Configuring Bundle Failover Between CTP Devices at Both the Local and Remote Sites (CTPView)
A CTP series device provides two types of Y-cable redundancy.
Redundancy by using a hardware link that uses a special Y cable—A hardware link requires a special Y cable that connects the CTP devices and is supported only on serial ports. The functioning of a hardware link is similar to the default operation of the redundancy feature in CTPOS Release 6.5 and earlier. A hardware link is supported only on serial ports.
Redundancy by using a software link that does not depend on a signaling hardware like the Y cable—A software link does not require a special signaling hardware. Y-cable port pairs can maintain contact with each other by means of OAM packets instead of a hardware signaling path. Because of this, Y-cable redundancy is supported on T1E1 ports as well as serial ports with a special Y cable. Redundancy by means of a software link is supported on both serial and T1/E1 ports on CTP150 and CTP2000 devices.
To set up Y-cable redundancy at both the local and remote sites, you configure two bundles—a primary bundle and a backup bundle. Each bundle follows a different path between the two sites, as shown in Figure 4.
When you configure Y-cable redundancy that uses a hardware link, you can use different redundant port numbers if the devices are using the same port on the 100-pin connector. For example, a Y cable 100-pin connector could be attached to ports 0-3 on the primary CTP device, with the second connector attached to ports 8-11 on the backup CTP device. The redundant ports would be P0/P8, P1/P9, P2/P10, and P3/P11 on the primary CTP and backup CTP devices, respectively.
Redundancy is not supported on Y cable between CTPOS releases 6.2 and earlier. Whether the Y-cable configuration is both-ended or single-ended, the primary and backup bundles on the Y cable must either be 6.1 or below, or 6.2 and later. After a switchover from primary to backup, if the primary circuit comes up later, it will revert to the primary circuit automatically.
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 configure bundles.
Disable the bundle before you modify the bundle options.
To configure primary and backup CTP bundles for Y-cable redundancy by using CTPView:
- In the side pane, select Bundle > Configuration.
- Run your mouse over the Display and Select an Existing Bundle bar.
- In the table of bundles, select the bundle that you want to modify.
- Under Port Options, place a check mark in the Advanced Options Show check box to display advanced parameters, and configure the parameters described in Table 11.
- Click Click to Submit Bundle AND Port Changes.
Table 11: Y-Cable Settings in CTPView
Displays a list of supported redundancy modes. SeeRedundancy Features Overview for a list of supported Y-cable redundancy configuration settings.
Specifies the primary and backup bundles.
Configure a primary and a backup bundle. When the software link is enabled and link partners are specified, the software verifies that there is a matched primary and backup pair.
Pri/Sec Link Type
Specifies the link types for primary and back up bundle.
Specifies an IP address for the other port of the redundant primary and backup pair.
Specify an IP address.
Specifies a card number for the other port of the redundant primary and backup pair.
Specify a card number in the range 0 through 6.
Specifies a port number for the other port of the redundant primary and backup pair.
Specify a port number in the range 0 through 23.
Allows fast switching in case of a failover. This feature is supported only on serial ports with hardware links.
Fast switch is supported only in Hot standby in Revert redundancy mode and is valid only for a hardware link.
Select ENABLED or DISABLED.