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Shelf Management

 

About the Devices Shelf Page

To access this page, start from the Devices Configuration page, expand the device tree to see the list of devices, expand a device to see the shelf, and click the shelf.

The Devices Shelf page displays information on the shelf including any passive equipment associated with that shelf (such as multiplexer/demultiplexers).

Tasks You Can Perform

You can use the Devices Shelf page to perform the following actions:

  • View the shelf state and status.

  • See the list of multiplexer/demultiplexers attached to the shelf.

  • Add multiplexer/demultiplexers to the shelf.

  • Delete multiplexer/demultiplexers from the shelf.

Field Descriptions

Table 1 explains the fields in the Devices Shelf page.

Table 1: Fields in the Devices Shelf Page

Field

Description

Administrative State

The shelf’s administrative state.

Operational Status

The shelf’s operational status. This is read-only.

Device

The IP address of the device containing this shelf.

Model

The model of the shelf.

Product Code

The product equipment code of the shelf.

Mux/Demux Modules (ROADM nodes only)

Name

The name and index of the multiplexer/demultiplexer module. This is read-only. The name and index are set when you add the multiplexer/demultiplexer.

Product Code

The product equipment code (PEC) of the multiplexer/demultiplexer module. This is read-only. The PEC is set when you add the multiplexer/demultiplexer.

Connected Port

The port on the ROADM module that the multiplexer/demultiplexer module connects to. This is read-only. The connected port is specified when you create a link between the multiplexer/demultiplexer line port and a universal port on the ROADM module. See Creating a Link.

Cross Connections (ACX6360-OX only)

Cross Connection Number

The optical interface and index of the individual line interfaces.

Client Interface

The client interface of the cross connection.

Line Interface

The line interface of the cross connection.

Note: Not all fields appear for every device.

Enabling or Disabling a Shelf

Use this procedure to enable or disable a shelf on a TCX1000-RDM20.

  1. Start from the Devices Configuration page, expand the device tree to see the list of devices, expand a device to see the shelf, and click the shelf. The Devices Shelf page appears.
  2. To enable the shelf, select In-Service from the Administrative State drop-down list.

    The shelf is brought into service immediately.

  3. To disable the shelf, select Out-of-Service from the Administrative State drop-down list.

    The shelf is taken out of service immediately.

Adding a Multiplexer/Demultiplexer to a Shelf

Use this procedure to add a multiplexer/demultiplexer to a TCX1000-RDM20.

When you are adding and dropping a large number of wavelengths at a ROADM node, you typically install the ROADM node with a multiplexer/deemultiplexer. The multiplexer/demultiplexer is a passive device that allows you to increase the wavelength fanout by providing access to all 96 wavelengths in the fiber.

  1. Start from the Devices Configuration page, expand the device tree to see the list of devices, expand a device to see the shelf, and click the shelf. The Devices Shelf page appears.
  2. Click New in the Mux/Demux Modules pane.

    The New Mux/Demux Module dialog appears.

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

    The fixed multiplexer/demultiplexer is automatically named md:0/<index> and the colorless multiplexer/demultiplexer is automatically named cmd:0/<index>.

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

  4. Specify the Mux/Demux Type from the drop-down list.
  5. Specify the Product Code from the drop-down list.
  6. Optionally, create the device links for this device.
    1. In the Create Links box, click show.

    2. Use the drop-down list to specify the Line Port.

    3. Use the drop-down list to specify the Universal Port.

    4. If you are adding a 2D8CMD, use the drop-down list to specify the second Line Port, Partner RDM, and second Universal Port.

    If you choose not to add the device links now, you can always add the device links later.

  7. Click Add.

    The multiplexer/demultiplexer at the specified index is added and appears in the Mux/Demux Modules list and in the device tree.

You can now create a link from the multiplexer/demultiplexer line port to a universal port on the ROADM module (if you did not already created the link above), and from the multiplexer/demultiplexer client ports to supported tail facility endpoints.

Deleting a Multiplexer/Demultiplexer from a Shelf

Use this procedure to delete a multiplexer/demultiplexer from a shelf.

  1. Start from the Devices Configuration page, expand the device tree to see the list of devices, expand a device to see the shelf, and click the shelf. The Devices Shelf page appears.
  2. Select the multiplexer/demultiplexer that you want to delete and click Delete. You can only delete the multiplexer/demultiplexer if it does not have a link configured on the Connected Port.

    The selected multiplexer/demultiplexer is immediately deleted and removed from the list.