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Commissioning the BTI7800 for the First Time


Use this procedure to commission a BTI7800 Series chassis for the first time. Commissioning resets the configuration database to factory defaults and sets up basic system parameters that allow the system to be managed.


Do not use this commissioning procedure if you are commissioning a replacement CMM on an in-service chassis. Follow the procedure in Restoring the Database from a Backup Without Affecting Service instead.


This procedure resets the database to factory defaults and is service affecting. All existing provisioning is erased.

When you commission a chassis, you commission the CMM for that chassis. If you move a commissioned CMM to another chassis, you will need to commission the CMM for the new chassis.

You only need to commission a CMM for a dual CMM chassis if the chassis does not have an active CMM. If the chassis has an active CMM, the CMM that you insert will automatically become commissioned when it synchronizes with the active CMM. For this same reason, you only need to commission one CMM when turning up a dual CMM chassis. Once the commissioned CMM becomes active, the second CMM becomes commissioned when it synchronizes with the active CMM.

  1. Seat the CMM into slot A. If your system has two CMMs, leave the other CMM unseated.
  2. Log in locally to the CMM in slot A over the craft serial or craft Ethernet port.

    For information on how to do this, see Logging In to the CMM Craft Ethernet or Craft Serial Ports.

  3. Enter setup mode. This is known as the commissioning shell.
    localhost console
  4. To see the list of available commands, type help.Note

    The commands in the commissioning shell should only be used on an uncommissioned system. Do not use the commissioning shell commands as a substitute for regular CLI commands.

  5. Set the time zone.

    For example:

    (cmm-setup)$ settz

    Follow the series of menu-driven options to set the time zone.


    You must manually set the correct time zone, date, and time even if you use NTP servers. The BTI7800 requires a correct clock at all times, including the period prior to the establishment of NTP server connectivity. Use of NTP servers is recommended.

  6. Set the date.

    For example:

    (cmm-setup)$ setdate
  7. Set the time.

    For example:

    (cmm-setup)$ settime
  8. Set up the networking parameters.Note

    All parameters are required to be set for proper operation of the BTI7800.

    For example:

    (cmm-setup)$ commission
  9. Set the database to factory defaults.

    This removes the existing configuration database and initializes a new database, but retains the commissioning parameters that you just set.

    For example:

  10. Set the individual management IP address of the CMM. This is optional.

    This address must be on the same subnet as the System Management (Shared) Address that you entered earlier.

    (cmm-setup)$ setcmmip
  11. Verify the settings.

    For example:

    (cmm-setup)$ show

    Proceed to step 12 if the settings are correct. Otherwise, go back and correct the settings as necessary by reissuing the respective command(s).

  12. Reboot the CMM.
    (cmm-setup)$ reboot

    The CMM in slot A reboots and assumes the role of the active system controller module (SCM). This might take several minutes. Proceed to the next step after the CMM finishes rebooting.

  13. If you have a dual CMM system, seat the other CMM into slot B. The CMM in slot B will now synchronize with the CMM in slot A. This might take several minutes. When this is finished, the Active LED on the CMM in slot B turns green.
  14. Log in to the CLI using the shared management IP address and verify that the CMMs are synchronized if applicable. For information on how to log in to the CLI, see Logging In to the CLI.

    The examples below have been edited to show only the relevant output.

    In a dual CMM system, the CMMs are synchronized when the HA Status is In Sync:

    bti7800# show system

    In a single CMM system, only the active controller is listed:

    bti7800# show system
  15. Perform a cold reload of all modules in the system. This ensures the CMM and all service modules are properly synchronized.
    bti7800# system reload all cold

The chassis is now commissioned.

Proceed to configure other system settings including administrative parameters (see Configuring General Administrative Parameters).

If you want to change the shared management IP address after commissioning, see Configuring the Shared Management IP Address and Subnet.

If you want to restore the database from a backup, see Restoring the Database from a Backup from the CLI.


Before you remove a commissioned CMM from a chassis, always uncommission the CMM first. See Uncommissioning a CMM. Uncommissioning ensures that the CMM behaves predictably when you later insert it into a chassis.