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    Configuring Optical IPLC for Easy and Optimal Deployment

    Instead of using Junos OS CLI statements and operational commands to configure optical integrated photonic line card (IPLC) settings and view the configured parameters, you can view an image of the optical IPLC using Connectivity Services Director to obtain an intuitive and high-level understanding of the settings and alarms. This view enables you to modify the optical IPLC settings to suit your network deployment needs in a simplified and optimal manner. Because the important optical IPLC settings can be configured alongside the visual representation of the entire chassis that is displayed, this method of managing the optical IPLC settings provides a consolidated and cohesive interface for easy deployment of settings on the optical IPLC.

    To configure an optical IPLC:

    1. From the Junos Space user interface, click the Build icon on the Connectivity Services Director banner.

      The workspaces that are applicable to Build mode are displayed on the Tasks pane.

    2. From the View selector, select Device View.

      The functionalities that you can configure in this view are displayed.

    3. From the Device View pane, click the plus sign (+) next to the My Network tree to expand the tree and select the PTX3000 router for which you want to define the optical port settings.

      The network tree is expanded and the selected device is highlighted.

    4. From the Tasks pane, select Device Management > View Physical Inventory.

      An image of the device is displayed on the right pane.

    5. In the image of the device, select an optical IPLC—for example, an optical IPLC installed in a PTX3000 router.

      The Component Info dialog box is displayed. At the lower part of the dialog box, the Equipment, Status/Config, Performance, and Line Connectivity tabs are displayed.

    6. Click the Status/Config tab at the bottom of the dialog box.

      The IPLC Line dialog box is displayed on the right pane with the configuration settings that pertain to the IPLC as shown in Figure 1.

      Figure 1: Status/Config Tab of the IPLC Line Dialog Box

      Status/Config Tab of the IPLC
Line Dialog Box
    7. In the Settings/Status section, do the following:
      1. From the Expansion IPLC list, select the FPC or PIC slot in which the expansion module of the IPLC is installed. Alternatively, select NONE if you do not want to specify an expansion module for the IPLC.

        This setting creates an association between the specified IPLC base module and IPLC expansion module. The IPLC expansion module is an optical multiplexing and demultiplexing card that, when associated with an IPLC base module by using this statement, increases the ADD or DROP capacity of the system to 64 channels.

        Note: When you increase the capacity to 64 channels, the IPLC base module handles the odd channels and the IPLC expansion module handles the even channels.

      2. From the Express IPLC list, select the FPC or PIC slot in which the IPLC that you want to configure as the express-in mode is configured. Alternatively, select NONE if you do not want to specify an express-in mode for the IPLC. You can switch the IPLC’s wavelength to another IPLC residing on the same chassis by using the express-in mode. There can be only one association between two IPLC cards in express-in mode. For example, the IPLC in slot 0 can be configured to be bypassed and switched to the IPLC in slot 2. If you change the association, then the latest association is considered.

        This setting enables you to form a logical connection between two IPLC base modules to form a single two-line node that can communicate either east-west or north-south. This configuration is used in IPLC ring scenarios and other network scenarios that require the IPLC to support two-line terminations.

        Note: Before setting this option, you must connect the two IPLC base modules together through the PT IN and PT OUT ports on the front panel; otherwise a proper association between the two modules is not formed.

        Note: You can configure only one logical association between two IPLC base modules in express-in mode.

      3. In the Main field, view the alarm, if any, that has been generated for the main board of the IPLC. A gray circle denotes no alarm, whereas a red circle denotes that an active alarm is present. Firmware Consistency Alarm, Internal Diagnostic Alarm, or Power Rail Alarm are possible values that can be displayed.

      4. In the EDFA1 field, view the alarm, if any, that has been generated for the ingress erbium-doped fiber amplifier (EDFA) of the IPLC. A gray circle denotes no alarm, whereas a red circle denotes that an active alarm is present. Input Power alarm, Out of Gain alarm, or Pump EOL alarm are possible values that can be displayed for EDFA1.

