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Nodal Management for BTI7800 Series Network Elements

 Note

The BTI7800 typically provisions equipment automatically when the modules are physically installed. This is called auto-provisioning. See the BTI7800 Series Software Configuration Guide for details.

Provisioning a BTI7800 Chassis

Adding a Shelf

Use this procedure to add a new chassis on a BTI7800 Series network element.

  1. Right-click a network element in the Network tree or in the Topology Map view and select Node >Shelf >Provision.

    The Provision Shelf dialog appears:

    Figure 1: BTI7800 Series Provision Shelf
    BTI7800 Series Provision Shelf
  2. Configure the shelf as follows:
    • PEC Select the PEC from the list of available PECs in the drop-down menu.

    • Shelf Number Select the shelf number from the drop-down menu. The drop-down menu only displays the shelf numbers that are available and not already in use.

    • Alias Optionally, enter a string identifying the shelf.

    • Location Optionally, enter a string describing the location of the NE.

    • Chassis Type The chassis type is automatically populated based on the PEC.

    • Admin Status Specify whether the initial state of the shelf is Up or Down or Testing.

  3. Optionally, specify the Custom fields. These fields are for operator use and are opaque to the system.
    1. Click the Custom Settings tab.

    2. In the Custom Settings panel, specify the Custom 1, Custom 2, and Custom 3 settings as desired.

  4. When you are finished, 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. The new provisioning appears in the Network tree view a short while after the task completes successfully.

Editing a Shelf

Use this procedure to edit a chassis on a BTI7800 Series network element.

  1. Expand a network element in the Network tree view to show the shelves on that network element.
  2. Right-click a shelf and select Shelf >Edit.

    The Edit Shelf dialog appears:

    Figure 2: BTI7800 Series Provision Shelf
    BTI7800 Series Provision Shelf
  3. Edit the shelf as follows:
    • PEC This field is read-only.

    • Shelf Number This field is read-only.

    • Alias Enter a string identifying the shelf.

    • Location Enter a string describing the location of the NE.

    • Chassis Type This field is read-only.

    • Admin Status Specify whether the state of the shelf is Up or Down or Testing.

  4. Optionally, specify the Custom fields. These fields are for operator use and are opaque to the system.
    1. Click the Custom Settings tab.

    2. In the Custom Settings panel, specify the Custom 1, Custom 2, and Custom 3 settings as desired.

  5. When you are finished, click Apply.

    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. The new provisioning appears in the Network tree view a short while after the task completes successfully.

Deleting a Shelf

Use this procedure to delete a chassis on a BTI7800 Series network element.

Prerequisites:

All components on the shelf must be deleted before you can delete the shelf.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree view to show the shelves in that NE.
  2. Right-click a shelf and select Shelf >Delete.
  3. Click OK in the Delete Shelf confirmation dialog.

    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. The new provisioning appears in the Network tree view a short while after the task completes successfully.

Provisioning a Universal Forwarding Module on a BTI7800

Adding a UFM

Use this procedure to add a new UFM on a BTI7800 Series network element.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree to show the shelves in that NE.
  2. Expand a shelf to show the slots in that shelf.
  3. Right-click an unprovisioned slot and select Slot >Provision to add a module in that slot.

    The Provision Slot dialog appears:

    Figure 3: BTI7800 Series Provision Slot
    BTI7800 Series Provision Slot
  4. Configure the slot as follows:
    • PEC Select a UFM PEC from the list of available PECs in the drop-down menu.

    • UFM Type This read-only field is automatically populated, and shows the BIC configuration supported for the UFM selected.

    • Admin Status Specify whether the initial state of the module is Up or Down or Testing.

  5. Optionally, specify the Custom fields. These fields are for operator use and are opaque to the system.
    1. Click the Custom Settings tab.

    2. In the Custom Settings panel, specify the Id, Custom 1, Custom 2, and Custom 3 settings as desired.

  6. When you are finished, 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. The new provisioning appears in the Network tree view a short while after the task completes successfully.

Editing a UFM

Use this procedure to edit an existing UFM on a BTI7800 Series network element.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree view to show the shelves in that NE.
  2. Expand a shelf to show the slots in that shelf.
  3. Right-click a UFM and select Slot >Edit to edit the module in that slot.

    The Edit Slot dialog appears.

    Figure 4: BTI7800 Series Edit Slot (UFM)
    BTI7800 Series Edit Slot (UFM)
  4. Edit the slot as follows:
    • PEC This field is read-only.

    • UFM Type This field is read-only.

    • Admin Status Change the state of the module to Up or Down or Testing.

  5. Optionally, edit the Custom fields. These fields are for operator use and are opaque to the system.
    1. Click the Custom Settings tab.

    2. In the Custom Settings panel, specify the Id, Custom 1, Custom 2, and Custom 3 settings as desired.

  6. When you are finished, click Apply.

    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. The new provisioning appears in the Network tree view a short while after the task completes successfully.

Deleting a UFM

Use this procedure to delete a UFM on a BTI7800 Series network element.

Prerequisites:

All components in the UFM must be deleted before you can delete the UFM.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree view to show the shelves in that NE.
  2. Expand a shelf to show the slots in that shelf.
  3. Right-click a UFM and select Slot >Delete.
  4. Click OK in the Delete Slot confirmation dialog.

    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. The new provisioning appears in the Network tree view a short while after the task completes successfully.

Adding a BIC

Use this procedure to add a BTI Interface Card (BIC) to a UFM on a BTI7800 Series network element.

Note

Not all UFMs support BICs.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree view to show the shelves in that NE.
  2. Expand a shelf to show the slots in that shelf.
  3. Expand a UFM to show the BICs in that UFM.
  4. Right-click an unprovisioned BIC and select BIC >Provision.

    The Provision BIC dialog appears:

    Figure 5: BTI7800 Series Provision BIC
    BTI7800 Series Provision BIC
  5. Configure the BIC as follows:
    • Type Specify the type of BIC.

    • PEC Select the PEC from the list of available PECs in the drop-down menu. Only the list of PECs for the specified type is shown.

    • Admin Status Specify whether the initial state of the module is Up or Down or Testing.

  6. Optionally, specify the Custom fields. These fields are for operator use and are opaque to the system.
    1. Click the Custom Settings tab.

    2. In the Custom Settings panel, specify the Id, Custom 1, Custom 2, and Custom 3 settings as desired.

  7. When you are finished, 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. The new provisioning appears in the Network tree view a short while after the task completes successfully.

Editing a BIC

Use this procedure to edit an existing BTI Interface Card (BIC) on a UFM on a BTI7800 Series network element.

Note

Not all UFMs support BICs.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree view to show the shelves in that NE.
  2. Expand a shelf to show the slots in that shelf.
  3. Expand a UFM to show the BICs in that UFM.
  4. Right-click an existing BIC and select BIC >Edit.

    The Edit BIC dialog appears.

    Figure 6: BTI7800 Series Edit BIC
    BTI7800 Series Edit BIC
  5. Edit the BIC as follows:
    • Type This field is read-only.

    • PEC This field is read-only.

    • Admin Status Change the state of the BIC to Up or Down or Testing.

  6. Optionally, edit the Custom fields. These fields are for operator use and are opaque to the system.
    1. Click the Custom Settings tab.

    2. In the Custom Settings panel, edit the Id, Custom 1, Custom 2, and Custom 3 settings as desired.

  7. When you are finished, click Apply.

    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. The new provisioning appears in the Network tree view a short while after the task completes successfully.

Cloning a BIC

Use this procedure to clone an existing BTI Interface Card (BIC) along with its provisioned transceivers and interfaces on a UFM on a BTI7800 Series network element.

Note

Not all UFMs support BICs.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree view to show the shelves in that NE.
  2. Expand a shelf to show the slots in that shelf.
  3. Expand a UFM to show the BICs in that UFM.
  4. Right-click a provisioned BIC and select BIC >Clone.

    The Clone Equipment dialog appears.

    Figure 7: BTI7800 Series Clone Equipment (BIC)
    BTI7800 Series Clone Equipment (BIC)

    The Candidates pane shows the list of possible destinations to which the source BIC can be cloned. Only those destinations that are unprovisioned and compatible with the source BIC are shown. To be compatible, the target module must support the cloned BIC type.

  5. From the list of Candidates, use the arrow buttons to move one or more interfaces to the Destinations pane.Note

    All provisioned transceivers and interfaces that belong to the selected source BIC will be cloned as well.

  6. When you are finished, click Apply.

    The PSM server sends the configuration requests to the network element. You can monitor the status of the requests through the View >Server >Tasks window. The new provisioning appears in the Network tree view a short while after the tasks complete successfully.

Deleting a BIC

Use this procedure to delete a BTI Interface Card (BIC) on a UFM on a BTI7800 Series network element.

Prerequisites:

All transceivers and interfaces for that BIC must be deleted before you can delete the BIC.

Note

Not all UFMs support BICs.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree view to show the shelves in that NE.
  2. Expand a shelf to show the slots in that shelf.
  3. Expand a UFM to show the BICs in that UFM.
  4. Right-click a provisioned BIC and select BIC >Delete.
  5. Click OK in the Delete BIC confirmation dialog.

    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. The new provisioning appears in the Network tree view a short while after the task completes successfully.

Adding a Transceiver

Use this procedure to add a transceiver to a BIC on a UFM or to a UFM directly.

Note

Integrated transceivers on some UFMs are added automatically.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree to show the shelves in that NE.
  2. Expand a shelf to show the slots in that shelf.
  3. Expand a UFM to show the BICs and/or ports in that UFM.Note

    Not all UFMs support BICs.

