Displaying Running CTP Bundle Configuration, State, and Counters (CTPView)
This topic describes how to display the running configuration of your bundle, along with the state and various counters.
Before you begin:
Log in to the CTPView software at least at the Net_Admin level.
Connect the CTPView server to the CTP device for which you want to change the status of the bundles.
To view information about the bundle:
- In the side pane, select Bundle > Runtime Query.
- Run your mouse over the MouseOver to Display and Select Bundles to Display bar.
- In the table of bundles, select the bundles that you want
to view, and click Display Selected Bundles. To select multiple bundles, hold down the CTRL key.
The configuration of the bundle or bundles appears followed by the runtime state and counters.
Table 1 describes the fields in the state and counters sections of the display.
The signaling configuration appears only if you changed the signaling configuration from the default configuration.
Table 1: CTP Bundle Runtime State and Counters in CTPView
Displays the current state of the bundle:
Port Runtime Flags
Displays the current configuration of BERTs and serial loops.
IRIG-B Run Flags
Displays the current status of the IRIG-B runtime
Appears for bundles on T1/E1 interfaces.
TT (Ext Clock)
Displays the current speed of the transmit timing (TT) clock.
The TT measurement is displayed only for a CTP bundle or a SAToP bundle that is attached to a T1E1 port on a T1E1 Daughter Card or a CTP bundle attached to a serial port with clock configuration set to Configured with TT, All Clocked by TT, Adaptive Rate, w/ User Clk (TT), or Autobaud Rate, w/ User Clk (TT).
RT (Ext Clock)
Displays the current speed of the receive timing (RT) clock.
Appears if the bundle is configured as the DTE, and clocking is set to DTE, All Clocked by Ext Clk (ST/RT) .
For bundles that are configured as the adaptive end for adaptive clocking, displays the current state of the adaptive clock:
Adap Recovered Freq
For bundles that are configured as the adaptive end for adaptive clocking, displays the frequency currently being recovered from the master end.
Displays the running configuration of input signals.
Displays the running configuration of output signals.
Checked out PPS
Displays packets per second (PPS) for the current bundle, for all running bundles on the CTP device, and the maximum PPS for the CTP device.
Note: For CESoPSN bundle, this field is available only in CTPOS release 7.0 and later.
I/F bound packets
Packets received from the IP network destined for the bundle.
NET bound packets
Packets created by the bundle and sent to the IP network.
Packets that were delivered to the CTP device, but arrived too late to be processed. Significant numbers of late packets indicate that the size of the buffer needs to be increased.
Packets that were not delivered to the CTP in time to process out the serial interface because they were either late or dropped by the IP network.
Each time a packet is missed, the data fill pattern specified in the advanced port options is substituted for data in the missed packet. The substitution maintains the bit count integrity of the data sent to the DTE or encryptor, but results in what appears to be a burst of errors with a duration equal to the size of the packet.
Number of times the buffer was restarted.
Number of times that the average buffer state was less than the minimum buffer setting.
Number of times that the buffer state exceeded the maximum buffer setting.
Indicates an exceeded threshold. The CTP device is designed to tolerate strings of consecutive missing packets without the loss of bit count integrity. The number of packets is configurable; the default is five. Exceeding this threshold is called a starvation, and a counter is incremented each time this event occurs.
Buffer max samples
Largest buffer sample observed.
Maximum, average, and minimum buffer sizes observed.
Buff Last Minute
Maximum, average, and minimum buffer sizes observed in the last minute.
BERT running sec
Number of seconds the current update has been running.
BERT sync sec
Number of seconds that the local CTP device has been in sync with the remote CTP device.
BERT error sec
Number of seconds during which there were errors.
BERT in sync
Shows whether the CTP device is currently in sync with the remote CTP device
Last counter clear
Indicates the last time that the system counters were reset.
This feature is supported on CTPOS release 6.6R3 and later for CESoPSN bundles created on CTP2000 series.