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Changing Alarm Settings for the Optical IPLCs

 

You can modify the configuration settings for alarm settings of optical integrated photonic line cards (IPLCs), which are used in conjunction with optical inline amplifiers (ILAs) on PTX3000 Packet Transport Routers, using the Preferences page of the Connectivity Services Director application. To open the Preferences page, click the down arrow next to the System button in the Connectivity Services Director banner and select Preferences. The Preferences page opens with User Preferences as the default tab. Click the Fault tab of the Preferences page of the Connectivity Services Director GUI to enable individual alarms, set the retention period for alarms, configure alarm notifications, configure threshold alarms, and to specify the number of events to keep for each alarm. The Fault tab has multiple sections, which you can expand and collapse by clicking the arrow next to the section title:

  • Global Settings, for configuring Faults settings such as global alarm notifications and alarm data retention.

  • Individual Alarms and Threshold Settings, for configuring settings for individual alarms and threshold alarms.

Alarms for Optical IPLCs

The following alarms are applicable for management of the optical IPLC:

Alarm Name

Description

jnxIplcFpcAwgAddLosAlarm

Generated as the FPC arrayed waveguide gratings (AWG) add LOS alarm for the IPLC

jnxIplcFpcExpInLosAlarm

Generated as the FPC input LOS alarm for the express-in mode of the IPLC.

jnxIplcFpcOscAddLosAlarm

Generated as the FPC add LOS alarm for the optical service channel (OSC) of the IPLC. The OSC is an in-band channel used to communicate with ILAs and other optical nodes in the line system that are not directly accessible over the DCN. OSC framing logic is implemented in the FPGA.

jnxIplcFpcOscDrpLosAlarm

Generated as the FPC drop LOS alarm for the OSC of the IPLC.

jnxIplcFpcLineInLosAlarm

Generated as the FPC input line-in LOS alarm for the IPLC.

jnxIplcFpcEdfa1RefPwAlarm

Generated as the FPC erbium doped fiber amplifier (EDFA) 1 reflect power alarm for the IPLC. EDFA1 is considered as ingress EDFA and EDFA2 is considered as egress EDFA

jnxIplcFpcEdfa1OutPwAlarm

Generated as the FPC EDFA1 output power alarm for the IPLC.

jnxIplcFpcEdfa1OutGain

Generated as the FPC EDFA1 output gain alarm for the IPLC

jnxIplcFpcEdfa1PumpEolAlarm

Generated as the FPC EDFA1 pump end-of-life (EoL) alarm for the IPLC.

jnxIplcFpcEdfa1TempAlarm

Generated as the FPC EDFA1 temperature alarm for the IPLC.

jnxIplcFpcEdfa1OutLosAlarm

Generated as the FPC EDFA1 output LOS alarm for the IPLC.

jnxIplcFpcEdfa1InLosAlarm

Generated as the FPC EDFA1 input LOS alarm for the IPLC.

jnxIplcFpcEdfa2RefPwAlarm

Generated as the FPC erbium doped fiber amplifier (EDFA) 1 reflect power alarm for the IPLC. EDFA1 is considered as ingress EDFA and EDFA2 is considered as egress EDFA

jnxIplcFpcEdfa2OutPwAlarm

Generated as the FPC EDFA2 output power alarm for the IPLC.

jnxIplcFpcEdfa2OutGainAlarm

Generated as the FPC EDFA2 output gain alarm for the IPLC

jnxIplcFpcEdfa2PumpEolAlarm

Generatd as the FPC EDFA2 pump end-of-life (EoL) alarm for the IPLC.

jnxIplcFpcEdfa2TempAlarm

Generated as the FPC EDFA2 temperature alarm for the IPLC.

jnxIplcFpcEdfa2OutLosAlarm

Generated as the FPC EDFA2 output LOS alarm for the IPLC.

jnxIplcFpcEdfa2InLosAlarm

Generated as the FPC EDFA2 input LOS alarm for the IPLC.

jnxIplcFpcWssTempAlarm

Generated as the FPC wavelength selective switching (WSS) temperature alarm for the IPLC.

