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Service Visualization

 

PSM automatically discovers all Ethernet services in the network and displays them in a graphical view.

Visualizing an Ethernet Service

Use some or all of the techniques in this procedure to visualize an Ethernet service.

  1. In the Network tree, select the desired Ethernet service.

    The selected Ethernet service opens in the main Topology window. If the service is protected by ERPS, the service is shown connected to an ERPS icon. The ERPS icon represents an ERPS ring. The green indicates that the ERPS ring is blocking its RPL link, which is normal.

    See Service visualization scheme for details on this view, and see Ethernet Ring Protection Switching (ERPS) for details on ERPS.

    Note

    If this is your first time visualizing this service, you will see the default layout that PSM automatically generates. The default layout can be changed. See 9.

    Note

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

  2. Double-click the ERPS icon to zoom in to see the network elements comprising the ERPS ring. Double-click again to zoom back out.Note

    Double-clicking to zoom works only on the default PSM layout or a smaller (more zoomed out) layout.

    The green indicates the RPL link that is blocked.

    Note

    The ERPS service itself can be visualized as well. For more information, see Visualizing an ERPS service.

  3. Alternatively, right-click the ERPS icon and choose Expand ERPS Ring.

  4. To change the size of the service view:
    1. Right-click the background and select Zoom In to increase the view size. Alternatively, you can zoom in by scrolling the mouse scroll wheel away from you.

    2. Right-click the background and select Zoom Out to decrease the view size. Alternatively, you can zoom out by scrolling the mouse scroll wheel towards you.

    3. Right-click the background and select Reset Zoom to return the view size to its original size.

  5. Right-click a network element and select Network Element to see the regular NE menu options.

  6. To move elements in this view, click and drag elements to the desired location.
  7. To move all of the ports and switches in the service, right-click the background and choose Select All and drag the service within the window.
  8. By default, the connected NNI ports are hidden. To view the connected ports, right-click the background and choose Show Connected Ports. The screenshot below shows a service with connected NNI ports displayed.

    Note

    Choosing Show Connected Ports again toggles the setting.

  9. You can save the current layout as the default, or revert to the default, or revert to the layout that PSM automatically generates.
    1. To save the current layout as the default layout for this service, right-click the background and select Save Layout as Default.

      Note

      You must have administrator privileges to execute this command.

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

    2. To reset the current layout to the default, right-click the background and select Reset Layout to Default.

    3. To reset the current layout to the layout that PSM automatically generates, right-click the background and select Reset Layout.

  10. To save the service screen view as an image:
    1. Select Save Service Image.

      The Save Service Image dialog appears.

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

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

    3. Click Save.

  11. To select all NEs in the service, click Select Network Elements.

    This brings you back to the main Topology Map view and shows all NEs in the service selected.

Service Visualization Scheme

The service visualization scheme provides visual details about the service, as shown in the screens below and explained as follows:

  • Grey indicates ports (UNI or NNI) added by the user.

  • Faded grey indicates NNI ports added by the system using GVRP.

  • Dashed black lines indicate logical connections on the switch showing which ports are members of the switch.

  • Solid blue lines indicate physical connections (fiber optic or Ethernet cables).

  • The name of the NE (e.g. MIAMI) and the name of the switch (e.g. Switch Server_Sw):

    If the name of the NE has not been defined, the IP address is shown instead.

  • Detailed information about a switch or port or link appear by simply hovering over the icon in the Ethernet service topology view, as shown below:

    Figure 1: Hovering Over a Switch
    Hovering Over a Switch
    Figure 2: Hovering Over a UNI
    Hovering Over a UNI
    Figure 3: Hovering Over a Link
    Hovering Over a Link