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    Viewing the Network Elements Client Port Usage Graph

    The client port usage graph in the Network Elements panel shows the number of client ports that are in use and the number of client ports that are available. This information is useful for capacity planning purposes.

    1. In the Network Elements panel on the proNX Service Manager Dashboard summary view, click the Client Port Usage tab.

      A graph showing the client port counts is displayed.

      Note: This graph is updated periodically based on a configurable setting (see Changing the proNX Service Manager Dashboard Settings), or on a browser refresh. The default update period is 30 minutes.

      The color green denotes the client ports that are available. The color red denotes the client ports that are in use.

    2. To view the Optical client ports, select Optical.

      Optical client ports represent the multiplexer/demultiplexer ports in the network. Used ports refer to all multiplexer/demultiplexer ports that have been assigned directly as an add/drop cross-connect, or that are unavailable because the associated channel is used in a passthrough cross-connect in that degree. All other multiplexer/demultiplexer ports are considered available.

    3. To view the Transport client ports, select Transport.

      Transport client ports represent the transponder and muxponder client ports in a BTI7000 Series network, and non-100G UFM ports in a BTI7800 Series network. Used ports refer to all provisioned client ports. Available ports refer to all unprovisioned client ports.

    4. To view the Ethernet client ports, select Ethernet.

      Ethernet client ports represent the Gigabit Ethernet ports in the network. Used ports refer to all Gigabit Ethernet ports that have been configured as UNIs. Available ports refer to unprovisioned Gigabit Ethernet ports. Ports that are configured as NNIs are not included in either count.

    Modified: 2016-12-11