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Configuring TDM Loopback Mode

Follow the steps below to activate loopback mode on a E1/T1 interface: 1. Start a basic CM transaction. Example: OSmon> startTransaction trans1 2. Check the current status of loopback mode on the particular E1/T1 interface. Example: OSmon> getMOAttribute trans1 STN=0,E1T1Interface=0 loopbackMode The value of this attribute can be "off", "line", "system" or "remote". 3. Activate loopback mode on the particular E1/T1 interface. Example: OSmon> setMOAttribute trans1 STN=0,E1T1Interface=0 loopbackMode remote This example makes the node start listening for standardized loopback control patterns that allows the remote end to activate/deactivate loopback mode on the interface.

4. When an activation/deactivation code has been sent for the E1/T1 interface, the loopbackStatus attribute shows the current status.
Example: OSmon> getMOAttribute trans1 STN=0,E1T1Interface=0 loopbackStatus The value of this attribute is "on" if loopback activation code is generated or "off" if loopback deactivation code is generated. 5. Check the validity and consistency of the configuration. Example: OSmon> checkConsistency trans1

6. The commit command is required to activate the configuration.


Example: OSmon> commit trans1 Note: If attributes that require a restart are changed, the commit command is rejected and has to be reissued with the

forcedCommit parameter.

Example: OSmon> commit trans1 forcedCommit

7. If the unit is restarted, this takes a few minutes and all traffic is closed down during this time. In this case, reconnect and log on again. 8. End the transaction. Example: OSmon> endTransaction trans1