog Parameters
Parameter Description

Card

Number that identifies the slot the card is in.

Line

Number of the line.

Vtrk

Virtual trunk number.

Interface Type

Line Interface type.

Admin Status

Admin Status for the line. Choose one from the pop-up menu:

  • up

  • down

  • added

  • deleted

  • setbitmap

  • assgnScTmp

Physical Ports

The value represents a Bit map which specifies the physical ports used by the IMA trunk. Bits corresponding to the physical ports forming this IMA group will be set to 1.

For regular ATM Routing trunks, and ATM access lines, a bit related to that port will be set.

Service

Service for this line may be one of the following options:

  • atmRoutingTrk

  • atmAxisIntfTrk

  • atmIPXAFIntfTrk

  • atmFdrIntfTrk

  • atmAPSIntfTrk

  • imaRoutingTrunk

  • physicalMedia

  • atmVsiIntfTrk



IGX: ATM Trunk Configuration

To display and configure ATM trunks on a UXM card, select IGX: ATM Trunk Configuration from the Category menu. The ATM Trunk Configuration dialog displays as shown in Figure 13-1.


Figure 13-1: ATM Trunk Configuration Table


The parameters are described in Table 13-4.


Table 13-4: ATM Trunk Configuration Table Parameters
Parameter Description

Trunk Status

Status of the trunk. Can be one of: major, minor, clear, down, deact (deactivated).

Interface Index

Identifies the card and line for the selected trunk. For example, 8.1 means card #8, line #1.

Disable Trunk Alarm

Allows you to disable the trunk alarm. Choose one of the following from the pop-up menu: enable or disable. The default is enable.

Xmit Rate(cps)

Transmit rate for the line.

Xmit Capacity(cps)

Transmit capacity of this trunk in cells per second.

Xmit Load(cps)

Transmit load of this trunk in cells per second.

Rcv Rate(1000pkts/sec)

Receive rate in 1000 packets per second. Enter a value in the field.

Rcv Capacity(cps)

Receive capacity in cells per second.

Receive Load(cps)

Receive load in cells per second.



IGX: More ATM Trunk Configuration

To display and configure more ATM trunk parameters on a UXM card, select IGX: More ATM Trunk Configuration from the Category menu. The More ATM Trunk Configuration dialog displays as shown in Figure 13-2.


Figure 13-2: More ATM Trunk Configuration Dialog


The parameters are described in Table 13-5.


Table 13-5: More ATM Trunk Configuration Dialog Parameters
Parameter Description

Trunk Type

Type of trunk.

Interface Index

Identifies the card and line for the selected virtual trunk. For example, 8.1 means card #8, line #1.

VPI Used

The VPI used on this virtual trunk. The maximum value is 255 for ds3 trunks, and 63 for OC3 trunks. The minimum value for set-request PDUs is 1. This value must be unique on a physical trunk port and also must match the value for the path through the ATM cloud. This value cannot be modified if the partition is enabled.

Chans Reserved

Number of channels reserved for this trunk. Enter a value in the field.

Traffic Class

Integer containing bits representing the traffic classes of this trunk.

Other end Node Type

Type of node or shelf at the other side of this trunk. Can be one of:

  • ndTypeOther—Other type

  • ndTypeBPX—Note Type BPX

  • ndTypeIPX—Node type IPX

  • ndTypeIGX—Node type IGX

  • ndTypeIPXAF—Node type IPX acting as feeder

  • ndTypeIGX—Node type IGX

  • ndTypeIGXAF—Node type IGX acting as feeder

Other end Node Name

Name of the node at the other side of this trunk.

Other end IfIndex

Type of Interface Index at the other end.

Pass Synch?

Indicates whether or not the trunk is allowed to pass synchronization signals from a clock source to another node. Choose one of the following from the pop-up menu: yes or no.

Stat Reserve (cps)

Bandwidth reserved for statistical variations in cells per second. Enter a value in the field. The default is 1000.

Loop Rcv Clock to Tx

Indicates whether or not to loop the clock to the transmit clock. Choose one of the following from the pop-up menu: yes or no.

atmTrkDerouteDelayTimer

Indicates how long in seconds the network will wait before rerouting connections on a failed trunk. This helps when statistical errors are occurring or when a trunk momentarily moves into a failure state then returns to normal operation. This feature is relevant when rerouting the connections is more of a disruption than the errors caused by the intermittent trunk.

atmTrkGtwyChCount

The Gateway Channel count for UXM cards. The value must not exceed the total number channels per port.

