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PRELIMINARY INFORMATION ...................................................................... 7
INTRODUCTION.......................................................................................................................9
CONVENTIONS USED IN THIS HANDBOOK.....................................................................................9 CONTENTS OF THE EM OPERATOR’S HANDBOOK.......................................................................9

USER'S INTERFACE ............................................................................................................ 11
USER'S CONSOLE .............................................................................................................................11 THE EM DESKTOP.............................................................................................................................11 WINDOWS...........................................................................................................................................12 Dialog Boxes .....................................................................................................................................13 Menus................................................................................................................................................16 Messages..........................................................................................................................................16 WORK IN PROGRESS .......................................................................................................................17 ICONS..................................................................................................................................................17 WINDOW SCROLL BARS ..................................................................................................................18 ON-LINE HELP ....................................................................................................................................18

MENU STRUCTURE ............................................................................................................. 21

STARTING THE EM....................................................................................... 23
LOGIN..................................................................................................................................... 25
LOGIN VIA AN X-SESSION................................................................................................................25 LOGIN USING THE CONSOLE (HP VERSION)................................................................................25 EM REMOTE LOGIN INTERFACE.....................................................................................................26 Emrlogin Interface Executable..........................................................................................................26 Technical Specification .....................................................................................................................28

EM MAIN MENU .................................................................................................................... 29

SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION......................................................................... 31
SYSTEM MANAGEMENT..................................................................................................... 33
CALLING UP A UNIX SHELL..............................................................................................................33

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MANAGING USER CONFIGURATION ..............................................................................................33 BACKUP OF EM DATA.......................................................................................................................34 RESTORING THE BACKUP FILES....................................................................................................36 CUSTOMIZING THE SCREEN COLORS ..........................................................................................39 CUSTOMIZING THE PRINTER ..........................................................................................................40 MODIFYING USER PASSWORD.......................................................................................................40 DISPLAYING THE CONNECTED USERS.........................................................................................41

USER CONFIGURATION HANDLER (UCH) ...................................................................... 43
CALLING UP A UNIX SHELL TO CREATE A NEW USERNAME ....................................................43 ADDING A NEW USER TO THE EM..................................................................................................44 MODIFYING USER CHARACTERISTICS .........................................................................................46 REMOVING A EM USER ....................................................................................................................47 MANAGING DISPLAYS ......................................................................................................................48 MANAGING DOMAINS .......................................................................................................................48 Adding a New Domain ......................................................................................................................49 Renaming A Stored Domain.............................................................................................................50 Removing A Stored Domain .............................................................................................................50 Adding NE To A Domain...................................................................................................................50 Removing NE From A Domain .........................................................................................................51 MANAGING PROFILES ......................................................................................................................51 Loading Profile Files..........................................................................................................................52 Saving A Profile File..........................................................................................................................53 Updating Profiles On The DataBase ................................................................................................53 Adding A New Profile ........................................................................................................................53 Renaming Profiles.............................................................................................................................54 Deleting Profiles ................................................................................................................................54 THE ACTIVITY LOG............................................................................................................................54 Getting User Activity Log ..................................................................................................................55 Printing User Activity Log..................................................................................................................56 Exporting User Activity Log...............................................................................................................56

ELEMENT MANAGEMENT ........................................................................... 57
NE MANAGEMENT............................................................................................................... 59
ENABLING DESIGN MODE - EM MANAGEMENT ...........................................................................60 CREATING A NEW REGION..............................................................................................................60 MODIFYING A STORED REGION .....................................................................................................61 MOVING A REGION............................................................................................................................61 REMOVING REGIONS .......................................................................................................................61 MOVING NES FROM REGION TO REGION.....................................................................................62 DISPLAYING A LIST OF THE REGIONS...........................................................................................62 SET NE TIME.......................................................................................................................................63

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ABORT TIME SETTING JOBS ...........................................................................................................63 SCHEDULING NE TIME ALIGNMENT...............................................................................................63 DISPLAYING TIME SETTING JOBS..................................................................................................64 PRINTING THE CONFIGURATION ...................................................................................................65 MANAGING THE REAL TIME MONITORING WINDOW ..................................................................66 Alarm Acknowledgement ..................................................................................................................68 Alarm Clearing ..................................................................................................................................68 Alarm Locking and unlocking............................................................................................................69 Alarm Trouble Ticketing ....................................................................................................................69 Displaying Alarm Details ...................................................................................................................69 Getting Help On Alarms....................................................................................................................69 Displaying Alarms Only.....................................................................................................................70 Displaying Counters Only .................................................................................................................70 Displaying Alarms and Counters ......................................................................................................71 Filtering The Alarms..........................................................................................................................71 Configuring The Real Time Monitoring Window...............................................................................74 FAULT INQUIRY SYSTEM HANDLER - FISH...................................................................................75 Structure Collapsing..........................................................................................................................77 Getting Information on Request........................................................................................................77 Customizing Request Tree ...............................................................................................................77 Customizing Data Table....................................................................................................................79 Getting Data ......................................................................................................................................80 Printing Data......................................................................................................................................80 Exporting Data ..................................................................................................................................80 ALARMS REALIGNMENT...................................................................................................................81 ABORT PERFORMANCE JOBS - EM MANAGEMENT....................................................................81 SCHEDULING QUALITY DATA COLLECTION.................................................................................82 PORT LABEL COLLECTION SCHEDULING.....................................................................................83 REQUEST PERFORMANCE JOBS LIST ..........................................................................................84 PRINTING PERFORMANCE DATA ...................................................................................................84 DISPLAYING QUALITY DATA VIA PORT LABEL.............................................................................85 INSTALLING A NEW SOFTWARE VERSION ...................................................................................86 ABORT DOWNLOAD JOBS ...............................................................................................................87 SCHEDULING A SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD.....................................................................................87 ACTIVATING DOWNLOADED SOFTWARE .....................................................................................89 DISPLAYING SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD JOB LIST .........................................................................90 DISPLAYING THE INSTALLED SOFTWARE VERSION ..................................................................90 MANAGEMENT OF DCN....................................................................................................................91 Creating an OSI System ...................................................................................................................91 Removing an OSI System ................................................................................................................92 Displaying the OSI Tables ................................................................................................................93 Management of Ping Function..........................................................................................................94 MANAGEMENT OF LABELS..............................................................................................................95 SCHEDULING BACKUP JOBS ..........................................................................................................96

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...........124 ERROR <NUMBER> IN CREATING NEW DB TABLES..98 NE REGION MANAGEMENT ........................................ PROCESS CRASH EXIT AND LOG IN AGAIN ! ..............SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER .........................................................................................123 DATABASE DATA AND INSTALLATION NESTING LEVEL ARE INCONSISTENT..123 CAN'T MALLOC COLOR TABLE DOUBLE CLICK THE SHELF AGAIN...................................................123 DATABASE IS INCONSISTENT FOR THIS NETWORK ELEMENT…........................................................124 COPYRIGHT ...................................................................................................................................................................123 COMMAND NOT EXECUTABLE......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................124 ERROR IN SHELF CONFIGURATION BUILDING ...................108 OPTIONS OF MANAGEMENT MENU ...............................................................................................................................................106 REMOVING A PROVISIONED NE ....................................................................123 DB TABLE NE_TYPE_INFO IS WRONG................... 99 COLORS OF THE NE ICONS.. 123 ACTIVE REGION CANNOT BE REMOVE..................... 112 QUALITY GRAPHIC REPORT .....................................................................................................................................124 ERROR ON MESSAGE DISPATCHING EXIT AND CONTACT YOUR SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR...................................................................................................97 EXECUTING A NE RESTORE ........................................................................................................................104 MODIFYING AN EXISTING NETWORK ELEMENT..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................101 CREATING A NEW NETWORK ELEMENT..............124 ELEMENT MANAGEMENT IS IN SINGLE MODE.........................................................................................108 COMMON REFERENCES ....................................................124 ERROR STARTING <PROCESS NAME> .......... ........................................................................................................................REGION ..........................................................123 ELEMENT MANAGEMENT ALREADY ACTIVATED .............................................................................................................................123 DO YOU WANT TO REMOVE BACKUP FILES? ...................................................................................................102 ADDING A NETWORK ELEMENT ............................................................................ 118 NE CREATE CONFIGURATION FILE ..........105 MOVING A NETWORK ELEMENT................................................................107 DISPLAYING INFORMATION ON THE STORED NES .................................................................................................124 ERROR READING USER_INFO TABLE .............. Marconi ... 110 MEANING OF THE FIELDS....OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK TABLE OF CONTENTS Aborting Scheduled Backup Jobs......................................................................................................................................... 121 ERROR MESSAGES..................................97 Listing A Backup Job Details ...................................................124 ERROR <NUMBER> IN REMOVING DB TABLES….....123 ANOTHER REGION CAN'T BE OPEN.............................106 COPYING NETWORK ELEMENT CHARACTERISTICS.....................................................................................................Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 4 Book Contents ..100 MODIFYING READ/WRITE ACCESS ......................................................................................................107 ENABLING/DISABLING NETWORK PROCESSES .....

................................................................................................................................................................................................................124 ERROR <NUMBER> WHEN OPENING USRPROCCONFIG ................................................. COMMAND IS RUNNING..........................................................................127 WRONG NMCMAPINFO AT LINE….......................Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 5 Book Contents ............125 EXEC................................................................. Marconi .................124 ERROR <NUMBER> WHEN OPENING COPYNAMECONFIG.......................... .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 129 COPYRIGHT ............................127 WARNING: EXCEEDING NETWORKELEMENTS ARE NOT LISTED...................................................................127 SYSTEM MANAGEMENT ALREADY ACTIVATED........................................................................... UPDATE IN PROGRESS.................................. ...... PLEASE..........................125 MAIN REGION CANNOT BE REMOVE........................ CONTACT YOUR DATABASE MANAGER.......124 ERROR <NUMBER> WHEN OPENING NMCMAPINFO..............WHEN READING NEFIFO…...................................................................................... ....................125 ERROR <NUMBER> WHEN WRITING…............. ........................................................128 YOUR WORKING/IDLE TIME EXPIRE..127 SORRY...............................................................................................126 SORRY...................126 NO ACTIVE PROCESS...............128 YOUR DOMAIN IS NO LONGER VALID...................................................... .................126 NO VALID DATA.........................................................................................................................................................................................................125 ERROR <NUMBER>.............................................................................................................................................................................126 SORRY......................................................................128 GLOSSARY ..........................................126 SHELF ERROR NO MATCHING VISUAL FOUND.................. ERROR ON DB CONNECTION ...........126 REQUEST ALREADY ACTIVE ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................127 SORRY...................................125 NCS USER UNKNOWN THE DATABASE PLEASE CONTACT YOUR SYSTEMADMINISTRATOR...........................128 WRONG USRPROCCONFIG AT LINE…........................................................................................................................................................... ...........................YOU CANNOT WORK..........................SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ SYSTEM ERROR IN ELEMENT....................OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK TABLE OF CONTENTS ERROR <NUMBER> WHEN ACTIVATING RTM ...................................................................................................................................126 NO COMPLETE DATA IN FILE NMCMAPINFO............................................. THIS COMMAND CANNOT BE EXECUTED DURING AN OTHER COMMAND SELECTION.......................................... CONTACT YOUR SYSTEMADMINISTRATOR.....126 NO COMPLETE FILE : COPYNAMECONFIG .........125 FORK SYSTEMERROR..................................................................125 ERROR <NUMBER> WHEN WRITING SELNEFIFO… ....................... CONTACT YOUR SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR IN ORDER TO BE ASSOCIATED TO A NEW ONE............................................................................................................126 NO VALID NETWORK ELEMENT PIXMAP...........................................................126 REGION ALREADY OPEN.. NOT YET AVAILABLE ........................................125 EXIT FROM APPLICATION ...............................125 ERROR <NUMBER> WHEN READING NMCMAPINFO ...............127 WARNING : EXCEEDING REGION ARE NOT LISTED.......................................125 ERROR <NUMBER> WHEN READING USRPROCCONFIG ......................................................................................... ........................................127 TROUBLE IN DB TABLE <TABLE NAME>....126 SHELF ALREADY PRESENT.................126 SORRY.........................124 ERROR <NUMBER> WHEN ACTIVATING SOME USER PROCESS......127 WRONG MAP DIMENSION.......................................

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The following topics are dealt with this Section.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 . n Introduction n User's Interface n Menu Structure COPYRIGHT . Marconi Navigation Page Book Contents .PRELIMINARY INFORMATION This Section describes which type of symbols and conventions have been used while describing the ServiceOn Optical Element Manager Software.

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It describes in detail how to accomplish specific tasks. User Configuration Handler (UCH) describes mainly how to manage Users for EM. For example: * Select option PRINT. displaying the performance data reports. alarm monitoring. See Also: <Topic> If the reference is to a topic described in other manual(s) or description(s). Section 3 System Administration has two Chapters: System Management in this Section is described the Backup/Recovery procedures of the EM database. CONTENTS OF THE EM OPERATOR’S HANDBOOK The EM Operator’s Handbook is a reference to the features of the program. EM Management). describes the management of the regions. assigning them the relative access rights. Marconi Navigation Page Book Contents . the symbol [LC] indicates that the relevant option is available only for the Control Application and it can not be managed by the Network Management Centre. If a reference to other topic(s) of the operator’s Handbook is necessary while describing a topic. the following method has been used. COPYRIGHT . Refer To: <Handbook/description> Within the attached NE Management description. etc. Indicates that you have to select the option PRINT on the menu displayed. configuration & alarm reports. alarm acknowledgment. EM Main Menu describes the option available in the Main Menu and how to call up the secondary menus (System Administration.). Section 1 Preliminary Information has three Chapters: Introduction describes the content of the Operator’s Handbook and the conventions used. Section 4 NE Management has two Chapters: NE Management. User’s Interface contains the basic information about the graphic environment (windows.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 . NE software downloading. icons. controls. Section 2 Starting the EM has two Chapters: Login describes the User’s login. how to define Domains for partitioning the network. Menu Structure gives the flow of the different menus beginning from the EM Main Menu.INTRODUCTION CONVENTIONS USED IN THIS HANDBOOK A star (*) followed by text indicates an action that must be performed by the Operator. the following method has been used.

Section 5 Common References has four Chapters: Meaning of the Fields is giving a list (alphabetical) of all fields displayed in the reports.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 10 Book Contents . Marconi . modify the NEs in the EM database. NE Create Configuration File is showing an instance of the template file which can be usedfor the Network Element creation. NEs Management The operative procedures for the NEs are described in the documentation attached to this volume. Error Messages is describing the meanings of the dialog boxes which spontaneously appear on the EM Interface in case the software is being affected by a failure. COPYRIGHT . Quality Graphic Report is describing the information available in a quality chart report.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER .OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK INTRODUCTION NE Region Management describes how to add.

where are available some general purpose commands and the EM icon (on the left side of the tool bar). The organization of the facilities offered by the desktop can be divided into two basic "objects": Windows and Icons. Each operation opens a window in the desktop displaying the data relative to the operation. It is however possible to configure the CDE/VUE in a different way (Refer to the HP-UX Documentation). The X-Terminal consists of the following parts: n Color monitor n Base Unit containing the digital electronics printed-circuit assembly and the Ethernet module n Keyboard n Mouse THE EM DESKTOP The HP-UX CDE/VUE forms the ServiceOn Optical Element Manager working area. the limit to the number of windows open at any one time depends on memory available in the X-Terminal (refer to Description Installation). COPYRIGHT . The HP Desktop is available when EM is run directly on the console of the HP Workstation. More than one window can be opened on the desktop. The desktop itself can be considered as the basic window of the EM. Marconi Navigation Page Book Contents . Following is shown an example of configuration of the HP tool bar.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 .USER'S INTERFACE USER'S CONSOLE The EM ServiceOn Optical Element Manager Software can run on an X-Terminal or on the Console of the computer (if it is equipped with high resolution monitor). The X-Terminal is a graphic terminal which is connected to the EM Network Server by means of an ethernet LAN (Refer to Description Installation for more details).

Marconi . The windows can overlap each other with a selected window brought to the front of the others. For a more detailed description of the commands and options available in the command part of the window refer to the Unix Documentation.: EM Main Menu). COPYRIGHT . The windows can be minimized to an icon.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 12 Book Contents . A pull-down menu is available in every window by clicking with the left-hand mouse button on the pointer on the upper left side of the window.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK USER'S INTERFACE WINDOWS In this software a window (see before) displays an operation (eg.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . brought to the back and moved on the screen.

Within a dialog box.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK USER'S INTERFACE Dialog Boxes The EM uses several types of forms for entering or displaying data. COPYRIGHT . Marconi .Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 13 Book Contents .SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . there are different types of controls. These forms are commonly defined "Dialog Boxes".

Option Buttons: A Option Button is a rectangle with a pointing button on its right. Unlike radio buttons. you can choose more than one check box. It represents an option that can be set on or off.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . Marconi . Radio Buttons: Options indicated by a series of rhombuses. one of which is darken. COPYRIGHT . Use these when you must choose one and only one option from a group of options. choosing one of the options automatically deselects the one that was previously selected.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK USER'S INTERFACE Check Buttons: A square box is a check button. a pop-up similar to a menu appears. It displays a list of values available for the selection. are radio buttons. If you select this control. A darker color appears in the box when the option is on.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 14 Book Contents . Several check boxes that perform associated functions appear as a list.

