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    Optical Services

    An optical service provides optical (wavelength) connectivity between optical service endpoints. An optical service endpoint can be an interface that connects to the optical network or it can be an optical port on equipment in the optical network.

    PSM allows users to manage optical services in a BTI7000 or BTI7800 optical network.

    In a BTI7000 optical network, the service endpoints can be BTI7800 UFM interfaces or select interfaces on MX Series or PTX Series routers. In a BTI7800 optical network, the interfaces can be BTI7800 UFM interfaces only.

    Visualizing an Optical Service

    PSM allows users several ways to visualize an optical service. An optical service can be visualized at the network, service, group, and module levels. Service paths can be highlighted and detailed information can be displayed through tool tips or in table form. The examples in this section are taken from a BTI7000 DOL service.

    1. To see an optical service in its own panel, select it in the Network tree under the Optical branch.

      PSM displays the network elements that this service spans along with the service endpoints indicating the endpoint ports and wavelength.

      If the service endpoint has a Remote ID configured, the Remote ID is shown in parentheses.

      If the service includes a split ROADM node, the link connecting the two network elements comprising the ROADM node is shown with a icon. For example, in the following figure, 10.1.220.33 and 10.1.220.37 are both part of a single ROADM node, with each NE providing a degree:

      For more information on how PSM recognizes split ROADM nodes on BTI7000 network elements, see Configuring a split ROADM node .

      For more information on how PSM recognizes split ROADM nodes on BTI7800 network elements, see Adding a fiber connection on a ROADM or an ILA client port.

      Note: If this is your first time visualizing this service, you will see the administratively-defined default layout if it exists. If a default layout does not exist for this service, then you will see the layout that PSM automatically generates. See 12.

      Note: If this is your second or subsequent time visualizing this service, you will see the layout that existed when you last exited this service view.

    2. To see a complete service view, right-click the background and select Show All Topology .

    3. To see a service path:
      1. Right-click the endpoint and select Highlight Service.

        Only groups that are part of the service are highlighted.

      2. To clear the highlighting, right-click the background and select Clear Highlighting.
    4. To see the optical port or interface associated with the service endpoint, right-click the endpoint and select Navigate >Optical Port or Navigate >Interface.

      The optical port or interface associated with the endpoint is highlighted in the Network tree.

    5. To see the physical equipment in a group, double-click the optical group icon:

      The physical equipment and connections within the group are shown in a zoomed-in view.

    6. To change the size of the service view:
      1. Right-click the background and select Zoom In to increase the view size
      2. Right-click the background and select Zoom Out to decrease the view size
      3. Right-click the background and select Reset Zoom to return the view size to its original size

      Alternatively, you can use your mouse scroll wheel.

    7. To show port labels:
      1. Select an optical group icon. Right-click and choose Show Port Labels.

      2. Right-click and clear Show Port Labels to hide port labels.
    8. To see details on a link, hover over the link.

    9. Right-click a network element and select Network Element to see the regular NE menu options.
    10. To move elements in this view, drag elements to the desired location.
    11. To move all of the ports and switches in the service, choose Select All and drag the service within the window.
    12. You can save the current layout as the default, or revert to the default, or revert to the layout that PSM automatically generates.
      1. To save the current layout as the default layout for this service, right-click the background and select Save Layout as Default.

        Note: You must have administrator privileges to execute this command.

        Once the current layout is saved as the default, subsequent users who visualize this service will be able to see the current layout.

      2. To reset the current layout to the default, right-click the background and select Reset Layout to Default.
      3. To reset the current layout to the layout that PSM automatically generates, right-click the background and select Reset Layout.
    13. To save the service screen view as an image:
      1. Select Save Service Image.

        The Save Service Image dialog appears.

      2. Navigate to the desired folder and enter the filename.

        The default file format is png. To save the file in jpg format, enter .jpg at the end of the filename.

      3. Click Save.

    You have successfully completed this procedure.

    Activating an Optical Service in a BTI7000 Network

    Activating an Optical Service Between BTI7000 Optical Port Endpoints

    Use this procedure to configure and activate an optical service between BTI7000 optical ports across a BTI7000 network. The BTI7000 optical network is called the BTI7000 Series Dynamic Optical Layer (DOL).