  4. If you are adding a transceiver to a BIC, expand the BIC to show the ports for that BIC.
  5. Right-click an unprovisioned port and select Transceiver >Provision.

    The Provision Transceiver dialog appears:

    Figure 8: BTI7800 Series Provision Transceiver
    BTI7800 Series Provision Transceiver
  6. Configure the transceiver as follows:
    • Type Specify the type of transceiver from the drop-down menu. This selection is greyed out if it has already been pre-determined by the BIC type.

    • Optical Format Select the optical format from the drop-down menu.

    • Admin Status Specify whether the initial state of the module is Up or Down or Testing.

  7. Optionally, specify the Custom fields.
    1. Click the Custom Settings tab. These fields are for operator use and are opaque to the system.

    2. In the Custom Settings panel, specify the Id, Custom 1, Custom 2, and Custom 3 settings as desired.

  8. When you are finished, 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. The new provisioning appears in the Network tree view a short while after the task completes successfully.

Editing a Transceiver

Use this procedure to edit an existing transceiver on a UFM port on a BTI7800 Series network element.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree to show the shelves in that NE.
  2. Expand a shelf to show the slots in that shelf.
  3. Expand a UFM to show the BICs and/or ports in that UFM.Note

    Not all UFMs support BICs.

  4. If you are editing a transceiver on a BIC, expand the BIC to show the ports for that BIC.
  5. Right-click an existing port and select Transceiver >Edit.

    The Edit Transceiver dialog appears.

    Figure 9: BTI7800 Series Edit Transceiver
    BTI7800 Series Edit Transceiver
  6. Edit the transceiver as follows:
    • Type This field is read-only.

    • Optical Format This field is read-only.

    • Admin Status Change the state of the module to Up or Down or Testing.

  7. Optionally, edit the Custom fields.
    1. Click the Custom Settings tab. These fields are for operator use and are opaque to the system.

    2. In the Custom Settings panel, edit the Id, Custom 1, Custom 2, and Custom 3 settings as desired.

  8. When you are finished, click Apply.

    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. The new provisioning appears in the Network tree view a short while after the task completes successfully.

Cloning a Transceiver

Use this procedure to clone an existing transceiver along with its provisioned interfaces on a UFM on a BTI7800 Series network element.

Note

Integrated transceivers cannot be cloned.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree view to show the shelves in that NE.
  2. Expand a shelf to show the slots in that shelf.
  3. Expand a UFM to show the BICs and/or ports in that UFM.Note

    Not all UFMs support BICs.

  4. If you are cloning a transceiver on a BIC, expand the BIC to show the ports for that BIC.
  5. Right-click a provisioned port and select Transceiver >Clone.

    The Clone Equipment dialog appears:

    Figure 10: BTI7800 Series Clone Equipment (transceiver)
    BTI7800 Series Clone Equipment (transceiver)

    The Candidates pane shows the list of possible destinations to which the source transceiver can be cloned. Only those destinations that are unprovisioned and compatible with the source transceiver are shown. To be compatible, the source and target transceiver must have the same BIC type.

  6. From the list of Candidates, use the arrow buttons to move one or more interfaces to the Destinations pane.Note

    All provisioned interfaces that belong to the selected source transceiver will be cloned as well.

  7. When you are finished, click Apply.

    The PSM server sends the configuration requests to the network element. You can monitor the status of the requests through the View >Server >Tasks window. The new provisioning appears in the Network tree view a short while after the tasks complete successfully.

Deleting a Transceiver

Use this procedure to delete a transceiver on a UFM on a BTI7800 Series network element.

Prerequisites:

All interfaces for that transceiver must be deleted before you can delete the transceiver.

Note

You cannot delete an integrated transceiver.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree view to show the shelves in that NE.
  2. Expand a shelf to show the slots in that shelf.
  3. Expand a UFM to show the BICs and/or ports in that UFM.Note

    Not all UFMs support BICs.

  4. If you are deleting a transceiver on a BIC, expand the BIC to show the ports for that BIC.
  5. Right-click a provisioned port and select Transceiver >Delete.
  6. Click OK in the Delete Transceiver confirmation dialog.

    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. The new provisioning appears in the Network tree view a short while after the task completes successfully.

Adding an Interface

Use this procedure to add an interface to a UFM port on a BTI7800 Series network element.

Before you can add an interface, you must add the associated transceiver first.

Note

Interface parameters vary between interface types. Some parameters appear only for some interface types.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree to show the shelves in that NE.
  2. Expand a shelf to show the slots in that shelf.
  3. Expand a UFM to show the BICs and/or ports in that UFM.Note

    Not all UFMs support BICs.

  4. If you are adding an interface to a BIC, expand the BIC to show the ports for that BIC.
  5. Right-click a provisioned port and select Interface >Provision.

    The Provision Interface dialog appears. For example:

    Figure 11: BTI7800 Series Provision Interface (OTU4)
    BTI7800 Series Provision Interface (OTU4)
    Figure 12: BTI7800 Series Provision Interface (Optical Channel)
    BTI7800 Series Provision Interface (Optical Channel)
    Note

    UFM6 client interfaces:

    The UFM6 QSFP+ client-side transceiver supports up to four 10G client interfaces. Client interfaces are created sequentially. To create the next client interface, repeat step 5 on the same client port.

    The UFM6 QSFP28 client-side transceiver supports a single 100G client interface.

    There are restrictions on how client-side transceivers are installed and consequently how interfaces can be configured on the UFM6. See the BTI7800 Series Software Configuration Guide for details.

    Note

    UFM6 line interfaces:

    The UFM6 400G Coherent MSA XCVR supports up to two optical channel (OCH) interfaces. Each OCH interface is associated with a physical line port on the faceplate. When you create an OCH interface, you specify the association to this line port (also known as a Fiber Port or subport). To create the other OCH interface, repeat step 5 and associate the OCH interface to the other line port. Each OCH interface (that is, each physical line port you see on the faceplate) supports up to two OTU4 tributary interfaces. To create an OTU4 tributary interface, right-click a provisioned OCH interface and select Interface >Provision. Repeat to create the second OTU4 tributary interface.

    There are restrictions on how line interfaces can be configured on the UFM6. See the BTI7800 Series Software Configuration Guide for details.

    Note

    The UFM6 OTU4 tributary interface configuration is different from the OTU4 interface configuration on the other UFMs. Some physical layer parameters can only be configured on the containing OCH interface and not on the individual OTU4 tributary interfaces. This is because both OTU4 tributary interfaces are driven from the same set of optics.

  6. Configure the general interface attributes:
    • Type Specify the interface type from the drop-down menu.

      Note

      When you add an OTU interface, the BTI7800 automatically creates a corresponding ODU interface. You cannot add an ODU interface directly.

    • Enabled Select to enable the interface after provisioning.

    • IfIndex This is read-only. It is displayed after you add the interface.

  7. Configure the auto in-service attributes:
    • Enabled Enable or disable the auto in-service timer.

    • Timer Specify the timer value.

  8. Configure the protocol attributes. Protocol attributes vary depending on the protocol.

    Table 1: OTU Protocol Attributes

    Attribute

    Description

    FEC

    Specify the type of Forward Error Correction (FEC) from the drop-down menu. For UFM6 OTU interfaces within an optical channel, the FEC is set within the optical channel (OCH) interface configuration.

    Degraded Threshold Per Second

    Set the signal degrade threshold for a 1-second interval. When the percentage of errored blocks within a 1-second interval reaches this value, the interval is considered a degraded interval. The valid range is 1 to 100 (percent) inclusive.

    Seconds Degraded For Fault

    Set the signal degrade fault threshold. When the number of consecutive degraded 1-second intervals reaches this value, a signal degrade fault is raised. Valid values are 0 (no fault is raised) and 2 through 10 (seconds) inclusive.

    Expected Trace

    Specify the trace message that is expected to be received.

    Tx Trace

    This is the trace message that is to be transmitted. It cannot be changed.

    Rx Trace

    This is the trace message that has been received. It cannot be changed. This attribute is only available on some transceivers.

    Table 2: ODU Protocol Attributes

    Attribute

    Description

    Multiplex

    Specify GMP_CAPABLE if you want the interface to be multiplexed, or specify NO_MULTIPLEX if you do not want multiplexing. For more information, see Configuring a Multiplexed Interface.

    This attribute can only be changed for ODU4 interfaces. For other ODU interfaces, this attribute is set to NO_MULTIPLEX and cannot be changed.

    Table 3: SONET/SDH Protocol Attributes

    Attribute

    Description

    Expected Trace

    Specify the trace message that is expected to be received.

    SD-THR

    Set the signal degrade fault threshold. When the threshold is set to x, a signal degrade fault is raised when the bit error rate exceeds 10 x 10-x. Valid values are 0 (no fault is raised) and 3 through 11 inclusive.

    Mapping

    Specify either ASYNCHRONOUS or BIT_SYNCHRONOUS to indicate how the SONET/SDH signal maps into the ODU payload.

    Table 4: Ethernet Protocol Attributes

    Attribute

    Description

    There are no protocol attributes specific to Ethernet.

    Table 5: Fibre Channel Protocol Attributes

    Attribute

    Description

    There are no protocol attributes specific to fibre channel.

  9. Configure the physical or OCH attributes.

    Some of these attributes can only be configured if the Enabled check box is unchecked in the General attributes section.

    Table 6: Physical Attributes

    Attribute

    Description

    Grid

    Specify the grid spacing from the drop-down menu. The grid spacing can only be specified for tunable transceivers.

    If you are editing an existing interface, you must disable the interface before you can change this attribute.

