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innovx WIP
Frame Relay Probe
User Manual
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Frame Relay Probe
User Manual
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© 2000 General DataComm, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
This publication and the software it describes contain proprietary and confidential information. No
part of this document may be copied, photocopied, reproduced, translated or reduced to any
electronic or machine-readable format without prior written permission of General DataComm, Inc.
The information in this document is subject to change without notice. General DataComm assumes
no responsibility for any damages arising from the use of this document, including but not limited
to, lost revenue, lost data, claims by third parties, or other damages.
If you have comments or suggestions concerning this manual, please contact:
Technical Publications Department
General DataComm, Inc.
Network Access Division
Park Road Extension
Middlebury, Connecticut USA 06762-1299
Telephone: 1 203 758 1811
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or organizations.
Documentation
Revision History
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Related Publications
Description
Part Number
Innovx Frame Manager Operation Manual
058R208-VREF
For publication numbers, the REV is the hardware manual revision, e.g., -000, -001, etc.
The VREF (if listed) is the software revision. For example, -V120 would read "Version 1.2" and
corresponds to the most current revision. In addition to the hardware and software manuals listed
above, always read any Software Release Notes supplied with your product.
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Preface
Service Support and Training ................................................................................................ xiii
Chapter 1: Introduction and Specifications
The innovx WIP Family of Frame Relay and DSL Probes.................................................... 1-1
Intended Use.....................................................................................................................1-1
The innovx WIP ...............................................................................................................1-2
Features & Benefits ..........................................................................................................1-2
Interface Capabilities........................................................................................................1-3
Theory of Operation .........................................................................................................1-4
The Innovx Frame Manager Option....................................................................................... 1-5
xDSL Option .......................................................................................................................... 1-6
Innovx Forward-Engineering ................................................................................................. 1-6
Technical Specifications ........................................................................................................ 1-6
Chapter 2: Installation and Setup
Installing the Innovx .............................................................................................................. 2-1
Unpacking Instructions.....................................................................................................2-1
Reading the Front Panel LEDs............................................................................................... 2-2
Rear Panel Connections ......................................................................................................... 2-4
Connection Guidelines .....................................................................................................2-5
AC Power Connection and Self Test................................................................................2-5
CON/PPP Supervisory Port Connection ..........................................................................2-6
LAN Supervisory Port Connection ..................................................................................2-9
Network Port Connection ...............................................................................................2-10
Business Equipment Port Connection ...........................................................................2-17
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Chapter 3: Terminal Interface: System Group
Overview ............................................................................................................................... 3-1
Starting Up the innovx........................................................................................................... 3-2
Telnet Connection Procedure........................................................................................... 3-2
The Main Menu ..................................................................................................................... 3-3
System Menu Selections........................................................................................................ 3-4
What Are You? Screen .................................................................................................... 3-5
Password Menu ................................................................................................................ 3-7
SNMP Configuration Screens.......................................................................................... 3-8
IP Configuration Screens ............................................................................................... 3-10
Default Menu ................................................................................................................. 3-13
Chapter 4: Terminal Interface: Network Group
Overview ............................................................................................................................... 4-1
Network Menu Selections ..................................................................................................... 4-2
Network Configuration Menu.......................................................................................... 4-3
Network Alarm Status Screen.......................................................................................... 4-4
Chapter 5: Terminal Interface: Business Equipment Group
Business Equipment Menu Selections................................................................................... 5-2
Business Equipment Configuration Menu ....................................................................... 5-3
Alarm Status Screen......................................................................................................... 5-4
Chapter 6: Terminal Interface: Probe Group
Probe Menu Selections .......................................................................................................... 6-2
Probe Configuration Menu Selections................................................................................... 6-3
Frame Relay Channel Configuration ............................................................................... 6-4
LMI Configuration........................................................................................................... 6-5
Probe Parameters Configuration ...................................................................................... 6-6
PVC CIR/EIR Configuration Menu................................................................................. 6-7
Probe Statistics Menu Selection ............................................................................................ 6-9
Frame Relay Channel Statistics Screen ......................................................................... 6-10
PVC Statistics Screen..................................................................................................... 6-11
Probe Performance Menu Selections................................................................................... 6-12
Channel Performance Screen ......................................................................................... 6-13
PVC Performance Screen............................................................................................... 6-14
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Chapter 7: Web Management
Introduction to Innovx Web Pages......................................................................................... 7-1
Starting Web Management ...............................................................................................7-1
The Unit Status Application Page.......................................................................................... 7-3
Front Panel Selections ......................................................................................................7-3
Rear Panel Selections .......................................................................................................7-5
The Reset Application Page................................................................................................... 7-7
The Statistics Application Page ............................................................................................. 7-8
Daily Statistics Procedures ...............................................................................................7-8
The Active Alarms Application Page .................................................................................. 7-10
The Administration Application Page.................................................................................. 7-12
The Network Options Application Page .............................................................................. 7-13
The DTE Application Page .................................................................................................. 7-14
The Probe Application ......................................................................................................... 7-15
The LMI Application ........................................................................................................... 7-16
The PVC Application Page .................................................................................................. 7-17
The Interface Application Page............................................................................................ 7-19
The Utilization Application Page......................................................................................... 7-20
The Performance Application Page ..................................................................................... 7-22
Explanatory Notes
Application Information........................................................................................................ A-1
Timing ............................................................................................................................. A-1
Printing Reports............................................................................................................... A-2
Proxy Configuration ........................................................................................................ A-2
Real Time Alarms............................................................................................................ A-3
Additional Cable Specifications............................................................................................ A-6
X.21 Interface Cable/Adapter.......................................................................................... A-6
Power Cables/Plugs ......................................................................................................... A-6
Maintenance Guidelines........................................................................................................ A-7
Managing Resident Firmware ........................................................................................A-7
Downloading Firmware Upgrades .................................................................................. A-8
Support Resources ........................................................................................................... A-9
Glossary of Frame Relay Terms
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Scope of this Manual
This manual describes installation and operation of the innovx WIP (Wide Area Network Interface
Probe). The information in this manual has been carefully checked and is believed to be entirely
reliable. However, as General DataComm improves the reliability, function, and design of their
products, it is possible that information may not be current. Contact General DataComm for updated
information on this or other General DataComm products.
