Release 3.0
Displaying and Configuring ALM/B Cards

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Displaying and Configuring ALM/B Cards

Displaying and Configuring ALM/B Cards

The ATM Line Module B (ALM/B) card set provides a trunk with a full T3 or E3 rate.

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 ALM/B card characteristics, hardware, firmware, and status information. The Card Configuration dialog parameters are described in Table 6-1.


Table 6-1: 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   The parameters in this dialog cannot be configured.

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 6-2.


Table 6-2: 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 backcard.

  • Missing—An active card has been removed.

Backcard Type

Backcard type.

Backcard Serial #

Serial number on the card.

Backcard Revision

Model number and hardware revision of the backcard.

No. Ports (Backcard)

Number of ports on the back of the card.




Note   The parameters in this dialog cannot be configured.

Configuring ALM/B Interfaces

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. The ALM/B Intf menu item provides several Interface dialogs:

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

  • IGX:ATM Trunk Configuration

  • IGX:More ATM Trunk Configuration

  • ATM Trunk Real-Time Counters

  • IGX:Line Config (DS3 Interface)

These dialogs are described in the subsections that follow.

Physical Line Configuration

To display and configure Physical Lines on a ALM/B card, select IGX:Physical Line Configuration from the Category>Intf menu. The parameters are described in Table 6-3.


Table 6-3: Physical Line Configuration Dialog Parameters
Parameter Description

Card

Number that identifies the slot the card is in.

Line

Number of the line.

Interface Type

Line Interface type.

Admin Status

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

  • up

  • down

  • added

  • deleted

Service

Service for the line. Choose atmAxisIntfTrk from the pop-up menu. The other options do not apply.



ATM Trunk Configuration

To display and configure ATM trunks on an ALM/B card, select ATM Trunk Configuration from the Category menu. The ATM Trunk Configuration dialog displays as shown in Figure 6-1.


Figure 6-1: ATM Trunk Configuration Table


The parameters are described in Table 6-4.


Table 6-4: ATM Trunk Configuration Table Parameters
Parameter Description

Vtrk

Number that identifies the slot the trunk is in.

Trunk Status

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

Disable Trunk Alarm

Allows you to disable the trunk alarm. Choose one of the following from the popup 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(1000 pps)

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.



More ATM Trunk Configuration

To display and configure more ATM trunk parameters on a ALM/B card, select More ATM Trunk Configuration from the Category menu. The More ATM Trunk Configuration dialog displays as shown in Figure 6-2.


Figure 6-2: More ATM Trunk Configuration Dialog


The parameters are described in Table 6-5.


Table 6-5: More ATM Trunk Configuration Dialog Parameters
Parameter Description

Vtrk

Number that identifies the virtual trunk.

Trunk Type

Type of trunk.

VPI Used

Virtual path identifier address for trunks using CAM or SAM. Enter a value in the field.

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:

  • ndType

OtherOther type

  • 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 popup menu: yes or no.

State 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 popup menu: yes or no.

Note   Use the scroll bar at the bottom of the table to view this parameter.

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.

Note   Use the scroll bar at the bottom of the table to view this parameter.

Physical Link

Link type. Choose one of the following from the popup menu: satellite or terrestrial. The default is terrestrial. You cannot change this value after adding the trunk (ADDTRK).

Note   Use the scroll bar at the bottom of the table to view this parameter.



ATM Trunk Real-Time Counters

To configure ATM trunk real time counters on a ALM-B card, select ATM Trunk Real-Time Counters from the Category menu. The ATM Trunk Real-Time Counters dialog displays as shown in Figure 6-3.


Figure 6-3: ATM Trunk Real-Time Counters Dialog


The parameters are described in Table 6-6.


Table 6-6: ATM Trunk Real-Time Counters Dialog Parameters
Parameter Description

Vtrk

Virtual trunk number.

cells to line

Total cells transmitted on the line.

cells from port

Total cells received from the port.

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 (DS3 Interface)

To display and configure ds3 Lines on a ALM-B card, select IGX: Line Config (DS3 Interface) from the Category menu. The IGX: Line Config (DS3 Interface) dialog displays as shown in Figure 6-4.


Figure 6-4: Line Config (DS3 Interface) Dialog


The parameters are described in Table 6-7.


Table 6-7: 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:

  • 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