    Wavelength or Frequency

    Specify either the desired wavelength or the desired frequency. The wavelength or frequency can only be specified for tunable transceivers.

    If you are editing an existing interface, you must disable the interface before you can change this attribute.

    Loopback

    Select the type of loopback, if any, from the drop-down menu. This attribute can only be set if the Enabled check box is unchecked in the General attributes section. If the Enabled check box is selected, this value automatically changes to NO_LOOPBACK.

    CPRWS

    Select the carrier phase recovery window size from the drop-down menu. This attribute is not applicable to all transceiver types.

    If you are editing an existing interface, you must disable the interface before you can change this attribute.

    Laser Enabled

    Select to enable the transmit laser after provisioning. Uncheck to disable the transmit laser.

    FPSD

    Select to enable Fault Propagation Shutdown (FPSD). When a failure occurs and FPSD is enabled, the interface shuts down its laser instead of transmitting a maintenance signal.

    This attribute is only available for selection for Ethernet interfaces.

    Table 7: UFM6 Optical Channel (OCH) Attributes

    Attribute

    Description

    Grid

    Specify the grid spacing from the drop-down menu.

    If you are editing an existing interface, you must disable the interface before you can change this attribute.

    Channel Name or Wavelength or Frequency

    Specify the channel, the desired wavelength, or the desired frequency. The channel number automatically determines the wavelength and frequency.

    If you are editing an existing interface, you must disable the interface before you can change this attribute.

    Fiber Port

    Select the fiber port (also known as the subport).

    This attribute can only be selected when adding an interface. You cannot change this attribute for an existing interface.

    CPRWS

    Select the carrier phase recovery window size from the drop-down menu.

    If you are editing an existing interface, you must disable the interface before you can change this attribute.

    Modulation

    Select either 16-qam or qpsk modulation. If you select 16-qam, the optical channel contains up to two OTU4 signals. If you select qpsk, the optical channel contains one OTU4 signal.

    This attribute can only be selected when adding an interface. You cannot change this attribute for an existing interface.

    Note: In order to interwork with OTU4 signals on UFM3 and UFM4 line ports, you must configure the UFM6 optical channel for qpsk modulation.

    Tx-Power

    Specify the transmit power.

    FEC

    Specify the type of Forward Error Correction (FEC) from the drop-down menu.

    The line coding is automatically set based on the FEC setting. If you select SDFEC_25, the line coding is automatically set to non-differential. If you select SDFEC, the line coding is automatically set to differential.

  10. Optionally, select LLDP snooping. LLDP snooping allows the BTI7800 to snoop LLDP frames on an Ethernet interface to determine the identity of the attached device.
  11. Optionally, configure PRBS (pseudorandom binary sequence) generation.

    Set PRBS Mode to NO_PRBS or EGRESS or INGRESS as desired. Not all options are supported for some protocols. This attribute can only be set to EGRESS or INGRESS if the Enabled check box is unchecked in the General attributes section.

  12. Optionally, specify the Custom fields.
    1. Click the Custom tab. These fields are for operator use and are opaque to the system.

    2. In the Custom panel, specify the Id, Custom 1, Custom 2, and Custom 3 settings as desired.

  13. When you are finished, 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. The new provisioning appears in PSM a short while after the task completes successfully.

Editing an Interface

Use this procedure to edit an existing interface on a UFM on a BTI7800 Series network element.

Note

Interface parameters vary between interface types. Some parameters appear only for some interface types.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree to show the shelves in that NE.
  2. Expand a shelf to show the slots in that shelf.
  3. Expand a UFM to show the BICs and/or ports in that UFM.Note

    Not all UFMs support BICs.

  4. If you are editing an interface on a BIC, expand the BIC to show the ports for that BIC.
  5. Expand a port to show the interfaces for that port.
  6. If applicable, expand an interface to show the sub-interfaces for that interface.
  7. Right-click a provisioned interface (or sub-interface) and select Interface >Edit.

    The Edit Interface dialog appears. For example:

    Figure 13: BTI7800 Series Edit Interface (OTU4)
    BTI7800 Series Edit Interface (OTU4)
    Figure 14: BTI7800 Series Edit Interface (Optical Channel)
    BTI7800 Series Edit Interface (Optical Channel)
    Note

    In order to view or edit an OTU4 tributary interface on a UFM6 line port, expand the OCH interface to show the OTU4 tributary interfaces on that OCH interface.

  8. Edit the general interface attributes:
    • Type This field can only be changed if you are changing between a multiplexed ODU2 sub-interface and a multiplexed ODU2e sub-interface on supported UFMs. Otherwise it is read-only.

    • Enabled Select to enable the interface. Uncheck to disable the interface.

    • IfIndex This is read-only.

  9. Edit the auto in-service attributes:
    • Enabled Enable or disable the auto in-service timer.

    • Timer Edit the timer value.

  10. Edit the protocol attributes. Protocol attributes vary depending on the protocol.

    Table 8: OTU Protocol Attributes

    Attribute

    Description

    FEC

    Specify the type of Forward Error Correction (FEC) from the drop-down menu. For UFM6 OTU interfaces within an optical channel, the FEC is set within the optical channel (OCH) interface configuration.

    Degraded Threshold Per Second

    Set the signal degrade threshold for a 1-second interval. When the percentage of errored blocks within a 1-second interval reaches this value, the interval is considered a degraded interval. The valid range is 1 to 100 (percent) inclusive.

    Seconds Degraded For Fault

    Set the signal degrade fault threshold. When the number of consecutive degraded 1-second intervals reaches this value, a signal degrade fault is raised. Valid values are 0 (no fault is raised) and 2 through 10 (seconds) inclusive.

    Expected Trace

    Specify the trace message that is expected to be received.

    Tx Trace

    This is the trace message that is to be transmitted. It cannot be changed.

    Rx Trace

    This is the trace message that has been received. It cannot be changed. This attribute is only available on some transceivers.

    Table 9: ODU Protocol Attributes

    Attribute

    Description

    Multiplex

    Specify GMP_CAPABLE if you want the interface to be multiplexed, or specify NO_MULTIPLEX if you do not want multiplexing. For more information, see Configuring a Multiplexed Interface.

    This attribute can only be changed for ODU4 interfaces. For other ODU interfaces, this attribute is set to NO_MULTIPLEX and cannot be changed.

    Table 10: SONET/SDH Protocol Attributes

    Attribute

    Description

    Expected Trace

    Specify the trace message that is expected to be received.

    SD-THR

    Set the signal degrade fault threshold. When the threshold is set to x, a signal degrade fault is raised when the bit error rate exceeds 10 x 10-x. Valid values are 0 (no fault is raised) and 3 through 11 inclusive.

    Mapping

    Specify either ASYNCHRONOUS or BIT_SYNCHRONOUS to indicate how the SONET/SDH signal maps into the ODU payload.

    Table 11: Ethernet Protocol Attributes

    Attribute

    Description

    There are no protocol attributes specific to Ethernet.

    Table 12: Fibre Channel Protocol Attributes

    Attribute

    Description

    There are no protocol attributes specific to fibre channel.

  11. Edit the physical or OCH attributes.

    Some of these attributes can only be configured if the interface is disabled. When changing an attribute that requires the interface to be disabled, follow these steps:

    • Disable the interface by unchecking Enabled in the General attributes section.

    • Change the desired attributes and click Apply to apply the changes to the network element.

    • After the changes are reflected in PSM, edit the interface again, re-select Enabled in the General attributes section, and click Apply.

    Table 13: Physical Attributes

    Attribute

    Description

    Grid

    Specify the grid spacing from the drop-down menu. The grid spacing can only be specified for tunable transceivers.

    If you are editing an existing interface, you must disable the interface before you can change this attribute.

    Wavelength or Frequency

    Specify either the desired wavelength or the desired frequency. The wavelength or frequency can only be specified for tunable transceivers.

    If you are editing an existing interface, you must disable the interface before you can change this attribute.

    Loopback

    Select the type of loopback, if any, from the drop-down menu. This attribute can only be set if the Enabled check box is unchecked in the General attributes section. If the Enabled check box is selected, this value automatically changes to NO_LOOPBACK.

    CPRWS

    Select the carrier phase recovery window size from the drop-down menu. This attribute is not applicable to all transceiver types.

    If you are editing an existing interface, you must disable the interface before you can change this attribute.

    Laser Enabled

    Select to enable the transmit laser after provisioning. Uncheck to disable the transmit laser.

    FPSD

    Select to enable Fault Propagation Shutdown (FPSD). When a failure occurs and FPSD is enabled, the interface shuts down its laser instead of transmitting a maintenance signal.

    This attribute is only available for selection for Ethernet interfaces.

    Table 14: UFM6 Optical Channel (OCH) Attributes

    Attribute

    Description

    Grid

    Specify the grid spacing from the drop-down menu.

    If you are editing an existing interface, you must disable the interface before you can change this attribute.

    Channel Name or Wavelength or Frequency

    Specify the channel, the desired wavelength, or the desired frequency. The channel number automatically determines the wavelength and frequency.

    If you are editing an existing interface, you must disable the interface before you can change this attribute.

    Fiber Port

    Select the fiber port (also known as the subport).

    This attribute can only be selected when adding an interface. You cannot change this attribute for an existing interface.

    CPRWS

    Select the carrier phase recovery window size from the drop-down menu.

    If you are editing an existing interface, you must disable the interface before you can change this attribute.

    Modulation

    Select either 16-qam or qpsk modulation. If you select 16-qam, the optical channel contains up to two OTU4 signals. If you select qpsk, the optical channel contains one OTU4 signal.

