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9125 Transcoder NEM User Guide

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Contents

Contents
Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
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Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.1
Hardware Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.2
Software Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.3
TC-NEM Software Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.3.1
First Time Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.3.2
Repair an Existing TC-NEM Software Version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.3.3
Remove an Existing TC-NEM Software Version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.3.4
Update an Existing TC-NEM Software Version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.3.5
Declare New Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.4
Log On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.5
Check Parameter Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.5.1
Local Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.5.2
Remote Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.6
Connect and Disconnect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.6.1
Case of Serial Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.6.2
Case of TCP/IP Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.6.3
Case of MMI/IP Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.7
In Case of Transmission Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.8
Change Your Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
G2 TC / 9125 TC STM1-IP Subrack Not Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.1
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.1.1
Communication Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.1.2
TCC Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.1.3
MT120 Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.2
MT120 Boards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.2.1
Locate Boards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.2.2
Declare a New BSC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.2.3
Delete a BSC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.2.4
Configure the Qmux and Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.2.5
Run Commissioning Loop Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.2.6
Manage Site Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.2.7
Check Transmission with Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.2.8
Replace a Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.2.9
Modify the Remote Inventory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.2.10
Online Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.2.11
Generate a Board Inventory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.3
Communication and Alarm Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.3.1
Fault Indication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.3.2
View Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.3.3
Filter Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.3.4
Manage Log Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.4
Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.4.1
Restart or Reset Current Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.4.2
Download Software via TCC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.4.3
Activate Software From TCC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.4.4
Delete Preloaded Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.4.5
View the Software Inventory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.5
Fans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.5.1
Test Fans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.5.2
Supervise Board Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9125 TC STM1-IP Subrack Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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3.1.1
Communication Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
3.1.2
TCIF Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
3.1.3
MT120 Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
MT120 Boards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
3.2.1
Configure the Qmux and Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
3.2.2
Run Commissioning Loop Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
3.2.3
Change Management Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
3.2.4
Modify the Remote Inventory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
3.2.5
Write Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
3.2.6
Read Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
TCIF Boards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
3.3.1
Locate Boards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
3.3.2
Lock/Unlock TCIF Boards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
3.3.3
Declare a New BSC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
3.3.4
Delete BSC from 9125 TC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
3.3.5
Change BSC Host ID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
3.3.6
Change BSC Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
3.3.7
Manage Site Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
3.3.8
Generate a Board Inventory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Communication and Alarm Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
3.4.1
Fault Indication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
3.4.2
View Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
3.4.3
Filter Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
3.4.4
Manage Log Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Software Via TCIF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
3.5.1
TCIF Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
3.5.2
MT120 Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
3.5.3
View the Software Inventory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Fans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
3.6.1
Test Fans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
3.6.2
Supervise Board Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166

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Figure 1: Declare New Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Figure 2: Connection Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Figure 3: Overall View of MT120 Boards in a 9125 TC Rack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Figure 4: The TCC Configuration Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Figure 5: The TCC Site Info Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Figure 6: The TCC Download Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Figure 7: The TCC File Info Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Figure 8: The TCC Fan & Temperature Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Figure 9: The MT120 Alarm Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Figure 10: The MT120 Commissioning Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Figure 11: The MT120 Config. (changeable) Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Figure 12: The MT120 Config. (read-only) Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Figure 13: The MT120 Remote Inventory Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Figure 14: Viewing Messages in the Communication Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Figure 15: Example of Decoded Log File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Figure 16: Displaying Board Temperature and Fan Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Figure 17: Global View of a 9125 TC Rack - 9125 TC STM1-IP Subrack Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Figure 18: IP Conf Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Figure 19: The TCIF Configuration Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Figure 20: The TCIF Site Info Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Figure 21: The TCIF Download Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Figure 22: The TCIF File Info Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Figure 23: The TCIF Fan & Temperature Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Figure 24: The TCIF BSC Host IDs Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Figure 25: The TCIF STM1 View Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Figure 26: The TCIF STM1 Configuration Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Figure 27: Alarms Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Figure 28: Remote Inventory Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Figure 29: MT120 Alarm Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Figure 30: MT120 Commissioning Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Figure 31: MT120 Config Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Figure 32: MT120 Remote Inventory Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Figure 33: MT120 Config. Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Figure 34: Commissioning Loop Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Figure 35: Change Management Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Figure 36: TC-NEM Controller Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Figure 37: MT120 Write Configuration Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Figure 38: MT120 Read Configuration Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Figure 39: Lock/Unlock TCIF Boards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130

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Figure 40: Delete a BSC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134


Figure 41: Enable Fault Indication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Figure 42: Viewing Messages in the Communication Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Figure 43: Example of Decoded Log File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Figure 44: Displaying Board Temperature and Fan Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166

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Preface
Purpose
Whats New

The 9125 Compact TC User Guide is designed to help supervise


communication between the server and G2 or 9125 Compact TC racks.

In Edition 13
Section Change Management Mode (Section 3.2.3) was updated.

In Edition 12
Description improvement in:
TC-NEM Software Management (Section 1.3)
Rack Config Panel (Section 3.1.2.4)
Declare a New BSC (Section 3.3.3)

In Edition 11
New section Lock/Unlock TCIF Boards (Section 3.3.2) was created.
Description improvements in Declare a New BSC (Section 3.3.3)

In Edition 10
Description improvements in :
TCIF Software (Section 3.5.1)
Log On (Section 1.4)
Change Management Mode (Section 3.2.3)

In Edition 09
Updates were made in the following sections:
Hardware Requirements (Section 1.1)
Log On (Section 1.4)
Check Parameter Settings (Section 1.5)
Connect and Disconnect (Section 1.6).

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Delete a BSC (Section 2.2.3)


Check Transmission with Board (Section 2.2.7)
Replace a Board (Section 2.2.8)
Rack Config Panel (Section 3.1.2.4)
MT120 Config Panel (Section 3.1.3.3)
Configure the Qmux and Hardware (Section 3.2.1)
Change Management Mode (Section 3.2.3)
Write Configuration (Section 3.2.5)
Read Configuration (Section 3.2.6)
Declare a New BSC (Section 3.3.3)
Delete BSC from 9125 TC (Section 3.3.4)
Change BSC Host ID (Section 3.3.5)
Change BSC Name (Section 3.3.6)
MT120 Software (Section 3.5.2)
Figures 17, 28, 34, 35 and 41 have been updated.

In Edition 08
Section Delete a BSC (Section 2.2.3) was added.
Description improvement in:
Hardware Requirements (Section 1.1)
Check Parameter Settings (Section 1.5)
Connect and Disconnect (Section 1.6).
Figures 17, 28, 34, 35 and 41 have been updated.

In Edition 07
Section Software Via TCIF (Section 3.5) was renamed and split in two sections:
TCIF Software
MT120 Software
Section Replace a Board was removed.
Section Declare Existing Users was removed.
Updates were made in the following sections:
Declare a New BSC (Section 2.2.2)
Activate TCIF Software (Section 3.5.1.2)
Accept TCIF Software (Section 3.5.1.3)
Reject TCIF Software (Section 3.5.1.4)
Abort TCIF Software (Section 3.5.1.5)
Test Fans (Section 3.6.1)
Change BSC Host ID (Section 3.3.5)

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Declare the TC to the OMC-R from TC-NEM


Change Management Mode (Section 3.2.3)
Declare New Users (Section 1.3.5)
IP Conf Panel (Section 3.1.2.3)
Repair an Existing TC-NEM Software Version (Section 1.3.2)
Check Parameter Settings (Section 1.5)
Connect and Disconnect (Section 1.6).
MT120 Boards (Section 3.2)
TCIF Boards (Section 3.3)
Software Via TCIF (Section 3.5)

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In Edition 06
Updates were made in the following sections:
Hardware Requirements (Section 1.1)
Declare Existing Users
Declare New Users (Section 1.3.5)
Check Parameter Settings (Section 1.5)
Settings for TCP/IP Connection (Section 1.5.1.2)
Remote Connection (Section 1.5.2)

In Edition 05
Updates were made in the following sections:
Software Requirements (Section 1.2)
TC-NEM Software Management (Section 1.3)
Description improvement in Replace a Board (Section 2.2.8).

In Edition 04
Description improvement in section Repair an Existing TC-NEM Software
Version (Section 1.3.2)
Section TCIF Boards (Section 3.3) was created to describe tasks related to
TCIF boards.
The following sections were added:
Delete BSC from 9125 TC (Section 3.3.4)
Change BSC Host ID (Section 3.3.5)
Change BSC Name (Section 3.3.6)
The document was updated for MT120 Master file name.
Update with the new equipment naming.

In Edition 03
Description improvement in Declare a New BSC (Section 3.3.3).

In Edition 02
The document was updated for STM1 usage.
Update of system title

In Edition 01
First release of the document.

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Audience

This manual is designed for:


Operators responsible for system monitoring and fault diagnosis
System support engineers
Telecommunication technicians in charge of the installation, configuration,
maintenance and troubleshooting of MT120 boards.

Assumed Knowledge

The reader must have general knowledge of:


Telecommunication systems and terminology
GSM functions
Windows XP.

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This section describes the hardware requirements, the software requirements,
and how to:
Install TC-NEM software
Log on
Check the parameter settings
Connect and disconnect
Change your password.

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1.1 Hardware Requirements


The TC-NEM requires the following hardware.
Hardware
Description

Minimum Requirements

Recommended Requirements

Processor

Pentium III/IV 800 MHz/Celeron 800 MHz

Pentium III/IV Celeron 1 GHz or higher

RAM

256 MBytes

256 MBytes

Hard disk

9 GBytes

9 GBytes

Diskette Drive

1 drive 3 1/2", 1.4 MBytes

1 drive 3 1/2", 1.4 MBytes

CD-ROM Drive

CD-ROM Drive

CD-ROM Drive

Interfaces

1x serial interface + 1x PS/2 or 2x serial


interface

1x serial interface + 1x PS/2 or 2x serial


interface +1x PS/2

Network card

1 x network card

Only one network card on the NEM PC

Video adapter

SVGA with 1024 x 768 pixel resolution

SVGA with 1024 x 768 pixel resolution


or higher

Monitor

SVGA

SVGA

Mouse

Serial mouse or PS/2 mouse

Serial mouse or PS/2 mouse

1.2 Software Requirements


The TC-NEM requires the following software.
Windows XP
Operating system

Windows XP

Service Pack

Service Pack 1

HTML Browser

MS Internet Explorer 5.x recommended or Netscape Communicator 4.78

System rights

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1.3 TC-NEM Software Management


From the CD-ROM containing the TC-NEM Software, you can install the
TC-NEM Software on Windows XP operating system.
This task is reserved to personnel who have Windows XP Administrator
privileges.

1.3.1 First Time Installation


To install the TC-NEM software on Windows XP:
1. Copy the TC-NEM software from the installation CD-ROM to your hard disk.
2. Unpack the TC-NEM Software, TC-NEM-AX[yyy].zip where yyy is the
version number.
3. In the folder where the TC-NEM Software was unpacked, double-click
on setup.exe.
TC-NEM setup window opens.
4. Some additional software should be already installed:
.NET Framework 2.0
Microsoft Data Access Components 2.8
Windows Installer 3.1
If not already installed, then in the TC-NEM Setup window a question
asking for installation confirmation apperars.
Click on [ Accept ].
5. If one of the three mentioned applications were installed, then the PC
must be rebooted.
In the TC-NEM Setup window click on [ Yes ] to confirm rebooting.
After rebooting is complete, the TC-NEM setup wizard opens.
6. Follow the installation wizard instructions:
TC-NEM Window message

Action

Welcome to the TC-NEM Setup


Wizard

Click on [ Next ]

Select Installation Folder

Click on [ Next ]

Confirm Installation

Click on [ Next ]

Installation Complete

Click on [ Close ]

At this step, the TC-NEM software installation is complete.

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1.3.2 Repair an Existing TC-NEM Software Version


To repair an existing TC-NEM software version which was previously installed
on the Windows XP:
1. Stop the existing TC-NEM application, if it is the case (if it is running).
2. Copy the existing TC-NEM software package from the installation CD-ROM
to your hard disk, if it is not already present.
3. Double click on TC-NEM-AX[yyy].zip (where yyy is the version number) to
extract the TC-NEM software, if it is not already done.
4. In the folder where the TC-NEM software was unpacked, double-click
on setup.exe.
A dialog box appears, asking you if you want to repair or remove the existing
TC-NEM software version.
5. Select Repair TC-NEM and click on [ Finish ].
This will reinstall or repair the existing TC-NEM software version.

