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Configuring Basic Automatic Protect Switching

 

To set up a basic APS configuration, configure one interface to be the working circuit and a second to be the protect circuit. If you are using APS to protect against router failure, configure one interface on each router. If you are using APS to protect against FPC failure, configure two interfaces on the router, one on each FPC.

To configure basic Automatic Protection Switching (APS) options on the working circuit:

  1. In configuration mode, go to the [edit interfaces so-fpc/pic/port sonet-options aps] hierarchy level.
  2. Configure the group name of the working circuit.
  3. Configure the authentication key.
  4. Configure the IP address in the neighbor statement. Note that this option is set only if the protect circuit is on a different router

To configure basic Automatic Protection Switching (APS) options on the protect circuit:

  1. In configuration mode, go to the [edit interfaces so-fpc/pic/port sonet-options aps] hierarchy level.
  2. Configure the group name of the protect circuit.
  3. Configure the authentication key.
  4. Configure the IP address in the neighbor statement. Note that this option is set only if the working circuit is on a different router