Physical Link

Link type. Choose one of the following from the pop-up menu: satellite or terrestrial. The default is terrestrial. You cannot change this value after adding the trunk.



IMA Trunk Configuration

To display and configure IMA Trunk Configuration parameters on a UXM card, select IMA Trunk Configuration from the Category menu. The IMA Trunk Configuration dialog displays as shown in Table 13-6.


Table 13-6: IMA Trunk Configuration Dialog Parameters
Parameter Description

Interface Index

Identifies the card and line for the selected trunk. For example, 8.1 means card #8, line #1.

Retained Links

In the event of loss of service to one or more physical lines (major alarm), this is the minimum number of ports that must remain active for the IMA trunk to remain active.

Protocol

The IMA protocol option for trunks with a single physical line.

Diff. Delay (ms)

The maximum value of differential delay associated with the IMA line in msec.

Clock Mode

The clock mode of packet lines on the IMA line.

  • ctc = Common clock mode.

  • itc = Independent clock mode.



ATM Trunk Real-Time Counters

To configure ATM trunk real-time counters on a UXM card, select ATM Trunk Real-Time Counters from the Category menu. The ATM Trunk Real-Time Counters dialog displays as shown in Figure 13-3.


Figure 13-3: ATM Trunk Real-Time Counters Dialog


The parameters are described in Table 13-7.


Table 13-7: ATM Trunk Real-Time Counters Dialog Parameters
Parameter Description

Cells from port

Total cells received from the port.

Interface Index

Identifies the card and line for the trunk. For example, 8.1 signifies card #8, line #1.

Cells to line

Total cells transmitted on the line.

Voice Cell drops

Number of voice cells dropped for the line.

Ts Cell drops

Number of TS cells dropped for the line

NTS Cell drops

Number of NTS cells dropped for the line.

Hi Pri Cell drops

Number of High Priority cells dropped for the line.

BurstyA Cell drops

Number of Bursty A cells dropped for the line.

BurstyB Cell drops

Number of Bursty B cells dropped for the line.

CBR Cell drops

Total constant bit rate transmitted cells dropped.

VBR Cell drops

Total variable bit rate transmitted cells dropped.

ABR Cell drops

Total available bit rate transmitted cells dropped.



IGX: Line Config (DS1 Interface)

To display and configure DS1 Lines on a UXM card, select IGX: Line Config (DS1 Interface) from the Category menu. The IGX: Line Config (DS1 Interface) dialog displays as shown in Table 13-8.


Table 13-8: Line Config (DS1 Interface) Dialog Parameters
Parameter Description

Card

Identifies the slot containing the card.

Line

Number of the line.

Line Alarm Status

Alarms state for logical interface table row.

Line Alarm Status Information

Information on the status of the line alarm.

Line Type

The type of interface, either T1 or E1.

Clock Source

Transmit clock source for logical interface table row.

Line Local Loopback

Enables or disables the local loopback.

Line Remote Loopback

Enables or disable the local remote loopback.

ds1StatsBPVS

Number of bipolar violations. This statistic is not valid for E1 lines.



IGX: Line Config (DS3 Interface)

To display and configure DS3 Lines on a UXM card, select IGX: Line Config (DS3 Interface) from the Category menu. The IGX: Line Config (DS3 Interface) dialog displays as shown in Figure 13-4.


Figure 13-4: Line Config (DS3 Interface) Dialog


The parameters are described in Table 13-9.


Table 13-9: Line Config (DS3 Interface) Dialog Parameters
Parameter Description

Card

Number that identifies the slot the card is in.

Line

Number of the line.

Line Alarm Status

Status of the line alarm. Can be one of the following:

  • major

  • minor

  • clear

  • deact (deactivated).

Line Alarm Status Information

Information on the status of the line alarm. Can be one of:

  • lineAlmTypeOTHER (Unused/unknown alarm type)

  • lineAlmTypeOK (Line OK)

  • lineAlmTypeDEACT (Line deactivated)

  • lineAlmTypeACT (Line activated)

  • lineAlmTypeBPV(BPV alarm)

  • lineAlmTypeFS (Frame Slips alarm)

  • lineAlmTypeFER (FER alarm)

  • lineAlmTypePKOOF (Packet OOF alarm)

  • lineAlmTypeOOF (OOF alarm)

  • lineAlmTypeLOS (LOS alarm)

  • lineAlmTypeBADCLK (BAD CLK alarm)

  • lineAlmTypeCRC (CRC alarm)