      5. In the EDFA2 field, view the alarm, if any, that has been generated for the egress EDFA of the IPLC. A gray circle denotes no alarm, whereas a red circle denotes that an active alarm is present. Output Power alarm, Out of Gain alarm, or Pump EOL alarm are possible values that can be displayed for EDFA2.

      6. In the WSS field, view the alarm, if any, that has been generated for the wavelength selective switching (WSS) module of the optical IPLC. A gray circle denotes no alarm, whereas a red circle denotes that an active alarm is present. WSS Module FAIL, WSS Firmware Image Corrupted, WSS Firmware Version out-of-date, WSS Voltage Alarm - High, WSS Voltage Alarm - Low, WSS Temperature - High, or WSS temperature - Low are possible values that can be displayed.

      7. Click Update above the Settings/Status section to save the specified configuration settings. Alternatively, click Cancel to discard the configuration settings.

    8. In the Wavelength Configuration section, do the following:

      All port wavelength frequencies are controlled by the WSS of the optical IPLC and configured on a wavelength-by-wavelength basis. The mapping for the wavelengths, frequencies, and ports is fixed. Each port is assigned a specific frequency and wavelength depending on whether the port is on the IPLC base module or expansion module.

      1. Select the Show All Wavelengths check box to display all available wavelengths supported by the PTX3000 router. The wavelength values can be any of the following:

