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ALCplus2/ALCplus2e

Node Manager (SCT)
Additional application of SCT/LMT for
the management of nodes composed by
ALCplus2 and/or ALCplus2e equipment
Release 1.0
User manual

MN.00290.E - 001
Volume 1/1

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ALCplus2/ALCplus2e
Node Manager
Contents

MANUAL CONTENT ................................................................................................................... 5
ALCPLUS2/ALCPLUS2E NODE MANAGER MODULE .................................................................... 6
ALCPLUS2/ALCPLUS2E NODE ................................................................................................. 7
OPENING OF THE ALCPLUS2/ALCPLUS2E NODE MANAGER WINDOW..................................... 10
ALCPLUS2/ALCPLUS2E NODE MANAGER WINDOW ................................................................ 12
TITLE BAR ......................................................................................................................... 13
MENU BAR......................................................................................................................... 14
OPTIONS AREA .................................................................................................................. 15
CONNECTION STATUS BOXES .............................................................................................. 17
PROCEDURES ......................................................................................................................... 18
TO CREATE A NODE ............................................................................................................ 19
Messages displayed at the creation/configuration of a node ................................................ 21
TO MODIFY THE CONFIGURATION OF A NODE........................................................................ 22
TO ADD ONE OR MORE ELEMENTS TO A NODE ....................................................................... 23
TO REMOVE ONE OR MORE ELEMENTS FROM A NODE ............................................................. 24
TO DELETE A NODE ............................................................................................................ 25
OPTIONS................................................................................................................................ 26
NODAL CONFIGURATOR ...................................................................................................... 27
To verify the node configuration ..................................................................................... 27
To modify the station containing the node elements .......................................................... 27
To modify the name of the node ..................................................................................... 28
To modify the number of elements belonging to the node .................................................. 28
To modify the protection of the TDM nodal interconnection................................................. 28
Nodal Configurator area ................................................................................................ 29
CROSS CONNECTION .......................................................................................................... 31
To display the connections of the node in graphic format ................................................... 31
To display the connections of the node in table format....................................................... 32
To execute an unprotected Tributary-Radio connection ...................................................... 32
To execute a protected Tributary-Radio connection ........................................................... 32
To execute a Tributary-Tributary connection..................................................................... 33
To delete one or more connections.................................................................................. 34
To enable the closing of a channel on itself (Auto-Loop)..................................................... 34
To disable an Auto-Loop ................................................................................................ 35
To modify the connection label ....................................................................................... 35

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To modify the structure of the Radio E1s of a TDM element ................................................ 35
To verify the status and the configuration of a protected connection .................................... 36
To modify the modality used to manage the switch in the protected connection .................... 37
To modify the modality used to manage the preferential connection .................................... 37
To modify the Wait Time parameter (protected connection)................................................ 38
To force the switch on preferential connection without waiting for the Wait Time expiration .... 38
To modify the structure of the Radio E1 involved by a protected connection ......................... 38
Cross Connection area................................................................................................... 40
Matrix tab.............................................................................................................. 40
List tab.................................................................................................................. 44
Radio E1 Framing tab .............................................................................................. 45
TDM matrix of the ALCplus2/ALCplus2e node (more info) ................................................... 46
Node TDM matrix.................................................................................................... 46
Connection Type..................................................................................................... 48
E1 channels ........................................................................................................... 49
Display of the cross-connections ............................................................................... 49
Creation of a cross-connection.................................................................................. 50
Manual deletion of the cross-connections ................................................................... 50
Automatic deletion of the cross-connections ............................................................... 50
ETH SWITCH...................................................................................................................... 51
Eth Switch Configurator................................................................................................. 52
To verify/modify the Eth Type value in the S_Tag QinQ field (Ethernet Switch of node) .... 53
To verify/modify the maximum size of the accepted packet (Ethernet Switch of node) ..... 53
To verify/modify the address learning modality in MAC Table (Ethernet Switch of node) ... 53
To verify/modify the aging time of the addresses stored in the MAC Table (Ethernet
Switch of node) ...................................................................................................... 54
To verify/modify the hysteresis of the Link Loss Forwarding modality (Ethernet Switch
of node) ................................................................................................................ 54
To verify/modify the emptying algorithm of the packets present in the output queue
(Ethernet Switch of node) ........................................................................................ 54
To verify/modify the priority criterion used to associate the packets in input from the
external ports to the output queue (Ethernet Switch of node) ....................................... 55
To verify/modify the value to insert in the field 802.1p of the packets in input from the
external ports which, in output, the Tag is added to (Ethernet Switch of node)................ 55
To verify/modify the output queue which a packet is assigned to depending on its
802.1p priority Tag (Ethernet Switch of node) ............................................................ 56
To verify/modify the output queue which a packet is assigned to depending on its
PTOS/DSCP field (Ethernet Switch of node) ................................................................ 56
To verify/modify the priority criterion used to associate the packets in input from the
external ports to the output queue of the Radio ports (Ethernet Switch of node) ............. 57
To verify/modify the value for Port Default and 802.1p priority (Ethernet Switch of node). 58
To verify/modify the output queue of Radio ports which a packets is assigned to
depending on its native 802.1p priority Tag (Ethernet Switch of node) ........................... 58
To verify/modify the output queue of Radio ports which a packets is assigned to
depending on its PTOS/DSCP field (Ethernet Switch of node) ........................................ 59
To verify/modify the version of the Spanning Tree protocol (Ethernet Switch of node)...... 60
To verify/modify the transmission interval of the BPDU packets (Ethernet Switch of node) 60
To verify/modify the Forward Delay interval (Ethernet Switch of node)........................... 61
To verify/modify the maximum lifetime of the BPDU packets (Ethernet Switch of node).... 61
To verify/modify the priority of a bridge (Ethernet Switch of node) ................................ 62
Eth Switch Configurator area .................................................................................... 63
General tab...................................................................................................... 63
LLF tab ............................................................................................................ 64
Priority Radio To Lan tab.................................................................................... 64
Priority Lan To Radio tab.................................................................................... 65
Spanning Tree tab ............................................................................................ 66
Ethernet Switch of node (more info) .......................................................................... 67
Port Based VLAN .......................................................................................................... 68

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IDU x [IDU type] .................................................................................................... 69
LAN 3, LAN 4, Port A, Port B ............................................................................... 70
To verify/modify the enabling status of the transit of the packets of a specific
traffic port to/from the traffic ports of the local Switch and of the Switches of the
other Ethernet elements of the node.............................................................. 70
<Selected port> area (Port Based VLAN context) ............................................ 71
VLAN Table .................................................................................................................. 72
VLAN Table Main..................................................................................................... 73
To verify the existing virtual LANs ....................................................................... 73
To create a virtual LAN ...................................................................................... 73
To delete one or more virtual LANs...................................................................... 74
VLAN Table Main area........................................................................................ 75
[<VLAN ID>] - <VLAN name> ................................................................................. 76
To verify the configuration of a VLAN ................................................................... 76
To modify the configuration of a VLAN ................................................................. 76
To delete a VLAN .............................................................................................. 77
[<VLAN ID>] - <VLAN name> area..................................................................... 78
IDU x [IDU type] .......................................................................................................... 80
LAN 3, LAN 4 ......................................................................................................... 81
To verify/modify the enabling status of the port (Lan3, Lan4) ................................. 82
To verify/modify the inversion status of the Tx and Rx lines of the port (Lan3, Lan4 electrical interface) ........................................................................................... 82
To verify/modify the enabling status of the auto negotiation and, if the auto
negotiation is inactive, the operation modality and the transmission speed used
by the port (Lan3, Lan4) .................................................................................... 82
To verify/modify the enabling status of the flow control of the port (Lan3, Lan4) ....... 83
To verify/modify the automatic learning of the addresses in the MAC Table for the
port (Lan3, Lan4).............................................................................................. 83
To restart the auto negotiation procedure for the port (Lan3, Lan4) ......................... 84
To verify/modify the interface type of the port (Lan3, Lan 4) .................................. 84
To verify/modify the enabling status of the Link Loss Forwarding modality of the
port (Lan3, Lan4).............................................................................................. 84
To verify/modify the default Vid value of the port (Lan3, Lan4) ............................... 85
To force the value of Vid of the port to the default value (Lan3, Lan4)...................... 85
To verify/modify the ports through which can transit the messages in input from the
port (Lan3, Lan4).............................................................................................. 85
To activate/deactivate the loop on line side of the port (Lan3, Lan4) ........................ 86
To verify/modify the operating modality of the line synchronism (role) of the port
(Lan3, Lan4 - electrical interface)........................................................................ 86
To verify/modify the activation status of the autonegotiation between the roles of
the line synchronism of the port (Lan3, Lan4 - electrical interface) .......................... 87
To verify the status of the port in relation to the Spanning Tree protocol (Lan3, Lan4) 87
To enable/disable the Spanning Tree protocol for the port (Lan3, Lan4) ................... 88
To verify/modify the priority of the port (Lan3, Lan4) (SPT/ELP).............................. 88
To verify/modify the connection cost of the port (Lan3, Lan4) (STP/ELP) .................. 89
To verify the status of the port in relation to the Ethernet line protection (Lan3, Lan4) 89
To enable/disable the Ethernet line protection for the port (Lan3, Lan4) ................... 90
To verify the status of the port in relation to the Trunking mode (Lan3, Lan4) ........... 91
To enable/disable the Trunking mode for the port (Lan3, Lan4)............................... 91
To verify the status and the configuration of the laser (Lan3, Lan4 - optical interface) 92
To modify the enabling status of the laser (Lan3, Lan4 - optical interface) ................ 92
To modify the transmission mode of the laser (Lan3, Lan4 - optical interface) ........... 92
To enable manually the laser transmission (Lan3, Lan4 - optical interface) ............... 93
To execute the test laser functioning status (Lan3, Lan4 - optical interface) .............. 93
LAN 3, LAN 4 area............................................................................................. 95

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Interface tab .............................................................................................. 95
VLan (802.1q) tab....................................................................................... 96
Line Loop tab ............................................................................................. 97
Master/Slave tab......................................................................................... 97
STP/ELP Trunking tab .................................................................................. 98
Laser Control tab .......................................................................................100
Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) (more info) ...........................................................102
Ethernet Line Protection (ELP) (more info)...........................................................102
Ethernet Line Protection of the equipment (ELP equipment) .............................102
Ethernet Line Protection of the node (ELP node) .............................................103
Trunking mode (more info) ...............................................................................105
Ethernet Trunking mode (LAN ports) ............................................................105
Radio Trunking mode (internal port - Port A) .................................................106
Port A, Port B ........................................................................................................107
To verify/modify the enabling status of the internal port........................................108
To verify/modify the automatic learning of the addresses in the MAC Table for the
internal port ....................................................................................................108
To verify/modify the default Vid value of the internal port .....................................108
To force the value of Vid of the internal port to the default value ............................109
To verify/modify the ports through which can transit the messages in input from
the internal port ..............................................................................................109
To verify the status of the internal port in relation to the Spanning Tree protocol......109
To enable/disable the Spanning Tree protocol for the internal port..........................109
To verify/modify the priority of the internal port (STP) ..........................................110
To verify/modify the connection cost of the internal port (STP) ..............................110
To verify the status of the internal port in relation to the Trunking mode .................110
To enable/disable the Trunking mode for the internal port .....................................111
Port A, Port B area ...........................................................................................112
Interface tab .............................................................................................112
Vlan (802.1q) tab ......................................................................................112
STP/Trunking tab .......................................................................................113
STP......................................................................................................................115
To verify/modify the enabling of Spanning Tree at level of node for an equipment ....115
To verify the status of the Ethernet traffic ports of a node element, in relation to
Spanning Tree protocol.....................................................................................115
To verify the MAC Address of the bridges of a node element ..................................116
To verify the status of the traffic external ports of a node element, in relation to the Ethernet line protection .........................................................................................116
STP area.........................................................................................................118
Mode tab ..................................................................................................118
Summary tab ............................................................................................118
Lan Stat Summary .................................................................................................120
To verify the summary of the main counters of the Ethernet ports of a node element 120
To reset the results of the counters of the Ethernet ports of a node element ............120
Lan Stat. Summary area ...................................................................................121
OPERATIONS LIST ............................................................................................................... 122
PARAMETERS LIST ............................................................................................................... 125
ASSISTANCE SERVICE.......................................................................................................... 127

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MANUAL CONTENT

This manual describes the commands and the functionalities of the ALCplus2/ALCplus2e Node Manager
module release 1.0 for the management of the nodes composed by equipment of series ALS with ALCplus2
IDU or with ALCplus2e IDU (Ethernet Enhanced) (see ALCplus2/ALCplus2e node).
The module release can be checked in the bottom right part of ALCplus2/ALCplus2e Node Manager window.
In this manual, to make the writing easier, the generic wording:

Node Manager window identifies the ALCplus2/ALCplus2e Node Manager window.

Node identifies the ALCplus2/ALCplus2e node.

ALCplus2 identifies the equipment of series ALS with ALCplus2 IDU.

ALCplus2e identifies the equipment of series ALS with ALCplus2e IDU (Ethernet Enhanced functionality active).

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ALCPLUS2/ALCPLUS2E NODE MANAGER MODULE

ALCplus2/ALCplus2e Node Manager is an additional software module of the program Subnetwork Craft Terminal (SCT) - Link Manager Terminal (LMT).
This module has been developed to manage the ALCplus2/ALCplus2e nodes.
The additional software module is provided with a graphic interface (ALCplus2/ALCplus2e Node Manager
window) by means of which it is possible to create a node defining the equipment composing it and the
node characteristics.
Then the user will be able to modify the general node parameters and some configuration parameters of
the equipment (IDU) composing the node as, for example, the configuration of the traffic Ethernet ports
of the elements interconnected by the Ethernet nodal Bus or the cross-connections of the elements interconnected by the TDM nodal Bus.

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ALCPLUS2/ALCPLUS2E NODE
With ALCplus2/ALCplus2e node we mean a logical entity representing a set of minimum 2 and maximum
8 ALCplus2 and/or ALCplus2e (with Ethernet Enhanced functionality active) equipment interconnected by an Ethernet nodal Bus and/or a TDM nodal Bus.
The equipment interconnected by an Ethernet nodal bus is called Ethernet elements, while the equipment interconnected by the TDM nodal Bus is called TDM elements.
The equipment according to their type/expansion can be defined only Ethernet elements of the node or
Ethernet elements and/or TDM elements as pointed out in Tab.1.

Tab.1 - Node elements type
Equipment

ALCplus2

Type/expansion
IduBoard
IduBoard Exp. 16E1
IduBoard Exp. 2xSTM-1 32E1
IduBoard Exp. Nod. 2xSTM-1 16E1

ALCplus2e

Ethernet Enhanced

Elements of the node

Ethernet element
-

IduBoard
IduBoard Xpic
IduBoard Exp. 2xSTM-1 32E1
IduBoard Xpic Exp. 2xSTM-1 32E1

Active

IduBoard Exp. Nod. 2xSTM-1 16E1
IduBoard Xpic Exp. Nod. 2xSTM-1 16E1

Active

Ethernet element and/or
TDM element

Ethernet element

Ethernet element and/or
TDM element

Fig.1 shows the ALCplus2/ALCplus2e nodes which can be managed by the ALCplus2/ALCplus2e Node Manager window:
a. Node composed by only TDM elements.
b. Node composed by only Ethernet elements.
c. Node composed by the same number of Ethernet elements and TDM elements.
d. Node composed by a greater number of Ethernet elements and the first n TDM elements.
In this type of node, the TDM elements must ALWAYS the first n as pointed out in figure.
e. Node composed by a greater number of TDM elements and the first n Ethernet elements.
In this type of node, the Ethernet elements must ALWAYS the first n as pointed out in figure.

The detailed description about the composition and the technical characteristics of an ALCplus2/ALCplus2e
node are reported in the equipment manual ALS - ALplus2, ALCplus2, ALCplus2e.
This manual describes only the use of the graphic interface ALCplus2/ALCplus2e Node Manager necessary
for the software configuration of the equipment composing the node.

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Fig.1 ALCplus2/ALCplus2e node (examples)

N2

ALCplus2e
ALCplus2

*-1

L1

L2

N1

N2

ALCplus2e
ALCplus2

** - 1 L1

L2

N1

N2

ALCplus2e
ALCplus2

*-2

L1

L2

N1

N2

ALCplus2e
ALCplus2

** - 2 L1

L2

N1

N2

ALCplus2e
ALCplus2

*-3

L1

L2

N1

N2

ALCplus2e
ALCplus2

** - 3 L1

L2

N1

N2

ALCplus2e
ALCplus2

*-8

L1

L2

N1

N2

ALCplus2e
ALCplus2

** - 8 L1

L2

Node composed by a minimum of 2 and a
maximum of 8 elements interconnected by
Ethernet nodal Bus and TDM nodal Bus
N1

N2

ALCplus2e
ALCplus2

*-1

L1

L2

N1

N2

ALCplus2e
ALCplus2

*-2

L1

L2

N1

N2

ALCplus2e
ALCplus2

*-3

L1

L2

N1

N2

ALCplus2e
ALCplus2

*-8

L1

L2

EXAMPLE of node composed by 8 elements interconnected by Ethernet
nodal Bus and 2 elements interconnected by TDM nodal Bus

e

N1

N2

ALCplus2e
ALCplus2

*-1

L1

L2

N1

N2

ALCplus2e
ALCplus2

*-2

L1

L2

N1

N2

ALCplus2e
ALCplus2

** - 3 L1

L2

N1

N2

ALCplus2e
ALCplus2

** - 8 L1

L2

TDM nodal Bus

WRONG Composition

Ethernet nodal Bus

TDM nodal Bus

CORRECT Composition
N1

N2

ALCplus2e
ALCplus2

** - 1 L1

L2

N1

N2

ALCplus2e
ALCplus2

*-2

L1

L2

N1

N2

ALCplus2e
ALCplus2

*-3

L1

L2

N1

N2

ALCplus2e
ALCplus2

** - 8 L1

L2

EXAMPLE of node composed by 8 elements interconnected by TDM nodal
Bus and 2 elements interconnected by Ethernet nodal Bus
CORRECT Composition
N1

N2

ALCplus2e
ALCplus2

*-1

L1

L2

N1

N2

ALCplus2e
ALCplus2

*-2

L1

L2

N1

N2

ALCplus2e
ALCplus2

*-3

L1

L2

N1

N2

ALCplus2e
ALCplus2

*-8

L1

L2

TDM nodal Bus

WRONG Composition

Ethernet nodal Bus

TDM nodal Bus

Ethernet nodal Bus

d

N1

N1

N2

ALCplus2e
ALCplus2

*-1

L1

L2

N1

N2

ALCplus2e
ALCplus2

*-2

L1

L2

N1

N2

ALCplus2e
ALCplus2

*-3

L1

L2

N1

N2

ALCplus2e
ALCplus2

*-8

L1

L2

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Ethernet nodal Bus

TDM nodal Bus

c

Node composed by a minimum of 2
and a maximum of 8 elements
interconnected only by Ethernet nodal Bus

Ethernet nodal Bus

TDM nodal Bus

a

b

Ethernet nodal Bus

Node composed by a minimum of 2
and a maximum of 8 elements
interconnected only by TDM nodal Bus

8

Legend
N1, N2. Respectively first (N1) and second (N2) nodal Bus dedicated to the interconnection of the equipment through the TDM nodal Bus.
L1, L2. Respectively first (LAN 1) and second (LAN 2) external port of the Ethernet Switch dedicated to
the interconnection of the equipment through the Ethernet nodal Bus.
For the equipment belonging to a node, the ports used for the traffic are the external ports LAN 3 and LAN
4 and the internal ports Port A and Port B (radio port).
* Equipment:

ALCplus2e with IduBoard Exp. Nod. 2xSTM-1 16E1 expansion.

ALCplus2e with IduBoard Exp. Nod. 2xSTM-1 16E1 or IduBoard Xpic Exp. Nod. 2xSTM-1 16E1
expansion.

** Equipment:

ALCplus2 of type IduBoard or with expansion IduBoard Exp. 16E1, IduBoard Exp. 2xSTM-1 32E1
or with expansion IduBoard Exp. Nod. 2xSTM-1 16E1 for which the nodal expansion is not used
for the interconnection of the node elements.

ALCplus2e of type IduBoard, IduBoard Xpic or with expansion IduBoard Exp. 2xSTM-1 32E1,
IduBoard Xpic Exp. 2xSTM-1 32E or with expansion IduBoard Exp. Nod. 2xSTM-1 16E1, IduBoard Xpic Exp. Nod. 2xSTM-1 16E1 for which the nodal expansion is not used for the interconnection of the node elements.

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OPENING OF THE ALCPLUS2/ALCPLUS2E NODE MANAGER WINDOW
1. Start the SCT/LMT program.
The SCT/LMT window opens.
2. Activate the connection with an equipment of ALCplus2 or ALCplus2e type.
3. In the Equipment List area select the equipment.
4. Select the Network > ALCplus2/ALCplus2e Node Manager command.
The ALCplus2/ALCplus2e Node Manager window opens.
If the selected equipment:

Is an element of a node, the window displays the characteristics of the node and the commands
to manage it. Fig.1 shows an example.

Is not an element of a node, in the window there is only the command/context Nodal Configurator, which allows To create a node.

The start modalities of the program SCT/LMT and of connection of an equipment are reported in the manual
SCT/LMT.
The behaviour of the ALCplus2/ALCplus2e Node Manager module in relation to the graphic interface SCT/
LMT is comparable with that of an equipment LCT module.
For more information regarding this behaviour, as for example the number of ALCplus2/ALCplus2e Node
Manager window which can be opened at the same time, refer to what pointed out for the LCT modules in
the manual SCT/LMT - command Equipment > LCT Interface.

If, at the opening of the window, is displayed the message:

The equipment selected is not ALCplus2e/ALCplus2 type.
The selected equipment is not of ALCplus2 or ALCplus2e type. Select an equipment of ALCplus2
or ALCplus2e type.

The Remote Element Table doesn’t contain any nodal element. Use Nodal Configurator to redefine that.
The selected equipment does not belong to any node.
To create a node, follow the procedure To create a node.

At least one element is not defined in Remote Element Table or is not reachable. The menu is
not available. Use Nodal Configurator to redefine that.
The selected equipment belongs to a node.
The Node Manager window is opened but the characteristics and the commands for the management of the node are not displayed (except for the command Nodal Configurator) because
at least one node element is not reachable.
Search for the causes of the not reachability of the equipment.

Local and remote RETs are different. Try to login again before. If the problem persists, use Nodal
Configurator to redefine RET.
The selected equipment belongs to a node.
The Node Manager window is opened but the characteristics and the commands for the management of the node are not displayed (except for the command Nodal Configurator) because
the remote equipment list of one or more remote elements of the node is not the same stored
in the controller of the selected equipment in the SCT/LMT window.
Re-execute the login or re-define the remote equipment list of the remote node elements using
the command Nodal Configurator.

Remote Element Table of a remote element doesn’t contain any nodal element. Use Nodal Configurator to redefine that.
The selected equipment belongs to a node.
The Node Manager window is opened but the characteristics and the commands for the management of the node are not displayed (except for the command Nodal Configurator) because
the remote equipment list of one node remote element is empty.

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Redefine the remote equipment list of the remote node elements using the command Nodal Configurator.

Max number of TDM/ETH doesn’t match the number of nodes. The menu is not available. Use
Nodal Configurator to redefine that.
The selected equipment belongs to a node.
The Node Manager window is opened but the characteristics and the commands for the management of the node are not displayed (except for the command Nodal Configurator) because
the maximum number of elements interconnected by TDM and/or Ethernet nodal Bus does not
match the number of node elements.
Redefine the characteristics of the node using the command Nodal Configurator.

The TDM values aren’t defined in descending order. The menu is not available. Use Nodal Configurator to redefine that.
The selected equipment belongs to a node.
The Node Manager window is opened but the characteristics and the commands for the management of the node are not displayed (except for the command Nodal Configurator) because
the number of elements interconnected with TDM nodal Bus are not inserted in the node configuration in the required order (see Fig.1).
Redefine the characteristics of the node using the command Nodal Configurator.

The ETH values aren’t defined in descending order. The menu is not available. Use Nodal Configurator to redefine that.
The selected equipment belongs to a node.
The Node Manager window is opened but the characteristics and the commands for the management of the node are not displayed (except for the command Nodal Configurator) because
the number of elements interconnected with Ethernet nodal Bus are not inserted in the node
configuration in the required order (see Fig.1).
Redefine the characteristics of the node using the command Nodal Configurator.

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ALCPLUS2/ALCPLUS2E NODE MANAGER WINDOW

Fig.2 shows an example of ALCplus2/ALCplus2e Node Manager window subdivided in the following areas:
1 - Title bar
2 - Menu bar
3 - Options area
4 - Connection status boxes
The window has been developed to be used in MS Windows® ambient, then it respects the conventions relevant to the positions of the menus, to the window type, to the keyboard use, to the mouse use and so
on - typical of such an operating system.

Fig.2 ALCplus2/ALCplus2e Node Manager window

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TITLE BAR
The title bar shows some information about the equipment selected in SCT/LMT window:

Equipment type. The wording:

ALCplus2 IDU, points out the ALS series radio equipment with ALCplus2 IDU.

ALCplus2e IDU, points out the ALS series radio equipment with ALCplus2e IDU.

MIB (Management Information Base) version.

Network identification of the equipment.

Login/monitor status of the equipment. Then, in login status, it is pointed out the profile of
the user who has executed the request. Wording:

[Read Only], [Read and Write], [Station Oper] or [System]. The equipment is in connected/login status and that the user, who has requested the login, has respectively a Read
Only, Read and Write, Station Operator or System profile.

[Monitor]. The equipment is in connected/monitor status.

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MENU BAR
The menu bar contains the:

File option. Such option contains the Exit command to close the Node Manager window.

Help option. Such option contains the commands to open the help on-line of the Node Manager
window.

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OPTIONS AREA
The options area is subdivided in two parts.
The L.H. part lists the options.
The R.H. part, on the contrary, displays the parameters relevant to the selected options as shown in Fig.3.
Fig.3 Options area (ALCplus2/ALCplus2e Node Manager window)

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(1)

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Options list. The choice of an option allows displaying the coupled parameters (these options when
selected are displayed with bold font) or it allows expanding the option showing a list containing
some additional options (these options are characterized by the symbol +).
When it is selected, the symbol + is replaced by the symbol -. The choice of this last symbol compresses again the option.

(2)

Selected option coupled to the parameters displayed here on the side.

(3)

In this bar it is pointed out the name of the selected option.

(4)

The contents of this area changes dynamically according to the option selected into the option list.

(5)

Currently set value. The setting of some parameters is executed through option push-buttons. At
the opening of the window, the option on the side of the selected push-button is underlined (currently set value).
Also when it is selected another value, the undersigned option remains undersigned until when the
operator selects and confirms (through the choice of the Apply push-button) a different value.

(6)

Press the Apply push-button to make operating the executed changes.
At the choice of the push-button, it is displayed a confirmation window. It remains displayed on the
screen for a few seconds. Press the ...Confirm? contained into the window to allow the execution
of the operation.
If the Apply push-button is not available, it means that:

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(7)

It is not possible to execute some modifications because the user profile of the operator does
not allow such an operation or the equipment is in connected/monitor status.

It has not been changed any parameter present into the window. In this case, the push-button becomes available when it is changed the value of a parameter.

The push-button, for the confirmation of the operation and the modification of the parameters, it is contained in the window that is displayed at the selection of a push-button present
in the options area.

Press Refresh to execute a new data reading from the equipment.
If the push-button is not available, it means that the connection between the program and the
equipment has not been activated.

(8)

Press ? to access to contextual help pages.

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CONNECTION STATUS BOXES
These boxes point out the status of the connection between the program and the equipment selected in
SCT/LMT window.
Wording/symbol:

Connected /

. The equipment is in connected/login or connected/monitor status.

In status:

Connected/login is possible to verify and to change the parameters.
If it is prevented the possibility to change a parameter or to forward a command (Apply
push-button disabled), the equipment can be passed in connected/monitor status (verify
the status of the equipment into the SCT/LMT window).
This situation occurs, for the remote equipment, when the user forwards the logout command. In this case to change a parameter or to forward a command, it is necessary to
bring back the equipment in connected/login status.
Before executing the login procedure, it is advisable to close the Node Manager window.

Connected/monitor is only possible to verify the parameters.

During the information Switching between the program and the equipment, it is pointed out, on
the side of the wording, a message that specifies the type of the operation on progress.

Not connected /

. The equipment is in not connected status.

In this condition it is not possible to verify or to change the parameters (Apply and Refresh
button disabled).

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PROCEDURES

Here below the following procedures are described:
To create a node
To modify the configuration of a node
To add one or more elements to a node
To remove one or more elements from a Node
To delete a node

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TO CREATE A NODE
Login | Station Operator, System

For the creation of an ALCplus2/ALCplus2e node, it is sufficient to open the ALCplus2/ALCplus2e Node
Manager window and define the characteristics of the elements composing the node following the procedure reported here below.
The program automatically will set the characteristics of the node (Station Name, Equipment ID, etc.)
and configure the remote equipment list (Remote Element Table) of all the elements belonging to it.
Before creating a node, the reading of par. ALCplus2/ALCplus2e node is suggested.
1. Start the SCT/LMT program.
2. Activate the connection to an ALCplus2 or ALCplus2e equipment which does NOT belong to a node yet.
It is not necessary that the equipment, which you activate the connection to, is an equipment which
will belong to the node.
It is instead necessary that, through the equipment which you are connected to, it is possible to reach
with the supervision all the equipment which will belong to the node because, at the node creation, the
program SCT activates the connection with all the node equipment to automatically configure the node
parameters and the remote equipment list. If one element is not reachable, the creation of the node
fails.
In order to configure the node, the connection to the equipment must be in connected/login status and
the user who has activated the connection must have profile System or Station Operator.
The user used to connect the equipment (username and password) will be the user the program SCT
will use to activate the connection with all the equipment which will compose the node.
Then, before creating a node, check that this user is present in the user list stored in the controller of
all the equipment involved in the operation.
3. In the Equipment List area select the equipment.
4. Select the Network > ALCplus2/ALCplus2e Node Manager command.
The Node Manager window opens with the Nodal Configurator option active.
Moreover the message The Remote Element Table doesn’t contain any nodal element. Use Nodal Configurator to redefine that is displayed. Press Ok and continue the procedure.
5. Type, in the Station Name box, the name of the station (alphanumeric string of minimum 1 and maximum 11 characters) where the node elements will be inserted.
It is forbidden to use a number or a space character as first character.
If the station is not present in the remote equipment list of the equipment which will compose the node,
this will be automatically created.
If the equipment which will compose the node are inserted in station different from the one set at the
creation of the node, this equipment will be removed from the current station and inserted in the station
of the node.
The elements of two or more nodes can be inserted into the same station.
6. Type, in the Node Name box, the name of the node (alphanumeric string of minimum 1 and maximum
31 characters).
The name of the node will be used by the application to automatically assign the network identifier of
the equipment composing the node (format Node Equipment ID: <node name>.<subset: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, or 8>).
Example. If the node is named Milan, the elements composing the node will be named with the network
identifier Milan.1, Milan.2, Milan. 3, etc.
If the element has already an identifying name, this will be automatically replaced by the new network
identifier.
If the user does not assign a name to the node, the identifier of the equipment you are connected to
will be automatically used as name of the node.
If the equipment has not any identifier and the user does not assign the name to the node, the elements
of the node will assume as identifier only the subset: .1, .2, .3 etc.
7. Set the number of equipment which will belong to the node:
a. Activate the N.E: 1 box and set, in the relevant box IP Address, the IP address of the first equipment of the node.

