IMC Networks iMcV-E1-Mux/4, SFP

IMC Networks iMcV-E1-Mux/4, SFP
iMcV-E1-Mux/4
Operation Manual
FCC Radio Frequency Interference Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B computing device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial
environment. This equipment generates uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to
cause harmful interference in which the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.
Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
The use of non-shielded I/O cables may not guarantee compliance with FCC RFI limits. This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B
limits for radio noise emission from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulation of the Canadian Department of
Communications.
Le présent appareil numérique n’émet pas de bruits radioélectriques dépassant les limites applicables aux appareils numériques de classe B
prescrites dans le Règlement sur le brouillage radioélectrique publié par le ministère des Communications du Canada.
Warranty
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from defects in materials and workmanship under normal and proper use in accordance with IMC Networks' instructions
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Table of Contents
FCC Radio Frequency Interference Statement ------------------------------------------------ ii
Warranty---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ii
About the iMcV-E1-Mux/4 ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1
Managed Modules ---------------------------------------------------------------------------2
Port Interfaces---------------------------------------------------------------------------------3
LED Operation --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5
10/100BaseT Connector --------------------------------------------------------------------5
E1 RJ-48 Connectors-------------------------------------------------------------------------6
SFP Ports----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------6
Connector Pinout and DIP Switch Assignments----------------------------------------------- 7
DIP Switch Assignments ---------------------------------------------------------------------7
10/100BaseT Ethernet Mating Connector Pinout --------------------------------------8
E1 Port Mating Connector Pinout ---------------------------------------------------------8
RS-232 Port Mating Connector Pinout ---------------------------------------------------9
RS-232 Serial Console Port -----------------------------------------------------------------9
Installation Instructions--------------------------------------------------------------------------- 10
Configuration Options --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 11
Ethernet Line Setup ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 11
Packet Size----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 11
Auto Negotiation --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 11
Forcing the Speed, Duplex Mode, and Flow Control ------------------------------- 11
FX LinkLoss and LFPT ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 11
FX LinkLoss (FXLL)-------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12
Link Fault Pass-Through (LFPT) ----------------------------------------------------------- 12
E1 Ports Setup------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12
Alarm Level ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12
Loopback ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 13
Console Screens ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 14
Login Screen ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 14
Main Menu ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 15
Menu Options------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 16
Unit Configuration Screen ------------------------------------------------------------------- 16
Port Alarm Status Screen --------------------------------------------------------------------- 17
SFP Line Status Screen ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 17
Ethernet Port Configuration Screen -------------------------------------------------------- 18
Ethernet Port Status Screen ------------------------------------------------------------------ 18
E1 Port Configuration Screen---------------------------------------------------------------- 19
E1 Port Status Screen-------------------------------------------------------------------------- 19
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Troubleshooting ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 21
Fiber Optic Port Verification----------------------------------------------------------------- 22
E1 Port Verification ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 23
Normal Operation ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 24
Fiber Optic Cleaning Guidelines------------------------------------------------------------ 24
Electrostatic Discharge Precautions--------------------------------------------------------- 25
Specifications -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 27
Standards/Compliance --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 27
Definition of Terms/Acronyms------------------------------------------------------------------ 28
IMC Networks Technical Support-------------------------------------------------------------- 30
Safety Certifications------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 31
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About the iMcV-E1-Mux/4
Overview
The iMcV-E1-Mux/4 is a media converter that transports four independent E1 lines
over an existing single (or dual, “1+1”) standard 155Mbps-capable fiber optic line
operating at an effective rate of 150Mbps. One serial link (RS-232) and one Ethernet
(10/100BaseT) connection are also multiplexed onto the fiber link(s). Each of these
communication channels is transported end-to-end at full wire speed with very low
latencies.
The serial link can be used for extending an independent RS-232 interface to the
remote POP location for use in managing or controlling other devices at the POP and
supports any data rate up to 250K baud. In addition, each unit also supports an RS232 console port for local configuration by technical support personnel. Both of
these serial links are used for end-to-end system management, fault
detection/isolation and system diagnostics.
The iMcV-E1-Mux/4 provides fault indications on the E1 and fiber links resulting from
real-time active faults. The equipment detects both E1 and fiber LOS events as well
as degraded E1 or fiber lines. The unit will automatically forward AIS signaling to the
remote unit after detecting an LOS (Loss Of Signal) condition on any incoming E1
line. Severe receive optical link failures will result in the automatic generation of AIS
signaling onto the E1 lines connected to the unit receiving the corrupted optical
signal.