General DataComm, Inc.
Network Access Division
Park Road Extension
Middlebury, Connecticut, USA 06762-1299
Tel: 1 203 758 1811
Toll Free: 1 800 794 8246
Safety Information
This manual should be read in its entirety and all procedures completely understood before
installing or operating the unit. The notes that appear throughout this manual must be read prior to
any installation or operating procedure. Examples of notes used in this manual are shown below.
Note
Important
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A note provides essential operating information not readily apparent which you should be
particularly aware of. A note is typically used as a suggestion.
Indicates an emphasized note. It is something you should be particularly aware of; something
not readily apparent. Important is typically used to prevent equipment damage.
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Precautions
The CAUTION, WARNING, and DANGER statements that appear throughout this manual are
intended to provide critical information for the safety of both the service engineer and operator, and
enhance equipment reliability. The definitions and symbols for such statements comply with ANSI
Z535.2, American National Standard for Environmental and Facility Safety Signs, and ANSI
Z535.4, Product Safety Signs and Labels, issued by the American National Standards Institute.
CAUTION Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in
minor to moderate injury. It may also be used to alert against unsafe practices.
WARNING indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result
in death or serious injury.
DANGER indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in
death or serious injury.
Safety Guidelines
Under proper conditions, this unit will operate reliably and safely in your network. If any
component is improperly handled or installed, equipment failure or personnel hazard may occur.
Use caution and common sense when installing network wires. Use the following guidelines,
especially when unsafe conditions exist or when potentially hazardous voltages are present:
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Repairs must be performed by qualified service personnel only.
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To reduce the risk of electrical shock, do not operate equipment with the cover removed.
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Never install network jacks in a wet location unless the jack is designed for that location.
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Never touch uninsulated network wires or terminals unless the network line is disconnected
at the network interface.
•
Never install network wiring during an electrical storm.
Antistatic Precautions
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) results from the buildup of static electricity and can cause computer
components to fail. ESD occurs when a person whose body contains a static buildup touches a
computer component. This unit may contain static-sensitive devices that are easily damaged. Proper
handling, grounding and precautionary ESD measures are essential. Always use an antistatic wrist
strap connected to a grounded equipment frame or chassis when installing the innovx 553. If a wrist
strap is not available, periodically touch an unpainted metal surface on the equipment.
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Compliance
FCC Part 15 Compliance
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following
conditions:
1.
This device may NOT cause harmful interference, and
2.
This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
EC Declaration of Conformity
We:
General DataComm limited
Molly Millars Lane
Wokinham, Berkshire RG41 2QF, United Kingdom
On behalf of:
General DataComm, Inc.
Park Road Extension
Middlebury, Connecticut 06762-1299, USA
Declare under our sole responsibility that the innovx WIP is in conformity with the following
standards or other normative documents:
EN 55022: 1994
Specification for limits and methods of measurement of radio interference characteristics of
information technology equipment.
EN 55024: 1998
Generic immunity standard Part 1 Residential, Commercial, and Light Industry, following the
provisions of the Electromagnetic Directive, 89/336/EEC.
EN 60950: 1995 A1 through A11
Safety or Information Technology Equipment, following the provisions of the Low Voltage
Directive, 73/23/EEC.
CTR 12 (If so equipped)
CTR 13 (If so equipped)
Following the provisions of the Telecommunications Terminal Equipment Directive, 98/13/EEC.
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Canada
Industry Canada Notification
The Industry Canada label identifies certified equipment. This certification means that the
equipment meets telecommunications network protective, operation and safety requirements as
prescribed in the appropriate Terminal Equipment Technical Requirements document(s). The
Department does not guarantee the equipment will operate to the user's satisfaction.