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b. Activate the N.E: 2 box and set, in the relevant box IP Address, the IP address of the second
equipment of the node and so on until the insertion of all the equipment composing the node.
The boxes N.E. must be activated in sequence from 1 to 8.
Example. If the node is composed by 3 equipment, first you will activate the box 1, then box 2 and, as
last, box 3.
This rule is valid even for the deactivation of the boxes N.E. They must be deactivated in sequence from
8 to 1. This means that the box 7 cannot be deactivated if the box 8 is active yet.
Remember that, if you are creating a node composed by elements interconnected both from Ethernet
nodal Bus and TDM nodal Bus, it is necessary to insert in the list the equipment in such an order that
the equipment which is both Ethernet elements and TDM elements occupies the first n positions (see
Fig.1).
For every element, the IP address of the LAN port of the equipment must be inserted as IP address.
If, locally for an element, the IP Agent address and the IP address of the LAN port are not the same,
the IP Agent address will be automatically set to the value type in the box IP Address.
Example. Locally to an equipment (by WEB LCT and/or SCT) Agent IP Address has been set to
172.18.23.34 and IP Address of the LAN has been set to 172.18.23.35. When this equipment enters
into a node and it is inserted in the Nodal Configurator area with an address 172.18.23.35, the system
automatically sets the Agent IP Address parameter to this address.
If the equipment you wish to insert into a node are inserted into an OSI network, it is not necessary to
enter even the relevant NSAP address. The program SCT automatically reads this information from the
equipment itself at the creation of the node and automatically reports it in the remote equipment list
of all the equipment in the node.
A node must be composed by at least TWO elements.
8. Define the number of node elements interconnected by the Ethernet nodal Bus setting the Nbr. of Eth
elem box to:

None. The node does not contain elements interconnected by the Ethernet nodal Bus.

2 ... 8. The node contains 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8 elements interconnected by the Ethernet nodal
Bus.
The values present in the list depend on the number of activated N.E. boxes.
Example. If the boxes 1, 2, 3 have been activated, the values None, 2, 3 will be available in the
list.
The value 1 is never available because the interconnection is realized between at least two
equipment.
Moreover if, after having defined all the equipment of the node as Ethernet elements, the user
deactivates a N.E. box, the number of Ethernet elements is set to the number of active N.E.
boxes.

The equipment can be Ethernet elements are pointed out in Tab.1.
The number of elements set in the box Nbr. of Eth elem and/or Nbr. of TDM elem must correspond to
the number of elements of the node.
Example. If the node is composed by 3 elements (the boxes N.E: 1, N.E: 2 and N.E: 3 are active), the
first two elements are interconnected both by TDM nodal Bus and Ethernet nodal Bus, while the last
one is interconnected only by Ethernet nodal Bus. The value 3 must be set in box Nbr. of Eth elem while
the value 2 must be set in the box Nbr. of TDM elem.
9. Define the number of elements of the node which are interconnected by TDM nodal Bus setting the Nbr.
of TDM elem box to:

None. The node does not contain elements interconnected by the TDM nodal Bus.
2 ... 8. The node contains 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8 elements interconnected by the TDM nodal Bus.
As for the previous parameter, the values present in the list depend on the number of activated
N.E. boxes.

The equipment can be TDM elements are pointed out in Tab.1.
The number of elements set in the Nbr. of Eth elem and/or Nbr. of TDM elem box must correspond to
the number of node elements.
Example. If the node is composed by 3 elements (the boxes N.E: 1, N.E: 2 and N.E: 3 are active), the
first two elements are interconnected both by TDM nodal Bus and Ethernet nodal Bus, while the last
one is interconnected only by TDM nodal Bus. The value 2 must be set in box Nbr. of Eth elem while
the value 3 must be set in the box Nbr. of TDM elem.

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10.In the TDM Nodal Protection area, select the type of protection of the TDM nodal Bus interconnection:

Protected. Protected TDM nodal Bus interconnection.

Not Protected. Unprotected TDM nodal Bus interconnection.

The parameter is meaningful only if a value different from None is set in the Nbr. of TDM elem box.
11.Press Apply Config.
In the area below the button, the progress and the result of the operation are pointed out.
The node parameters and the remote equipment list of all the elements belonging to the node are configured with the new values.
For the messages which can be displayed during or at the end of the procedure, see Messages displayed
at the creation/configuration of a node.
In order to display the new settings in the SCT/LMT window, it is necessary to deactivate the connection
and re-activate it to one of the equipment belonging to the node.
SCT program will automatically activate the connection with all the node elements in Connected/Login
modality and with the same profile used for the connection to the first element.
Example. A node is composed by elements Nodal.1, Nodal.2 and Nodal.3. When the connection with
profile System is activated to the equipment Nodal.1, the connection will be automatically activated
with profile System even for the elements Nodal.2 and Nodal.3.
In the Equipment List area of SCT/LMT window, the elements of a node are displayed in sequence (n
adjacent lines) from element <node name>.1 to element <node name>.8.
Moreover if, when the remote equipment list of an element of the node is read, elements of type Remote Node are detected (elements of a different node), the remote equipment list of these elements is
read to detect the equipment of the remote node. This equipment too will be displayed in the Equipment
List area of the SCT/LMT window in status connected/monitor.
The start-up modality of the program SCT/LMT, the procedure to connect an equipment, to verify/modify the user list of an equipment and the concept of remote node in the remote equipment list are reported in the manual SCT/LMT.

Messages displayed at the creation/configuration of a node
If, during the creation, change or deletion of the node, is displayed the message:

Station name can’t be blank!. The field Station Name has not been compiled. For the creation
of the node, it is necessary to fill it (see step 5).

Number of TDM elements or Ethernet elements must be equal to total elements. The number
set in the box Nbr. of TDM elem and/or Nbr. of Eth elem must be equal to the maximum number
of set equipment (number of active N.E boxes). Set the maximum number of equipment set for
the box Nbr. of TDM elem and/or Nbr. of Eth elem.

Warning the defined configuration differ from the equipment current configuration. Please see
the activity logger for details. Press... The node configuration differs from the current configuration of the various elements (station name, node name, etc.). It is suggested to verify the
progress of the operation (activity logger) in the area below the Apply Config push-button and
make a choice. Press:

Yes, to confirm the configuration set at the creation of the node. Settings made in the
Nodal Configurator area. If this choice is made, the node is created and the current settings of the equipment are automatically changed according to what set during the creation of the node.

No, to keep the current configuration of the node elements. Settings made with the command of SCT and/or WEB LCT. If this choice is made, the creation of the node is not ensured.

Cancel, to stop the creation of the node.

Proceed to configure LAN port automatically?. During the creation/change of the node, the system asks the authorization for the automatic re-configuration of the external ports of the Ethernet Switch of the node elements interconnected by Ethernet nodal Bus.

Operation failed: Unable to Get or update parameter(s). probable cause: Wrong user profile or
not logged yet!. The operation cannot be executed because the user profile in use is not enable
to execute the action or has not executed the login to the equipment yet.

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TO MODIFY THE CONFIGURATION OF A NODE
Login | Station Operator, System

1. Start the SCT/LMT program.
2. Activate the connection to an equipment belonging to the node.
3. In the Equipment List area select the equipment.
4. Select the Network > ALCplus2/ALCplus2e Node Manager command.
The ALCplus2/ALCplus2e Node Manager window opens.
5. Operation:

To modify the station containing the node elements

To modify the name of the node

To modify the number of elements belonging to the node

To modify the protection of the TDM nodal interconnection

The start-up modality of the program SCT/LMT and the procedure to connect an equipment is reported
in the manual SCT/LMT.

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TO ADD ONE OR MORE ELEMENTS TO A NODE
Login | Station Operator, System

1. Start the SCT/LMT program.
2. Activate the connection with an equipment belonging to a node.
3. In the Equipment List area select the equipment.
4. Select the Network > ALCplus2/ALCplus2e Node Manager command.
The ALCplus2/ALCplus2e Node Manager window opens with the Nodal Configurator option active.
5. Activate the first N.E. box available for the insertion of a new element and set the IP address of the
LAN port of the equipment in the relevant IP Address box.
The boxes N.E. must be activated in sequence from 1 to 8.
Example. If the node is composed by 2 equipment and you wish to insert a third equipment, when the
Nodal Configurator area is opened, the boxes NE:1 and NE:2 will be active. The first available box, to
activate for the insertion of the new equipment, will be NE:3.
Remember that, if you are adding elements interconnected both by Ethernet nodal Bus and TDM nodal
Bus to the node, it is necessary to insert the equipment in the list in such an order that the equipment
which is both Ethernet elements and TDM elements must occupy the first n positions (see Fig.1).
The equipment can be Ethernet elements and/or TDM elements are pointed out in Tab.1.
6. If the new equipment is interconnected to other elements of the node through:

Ethernet nodal Bus, to increase by one the value present in the box Nbr. of Eth elem.
Example. If the node is composed by 2 equipment (interconnected by Ethernet nodal Bus), the
value 2 will be set in the box Nbr. of Eth elem. When the third element is inserted and it is an
Ethernet element too, the value 3 must be set into the box Nbr. of Eth elem.

Ethernet nodal Bus and TDM nodal Bus, increase by one the value present in the box Nbr. of Eth
elem and in the box Nbr. of TDM elem.

7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 to insert all the wished elements with the maximum limit of 8.
8. Press Apply Config.
In the area below the button, the progress and the result of the operation are pointed out.
For the messages which can be displayed during or at the end of the procedure, see Messages displayed
at the creation/configuration of a node.
To display, in the SCT/LMT window, the new settings, it is necessary to deactivate the connection and
re-activate it with one of the equipment belonging to the node.
The start-up modality of the program SCT/LMT and the procedure to connect an equipment are reported in the manual SCT/LMT.

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TO REMOVE ONE OR MORE ELEMENTS FROM A NODE
Login | Station Operator, System

1. Start the SCT/LMT program.
2. Activate the connection to an equipment belonging to the node.
3. In the Equipment List area select the equipment.
4. Select the Network > ALCplus2/ALCplus2e Node Manager command.
The ALCplus2/ALCplus2e Node Manager window opens with the Nodal Configurator option active.
5. Deactivate the boxes N.E. relevant to the equipment you wish to remove from the node.
The boxes N.E must be deactivated in sequence from 8 to 1. This means that it is not possible to deactivate the box 7 if the box 8 is active yet.
6. Press Apply Config.
In the area below the button, the progress and the result of the operation are pointed out.
The node parameters and the remote equipment list of the elements removed from the node will be
reset. This equipment does not belong to the node any more.
For the messages which can be displayed during or at the end of the procedure, see Messages displayed
at the creation/configuration of a node.
To display, in the SCT/LMT window, the new settings, it is necessary to deactivate the connection and
re-activate it with one of the equipment belonging to the node.
The start-up modality of the program SCT/LMT and the procedure to connect an equipment are reported in the manual SCT/LMT.

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TO DELETE A NODE
Login | Station Operator, System

1. Start the SCT/LMT program.
2. Activate the connection to an equipment belonging to the node you wish to delete.
3. In the Equipment List area select the equipment.
4. Select the Network > ALCplus2/ALCplus2e Node Manager command.
The ALCplus2/ALCplus2e Node Manager window opens with the Nodal Configurator option active.
5. Deactivate all the boxes N.E.
The boxes must be deactivated in sequence from 8 to 1. This means that it is not possible to deactivate
the box 7 if the box 8 is active yet.
6. Press Apply Config.
In the area below the button, the progress and the result of the operation are pointed out.
The node parameters and the remote equipment list of the elements removed from the node will be
reset. This equipment does not belong to the node any more.
For the messages which can be displayed during or at the end of the procedure, see Messages displayed
at the creation/configuration of a node.
To display, in the SCT/LMT window, the new settings, it is necessary to deactivate the connection and
re-activate it with one of the equipment belonging to the node.
The start-up modality of the program SCT/LMT and the procedure to connect an equipment are reported in the manual SCT/LMT.

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OPTIONS

In the options area of the ALCplus2/ALCplus2e Node Manager window, the following commands are present:
Nodal Configurator. It manages the configuration of the node, which the equipment selected in the SCT/
LMT window belongs to.
Cross Connection. It manages the TDM cross connection matrix of the node.
Eth Switch. It manages the Ethernet Switch of node and the traffic ports (LAN 3, LAN 4, Port A, Port B)
of the Ethernet elements.
In order to deepen this topic, see Ethernet Switch of node (more info).
The Cross Connection command is available only if in the node there are at least two TDM elements
(see Tab.1).
The Eth Switch command is available only if in the node there are at least two Ethernet element).
Some parameters are reading only ones then they can not be changed by the user. Some other parameters
can be changed.
The possibility to change the values is affected by the login status of the equipment and by the profile of
the user.
For each command, in the relative description, it is pointed out the user profile necessary to be able to use
it (Login). In detail, the wording:

Monitor. Equipment in connected/monitor status.

Read only, Read and Write, Station Operator or System. Equipment in connected/login status
and that the user, who has requested the login, has respectively profile Read only, Read and
write, Station operator or System.

Moreover, if the commands allows executing some settings or changes, for each user profile the type of
operation that can be executed is pointed out. The option Verify points out that it is possible to check the
parameters, the option Modify that it is possible to set or to change them.
It is not possible to change the parameters if it has been loosen the connection between the program and
the equipment.

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NODAL CONFIGURATOR
Login | Monitor, Read Only, Read & Write, Station Operator, System

Nodal Configurator command manages the configuration of the node which the equipment you are connected to belongs to.
In detail, the command allows:
To verify the node configuration
To modify the station containing the node elements
To modify the name of the node
To modify the number of elements belonging to the node
To modify the protection of the TDM nodal interconnection
If, at the opening of the Node Manager window, you have selected an ALCplus2 or ALCplus2e which does
not belong to a node, by means of the Nodal Configurator command it is possible to create a new node
(see To create a node).
Moreover, if an equipment belonging to a node is selected, besides the operations described above, it is
possible:
To add one or more elements to a node
To remove one or more elements from a Node
To delete a node

The selection of the command displays the Nodal Configurator area

To verify the node configuration
Login | Monitor, Read Only, Read & Write, Station Operator, System

1. From the options list, select the Nodal Configurator command.
The Nodal Configurator area opens, where the configuration of the node, which the equipment you are
connected to belongs, is displayed.

To modify the station containing the node elements
Login | Station Operator, System

1. From the options list, select the Nodal Configurator command.
The Nodal Configurator area opens.
2. Type, in the Station Name box, the new name of the station (alphanumeric string of minimum 1 and
maximum 11 characters) where the node elements will be inserted.
A number or a space character cannot be used as first character of the name.
3. Press Apply Config.
In the area below the button, the progress and the result of the operation are pointed out.
The remote equipment list of all the node elements is reconfigured with the new station: the node elements are removed from the old station and inserted in the new one.
If the new station is not present in the remote equipment list, it is automatically created. If the old
station remains empty after the moving of the node elements, it is automatically deleted.
For the messages which can be displayed during or at the end of the procedure see Messages displayed
at the creation/configuration of a node.
In order to display, in the SCT/LMT window, the new setting, it is necessary to deactivate the connection
and reactivate it with one of the equipment belonging to the node.

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To modify the name of the node
Login | Station Operator, System

1. From the options list, select the Nodal Configurator command.
The Nodal Configurator area opens.
2. In the Node Name box, type the new name of the node (alphanumeric string of minimum 1 and maximum 31 characters).
3. Press Apply Config.
In the area below the button, the progress and the result of the operation are pointed out.
The network identifier of the equipment composing the node is modified: <new node name>.<subset:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8>).
For the messages which can be displayed during or at the end of the procedure see Messages displayed
at the creation/configuration of a node.
In order to display, in the SCT/LMT window and in the Nodal Configurator area (fields Node Element
ID), the new setting, it is necessary to deactivate the connection and reactivate it with one of the equipment belonging to the node.

To modify the number of elements belonging to the node
Login | Station Operator, System

1. From the options list, select the Nodal Configurator command.
The Nodal Configurator area opens.
2. To add one or more elements to a node follow the procedure depicted from step 5.
To remove one or more elements from a Node follow the procedure depicted from step 5.

To modify the protection of the TDM nodal interconnection
Login | Station Operator, System

Operation meaningful only if in the node there are TDM elements (parameter Nbr. of TDM elem, value
different from None).
1. From the options list, select the Nodal Configurator command.
The Nodal Configurator area opens.
2. In the TDM Nodal Protection area, select the option:

Protected. The TDM nodal interconnection is protected.

Not Protected. The TDM nodal interconnection is not protected.

3. Press Apply Config.
In the area below the button, the progress and the result of the operation are pointed out.
For the messages which can be displayed during or at the end of the procedure see. Messages displayed
at the creation/configuration of a node.

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Nodal Configurator area
The Nodal Configurator area displays the configuration of the node, which the equipment you are connected to belongs to.
Station Name. Name of the station where the node elements are inserted.
Node Name. Name of the node.
N.E. Number identifying the equipment in the node.
The number cannot be modified and represents the position occupied by the equipment in the node:
the number 1 represents the first position and the number 8 the last one.
The box points out if an element is associated to the position:

. The position is occupied by the equipment pointed out in the IP Address box and Node
Element ID (identifier). This position is not the last occupied position.

. The position is occupied by the equipment pointed out in the IP Address box and Node
Element ID (identifier). This position is the last occupied position.

. The position is not occupied. This position is the first position which can be occupied by
a possible new element of the node.

. The position is not occupied. This position is not the first position which can be occupied
by a possible new element of the node.

If in the node there are elements interconnected both by Ethernet nodal Bus and by TDM nodal Bus,
these elements will occupy the first n positions (see Fig.1).
IP Address. IP address of the equipment.
This value corresponds to the IP Address Agent and the IP address of the LAN port of the equipment.
Type. Equipment type. The wording:

ALC+2e points out the ALCplus2e equipment.

ALC+2 points out the ALCplus2 equipment.

The parameter is read-only.
Node Element ID. Name identifying the equipment in the node.
The parameter is read-only.
It is automatically set according to the name assigned to the node and has the following format: <node
name>.<subset: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8>).
Nbr. of TDM elem. Number of elements of the node which are interconnected by the TDM nodal Bus
(TDM elements).
Nbr. of Eth elem. Number of elements of the node which are interconnected by the Ethernet nodal
Bus (Ethernet elements).
TDM Nodal Protection. Protection of the TDM nodal Bus interconnection:

Protected. TDM nodal Bus interconnection protected.

Not Protected. TDM nodal Bus interconnection not protected.

The parameter is meaningful only if a value different from None is set in the Nbr. of TDM elem box.
An area is present just below the parameters, where the operations executed by the program are displayed as, for example, the reading of the Remote Element Table of the equipment selected at the opening
of the Node Manager window.
Generally, for every operation the action and the result of the action are pointed out.
When an action fails, this is pointed out by a self-explicative message in red, for example Network Element
unreacheable.
The end of a series of actions is pointed out by the wording *****End Process*****.
Push-button:
Apply. The push-button is not available in this context.
Refresh. Press the push-button to update the context.
?. Press the push-button to display the help on-line.
Apply Config. Press the push-button to confirm the changes.

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Related Topics
To modify the station containing the node elements
To modify the name of the node
To modify the number of elements belonging to the node
To create a node
To modify the configuration of a node
To add one or more elements to a node
To remove one or more elements from a Node
To delete a node

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CROSS CONNECTION
Login | Monitor, Read Only, Read & Write, Station Operator, System

Command available only if in the node there are at least two TDM elements.
The Cross Connection command manages the TDM cross-connection matrix of the node which the equipment you are connected to belongs to.
In detail, the command allows:
To display the connections of the node in graphic format
To display the connections of the node in table format
To execute an unprotected Tributary-Radio connection
To execute a protected Tributary-Radio connection
To execute a Tributary-Tributary connection
To delete one or more connections
To enable the closing of a channel on itself (Auto-Loop)
To disable an Auto-Loop
To modify the connection label
To modify the structure of the Radio E1s of a TDM element
Only for the protected Tributary-Radio connections, the command allows:
To verify the status and the configuration of a protected connection
To modify the modality used to manage the switch in the protected connection
To modify the modality used to manage the preferential connection
To modify the Wait Time parameter (protected connection)
To force the switch on preferential connection without waiting for the Wait Time expiration
To modify the structure of the Radio E1 involved by a protected connection

The selection of the command displays the Cross Connection area
In order to deepen this topic, see TDM matrix of the ALCplus2/ALCplus2e node (more info)

To display the connections of the node in graphic format
Login | Monitor, Read Only, Read & Write, Station Operator, System

1. From the options list, select the Cross Connection command.
The Cross Connection area opens with the Matrix tab active.
2. Press Configuration.
The ALCplus2/ALCplus2e TDM Nodal Matrix Manager window opens where the existing connections are
displayed in graphic format.
It is possible to display only one connection at a time moving the pointer on a channel used for the
connection you wish to verify.
If are highlighted:

A tributary channel (E1/VC-12) and an E1 radio connected by a blue line, the connection is of
type unprotected Tributary-Radio.

A tributary channel (E1/VC-12) and an E1 radio connected by a blue line, the same tributary
channel and a different E1 radio connected by a pink line, the connection is of type protected
Tributary-Radio.

Two different tributary channel (E1/VC-12) connected by a blue line, the connection is of type
Tributary-Tributary.

The same tributary channel (E1/VC-12) with a blue line linking the channel itself, the connection
is of Auto-Loop type.

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The same radio channel with a blue line linking the channel itself, the connection is of AutoLoop (Pass Through) type.

Fig.4 shows the description of all the elements present in the ALCplus2/ALCplus2e TDM Nodal Matrix
Manager window.

To display the connections of the node in table format
Login | Monitor, Read Only, Read & Write, Station Operator, System

1. From the options list, select the Cross Connection command.
The Cross Connection area opens with the Matrix tab active.
2. Select the List tab.
The List tab displays the existing connections.

To execute an unprotected Tributary-Radio connection
Login | Station Operator, System

1. From the options list, select the Cross Connection command.
The Cross Connection area opens with the Matrix tab active.
2. Press Configuration.
The ALCplus2/ALCplus2e TDM Nodal Matrix Manager window opens.
3. Select the Tributary-Radio option.
4. Set, in the Tributary box, the tributary stream you wish to use for the connection.
5. Set, in the 1st Radio or 2nd Radio box, the radio stream you wish to use for the connection.
The list contains all the radio streams available for the different TDM elements of the node, except for
the stream set in the other box …Radio.
6. Select the unused channel on tributary side (E1 expansion/VC-12 STM-1) and drag-and-drop it on the
unused channel on radio side (Radio Permanent E1/Radio Extra E1)
The two channels are linked by a blue line and the name assigned by default to the connection is displayed.
If you wish, it is possible To modify the connection label.
The number of E1 channels available for the connections changes depending on the equipment type
and configuration of the specific element of the node. The detail is pointed out in Tab.2.
If the message Unable to create this connection: nodal bus full! is displayed, the system does not allow
the creation of new connections because the available band has been filled (see TDM matrix of the
ALCplus2/ALCplus2e node (more info)).
7. Press Apply and confirm.
The confirmation makes effective all the changes on the cross-connection matrix.

To execute a protected Tributary-Radio connection
Login | Station Operator, System

Operation available only for ALCplus2e equipment in 2x(1+0) radio configuration and if the monitoring
status of the alarms of the 2Mbit/s signal through PDH and SDH ring is active (see specific WEB LCT
manual).
1. From the options list, select the Cross Connection command.
The Cross Connection area opens with the Matrix tab active.

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2. Press Configuration.
The ALCplus2/ALCplus2e TDM Nodal Matrix Manager window opens.
3. Select the Tributary-Radio option.
4. Set, in the Tributary box, the tributary stream you wish to use for the connection.
5. Set, in the 1st Radio and 2nd Radio box, the radio streams you wish to use for the connection.
The list contains all the available radio streams with the exception of the stream set in the other …Radio
box.
To realize the protected connection, IT IS NECESSARY to set, in box 1st Radio, a stream relevant to a
radio direction and, in box 2nd Radio, a stream relevant to the other radio direction.The two streams
must belong to the same TDM element.
For instance, if the stream IDU 1 Radio 1A Pe. E1 has been set in box 1st Radio, you must set the stream
Radio 2A (IDU 1 Radio 2A Pe. or Radio 2A Ex. E1) in box 2nd Radio.
6. Select the unused channel on tributary side and drag-and-drop it on the unused channel on radio side
you wish to use for the first branch of the connection.
The two channels are linked by a blue line and the name assigned by default to the connection is displayed.
7. Select the same tributary channel selected in the previous step, and drag and drop it on the unused
radio channel you wish to use for the second branch of the connection.
The two channels are linked by a blue line and the name assigned by default to the connection is displayed.
The number of E1 channels available for the connections changes depending on the equipment type
and configuration of the specific element of the node. The detail is pointed out in Tab.2.
If the message Unable to create this connection: nodal bus full! is displayed, the system does not allow
the creation of new connections because the available band has been filled (see TDM matrix of the
ALCplus2/ALCplus2e node (more info).
If you wish, it is possible To modify the connection label.
8. Press Apply and confirm.
The confirmation makes effective all the changes on the cross-connection matrix.

To execute a Tributary-Tributary connection
Login | Station Operator, System

1. From the options list, select the Cross Connection command.
The Cross Connection area opens with the Matrix tab active.
2. Press Configuration.
The ALCplus2/ALCplus2e TDM Nodal Matrix Manager window opens.
3. Select the Tributary-Tributary option.
4. Set, in the 1st Tributary and 2nd Tributary box, the tributaries streams you wish to use for the connection.
The list contains all the tributaries available for the different TDM elements of the node, except for the
stream set in the other box …Tributary.
5. Select the unused tributary channel and drag-and-drop it over a different unused tributary channel.
It is possible to select two channels of two different tributaries or of the same tributary.
The two channels are linked by a blue line and the name assigned by default to the connection is displayed.
If you wish, it is possible To modify the connection label.
The number of E1 channels available for the connections changes depending on the equipment type
and configuration of the specific element of the node. The detail is pointed out in Tab.2.
If the message Unable to create this connection: nodal bus full! is displayed, the system does not allow
the creation of new connections because the available band has been filled (see TDM matrix of the
ALCplus2/ALCplus2e node (more info).
6. Press Apply and confirm.

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The confirmation makes effective all the changes on the cross-connection matrix.

To delete one or more connections
Login | Station Operator, System

1. From the options list, select the Cross Connection command.
The Cross Connection area opens with the Matrix tab active.
2. Execute one of the following operations:

In the Matrix tab, press Configuration.
The ALCplus2/ALCplus2e TDM Nodal Matrix Manager window opens.
Select a channel of the Tributary-Tributary and/or Tributary-Radio connection you wish to delete
and drag-and-drop it over the trash icon.
If the connection is of type:

Tributary-Tributary or unprotected Tributary-Radio, the connection is deleted.

Protected Tributary-Radio and one of the Radio E1 channel has been moved to the trash:
only the connection side, which the selected Radio E1 belongs to, is deleted.

Protected Tributary-Radio and the channel Tributary VC-12/E1 has been moved to the
trash: the whole connection is deleted.

Repeat the step to delete all the wished connections.
Press Apply and confirm.
The confirmation makes effective all the changes on the cross-connection matrix.
To delete an Auto-Loop in the ALCplus2/ALCplus2e TDM Nodal Matrix Manager window, use the
procedure To disable an Auto-Loop.

Select the List tab.
Select (

) the connections you wish to delete.

Press Select All to select all the connections present in the list.
Press Delete Selected and confirm.

To enable the closing of a channel on itself (Auto-Loop)
Login | Station Operator, System

1. From the options list, select the Cross Connection command.
The Cross Connection area opens with the Matrix tab active.
2. Press Configuration.
The ALCplus2/ALCplus2e TDM Nodal Matrix Manager window opens.
3. Double click on the unused tributary channel (E1 expansion/VC-12 STM-1) or radio channel (E1 Permanent/E1 Extra) for which you wish to execute the auto-loop.
The E1/VC-12 Auto Loop window opens.
4. Select the Enabled option.
5. Press Ok.
A blue line, which closes in loop on the selected channel, and the name assigned by default to the connection are displayed.
If you wish, it is possible To modify the connection label.
6. Press Apply and confirm.
The confirmation makes effective all the changes on the cross-connection matrix.

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To disable an Auto-Loop
Login | Station Operator, System

1. From the options list, select the Cross Connection command.
The Cross Connection area opens with the Matrix tab active.
2. Execute one of the following operations:

In the Matrix tab, press Configuration.
The ALCplus2/ALCplus2e TDM Nodal Matrix Manager window opens.
Double click on the on the tributary channel (E1 expansion/VC-12 STM-1) or on the radio channel (E1 Permanent/E1 Extra) with auto-loop enabled (light blue box) for which you wish to disable the auto-loop.
The E1/VC-12 Auto Loop window opens.
Select the Disabled option.
Press Ok.
The channel changes from used to free (light green box).
Press Apply and confirm.
The confirmation makes effective all the changes on the cross-connection matrix.

Select the List tab.
Select (

) the Auto-Loop you wish to delete.

Press Select All to select all the rows of the table.
Press Delete Selected and confirm.

To modify the connection label
User Profile | Station Operator, System

1. From the options list, select the Cross Connection command.
The Cross Connection area opens with the Matrix tab active.
2. Press Configuration.
The ALCplus2/ALCplus2e TDM Nodal Matrix Manager window open.
3. Select one of the channels that form the connection.
The connection line is displayed and, next to it, its name in a yellow rectangle.
4. To modify the name of the connection, select the rectangle.
The Cross Connection Label window opens.
The parameters Current Value and New Value point out the current name of the connection.
5. Set the new name in the New Value field: alphanumeric string of, at most, 45 characters.
6. Press Apply and confirm.

To modify the structure of the Radio E1s of a TDM element
User Profile | Station Operator, System

1. From the options list, select the Cross Connection command.
The Cross Connection area opens.
2. Select the Radio E1 Framing tab.
3. Select, in the Node area, the TDM element whose E1 Radio structure you wish to modify.
The list will contain the TDM elements of type:

ALCplus2 in radio configuration 1+0, 1+1 Hot Standby or 1+1 Freq. Div., with the management
of STM-1 streams active (STM-1 MST Mode: 1+0, 1+1 MSP, 2x(1+0) MST or 1+1 MSP No ALS)

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and with the transport of the PDH alarms in the SDH frame enabled (Translate PDH into SDH:
Enable).

ALCplus2e in one of the following configurations:

Radio configuration 1+0, 1+1 Hot Standby or 1+1 Freq. Div., with the management of
STM-1 streams active (STM-1 MST Mode: 1+0, 1+1 MSP, 2x(1+0) MST or 1+1 MSP No
ALS) and with the transport of the PDH alarms in the SDH frame enabled (Translate PDH
into SDH Alarms: Enabled).

Radio configuration 2x(1+0) Eth. Single Pipe, 2x(1+0) Eth. Dual Pipe, 2x(1+0) Xpic Eth.
Single Pipe or 2x(1+0) Xpic Eth. Dual Pipe.

4. In the Radio area, press:

Set All E1 As Unframed and confirm.
The E1 Radio (ALCplus2) or the specific E1 Radio group (ALCPlus2e) is configured with the unframed structure.

Set All E1 As Framed and confirm.
The E1 Radio (ALCplus2) or the specific E1 Radio group (ALCPlus2e) is configured with the unframed structure.
Radio E1’s are considered with framed structure according to G.704. The frame is composed by
32 timeslots (numbered from 0 to 31). Timeslot 0 is reserved for synchronisation and alarm information, timeslot 16 can be used for signalling while all the other timeslots transport user data.