In addition, CV (Code Violation) errors are detected on all incoming E1 lines and BER
calculations for the optical line are constantly being performed by circuitry within the
unit's optical receiver. Error conditions are displayed on the unit’s front panel LED
indicators and reported to system management software (if equipped) where more
detailed error information can be displayed on the user’s GUI.
Systems equipped with 1+1 fiber redundancy can benefit from the enhanced
reliability of a protected fiber link and the system’s ability to automatically switch to
the “best” fiber line should one line become impaired or fail. This automatic
switchover capability is designed to occur rapidly (<50 milliseconds), minimizing data
loss and system down time. In addition, automatic switchover can be overridden;
this allows the end-user to force the unit to receive on a specific optical line if desired
to support periodic maintenance.
The iMcV-E1-Mux/4 is sold in two configurations:
Part Number
857-14400
857-14300
Description
A fully featured version with 1+1 Fiber protection and Ethernet
transport.
A Reduced feature version with a single fiber port and no Ethernet
transport.
The iMcV-E1-Mux/4 offers the following features:
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Four E1 ports on RJ-48 connectors with surge protection
One full bandwidth Ethernet 10/100BaseT port (specific model)
1+1 protection switching via two SFP-based optical ports (specific model)
DDMI supported on SFP ports
One end-to-end serial RS-232 port on an RJ-48 connector
Local CLI management console port on a Mini Jack connector
Remote management capability through iMediaChassis series
AIS generation on signal loss on all E1 interfaces
SNMP Alarm TRAP reporting in managed chassis
MDI/MDIX automatic Ethernet port switching
The iMcV-E1-Mux/4 module is a dual-wide iMcV module.
Compatible chassis include the following:
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iMediaChassis series
MediaChassis series
IE-MediaChassis series
Product Application
The iMcV-E1-Mux/4 delivers 4 E1 lines to a customer's site over a protected,
dedicated fiber line. In addition, one serial RS-232 line and one 10/100BaseT
Ethernet line can be carried at the same time. All circuits run at full line rates with no
interaction.
ISP Internet
10/100BaseT
(1 Port)
E1
(4 port)
TDM Network
PSTN
Local Far End
10/100BaseT
(1 Port)
E1-Mux
(Network)
Dedicated
Fiber
Console
E1
(4 Port)
Customer
PABX
Host
Serial Port
E1-Mux
(Subscriber)
Customer
LAN
Console RS232
Remote
Dedicated
Fiber
Protection
(1+1)
Serial Port
Remote Far End
Console
Managed Modules
The iMcV-E1-Mux/4 modules are installed as a Host/Remote pair. Host or Remote
configuration is selected by an onboard DIP Switch setting. The Host/Remote pair
can be remotely managed when the HOST is installed in an iMediaChassis with an
SNMP Management Module.
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Port Interfaces
A fully-configured iMcV-E1-Mux/4 includes the following ports:
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Four E1 ports on RJ-48 connectors short haul
One 10/100BaseT twisted pair Ethernet port (optional)
One fiber SFP port (requires SFP/155-ED module for each port)
Optional SFP port for optical 1+1 protection.
One Mini Jack serial RS-232 serial console port
One user serial RS-232 data port (RJ-45)
The iMcV-E1-Mux/4 is easily configured by using the serial console port connection
or through an SNMP management application such as iView².
Console Serial Port Connection
10/100BaseT
Connector
RS-232
Connector
E1 RJ-48
Connectors
SFP
Ports
Console
The iMcV-E1-Mux/4 includes a console serial port. To establish a link between a
module's console port and a local PC, connect the Mini Jack to DB9 adapter that is
included with the IMC module. This RS-232 serial connection provides access to the
iMcV-E1-Mux/4 module CLI configuration screens. Set the computer/terminal for VT100 emulation, 38.4K baud, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity and no flow control.