1.3.3 Remove an Existing TC-NEM Software Version


There are two ways to remove the TC-NEM software previously installed
on the Windows XP:
1. Using Windows XP facilities:
Stop the existing TC-NEM application, if it is the case (if it is running)
Remove the existing TC-NEM version using the Windows facility
Add/Remove Programs.
2. Using the TC-NEM facilities:
Stop the existing TC-NEM application, if it is the case (if it is running)
Copy the existing TC-NEM software package from the installation
CD-ROM to your hard disk, if it is not already present
Double click on TC-NEM-AX[yyy].zip (where yyy is the version number)
to extract the TC-NEM software, if it is not already done.
In the folder where the TC-NEM software was unpacked, double-click
on setup.exe
A dialog box appears, asking you if you want to repair or remove the
existing TC-NEM software version.
Select Remove TC-NEM and click on [ Finish ].
This will remove the existing TC-NEM software version.

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1.3.4 Update an Existing TC-NEM Software Version


To update an existing (previously installed) TC-NEM software to a newer
TC-NEM software version, on Windows XP:
1. Stop the existing TC-NEM application, if it is the case (if it is running).
2. Copy the newer (the last) TC-NEM software package from the installation
CD-ROM to your hard disk.
3. Double-click on TC-NEM-AX[yyy].zip (where yyy is the newer version
number, greater or newer than the existing version) to extract the newer
TC-NEM software.
4. In the folder where the TC-NEM Software was unpacked, double-click
on setup.exe.
TC-NEM setup window opens.
5. Follow the installation wizard instructions:
TC-NEM Window message

Action

Welcome to the TC-NEM Setup


Wizard

Click on [ Next ]

Select Installation Folder

Click on [ Next ]

Confirm Installation

Click on [ Next ]

Installation Complete

Click on [ Close ]

At this step, the TC-NEM software installation is complete.

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1.3.5 Declare New Users


This task is reserved to personnel who have Windows XP Administrator
privileges and full integration rights on the TC-NEM application.
To declare new users:
1. Open TC-NEM.
2. From the "TC-NEM Login" window, fill the Username and the Password
fields and press Tab.
[ Add user ] option becomes active.
3. Click on [ Add user ].
The three fields from the bottom of the "TC-NEM Login" window become
active.

Figure 1: Declare New Users


1. Select the Security level from 0 to 11.
2. Fill in the Username and Password fields.
3. In the Confirm field re-type the password.
4. Click on [ OK ].

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1.4 Log On
Only one TC-NEM application should be connected to the TC rack at one time,
regardless of the software management mode of the MT120 boards.
If the MT120 boards are running in:
TCIL management mode, only one TC-NEM can be connected (via MMI
or Serial) to the TC rack
HSI, management mode, only one TC-NEM can be connected (via IP)
to the TC rack at a time.
Before opening and using the software, ensure that the connection between the
PC and TC is established:
if TC STM1-IP subrack is equipped, check that the Ethernet link cable
from Ethernet PC Card is connected to a connector provided by the
IP remote network
It is mandatory to connect the network cable of the PC to a switch in the
same network (if not the same) where the network cables of the TCIF
boards are inserted and not directly in any of the TCIF ports.
if TC STM1-IP subrack is NOT equipped or in case of G2 TC:
For connection to a MT120 legacy board, check that the RS-232
asynchronous link cable (3BK 07951 AA) is connected from the
communication port of your PC to the MMI port (upper connector) of
one of the MT120 boards
For connection to a MT120 NB/WB board, check that the Ethernet
crossed cable is connected from the Ethernet port of your PC to the
ETH port of the MT120 NB/WB.
Your administrator has given you a user name and a password for you to log
on with for the first time. Later, we recommend you Change Your Password
(Section 1.8) .
First Time Connection
Before connecting for the first time to the G2 or 9125 TC rack, Check Parameter
Settings (Section 1.5) .
To log on:
1. Double-click on the Compact TC-NEM icon, or click on TC-NEM in the
Start menu, as appropriate.
The TC-NEM Login dialog box opens. You have 60 seconds to enter your
logon before the software exits.
Note: If your Compact TC-NEM Username is not the same as your
Windows Session Username, the following message appears:
Username or password unknown.
username or password

Please type a valid

2. Click on [ OK ] to open the TC-NEM Login dialog box.


3. Type your name, then press [ TAB ].

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4. Type your password, then press [ TAB ].


5. Click on [ OK ] .
The TC-NEM opens, and the "Communication" window appears on screen.

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1.5 Check Parameter Settings


If the TC-NEM PC and the TC rack are collocated, then the local connection
parameters must be set.
In this case there are three possible connections:
IP / IP
Serial / RS-232
MMI / IP
If the TC-NEM PC and the TC rack are NOT collocated, then the remote
connection parameters must be set. The remote connection is done only
via IP (network).
Note: The TCP/IP remote connection is possible only if the TC STM1-IP
subrack is equipped.
There are also general parameters which are described in Description of
Settings (1) table.
In order to configure the connection parameters, from the menu bar select
Connection -> Settings. The Settings dialog box appears, showing the
default settings.

Figure 2: Connection Settings

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The connection parameters are listed in the table below:


Parameter

Description

IP Connection
IP

The IP address of the TC (configured on 9125 STM1 BOARD)

Username

terminal

AuthPassword

terminalPass

Encryption Password

terminalPriv

Serial Connection
Com port

Communication port for the RS-232 cable (3BK 07951 AA)

Default baudrate

Default baudrate to establish a connection with the rack, via the MT120
master board.
You must keep the baudrate at 9600.

Switching baudrate

You can set the baudrate up to 115200 baud.

MMI Connection

IP connection with MT120 NB/WB board.

IP

Type the IP address of the MT120 NB/WB as found in Check MT120


NB/WB IP Address (Section 1.5.1.4).

Port

2005

General Parameters
Log grid message count

Type the maximum number of lines to be shown in the Message area of


the Communication window.

Filter count

Type the maximum number of lines to be shown in the Filter area of the
Communication window.

Open log file at startup

No : No log file is created at startup


New : A new log file is created at startup
Append: The log file used during the last connection is opened and
appended.

Log off time-out in min.

Leave the setting at 0, if you do not want the Compact TC-NEM to


disconnect automatically.
Otherwise, type the number of minutes the machine can remain idle before
logging off.

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Parameter

Description

Overview at startup

Check to open the TC Tree at the same time as the "Communication"


window.

Online Help Browser

MS-IE stands for Microsoft Internet Explorer version 4 or higher.


Nestcape stands for Netscape version 4.7 or higher.

Table 1: Description of Settings

1.5.1 Local Connection


1.5.1.1 Settings for Serial Connection
For a serial connection, the TC-NEM uses a set of default communication
parameters. Before connecting for the first time to the G2 or 9125 Compact TC
rack, you must check these parameters and change them if necessary.
To set the serial connection parameters:
1. From the menu bar, select:
Connection -> Settings
The Settings dialog box appears, showing the default settings (see
Connection Settings (2)).
2. Check Serial.
The serial parameters frame becomes active.
3. Set the parameters for serial connection and from General parameters area
as indicated in Description of Settings (1) table.
4. Click on [ OK ].

1.5.1.2 Settings for TCP/IP Connection


To set the TCP connection parameters:
1. From the menu bar, select:
Connection -> Settings
The Settings dialog box appears, showing the default settings (see
Connection Settings (2)).
2. Check IP.
The IP parameters frame becomes active.
3. In the IP frame, check the Local button.
4. Set the parameters for IP connection and from General parameters area
as indicated in Description of Settings (1) table.
5. Click on [ OK ].

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1.5.1.3 Settings for MMI/IP Connection


To set the MMI connection parameters:
1. From the menu bar, select:
Connection -> Settings
The Settings dialog box appears, showing the default settings (see
Connection Settings (2)).
2. Check MMI.
The IP parameters frame becomes active.
3. Enter the MT120 NB/WB IP address as found in Check MT120 NB/WB IP
Address (Section 1.5.1.4).
4. Configure the IP address on the TC-NEM PC Ethernet Network interface as
described in Configure TC-NEM PC Ethernet Network Interface (Section
1.5.1.5).
5. Set the parameters for IP connection and from General parameters area
as indicated in Description of Settings (1) table.
6. Click on [ OK ].

1.5.1.4 Check MT120 NB/WB IP Address


To check the MT120 NB/WB IP address:
1. Start the HyperTerminal (or TeraTerm). Follow the menu path:
Start -> Programs -> Accessories -> Communications -> HyperTerminal
The "Connection Description" window opens.
2. In the "Connection Description" window enter a name and select an icon for
the connection, then click on [ OK ].
The "Connect to" window opens.
3. In the "Connect to" window select the used serial port, then click on [ OK ].
The "COMx Properties" window opens.
4. In the "COMx Properties" window enter:
Bits per second: 115200
Data bits: 8
Parity: None
Stop bits: 1
Flow control: None
5. Click on [ Apply ] then on [ OK ].
6. Connect with the PC to the debug connector (lower connector) of
MT120NB/WB board using a serial RS232 cable (3BK 07951 AA).

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7. In the HyperTerminal (or TeraTerm) window click on [ Enter ] and type


the following command:
ifconfig
An example of the output is given below:
lo0: flags=48049 mtu 1536
inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 0xff000000
qefcc0: flags=78043 mtu 1500
inet 10.0.0.201 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast
10.0.0.255
ether 00:c0:be:94:00:52
value = 0 = 0x0
The IP address of the MT120 NB/WB is IP address displayed for the second
inet field (for example: 10.0.0.201).

1.5.1.5 Configure TC-NEM PC Ethernet Network Interface


To configure the PCs Ethernet Network interface:
1. Start TC-NEM PC and login as the local Administrator.
2. From the Windows desktop, click on [ Start ] then click [ Run ].
control.exe netconnections
The "Network Connections" window opens.
3. Double click on Local Area Connection.
The "Local Area Connection Status" window opens.
4. Click on [ Properties ] and select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) in the list.
5. Click on [ Properties ].
The "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties" window opens.
6. Select the Use the following IP address frame.
7. Enter the IP address in the IP address field.The IP address of the TC-NEM
PC must be in the same subnetwork with the:
IP address of the board, in case of connection to MT120 NB/WB
IP address of the TC, in case of connection to TCIF.
For example, if the MT120 NB/WB board has the IP 192.168.255.249, the
PC must have IP address 192.168.255.X; if the board has the IP 10.0.0.201,
the PC must have IP address 10.0.0.X, where 0<X<255 and X is not equal
to 201 or 249.
8. Enter the subnetmask 255.255.255.0 in the Subnet mask field.
9. Click on [ OK ] in the "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties" window.
10. Click on [ OK ] in the "Local Area Connection Properties" window.
11. Click on [ Close ] in the "Local Area Connection Status" window.
12. Close the "Network Connections" window.

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1.5.2 Remote Connection


To set the TCP connection parameters:
1. From the menu bar, select:
Connection -> Settings
The Settings dialog box appears, showing the default settings (see
Connection Settings (2)).
2. Check IP.
The TCP parameters frame becomes active.
3. In the IP frame, check the Remote button.
4. Set the parameters for IP connection and from General parameters area
as indicated in Description of Settings (1) table.
5. Click on [ OK ].

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1.6 Connect and Disconnect


Before connecting, Check Parameter Settings (Section 1.5).

1.6.1 Case of Serial Connection


To connect , from the menu bar select:
Connection -> Connect
During the connection procedure:
The Communication window displays:
Communication messages
The status of the connection (Standby, Broken, Connected)
The baudrate of the connection.
The TCC panel opens,
The TC Tree opens, showing the subracks on which each MT120 board is
installed.
With a G2 rack only the MT120 board you are connected is displayed.

If the TC Tree is not displayed, in the menu bar, select:


View -> Overview

To disconnect, from the menu bar select:


Connection -> Disconnect

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1.6.2 Case of TCP/IP Connection


To connect, from the menu bar select:
Connection -> Connect
During the connection procedure:
The Communication window displays:
Communication messages
The status of the connection (Standby, Broken, Connected).
The TCIF panel opens,
The TCIF Tree opens, showing the subracks on which each MT120 board is
installed.

To disconnect, from the menu bar select:


Connection -> Disconnect

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1.6.3 Case of MMI/IP Connection


To connect , from the menu bar select:
Connection -> Connect
During the connection procedure:
The Communication window displays:
Communication messages
The status of the connection (Standby, Broken, Connected)
The baudrate of the connection.
The TCC panel opens
The TC Tree opens, showing:
The subracks on which each MT120 board is installed, in case of 9125
TC rack and MT120 boards configured in TCIL mode
The MT120 board you are connected, in case of G2 TC rack or 9125 TC
rack and MT120 boards configured in HSI mode.
If the TC Tree is not displayed, in the menu bar, select:
View -> Overview

To disconnect, from the menu bar select:


Connection -> Disconnect

1.7 In Case of Transmission Failure


The TC-NEM communicates with boards using an RS-232 link and an
Alcatel-Lucent proprietary local protocol.
If there is a transmission failure, check that:
The Ethernet cable is properly connected to the Ethernet PC Card and to
the Ethernet connector from the front panel of the TC STM1-IP board (for
local connection) or to a connector provided by the IP remote network (for
remote connection)
The RS-232 (3BK 07951 AA) cable is properly connected to the PC and
the board
The BTS/TC default baudrate is set to 9600 in the Serial interface and
settings dialog box (see Check Parameter Settings (Section 1.5) ).