To verify the status and the configuration of a protected connection
User Profile | Monitor, Read Only, Read & Write, Station Operator, System

1. From the options list, select the Cross Connection command.
The Cross Connection area opens with the Matrix tab active.
2. Press Configuration.
The ALCplus2/ALCplus2e TDM Nodal Matrix Manager window open.
3. Double click on the tributary channels that form the protected Tributary-Radio connection.
The Path Protection Policy window opens, where the status and the configuration of the connection is
displayed:

Switch Status. Operating status of the protected connection.
As depicted in the key, the active link is pointed out by the blue line, the StandBy link by the
pink line.

Active Link Alarms /Protection Alarms. Respectively status of the alarms of the active connection
and of the StandBy connection.
As depicted in the key, the colour of the boxes represents the alarm status and severity:

Red, Orange, Yellow, Light blue. Alarm activated coupled respectively with the Critical,
Major, Minor, Warning severity.

Green. Alarm deactivated.

E1 Radio Type - Primary Radio / Secondary Radio. Respectively structure of the E1s for the primary and secondary connection:

Not Framed. The Radio E1s have not framed structure.

Framed. The Radio E1s have framed structure.

Preferential Switch. Modality used to manage the preferential connection function for the service:

Auto. In absence of alarms (which cause the switch) a connection is not used in preferential mode.

IDU x R. 1A <E1 radio>.In absence of alarms (which cause the switch) the connection
with the E1 on radio side 1A pointed out by the option is used as preferential.

IDU x R. 2A <E1 radio>. In absence of alarms (which cause the switch) the connection
with the E1 on radio side 2A pointed out by the option is used as preferential.

Forced Switch. Modality used to manage the switch between active and stand-by connections:

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Auto. The switch is automatically managed according to the presence of alarms (normal
operating modality of the equipment).

IDU x R. 1A <E1 radio>. The equipment is forced to use for the operation the connection
with the E1 on radio side 1A pointed out by the option.

IDU x R. 2A <E1 radio>. The equipment is forced to use for the operation the connection
with the E1 on radio side 2A pointed out by the label on the push-button.

Wtr Time (min). Time during which a no-alarm condition must persist on the preferential connection so that the service is restored on it.

To modify the modality used to manage the switch in the protected connection
User Profile | Read & Write, Station Operator, System

Operation of maintenance (MAN. OP).
1. From the options list, select the Cross Connection command.
The Cross Connection area opens with the Matrix tab active.
2. Press Configuration.
The ALCplus2/ALCplus2e TDM Nodal Matrix Manager window open.
3. Double click on the tributary channels that form the protected Tributary-Radio connection.
The Path Protection Policy window opens.
The Forced Switch parameter points out the modality used to manage the switch between active and
stand-by connections.
4. To change the parameter, select the option:

Auto. The switch is automatically managed according to the presence of alarms (normal operating modality of the equipment).

IDU x R. 1A <E1 radio>. The equipment is forced to use for the operation the connection with
the E1 on radio side 1A pointed out by the option.

IDU x R. 2A <E1 radio>. The equipment is forced to use for the operation the connection with
the E1 on radio side 2A pointed out by the label on the push-button.

5. Press Apply.
Only if you are forcing the switching (selection of the Radio 1A or Radio 2A option) a message is displayed warning that you are executing a forcing and displaying the current setting of timeout.
6. Confirm the operation.
Forcing the switching activates the MAN. OP alarm. If the equipment is turned off and then turned on
again, the functioning of the switch is an automatic one without taking into account the preceding setting.

To modify the modality used to manage the preferential connection
User Profile | Station Operator, System

1. From the options list, select the Cross Connection command.
The Cross Connection area opens with the Matrix tab active.
2. Press Configuration.
The ALCplus2/ALCplus2e TDM Nodal Matrix Manager window open.
3. Double click on the tributary channels that form the protected Tributary-Radio connection.
The Path Protection Policy window opens.
The Preferential Switch parameter points out the modality used to manage the preferential connection
function for the service.
4. To change the parameter, select the option:

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Auto. In absence of alarms (which cause the switch) a connection is not used in preferential
mode.

IDU x R. 1A <E1 radio>.In absence of alarms (which cause the switch) the connection with the
E1 on radio side 1A pointed out by the option is used as preferential.

IDU x R. 2A <E1 radio>. In absence of alarms (which cause the switch) the connection with the
E1 on radio side 2A pointed out by the option is used as preferential.

5. Press Apply and confirm.

To modify the Wait Time parameter (protected connection)
User Profile | Station Operator, System

1. From the options list, select the Cross Connection command.
The Cross Connection area opens with the Matrix tab active.
2. Press Configuration.
The ALCplus2/ALCplus2e TDM Nodal Matrix Manager window open.
3. Double click on the tributary channels that form the protected Tributary-Radio connection.
The Path Protection Policy window opens.
The Wtr Time (Min) parameter points out the time during which a no-alarm condition must persist on
the preferential connection so that the service is restored on it.
4. To change the parameter, set a value comprised between 0 and 100 minutes.
5. Press Apply and confirm.

To force the switch on preferential connection without waiting for the Wait
Time expiration
User Profile | Station Operator, System

1. From the options list, select the Cross Connection command.
The Cross Connection area opens with the Matrix tab active.
2. Press Configuration.
The ALCplus2/ALCplus2e TDM Nodal Matrix Manager window open.
3. Double click on the tributary channels that form the protected Tributary-Radio connection.
The Path Protection Policy window opens.
4. Press Wtr Clear and confirm.
The main connection, after the clearing of the alarms that caused the switch, is immediately used for
the service. The Wtr Time period is considered elapsed.

To modify the structure of the Radio E1 involved by a protected connection
User Profile | Station Operator, System

1. From the options list, select the Cross Connection command.
The Cross Connection area opens with the Matrix tab active.
2. Press Configuration.
The ALCplus2/ALCplus2e TDM Nodal Matrix Manager window open.
3. Double click on the tributary channels that form the protected Tributary-Radio connection.
The Path Protection Policy window opens.

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The Primary Radio and Secondary Radio parameters point out respectively the structure of the E1s for
the primary and secondary connection.
4. To change the parameters, select the specific option:

Not Framed. The Radio E1s have not framed structure.

Framed. The Radio E1s have framed structure.

When a configuration value is selected for the Radio E1s of the Primary Radio area, the system automatically assigns the same value even to the Radio E1s present on the other side of the connection
(Secondary Radio) and vice versa.
5. Press Apply and confirm.

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Cross Connection area
In the area is present the:
Matrix tab. The tab displays the existing connections are displayed in graphic format.
List tab. The tab displays the existing connections are displayed in table format (list of all the cross
connection).
Radio E1 Framing tab. The tab allows to modify the structure of the Radio E1’s of the TDM elements in
the node.
Push-button:
Apply. The push-button is not available in this context.
Refresh. The push-button is not available in this context.
?. Press the push-button to display the help on-line.
Related Topics
TDM matrix of the ALCplus2/ALCplus2e node (more info)

Matrix tab
The tab contains the Configuration push-button, whose pressure displays the ALCplus2/ALCplus2e TDM
Nodal Matrix Manager window which displays the existing connections in graphic format.
It is possible to display only one connection at a time moving the pointer on a channel used for the connection you wish to verify.
If are highlighted:

A tributary channel (E1/VC-12) and an E1 radio connected by a blue line, the connection is
of type unprotected Tributary-Radio.

A tributary channel (E1/VC-12) and an E1 radio connected by a blue line, the same tributary
channel and a different E1 radio connected by a pink line, the connection is of type protected Tributary-Radio.

Two different tributary channel (E1/VC-12) connected by a blue line, the connection is of
type Tributary-Tributary.

The same tributary channel (E1/VC-12) with a blue line linking the channel itself, the connection is of Auto-Loop type.

The same radio channel with a blue line linking the channel itself, the connection is of AutoLoop (Pass Through) type.

Fig.4 shows the description of all the elements present in the ALCplus2/ALCplus2e TDM Nodal Matrix Manager window.

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Fig.4 ALCplus2/ALCplus2e TDM Nodal Matrix Manager window

1
2

4

6

3

7

5

(1)

Node name

(2)

CHANNELS area. This area displays the channels (tributary and radio) of the node equipment interconnected by the TDM nodal bus, grouped by the streams they belong.
Every channel is represented by a box.
For the E1 channels, the channel number is pointed out in the box.
For the VC-12 channels (Expansion STM-1) the TU12 number is pointed out in the box while the
position of the box identifies the TUG3 and the TUG2 of membership of VC-12.
The status of use of the channel is represented by the colour of the box (see note 4). The currently
selected channel is represented by the yellow box.
The streams displayed in this area change according to the settings made by the user in the View
area (see note 3).
When an used channel is selected, the connection is displayed represented by a blue line with a
yellow rectangle next where the connection name is reported.
If two lines (one blue and the other pink) ends to the same tributary channel, this means the channel is used for a protected connection.
A connection is named on its creation by means of a default name composed by the names of the
channels composing the connection separated by /. The default name can be modified by the user.

(3)

VIEW area. The parameters present in the View area determine the streams displayed in the channels area.
If the selected option is:

Tributary-Radio. The Channels area contains two different radio stream ad one tributary
streams.

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The top part displays the radio stream pointed out in the 1st Radio box. The bottom part
displays the radio stream pointed out in the 2nd Radio box.
The middle part displays the tributary stream pointed out in the Tributary box.
To change a stream, select the arrow of the specific box and select the new stream from the
list.
The value set in the box 1st Radio will not be available in the list of values of box 2nd Radio
and vice versa.
In the Channels area, the order used to display the Extra E1 Radio depends on the priority
defined by the user (see specific WEB LCT manual).

Tributary-Tributary. The Channels area contains two different tributary streams.
The top part displays the tributary stream pointed out in the 1st Trib box. The bottom part
displays the tributary stream pointed out in the 2nd Trib box.
To change the tributary, select the arrow of the specific box and select the new stream from
the list.
The list contains all the available tributaries with the exception of the tributary set in the other …Trib box.

In the Tributary, 1st Trib and 2nd Trib boxes the following values can be present:

IDU x Expansion 16xE1. E1 channels of the expansion of the specific element of the node.

IDU x Base+Exp. E1. E1 channel of the base (Trib. A and B) and expansion of the specific
element of the node.

IDU x Expansion STM-1. VC-12 channel of STM-1 stream of the specific element of the node.
If the management of two STM-1 streams is active, the values IDU x Expansion STM-1 [1]
and IDU x Expansion STM-1 [2] will be available, which respectively point out VC-12 channels of the first and of the second STM-1.

The availability of the above mentioned values depends on the equipment type and configuration
of the specific element of the node. The detail is pointed out in Tab.2.
In the 1st Radio and 2nd Radio boxes the following values can be present:

IDU x Radio 1A Pe. E1 (<radio label>). High priority E1 channels of the Radio 1A of the specific element of the node.
If more than 63 high priority E1 channels are set, the values Radio 1A Pe. E1 [163] (<radio
label>) (E1 channels 1÷63) and Radio 1A Pe. E1 [64x] (<radio label>) (E1 channels 64÷x,
where x can assume a value between 65 and 80) will be available.

IDU x Radio 1A Ex. E1 (<radio label>). Low priority E1 channels Radio 1A of the specific element of the node.

IDU x Radio 2A Pe. E1 (<radio label>). High priority E1 channels of the Radio 2A of the specific element of the node.
If more than 63 high priority E1 channels are set, the values Radio 2A Pe. E1 [163] (<radio
label>) (E1 channels 1÷63) e Radio 2A Pe. E1 [64x] (<radio label>) (E1 channels 64÷x,
where x can assume a value between 65 and 80).

IDU x Radio 2A Ex. E1 (<radio label>). Low priority E1 channels Radio 2A of the specific element of the node.

The IDU x Radio 2A value are available only for ALCplus2e equipment in 2x(1+0) radio configuration.
The availability of the above mentioned values depends on the equipment type and configuration
of the specific element of the node. The detail is pointed out in Tab.2.
The value IDU x points out the identifying number of the equipment if the node. For example, the
value IDU 2... will represent the equipment pointed out in the line 2 of the column N.E. of the Nodal
Configurator area.
If the user moves the pointer over a channel used for a connection and at least one of the (radio/
tributary) streams involved by the connection is not displayed in the cross-connection area, the
View area dynamically displays the connections existing between the channels and the type of connection.
If no equipment is equipped with the radio, the options Tributary-Radio and Tributary-Tributary are
not present in the View area, because in case of absence of the radio the Radio-Tributary crossconnections cannot be realized as the Radio E1 channels are not available.
In this case, in the View area there will be only the 1st Trib and 2nd Trib boxes. The meaning of the
boxes and the values available for each box are the same described at the beginning of the note.

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Status channels key. The key points out the colours that determines the status of the channels:

Dark green (Auto loop req.). The channel has been selected for an Auto-Loop. The apply
command (selection of Apply push-button) has not been transmitted to the equipment yet
(Auto-Loop requested).

Light blue (Auto loop). The channel is used for an Auto-Loop executed on the equipment (real
Auto-Loop).

Light green (Unlinked). The channel is not used.

Purple (Link requested). The channel has been selected for a Tributary-Tributary or Tributary-Radio connection. The apply command (selection of Apply push-button) has not been
transmitted yet to the node elements involved by the connection (connection requested).

Light purple (Linked). The channel is used for a Tributary-Tributary or Tributary-Radio connection executed on the node elements involved by the connection (real connection).

Grey (Unavailable). The channel is used for the pre-configured connection with the Trib. A/
Trib. B or for the transport of SOH bytes.
The pre-configured connections cannot be modified or deleted.

White with red cross (Corrupted). The system cannot find the other end of the connection.
This can occur as consequence of a change on the radio configuration of the equipment or
of an action on the local cross-connection matrix of one or more node elements involved in
the connection.

[n] (STM-1 n SOH Carrier). The grey box containing:

[1]

[2].

. The channel is used for the transport of SOH bytes of the first STM-1 stream.
The channel is used for the transport of SOH bytes of the second STM-1 stream.

In this condition, the channel cannot be used for the cross-connection.
(5)

Protected connections key. For the protected Tributary-Radio connections, the line/box of colour:

Blue (Active Link), points out the currently used connection (active connection).

Pink (Standby Link), points out the unused connection (stand-by connection.

Red (Protection Alarm), points out that the channel used for the protected connection is
alarmed.

(6)

Trash.

(7)

Push-button:

Apply. It makes the changes operating.
When it is selected, a confirmation message is displayed. Pressing:

Ok. All the changes executed on the cross-connection matrix are transmitted to the
controllers of the node elements involved by the connections.

No. The operation is not executed.

Refresh. It forces a new reading of the data from the TDM elements of the node.
If you have made at least one modification, to the choice of the push-button a confirmation
message is displayed. Pressing:

Ok. The data present in the window are updated and all the changes made to the connections and not confirmed yet (selection of Apply push-button) are lost.

No. The data present in the window are not updated.

Cancel. It closes the window.
If you have made at least one modification, to the choice of the push-button a confirmation
message is displayed. Pressing:

Ok. The window is closed and all the changes made to the connections and not confirmed yet (by the choice of Apply button) are lost.

No. The window is not closed.

Help. It opens the help on-line.

Related Topics
To execute an unprotected Tributary-Radio connection
To execute a protected Tributary-Radio connection
To execute a Tributary-Tributary connection
To delete one or more connections

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To enable the closing of a channel on itself (Auto-Loop)
To disable an Auto-Loop
To modify the connection label
To verify the status and the configuration of a protected connection
To modify the modality used to manage the switch in the protected connection
To modify the modality used to manage the preferential connection
To modify the Wait Time parameter (protected connection)
To force the switch on preferential connection without waiting for the Wait Time expiration
To modify the structure of the Radio E1 involved by a protected connection

List tab
The tab displays the list of the existing connections.
In the tab there are two table.
The first table points out the list of the connection. Every connection is assigned a row, where is pointed
out in the column:

Name. Name of the connection.
On the creation of the connection, a default name is assigned which can be modified later by
the user.
The default name is composed by the names of the channels composing the connection separated by /.
The box:

. Not selected connection.

. Selected connection.

Channel, Linked Ch. 1 and Linked Ch.2. Channels composing the connection:

IDU x Exp. 16xE1 <E1 number>. E1 channel of the expansion of the specific element
of the node.

IDU x Base+Exp. <E1 number>. E1 channel of the base (Trib. A and B) and of the
expansion of the specific element of the node.

IDU x Exp. STM-1 <TUG3-TUG2-TU12>. VC-12 channel of STM-1 stream of the specific element of the node.
If the management of two STM-1 streams is active, the stream which the channel refers to will be specified:

IDU x Exp. STM-1 [1] <TUG3-TUG2-TU12>. VC-12 channel of the first STM-1.

IDU x Exp. STM-1 [2] <TUG3-TUG2-TU12>. VC-12 channel of the second
STM-1.

IDU x Radio <radio branch> Pe ... E1 <E1 number>. High priority Radio E1 channel
of the specific radio direction and the specific element of the node.

IDU x Radio <radio branch> Ex. E1 <E1 number>. Low priority Radio E1 channel of
the specific radio direction and the specific element of the node.

The value IDU x points out the identifying number of the equipment if the node. For example,
the value IDU 2... will represent the equipment pointed out in the line 2 of the column N.E.
of the Nodal Configurator area.
Remember that the connection is a bidirectional path. The table considers a possible direction of the connection (Channel -> Linked Channel) only for clarity of explanation.
The column Linked Channel 2 is meaningful only for the protected Tributary- Radio connections.

Type. Type of connection:

Standard. Tributary-Tributary connection or unprotected Tributary-Radio connection.

Protection. Protected Tributary-Radio connection.

Auto Loop. Loop of a tributary channel on itself.

Pass Through. Loop of a radio channel on itself.

The list does not points out the pre-configured connections.

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The second table points out the list of the radios of the TDM elements of the node (displayed in the Radio
column) and the relevant identifying labels (displayed in the Label column).
Push-button:
Select All. Press the push-button to select all the connections present in the list.
Deselect All. Press the push-button to deselect all the connections present in the list.
Delete Selected. Press the push-button To delete one or more connections or To disable an Auto-Loop.
Refresh. Press the push-button to force a new reading of the data from the TDM elements of the node.

Radio E1 Framing tab
The parameters present in the tab allows modifying the structure of the Radio E1’s of the TDM elements
in the node.
The Node area contains a box pointing out the TDM element (Node <identifier number [<IP address>])
which you wish to modify the structure of Radio E1’s for.
The parameter can be modified by displaying the list and selecting a new element from the list.
The list will contain the TDM elements of type:
ALCplus2 in radio configuration 1+0, 1+1 Hot Standby or 1+1 Freq. Div., with the management of the
STM-1 streams active (STM-1 MST Mode: 1+0, 1+1 MSP, 2x(1+0) MST or 1+1 MSP No ALS) and with
the transport of the PDH alarms in the SDH frame enabled (Translate PDH into SDH: Enable).
ALCplus2e in one of the following configurations:

Radio configuration 1+0, 1+1 Hot Standby or 1+1 Freq. Div., with the management of the
STM-1 streams active (STM-1 MST Mode: 1+0, 1+1 MSP, 2x(1+0) MST or 1+1 MSP No ALS)
and with the transport of the PDH alarms in the SDH frame enabled (Translate PDH into SDH
Alarms: Enabled).

Radio configuration 2x(1+0) Eth. Single Pipe, 2x(1+0) Eth. Dual Pipe, 2x(1+0) Xpic Eth. Single Pipe or 2x(1+0) Xpic Eth. Dual Pipe.

If the selected TDM element is of type:
ALCplus2, the Radio area is present with the push-buttons:

Set All E1 Unframed. Press the push-button to configure with the unframed structure, the
E1 Radio of the specific TDM element.

Set All E1 Framed. Press the push-button to configure with the framed structure, the E1
Radio of the specific TDM element.

ALCplus2e, the following areas area displayed:

Radio 1A - Permanent E1. E1 Radio (high priority streams) to the Radio 1A.

Radio 1A - Extra E1. E1 Radio (low priority) to the Radio 1A.

Radio 2A - Permanent E1. E1 Radio (high priority streams) to the Radio 2A.

Radio 2A - Extra E1. E1 Radio (low priority) to the Radio 2A.

Every area contains the push-buttons:

Set All E1 Unframed. Press the push-button to configure with the unframed structure, the
specific E1 Radio group of the specific TDM element.

Set All E1 Framed. Press the push-button to configure with the framed structure, the specific E1 Radio group of the specific TDM element.

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TDM matrix of the ALCplus2/ALCplus2e node (more info)
If the ALCplus2/ALCplus2e node contains at least two TDM elements (see Tab.1), through the ALCplus2/
ALCplus2e Node Manager window it is possible to configure the node TDM matrix for the cross-connection
of the relevant E1 channels (E1 expansion/VC-12 STM-1/E1 radio).
Here below the following topics are described:
Node TDM matrix
Connection Type
E1 channels
Display of the cross-connections
Creation of a cross-connection
Manual deletion of the cross-connections
Automatic deletion of the cross-connections

Node TDM matrix
The node TDM matrix is nothing but a logic entity representing the set of the single cross-connection matrices present in the TDM elements.
A connection realized on the node TDM matrix will involve the automatic realization of the single crossconnections on the single TDM matrices which will involve the correct operation of the cross-connection.
The connection between an element of the TDM node and the other is realized using the TDM nodal Bus.
In fact, in the node TDM matrix the ports relevant to the nodal Bus are not available because these channels are reserved only to the program to ensure the realization of the connections between one element
and the other.
Example. Suppose to have a node composed by two TDM elements: IDU 1 and IDU 2.
By means of the node TDM matrix (ALCplus2/ALCplus2e TDM Nodal Matrix Manager window - Fig.4) a connection of type Tributary-Tributary is realized between the third E1 of the IDU 1 expansion and the second
E1 of the IDU 2 expansion.
When the connection is carried into effect (selection of Apply button) the single cross-connections, necessary to realized the cross-connection set by the user as depicted in Fig.5, will be automatically realized on
the TDM matrix of the element IDU 1 and on the TDM matrix of IDU 2.
If the node is composed by more than two TDM elements, to realize a connection the program can use a
short path (that is the path involving the realization of the less number of connections) and an alternative
path (that is the path involving the realization of a number of connections higher than the short one). Fig.6
shows an example.
Generally, the program uses the short path to realize a connection.
If this path is occupied for 2/3 of the available band, the program will use the alternative path in order to
avoid overload troubles.
If even the alternative path is full for 2/3 of the band, the program will use the short path.
When both the paths will be saturated, no new cross-connection can be created: the message Unable to
create this connection: nodal bus full! is displayed. In order to realize the new connection, it is first necessary to delete at least one already existing connection.
The detail of the cross-connections composing a cross-connection between two TDM elements of a node
can be verified opening, through the specific WEB LCT program, the single areas relevant to the TDM matrices of the elements involved by the connection.
It is suggested not to modify a cross-connection between the elements of a node using the local matrices,
but using always the ALCplus2/ALCplus2e TDM Nodal Matrix Manager window because a wrong setting of
a part of the connection makes the cross-connection between the two elements not usable (status corrupted).

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Fig.5 Cross-connections (example)

ALCplus2/ALCplus2e TDM Nodal Matrix Manager window
IDU 1 Expansion 16xE1
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
IDU 2 Expansion 16xE1

TDM Matrix of node
IDU 1
TDM Matrix
1
2
3
4
...

Exp.
16 16xE1

IDU 2
TDM Matrix
1
2
3
4
...

NBUS 1 n*

TDM nodal Bus

1
2
3
4
...
n*

1
2
3
4
...

NBUS 2

Exp.
16xE1 16

n*
If the TDM nodal Bus is not protected, “n” corresponds to 126 (E1 channels).
If the TDM nodal Bus is protected, “n” corresponds to 63 (protected E1 channels). The protection of the
channels is realized in the following way.
The first group of 63 E1 channels (1÷63) of the Nodal Bus 1 is protected by the second group of 63 E1
channels (64÷126) of the Nodal Bus 1.
The protection is hard-wired: the first channel of the first group (E1-1) is protected by the first channel of
the second group (E1-64); the second channel of the first group (E1-2) is protected by the second channel
of the second group (E1-65) and so on.
The first group of 63 E1 channels (1÷63) of the Nodal Bus 2 is protected by the second group of 63 E1
channels (64÷126) of the Nodal Bus 2.
The protection is hard-wired: the first channel of the first group (E1-1) is protected by the first channel of
the second group (E1-64); the second channel of the first group (E1-2) is protected by the second channel
of the second group (E1-65) and so on.

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Fig.6 Cross-connection (short path and alternative path)

TDM nodal Bus

IDU 1
TDM
Matrix

1
2
3
4
...

NBUS 2

Exp.
16 16xE1

NBUS 1

...TDM Nodal Matrix Manager window

1
...

IDU 1 Expansion 16xE1

n

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

1
...

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

n

IDU 4 Expansion 16xE1

1
...
IDU 2
TDM
Matrix

NBUS 2

n
1
...

NBUS 1

n

1
...
IDU 3
TDM
Matrix

NBUS 2

1
...
NBUS 1

IDU 4
TDM
Matrix

n

n

1
...

1
2
3
4
...

NBUS 2

Exp.
16 16xE1

NBUS 1

n
1
...

Short path

n

Alternative path

Connection Type
The TDM matrix of node manages the following types of connection:

Tributary-Radio. Single connection between a tributary channel (E1 expansion/VC-12 STM-1)
and a radio E1 (Radio Permanent E1 or Radio Extra E1).

Tributary-Tributary. Single connection between two different tributary channels (E1 expansion/VC-12 STM-1).

Auto-Loop. Loop of a tributary channel (E1 expansion/VC-12 STM-1) or a radio E1 channel (Radio Permanent E1 or Radio Extra E1) on itself.

For ALCplus2e equipment in 2x(1+0) radio configuration and if the monitoring status of the alarms of the
2Mbit/s signal through PDH and SDH ring is active (see specific WEB LCT manual) the TDM matrix manages
also the connection:

Protected Tributary-Radio. Connection between a tributary channel (E1 base-expansion/VC12 STM-1) and one E1 of a radio direction (for instance, Radio 1A Permanent E1 or Radio 1A
Extra E1) and a second connection (acting as protection) between the same tributary channel
and one E1 of the other radio direction (for instance, Radio 2A Permanent E1 or Radio 2A Extra
E1).
The two streams must belong to the same TDM element.

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E1 channels
The number of E1 channels available for the connections changes depending on the configuration of the
TDM elements. The detail is pointed out in Tab.2.
Tab.2 Ports of the matrix available for the TDM elements of an ALCplus2/ALCplus2e node
Port

Stream

Configuration

Availability

Port

ALCplus2

Expansion 16xE1

E1 tributaries

16 E1 channels of the expansion

Always available

ALCplus2e

Base+Exp E1

E1 tributaries

2 E1 channels of the base (Trib. A
and B) + 16 or 32 E1 of the expansion

Always available

ALCplus2
ALCplus2e

Expansion STM-1...

STM-1

63 VC-12 channels

Port/channels available when the
management of STM-1 stream is
active (1)

ALCplus2
ALCplus2e

Radio 1A Pe. E1
(<radio label>)

Radio 1A
(high priority E1
channels)

x E1
x = Value of the Permanent TDM
Traffic parameter (Radio 1A)

Port/channels available when the
equipment is provided with radio
and the value x is greater than 0
(2)

ALCplus2
ALCplus2e

Radio 1A Ex. E1
(<radio label>)

Radio 1A
(low priority E1
channels)

y E1
y = Value of the parameter TDM
Capacity relevant to the ACM profile with the highest number of E1
(Radio 1A) (3) (4)

Port/channels available when the
equipment is provided with radio
and the value y is greater than 0

ALCplus2e

Radio 2A Pe. E1
(<radio label>)

Radio 2A
(high priority E1
channels)

x E1
x = Value of the Permanent TDM
Traffic parameter (Radio 2A)

Port/channels available when the
equipment is provided with radio
and the value x is greater than

Radio 2A
(low priority E1
channels)

y E1
y = Value of the parameter TDM
Capacity relevant to the ACM profile with the highest number of E1

Port/channels available when the
equipment is provided with radio
and the value y is greater than 0

(5)

ALCplus2e
(5)

Radio 2A Ex. E1
(<radio label>)

(6)

(4)

(1)
If the management of two STM-1 streams is active, the values IDU x Expansion STM-1 [1] and IDU x
Expansion STM-1 [2] will be available, which respectively point out VC-12 channels of the first and of the
second STM-1 (see specific WEB LCT manual).
(2)
If more than 63 high priority E1 channels are set, the values Radio 1A Pe. E1 [163] (<radio label>)
(E1 channels 1÷63) and Radio 1A Pe. E1 [64x] (<radio label>) (E1 channels 64÷x, where x can assume
a value between 65 and 80) will be available.
(3)
For the ALCplus2 equipment the A and B channel (Radio Extra E1) are not available in matrix for the
realization of connections because these channels are already used for the following pre-configured connections: Trib. A <-> A Radio Extra E1, Trib. B <-> B Radio Extra E1. The pre-configured connections cannot be modified or deleted.
(4)

The order used to display the Extra E1 Radio channels depends on the priority defined by the user (see
specific WEB LCT manual).
(5)

The Radio 2A value are available only for ALCplus2e equipment in 2x(1+0) radio configuration.

(6)

If more than 63 high priority E1 channels are set, the values Radio 2A Pe. E1 [163] (<radio label>)
(E1 channels 1÷63) and Radio 2A Pe. E1 [64x] (<radio label>) (E1 channels 64÷x, where x can assume
a value between 65 and 80) will be available.

Display of the cross-connections
The user can display the cross-connections existing between the TDM elements of an ALCplus2/ALCplus2e
node in graphic or table format.

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In the first case, the tributary and radio streams are graphically displayed in a window (To display the connections of the node in table format).
When a channel involved by a connection is selected, a line is displayed representing the connection. The
edges of the line point out the channels composing the connection.
In the second case, a table is displayed with the list of the existing cross-connections (List tab).
Each row of the table represents a connection where the name, the edge channels and the connection type
are pointed out.
Here below the operations which can be performed in the two displays:

GRAPHICAL display (ALCplus2/ALCplus2e TDM Nodal Matrix Manager window):

To verify the connections of the equipment (one at a time)

To execute a connection

To delete one or more connections

To enable the loop of a channel (Auto-Loop)

To disable an Auto-Loop

To modify the name of a connection

TABLE display (List tab):

To verify the connections of the equipment

To delete one or more connections at the same time

To disable one or more Auto-Loop

Creation of a cross-connection
All the cross-connections in the TDM matrix of node must be created by the user (see par. To execute an
unprotected Tributary-Radio connection, To execute a protected Tributary-Radio connection, To execute a
Tributary-Tributary connection, To enable the closing of a channel on itself (Auto-Loop).
It is possible to create a connection only in the graphical display (To display the connections of the node
in table format).

Manual deletion of the cross-connections
It is possible to delete one or more cross-connections from the graphical display of the connections or from
the table display (see par. To delete one or more connections).
In both cases, the connections removed in a type of display are automatically removed even from the other type.

Automatic deletion of the cross-connections
The following operations automatically delete the connections where the (tributary or radio) stream, object
of the change, is terminated.
Operations executed on the node configuration:

Deletion of TDM element.

Operations executed on the single TDM element of the node:

STM-1 stream. Passage of the STM-1 stream from available to unavailable and vice versa.

E1 Radio - Permanent. All those operations which decrease the number of high priority E1 channels.

E1 Radio - Extra. All those operations which decrease the maximum number of low priority E1
channels. All the operations which change the order used to discard the dynamic E1 channels
(Extra TDM Cap) from the adaptive modulation.