  • lineAlmTypePKCRC (HE alarmpacket CRC errors)

  • lineAlmTypeOOM (OOM alarm)

  • lineAlmTypeAIS (AIS alarm)

  • lineAlmTypeLCV (Line code violation alarm)

  • lineAlmTypePCVL (P-Bit parity code violations alarm)

  • lineAlmTypePCVP (C-Bit parity code violations alarm)

  • lineAlmTypeBCV (PLCP Bframe Parity Error code violations alarm)

  • lineAlmTypeATMCRC (ATM cell header CRC errors alarm)

  • lineAlmTypePLCPOOF (PLCP OOF alarm)

  • lineAlmTypeCDMISS (Card missing alarm)

  • lineAlmTypeNET (Network failure alarm)

Line Type

Type of line. Can be one of:

  • ds3other

  • ds3M23

  • ds3SYNTRAN

  • ds3CbitPar

  • ds3ClearChan

  • e3other

  • e3Framed

  • e3Plcp Physical Layer Convergence Protocol

Line Coding

Type of ZCS line coding used on this line. Can be one of:

  • ds3Other

  • ds3B3ZS

  • e3HDB3

Clock Source

Transmit clock source. Can be one of the following:

  • loopTiming

  • localTiming

  • throughTiming



IGX: Line Config (Sonet) Interface

To display and configure Sonet Lines on a UXM card, select IGX: Line Config (Sonet Interface) from the Category menu. The IGX: Line Config (Sonet Interface) dialog displays as shown in Table 13-10.


Table 13-10: Sonet Line Configuration Dialog Parameters
Parameter Description

Card

Number of the slot holding the card.

Line

Number of the line.

Line Alarm Status

Alarm state for the logical interface table row.

Line Alarm Status Information

Alarm status information for the alarm state of a trunk or line.

Line Type

The line type for the interface. Possible values are:

  • sonetOther (1)

  • sonetShortsingleMode (2)

  • sonetLongSingleMode (3)

  • sonetMultiMode (4)

  • sonetCoax (5)

  • sonetUTP (6)

  • sonetXLongSingleMode (7)

Line Framing Standard

Line Framing standard for a logical interface:

  • sonetSTS-3C (2)

  • sonetSTM-1 (3)

Line Speed (Mbps)

Line speed for the logical interface in Megabits per second.

Clock Source

The clock source for the logical interface table row.

Line Local Loopback

Enables or disables the local loopback.


Note   SonetIfLclLpbk and SonetIfLclRmtLpbk cannot be enabled at the same time.

Line Remote Loopback

Enables or disables the local remote loopback.



Logical Ports

To display and configure Logical Ports on a UXM card, select the IGX: Line Config > Logical Ports option from the Category menu. Logical Port configuration options will appear according to your interface type:

  • Logical Port Mod/Del

  • Logical Port Mod/Del (ILMI Config)

  • Logical Port Mod/Del (LMI Config)

  • IGX: Port Real-Time Counters

  • IGX: IMA Port Configuration

Logical Port Mod/Del

Select Logical Port Mod/Del from the Logical Ports Category menu. The Logical Port Mod/Del dialog displays as shown in Table 13-11.


Table 13-11: Logical Port Mod/Del Dialog Parameters
Parameter Description

Card Number

Identifies the slot containing the card.

Port Number

Number of the port.

Admin Status

Admin status of the port. Choose one from the pop-up menu:

  • up

  • down

  • modify

  • add

  • delete

Operation Status

Operational status of the port. Can be active, failed, inactive, looped, or unknown.

Port Type

Type of port. Chose one of the following from the popup menu: uni (user-to-network interface) or nni (network-to-node interface).

Port Interface Type

Interface type of the port:

  • unknown (1)

  • t3 (2)

  • e3 (3)

  • oc3-smf (4)

  • oc3-mmf (5)

  • oc3-stm1 (6)

  • oc3-utp (7)

  • oc3-stp (8)

  • oc3-smflr (9)

  • oc12-smf (10)

  • oc12-mmf (11)

  • oc12-smflr (12)

  • t1 (13)

  • e1 (14)

  • oc3-xlr (15)

  • oc12-xlr (16)

No.s of VCs terminating on this port

Number of virtual circuits terminating on this port.

Port Speed (cps)

Baud rate of the port.

Percent Utilization

The scaling factor in determining port load. Disable determines the port load using the bandwidth for the connections terminating on the port. Enable determines the port load using the bandwidth for the connection multiplied by the percentage utilization for the connection.

