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Tellabs ® 8000 Network Manager R17 Cross Connection Consistency Checker User Manual

70162_01 19.12.08

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............................ 6 2 Using Cross Connection Consistency Checker...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................2 2................................................................................... 8 70162_01 © 2008 Tellabs................................ Document Conventions .......................................................................................... 7 2................................................................................................................................Table of Contents Table of Contents About the Manual ................................................................................................................ 7 Checking Cross Connections Consistency ................................................... Audience............... 4 4 5 5 1 Functionality of Cross Connection Consistency Checker ................................................................................................................. 7 Selecting Nodes ............. 4 Objectives.......................................................................................................................1 2...........3 Starting Cross Connection Consistency Checker .......................................................... Documentation Feedback.............. Tellabs ® 8000 Network Manager R17 Cross Connection Consistency Checker User Manual 3 ................................

The supported node types include the Tellabs 8100 and Tellabs 6300 series nodes. SDH 4/1 and SDH 4/4 layer connections. sometimes inconsistencies occur. Audience The Cross Connection Consistency Checker tool is to be used by an experienced network operator who is already familiar with Tellabs ® 8100 managed access system nodes and units and knows how to use the X-Debugger tool.About the Manual About the Manual Objectives One of the most important features of Tellabs ® 8000 network manager is its capability to support the provisioning of circuits end-to-end via the graphical user interface. meant for troubleshooting the consistency problems. Consistency check is supported for PDH 1/0. . This manual describes the Cross Connection Consistency Checker tool. Tellabs ® 8000 Network Manager R17 Cross Connection Consistency Checker User Manual 4 70162_01 © 2008 Tellabs. The circuit information stored in the Tellabs 8000 network manager database and the cross-connection information in the actual node should always be consistent. However.

It indicates that damage to equipment is possible if the instructions are not followed. It indicates that bodily injury is possible if the instructions are not followed.About the Manual Document Conventions This is a note symbol.4131.com Fax: +358. This is a caution symbol. Documentation Feedback Please contact us to suggest improvements or to report errors in our documentation: Email: fi-documentation@tellabs. This is a warning symbol. It emphasizes or supplements information in the document.2430 70162_01 © 2008 Tellabs.9. Tellabs ® 8000 Network Manager R17 Cross Connection Consistency Checker User Manual 5 .

A connection that should exist in the network element according to circuit information in the database is missing. The most common cause for this error is incomplete circuits in the database. The program failed to get connection information on a circuit from the database. . This is an error. The report lists the connections and their statuses.1 Functionality of Cross Connection Consistency Checker 1 Functionality of Cross Connection Consistency Checker Cross Connection Consistency Checker reads connection information from the Tellabs ® 8000 network manager database and Tellabs 8100 or Tellabs 6300 network element. The probable cause text in the Connection Details dialog may provide the cause. Some connections in the network element are not modelled as circuits. This is an error and the reason for this should be found out. After this it compares the connection information and prepares a report. There is a cross-connection in the node hardware that does not have a database equivalent. One example of these is the sync byte cross-connections on the GMU and GMX units. The probable cause text in the Connection Details dialog may provide the cause. This is an error. Circuit compilation failed Node internal cross connection Tellabs ® 8000 Network Manager R17 Cross Connection Consistency Checker User Manual 6 70162_01 © 2008 Tellabs. The connection found in the network element is different from what is expected according to the database data. The probable cause text in the Connection Details dialog may provide the cause. The status of a connection can be one of the following: Connection Status Status OK Missing from database Missing from hardware Conflict Explanation Connections in the network element and in the database are consistent. Suspicious connections are displayed in red.

Run menu option in Windows and enter the command xconcc. In this dialog you can enter the node retrieval criteria. Location ID of the node. Examples: Tampere_* finds nodes whose names start with Tampere_. Area ID of the node. 501. . The following characters/operators are recognized: * ? * matches from 0 to any number of any characters. Node_50? finds nodes with names Node_501.1 Starting Cross Connection Consistency Checker Cross Connection Consistency Checker requires specific application level privileges.exe icon in the NMS\bin directory. The following characters/operators are recognized: .2 Using Cross Connection Consistency Checker 2 Using Cross Connection Consistency Checker 2. 2. First check that the privileges have been defined for the profile used. Start the tool by selecting the Start . ? matches exactly one character of any type. Select the value from the drop-down list. Tellabs ® 8000 Network Manager R17 Cross Connection Consistency Checker User Manual 7 . You can search the nodes by using the fields listed in the table below. Node Name Node Type Area ID Location ID 70162_01 © 2008 Tellabs.2 Selecting Nodes You can select the nodes to be checked in the Search Nodes dialog. 6000-7000 Node name. Cross Connection Consistency Checker privilege allows you to read all node and circuit data from the database and the network. 510 >5000 5000-5100 5000. You can also start the program by double-clicking the xconcc. the fields are separated by logical “AND”. You can open the dialog by clicking the Select button. *_DXX finds nodes whose name end in _DXX.> < => <= Examples: 5000 500. but not Node_50. Node hardware type. The final search criteria is a combination of the given values. Field Node ID Meaning Node ID in the database. Node_502 etc.

The node subtype is not used with Tellabs 8100 nodes. select the nodes to be checked. circuit recovery and circuit connection operations can result in conflicts or extra connections in the report. The ongoing circuit loop tests. • Click OK. Region ID of the node. • On the Node Selection tab. Select the value from the drop-down list. • Specify the conditions for node retrieval (for further information see 2. Node subtypes to be selected. Step 3 Start the consistency check: • Click the Check button. The default search criteria retrieve all nodes that are in In Use state.3 Checking Cross Connections Consistency Step 1 Make sure that there are as few changes in the network during the consistency check as possible. • Wait for the operation to complete.2 Selecting Nodes). . Select the nodes to be checked: • Click the Select button to open the Search Nodes dialog. Select the value from the drop-down list. 2.2 Using Cross Connection Consistency Checker Field Node State Region ID Node Subtype Meaning Node state. You can sort the columns in the node list by holding the Alt key down and clicking the column header. Step 2 Tellabs ® 8000 Network Manager R17 Cross Connection Consistency Checker User Manual 8 70162_01 © 2008 Tellabs.

you can view additional information by double-clicking the corresponding row on the Node Selection tab.2 Using Cross Connection Consistency Checker Step 4 Study the results: • First check the status of the operation for each node in the list. This saves the active view. While the dialog is open. • If it is possible that an error in the report results from activity in the network during the consistency check. • You can print the report and node by clicking the + sign in the right corner of the list view and by clicking the Print button in the dialog that opens. rerun the check for the node in question. This opens the Connection Details dialog.You can select whether all connections are displayed or only those with conflicts by ticking the appropriate radio button. • You can sort the report rows by column values by holding the Alt key down and clicking the column header. double-clicking the node row opens the Test Status dialog displaying summary information about the consistency check results. • You can save the report or the node list as a text file by selecting the File . If the operation failed on a node. Tellabs ® 8000 Network Manager R17 Cross Connection Consistency Checker User Manual 9 . You can also define a node and/or a circuit whose details you wish to view from the appropriate drop-down lists. clicking a row on the Report tab will update the dialog with the details of the row. You can view additional information on a report row by double-clicking the corresponding row. • Click the Report tab and check the results.Save menu option. If the operation was successful. 70162_01 © 2008 Tellabs. • You can filter report rows using the controls in the View frame of the Report tab.