A scrollable list can contain only text (typically in the reports) in that case no selection are needed. the pop-up disappears so it does not get in your way. If an element is selected it is highlighted. It repeats the last operation. It is similar to Cancel but only closes the dialog box. You can increase the number by clicking the up arrow of the spinner or decrease the number by clicking the down arrow until the text displays the number you want. When it is activated you can move the elements of the list and make your selection. and the value you choose appears within the control. COPYRIGHT . Spinners: A spinner is a control made up of an upward-and-downward pointing arrow. Clicking on the push button you can initiate an action. displayed next to a text that contains a number. It lets you leave the dialog box without initiating it.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 15 Book Contents . It calls an help dialog box. Scrollable Lists: A scrollable list is a boxed list with a scroll bar on its right (only when needed). or you can have EM display text resulting from your choices. There are push buttons which are included in most dialog boxes: OK/Apply Cancel Exit/Close Repeat Help It initiates the action as specified. Text Boxes: A square box empty or with text inside is a text box.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . and a scroll box somewhere in between to show where in the list the cursor is. an arrow at the bottom. you can type text into it. Push Buttons: In a dialog box.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK USER'S INTERFACE After you choose one option from the pop-up. A scroll bar is a vertical bar with an arrow at the top. a rectangle with the text in it is a push button. Marconi .

The upper part contains information about the current action (TEXT AREA). or in a line at the bottom of the current window.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 16 Book Contents . Each of the words written in the menu bar is called a menu pad. If sub-options are available click (left-hand button) with mouse until the desired option is reached and then click again the mouse to initiate the action. Messages Messages are prompted in two ways: in a message box which appears on the screen. and then click (lefthand button) the option you want on the menu. Message box The message box is divided into two parts. in the lower part is available the command button Close to close the message box. a pull-down menu appears. containing a group of choices called menu options.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK USER'S INTERFACE Menus Pull-down Menus A pull-down menu is at the top of the screen and contains a group of main options (menu bar). As you will see. COPYRIGHT .SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . To make a selection from a pull-down menu: Click with the left-hand mouse button the menu pad to make the menu appear. Marconi . An arrow indicates that pull-down menu option have sub-options. when you select one of the menu pads.

By positioning the cursor over the icon using the mouse and double-clicking the left button. it appears everytime User calls the following functions: n The Real Time Monitoring Window n The FISH application n The GUI of a NE by double click ICONS The icons can be located in an icon box at the bottom of the screen of the HP-UX desktop. Refer to HP-UX documentation for more details on positioning the icon on the window area.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER .OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK USER'S INTERFACE Messages At The Bottom Of The Screen Upon a completion of an action a comment message is displayed at the bottom of the window . the icon is displayed again as window.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 17 Book Contents . Each window can be changed to an icon by using the appropriate commands available in the window area itself. COPYRIGHT . WORK IN PROGRESS This window shows the gained progress for the complete loading of a function. Marconi .

These references are identified with the title See Also. The scroll bars are used to have a progressive view of the managed area. COPYRIGHT .SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER .Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 18 Book Contents . ON-LINE HELP The EM provides On-line Help for the instruction currently being executed. Click on the topic label to display the relevant content. The On-Line Help Window can be called up in a dialog box by moving the cursor on the "HELP" button and clicking the left button of the mouse. Marconi .OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK USER'S INTERFACE WINDOW SCROLL BARS In the NE Region Management Window vertical and horizontal scroll bars can be enabled (refer to Description Maintenance for more details). The On-Line Help Window provides an explanation of the currently displayed window plus hypertextual references to other topics and sections which are related to the current one.

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Marconi Navigation Page Book Contents . The following topics are dealt with in this Section: n Login n EM Main Menu COPYRIGHT .STARTING THE EM This Section describes the procedures for starting the EM Element Manager.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 .

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In order to allow contemporary accesses from the same workstation to more than one EM host at once. The EM launcher.Requirements: The EM remote account name must be equivalent to your local account name.equiv file and the username in the workstation has to be the same as the EM one.LOGIN Login may differ depending on the type of device used: X-Terminal or Workstation Console. Refer To: Description Maintenance LOGIN USING THE CONSOLE (HP VERSION) * Type your account name in the ”login” prompt. LOGIN VIA AN X-SESSION * Connect X-Terminal to the EM computer . you have to create the /etc/MV36.. not included in the EM installation. If the /etc/MV36.equiv file in each workstation and fill it with the name of the hosts where EM has been installed. the EM hosts menu is displayed waiting for the user selection. ? xterm1 xterm2 xterm3 * Select the X-Terminal to be used. 1) MV36 2) MV38 Enter number 1) 2) 3) ? in range 1 . How to start the EM from a workstation not included in the installation It is possible to run EM also from any workstation.equiv file doesn’t exist or it exists empty or it contains as unique entry the local hostname the EM is run locally. EM Main Menu is displayed.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 . That means that the workstation has to be known by the EM server by means of the /etc/hosts. If the /etc/MV36. in any workstation: COPYRIGHT . 3 to select your display. If the /etc/MV36. Marconi Navigation Page Book Contents . * Login on the EM server by means of a valid Unix command (telnet .If has been just installed only the System Administrator is available (nmcman).equiv file contains as unique entry an hostname different from the local one the EM is run remotely. HP desktop is displayed (CDE).equiv file contains more than one row. selected from a list. icon in the VUE desktop. * After the User creation both as Unix and as EM User the user environment is automatically created. ecc) * Type your account name. Installation guide. * Click on the EM launcher (available on the icon bar). Select the Application to be started. rsh. has been enhanced with the remote access facility that allows to run the management center on one of the EM hosts.

the EM Remote Login Interface will execute a function on the EM itself.vue/vuewmrc): in the ’BOX Top’ set. Emrlogin Interface Executable The EM Remote Login Interface executable image. * Add to the Resource Description File for the HP VUE Window Manager (the system file /usr/vue/config/sys. The following information will be sufficient to determine the appropriate action to be taken.vuewmrc or the one at single user level. Marconi . Used for network element login sessions. * Copy the bitmap file ”EM. When a remote login session is required from an User. They may occur in any order and may or may not exist in the command issued by NM.login session to the EM ne . COPYRIGHT .login session to the network element n -u user-id A string of up to 8 alpha-numeric characters indicating the name of the EM user attempting to start the requested interface. emrlogin.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . is expected to exist in: $NCSPATH/emrlogin on the EM or anywhere if the EM is not installed. A number of parameters must be accepted by emrlogin. Default values are indicated when necessary.exec ”MV36” HELP_TOPIC FPTextEdit } See Also: EM Main Menu EM REMOTE LOGIN INTERFACE The EM Remote Login Interface relies on standard UNIX services to access the EM interface or a meaningful part of it.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK LOGIN * Copy the executable file ”EM” BINhp directory into the /usr/bin directory of the workstation taking care of the permissions.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 26 Book Contents . n -e element-type The type of device login requested. $HOME/. and its NEs.bm” bitmap directory into the /usr/vue/icons directory of the workstation. May be one of: ec . the following option: CONTROL MV36 and in the Top Row Controls.bm PUSH_ACTION f. the following rows: # # Control description: MV36 # CONTROL MV36 { TYPE button IMAGE MV36. such as the Fault RTM. n -i ne-id A numeric value representing the network element or multiplexing device to login to.

COPYRIGHT .: hp7043d) only if the IPaddress/hostname association exist somewhere in the system.110 .s.e.log) If no log-file is specified the emrlogin application verbosity is redirect into the stderr.1.1210) hostname (i. The display name must have the following format: IPaddress:0 (i. n -s security The type of necessary security. should contain up to one line for each EM WSP.equiv) The emrlogin host table configuration file.1.1.: 192.234. n -f host-file The emrlogin host table configuration file. NOTICE n -v [log-file] The emrlogin log file or verbosity option.234.EM Savona 192.The EM should prompt for a password and user-id before continuing (default) auto n -h host The host to use for running the EM requested interface.: 192.e.equiv example: hpgenova . May be one of: path/logfile . The host name must have the following format: IPaddress (i. .: /tmp/emrlogin.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK LOGIN n -d display The display to use for running emrlogin application and the EM requested interface.: hp7043d:0) only if the IPaddress/hostname association exist somewhere in the system.e. It may be one of: normal .Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 27 Book Contents . The allowed line format is the following: host “free comment” emrlogin.EM Genova hpsavona . The host-file value must have the following format: path/cfgfile (Ex.e. whose suggested name is emrlogin. n -nodie Additional parameters may be defined in future.EM Laboratory n -c command The EM command to use for running the EM requested interface may be one of: RTM .234.equiv.No login security (password or user-id) is required. Marconi .the emrlogin application verbosity is redirect into the specified logfile (e.110:0) hostname:0 (i.: /etc/emrlogin.Only the EM Fault RTM interface is required.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER .

must appear only if -f option is required and only if the specified host-file contains at least two entries. The third TextArea (HostName). which is also a scrollable list. at least. the full description of the above mentioned paramenters and some short examples of emrlogin execution. Note The following options are mandatory: n -e element-type n -d display n -i ne-id if -e ne n -u user-id if -s auto Note The following optins are incompatible: n -i ne-id and -e ec n -c command and -e ne n -f host-file and -s auto or -h host n -nodie and -s auto Technical Specification The emrlogin GUI is composed by. n -help The emrlogin help messages: the usage.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK LOGIN The emrlogin application doesn’t exit after launching the relevant EM interface but its GUI is only unmapped from the display.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . two TextArea (UserName and Password) which must be filled with the relevant data when necessary. COPYRIGHT . if the -u option is required. The emrlogin GUI shall provide three PushButtons: n Ok which starts the relevant interface n Clear which resets the UserName and Password data n Close which exits from the application The callback associated to the Ok PushButton must perform a rexec system call (using UserName. In this case the emrlogin process must be killed and managed by the external “calling” application. Password and HostName as specified by the GUI or by the emrlogin command options) that starts the relevant interface by launching the PUIstart script or the rmv36 executable. The following table sumarize the command to be passed to the rexec when the Ok callback is called: Option -e ec -d display -e ec -c RTM Command rmv36 -display display csh -f $NCS/SCRIPT/PUIstart -c RTM -d display -e ne -d dispaly -i ne-id csh -f $NCS/SCRIPT/PUIstart -i ne-id -d display If -s auto option is requested no emrlogin GUI will appear but just the EM relevant one.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 28 Book Contents . Infact. Marconi . the specified UserID automatically will appear in the UserName TextArea.

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The four buttons on the right of the window contain the following options:
Element Use this option to access the Element Manager functionalities (equipment commissioning, crossconnections, protections, etc.). System Use this option to access the System Administration (creation of EM Users, Usertypes, etc.). Help Used to call the On-line Help, which wil explain the content of the most important windows. Exit Used to quit the EM Main Menu.

See Also: Login, Section 3 System Administration has two Chapters:, Customizing The Screen Colors, Customizing The Printer, Modifying User Password, Displaying The Connected Users

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SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION

In this Section are described the procedures for creating EM Users and for assigning them the rights to access the EM functionalities. The following topics are dealt with in this section n System Management n User Configuration Handler (UCH)

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SYSTEM MANAGEMENT
Path (Main Menu)
Use this option to manage EM Users with their relevant profiles (Usertypes) and Database backup/recovery.

The menu bar at the top of the window contains the following options:
File Used to quit the System Management Menu. Security Used to add or modify EM Users and its relevant profile. Data Used to backup/restore the EM database.

IMPORTANT The System Management Window is accessible only for the EM System Manager (nmcman) and for Users associated to NMC Usertypes. See Also: EM Main Menu, Adding A New User To The EM, Calling Up A Unix Shell To Create A New Username, Backup Of EM Data, Restoring the Backup Files

CALLING UP A UNIX SHELL
Path (Security-Unix Login)
This option is used to start a UNIX shell for general purpose. * Select the option. * Perform a login. * Perform the requested operations and then logout. See Also: Calling Up A Unix Shell To Create A New Username

MANAGING USER CONFIGURATION
Path (Security-User Configuration)
The content of this paragraph is all stored in the next chapter: USER CONFIGURATION HANDLER (UCH).

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See Also: user configuration handler (UCH)

BACKUP OF EM DATA
Path (Data-Backup)
This option is used to backup on an external device (tape, DAT, file, etc.) the following information: n Historical alarms. This information is stored within the specific files wihin the /hist/alarm directory n Performance monitoring data. This information is stored in specific files which are located in two directories (/hist/pm15m and /hist/pm24h) according to the collection period) n EM database n CDL (Configuration Description Language) scripts. The files are stored within the /hist/CDL directory and they contain information about the database of the Information Model Network Elements. The files are created by means of a specific command of the NE user interface. n RAW. (ADM-1 and ADM1CP network Element Database). The files are stored within the /hist/RAW directory and they are created by means of a specific command of the NE user interface. IMPORTANT The number of the above specified files which are saved on the EM hard disk can be customised via a specific configuration file ($NCS/CONFIG/HISTconfig).

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To backup the files:
* Use TYPE to select the type of files to be backed up.
Alarm history Alarm history files. 24 hours PM data Quality data collection files (24 hours). 15 minutes PM data Quality data collection files (15 minutes). Database EM database. CDL Script Information Model NE database RAW ADM-1 and ADM-1CP NEs database.

* Use DEVICE LIST to select the device used to backup data (tape, floppy disk, DAT, file etc.) Refer to Description Maintenance for more details on adding the devices ($NCS/U_INFO/DEV_LIST file). * Use FILES TO BACKUP to choose the file(s). An asterisk (*) near the filename indicates that a backup has already been performed. The files have the following format:
Alarm Files year_month_NE Type (according to NeTypeConfig file). 15 minutes performance files year_month_day_15M_NE type (according to NeTypeConfig file). 24 hours perfomance files year_week_24H_NE type (according to NeTypeConfig file). CDL Scripts year_month_day_NE:NE id.cdl_type.cdl RAW year_month_day_NE:ne_id.raw_type.raw

NOTICE

The NE id refers to the internal identifier that EM automatically assigns to each NE managed. The raw_type field can gets the value ‘all’ which means the whole DB.

The cdl_type can gets the following values:
all Upload Network Element conf Upload NE Configuration shelf Upload Shelf Configuration

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Restoring the Backup Files Refer To: Description Maintenance RESTORING THE BACKUP FILES Path (Data-Restore) Use this option to restore into the EM directories (Ralarm.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . IMPORTANT If a database recovery has to be performed follow the procedure herein described before selecting this command: 1) Log in as ”attila”. COPYRIGHT . Rraw) the files backed up on the external device/file.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK SYSTEM MANAGEMENT dcc Upload DCC Configuration conn Upload Frame Struct / XConn / Path Prot sync Upload Synchronisation Configuration tp Upload Termination Point mss Upload MS Spring mspp Upload MSP Protection eqp Upload Equipment Protection aux Upload Auxiliary alrep Upload Alarm Reporting perf Upload Performance gndc Upload Ground Contact log Upload Log Configuration * Use LABEL to assign a name for the destination backup file. * Use Files Deletion After Backup to delete the source file after the backup (not available for database option) * Press Apply See Also: System Management.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 36 Book Contents . Rcdl. Marconi . Rpm24h. Rpm15min.

All the files inside the CDL restore directory (Rcdl) are deleted. Marconi . n cleaning the restore directories (option not available for database). All the file inside the Ralarm directory are deleted.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK SYSTEM MANAGEMENT 2) Use the Shutdown Utility to shut the EM processes 3) Log in as ”nmcman” (database owner) 4) Set the Database to Single Mode. CDL scripts Information model NEs configuration. All the file inside the Rpm24h directory are deleted.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 37 Book Contents . RAW ADM-1 and ADM-1CP database files. All the files inside the RAW restore directory (Rraw) are deleted. 24 hours PM data Quality data collection files (24 hours). (*) Note(*) While opening the EM Management window a warning message appears. The option also allows the following features: n listing the backup history.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . To clean the restore directory: * Use TYPE to select the type of files to be removed from the relevant restore directory. All the file inside the Rpm15min directory are deleted. Alarm History Alarm History files. This is due to the lack of EM processes after the stop. COPYRIGHT . 15 minutes PM data Quality data collection files (15 minutes).

Report A history backup list of the selected files type is displayed. Alarm History Alarm History files. To list the backup history: Request * Use TYPE to select the type of files to be listed.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 38 Book Contents . * Press Apply. COPYRIGHT . Marconi . make certain the configuration of DXC NEs is aligned. RAW ADM-1 and ADM-1CP database files. Database EM database (The current database is replaced with the backup). Rpm15min. According to the configuration required a DB upload or download can be necessary. NOTICE After a DB restore. * Use ACTION to select the action to be initiated: Backup files history To list the backup history * Press Apply.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK SYSTEM MANAGEMENT * Use ACTION to select the action to be initiated: Clean restore directory To erase all the files in the related restore directory. Rpm24h. CDL scripts Informational model NE database. Alarm History Alarm History files. Rcdl. (Ralarm. 15 minutes PM data Quality data collection files (15 minutes). 15 minutes PM data Quality data collection files (15 minutes). 24 hours PM data Quality data collection files (24 hours).SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . CDL Scripts Information model NEs configuration. 24 hours PM data Quality data collection files (24 hours). * Press Close To restore backup files: * Use TYPE to select the type of files to be listed. Rraw).