    This attribute can only be selected when adding an interface. You cannot change this attribute for an existing interface.

    Note: In order to interwork with OTU4 signals on UFM3 and UFM4 line ports, you must configure the UFM6 optical channel for qpsk modulation.

    Tx-Power

    Specify the transmit power.

    FEC

    Specify the type of Forward Error Correction (FEC) from the drop-down menu.

    The line coding is automatically set based on the FEC setting. If you select SDFEC_25, the line coding is automatically set to non-differential. If you select SDFEC, the line coding is automatically set to differential.

  12. Optionally, select LLDP snooping. LLDP snooping allows the BTI7800 to snoop LLDP frames on an Ethernet interface to determine the identity of the attached device.
  13. Optionally, configure PRBS (pseudorandom binary sequence) generation.

    Set PRBS Mode to NO_PRBS or EGRESS or INGRESS as desired. Not all options are supported for some protocols. This attribute can only be set to EGRESS or INGRESS if the Enabled check box is unchecked in the General attributes section.

  14. Optionally, edit the Custom fields.
    1. Click the Custom tab. These fields are for operator use and are opaque to the system.

    2. In the Custom panel, edit the Id, Custom 1, Custom 2, and Custom 3 settings as desired.

  15. When you are finished, click Apply.

    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. The new provisioning appears in PSM a short while after the task completes successfully.

Configuring a Multiplexed Interface

Use this procedure to configure a multiplexed ODU interface on a UFM on a BTI7800 Series network element.

Prerequisites:

  • The corresponding OTU interface is created.

Note

You do not need to create an ODU interface explicitly. An ODU interface is automatically created when you create the corresponding OTU interface.

Only some ODU interfaces can be configured for multiplexing.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree to show the shelves in that NE.
  2. Expand a shelf to show the slots in that shelf.
  3. Expand a UFM to show the BICs and/or ports in that UFM.Note

    Not all UFMs support BICs.

  4. If you are adding an interface to a BIC, expand the BIC to show the ports for that BIC.
  5. Expand a port to show the OTU interfaces for that port.
  6. Expand an OTU interface to see the corresponding ODU interface.
  7. Right-click the ODU interface and select Interface >Edit.

    The Edit Interface dialog appears.

    Figure 15: BTI7800 Series Edit Interface (ODU4)
    BTI7800 Series Edit Interface (ODU4)
  8. To specify that this ODU interface can be multiplexed into, select GMP-CAPABLE in the ODU Multiplex field.
  9. When you are finished, click Apply.

    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. The new provisioning appears in PSM a short while after the task completes successfully.

    Figure 16: ODU4 Interface with 10 ODU2 Sub-interfaces
    ODU4 Interface with 10 ODU2 Sub-interfaces
    Note

    If you want to change one or more of the automatically-created subinterfaces between an ODU2 and an ODU2e, then edit the subinterface and change the interface type. For more information, see Editing an Interface

Cloning an Interface

Use this procedure to clone an existing interface on a UFM on a BTI7800 Series network element.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree to show the shelves in that NE.
  2. Expand a shelf to show the slots in that shelf.
  3. Expand a UFM to show the BICs and/or ports in that UFM.Note

    Not all UFMs support BICs.

  4. If you are adding an interface to a BIC, expand the BIC to show the ports for that BIC.
  5. Expand a port to show the interfaces.
  6. Right-click a provisioned interface and select Interface >Clone.

    The Clone Equipment dialog appears:

    Figure 17: BTI7800 Series Clone Equipment (interface)
    BTI7800 Series Clone Equipment (interface)

    The Candidates pane shows the list of possible destinations to which the source interface can be cloned. Only those destinations that are unprovisioned and compatible with the source interface are shown. To be compatible, the source and target interfaces must have the same BIC type and the same optical format (fixed/tunable).

  7. From the list of Candidates, use the arrow buttons to move one or more interfaces to the Destinations pane.
  8. When you are finished, click Apply.

    The PSM server sends the configuration requests to the network element. You can monitor the status of the requests through the View >Server >Tasks window. The new provisioning appears in the Network tree view a short while after the tasks complete successfully.

Deleting an Interface

Use this procedure to delete an interface on a UFM on a BTI7800 Series network element.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree view to show the shelves in that NE.
  2. Expand a shelf to show the slots in that shelf.
  3. Expand a UFM to show the BICs and/or ports in that UFM.Note

    Not all UFMs support BICs.

  4. If you are deleting an interface on a BIC, expand the BIC to show the ports for that BIC.
  5. Expand a port to show the interfaces for that port.Note

    In order to delete an OTU4 tributary interface on a UFM6 line port, expand the OCH interface to show the OTU4 tributary interfaces on that OCH interface.

  6. Right-click a provisioned interface and select Interface >Delete.
  7. Click OK in the Delete Interface confirmation dialog.

    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. The new provisioning appears in the Network tree view a short while after the task completes successfully.

Viewing Interface PMs on a UFM

Use this procedure to view current interface PMs on a UFM on a BTI7800 Series network element.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree to show the shelves in that NE.
  2. Expand a shelf to show the slots in that shelf.
  3. Expand a UFM to show the BICs and/or ports in that UFM.Note

    Not all UFMs support BICs.

  4. If you are adding an interface to a BIC, expand the BIC to show the ports for that BIC.
  5. Expand a port to show the interfaces.
  6. Right-click a provisioned interface and select Interface PMs >View.

    The Interface Current PM window appears:

    The PMs are listed for the interface selected.

    Note

    This window shows a snapshot of the PM counts. The counts do not update automatically in this window. To see the latest counts, click the Refresh button.

  7. To select what columns to display, right-click anywhere in the headings row to bring up a column selection window.

    Check or uncheck column headings as desired.

  8. To sort the PMs based on column values, click on the column heading that you want to sort.
  9. To export the PM data to a CSV file, click Export and save the file.

Provisioning a ROADM Node on a BTI7800

The following sections describe how to provision a ROADM node and how to perform other ROADM-related tasks on a BTI7800.

General Provisioning Procedure

The procedure for provisioning a ROADM node can be summarized as follows:

  1. Provision all required modules. This is covered in sections Adding a ROADM or an ILA module through Editing the OSC. It is usually not necessary for you to perform this step explicitly because the BTI7800 automatically provisions modules when the modules are physically installed. This is called auto-provisioning.

  2. Provision all required fiber connections. This is covered in sections Adding a fiber connection on a ROADM or an ILA client port through Viewing fiber connections. Fiber connections represent the physical fiber connectivity within a ROADM node and across ROADM nodes. Auto-provisioning provisions fiber connections when the fibers are physically installed, so it is usually not necessary for you to perform this step explicitly either.

  3. Provision the optical channels that make up the optical service. This is covered in sections Adding an optical channel through Deleting an optical channel. An optical channel is a user-traffic-bearing bidirectional channel that is defined by its central frequency (wavelength) and bandwidth. It is cross-connected within the node as part of an overall optical service. Optical channels exist on both ROADM module line ports and ROADM module client ports, but you only need to explicitly create optical channels on the ROADM module line ports.

  4. Provision the optical channel cross-connects. This is part of service activation and is covered in Activating an optical service on a BTI7800 network. When using PSM service activation, you just select the endpoints. PSM will create all the necessary cross-connects in the service path from end to end.

For information on auto-provisioning, see the BTI7800 Series Software Configuration Guide.

Adding a ROADM or an ILA Module

Use this procedure to add a new ROADM or ILA module on a BTI7800 Series network element.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree to show the shelves in that NE.
  2. Expand a shelf to show the slots in that shelf.
  3. Right-click an unprovisioned slot and select Slot >Provision to add a module in that slot.

    The Provision Slot dialog appears.

  4. Configure the slot as follows:
    • PEC Select a ROADM or an ILA PEC from the list of available PECs in the drop-down menu.

    • Admin Status Specify the initial state of the module as Up or Down or Testing.

  5. Optionally, specify the Custom fields. These fields are for operator use and are not used by the system.
    1. Click the Custom tab.

    2. In the Custom panel, specify the Custom 1, Custom 2, and Custom 3 settings as desired.

  6. When you are finished, 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. The new provisioning appears in the Network tree a short while after the task completes successfully.

The module is added along with its client, line, and PRE ports, and the respective OMS and OSC where applicable.

Note

The PRE module itself is not automatically added. To add the PRE module, see Adding a PRE module.

Editing a ROADM or an ILA Module

Use this procedure to edit a ROADM or an ILA module on a BTI7800 Series network element.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree to show the shelves in that NE.
  2. Expand a shelf to show the slots in that shelf.
  3. Right-click a ROADM or an ILA module and select Slot >Edit.

    The Edit Slot dialog appears.

  4. Configure the slot as follows:
    • PEC This is read only.

    • Admin Status Set the state of the module to Up, Down, or Testing.

  5. Optionally, specify the Custom fields. These fields are for operator use and are not used by the system.
    1. Click the Custom tab.

    2. In the Custom panel, specify the Custom 1, Custom 2, and Custom 3 settings as desired.

  6. When you are finished, click Apply.

    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. The new provisioning appears in PSM a short while after the task completes successfully.

Deleting a ROADM or an ILA Module

Use this procedure to delete a ROADM or an ILA module on a BTI7800.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree to show the shelves in that NE.
  2. Expand a shelf to show the slots in that shelf.
  3. Right-click a ROADM or ILA module and select Slot >Delete.
  4. Click OK in the confirmation dialog.

    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. The new provisioning appears in PSM a short while after the task completes successfully.

