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Troubleshooting the T320 Control Board

 

Problem:

Description:

The following alarms and LEDs indicate a problem with a control board:

  • The yellow FAIL LED on the control board faceplate is lit.

  • The green OK LED on the control board faceplate is not lit.

  • The red host subsystem FAIL LED on the craft interface is lit.

  • The green host subsystem OK LED on the craft interface is not lit.

  • A red alarm indicates that the control board has failed or has been removed.

  • A yellow alarm indicates that the Ethernet switch in the control board has failed.

In Table 1, the text in the column labeled ”LCD Message” appears in the display of the craft interface. The text in the column labeled “CLI Message” appears in the output from the show chassis alarms command.

Table 1: Control Board Alarm Messages

Alarm Type

LCD Message

CLI Message

Red

CB cb-number Removed

CB cb-number Removed

CB cb-number Failure

CB cb-number Failure

Yellow

CB cb-number Ethernet Switch Failure

CB cb-number Ethernet Switch Failure

Solution

To troubleshoot the control boards:

  1. Check the LEDs on the faceplate of each control board and on the craft interface.
  2. Use the CLI to check for alarms—Issue the show chassis alarms command to view the alarms.