    1. Select Tools >Service Activation >Optical >Ports. Alternatively, click the Service Activation button on the toolbar, and select Optical >Ports.

      Optical ports service activation is used when the specified endpoints are ports on optical equipment, such as a service between BTI7000 DOL endpoints.

      The Activate Optical Service panel opens.

    2. In the Service tab, enter the required information as described in the following table.

      Table 1: Fields in the Activate Optical Service Dialog

      Field

      Description

      Required field?

      Service Name

      User-defined name that uniquely identifies the service.

      Yes

      Customer

      Select from the drop-down list. To add a customer to the list, select Edit>Add Customer from the main menu. For more information on adding customers, see Adding a Customer.

      Optional

      Site A

      Choose from a drop-down menu of existing sites.

      Yes

      Site Z

      Choose from a drop-down menu of existing sites.

      Yes

      Alien/C2

      When selected, the service is not provisioned to add or drop on the multiplexer/demultiplexer, but on the Alien/C2 port of the ROADM module.

      Note: This option is not available for selection in a split ROADM node. In a split ROADM node, the Alien/C2 interface is used to connect the ROADM modules together and cannot be configured for Add/Drop wavelengths.

      Optional

      Path

      Choose from a drop-down list of possible paths from Site A to Site Z. Each path has the following format:

      <Site A> to <Site Z> [via <Site N1>[; <Site N2>[;...]]]

      where <Site Nx> represents a decision point for a ROADM with more than two degrees. Each decision point specifies the incoming and outgoing degrees for the path through that NE. See Examples of path selection in a BTI7000 Series optical network .

      Note: By default, the maximum number of spans that a path can have is 10. If your path requires more than 10 spans, contact Juniper Networks Support to increase this limit.

      Yes

      Channel

      Choose from a drop-down list of existing channels.

      Yes

      Second Path

      When selected, the Path and Channel for the protected path can be specified. This selection is greyed out if no alternative path exists.

      Optional

    3. Click Activate.

      The PSM server sends the activation request to the network element. You can monitor the status of the request through the View >Server >Tasks window. The new service appears in the Network tree a short while after the task completes successfully. As part of service activation, PSM creates all the necessary optical cross-connects along the path between the specified endpoints.

      You must wait for the activation tasks to complete before performing any other operation on the NEs affected by this activation.

    You have successfully completed this procedure.

    Activating an Optical Service Between BTI7800 Interface Endpoints

    Use this procedure to set up an optical service between BTI7800 UFM interface endpoints across a BTI7000 optical network.

    Prerequisites:

    • The BTI7000 optical network must be set up and an optical channel (wavelength) must be available between the two endpoints across the network.
    • The BTI7800 interface endpoints must be configured properly and use the same wavelength. To configure a BTI7800 UFM interface using PSM, see Editing an interface.

    This procedure is supported for activating an optical service as follows:

    • Between a BTI7800 OTU4 interface on a UFM3 or UFM4 and another BTI7800 OTU4 interface on a UFM3 or UFM4
    • Between a BTI7800 OCH interface on a UFM6 and another BTI7800 OCH interface on a UFM6.

    Figure 1 shows a pair of BTI7800 network elements connected across a BTI7000 optical network. The BTI7800s attach to the optical network through a port on a multiplexer/demultiplexer. Each port on the multiplexer/demultiplexer is associated with a different wavelength. Therefore, the attachment point on the multiplexer/demultiplexer determines the optical channel to use through the network.

    Figure 1: Optical Service Between BTI7800 Endpoints

    Optical Service Between BTI7800 Endpoints

    Note: The actual connection between the multiplexer/demultiplexer port and the UFM interface on the locally-attached BTI7800 must be manually configured. This connection is not automatically learned.

    Alternatively, you can activate an optical service where one or both BTI7800 endpoints connect to the C2 port of a BTI7000 DOL ROADM module. This is not shown. In this situation, because the C2 port is not associated with a specific wavelength, PSM can only activate this type of service if it can determine the desired wavelength. PSM can determine the desired wavelength if the BTI7800 UFM interface endpoint has a configured wavelength or if the other service endpoint is connected to a multiplexer/demultiplexer.

    1. Before you can activate the service, you must configure the actual connection between the multiplexer/demultiplexer port and the UFM interface on the locally-attached BTI7800 if you have not already done so.