Under the VT-100 emulation, set the backspace key to send delete.
iView² Management Software
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iView² is the IMC Networks management software designed specifically for the IMC
Networks “iMcV” family of modules. It features a GUI and gives network managers
the ability to monitor and control the manageable IMC Networks products.
iView² is available in several versions and can also function as a snap-in module for
HP OpenView Network Node Manager and other third party SNMP Management
software. For assistance in selecting the right version of iView² for your operating
system, please visit:
http://www.imcnetworks.com/products/iview2.cfm
iView2 supports the following platforms:
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Windows NT
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Windows 2000
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Windows XP
In addition, there are Java versions of iView² for any Java-capable operating systems
such as Linux.
Please see the SNMP Management Module for software configuration options.
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LED Operation
10/100BaseT
Connector
RS-232
Connector
E1 RJ-48
Connectors
SFP
Ports
The iMcV-E1-Mux/4 features diagnostic LEDs as explained below.
10/100BaseT Connector
LNK:
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FDX:
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OFF when port is not linked/connected
Glows green when link is established
Blinks green during data activity
OFF when port is not connected or when running at halfduplex
Glows yellow when port is running at full duplex
Blinks yellow when collisions occur
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E1 RJ-48 Connectors
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STAT:
• Glows green
during normal
operation
• Glows
red+green when
out-of-service or
when the port is
in a loopback or
test state
• Glows red when
the Host to
Remote fiber
link(s) is down or
badly corrupted
ALARM:
OFF during normal operation
Blinks red+green simultaneously
when CV errors detected on the E1
line at far end of the optical line
Glows red+green when loss of
service (LOS) is detected, OR
continuous bit errors are detected
on the E1 line at far end of the
optical line
Blinks red when local CV errors
detected on E1 line.
Glows red when LOS detected on
the local E1 line, OR
when continuous errors are
detected on the local E1 line
SFP Ports
One model offers two SFP (A and B) ports for 1+1 protection; a
second model offers one SFP without protection.
ACT:
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or
LNK:
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Glows green when the SFP port is the active receive line.
OFF when the SFP is not the receive line
Glows red+green when the SFP port is manually forced to
be the active receive line
Glows green when there is a valid link
Glows red when a loss of optical signal occur, LOF, or with
continuous optical bit errors
RAI:
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MSA:
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Off when no remote defects are detected
Glows red+green when remote LOS or BER detected
Off when SFP is not an IMC Networks SFP
Glows green when no SFP alarms are detected
Glows red+green when SFP alarms or defects are detected
at remote end
Glows red when SFP alarms or misconfigurations are
detected locally, i.e., when the SFP is missing, or when SFP
speed is not at 155Mbps
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Connector Pinout and DIP Switch Assignments
DIP Switch Assignments
A single 10-position DIP Switch is located on the unit to set the configuration. The
switch positions are defined as follows:
Switch #
Function
Settings
Factory Default
1
Host/Remote
OFF
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
OFF = Host,
ON = Remote
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
NOTE
Switch #1 must be set to ON at the Remote location.
Switches #2 through #10 are reserved for factory use only and must be OFF for
proper operation.
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10/100BaseT Ethernet Mating Connector Pinout
The following table lists the pin configuration for the standard RJ-45 Ethernet
connector.
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Signal
Transmit +
Transmit Receive +
None
None
Receive None
None
Pin 1
NOTE
MDI/MDIX AutoCross function will automatically transpose the Transmit and
Receive lines if required.
E1 Port Mating Connector Pinout
The following table lists the pin configuration for the standard RJ-48 E1 port mating
connectors.
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Signal
Receive 1 (Tip in to unit)
Receive 2 (Ring in to unit)
None
Transmit 1 (Tip from unit)
Transmit 2 (Ring from unit)
None
None
None
Pin 1
NOTE
The pin configuration is consistent with a DTE interface.
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RS-232 Port Mating Connector Pinout
The following table lists the pin configuration for the RS-232 port mating connector.
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Signal
None
None
None
Signal Ground
Receive Data (in to unit)
Transmit Data (out of unit)
None
None
Pin 1
This port provides an end-to-end RS-232 line that can support up to 250K Baud and
is transparent to all RS-232 protocols.
RS-232 Serial Console Port
The following table lists the pin configuration for the RS-232 3-pin Mini Jack mating
connector for the console serial port.
Pin
Tip
Ring
Sleeve
DB9-F Pin#
Signal Name
Direction
Transmit
Receive
Return
Out of Unit
In to Unit
Return
2
3
5
Sleeve
Ring
Tip
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Installation Instructions
Each iMcV-E1-Mux/4 module requires two adjacent slots in an iMediaChassis or
MediaChassis. To install the module in a chassis, remove the blank faceplates
covering the slots where the module is to be installed. Then slide the module into
the chassis card guides until the module is seated securely in the slots. Secure the
module to the chassis by tightening the captive screw.
