Release 3.0
Displaying and Configuring FRM Cards

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Displaying and Configuring FRM Cards

Displaying and Configuring FRM Cards

The Frame Relay Module (FRM) front card supports 1 to 4 data ports and in single-port mode, operates at up to 2.048 Mbps.

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 FRM card characteristics, hardware, firmware, and status information. The Card Configuration dialog parameters are described in Table 8-1.


Table 8-1: 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.

Processor BOOTId

Boot ID of the processor card. If the card is not a processor card, this field is blank.

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 8-2.


Table 8-2: Card Configuration Dialog Parameters—Rear View
Parameter Description

Slot No.

Number that identifies the slot the card is installed 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.

BackCard Type

Back card type.

BackCard Serial #

Serial number on the card.

BackCard 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.

Displaying Line Interface Parameters

To open Interface Configuration dialogs, right-click on a line or trunk (rear view) to display the "Configure" pop-up menu, then click Configure. The Physical Line Configuration dialog is displayed. From the Category pull-down menu, select one of the following options:

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

  • IGX:Line Config (DS1)

  • Logical Port Config

These dialogs are described in the sections that follow.

Physical Line Configuration (DS1)

To display and configure Physical Lines on a FRM card, select IGX: Physical Line Configuration from the Category menu. The parameters are described in Table 8-3.


Table 8-3: Physical Line Configuration Dialog Parameters
Parameter Description

Card

Number that identifies the slot the card is in.

Line

Number of the line.

Interface Type

Type of interface. This object is normally used to provide information about a media layer, such as ds1, ds3, or sonet.

Admin Status

User requested state for logical interface table row. A user may up, down, add, or delete an interface. The set-request PDU should contain values for both switchIFService and switchAdmStatus. A logical row can be created in the switchIfTable by combining an appropriate switchIFService and switchAdmStatus up. A logical row can be deleted from the switchIfTable by combining an appropriate switchIFService and switchAdmStatus down. The values for added and deleted can be used only with a valid Trunk switchIfService. Can be one of the following:

  • up

  • down

  • added

  • deleted

Service

User requested service for logical interface table row. For the FRM card, choose frameRelay from the pop-up menu. The other services are not supported by the FRM card.



IGX Line Configuration (DS1)

To display and configure DS1 Lines on an FRM card, select IGX:Line Configuration (DS1) from the Category menu. The IGX:Line Configuration (DS1) dialog displays as shown in Figure 8-1.


Figure 8-1: IGX:Line Config (DS1 Interface) Dialog


The parameters are described in Table 8-4.


Table 8-4: IGX:Line Config(DS1 Interface) Dialog Parameters
Parameter Description

Card

Number that identifies the slot the card is in.

Line

Number of the line.

Line Alarm Status

Alarms state for logical interface table row. Can be one of the following:

  • clear

  • minor

  • major

  • down

Parameter Description

Line Alarm Status Information

Alarm status information for the alarm state of a trunk or line.ds1LineAlmType OBJECT-TYPE

  • lineAlmTypeOTHER —Unused/unknown alarm type

  • lineAlmTypeOK—Line OK

  • lineAlmTypeDEACT—Line Deactivated

  • lineAlmTypeACT—Line Activated

  • lineAlmTypeBPV—BPV Alarm

  • lineAlmTypeFS—FS (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 Alarm (Packet CRC Errors)

  • lineAlmTypeOOM—OOM Alarm

  • lineAlmTypeAIS—AIS Alarm

  • lineAlmTypeLCV—Line Code Violation Alarm

  • lineAlmTypePCVL—P-bit Parity Code Violations

  • lineAlmTypePCVP—C-bit Parity Code Violations

  • lineAlmTypeBCV—PLCP BIP-8 Code Violations

  • lineAlmTypeATMCRC—ATM Cell Header CRC Errors

  • lineAlmTypePLCPOOF—PLCP OOF

  • lineAlmTypeCDMISS—Card Missing

  • lineAlmTypeNET—Network Failure

Line Type

Type of interface. This object is used to provide information about the ds1 type: T1, E1. Values are from the ds1 MIB in rfc1406. Can be one of the following:

  • other

  • ds1ESF—Extended Super Frame. A framing format for T1 lines that groups frames into 24-frame super frames.

  • ds1D4—D4 Super Frame. A framing format for T1 lines that groups frames into 12-frame super frames.

  • ds1E1—E1 Line Interface.

  • ds1E1CRC—CRC Clear Channel.

Parameter Description

Line Coding

Line coding. Can be:

  • DS1JBZS—Jammed Bipolar Zero Substitution.

  • DS1B8ZS—Bipolar 8 Zero Substitution. A density enforcement technique that replaces strings of "0" bits with bipolar violations on T1 lines.

  • DS1HDB3—High Density Bipolar 3. A density enforcement technique that replaces strings of 0 bits with bipolar violations on E1 and E3 lines.

  • DS1ZBTSI

  • DS1AMI—Alternate Mark Inversion (used only for Voice).

  • OTHER

  • DS1ZCS—Zero Code Suppression. A density enforcement technique that modifies the data bits in the event of a string of eight 0 bits.

Transmit Clock Source

Transmit clock source. Can be one of the following:

  • loopTiming

  • localTiming

  • throughTiming




Note   This is not a configurable dialog.