        • 1528.38—1528.38 nanometers (nm), corresponds to a 50-GHz grid

        • 1528.77—1528.77 nm, corresponds to 50-GHz and 100-GHz grids

        • 1529.16—1529.16 nm, corresponds to a 50-GHz grid

        • 1529.55—1529.55 nm, corresponds to 50-GHz and 100-GHz grids

        • 1529.94—1529.94 nm, corresponds to a 50-GHz grid

        • 1530.33—1530.33 nm, corresponds to 50-GHz and 100-GHz grids

        • 1530.72—1530.72 nm, corresponds to a 50-GHz grid

        • 1531.12—1531.12 nm, corresponds to 50-GHz and 100-GHz grids

        • 1531.51—1531.51 nm, corresponds to a 50-GHz grid

        • 1531.90—1531.90 nm, corresponds to 50-GHz and 100-GHz grids

        • 1532.29—1532.29 nm, corresponds to a 50-GHz grid

        • 1532.68—1532.68 nm, corresponds to 50-GHz and 100-GHz grids

        • 1533.07—1533.07 nm, corresponds to a 50-GHz grid

        • 1533.47—1533.47 nm, corresponds to 50-GHz and 100-GHz grids

        • 1533.86—1533.86 nm, corresponds to a 50-GHz grid

        • 1534.25—1534.25 nm, corresponds to 50-GHz and 100-GHz grids

        • 1534.64—1534.64 nm, corresponds to a 50-GHz grid

        • 1535.04—1535.04 nm, corresponds to 50-GHz and 100-GHz grids

        • 1535.43—1535.43 nm, corresponds to a 50-GHz grid

        • 1535.82—1535.82 nm, corresponds to 50-GHz and 100-GHz grids

        • 1536.22—1536.22 nm, corresponds to a 50-GHz grid

        • 1536.61—1536.61 nm, corresponds to 50-GHz and 100-GHz grids

        • 1537.00—1537.00 nm, corresponds to a 50-GHz grid

        • 1537.40—1537.40 nm, corresponds to 50-GHz and 100-GHz grids

        • 1537.79—1537.79 nm, corresponds to a 50-GHz grid

        • 1538.19—1538.19 nm, corresponds to 50-GHz and 100-GHz grids

        • 1538.58—1538.58 nm, corresponds to a 50-GHz grid

        • 1538.98—1538.98 nm, corresponds to 50-GHz and 100-GHz grids

        • 1539.37—1539.37 nm, corresponds to a 50-GHz grid

        • 1539.77—1539.77 nm, corresponds to 50-GHz and 100-GHz grids

        • 1540.16—1540.16 nm, corresponds to a 50-GHz grid

        • 1540.56—1540.56 nm, corresponds to 50-GHz and 100-GHz grids

        • 1540.95—1540.95 nm, corresponds to a 50-GHz grid

        • 1541.35—1541.35 nm, corresponds to 50-GHz and 100-GHz grids

        • 1541.75—1541.75 nm, corresponds to a 50-GHz grid

        • 1542.14—1542.14 nm, corresponds to 50-GHz and 100-GHz grids

        • 1542.54—1542.54 nm, corresponds to a 50-GHz grid

        • 1542.94—1542.94 nm, corresponds to 50-GHz and 100-GHz grids

        • 1543.33—1543.33 nm, corresponds to a 50-GHz grid

        • 1543.73—1543.73 nm, corresponds to 50-GHz and 100-GHz grids

        • 1544.13—1544.13 nm, corresponds to a 50-GHz grid

        • 1544.53—1544.53 nm, corresponds to 50-GHz and 100-GHz grids

        • 1544.92—1544.92 nm, corresponds to a 50-GHz grid

        • 1545.32—1545.32 nm, corresponds to 50-GHz and 100-GHz grids

        • 1545.72—1545.72 nm, corresponds to a 50-GHz grid

        • 1546.12—1546.12 nm, corresponds to 50-GHz and 100-GHz grids

        • 1546.52—1546.52 nm, corresponds to a 50-GHz grid

        • 1546.92—1546.92 nm, corresponds to 50-GHz and 100-GHz grids

        • 1547.32—1547.32 nm, corresponds to a 50-GHz grid

        • 1547.72—1547.72 nm, corresponds to 50-GHz and 100-GHz grids

        • 1548.11—1548.11 nm, corresponds to a 50-GHz grid

        • 1548.51—1548.51 nm, corresponds to 50-GHz and 100-GHz grids

        • 1548.91—1548.91 nm, corresponds to a 50-GHz grid

        • 1549.32—1549.32 nm, corresponds to 50-GHz and 100-GHz grids

        • 1549.72—1549.72 nm, corresponds to a 50-GHz grid

        • 1550.12—1550.12 nm, corresponds to 50-GHz and 100-GHz grids

        • 1550.52—1550.52 nm, corresponds to a 50-GHz grid

        • 1550.92—1550.92 nm, corresponds to 50-GHz and 100-GHz grids

        • 1551.32—1551.32 nm, corresponds to a 50-GHz grid

        • 1551.72—1551.72 nm, corresponds to 50-GHz and 100-GHz grids

        • 1552.12—1552.12 nm, corresponds to a 50-GHz grid

        • 1552.52—1552.52 nm, corresponds to 50-GHz and 100-GHz grids

        • 1552.93—1552.93 nm, corresponds to a 50-GHz grid

        • 1553.33—1554.33 nm, corresponds to 50-GHz and 100-GHz grids

        • 1553.73—1554.73 nm, corresponds to a 50-GHz grid

        • 1554.13—1554.13 nm, corresponds to 50-GHz and 100-GHz grids

        • 1554.54—1554.54 nm, corresponds to a 50-GHz grid

        • 1554.94—1554.94 nm, corresponds to 50-GHz and 100-GHz grids

        • 1555.34—1555.34 nm, corresponds to a 50-GHz grid

        • 1555.75—1555.75 nm, corresponds to 50-GHz and 100-GHz grids

        • 1556.15—1556.15 nm, corresponds to a 50-GHz grid

