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Optical Interfaces Management and Monitoring on MX Series and PTX Series Routers Overview

Packet optical networking is useful in any network with a converged supercore that needs to transport traffic in as efficient and effective a manner as possible. Packet optical devices, such as Juniper Networks MX Series routers and PTX Series Packet Transport Routers properly equipped with suitable line cards, are capable of placing packets directly onto optical transports and receiving packets the same way. In a packet optical network, the packets leave the router in an optical transport envelope at the correct wavelength and arrive the same way, bypassing much of the other external networking equipment needed to groom or otherwise process electrical or optical signals originating on the router.

Connectivity Services Director is the network management application implemented on the Junos Space Network Management application and enables service providers achieve faster IP service rollouts for business needs and reduce overall OpEx for managing the service life cycle. A unified network device management interface is essential to efficiently deploy a large number of devices that contain optic PICs. Considering that these devices are hosted in remote locations, it is essential to ensure that the device management interface (DMI) provides the right level of automation to reduce the time required to set up and configure each device without requiring additional manual intervention at the site after deployment. Centralized configuration management, rapid deployment, polling, statistics capture, and reporting are some of the essential components of a robust DMI.

Connectivity Services Director enables you to manage the packet optical functionality provided by 100-Gigabit Ethernet Optical Transport Network (OTN) and dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) PICs that can be installed on PTX Series devices. In addition, you can manage the packet optical functionality provided by the 100-Gigabit Ethernet and DWDM MICs that can be installed on MX Series routers. Connectivity Services Director presents a topological network view and a site view. The topological network view offers a pictorial representation of optical sites, links, and services. The site view provides information about the status, configuration, alarms or faults, and the performance of the optical interfaces. FCAPS (fault, configuration, accounting, performance, and security) is an explicit model that is used to achieve the operational objectives of network management. Connectivity Services Director offers an effective management system for a complete FCAPS functionality.

An important aspect of any network management system is to monitor, control, and plan the network infrastructure that comprises a large number of devices and extensive configuration parameters in a streamlined, easy, and cohesive way. The bulk, single-step propagation of settings on large sets of devices without impacting the working efficiency and traffic-handling capacity of the network is a salient objective.

You can configure, manage, and monitor the following components on PTX3000 and PTX5000 routers:

  • 100-Gigabit DWDM OTN PIC (P1-PTX-2-100G-WDM)

  • 100-Gigabit Ethernet OTN PIC with CFP (P1-PTX-2-100GE-CFP)

  • 100-Gigabit Ethernet OTN PIC with CFP2 (P2-100GE-OTN)

  • 100-Gigabit DWDM OTN PIC with CFP2 (PTX-5-100G-WDM)

  • P2-100GE-CFP2 (4x100G CFP2 PIC)

  • P1-PTX-24-10GE-SFPP (24x10G LAN PIC)

  • P1-PTX-24-10G-W-SFPP (24x10G LAN/WAN PIC)

  • P1-PTX-2-100G-C-WDM-C (2x100G LH DWDM PIC)

  • P1-PTX-2-40GE-CFP (2x40-Gigabit Ethernet PIC with CFP)

  • P1-PTX-2-100GE-CFP (2x100-Gigabit Ethernet PIC with CFP)

  • P1-PTX-2-100G-WDM—Designed for metro, regional, or long-haul applications.

  • 4-port 100-Gigabit Ethernet PIC (PTX5000)

    The PIC supports 100GBASE-LR4 and 100GBASE-SR10 transceivers. The CFP2-100G-SR10-D transceiver is not dual-rate, it supports Ethernet only. The CFP2-100G-SR10-D2 transceiver is dual-rate, but only when used in a PIC that supports OTN, such as P2-100GE-OTN.

  • P2-10G-40G-QSFPP PIC on the FPC2-PTX-P1A FPC (PTX5000)

    You can configure the P2-10G-40G-QSFPP PIC to operate either in 10-Gigabit Ethernet mode or in 40-Gigabit Ethernet mode.

The Chassis View provides a pictorial representation of the chassis or device, and the modules or components that are installed in it, such as the line cards, interfaces, and other hardware elements. To view a pictorial representation of a device chassis and the configured components, such as interfaces, line cards, and hardware elements, select a managed device listed on the My Network tree in Device View of Connectivity Services Director, and select Device Management > View Physical Inventory from the tasks pane. The right pane displays the device image and the corresponding description of the view selected in a table. The Chassis View is displayed. The hardware and line module details are displayed with a pictorial view of the slots of the devices and the modules installed in these slots. Use the arrow buttons on the page to rotate the device image to view all planes of the device and the components installed on each plane.

Click the right and left arrow buttons to view the right and left planes of the device. To view the front and the back planes of the devices, click the double-left and double-right arrows respectively. You can rotate the device image in different orientations along 360 degrees. The front view displays the components installed and the interfaces configured on the device. Click Refresh to update the contents of the page. Mouse over the device image to see brief information of components and interfaces in tooltips. Click a particular component or interface to display detailed information about the component or interface in the lower portion of the page.