      This is performed by configuring the Remote ID on the respective multiplexer/demultiplexer port. For information on how to do this, see Setting the Remote ID on a multiplexer/demultiplexer.

      Note: Each port on the multiplexer/demultiplexer is associated with a specific wavelength. The multiplexer/demultiplexer port on which you configure the Remote ID must be at the same wavelength as the UFM interface to which it is connected.

      For example, this configures the Remote ID on channel 570 (195.70 THz) on the multiplexer/demultiplexer to point to a UFM interface at 10.228.220.104, slot 2, subslot 1, port 1. Note that the UFM interface must also be configured for the 195.70 THz frequency.

      Click OK. The PSM server sends the configuration request to the network element. You can monitor the status of the request through the View >Server >Tasks window.

    2. Repeat 1 to configure the connection between the other multiplexer/demultiplexer and the other BTI7800. You must use the same channel number.
    3. Verify that the Remote ID configuration has taken effect.

      Right-click the multiplexer/demultiplexer port/channel at each end and select Remote ID >Edit and confirm that the settings are correct in the resulting Provision Remote Port ID dialog. Do not proceed to the next step until the Remote IDs are correct at both ends.

    4. Create the service.

      Select Tools >Service Activation >Optical >Interfaces. Alternatively, click the Service Activation button on the toolbar, and select Optical >Interfaces.

      Optical interfaces service activation is used when the specified endpoints are interfaces that connect to the optical network, such as a service between UFM interface endpoints across a BTI7000 optical network.

      The Activate Optical Service panel appears.

    5. In the Optical tab, enter the required information as described in the following table.

      Table 2: Fields in the Activate Optical Service Panel

      Field

      Description

      Required field?

      Service Name

      User-defined name that uniquely identifies the service.

      Yes

      Customer

      Select from the drop-down list. To add a customer to the list, select Edit>Add Customer from the main menu. For more information on adding customers, see Adding a Customer.

      Optional

      Site A

      Choose the UFM interface endpoint from the drop-down menu. The drop-down menu lists all possible endpoints. It does not matter which end you choose as Site A.

      Yes

      Site Z

      Choose the other UFM interface endpoint from the drop-down menu. The drop-down menu lists all possible endpoints for Site A. PSM creates this list based on the Remote ID configurations and the availability and compatibility of Site Z.

      Yes

      Path

      Choose from a drop-down list of possible paths from Site A to Site Z. Depending on the optical network topology, there might be more than one path through the network.

      Note: By default, the maximum number of spans that a path can have is 10. If your path requires more than 10 spans, contact Juniper Networks Support to increase this limit.

      Yes

    6. Click Activate.

      The PSM server sends the activation request to the network element. You can monitor the status of the request through the View >Server >Tasks window. The new service appears in the Network tree a short while after the task completes successfully. As part of service activation, PSM creates all the necessary optical cross-connects along the path between the specified endpoints.

      You must wait for the activation tasks to complete before performing any other operation on the NEs affected by this activation.

    Note: This procedure creates a new service that can be viewed in PSM at either the transport level or the optical level. The transport service level shows the router endpoints connected across the transport network. The optical service level shows the underlying optical network between the multiplexer/demultiplexer endpoints. For information on how to view these services, see Visualizing a transport service and Visualizing an optical service respectively.

    Note: If an optical service already exists between the multiplexer/demultiplexer ports and you subsequently configure the Remote IDs on those ports, then PSM automatically creates the accompanying transport service.

    Activating an Optical Service Between MX Series or PTX Series Router Endpoints

    Use this procedure to set up an optical service between MX Series or PTX Series router endpoints across a BTI7000 optical network.

    Prerequisites:

    • The BTI7000 optical network must be set up and an optical channel (wavelength) must be available between the two endpoints across the network.
    • The MX Series or PTX Series router interface endpoints must be configured to use the same wavelength. To configure an MX Series or PTX Series router interface using PSM, see Editing an interface.