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1.8 Change Your Password


You cannot change your name for the log on procedure, but you can change
your password as often as necessary.
To change your password:
1. Exit the TC-NEM if it is opened.
2. Double-click on the TC-NEM icon, or click on TC-NEM in the Start menu, as
appropriate.
The TC-NEM Login dialog box opens. You have 60 seconds to enter
your login before the software exits.
Note: If your TC-NEM Username is not the same as your Windows Session
Username, click on [ OK ] when the following message appears:
Username or password unknown.
username or password

Please type a valid

3. Type your name, then press [ TAB ].


4. Type your current password, then press [ TAB ].
[ Change password ] option becomes available.
5. Click on [ Change password ].
Two new fields appear in the TC-NEM Login dialog box.

6. Type your new password, then press [ TAB ].


7. Type your new password again to confirm it, then press [ TAB ].
If you make an error when confirming your password, an error message
appears and the software exits. Start the whole procedure again.
8. Click on [ OK ] to log in.
The application opens.
Note: There is no confirmation message to indicate that your new password
has been registered.

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This sections describes the functionality of the TC-NEM when connected to a
G2 TC or a 9125 TC without STM1-IP subrack.

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2.1 Introduction
The Compact TC-NEM has three main windows, which are:
Communication
TCC
MT120.

2.1.1 Communication Window


The Communication window appears when you open the Compact TC-NEM.
It displays all the transmission messages and alarms between the server
and the G2 or 9125 TC rack.
In this window, you can:
Connect and disconnect from the G2 or 9125 TC rack
View messages in hexadecimal, TLV or decoded text
Filter messages and alarms to reduce noise
Create log files to consult on site or later.
For details on messages and alarms, please refer to the BSC/TC Alarm
Dictionary.
Note: With an 9125 TC rack - TC STM1-IP subrack NOT equipped
You can access all the MT120 boards and Fans by connecting to one
MT120 board.
With a G2 rack
You must connect to each MT120 board individually.

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Message Pane

Displays the messages and alarms which appear during connection.

Message input in hexadecimal


decoded Pane

Displays messages and alarms in hexadecimal, TLV or decoded text.

Filter Pane

Filters and reduces noise in the Message area.

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2.1.1.1 Menu Bar


The 9125 TC-NEM menu tree is shown in the following figure.
MENU BAR

Logfile

Decoded Logfile

File

New
Apend
Open
Close

Print...
Print Preview
Print Setup...

Open
Save
Print

Recent File

File

Show only
Simulation
mode

Exit
Undo

Edit

Cut
Copy
Paste

View

Tool bar
Status bar
Overview

Connection

Connect
Disconnect
Settings
Filter

Show

Hex
TLV
Decoded
Clear

Load
Save
Append
Delete
Clear
Activate

Scroll locked

Window

Test Container

Help

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Arrange icons
Clear placement
Communication
TCC
MT120 n
Reserved for
Alcatel use
Online Help
Help Topic
About...

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2.1.1.2 Toolbar
The icons which appear on the Toolbar are described below.

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Creates a new log file

Appends the log file

Closes the log file

Opens a decoded log file

Saves a decoded log file

Prints a decoded log file

Shows or hide the TC Tree

Connects

Disconnects

10

When disconnected, changes parameter settings

11

Displays details of messages in hexadecimal

12

Displays details of messages in TLV

13

Displays details of messages in decoded format

14

Clears all the messages from the message area

15

Opens the online help.

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2.1.2 TCC Window


The TCC Tree and Window open when you connect to a rack. In the TCC
you can:
Locate boards
Check transmission
Declare BSCs
Download software
Edit site information
Check fans
Supervise boards temperature.

2.1.2.1 TCC Tree


To open the TCC Tree, if it is not on display:
View -> Overview

The TCC Tree indicates:


In which subracks MT120 boards are located
The reference number of each board
And, depending on the color, whether each board is functioning correctly
(see Color Code in Overview Panel (Section 2.1.2.2) ).
With a G2 rack, only the MT120 board to which you are connected is displayed.

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2.1.2.2 Overview Panel


The Overview panel gives an overall view of the boards and their status
(running or not).
Use the Overview panel to:
Locate boards
Check transmission
Enable fault indication
Restart software
Reset software
Run a commissioning loop test.

Figure 3: Overall View of MT120 Boards in a 9125 TC Rack

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Top frame : indicates the PCM-Links connection status:


Green and letter C: connection with PCM-Link
Red and letters DC: no connection with PCM-Link.
Bottom frame : displays where the MT120 boards are located in the 9125
TC rack (SR 1 stands for the top subrack).
With a G2 rack, only the MT120 board to which you are connected is
displayed.
Each MT120 board is allotted a number and a color. The board numbered in
italic-bold is the master board (the board you are connected to).
The colors and their meaning are the following:
Green: the board is running correctly
Yellow: the board presents minor problem(s)
Orange: the board presents fatal problem(s)
Red: the board needs to be replaced.

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2.1.2.3 Configuration Panel


The Configuration panel enables you to view all the BSCs the TCC can
communicate with, before assigning them to each board.
Use the Configuration panel to:
Declare BSCs
Generate a board inventory.

Figure 4: The TCC Configuration Panel


Top frame : to specify the rack number and PCM impedance
Middle frame : to view BSCs and, if necessary, enter new ones
Bottom frame : to generate inventories of MT120 boards.

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2.1.2.4 Site Info Panel


Use the Site Info panel to:
Check or modify site information for the rack
Check or modify the site information for MT120 boards.

Figure 5: The TCC Site Info Panel


Top frame : to check and, if necessary, modify general site information
TEI columns : to see which boards have which site information
Bottom frame : to check which board(s) have different information from the
general site information, and what that information is.

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2.1.2.5 Download Panel


Use the Download panel to:
Download software
Activate preloaded software
Delete preloaded software.

Figure 6: The TCC Download Panel


Top frame : to select software to download, activate or delete
Bottom frame : to select boards:
From which to download software
On which to download, activate or delete software.
With a G2 rack, this area is blank.

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2.1.2.6 File Info Panel


Use the File Info panel to View the Software Inventory (Section 2.4.5) for
each board of the rack.
With a G2 rack, only information related to the MT120 board to which you
are connected is displayed.

Figure 7: The TCC File Info Panel

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Tei

Terminal End Identifier. Identifier for the board

SR

Subrack position of the board

Slot

Slot position of the board

Name

Name of the downloaded software

Date

Date of creation of the software

Time

Time of creation of the software.

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Status

current : software that is currently running the board


previous : software that used to run the board before the
current software
preloaded : software which has been downloaded but has not
yet been activated
fallback : last remaining preloaded version of the current
software
original : factory software that originally came with the board.

Stored

c : compressed
f : in the Flash memory
p : protected.

Records

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File size (256 Byte/record).

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2.1.2.7 Fan & Temperature Panel


Use the Fan & Temperature panel to:
Test fans
Supervise board temperature.

Figure 8: The TCC Fan & Temperature Panel


Top frame : to test fans at different speeds
Middle frame : to view the temperature curve of a board
Bottom frame : to read the temperature of each board, or select a board to
view its temperature curve.
With a G2 rack, this area is blank.

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2.1.3 MT120 Window


To open the monitoring window of an MT120 board, double-click on the board
in the TC Tree.
The title bar of each window shows which TEI (Terminal End Identifier) has
been allocated to the board (example: MT120 25 means that the TEI for
that board is 25).
In this window, you can:
View alarms which are specific to a board
Define BSC and hardware configuration
Run a commissioning Loop test
Modify the remote inventory
Execute the board replacement software procedure.

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2.1.3.1 Alarms Panel


Use the Alarms panel to view all the alarms relating to the MT120 board.

Figure 9: The MT120 Alarm Panel


Top frame : displays all the alarms for the board, in their order of
appearance
If the MT120 board is the master board (the board you are connected to),
you can also see the alarms for the rack:
A check in the Active column indicates that the problem which generated
the alarm has not been solved
A square in the Active column indicates that the problem which
generated the alarm has been solved.

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Bottom frame : displays all the pending alarms.


Note: The Timestamp column does not indicate when the alarm occurred,
but when the Compact TC-NEM received it.
For a full description of alarms and how to solve the problem, refer to
the BSC/TC Alarm Dictionary.

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2.1.3.2 Commissioning Panel


Use the Commissioning panel to run a commissioning Loop test.

Figure 10: The MT120 Commissioning Panel


Use the Bottom frame to run a commissioning test of the board.

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2.1.3.3 Config. (changeable) Panel


Use the Config. (changeable) panel to:
Define BSC and hardware configuration
Execute online configuration of the board
Execute the board replacement software procedure.

Figure 11: The MT120 Config. (changeable) Panel


Use the:
Bottom frame to execute online configuration or replace a board.
Top frame to define which BSC the board is to communicate with, and the
Ater Mux number.
Middle frames to enable Qmux and set the DSP configuration.

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2.1.3.4 Config. (read-only) Panel


Use the Config. (read-only) panel to see how the board has been configured.

Figure 12: The MT120 Config. (read-only) Panel

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2.1.3.5 Remote Inventory Panel


Use the Remote Inventory panel to view and, if necessary, Modify the Remote
Inventory (Section 2.2.9) of the MT120 board.

Figure 13: The MT120 Remote Inventory Panel

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2.2 MT120 Boards


This section is designed to help you:
Locate boards
Declare BSCs
Check and/or modify the Qmux and hardware configuration
Run commissioning Loop tests
Enable fault indication
View board alarms
Check and modify Site information
Check transmission
Execute the software procedure to replace a board
Check and modify the Remote Inventory
Execute online configuration
Generate a board inventory.

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2.2.1 Locate Boards


2.2.1.1 Locate a Board in TCC
If it is not on display, open the TCC panel:
Window -> TCC -> Overview

Top frame : indicates the PCM-Links connection status:


Green and letter C: connection with PCM-Link
Red and letters DC: no connection with PCM-Link.
Bottom frame : displays where the MT120 boards are located in the 9125
TC rack (SR 1 stands for the top subrack). You can double-click on a
board to open its individual window.
With a G2 rack, only the board to which you are connected is displayed.

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The board numbered in italic-bold is the master board (the board you are
connected to). Each MT120 board is allotted a number and a color. For
more details about the colors, see the Color Code table below.
This color...

Indicates ...

Green

The board is running correctly.

Yellow

The board presents minor problem(s).


Try to restart (see Restart Software (Section 2.4.1.1) ) or
reset (see Reset Software (Section 2.4.1.2) ) the board.

Orange

The board presents fatal problem(s).


Check the board temperature (see Supervise Board
Temperature (Section 2.5.2) )
Check Transmission with Board (Section 2.2.7)
Try to restart (see Restart Software (Section 2.4.1.1) ) or
reset (see Reset Software (Section 2.4.1.2) ) the board.

Red

The board needs to be replaced (see Replace a Board


(Section 2.2.8) ).

Table 2: TCC Color Codes for Board Status

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2.2.1.2 Locate a Board in the TCC Tree


If it is not on display, open the TCC Tree (View -> Overview ).

The TCC Tree indicates:


On which subracks MT120 boards are located
Under which number each board is referenced
And, depending on the color, whether each board is functioning correctly
(see the Color Code table in Locate a Board in TCC (Section 2.2.1.1) ).
With a G2 rack, only the board to which you are connected is displayed.
You can double-click on a board to open its individual panel.

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2.2.2 Declare a New BSC


This task is only available to users with the commissioning profile.
To declare a new BSC if you have a commissioning user profile:
1. Open the TCC Configuration panel:
Window -> TCC -> Configuration
2. In the BSC Identification area, enter the identification number and name of
the new BSC.
3. If necessary, enter the rack number in the TC rack global configuration area.
4. If necessary, select the PCM impedance.
5. Click on [ Save ] .
Modifying the rack number and PCM impedance, affects all the boards of
the rack.
6. Click on [ Save ] .
You must now Configure the Qmux and Hardware (Section 2.2.4) of the MT120
board so that it can communicate with the BSC.