Adding a PRE Module

Use this procedure to add a new PRE module to a ROADM or ILA on a BTI7800 Series network element.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree to show the shelves in that NE.
  2. Expand a shelf to show the slots in that shelf.
  3. Right-click a ROADM or ILA module and select Preamplifier >Provision to add a PRE module to the ROADM or ILA.

    In the ensuing dialog, the PEC and Oper Status cannot be changed.

  4. Optionally, specify the Custom fields. These fields are for operator use and are opaque to the system.
    1. Click the Custom tab.

    2. In the Custom panel, specify the Custom 1, Custom 2, and Custom 3 settings as desired.

  5. When you are finished, click OK to add the PRE module.

    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. The new provisioning appears in the Network tree a short while after the task completes successfully.

The PRE module and its port are added.

Editing a PRE Module

Use this procedure to edit a PRE module on a BTI7800 Series network element.

Prerequisites:

  • The PRE module is created.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree to show the shelves in that NE.
  2. Expand a shelf to show the slots in that shelf.
  3. Expand a ROADM or ILA module.

    The main module is Module: index, where the index is 0. The preamplifier module is Preamplifier: index, where the index is 1.

  4. Right-click the preamplifier and select Preamplifier >Edit.

    In the ensuing dialog, the PEC and Oper Status cannot be changed.

  5. Set the Custom fields as desired. These fields are for operator use and are opaque to the system.
    1. Click the Custom tab.

    2. In the Custom panel, specify the Custom 1, Custom 2, and Custom 3 settings as desired.

  6. When you are finished, click Apply to apply the changes.

    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. The new provisioning appears in PSM a short while after the task completes successfully.

Deleting a PRE Module

Use this procedure to delete a PRE module on a ROADM or ILA.

Prerequisites:

  • The PRE module is created.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree to show the shelves in that NE.
  2. Expand a shelf to show the slots in that shelf.
  3. Expand a ROADM or ILA module.

    The main module is Module: index, where the index is 0. The preamplifier module is Preamplifier: index, where the index is 1.

  4. Right-click the preamplifier and select Preamplifier >Delete.
  5. Click OK in the confirmation dialog.

    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. The new provisioning appears in PSM a short while after the task completes successfully.

Adding or Viewing a multiplexer/demultiplexer

Use this procedure to view existing multiplexer/demultiplexers or to add a new one on a BTI7800 Series network element.

  1. Right click a network element in the Network tree and select Node >Passive >Mux/Demux >Edit

    The Mux/Demux window appears. This window shows a listing of the existing multiplexer/demultiplexers on the shelf.

    Note

    The Group/Degree is not applicable to BTI7800 ROADM nodes.

  2. Click on the plus icon to add a new multiplexer/demultiplexer.

    The Provision Mux/Demux window appears.

  3. Specify the Slot for the multiplexer/demultiplexer.
  4. Select a PEC from the list of available PECs.
  5. Optionally, specify the Custom fields. These fields are for operator use and are opaque to the system.
    1. Click the Custom tab.

    2. In the Custom panel, specify the Id, Custom 1, Custom 2, and Custom 3 settings as desired.

  6. When you are finished, click Apply.

    The newly added multiplexer/demultiplexer appears in the Mux/Demux window.

  7. 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. The new provisioning appears in PSM a short while after the task completes successfully.

Deleting a multiplexer/demultiplexer

Use this procedure to delete a multiplexer/demultiplexer on a BTI7000 Series network element.

  1. Right click a network element in the Network tree and select Node >Passive >Mux/Demux >Edit

    The Mux/Demux window appears.

  2. Select a multiplexer/demultiplexer and click on the minus icon to delete it.

    The selected multiplexer/demultiplexer disappears from the window.

  3. 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. The new provisioning appears in PSM a short while after the task completes successfully.

Editing a Port

Use this procedure to edit a port on a ROADM, ILA, or PRE module on a BTI7800 Series network element.

All ports on a module are automatically added when you add the module.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree to show the shelves in that NE.
  2. Expand a shelf to show the slots in that shelf.
  3. Expand a ROADM or ILA module.

    The main module is Module: index, where the index is 0. The preamplifier module (if present) is Preamplifier: index, where the index is 1.

  4. Expand the main module to see the ports on the main module, or expand the preamplifier to see the port on the PRE module.
  5. Expand the desired client, line, or PRE port container, right-click Port and select Optical Port >Edit
  6. Specify the Id and Custom fields as desired. These fields are for operator use and are opaque to the system.
  7. When you are finished, click Apply to apply the changes.

    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. The new provisioning appears in PSM a short while after the task completes successfully.

Editing the OMS

Use this procedure to edit the Optical Multiplex Section (OMS) on a ROADM or an ILA client or line port on a BTI7800 Series network element.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree to show the shelves in that NE.
  2. Expand a shelf to show the slots in that shelf.
  3. Expand a ROADM or ILA module.

    The main module is Module: index, where the index is 0. The preamplifier module (if present) is Preamplifier: index, where the index is 1.

  4. Expand the main module to see the ports on the main module.
  5. Expand the desired client or line port container to see the OMS for that port.
  6. Right-click OMS and select OMS >Edit

    The Edit OMS dialog appears.

  7. Configure the OMS as follows:
    • Oper Status The operational status is read only.

    • Admin Status Specify whether the OMS state is In-Service or Out-Of-Service or Testing.

    • Preamplifier State Specify whether the preamplifier is Enabled or Disabled. This is only applicable for line ports. Client ports do not have a preamplifier.

  8. Optionally, specify the Custom fields. These fields are for operator use and are opaque to the system.
    1. Click the Custom tab.

    2. In the Custom panel, specify the Id, Custom 1, Custom 2, and Custom 3 settings as desired.

  9. When you are finished, click Apply to apply the changes.

    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. The new provisioning appears in PSM a short while after the task completes successfully.

Editing the OSC

Use this procedure to edit the Optical Service Channel (OSC) on a ROADM or an ILA client or line port on a BTI7800 Series network element.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree to show the shelves in that NE.
  2. Expand a shelf to show the slots in that shelf.
  3. Expand a ROADM or ILA module.

    The main module is Module: index, where the index is 0. The preamplifier module (if present) is Preamplifier: index, where the index is 1.

  4. Expand the main module to see the ports on the main module.
  5. Expand the desired client or line port container to see the OSC for that port.
  6. Right-click OSC and select OSC >Edit

    The Edit OSC dialog appears.

  7. Configure the OSC as follows:
    • Oper Status The operational status is read only.

    • Admin Status Specify whether the OSC state is In-Service or Out-Of-Service.

  8. Optionally, specify the Custom fields. These fields are for operator use and are opaque to the system.
    1. Click the Custom tab.

    2. In the Custom panel, specify the Id, Custom 1, Custom 2, and Custom 3 settings as desired.

  9. When you are finished, click Apply to apply the changes.

    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. The new provisioning appears in PSM a short while after the task completes successfully.

Adding a Fiber Connection on a ROADM or an ILA Client Port

Use this procedure to add a fiber connection on a ROADM or an ILA client port on a BTI7800 Series network element.

Fiber connections are mandatory. All fiber connections must exist before you can create an optical service.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree to show the shelves in that NE.
  2. Expand a shelf to show the slots in that shelf.
  3. Expand a ROADM or ILA module.

    The main module is Module: index, where the index is 0. The preamplifier module (if present) is Preamplifier: index, where the index is 1.

  4. Expand the main module to see the ports on the main module.
  5. Right-click the desired client port container and select Fiber Connection >Provision.

    The Provision Fiber Connection dialog appears, listing all client ports in the network.

  6. Select the other end of the fiber connection.

    For a ROADM client port, the other end can be a multiplexer/demultiplexer line port or another ROADM client port. To create a split ROADM node, configure a fiber connection between ROADM client ports on two different network elements.

    For an ILA client port, the other end can be another ILA client port.

  7. When you are finished, click OK to create the fiber connection.

    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. The new provisioning appears in PSM a short while after the task completes successfully.

Editing a Fiber Connection on a ROADM or an ILA Client Port

Use this procedure to edit a fiber connection on a ROADM or an ILA client port on a BTI7800 Series network element.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree to show the shelves in that NE.
  2. Expand a shelf to show the slots in that shelf.
  3. Expand a ROADM or ILA module.

    The main module is Module: index, where the index is 0. The preamplifier module (if present) is Preamplifier: index, where the index is 1.

  4. Expand the main module to see the ports on the main module.
  5. Right-click the desired client port container and select Fiber Connection >Edit.
  6. Configure the fiber connection as follows:
    • Port The port at the other end of the fiber connection. This is read only.

    • IP Address The IP address of the NE at the other end of the fiber connection. For a regular ROADM node, this is the local IP address. For a split ROADM node, this is the IP address of the NE at the other end of the fiber.

    • FE Monitoring Check to enable far end monitoring. Uncheck to disable far end monitoring. When far end monitoring is enabled, the BTI7800 checks to see if the configured fiber connection matches the actual physical fiber connection. If there is a mismatch, an alarm is raised.

    • Fiber Type This is not applicable to client ports.

  7. When you are finished, click OK to apply the changes.

    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. The new provisioning appears in PSM a short while after the task completes successfully.

Deleting a Fiber Connection on a ROADM or an ILA Client Port

Use this procedure to delete a fiber connection on a ROADM or an ILA client port on a BTI7800 Series network element.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree to show the shelves in that NE.
  2. Expand a shelf to show the slots in that shelf.
  3. Expand a ROADM or ILA module.

    The main module is Module: index, where the index is 0. The preamplifier module (if present) is Preamplifier: index, where the index is 1.

  4. Expand the main module to see the ports on the main module.
  5. Right-click the desired client port container and select Fiber Connection >Delete.
  6. Click OK in the confirmation dialog.

