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Configuring the Integrated Photonic Line Card to Switch Wavelengths to Local or Remote Optical Interfaces

 

The IPLC is designed to connect the ADD and DROP ports on the front panel to compatible optical PICs or MICs on the local or remote chassis. Wavelengths configured on the local IPLC ADD ports are multiplexed and sent over the Line OUT port of the IPLC base module. The remote IPLC base module receives the signal on the Line IN port and demultiplexes the wavelengths to the DROP ports on the front panel of the IPLC according to the configuration of the remote IPLC. After you have made the physical connections between the IPLC ports and the local and remote optical interfaces, you need to configure the IPLC to switch the wavelengths the optical interfaces. This topic describes how to configure the IPLC to switch the wavelengths on the ADD and DROP ports to compatible optical interfaces on the local chassis or a remote chassis.

Note

For a list of compatible optical interfaces that are compatible with the IPLC ports, see PTX Series IPLC Compatibility.

This topic includes the following sections:

Switching a Wavelength to an Optical Interface in the Same Chassis

This topic describes how to configure the IPLC to switch the wavelengths on the ADD and DROP ports to compatible optical interfaces on the local chassis.

Note

For a list of compatible optical interfaces that are compatible with the IPLC ports, see PTX Series IPLC Compatibility.

Before you begin, complete the following tasks:

To configure the IPLC to add or drop a wavelength to an optical interface on the local chassis:

  1. Specify the slot of the local IPLC module and access the IPLC configuration hierarchy.

    For example, if the IPLC base module resides in slot 1:

  2. Specify the wavelength number and the name of the physical optical interface to which you want to switch the wavelength.

    For example, if you want to switch wavelength 1550.12 running on the local IPLC module in slot 1 to the optical interface in slot 3, PIC 0, port 0:

    This step creates the association between the wavelength on the IPLC and the local optical interface.

  3. Verify that the configuration is correct. For example:
  4. If the configuration is correct, save it.

Switching a Wavelength to an Optical Interface on a Remote Chassis

This topic describes how to configure the IPLC module to switch a wavelength on the ADD and DROP ports to a compatible optical interface on a remote chassis.

Note

For a list of compatible optical interfaces that are compatible with the IPLC ports, see PTX Series IPLC Compatibility.

Before you begin, complete the following tasks:

To configure the IPLC to switch a wavelength to an optical interface on a remote chassis:

  1. Specify the slot of the local IPLC module and access the IPLC configuration hierarchy.

    For example, if the IPLC module resides in slot 1:

  2. Specify the wavelength to switch to the remote optical interface.

    For example, if you want to add or drop wavelength 1550.12 to a remote optical interface:

  3. Verify that the configuration is correct. For example:
  4. If the configuration is correct, save it.