All iMcV-E1-Mux/4 units are shipped from the factory configured as Host units. The
iMcV-E1-Mux/4 modules must be installed in pairs. For two iMcV-E1-Mux/4 units to
properly operate together one unit needs to be configured as a Remote.
Configuration as a Host or Remote is controlled via a DIP switch setting (S1-1).
Small Form-Factor Pluggable Ports (SFP)
The fiber link on the iMcV-E1-Mux/4 module is supported through one or two SFPs
(depending on the model) running at 155Mbps. Many SFPs, including those from
IMC Networks, feature enhanced diagnostics capabilities DDMI (Data and Diagnostic
Management Information). DDMI statistics provide real-time access to transceiver
operating parameters such as voltage, temperature, laser bias current, and both
transmitted and received optical power. DDMI information can be accessed in
iView2.
AutoCross Feature
The 10/100BaseT Ethernet port on the iMcV-E1-Mux/4 includes an AutoCross feature
that automatically selects between a crossover workstation and a straight-through
connection depending on the connected device.
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Configuration Options
The following sections describe the configurable features.
Use the "default" command to restore the unit's default settings. This restores the
card's default configuration and resets the default username and password.
User: admin / Password: admin
Ethernet Line Setup
If the Ethernet port is not used, it can be set to disabled via a console session or via
iView², to effectively block all traffic on this port.
Packet Size
The Ethernet transport can accommodate packets up to 1916 bytes.
Auto Negotiation
The iMcV-E1-Mux/4 ships from the factory with Auto Negotiation enabled on the
Ethernet port. In this mode, the port negotiates for speed, duplex and flow control.
Forcing the Speed, Duplex Mode, and Flow Control
The Ethernet port on the iMcV-E1-Mux/4 can be selectively advertised or manually
forced for 10 Mbps or 100 Mbps operation at Half- or Full-Duplex (i.e., 10 Mbps
Full-Duplex, 10 Mbps Half-Duplex, 100 Mbps Full-Duplex, etc.). Flow control can
also be enabled on the Ethernet port when the connecting equipment supports this.
These features can be enabled through iView².
FX LinkLoss and LFPT
During normal operation, link integrity pulses are transmitted by all point-to-point
Ethernet devices. When an iMcV-E1-Mux/4 receives valid link pulses, it knows that
the device to which it is connected is up, and that the cable coming from that device
is intact. The appropriate “LNK” (link) LED is lit to indicate this. However, these
signals are not normally transmitted across a normal store and forward Ethernet
bridge function. A failed Ethernet line on one end of the fiber link is not forwarded
to the Ethernet port at the other end of the optical transport. A failed optical line is
also not normally forwarded to the Ethernet port. The FX LinkLoss and LFPT
functions are used to enable these features.
For troubleshooting information utilizing the FX LinkLoss and LFPT features of the
iMcV-E1-Mux/4 modules, refer to Troubleshooting at the end of this manual.
Both the LinkLoss and LFPT features are set to "Disabled" by default.
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FX LinkLoss (FXLL)
FX LinkLoss is a link integrity monitoring feature that forwards fiber link faults to the
RJ-45 DATA port to indicate that a fiber link fault has occurred. FX LinkLoss can be
enabled in iView².
Link Fault Pass-Through (LFPT)
Link Fault Pass-Through (LFPT) is a troubleshooting feature that passes a link fault from
the Ethernet port on one module through to the Ethernet port on the other module.
LFPT can be enabled via iView² or through the console port.
The link fault is passed through the media conversion and is observed at each end. It
acts just as it would if the end devices were directly connected without a fiber link.
E1 Ports Setup
Alarm Level
E1 lines are defined as LOST when no signal is received as defined by ITU G.775
specifications LOS, and are considered in error with a BER of 10^-6. If either of
these conditions lasts for more than 2.5 seconds, an ALARM state is declared. This
error condition must be absent for 10 seconds for the alarm state to clear.
The starting and ending event of all alarm conditions will generate an SNMP TRAP
when the unit is installed in a managed chassis and set to the IS state. During initial
installation or normal maintenance, the end-user can place the unit in the OOS (OutOf-Service) state to inhibit unwanted SNMP TRAP alarms.