2.2.3 Delete a BSC


To delete a BSC from 9125 TC using TC-NEM:
1. Open the TCC Configuration panel:
Window -> TCC ->Configuration
2. In the "Configuration" panel empty the required BSC Name field and
then click on [ Save ].

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2.2.4 Configure the Qmux and Hardware


Before following this procedure, and if necessary, Declare a New BSC (Section
2.2.2) .
You must have the commissioning user profile to configure the Qmux and
hardware for the newly-declared BSC!
To configure the board:
1. If not on display, open the TCC Tree:
View -> Overview
2. In the TCC Tree, select the board you want to configure.
3. Double click on the selected board to open its menu.
4. Open the Config. (changeable) panel of the board:
MT120 -> Config. (changeable)

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5. In the Qmux Configuration frame, and only if there is a Qmux link, select
[ Qmux enabled ] , then enter a Qmux Timeslot and a nibble:
For...

The Qmux Timeslot is...

And the Nibble is...

4:1 mapping

14

Bits 0 and 1.

6. In the Hardware Configuration frame, select the BSC the board must
communicate with.
7. Enter the Atermux number.
8. In the DSP Configuration frame, check [ Random ] .
9. In the Configuration frame, select Write Configuration .
10. Click on [ Execute ] .
The board is configured.
11. Close the MT120 board window.

2.2.5 Run Commissioning Loop Tests


This procedure enables you to verify PCM-Links. Before running a
Commissioning Loop test, you must enable Fault Indication (Section 2.3.1) .

2.2.5.1 Run Test on Individual Board


To run a Commissioning Loop Test on an individual board, click on [ Start/Stop
Loop Tests ] in the Commissioning panel of the board.

2.2.5.2 Run Test on One or More Boards


To run a Commissioning Loop test on one or more boards:
1. Open the TCC Overview panel.
Window -> TCC -> Overview
2. Right-click on a board to display the context menu.
3. Click on [ Commissioning ] .

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4. Click on:
[ all ] to verify PCM-Links for all the boards of the rack
[ selected ] to verify PCM-Links for the board you have selected.
The Commissioning Loop Test window appears.

5. Check the PCM-Links you want to verify, and click on [ Start ] .


The report appears in the Messages area.

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2.2.6 Manage Site Information


All the boards of the rack must have the same Site Information.

2.2.6.1 Check Site Information


To check the Site Information, open the TCC Site Info panel:
Window -> TCC -> Site Info

The most used frame shows the Site Information which is held by most
of the boards on the rack
The other frame shows the Site Information which is held by a few of the
boards on the rack. If you click on each board in the other TEI column,
you can view their individual Site Information.
If necessary, modify the Site Information (see Modifying Site Information
(Section 2.2.6.2) ), applying the most used site information or one of the
other site information.

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2.2.6.2 Modifying Site Information


The task is only available to users with the commissioning profile.
To modify the Site Information, open the TCC Site Info panel:
Window -> TCC -> Site Info

Now, modify the site information using either most used or other , as
described in the procedures below.

Modify Using most


used Frame

To modify site information using information from the most used frame:
1. Check [ most used ] .
2. Modify the information in the most used fields.
3. Click on [ Update All ] .
The Site Information is applied to all the boards of the rack. Any board listed
in the other TEI column moves to the most used TEI column.

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Modify Using other


Frame

To modify site information using information from the other frame:


1. Select [ other ] .
2. In the other TEI column, select the board that holds the Site Information you
want to apply to the whole rack.
3. Modify the information in the other fields.
4. Click on [ Update All ] .
The Site Information is applied to all the boards of the rack. The boards
listed in the other TEI column move to the most used TEI column.

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2.2.7 Check Transmission with Board


After replacing a board, or if a board seems faulty, check if the transmission
between the board and the TC-NEM is correct.
If the old board was in HSI management mode, after the replacement, the new
board will appear alone in the TCC "Overview" panel.
To check transmission with a board:
1. Open the TCC "Overview" panel.
Window -> TCC -> Overview
2. Right-click on the board to display the pop-up context menu.
3. Click on [ Command: Read ] and select each command in turn.

Each command sends a message that you can read in the Communication
window.

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2.2.8 Replace a Board


Check that the board to be replaced is disconnected (no PCM links). Extracting
the board from the rack leads to loss of traffic.
In order to reduce the outage, make sure that the board used for the
replacement is loaded with the correct software version. If this is not the case,
download the required software version before starting the replacement.

This task is only available to users with the commissioning profile.


This procedure must be used when replacing a board by a similar one (MT120
by MT120, MT120 WB by MT120 WB or MT120 NB by MT120 NB).
This procedure explains the tasks to follow in the TC-NEM before and after
replacing a MT120 board. For the physical replacement of the MT120 board,
refer to the TC Corrective Maintenance Handbook .
To replace a board:
1. If not on display, open the TCC Tree:
View -> Overview
2. In the TCC Tree, select the board that needs replacing.
3. Open the Config. Changeable panel of the board:
MT120 -> Config.(changeable)
4. In the Configuration/Replacement area, select [ MT120 Replacement ] .

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5. Click on [ Execute ] .
The Replacement Wizard dialog box appears. The Configuration file field
shows which file is used to configure software on the new board.

6. Physically replace the MT120 board, then click on [ Next ].


Note: If the old board was running in a G2.5 TC in HSI mode or in a G2TC,
the transfer of software from the PC on the new board is necessary.
After the new board is introduced, the "TC-NEM-OTP" window opens.
Click on [ OK ] to start the download of software from the PC.

Perform a download of software as described in Download Software via


TCC (Section 2.4.2).
The information about the Qmux and hardware related to the old board is
saved automatically on the new board.
Note: If the old board was running in TCIL mode, then the software that was
running on the old board is installed automatically on the new board,
by an automatic transfer from another MT120 board which is also
running in TCIL mode, in the same G2.5 TC rack.
7. Check Transmission with Board (Section 2.2.7).
8. Close the MT120 board window.

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2.2.9 Modify the Remote Inventory


This task is only available to users with the commissioning profile.
To modify the Remote Inventory of a board:
1. If not on display, open the TCC Tree:
View -> Overview
2. In the TCC Tree, select the board for which you want to modify the Remote
Inventory.
3. Open the Remote Inventory panel of the board:
MT120 -> Remote Inventory

4. Enter your modifications.


5. Click on [ Save ] .
6. Close the MT120 board window.

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2.2.10 Online Configuration


This procedure only concerns generic settings.
This task is only available to users with the commissioning profile.
To configure a board via TC-NEM:
1. If not on display, open the TCC Tree:
View -> Overview
2. In the TCC Tree, select the board that needs configuring.
3. Open the Config. (changeable) panel of the board:
MT120 -> Config. (changeable)
4. In the Configuration/Replacement frame, select [ Online Configuration ] .

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5. In the Configuration file frame, click on [ ... ] to choose the configuration


file to use for the board:
For...

Choose
C:\Program Files/TCTerminal/
generic_settings/...
A_14_noX25.bin

4:1 mapping X.25 extraction to BSC.

A_14_X25MSC.bin

4:1 mapping X.25 extraction to MSC.

A_14_X25TC.bin

4:1 mapping X.25 extraction to TC.

mu_14_noX25.bin

mu law 4:1 mapping X.25 extraction to BSC.

mu_14_X25MSC.bin

mu law 4:1 mapping X.25 extraction to MSC.

mu_14_X25TC.bin

mu law 4:1 mapping X.25 extraction to TC.

6. Click on [ Execute ] .
Note: To view the new configuration, see the Config. (read-only) Panel
(Section 2.1.3.4) of the board.
7. Close the MT120 board window.

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2.2.11 Generate a Board Inventory


You need to generate a board inventory each time you insert a new MT120
board or replace an old one in the rack. The inventory gives details taken from
the Remote Inventory of each board.
To generate an inventory:
1. Open the TCC Configuration panel.
Window -> TCC -> Configuration

2. In the Inventar File frame, click on [ ... ] to open a Windows dialog box and
select a folder for your inventory text file.
3. In the Windows dialog box, click on an existing file, or enter a name for
your new file, then validate.
4. In the Inventar File area, click on [ Write ] .
The inventory file is generated.
5. Click on [ View ] to open the file in WordPad.
If you select an existing file and click on [ Write ] , the data contained in that file
is erased and replaced by new data.

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2.3 Communication and Alarm Messages


This section is designed to show you how to:
Enable Fault Indication
Filter messages to view only the significant ones
Create log files of these messages for future reference.

2.3.1 Fault Indication


The Communication window displays alarms for the rack as well as for all the
boards of the rack. To read fault alarms for a specific board in its Alarms panel,
you must first enable Fault Indication in the TCC.

2.3.1.1 Enable Fault Indication in TCC


Note: You do not need to enable Fault Indication at each connection. This
function remains active until you disable it.
To enable Fault Indication in TCC:
1. Open the TCC Overview panel.
Window -> TCC -> Overview
2. Right-click on a board to display the pop-up context menu.
3. Click on [ Fault Indication ] .

4. Click on [ on all boards on ] .


You can now view the board alarms in the Communication window or in the
Alarms panel (see View Alarms Specific to a Board (Section 2.3.1.2) ) of
each board.
With a G2 rack, only the messages related to the MT120 board to which
you are connected are displayed.

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2.3.1.2 View Alarms Specific to a Board


To view alarms for a specific board:
1. If not on display, open the TCC Tree:
View -> Overview
2. In the TCC Tree, select the board for which you want to view the alarms.
3. Open the Alarms panel of the board:
MT120 -> Alarms

See Alarms Panel (Section 2.1.3.1) for more details on this panel.
4. Close the MT120 board window.

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2.3.2 View Messages


Communication and alarms messages for the whole rack appear in the
Message pane of the Communication window. You can:
Display the details of a message
View these details in Hexadecimal, TLV or in decoded text
Clear all the messages from the Message area.

Figure 14: Viewing Messages in the Communication Window


To...

Select...

Display details of a
message

A message in the Communication Message pane.


The details of the message appear in the pane below.

View details in
Hexadecimal, TLV
or Decoded text

In the Communication Menu bar:

Clear all messages

In the Communication Menu bar:

Show -> Hex, TLV or decoded

Show -> Clear

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2.3.3 Filter Messages


You can filter messages to view only the significant ones.
Once you have created filters, you can:
Activate/deactivate filters
Save filters
Load existing filters
Update filters
Clear filters.

2.3.3.1 Create Filters


To filter messages:
1. In the Filter pane of the Communication window, click on one of the empty
cells in the Interface column, to unscroll a list of interfaces.
2. Select the interface delivering the messages to filter from (USB, MMI,
DT16, QMUX).

3. In the ID column, enter the identification number of the message to filter.


(Check in the Communication Messages pane for the identification number
of that message).

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4. Click on Message to filter , and select the message from the scrolling list.
The message MID appears in the MID column.
(Check in the Communication Message area for the MID number of the
message, and look for that number in the Message to filter scrolling list.)

5. Select [ Active ] if you do not want the message to appear in the


Communication Message pane.
6. Click on Selection, and select one of the following in the scrolling list.
Selection : The type of messages you have selected in Message to filter
Container : Messages received from the rack
Broadcast : Broadcast messages sent to all the rack
All : All the messages sent to MT120 boards.
7. Repeat the procedure for each message you want to filter.
Once the filter is done, you can:
Activate that filter (Connection -> Filter -> Activate )
Save it (see Save a Filter (Section 2.3.3.3) )
Clear it (Connection -> Filter -> Clear ).

2.3.3.2 Activate/Deactivate a Filter


You know if the filter is active when the title bar of the Communication Filter
pane is highlighted. To activate or deactivate the filter:
In the Communication Menu bar, select:
Connection -> Filter -> Activate/Deactivate

2.3.3.3 Save a Filter


You do not need to save a filter to use it. But if you want to use that filter
often, save it.
To save a filter:
1. In the Communication Menu bar, select:
Connection -> Filter -> Save
2. In the Windows dialog box, specify the address and the name of your
new filter file (filename.flt).
3. Validate.

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2.3.3.4 Load an Existing Filter


To load an existing filter:
1. In the Communication Menu bar, select:
Connection -> Filter -> Load
2. In the Windows dialog box, select the filter to load (filename .flt).
3. Validate.
The filter appears in the Communication Filter area. You can:
Activate this filter (Connection -> Filter -> Activate )
Modify it (in the latter case, do not forget to update it (see Update a Filter
(Section 2.3.3.5) ).

2.3.3.5 Update a Filter


Updating a filter file means overwriting the existing filter file or creating a
new one.
To update a filter:
1. In the Communication Menu bar, select:
Connection -> Filter -> Save
2. In the Windows dialog box, select the filter file (filename .flt).
OR enter a new name for this file.
3. Validate.

