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Configuring the Anchor IPLC of the Amplifier Chain

 

To enable optical supervisory channel (OSC) communications and manage optical inline amplifiers (ILA)s in the amplifier chain, you need to configure one of the IPLCs in the PTX3000 integrated photonic line system as the anchor of the amplifier chain. All communications to and from any optical ILA in the amplifier chain is handled by the anchor IPLC. Use this procedure when you are using the PTX3000 integrated photonic line system with the optical ILA to enable OSC communication across the optical network or to enable management of certain optical ILA parameters through the Junos OS CLI.

Note

There can be only one anchor IPLC in the amplifier chain and all IP addresses within the chain must be on the same private subnet.

Before you begin, make sure you complete the following tasks:

  1. Configure the IP address of the anchor IPLC. See, Configuring the IP Address of the Anchor IPLC

  2. Configure the MAC address of the anchor IPLC. See, Configuring the MAC Address of the Anchor IPLC

To configure an IPLC as the anchor of the amplifier chain:

  1. Specify the slot in which the IPLC resides and access the IPLC amplifier chain configuration hierarchy.

    For example:

  2. Specify the MAC address for the IPLC OSC management interface.
  3. Verify the configuration.

  4. Save the configuration.