IMPORTANT If the database to restore belongs to a previous release and the new release has been installed with the database restore option n. * Use DEVICE LIST to select the device used for the recovery. * Use ACTION to select the action to be initiated: Restore backup files To restore the selected files into the EM restore directory.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 39 Book Contents . Rpm15min. Rcdl. IT = italian.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK SYSTEM MANAGEMENT RAW ADM-1 and ADM-1CP database files.EM Management Refer To: Description Maintenance CUSTOMIZING THE SCREEN COLORS Path (Customize-Color) This option is used to modify the EM window colors. The selected archive files are restored in the related restore directory (Ralarm. Rraw). Request All windows for requests (windows called with the REQUEST option). Report All windows for replies after a request. Marconi . Element Management Window. Enabling Design Mode . * Use RESTORE FILES to select the file(s) to be restored (option ALL is also available) and press Apply. Rpm24h. * After a database restore is completed a full EM restart is necessary in order to correctly link the restored database. Update All windows for updating (windows called with the UPDATE option). etc. See Also: Backup Of EM Data. To change colors: * Use Window to choose the type(s) of window(s) to be modified. Proceed via the Attila Shutdown/Restart utility. System Management. Monitor Window for Real Time Event Monitor.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . COPYRIGHT . Main Main Windows (Main Menu.) * Restart EM using attila. Network Management Window). after the database restore proceed as follows: * Type command: cd $NCS/DBSCRIPT * Type command: csh -f CREATOT <dbname> UP <language> where dbname is the database name and language is the operator’s interface language (UK = english.

* Press Enter. * Use Spacing buttons to select the line spacing (single or double) * Use Numbering buttons to enable/disable the page numbers. Foreground The foreground of the window (push buttons. See Also: EM Main Menu COPYRIGHT .SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . See Also: EM Main Menu CUSTOMIZING THE PRINTER Path (Customize-Printer) Use this option to select the printer for the EM reports. Marconi .Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 40 Book Contents . * Type in the field Header a text used as header of each printed page (optional). * Use Page Width slider to define the number of characters per line. * Press APPLY. menu options etc). To customize a printer: * Type in the field Print Command the unix print command. * Use Colors to choose the desired color for the selected resources. See Also: EM Main Menu MODIFYING USER PASSWORD Path (Utilities-Change Password) Use this option to modify Your unix password. IMPORTANT Color modifications are effective next time you log in. * Press APPLY. * Use Page Length slider to define the number of lines per page. * Type in the field Footer a text used as footer of each printed page (optional).OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK SYSTEM MANAGEMENT * Use Resources to select the part of the window to be changed. Selected color is displayed in the box at the right side of the window. Background The background of the window. To change the password: * Enter the Old password and then choose if the system is automatically generating a password or it is entered by You.

SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . Marconi .Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 41 Book Contents . Report The system displays the list of the active EM Users. * Press Close See Also: Adding A New User To The EM COPYRIGHT .OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK SYSTEM MANAGEMENT DISPLAYING THE CONNECTED USERS Path (Utilities-Active Users) This option is used for displaying a list indicating all Users actually connected. To list the connected Users: Request * Press APPLY.

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COPYRIGHT . the environment variable MV36_CENTRAL_ADMIN_PROFILE in $NCS/NCS_INSTALL is set to “1” and the user selected in the available User List is NIS+.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 . it provides also the possibility to manage Domains. CALLING UP A UNIX SHELL TO CREATE A NEW USERNAME Path (User-Create User (SAM) ) This option is exclusively used for creating a new Unix Account assigned to the nmc group. The following window shows the Users table and all the applicable functions to them. Profiles and Displays required for a complete User configuration. IMPORTANT When NIS+ is installed. the selection field on the right of the list itself will be visualized. Marconi Navigation Page Book Contents .USER CONFIGURATION HANDLER (UCH) Path (Security-User Configuration) This option allows to Add. which will be then available to be assigned as EM User. NOTICE All the menu functions are duplicated in the toolbar commands of the UCH window. Modify and Remove a User.

The home directory.e. access privileges (usertype) and functional domains. assigning to him the working time. if the home directory for nmcman is /nmc/nmcman then the home directory for the new user should be /nmc/<new-username> if the home directory for nmcman is /opt/nmc/nmcman then the home directory for the new user should be /opt/nmc/<new-username> * Fill the forms displayed and then close the sam. is determined by the home directory set for nmcman. for the new user. System Management Refer To: Description Installation ADDING A NEW USER TO THE EM Path (User-Add) This command allows adding a new EM User. The users characteristics (group and login shell) must be the same as that for nmcman.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 44 Book Contents . See Also: Adding A New User To The EM. Marconi . * Logout.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK USER CONFIGURATION HANDLER (UCH) To create a new Unix account: * Select the option * Use sam utility displayed to define a new Unix Account.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . COPYRIGHT . i.

Five extra usertypes can be customised by the User via proper configuration files. (Synchronisation menus). It gives access to all the functions related to COPYRIGHT . No other functions are allowed. MSP. It gives access to all the functions related to the cross connection creation and deletion. It gives access to all the functions related to the alarm management (Alarm menus). different Domains can be however defined (for partitioning the network in different areas). * Chose the Profile to be associated to the new User (e. It gives access to all the functions related to the quality data measurement (Quality and Performance menus). Configuration Manager Configuration Privileges. No other functions are allowed. Cross Connections Cross connection privileges. NOTICE A nmc profiled User cannot be assigned with any domain different from NETWORK. Trib 1+1.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK USER CONFIGURATION HANDLER (UCH) To add a new User: * Use User to select the Unix Account in the list of available ones. Alarm Manager Alarm Privileges. Quality Manager Performance Measurement Privilege. It gives access on all the EM options.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 45 Book Contents . All the other options are accessible from the menus but their confirmation button (Apply) is disabled.The display list is loaded into the $NCS/U_INFO/DisplayList file. The system provides fifteen pre-defined usertypes to select from. The maximum number of display that can be managed is 100.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . No other functions are allowed. Trib 1:N) creation and management (Protections menus). Switch protection. No other functions are allowed. * Use Display to associate a set of displays to the User. A User will be able to accomplish only the options related to his specified usertype. If the User try to log in the application on an invalid display an error window appears . No other functions are allowed. (Routing menus). It gives access to all the functions related to the protections (path protection. The pre-defined usertypes are listed below: nmc This usertype has no functional limitation. * Use Domain to select the Domain which can be accessed by the User. Data and Software Database and application software privileges. It gives access to all the functions related to the NE clock configuration. NETWORK is the default Domain for managing the whole network. Synchronisation Reference Synchronisation privileges.: nmc). Profile specifies the access privileges for the EM menu options. It gives access to all the functions related to the equipment and network configuration (Configuration and Network menus) No other functions are allowed. Protection Setting Protection privileges.g. Marconi .

Alarm Thresholds Setting Alarm thresholds configuration privileges. It only gives access to the functions related to the start/stop of the monitoring and the monitoring state. * Press Apply. Renaming A Stored Domain. Acknowledgement of Faults Alarm Acknowledgement privileges. It is a subset of Alarm Manager privileges and gives access to the functions related to the alarm thresholds presetting. COPYRIGHT . No other functions are allowed. managing displays. Performance Measurement It is a subset of the Quality Manager privileges. No other functions are allowed.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 46 Book Contents . It gives access to the option Modify NE only. * Use the up and down spinners to define the working hours for the new User. See Also: System Management. Test and Diagnostic Loopback. The User is enabled to access the EM within the specified period only. NE Time and Data Time updating privileges. Modifying User Characteristics. Any other function is not allowed. Any other function is not allowed. It gives access to all the functions related to the NE maintenance procedures (Test menus). Paragraph: Customising The User Profiles MODIFYING USER CHARACTERISTICS Path (User-Modify) Use this option to modify the parameters assigned to an EM User. Adding a New Domain. It is a subset of Alarm Manager privileges and gives access to the functions related to the alarm severity presetting.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK USER CONFIGURATION HANDLER (UCH) Database and application software up-load and download (Database and Software menus). Any other function is not allowed. Marconi . Alarm Severity Setting Alarm severity configuration privileges. It gives access to the functions related to the time and data alignment. Removing A Stored Domain Refer To: Description Maintenance. Any other function is not allowed. Any other function is not allowed.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . Calling Up A Unix Shell To Create A New Username. diagnostic patterns and laser restart management privileges. It is a subset of Alarm Manager privileges and gives access to the functions related to the acknowledgement of the active alarms. Any other function is not allowed. Removing A EM User. NE Name Modifying NE privileges.

to be removed * Select the option * Press Apply in the shown confirmation window COPYRIGHT . IMPORTANT Modifications are effective next time the User logs in. from the UCH list.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER .Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 47 Book Contents . See Also: Adding A New User To The EM. Removing A EM User REMOVING A EM USER Path (User-Remove) This option allows an EM User to be removed. * Press Apply. A User removed from the EM database is still present as Unix account. Marconi . To remove EM user : * Select the User.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK USER CONFIGURATION HANDLER (UCH) To change User characteristics: * Modify the parameters.

It is possible to add up to 100 displays (no more are allowed). for each NE the available information is: Network Element: NE type Acronim: NE acronim COPYRIGHT .Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 48 Book Contents . In the UCH main window. one or more displays can be moved back from the Removed field to the Display List one. on tht top. they can be visualized scrolling with the keyboard arrows in it.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK USER CONFIGURATION HANDLER (UCH) IMPORTANT An EM User cannot be removed while he is logged in. It is still possible to access directly to the file: $NCS/U_INFO/DisplayList To add a Display: * Select the option * Select the desired Display ID mode in the Display Mode field (it is possible to Chose between two types: IP Address and Host Name) * Fill the Add field with the correct Display ID * Move it to the Display List field by pushing the correct right arrow * Press Apply To remove a Display: * Select the option * Chose one or more displays to be removed from the Display List * Move it/them to the Removed field by pushing the correct right arrow * Press Apply NOTICE If Apply is not yet performed. Modified and Removed. See Also: Adding A New User To The EM MANAGING DOMAINS Path (Command-Domain) The Domain Handler window contains all commands to be executed for a domain management of the system. See Also: Adding A New User To The EM. Marconi . by pushing the left arrow. Modifying User Characteristics MANAGING DISPLAYS Path (Command-Display) It allows to Add and Remove one or more displays from the list of the available ones. The cell containing more displays is distinguished from other ones by a little down arrow. The window is divided in three main areas: n Data Area: it contains. a DOMAIN pop-up menu showing all the available Domains and a table containing the NE(s) of the Domain previously selected from the menu just described.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . if a display cell contains more voices. A domain here can be Added.

are displayed. Marconi . consequent to actions performed by the user. all the NEs contained) on the left of the window. the selection status (ON/OFF) of the NE in that row will be modified. NOTICE NEs not belonging to the User domain are hidden. Renaming A Stored Domain.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK USER CONFIGURATION HANDLER (UCH) NE Type: NE name Whatever cell of the table you click.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 49 Book Contents .SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . A yellow background wil point out the selected NE. Further are described all the functions that can be performed relating to the Domain management. if opened. NOTICE All the menu functions are duplicated in the toolbar commands of the Domain Handler window. n Message Area: in this area notifications and error messages. Removing A Stored Domain Adding a New Domain Path (Domain-Add Domain) This option is used for creating pools (Domains) in which NEs are grouped. See Also: Adding a New Domain. To create a new domain: * Select the desired NE(s) or NE’s Families to put in the new pool from the Domain Handler main window COPYRIGHT . Domain can be then assigned to a specific User(s) in such a way to give him the access in part of the managed network. n Tree Area: it shows the whole Network (the NE families and.

Marconi . See Also: Adding A New User To The EM. To add an NE: COPYRIGHT .SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . Renaming A Stored Domain Adding NE To A Domain Path (Ne-Add Ne) This option is used to add one or more NEs to an already existing Domain. Adding a New Domain. Renaming A Stored Domain.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK USER CONFIGURATION HANDLER (UCH) * Select the option (Domain-Add Domain) * Fill the blank field with the new Domain Name into the displayed window * Press Apply Now the new pool is present in the list of available Domains and ready to be chosen and to be assigned to an User. Removing A Stored Domain Renaming A Stored Domain Path (Domain-Rename Domain) This can be used only to change the name of an already stored Domain. See Also: Adding A New User To The EM. To remove a Domain: * Select the option * Select the Domain to be removed into the displayed window * Press Apply Now the pool is no more present in the list of available Domains. See Also: Adding A New User To The EM. Adding a New Domain. To rename a Domain: * Select the option * Select the Domain to be renamed into the displayed window * Modify the name in the relative field * Press Apply Now the new pool name is present in the list of available Domains and ready to be chosen and to be assigned to an User. Removing A Stored Domain Removing A Stored Domain Path (Domain-Remove Domain) This option is necessary to delete a domain from the DataBase.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 50 Book Contents .

with the left mouse button. See Also: Removing NE From A Domain Removing NE From A Domain Path (Ne-Remove Ne) This option is used to remove one or more NEs to an already existing Domain. All the NEs included in that Domain will be shown one by one in a table. To remove a NE: * Select the desired pool from the DOMAIN pop-up of the Domain Handler main window. n On the right side. * Select the option (Ne-Add Ne) * Confirm with OK Now the new NE(s) is present in the table of the relating Domain. having all rights yet installed. from the Network tree. Each table consists of two columns. The multi-selection is supported. they will appear in the same shot. The window is organised as follows: n On the left side.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 51 Book Contents . * Select one or more NEs or an entire family of them. one showing the name of the process or the name of the GUI and the other showing the command name. 0) in a binary logic: n 0 means the right is not possessed. this table is present for all subfolders (Core and any installed plug-in). The rights attribution can be modified clicking on them. n 1 means it is. COPYRIGHT . Marconi . Modify or Remove one or more profiles from a list of defined ones. * Select one or more NEs. * Select the option (Ne-Remove Ne) * Confirm with OK Now the new NE(s) disappeared from the table of the relating Domain.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . the table regarding the profiles and their rights. if one or more of the five customised profiles are configured. except of nmcman (01) which is not modifiable. The multi-selection is supported. from that table.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK USER CONFIGURATION HANDLER (UCH) * Select the desired pool from the DOMAIN pop-up of the Domain Handler main window. with the left mouse button. The profile rights have got two different meanings (1. All the NEs included in that Domain will be shown one by one in a table. a list of all the available profiles (15). changing the 1 to 0 or viceversa. See Also: Adding NE To A Domain MANAGING PROFILES Path (Command-Profile) This allows to Add.

Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 52 Book Contents .OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK USER CONFIGURATION HANDLER (UCH) See Also: Loading Profile Files. it contains the information currently stored on the database. Deleting Profiles Loading Profile Files Path (File-Load File) It allows to load a file with postfix .SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . if a Save action is performed.prf previously saved. To load a profile file: * Select the option (File-Load File) * Select the directory in which the file is stored * Chose the desired file * Press OK See Also: Saving A Profile File COPYRIGHT . Marconi . If a file not containing information related to the commands of an installed EM plug-in is loaded. If a file related to an EM currently not installed is loaded. then the table related to that EM will be filled with the values defined in the Current. it is necessary to remember that. Updating Profiles On The DataBase. Renaming Profiles. Adding A New Profile. Saving A Profile File. then the file with the information actually contained in the table is saved. IMPORTANT In the last described case. then this part is ignored and not filled in the table. The information contained in the files are visualized in the command tables.prf file.

if a sixth one is needed.prf itself. Marconi .SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER .prf contains the information currently stored in the database and loaded in the shared memory of HCIM process.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK USER CONFIGURATION HANDLER (UCH) Saving A Profile File Path (File-Save File) This option saves the file currently present in the table unless it is the file Current. That is because Current. The maximum number of new profiles that can be added is five so. the user must previously remove one of the five added profiles and substitute it.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 53 Book Contents . To save a file: * Select the option (Save File or Save File As…) * Only if the second option was required. this one can be modified only by performing an apply operation on the database. Path (File-Save File As…) It allows to save the file currently present in the table with another name. To update DB: * Login as nmcman * Perform modifications to a profile in the command tables * Select the option (Command-Update DB) * Chose between the two options: Apply Change at Next Restart Apply Change Now with HCIM Restart * Confirm the operation: Are you sure to Update the DB? See Also: Saving A Profile File Adding A New Profile Path (Command-Add Profile) The option allows to Add a new profile besides the fifteen predefined. To add a new profile: * Select the option COPYRIGHT . then type the directory path and filename * Press OK See Also: Loading Profile Files. Updating Profiles On The DataBase Updating Profiles On The DataBase Path (Command-Update DB) It makes permanent the modifications performed on the command tables: it brings the DB updated and the shared memory of HCIM restarted process.

the main window will appear empty until the first log request.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 54 Book Contents . Deleting Profiles. Adding A New Profile Deleting Profiles Path (Command-Delete Profile) By this command it is possible to remove one of the five optional profiles (previously added). Deleting Profiles. COPYRIGHT . Renaming Profiles THE ACTIVITY LOG Path (Command-Activity Log) This option visualises a table displaying the log file of the selected user. Renaming Profiles Renaming Profiles Path (Command-Rename Profile) By this command it is possible to change name to one of the five optional profiles. Marconi . The following picture shows a main window in which a request has been already performed. Adding A New Profile. See Also: Updating Profiles On The DataBase. NOTICE All the menu functions are duplicated in the toolbar commands of the Activity Log window. To delete a profile: * Select one of the five optional profiles from the list of the main window. To rename a profile: * Select one of the five optional profiles from the list of the main window * Select the option (Command-Rename Profile) * Fill in the field with the current profile name the new one * Press Apply The new name will appear instead of the previous one into the Profile List in the left side of the main window.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK USER CONFIGURATION HANDLER (UCH) * Fill the blank field with the new profile name * Press Apply The new profile will appear at the end of the Profile List in the left side of the main window. See Also: Updating Profiles On The DataBase. At first.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . See Also: Updating Profiles On The DataBase. * Select the option (Command-Delete Profile) The selected profile will automatically disappear from the Profile List in the left side of the main window.

