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TCX1000-ILA Chassis

 

TCX1000-ILA Chassis Description

The TCX1000-ILA chassis is a rigid sheet metal structure that houses all the other hardware components. The chassis measures 1.72 in. (4.36 cm) high, 9.6 in. (24.4 cm) deep, and 17.24 in. (43.8 cm) wide. The chassis can be installed in racks or cabinets.

TCX1000-ILA Front Panel and FRU Panel

The front panel of the TCX1000-ILA contains six LC port connectors, the ON/OFF button, the console and management ports, the system status LEDs, and the USB ports. The field-replaceable unit (FRU) panel of the TCX1000-ILA contains the fan modules and power supplies for the TCX1000-ILA.

Front Panel

Figure 1 shows the front panel of the TCX1000-ILA.

Figure 1: TCX1000-ILA Front Panel
TCX1000-ILA Front Panel
  1
Status LEDs
  5
Management (MGMT) port
  2
LC port connectors
  6
Console (CON) port
  3
USB (USB) port
  7
ON/OFF button (ON/OFF)
  4
USB (USB) port
 

You can use the ON/OFF push button on the front panel to turn on and off the device. Push and hold the button for a minimum of five seconds to power off the unit. If the unit is off, push and hold the button for five seconds to turn on the unit.

Figure 2: LC Ports
LC Ports
  1
Output line A (LINE A OUT)
  4
Input line B (LINE B IN)
  2
Input line A (LINE A IN)
  5
Monitor output line B (MON B OUT)
  3
Output line B (LINE B OUT)
  6
Monitor output line A (MON A OUT)

There are two optical ports per direction (two LINE IN ports, two LINE OUT ports, and two (MON) ports for monitoring). See Figure 2.

The TCX1000-ILA accepts two line connections (LC): Line A and Line B and is bidirectional. It provides optical gain for the optical signal traversing the amplifier in the A-B direction, and the signal traversing the amplifier in the opposite B-A direction. Thus, it can be viewed as two amplifiers in one box. Functionally, the two amplifiers are totally separate (with the exception of the implementation of the OSC).

To connect the two optical lines to the TCX1000 ILA you can make the following connections:

  • Connect one line to the LINE A IN and LINE A OUT ports

  • Connect the other line to the LINE B IN andLINE B OUT ports

FRU Panel

Figure 3 shows the FRU panel on the TCX1000-ILA.

Figure 3: TCX1000-ILA FRU Panel
TCX1000-ILA FRU Panel
  1
Grounding points
  3
Fan modules
  2
ESD point
  4
Power supplies

The cooling system in an TCX1000-ILA consists of three 12.4-W fan modules. The fan modules can be hot-swapped—you do not need to power off the TCX1000-ILA or disrupt the TCX1000-ILA function to replace a fan module.

The TCX1000-ILA has two 150-W power supplies, either AC or DC depending on your configuration. The power supplies need to be both AC or both DC—you cannot mix AC and DC power supplies in the same chassis. Only one power supply is required to power the device, while the second power supply provides redundancy. When the TCX1000-ILA has both power supplies installed and connected to power, the device has full power redundancy. If a power supply fails or is removed, another power supply balances the electrical load without interruption. Each power supply provides 12 VDC output with a standby voltage of 12 VDC. The power supplies can be hot-swapped—you do not need to power off the TCX1000-ILA or disrupt the TCX1000-ILA function to replace a power supply.

For more information about the components on the FRU panel, see , TCX1000-ILA Power System, and .

TCX1000-ILA Chassis Status LEDs

The TCX1000-ILA has five status LEDs on the front panel of the chassis (see Figure 4)—two optical supervisory channel (OSC) status LEDs (OSC A and OSC B), a system status LED (SYS), an alarm LED (ALM), and a power LED (PWR). The OSC is a separate channel that carries overhead information for network management purposes. The OSC, which is an important section in every DWDM system, is a separate channel that carries overhead information for network purposes. For instance, it carries data between sites for monitoring and controlling specifications in the system.

Figure 4: Chassis Status LEDs on an TCX1000-ILA
Chassis Status LEDs on
an TCX1000-ILA
  1
OSC B status (OSC B) LED
  4
Alarm (ALM) LED
  2
OSC A status (OSC A) LED
  5
Power (PWR) LED
  3
System status (SYS) LED
 

Table 1 describes the chassis status LEDs on an TCX1000-ILA.

Table 1: TCX1000-ILA Chassis Status LEDs

Name

Color

State

Description

OSC A status (OSC A) LED

Unlit

Off

The power is off.

Red

On steadily

No OSC signal is received from the downstream device.

Amber

On steadily

OSC signal received from the upstream device indicates a fault.

Green

On steadily

OSC signal is communicating normally.

OSC B status (OSC B) LED

Unlit

Off

The power is off.

Red

On steadily

No OSC signal is received from the downstream device.

Amber

On steadily

OSC signal received from the upstream device indicates a fault.

Green

On steadily

OSC signal is communicating normally.

System status (SYS) LED

Unlit

Off

The power is off, or the TCX1000-ILA is not connected to any power source.

Green

On steadily

The TCX1000-ILA software has booted.

Green

Blinking

The TCX1000-ILA is active and is communicating with upstream and downstream network elements.

Alarm (ALM) LED

Unlit

Off

The TCX1000-ILA is off, or there is no alarm.

Red

On steadily

A major hardware fault has occurred, such as a temperature alarm or a power or pump failure, and the unit has halted. The CLI is still accessible.

Amber

On steadily

A minor alarm has occurred, such as a software error.

Green

Solid

The TCX1000-ILA is operating properly.

Power (PWR)

Unlit

Off

The TCX1000-ILA is powered off or there is no power to the device.

Amber

On steadily

The TCX1000-ILA is powered by a single power supply. The second power supply is either missing or not connected to a power source.

Green

On steadily

The TCX1000-ILA is powered with two redundant power supplies.

TCX1000-ILA Management Panel

The TCX1000-ILA management panel is found on the front panel (see Figure 5).

Figure 5: TCX1000-ILA Management Panel Components
TCX1000-ILA Management Panel Components
  1
RJ-45 console port (CON) to support RS-232 serial ports.
  3
USB port (USB). Debug only.
  2
RJ-45 (1000BASE-T) management Ethernet port (MGMT).
  4
USB port (USB). Debug only.

The front panel has system status LEDs (see Table 1) that alert you to minor or major alarms or other issues with the amplifier. Figure 5 shows the management panel in detail.

The TCX1000-ILA is by managed by proNX Optical Director. The proNX Optical Director, is a distributed software platform that provides optical control and management of all products in the TCX Series Optical Transport System. The proNX Optical Director also provides fault, configuration, accounting, performance and security (FCAPS) functionality and optical service activation on supported transceivers in Juniper Networks routers and switches.

Note

See the proNX Optical Director User Guide for more information.

TCX1000-ILA Management Port LEDs

The management port—labeled MGMT—on the TCX1000-ILA is located on the management panel.

The management port is an Ethernet port that supports an RJ-45 connector and has separate LEDs for status and activity. Figure 6 shows the location of the LEDs.

Figure 6: Management Port LEDs on the TCX1000-ILA
Management Port LEDs on the
TCX1000-ILA
  1
Link
  2
Status

Table 2 describes the RJ-45 management port LEDs.

Table 2: TCX1000-ILA RJ-45 Management Port LEDs

LED

Color

State

Description

Link

Unlit

Off

No link is established, there is a fault, or the link is down.

Yellow

Blinking

A link is established, and there is link activity.

Status

Unlit

Off

Link is down.

Green

On steadily

Blinking

Link is up.

There is data activity.