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ETH SWITCH
The option and the related commands are available only if at least two Ethernet elements is present in
the node.
At the choice of Eth Switch option, the program displays the following commands:
Eth Switch Configurator. It manages the configuration of the Ethernet Switch of node.
Port Based VLAN. It manages the transit of the packets of the traffic ports of the Ethernet elements of
the node.
It is possible to display/modify the Port Based VLan table of one traffic port at a time.
VLAN Table. It manages the virtual LANs of the Ethernet Switch of node.
IDU x [IDU type]. It manages the traffic Ethernet ports (LAN 3, LAN 4 and Port A), the enabling of STP
at node level and the Ethernet statistics of a single element of the node interconnected by Ethernet
nodal Bus.
The value x points out the number identifying the equipment which the command is referred to. The
IDU type is pointed out between square brackets.

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Eth Switch Configurator
Login | Monitor, Read Only, Read & Write, Station Operator, System

Command available only if at least two Ethernet elements is present in the node.
The Eth Switch Configurator command manages the configuration of the Ethernet Switch of node.
In detail, the command allows:
GENERAL

SETTINGS OF THE

ETHERNET SWITCH

OF NODE

To verify/modify the Eth Type value in the S_Tag QinQ field (Ethernet Switch of node)
To verify/modify the hysteresis of the Link Loss Forwarding modality (Ethernet Switch of node)
To verify/modify the address learning modality in MAC Table (Ethernet Switch of node)
To verify/modify the aging time of the addresses stored in the MAC Table (Ethernet Switch of node)
To verify/modify the hysteresis of the Link Loss Forwarding modality (Ethernet Switch of node)
PRIORITY

PARAMETERS

To verify/modify the emptying algorithm of the packets present in the output queue (Ethernet Switch
of node)
To verify/modify the priority criterion used to associate the packets in input from the external ports to
the output queue (Ethernet Switch of node)
To verify/modify the value to insert in the field 802.1p of the packets in input from the external ports
which, in output, the Tag is added to (Ethernet Switch of node)
To verify/modify the output queue which a packet is assigned to depending on its 802.1p priority Tag
(Ethernet Switch of node)
To verify/modify the output queue which a packet is assigned to depending on its PTOS/DSCP field
(Ethernet Switch of node)
The following operations are available and meaningful only if at least one Ethernet element of ALCplus2e
type is present in the node.
To verify/modify the priority criterion used to associate the packets in input from the external ports to
the output queue of the Radio ports (Ethernet Switch of node)
To verify/modify the value for Port Default and 802.1p priority (Ethernet Switch of node)
To verify/modify the output queue of Radio ports which a packets is assigned to depending on its native
802.1p priority Tag (Ethernet Switch of node)
To verify/modify the output queue of Radio ports which a packets is assigned to depending on its PTOS/
DSCP field (Ethernet Switch of node)
SPANNING TREE PROTOCOL (STP)

PARAMETERS

To verify/modify the version of the Spanning Tree protocol (Ethernet Switch of node)
To verify/modify the transmission interval of the BPDU packets (Ethernet Switch of node)
To verify/modify the Forward Delay interval (Ethernet Switch of node)
To verify/modify the maximum lifetime of the BPDU packets (Ethernet Switch of node)
To verify/modify the priority of a bridge (Ethernet Switch of node)

The selection of the command displays the Eth Switch Configurator area
In order to deepen this topic, see:
Ethernet Switch of node (more info)
Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) (more info)

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To verify/modify the Eth Type value in the S_Tag QinQ field (Ethernet Switch of
node)
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1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > Eth Switch Configurator command.
The Eth Switch Configurator area opens with the General tab active.
The QinQ Eth Type parameter points out the Eth Type value in the S_Tag (Service Tag) QinQ field.
The value is read by all the Switches of all the Ethernet elements of the node. If the value of the parameter is the same for all the Switches, the value is displayed. Otherwise, if the value is different for
one or more Switches, the field is left empty and the wording (Must be set) is displayed.
2. To change the parameter, type the new value.
3. Press Apply and confirm.

To verify/modify the maximum size of the accepted packet (Ethernet Switch of node)
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When the Double Tag functionality (ALCplus2) or Provider modality (ALCplus2e) is enabled (Ethernet
ports), for the correct transit of the supervision packets it is suggested to set the value 2048 as maximum packet size.
1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > Eth Switch Configurator command.
The Eth Switch Configurator area opens with the General tab active.
The Max Packet Size parameter points out the maximum size of the accepted packet.

1522. Maximum size for standard Ethernet (IEEE Tagged Frames).

2048. Maximum dimension of the packet extendable up to 2048.

10240 (Jumbo). Maximum dimension of the packet extendable up to 10240 (Jumbo).

The value is read by all the Switches of all the Ethernet elements of the node. If the value of the parameter is the same for all the Switches, the value is displayed. Otherwise, if the value is different for
one or more Switches, the field is left empty and the wording (Must be set) is displayed.
2. To change the parameter, select the wished option.
3. Press Apply and confirm.

To verify/modify the address learning modality in MAC Table (Ethernet Switch of
node)
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If some VLANs have been already created, when the partition and the indexing on VID (VLAN Identifier)
basis of the addresses in MAC Table (selection of option Enable), IT IS NECESSARY to execute a software reset.
1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > Eth Switch Configurator command.
The Eth Switch Configurator area opens with the General tab active.
The parameter MAC Learning Vid basis points out the address learning modality of MAC address in the
relevant table:

Disable. Learning of MAC Address in MAC Table is never partitioned in presence of VLAN 802.1Q
registered in VLAN Table Unit (VTU).

Enable. The partition and the indicization on VID basis of MAC Addresses in MAC Table are enabled. Their learning is registered in a segment of MAC Table whose index is the value of VID
contained in the VLANs entering the Switch and registered in VTU.

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The value is read by all the Switches of all the Ethernet elements of the node. If the value of the parameter is the same for all the Switches, the value is displayed. Otherwise, if the value is different for
one or more Switches, the field is left empty and the wording (Must be set) is displayed.
2. To change the parameter, select the wished value.
3. Press Apply and confirm.

To verify/modify the aging time of the addresses stored in the MAC Table (Ethernet
Switch of node)
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1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > Eth Switch Configurator command.
The Eth Switch Configurator area opens with the General tab active.
The MAC Addr. Aging Time parameter points out the validity period of the MAC addresses, dynamically
acquired and stored in the specific table.
The value is read by all the Switches of all the Ethernet elements of the node. If the value of the parameter is the same for all the Switches, the value is displayed. Otherwise, if the value is different for
one or more Switches, the field is left empty and the wording (Must be set) is displayed.
2. To change the parameter, set the wished value.
3. Press Apply and confirm.

To verify/modify the hysteresis of the Link Loss Forwarding modality (Ethernet
Switch of node)
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1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > Eth Switch Configurator command.
The Eth Switch Configurator area opens.
2. Select the LLF tab.
The LLF Hysteresis parameter points out the time interval (hysteresis) after which the Link Loss Forwarding modality is activated and deactivated.
The value is read by all the Switches of all the Ethernet elements of the node. If the value of the parameter is the same for all the Switches, the value is displayed. Otherwise, if the value is different for
one or more Switches, the field is left empty and the wording (Must be set) is displayed.
3. To change the parameter move the cursor to the wished value.
4. Press Apply and confirm.

To verify/modify the emptying algorithm of the packets present in the output queue
(Ethernet Switch of node)
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For the IDUs of ALCplus2 type, the parameter is relevant to the output queues of all the Ethernet ports,
while for the IDUs of ALCplus2e type the parameter is relevant to the output queues of the external
ports.
1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > Eth Switch Configurator command.
The Eth Switch Configurator area opens.
2. Select the Priority Radio To Lan tab.
The Egress Priority Policy parameter points out the emptying algorithm of the output queues.

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8421 WRR, a part (8 messages) of the queue with highest priority is empties, then a part of the
queue with lower priority (4 messages), then a part of the queue with further lower priority (2
messages), then a part of the queue with lowest priority (1 message) and so on restarting from
the queue with highest priority.

Strict Priority, the queue with highest priority is completely emptied (sending of all the messages) before sending a message of the queue with lower priority.

Strict 3, the high priority queue 3 is completely emptied (sending of all the messages). The other
queues (2, 1, 0) are managed with a WRR 421 mechanism.

Strict 3 and 2, the high priority queue 3 and queue 2 are completely emptied. The other queues
(1, 0) are managed with a WRR 21 mechanism.

The value is read by all the Switches of all the Ethernet elements of the node. If the value of the parameter is the same for all the Switches, the value is displayed. Otherwise, if the value is different for
one or more Switches, the field is left empty and the wording (Must be set) is displayed.
3. To change the parameter, select the wished option.
4. Press Apply and confirm.

To verify/modify the priority criterion used to associate the packets in input from the
external ports to the output queue (Ethernet Switch of node)
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1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > Eth Switch Configurator command.
The Eth Switch Configurator area opens.
2. Select the Priority Radio To Lan tab.
The Priority Selection parameter points out the priority criterion used to associated the packets, in input
to the external ports, to the output:

Disable, to disable the priority management.

802.1P, to analyse the value of 802.1p priority (level 2) for the choice of the output queue.

IpTOS, to analyse the value of TOS (Type Of Service) (level 3).

802.1P-IpTOS, to analyse the value of 802.1p and, if not evaluate, the value of TOS for the
choice of the output queue.

IpTOS-802.1P, to analyse the value of TOS and, if not evaluate, the value of 802.1p priority for
the choice of the output queue.

The value is read by all the Switches of all the Ethernet elements of the node. If the value of the parameter is the same for all the Switches, the value is displayed. Otherwise, if the value is different for
one or more Switches, the field is left empty and the wording (Must be set) is displayed.
3. To change the parameter, select the wished option.
4. Press Apply and confirm.

To verify/modify the value to insert in the field 802.1p of the packets in input from
the external ports which, in output, the Tag is added to (Ethernet Switch of node)
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1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > Eth Switch Configurator command.
The Eth Switch Configurator area opens.
2. Select the Priority Radio To Lan tab.
The Default Priority parameter points out the value to insert in the field 802.1p of the packets in input
from the external ports which, in output, the Tag is added to (0: lowest priority, 7: highest priority).
The value is read by all the Switches of all the Ethernet elements of the node. If the value of the parameter is the same for all the Switches, the value is displayed. Otherwise, if the value is different for
one or more Switches, the field is left empty and the wording (Must be set) is displayed.
3. To change the parameter, select the wished value.

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4. Press Apply and confirm.

To verify/modify the output queue which a packet is assigned to depending on its
802.1p priority Tag (Ethernet Switch of node)
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For the IDUs of ALCplus2 type, the parameter is relevant to the output queues of all the Ethernet ports,
while for the IDUs of ALCplus2e type the parameter is relevant to the output queues of the external
ports.
1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > Eth Switch Configurator command.
The Eth Switch Configurator area opens.
2. Select the Priority Radio To Lan tab.
The 802.1p Priority Management table points out the output queue of the LAN ports which a packet, in
input to any Ethernet port, is assigned to, depending on its 802.1p priority Tag.
The rows of the table correspond to the output queues available for the LAN port:

Queue 0. Output queue with 0 priority (low priority).

Queue 1. Output queue with 1 priority.

Queue 2. Output queue with 2 priority.

Queue 3. Output queue with 3 priority (high priority).

The columns of the table (0 ÷ 7) correspond to the Tag 802.1p value of the packet in input to a port.
The active option indicates which output queue (Queue…) the packet in input is associated to, whose
value of priority Tag (802.1p) corresponds to the value 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7.
The values are read by all the Switches of all the Ethernet elements of the node. If the values of the
parameter are the same for all the Switches, the values are displayed. Otherwise, if a value is different
for one or more Switches, the relative field is left empty and the wording (Must be set) is displayed.
3. To change the parameter, select the option corresponding to the wished combination output queue Tag 802.1p.
For the same value of Tag 802.1p, it is possible to select only one queue at a time.
4. Press Apply and confirm.

To verify/modify the output queue which a packet is assigned to depending on its
PTOS/DSCP field (Ethernet Switch of node)
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For the IDUs of ALCplus2 type, the parameter is relevant to the output queues of all the Ethernet ports,
while for the IDUs of ALCplus2e type the parameter is relevant to the output queues of the external
ports.
1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > Eth Switch Configurator command.
The Eth Switch Configurator area opens.
2. Select the Priority Radio To Lan tab.
3. Press PTOS/DSCP Configuration.
The Radio To Lan PTOS/DSCP window opens.
The table present in the tab displays the correspondence between the priority PTOS/DSCP of the packets, in input to any Ethernet port, and the LAN output queues.
Every row of the table corresponds to a possible value for the relevant PTOS/DSCP field. For every value, is pointed out in the column:

Value. The value expressed in binary digits.

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Precedence, Delay, Throug., Reliab., DSCP. For the description of the parameter present in these
columns refer to RFC 2474, 2597 and 2598 (Request For Comments).

Queue Priority. The queue which the packet in input to the specific port, whose PTOS/DSCP has
the value displayed in the row, is assigned to is displayed:

Queue 0. Output queue with 0 priority (low priority).

Queue 1. Output queue with 1 priority.

Queue 2. Output queue with 2 priority.

Queue 3. Output queue with 3 priority (high priority).

The single asterisk (*) near the wording indicates that the value has been modified but it is not
yet transmitted to the equipment (pressing Apply).
The List Filter parameter allows to activate the filters to the list of value. If set the option:

View All. The list displays all the values.

View Queue 0. The list displays only the values associated to the 0 output queue.

View Queue 1. The list displays only the values associated to the 1 output queue.

View Queue 2. The list displays only the values associated to the 2 output queue.

View Queue 3. The list displays only the values associated to the 3 output queue.

To modify the displaying of the list, select the wished values.
The DSCP parameter allows to set the IP format which the DSCP field refers to:

IPv4 DSCP. The DSCP column is meaningful for traffic incoming in the Switch in the IPv4 format.

IPv6 DSCP. The DSCP column is meaningful for traffic incoming in the Switch in the IPv6 format.

The output queues are read by all the Switches of all the Ethernet elements of the node.
If the output queues are the same for all the Switches, the values present in the Queue Priority column
are displayed in black. Otherwise, if for one or more Switches, at least one output queue is different
for the same value of PTOS/DSCP, the values present in the Queue Priority column are displayed in red
and the message Node <node name> has elements with different ‘Queues Priority’ values is displayed.
4. To modify the output queue, which a PTOS/DSCP value is associated to, select, in the DSCP box, the
IP format which the DSCP field refers to.
5. Select the line corresponding to the output queue and press:

Put selected in Queue 0 to assign the value to the output queue with 0 priority (high priority).

Put selected in Queue 1 to assign the value to the output queue with 1 priority.

Put selected in Queue 2 to assign the value to the output queue with 2 priority.

Put selected in Queue 3 to assign the value to the output queue with 3 priority (low priority).

6. Repeat the previous step for the output queue of all the wished value.
7. Press Apply and confirm.

To verify/modify the priority criterion used to associate the packets in input from the
external ports to the output queue of the Radio ports (Ethernet Switch of node)
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Operation available and meaningful only if at least one Ethernet element of ALCplus2e type is present
in the node.
1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > Eth Switch Configurator command.
The Eth Switch Configurator area opens.
2. Select the Priority Lan To Radio tab.
The Internal Priority Selection parameter points out the priority criterion used to associated the packets, in input to the external ports, to the output of the Radio ports.

Port Default. The traffic will be sent to the output queues of the Radio port according to the default value set by the user.

Native 802.1p (Outer Tag). The traffic will be sent to the output queues of the Radio port according to the priority value present in the outer Tag (C-VID or S-VID, depending on the port
setting).

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Native TOS/DSCP. The traffic will be sent to the output queues of the Radio port according to
the TOS/DSCP value present in the native IP field.

Native MLPS. The traffic will be sent to the output queues of the Radio port according to the
priority value present in native MPLS field.

The value is read by all the Switches of all the Ethernet elements of the node. If the value of the parameter is the same for all the Switches, the value is displayed. Otherwise, if the value is different for
one or more Switches, the field is left empty and the wording (Must be set) is displayed.
3. To change the parameter, select the wished option.
4. Press Apply and confirm.

To verify/modify the value for Port Default and 802.1p priority (Ethernet Switch of
node)
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Operation available and meaningful only if at least one Ethernet element of ALCplus2e type is present
in the node.
1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > Eth Switch Configurator command.
The Eth Switch Configurator area opens.
2. Select the Priority Lan To Radio tab.
The parameter Default Priority points out the value used to define the output queue of the Radio port
when the selected priority criteria is Port Default (see parameter Internal Priority Selection) and value
used as priority 802.1p added to the untagged packets entering in the considered LAN and they will
exit tagged from the corresponding remote LAN port (0: lowest priority, 7: highest priority).
The value is read by all the Switches of all the Ethernet elements of the node. If the value of the parameter is the same for all the Switches, the value is displayed. Otherwise, if the value is different for
one or more Switches, the field is left empty and the wording (Must be set) is displayed.
3. To change the parameter, select the wished option.
4. Press Apply and confirm.

To verify/modify the output queue of Radio ports which a packets is assigned to depending on its native 802.1p priority Tag (Ethernet Switch of node)
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Operation available and meaningful only if at least one Ethernet element of ALCplus2e type is present
in the node.
Operation meaningful only if the analysis of the value of the priority 802.1p (parameter Internal Priority
Selection set to the Native 802.1p (Outer Tag) is active.
1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > Eth Switch Configurator command.
The Eth Switch Configurator area opens.
2. Select the Priority Lan To Radio tab.
Table 802.1p Priority Management points out the correspondence between native 802.1p priority, possible present in packets in input from LAN ports, and the output queues of Radio ports.
The rows of the table correspond to the output queue of the Radio ports:

Queue 7. Output queue with 7 priority (high priority).

Queue 6. Output queue with 6 priority.

Queue 5. Output queue with 5 priority.

Queue 4. Output queue with 4 priority.

Queue 3. Output queue with 3 priority.

Queue 2. Output queue with 2 priority.

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Queue 1. Output queue with 1 priority.

Queue 0. Output queue with 0 priority (low priority).

The columns of the table (0 ÷ 7) correspond to the Tag 802.1p value.
The active option indicates which output queue (Queue…) the packet in input is associated to, whose
value of priority Tag (802.1p) corresponds to the value 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7.
The values are read by all the Switches of all the Ethernet elements of the node. If the values of the
parameter are the same for all the Switches, the values are displayed. Otherwise, if a value is different
for one or more Switches, the relative field is left empty and the wording (Must be set) is displayed.
3. To change the parameter, select the option corresponding to the wished combination output queue Tag 802.1p.
For the same value of Tag 802.1p, it is possible to select only one queue at a time.
4. Press Apply and confirm.

To verify/modify the output queue of Radio ports which a packets is assigned to depending on its PTOS/DSCP field (Ethernet Switch of node)
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Operation available and meaningful only if at least one Ethernet element of ALCplus2e type is present
in the node.
1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > Eth Switch Configurator command.
The Eth Switch Configurator area opens.
2. Select the Priority Lan To Radio tab.
3. Press PTOS/DSCP Config.
The table present in the tab displays the correspondence between PTOS/DSCP priority of the packets,
in input to any Ethernet ports, and the output queue of Radio ports.
Every row of the table corresponds to a possible value for the relevant PTOS/DSCP field. For every value, is pointed out in the column:

Value. The value expressed in binary digits.

Precedence, Delay, Throug., Reliab., DSCP. For the description of the parameter present in these
columns refer to RFC 2474, 2597 and 2598 (Request For Comments).

Queue Priority. The queue which the packet in input to the specific port, whose PTOS/DSCP has
the value displayed in the row, is assigned to is displayed:

Queue 0. Output queue with 0 priority (low priority).

Queue 1. Output queue with 1 priority.

Queue 2. Output queue with 2 priority.

Queue 3. Output queue with 3 priority.

Queue 4. Output queue with 4 priority.

Queue 5. Output queue with 5 priority.

Queue 6. Output queue with 6 priority.

Queue 7. Output queue with 7 priority (high priority).

The List Filter parameter allows to activate the filters to the list of value. If set the option:

View All. The list displays all the values.

View Queue 0. The list displays only the values associated to the 0 output queue.

View Queue 1. The list displays only the values associated to the 1 output queue.

View Queue 2. The list displays only the values associated to the 2 output queue.

View Queue 3. The list displays only the values associated to the 3 output queue.

View Queue 4. The list displays only the values associated to the 4 output queue.

View Queue 5. The list displays only the values associated to the 5 output queue.

View Queue 6. The list displays only the values associated to the 6 output queue.

View Queue 7. The list displays only the values associated to the 7 output queue.

To modify the displaying of the list, select the wished values.

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The DSCP parameter allows to set the IP format which the DSCP field refers to:

IPv4 DSCP. The DSCP column is meaningful for traffic incoming in the Switch in the IPv4 format.

IPv6 DSCP. The DSCP column is meaningful for traffic incoming in the Switch in the IPv6 format.

The output queues are read by all the Switches of all the Ethernet elements of the node.
If the output queues are the same for all the Switches, the values present in the Queue Priority column
are displayed in black. Otherwise, if for one or more Switches, at least one output queue is different
for the same value of PTOS/DSCP, the values present in the Queue Priority column are displayed in red
and the message Node <node name> has elements with different ‘Queues Priority’ values is displayed.
4. To modify the output queue, which a PTOS/DSCP value is associated to, select, in the DSCP box, the
IP format which the DSCP field refers to.
5. Select the line corresponding to the output queue and press:

Put selected in Queue 0 to assign the value to the output queue with 0 priority (high priority).

Put selected in Queue 1 to assign the value to the output queue with 1 priority.

Put selected in Queue 2 to assign the value to the output queue with 2 priority.

Put selected in Queue 3 to assign the value to the output queue with 3 priority.

Put selected in Queue 4 to assign the value to the output queue with 4 priority.

Put selected in Queue 5 to assign the value to the output queue with 5 priority.

Put selected in Queue 6 to assign the value to the output queue with 6 priority.

Put selected in Queue 7 to assign the value to the output queue with 7 priority (low priority).

6. Repeat the previous step for the output queue of all the wished value.
7. Press Apply and confirm.

To verify/modify the version of the Spanning Tree protocol (Ethernet Switch of node)
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1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > Eth Switch Configurator command.
The Eth Switch Configurator area opens.
2. Select the Spanning Tree tab.
The Force Version parameter points out the version of the Spanning Tree protocol to use:

Rapid STP 802.1w. Rapid Spanning Tree protocol standard IEEE 802.1w. Protocol characterized
by a greater speed (lower convergence time).

STP 802.1d. Spanning Tree Protocol standard IEEE 802.1d.

The value is read by all the Switches of all the Ethernet elements of the node. If the value of the parameter is the same for all the Switches, the value is displayed. Otherwise, if the value is different for
one or more Switches, the field is left empty and the wording (Must be set) is displayed.
3. To change the parameter, select the wished option.
4. Press Apply and confirm.

To verify/modify the transmission interval of the BPDU packets (Ethernet Switch of
node)
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The change of the default values of the configuration (Hello Time, Forward Delay, Max Age) of the Spanning Tree protocol could damage the correct operation of the Spanning Tree protocol itself.
1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > Eth Switch Configurator command.
The Eth Switch Configurator area opens.
2. Select the Spanning Tree tab.

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The Hello Time parameter points out the time interval that passes between two consecutive transmissions of the BPDU (Bridge Protocol Data Unit) packet from the Ethernet ports with the Spanning Tree
function enabled.
The value is read by all the Switches of all the Ethernet elements of the node. If the value of the parameter is the same for all the Switches, the value is displayed. Otherwise, if the value is different for
one or more Switches, the field is left empty and the wording (Must be set) is displayed.
3. To change the parameter move the cursor to the wished value (default: 2sec.).
4. Press Apply and confirm.

To verify/modify the Forward Delay interval (Ethernet Switch of node)
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The change of the default values of the configuration (Hello Time, Forward Delay, Max Age) of the Spanning Tree protocol could damage the correct operation of the Spanning Tree protocol itself.
1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > Eth Switch Configurator command.
The Eth Switch Configurator area opens.
2. Select the Spanning Tree tab.
The Forward Delay parameter points out the time interval which passes between the passage between
the Port Blocking status and the Port Learning status and between the Port Learning status and the Port
Forwarding status of the port.
For the description of the statuses of the port, see STP area.
The value is read by all the Switches of all the Ethernet elements of the node. If the value of the parameter is the same for all the Switches, the value is displayed. Otherwise, if the value is different for
one or more Switches, the field is left empty and the wording (Must be set) is displayed.
3. To change the parameter move the cursor to the wished value (default: 15 sec.).
4. Press Apply and confirm.

To verify/modify the maximum lifetime of the BPDU packets (Ethernet Switch of
node)
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The change of the default values of the configuration (Hello Time, Forward Delay, Max Age) of the Spanning Tree protocol could damage the correct operation of the Spanning Tree protocol itself.
1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > Eth Switch Configurator command.
The Eth Switch Configurator area opens.
2. Select the Spanning Tree tab.
The Max Age parameter points out the maximum number of Switches which the packet can pass
through before expiring. The passage from a Switch to another one involves the decrease of 1 second
per equipment.
The value is read by all the Switches of all the Ethernet elements of the node. If the value of the parameter is the same for all the Switches, the value is displayed. Otherwise, if the value is different for
one or more Switches, the field is left empty and the wording (Must be set) is displayed.
3. To change the parameter move the cursor to the wished value (default: 20 sec.).
4. Press Apply and confirm.

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To verify/modify the priority of a bridge (Ethernet Switch of node)
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1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > Eth Switch Configurator command.
The Eth Switch Configurator area opens.
2. Select the Spanning Tree tab.
The Priority (Bridge 1 area) and Priority (Bridge 2 area) parameters respectively point out the priority
of the Bridge 1 and bridge 2 to use in the auto negotiation of the root: 0 (maximum priority), 15 (minimum priority).
If two bridges have the same priority, the bridge with lower MAC Address is chosen as root.
The value is read by all the Switches of all the Ethernet elements of the node. If the value of the parameter is the same for all the Switches, the value is displayed. Otherwise, if the value is different for
one or more Switches, the field is left empty and the wording (Must be set) is displayed.
3. To change the parameter move the cursor to the wished value.
4. Press Apply and confirm.

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Eth Switch Configurator area
In the area is present the:
General tab. The tab displays the general configuration parameters of the Ethernet Switch of node.
LLF tab. The tab displays the hysteresis of the Link Loss Forwarding modality.
Priority Radio To Lan tab. The tab displays the correspondence between the priority (802.1p, PTOS/
DSCP) of the packets, in input to any Ethernet port, and the output queues.
Priority Lan To Radio tab. The tab displays the configuration parameters of the external ports relevant
to priority management.
Tab available and meaningful only if at least one Ethernet element of ALCplus2e type is present in the
node.
Spanning Tree tab. The tab displays the general configuration parameters of the Spanning Tree protocol
and the priority of the Bridge 1 and Bridge 2.
Push-button:
Apply. Press the push-button to confirm the changes.
Refresh. Press the push-button to update the context.
?. Press the push-button to display the help on-line.
Related Topics
Ethernet Switch of node (more info)

General tab
The tab displays the general configuration parameters of the Ethernet Switch of node.
QinQ ETH type 0x. Eth Type value in the S_Tag (Service Tag) QinQ field.
Max Packet size. Maximum size of the accepted packet:

1522. Maximum size for standard Ethernet (IEEE Tagged Frames).

2048. Maximum dimension of the packet extendable up to 2048.

10240 (Jumbo). Maximum dimension of the packet extendable up to 10240 (Jumbo).

MAC Learning Vid basis. Address learning modality of MAC address in the relevant table:

Disable. The learning of MAC Address in MAC Table is never partitioned in presence of VLAN
802.1Q registered in VLAN Table Unit (VTU).

Enable. The partition and the indicization on VID (VLAN Identifier) basis of MAC Addresses
in MAC Table are enabled. Their learning is registered in a segment of MAC Table whose index is the value of VID contained in the VLANs entering the Switch and registered in VTU.

MAC Addr. Aging Time. Validity period of the MAC addresses, stored in the MAC Table.
The value of the parameters, is read by all the Switches of all the Ethernet elements of the node.
If the value of the parameter is the same for all the Switches, the value is displayed. Otherwise, if the value
is different for one or more Switches, the field is left empty and the wording (Must be set) is displayed.
Related Topics
To verify/modify the Eth Type value in the S_Tag QinQ field (Ethernet Switch of node)
To verify/modify the hysteresis of the Link Loss Forwarding modality (Ethernet Switch of node)
To verify/modify the address learning modality in MAC Table (Ethernet Switch of node)
To verify/modify the aging time of the addresses stored in the MAC Table (Ethernet Switch of node)

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LLF tab
The tab displays the hysteresis of the Link Loss Forwarding modality.
LLF Hysteresis. Time interval (hysteresis) after which the Link Loss Forwarding modality is activated
and deactivated.
The value is read by all the Switches of all the Ethernet elements of the node. If the value of the parameter is the same for all the Switches, the value is displayed. Otherwise, if the value is different for
one or more Switches, the field is left empty and the wording (Must be set) is displayed.
Related Topics
To verify/modify the hysteresis of the Link Loss Forwarding modality (Ethernet Switch of node)

Priority Radio To Lan tab
The tab displays the correspondence between the priority (802.1p, PTOS/DSCP) of the packets, in input to
any Ethernet port, and the output queues.
Egress Priority Policy. Emptying algorithm of the packets present in the output queue of the external
ports:

8421 WRR. A part (8 messages) of the queue with highest priority is empties, then a part of
the queue with lower priority (4 messages), then a part of the queue with further lower priority (2 messages), then a part of the queue with lowest priority (1 message) and so on restarting from the queue with highest priority.

Strict Priority. The queue with highest priority is completely emptied (sending of all the messages) before sending a message of the queue with lower priority.

Strict 3. The high priority queue 3 is completely emptied (sending of all the messages). The
other queues (2, 1, 0) are managed with a WRR 421 mechanism.

Strict 3 and 2. The high priority queue 3 and queue 2 are completely emptied. The other
queues (1, 0) are managed with a WRR 21 mechanism.

For the IDUs of ALCplus2 type, the parameter is relevant to the output queues of all the Ethernet ports,
while for the IDUs of ALCplus2e type the parameter is relevant to the output queues of the external
ports.
Priority Selection. Priority criterion used to associated the packets, in input to the LANs port, to the
output:

Disable. The priority is disabled.

802.1P. The value of the 802.1p priority (level 2) is analysed for the choice of the output
queue.

IpTOS. The value of TOS (Type Of Service) is analysed (level 3).

802.1P-IpTOS. The value of the 802.1p priority is analysed and, if not evaluated, the value
of TOS for the choice of the output queue.

IpTOS-802.1P. The value of TOS is analysed and, if not evaluated, the value of 802.1p priority for the choice of the output queue.

Default Priority. Value to insert in the field 802.1p of the packets in input from the LANs port which,
in output, the Tag is added to:

0. Lowest priority.

7. Highest priority.

802.1p Priority Management. In this table the output queue which a packet, in input to any Ethernet
port, is assigned to, depending on its 802.1p priority Tag.
The rows of the table correspond to the output queue:

Queue 0. Queue with 0 priority (low priority).

Queue 1. Queue with 1 priority.

Queue 2. Queue with 2 priority.

Queue 3. Queue with 3 priority (high priority).

The columns of the table (0 ÷ 7) correspond to the Tag 802.1p value of the packet in input to a port.
The active option indicates which output queue (Queue…) the packet in input is associated to, whose
value of priority Tag (802.1p) corresponds to the value 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7.