Port Management Protocol

The port management protocol used for this port. Select from the following:

  • none (1)

  • lmi (2)

  • ilmi (3)



Logical Port Mod/Del (ILMI Config)

Select Logical Port Mod/Del (ILMI Config) from the Logical Ports Category menu. Use the Logical Port Mod/Del (ILMI) Config dialog to view these port parameters as described in Table 13-12.


Table 13-12: Logical Port Mod/Del (ILMI Config) Dialog Parameters
Parameter Description

Admin Status

User requested state for port table row. Possible values are Up or Down.

VPI for the ILMI

The virtual path identifier for the LMI protocol. For UNI ports, the value ranges from 0 to 255 and, for NNI ports from 0 to 4095.

VCI for the ILMI

The virtual channel identifier for the ILMI protocol.

ILMI Keep-Alive Polling

Enables the ILMI keep alive polling procedure.

ILMI Send Traps

Enable causes the ILMI agent to send unsolicited Trap PDUs.

ILMI Poll Interval

The number of seconds between each keep alive poll transmitted by the port (Refer to the T491 standards document for more information).

atmPortILMIErrorThresh

The number of keep alive polls that must fail within a window of N492 polls, before the port is placed in the failed state (Refer to the N491 standards document for more information).

atmPortILMIEventThresh

Specifies the number of keep alive polls within which if N491 polls fail the port is placed in the failed state (Refer to the N492 standards document for more information).



Logical Port Mod/Del (LMI Config)

Select Logical Port Mod/Del (LMI Config) from the Logical Ports Category menu. Use the Logical Port Mod/Del (LMI) Config) dialog to view these port parameters as described in Table 13-3.


Table 13-13: Logical Port Mod/Del (LMI Config) Dialog Parameters
Parameter Description

Admin Status

User requested state for port table row. Possible values are Up or Down.

VPI for LMI

The virtual path identifier for the LMI protocol. For UNI ports, the value ranges from 0 to 255 and, for NNI ports from 0 to 4095.

VCI for LMI

The virtual channel identifier for the ILMI protocol.

LMI Poll Enable

Enables the ILMI keep alive polling procedure.

Link Integrity Timer

Link integrity timer for the port.

Update Status Timer

Updates the status timer for the port.

Polling Timer (T396)

Transmits a Status Enquiry message if polling is enabled.

Max No. of Status Enquiry retransmits

The maximum times a Status Enquiry message is retransmitted.

Max No. of Update Status retransmits

The maximum times an Update Status message is retransmitted.



IGX: Port Real-Time Counters

Select IGX: Port Real-Time Counters from the Logical Ports Category menu. The parameters are described in Table 13-4.


Table 13-14: IGX: Port Real-Time Counters Dialog Parameters
Parameter Description

Card Number

Identifies the slot containing the card.

Port Number

Port number of the logical port for that line.

Unknown VPI/VCI

Number of cells discarded due to unknown address.

Cell Buff Overflows

Number of times the port as incurred a cell buffer overflow.

Cells Discarded by Ingress CU

The count of cells discarded by the Ingress Control Service Unit.

Rx Cells with AIS

Total number of cells received with AIS.

Rx Cells with FERF

Total number of cells received with FERF.

Rx Cells

Traffic received in cells.

Rx Cells with CLP

Cells received with CLP set.

Rx cells with EFCI

Cells received with EFCI set.

Tx Cells

Traffic transmitted in cells.

Tx Cells with CLP

Cells transmitted with CLP set.

Tx Cells with EFCI

Cells transmitted with EFCI set.

Cells Discarded due to Parity Err

Total cells discarded due to parity error.




Note   This is not a configurable dialog.

IGX: IMA Port Configuration

Select IGX: Port Configuration from the Logical Ports Category menu. The parameters are described in Table 13-15.


Table 13-15: IGX: IMA Port Configuration Dialog Parameters
Parameter Description

Card number

Number that identifies the slot the card is in.

Port Number

Port number of the logical port for that line.

Admin Status

Admin status of the port.

Note   In order to modify any parameters in this dialog, you must select the modify option.

Choose one from the pop-up menu:

  • up

  • down

  • modify

  • add

  • delete

Retained Links

Number of retained links.

Protocol

The IMA protocol option for the trunks with a single physical line.

Diff. Delay (ms)

The maximum value of differential delay associated with the IMA line in msec.

Clock Mode

The clock mode of the packet lines on the IMA line:

  • ctc: Common clock mode

  • itc: Independent clock mode