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    proNX Optical Director Getting Started

    Ready. Set. Let’s go!

    Set up the proNX Optical Director with these high-level steps and start creating optical services.

    Discover Devices

    Discover all devices in the managed network.

    1. Click the Devices tab and select Configuration from the left-nav bar.
    2. Click Discovery and select Device Discovery from the drop-down list.

      The Device Discovery dialog appears.

    3. Specify the discovery parameters and specify the site where you want the discovered devices to be located.
    4. Click Discover.
    5. Repeat until you have discovered all the devices that you want to manage.

    Add the Multiplexer/Demultiplexers

    If you have any multiplexer/demultiplexers in your network, add them so that the proNX Optical Director is aware of their presence. Multiplexer/demultiplexers are passive modules that are attached to ROADM devices to increase wavelength fan-out.

    1. Click the Devices tab and select Configuration from the left-nav bar.
    2. Expand the device tree to see the list of devices.
    3. Expand a ROADM device to see the ROADM shelf.
    4. Select the ROADM shelf.

      The Devices Shelf page appears.

    5. Click New in the Mux/Demux Modules pane.

      The New Mux/Demux Module dialog appears.

    6. Specify the Module Index from the drop-down list.

      You can assign any index you want as long as it’s unique within this ROADM node.

    7. Specify the Mux/Demux Type from the drop-down list.
    8. Specify the Product Code from the drop-down list.
    9. Click Add.
    10. Repeat to add multiplexer/demultiplexers to other ROADM devices in the network.

    Create the Topology (Links)

    Create the topology by creating all the links in your network. The proNX Optical Director uses the topology to determine which optical links to control and to determine how to route optical services in the network.

    1. Click the Network tab and select Topology>Create Link in the left-nav bar.

      The Topology Create Link page appears.

    2. Use the drop-down lists to populate the source Site, Device, Circuit Pack, and Port.
    3. Use the drop-down lists to populate the destination Site, Device, Circuit Pack, and Port.
    4. Specify the Fiber Type from the drop-down list.
    5. Click Create to create the link.
    6. Repeat to create all links in the network.

    Configure the Ports

    If you are configuring optical services to supported Juniper Networks tail facility endpoints, then configure the transceivers at the tail facility endpoints. The tail facility endpoint is the endpoint transponder that connects to the optical network.

    1. Click the Devices tab and select Configuration from the left-nav bar.
    2. Expand the device tree to see the list of devices.
    3. Expand a device with a supported tail facility endpoint.
    4. Expand the shelf to see the circuit packs.
    5. Expand a circuit pack to see the ports.
    6. Select a port.
    7. Configure the port parameters. Select the parameters to configure by choosing OCH, OTU, or ODU from the drop-down list.

      Note: The port parameters must be compatible at both ends of the optical service.

    8. Click Save.
    9. Repeat for all supported tail facility endpoints in your network.

    Create the Optical Services

    An optical service provides wavelength connectivity across the optical network. You can use the proNX Optical Director to create an optical service to supported tail facility endpoints or to the optical network edge for connectivity to alien devices.

    1. Click the Network tab and select Create Service in the left-nav bar.

      The Services Create page appears.

    2. Use the drop-down lists to populate the source Site, Device, and Endpoint.
    3. Use the drop-down lists to populate the destination Site, Device, and Endpoint.
    4. Specify the Wavelength.

      You cannot change the wavelength if the endpoints that you specify are already associated with a wavelength.

    5. Optionally, specify the Name of the service.
    6. Click Create to create the service.
    7. Repeat to create all the optical services in your network.

      Note: If you are creating an optical service to an alien device that is connected directly to a ROADM port, you will have to manually enable the ROADM port.

    Modified: 2018-03-21