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For the IDUs of ALCplus2 type, the parameter is relevant to the output queues of all the Ethernet ports,
while for the IDUs of ALCplus2e type the parameter is relevant to the output queues of the external
ports.
The value of the parameters, is read by all the Switches of all the Ethernet elements of the node.
If the value of the parameter is the same for all the Switches, the value is displayed. Otherwise, if the value
is different for one or more Switches, the field is left empty and the wording (Must be set) is displayed.
Push-button:
PTOS/DSCP Config. Press the push-button To verify/modify the output queue which a packet is assigned to depending on its PTOS/DSCP field (Ethernet Switch of node)
Related Topics
To verify/modify the emptying algorithm of the packets present in the output queue (Ethernet Switch
of node)
To verify/modify the priority criterion used to associate the packets in input from the external ports to
the output queue (Ethernet Switch of node)
To verify/modify the value to insert in the field 802.1p of the packets in input from the external ports
which, in output, the Tag is added to (Ethernet Switch of node)
To verify/modify the output queue which a packet is assigned to depending on its 802.1p priority Tag
(Ethernet Switch of node)

Priority Lan To Radio tab
Tab available and meaningful only if at least one Ethernet element of ALCplus2e type is present in the
node.
The tab displays configuration parameters of the external ports relevant to the priority management.
Internal Priority Selection. Priority criterion used to associated the packets, in input to the external
ports, to the output of the Radio Ports:

Port Default. The traffic will be sent to the output queues of the Radio port according to the
default value set by the user.

Native 802.1p (Outer Tag). The traffic will be sent to the output queues of the Radio port
according to the priority value present in the outer Tag (C-VID or S-VID, depending on the
port setting).

Native TOS/DSCP. The traffic will be sent to the output queues of the Radio port according
to the TOS/DSCP value present in the native IP field.

Native MLPS. The traffic will be sent to the output queues of the Radio port according to the
priority value present in native MPLS field.

Default Priority. Value used to define the output queue of the Radio port when the selected priority
criteria is Port Default (see parameter Internal Priority Selection) and value used as priority 802.1p
added to the untagged packets entering in the considered LAN and they will exit tagged from the corresponding remote LAN port:

0. Lowest priority

7. Highest priority.

802.1p Priority Management. This table points out the correspondence between native 802.1p priority, possible present in packets in input from LAN ports, and the output queues of Radio ports.
The rows of the table correspond to the eight output queue of the Radio ports:

Queue 7. Queue with 7 priority (high priority).

Queue 6. Queue with 6 priority.

Queue 5. Queue with 5 priority.

Queue 4. Queue with 4 priority.

Queue 3. Queue with 3 priority.

Queue 2. Queue with 2 priority.

Queue 1. Queue with 1 priority.

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Queue 0. Queue with 0 priority (low priority).

The columns of the table (0 ÷ 7) correspond to the Tag 802.1p value.
The active option indicates which output queue (Queue…) the packet in input is associated to, whose
value of priority Tag (802.1p) corresponds to the value 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7.
The value of the parameters, is read by all the Switches of all the Ethernet elements of the node.
If the value of the parameter is the same for all the Switches, the value is displayed. Otherwise, if the value
is different for one or more Switches, the field is left empty and the wording (Must be set) is displayed.
Push-button:
PTOS/DSCP Config. Press the push-button To verify/modify the output queue of Radio ports which a
packets is assigned to depending on its PTOS/DSCP field (Ethernet Switch of node).
Related Topics
To verify/modify the priority criterion used to associate the packets in input from the external ports to
the output queue of the Radio ports (Ethernet Switch of node)
To verify/modify the value for Port Default and 802.1p priority (Ethernet Switch of node)
To verify/modify the output queue of Radio ports which a packets is assigned to depending on its native
802.1p priority Tag (Ethernet Switch of node)

Spanning Tree tab
The tab displays the general configuration parameters of the Spanning Tree protocol and the priority of the
Bridge 1 and Bridge 2.
Force Version. Version of the Spanning Tree protocol:

Rapid STP 802.1w. Rapid Spanning Tree protocol standard IEEE 802.1w. Protocol characterized by a greater speed (lower convergence time).

STP 802.1d. Spanning Tree Protocol standard IEEE 802.1d.

Hello Time. Time interval that passes between two consecutive transmissions of the BPDU (Bridge Protocol Data Unit) packet from the Ethernet ports with the Spanning Tree function enabled.
Forward Delay. Time interval which passes between the passage between the port-blocking status
and the port-learning status and between the port-learning status and the port-forwarding status of
the port.
Max Age. Maximum number of Switches which the packet can pass through before expiring. The passage from a Switch to another one involves the decrease of 1 second per equipment.
Priority (Bridge 1 area). Priority of the Bridge 1 to use in the auto negotiation of the root: 0 (maximum
priority), 15 (minimum priority).
Priority (Bridge 2 area). Priority of the Bridge 2 to use in the auto negotiation of the root: 0 (maximum
priority), 15 (minimum priority).
The value of the parameters, is read by all the Switches of all the Ethernet elements of the node.
If the value of the parameter is the same for all the Switches, the value is displayed. Otherwise, if the value
is different for one or more Switches, the field is left empty and the wording (Must be set) is displayed.
Related Topics
To verify/modify the version of the Spanning Tree protocol (Ethernet Switch of node)
To verify/modify the transmission interval of the BPDU packets (Ethernet Switch of node)
To verify/modify the Forward Delay interval (Ethernet Switch of node)
To verify/modify the maximum lifetime of the BPDU packets (Ethernet Switch of node)
To verify/modify the priority of a bridge (Ethernet Switch of node)

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Ethernet Switch of node (more info)
If at least two Ethernet elements, that is elements interconnected by the Ethernet nodal Bus, have been
defined in an ALCplus2/ALCplus2e node, the Ethernet Switch of node can be configured through the graphic
interface ALCplus2/ALCplus2e Node Manager.
With Ethernet Switch of node we mean a logic entity representing the set of the single Switches present in
the Ethernet elements of the node as it was a single Switch with n ports as depicted in Fig.7.
A configuration change realized in the Ethernet Switch of node will involve the automatic change of the
parameters involved by the change in the single Ethernet Switches.
The connection between an element of the Ethernet node and the other is realized by using the Ethernet
nodal Bus made with the two first external ports of every single Switch. In fact, in the Ethernet Switch of
node it is not possible to verify/modify the configuration of the first and of the second external port LAN
because the use of LAN 1 and LAN 2 is reserved to the program to ensure the Ethernet connection between
two elements.
For this reason, the only ports of the Switch which can be used for the traffic are the external ports LAN 3
and LAN 4 and the internal ports to the radio (Port A and Port B).
The node configuration and, obviously, the configuration parameters of the Ethernet ports can be verified
and modified for every Ethernet element even locally through the relative local management program WEB
LCT.
For the configuration of the node parameters, it is suggested to use the ALCplus2/ALCplus2e Node Manager
window and not the local program because a wrong setting could damage the connection with the node
elements or the opening of the Node Manager window.
What just said is valid even for the configuration of the VLAN because a wrong setting makes the VLAN not
usable (status corrupted).
Fig.7 Switch Ethernet of node
Switch Ethernet of node
IDU 1

Switch Ethernet

IDU1/Lan 3

Lan 3

Lan 2

IDU1/Lan 4

Lan 4

Lan 1

IDU1/Port A

Port A

IDU1/Port B

Port B*

IDU 2

Switch Ethernet

IDU2/Lan 3

Lan 3

Lan 2

IDU2/Lan 4

Lan 4

Lan 1

IDU2/Port A

Port A

IDU2/Port B

Port B*

Ethernet
nodal
Bus

IDU 3
Switch Ethernet

IDU3/Lan 3

Lan 3

Lan 2

IDU3/Lan 4

Lan 4

Lan 1

IDU3/Port A

Port A

IDU3/Port B

Port B*

IDU 8
Switch Ethernet

IDU8/Lan 3

Lan 3

Lan 2

IDU8/Lan 4

Lan 4

Lan 1

IDU8/Port A

Port A

IDU8/Port B

Port B*

* The availability of the Port B depends on the equipment configuration (see Tab.3).

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Port Based VLAN
The option and the related commands are available only if at least two Ethernet elements is present in
the node.
The selection of the Port Based VLAN option displays the following commands:
IDU x [IDU type]. It manages the transit of the packets of the traffic ports of the specific IDU to/from
the traffic ports of the other Ethernet elements of the node.
It is possible to display/modify the Port Based VLan table of one traffic port at a time.
The value x points out the number identifying the equipment which the command is referred to. The
IDU type is pointed out between square brackets.

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IDU x [IDU type]
The option and the related commands are available only if at least two Ethernet elements is present in
the node.
The selection of IDU x [IDU type] option displays the following commands:
LAN 3, LAN 4, Port A, Port B. It manages the transit of the packets of the traffic ports of the specific
traffic port to/from the traffic ports of the local Switch and of the Switches of the other Ethernet elements of the node.
The value x points out the number of the node element which the commands refer to. For example, IDU
2 will represent the equipment pointed out in the column N.E. line 2 of the Nodal Configurator area.
The IDU type is pointed out between square brackets (ALC+2e - IDU ALCplus2e, ALC+2 - IDU ALCplus2).

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LAN 3, LAN 4, Port A, Port B
Login | Monitor, Read Only, Read & Write, Station Operator, System

Command available only if at least two Ethernet elements is present in the node.
The availability of the Port B depends on the equipment configuration (see Tab.3).
The commands LAN 3, LAN 4, Port A and Port B manage the specific port as regards the transit of the
packets to/from the traffic ports of the local Switch and of the Switches of the other Ethernet elements of
the node.
When one of the commands is selected, the <selected port> area is displayed where it is possible to manage the specific traffic port.
In detail, the command allows:
To verify/modify the enabling status of the transit of the packets of a specific traffic port to/from the
traffic ports of the local Switch and of the Switches of the other Ethernet elements of the node

The selection of the command displays the <Selected port> area (Port Based VLAN context)

To verify/modify the enabling status of the transit of the packets of a specific traffic port to/
from the traffic ports of the local Switch and of the Switches of the other Ethernet elements of
the node
User Profile | Verify: Monitor, Read Only, Read & Write. Modify: Station Operator, System

1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > Port Based VLAN > IDU x... > LAN 3, LAN 4, Port
A or Port B command.
The <Selected port> area (Port Based VLAN context) area is displayed showing the enabling status of
the transit of the packets of the specific port (local port) to/from the traffic ports of the local Switch and
of the Switches of the other elements of the node.
2. To enable the transit of the packets between the local port (Source Port) and another traffic port, set
the value Enabled in the box corresponding to the combination “node element (IDU)” - “traffic port”.
For example, taking the following figure as reference, the local port is the port IDU 1 - LAN 3. To enable
the transit of the packets between the local port and the internal port of IDU 4, the value Enabled must
be set in the box located where the line IDU 4 and the column Port A intersect.

To disable the transit of the packets between the local port (Source Port) and another traffic port, set the
value --- in the box corresponding to the combination “node element (IDU)” - “traffic port”.
3. Press Apply and confirm.

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<Selected port> area (Port Based VLAN context)
The area displays the enabling status of the transit of the packets of the specific port (local port) to/from
the traffic ports of the local Switch and of the Switches of the other elements of the node.
In the Settings area there is a table.
Each row of the table represents a node element. Every element is represented by a box. The box of:

Dark grey color points out the Ethernet elements.

Light grey color (unavailable boxes) points out the node positions which are not occupied or
occupied by equipment not interconnected by the Ethernet nodal Bus.

The number displayed in the box after the prefix IDU points out the number identifying the equipment.
Each column of the table represents a port of the specific node element. For every element, only the traffic
ports are displayed (LAN 3, LAN 4, Port A and Port B).
The transit of the packets of the ports LAN 1 and LAN 2 of the Ethernet elements of the node is automatically enabled by the system and can be verified through the local management program of the single
equipment (WEB LCT).
In the table each box points out the enabling status of the traffic ports in relation to the transit of the
packets (Port Based VLan table).
In the Port Based VLan table, the box with the wording:

Source Port points out the port selected in the options list (local port).

Enabled, points out that the transit between the specific port and the local port is enabled.
For example, taking the following figure as reference, the local port is the port LAN 3 of the
first element of the node (IDU 1). The transit of the packet is enabled between:

The local port and the port LAN 4 of the first element of the node (IDU - local Switch).

The local port and the port LAN 3 of the second element of the node (IDU 2)

The local port and the port LAN 4 of the second element of the node (IDU 2)

---, points out that the transit between the specific box and the local port is not allowed.

The box, present in the Status area, points out the status of modification of the Port Based VLAN table:

Green box (OK). The setting of the ports is that read from the Ethernet elements of the node.

Blue box (Editing). The setting of at least one port has been changed. The execution command (selection of Apply button) has not been sent yet to the node elements involved by
the changes.

Push-button:
Apply. Press the push-button to confirm the changes.
Refresh. Press the push-button to update the context.
?. Press the push-button to display the help on-line.
Related Topics
To verify/modify the enabling status of the transit of the packets of a specific traffic port to/from the
traffic ports of the local Switch and of the Switches of the other Ethernet elements of the node

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VLAN Table
The option and the related commands are available only if at least two Ethernet elements is present in
the node.
At the choice of VLAN Table option, the program displays the following commands:
VLAN Table Main. It manages the virtual LANs of the Ethernet Switch of node.
[<VLAN ID>] - <VLAN name>. It manages the specific virtual LAN.
When the Node Manager window is opened, only the command VLAN Table Main, is present under
the VLAN Table option.
To display the list of the commands relevant to the existing VLAN, the VLAN Table Main command
must be selected.
The program reads the existing VLANs and displays a command for every VLAN.
After the creation or the deletion of a VLAN, the list of the commands of the VLAN is dynamically updated.
The list of VLANs remains available until the closing of the Node Manager window. When this is reopened, the VLAN Table Main command must be selected again to display the list of the existing
VLANs.
The [<VLAN identifier>] - <VLAN name> command can be black (VLAN configured correctly, status
OK) or red (VLAN configured in wrong way, status Corrupted).

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VLAN Table Main
Login | Monitor, Read Only, Read & Write, Station Operator, System

Command available only if at least two Ethernet elements is present in the node.
The VLAN Table Main command manages the virtual LANs of the Ethernet Switch of node.
In detail, the command allows:
To verify the existing virtual LANs
To create a virtual LAN
To delete one or more virtual LANs

The selection of the command displays the VLAN Table Main area
In order to deepen this topic, see Ethernet Switch of node (more info)

To verify the existing virtual LANs
User Profile | Monitor, Read Only, Read & Write, Station Operator, System

1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > VLAN Table > VLAN Table Main command.
The VLAN Table Main area opens where the existing virtual LANs are displayed.

To create a virtual LAN
User Profile | Station Operator, System

1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > VLAN Table > VLAN Table Main command.
The VLAN Table Main area opens.
2. Press Add.
The Add VLAN window opens.
3. Set, into the ID box, the identifier (within 1 and 4095) you wish to assign to the virtual LAN.
The parameter cannot be modified later.
In the In Band Management VLAN area, the system displays for every Ethernet element if a VLAN is
reserved for the in-band supervision (the connection to the supervision is made through the traffic Ethernet ports).
An identifier cannot be used if this is reserved for the in-band supervision.
4. Type, into the Label box, the name (alphanumeric string up to 20 characters) you wish to assign to the
virtual LAN.
The system automatically sets the value VLAN <identifier> in the box. This name can be change as
you wish.
5. In the Port Mapping area, set the transit of the packets for every traffic port of every Ethernet element:

---, not to enable the port for the transit of the packets with VLAN ID equal to that of the virtual
Lan (Disable status).

Untagged, to enable the port to the transit of the packets with VLAN ID equal to that of the virtual Lan. The tag 802.1Q (information of priority and VLAN identifier) is removed to the packets
in output from the port.

Tagged, to enable the port to the transit of the packets with VLAN ID equal to that of the virtual
Lan. To the packets without Tag, in output from this port, is automatically added the Tag composed by the information:

Of priority; the value is defined in the box Priority of the origin port of the packet itself
(see specific WEB LCT manual).

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Of VLAN ID which corresponds to the default VLAN ID (Default Vid box) of the origin port
of the packet (see specific WEB LCT manual).

The VLAN Table can be used, in case of traffic without Tag, only if the default VLAN ID of the
input port is contained as routing row in the table itself. If this condition is not satisfied, the VLAN
Table is not meaningful for all the traffic without Tag.

Unmodified, to enable the port to the transit of the packets with VLAN ID equal to that of the
virtual Lan. The tag 802.1Q (priority and VLAN identifier) are not removed nor added to the
packets in output from the port.

For the port LAN 1 and LAN 2 of every Ethernet element, when the VLAN is created, the value Unmodified is automatically assigned.
The availability of the Port B depends on the equipment configuration (see Tab.3).
6. Press Ok and confirm.
The VLAN Table Main area displays the row relevant to the new virtual Lan.
In the options list, the [<VLAN ID>] - <VLAN name> command relevant to the new VLAN is displayed.
If the displayed message is:

VLAN already existing. The set identifier corresponds to that of an already existing VLAN.
Change the value in the box ID.

At least one port must be enabled. No setting has been executed in the Port Mapping area. To
create the VLAN, at least one port must be enabled.

VLAN ID already reserved in port configuration “In Band Management”. The set identifier corresponds to that reserved for the in-band supervision for one or more elements. Change the value
in the box ID.

To delete one or more virtual LANs
User Profile | Station Operator, System

1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > VLAN Table > VLAN Table Main command.
The VLAN Table Main area opens.
2. Select (

) the VLAN(s) you wish to delete.

Press Select All to select all the VLANs present in the list.
3. Press Delete Sel. and confirm.
The VLAN(s) is removed from the list.
The removal of a VLAN involves even the removal of the relevant command from the options list.

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VLAN Table Main area
The table present in the tab, displays the existing virtual LANs.
Every row of the table corresponds to a VLAN for which is pointed out in the column:
ID. Identifier assigned to the virtual Lan by the user during its creation (between square brackets).
Selected status of the VLAN:

. Selected VLAN.

. Not selected VLAN.

Status. Status of VLAN:

OK. The VLAN is correctly configured.

Corrupted. The VLAN is not correctly configured because, for example, a parameter relevant
to the VLAN has been modified in a single IDU interested to VLAN.

Label. Name assigned to the virtual Lan by the user during its creation or modification.
Push-button:
Add. Press the push-button To create a virtual LAN.
Select All. Press the push-button to select all the VLAN present in the list.
Deselect All. Press the push-button to deselect all the VLAN present in the list.
Delete Sel. Press the push-button To delete one or more virtual LANs.
Refresh. Press the push-button to update the VLAN list.
Apply. The push-button is not available in this context.
Refresh. The push-button is not available in this context.
?. Press the push-button to display the help on-line.
Related Topics
Ethernet Switch of node (more info)

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[<VLAN ID>] - <VLAN name>
Login | Monitor, Read Only, Read & Write, Station Operator, System

Command available only if at least two Ethernet elements is present in the node.
When the Node Manager window is opened, the list of the commands relevant to the existing VLAN id
not present. To display the list, the VLAN Table Main command must be selected. The program reads
the existing VLANs and displays a command for every VLAN.
The [<VLAN ID>] - <VLAN name> command manages the specific virtual LAN.
In detail, the command allows:
To verify the configuration of a VLAN
To modify the configuration of a VLAN
To delete a VLAN

The selection of the command displays the [<VLAN ID>] - <VLAN name> area

To verify the configuration of a VLAN
User Profile | Monitor, Read Only, Read & Write, Station Operator, System

1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > VLAN Table > [<VLAN ID>] - <VLAN name> command.
The [<VLAN ID>] - <VLAN name> area opens where the status and the configuration of the selected
virtual LAN is displayed.

To modify the configuration of a VLAN
User Profile | Station Operator, System

1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > VLAN Table > [<VLAN ID>] - <VLAN name> command.
The [<VLAN ID>] - <VLAN name> area opens.
2. Press Modify
The VLAN Edit window opens.
The VLAN identifier (ID) cannot be changed.
In the In Band Management VLAN area, the system displays for every Ethernet element, if a VLAN is
reserved for the in-band supervision and the relevant identifier.
3. Type the possible new name (alphanumeric string at most of 20 characters) you wish to assign to the
virtual LAN in the Label box.
4. In the Port Mapping area, modify the transit of the packets for one or more traffic ports. In detail, select
the option:

---, not to enable the port for the transit of the packets with VLAN ID equal to that of the virtual
Lan (Disable status).

Untagged, to enable the port to the transit of the packets with VLAN ID equal to that of the virtual Lan. The tag 802.1Q (information of priority and VLAN identifier) is removed to the packets
in output from the port.

Tagged, to enable the port to the transit of the packets with VLAN ID equal to that of the virtual
Lan. To the packets without Tag, in output from this port, is automatically added the Tag composed by the information:

Of priority; the value is defined in the box Priority of the origin port of the packet itself
(see specific WEB LCT manual).

Of VLAN ID which corresponds to the default VLAN ID (Default Vid box) of the origin port
of the packet (see specific WEB LCT manual).

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The VLAN Table can be used, in case of traffic without Tag, only if the default VLAN ID of the
input port is contained as routing row in the table itself. If this condition is not satisfied, the VLAN
Table is not meaningful for all the traffic without Tag.

Unmodified, to enable the port to the transit of the packets with VLAN ID equal to that of the
virtual Lan. The tag 802.1Q (priority and VLAN identifier) are not removed nor added to the
packets in output from the port.

5. Press Ok and confirm.
In the [<VLAN ID>] - <VLAN name> area the changes to the virtual Lan are made.
If the displayed message is:

An OAM MA and/or a MEP are bound on this VLAN. Please remove them before modifying it. To
the VLAN is associated at least a MA and/or a MEP of the OAM domain defined for the equipment.
Before changing the VLAN is necessary to dismiss all the relevant MA/MEP (see specific WEB LCT
manual).

To delete a VLAN
User Profile | Station Operator, System

1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > VLAN Table > [<VLAN ID>] - <VLAN name> command.
The [<VLAN ID>] - <VLAN name> area opens.
2. Press Remove and confirm.
The VLAN is removed.
The VLAN Table Main area opens.
The removal of a VLAN involves even the removal of the relevant command from the options list.

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[<VLAN ID>] - <VLAN name> area
The area shows the status and the configuration of the selected virtual LAN.
In the area there is a table. The table points out the transit status of the packets for every traffic port of
every Ethernet element.
Each row of the table represents a node element. Every element is represented by a box. The:

Available boxes points out the Ethernet elements.

Unavailable boxes (light grey wording) points out the node positions which are not occupied
or occupied by equipment not interconnected by the Ethernet nodal Bus.

The number displayed in the box after the prefix IDU points out the number identifying the equipment.
The wording Used points out that the ID of the virtual Lan is used even as default VLAN ID by at least one
of the traffic port of the Ethernet elements.
For each Ethernet element of node, the columns indicate:

Lan 3, enabling of the external port 3 to the transit of packets with VLAN ID equal to that of
the virtual LAN:

----. The port is not enabled to the transit of the packets with VLAN ID equal to that
of the virtual Lan.

Untagged. The port allows the transit of the packets with VLAN ID equal to that of the
virtual Lan. The tag 802.1Q (information of priority and VLAN identifier) is removed
to the packets in output from the port.

Tagged. The port is enabled to the transit of the packets with VLAN ID equal to that
of the virtual Lan. To the packets without Tag, in output from this port, is automatically added the Tag composed by the information:

Of priority; the value is defined in the box Priority of the origin port of the packet
itself (specific WEB LCT manual).

Of VLAN ID which corresponds to the default VLAN ID (Default Vid box) of the origin port of the packet (specific WEB LCT manual).

The VLAN Table can be used, in case of traffic without Tag, only if the default VLAN
ID of the input port is contained as routing row in the table itself. If this condition is
not satisfied, the VLAN Table is not meaningful for all the traffic without Tag.

Unmodified. The port is enabled to the transit of the packets with VLAN ID equal to
that of the virtual Lan. The Tag 802.1Q (priority and VLAN identifier) are not removed
nor added to the packets in output from the port.

Lan 4, enabling of the external port 4 to the transit of packets with VLAN ID equal to that of
the virtual LAN. For the description of the wordings, refer to the note Lan3.

Port A, enabling of the internal port A to the transit of packets with VLAN ID equal to that of
the virtual LAN. For the description of the wordings, refer to the note Lan3.

Port B, enabling of the internal port B to the transit of packets with VLAN ID equal to that of
the virtual LAN. For the description of the wordings, refer to the note Lan3.

The Switch Default Vid table points out the default VLAN identifier of every traffic port of every Ethernet
element.
Each row of the table represents a node element. Every element is represented by a box. The box of colour:

Dark grey points out the Ethernet elements.

Light grey (Unavailable boxes) points out the node positions which are not occupied or occupied by equipment not interconnected by the Ethernet nodal Bus.

The number displayed in the box after the prefix IDU points out the number identifying the equipment.
Each column of the table represents a traffic Ethernet ports (LAN 3, LAN 4, Port A, Port B).
In the Info area there is:
ID parameter. VLAN identifier.
Label parameter. VLAN name.
The box, present in the Status area, points out the VLAN status:

Green box (OK). The VLAN is correctly configured.

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Red box (Corrupted). The VLAN is not correctly configured because, for example, a parameter relevant to the VLAN has been modified in a single IDU interested to VLAN.

Push-button:
Modify. Press the push-button To modify the configuration of a VLAN.
Remove. Press the push-button To delete a VLAN.
Apply. The push-button is not available in this context.
Refresh. The push-button is not available in this context.
?. Press the push-button to display the help on-line.

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IDU x [IDU type]
The option and the related commands are available only if at least two Ethernet elements is present in
the node.
At the choice of IDU x [IDU type] option, the program displays the following commands:

LAN 3, LAN 4. It manages the specific traffic Ethernet external port of the specific element of
the node.

Port A, Port B. It manages the specific traffic Ethernet internal port of the specific element of the
node.

STP. It manages the enabling of the Spanning Tree at node level for the specific element of the
node.

Lan Stat Summary. It manages the main counters of the packets/byte in input to/output from
the Ethernet ports of the specific element of the node.

The value x points out the number of the node element which the commands refer to. For example, IDU
2 will represent the equipment pointed out in the column N.E. line 2 of the Nodal Configurator area.
The IDU type is pointed out between square brackets (ALC+2e - IDU ALCplus2e, ALC+2 - IDU ALCplus2).

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LAN 3, LAN 4
Login | Monitor, Read Only, Read & Write, Station Operator, System

Commands available only if at least two Ethernet elements is present in the node.
The LAN 3 and LAN 4 commands manages the traffic Ethernet external ports (LAN 3 and LAN 4) of the
specific element of the node.
On the choice of one of the commands, the LAN <number relevant to the selected Lan> area opens, where
it is possible to manage the specific external port.
In detail, the command allows:
STATUS

AND COMMUNICATION PARAMETERS

To verify/modify the enabling status of the port (Lan3, Lan4)
To verify/modify the inversion status of the Tx and Rx lines of the port (Lan3, Lan4 - electrical interface)
To verify/modify the enabling status of the auto negotiation and, if the auto negotiation is inactive, the
operation modality and the transmission speed used by the port (Lan3, Lan4)
To verify/modify the enabling status of the flow control of the port (Lan3, Lan4)
To verify/modify the automatic learning of the addresses in the MAC Table for the port (Lan3, Lan4)
To restart the auto negotiation procedure for the port (Lan3, Lan4)
To verify/modify the interface type of the port (Lan3, Lan 4)
To verify/modify the enabling status of the Link Loss Forwarding modality of the port (Lan3, Lan4)
VIRTUAL LAN

PARAMETERS

To verify/modify the default Vid value of the port (Lan3, Lan4)
To force the value of Vid of the port to the default value (Lan3, Lan4)
To verify/modify the ports through which can transit the messages in input from the port (Lan3, Lan4)
LOOP
To activate/deactivate the loop on line side of the port (Lan3, Lan4)
LINE

SYNCHRONISM PARAMETERS

To verify/modify the operating modality of the line synchronism (role) of the port (Lan3, Lan4 - electrical interface)
To verify/modify the activation status of the autonegotiation between the roles of the line synchronism
of the port (Lan3, Lan4 - electrical interface)
SPANNING TREE PROTOCOL

PARAMETERS

To verify the status of the port in relation to the Spanning Tree protocol (Lan3, Lan4)
To enable/disable the Spanning Tree protocol for the port (Lan3, Lan4)
To verify/modify the priority of the port (Lan3, Lan4) (SPT/ELP)
To verify/modify the connection cost of the port (Lan3, Lan4) (STP/ELP)
ETHERNET LINE PROTECTION (ELP)

PARAMETERS

To verify the status of the port in relation to the Ethernet line protection (Lan3, Lan4)
To enable/disable the Ethernet line protection for the port (Lan3, Lan4)
To verify/modify the priority of the port (Lan3, Lan4) (SPT/ELP)
To verify/modify the connection cost of the port (Lan3, Lan4) (STP/ELP)
TRUNKING

MODE PARAMETERS

To verify the status of the port in relation to the Trunking mode (Lan3, Lan4)
To enable/disable the Trunking mode for the port (Lan3, Lan4)
LASER

PARAMETERS

The following operations are available only when the ports LAN 3, LAN 4 are configured as optical interfaces.
To verify the status and the configuration of the laser (Lan3, Lan4 - optical interface)

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To modify the enabling status of the laser (Lan3, Lan4 - optical interface)
To modify the transmission mode of the laser (Lan3, Lan4 - optical interface)
To enable manually the laser transmission (Lan3, Lan4 - optical interface)
To execute the test laser functioning status (Lan3, Lan4 - optical interface)

The selection of the command displays the LAN 3, LAN 4 area
In order to deepen this topic, see:
Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) (more info)
Ethernet Line Protection (ELP) (more info)
Trunking mode (more info)

To verify/modify the enabling status of the port (Lan3, Lan4)
User Profile | Verify: Monitor, Read Only, Read & Write. Modify: Station Operator, System

1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > IDU x... > LAN 3 or LAN 4 command.
The LAN <port number> area opens with the Interface tab active.
The Rate Control parameter points out the enabling status of the external port of the specific element
of the node:

Disable. The external port is not enabled to the use.

Full Rate. The external port is enabled to the use of the maximum bit rate relevant to the port.

...Kb/...Mbit. The external port is enabled to the use with bit rate limited to the specific value.

2. To change the parameter, select the wished option.
3. Press Apply and confirm.

To verify/modify the inversion status of the Tx and Rx lines of the port (Lan3, Lan4 - electrical
interface)
User Profile | Verify: Monitor, Read Only, Read & Write. Modify: Station Operator, System

Operation available and meaningful only for ports with electrical interface for which the use of the external port is enabled (see To verify/modify the enabling status of the port (Lan3, Lan4).
1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > IDU x... > LAN 3 or LAN 4 command.
The LAN <port number> area opens with the Interface tab active.
The Cable Crossover parameter points out the inversion status of the Tx and Rx lines of the external
port of the specific element of the node:

MDI (NIC). The inversion of the Tx and Rx lines is not active (Network Interface Card modality).

MDIX (switch). The inversion of the Tx and Rx lines is active (Switch modality).

Auto. The inversion of the Tx and Rx lines is active in automatic modality.

2. To change the parameter, select the wished option
3. Press Apply and confirm.

To verify/modify the enabling status of the auto negotiation and, if the auto negotiation is inactive, the operation modality and the transmission speed used by the port (Lan3, Lan4)
User Profile | Verify: Monitor, Read Only, Read & Write. Modify: Station Operator, System

1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > IDU x... > LAN 3 or LAN 4 command.
The LAN <port number> area opens with the Interface tab active.

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The Speed/Duplex parameter points out the enabling status of the auto negotiation and, if the auto
negotiation is inactive, the operation modality and the transmission speed used by the external port of
the specific element of the node.
For LAN 3 and LAN 4 configured with electrical interface, the following values are available:

Full Duplex 10M. The auto negotiation is disabled, the transmission type is Full-Duplex and the
data transmission speed through the external port is 10Mbit/s.