2.3.3.6 Clear a Filter


Clearing a filter means unloading it from the Communication Filter area.
To clear a filter:
Connection -> Filter -> Clear
If you have modified this filter and have not updated it (see Update a Filter
(Section 2.3.3.5) ), you will lose all your modifications.

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2.3.4 Manage Log Files


The Compact TC-NEM does not keep an automatic trace of communication
messages and alarms. To keep a trace, you must create a log file. Once you
have created log files, you can also:
Open existing log files
Save the current or existing files in decoded format
Append new messages and alarms to a log file
There are two log file formats available: <filename>.clf , which is the default
format and <filename>.dec , which indicates that the log file has been saved
in a decoded format.

2.3.4.1 Create Log Files


To create a log file:
1. In the Communication Menu bar, select:
File -> Logfile -> New
2. In the Windows dialog box, specify the address and the name of your
new log file (<filename>.clf ).
3. Validate.
In order to read a log file easily, you can save it in a decoded format. Refer to
Save Current Log in Decoded Format (Section 2.3.4.4) for detailed information.

2.3.4.2 Open an Existing Log File


To open an existing log file:
1. Disconnect the Compact TC-NEM.
2. In the Communication Menu bar, select:
File -> Logfile -> Open
3. In the Windows dialog box, select the file to open (<filename>.dec ).
4. Validate.
The log file appears in the Communication Messages pane. You can:
Append it
Save it in a decoded format for easier reading.

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2.3.4.3 Append a Log File


You can maintain a single log file of all the communication alarms linked to a
specific rack over a period of time, and append it at each session.
To append a log file:
1. In the Communication Menu bar, select:
File -> Logfile -> Open
2. In the Windows dialog box, select the file to append (<filename>.dec ).
The log file opens in the Communication Messages pane, displaying
earlier alarms.
3. In the Communication Menu bar, select:
File -> Logfile -> Append
The new communication alarms appear at the bottom of the old ones.

2.3.4.4 Save Current Log in Decoded Format


To save the current log in a decoded format:
1. In the Communication Menu bar, select:
File -> Decode -> Save
2. In the Windows dialog box, specify the address and the name of your
decoded file (<filename>.dec ).
3. Validate.
A file showing a decoded version of the current log is created. You can:
Open this file on screen (File -> Decode -> Open )
Print it (File -> Decode -> Print ).

2.3.4.5 Save an Existing Log File in Decoded Format


To save an existing log file in a decoded format:
1. Disconnect the Compact TC-NEM.
2. In the Communication Menu bar, select:
File -> Decode -> File
3. In the Windows dialog box, select the log file (<filename>.clf ) you want to
save in a decoded format.
4. Specify an address and a name for this new file (<filename>.dec ).
5. Validate.

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2.3.4.6 Open a Decoded Log File


To open a decoded log file on screen:
1. In the Communication Menu bar, select:
File -> Decode -> Open
2. In the Windows dialog box, select the decoded file to open (filename.dec).
3. Validate.
The decoded file opens in your Windows WordPad software (or the
equivalent).

Figure 15: Example of Decoded Log File

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2.4 Software
This section is designed to help you:
Restart or reset software
Download software
Activate preloaded software
Delete preloaded software
View the software inventory.

2.4.1 Restart or Reset Current Software


2.4.1.1 Restart Software
Note: Before restarting the software that currently runs the board, check why
the board is not transmitting correctly (see Check Transmission with
Board (Section 2.2.7) ).
To restart the software that currently runs the board:
1. Open the TCC Overview panel.
Window -> TCC -> Overview
2. Right-click on the faulty board, to display the pop-up context menu.
3. Click on [ Restart ] .
You can follow the progress of the restart procedure by reading the
messages in the Communication window.

If the board is still not running correctly (color yellow or orange), try resetting
the software (see Reset Software (Section 2.4.1.2) ).

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2.4.1.2 Reset Software


Note: Before resetting the software that currently runs the board, check why
the board is not transmitting correctly (see Check Transmission with
Board (Section 2.2.7) ).
Resetting the software means that it is re-installed on the board and that
all the parameters are re-initialized.
To reset the software that runs the board:
1. Open the TCC Overview panel.
Window -> TCC -> Overview
2. Right-click on the faulty board to display the pop-up context menu.
3. Click on [ Reset ] .
You can follow the progress of the resetting procedure by reading the
messages in the Communication window.

If the board is still not running correctly (color yellow or orange), try removing
and putting it back in place, or change it (see Replace a Board (Section 2.2.8) ).

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2.4.2 Download Software via TCC


This task is only available to users with the commissioning profile.
The TCC enables you to download software on several boards at the same time.
Note: Before restarting the software that currently runs the board, check why
the board is not transmitting correctly (see Check Transmission with
Board (Section 2.2.7) ).
To download software via TCC:
1. Open the TCC Download panel.
Window -> TCC -> Download

With a G2 rack only the MT120 board you are connected to is displayed.
2. In the Action field, select [ Download Software ] .
3. In Master file name , click on the list or on [ ... ] to select the software to
download. The master file name format is MTTTAXyy.yyz, where X

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is the system release character, yy is the file version number, and z


the sub-version number.
4. Check the color of the boards at the bottom of the panel:
White : the board can be selected for the download
Green : the software is currently running the board
Orange : the software has already been preloaded on the board.
5. Double-click on each white board to download the software onto it.
With a G2 rack, you can only select the board you are connected to.
When the board is selected, it becomes dark blue.
6. Click on [ Submit ] and check the colors of the boards at the bottom
of the panel:
Yellow : the software is being downloaded
Orange : the software has already been preloaded on the board
Green : the software has successfully been downloaded
Red : failure in downloading the software.
Once the software is downloaded, you can activate (see Activate Software From
TCC (Section 2.4.3) ) or delete it (Delete Preloaded Software (Section 2.4.4) ).

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2.4.3 Activate Software From TCC


This task is only available to users with a commissioning profile.
With a G2 rack
To activate software on different MT120 boards you must connect to each
MT120 board individually.
To activate the software on one or several boards at the same time:
1. Open the TCC Download panel.
Window -> TCC -> Download

2. In the Action field, select [ Activate Preloaded Software ].


3. In Master file name , click on the list or on [ ... ] to search and select the
software to be activated. The master file name format is MTTTAXyy.yyz,
where X is the system release character, yy is the file version number,
and z the sub-version number.

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4. Check the color of the boards at the bottom of the panel:


White : the software is preloaded on the board, and waiting to be
activated
Grey : the software has not been preloaded on the board.
5. Double-click on each white board to activate the software on it.
With a G2 rack, you can only select the board you are connected to.
When the board is selected, it becomes dark blue.
6. Click on [ Submit ] and check the colors of the boards at the bottom
of the panel:
Yellow : the software is being activated
Green : the software has been activated successfully, and runs the board
Red : failure in activating the software.

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2.4.4 Delete Preloaded Software


You can delete software only when it is in the preloaded stage.
This task is only available to users with the commissioning profile.
With a G2 rack
To delete preloaded software on different MT120 boards, you must connect
to each MT120 board individually.
To delete preloaded software:
1. Open the TCC Download panel.
Window -> TCC -> Download

2. In the Action field, select [ Delete Preloaded Software ] .


3. In Master file name , click on the list or on [ ... ] to select the preloaded
software to be deleted. The master file name format is MTTTAXyy.yyz,
where X is the system release character, yy is the file version number,
and z the sub-version number.

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4. Check the color of the boards at the bottom of the panel:


White : the software is preloaded on the board, and can be deleted
Grey : the software has not been preloaded on the board.
5. Double-click on each white board to delete the preloaded software from it.
With a G2 rack, you can only select the board you are connected to.
When the board is selected, it becomes dark blue.
6. Click on [ Submit ] .
When the software is deleted, the color of the board changes to grey.

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2.4.5 View the Software Inventory


You can view the software inventory installed on the boards of the rack, and
see which software:
Was originally installed on a board
Is downloaded and on which board
Is currently running and on which board.
With a G2 rack
To view the software inventory on different MT120 boards, you must connect
to each MT120 board individually.
To view the software inventory:
1. Open the TCC File Info panel.
Window -> TCC -> File Info

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2. Select a display mode in the Show area.


For details on the meaning of each column, please refer to the descriptions
below:
Tei

Terminal End Identifier. Identifier for the board

SR

Subrack position of the board

Slot

Slot position of the board

Name

Name of the downloaded software

Date

Date of creation of the software

Time

Time of creation of the software.

Status

original : software that originally came with the board


current : software that is running the board
previous : software running before the current software
preload : software which has been downloaded onto the board
but has not yet been activated.

Stored

c : compressed
f : in the Flash memory
p : protected.

Records

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File size (256 Byte/record).

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2.5 Fans
This section is designed to show you how to:
Test fans
Supervise board temperature.
To replace fans, please refer to the TC Corrective Maintenance Handbook .

2.5.1 Test Fans


Note: With a G2 rack
As no fans are equipped in the rack, this test cannot be performed.
To test the fans of the rack:
1. Open the TCC Fan & Temperature panel.
Window -> TCC -> Fan & Temperature

2. In the Fan Speed field, select [ All tests ] .

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3. Click on [ Submit ] .

The boards appear, displaying their temperature. A map of the fans appears
in the Fan Commissioning pane.
Green fans function correctly, red ones do not
F stands for Front fan, B for Back fan.
4. Select Low, Medium or High in the Fan Speed field.
5. Then click on [ Submit ] .
Running tests at different speeds enables you to see if one of the fans presents
problems (fan in red), and at which speed.
In case of fan failure, refer to the TC Corrective Maintenance Handbook .

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2.5.2 Supervise Board Temperature


During fan tests, a board can appear too high or too low in temperature. You
can check in the Temperature Supervision frame if that state is temporary
or permanent.
Note: With a G2 rack
The fan is used for MT120 board temperature limitation.
After the fan test:
1. Right-click in the Temperature Supervision frame.

2. In the pop-up context menu, click on an interval of time for the supervision.
3. Then click on [ Activate ] .

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4. Select a board in the board frame.

Figure 16: Displaying Board Temperature and Fan Speed


The board temperature appears in red
The fan speed appears in blue.
At each interval, a new reading of the boards temperature and fans speed
appears.
5. Click on the other boards in turn, to view their temperature curve.

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3 9125 TC STM1-IP Subrack Equipped


This sections describes the functionality of the TC-NEM when connected to
a 9125 TC with STM1-IP subrack.

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3.1 Introduction
The TC-NEM has three main windows, which are:
Communication
TCIF
MT120.

3.1.1 Communication Window


The Communication window appears when you open the TC-NEM. It displays
all the transmission messages and alarms between the server and 9125
TC rack.
In this window, you can:
Connect and disconnect from the 9125 TC rack
View messages in hexadecimal, TLV or decoded text
Filter messages and alarms to reduce noise
Create log files to consult on site or later.
For details on messages and alarms, please refer to the BSC/TC Alarm
Dictionary.
Note: With a 9125 TC rack- TC STM1-IP subrack equipped
You can access all the MT120 boards and Fans by connecting to one
TC 9125 STM1 board.

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Message Pane

Displays the messages and alarms which appear during connection.

Message input in hexadecimal


decoded Pane

Displays messages and alarms in hexadecimal, TLV or decoded text.

Filter Pane

Filters and reduces noise in the Message area.

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3.1.1.1 Menu Bar


The 9125 TC-NEM menu tree is shown in the following figure.

MENU BAR

Logfile
Decode

File
Print...
Print Preview
Print Setup...
Recent File
Exit
Edit

Open
Save
Print
File

Undo
Cut
Copy
Paste

View

Tool bar
Status bar
Overview

Serial

Connect
Disconnect
Settings
Filter

Show

New
Apend
View
Close

Add SNMP User


Change SNMP
Password

Load
Save
Append
Delete
Clear
Activate

Hex
TLV
Decoded
Clear
Scroll locked

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Window

Arrange icons
Clear placement
Communication
TCC
MT120 n

Test Container

Reserved for
Alcatel use

Help

Online Help
Help Topic
About...

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3.1.1.2 Toolbar
The icons which appear on the Toolbar are described below.

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Creates a new log file

Appends the log file

Closes the log file

Opens a decoded log file

Saves a decoded log file

Prints a decoded log file

Shows or hide the TC Tree

Connects

Disconnects

10

When disconnected, changes parameter settings

11

Displays details of messages in hexadecimal

12

Displays details of messages in TLV

13

Displays details of messages in decoded format

14

Clears all the messages from the message area

15

Opens the online help.