    This procedure is supported for activating an optical service between any combination of the following endpoints:

    • MX Series router with a 100-Gigabit DWDM OTN MIC with CFP2-ACO (MIC3-100G-DWDM)
    • PTX Series router with a 100-Gigabit DWDM OTN PIC with CFP2-ACO (PTX-5-100G-WDM)

    Figure 2 shows a pair of MX Series routers connected across a BTI7000 optical network. The routers attach to the optical network through a port on a BTI Series multiplexer/demultiplexer. Each port on the multiplexer/demultiplexer is associated with a different wavelength. Therefore, the attachment point on the multiplexer/demultiplexer determines the optical channel to use through the network.

    Figure 2: Optical Service Between MX Series or PTX Series Router Endpoints

    Optical Service Between MX Series or PTX Series Router Endpoints

    Note: The actual connection between the multiplexer/demultiplexer port and the locally-attached router must be manually configured. This connection is not automatically learned.

    Alternatively, you can activate an optical service where one or both router endpoints connect to the C2 port of a BTI7000 DOL ROADM module. This is not shown. In this situation, because the C2 port is not associated with a specific wavelength, PSM can only activate this type of service if it can determine the desired wavelength. PSM can determine the desired wavelength if the router interface endpoint has a configured wavelength or if the other service endpoint is connected to a multiplexer/demultiplexer.

    1. Before you can activate this service, you must configure the actual connection between the multiplexer/demultiplexer port and the interface on the locally-attached router if you have not already done so.

      This is performed by configuring the Remote ID on the respective multiplexer/demultiplexer port. For information on how to do this, see Setting the Remote ID on a multiplexer/demultiplexer.

      Note: Each port on the multiplexer/demultiplexer is associated with a specific wavelength. The multiplexer/demultiplexer port on which you configure the Remote ID must be at the same wavelength as the MX Series or PTX Series router interface to which it is connected.

      For example, this configures the Remote ID on channel 185 (191.85 THz) on the multiplexer/demultiplexer to point to a locally-attached router at 192.168.7.50, slot 1, MIC 0, port 0. Note that the router interface must also be configured for the 191.85 THz frequency.

      Click OK. The PSM server sends the configuration request to the network element. You can monitor the status of the request through the View >Server >Tasks window.

    2. Repeat 1 to configure the connection between the other multiplexer/demultiplexer and the other router. You must use the same channel number.
    3. Verify that the Remote ID configuration has taken effect.

      Right-click the multiplexer/demultiplexer port/channel at each end and select Remote ID >Edit and confirm that the settings are correct in the resulting Provision Remote Port ID dialog. Do not proceed to the next step until the Remote IDs are correct at both ends.

    4. Create the service.

      Select Tools >Service Activation >Optical >Interfaces. Alternatively, click the Service Activation button on the toolbar, and select Optical >Interfaces.

      Optical interfaces service activation is used when the specified endpoints are interfaces that connect to the optical network, such as a service between router interface endpoints across a BTI7000 DOL network.

      The Activate Optical Service panel appears.

    5. In the Optical tab, enter the required information as described in the following table.

      Table 3: Fields in the Activate Optical Service Panel

      Field

      Description

      Required field?

      Service Name

      User-defined name that uniquely identifies the service.

      Yes

      Customer

      Select from the drop-down list. To add a customer to the list, select Edit>Add Customer from the main menu. For more information on adding customers, see Adding a Customer.

      Optional

      Site A

      Choose the router interface endpoint from the drop-down menu. The drop-down menu lists all possible endpoints. It does not matter which end you choose as Site A.

      Yes

      Site Z

      Choose the other router interface endpoint from the drop-down menu. The drop-down menu lists all possible endpoints for Site A. PSM creates this list based on the Remote ID configurations and the availability and compatibility of Site Z.

      Yes

      Path

      Choose from a drop-down list of possible paths from Site A to Site Z. Depending on the optical network topology, there might be more than one path through the network.

      Note: By default, the maximum number of spans that a path can have is 10. If your path requires more than 10 spans, contact Juniper Networks Support to increase this limit.

      Yes

    6. Click Activate.

      The PSM server sends the activation request to the network element. You can monitor the status of the request through the View >Server >Tasks window. The new service appears in the Network tree a short while after the task completes successfully. As part of service activation, PSM creates all the necessary optical cross-connects along the path between the specified endpoints.

      You must wait for the activation tasks to complete before performing any other operation on the NEs affected by this activation.

