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Configuring In-Band Management on a BTI7800 Network Element


Use this procedure to configure in-band management on a BTI7800 network element.


  • Ensure there is at least one optical interface configured. The BTI7800 supports in-band management on its optical interfaces only.

  1. Right-click a network element in the Network tree or in the Topology Map view, and then select System Info.

    The System Info window appears.

  2. Click the Management tab to see the management parameters.

    The Management panel appears.

  3. To add a management interface:
    1. Click Add to bring up the Add In-band Management Interface dialog.

    2. Use the drop-down menu to specify the Name of the management interface you want to add.

    3. Use the drop-down menu to specify the actual Interface for this management interface.


      The BTI7800 supports in-band management connectivity over the ODCC Channel only.

    4. Click OK.

      The Add In-band Management Interface dialog closes and the new interface is shown in the in-band management interface list.

    Repeat this step as necessary to add additional management interfaces.

  4. To delete a management interface:
    1. Select an interface from the list of in-band management interfaces and click Delete.

    2. Click Yes in the confirmation dialog.

      The selected interface is removed from the in-band management interface list.

    Repeat this step as necessary to delete additional management interfaces.

  5. Select or clear Proxy ARP to enable or disable proxy ARP.

    Proxy ARP allows the BTI7800 to respond to ARP requests on the external system management interface on behalf of same-subnet network elements reachable through in-band channels.

  6. Select or clear IS-IS to enable or disable IS-IS routing on the management interfaces.Note

    IS-IS is supported on BTI7800 release 4.1 and higher.

  7. If you enable IS-IS, then specify the network entity title (NET).

    The network entity title consists of a 3-octet area address, a 6-octet system identifier, and a 1-octet NSAP selector (which must be 00): aa.aaaa.ssss.ssss.ssss.00

    • aa.aaaa - 6 hexadecimal digits for the area (consisting of a 2- digit format identifier followed by a domain)

    • ssss.ssss.ssss - 12 hexadecimal digits for the system identifier, which must be unique to the area

  8. When you are finished, click Apply Changes.