Marconi . this operation is possible to be performed in two different ways: COPYRIGHT . To get User activity log: * Select the option * Chose the desired User from the corresponding pop-up menu * Set the desired time slot. in here.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 55 Book Contents .SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . Printing User Activity Log. Exporting User Activity Log Getting User Activity Log Path (Command-Get) The option will show the Log Filter window.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK USER CONFIGURATION HANDLER (UCH) See Also: Getting User Activity Log. The following procedure will show how to get User information. it is possible to Chose the User necessary for a complete report on.

in the Activity Log main window.g. Getting User Activity Log. Overwrite the default settings 2. This window accesses also to another one (Print Properties) for a more detailed printing configuration.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 56 Book Contents . Printing User Activity Log. See Also: The activity log. Getting User Activity Log. Printing User Activity Log COPYRIGHT . Push the up/down arrow buttons * Press Apply Now. Exporting User Activity Log Exporting User Activity Log Path (Command-Export) This gives the opportunity to export the Activity Log Table of the properly selected User. Marconi .SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . Exporting User Activity Log Printing User Activity Log Path (Command-Print) This allows to chose the print layout kind (paper or file) and all the print needed settings.slk (SYLK format) that can be read and edited with different applications (e. will appear the table related to all the operations performed by the required User in that specific time slot. See Also: The activity log. Microsoft Excel). See Also: The activity log.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK USER CONFIGURATION HANDLER (UCH) 1. into a file .

ELEMENT MANAGEMENT In this Section are described the procedures to create and manage Network Elements and Regions. Marconi Navigation Page Book Contents .Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 . n NE Management n NE Region Management COPYRIGHT .

OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK USER CONFIGURATION HANDLER (UCH) COPYRIGHT .SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . Marconi .Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 58 Book Contents .

Map of the Managed Network It is possible to load into the Management Window a graphic map (bitmap file) of the managed area. Regions are displayed on the map by means of graphic icons. The menu bar at the top of the window contains the following options: COPYRIGHT .g. Refer to Description Maintenance for more details on adding a map. reports). Double-click on this icon with the left-hand mouse button to open the relevant Region Management Window. alarms and other general purpose functionalities (e. the name assigned to the region is displayed in the Region Location Box.NE MANAGEMENT Path (Main Menu) The NE Management Window is used to create and manage the ”regions” in the managed network. In the NE Management Window the following ”objects” are present: Menu Bar This is a pull-down menu where are available the options for the management of regions.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 .: software downloading. Region Icon Identifies the position of the region on the map. Region Location Box When the mouse pointer is positioned on a region icon. Marconi Navigation Page Book Contents .

NE Region Management.EM MANAGEMENT Path (Network-Edit-Update-Design Mode) This option is used to lock the Network Management Centre to other Users. It is possible to associate to the new region a bitmap file containing a graphic map. Adding a New Domain. Starting from the enabling time no User are allowed to log in the EM. See Also: EM Main Menu. report. Abort Performance Jobs . * Use ACRONYM to enter a shorten for the region name (it will appear in correspondence of the region icon). Set NE Time.EM Management. Restoring the Backup Files CREATING A NEW REGION Path (Network-Edit-Update-Add Region) Use this option to add a new managed area (Region). Scheduling A Software Download.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK NE MANAGEMENT File Used to quit the NE Management Window. COPYRIGHT . Installing A New Software Version. To define a new region: * Use NAME to assign a name to the region. It is also necessary to set on the EM Single Mode before restoring the backup files. Scheduling NE Time Alignment. The message EM SINGLE MODE ON will appear in a message box.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . * Use MAP NAME to select the map associated to the region. Colors Of The NE Icons Refer To: Description Maintenance ENABLING DESIGN MODE . quality and domain management options. Creating A New Region. Printing The Configuration. Modifying Read/Write Access. Managing The Real Time Monitoring Window. * Use IDENTIFIER to assign a numerical identifier to the region. Marconi . To enable provisioning of the network: * Use Enable to enable/disable the SINGLE MODE. Copying Network Element Characteristics. Management Used to access alarm. See Also: Section 4 NE Management has two Chapters:. It is enabled when button is pressed. It is possible to display the map before selecting it by means of single click on the map name. Abort Time Setting Jobs. Network Used to add and modify regions. Enabling Design Mode .Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 60 Book Contents . Printing Performance Data.EM Management. Displaying Time Setting Jobs. * Press APPLY.

* Press APPLY. * Move the cursor on the new position and then click the left-hand mouse button. ACRONYM. The icon relevant to the selected region is moved to the new position. See Also: Creating A New Region REMOVING REGIONS Path (Network-Edit-Update-Remove Region) This option is used to delete a region from the EM database. See Also: Section 4 NE Management has two Chapters:. * Press APPLY See Also: Creating A New Region MOVING A REGION Path (Network-Edit-Update-Move Region) Use this option to move the region icon on the map. * Modify the displayed parameters as required. * Press OK COPYRIGHT .Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 61 Book Contents . MAP NAME and CUSTOMER DATA). To move a region icon on the map: * Click on the region to be moved to a different position. * Use Customer Data to access a window where are available some user-defined fields. Marconi .SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER .OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK NE MANAGEMENT IMPORTANT The map names indicated in the list correspond to the maps available on the computer (bitmap files). Removing Regions. To modify a stored region: * Select the region to be modified. To remove a region: * Choose the region to be deleted. * Press APPLY. Moving A Region. Displaying A List Of The Regions Refer To: Description Maintenance MODIFYING A STORED REGION Path (Network-Edit-Update-Modify Region) This option is used to modify the parameters assigned to a stored region (NAME. Modifying A Stored Region. A region can be deleted only when all its NEs have been deleted. IDENTIFIER.

* Press CLOSE.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 62 Book Contents . * Select the target region. * Press APPLY See Also: Creating A New Region.EM Management DISPLAYING A LIST OF THE REGIONS Path (Network-Edit-Request-Region) This option is used to display a list of all regions defined in EM database. Marconi . Enabling Design Mode .SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . * Select the Network Elements that need to be moved. Request * Press APPLY Report A list of all the regions previously created with the relevant parameters and notes will be displayed. To move network elements: * Select the source region on the map.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK NE MANAGEMENT See Also: Creating A New Region MOVING NES FROM REGION TO REGION Path (Network-Edit-Update-Transfer NEs) This option is used to move NE icons from a region to another. IMPORTANT This command is available in SINGLE MODE only. See Also: Creating A New Region COPYRIGHT .

Using this option it is also possible to set a delay of the propagation of the messages through the network. The time alignment can be scheduled for periodical execution in a defined time interval. Section 4 NE Management has two Chapters: SCHEDULING NE TIME ALIGNMENT Path (Management-Time-Update-Schedule Jobs) This option is used for planning a time alignment in the NEs connected to the EM. To stop jobs: * Select the job to be stopped from the Scheduled jobs list. * Press Apply See Also: Displaying Time Setting Jobs.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK NE MANAGEMENT SET NE TIME Path (Management-Time-Update-Broadcast) This option is used to align the date and time running in the NEs with the date and time of the EM computer.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . * Use NE NAME to choose the NE(s) to be set. * Press APPLY. Scheduling NE Time Alignment. See Also: Section 4 NE Management has two Chapters: ABORT TIME SETTING JOBS Path (Management-Time-Update-Abort Jobs) This option is used for stopping time alignment jobs active in the system. To set the NE Time: * Use NE TYPE to choose the type of equipment to be set. Range is from 0 to 59 seconds. Select ALL for aligning the time in all the NEs of the selected type.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 63 Book Contents . Marconi . * Use DELAY to increase/decrease the delay of the propagation of the messages for the selected NE(s). COPYRIGHT .

g. (e. Marconi . COPYRIGHT . * Use DELAY to increase/decrease the time for messages propagation to the selected NE.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . You can alternatively click on the NO END TIME button to have a continuous execution according to the start time and the period selected. Select ALL for having a simultaneous time alignment in every NE of selected NE TYPE. * Select the START TIME and the END TIME for the time alignment. This parameter is based on the distance beteween EM and the proper NE. Displaying Time Setting Jobs. The range is from 1 to 31.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 64 Book Contents . * Use NE NAME to select the NE(s).OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK NE MANAGEMENT To schedule a time job: * Use NE TYPE to choose the type of Equipment. * Type in the JOB NOTE box an identifier for the job. * Use PERIOD (day) slide bar for selecting the periodicity of the alignment. its value must be obtained by mens of technical measurements. Section 4 NE Management has two Chapters: DISPLAYING TIME SETTING JOBS Path (Management-Time-Request-Jobs List) This option is used for displaying information about the time alignment jobs active in the system. * Press Apply See Also: Set NE Time. '1' means that the alignment will be performed once a day according to the start time set on).

Report (Equipment) For each selected NE.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK NE MANAGEMENT To display active jobs: Request * Select the job to be displayed from the Scheduled jobs list. * Press Apply. copied to a file or spooled to the system printer. the user that activates the job. the relevant cross-connections is displayed.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 65 Book Contents . The report can be displayed on the screen. * Press SAVE AS to copy the report to a file (with the above-specified pathname). Report (Routing) For each selected NE. COPYRIGHT . Equipment Equipment composition report Routing Cross-connection report Inventory Hardware and software characteristics of the NE selected.e. Abort Time Setting Jobs. * Use Requested Printout to select the type of report: (some of them might be automatically greyed out according to the NE type). The information are relevant to the equipment layout (units) and cross-connections.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . * Press PRINT to spool the file to the system printer. Report (Inventory) For each selected NE. the relevant hardware and software details are displayed * Type in the field FILE a pathname and filename (only if report is copied to a file). To print a configuration report: Request * Use NE TYPE to select the type of Equipment. Report The information related to the selected scheduled job will be displayed (i. the job type. Marconi . the relevant configuration is displayed. Section 4 NE Management has two Chapters: PRINTING THE CONFIGURATION Path (Management-Configuration-Request) This option is used to obtain a report of the NE configuration. * Press Close See Also: Scheduling NE Time Alignment. the start and end time and the list of the involved NEs). * Press APPLY. * Use NE NAME to select the NE(s).

The RTM is managed by using the Work In Progress Window. the function is not available for that data type.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . Each alarm category (Critical. Because the Routing data aren’t represented in form of a table (it would be one culumn only). Meaning Of The Fields MANAGING THE REAL TIME MONITORING WINDOW Path (Management-Alarm&Events-Monitor) This option is used to display a window containing the last alarms and events which occurred in the NEs. COPYRIGHT . Marconi . the counters refer to the visible alarms (according to user settings). Warning. The Real Time Monitor is divided in three frames: alarm information.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK NE MANAGEMENT * Press EXPORT to copy the report to a file in EXCEL compatible format (with the above specified path-name). the other for not acknowledged alarms. For some kind of NEs is possible to print only the inventory data. See Also: Section 4 NE Management has two Chapters:. event information and alarm counters. The alarm/events are listed in the dedicated location from top to bottom. Minor. Only alarms relevant to the User Domain are listed in the Real Time Monitor window.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 66 Book Contents . All) has two counters: one for the total number of alarms. * Press CLOSE to quit the window. Major. Each section can be resized via the split push-button which is in between and each column can be listed in alphabetical order by left-clicking on the relevant column heading.

Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 67 Book Contents . A single click on the column label make the relevant information to be arranged in accordance. it is possible either to continue displaying newer ones discarding older ones (default option).rtmrc configuration file. Active Major alarms. Red Active Critical alarms.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . Not Active alarms. Navy Acknowledged Warning alarms. configure and close the Real Time Monitoring Window as well. or to freeze the alarm currently displayed. The alarm strings are written with proper colours according to the severity and the state of the alarm. The amendments are stored in the . All the event strings are written with the same colour. COPYRIGHT . Valid values are stored in /lib/X11/rgb. Magenta Active Indeterminate alarms. alarm locking/unlocking.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK NE MANAGEMENT In the Real Time Monitoring Window the following ”objects” are presented: Menu Bar A set of options to perform alarm clearing. Marconi . These colours can be customised by the User via the proper configuration file. Blue Active Warning alarms.rtmrc configuration file. Acknowledged Indeterminated alarms. This number (default 1000) can be pre-set by means of the . The above mentioned configuration file is stored in the home directory of each nmc user. Coral Acknowledged Minor alarms. Maroon Active Minor alarms. details request and acknowledgement. Partial Alarm List indication This message indicates that the Real Time Monitoring Window is displaying the maximum number of alarm information. When the maximum number of alarms is reached. Black Cleared alarms.txt file. The menu bar is also used to set a filter on the alarm presentation. Acknowledged Major alarms. Brown Acknowledged Critical alarms. Columns Each of them gives particular information about the alarm. This option can be pre-set by means of the proper menu option.

The cleared alarms disappear from the Real Time Monitoring Window after specified time. NOTICE The clearing is disable both during an overflow state and during an alarm realignment. Chapter Customizing EM Alarm Acknowledgement Path (Alarm-Acknowledge) To acknowledge an active alarm: * Select the alarm to be acknowledged from the list using the left button on the mouse.). can be cleared but it is possible to force to clear only the alarms in the OFF state as described in: Customizing EM .OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK NE MANAGEMENT See Also: Section 4 NE Management has two Chapters:. The time can be pre-set by means of the .(default 5 sec. Marconi . regardless their state. * Select the option Alarm-Clear from the menu bar. See Also: Managing The Real Time Monitoring Window COPYRIGHT . NOTICE See Also: Managing The Real Time Monitoring Window The acknowledgement is disabled both during an overflow state and during an alarm realignment. A confirmation box appears.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 68 Book Contents . * Press OK in the confirmation box. Alarm Clearing Path (Alarm-Clear) Usually all alarms.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . The relevant columns are updated to the new alarm state and the alarm string gets a different colour.rtmrc configuration file. The Alarm Burst OFF alarm can never be cleared. * Select the option Alarm-Acknowledge from the menu bar.FISH Refer To: Description Maintenance. Use alternatively the right button on the mouse to enable a pop-up menu which contains the clearing utility.Enabling The Alarm Off Clearing * Select the alarm to be cleared from the list using the left button on the mouse. Fault Inquiry System Handler . Configuring The Real Time Monitoring Window. The relevant columns are updated to the new alarm state and the alarm string gets a different colour. Use alternatively the right button on the mouse to enable a pop-up menu which contains the acknowledgement utility. The Alarm Burst OFF alarm can never be acknowledged. Filtering The Alarms.

* Highlight the alarm. * Confirm the operation in the confirmation box. * Select the Send to file option from the menu bar or from the floating menu by by rightclicking the mouse.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 69 Book Contents . To lock an alarm(s): * Select the alarm(s) to lock. The selected alarm(s) is moved to the top of the list and displayed using a white background.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER .OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK NE MANAGEMENT Alarm Locking and unlocking Path (Alarm-Lock or Alarm-Unlock) This feature allows the user to put at the RTM Window top a number of alarms to be always displayed even while scrolling the alarm list. Marconi . * Highlight the alarm to be ticketed. Use alternatively the floating menu by rightclicking the mouse. * Select Details from the floating menu by mouse right click. Use alternatively the floating menu by rightclicking the mouse. * Select the Lock option from the menu bar. Alarm Trouble Ticketing Path (Alarm-Send to File) An alarm can be issued to a Trouble Ticketing application by means of a ticket (alarm description file) generated on operator’s demand in a specific file-system location. COPYRIGHT . * Press Close to quit the window. Refer To: Description Maintenance . the information displayed is relevant to the most urgent one or to the first one selected following the display order. If more than one alarm is selected.Chapter Customizing EM Displaying Alarm Details It is possible to display all the details of the selected alarm. The selected alarm(s) is removed from the top of the list and inserted again in the list according to the current list ordering. * Select the Unlock option from the menu bar. Getting Help On Alarms * High-light an alarm * Select Help from the floating menu (right mouse button). To unlock an alarm(s): * Select the alarm(s) to unlock. The locked alarm is displayed using a white background. A complete set of details about the selected alarm appears.