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3.1.2 TCIF Window


The TCIF Tree and Window open when you connect to a rack. In the TCIF
you can:
Locate boards
Check transmission
Declare BSCs
Configure STM1
Download software
Edit site information
Check fans
Supervise boards temperature.
View alarms

3.1.2.1 TCIF Tree


To open the TCIF Tree, if it is not on display:
View -> Overview

The TCIF Tree indicates:


In which subracks MT120 boards are located
The reference number of each board
And, depending on the color, whether each board is functioning correctly
(see Color Code in Rack Overview Panel (Section 3.1.2.2) ).

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3.1.2.2 Rack Overview Panel


The Rack Overview panel gives an overall view of the boards and their status
(running or not).
Use the Rack Overview panel to:
Locate boards
Check transmission
Enable fault indication
Restart software
Reset software
Change the rack management mode (via TCIL / HSI)
Run a commissioning loop test.

Figure 17: Global View of a 9125 TC Rack - 9125 TC STM1-IP Subrack


Equipped

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Top frame : indicates the PCM-Links connection status:


Green and letter C: connection with PCM-Link
Red and letters DC: no connection with PCM-Link.
Bottom frame : displays where the MT120 and STM1 boards are located in
the 9125 TC rack (SR 1 stands for the top subrack).
Each MT120 board is allotted a number and a color.
The colors and their meaning are the following:
Green: the board is running correctly
Yellow: the board presents minor problem(s)
Orange: the board presents fatal problem(s)
Red: the board needs to be replaced.

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3.1.2.3 IP Conf Panel


Use the IP Conf panel to view and save TCs IP configuration.

Figure 18: IP Conf Panel


The IP Conf panel displays:
TCIF1 IP Address - defines the IP address of TCIF board 1(SLOT_0)
TCIF2 IP Address - defines the IP address of TCIF board 2(SLOT_1)
TCIF Active IP Addr - defines the IP address of TCIF floating/active board
NTP1 - defines the IP Address for Network Time Protocol 1(the IP address
of the OMC-R or any other NTP server).
NTP2 - defines the IP Address for Network Time Protocol 2
NTP3 - defines the IP Address for Network Time Protocol 3
Internal IP Network Address - defines the IP Address for internal network.

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Internal IP Network Mask - defines the IP Mask for internal network


External OAM Router- defines the IP address of the External router to
which is connected each TCIF board
External OAM Mask- defines the the IP address of the External mask to
which is connected each TCIF board

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3.1.2.4 Rack Config Panel


The Rack Config panel enables you to view all the BSCs the TC can
communicate with, before assigning them to each board.
Use the Rack Config panel to:
Declare BSCs
Generate a board inventory.

Figure 19: The TCIF Configuration Panel


Top frame : to specify the TC rack number / TC rack name / PCM
impedance / trau law / clock source
Middle frame : to view BSCs and, if necessary, enter new ones
Bottom frame : to generate inventories of MT120 boards.

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3.1.2.5 Site Info Panel


Use the Site Info panel to:
Check or modify site information for the rack
Check or modify the site information for MT120 boards.

Figure 20: The TCIF Site Info Panel

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3.1.2.6 Download Panel


Use the Download panel to:
Download TCIF / MT120 Software
Preload MT120 Software
Activate TCIF/ MT120 Software
Accept TCIF / MT120 Software
Reject TCIF / MT120 Software
Abort TCIF / MT120 Software

Figure 21: The TCIF Download Panel


Top frame : to select software to preload / download / activate / accept /
reject / abort
Bottom frame : to select the MT120 boards on which to preload / download
/ activate / accept / reject / abort software.

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3.1.2.7 File Info Panel


Use the File Info panel to View the Software Inventory (Section 3.5.3) for
each board of the rack.

Figure 22: The TCIF File Info Panel


File Name

Name of the downloaded software

DateAndTimeDate and time of creation of the software


Type
Status

Type of the software: MT120 SW or TCIF SW


running : software that is currently running the board
previous : software that used to run the board before the
current software
preloaded : software which has been downloaded but has not
yet been activated
fallback : last remaining preloaded version of the current
software
original : factory software that originally came with the board.

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3.1.2.8 Fan & Temperature Panel


Use the Fan & Temperature panel to supervise board temperature.

Figure 23: The TCIF Fan & Temperature Panel


Top frame : to test fans (at different speeds)
Middle frame : to view the temperature curve of a board. By right-clicking in
the middle frame you can (for activation and selection of the time interval
right click in the middle frame).
activate: activate the Time History graphic
interval: choose the time interval (30 sec / 1 min / 5 min / 10 min)
Bottom frame : to read the temperature of each board, or select a board to
view its temperature curve.

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3.1.2.9 BSC Host IDs Panel


Use the BSC Host IDs panel to view and save BSCs name and ID.

Figure 24: The TCIF BSC Host IDs Panel

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3.1.2.10 STM1 View Panel


Use the STM1 View panel to view the STM1 configuration.

Figure 25: The TCIF STM1 View Panel


STM1-ITF
STM1-TTP
STM1-VC12

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3.1.2.11 STM1 Configuration Panel


Use the STM1 Configuration panel to:
View a STM1 configuration
Check a STM1 configuration
Compare two STM1 configuration files
Get the current / candidate STM1 configuration
Set / Apply a candidate STM1 configuration
View the proprieties of the current/candidate configuration

Figure 26: The TCIF STM1 Configuration Panel

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3.1.2.12 Alarms Panel


Use the Alarms panel to view the TC related alarms.

Figure 27: Alarms Panel

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3.1.2.13 Remote Inventory Panel


Use the Remote Inventory to view and edit (if the user has the rights) the
TCIF remote inventory information.

Figure 28: Remote Inventory Panel

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3.1.3 MT120 Window


To open the monitoring window of an MT120 board, click on the board in the
TC Tree.
The title bar of each window shows which TEI (Terminal End Identifier) has
been allocated to the board (example: MT120 25 means that the TEI for
that board is 25).
In this window, you can:
View alarms which are specific to a board
Define BSC and hardware configuration
Run a commissioning Loop test
Modify the remote inventory
Execute the board replacement software procedure.

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3.1.3.1 Alarms Panel


Use the Alarms panel to view all the alarms relating to the MT120 board.

Figure 29: MT120 Alarm Panel


Top frame : displays all the alarms for the board, in their order of
appearance
If the MT120 board is the master board (the board you are connected to),
you can also see the alarms for the rack:
A check in the Active column indicates that the problem which generated
the alarm has not been solved
A square in the Active column indicates that the problem which
generated the alarm has been solved.

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Bottom frame : displays all the pending alarms.


Note: The Timestamp column does not indicate when the alarm occurred,
but when the Compact TC-NEM received it.
For a full description of alarms and how to solve the problem, refer to
the BSC/TC Alarm Dictionary.

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3.1.3.2 Commissioning Panel


Use the Commissioning panel to run a commissioning Loop test.

Figure 30: MT120 Commissioning Panel


Use the Bottom frame to run a commissioning test of the board.

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3.1.3.3 MT120 Config Panel


Use the MT120 Config panel to:
Define BSC and hardware configuration
Execute the board replacement software procedure.

Figure 31: MT120 Config Panel


Use the:
Bottom frame to write a configuration or replace a board.
Top frame to define which BSC the board is to communicate with, and the
Ater Mux number.
Middle frames to enable Qmux and set the DSP configuration.

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3.1.3.4 Remote Inventory Panel


Use the Remote Inventory panel to view and, if necessary, Modify the Remote
Inventory (Section 3.2.4) of the MT120 board.

Figure 32: MT120 Remote Inventory Panel

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3.2 MT120 Boards


This section is designed to help you:
Check and/or modify the Qmux and hardware configuration
Run commissioning Loop tests
Change the management mode
Execute the software procedure to replace a board
Check and modify the Remote Inventory

3.2.1 Configure the Qmux and Hardware


Before following this procedure, and if necessary, Declare a New BSC (Section
3.3.3).
You must have the commissioning user profile to configure the Qmux and
hardware for the newly-declared BSC!
To configure the board:
1. If not on display, open the TCIF Tree:
View -> Overview
2. In the TCIF Tree, select the board you want to configure.
3. Open the MT120 Config panel of the board:
MT120 -> MT120 Config

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Figure 33: MT120 Config. Window


4. In the Qmux Settings frame, and only if there is a Qmux link, select [ Qmux
enabled ], then enter a Qmux Timeslot and a nibble:
For...

The Qmux Timeslot is...

And the Nibble is...

4:1 mapping

14

Bits 0 and 1.

5. In the Configuration frame, select the BSC the board must communicate with.
6. Enter the Atermux number.
7. In the DSP Configuration frame, check [ Random ].
8. In the Configuration frame, select Write Configuration.
9. Click on [ Execute ].
The board is configured.
10. Close the MT120 board window.

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3.2.2 Run Commissioning Loop Tests


This procedure enables you to verify PCM-Links. Before running a
Commissioning Loop test, you must enable Fault Indication (Section 3.4.1) .

3.2.2.1 Run Test on Individual Board


To run a Commissioning Loop Test on an individual board, click on [ Start/Stop
Loop Tests ] in the Commissioning panel of the board.

3.2.2.2 Run Test on One or More Boards


To run a Commissioning Loop test on one or more boards:
1. Open the TCIF Overview panel.
Window -> TCIF -> Rack Overview
2. Right-click on a board to display the context menu.
3. Click on [ Commissioning ] .

Figure 34: Commissioning Loop Test


4. Click on:
[ all ] to verify PCM-Links for all the boards of the rack
[ selected ] to verify PCM-Links for the board you have selected.
The Commissioning Loop Test window appears.

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5. Check the PCM-Links you want to verify, and click on [ Start ] .


The report appears in the Messages area.

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3.2.3 Change Management Mode


Note: From cluster point of view all MT120 boards must be in the same mode,
TCIL or HSI mode.
To change the management mode on one or more boards:
1. Open the TCIF Rack Overview panel.
Window -> TCIF -> Rack Overview
2. Right-click on a board to display the context menu.
3. Click on [ ChangeMode ].

Figure 35: Change Management Mode


4. Select between All and Selected, as desired.
5. From the pop-up menu select the management mode, which can be:
HSI: High Speed Interface
HSI2a
HSI2b
TCIL: Transcoder Internal Link
When changing the management mode from TCIL to HSI an attention
message appears, warning the operator that the procedure implies
outage.

Figure 36: TC-NEM Controller Window

For selecting more than one board, keep the [ Ctrl ] key pressed and using the
mouse, click on the concerned boards.

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3.2.4 Modify the Remote Inventory


This task is only available to users with the commissioning profile.
To modify the Remote Inventory of a board:
1. If not on display, open the TCIF Tree:
View -> Overview
2. In the TCIFTree, select the board for which you want to modify the Remote
Inventory and double click on it.
3. Open the Remote Inventory panel of the board:
MT120 -> Remote Inventory

4. Enter your modifications.


5. Click on [ Save RI ] .
6. Close the MT120 board window.

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3.2.5 Write Configuration


This procedure only concerns generic settings.
This task is only available to users with the commissioning profile.
To configure a board via your terminal:
1. If not on display, open the TCIF Tree:
View -> Overview
2. In the TCIF Tree, select the board that needs configuring.
3. Open the MT120 Config panel of the board.
4. In the Configuration frame, select [ Write Configuration ].

Figure 37: MT120 Write Configuration Window


5. Click on [ Execute ].
6. Close the MT120 board window.

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3.2.6 Read Configuration


This procedure only concerns generic settings.
To read the configuration of a board via your terminal:
1. If not on display, open the TCIF Tree:
View -> Overview
2. In the TCIF Tree, select the board for which you want to check the
configuration.
3. Open the MT120 Config panel of the board.
4. In the Configuration frame, select [ Read Configuration ].

Figure 38: MT120 Read Configuration Window


5. Click on [ Execute ].
6. Close the MT120 board window.

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3.3 TCIF Boards


This section is designed to help you:
Locate boards
Declare BSCs
Delete BSCs
Change BSC Host ID
Change BSC name
Manage site information
Generate a board inventory.

3.3.1 Locate Boards


3.3.1.1 Locate a Board in TCIF
If it is not on display, open the TCIF panel:
Window -> TCIF -> Rack Overview

Top frame : indicates the PCM-Links connection status:


Green and letter C: connection with PCM-Link
Red and letters DC: no connection with PCM-Link.
Bottom frame : displays where the MT120 boards are located in the 9125
TC rack (SR 1 stands for the top subrack). You can double-click on a
board to open its individual window.

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Each MT120 board is allotted a number and a color. For more details about
the colors, see the Color Code table below.
This color...