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Loopback
Each E1 port can be tested in loopback mode by enabling either a Host loopback or
Remote loopback test path. This capability allows the end-user to help troubleshoot
and isolate system problems such as improper/broken line terminations, cables or
malfunctioning equipment.
With Host loopback, the E1 copper port, connected to the Host unit, is looped back
to that port within the local unit. E1 data coming from the remote unit to that port
over the optical link is also looped back to the remote unit at the same point within
the local unit.
With remote loopback, an E1 line connected to the Host unit is transported onto the
optical link and looped back within the remote unit back onto the optical link
without passing onto the copper E1 line of the remote unit. The remote’s incoming
E1 copper line is also looped-back to the copper line within the remote unit.
The default value for loopback is "none."
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Console Screens
Configuration Using the Console Port
The following section describes configuration using the console screens. The Remote
module is only configured through the Host.
Login Screen
After running through an initial self test, the log-in screen is displayed (the diagnostic
information displayed below is for illustration purposes only and may differ from the
actual screen display):
The username is case sensitive with a maximum length of 16 characters. After a
username is entered, the system prompts the end-user for a password.
Password is case sensitive with a maximum length of 16 characters. After the system
validates the username and password, the Main Menu is displayed.
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Main Menu
From the main menu, the end-user can view essential unit configuration data—
including active alarms in order of importance—and a clock indicating when the
displayed information was last refreshed.
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Menu Options
1 = Refer to the Unit Configuration Screen
2 = Refer to the Port Alarm Status screen
3 = Refer to the SFP Line Status screen; SFP DDMI alarms are also displayed
4 = Refer to the Ethernet Port Configuration screen
5 = Refer to the Ethernet Port Status screen
6 = Refer to the E1 Port Configuration screen
7 = Refer to the E1 Port Status screen
NOTE
On all configuration screens, the title is the same as the "option" selected from the
previous screen.
Unit Configuration Screen
The unit configuration screen displays the names of the Host and Remote units as
well as the service state, whether fiber protection is enabled and the SFP BER alarm
level. In addition, the unit time can be set from this screen and the username and
password can be set/reset.
The screen displays the current status for items 1 through 8. For security reasons, the
current username and password are not displayed.
For items 1 through 8, enter the number of the menu item to be changed, and then
enter the new value when prompted. The unit and port names can be assigned by
the end-user and are used in SNMP associated TRAP alarm messages.
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Port Alarm Status Screen
The Port Alarm Status screen displays the status of the Host and Remote alarms on
each of the unit's ports. This screen can be refreshed as needed to display current
data.
SFP Line Status Screen
The SFP Line Status screen displays the status of the Host and Remote SFP links.
The detailed SFP information may be viewed by entering "1" for SFP A or "2" for SFP B.
Displayed data includes the manufacturer name, code, part number and revision
number. These values may not be modified.
For SFP modules that support DDMI values for temperature, voltage, diode current
and optical receive/transmit, levels can be obtained through SNMP Management
Module.
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Ethernet Port Configuration Screen
The screen displays the current values for items 1 through 9 for both the Host and
Remote site.
Enter the number of the menu item to change its configuration, and then enter the
new value(s) when prompted.
Ethernet Port Status Screen
This screen displays the current Ethernet port status for both the Host and Remote
site.
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E1 Port Configuration Screen
Use this screen to access the loopback and name details for each of the four E1 ports.
Enter the number of the menu item to edit, and enter the new value(s) when
prompted.
E1 Port Status Screen
Use this screen to display the current status for each of the four E1 ports for the Host
and Remote units.
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Enter the number of the menu item to edit, and enter the new value(s) when
prompted.
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Troubleshooting
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All iMcV-E1-Mux/4 units are shipped configured as Host units via DIP
Switch #1 = OFF. The Remote unit should be set to DIP Switch #1 = ON.
Be sure to confirm that the iMcV-E1-Mux/4 card is set correctly when used.
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The fiber transport is independent of all other ports and should be
established first. If this is not possible, a physical fiber loopback can be used
for fiber port verification. A fiber loopback will cause all connected ports to
loop back their respected data.
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If the fiber is not connected, all E1 ports will send the all-ones, AIS signal.
This can be physically looped back to verify E1 port operation.