Displaying Counters Only Refer To: Description Maintenance. Displaying Alarms Only Path (Monitor-Alarms) Select this options to display alarms & events only(not the alarm counter information).Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 70 Book Contents . Chapter Customizing EM Displaying Counters Only Path (Monitor-Counters) Use this options to display alarm counters only (not the Alarms&Event information). See Also: Displaying Alarms and Counters. Marconi . This section provides a the description of each NE alarm and the probable causes with the relevant trouble shooting. Chapter Customizing EM COPYRIGHT . Displaying Alarms Only Refer To: Description Maintenance.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK NE MANAGEMENT This option allows to access the Fault Detection Procedures section of the related NE. See Also: Displaying Alarms and Counters.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER .

RTM_SHOW_MODE = 2 Alarms & Events and Counters are displayed. events and alarm counters at the same time. The alarms filtered are not displayed in the Real Time Monitoring Window. The RTM default layout is driven by the RTM_SHOW_MODE environment variable that is stored in the NCS_INSTALL configuration file. Displaying Counters Only Refer To: Description Maintenance. COPYRIGHT .Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 71 Book Contents . To activate the filter window: * Select Monitor-Filter from the menu bar. The available values for this environment variable are: RTM_SHOW_MODE = 0 Only Alarms & Events are displayed.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK NE MANAGEMENT Displaying Alarms and Counters Path (Monitor-Alarms&Counters) Use this options to display alarms. The filtering can be also applied to a selection of Network Elements. Marconi . See Also: Displaying Alarms Only.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . RTM_SHOW_MODE = 1 Only Counters are displayed. Chapter Customizing EM Filtering The Alarms Path (Monitor-Filter) This option is used to filter the alarm according to the severity and state.

* Use Type check buttons to select the alarm/event to be monitored. COPYRIGHT . Only the alarms occurred in the specified NE(s) will be displayed. The available values for this environment variable are: RTM_FILTER_MODE=1 Filter is active on all NEs. All the alarms are reported to RTM. The default behaviour for the filtering (first login after the EM installation) is driven by the RTM_FILTER_MODE environment variable which is stored in the NCS_INSTALL configuration file.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 72 Book Contents . To enable and configure the alarm filtering: * Use Region List to choose the region(s) to be monitored.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK NE MANAGEMENT To reset the alarm filtering: * Press Default.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . All the check buttons within the window are enabled so that any filtering is disabled. Marconi . * Use NE List to choose the NE(s) of the previously selected region to be monitored. By default all the regions are not selected. It means that no alarm is reported to RTM (default) RTM_FILTER_MODE=0 Filter is inactive on all NEs. By default the NEs present in the Database are not selected. * Use State check buttons to set a filter on the alarm state. NOTICE The above described setup affects only the first User session.

* Press Apply The new filtering configuration is stored in the .SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . Marconi . * Use Time check buttons to set a filter on the alarm time information. COPYRIGHT . a Time and Date form is displayed.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 73 Book Contents .rtmrc file. When one button is set to not checked status. IMPORTANT When the check button is ON.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK NE MANAGEMENT * Use Severity check buttons to set a filter on the alarm severity. range * Use Category check button to set the a filter on the alarm category. the filtering is not used. Select a time and date filtering range to apply on the selected item and confirm. The filtering range is then displayed on the window near the relevant check-button.

SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . * Use Ack Beep to enable the internal speaker of the operator console to sound continuously until the last active alarm is acknowledged. See Also: Managing The Real Time Monitoring Window Configuring The Real Time Monitoring Window Path (Monitor-Option) The window layout can be modified by the User via this command. a Filter Active warning is shown in the upper right corner of the Real Time monitor window.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK NE MANAGEMENT If any filtering is set on. Marconi .Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 74 Book Contents . To configure the Real Time Monitoring Window: * Select Monitor-Option from the menu bar. * Use Beep to enable the internal speaker of the operator console to sounds whenever an event reaches the Real time Monitoring Window. COPYRIGHT . The number of columns displayed on the Real Time Monitor can be pre-set.

The Hide All push button is also available to move all the columns at the same time. refresh behaviour. See Also: Managing The Real Time Monitoring Window FAULT INQUIRY SYSTEM HANDLER .History) This option is used to manage historical alarm and event archive. * Repeat the steps above for the other columns as needed.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK NE MANAGEMENT * Use Display Last to manage the RTM. Display Last disabled The alarm list is frozen.FISH Path (Management-Alarm&Events. This feature works when maximum number of alarm is reached. The new configuration is stored in the . * Repeat the steps above for the other columns as needed.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER .rtmrc file. * Click on the left arrow to move the selected column to the Shown Columns box. To hide columns: * Select the column to be hidden from the Shown Columns box (by default all the columns are displayed). NOTICE The FISH Process is managed by using the Work In Progress Window. Using FISH is possible to send different kind of queries to the process History Server. Marconi . * Press Apply to confirm the modification or OK also to close the window. * Click on the right arrow to move the selected column to the Hidden Columns box.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 75 Book Contents . No new alarm is notified on the RTM. The Show All push button is also available to move all the columns at the same time. In this condition the following options are available: Display Last enabled The older alarms are discarded and replaced by the newer ones. To show columns: * Select the column to be shown from the Hidden Columns box. COPYRIGHT .

COPYRIGHT . Tool Bar. Query Area. From the Query Area is possible to specify the kind and the time slot of the query to be performed. Shelf. It is possible to insert these data both using side arrows with the mouse and by using arrow buttons on the keyboard. The list of the different queries that is possible to launch is the following: n Use Alarm Detailed to obtain the alarm set matching with specific requirements. In the Request Tree Area a tree structure of the network is present. n Alarm snapshot: Region. State (default configuration). NE.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . NE (default configuration). System Event and Core Event. pushing the related buttons. The tree structure can be summarised dependently by the selected query as follows: n Alarm detailed: Region. Shelf. NE. n Use Event Free to obtain free events (relevant to the NEs). Data Area and Action Area. Card. From here is possible to select the elements (NE. From the Tool Bar is possible to access to the same commands present in the Menu Bar in a more rapid way. In the Menu Bar area there are the menus to activate the graphical interface. n Use Alarm to obtain an alarm history.) whose information have to be requested. The time slot is determined selecting date and hour in “from” and “to” fields.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK NE MANAGEMENT FISH Main Window is composed by several areas: Menu Bar. The tree structure depends on which kind of query have been selected: for Alarm Detailed and Alarm Snapshot queries it is possible to modify the element hierarchy composing the tree view. Card etc. n Event System: Region. Marconi . n Use Alarm Snapshot to obtain the data relative to the system status at a specified moment. Request Tree Area. instead for Event queries the hierarchy is fixed and not modifiable by the user. n Use Event System to obtain system events. n Use Event Protection to obtain protection events.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 76 Book Contents .

For each alarm the following information are available: Network Element. Getting Data. Card. Customizing Request Tree. Customizing Data Table.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 77 Book Contents . Promoting Time and Event Details. Printing Data. This mask is composed by two parts: the first shows query details in hierarchical format. is present. Every row in the table contains information about alarms and events in different columns. Event. For each event the following information are available: Network Element. Customizing Request Tree Path (Customize-Request Tree) This option activates a form by which it is possible to modify the query tree structure. Severity. Slot. n Event Free: Region. Getting Information on Request Path (Action-Info-Alarm/Event Request) These two options activate a mask that allows obtaining information about the query related to data present in the table. NE. State. Raising Time. The user can modify the column thickness selecting with the mouse left button the column side and moving horizontally the mouse. Marconi .SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . Source Number. Protection Event. The Data Area is composed by two distinct folders to visualise alarms and historical events data. the second shows the time slot specified in the query. State. Alarm Type. Source. Structure Collapsing. Exporting Data Structure Collapsing Path (Action-Collapse) This option collapses the query selection tree and is useful to go back to the starting configuration of the tree (before the expansions). Raising Time. See Also: Managing The Real Time Monitoring Window. Shelf. NE. Free Event. The Action Area is divided in two different parts: in the first one the notification messages of performed actions are showed. Probable Cause. Alarm ID. activated when FISH is waiting for History Server data.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK NE MANAGEMENT n Event Protection: Region. Promoting Time and User. in the second one a progress bar. Category. COPYRIGHT . Port Label. Getting Information on Request.

Region .Shelf .Severity n Network .State n Network .Region .Ne .Ne .Card .Region . from the right side box.Shelf . If the attempted configuration is not allowed the operation will not be executed and mouse pointer will change to a "Stop" sign.Region . If a tree attribute has sub-attributes.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER .Ne .State/Severity n Network .Card .Ne .Ne .Severity n Network .Region .State/Severity n Network .Shelf . To restore the default setting: * Select the Default button on the form.Ne .Ne . whereas in the right one is listed the currently selected attributes for the query tree.Shelf . To remove an attribute from the query tree: * Select the tree attribute to remove. NOTICE The configurations in the right box must respect the query selection hierarchy.State n Network .Card .Region .Region .Severity COPYRIGHT .Severity n Network .Shelf .Region .Ne . they also will be moved to the left side box. To add an attribute to the query tree: * Select a tree attribute from the left side box with the mouse central button.State/Severity n Network .Shelf .State n Network . with the mouse central button. * Drag it onto the right side box in the desired position. This is the list of the allowed selections for the right box: n Network . Marconi .Region . * Drag it onto the left side box.State n Network .Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 78 Book Contents .Region .Ne .Region .OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK NE MANAGEMENT The form is composed by two boxes: in the left one is displayed the list of available tree attributes.

Severity n Network .Shelf .Ne . Inside each section all the columns of both tables (alarm and events) are represented with toggle button by means of which is possible to configure the table structure as desired.NeType .NeType .NeType .Severity n Network .Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 79 Book Contents .NeType .NeType .Region . * Use Alarm Detailed Request field to show both requested alarms and related management events when a Alarm Detailed query has been executed COPYRIGHT .NeType .Ne .State n Network .NeType .Ne .NeType .Shelf .State n Network .State n Network . Two distinct sections are present: the first one is related to the alarm table and the second one to the event table.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK NE MANAGEMENT n Network .NeType .Card .Card .State/Severity n Network .State/Severity Customizing Data Table Path (Customize-Data Table) This option activates a mask by which is possible to select the columns to be visualized in data tables.Shelf .Ne .Ne .Ne .Severity n Network .Ne .State/Severity n Network .Card .NeType .State/Severity n Network .NeType .State n Network .NeType .Shelf . Marconi .Severity n Network .Ne .Ne .Shelf .Shelf .State/Severity n Network .SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER .

Printing Data Path (Command-Print Data) Using this option is possible to print data by selecting the printer name and parameters.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 80 Book Contents . Marconi . a selection window is displayed. this option permits to send the query to History Server process. COPYRIGHT . Exporting Data Path (Command-Export Data) Selecting this option in the FISH main mask.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . Getting Data Path (Command-Get Data) Once a time slot and one or more query tree elements have been selected.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK NE MANAGEMENT * Use Max number of data record box to set the maximum number of records in the displayed table. Before really launching the query a confirmation mask will be visualized.

This file may be read with different application (e.EM MANAGEMENT Path (Management-Performance-Update-Abort Jobs) This option is used for stopping quality data collection jobs active in the system.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK NE MANAGEMENT By this window is possible to save information in a SILK file format (.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER .Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 81 Book Contents . Marconi . This command should be used after a NE creation or upload. ABORT PERFORMANCE JOBS . To stop performance jobs: * Use Scheduled Jobs List to select the job(s) to be removed. * Press APPLY See Also: Request Performance Jobs List. NOTICE Select Forced Realign option in such a way to compute the alarms directly from the NE (instead of performing an incremental update).g. Microsoft Excel). the option “Forced Realign” cannot be executed on the involved NE. Section 4 NE Management has two Chapters: COPYRIGHT . To align active alarms: * Select the NE TYPE from the list displayed. * Select the equipment to realign from the list of the available ones. the message “The NE is in Parking State” is displayed if the Apply button has been pushed. ALARMS REALIGNMENT Path (Management-Alarm&Events-Realign) This option is used to align the alarms stored in the EM with the alarms active on the NEs.slk) that will contain the data of the table currently displayed. * Press APPLY IMPORTANT If a NE has been turned in Parking State by the specific menu item of the LCT.

* Select the START TIME and the END TIME for the data collection. * Use PORT to select the unit channel to be monitored. alternatively. * Click on REPORT TYPE to select the type of report (15M: 15 minutes or 24H: 24 hours).SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . * Use ENTITY SOURCE to select the source of which quality data are needed. at any time. Marconi . To schedule quality data measurement: * Use NE TYPE to choose the type of Equipment. for retrieving the information concerning the quality data collection.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK NE MANAGEMENT SCHEDULING QUALITY DATA COLLECTION Path (Management-Performance-Update-Schedule Jobs) This option can be used for planning a measurement session on a NE connected with the Element Manager.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 82 Book Contents . Each measurement session is identified by a job name which can be used. * Use NE NAME to select the network element. It is possible to choose NO END TIME button to have a non-stop collection. * Use SHELF to select the port subrack. * Enter in the JOB NOTE box an identifier of the scheduled job. COPYRIGHT . IMPORTANT Before scheduling the performance job. In case the card provides one channel only this selection is not necessary. make certain the quality measurement on the NE is started. * Use ENTITY TYPE to select the type of performance data to be collected.

The entry is included in the NE Management menu bar if the flag is set to 1. the first complete sample will be available starting from the midnight of the scheduling day. * Use ENTITY TYPE to select the type of performance data to be collected. take into account the following points: If the monitoring state (on the NE) has been started more than one day before the scheduling time. COPYRIGHT . The START TIME can be chosen from all the fifteen minutes gaps of the day except for the one starting from 00:00. Section 4 NE Management has two Chapters: PORT LABEL COLLECTION SCHEDULING Path (Management-Performance-Update-Schedule Jobs via Port Label) This option is made available by the PORT_LABEL_CONFIGURATION environment variable stored in the $NCS/NCS_INSTALL file. In order not to overload the network connection. a careful distribution of the performance job over the day is suggested. Marconi . Abort Performance Jobs . because of the unavailability of the NE performance registers that periodically occurs at 00:00. See Also: Request Performance Jobs List. According to the monitoring state. If the monitoring state (on the NE) has been started less than one day before the scheduling time.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . The list includes the statement created using the proper commands available within the NE graphical interface. * Enter in the JOB NOTE box an identifier of the scheduled job. The planned session remains in the WAIT state till the start time and then it gets the EXE state . * Use PORT to select the unit channel to be monitored.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 83 Book Contents . To create a performance job using the port labels: * Select the REGION * Select the NE Type * Select the NE NAME * Select the PORT LABEL. Otherwise it is not displayed. * Use ENTITY SOURCE to select the source of which quality data are needed (only sources where quality has been enabled are displayed).EM Management. * Press Apply. the first complete sample will be available starting from the midnight of the day after the scheduling one. the query time (START TIME) can be selected between midnight and the time the quality sample needs to be available on the EM database. In case the card provides one channel only this selection is not necessary. * Click on REPORT TYPE to select the type of report (15M: 15 minutes or 24H: 24 hours). This option can be used for planning a measurement session on a NE through the logical port labels already defined.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK NE MANAGEMENT NOTICE About the 24 hour performance measurement. The START TIME is the exact time the EM queries the quality information from the NE.

Marconi .EM Management. Meaning Of The Fields PRINTING PERFORMANCE DATA Path (Management-Performance-Collected Data) This option is used to obtain a report of the NE performance data. alternatively. Section 4 NE Management has two Chapters:. Abort Performance Jobs . copied to a file or spooled to the system printer. The planned session remains in the WAIT state till the start time and then it gets the EXE state.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 84 Book Contents .EM Management. In case the card provides one channel only this selection is not necessary. Data can belong to a 15 minutes or 24 hours performance collection. To report the performance data: Request * Select the REGION where the measured NEs are located. * Use PORT to select the unit channel to be monitored. Scheduling Quality Data Collection REQUEST PERFORMANCE JOBS LIST Path (Management-Performance-Request-Jobs List) Use this option to display performance jobs details. * Use NE NAME to select the NE(s). Report The information related to the selected performance job (start time. Displaying Quality Data Via Port Label. * Select the type of performance data (ENTITY TYPE). objects involved) will be displayed * Press CLOSE See Also: Abort Performance Jobs . * Press Apply. Section 4 NE Management has two Chapters:. COPYRIGHT .OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK NE MANAGEMENT * Select the START TIME and the END TIME for the data collection. * Press APPLY. The report can be displayed on the screen. * Use ENTITY SOURCE to select the unit.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . * Use SHELF to select the port subrack. It is possible to choose NO END TIME button to have a non-stop collection. Refer to Description Maintenance for more details on customizing the historical log. * Use NE TYPE to choose the type of Equipment. To display active jobs: Request * Use Scheduled jobs list to choose the job to be displayed. See Also: Request Performance Jobs List. end time. Printing Performance Data.