jnxIplcFpcWssVoltAlarm

Generated as the FPC WSS voltage alarm for the IPLC.

jnxIplcFpcInterDiagAlarm

Generated as the FPC internal diagnostic alarm for the IPLC.

jnxIplcFpcFwCnsistAlarm

Generated as the FPC firmware consistency alarm for the IPLC.

jnxIplcFpcHwFailAlarm

Generated as the FPC hardware failure alarm for the IPLC.

jnxIplcFpcFwFailAlarm

Generated as the FPC firmware failure alarm for the IPLC.

jnxIplcFpcOcmFailAlarm

Generated as the FPC optical channel monitor (OCM) failure alarm for the IPLC.

jnxIplcFpcWssFailAlarm

Generated as the FPC WSS failure alarm for the IPLC.

jnxIplcFpcEdfa2FailAlarm

Generated as the FPC EDFA2 failure alarm for the IPLC.

jnxIplcFpcEdfa1FailAlarm

Generated as the FPC EDFA1 alarm for the IPLC.

jnxIplcFpcPwrFailAlarm

Generated as the FPC power rail failure alarm for the IPLC.

jnxIplcOscTxPowerHigh15minAlert

Generated as an alarm when the OSC transmitted high power exceeds the threshold within the 15-minute interval for the IPLC.

jnxIplcOscTxPowerLow15minAlert

Generated as an alarm when the OSC transmitted low power exceeds the threshold within the 15-minute interval for the IPLC.

jnxIplcOscRxPowerHigh15minAlert

Generated as an alarm when the OSC received high power exceeds the threshold within the 15-minute interval for the IPLC.

jnxIplcOscRxPowerLow15minAlert

Generated as an alarm when the OSC received low power exceeds the threshold within the 15-minute interval for the IPLC.

jnxIplcOscFiberLosHigh15minAlert

Generated as an alarm when the OSC fiber high LOS exceeds the threshold within the 15-minute interval for the IPLC.

jnxIplcOscFiberLosLow15minAlert

Generated as an alarm when the OSC fiber low LOS exceeds the threshold within the 15-minute interval for the IPLC.

jnxIplcLineOutVoaHigh15minAlert

Generated as the line-out Variable Optical Attenuator (VOA) high threshold setting trigger within the 15-minute period for the IPLC.

jnxIplcLineOutVoaLow15minAlert

Generated as the line-out Variable Optical Attenuator (VOA) low threshold setting trigger within the 15-minute period for the IPLC.

jnxIplcIngressEdfaInputPwHigh15minAlert

Generated as the ingress EDFA input power high threshold setting trigger within the 15-minute period for the IPLC.

jnxIplcIngressEdfaInputPwLow15minAlert

Generated as the ingress EDFA input power low threshold setting trigger within the 15-minute period for the IPLC.

jnxIplcOcmPwHigh15minAlert

Generated as the OCM module power high threshold setting trigger within the 15-minute period for the IPLC.

jnxIplcOcmPwLow15minAlert

Generated as the OCM module power low threshold setting trigger within the 15-minute period for the IPLC.

jnxIplcOscTxPowerHigh24hourAlert

Generated as the OSC transmitted high power threshold setting trigger within the 15-minute period for the IPLC.

jnxIplcOscTxPowerLow24hourAlert

Generated as the OSC transmitted high power threshold setting trigger within the 15-minute period for the IPLC.

jnxIplcOscRxPowerHigh24hourAlert

Generated as an alarm when the OSC received high power exceeds the threshold within the 24-hour interval for the IPLC.

jnxIplcOscRxPowerLow24hourAlert

Generated as an alarm when the OSC received low power exceeds the threshold within the 24-hour interval for the IPLC.

jnxIplcOscFiberLosHigh24hourAlert

Generated as an alarm when the OSC fiber high LOS exceeds the threshold within the24-hour interval for the IPLC.

jnxIplcOscFiberLosLow24hourAlert

Generated as an alarm when the OSC fiber low LOS exceeds the threshold within the 24-hour interval for the IPLC.