Half Duplex 10M. The auto negotiation is disabled, the transmission type is Half-Duplex and the
data transmission speed through the external port is 10Mbit/s.

Full Duplex 100M. The auto negotiation is disabled, the transmission type is Full-Duplex and the
data transmission speed through the external port is 100Mbit/s.

Half Duplex 100M. The auto negotiation is disabled, the transmission type is Half-Duplex and
the data transmission speed through the external port is 100Mbit/s.

Auto. The auto negotiation is enabled.

For LAN 3 and LAN 4 configured with optical interface, the following values are available:

Full Duplex 100M. The auto negotiation is disabled, the transmission type is Full-Duplex and the
data transmission speed through the external port is 100Mbit/s.

Full Duplex 1G. The auto negotiation is disabled, the transmission type is Full-Duplex and the
data transmission speed through the external port is 1GMbit/s.

2. To change the parameter, select the wished option.
3. Press Apply and confirm.

To verify/modify the enabling status of the flow control of the port (Lan3, Lan4)
User Profile | Verify: Monitor, Read Only, Read & Write. Modify: Station Operator, System

For the Ethernet element the flow control must be DISABLED.
If this was enabled, when the area is opened, a message is displayed asking to disable the parameter.
If already disabled, the setting can be changed.
1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > IDU x... > LAN 3 or LAN 4 command.
The LAN <port number> area opens with the Interface tab active.
The Flow Control Full Duplex Back Pressure Half Duplex parameter points out the activation status of
the flow control of the external port of the specific element of the node:

Disable. The flow control is forced inactive.

Enable. The flow control is forced active.

Auto. The flow control is automatic (automatically activated or deactivated by the auto negotiation procedure).

In Full-Duplex modality, the flow control is regulated according to the 802.3x normative. In Half-Duplex
modality, the flow control is regulated according to the Back Pressure technique.
2. To disable the flow control, select the Disable option.
3. Press Apply and confirm.

To verify/modify the automatic learning of the addresses in the MAC Table for the port (Lan3,
Lan4)
User Profile | Verify: Monitor, Read Only, Read & Write. Modify: Station Operator, System

For the Ethernet element the automatic learning of the MAC Addresses must be ENABLED.
If it was disabled, at the opening of the tab a message is displayed asking to enable the parameter
(Enable or Learn. on port basis option). If already enabled, the Disable value will not be available.
1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > IDU x... > LAN 3 or LAN 4 command.
The LAN <port number> area opens with the Interface tab active.

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The MAC Learning parameter points out the enabling status of the automatic learning of the MAC Address in the specific table (MAC Table) of the external port of the specific element of the node:

Disable. The automatic learning of the MAC Address is disabled.

Enable. The automatic learning of MAC Address is enabled. Learning of the addresses in the table
takes place analysing only the field MAC Address and is registered in a single MAC Table.

Learn. on port basis. The automatic learning of MAC Address is enabled. Learning of the addresses in the table takes place associating the MAC Address to the segment of MAC Table indicized
by the Default VID value associated to the port which the traffic is income from.

2. To enable the parameter, select the Enable or Learn. on port basis option.
3. Press Apply and confirm.

To restart the auto negotiation procedure for the port (Lan3, Lan4)
User Profile | Station Operator, System

1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > IDU x... > LAN 3 or LAN 4 command.
The LAN <port number> area opens with the Interface tab active.
2. Press Restart Auto Negotiation and confirm.
The push-button is available only if the auto negotiation is enabled (Speed/Duplex and/or Flow Control... box - option Auto).

To verify/modify the interface type of the port (Lan3, Lan 4)
User Profile | Verify: Monitor, Read Only, Read & Write. Modify: Station Operator, System

1. From the options list, select the Equipment Menu > Base Band > LAN 3 or LAN 4 command.
The LAN <port number> area opens with the Interface tab active.
The Interface Type parameter points out the interface type of the external port of the specific element
of the node:

Electrical. The external port is configured with electrical interface.

Optical. The external port is configured with optical interface.

2. To change the parameter, select the wished option.
3. Press Apply and confirm.

To verify/modify the enabling status of the Link Loss Forwarding modality of the port (Lan3,
Lan4)
User Profile | Verify: Monitor, Read Only, Read & Write. Modify: Station Operator, System

1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > IDU x... > LAN 3 or LAN 4 command.
The LAN <port number> area opens with the Interface tab active.
The LLF parameter points out the enabling status of the Link Loss Forwarding modality of the external
port of the specific element of the node:

Disable. The LLF modality is disabled.

Local. The LLF modality is enabled: the port is disabled in presence of radio alarms (IDU
BRANCH Demodulator Fail Alarm, RADIO Link Id. Alarm) or if the internal port is disabled.

Only if the Local option is active, the activation of the check-box:

Rem. LAN-1, points out that the port is disabled even in presence of a LOS alarm on the remote
LAN 1 (Enh.) port associated to it.

Rem. LAN-2, points out that the port is disabled even in presence of a LOS alarm on the remote
LAN 2 (Enh.) port associated to it.

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Rem. LAN-3, points out that the port is disabled even in presence of a LOS alarm on the remote
LAN 3 (Enh.) port associated to it.

Rem. LAN-4, points out that the port is disabled even in presence of a LOS alarm on the remote
LAN 4 (Enh.) port associated to it.

2. To change the parameter, select the wished option(s).
3. Press Apply and confirm.

To verify/modify the default Vid value of the port (Lan3, Lan4)
User Profile | Verify: Monitor, Read Only, Read & Write. Modify: Station Operator, System

1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > IDU x... > LAN 3 or LAN 4 command.
The LAN <port number> area opens.
2. Select the VLan (802.1q) tab.
The Default Vid... parameter points out the default Vid value of the external port of the specific element
of the node.
The default Vid of a port is used as Vid in the field 802.1Q of the packets came from the port in subject
without Tag and destined to exit with Tag from any port of the Switch.
3. To change the parameter, type a numeric value between 1 and 4095 (ALCplus2 elements) or between
2 and 4094 (ALCplus2e elements).
4. Press Apply and confirm.

To force the value of Vid of the port to the default value (Lan3, Lan4)
User Profile | Station Operator, System

1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > IDU x... > LAN 3 or LAN 4 command.
The LAN <port number> area opens.
2. Select the VLan (802.1q) tab.
The Force Default Vid parameter points out if the forcing of the VLAN Identifier value of the external
port of the specific element of the node to the default value is active.
Active box (

) points out the forcing is active; inactive box points out forcing is not active.

3. To modify the parameter, check or uncheck the relevant box.
4. Press Apply and confirm.

To verify/modify the ports through which can transit the messages in input from the port (Lan3,
Lan4)
User Profile | Verify: Monitor, Read Only, Read & Write. Modify: Station Operator, System

1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > IDU x... > LAN 3 or LAN 4 command.
The LAN <port number> area opens.
2. Select the VLan (802.1q) tab.
The Port Based VLAN area points out the enabling status of the ports through which can transit the
messages in input from the external port of the specific element of the node, which the tab refers to.
For every single Ethernet port, if the set option is:

Disable, the packets, in input from the external port which the tab refers to, are not enabled to
transit from the specific internal or external port.

Enable, the packets, in input from the external port which the tab refers to, are enabled to transit from the specific internal or external port (bidirectional connection).

The LAN… box relevant to the external port, which the tab refers to, is not displayed.

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The availability of the Port B depends on the equipment configuration (see Tab.3).
3. To change the parameter, select the wished option.
4. Press Apply and confirm.

To activate/deactivate the loop on line side of the port (Lan3, Lan4)
User Profile | Read & Write, Station Operator, System

Operation of maintenance (MAN. OP).
1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > IDU x... > LAN 3 or LAN 4 command.
The LAN <port number> area opens.
2. Select the Line Loop tab.
The tab displays the status of the loop on line side of the external port of the specific element of the
node:

. Loop on line side inactive.

. Loop on line side active.

3. To change the parameter, select the loop.
The loop assumes the state complementary to the previous one (if activated, it becomes deactivated
and vice versa).
4. Press Apply.
Only if you are activating the loop a message is displayed warning that you are executing a forcing and
displaying the current setting of timeout.
5. Confirm the operation.
The activation of a loop activates the MAN. OP alarm. If the equipment is switched off and, then,
switched on, the loop is inactive, independently from the previous setting.

To verify/modify the operating modality of the line synchronism (role) of the port (Lan3, Lan4
- electrical interface)
User Profile | Verify: Monitor, Read Only, Read & Write. Modify: Station Operator, System

Operation available and meaningful only for ports with electrical interface for which the autonegotiation
is active (tab Interface - parameter Speed/Duplex, value Auto).
1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > IDU x... > LAN 3 or LAN 4 command.
The LAN <port number> area opens.
2. Select the Master/Slave tab.
The Master/Slave parameter points out the operating modality of the line synchronism (role) of the external port of the specific element of the node:

Master. The line synchronism is generated starting from the local clock.

Slave. The line synchronism is generated with the clock retrieved from the line (Loop Time).

3. To change the parameter, select the wished option.
4. Press Apply and confirm.

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To verify/modify the activation status of the autonegotiation between the roles of the line synchronism of the port (Lan3, Lan4 - electrical interface)
User Profile | Verify: Monitor, Read Only, Read & Write. Modify: Station Operator, System

Operation available and meaningful only for ports with electrical interface for which the autonegotiation
is active (tab Interface - parameter Speed/Duplex, value Auto).
1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > IDU x... > LAN 3 or LAN 4 command.
The LAN <port number> area opens.
2. Select the Master/Slave tab.
The M/S Autoneg. parameter points out the activation status of the autonegotiation between the roles
of the line synchronism of the external port of the specific element of the node:

Enable. The autonegotiation between the roles Master and Slave of the line synchronism is automatic.

Disable. The autonegotiation between the roles Master and Slave of the line synchronism is
forced. In this case, the role defined in the box Master/Slave is used.

3. To change the parameter, select the wished option.
4. Press Apply and confirm.

To verify the status of the port in relation to the Spanning Tree protocol (Lan3, Lan4)
User Profile | Monitor, Read Only, Read & Write, Station Operator, System

1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > IDU x... > LAN 3 or LAN 4 command.
The LAN <port number> area opens.
2. Select the STP/ELP/Trunking tab.
The tab points out the status of the external port of the specific element of the node, in relation to Spanning Tree protocol, to the Ethernet line protection or to the Trunking mode.
Here below the description of the parameters present in the tab when Spanning Tree protocol is active
(STP/ELP box - Enable Bridge1 or Enable Bridge2 value) is reported:

STP/ELP. Enabling status of the Spanning Tree protocol or ELP for the port:

Disable. Spanning Tree protocol disabled.

Enable Bridge1. Spanning Tree protocol enabled (the port belongs to Bridge 1).

Enable Bridge2. Spanning Tree protocol enabled (the port belongs to Bridge 2).

Enable Protection 1, Enable Protection 2. Spanning Tree protocol disabled. The Ethernet
line protection of the equipment is enabled.

Enable Node Prot. 1, Enable Node Prot. 2, Enable Node Prot. 3, Enable Node Prot. 4.
Spanning Tree protocol disabled. The Ethernet line protection of the node is enabled.

If the Trunking modality is enabled (Trunk/LACP box - Enable value) the value Disable is automatically set for the parameter STP/ELP. In order to change the value, first it is necessary to
disable the use of Trunking modality.

Role. Role assigned by the Spanning Tree protocol to each port of a Bridge/Switch. The role defines the behaviour of the port according to the status of the Bridge in the network:

Disable. Port disabled.

root port. Port offering the best path (lowest cost) towards the Bridge selected as root.
Each Bridge can have only one root port. When the Spanning Tree algorithm is at steady
state, each root port is in port forwarding status.

alternate port. Port in alternative to the root port, as it offers an alternative path towards
the Bridge Root with cost higher than that of the root port. Normally the Alternate port
is in port blocking status.

designated port. Port which does not offer paths towards the Bridge Root and is used to
propagate the information of the Bridge Root to the other bridges. Each Designated port
is in port forwarding status.

backup port. Port physically connected on a Lan where a Designated port of the same
Bridge is connected. The Backup port is in port blocking status.

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Status. Status of the port:
Port status

Receive
traffic

Forward Update the Address
traffic
Table Unit

Receive/
process BPDU

Re-transmit BPDU

port disable

No

No

No

No

No

port blocking

No

No

No

Yes

No

port learning

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

port forwarding

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Version. Version of the Spanning Tree protocol:

rapid stp 802.1w. Rapid Spanning Tree protocol standard IEEE 802.1w. Protocol characterized by a greater speed (lower convergence time).

stp 802.1d. Spanning Tree Protocol standard IEEE 802.1d.

Priority. Port priority:

0. Highest priority

15. Lowest priority

Path cost. Cost of the network part directly connected to the port.

Recommended Range. Cost interval recommended according to what pointed out in Standard
IEEE 802.1w.

Trunk/LACP area. Parameters not meaningful in this context because relevant to Trunking modality.

To enable/disable the Spanning Tree protocol for the port (Lan3, Lan4)
User Profile | Station Operator, System

The Spanning Tree protocol cannot be enabled when the Trunking mode is enabled. To enable the STP
protocol, it is first necessary to disable the use of the Trunking mode.
1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > IDU x... > LAN 3 or LAN 4 command.
The LAN <port number> area opens.
2. Select the STP/ELP/Trunking tab.
The STP/ELP parameter points out the enabling status of the Spanning Tree protocol for the external
port of the specific element of the node.
3. To change the parameter, select the value:

Disable. Spanning Tree protocol disabled

Enable Bridge 1. Spanning Tree protocol enabled (the port belongs to Bridge 1).

Enable Bridge 2. Spanning Tree protocol enabled (the port belongs to Bridge 2).

Enable Protection 1, Enable Protection 2. Spanning Tree protocol disabled. The Ethernet line protection of the equipment is enabled.

Enable Node Prot. 1, Enable Node Prot. 2, Enable Node Prot. 3, Enable Node Prot. 4. Spanning
Tree protocol disabled. The Ethernet line protection of the node is enabled.

4. Press Apply and confirm.

To verify/modify the priority of the port (Lan3, Lan4) (SPT/ELP)
User Profile | Verify: Monitor, Read Only, Read & Write. Modify: Station Operator, System

1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > IDU x... > LAN 3 or LAN 4 command.
The LAN <port number> area opens.
2. Select the STP/ELP/Trunking tab.
The Priority parameter points out the priority of the external port of the specific element of the node
(0: highest priority, 15: lowest priority).

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3. To change the parameter, move the cursor on the wished value.
4. Press Apply and confirm.

To verify/modify the connection cost of the port (Lan3, Lan4) (STP/ELP)
User Profile | Verify: Monitor, Read Only, Read & Write. Modify: Station Operator, System

1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > IDU x... > LAN 3 or LAN 4 command.
The LAN <port number> area opens.
2. Select the STP/ELP/Trunking tab.
The Path Cost parameter points out the cost of the network part directly connected to the external port
of the specific element of the node.
This cost determines, priority being equal among two or more redundant connections, the preference
of a port with respect to the others.
This cost must be inversely proportional to the bit rate of the port
3. To change the parameter, type the new value in the box.
It is suggested to set a value belonging to the Recommended Range according to what pointed out in
the Standard IEEE 802.1w.
4. Press Apply and confirm.

To verify the status of the port in relation to the Ethernet line protection (Lan3, Lan4)
User Profile | Monitor, Read Only, Read & Write, Station Operator, System

1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > IDU x... > LAN 3 or LAN 4 command.
The LAN <port number> area opens.
2. Select the STP/ELP/Trunking tab.
The tab points out the status of the external port of the specific element of the node in relation to the
Ethernet line protection, to the Spanning Tree protocol or to the Trunking mode.
Here below the description of the parameters present in the tab when Ethernet line protection is active
(STP/ELP box - Enable Protection or Enable Node Prot value) is reported.

STP/ELP. Enabling status of the Ethernet line protection or STP for the port:

Disable. Ethernet line protection disabled.

Enable Bridge1, Enable Bridge2. Ethernet line protection disabled. Spanning Tree protocol
enabled.

Enable Protection 1. The Ethernet line protection of the equipment is enabled between the
considered external port and the other external port(s) of the equipment whose parameter
value is Enable Protection 1.

Enable Protection 2. The Ethernet line protection of the equipment is enabled between the
considered external port and the other external port(s) of the equipment whose parameter
value is Enable Protection 2.

Enable Node Prot. 1. The Ethernet Line Protection of the node (ELP node) is enabled between
the considered external port and the other external ports of the node elements whose value
of the considered parameter is Enable Node Prot. 1.

Enable Node Prot. 2. The Ethernet line protection of the node is enabled between the considered external port and the other external ports of the node elements whose value of the
considered parameter is Enable Node Prot. 2.

Enable Node Prot. 3. The Ethernet line protection of the node is enabled between the considered external port and the other external ports of the node elements whose value of the
considered parameter is Enable Node Prot. 3.

Enable Node Prot. 4. The Ethernet line protection of the node is enabled between the considered external port and the other external ports of the node elements whose value of the
considered parameter is Enable Node Prot. 4.

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If the Trunking modality is enabled (Trunk/LACP box - Enable value), the value Disable is automatically forced for the parameter STP/ELP. In order to change the value, it is first necessary
to disable the use of the Trunking modality.

Role. Role assigned by the Ethernet line protection to each port. The role defines the behaviour
of the port:

Disable. Port disabled.

alternate port. Port in stand-by status, as it offers an alternative path with higher cost as
opposed to the Designated port. Normally the Alternate port is in port blocking status.

designated port. Port active. Each Designated port is in port forwarding status.

Status. Status of the port:
Port status

Receive
traffic

Forward
traffic

Update the
Address Table Unit

port-blocking

No

No

No

port-forwarding

Yes

Yes

Yes

Version. Parameter not meaningful in this condition.

Priority. Port priority:

0. Highest priority

15. Lowest priority

Path Cost. Cost of the network part directly connected to the port.

Recommended Range. Cost interval recommended according to what pointed out in Standard
IEEE 802.1w.

Trunk/LACP area. Parameters not meaningful in this context because relevant to Trunking modality.

To enable/disable the Ethernet line protection for the port (Lan3, Lan4)
User Profile | Station Operator, System

The Ethernet line protection cannot be enabled when the Trunking mode is enabled. To enable the Ethernet line protection, it is first necessary to disable the use of the Trunking mode.
1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > IDU x... > LAN 3 or LAN 4 command.
The LAN <port number> area opens.
2. Select the STP/ELP/Trunking tab.
The STP/ELP parameter points out the enabling status of Ethernet line protection for the external port
of the specific element of the node.
3. To change the parameter, select the value:

Disable. Ethernet line protection disabled.

Enable Bridge 1, Enable Bridge 2. Ethernet line protection disabled. Spanning Tree protocol enabled.

Enable Protection 1. The Ethernet Line Protection of the equipment (ELP equipment) is enabled
between the considered external port and the other external port of the equipment whose parameter value is Enable Protection 1.

Enable Protection 2. The Ethernet line protection of the equipment is enabled between the considered external port and the other external port of the equipment whose parameter value is
Enable Protection 2.

Enable Node Prot. 1. The Ethernet Line Protection of the node (ELP node) is enabled between
the considered external port and the other external ports of the node elements whose considered parameter value is Enable Node Prot. 1.

Enable Node Prot. 2. The Ethernet line protection of the node is enabled between the considered
external port and the other external ports of the node elements whose considered parameter
value is Enable Node Prot. 2.

Enable Node Prot. 3. The Ethernet line protection of the node is enabled between the considered
external port and the other external ports of the node elements whose considered parameter
value is Enable Node Prot. 3.

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Enable Node Prot. 4. The Ethernet line protection of the node is enabled between the considered
external port and the other external ports of the node elements whose considered parameter
value is Enable Node Prot. 4.

4. Press Apply and confirm.

To verify the status of the port in relation to the Trunking mode (Lan3, Lan4)
User Profile | Monitor, Read Only, Read & Write, Station Operator, System

1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > IDU x... > LAN 3 or LAN 4 command.
The LAN <port number> area opens.
2. Select the STP/ELP/Trunking tab.
The tab points out the status of the external port of the specific element of the node in relation to the
Trunking mode, to the Spanning Tree protocol or to the Ethernet line protection.
Here below the description of the parameters present in the tab when Trunking modality is active
(Trunk/LACP box - Enable value) is reported.

Trunk/LACP. Enabling status of the Trunking mode for the port:

Disable. Trunking mode disabled.

Enable Trunk1. Trunking mode enabled. The considered LAN port is aggregated to the
equipment LAN ports, whose considered parameter has value Enable Trunk1.

Enable Trunk2. Trunking mode enabled. The considered LAN port is aggregated to the
equipment LAN ports, whose considered parameter has value Enable Trunk2.

Enable Trunk3. Trunking mode enabled. The considered LAN port is aggregated to the
equipment LAN ports, whose considered parameter has value Enable Trunk3.

Enable Trunk4. Trunking mode enabled. The considered LAN port is aggregated to the
equipment LAN ports, whose considered parameter has value Enable Trunk4.

It is possible to aggregate up to 4 LAN ports for each group (Trunk).
If the STP protocol or the Ethernet Line Protection is enable (STP/ELP box - enable value), for
the parameter Trunk/LACP the value Disable is automatically forced. In order to modify the value, it is first necessary to disable the use of the Spanning Tree protocol or of the Ethernet Line
Protection.

Status. Status of the port as regards the LACP (Link Aggregation Control Protocol):

Up. Protocol active.

Down. Protocol inactive.

Partner Id. MAC Address of the remote equipment located at the other end of the Ethernet connection (remote Switch).

Tx Pck Cnt. LACP packets transmitted to the remote Switch.

Rx Pck Cnt. LACP packets received from the remote Switch.

STP/ELP area, Priority, Path Cost area. Parameters not meaningful in this context because relevant to Spanning Tree protocol and Ethernet line protection.

To enable/disable the Trunking mode for the port (Lan3, Lan4)
User Profile | Station Operator, System

The Trunking mode cannot be enabled when the Spanning Tree protocol or the Ethernet line protection
is enabled. To enable the Trunking mode, it is first necessary to disable the use of the Spanning Tree
protocol or of the Ethernet line protection.
1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > IDU x... > LAN 3 or LAN 4 command.
The LAN <port number> area opens.
2. Select the STP/ELP/Trunking tab.
The Trunk/LACP parameter points out the enabling status of the Trunking mode for the external port
of the specific element of the node.

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3. To change the parameter, select the value:

Disable. Trunking mode disabled.

Enable Trunk1. Trunking mode enabled. The considered LAN port is aggregated to the LAN ports
of the equipment whose considered parameter value is Enable Trunk1.

Enable Trunk2. Trunking mode enabled. The considered LAN port is aggregated to the LAN ports
of the equipment whose considered parameter value is Enable Trunk2.

Enable Trunk3. Trunking mode enabled. The considered LAN port is aggregated to the LAN ports
of the equipment whose considered parameter value is Enable Trunk3.

Enable Trunk4. Trunking mode enabled. The considered LAN port is aggregated to the LAN ports
of the equipment whose considered parameter value is Enable Trunk4.

4. Press Apply and confirm.

To verify the status and the configuration of the laser (Lan3, Lan4 - optical interface)
User Profile | Monitor, Read Only, Read & Write, Station Operator, System

1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > IDU x... > LAN 3 or LAN 4 command.
The LAN <port number> area opens.
2. Select the Laser Control tab.
The Laser Control tab displays the current status and the configuration parameters of the laser.

To modify the enabling status of the laser (Lan3, Lan4 - optical interface)
User Profile | Read & Write, Station Operator, System

Operation of maintenance (MAN. OP).
1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > IDU x... > LAN 3 or LAN 4 command.
The LAN <port number> area opens.
2. Select the Laser Control tab.
In the Transmitter Control area the enabling status of the laser of the external port of the specific element of the node is pointed out:

On. The laser is enabled for transmission.

Off. The laser is not enabled for transmission.

3. To change the parameter, select the wished option.
4. Press Apply.
Only if you are disabling the laser (selection of the Off option), a message is displayed warning that
you are executing a forcing and displaying the current setting of the timeout.
5. Confirm the operation.
The laser disabling activates the MAN. OP alarm. If the equipment is switched off and switched off, the
laser is enabled to transmit independently from the previous setting.

To modify the transmission mode of the laser (Lan3, Lan4 - optical interface)
User Profile | Read & Write, Station Operator, System

Operation of maintenance (MAN. OP).
1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > IDU x... > LAN 3 or LAN 4 command.
The LAN <port number> area opens.
2. Select the Laser Control tab.

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In the Automatic Shutdown area the transmission mode of the laser of the external port of the specific
element of the node is pointed out:

Disable. The laser transmission is affected only by its enabling status and not by the real presence of the optical signal.

Disable. The laser transmission is affected only by its enabling status and not by the real presence of the optical signal.

Auto. The transmission of the laser is affected by the presence of the optical signal: when the
signal is present, the laser transmits, when the signal is not present, the laser does not transmit.
In this last condition, the controller automatically turns on the laser for 2 seconds every x seconds (adjustable into the Auto Restart Time box) to activate the remote transmitter: if the signal
at reception is present, the laser will continue to transmit, while if it is not present, after x seconds, the laser will be turned on again for 2 seconds and so on.
To modify the Auto Restart Time interval set into the relevant box a value comprised between
60 and 300 sec. (default 120 sec.). Select the Apply and confirm.

Manual. The laser transmission is manually enabled by the operator.

Test. The laser transmits for x seconds (operation of laser functioning status).

3. To change the parameter, select the wished option.
4. Press Apply.
Only if you are setting Disable, Manual or Test as transmission modality for the laser, a message is
displayed warning that you are executing a forcing and displaying the current setting of the timeout.
5. Confirm the operation.
The selection of a modality different from Auto activates the MAN. OP alarm. If the user turns off the
equipment and then turns it on again, without taking into any account the preceding setting, the transmission mode of the laser is Auto.

To enable manually the laser transmission (Lan3, Lan4 - optical interface)
User Profile | Read & Write, Station Operator, System

Operation of maintenance (MAN. OP).
1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > IDU x... > LAN 3 or LAN 4 command.
The LAN <port number> area opens.
2. Select the Laser Control tab.
3. Select the Manual option.
4. Press Apply.
A message is displayed, warning that you are executing a forcing and displaying the current setting of
timeout.
5. Confirm the operation.
The setting of the Manual modality, activates the MAN. OP alarm.
6. Press Restart and confirm.
The laser transmits for 2 seconds and then stops itself.

To execute the test laser functioning status (Lan3, Lan4 - optical interface)
User Profile | Read & Write, Station Operator, System

Operation of maintenance (MAN. OP).
1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > IDU x... > LAN 3 or LAN 4 command.
The LAN <port number> area opens.
2. Select the Laser Control tab.

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3. Set, into the Test Time box, the number of seconds during which the user wants to turn on the laser.
To modify the time interval set into the box a value comprised between 1 and 100 sec. (default 90 sec.).
4. Select the Test option.
5. Press Apply.
A message is displayed, warning that you are executing a forcing and displaying the current setting of
timeout.
6. Confirm the operation.
The setting of the Test modality, activates the MAN. OP alarm.
7. Press Restart and confirm.
The laser transmits for the number of seconds set into the Test Time box and then it stops itself.

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LAN 3, LAN 4 area
In the area is present the:
Interface tab. The tab displays the general configuration parameters of the external ports.
VLan (802.1q) tab. The tab displays the configuration parameters of the external port relevant to VID
and Port Based VLan management.
Line Loop tab. The tab displays the status of the loop on line side of the external port.
Master/Slave tab. The tab displays the line synchronism parameters of the external ports.
Tab available only for ports with electrical interface for which the autonegotiation is active.
STP/ELP Trunking tab. The tab displays the status of the port in relation to the Spanning Tree protocol,
the Ethernet line protection or to the Trunking modality.
Laser Control tab. The tab displays the configuration of the external port with optical interface.
Tab available only for ports with optical interfaces.
Push-button:
Apply. Press the push-button to confirm the changes.
Refresh. Press the push-button to update the context.
?. Press the push-button to display the help on-line.

Interface tab
Rate Control. Enabling status of the port:

Disable. The external port is not enabled to the use.

Full Rate. The external port is enabled to the use of the max bit rate relevant to the port.

Kb/Mb. The external port is enabled to the use with bit rate limited to the specific value.

Flow Control Full Duplex Back Pressure Half Duplex. Activation status of the flow control of the
port:

Disable. The flow control is forced inactive.

Enable. The flow control is forced active.

Auto. The flow control is automatic (automatically activated or deactivated by the auto negotiation procedure).
Option available only if the auto negotiation is active for the port (Speed/Duplex box - Auto
option).

For the Ethernet elements the flow control must be DISABLED. If it was enabled, at the opening of the
tab a message is displayed asking to disable the parameter. If already disabled, the setting cannot be
changed.
Interface Type. Type of the interface:

Electrical. The external port is configured with electrical interface.

Optical. The external port is configured with optical interface.

Cable Crossover. Inversion status of the Tx and Rx lines:

MDI (NIC). The inversion of the Tx and Rx lines is not active (Network Interface Card modality).

MDIX (switch). The inversion of the Tx and Rx lines is active (Switch modality).

Auto. The inversion of the Tx and Rx lines is active in automatic modality.

Parameter available and meaningful only for ports with electrical interface for which the use of external
port is enabled (box Rate Control – value Full Rate or Kb/Mb).
Mac Learning. Enabling status of the automatic learning of the MAC Address in the specific table (MAC
Table):

Disable. The automatic learning of the MAC Address is disabled.

Enable. The automatic learning of MAC Address is enabled. Learning of the addresses in the
table takes place analysing only the field MAC Address and is registered in a single MAC Table.

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Learn. on port basis. The automatic learning of MAC Address is enabled. Learning of the addresses in the table takes place associating the MAC Address to the segment of MAC Table
indicized by the Default VID value associated to the port which the traffic is income from.

For the Ethernet elements, the automatic learning of the MAC Addresses must be ENABLED. If it was
disabled, at the opening of the tab a message is displayed asking to enable the parameter (Enable or
Learn. on port basis option). If already enabled, the Disable value will not be available.
Speed/Duplex. Activation status of the autonegotiation and, if the autonegotiation is deactivated, operating modalities and transmission speed of the port.
For LAN 3, LAN 4 configured with electrical interface, the following values are available:

Full Duplex 10M. The auto negotiation is disabled, the transmission type is Full-Duplex and
the data transmission speed through the external port is 10Mbit/s.

Half Duplex 10M. The auto negotiation is disabled, the transmission type is Half-Duplex and
the data transmission speed through the external port is 10Mbit/s.

Full Duplex 100M. The auto negotiation is disabled, the transmission type is Full-Duplex and
the data transmission speed through the external port is 100Mbit/s.

Half Duplex 100M. The auto negotiation is disabled, the transmission type is Half-Duplex and
the data transmission speed through the external port is 100Mbit/s.

Auto. The auto negotiation is enabled.

For LAN 3, LAN 4 configured with optical interface, the following values are available:

Full Duplex 100M. The auto negotiation is disabled, the transmission type is Full-Duplex and
the data transmission speed through the external port is 100Mbit/s.

Full Duplex 1G. The auto negotiation is disabled, the transmission type is Full-Duplex and
the data transmission speed through the external port is 1GMbit/s.

Speed. Data transmission speed.
Duplex. Transmission modality.
Alarms. Status of the alarms relevant to the port. The colour of the boxes represents the alarm status
and severity:

Red, Orange, Yellow, Light blue. Alarm activated coupled respectively with the Critical, Major, Minor, Warning severity.

Green. Alarm activated coupled with the Status severity level.

Grey. Alarm deactivated.