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Fiber Optic Port Verification
As a troubleshooting aid, the fiber optic ports can be verified by placing a physical
loopback optical line on the ports and verify the LED behavior as shown:
The ACT LED will arbitrarily be configured to either the A or B fiber line. The RAI LED
is RED/GREEN indicating that there is something wrong at the far end of the fiber line
(in this case, the remote unit is missing). The ALARM LED is RED because the E1 port
is not connected. The STAT LED is RED when there is no fiber link but turns GREEN
when the fiber link is valid.
NOTE
The E1 ports are all sending AIS. However, with the fiber looped, it is because of
the LOS on the E1 port. Without the fiber looped, it is because of the LOS of the
fiber port.
WARNING
An optical loopback will also loop back the Ethernet port. If the network cannot
tolerate this, remove the Ethernet port connection before connecting the fiber
loopback.
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E1 Port Verification
By placing a physical loopback connection on the E1 port, a valid signal can be
detected by each individual E1 port to verify its operation. Without the fiber looped,
the ALARM LED for the looped E1 port will show RED/GREEN indicating there is a
problem at the far end of the fiber transport (In this case the far end unit is missing)
and the STAT LED is RED because the fiber is in LOS. With the fiber looped, the E1
port will only show a normal GREEN STAT LED.
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Normal Operation
Under normal operation the following LED display is given:
GREEN LNK
10/100BaseT
E1
10/100BaseT
E1
RS-232
E1
RS-232
E1
E1
E1
E1
E1
GREEN STAT
GREEN
ACT, LNK, MSA
Fiber Optic Cleaning Guidelines
Fiber optic transmitters and receivers are extremely susceptible to contamination by
particles of dirt or dust which can obstruct the optic path and cause performance
degradation. Good system performance requires clean optics and connector ferrules.
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Use fiber patch cords (or connectors, if the fiber is terminated) from a reputable
supplier. Low-quality components can cause many hard-to-diagnose problems
in an installation.
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Dust caps are installed at IMC Networks to ensure factory-clean optical devices.
These protective caps should not be removed until the moment of connecting
the fiber cable to the device. Ensure that the fiber is properly terminated,
polished and free of any dust or dirt and that the location is as free from dust
and dirt as possible.
•
Store spare caps in a dust-free environment such as a sealed plastic bag or box
so that when they are reinstalled, they do not introduce any contamination to
the optics.
•
If it becomes necessary to disconnect the fiber device, reinstall protective dust
caps.
•
If it is suspected that the optics have been contaminated, alternate between
blasting with clean, dry, compressed air and flushing with methanol to remove
dirt particles.
Electrostatic Discharge Precautions
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can cause damage to add-in modules. Always observe
the following precautions when installing or handling an add-in module or any board
assembly.
1.
Do not remove unit from its protective packaging until it is ready to be installed.
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2.
Wear an ESD wrist-grounding strap before handling any module or component.
If a wrist strap is not available, maintain grounded contact with the system unit
throughout any procedure requiring ESD protection.
3.
Hold boards by the edges only; do not touch the electronic components or gold
connectors.
4.
After removal, always place the boards on a grounded, static-free surface, ESD
pad or in a proper ESD bag. Do not slide the board over any surface.
WARNING! Integrated circuits and fiber optic components are
extremely susceptible to electrostatic discharge damage. Do not handle
these components directly unless you are a qualified service technician and
use tools and techniques that conform to accepted industry practices.
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Specifications
Power Consumption (Typical):
0.96A @ +5V DC
Operating Temperature:
32° to 122° F (0° to 50° C)
Storage Temperature:
-40° to 160°F (-40° to 70° C)
Humidity:
5 to 95% (non-condensing); 0 to 10,000 ft. altitude
Dimensions:
Dual Slot iMcV module
Standards/Compliance
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•
•
•
•
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IEEE 802.3x Flow Control
IEEE 802.3i 10Base-T twisted pair
IEEE 802.3u 100Base-TX twisted pair
IEEE 802.3u 100Base-FX or SX fiber
ITU G.775
GR-820-CORE
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Definition of Terms/Acronyms
The following are terms and phrases used within this manual (shown in italics), or
which are found in documents associated with this equipment.
1+1
The Term “1+1” refers to line protection where identical
information is transmitted on two redundant lines. The Receiver
chooses the “best” line to use based on the BER of the line.