Configuring Logical Ports

To display and configure logical ports on an FRM card, select Logical Ports from the Category menu. The Logical Ports dialog displays as shown in Figure 8-2.


Figure 8-2: Logical Ports Dialog


The parameters are described in Table 8-5.


Table 8-5: Logical Ports Dialog Parameters
Parameter Description

Card Number

Number that identifies the slot the card is in.

Port Number

Port number of logical port for the line.

Line number

Number of the line.

Admin Status

Choose one from the pop-up menu:

  • up

  • down

  • modify

  • add

  • delete

Operational Status

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

Port Speed

Baud rate of the port.

Number of channels

Number of aggregate channels assigned to this logical port (FRI T1/E1 interface only) when the port is added.

  • Get Operation:

    • Subrate—This object is always 1.

    • Single and Multi-line—Number of channels allocated for the logical port.

  • Set Operation:

    • Subrate ports—Illegal.

    • Single-line—Specified when the manager adds a logical Frame Relay port. Together with the port index, this object defines the range of the channels to be allocated, from port to port+frLportAggrChCnt-1.

    • Multi-line—Specified when the manager adds a logical Frame Relay port. Together with frLportStartCh, this object defines the range of the channels to be allocated, from frLportStartCh to frLportStartCh + frLportAggrChCnt - 1.

Note   Single and multi-line logical ports have different starting channels. Single-line ports start with the port index and multi-line ports stars with a separate object frLportStartCh.

Channel Speed

Channel speed (FRI T1/E1 interface only). Can be one of the following:

  • s56k

  • s64k

  • na

For FRI subrate interface this object should be set as na.

Starting Channel

Starting channel number of a logical port.

  • Get Operations:

    • Subrate—Always -1 (not applicable).

    • Single-line T1/E1—Always the port index.

    • Multi-line card—The starting channel number of the logical port as it was added.

  • Set Operations:

    • Subrate and Single-line—Illegal.

    • Multi-line —This object is used by the manager to specify the starting channel when a port is added. This object and frLportAggrChCnt together define a range of channels (frLportStartC-frLportStartCh+frLportAggrChCnt-1) to be allocated for a multi-line port. If not given, the default value is the logical port number specified as part of the index. Note that this default value may not be valid and would likely be rejected if conflicts are found.

IDE to DE Map

Flag indicating whether or not IDE to DE mapping should be performed. Choose yes or no from the pop-up menu.

LMI Operation Mode

LMI operation mode. Choose one from the pop-up menu:

  • xdisabled

  • lmi-asyn

  • disabled

  • lmi-noasyn

  • uni-annexA

  • uni-annexD

  • nni-annexA

  • nni-annexD

  • auto-det



Displaying Port Parameters

To open the Port Configuration dialog, right-click on a port (rear view) to display the "Configure" pop-up menu, then click Configure. The Port Configuration dialog is displayed. From the Category pull-down menu, select one of the following options:

  • IGX:PortConfig (This is the default dialog.)

  • IGX:Port Real-Time Counters

These dialogs are described in the subsections that follow.

Port Configuration

To display and configure Ports on an FRM card, select IGX: Port Config from the Category>Ports menu. The parameters are described in Table 8-6.


Table 8-6: 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.

Line Number

Number of the line.

Admin Status

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

  • up

  • down

  • modify

  • add

  • delete

Operational Status

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

Port Speed

Baud rate of the port.

IDE to DE Map

Flag indicating whether or not the IDE to DE mapping should be performed. Choose one of the following from the pop-up menu: yes or no.

LMI Operation Mode

Local Management Interface (LMI) operation mode. Choose one from the pop-up menu:

  • xdisabled

  • lmi-asyn

  • disabled

  • lmi-noasyn

  • uni-annexA

  • uni-annexD

  • nni-annexA

  • nni-annexD

  • auto-det



Configuring IGX Port Real-Time Counters

To display and configure Port real-time counters on an FRM card, select IGX: Port Real-Time Counters from the Category>Ports menu.The parameters are described in Table 8-7.


Table 8-7: IGX: Port Real-Time Counters 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.

Rx Bytes

Traffic received in bytes.

Tx Bytes

Traffic transmitted in bytes.

Rx Frms

Traffic received in frames.

Tx Frms

Traffic transmitted frames.

Tx FECN Frms

Total number of frames transmitted with the FECN bit set.

Tx BECN Frms

Total number of frames transmitted with the BECN bit set.

# DE frms Dropped

Total number of DE frames dropped due to queue threshold met.

Rx Frm CRC Errs

Total number of frames received with CRC errors.

Frms With Illegal Fmts

Total number of frames received with incorrect illegal formats.

Rx Alignment Err Frms

Total number of frames dropped with non-bytes aligned payload.

Rx Illegal Len Frms

Total number of frames received with illegal length.

# DMA Overruns

Total number of DMA overruns.

Unknown DLCIs

Total number of received frames with invalid/unknown DLCI dropped.

CLLM Tx Bytes

Total number of CLLM bytes transmitted.

CLLM Rx Bytes

Total number of CLLM frames received.

CLLM Tx Frms

Total number of CLLM frames transmitted.

CLLM Rx Frms

Total number of CLLM frames received.

CLLM Failures

Total number of CLLM failures.

LMI Fail Frames

Total number of LMI failure frames.

LMI Fail Bytes

Total number of LMI failure bytes.




Note   This is not a configurable dialog.