Indicates...

Green

The board is running correctly.

Yellow

The board presents minor problem(s).


Try to restart (see Restart Software (Section 3.5.2.1) ) or
reset (see Reset Software (Section 3.5.2.2) ) the board.

Orange

The board presents fatal problem(s).


Check the board temperature (see Supervise Board
Temperature (Section 3.6.2) )
Check Transmission with Board (Section 2.2.7)
Try to restart (see Restart Software (Section 3.5.2.1) ) or
reset (see Reset Software (Section 3.5.2.2) ) the board.

Red

The board needs to be replaced (see Replace a Board


(Section 2.2.8)).

Table 3: TCIF Color Codes for Board Status

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3.3.1.2 Locate a Board in the TCIF Tree


If it is not on display, open the TCIF Tree (View -> Overview ).

The TCIF Tree indicates:


On which subracks MT120 boards are located
Under which number each board is referenced
And, depending on the color, whether each board is functioning correctly
(see the Color Code table in Locate a Board in TCIF (Section 3.3.1.1) ).
You can click on a board to open its individual panel.

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3.3.2 Lock/Unlock TCIF Boards


To lock or unlock a TCIF board:
1. Open the TCIF Rack Config panel:
Window -> TCIF -> Rack Overview
The "Rack Overview" panel opens.
2. Right-click on a TCIF board to display the context menu.

Figure 39: Lock/Unlock TCIF Boards


3. Click on [ Lock ] to lock the TCIF board.
After locking a TCIF board a takeover occurs and the standby board
becomes the active one.
4. To unlock a TCIF board right-click and select [ Unlock ].

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3.3.3 Declare a New BSC


To declare a new BSC if you have a commissioning user profile:
1. Open the TCIF Rack Config panel:
Window -> TCIF -> Rack Config
The "Rack Config" panel opens.

2. Enter the TC rack name and number.


3. If necessary, select the PCM impedance.
4. If necessary, select the Trau Law.
5. If necessary, select the Clock Source.
6. Click on [ Save ] in the upper part of the "Rack Config" window.
Modifying the rack number and PCM impedance, affects all the boards of
the rack.
7. Enter the BSC Name.
The BSC Index is given automatically.
8. Click on [ Save ] in the lower part of the "Rack Config" window.

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9. Open the "BSC Host IDs" window.

For every BSC declared in the "Rack Config" window, a row is automatically
imported with values for:
HostId which is already filled with TCNEM
BscId which is already filled with the id of the BSC in the TC-NEM
BscName and BscIndex which are already filled with the parameters
given in the "Rack Config" window.
Do not modify any of the above mentioned parameters present in this
automatically imported row ( for which the value of the HostId field is TCNEM)
in order to be able to perform, later on, the configuration of the MT120 boards.
10. Fill in, for every BSC previously declared, the last empty row with the
following information:
the HostId field with:
[ ] if all the BSCs are declared to the same OMC-R or

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a hexadecimal value representing the OMC-Rs hostId if there are


several BSCs declared to different OMC-Rs.
To get the OMC-Rs hostId, open an OMC-R terminal and enter this
command:hostid. The answer you will get is the OMC-R Host ID.
In case of X-Large OMC-R, the hostid that must be filled is the
MASTER OMC-R hostid.
the BscId field with the ID of the BSC seen from the "DCN" window of
the OMC-R
the BscName field with the the name given for every BSC in the OMC-R
the BscIndex field with the BscIndex associated for every BSC declared
in the "Rack Config" window.
In conclusion, in the "BSC Host IDs" window, for every BSC declared, two
rows must be present :
one automatically imported for which the HostId is always TCNEM and
which should not be modified
one last empty row which must be filled by the operator with the HostId,
BscId, BscName, and BscIndex as described in step 10 mentioned above.
11. Click on [ Save ] to save the configuration.
12. Configure the Qmux and Hardware (Section 3.2.1) of the MT120 board so
that it can communicate with the BSC.

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3.3.4 Delete BSC from 9125 TC


To delete a BSC from 9125 TC using TC-NEM:
1. Open the TCIF "Rack Config" panel:
Window -> TCIF -> Rack Config
2. In the "Rack Config" panel right click on any field related to the BSC to
be deleted and select [ Delete ].
You can not delete a BSC if it has MT120 boards associated to it.
Therefore, before deleting a BSC, you must configure all the required MT120
boards in order to associate them to a dummy BSC.

Figure 40: Delete a BSC

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3.3.5 Change BSC Host ID


To change the BSC host ID using TC-NEM:
1. Open the TCIF "BSC Host IDs" panel:
Window -> TCIF -> BSC Host IDs
2. In the "BSC Host IDs" panel, in a new line, enter:
In the HostId field, the new BSC host ID
In the BscId field, the BSC ID of the BSC for which the host ID is
changed
The BscId is the ID given to the BSC at OMC-R in the "DCN" window.
In the BscName field, the BSC name of the BSC for which the host
ID is changed
In the BscIndex field, the BSC index of the BSC for which the host
ID is changed
3. Click on [ Save ].
4. In the "BSC Host IDs" panel right click on the old host ID and select [ Delete ].
Note: Changing the BscName or BscId triggers an automatic reset of the
MT120 boards associated to the required BSC.
The line which begin with TCNEM cannot be deleted from here. This
line will disappear automatically when you delete the line associated
from "Rack Config" panel (where BSC is declared).

3.3.6 Change BSC Name


To change the BSC name using TC-NEM:
1. Open the TCIF "BSC Host IDs" panel:
Window -> TCIF -> BSC Host IDs
2. In the "BSC Host IDs" panel click on the BSCName field of the BSC to
be renamed.
3. Enter the new BSC name.
4. Click on [ Save ].
Note: Changing the BscName or BscId triggers an automatic reset of the
MT120 boards associated to the required BSC.

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3.3.7 Manage Site Information


To check / modify the Site Information, open the TCIF SiteInfo panel:
The Modify Site Information task is only available to users with the
commissioning profile.
Window -> TCIF -> Site Info

If necessary, modify the site information by double-clicking on the corresponding


Filed value and typing the new value.
The Site Information is stored in the 9125 TC STM1-IP boards.

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3.3.8 Generate a Board Inventory


You need to generate a board inventory each time you insert a new MT120
board or replace an old one in the rack. The inventory gives details taken from
the Remote Inventory of each board.
To generate an inventory:
1. Open the TCIF Configuration panel.
Window -> TCIF -> Rack Config

2. In the Inventar File frame, click on [ ... ] to open a Windows dialog box and
select a folder for your inventory text file.
3. In the Windows dialog box, click on an existing file, or enter a name for
your new file, then validate.
4. In the Inventar File area, click on [ Write ].
The inventory file is generated.
If you select an existing file and click on [ Write ] , the data contained in that file
is erased and replaced by new data.

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3.4 Communication and Alarm Messages


This section is designed to show you how to:
Enable Fault Indication
Filter messages to view only the significant ones
Create log files of these messages for future reference.

3.4.1 Fault Indication


The Communication window displays alarms for the rack as well as for all the
boards of the rack. To read fault alarms for a specific board in its Alarms panel,
you must first enable Fault Indication in the TCIF.

3.4.1.1 Enable Fault Indication in TCIF


Note: You do not need to enable Fault Indication at each connection. This
function remains active until you disable it.
To enable Fault Indication in TCIF:
1. Open the TCIF Overview panel.
Window -> TCIF -> Rack Overview
2. Right-click on a board to display the pop-up context menu.
3. Click on [ Fault Indication ] .

Figure 41: Enable Fault Indication


4. Click on [ on all boards on ] .
You can now view the board alarms in the Communication window or in the
Alarms panel (see View Alarms Specific to a Board (Section 3.4.1.2) ) of
each board.

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3.4.1.2 View Alarms Specific to a Board


To view alarms for a specific board:
1. If not on display, open the TCIF Tree:
View -> Rack Overview
2. In the TCIF Tree, select the board for which you want to view the alarms.
3. Open the Alarms panel of the board:
MT120 -> Alarms

See Alarms Panel (Section 3.1.3.1) for more details on this panel.
4. Close the MT120 board window.

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3.4.2 View Messages


Communication and alarms messages for the whole rack appear in the
Message pane of the Communication window. You can:
Display the details of a message
View these details in Hexadecimal, TLV or in decoded text
Clear all the messages from the Message area.

Figure 42: Viewing Messages in the Communication Window


To...

Select...

Display details of a
message

A message in the Communication Message pane.


The details of the message appear in the pane below.

View details in
Hexadecimal, TLV
or Decoded text

In the Communication Menu bar:

Clear all messages

In the Communication Menu bar:

Show -> Hex, TLV or decoded

Show -> Clear

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3.4.3 Filter Messages


You can filter messages to view only the significant ones.
Once you have created filters, you can:
Activate/deactivate filters
Save filters
Load existing filters
Update filters
Clear filters.

3.4.3.1 Create Filters


To filter messages:
1. In the Filter pane of the Communication window, click on one of the empty
cells in the Interface column, to unscroll a list of interfaces.
2. Select the interface delivering the messages to filter from (USB, MMI,
TCIF, SNMP, QMUX).

3. In the ID column, enter the identification number of the message to filter.


(Check in the Communication Messages pane for the identification number
of that message).

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4. Click on Message to filter , and select the message from the scrolling list.
The message MID appears in the MID column.
(Check in the Communication Message area for the MID number of the
message, and look for that number in the Message to filter scrolling list.)

5. Select [ Active ] if you do not want the message to appear in the


Communication Message pane.
6. Click on Selection, and select one of the following in the scrolling list.
Selection : The type of messages you have selected in Message to filter
Container : Messages received from the rack
Broadcast : Broadcast messages sent to all the rack
All : All the messages sent to MT120 boards.
7. Repeat the procedure for each message you want to filter.
Once the filter is done, you can:
Activate that filter (Connection -> Filter -> Activate )
Save it (see Save a Filter (Section 3.4.3.3) )
Clear it (Connection -> Filter -> Clear ).

3.4.3.2 Activate/Deactivate a Filter


You know if the filter is active when the title bar of the Communication Filter
pane is highlighted. To activate or deactivate the filter:
In the Communication Menu bar, select:
Connection -> Filter -> Activate/Deactivate

3.4.3.3 Save a Filter


You do not need to save a filter to use it. But if you want to use that filter
often, save it.
To save a filter:
1. In the Communication Menu bar, select:
Connection -> Filter -> Save
2. In the Windows dialog box, specify the address and the name of your
new filter file (filename.flt).
3. Validate.

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3.4.3.4 Load an Existing Filter


To load an existing filter:
1. In the Communication Menu bar, select:
Connection -> Filter -> Load
2. In the Windows dialog box, select the filter to load (filename .flt).
3. Validate.
The filter appears in the Communication Filter area. You can:
Activate this filter (Connection -> Filter -> Activate )
Modify it (in the latter case, do not forget to update it (see Update a Filter
(Section 3.4.3.5) ).

3.4.3.5 Update a Filter


Updating a filter file means overwriting the existing filter file or creating a
new one.
To update a filter:
1. In the Communication Menu bar, select:
Connection -> Filter -> Save
2. In the Windows dialog box, select the filter file (filename .flt).
OR enter a new name for this file.
3. Validate.

3.4.3.6 Clear a Filter


Clearing a filter means unloading it from the Communication Filter area.
To clear a filter:
Connection -> Filter -> Clear
If you have modified this filter and have not updated it (see Update a Filter
(Section 3.4.3.5) ), you will lose all your modifications.

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3.4.4 Manage Log Files


The Compact TC-NEM does not keep an automatic trace of communication
messages and alarms. To keep a trace, you must create a log file. Once you
have created log files, you can also:
Open existing log files
Save the current or existing files in decoded format
Append new messages and alarms to a log file
There are two log file formats available: <filename>.clf , which is the default
format and <filename>.dec , which indicates that the log file has been saved
in a decoded format.

3.4.4.1 Create Log Files


To create a log file:
1. In the Communication Menu bar, select:
File -> Logfile -> New
2. In the Windows dialog box, specify the address and the name of your
new log file (<filename>.clf ).
3. Validate.
In order to read a log file easily, you can save it in a decoded format. Refer to
Save Current Log in Decoded Format (Section 3.4.4.4) for detailed information.

3.4.4.2 Open an Existing Log File


To open an existing log file:
1. Disconnect the Compact TC-NEM.
2. In the Communication Menu bar, select:
File -> Logfile -> Open
3. In the Windows dialog box, select the file to open (<filename>.dec ).
4. Validate.
The log file appears in the Communication Messages pane. You can:
Append it
Save it in a decoded format for easier reading.