AIS
Alarm Indication Signal: Used in E1 signaling, the AIS is a
predetermined bit stream (all ones) that is transmitted (forwarded)
upon the loss of an incoming E1 signal or when the E1 signal is
disrupted.
AN
Auto Negotiation: A signaling protocol used by an Ethernet PHY to
determine the characteristics (speed, duplex mode) of its “link
partner” and configure itself automatically
BER
Bit Error Rate: The percentage of bits with errors divided by the
total number of bits that have been transmitted, received or
processed over a one second time period.
CLI
Command Line Interface: An interface screen, often DOS-based,
used for system management and diagnostics requiring the user to
type commands rather than use a GUI.
CV
Code Violation: An anomaly of a decoded physical-layer signal
stream resulting in coding (signaling) error(s). Noise bursts or
intermittent connections on a link are the usual causes of code
violations; an HDB3 coding error.
DDMI
Digital Diagnostic Monitor Interface: A defined serial interface and
data format typically used to access SFP internal information
FFL
Fiber Fault Loopback: When the fiber line fails, the Ethernet port
that is being forwarded over the fiber line is forced out of LINK.
Similar to the Fiber Alert function.
GUI
Graphical User Interface: Software that provides a visual interface
to enable an end-user to manage and monitor network devices.
HDB3
High Density Bipolar 3 Coding: A physical-layer signal encoding
scheme defined for E1 transmission which ensures sufficient
signaling transitions for robust clock/data recovery.
IS
In-Service stat is the normal state of an active port with normal
error reporting.
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LED
Light Emitting Diode: A small stack of lights to indicate link,
duplex or other options.
LFPT
Link Fault Pass-Through: LFPT can be enabled via iView² or
through the console port.
LOF
Loss Of Frame: An error condition where the receiver/decoder
misses detection of the framing signal.
LOS
Loss Of Signal: An error condition where the receiving line
interface unit does not detect a signal.
MDI/MDIX
Media-Dependent Interface/ Media-Dependent Interface
Crossover. The ability of an Ethernet port to automatically detect
and configure its cabling connections to accommodate crossover
or non-crossover wiring, depending on its link partner and cabling.
MIB
Management Information Base: A database of objects that can be
monitored by a network management system. Both SNMP and
RMON use standardized MIB formats that allow any SNMP and
RMON tools to monitor any device defined by a MIB.
MSA
Multi-Source Agreement (SFP): The standard an SFP must meet to
be compatible in network devices.
OOS
Out-Of-Service, OOS is used by the CRAFT personnel to turn OFF
the alarm reporting so they can service the line without causing
alarm TRAPS to be sent to the NOC Center. The LEDs display a
line status but do not report any line related alarms back to the
NOC. A card removal or insertion is still reported, but a PORT
up/down or changes to its configuration are not.
POP
Point(s) Of Presence: The demarcation point where carrier owned
equipment is located at the customer site.
RAI
Remote Alarm Indication: Status information received from the
line indicating there is an alarm condition at the far end of the
transport.
SFP
Small Form-Factor Pluggable: An industry standard optical
pluggable module.
SNMP
Simple Network Management Protocol: A set of protocols for
managing complex networks over a standards-based IP network.
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IMC Networks Technical Support
Tel: (949) 465-3000 or (800) 624-1070 (in the U.S. and Canada);
+32-16-550880 (Europe)
Fax: (949) 465-3020
E-Mail: [email protected]
Web: www.imcnetworks.com
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Safety Certifications
CE: The products described herein comply with the Council Directive on
Electromagnetic Compatibility (2004/108/EC).
European Directive 2002/96/EC (WEEE) requires that any equipment that bears this
symbol on product or packaging must not be disposed of with unsorted municipal
waste. This symbol indicates that the equipment should be disposed of separately
from regular household waste. It is the consumer’s responsibility to dispose of this
and all equipment so marked through designated collection facilities appointed by
government or local authorities. Following these steps through proper disposal and
recycling will help prevent potential negative consequences to the environment and
human health. For more detailed information about proper disposal, please contact
local authorities, waste disposal services, or the point of purchase for this equipment.
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TEL: (949) 465-3000 • FAX: (949) 465-3020
www.imcnetworks.com
© 2009 IMC Networks. All rights reserved.
The information in this document is subject to change without notice. IMC Networks assumes no responsibility for any
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Document Number 57-80400-00 A0
February2009
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