    Note: This procedure creates a new service that can be viewed in PSM at either the transport level or the optical level. The transport service level shows the router endpoints connected across the transport network. The optical service level shows the underlying optical network between the multiplexer/demultiplexer endpoints. For information on how to view these services, see Visualizing a transport service and Visualizing an optical service respectively.

    Note: If an optical service already exists between the multiplexer/demultiplexer ports and you subsequently configure the Remote IDs on those ports, then PSM automatically creates the accompanying transport service.

    Examples Of Path Selection in a BTI7000 Optical Network

    When you activate an optical service, you need to select the first (primary) path and channel, and optionally the second (protected) path and channel between the service endpoints. All paths and channels are selected from drop-down menus in the Activate Optical Service dialog. The drop-down menus list all the valid possibilities. A second path can only be selected if an alternative path exists. Otherwise the Second Path check box is greyed out and cannot be selected.

    The path itself might contain decision points. A decision point refers to the decision that needs to be made when traversing ROADM nodes with more than 2 degrees. When more than 2 degrees exist, there can be multiple outgoing degrees for each incoming degree. The decision point qualifies the path by specifying the incoming and outgoing degrees through these nodes.

    Selecting Paths and Channels

    Figure 3 shows the selection of the first path and channel for a service between NEW-YORK and MIAMI. The topology is a ring with 2-degree ROADMs in NEW-YORK, MIAMI, and DALLAS, and a line amplifier node in CHICAGO. The first path is chosen to be the shortest path around the ring.

    Figure 3: Selecting the First Path and Channel

    Selecting the First Path and Channel

    Figure 4 shows the selection of the second path and channel. In this topology, a second path is possible via CHICAGO and DALLAS.

    Figure 4: Selecting the Second Path and Channel

    Selecting the Second Path and Channel

    Selecting a Path with No Decision Points

    Figure 5 shows the selection of a path with no decision points. The topology is a ring with 2-degree ROADMs in NEW-YORK, MIAMI, and DALLAS, and a line amplifier node in CHICAGO. The path merely specifies the start and end points.

    Figure 5: Selecting a Path with No Decision Points

    Selecting a Path with No Decision Points

    Selecting a Path with One Decision Point

    Figure 6 shows the selection of a path with one decision point. A 4-degree ROADM is at 10.1.207.9 while the other sites contain 2-degree ROADMs. The decision point is at 10.1.207.9 going from degree 1 to degree 2, representing the most direct path between 10.1.207.1 and 10.1.207.2.

    Figure 6: Selecting a Path with One Decision Point

    Selecting a Path with One Decision Point

    Selecting a Path with Two Decision Points

    Figure 7 shows the selection of a path with two decision points. The first decision point is at 10.1.207.9 going from degree 1 to degree 4 traversing the ring in one direction, and the second decision point is at 10.1.207.9 going from degree 3 to degree 2, re-entering the 4-degree ROADM from the other side of the ring.

    Figure 7: Selecting a Path with Two Decision Points

    Selecting a Path with Two Decision Points

    Activating an Optical Service in a BTI7800 Network

    Use this procedure to configure and activate an optical service on a BTI7800 network.

    Prerequisites

    • All required intra-node fiber connections are created. These are the fiber connections that connect the endpoint to the ROADM module and between ROADM modules.
    • All required inter-node fibers are physically connected. These are the line span fibers that connect ROADM nodes together.
    • All required line port optical channels are created on all nodes that the service traverses.
    1. Select Tools >Service Activation >Optical >Interfaces. Alternatively, click the Service Activation button on the toolbar, and select Optical >Interfaces.

      Optical interfaces service activation is used when the specified endpoints are interfaces that connect to the optical network, such as a service between UFM interface endpoints across a BTI7800 Series optical network.

      The Activate Optical Service panel appears.

    2. In the Optical tab, enter the required information as described in the following table.

      Table 4: Fields in the Activate Optical Service Panel

      Field

      Description

      Required field?

      Service Name

      User-defined name that uniquely identifies the service.

      Yes

      Customer

      Select from the drop-down list. To add a customer to the list, select Edit>Add Customer from the main menu. For more information on adding customers, see Adding a Customer.

      Optional

      Site A

      Choose from a drop-down menu of existing sites and channels. PSM provides a list of all possible endpoints. The Site A endpoint can be an interface on a UFM or, if configuring an alien wavelength, an optical channel on a ROADM client port.