jnxIplcLineOutVoaHigh24hourAlert

Generated as the line-out Variable Optical Attenuator (VOA) high threshold setting trigger within the 24-hour period for the IPLC.

jnxIplcLineOutVoaLow24hourAlert

Generated as the line-out Variable Optical Attenuator (VOA) low threshold setting trigger within the 24-hour period for the IPLC.

jnxIplcIngressEdfaInputPwHigh24hourAlert

Generated as the ingress EDFA input high power threshold setting trigger within the 24-hour period for the IPLC.

jnxIplcIngressEdfaInputPwLow24hourAlert

Generated as the ingress EDFA input low power threshold setting trigger within the 24-hour period for the IPLC.

jnxIplcIngressEdfaOutputPwHigh24hourAlert

Generated as the ingress EDFA output high power threshold setting trigger within the 24-hour period for the IPLC.

jnxIplcIngressEdfaOutputPwLow24hourAlert

Generated as the ingress EDFA output low power threshold setting trigger within the 24-hour period for the IPLC.

jnxIplcIngressEdfaSignalPwHigh24hourAlert

Generated as the ingress EDFA signal high power threshold setting trigger within the 24-hour period for the IPLC.

jnxIplcIngressEdfaSignalPwLow24hourAlert

Generated as the ingress EDFA signal low power threshold setting trigger within the 24-hour period for the IPLC.

jnxIplcIngressEdfaPumpCurrentHigh24hourAlert

Generated as the ingress EDFA pump current high temperature threshold setting trigger within the 24-hour period for the IPLC.

jnxIplcIngressEdfaPumpCurrentLow24hourAlert

Generated as the ingress EDFA pump current low temperature threshold setting trigger within the 24-hour period for the IPLC.

jnxIplcEgressEdfaInputPwHigh24hourAlert

Generated as the egress EDFA input high power threshold setting trigger within the 24-hour period for the IPLC.

jnxIplcEgressEdfaInputPwLow24hourAlert

Generated as the egress EDFA input low power threshold setting trigger within the 24-hour period for the IPLC.

jnxIplcEgressEdfaOutputPwHigh24hourAlert

Generated as the egress EDFA output high power threshold setting trigger within the 24-hour period for the IPLC.

jnxIplcEgressEdfaOutputPwLow24hourAlert

Generated as the egress EDFA output low power threshold setting trigger within the 24-hour period for the IPLC.

jnxIplcEgressEdfaSignalPwHigh24hourAlert

Generated as the egress EDFA signal high power threshold setting trigger within the 24-hour period for the IPLC.

jnxIplcEgressEdfaSignalPwLow24hourAlert

Generated as the egress EDFA signal low power threshold setting trigger within the 24-hour period for the IPLC.

jnxIplcEgressEdfaPumpCurrentHigh24hourAlert

Generated as the egress EDFA pump current high temperature threshold setting trigger within the 24-hour period for the IPLC.

jnxIplcEgressEdfaPumpCurrentLow24hourAlert

Generated as the egress EDFA pump current low temperature threshold setting trigger within the 24-hour period for the IPLC.

jnxIplcPowerMonitorAwgAddHigh24hourAlert

Generated as the power monitor AWG add high threshold setting trigger within the 24-hour period for the IPLC.

jnxIplcPowerMonitorAwgAddLow24hourAlert

Generated as the power monitor AWG add low threshold setting trigger within the 24-hour period for the IPLC.

jnxIplcPowerMonitorExpressInHigh24hourAlert

Generated as the power monitor express-in mode high threshold setting trigger within the 24-hour period for the IPLC.

jnxIplcPowerMonitorExpressInLow24hourAlert

Generated as the power monitor express-in mode low threshold setting trigger within the 24-hour period for the IPLC.

jnxIplcOcmPwHigh24hourAlert

Generated as the OCM module power high threshold setting trigger within the 24-hour period for the IPLC.

jnxIplcOcmPwLow24hourAlert

Generated as the OCM module power low threshold setting trigger within the 24-hour period for the IPLC.

jnxIplcFpcSfpLosAlarm

Generated as the FPC SFP loss of signal (LOS) alarm for the IPLC.

jnxIplcFpcSfpLofAlarm

Generated as the FPC SFP loss of frame (LOF) alarm for the IPLC.