Push-button:
Restart Autonegotiation. Press the push-button To restart the auto negotiation procedure for the
port (Lan3, Lan4).
Related Topics
To verify/modify the enabling status of the port (Lan3, Lan4)
To verify/modify the inversion status of the Tx and Rx lines of the port (Lan3, Lan4 - electrical interface)
To verify/modify the enabling status of the auto negotiation and, if the auto negotiation is inactive, the
operation modality and the transmission speed used by the port (Lan3, Lan4)
To verify/modify the enabling status of the flow control of the port (Lan3, Lan4)
To verify/modify the automatic learning of the addresses in the MAC Table for the port (Lan3, Lan4)
To verify/modify the interface type of the port (Lan3, Lan 4)
To verify/modify the enabling status of the Link Loss Forwarding modality of the port (Lan3, Lan4)

VLan (802.1q) tab
The tab displays the configuration parameters of the external port relevant to VID and Port Based VLan
management.
Default Vid.... Default VID value of the port.
The default VID of a port is used as VID in the field 802.1Q of the packets came from the port in subject
without Tag and destined to exit with Tag from any port of the Switch.
Force Default Vid. Forcing of the VID value of the port to the default value.

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Active box (

) points out the forcing is active; inactive box points out forcing is not active.

Port Based VLAN. Ports through which can transit the messages in input from the external port which
the tab refers to.
For each single Ethernet port (LAN.../Port...) if the set option is:

Disable, the packets, in input from the external port which the tab refers to, are not enabled
to transit through the specific internal or external port.

Enable, the packets, in input from the external port which the tab refers to, are enabled to
transit through the specific internal or external port (bidirectional connection).

The LAN… box relevant to the external port, which the tab refers to, is not displayed.
The availability of the Port B depends on the equipment configuration (see Tab.3).
Related Topics
To verify/modify the default Vid value of the port (Lan3, Lan4)
To force the value of Vid of the port to the default value (Lan3, Lan4)
To verify/modify the ports through which can transit the messages in input from the port (Lan3, Lan4)

Line Loop tab
The tab displays the status of the loop on line side of the external port.

. Loop on line side inactive.

. Loop on line side active.

Related Topics
To activate/deactivate the loop on line side of the port (Lan3, Lan4)

Master/Slave tab
Tab available and meaningful only for ports with electrical interface for which the autonegotiation is
active (tab Interface - parameter Speed/Duplex, value Auto).
The tab displays the line synchronism parameters of the external ports.
Master/Slave. Operating modality of the line synchronism:

Master. The line synchronism is generated starting from the local clock.

Slave. The line synchronism is generated starting from the clock retrieved from the line
(Loop Time).

M/S Autoneg. Activation status of the autonegotiation between the roles of the line synchronism:

Disable. The autonegotiation between the roles Master and Slave of the line synchronism is
forced. In this case, the role defined in the Master/Slave box is used.

Enable. The autonegotiation between the roles Master and Slave of the line synchronism is
automatic.

Port Role. Current status of the line synchronism:

Master. The line synchronism is generated starting from the local clock.

Slave. The line synchronism is generated starting from the clock retrieved from the line
(Loop Time).

Configuration Fault Alarm. Status of the alarms relevant to the port.
The colour of each box displays the status of the alarm:

Green. The alarm is not active.

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Red, orange, yellow or light blue. The alarm is active and has, respectively, severity Critical,
Major, Minor or Warning.

Related Topics
To verify/modify the operating modality of the line synchronism (role) of the port (Lan3, Lan4 - electrical interface)
To verify/modify the activation status of the autonegotiation between the roles of the line synchronism
of the port (Lan3, Lan4 - electrical interface)

STP/ELP Trunking tab
The tab displays the status of the port in relation to the Spanning Tree protocol, the Ethernet line protection
or to the Trunking modality.
STP/ELP. Enabling status of the Spanning Tree protocol or of the of the Ethernet line protection for
the port:

Disable. Spanning Tree protocol and Ethernet line protection disabled.

Enable Bridge 1. Spanning Tree protocol enabled (the port belongs to Bridge 1).

Enable Bridge 2. Spanning Tree protocol enabled (the port belongs to Bridge 2).

Enable Protection 1. The Ethernet line protection of the equipment is enabled between the
considered external port and the other external port(s) of the equipment whose parameter
value is Enable Protection 1.

Enable Protection 2. The Ethernet line protection of the equipment is enabled between the
considered external port and the other external port(s) of the equipment whose parameter
value is Enable Protection 2.

Enable Node Prot. 1. The Ethernet line protection of the node is enabled between the considered external port and the other external ports of the node elements whose value of the
considered parameter is Enable Node Prot. 1.

Enable Node Prot. 2. The Ethernet line protection of the node is enabled between the considered external port and the other external ports of the node elements whose value of the
considered parameter is Enable Node Prot. 2.

Enable Node Prot. 3. The Ethernet line protection of the node is enabled between the considered external port and the other external ports of the node elements whose value of the
considered parameter is Enable Node Prot. 3.

Enable Node Prot. 4. The Ethernet line protection of the node is enabled between the considered external port and the other external ports of the node elements whose value of the
considered parameter is Enable Node Prot. 4.

If the Trunking modality is enabled (Trunk/LACP box - Enable value), the value Disable is automatically forced for the parameter STP/ELP. In order to change the value, it is first necessary to disable the
use of the Trunking modality.
Role (STP/ELP area). This parameter has a different meaning depending on the setting of parameter
STP/ELP. In detail, if:

Protocol Spanning Tree is enabled the parameter Role points out the role assigned by the
Spanning Tree protocol to each port of a Bridge/Switch. The role defines the behaviour of
the port according to the status of the Bridge in the network:

Disable. Port disabled.

root port. Port offering the best path (lowest cost) towards the Bridge selected as
root. Each Bridge can have only one root port. When the Spanning Tree algorithm is
at steady state, each root port is in port forwarding status.

alternate port. Port in alternative to the root port, as it offers an alternative path towards the Bridge Root with cost higher than that of the root port. Normally the Alternate port is in port blocking status.

designated port. Port which does not offer paths towards the Bridge Root and is used
to propagate the information of the Bridge Root to the other bridges. Each Designated
port is in port forwarding status.

backup port. Port physically connected on a Lan where a Designated port of the same
Bridge is connected. The Backup port is in port blocking status.

Ethernet line protection is enabled the parameter Role points out the role assigned by the
Ethernet line protection to each port. The role defines the behaviour of the port:

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Disable. Port disabled.

alternate port. Port in stand by status, as it offers an alternative path with higher cost
as opposed to the Designated port. Normally the Alternate port is in port blocking status.

designated port. Port active. Each Designated port is in port forwarding status.

Status (area STP/ELP). This parameter has a different meaning depending on the setting of parameter
STP/ELP. In detail, if:

Protocol Spanning Tree is enabled the parameter Status points out the port status as displayed here below:
Port status

Receive
traffic

Forward
traffic

Update the Address
Table Unit

Receive/
process BPDU

Re transmit BPDU

port disable

No

No

No

No

No

port blocking

No

No

No

Yes

No

port learning

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

port forwarding

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Ethernet line protection is enabled the parameter Status points out the port status as displayed here below:
Port status

Receive
traffic

Forward
traffic

Update the
Address Table Unit

port blocking

No

No

No

port forwarding

Yes

Yes

Yes

Version (STP/ELP area). Version of the Spanning Tree protocol:

rapid stp 802.1w. Rapid Spanning Tree protocol standard IEEE 802.1w. Protocol characterized by a greater speed (lower convergence time).

stp 802.1d. Spanning Tree Protocol standard IEEE 802.1d.

Parameter not meaningful when Ethernet line protection is enabled.
Priority. Port priority:

0. Highest priority

15. Lowest priority

Parameter not meaningful when Trunking modality is enabled.
Path Cost. Cost of the network part directly connected to the port.
Parameter not meaningful when Trunking modality is enabled.
Recommended Range. Cost interval recommended according to what pointed out in Standard IEEE
802.1w.
Parameter not meaningful when Trunking modality is enabled.
Trunk/LACP. Enabling status of the Trunking mode for the port:

Disable. Trunking mode disabled.

Enable Trunk1. Trunking mode enabled. The considered LAN port is aggregated to the equipment LAN ports, whose considered parameter has value Enable Trunk1.

Enable Trunk2. Trunking mode enabled. The considered LAN port is aggregated to the equipment LAN ports, whose considered parameter has value Enable Trunk2.

Enable Trunk3. Trunking mode enabled. The considered LAN port is aggregated to the equipment LAN ports, whose considered parameter has value Enable Trunk3.

Enable Trunk4. Trunking mode enabled. The considered LAN port is aggregated to the equipment LAN ports, whose considered parameter has value Enable Trunk4.

It is possible to aggregate up to 4 LAN ports for each group (Trunk).
If the STP protocol or the Ethernet Line Protection is enable (STP/ELP box - enable value), for the
parameter Trunk/LACP the value Disable is automatically forced. In order to modify the value, it is first
necessary to disable the use of the Spanning Tree protocol or of the Ethernet Line Protection.
Status (Trunk/LACP area). Status of the port as regards the LACP (Link Aggregation Control Protocol):

Up. Protocol active.

Down. Protocol inactive.

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Partner Id (Trunk/LACP area). MAC Address of the remote equipment located at the other end of the
Ethernet connection (remote Switch).
Tx Pck Cnt (Trunk/LACP area). LACP packets transmitted to the remote Switch.
Rx Pck Cnt (Trunk/LACP area). LACP packets received from the remote Switch.
Related Topics
To enable/disable the Spanning Tree protocol for the port (Lan3, Lan4)
To enable/disable the Ethernet line protection for the port (Lan3, Lan4)
To verify/modify the priority of the port (Lan3, Lan4) (SPT/ELP)
To verify/modify the connection cost of the port (Lan3, Lan4) (STP/ELP)
To enable/disable the Trunking mode for the port (Lan3, Lan4)
Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) (more info)
Ethernet Line Protection (ELP) (more info)
Trunking mode (more info)

Laser Control tab
Tab available only for ports with optical interfaces.
The tab displays the configuration of the external port with optical interface.
Transmitter Control. Enabling status of the laser:

On. The laser is enabled for transmission.

Off. The laser is not enabled for transmission.

<Box>. Current status of the laser:

Status On / green box. The laser is on transmission.

Status Off / gray box. The laser is not on transmission.

Module Type. Laser module type:

optical 100baseFX. Laser module of type 100 Base FX (Fiber).

optical 1000baseSX. Laser module of type 1000 Base SX (Short WaveLength).

optical 1000baseLX. Laser module of type 1000 Base LX (Long WaveLength).

Unknown. The laser module is not among those listed above (possible anomaly of the laser
module).

For more information relevant to laser module refer to IEEE standard 802.3.
Automatic Shutdown. Transmission mode of the laser. If active, the option:

Disable. The laser transmission is affected only by its enabling status and not by the real
presence of the optical signal.

Auto. The transmission of the laser is affected by the presence of the optical signal: when
the signal is present, the laser transmits, when the signal is not present, the laser does not
transmit.
In this last condition, the controller automatically turns on the laser for 2 seconds every x
seconds (adjustable into the Auto Restart Time box) to activate the remote transmitter: if
the signal at reception is present, the laser will continue to transmit, while if it is not present,
after x seconds, the laser will be turned on again for 2 seconds and so on.

Manual. The laser transmission is manually enabled by the operator.

Test. The laser transmits for x seconds (operation of test laser operation status).

Auto Restart Time. Time (expressed by means of seconds) waited by the equipment controller before
trying again the laser turning-on (when the transmission mode of the laser is Auto).
Test Time. Time (expressed in seconds) during which the equipment controller turns on the laser during the testing operation.

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Push-button:
Restart. Press the push-button to restart the laser (see To enable manually the laser transmission
(Lan3, Lan4 - optical interface) and To execute the test laser functioning status (Lan3, Lan4 - optical
interface).
Related Topics
To modify the enabling status of the laser (Lan3, Lan4 - optical interface)
To modify the transmission mode of the laser (Lan3, Lan4 - optical interface)

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Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) (more info)
Spanning Tree is a protocol for the management of the connections, which supports the redundancy of the
path avoiding the creation of unwished loops in the network. In order that an Ethernet network operates
correctly, only an active path must exist between two stations. Multiple active paths cause loops in the
network and, as consequence, the possible replication of the messages to infinity.
The Spanning Tree protocol constitutes a tree logic network which pass through all the bridges into a complex physical network forcing the possible duplicated paths (possible loops) into a stand-by status
(Blocked).
If a network segment becomes unreachable or if the cost of a path changes, the algorithm of Spanning
Tree reconfigures the topology of the network activating an alternative path.
For more information, refer to the standard IEEE:

802.1d (Spanning Tree Protocol).

802.1w (Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol).

The use of the Spanning Tree protocol can be enabled at level of single traffic Ethernet port (LAN 3,
LAN 4, Port A and Port B) for every element of the node interconnected by Ethernet nodal Bus.
The management of the Ethernet nodal interconnection ports (LAN 1 and LAN 2) is at charge of the
system which ensures that no loop is created for the data.
The use of the Spanning Tree protocol for the port LAN 3, LAN 4, Port A and Port B is in alternative to
the use of the Ethernet line protection (only external ports) or of the Trunking mode.

Ethernet Line Protection (ELP) (more info)
The Ethernet Line Protection (ELP) is a function which allows implementing a protection at physical level
(Level 2) between two or more LAN external ports.
When the user enables the Ethernet line protection, even the management of the ELP Switch is enabled.
The switch operates in automatic mode: the equipment executes the switch when the LOS alarm is present
on the LAN port in service. When the alarm clears, the controller does not execute the switch again.
The Ethernet line protection is implemented by means of proprietary protocol. As consequence, the ELP
switch is managed without considering alarms or settings executed on the equipment on the other side of
the LAN connection.
In ALCplus2 and ALCplus2e equipment, it is possible to enable the Ethernet line protection at equipment
level (ELP of equipment) or at node level (ELP of node).
This last chance is available and meaningful only for the equipment of node interconnected by Ethernet
nodal Bus.
Ethernet Line Protection of the equipment (ELP equipment)
Ethernet Line Protection of the node (ELP node)

Ethernet Line Protection of the equipment (ELP equipment)
The functionality ELP of equipment allows setting in protection more external LAN ports of the same equipment.
When the equipment belongs to a node and is interconnected to other node elements through Ethernet
nodal Bus, it is possible to enable the Ethernet line protection of the equipment for the Ethernet traffic ports
(LAN 3 and LAN 4).
The functionality manages up to two different protection groups: Protection 1 and Protection 2.
In order to set in protection two LAN ports of the same Switch, it is sufficient to enable the same protection
group for both the ports (for example Protection 1).
The parameters, which determine which LAN port among those in protection must be set as operating, are
the port parameters foreseen for the management of the Rapid Spanning Tree protocol:

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1. Cost. A connection cost can be assigned to every port.
When the ELP equipment function is enabled the port currently active for the transport will be the enabled port with valid signal and lowest cost.
Example. For the ports LAN 3 and LAN 4 the ELP equipment function is enabled. The ports are all enabled and have a valid signal. The port LAN 3 has cost 200.000, the port LAN 4 has cost 250.000. The
port LAN 3 is used for the transport.
2. Priority. A priority value between 1 and 9 can be assigned to every port.
When the ELP equipment function is enabled and the ports have the same cost, the port currently active
for the transport will be the enabled port with valid signal and lowest priority value.
Example. For the ports LAN 3 and LAN 4 the ELP equipment function is enabled. The ports are all enabled, have a valid signal and cost 200.000. The port LAN 3 has priority 1, the port LAN 4 has priority
2. The port LAN 3 is used for the transport.
3. Logic position. Every port is assigned a logic position.
When the ELP equipment function is enabled and the ports have the same cost and the same priority,
the port currently active for the transport will be the enabled port with valid signal and lowest logic
position.
Example. For the ports LAN 3 and LAN 4 the ELP equipment function is enabled. The ports are all enabled, have a valid signal, priority 1 and cost 200.000. The port LAN 3 is used for the transport.
The values of Role and Port Status foreseen for the management of the Rapid Spanning Tree protocol have
been used to represent in WEB LCT the status of the ports involved in the ELP switch:
LAN port
Operating
Reserve

Rule

Port status

designated port

Forwarding

alternate port

Blocking

The user can manage the criteria for the choice of the operating/reserve port executing the following operations:

To enable/disable the use of the LAN ports (parameter Rate Control).

To enable/disable the ELP equipment functionality on the LANs you wish to protect (parameter
STP/ELP, Enable Protection 1 or Enable Protection 2 value).

To set the port priority (parameter Priority).

To set the port cost (parameter Path Cost).

The use of functionality ELP of equipment for each LAN port is in alternative to the use of the functionality ELP of node, of the Spanning Tree protocol or of the Trunking mode.

Ethernet Line Protection of the node (ELP node)
When the equipment belongs to a node and is interconnected to other node elements through Ethernet
nodal bus, it is possible to enable the Ethernet line protection at node level (ELP of node).
This ELP functionality, in fact, allows setting in mutual protection the Ethernet traffic ports (LAN 3 and LAN
4) of the equipment composing the node and are interconnected by the Ethernet nodal Bus.
Up to 4 different protection groups can be created: Node Protection1, Node Protection2, Node Protection3
and Node Protection4.
For example, with reference to Fig.8, if you wish to set in mutual protection the LAN 3 ports of A.1, A.2
and A.3, the functionality ELP of node (Node Protection1) must be enabled for all the three ports.
At the same time, if you wish to set in mutual protection the LAN 4 ports of A.1, A.2 and A.3, the functionality ELP of node must be enabled for all the above mentioned ports, but not using the protection group
Node Protection1, which would insert the LAN 4 ports in the same protection group of the LAN 3 ports, but
using, for example, the group Node Protection2. In this way, a second protection group of node is created
independent from the first one.
The parameters, which determine which LAN port among those in protection must be set as operating, are
the port parameters foreseen for the management of the Rapid Spanning Tree protocol:

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1. Cost. A connection cost can be assigned to every port.
When the ELP node function is enabled for two or more external ports, the port currently active for the
transport will be the enabled port with valid signal and lowest cost.
Example. With reference to Fig.8. For the port LAN 3 of A.1 and port LAN 4 of A.2, the ELP node function
is enabled. The ports are all enabled to use and have valid signal. The port LAN 3 of A.1 has cost
200.000, the port LAN 4 of A.2 has cost 250.000. For the transport, the port LAN 3 of A.1 is used.
2. Priority. A priority value between 1 and 9 can be assigned to every port.
When the ELP node function is enabled for two or more external ports and the ports have the same
cost, the port currently active for the transport will be the enabled port with valid signal and lowest
priority value.
Example. With reference to Fig.8. For the port LAN 3 of the equipment A.1 and the port LAN 4 of the
equipment A.2, the function ELP of node is enabled. The ports are all enabled to use, have valid signal
and cost 200.000. The port LAN 3 of A.1 has priority 1, the port LAN 4 of A.2 has priority 2. For the
transport, the port LAN 3 of A.1 is used.
3. Logic position. Every port is assigned a logic position:

LAN 3 of the first element of the node

LAN 4 of the first element of the node

LAN 3 of the second element of the node

LAN 4 of the second element of the node
... and so on.

When the ELP node function is enabled for two or more external ports and the ports have the same cost
and the same priority, the port currently active for the transport will be the enabled port with valid signal and lowest logic position.
Example. With reference to Fig.8. For the port LAN 3 of A.1 and port LAN 4 of A.2, the functionality ELP
of node. The ports are all enabled to use, have valid signal, cost 200.000 and priority 1. For the transport, the port LAN 3 of A.1 is used.
The values of Role and Port Status foreseen for the management of the Rapid Spanning Tree protocol have
been used to represent in WEB LCT the status of the ports involved in the ELP switch:
LAN port
Operating
Reserve

Rule

Port status

designated port

Forwarding

alternate port

Blocking

The user can manage the criteria for the choice of the operating/reserve port executing the following operations:

To enable/disable the use of the LAN ports (parameter Rate Control).

To enable/disable the ELP node functionality on the LANs you wish to protect (parameter STP/
ELP, Enable Node Prot. 1, Enable Node Prot. 2, Enable Node Prot. 3 or Enable Node Prot. 4 value).

To set the port priority (parameter Priority).

To set the port cost (parameter Path Cost).

The use of functionality ELP of node for the ports LAN 3 and LAN 4 is in alternative to the use of functionality ELP of equipment, of the Spanning Tree protocol or of the Trunking mode.

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Fig.8 ELP of node (example)

Node A
Lan 3
Lan 4

Lan 3
Ethernet
traffic

Lan 4

Lan 3
Lan 4

Lan 3
Lan 4

A.1

A.2

*

*

Lan 1 and Lan 2
(Ethernet nodal
interconnection)

A.3

A.4

*

*

* A.1, A.2, A.3 and A.4. Respectively first, second, third and fourth equipment of the node interconnected
by Ethernet nodal Bus.

Trunking mode (more info)
The Trunking mode is a functionality allowing aggregating two or more Ethernet ports.
In this way, the ports belonging to the same group (Trunk) will be considered as a single entity.
The subdivision of the traffic is made on MAC Address (Source and Destination) basis.
In ALCplus2 and ALCplus2e equipment, it is possible to enable the Trunking mode for the external LAN
ports (Trunking Ethernet) and for the internal port Port A (Trunking radio) for each element of node interconnected by Ethernet nodal Bus.
Ethernet Trunking mode (LAN ports)
Radio Trunking mode (internal port - Port A)

Ethernet Trunking mode (LAN ports)
The Ethernet Trunking mode allows aggregating two or more physical ports (LAN) of the same equipment
to obtain a single logic channel.
This functionality manages up to 4 different aggregation groups (Trunk): Enable Trunk1, Enable Trunk2,
Enable Trunk3 and Enable Trunk4.
To aggregate two LAN ports of the same Switch, it is sufficient to enable the same aggregation group (for
example Enable Trunk1) for both the ports.
The enabling of the Ethernet Trunking mode is in compliance with the standard LAG (Link Aggregation
Group) and the relevant LACP protocol (Link Aggregation Control Protocol).
It is suggested, when this modality is active, to configure the ports in transmission modality Full Duplex
and to the same data transmission rate.
For more information, refer to the standard IEEE 802.3ad (Link Aggregation).

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When the equipment belongs to an ALCplus2/ALCplus2e node and is interconnected to other elements of
the node through Ethernet nodal Bus, the use of the Ethernet Trunking mode can be enabled/disabled only
for the Ethernet traffic external ports (LAN 3, LAN 4).
The use of the Trunking mode is in alternative to the use of the Ethernet line protection or of the Spanning
Tree protocol.
For the Ethernet elements in a node, the use of the Ethernet Trunking modality can be enabled at level of
single traffic external port (LAN 3, LAN 4) and is in alternative to the use of the Ethernet Line Protection
or of the Spanning Tree protocol.
If the Trunking modality is active for an external port and you wish to disable it, before executing the operation it is necessary to disable the port itself.

Radio Trunking mode (internal port - Port A)
The radio Trunking mode allows aggregating two or more radios of a nodal system (ALCplus2/ALCplus2e
node).
The functionality manages an aggregation group (Trunk): Enable Trunk1.
In order to insert a radio port of a Switch in a Trunk, the radio Trunking mode must be enabled for this
port (Enable Trunk1).
In this way, up to 8 radio ports must be aggregated.
The use of the radio Trunking mode is in alternative to the use of the Spanning Tree protocol.
For the Ethernet elements of ALCplus2e type, the Trunking radio mode is available when the equipment
is in radio configuration 1+0, 1+1 Freq. Div, 1+1 Hot Standby or 2x(1+0) Eth. Dual Pipe with EastWest mode active.
The radio Trunking mode is not available for the internal port B (Port B).

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Port A, Port B
Login | Monitor, Read Only, Read & Write, Station Operator, System

Command available only if at least two Ethernet elements is present in the node.
The availability of the Port B depends on the equipment configuration as shown in Tab.3.
The Port A and Port B commands manage the Ethernet internal ports of the specific element of the node.
On the choice of one of the commands, the <port name> area opens, where it is possible to manage the
specific internal port:
In detail, the command allows:
STATUS

AND COMMUNICATION PARAMETERS

To verify/modify the enabling status of the internal port
To verify/modify the automatic learning of the addresses in the MAC Table for the internal port
VIRTUAL LAN

PARAMETERS

To verify/modify the default Vid value of the internal port
To force the value of Vid of the internal port to the default value
To verify/modify the ports through which can transit the messages in input from the internal port
SPANNING TREE PROTOCOL (STP)

PARAMETERS

To verify the status of the internal port in relation to the Spanning Tree protocol
To enable/disable the Spanning Tree protocol for the internal port
To verify/modify the priority of the internal port (STP)
To verify/modify the connection cost of the internal port (STP)
TRUNKING

MODE PARAMETERS

To verify the status of the internal port in relation to the Trunking mode
To enable/disable the Trunking mode for the internal port

The selection of the command displays the Port A, Port B area
In order to deepen this topic, see:
Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) (more info)
Trunking mode (more info)

Tab.3 Availability internal ports (Ethernet Switch)
Equipment type

Radio configuration

Internal ports

ALCplus2

Unequipped
1+0
1+1 Hot Standby
1+1 Freq. Div.

Port A

ALCplus2e
(Ethernet Enhanced)

Unequipped
1+0
1+1 Hot Standby
1+1 Freq. Div.
2x(1+0) Eth. Single Pipe
2x(1+0) Xpic Eth. Single Pipe

Port A

2x(1+0) Eth. Dual Pipe
2x(1+0) Xpic Eth. Dual Pipe

Port A
Port B

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To verify/modify the enabling status of the internal port
User Profile | Verify: Monitor, Read Only, Read & Write. Modify: Station Operator, System

1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > IDU x... > Port A or Port B command.
The Port A or Port B area opens with the Interface tab active.
The Rate Control parameter points out the enabling status of the internal port of the specific element
of the node:

Disable. The internal port is not enabled to the use.

Enable. The internal port is enabled to the use.

2. To change the parameter, select the wished option.
3. Press Apply and confirm.

To verify/modify the automatic learning of the addresses in the MAC Table for the internal port
User Profile | Verify: Monitor, Read Only, Read & Write. Modify: Station Operator, System

For the Ethernet elements the automatic learning of the MAC Addresses must be ENABLED.
If it was disabled, at the opening of the tab a message is displayed asking to enable the parameter
(Enable or Learn. on port basis option). If already enabled, the Disable value will not be available.
1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > IDU x... > Port A or Port B command.
The Port A or Port B area opens with the Interface tab active.
The MAC Learning parameter points out the enabling status of the automatic learning of the MAC Address in the specific table (MAC Table) for the internal port of the specific element of the node:

Disable. The automatic learning of the MAC Address is disabled.

Enable. The automatic learning of MAC Address is enabled. Learning of the addresses in the table
takes place analysing only the field MAC Address and is registered in a single MAC Table.

Learn. on port basis. The automatic learning of MAC Address is enabled. Learning of the addresses in the table takes place associating the MAC Address to the segment of MAC Table indicized
by the Default VID value associated to the port which the traffic is income from.

2. To change the parameter, select the wished option.
3. Press Apply and confirm.

To verify/modify the default Vid value of the internal port
User Profile | Verify: Monitor, Read Only, Read & Write. Modify: Station Operator, System

1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > IDU x... > Port A or Port B command.
The Port A or Port B area opens.
2. Select the VLan (802.1q) tab.
The Default Vid parameter points out the default Vid value of the internal port of the specific element
of the node.
The default Vid of a port is used as Vid in the field 802.1Q of the packets came from the port in subject
without Tag and destined to exit with Tag from any port of the Switch.
3. To change the parameter, type a numeric value between 1 and 4095 (ALCplus2 elements) or between
2 and 4094 (ALCplus2e elements).
4. Press Apply and confirm.

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To force the value of Vid of the internal port to the default value
User Profile | Verify: Monitor, Read Only, Read & Write. Modify: Station Operator, System

1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > IDU x... > Port A or Port B command.
The Port A or Port B area opens.
2. Select the VLan (802.1q) tab.
The Force Default Vid parameter points out if the forcing of the VLAN Identifier value of the internal
port of the specific element of the node to the default value is active.
Active box (

) points out the forcing is active; inactive box points out forcing is not active.

3. To modify the parameter, check or uncheck the relevant box.
4. Press Apply and confirm.

To verify/modify the ports through which can transit the messages in input from the internal
port
User Profile | Verify: Monitor, Read Only, Read & Write. Modify: Station Operator, System

1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > IDU x... > Port A or Port B command.
The Port A or Port B area opens.
2. Select the VLan (802.1q) tab.
The Port Based VLAN area points out the enabling status of the ports through which can transit the
messages in input from the internal port of the specific element of the node, which the tab refers to.
For every single Ethernet port, if the set option is:

Disable, the packets, in input from the internal port which the tab refers to, are not enabled to
transit from the specific internal or external port.

Enable, the packets, in input from the internal port which the tab refers to, are enabled to transit
from the specific internal or external port (bidirectional connection).

The Port… box relevant to the internal port, which the tab refers to, is not displayed.
The availability of the Port B depends on the equipment configuration (see Tab.3).
3. To change the parameter, select the wished option.
4. Press Apply and confirm.

To verify the status of the internal port in relation to the Spanning Tree protocol
User Profile | Monitor, Read Only, Read & Write, Station Operator, System

1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > IDU x... > Port A or Port B command.
The Port A or Port B area opens.
2. Select the STP/Trunking tab.
The STP/Trunking tab points out the status of the internal port in relation to the Spanning Tree protocol.

To enable/disable the Spanning Tree protocol for the internal port
User Profile | Station Operator, System

The Spanning Tree protocol cannot be enabled when the Trunking mode is enabled. To enable the STP
protocol, it is first necessary to disable the use of the Trunking mode.
1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > IDU x... > Port A or Port B command.
The Port A or Port B area opens.

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2. Select the STP/Trunking tab.
The STP/ELP parameter points out the enabling status of the Spanning Tree protocol for the internal
port of the specific element of the node.
3. To change the parameter, select the value:

Disable. Protocol disabled

Enable Bridge 1. Protocol enabled (the port belongs to Bridge 1)

Enable Bridge 2. Protocol enabled (the port belongs to Bridge 2)

4. Press Apply and confirm.

To verify/modify the priority of the internal port (STP)
User Profile | Verify: Monitor, Read Only, Read & Write. Modify: Station Operator, System

1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > IDU x... > Port A or Port B command.
The Port A or Port B area opens.
2. Select the STP/Trunking tab.
The Priority parameter points out the priority of the internal port of the specific element of the node (0:
highest priority, 15: lowest priority).
3. To change the parameter, move the cursor on the wished value.
4. Press Apply and confirm.

To verify/modify the connection cost of the internal port (STP)
User Profile | Verify: Monitor, Read Only, Read & Write. Modify: Station Operator, System

1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > IDU x... > Port A or Port B command.
The Port A or Port B area opens.
2. Select the STP/Trunking tab.
The Path Cost parameter points out the cost of the network part directly connected to the internal port
of the specific element of the node.
This cost determines, priority being equal among two or more redundant connections, the preference
of a port with respect to the others.
This cost must be inversely proportional to the bit rate of the port.
3. To change the parameter, type the new value in the box.
It is suggested to set a value belonging to the Recommended Range according to what pointed out in
the Standard IEEE 802.1w.
4. Press Apply and confirm.

To verify the status of the internal port in relation to the Trunking mode
User Profile | Monitor, Read Only, Read & Write, Station Operator, System

For the Ethernet elements of ALCplus2e type, the Trunking radio mode is available when the equipment
is in radio configuration 1+0, 1+1 Freq. Div, 1+1 Hot Standby or 2x(1+0) Eth. Dual Pipe with EastWest mode active.
The radio Trunking mode is not available for the internal port B (Port B).
1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > IDU x... > Port A command.
The Port A area opens.
2. Select the STP/Trunking tab.
The STP/Trunking tab points out the status of the internal port in relation to the Trunking mode.