    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. The new provisioning appears in PSM a short while after the task completes successfully.

Adding a Fiber Connection on a ROADM or an ILA Line Port

Use this procedure to add a fiber connection on a ROADM or an ILA line port on a BTI7800 Series network element.

Fiber connections are mandatory. All fiber connections must exist before you can create an optical service.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree to show the shelves in that NE.
  2. Expand a shelf to show the slots in that shelf.
  3. Expand a ROADM or ILA module.

    The main module is Module: index, where the index is 0. The preamplifier module (if present) is Preamplifier: index, where the index is 1.

  4. Expand the main module to see the ports on the main module.
  5. Right-click the line port container and select Fiber Connection >Provision.

    The Provision Fiber Connection dialog appears, listing all line ports in the network.

  6. Select the other end of the fiber connection.

    For a ROADM line port, the other end can be a ROADM or ILA line port.

    For an ILA line port, the other end can be a ROADM or ILA line port.

  7. When you are finished, click OK to create the fiber connection.

    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. The new provisioning appears in PSM a short while after the task completes successfully.

Editing a Fiber Connection on a ROADM or an ILA Line Port

Use this procedure to edit a fiber connection on a ROADM or an ILA line port on a BTI7800 Series network element.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree to show the shelves in that NE.
  2. Expand a shelf to show the slots in that shelf.
  3. Expand a ROADM or ILA module.

    The main module is Module: index, where the index is 0. The preamplifier module (if present) is Preamplifier: index, where the index is 1.

  4. Expand the main module to see the ports on the main module.
  5. Right-click the line port container and select Fiber Connection >Edit.
  6. Configure the fiber connection as follows:
    • Port The port at the other end of the fiber connection. This is read only.

    • IP Address The IP address of the NE at the other end of the fiber connection.

    • FE Monitoring Check to enable far end monitoring. Uncheck to disable far end monitoring. When far end monitoring is enabled, the BTI7800 checks to see if the configured fiber connection matches the actual physical fiber connection. If there is a mismatch, an alarm is raised.

    • Fiber Type Select the fiber type from the pulldown menu.

  7. When you are finished, click OK to apply the changes.

    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. The new provisioning appears in PSM a short while after the task completes successfully.

Deleting a Fiber Connection on a ROADM or an ILA Line Port

Use this procedure to delete a fiber connection on a ROADM or an ILA line port on a BTI7800 Series network element.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree to show the shelves in that NE.
  2. Expand a shelf to show the slots in that shelf.
  3. Expand a ROADM or ILA module.

    The main module is Module: index, where the index is 0. The preamplifier module (if present) is Preamplifier: index, where the index is 1.

  4. Expand the main module to see the ports on the main module.
  5. Right-click the line port container and select Fiber Connection >Delete.
  6. Click OK in the confirmation dialog.

    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. The new provisioning appears in PSM a short while after the task completes successfully.

Adding a Fiber Connection on a UFM Interface

Use this procedure to add a fiber connection on a UFM interface on a BTI7800 Series network element.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree to show the shelves in that NE.
  2. Expand a shelf to show the slots in that shelf.
  3. Expand a UFM to see the BICs on the UFM.
  4. Expand a BIC to see the ports on the BIC.
  5. Expand a port to see the interface on the port.
  6. Right-click an interface and select Fiber Connection >Provision.

    The Fiber Connection dialog appears.

  7. From the pulldown menu, select the other end of the fiber connection.

    The other end should be a multiplexer/demultiplexer client port at the same frequency as the interface.

  8. When you are finished, click OK to create the fiber connection.

    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. The new provisioning appears in PSM a short while after the task completes successfully.

Editing a Fiber Connection on a UFM Interface

Use this procedure to edit a fiber connection on a UFM interface on a BTI7800 Series network element.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree to show the shelves in that NE.
  2. Expand a shelf to show the slots in that shelf.
  3. Expand a UFM to see the BICs on the UFM.
  4. Expand a BIC to see the ports on the BIC.
  5. Expand a port to see the interface on the port.
  6. Right-click an interface and select Fiber Connection >Edit.
  7. Configure the fiber connection as follows:
    • Port The port at the other end of the fiber connection. This is read only.

    • IP Address The IP address of the NE at the other end of the fiber connection. For a UFM interface, this is the local IP address since the other end is on the same node.

    • FE Monitoring Check to enable far end monitoring. Uncheck to disable far end monitoring. When far end monitoring is enabled, the BTI7800 checks to see if the configured fiber connection matches the actual physical fiber connection. If there is a mismatch, an alarm is raised.

    • Fiber Type This is not applicable to UFM interfaces.

  8. When you are finished, click OK to apply the changes.

    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. The new provisioning appears in PSM a short while after the task completes successfully.

Deleting a Fiber Connection on a UFM Interface

Use this procedure to delete a fiber connection on a UFM interface on a BTI7800 Series network element.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree to show the shelves in that NE.
  2. Expand a shelf to show the slots in that shelf.
  3. Expand a UFM to see the BICs on the UFM.
  4. Expand a BIC to see the ports on the BIC.
  5. Expand a port to see the interface on the port.
  6. Right-click an interface and select Fiber Connection >Delete.
  7. Click OK in the confirmation dialog.

    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. The new provisioning appears in PSM a short while after the task completes successfully.

Viewing Fiber Connections

Use this procedure to view all fiber connections on a network element.

  1. Right-click a network element in the Network tree or in the Topology Map view and select Node >Fiber Connection >View.

    The Fiber Connection window appears:

  2. Click OK to close the window.

Adding an Optical Channel

Use this procedure to add an optical channel on a ROADM line port on a BTI7800 Series network element.

You only add optical channels to line ports. Optical channels on client ports are automatically added when you create and activate an optical service.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree to show the shelves in that NE.
  2. Expand a shelf to show the slots in that shelf.
  3. Expand a ROADM module.

    The main module is Module: index, where the index is 0. The preamplifier module (if present) is Preamplifier: index, where the index is 1.

  4. Expand the main module to see the ports on the main module.
  5. Expand the line port container.
  6. Right-click Channel and select Provision >Single

    The och dialog appears.

  7. Configure the optical channel as follows:
    • ID Specify the channel identifier. This must be unique for the port.

    • Bandwidth Specify the bandwidth of the channel. This is the grid spacing.

    • Channel Name Specify the channel name. When this field is changed, Frequency and Wavelength are automatically changed to be consistent with this value.

    • Wavelength Specify the central wavelength of the channel. When this field is changed, Frequency and Channel Name are automatically changed to be consistent with this value.

    • Frequency Specify the central frequency of the channel. When this field is changed, Channel Name and Wavelength are automatically changed to be consistent with this value.

    • Enable Check to enable the ODCC. Uncheck to disable the ODCC.

    • Admin Status Specify whether the optical channel state is In-Service or Out-Of-Service or Testing.

    • Oper Status The operational status is read only.

  8. Optionally, specify the Custom fields. These fields are for operator use and are opaque to the system.
    1. Click the Custom tab.

    2. In the Custom panel, specify the Id, Custom 1, Custom 2, and Custom 3 settings as desired.

  9. When you are finished, click Apply to apply the changes.

    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. The new provisioning appears in PSM a short while after the task completes successfully.

Bulk Adding Optical Channels

Use this procedure to add optical channels in bulk on a ROADM line port on a BTI7800 Series network element.

When you use this method to create optical channels, PSM automatically sets the Channel ID for the created optical channels to the Channel Name, which is derived from the frequency that you specify. Addtionally, PSM sets the Admin Status of the created optical channels to In-Service.

If you want to set a different Channel ID or Admin Status, then you should not use this method to create optical channels.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree to show the shelves in that NE.
  2. Expand a shelf to show the slots in that shelf.
  3. Expand a ROADM module.

    The main module is Module: index, where the index is 0. The preamplifier module (if present) is Preamplifier: index, where the index is 1.

  4. Expand the main module to see the ports on the main module.
  5. Expand the line port container.
  6. Right-click Channel and select Provision >Bulk

    The Bulk OCH Provisioning dialog appears.

  7. Select from the Available frequencies list and move to the Destinations list.

    You can select one, multiple, or all frequencies.

  8. When you are finished, click Apply to create the optical channels.

    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. The new provisioning appears in PSM a short while after the task completes successfully.

Editing an Optical Channel

Use this procedure to edit an optical channel on a ROADM line port on a BTI7800 Series network element.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree to show the shelves in that NE.
  2. Expand a shelf to show the slots in that shelf.
  3. Expand a ROADM module.

    The main module is Module: index, where the index is 0. The preamplifier module (if present) is Preamplifier: index, where the index is 1.

  4. Expand the main module to see the ports on the main module.
  5. Expand the line port container.
  6. Expand Channel to see the channels.
  7. Right-click a channel and select Channel >Edit
  8. Configure the optical channel as follows:
    • ID This is read only.

    • Bandwidth This is read only.

    • Channel Name This is read only.

    • Wavelength This is read only.

    • Frequency This is read only.

    • Enable Check to enable the ODCC. Uncheck to disable the ODCC.

    • Admin Status Specify whether the optical channel state is In-Service or Out-Of-Service or Testing.

    • Oper Status This is read only.

  9. Optionally, specify the Custom fields. These fields are for operator use and are opaque to the system.
    1. Click the Custom tab.

    2. In the Custom panel, specify the Id, Custom 1, Custom 2, and Custom 3 settings as desired.

  10. When you are finished, click Apply to apply the changes.

    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. The new provisioning appears in PSM a short while after the task completes successfully.