Otherwise it is not displayed. ASCII Report In the report are displayed data relevant to the selected period. * Press CLOSE. copied to a file or spooled to the system printer. CHART To have a graphical report. The entry is included in the NE Management menu bar if the flag is set to 1.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 85 Book Contents . Meaning Of The Fields. For each quality parameter is given the measured value and the treshold value (with brackets) which are visible only if available. * Use REPORT TYPE to select the report type (15M: 15 minutes or 24H: 24 hours).SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . ASCII To have a text report. * Use REPORT MODE to select the output of the request. * Use REPORT MODE to select the output of the request. * Press SAVE AS to copy the report to a file (with the above specified pathname). and NE NAME. * Use REPORT TYPE to select the report type (15M: 15 minutes or 24H: 24 hours). * Use VALUES to select the quality parameter(s). To report the performance data via port labels: * Select the Region. * Use optional JOB NOTE toggle to display job note information. * Type in the field FILE a pathname and filename (only if report is copied to a file). * Press EXPORT to copy the report to a file in EXCEL format (with the above specified pathname). COPYRIGHT . Section 4 NE Management has two Chapters: Refer To: Description Maintenance DISPLAYING QUALITY DATA VIA PORT LABEL Path (Management-Performance-Collected Data via Port Label) This option is made available by the PORT_LABEL_CONFIGURATION environment variable stored in the $NCS/NCS_INSTALL file. See Also: Quality Graphic Report. Marconi . This option is used to obtain a report of the NE performance data through the port labels. * Select Port Label. * Select the type of performance data (ENTITY TYPE).OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK NE MANAGEMENT * Use VALUES to select the quality parameter(s). NE TYPE. Data can belong to a 15 minutes or 24 hours performance collection. * Select the period for the report (START TIME and END TIME). * Press PRINT to spool the file to the system printer. * Press Apply. The report can be displayed on the screen.

* Press Apply. Section 4 NE Management has two Chapters: INSTALLING A NEW SOFTWARE VERSION Path (Management-Software-Update-Install) This option is used to install. See Also: Quality Graphic Report. the files containing the software to be downloaded. Marconi .OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK NE MANAGEMENT ASCII To have a text report. COPYRIGHT . * Use Insert the directory source file box to insert the source directory path where is present only the NE software.10). * Select the period for the report (START TIME and END TIME). in a specific area of EM server. Port Label Collection Scheduling. Meaning Of The Fields.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 86 Book Contents .g.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . * Use the Insert the software article box to insert the string that identifies the software article (e. * Use CARD TYPE to select the type of unit the software belongs to. Scheduling Quality Data Collection. CHART To have a graphical report. S38-0001/01. To install a new software version: * Select the NE TYPE.

Marconi .Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 87 Book Contents . To abort software download: * Use Jobs List to choose the job to be stopped. If no file is selected the new version will be added to the list. COPYRIGHT . * Press APPLY See Also: Displaying Software Download Job List.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK NE MANAGEMENT * Use OVERLAY VERSION to select the file being overwritten by the new version. * Press APPLY See Also: Displaying The Installed Software Version. Section 4 NE Management has two Chapters: Refer To: Description Maintenance ABORT DOWNLOAD JOBS Path (Management-Software-Update-Abort Jobs) This option is used for stopping the software download jobs active in the system. Section 4 NE Management has two Chapters: SCHEDULING A SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD Path (Management-Software-Update-Schedule Jobs) This option is used for scheduling software downloads to the cards/NE’s capable of this functionality.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER .

* Press APPLY. * Use PARALLEL to select the NE(s) where software is simultaneously downloaded (only for more NEs).) * Use SHELF ID to select the shelf number. Activating Downloaded Software. If only one type of card is present this one is automatically selected. etc. * Use CARD TYPE to select the type of card. * Use CARD ID to select the card type. Values from 1 to 10 are available. this list is multi-selectable. * Use NE NAME to select the NE(s). * Type in the JOB NOTE box the name assigned to the job. Marconi .OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK NE MANAGEMENT To schedule a software download: * Select REGION. * Use START TIME buttons to set the date and time at which the software download will start. Abort Download Jobs. this list is multi-selectable. * Use SHELF TYPE to select the type of shelf. Section 4 NE Management has two Chapters: COPYRIGHT .Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 88 Book Contents . STM1C. Displaying The Installed Software Version.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . If only one shelf is present this one is automatically selected. STM1. * Select the SOFTWARE VERSION to be copied on the NE(s). If only one type of shelf is present this one is automatically selected (ex. If only one card is present this one is automatically selected. See Also: Displaying Software Download Job List. * Use NE TYPE to choose equipment type.

* Use SHELF TYPE to select the type of shelf. this list is multi-selectable.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . etc. * Use CARD ID to select the card type.) * Use SHELF ID to select the shelf number. To select this parameter it is necessary to verify that the old database is compatible with the activated software version.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 89 Book Contents . * Use NE TYPE to select the equipment type. COPYRIGHT . STM1.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK NE MANAGEMENT ACTIVATING DOWNLOADED SOFTWARE Path (Management-Software-Update-Active&Commit) This option allows to activate and validate a downloaded software. * Use Data Valid button to keep/discard the old database configuration (available for ADM1-0 only). When a new software is loaded in the unit. If only one type of shelf is present this one is automatically selected (ex. it overrides the oldest software present in the stand-by memory bank. STM1C. If only one shelf is present this one is automatically selected. New release is left inactive until a bank switch is performed by means of this option. Marconi . If only one type of card is present this one is automatically selected. To activate the downloaded software: * Select REGION. * Select the SOFTWARE VERSION to be validated on the NE(s). * Use CARD TYPE to select the type of card. * Use NE NAME to choose the NE(s). If only one card is present this one is automatically selected. Data Valid (Enabled) In this case the old database is preserved. this list is multi-selectable.

OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK NE MANAGEMENT Data Valid (Disabled) Old database is deleted and the equipment is decommissioned. See Also: Scheduling A Software Download. To correctly activate a new software version a software commit is always necessary. Section 4 NE Management has two Chapters: DISPLAYING THE INSTALLED SOFTWARE VERSION Path (Management-Software-Request-Installed Version) This option is used for checking the NE software versions installed in the unix file-system. * Press APPLY See Also: Scheduling A Software Download. * Press Apply. To display a list of software download jobs: Request * Use JOBS LIST to select the job(s) to be displayed. * Use Select Action to choose whether the new software version will be activated or validated. Report The window displays information about the selected download job. To display the installed NE software: Request COPYRIGHT .SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . Section 4 NE Management has two Chapters:. A warning window appears for confirmation. * Press CLOSE.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 90 Book Contents . Marconi . Active The memory banks are changed over Commit The downloaded version is validated in order to make it the current one. Installing A New Software Version DISPLAYING SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD JOB LIST Path (Management-Software-Request-Jobs List) This option is used for displaying the software download active in the system.

* Use CARD TYPE to select the type of unit. to print the otsshownsaps/otsshowis/otsshowes.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 91 Book Contents . Management of Ping Function Creating an OSI System Path (Management-DCN-Update-Create System) This option is used to create an OSI system. Displaying the OSI Tables. Report The window shows the software installed for the selected NE and CARD type.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . See Also: Creating an OSI System. See Also: Installing A New Software Version. Section 4 NE Management has two Chapters: Refer To: Description Maintenance MANAGEMENT OF DCN The DCN facility provides an interface with OTS commands. Marconi . The available options allow the capability of create/remove a OSI System. Also a ping at OSI area level is available.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK NE MANAGEMENT * Use NE TYPE to choose the equipment type. Removing an OSI System. * Press Apply. filtering the addresses with the know system name (NE managed by EM and new systems added within the same feature). COPYRIGHT . * Press CLOSE.

IS L1/L2: Intermediate System Level 1/ Level 2 * Use the NAME box to type a denomination of the SYSTEM. Displaying the OSI Tables. COPYRIGHT .SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . * Specify the SNPA (Subnetwork Point of Attachment) address used for the connection (hexadecimal value).Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 92 Book Contents .IS L1: Intermediate System Level 1 . * Use the NSAP (Network Service Access Point) box for entering the NSAP address assigned to the SYSTEM.IS L2: Intermediate System Level 2 . See Also: Creating A New Network Element. The value is indicated in hexadecimal numbers (up to 40 digits). * Press Apply The value of SNPA to be entered may differ depending on the type of OSI connection to the SYSTEM. The identifier is used for identifying the SYSTEM within the same location.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK NE MANAGEMENT To manually define a new SYSTEM: * Select the SYSTEM TYPE.ES: End System . * Use the box ACRONYM (up to 8 chars) to indicate a short denomination for the SYSTEM. It can be: . Management of Ping Function Removing an OSI System Path (Management-DCN-Update-Delete System) This option is used to remove an OSI system. Marconi . * Use the IDENTIFIER box to enter a numeric identifier of the SYSTEM.

COPYRIGHT .OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK NE MANAGEMENT To manually delete a SYSTEM: * Select the SYSTEM TYPE. * Press Apply. Marconi .IS L2: Intermediate System Level 2 . It can be: . Displaying the OSI Tables Path (Management-DCN-Request-OSI Tables) This option is used to have a report of OSI Systems inside the DCN.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER .ES: End System . * Select from Tables field the required type of report.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 93 Book Contents . Multiple selections are managed.IS L1: Intermediate System Level 1 .IS L1/L2: Intermediate System Level 1/ Level 2 * Use the NAME SYSTEM box to type a denomination of the SYSTEM.

Marconi . IMPORTANT When using the “DCN Request” service. Management of Ping Function Management of Ping Function Path (Management-DCN./opt/ots/bin/otsnet The obtained report can be print or saved as file.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . See Also: Creating an OSI System. COPYRIGHT ./opt/ots/bin/osiping . otherwise the service does not work: . please be sure that the following files have valid permissions to be executed by every user.ID of NEs created by EM using Create System DCN menu.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 94 Book Contents ./opt/ots/bin/otsshowis ./opt/ots/bin/otsshownsaps .OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK NE MANAGEMENT * Press Apply./opt/ots/bin/otsshowes .Request-Ping System) This option is the same as osiping command with the difference that this one accepts as first parameter ACRONYM. Removing an OSI System.

Marconi . can provide last selection. A quality data collection can be planned on logical port basis and each plugin. otherwise is to be directly selected the NE name. * Select the NE NAME. * Use Packet Size to define the size of the used packets (128 is the default value). To realign a logic name: The NE type selection list is present only if the PORT_LABEL_NETP_LIST_FLAG environment variable (which is present in $NCS/NCS_INSTALL) is 0. COPYRIGHT . This list contains all the Area Address of the configured systems. Displaying the OSI Tables MANAGEMENT OF LABELS Path (Management-Port Label-Realign) The option is used to perform a realignment of the mnemonic names assigned to the port equipment. Removing an OSI System.ID for the NE. The obtained report can be print or saved as file. * Press Apply. * Use Packet Number to select the number of packets for the test.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . * Use NAME SYSTEM list to select the ACRONYM. See Also: Creating an OSI System. Multiple selections are possible.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 95 Book Contents .OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK NE MANAGEMENT To make a ping of a system: * Select DCN Area. if installed. * Select NE TYPE.

COPYRIGHT .OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK NE MANAGEMENT * Press Apply. Marconi . the possibility of defining a time slot and a frequency which the scheduling performance refers./hist/raw with the following format: YYYY_MM_DD_NE:<ne_id>. a Job Note field. Displaying Quality Data Via Port Label SCHEDULING BACKUP JOBS Path (Management-NE Backup-Update-Schedule Jobs) This option is used to schedule backup operations../. NE Name. 2001_06_20_NE:111.e.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 96 Book Contents .. Backup and Restore operations can be performed on files that are created by means of the following procedure.<raw/cdl> i. Displaying Quality Data Via Port Label. Port Label Collection Scheduling. The associated mask allows to select a NE Type. The newly created backup job will be marked with a progressive ID number.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER .all. Files that are created in consequence of the scheduled job are saved in $NCS/.raw 2001_06_20_NE:112./hist/cdl or $NCS/.cdl After a job is end./. See Also: Section 4 NE Management has two Chapters:..all.all.. to be distinguished from all the other ones. a mail will notify its completion to the User.

Marconi . the NO END TIME check button is also available. Restoring the Backup Files Listing A Backup Job Details Path (Management-NE Backup-Request-Jobs List) This is used to ask the system the specific active backup job details. * Select the frequency PERIOD (day) which specifies the gap between two consecutive elaborations. Restoring the Backup Files Aborting Scheduled Backup Jobs Path (Management-NE Backup-Update-Abort Jobs) This option is needed when the User has the necessity to remove an already scheduled backup job. Backup Of EM Data.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . * Use NE NAME to select the NE(s). * Type in the JOB NOTE box the name assigned to the job.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 97 Book Contents . the 0 value means that the backup will start immediately. * Press Apply. To abort a scheduled backup job: * Select from the Scheduled Job List one or more jobs to abort. * Use END TIME buttons to set the date and time at which the backup will end. * Use START TIME buttons to set the date and time at which the backup will start. Backup Of EM Data. See Also: Scheduling Backup Jobs. * Press Apply. Listing A Backup Job Details. COPYRIGHT . Message Area will display the success of the backup job deletion.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK NE MANAGEMENT To schedule a backup: * Use NE TYPE to choose equipment type. See Also: Aborting Scheduled Backup Jobs. Listing A Backup Job Details.

multiselection is allowed. When the Message Area shows a success note. Executing a NE Restore EXECUTING A NE RESTORE Path (Management-NE Restore-Execute) This option is used to restore previously performed backups. in the relevant field. NE Name and the Files to be restored. by the left mouse button. * Select the File which User desires to restore. Backup Of EM Data. * Select the NE Name. See Also: Scheduling Backup Jobs. * Press Apply. the restore operation will be completed. Aborting Scheduled Backup Jobs.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK NE MANAGEMENT To list backup job details: * Select the job the User wants to see details about. To Execute a NE Restore: * Select the NE Type. in the relevant field. Listing A Backup Job Details. in the relevant field. by the left mouse button. Restoring the Backup Files COPYRIGHT . Restoring the Backup Files.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . The associated mask allows to select NE Type. See Also: Scheduling Backup Jobs. Marconi . Backup Of EM Data.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 98 Book Contents . in which are reported all the current settings of the choosen jobs. by the left mouse button. A window like the above one will be shown. * Press Apply. Aborting Scheduled Backup Jobs.

To open NE management window for all other NE’s. the following ”objects” are available: Menu Bar This is a pull-down menu with the options for the management of the NEs. Double-click with the lefthand mouse button to open the graphic layout of the NE (ADM-1-0).NE REGION MANAGEMENT Path (Main Menu) The NE Region Management Window is used to create and manage the Network Elements. NE Icon Identifies the position of the region on the map. NEs are added to a graphic area where they are displayed by means of icons. double click with your left-hand mouse button. In the window. Marconi Navigation Page Book Contents .Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 . Position the mouse on the NE Icon and press the central button of the mouse to open a NE management pop-up menu. COPYRIGHT . software downloading and alarms.

No processes are activated for this NE. A User has manually removed the processes relevant to the plugged-in EM. quality and domain management options. the NE Icon can be represented in one of the following colours (the below options are ordered according to priority): Magenta The system is discarding alarms from the NE so the NE Icon may be represented with a colour not matching with the real equipment alarm state.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK NE REGION MANAGEMENT Map of the Managed Network It is possible to load a graphic map. Brown NE Family unavailable (stopped). One or more critical alarms are currently active on the NE. One or more warning alarms are currently active on the NE.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . Information are stored in the NMC database only. NE Location Box When the mouse pointer is positioned on a NE icon. Management Used to access alarm. the name assigned to the Equipment is displayed in the Network Element Box. No alarms are active Blue The Network Element has been turned in Parking State by the specific menu item of the LCT of the NE. Grey The Network Element is not communicating with the NMC. COLORS OF THE NE ICONS According to its operational state. Black (reverse video) NE unavailable (stopped). The menu bar at the top of the window contains the following options: File Used to quit the NE Region Management Window Network Used to manage the NEs. White Virtual Network Element. report. Yellow The Network Element is communicating with the NMC. Red The Network Element is communicating with the NMC. Refer to Description Maintenance for more details on adding a map. Marconi . COPYRIGHT . Green The Network Element is communicating with the NMC. A User has manually removed the relevant processes.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 100 Book Contents .

* Use NE access to choose the access type for the selected network element. To modify NE access rights: * Use NE TYPE to choose the type of equipment. Displaying Information On The Stored NEs Refer To: Chapter EM Active Processes The colour of the REGION icon is a summary of the NE icon colours inside the region. Creating A New Network Element. is given via the border.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . * Use NE NAME to select the NE(s). according to the same meaning of colours. Alarm OffHouseKeeping An indication about an alarm. Read/write on line Updating operations are allowed. a coloured border is drawn around the NE Icon.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK NE REGION MANAGEMENT When the communication is on. Marconi . * Press OK See Also: Section 4 NE Management has two Chapters: COPYRIGHT . which is ceased without any acknowledgement. Read-only access is the default for a new NE. Read only Only display operations are allowed (default). After issuing of this command the Local terminal (if connected) is set in Read-Only mode. For example a green icon with a red border advises about one urgent alarm that is not currently active but was active in the recent past. read/write). The colours of the border have the following meanings: Alarm Acknowledgement This indication is given in case one or more alarms are currently present on the NE. Green All the NE active alarms have been acknowledged. Enabling/Disabling Network Processes. This colour means no active alarms on the NE if the NE Icon is green too. MODIFYING READ/WRITE ACCESS Path (Management-Security-Update-Access NE) This option is used to specify the type of access allowed to EM (read-only. NOTICE See Also: Section 4 NE Management has two Chapters:.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 101 Book Contents . Red At least one critical alarm has not yet been acknowledged. Yellow At least one warning alarm has not yet been acknowledged.