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To enable/disable the Trunking mode for the internal port
User Profile | Station Operator, System

For the Ethernet elements of ALCplus2e type, the Trunking radio mode is available when the equipment
is in radio configuration 1+0, 1+1 Freq. Div, 1+1 Hot Standby or 2x(1+0) Eth. Dual Pipe with EastWest mode active.
The radio Trunking mode is not available for the internal port B (Port B).
The Trunking mode cannot be enabled when the Spanning Tree protocol is enabled. To enable the
Trunking mode, it is first necessary to disable the use of the Spanning Tree protocol.
1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > IDU x... > Port A command.
The Port A area opens.
2. Select the STP/Trunking tab.
The Trunk parameter points out the enabling status of the Trunking mode for the internal port of the
specific element of the node.
3. To change the parameter, select the value:

Disable. Trunking mode disabled.

Enable Trunk 1. Trunking mode enabled at level of radio port.

4. Press Apply and confirm.

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Port A, Port B area
In the area is present the:
Interface tab. The tab displays the general configuration parameters of the internal ports.
Vlan (802.1q) tab. The tab displays the configuration parameters of the internal port relevant to VID
and Port Based VLan management.
STP/Trunking tab. The tab displays the status of the internal port in relation to the Spanning Tree protocol r to the Trunking modality.
Push-button:
Apply. Press the push-button to confirm the changes.
Refresh. Press the push-button to update the context.
?. Press the push-button to display the help on-line.

Interface tab
The tab displays the general configuration parameters of the internal ports.
Rate Control. Enabling status of the port:

Disable. The internal port is not enabled to the use.

Enable. The internal port is enabled.

Mac Learning. Enabling status of the automatic learning of the MAC Address in the specific table (MAC
Table):

Disable. The automatic learning of the MAC Address is disabled.

Enable. The automatic learning of MAC Address is enabled. Learning of the addresses in the
table takes place analysing only the field MAC Address and is registered in a single MAC Table.

Learn. on port basis. The automatic learning of MAC Address is enabled. Learning of the addresses in the table takes place associating the MAC Address to the segment of MAC Table
indicized by the Default VID value associated to the port which the traffic is income from.

For the Ethernet elements the automatic learning of the MAC Addresses must be ENABLED. If it was
disabled, at the opening of the tab a message is displayed asking to enable the parameter (Enable or
Learn. on port basis option). If already enabled, the Disable value will not be available.
Related Topics
To verify/modify the enabling status of the internal port
To verify/modify the automatic learning of the addresses in the MAC Table for the internal port

Vlan (802.1q) tab
The tab displays the configuration parameters of the internal port relevant to VID and Port Based VLan
management.
Default Vid. Default VID value of the port.
The default VID of a port is used as VID in the field 802.1Q of the packets came from the port in subject
without Tag and destined to exit with Tag from any port of the Switch.
Force Default VID. Forcing of the VID value of the internal port to the default value:
Active box (

) points out the forcing is active; inactive box points out forcing is not active.

Port Based VLAN. Ports through which can transit the messages in input from the internal port which
the tab refers to.
For each single Ethernet port (LAN.../Port...) if the set option is:

Disable, the packets, in input from the internal port which the tab refers to, are not enabled
to transit through the specific internal or external port.

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Enable, the packets, in input from the internal port which the tab refers to, are enabled to
transit through the specific internal or external port (bidirectional connection).

The Port… box relevant to the external port, which the tab refers to, is not displayed.
The availability of the Port B depends on the equipment configuration (see Tab.3).
Related Topics
To verify/modify the default Vid value of the internal port
To force the value of Vid of the internal port to the default value
To verify/modify the ports through which can transit the messages in input from the internal port

STP/Trunking tab
The tab displays the status of the port in relation to the Spanning Tree protocol r to the Trunking modality.
STP. Enabling status of the Spanning Tree protocol for the port:

Disable. Spanning Tree protocol disabled.

Enable-Bridge1. Spanning Tree protocol enabled (the port belongs to Bridge 1).

Enable-Bridge2. Spanning Tree protocol enabled (the port belongs to Bridge 2).

If the Trunking modality is enabled (Trunk box - Enable Trunk1 value), the value Disable is automatically forced for the parameter STP. In order to change the value, it is first necessary to disable the use
of the Trunking modality.
Role (STP area). Role assigned by the Spanning Tree protocol to each port of a Bridge/Switch. The role
defines the behaviour of the port according to the status of the Bridge in the network:

Disable. Port disabled.

root port. Port offering the best path (lowest cost) towards the Bridge selected as root. Each
Bridge can have only one root port. When the Spanning Tree algorithm is at steady state,
each root port is in port forwarding status.

alternate port. Port in alternative to the root port, as it offers an alternative path towards
the Bridge Root with cost higher than that of the root port. Normally the Alternate port is in
port blocking status.

designated port. Port which does not offer paths towards the Bridge Root and is used to propagate the information of the Bridge Root to the other bridges. Each Designated port is in port
forwarding status.

backup port. Port physically connected on a Lan where a Designated port of the same Bridge
is connected. The Backup port is in port blocking status.

Status (STP area). Current status of the port as displayed here below:
Port status

Receive
traffic

Forward Update the Address
traffic
Table Unit

Receive/
process BPDU

Re-transmit BPDU

port-disable

No

No

No

No

No

port-blocking

No

No

No

Yes

No

port-learning

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

port-forwarding

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Version (STP area). Version of Spanning Tree protocol:

rapid stp 802.1w. Rapid Spanning Tree protocol standard IEEE 802.1w. Protocol characterized by a greater speed (lower convergence time).

stp 802.1d. Spanning Tree Protocol standard IEEE 802.1d.

Priority. Port priority:

0. Highest priority

15. Lowest priority

Parameter not meaningful when Trunking modality is enabled.
Path Cost. Cost of the network part directly connected to the port.
Parameter not meaningful when Trunking modality is enabled.

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Recommended Range (Path Cost area). Cost interval recommended according to what pointed out
in Standard IEEE 802.1w.
Parameter not meaningful when Trunking modality is enabled.
Trunk. Enabling status of the Trunking mode for the port:

Disable. Trunking mode disabled.

Enable Trunk1. Trunking mode enabled at radio port level.

If the STP protocol is enable (STP box - Enable value), for the parameter Trunk the value Disable is
automatically forced. In order to modify the value, it is first necessary to disable the use of the Spanning Tree protocol.
For the Ethernet elements of ALCplus2e type, the Trunking radio mode is available when the equipment
is in radio configuration 1+0, 1+1 Freq. Div, 1+1 Hot Standby or 2x(1+0) Eth. Dual Pipe with EastWest mode active.
The radio Trunking mode is not available for the internal port B (Port B).
Related Topics
To enable/disable the Spanning Tree protocol for the internal port
To verify/modify the priority of the internal port (STP)
To verify/modify the connection cost of the internal port (STP)
To enable/disable the Trunking mode for the internal port
Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) (more info)
Trunking mode (more info)

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STP
Login | Monitor, Read Only, Read & Write, Station Operator, System

Command available only if at least two Ethernet elements is present in the node.
The command STP manages the Spanning Tree protocol of a specific element of the node.
In detail, the command allows:
To verify/modify the enabling of Spanning Tree at level of node for an equipment
To verify the status of the Ethernet traffic ports of a node element, in relation to Spanning Tree protocol
To verify the MAC Address of the bridges of a node element
Moreover, if for one or more external ports of traffic (LAN 3 or LAN 4) the Spanning Tree protocol is not
active, but the Ethernet line protection is active, by means of the STP command it is possible:
To verify the status of the traffic external ports of a node element, in relation to the Ethernet line protection

The selection of the command displays the STP area
In order to deepen this topic, see:
Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) (more info)
Ethernet Line Protection (ELP) (more info)

To verify/modify the enabling of Spanning Tree at level of node for an equipment
Login | Verify: Monitor, Read Only, Read & Write. Modify: Station Operator, System

1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > IDU x... > STP command.
The STP area opens with the Mode tab active.
The Mode parameter points out the enabling status of the Spanning Tree protocol at level of node:

Disable. Spanning Tree protocol at level of node disabled.

Bridge 1. Spanning Tree protocol at level of node enabled: the equipment belongs to Bridge 1.

Bridge 2. Spanning Tree protocol at level of node enabled: the equipment belongs to Bridge 2.

All. Spanning Tree protocol at level of node enabled: the equipment belongs both to Bridge 1
and Bridge 2.

2. To change the parameter, select the wished option.
3. Press Apply and confirm.

To verify the status of the Ethernet traffic ports of a node element, in relation to Spanning Tree
protocol
Login | Monitor, Read Only, Read & Write, Station Operator, System

1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > IDU x... > STP command.
The STP area opens.
2. Select the Summary tab.
The tab for every Ethernet traffic port (LAN 3, LAN 4, Port A and Port B) displays the parameters relevant to the Spanning Tree protocol or to the Ethernet line protection (only external ports).
The description of the parameters present in the tab when protocol Spanning Tree is active is reported
here below:

Lan/Port Enabling status of the Spanning Tree protocol of the specific port:

Disable. Spanning Tree protocol disabled.

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Enable Bridge1. Spanning Tree protocol enabled (the port belongs to Bridge 1).

Enable Bridge2. Spanning Tree protocol enabled (the port belongs to Bridge 2).

The availability of the Port B depends on the equipment configuration (see Tab.3).

Role. Role assigned by the Spanning Tree protocol to each port of a Bridge/Switch. The role defines the behaviour of the port according to the status of the Bridge in the network:

Disable Port. Port disabled.

Root. Port offering the best path (lowest cost) towards the Bridge selected as root. Each
Bridge can have only one root port. When the Spanning Tree algorithm is at steady state,
each root port is in Port Forwarding status.

Alternate Port. Port in alternative to the root port, as it offers an alternative path towards
the Bridge Root with cost higher than that of the root port. Normally the Alternate port
is in Port Blocking status.

Designated Port. Port which does not offer paths towards the Bridge Root and is used to
propagate the information of the Bridge Root to the other bridges. Each Designated port
is in Port Forwarding status.

Backup Port. Port physically connected on a Lan where a Designated port of the same
Bridge is connected. The Backup port is in Port Blocking status.

Status. Status of the port:
Port status

Receive
traffic

Forward Update the Address
traffic
Table Unit

Receive/
process BPDU

Re-transmit BPDU

Port Disable

No

No

No

No

No

Port Blocking

No

No

No

Yes

No

Port Learning

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Port Forwarding

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Version. Version of the Spanning Tree protocol:

Rapid STP 802.1w. Rapid Spanning Tree protocol standard IEEE 802.1w. Protocol characterized by a greater speed (lower convergence time).

STP 802.1d. Spanning Tree Protocol standard IEEE 802.1d.

Press Refresh to update the values.

To verify the MAC Address of the bridges of a node element
Login | Monitor, Read Only, Read & Write, Station Operator, System

1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > IDU x... > STP command.
The STP area opens.
2. Select the Summary tab.
The MAC Address (Bridge 1) parameter points out the physical address of the Bridge 1.
The MAC Address (Bridge 2) parameter points out the physical address of the Bridge 2.

To verify the status of the traffic external ports of a node element, in relation to the Ethernet
line protection
Login | Monitor, Read Only, Read & Write, Station Operator, System

1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > IDU x... > STP command.
The STP area opens.
2. Select the Summary tab.
The tab for every Ethernet traffic external port (LAN 3 and LAN 4) displays the parameters relevant to
the Ethernet line protection or to the Spanning Tree protocol.
The description of the parameters present in the tab when Ethernet line protection is active is reported
here below.

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Lan Enabling status of the Ethernet line protection of the specific port:

Disable. Ethernet line protection disabled.

Enable Pro1. Ethernet Line Protection of the equipment (ELP equipment) enabled
(Protection1).

Enable Pro2. ELP equipment enabled (Protection2).

Enable Node Pro1. Ethernet Line Protection of the node (ELP node) enabled (Node
Protection1).

Enable Node Pro2. ELP node enabled (Node Protection2).

Enable Node Pro3. ELP node enabled (Node Protection3).

Enable Node Pro4. ELP node enabled (Node Protection4).

Role. Role assigned by the Ethernet line protection to each port. The role defines the behaviour
of the port:

Disable Port. Port disabled.

Alternate Port. Port in stand-by status, as it offers an alternative path with higher cost
as opposed to the Designated port. Normally the Alternate port is in Port Blocking status.

Designated Port. Port active. Each Designated port is in Port Forwarding status.

Status. Status of the port:
Port status

Receive
traffic

Forward
traffic

Update the
Address Table Unit

Port Blocking

No

No

No

Port Forwarding

Yes

Yes

Yes

Version. Parameter not meaningful in this condition.

Press Refresh to update the values.

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STP area
In the area is present the:
Mode tab. The tab displays the enabling status of the Spanning Tree protocol at level of node.
Summary tab. The tab displays the status of the port in relation to the Spanning Tree protocol or to the
Ethernet line protection (only external ports) and the MAC Address of the Bridge 1 and Bridge 2.
Push-button:
Apply. Press the push-button to confirm the changes.
Refresh. Press the push-button to update the context.
?. Press the push-button to display the help on-line.
Related Topics
Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) (more info)
Ethernet Line Protection (ELP) (more info)

Mode tab
The tab displays the enabling status of the Spanning Tree protocol at level of node.
Mode.Enabling status of the Spanning Tree protocol at level of node:

Disable. Spanning Tree protocol at level of node disabled.

Bridge 1. Spanning Tree protocol at level of node enabled: the equipment belongs to Bridge
1.

Bridge 2. Spanning Tree protocol at level of node enabled: the equipment belongs to Bridge
2.

All. Spanning Tree protocol at level of node enabled: the equipment belongs both to Bridge
1 and Bridge 2.

Related Topics
To verify/modify the enabling of Spanning Tree at level of node for an equipment

Summary tab
The tab displays the status of the port in relation to the Spanning Tree protocol or to the Ethernet line
protection (only external ports) and the MAC Address of the Bridge 1 and Bridge 2.
Lan 3, Lan 4. Enabling status of the Spanning Tree protocol or of the Ethernet line protection for the
specific external port of traffic:

Disable. Spanning Tree protocol and Ethernet line protection disabled.

Enable Bridge1. Spanning Tree protocol enabled (the port belongs to Bridge 1).

Enable Bridge2. Spanning Tree protocol enabled (the port belongs to Bridge 2).

Enable Pro1. Ethernet Line Protection of the equipment (ELP equipment) enabled
(Protection1).

Enable Pro2. ELP equipment enabled (Protection2).

Enable Node Pro1. Ethernet Line Protection of the node (ELP node) enabled (Node
Protection1).

Enable Node Pro2. ELP node enabled (Node Protection2).

Enable Node Pro3. ELP node enabled (Node Protection3).

Enable Node Pro4. ELP node enabled (Node Protection4).

Port A, Port B. Enabling status of the Spanning Tree protocol for the specific internal port:

Disable. Spanning Tree protocol and Ethernet line protection disabled.

Bridge1. Spanning Tree protocol enabled (the port belongs to Bridge 1).

Bridge2. Spanning Tree protocol enabled (the port belongs to Bridge 2).

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The availability of the Port B depends on the equipment configuration (see Tab.3)
Role. This parameter has a different meaning depending on the enabled protocol/modality. In detail, if:

Protocol Spanning Tree is enabled the parameter Role points out the role assigned by the
Spanning Tree protocol to each port of a Bridge/Switch. The role defines the behaviour of
the port according to the status of the Bridge in the network:

Disable Port. Port disabled.

Root Port. Port offering the best path (lowest cost) towards the Bridge selected as
root. Each Bridge can have only one root port. When the Spanning Tree algorithm is
at steady state, each root port is in Port Forwarding status.

Alternate Port. Port in alternative to the root port, as it offers an alternative path towards the Bridge Root with cost higher than that of the root port. Normally the Alternate port is in Port Blocking status.

Designated Port. Port which does not offer paths towards the Bridge Root and is used
to propagate the information of the Bridge Root to the other bridges. Each Designated
port is in Port Forwarding status.

Backup Port. Port physically connected on a Lan where a Designated port of the same
Bridge is connected. The Backup port is in Port Blocking status.

Ethernet line protection is enabled the parameter Role points out the role assigned by the
Ethernet line protection to each port. The role defines the behaviour of the port:

Disable Port. Port disabled.

Alternate Port. Port in stand-by status, as it offers an alternative path with higher cost
as opposed to the Designated port. Normally the Alternate port is in Port Blocking status.

Designated Port. Port active. Each Designated port is in Port Forwarding status.

Status. This parameter has a different meaning depending on the enabled protocol/modality. In detail,
if:

Protocol Spanning Tree is enabled the parameter Status points out the current status of the
port as displayed here below:
Port status

Receive
traffic

Forward Update the Address
traffic
Table Unit

Receive/
process BPDU

Re-transmit BPDU

Port Disable

No

No

No

No

No

Port Blocking

No

No

No

Yes

No

Port Learning

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Port Forwarding

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Ethernet line protection is enabled the parameter Status points out the current status of the
port as displayed here below:
Port status

Receive
traffic

Forward
traffic

Update the
Address Table Unit

Port Blocking

No

No

No

Port Forwarding

Yes

Yes

Yes

Version. Version of the Spanning Tree protocol:

Rapid STP 802.1w. Rapid Spanning Tree protocol standard IEEE 802.1w. Protocol characterized by a greater speed (lower convergence time).

STP 802.1d. Spanning Tree Protocol standard IEEE 802.1d.

Parameter not meaningful when Ethernet line protection is enabled.
MAC Address (Bridge 1). Physical address of the Bridge 1.
MAC Address (Bridge 2). Physical address of the Bridge 2.
Related Topics
To verify the status of the Ethernet traffic ports of a node element, in relation to Spanning Tree protocol
To verify the status of the traffic external ports of a node element, in relation to the Ethernet line protection
To verify the MAC Address of the bridges of a node element

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Lan Stat Summary
Login | Monitor, Read Only, Read & Write, Station Operator, System

Command available only if at least two Ethernet elements is present in the node.
The Lan Stat. Summary command manages the trend of the traffic on the Ethernet ports displaying, at
the same time, the main counters of packets/bytes in input/output to the Ethernet ports of a specific element of the node.
In detail, the command allows:
To verify the summary of the main counters of the Ethernet ports of a node element
To reset the results of the counters of the Ethernet ports of a node element

The selection of the command displays the Lan Stat. Summary area

To verify the summary of the main counters of the Ethernet ports of a node element
Login | Monitor, Read Only, Read & Write, Station Operator, System

1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > IDU x... > Lan Stat Summary command.
The Lan Stat. Summary area opens where the summary of the main counters of the Ethernet ports of
the specific element is displayed.

To reset the results of the counters of the Ethernet ports of a node element
Login | Station Operator, System

1. From the options list, select the Eth Switch > IDU x... > Lan Stat Summary command.
The Lan Stat. Summary area opens.
2. Press Reset and confirm.
All the counters of all the Ethernet ports of the element are reset.

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Lan Stat. Summary area
The table present in the area, displays the summary of the main counters of the Ethernet ports.
Every table row corresponds to a counter. For every counter is displayed in the column:
Param. Counter name:

Byte Rx (Total Byte Received). Total number of octets of data (including those in bad packets) received on the network. This value includes 4 FCS octets.

Frm Rx (Total Frames Received). Total number of packets (including bad packets, broadcast
packets, and multicast packets) received.

Byte Tx (Byte Sent). Number of transmitted bytes. This counter is increased once for every
data octet of a transmitted good packet.

Frm Tx (Frame Sent). Number of transmitted frames. This counter is increased once for every transmitted good packet.

Drop Frm (Dropped Frame). Total number of events (frames) in which packets were dropped
by the probe due to lack of resources. This value is not necessarily the absolute number of
discarded packets, as it represents only the number of times that this condition occurred after the exhaustion of the memory resources; the packets can be discarded also for other
causes.

CRC Err. (CRC Align Errors). Total number of packets received that had a length of between
64 and n (parameter Max Packet Size, it can be set to 1522 or 2048) octets with bad Frame
Check Sequence (FCS) and an integral number of octets (FCS Error) or a bad FCS with a nointegral number of octets (Alignment Error).

Notes relevant to the counters
The depth of the events stored by each single counter is equal to 2E32.
The counters are in compliance with the specification RFC 2819. The Byte Rx (Total Byte Received)
counter, differently from what specified in RFC 2819, does not include the bytes belonging to packets of sizes greater than the Max Packet Size.
Lan1, Lan2, Lan3, Lan4, PortA, PortB. Value of the counters with respect to every single port of the
Ethernet Switch.
The value of each counter refer to the moment when the context is opened or updated.
The availability of the Port B depends on the equipment configuration (see Tab.3).
The presence, next to the name of a port, of the wording:

(Brx), points out that the Spanning Tree protocol is enabled for the specific port. The value
x points out the Bridge which it belongs to.

(Elpx), points out that the Ethernet Line Protection of the equipment (ELP equipment) is enabled for the specific port (only external ports). The value x points out the protection group.

(ElpNx), points out that the Ethernet Line Protection of the node (ELP node) is enabled for
the specific port (only external ports). The value x points out the protection group.

(Trkx), points out that the Trunking mode is enabled for the specific port (only external
ports). The value x points out the aggregation group.

Push-button:
Apply. The push-button is not available in this context.
Refresh. The push-button is not available in this context.
?. Press the push-button to display the help on-line.
Reset. Press the push-button To reset the results of the counters of the Ethernet ports of a node element.

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OPERATIONS LIST
A
Add one or more elements to a node ......................................................................................... 23

C
Counters of the Ethernet ports of a node element, reset the result ................................................120
Counters of the Ethernet ports of a node element, verify the summary ..........................................120
Create a node ......................................................................................................................... 19

D
Delete a node ......................................................................................................................... 25

E
Enabling status of the transit of the packets of a specific traffic port to/from the traffic port of the
local Switch and of the Switches of the other Ethernet elements of the node, verify/modify ............... 70
Ethernet Switch of node
Address learning modality in MAC Table, verify/modify ............................................................ 53
Aging time of the MAC addresses stored in the specific table, verify/modify ................................ 54
Emptying algorithm of the packets present in the output queue, verify/modify ............................ 54
Eth Type value in the S_Tag QinQ field, verify/modify ............................................................. 53
Forward Delay interval (STP), verify/modify ........................................................................... 61
Hysteresis of the LLF modality, verify/modify ......................................................................... 54
Maximum lifetime of the BPDU packets (STP), verify/modify ..................................................... 61
Maximum size of the accepted packet, verify/modify ............................................................... 53
Output queue of Radio ports which a packets is assigned to depending on its native 802.1p priority
Tag, verify/modify .............................................................................................................. 58
Output queue of Radio ports which a packets is assigned to depending on its PTOS/DSCP field,
verify/modify ..................................................................................................................... 59
Output queue which a packet is assigned to depending on its 802.1p priority Tag, verify/modify ... 56
Output queue which a packet is assigned to depending on its PTOS/DSCP field, verify/modify ....... 56
Priority criterion used to associate the packets in input from the external ports to the output
queue of the Radio ports, verify/modify ................................................................................. 57
Priority criterion used to associate the packets in input from the external ports to the output
queue, verify/modify ........................................................................................................... 55
Priority of a bridge (STP), verify/modify ................................................................................. 62
Transmission interval of the BPDU packets (STP), verify/modify ................................................ 60
Value for Port Default and 802.1p priority, verify/modify .......................................................... 58
Value to insert in the field 802.1p of the packets in input from the external ports which, in
output, the Tag is added to, verify/modify ............................................................................. 55
Version of the STP, verify/modify .......................................................................................... 60

L
LAN 3, LAN 4
Activation status of the autonegotiation between the roles of the line synchronism, verify/modify . 87
Auto negotiation for the port, restart the procedure ................................................................ 84
Automatic learning of the addresses in the MAC Table, verify/modify ......................................... 83
Connection cost of the port (STP/ELP), verify/modify ............................................................... 89
Default Vid value of the port, verify/modify ............................................................................ 85
ELP, enable/disable ............................................................................................................. 90
Enable manually the laser transmission ................................................................................. 93
Enabling status of the auto negotiation and, if the auto negotiation is inactive, the operation
modality and the transmission speed used by the port, verify/modify ........................................ 82
Enabling status of the flow control of the port, verify/modify .................................................... 83

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Enabling status of the laser, modify ...................................................................................... 92
Enabling status of the LLF modality, verify/modify .................................................................. 84
Enabling status of the port, verify/modify .............................................................................. 82
Execute the test laser functioning status ................................................................................ 93
Interface type of the port, verify/modify ................................................................................ 84
Inversion status of the Tx and Rx lines, verify/modify .............................................................. 82
Loop on line side, activate/deactivate .................................................................................... 86
Operating modality of the line synchronism (role), verify/modify ............................................... 86
Ports through which can transit the messages in input from the port, verify/modify ..................... 85
Priority of the port (STP/ELP), verify/modify ........................................................................... 88
Status and configuration of the laser ..................................................................................... 92
Status of the port in relation to the ELP, verify ....................................................................... 89
Status of the port in relation to the STP, verify ....................................................................... 87
Status of the port in relation to the Trunking mode, verify ....................................................... 91
STP, enable/disable ............................................................................................................ 88
Transmission mode of the laser, modify ................................................................................. 92
Trunking for the port, enable/disable .................................................................................... 91
Vid of the port to the default value, force ............................................................................... 85

M
Modify the configuration of a node ............................................................................................. 22
Modify the name of the node .................................................................................................... 28
Modify the number of elements belonging to the node .................................................................. 28
Modify the protection of the TDM nodal interconnection ................................................................ 28
Modify the station containing the node elements .......................................................................... 27

P
Port A
Status of the port in relation to the Trunking mode, verify ......................................................110
Trunking for the port, enable/disable ...................................................................................111
Port A, Port B
Automatic learning of the addresses in the MAC Table for the port, verify/modify .......................108
Connection cost of the port (STP), verify/modify ....................................................................110
Default Vid value of the port, verify/modify ...........................................................................108
Enabling status of the port, verify/modify .............................................................................108
Ports through which can transit the messages in input from the port, verify/modify ....................109
Priority of the port (STP), verify/modify ................................................................................110
Status of the port in relation to the STP, verify ......................................................................109
STP, enable/disable ...........................................................................................................109
Vid of the port to the default value, force ..............................................................................109

R
Remove one or more equipment from a node .............................................................................. 24

S
STP
Enabling of Spanning Tree at level of node for an equipment, verify/modify ..............................115
MAC Address of the bridges of a node element, verify ............................................................116
Status of the Ethernet traffic ports of a node element, in relation to the Spanning Tree protocol,
verify ...............................................................................................................................115
Status of the traffic external ports of a node element, in relation to the Ethernet line protection,
verify ...............................................................................................................................116

T
TDM matrix

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Delete one or more connections ........................................................................................... 34
Disable an Auto-Loop .......................................................................................................... 35
Display the connections of the node in graphic format ............................................................. 31
Enable the closing of a channel on itself (Auto-Loop) ............................................................... 34
Execute a protected Tributary-Radio connection ..................................................................... 32
Execute a Tributary-Tributary connection ............................................................................... 33
Execute an unprotected Tributary-Radio connection ................................................................ 32
Force the switch on preferential connection without waiting for the Wait Time expiration .............. 38
Modify the connection label .................................................................................................. 35
Modify the modality used to manage the preferential connection ............................................... 37
Modify the modality used to manage the switch in the protected connection ............................... 37
Modify the structure of the Radio E1 involved by a protected connection .................................... 38
Modify the Wait Time parameter (protected connection) .......................................................... 38
Structure of the Radio E1s of a TDM element, modify .............................................................. 35
To display the connections of the node in table format ............................................................. 32
Verify the status and the configuration of a protected connection .............................................. 36

V
Verify the node configuration .................................................................................................... 27
VLAN
Create a virtual LAN ............................................................................................................ 73
Delete a VLAN .................................................................................................................... 77
Delete one or more virtual LANs ........................................................................................... 74
Modify the configuration of a VLAN ....................................................................................... 76
Verify the configuration of a VLAN ........................................................................................ 76
Verify the existing virtual LANs ............................................................................................. 73

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PARAMETERS LIST
E
Ethernet Switch of node
802.1p Priority Management ............. 64,
Default Priority ................................ 64,
Egress Priority Policy .............................
Internal Priority Selection ......................
LLF Hysteresis ......................................
MAC Addr. Aging Time ..........................
MAC Learning Vid basis .........................
Max Packet size ....................................
Priority Selection ..................................
QinQ ETH type 0x .................................
STP
Force Version ..................................
Forward Delay .................................
Hello Time ......................................
Max Age .........................................
Priority (Bridge 1) ............................
Priority (Bridge 2) ............................

65
65
64
65
64
63
63
63
64
63
66
66
66
66
66
66

L
LAN 3, LAN 4
Alarms ................................................ 96
Cable Crossover ................................... 95
Configuration Fault Alarm ...................... 97
Default Vid .......................................... 96
Duplex ................................................ 96
ELP
Path Cost ....................................... 99
Priority ........................................... 99
Recommended Range ....................... 99
Role ............................................... 98
Status ............................................ 99
STP/ELP ......................................... 98
Flow Control Full Duplex Back
Pressure Half Duplex ............................. 95
Force Def. Vid ...................................... 96
Interface Type ..................................... 95
Laser Control
Auto Restart Time ...........................100
Automatic Shutdown .......................100
Module Type ..................................100
Test Time ......................................100
Transmitter Control .........................100
M/S Autoneg ........................................ 97
Mac Learning ....................................... 95
Master/Slave ....................................... 97
Port Based VLAN .................................. 97
Port Role ............................................. 97
Rate Control ........................................ 95
Speed ................................................. 96
Speed/Duplex ...................................... 96
STP
Path Cost ....................................... 99
Priority ........................................... 99
Recommended Range ....................... 99
Role ............................................... 98
Status ............................................ 99
STP/ELP ......................................... 98
Version .......................................... 99

Trunking
Partner Id ......................................100
Rx Pck Cnt .....................................100
Status ............................................ 99
Trunk/LACP .................................... 99
Tx Pck Cnt .....................................100
Lan Stat.Summary
Byte Rx ..............................................121
Byte Tx ..............................................121
CRC Err ..............................................121
Drop Frm ...........................................121
Frm Rx ...............................................121
Frm Tx ...............................................121

N
Nodal Configuration
IP Address ........................................... 29
N.E ..................................................... 29
Nbr. of Eth elem ................................... 29
Nbr. of TDM elem ................................. 29
Node Element ID .................................. 29
Node Name ......................................... 29
Station Name ....................................... 29
TDM Nodal Protection ............................ 29
Type ................................................... 29

P
Port A
Trunking
Trunk ............................................114
Port A, Port B
Default Vid .........................................112
Force Default VID ................................112
Mac Learning ......................................112
Port Based VLAN .................................112
Rate Control .......................................112
STP
Path Cost ......................................113
Priority ..........................................113
Recommended Range ......................114
Role ..............................................113
Status ...........................................113
STP ..............................................113
Version .........................................113

S
STP
Lan 3 .................................................118
Lan 4 .................................................118
MAC Address (Bridge 1) .......................119
MAC Address (Bridge 2) .......................119
Mode .................................................118
Port A ................................................118
Port B ................................................118
Role ...................................................119
Status ................................................119

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Version ..............................................119

T
Types of ALCplus2/ALCplus2e nodes .............. 7

V
VLAN
ID ...................................................... 75
Label .................................................. 75
Status ................................................. 75

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ASSISTANCE SERVICE

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