      An alien wavelength is a wavelength that is added and dropped to a local external endpoint. The external endpoint can be on a UFM on a different BTI7800, or on other vendors' equipment. Since the endpoint is external and beyond the management of PSM, the endpoint you select for an alien wavelength is an optical channel on the ROADM client port.

      Yes

      Site Z

      Choose from a drop-down menu of existing sites and channels. PSM provides a list of all possible endpoints that can be reached from Site A. PSM creates this list based on the fiber connections and the existence and availability of the optical channel from Site A all along the path to Site Z.

      The Site Z endpoint can be an interface on a UFM or, if the endpoint is external (alien wavelength), an optical channel on a ROADM client port.

      Yes

      Path

      Choose from a drop-down list of possible paths from Site A to Site Z.

      Note: By default, the maximum number of spans that a path can have is 10. If your path requires more than 10 spans, contact Juniper Networks Support to increase this limit.

      Yes

    3. Click Activate.

      The PSM server sends the activation request to the network element. You can monitor the status of the request through the View >Server >Tasks window. The new service appears in the Network tree a short while after the task completes successfully. As part of service activation, PSM creates all the necessary optical cross-connects along the path between the specified endpoints.

    Viewing the Cross-Connects in an Optical Service

    Use this procedure to view the cross-connects in an activated optical service.

    1. In the Network tree, double-click the service you want to view. Alternatively, select the service, right-click and choose View.

      The Service Attributes window opens.

    2. Click on the Cross Connects tab to see the cross-connects that make up the service on all network elements .

    Updating an Optical Service

    Use this procedure to change the service name and customer of an activated optical service.

    1. On the Network tree, double-click the service you want to update. Alternatively, select the service, right-click and choose View.

      The Service Attributes window opens.

    2. Modify the Customer or Service Name.
    3. Click Apply.

      The optical service is updated. If you update an optical service that is supporting a transport service with BTI7800, MX Series , or PTX Series router endpoints, the transport service is updated implicitly.

    Deleting an Optical Service

    Use this procedure to delete an optical service.

    When a service is deleted, the associated modules and ports remain in the UP state.

    1. In the Network tree, right-click an optical service and choose Delete.

      An information window opens asking for confirmation.

    2. Click OK.

      The optical service is deleted from the network elements and the PSM server. If you delete an optical service that is supporting a transport service with BTI7800, MX Series , or PTX Series router endpoints, the transport service is deleted implicitly.

    Viewing the Optical Services Table

    You can view a list of the optical services with information such as Customer, Service Name, Channel, Site A, Site Z, End-To-End State, Intermediate Nodes, and more.

    1. To view the optical services table, from the main menu choose View >Optical >Services.

      The Optical Services tab is displayed.

      Note: To apply filters to this table, see Working with Optical/transport Services and Topology Tables

    2. Use the scroll bar on the right side of the window to scroll through the list of services.

    Viewing the Optical Services Per Span Table

    You can view a list of the optical services per span with information such as Span Source, Span Far-End, Channel, Service Name, Customer Name, Service Site A, Service Site Z, Source Port State, Source Port Admin State, Far-End Port State, Far-End Port Admin State information, and more.

    1. To view the optical services per span table, from the main menu choose View >Optical >Services per Span.

      The Optical Services per Span tab is displayed.

      Note: To apply filters to this table, see Working with Optical/transport Services and Topology Tables

    2. Use the scroll bar on the right side of the window to scroll through the list of services per span.

    Viewing the Optical Topology Table

    You can view a table of the optical topology with information such as Source Site, Source Degree, Source Port, Far-End Site, Far-End Degree, Administrative Status, State, Span Length (km), Max. Span Loss (dB), Channel Count information, and more.

    The optical topology table has a row for each end of the link – that is, for each connection shown in the topology view there are two rows in the table. If only one end of the link is discovered, only one row is displayed. This table contains the same information shown in the tool tip, but can be manipulated with the sorting and filtering functionality available for all tables.

    1. To view the optical topology table, from the main menu choose View >Optical >Topology.

      The Optical Topology tab displays.

      Note: To apply filters to this table, see Working with Optical/transport Services and Topology Tables

    2. Use the scroll bar on the right side of the window to scroll through the optical topology details.

    Modified: 2016-12-14