To manually define a new NE: * Use NE TYPE to select the type of NE to be created. Now proceed filling the following common fields: COPYRIGHT . Refer to Description Maintenance for more details on customising the NE Type list.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 102 Book Contents .SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . After this creation is completed an ”ADD NE” operation is necessary in order to allow the physical connection with the node to be established.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK NE REGION MANAGEMENT CREATING A NEW NETWORK ELEMENT Path (Network-Edit-Update-Create NE) This option is used to create a new NE instance in the EM database. due to this the OSI section or TL1 one will be activated. the name. the acronym and network address of the equipment the user may need to control via EM. TL1) depends on the type of NE previously selected and it is automatically checked in the relevant Protocol area. Marconi . The communication protocol (OSI. This file contains the NE type. n Browsing of pre-defined NEs according to a template file whose content can be planned before. Creation of the NE can be carried out in two different ways: n Manual definition of the NE parameters.

NE database instance with the specified parameters is created.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK NE REGION MANAGEMENT * Use the ACRONYM box (up to 8 chars) to indicate a short denomination for the NE. * Use the TID address box (up to 20 alphanumeric digits) to specify a NE Target Identifier. NE connected to EM via DCC within the same LAN: specify as SNPA the MAC address of the NE (which is connected directly to EM) the new one is connected to. SNPA) according to the information found in the template file. The identifier is used for identifying the NE within the same location. rows. IMPORTANT If the selected file has a not suitable format a warning advice will appear within the message area. To define the NEs according to a template file: * Select Load from File push button. Name. * Use the ID box to enter a numeric identifier of the NE. Now proceed filling the following optional items: * Press LOCATION to access the window used to insert the optional NE location data (room. * Use the window exposed to select the template file and then confirm with OK. NSAP. c. a message sent to an NE may be addressed to that NE or routed by itself to its target NE.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . Verify that the same value has been entered into the NE using the Local Controller. In case of TL1 Protocol: * Use the IP address box to specify the IP address assigned to that proper PXC NE. The SNPA value to be entered may differ depending on the type of OSI connection to the NE: a. The specified template file is loaded and its contents can be browsed. COPYRIGHT . NEs are identified using target identifiers (TID). * Press CUSTOMER DATA to access the window used to insert the auxiliary information (10 user-defined fields) about the Network Element (optional). b. NE connected to EM through a DCN: specify as SNPA the MAC address of the router connected to the EM computer. address of the location). All the text box are automatically filled with the value of the NE parameters (NE Type. * Use PORT box to insert the IP Port Number the protocol needs for communication. Refer to Common Reference section for more details on the config files. Acronym. this denomination is displayed in the map just below the NE icon.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 103 Book Contents . NE connected to EM via DCC on a different LAN: specify as SNPA the MAC address of the router the EM computer is connected to. Marconi . * Use the SNPA address box necessary for the connection (hexadecimal value). NE directly connected to EM: specify as SNPA the MAC address of the NE itself. rack and subrack. d. * Use the NAME box to type a denomination of the NE. * Use Browser slide-bar to list and select the NEs defined in the template file. The value is indicated in hexadecimal numbers (up to 40 digits). In case of OSI Protocol: * Use the NSAP address box for entering the NSAP address assigned to the NE.

Refer to Description Maintenance for more details on customising the NE Type list. Section 4 NE Management has two Chapters:. Creating an OSI System Refer To: Description Maintenance ADDING A NETWORK ELEMENT Path (Network-Edit-Update-Add NE) This option is used to commission the NEs which are already defined as database instances. Displaying Information On The Stored NEs.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 104 Book Contents . Moving A Network Element. Modifying An Existing Network Element. Removing A Provisioned NE. See Also: NE Region Management. COPYRIGHT . Location). NE Create Configuration File.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK NE REGION MANAGEMENT NOTICE A warning appears in the message box If the NE type is not enabled. * Repeat the browsing and selecting operation and confirm the creation of new NE instances as needed. * Press Apply. Marconi . After this action is completed the network processes are activated to manage the added equipment. Colors Of The NE Icons.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . * Add the optional information as previously described (Customer Data.

See Also: Creating A New Network Element Refer To: Description Maintenance MODIFYING AN EXISTING NETWORK ELEMENT Path (Network-Edit-Update-Modify NE) This option is used to modify the parameters assigned to a NE. Required processes for the connection are activated. * Use NE NAME to select the Network Element to be added. * Press Apply. A NE icon representing the NE will appear in the managed area. Marconi .OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK NE REGION MANAGEMENT To add a NE: * Use NE TYPE to select the type of NE to be added. * Use DOMAIN to choose a domain the NE will belong to. the list results empty and no selection is needed.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 105 Book Contents . * Move the mouse cursor on the desired position and then click the left button of the mouse. The following read-only text boxes are automatically filled up with database information related to the selected NE: n ACRONYM n ID n NAME For OSI protocol only: n NSAP n SNPA For TL1 protocol only: n IP n TID n PORT * Assign the optional parameters by means of Location and Customer Data pushbuttons. The following parameters can be modified: n ACRONYM n ID n NAME For OSI protocol only: COPYRIGHT . If no domains have been defined. The system requires a location for the NE on the map. An icon indicating the new NE will appear on the selected position.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . The list contains the already created NEs.

COPYRIGHT . as required. NE Region Management If the network addresses are modified on an active NE. * Modify. Use this option when several NEs with the same configuration have to be defined in the network. alarm details) from a source NE to other NE(s). cross-connections.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK NE REGION MANAGEMENT n NSAP n SNPA For TL1 protocol only: n IP n TID n PORT n Location n Customer Data n DOMAIN (for NEs already added only) To modify a NE: * Select the desired NE using the NE TYPE and NE NAME lists. The icon relevant to the selected NE is moved to the new position. The system requires a new position. * Press Apply. To update the database on the NEs it is necessary to perform a database download. * Position the cursor on the new position and then click the left-hand button of the mouse. MOVING A NETWORK ELEMENT Path (Network-Edit-Update-Move NE) This option is used for moving the NE icon on the map. NOTICE See Also: Creating A New Network Element.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 106 Book Contents . To move a NE icon: * Choose the NE to be moved to another position. * Press APPLY See Also: NE Region Management COPYING NETWORK ELEMENT CHARACTERISTICS Path (Network-Edit-Update-Copy NE) This option is used to copy the configuration (equipment layout. Adding A Network Element. the displayed parameters. Marconi . the relevant communication processes will be automatically restarted. IMPORTANT This command performs a database copy only.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER .

disconnecting NEs which could compromise the correct management on the rest of the network. n No synchronisation sources are defined in the NE. * Press OK in the warning window to confirm the operation. * Use INPUT NE NAME to select the NE to be copied. This option can be used for: a. A NE can be deleted only if it is in the following conditions: n No cross-connection or protections are used in the NE. n No jobs are scheduled or running on the NE.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK NE REGION MANAGEMENT To copy NE configuration: * Use NE TYPE to choose the type of equipment. A warning window appears. or b. disconnecting a NE whose security management does not allow any access from the Local Terminal. COPYRIGHT . * Use Options to select the action to be initiated on the selected NE(s). NE Region Management ENABLING/DISABLING NETWORK PROCESSES Path (Network-Edit-Update-Start/Stop NE) By means of this option it is possible to enable/disable the network processes associated to selected NE(s). * Select the desired NE in the map. To perform a forced deletion of a Network Element: * Check on the Forced Deletion button on the dialogue window. Marconi . * Press OK.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 107 Book Contents . database. To delete a NE: * Select the desired NE in the map. * Use OUTPUT NE NAME to choose the NE(s) where configuration data has to be copied. Creating A New Network Element REMOVING A PROVISIONED NE Path (Network-Edit-Update-Remove Ne) This option is used to delete a NE instance from EM. A forced deletion of a provisioned Network Element is also available. Adding A Network Element. * Use NE TYPE to choose the type of equipment. See Also: Creating A New Network Element. * Press APPLY See Also: Section 4 NE Management has two Chapters:. All the information relevant to the selected NE are erased from the EM DB.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER .

identifier. * Type in the field FILE a pathname and filename (only if report is copied to a file). Marconi . Meaning Of The Fields. * Press PRINT to spool the file to the system printer. NSAP. * Use NE NAME to select the NE(s). The processes are first stopped and then restarted.REGION All the options of the menu are the same already described in the NE Management chapter. Colors Of The NE Icons DISPLAYING INFORMATION ON THE STORED NES Path (Network-Edit-Request-NE) This option is used to display information on NE(s) stored in the database (name. * Press Apply. This menu is common to the two EM working windows.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK NE REGION MANAGEMENT STOP To remove the processes of the selected NE. Status of the NE icon is changed to available (green. RESTART To perform a process restart on the selected NE. See Also: Creating A New Network Element. yellow or red) and the network processes are started. * Press Close to quit the window. START To start the processes of an unavailable network element. Adding A Network Element. To display information on stored NEs: Request * Use TYPE to select the type of equipment. * Press ToCreateNE to copy the report to a NE creation template.). etc. NE Create Configuration File OPTIONS OF MANAGEMENT MENU . * Press SAVE AS to copy the report to a file (enter a filename in the relevant text). Status of the NE icon is changed to unavailable (reverse video) and the network processes are stopped. See Also: COPYRIGHT . Report The complete information for the selected NE(s) are displayed. The file is generated within the home directory of the User who has selected the command.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . * Press ToExcel to copy the report to a file in an EXCEL compatible format (with the above specified pathname). NE Region Management. See Also: NE Region Management. * Use NAME to choose the NE(s).Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 108 Book Contents . * Press APPLY.

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Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 .COMMON REFERENCES This Section describes topics which are common to many Sections of the Operator’s Manual. n Meaning Of The Fields n Quality Graphic Report n NE Create Configuration File n Error Messages n Glossary COPYRIGHT . Marconi Navigation Page Book Contents .

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BBEB2 Background Block Error Threshold (Multiplex Section . BBEV5 Background Block Error Threshold (Low Order VC . BBEV5X5 Marconi COPYRIGHT . TIME Indicates the date (day-month-year) and time (hour:minute:second) when the alarm has been acknowledged.Near End . Bit 3) value range from 1 to 2000 (default 600).G1 Byte) value range from 1 to 8000 (default 2400). value range from 1 to 8000 (default 2400). B3 SWITCH Enabled Path Protection switching in case of B3 errors enabled. USER Operator who acknowledged the alarm. ACK. value range from 1 to 8000 (default 2400). Navigation Page Book Contents . Bit 1.B1 Byte).MEANING OF THE FIELDS ACK.Far End .V5 Byte. BBEM1 Background Block Error Threshold on M1 Byte (MS Far End) value range from 1 to 8000 (default 2400). ALR Indicates at least one not urgent alarm active on the NE. BBEB3 Background Block Error Threshold (High Order VC .B2 Byte). BBE (Background Block Error) a cumulative count indicating the number of errored blocks of a performance data reporting period.B3 Byte).2) value range from 1 to 2000 (default 600).V5 byte. value range from 1 to 8000 (default 2400). Disabled Path Protection switching in case of B3 errors disabled. BBEHOPF Background Block Error Threshold (High Order Path FEBE .Path FEBE Near End . ALARM TYPE Type of alarm present. BBELOPF Background Block Error Threshold (Low Order VC . Value corresponds to the unix account of the Operator. BBEB1 Background Block Error Threshold (Regenerator Section .Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 .

MS Near End A Multiplex Section is the part of line system between two Multiplex Section Termination (MST). SOH/POH Input Byte used to transmit the auxiliary channel. COMMAND Indicates the last switching command applied to the path protection (See Switching Commands).Path FEBE Near End .V5 Byte.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 113 Book Contents . CATEGORY Indicates the alarm category. Value range is from 2 to 9. Bit 3) value range from 1 to 3000 (default 600). This parameter groups the 5 BBEV5s of the single low order VC of a VC2-5C connection. When the number of consecutive SES exceed the CSES threshold then CSES is increased. Configured side Switch A Selected Indicates that the Switch Unit A has been detected as active. The field can also be referred to a NE (window invoked from region buttons).OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK MEANING OF THE FIELDS Background Block Error Threshold for concatenated cross connections (Low Order VC . SOH/POH Output Byte used to receive the auxiliary channel. in this case it means that the equipment is not alarmed. Interface 1 or 2 No defined Indicates that the auxiliary channel is not used. Switch B Selected Indicates that the Switch Unit B has been detected as active. ES (Errored Seconds) A cumulative count indicating the number of seconds during which block errors have been detected. CSES Consecutive Several Errored Seconds. Three bytes (B2) in the SOH are allocated for multiplex section error monitoring function.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . SOH Bus STM-1 card used to transmit/receive the auxiliary channel. Marconi . Current side Switch A Selected Indicates that the Switch Unit A is currently active. INS Indicate that the Card is in-service. CUSTOMER DATA User-defined Information entered during the NE provisioning. COPYRIGHT . Switch B Selected Indicates that the Switch Unit B is currently active.

The main link is active. Remote Manual Normal The Far-End MV35 is manually controlled. The main link is active. OOS Card is out-of-service. Manual Normal The MV35 is locally controlled via hand-held terminal. NTC NE not connected. Not Supported The MV35 is not supported by the current version of equipment. The main link is active. Quality Entities Near-End VC-12 V5 Quality data collection relevant to Receive Path (16x2 Mbit/s Tributary Unit). Manual Switch The MV35 is locally controlled via hand-held terminal. The standby path is active. The main link is active. The standby path is active. The field can also be referred to a NE (window invoked from region buttons). COPYRIGHT . Marconi . Protection Indicates that the resource operates as protection. NOT REVERTIVE Indicates that the revertive mode is disabled. Remote Manual Switch The Far-End MV35 is manually controlled. PROT Card is used for protection Prot Mode REVERTIVE Indicates that the revertive mode is enabled (restoration on the normal working side will occur when alarm has been cleared).OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK MEANING OF THE FIELDS MV35 Alarm State Automatic Normal The MV35 switches depending on the alarm of the equipment. The standby path is active.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . in this case it means one or more urgent alarms active in the Equipment OFS (Out-of-Frame Seconds) A cumulative count indicating the number of seconds during which Out-ofFrame alignments have been detected. The standby path is active.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 114 Book Contents . Automatic Switch The MV35 switches depending on the alarm of the equipment. Remote Supervision Normal The MV35 is remotely controlled by the Network Management Center. Remote Supervision Switch The MV35 is remotely controlled by the Network Management Center.

Switching commands and Command Clear To reset the switching state. Service Mode Option Enabled Alarms present in the equipment are not generating local consequent action (alarm LEDs are off but alarm messages are sent to EM). REVERTIVE Indicates whether the protection is revertive or not RS Near End A Regenerator Section is the part of line system between two Regenerator Section Termination (RST). Service Mode Enabled Alarms present in the equipment are not generating any consequent action (alarm LEDs are off and no messages are sent to EM). Forced to Protection To switch to the protection side (switching occurs also in presence of alarms). Exercise Reserved for future application. Unlike ”Forced to Worker” this command does not switch if alarms are present. COPYRIGHT . Revert To restore the traffic on the working tributary units (1 to 4) after that the failure caused the switch has been cleared (available only after an automatic switch). Marconi .SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER .OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK MEANING OF THE FIELDS Far-end VC-12 V5 Quality data collection relevant to Transmit Path (16x2 Mbit/s Tributary Unit). Forced to Worker To switch to the worker side (switching occurs also in presence of alarms). RAISING TIME Indicates the date (day-month-year) and time (hour:minute:second) when the alarm was raised. Manual to Protection To switch to the protection side. STATE (worker side) Indicates the last switching command executed (See Switching commands). Manual to Worker To switch to the worker side. Trib. Disabled Normal alarm processing.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 115 Book Contents . n Forced Switch To switch back the traffic from the protection tributary unit to a normal working unit (1 to 4). One byte (B1) in the SOH is allocated for regenerator section error monitoring. Unlike ”Forced to Protection” this command does not switch if alarms are present. Switching occurs also in presence of alarms on the working unit.

