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Add a Maintenance Event

 

To add a maintenance event:

  1. Click Network > Topology.

    The Topology page is displayed with the topology map at the center and the network information table at the bottom of the page.

  2. Hover over the More Options (horizontal ellipsis) icon and select Maintenance.

    The Maintenance tab appears.

  3. Click the add (+) icon.

    The Add Maintenance page appears on the right.

  4. Configure the maintenance event as per Table 1.Note

    Fields marked with asterisk (*) are mandatory.

  5. Click Add.

    A confirmation message appears stating that the add maintenance request is sent successfully. The new maintenance event is displayed under the Maintenance tab.

    Note

    When an element (node, link, or SRLG) is undergoing maintenance, it appears on the topology map with a red M (for maintenance).

Table 1: Fields on the Add Maintenance Page

Field

Description

Name

Enter a name for the maintenance event.

Note: Ensure that there are no spaces in the maintenance event name.

Start

  1. Click the calendar icon on the right to display a calender from which you can select the year, month, and day.

  2. Click Select Time to enter a custom start time by scrolling up or down to select the hour, minute, and second along with AM/PM selection.

    Note: You can also click Now to select the current date and time.

  3. Click Ok.

    Note: You can manually enter the date and time values.

End

Enter an end time for the maintenance event (similar to Start time).

Note: The minimum time interval between start and end time of a maintenance event should be 5 minutes.

Owner

Auto-populates with the name of the user who is scheduling the maintenance event.

Description

Enter a description for the maintenance event.

Auto Complete at End Time

Automatically completes the maintenance event and brings the elements back up at the specified end time. If the check box is not selected, you must manually complete the maintenance event after it finishes.

When a maintenance event is completed, it brings the maintenance elements back to an Up state, ready for path reoptimization. The affected LSPs are then rerouted to optimal paths unless you have deselected Reoptimize Tunnels Upon Completion.

Reoptimize Tunnels upon Completion

Reoptimizes the LSPs that were affected by the maintenance event when the maintenance event is completed. When you toggle the Reoptimize Tunnels upon Completion option, that behavior is disabled. This allows you to use a maintenance event to temporarily disable a link.

Nodes

Select the nodes in the left column and click the right arrow to move them to the right (selected) column. Click the left arrow to deselect elements. You can also search for a specific node from Search here option.

Links

Select the links in the left column and click the right arrow to move them to the right (selected) column. Click the left arrow to deselect elements. You can also search for a specific link from Search here option.

Facilities

Select the facilities in the left column and click the right arrow to move them to the right (selected) column. Click the left arrow to deselect elements. You can also search for a specific facility from Search here option.

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