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3.4.4.3 Append a Log File


You can maintain a single log file of all the communication alarms linked to a
specific rack over a period of time, and append it at each session.
To append a log file:
1. In the Communication Menu bar, select:
File -> Logfile -> Open
2. In the Windows dialog box, select the file to append (<filename>.dec ).
The log file opens in the Communication Messages pane, displaying
earlier alarms.
3. In the Communication Menu bar, select:
File -> Logfile -> Append
The new communication alarms appear at the bottom of the old ones.

3.4.4.4 Save Current Log in Decoded Format


To save the current log in a decoded format:
1. In the Communication Menu bar, select:
File -> Decode -> Save
2. In the Windows dialog box, specify the address and the name of your
decoded file (<filename>.dec ).
3. Validate.
A file showing a decoded version of the current log is created. You can:
Open this file on screen (File -> Decode -> Open )
Print it (File -> Decode -> Print ).

3.4.4.5 Save an Existing Log File in Decoded Format


To save an existing log file in a decoded format:
1. Disconnect the Compact TC-NEM.
2. In the Communication Menu bar, select:
File -> Decode -> File
3. In the Windows dialog box, select the log file (<filename>.clf ) you want to
save in a decoded format.
4. Specify an address and a name for this new file (<filename>.dec ).
5. Validate.

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3.4.4.6 Open a Decoded Log File


To open a decoded log file on screen:
1. In the Communication Menu bar, select:
File -> Decode -> Open
2. In the Windows dialog box, select the decoded file to open (filename.dec).
3. Validate.
The decoded file opens in your Windows WordPad software (or the
equivalent).

Figure 43: Example of Decoded Log File

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3.5 Software Via TCIF


This section is designed to help you:
Download TCIF / MT120 Software
Preload MT120 Software
Activate TCIF/ MT120 Software
Accept TCIF / MT120 Software
Reject TCIF / MT120 Software
Abort TCIF / MT120 Software
Restart or reset MT120 software

3.5.1 TCIF Software


This task is only available to users with the commissioning profile.

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3.5.1.1 Download TCIF Software


The TCIF enables you to download the TCIF software on both boards at
the same time.
To download TCIF software:
1. Open the TCIF Download panel.
Window -> TCIF -> Download

2. In the Action field, select [ Download TCIF Software ].


3. In Master file name , click on the list or on [ ... ] to select the software
to download.
The Master file name format is AXnnY, where X is the system release
character, nn is the file version number and Y the sub-version number (for
example, in B10: AX30A).
4. Check in the Progress field when the download is finished.
Wait for the Software Downloaded message to appear.

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3.5.1.2 Activate TCIF Software


To activate the TCIF downloaded software:
1. Open the TCIF Download panel.
Window -> TCIF -> Download

2. In the Action field, select [ Activate TCIF Software ].


3. In the Available software select the software to activate.
After activating, this version of software will run on TCIF and previous
version will be on backup state.
4. Click on [ Submit ]
A dialog box opens asking for confirmation.
5. Confim the action by clicking on [ Yes ].
Wait for the Software Activated message to appear.

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3.5.1.3 Accept TCIF Software


To accept the TCIF activated software:
1. Open the TCIF Download panel.
Window -> TCIF -> Download

2. In the Action field, select [ Accept TCIF Software ].


3. In the Available software field select the software to be accepted.
4. Click on [ Submit ]
5. Confim the action by clicking on [ Yes ].
6. Wait forSoftware accepted message to appear.

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3.5.1.4 Reject TCIF Software


To reject TCIF activated software:
1. Open the TCIF Download panel.
Window -> TCIF -> Download

2. Select Reject TCIF Software from the Action drop down list.
3. In the Available software field select the software to reject.
4. Click on [ Submit ]
5. Confim the action by clicking on [ Ok ].
Wait for the Software Rejected message to appear.

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3.5.1.5 Abort TCIF Software


To abort TCIF software:
1. Open the TCIF Download panel.
Window -> TCIF -> Download

2. Select Abort TCIF Software from the Action drop down list.
3. In the Available software field, select the software to be aborted..
4. Click on [ Submit ]
Wait for the Software Aborted message to appear.
5. Click on File Info tab in the "TCIF" window.
Check that the aborted software was deleted from the table.

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3.5.2 MT120 Software


3.5.2.1 Restart Software
Note: Before restarting the software that currently runs the board, check why
the board is not transmitting correctly (see Check Transmission with
Board (Section 2.2.7) ).
To restart the software that currently runs the board:
1. Open the TCIF Overview panel.
Window -> TCIF -> Rack Overview
2. Right-click on the faulty board, to display the pop-up context menu.
3. Click on [ Restart ] .
You can follow the progress of the restart procedure by reading the
messages in the Communication window.

If the board is still not running correctly (color yellow or orange), try resetting
the software (see Reset Software (Section 3.5.2.2) ).

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3.5.2.2 Reset Software


Note: Before resetting the software that currently runs the board, check why
the board is not transmitting correctly (see Check Transmission with
Board (Section 2.2.7) ).
Resetting the software means that it is re-installed on the board and that
all the parameters are re-initialized.
To reset the software that runs the board:
1. Open the TCIF Overview panel.
Window -> TCIF -> Rack Overview
2. Right-click on the faulty board to display the pop-up context menu.
3. Click on [ Reset ] .
You can follow the progress of the resetting procedure by reading the
messages in the Communication window.

If the board is still not running correctly (color yellow or orange), try removing
and putting it back in place, or change it (see Replace a Board (Section 2.2.8)).

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3.5.2.3 Download MT120 Software


The TCIF enables you to download software on several boards at the same
time.
Note: Before restarting the software that currently runs the board, check why
the board is not transmitting correctly (see Check Transmission with
Board (Section 2.2.7) ).
The download is done only one time because the software is
downloaded first on TCIF boards and then sent to all MT120 boards
equipped in the rack.
To download MT120 software on the TCIF boards:
1. Open the TCIF Download panel.
Window -> TCIF -> Download

2. In the Action field, select [ Download MT120 Software ].


3. In Master file name , click on the list or on [ ... ] to select the software to
download. The master file name format is MTTTAXyy.yyz, where X
is the system release character, yy is the file version number, and z
the sub-version number.

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4. Click on [ Submit ].
5. Check in the Progress field when the download is finished.
Wait for the MT120 Software Downloaded message to appear.
6. Click on File Info tab in the "TCIF" window.
Check that the status for the newly downloaded software is downloaded.

3.5.2.4 Preload MT120 Software


The preload of MT120 Software is done for each BSC connected to the TC.
To preload MT120 software in MT120 boards associated to the same BSC:
1. Open the TCIF Download panel.
Window -> TCIF -> Download

2. In the Action field, select [ Preload MT120 Software ].


3. In the BSC field, select the BSC connected to the MT120 boards involved in
the software preloading.
All the MT120 boards connected to the selected BSC turn blue.
4. In the Available software field, select the downloaded Master File version of
software to be preloaded on the selected BSC.

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5. Click on [ Submit ].
All the MT120 boards connected to the selected BSC become yellow.
During the preloading phase, the MT120 Software Preloading message
appears at the bottom of the page.
6. Wait for the MT120 Software Preloaded message to appear.
All the MT120 boards connected to the selected BSC become green.
7. In the "FileInfo" tab, check if the preloaded version is present for the
selected BSC.

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3.5.2.5 Activate MT120 Software


To activate the MT120 downloaded software in MT120 boards associated
to the same BSC:
1. Open the TCIF Download panel.
Window -> TCIF -> Download

2. In the Action field, select [ Activate MT120 Software ].


3. In the BSC field, select the concerned BSC.
4. In Master File Name select the software to be activated.
5. Check the color of the boards at the bottom of the panel:
White : the software is activated on the board
Grey : the software has not been activated on the board.
6. Double-click on each white board to activate the software on it.
When the board is selected, it becomes dark blue.
7. Click on [ Submit ] and check the colors of the boards at the bottom
of the panel:
Yellow : the software is being activated
Green : the software has been activated successfully, and runs the board
Red : failure in activating the software.

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3.5.2.6 Accept MT120 Software


To accept the MT120 activated software in MT120 boards associated to the
same BSC:
1. Open the TCIF Download panel.
Window -> TCIF -> Download

2. In the Action field, select [ Accept MT120 Software ] .


3. In the BSC field, select the concerned BSC.
4. In Master File Name select the software to be accepted.
5. Check the color of the boards at the bottom of the panel:
White : the software is accepted on the board
Grey : the software has not been accepted on the board.
6. Double-click on each white board to accept the software on it.
When the board is selected, it becomes dark blue.
7. Click on [ Submit ] and check the colors of the boards at the bottom
of the panel:
Yellow : the software is being accepted
Green : the software has been accepted successfully
Red : failure in accepting the software.

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3.5.2.7 Reject MT120 Software


To reject the MT120 activated software in MT120 boards associated to the
same BSC:
1. Open the TCIF Download panel.
Window -> TCIF -> Download

2. In the Action field, select [ Reject MT120 Software ].


3. In the BSC field, select the concerned BSC.
4. In Master File Name select the software to be rejected.
5. Check the color of the boards at the bottom of the panel:
White : the software is rejected on the board
Grey : the software has not been rejected on the board.
6. Double-click on each white board to reject the software on it.
When the board is selected, it becomes dark blue.
7. Click on [ Submit ] and check the colors of the boards at the bottom
of the panel:
Yellow : the software is being rejected
Green : the software has been rejected successfully
Red : failure in rejecting the software.

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3.5.2.8 Abort (Remove) Downloaded MT120 Software


To abort the MT120 downloaded / downloading software in MT120 boards
associated to the same BSC:
1. Open the TCIF Download panel.
Window -> TCIF -> Download

2. In the Action field, select [ Abort Downloaded MT120 Software ] .


3. In the BSC field, select the concerned BSC.
4. In Master File Name select the software to be abort.
5. Double-click on each white board to abort the software on it.
When the board is selected, it becomes dark blue.
6. Click on [ Submit ] and check the colors of the boards at the bottom
of the panel:
Yellow : the software is being aborted
Green : the software has been aborted successfully
Red : failure in aborting the software.

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3.5.2.9 Abort (Remove) Preloaded MT120 Software


To abort the MT120 preloaded / preloading software in MT120 boards
associated to the same BSC:
1. Open the TCIF Download panel.
Window -> TCIF -> Download

2. In the Action field, select [ Abort Preloaded Mt120 Software ] .


3. In the BSC field, select the concerned BSC.
4. In Master File Name select the software to be abort.
5. Double-click on each white board to abort the software on it.
When the board is selected, it becomes dark blue.
6. Click on [ Submit ] and check the colors of the boards at the bottom
of the panel:
Yellow : the software is being aborted
Green : the software has been aborted successfully
Red : failure in aborting the software.

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3.5.3 View the Software Inventory


You can view the software inventory installed on the boards of the rack, and
see which software:
Was originally installed on a board
Is downloaded and on which board
Is currently running and on which board.
To open the TCIF File Info panel go to: Window -> TCIF -> File Info.
For details on the meaning of each column, please refer to the descriptions
below:

File Name

Name of the software

DateAndTimeDate and time of creation of the software


Type
Status

Type of the software


running: software that is currently running the board
previous: software that used to run the board before the
current software
preloaded: software which has been downloaded but has not
yet been activated
fallback: last remaining preloaded version of the current
software
original: factory software that originally came with the board.

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3.6 Fans
This section is designed to show you how to:
Test fans
Supervise board temperature.
To replace fans, please refer to the TC Corrective Maintenance Handbook .

3.6.1 Test Fans


To test the fans of the rack:
1. Open the TCIF Fan _ Temperature panel.
Window -> TCIF -> Fan _ Temperature

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2. Click on [ Submit ] .

The boards appear, displaying their temperature. A map of the fans appears
in the Fan Commissioning pane.
Green fans function correctly, red ones do not
L stands for Left fan, M for Middle Fan and R for Right fan.
In case of fan failure, refer to the TC Corrective Maintenance Handbook .

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3.6.2 Supervise Board Temperature


During fan tests, a board can appear too high or too low in temperature. You
can check in the Temperature Supervision frame if that state is temporary
or permanent.
After the fan test:
1. Right-click in the Temperature Supervision frame.

2. In the pop-up context menu, click on an interval of time for the supervision.
3. Then click on [ Activate ] .
4. Select a board in the board frame.

Figure 44: Displaying Board Temperature and Fan Speed


The board temperature appears in red
The fan speed appears in blue.
At each interval, a new reading of the boards temperature and fans speed
appears.
5. Click on the other boards in turn, to view their temperature curve.

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