VC-4). has been exceeded for a performance entity. TU WTR Period (min. Far End) One byte (G1) is allocated in each VC-4 POH to convey back to the VC-4 path generator the path terminating status and performance. VC-2. SES (Severely Errored Seconds) A cumulative count indicating the number of seconds of a performance data period during which the preset threshold. VC2-5C. One byte (B3) is allocated in each VC-4 for a path error monitoring function. When the number of consecutive SES exceeds the SUE threshold. VC4 Far End (Virtual Container at 140. TRAFFIC TYPE Type of the traffic used for the connection (VC-12. Number of tributary ports in alarm condition (only if the alarm is relative to a tributary unit). Type 1+1 Unidirectional Indicates that the 1+1 Unidirectional MSP Protection has been enabled. VC-3. SOFF Sparkling Event OFF SON Sparkling Event ON SRC. then UAS is increased. TUE Termination of Unavailability Events. Marconi . SOURCE Identifies the alarm source. One byte (B3) is allocated in each VC-4 for a path error monitoring function.) Indicates the Wait To Restore Time defined for the path-protection. UNV NE actually stopped. UAS (UnAvailable Seconds) A cumulative count indicating the unavailability (it means that the SUE threshold has been exceeded). Near End) VC-4 is the higher order (HO) container into the STM-1 frame. the increasing of the UAS is stopped.NR. COPYRIGHT . VC4 Near End (Virtual Container at 140.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER .Path Trib (B3) (Virtual Container at 140Mbit/s.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK MEANING OF THE FIELDS Disabled Normal alarm processing.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 116 Book Contents . When the number of consecutive EFS (Error Free Second) exceeds the TUE threshold. VC4 . SUE Start of Unavailability Event.

Far End) The bit 3 of the lower order POH byte (V5) is allocated to convey back to the VC-12 path generator the path terminating performance (Relevant to Far-End side). 2 or 6Mbit/s. Worker Indicates that the resource operates as working. Marconi . The first two bits of the lower order POH byte (V5) are allocated for a path error monitoring function.5.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK MEANING OF THE FIELDS VC3 Near End (Virtual Container at 45Mbit/s. Near End) VC-3 is the higher order (HO) container into the STM-1 frame.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . WORKER DIR and WORKER SIDE East Indicates that the working side is east. Near End) The frame alignment word of plesiochronous signal is checked for the local port. One byte (B3) is allocated in each VC-3 for a path error monitoring function. VC12 Near End (Virtual Container at 2 Mbit/s. West Indicates that the working side is west. COPYRIGHT . VC3 Far End (Virtual Container at 45Mbit/s. VC12 Far End (Virtual Container at 1.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 117 Book Contents . Near End) VC-12 is the lower order (LO) container into the STM-1 frame. Far End) One byte (G1) is allocated in each VC-3 POH to convey back to the VC-3 path generator the path terminating status and performance (Relevant to Far-End side). PDH Near End (Plesiochronous Signal.

The Plot Graph allows to analyse the temporal evolution of a particular performance parameter. if active mode is Plot Graph it is possible to define which colours (and so which performance parameters) the user wants to visualise. If active mode is bar graph this function does not permit to select different coloured areas. Both a histogram and a new Plot Graph are available. Marconi . Indicates that a trouble occurred during the measurement (e. To move the chart (left/right and up/down): Use the two scrollbars to move the chart.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER .. COPYRIGHT . This area also contains a legenda for graphics. In the command area there is also a section dedicated to the selection of desired graphic (Graph Type).g.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 118 Book Contents . With the button "bar" and "plot" is possible to select the desired representation. To resize the chart: Use the two lenses from the command area to increase or decrease the chart.. The values of G826 parameters and the time the data have been collected are indicated on the vertical and horizontal axis. The relevant value appears at the top of the window.. The quality thresholds are represented by means of black horizontal lines on the graphic bars. which distinguishes performance parameters by means of different colours. or Click in correspondence of a time interval.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK QUALITY GRAPHIC REPORT QUALITY GRAPHIC REPORT This topic describes how to use a quality chart resulting after a request of port performance data. The following message can be displayed in the field notes: Compliance. respectively. Next explanation has to be considered as an example since different types of charts can be obtained. Compliance: communication interrupted).1 To display the value of a specific sample: * Click on the graphic bar.. Missing Record Indicates that no data were collected for that time interval (the graphic bar is grey).

n two buttons dedicated to enlarge or reduce graphics dimension. In the command area is also present.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . this field is shown at selecting the particular time slot with the left button of mouse. Marconi .Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 119 Book Contents . COPYRIGHT .OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK QUALITY GRAPHIC REPORT Plot Graph: Plot Graph is divided into two sections: n the left one is the command area n the right one shows graphics At the upper part of the graphic two informative field are displayed: the first contains information about the NE and the particular chosen quality parameter. The second (Notes:) contains general information about a particular time slot. n the toggle button "Show Grid": it is active only with Plot Graph and visualises a reference grid.

Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 120 Book Contents . Marconi . In the command area is also present. COPYRIGHT .SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . Bar Graph is divided into two sections: n the left one is the command area n the right one shows graphics At the upper part of the graphic an informative field is displayed: it contains information about the NE and the particular chosen quality parameter.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK QUALITY GRAPHIC REPORT Bar Graph When a particular bar is selected on the Bar Graph the quality parameter value and the related threshold are shown in the upper part of the command area. n two buttons dedicated to enlarge or reduce graphics dimension.

NE CREATE CONFIGURATION FILE
This section gives an example of a configuration file which can be used as a catalogue during the creation of the Network Elements. This kind of files can be stored everywhere in the EM hard disk, the suggested location is the $NCS/CONFIG directory where a template (CreateNE.tpt) is already stored
#CreateNEs.cfg : MV36 NEs configuration file # # Generic NE Info Format # ---------------------# # HEADER # -----# # NEnum = num of configurable NEs : don’t forget to # update this value if you add or remove NEs ! # # # DATA # ---# # x,x,x,x,x,x (max length) # | | | | | | # | | | | | +--------> snpa (12) # | | | | +----------> nsap (40) # | | | +------------> number (3) # | | +--------------> acronym (8) # | +----------------> name (40) # +------------------> type (2) # # N.B.: See in NeTypeConfig file for further information about # the configuration of the NE types of your installation. # NEnum = 4 # 20,MSH51C_1,51C_1,001,4901020304050607080900002202080100000001,00000c341383 20,MSH51C_2,51C_2,001,4901020304050607080900002202080200000001,00000c341383 20,MSH51C_3,51C_3,001,4901020304050607080900002202080300000001,00000c341383 20,MSH51C_4,51C_4,001,4901020304050607080900002202080400000001,00000c341383

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ERROR MESSAGES
This chapter gives a list of the messages which can be displayed by the EM during the operation. The messages, which appear on the User interface within a dedicated message box, are listed below, in alphabetical order. The number in bracket after the term Error stands for an Operating System error code that is always specified within the message box. The more important values are:
13 Permission Denied 2 No such file or directory 17 File Exist

ACTIVE REGION CANNOT BE REMOVE.
The user tried to remove the region that is currently open.

ANOTHER REGION CAN'T BE OPEN
The User tried to open a region while another one is already open.

CAN'T MALLOC COLOR TABLE DOUBLE CLICK THE SHELF AGAIN
The software is not able to allocate the color resources necessary for the Network Element Shelf representation.

COMMAND NOT EXECUTABLE, PROCESS CRASH EXIT AND LOG IN AGAIN !
The process dedicated to the operation requested by the User is not correctly running. Restart the User Interface.

DATABASE DATA AND INSTALLATION NESTING LEVEL ARE INCONSISTENT.
The number of the levels managed and the regions which are stored within the database are incompatible.

DATABASE IS INCONSISTENT FOR THIS NETWORK ELEMENT…..
The contents of the Database tables has been lost or damaged.

DB TABLE NE_TYPE_INFO IS WRONG
The configuration of the NE Types managed is not correct.

DO YOU WANT TO REMOVE BACKUP FILES?
During the backup of Alarm history or quality data files the Backup files deletion option has been selected. The system asks for confirmation.

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incorrect access rights. ERROR ON MESSAGE DISPATCHING EXIT AND CONTACT YOUR SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR The process message dispatcher (MD) is not correctly running. No EM operation is possible. Marconi .OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK ERROR MESSAGES ELEMENT MANAGEMENT ALREADY ACTIVATED One attempt to run the Selement Management window has been performed while the window is already running. ERROR <NUMBER> IN CREATING NEW DB TABLES The system failed while appending some new NE tables to the previously existing DB structure. ERROR <NUMBER> IN REMOVING DB TABLES… The system failed while deleting some NE tables from the DB structure. COPYRIGHT .Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 124 Book Contents .SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . a file corruption or incorrect access rights. ERROR <NUMBER> WHEN OPENING COPYNAMECONFIG. ELEMENT MANAGEMENT IS IN SINGLE MODE Access to the Element Management window is denied by the System because the single state mode has been enabled by another User. PLEASE. ERROR <NUMBER> WHEN ACTIVATING RTM The Real Time Monitoring Window has cannot be started due to invalid configuration. ERROR <NUMBER> WHEN OPENING NMCMAPINFO The configuration file $NCS/U-INFO/NMCmapInfo is not present or it is damaged. CONTACT YOUR SYSTEMADMINISTRATOR. ERROR IN SHELF CONFIGURATION BUILDING The information stored in the EM Manager DB is not enough for the software to draw the Subrack graphic layout. ERROR <NUMBER> WHEN ACTIVATING SOME USER PROCESS Some processes could not be activated during the Element Manager Start Up. or exectutable file corruption. ERROR READING USER_INFO TABLE The user definition settings for the Operator are not valid. ERROR STARTING <PROCESS NAME> The specified process cannot be run due to a bad software configuration. The $NCS/CONFIG/CopyNameConfig file is corrupted or missing. Quit the main menu and restart the EM via the attila utility.

ERROR <NUMBER> WHEN READING NMCMAPINFO Wrong information is stored in the $NCS/U-INFO/NMCmapInfo configuration file. ERROR <NUMBER> WHEN WRITING SELNEFIFO… Communication error among the graphical processes (UPDISP. MAIN REGION CANNOT BE REMOVE. Marconi .the kernel parameters relevant to the max number of processes per User and the total number of processes in the server have been reached. EXIT FROM APPLICATION The software is being affected by some critical problem. A User tried to remove the main Region.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK ERROR MESSAGES ERROR <NUMBER> WHEN OPENING USRPROCCONFIG The $NCS/U_INFO/UsrProcConfig file is not present or it is damaged. Or the main server is shutting down. GENH. SYSTEM ERROR IN ELEMENT The system cannot start any more process. COPYRIGHT . Check the kernel parameters MAXUPROC and NPROC aginst the specified reference within the Installation handbook and Release Note. UH) Close all the active sessions by means of the HCI Clean option in the Attila utility menu. Check the kernel parameters MAXUPROC and NPROC aginst the specified reference within the Installation handbook and Release Note.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 125 Book Contents . EXEC. .WHEN READING NEFIFO…. the kernel parameters relevant to the max number of processes per User and the total number of processes in the server have been reached.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . Please logout before the system quits your session. ERROR <NUMBER> WHEN WRITING…. IH. The probable causes are: . Failure during the updating of some Database table.. Communication error among the graphical processes (UPDISP. ERROR <NUMBER>. UH) Close all the active sessions by means of the HCI Clean option in the Attila utility menu. The probable causes are: the physical RAM memory limits has been reached. GENH. IH. FORK SYSTEMERROR The system cannot start any more process. ERROR <NUMBER> WHEN READING USRPROCCONFIG The $NCS/U_INFO/UsrProcConfig file is not valid.the physical RAM memory limits has been reached.

CONTACT YOUR DATABASE MANAGER The processes that are dedicated to the connection between the database and the Network are not correctly running. SHELF ALREADY PRESENT The Network Element Shelf representation is already displayed. The User is not able to access the Databse content. Verify the Unix profile of the account.OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK ERROR MESSAGES NCS USER UNKNOWN THE DATABASE PLEASE CONTACT YOUR SYSTEMADMINISTRATOR. SORRY. NO VALID DATA. Check the $NCS/U_INFO/UsrProcConfig file.YOU CANNOT WORK. Use the nmcman User as template. NO COMPLETE DATA IN FILE NMCMAPINFO Missing information in the $NCS/U-INFO/NMCmapInfo configuration file. ERROR ON DB CONNECTION . REQUEST ALREADY ACTIVE An inquiry command was sent to the system while another command of the same type was already running. The content of the database is wrong or incomplete so the operation requested cannot be accomplished. The Region the User tried to open (via a double click on the icon) was already open. NO VALID NETWORK ELEMENT PIXMAP The bitmap file associated to a Network element is wrong or has an invalid format REGION ALREADY OPEN. Marconi . SORRY. A command was still running when the operator tried to select another one. COPYRIGHT .Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 126 Book Contents . SHELF ERROR NO MATCHING VISUAL FOUND The system is not able to draw the Network Element representastion. COMMAND IS RUNNING. NO COMPLETE FILE : COPYNAMECONFIG The $NCS/CONFIG/CopyNameConfig file is wrong. Complete all the commands and close the windows that are still open before proceeding.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . NO ACTIVE PROCESS The process necessary for the operation requested cannot be started because it was not enabled at installation time.

The more important are: ALARM_ACTIVE The current Alarm State for the selected NE is not correctly stored in the relevant DB tables. WARNING: EXCEEDING NETWORKELEMENTS ARE NOT LISTED. DOMAIN_NAME The DB table related to the Network Partitioning is not available. Marconi . NOT YET AVAILABLE The command selected is not available in this product release. Complete all the commands and close the windows that are still open before proceeding. CARD The current subrack configuration for the selected NE is not correctly stored in the relevant DB tables. UPDATE IN PROGRESS The same command has been selected twice or more. SYSTEM MANAGEMENT ALREADY ACTIVATED One attempt to run the System Administration window has been performed while that window is already running. The total number of regions cannot be displayed in the relevant report window. THIS COMMAND CANNOT BE EXECUTED DURING AN OTHER COMMAND SELECTION. TRIB_USED The current tributary configuration for the selected NE is not correctly stored in the relevant DB tables. NE The information about the number and type of the NEs Managed are incomplete or wrong. TROUBLE IN DB TABLE <TABLE NAME> A problem is affecting one or more table of the EM database. MAP_INFO The configuration of the map parameters is wrong or corrupted. A command was running when the operator tried to select another one. SORRY. NE_TYPE_INFO The DB table containing the information about the NE type to be managed is not accessible.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . The name of the involved table is reported at the end of the message. WARNING : EXCEEDING REGION ARE NOT LISTED.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 127 Book Contents .OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK ERROR MESSAGES SORRY. COPYRIGHT . SORRY. WRONG MAP DIMENSION The bitmap file which was selected as a Region background exceed the Element Management Window dimension. The total number of Network Element cannot be displayed in the relevant report window.

SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . YOUR WORKING/IDLE TIME EXPIRE. WRONG USRPROCCONFIG AT LINE…. CONTACT YOUR SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR IN ORDER TO BE ASSOCIATED TO A NEW ONE The Domain associated to the Operator has been deleted from the database and cannot be restored. Please Log out.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 128 Book Contents . Marconi .OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK ERROR MESSAGES WRONG NMCMAPINFO AT LINE… The specified line inside the $NCS/U-INFO/NMCmapInfo configuration file is wrong. COPYRIGHT . YOUR DOMAIN IS NO LONGER VALID. Refer To: Description Installation. The $NCS/U_INFO/UsrProcConfig file contains wrong data at the specified line. The working time assigned to the User at creation time has elapsed. Chapter EM Active Process.

Telecommunication n LO Lower Order n MS Multiplex Section n MSOH Multiplexer Section Overhead n MSP Multiplexer Section Protection n MSSPring Multiplexer Section Shared Protection Ring n NE Network Element n NM Network Manager n NML Network Manager Layer n NMS Network Management System n OCH Optical Channel n OMS Optical Multiplex Section COPYRIGHT . Marconi Navigation Page Book Contents .GLOSSARY Following a list of the most frequently used acronyms in this handbook: n ADM Add-Drop Multiplexer n AP Access Point n API Application Programming Interface n APS Automatic Protection Switching n ASN 1 Abstract Syntax Notation 1 n ATM Asynchronous Transfer Mode n CTP Connection Termination Point n DBMS DataBase Management System n DCN Data Communication Network n DWDM Dense Wave Division Multiplex n DXC Digital Cross Connect n EM Element Manager n EML Element Manager Layer n ES Errored Second n ESR Errored Second Ratio n ETSI European Telecom Standards Institute n FTAM File Transfer.Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 . Access and Management n GUI Graphical User Interface n HCI Human Computer Interface n HO Higher Order n HP Higher Order Path n HW Hardware n ITU-T International Telecommunication Union .

OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK GLOSSARY n OS Operation System n OTS Optical Transport Section n PRBS Pseudo Random Byte Sequence n PDH Plesiochronous Digital Hierarchy n RS Regenerator Section n RTAM Real Time Alarm Monitor n SDH Synchronous Digital Hierarchy n SES Severely Errored Second n SESR Severely Errored Second Ratio n SNC Sub-Network Connection n SNCP Sub-Network Connection Protection n SOH Section Overhead n STM-n Synchronous Transport Module.SERVICEON OPTICAL ELEMENT MANAGER . level n n VC-n-Xc X times Concatenated VC-n (n=2 or 4) n VC-n-nc n times Concatenated VC-n n WDM Wave Division Multiplex COPYRIGHT .Refer To Title Page 339-1051/18 Issue: 1 Navigation Page 130 Book Contents . level N n SW Software n TCM Tandem Connection Monitoring n TMN Telecommunications Management Network n TTP Trail Termination Point n UAS UnAvailable Seconds n VC-n Virtual Container. Marconi .

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