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    Enabling or Disabling Network Element Maintenance Modes

    Use this procedure to enable or disable maintenance modes for a network element.

    Network elements can be placed into one of three maintenance modes:

    • Maintenance - When a network element is placed into Maintenance mode, all communications between PSM and the network element are disabled with the exception of alarms, which continue to be processed.
    • Out of Service - When a network element is placed in Out of Service mode, all communications between PSM and the network element are disabled (including alarms).
    • Quiet - When a network element is placed into Quiet mode, alarms are not processed.

    Note: These modes are internal to PSM, and govern how PSM responds to and acts on network element messages. These modes are not set on the actual network elements themselves.

    Note: Maintenance modes are part of the replicated data set when running with multiple servers. For more information on replicated data, see Running Multiple Servers with Server Replication.

    1. To place one or more network elements into a maintenance mode:
      1. Select the network element(s) in the Network tree or in the Topology Map view, then right-click and choose Mode >Maintenance Mode, Mode >Out of Service, or Mode >Quiet.

        Note: Modes are mutually exclusive. Only one mode can be selected at a time.

      2. Click OK in the ensuing dialog to confirm the action.

      The NE(s) is placed in the specified mode and shown in a lighter shade.

    2. To confirm that the NE(s) is in the desired mode, hover over the NE.

      In the tooltip that appears, check the setting under Mode.

    3. To disable a maintenance mode on one or more network elements:
      1. Select the network element(s) in the Network tree or in the Topology Map view, then right-click and select Mode >Disable Maintenance Mode, Mode >Disable Out of Service, or Mode >Disable Quiet, as applicable.

      The NE(s) is shown back in its regular shade.

    Modified: 2017-11-07