        • 1556.55—1556.55 nm, corresponds to 50-GHz and 100-GHz grids

        • 1556.96—1556.96 nm, corresponds to a 50-GHz grid

        • 1557.36—1557.36 nm, corresponds to 50-GHz and 100-GHz grids

        • 1557.77—1557.77 nm, corresponds to a 50-GHz grid

        • 1558.17—1558.17 nm, corresponds to 50-GHz and 100-GHz grids

        • 1558.58—1558.58 nm, corresponds to a 50-GHz grid

        • 1558.98—1558.98 nm, corresponds to 50-GHz and 100-GHz grids

        • 1559.39—1559.39 nm, corresponds to a 50-GHz grid

        • 1559.79—1559.79 nm, corresponds to 50-GHz and 100-GHz grids

        • 1560.20—1560.20 nm, corresponds to a 50-GHz grid

        • 1560.61—1560.61 nm, corresponds to 50-GHz and 100-GHz grids

        • 1561.01—1561.01 nm, corresponds to a 50-GHz grid

        • 1561.42—1561.42 nm, corresponds to 50-GHz and 100-GHz grids

        • 1561.83—1561.83 nm, corresponds to a 50-GHz grid

        • 1562.23—1562.23 nm, corresponds to 50-GHz and 100-GHz grids

        • 1562.64—1562.64 nm, corresponds to a 50-GHz grid

        • 1563.05—1563.05 nm, corresponds to 50-GHz and 100-GHz grids

        • 1563.45—1563.45 nm, corresponds to a 50-GHz grid

        • 1563.86—1563.86 nm, corresponds to 50-GHz and 100-GHz grids

        • 1564.27—1564.27 nm, corresponds to a 50-GHz grid

        • 1564.68—1564.68 nm, corresponds to 50-GHz and 100-GHz grids

        • 1565.09—1565.09 nm, corresponds to a 50-GHz grid

        • 1565.50—1565.50 nm, corresponds to 50-GHz and 100-GHz grids

        • 1565.90—1565.90 nm, corresponds to a 50-GHz grid

        • 1566.31—1566.31 nm, corresponds to 50-GHz and 100-GHz grids

        • 1566.72—1566.72 nm, corresponds to a 50-GHz grid

        • 1567.13—1567.13 nm, corresponds to 50-GHz and 100-GHz grids

        • 1567.54—1567.54 nm, corresponds to a 50-GHz grid

        • 1567.95—1567.95 nm, corresponds to 50-GHz and 100-GHz grids

        • 1568.36—1568.36 nm, corresponds to a 50-GHz grid

        • 1568.77—1568.77 nm, corresponds to 50-GHz and 100-GHz grids

        The default is 1550.12—1550.12 nm, corresponds to 50-GHz and 100-GHz grids

      2. For a particular wavelength displayed in the table, click in the cell in the configuration column, and then click the drop-down arrow. The following values are displayed on the drop-down menu:

        • blocked—By default, if there is no explicit configuration for the IPLC wavelength, then that wavelength is in blocked mode.

        • switch—Enables you to switch a wavelength present on an IPLC module to an optical interface on the same or different chassis. You can specify the dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) interface on the local chassis to which you want to switch the specified wavelength. Otherwise, you can switch the specified wavelength on the local chassis to the remote chassis.

        • express-in—Enables you to form a logical connection between two IPLC base modules to form a single two-line node that can communicate either east-west or north-south. This configuration is used in IPLC ring scenarios and other network scenarios that require the IPLC to support two-line terminations.

      3. For a particular wavelength setting that you specified in the configuration column for the IPLC, click in the cell in the end-point column, and then click the drop-down arrow.

        A list of interface names that are present on the same chassis as the IPLC are displayed on the drop-down menu. You can select the optical interface on the same chassis to which the IPLC base module must switch the wavelength. Before you configure this setting, be sure to configure the wavelength on the local optical interface so that the wavelength is compatible with the wavelength you are switching on the IPLC. Alternatively, select remote to configure the IPLC to switch a particular wavelength to an optical interface on a remote chassis. Before you configure this setting, be sure to configure the wavelength on the remote optical interface so that the wavelength is compatible with the wavelength you are switching on the IPLC.

        Note: The end-point field displays NA if you select the value in the configuration column for a specific wavelength as blocked or express-in. The end-point field is configurable only for switch wavelength mode.

      4. Click Update in the Wavelength Configuration section to save the specified configuration settings. Alternatively, click Cancel to discard the configuration settings.

    You can click the Refresh (rotating arrow icon) button at the top of the dialog box to enable the latest settings be retrieved from the device and displayed.

    Modified: 2016-05-10