Configuring Global Alarm Notifications

You can configure global e-mail notifications to be sent when any alarm with notifications enabled is generated. To configure global e-mail notifications, enter the e-mail addresses to receive global alarm notifications in the Alarm Notifications Destinations field in the Global Settings section. Separate addresses with a comma (,). For information about enabling notification for an alarm, see Configuring Individual Alarm Notifications.

Retaining Alarm History

Use the No. of days to keep Alarm field in the Global Settings section to specify the number of days to keep alarm history. The default retention time is 120 days; but you can specify a period of 7 through 1000 days. Specifying a longer retention time consumes more database resources. To change the alarm retention duration, type a new value and click OK and Yes to confirm the change.

Specifying Event History

Use the Events/Alarm field in the Global Settings section to specify the number of event entries that are kept in the alarm history. The default setting for events is 20. To change the setting, type a new value and click OK and Yes to confirm the change.

Enabling Alarms

Ensure all devices are configured to send traps to Connectivity Services Director. This task is performed for the devices in Deploy mode through Set SNMP Trap Configuration.

Use the Individual Alarms and Threshold Settings section to disable and re-enable individual alarms or all alarms. Alarms appear on both tabs in the section: Alarm Settings and Threshold Settings. Fault alarms are preconfigured and initially enabled. To enable or disable alarms:

  1. (Optional) Sort the alarms. By default, the list of alarms is sorted alphabetically within each category. You can also sort by description or alarm severity within a category by clicking a column heading.
  2. Review the alarms and either select the check box in the heading to select all of the alarms or select the check box for the individual alarms you want to enable.
  3. Click OK and Yes to confirm the alarm change.

Changing the Severity of Individual Alarms

You can change the severity of the alarms to match your corporate procedures and guidelines. For example, at your company a DoS attack might be considered a critical alarm, while Connectivity Services Director has a default severity for DoS attacks as a major alarm. Alarms appear on both tabs in the Individual Alarms and Threshold Settings section: Alarm Settings and Threshold Settings.

To change the severity of an alarm:

  1. Select the current severity in the Severity column. A list of the severity levels appear.
  2. Select the new severity level for the alarm.
  3. Click OK and Yes to confirm the change to the severity setting.

    To configure alarm notifications, see Configuring Individual Alarm Notifications.

Configuring Threshold Alarms

Threshold alarms are alarms that are generated when a monitored value crosses the configured threshold. They provide enhanced visibility into potential issues on the network. You configure and manage threshold alarms the same way as other alarms. You also have the option of setting the threshold level of individual threshold alarms.

To set threshold alarm thresholds:

  1. Select the Threshold Settings tab in the Individual Alarms and Threshold settings section of the Fault tab.
  2. Click Edit Settings in the Threshold Settings column of the alarm threshold you want to edit.
  3. Set the threshold in the window that opens.
  4. Click Save to save the new threshold.

    To configure alarm notifications, see Configuring Individual Alarm Notifications.

Configuring Individual Alarm Notifications

You can configure e-mail notifications to be sent when an individual alarm is generated. When you enable notification for an alarm, the notifications are sent to the e-mail addresses configured for the alarm and the addresses configured for global alarm notifications. Alarms appear on both tabs in the Individual Alarms and Threshold Settings section: Alarm Settings and Threshold Settings.

To configure e-mail notification for an alarm name:

  1. Select the check box in the alarm’s Notification column.

    If you later want to disable notification for the alarm, clear the check box.

  2. Click Edit Notification in the Notification column. The Alarm Notification Details window opens.
  3. Enter one or more e-mail addresses in the Notification Email Addresses field. Separate addresses with a comma (,).

    You can later edit the addresses to send notifications to different addresses.

  4. (Optional) Enter a comment in the Comments field. This comment is included in the e-mail notification message.
  5. Click Save.