Deleting an Optical Channel

Use this procedure to delete an optical channel on a ROADM line port on a BTI7800 Series network element.

Optical channels that are part of an existing service cannot be deleted.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree to show the shelves in that NE.
  2. Expand a shelf to show the slots in that shelf.
  3. Expand a ROADM module.

    The main module is Module: index, where the index is 0. The preamplifier module (if present) is Preamplifier: index, where the index is 1.

  4. Expand the main module to see the ports on the main module.
  5. Expand the line port container.
  6. Expand Channel to see the channels.
  7. Right-click a channel and select Channel >Delete
  8. Click OK in the confirmation dialog.

    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. The new provisioning appears in PSM a short while after the task completes successfully.

Viewing Port PMs on a ROADM Element

Use this procedure to view PMs on a ROADM, ILA, or PRE port on a BTI7800 Series network element.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree to show the shelves in that NE.
  2. Expand a shelf to show the slots in that shelf.
  3. Expand a ROADM or ILA module.

    The main module is Module: index, where the index is 0. The preamplifier module (if present) is Preamplifier: index, where the index is 1.

  4. Expand the main module to see the ports on the main module, or expand the preamplifier module to see the port on the PRE module.
  5. Expand the desired client, line, or PRE port container, right-click Port and select Optical Port PMs >View

    A snapshot of the current PMs is displayed.

  6. To refresh the counters, click Refresh.
  7. To select what columns to display, right-click anywhere in the headings row to bring up a column selection window.

    Check or uncheck column headings as desired.

  8. To sort the PMs based on column values, click on the column heading that you want to sort.
  9. To save the counters to a CSV file, click Export.

Viewing OMS PMs on a ROADM Element

Use this procedure to view Optical Multiplexing Section (OMS) PMs on a ROADM or an ILA client or line port on a BTI7800 Series network element.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree to show the shelves in that NE.
  2. Expand a shelf to show the slots in that shelf.
  3. Expand a ROADM or ILA module.

    The main module is Module: index, where the index is 0. The preamplifier module (if present) is Preamplifier: index, where the index is 1.

  4. Expand the main module to see the ports on the main module.
  5. Expand the desired client or line port container to see the OMS for that port.
  6. Right-click OMS and select OMS PMs >View.

    A snapshot of the current PMs is displayed.

  7. To refresh the counters, click Refresh.
  8. To select what columns to display, right-click anywhere in the headings row to bring up a column selection window.

    Check or uncheck column headings as desired.

  9. To sort the PMs based on column values, click on the column heading that you want to sort.
  10. To save the counters to a CSV file, click Export.

Viewing OSC PMs on a ROADM Element

Use this procedure to view Optical Service Channel (OSC) PMs on a ROADM or an ILA client or line port on a BTI7800 Series network element.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree to show the shelves in that NE.
  2. Expand a shelf to show the slots in that shelf.
  3. Expand a ROADM or ILA module.

    The main module is Module: index, where the index is 0. The preamplifier module (if present) is Preamplifier: index, where the index is 1.

  4. Expand the main module to see the ports on the main module.
  5. Expand the desired client or line port container to see the OSC for that port.
  6. Right-click OSC and select OSC PMs >View.

    A snapshot of the current PMs is displayed.

  7. To refresh the counters, click Refresh.
  8. To select what columns to display, right-click anywhere in the headings row to bring up a column selection window.

    Check or uncheck column headings as desired.

  9. To sort the PMs based on column values, click on the column heading that you want to sort.
  10. To save the counters to a CSV file, click Export.

Viewing Optical Channel PMs on a ROADM Element

Use this procedure to view optical channel PMs on a ROADM line port on a BTI7800 Series network element.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree to show the shelves in that NE.
  2. Expand a shelf to show the slots in that shelf.
  3. Expand a ROADM module.

    The main module is Module: index, where the index is 0. The preamplifier module (if present) is Preamplifier: index, where the index is 1.

  4. Expand the main module to see the ports on the main module.
  5. Expand line port container.
  6. Expand Channel to see the channels.
  7. Right-click a channel and select Channel PMs >View

    A snapshot of the current PMs is displayed.

  8. To refresh the counters, click Refresh.
  9. To select what columns to display, right-click anywhere in the headings row to bring up a column selection window.

    Check or uncheck column headings as desired.

  10. To sort the PMs based on column values, click on the column heading that you want to sort.
  11. To save the counters to a CSV file, click Export.

Provisioning a 96-Channel Amplifier on a BTI7800

The BTI7800 96-Channel Amplifier is provisioned as follows:

  1. Add the amplifier module.

  2. Create an optical group for the amplifier if the desired optical group does not already exist.

  3. Assign the amplifier to the optical group.

  4. Edit the amplifier's port, WDM and OSC settings .

Adding an Amplifier

Use this procedure to add a 96-Channel Amplifier on a BTI7800 Series network element.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree to show the shelves in that NE.
  2. Expand a shelf to show the slots in that shelf.
  3. Right-click an unprovisioned slot and select Slot >Provision to add a module in that slot.

    The Provision Slot dialog appears. This dialog might change depending on the PEC that you select in the next step.

  4. Configure the slot as follows:
    • PEC Select the 96-Channel Amplifier PEC from the list of available PECs in the drop-down menu.

    • Admin Status Specify whether the initial state of the module is Up or Down or Testing.

  5. Optionally, specify the Custom fields. These fields are for operator use and are opaque to the system.
    1. Click the Custom Settings tab.

    2. In the Custom Settings panel, specify the Id, Custom 1, Custom 2, and Custom 3 settings as desired.

  6. When you are finished, 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. The new provisioning appears in the Network tree a short while after the task completes successfully.

You can now assign this amplifier to an existing optical group or create a new optical group for this amplifier.

Creating an Optical Group for a BTI7800 Series Amplifier

Use this procedure to create an optical group for a 96-Channel Amplifier on a BTI7800 Series network element.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree to show the shelves in that NE.
  2. Right-click on Optical Groups and select Group/Degree >Provision.

    The Provision Optical Group dialog appears:

    Figure 18: Provision Optical Group
    Provision Optical Group
  3. Configure the group as follows:
    • Group ID Specify the Group ID to distinguish the new group from the other optical groups on the node.

    • Group Type Specify the function for the group from the drop-down menu. The only group type supported for the BTI7800 is NON_EQUALIZING_TERM.

  4. Optionally, specify the Custom fields. These fields are for operator use and are opaque to the system.
    1. Click the Custom Settings tab.

    2. In the Custom Settings panel, specify the Id, Custom 1, Custom 2, and Custom 3 settings as desired.

  5. When you are finished, 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. The new optical group appears in the Network tree a short while after the task completes successfully.

Assigning or Unassigning an Amplifier

Use this procedure to assign a 96-Channel Amplifier to an optical group or to unassign a 96-Channel Amplifier from an optical group on a BTI7800 Series network element.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree.
  2. Expand the Optical Groups to see the optical groups on that NE.
  3. Right-click the optical group in which you want to assign the amplifier, and select Group/Degree >Edit.

    The Update Optical Group dialog appears.

    The Group ID is set during optical group creation, and cannot be edited. The Group Type must be set to NON_EQUALIZING_TERM.

  4. Assign or unassign amplifiers from the group.
    • To assign an amplifier to the group, click on the plus icon. This brings you to the Assign Optical Equipment window where you can assign an amplifier. Click Apply when you are done. The newly assigned amplifier appears in the Equipment list.

    • To unassign an amplifier, select the amplifier from the list and then click on the minus icon. The unassigned amplifier is removed from the Equipment list.

  5. Configure the Custom fields. These fields are for operator use and are opaque to the system.
    1. Click the Custom Settings tab.

    2. In the Custom Settings panel, edit the Id, Custom 1, Custom 2, and Custom 3 settings as desired.

  6. When you are finished, click Apply.

    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. The changes appear in PSM a short while after the task completes successfully.

Editing an Amplifier Port

Use this procedure to edit an amplifier port on a 96-Channel Amplifier on a BTI7800 Series network element.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree view to show the shelves in that NE.
  2. Expand Optical Groups to show the optical groups in that NE.
  3. Expand an optical group to show the degree in that group.
  4. Expand a degree to show the amplifier associated with that degree.

  5. Expand an amplifier to show the ports on that amplifier.
  6. Right-click a port and select Optical Port >Edit.

    The Edit Optical Layer Port dialog appears.

  7. Configure the optical port parameters as follows:
    • State This is the operational state. It is read-only.

    • DWDM Type This is the type of DWDM composite signal expected on the port. It is set to native. This is read-only.

    • Grid Type This is the DWDM grid spacing for the port. If the equipment only supports a specific grid spacing, then this field is read-only.

    • Tx Loss Specify the optical loss in the transmit direction. Set to 0 for no loss.

    • AINS Timer Optionally, specify the auto-in-service timer.

    • Active Countdown This is the countdown for the AINS timer. It is read-only.

  8. Optionally, configure the Custom fields. These fields are for operator use and are opaque to the system.
    1. Click the Custom Settings tab.

    2. In the Custom Settings panel, edit the Id, Custom 1, Custom 2, and Custom 3 settings as desired.

  9. When you are finished, click Apply.

    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. The changes appear in PSM a short while after the task completes successfully.

Editing WDM Parameters for an Amplifier

Use this procedure to edit WDM parameters on the line port of a 96-Channel Amplifier on a BTI7800 Series network element.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree.
  2. Expand Optical Groups to see the optical groups on that NE.
  3. Expand an optical group to see the degree in that group.
  4. Expand the degree to see the amplifier in that degree.
  5. Right-click the amplifier and select WDM >Edit.

    The Edit WDM dialog appears.

    Figure 19: Edit WDM Dialog for a BTI7800 96-Channel Amplifier Module
    Edit WDM Dialog for a BTI7800 96-Channel Amplifier Module
  6. Configure the WDM parameters as follows:
    • Admin Status Select the state from the list of available states in the drop-down menu.

    • Oper Status This is the operational state. It is read-only.

    • Fiber Type Specify the fiber type from the list of available fiber types in the drop-down menu.

    • Loss Rx High Threshold Specify the span loss threshold beyond which an alarm is raised. Set to 0 to disable.

    • Length The span length is measured automatically. This is read-only.

    • Amp Tilt Trim Set to fine tune the system gain tilt.

    • Post Amp Gain Set the system gain.

  7. Configure the Custom fields. These fields are for operator use and are opaque to the system.
    1. Click the Custom Settings tab.

    2. In the Custom Settings panel, edit the Id, Custom 1, Custom 2, and Custom 3 settings as desired.

  8. When you are finished, click Apply.

    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. The changes appear in PSM a short while after the task completes successfully.

Editing OSC Parameters for an Amplifier

Use this procedure to edit OSC parameters on the line port of a 96-Channel Amplifier on a BTI7800 Series network element. The optical service channel (OSC) is used as a communications medium for control information between amplifiers at both ends of a line span.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree.
  2. Expand the Optical Groups to see the optical groups on that NE.
  3. Expand an optical group to see the degree in that group.
  4. Expand the degree to see the amplifier in that degree.
  5. Right-click the amplifier and select OSC >Edit.

    The Edit OSC dialog appears.

    Figure 20: Edit OSC Dialog for a BTI7800 96-Channel Amplifier Module
    Edit OSC Dialog for a BTI7800 96-Channel Amplifier Module
  6. Configure the OSC parameters as follows:
    • Admin Status Select the state from the list of available states in the drop-down menu.

    • Oper Status This is the operational state. It is read-only.

    • FE IM Mon Select if you want the near end to validate the identity of the far end with the expected far end parameters. If the identity does not match, the system will raise an alarm or condition.

    • System Name (expected) Set to the expected system name of the far end.

    • IP Address (expected) Set to the expected management IP address of the far end.

    • Group (expected) Set to the expected optical group identifier of the far end.

    • Degree (expected) Set to the expected optical degree of the far end.

    • System Name (actual) This is the actual system name of the far end. It is read-only.

    • IP Address (actual) This is the actual management IP address of the far end. It is read-only.

    • Group (actual) This is the actual optical group identifier of the far end. It is read-only.

    • Degree (actual) This is the actual optical degree of the far end. It is read-only.

    • Group Type (actual)- This is the actual group type of the far end. It is read-only.

  7. Optionally, configure the Custom fields. These fields are for operator use and are opaque to the system.
    1. Click the Custom Settings tab.

    2. In the Custom Settings panel, edit the Id, Custom 1, Custom 2, and Custom 3 settings as desired.

  8. When you are finished, click Apply.

    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. The changes appear in PSM a short while after the task completes successfully.

Changing an Amplifier's Group

Use this procedure to change an amplifier's group on a BTI7800 Series network element.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree view to show the shelves in that NE.
  2. Expand Optical Groups to show the optical groups in that NE.
  3. Expand an optical group to show the degrees in that group.
  4. Expand a degree to show the amplifier associated with that degree.

  5. Right-click an amplifier and select Equipment >Edit.

    The Change Group/Degree dialog appears.

  6. Edit the Group.

    The Degree must be 1 and cannot be changed.

  7. When you are finished, click Apply.

    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. The changes appear in PSM a short while after the task completes successfully.

Viewing Port PMs on a 96-Channel Amplifier

Use this procedure to view the port PMs on a 96-Channel Amplifier on a BTI7800 Series network element.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree view to show the shelves in that NE.
  2. Expand Optical Groups to show the optical groups in that NE.
  3. Expand an optical group to show the degree in that group.
  4. Expand a degree to show the amplifier associated with that degree.

  5. Expand an amplifier to show the ports on that amplifier.
  6. Right-click a port and select Optical Port PMs >View.

    A snapshot of the current PMs is displayed.

  7. To refresh the counters, click Refresh.
  8. To select what columns to display, right-click anywhere in the headings row to bring up a column selection window.

    Check or uncheck column headings as desired.

  9. To sort the PMs based on column values, click on the column heading that you want to sort.
  10. To save the counters to a CSV file, click Export.

Provisioning a Wavelength Protection Switch Module on a BTI7800

Adding a WPS Module

Use this procedure to add a new Wavelength Protection Switch (WPS) module on a BTI7800 Series network element.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree to show the shelves in that NE.
  2. Expand a shelf to show the slots in that shelf.
  3. Right-click an unprovisioned slot and select Slot >Provision to add a module in that slot.

    The Provision Slot dialog appears. This dialog might change depending on the PEC that you select in the next step.

  4. Configure the slot as follows:
    • PEC Select the WPS PEC from the list of available PECs in the drop-down menu.

    • Admin Status Specify whether the initial state of the module is Up or Down or Testing.

  5. Optionally, specify the Custom fields. These fields are for operator use and are opaque to the system.
    1. Click the Custom Settings tab.

    2. In the Custom Settings panel, specify the Custom 1, Custom 2, and Custom 3 settings as desired.

  6. When you are finished, 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. The new provisioning appears in the Network tree a short while after the task completes successfully.

  7. After the new WPS module appears in the Network tree, add a WPS protection group by following the steps in Adding a protection group.

    Protection ports are automatically added to the WPS group.

  8. Configure protection port settings by following the steps in Editing a port.

Adding a Protection Group

Use this procedure to add a WPS protection group on a BTI7800 Series network element.

When you add a protection group, the client and line ports are automatically added.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree to show the shelves in that NE.
  2. Expand a shelf to show the slots in that shelf.
  3. Right click a WPS module and select Protection Groups >Provision to add a protection group on the selected WPS module.

    The Provision Wavelength Protection Group dialog appears:

  4. Configure the protection group as follows:
    • Group Id - Select the protection group identifier from the drop-down menu. Only available identifiers are listed.

    • Revertive-Type - Select NON_REVERTIVE or REVERTIVE from the drop-down menu.

    • Remote Id - This field is for operator use and is opaque to the system. PSM does not use this field for topology.

    • Prot Id - This is an alternative name for the protection group, and is opaque to the system.

    • Custom - This field is for operator use and is opaque to the system.

  5. When you are finished, 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. The new provisioning appears in the Network tree a short while after the task completes successfully. For example:

Editing a Protection Group

Use this procedure to edit a WPS protection group on a BTI7800 Series network element.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree to show the shelves in that NE.
  2. Expand a shelf to show the slots in that shelf.
  3. Expand a WPS module to show the protection groups on that module.
  4. Right click a protection group and select Group >Edit.

    The Edit Wavelength Protection Group dialog appears:

  5. Edit the protection group as follows:
    • Group Id - This is the protection group identifier. It cannot be changed.

    • Revertive-Type - Select NON_REVERTIVE or REVERTIVE from the drop-down menu.

    • Remote Id - This field is for operator use and is opaque to the system. PSM does not use this field for topology.

    • Prot Id - This is an alternative name for the protection group, and is opaque to the system.

    • Custom - This field is for operator use and is opaque to the system.

  6. When you are finished, 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. The new provisioning appears in the Network tree a short while after the task completes successfully.

Deleting a Protection Group

Use this procedure to delete a WPS protection group on a BTI7800 Series network element.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree to show the shelves in that NE.
  2. Expand a shelf to show the slots in that shelf.
  3. Expand a WPS module to show the protection groups on that module.
  4. Right click a protection group and select Group >Delete.

    The Delete Wavelength Protection Group confirmation dialog appears.

  5. Click OK to delete the group.

    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. The new provisioning appears in the Network tree a short while after the task completes successfully.

Editing a Port

Use this procedure to edit a WPS protection group port on a BTI7800 Series network element.

WPS protection group ports are automatically created when you add a protection group.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree to show the shelves in that NE.
  2. Expand a shelf to show the slots in that shelf.
  3. Expand a WPS module to show the protection groups on that module.
  4. Expand a protection group to show the ports in that group.
  5. Right click a port and select Port >Edit.

    The Edit Wavelength Protection Port dialog appears:

  6. Edit the protection port as follows:
    • Port Name- This field is automatically assigned and cannot be changed.

    • Status - This read-only field shows the operational status of a line port. It is not applicable to a client port.

    • Threshold (dB) - Select the threshold at which a loss of light condition is declared. This field applies to both client and line ports. Additionally, on line ports, when the receive power drops below this threshold, an automatic protection switch might take place.

    • Remote Id - This field is for operator use and is opaque to the system. PSM does not use this field for topology.

    • Prot Id - This is an alternative name for the protection group, and is opaque to the system.

    • Custom - This field is for operator use and is opaque to the system.

  7. When you are finished, 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. The new provisioning appears in the Network tree a short while after the task completes successfully.

Enabling or Disabling a Port

Use this procedure to administratively enable or disable a port on a BTI7800 Series network element.

  1. Expand the network element in the Network tree to show the shelves in that NE.
  2. Expand a shelf to show the slots in that shelf.
  3. Expand a UFM to show the BICs on that UFM.
  4. Expand a BIC to show the ports on that BIC.
  5. Enable or disable a port as follows.
    1. To enable a provisioned port, right click the port and select Admin State >Enable.

    2. To disable a provisioned port, right click the port and select Admin State >Disable.