Before installing this equipment, users should ensure that it is permissible to be connected to the
facilities of the local telecommunications company. The equipment must also be installed using an
acceptable method of connection. The customer should be aware that compliance with the above
conditions may not prevent degradation of service in some situations.
Repairs to certified equipment should be coordinated by a representative designated by the supplier.
Any repairs or alterations made by the user to this equipment, or equipment malfunctions, may give
the telecommunications company cause to request the user to disconnect the equipment.
Users should ensure for their own protection that the electrical ground connections of the power
utility, telephone lines and internal metallic water pipe system, if present, are connected together.
This precaution may be particularly important in rural areas.
Caution: Users should not attempt to make such connections themselves, but should contact the
appropriate electric inspection authority, or electrician, as appropriate.
Notice: The Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) assigned to each terminal device provides an
indication of the maximum number of terminals allowed to be connected to a telephone interface.
The termination on an interface may consist of any combination of devices subject only to the
requirement that the sum of the Ringer Equivalence Numbers of all the devices does not exceed 5.
Electromagnetic Compatibility: Canada
This Class A digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Avis D’industrie Canada
L’étiquette d’Industrie Canada identifie le matériel homologué. Cette étiquette certifie que le
matériel est conforme aux normes de protection, d’exploitation et de sécurité des réseaux de
télécommunications, comme le prescrivent les documents concernant les exigences techniques
relatives au matériel terminal. Le Ministère n’assure toutefois pas que le matériel fonctionnera à la
satisfaction de l’utilisateur.
Avant d’installer ce matériel, l’utilisateur doit s’assurer qu’il est permis de le raccorder aux
installations de l’entreprise locale de télécommunication. Le matériel doit également être installé en
suivant une méthode acceptée de raccordement. L’abonné ne doit pas oublier qu’il est possible que
la comformité aux conditions énoncées ci-dessus n’empêche pas la dégradation du service dans
certaines situations.
Les réparations de matériel homologué doivent être coordonnées par un représentant désigné par le
fournisseur. L’entreprise de télécommunications peut demander à l’utilisateur de débrancher un
appareil à la suite de réparations ou de modifications effectuées par l’utilisateur ou à cause de
mauvais fonctionnement.
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Pour sa propre protection, l’utilisateur doit s’assurer que tous les fils de mise à la terre de la source
d’énergie électrique, des lignes téléphoniques et des canalisations d’eau métalliques, s’il y en a, sont
raccordés ensemble. Cette précaution est particulièrement importante dans les régions rurales.
Avertissement: L’utilisateur ne doit pas tenter de faire ces raccordements lui-même; il doit avoir
recours à un service d’inspection des installations électriques, ou à un électricien, selon le cas.
Avis: L’indice d’équivalence de la sonnerie (IES) assigné à chaque dispositif terminal indique le
nombre maximal de terminaux qui peuvent être raccordés à une interface. La terminaison d’une
interface téléphonique peut consister en une combinaison de quelques dispositifs, à la seule
condition que la somme d’indices d’équivalence de la sonnerie de tous les dispositifs n’excède pas
5.
La Compatibilité d’ Eléctro-magnetique
Cet appareil numerique de la classe A est conforme a la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
Deutschland
Überblick Sicherheit
Bitte lesen sie dieses Handbuch komplett durch und stellen sie sicher, daß sie alle Vorschriften
verstehen, bevor sie das Gerät installieren oder betreiben. Die Hinweise in diesem Handbuch
müssen vor Installation oder Betrieb gelesen werden. Beispiele für Hinweise sehen sie hier.
Hinweis
Ein Hinweis enthält wichtige Informationen zum Betrieb, die nicht auf den ersten Blick
ersichtlichsind, und die zu beachten sind. Ein Hinweis dient als Vorschlag.
Wichtig
Bedeutet einen besonders wichtigen Hinweis. Darauf sollten sie besonders achten, da dies nicht offensichtlich ist. Wichtige Hinweise dienen im Allgemeinen dazu, Schäden am Gerät zu vermeiden.
Die Hinweise CAUTION (VORSICHT), WARNING (WARNUNG) und DANGER (GEFAHR),
welche im Handbuch erscheinen, enthalten entscheidende Informationen für die Sicherheit sowohl
des Servicepersonals als auch der Bediener. Diese Hinweise erhöhen die Zuverlässigkeit der
Anlage. Die folgenden Definitionen und Symbole für VORSICHT, WARNUNG und GEFAHR,
wie sie in diesem Handbuch auftreten, sind gemäß ANSI Z535.2, Amerikanischer Nationaler
Standard für Sicherheitszeichen für Umwelt und Anlagen, und ANSI Z535.4, Produkt-SicherheitsZeichen und Beschriftungen, ausgegeben vom American National Standards Institute.
VORSICHT bedeutet eine potentiell gefährliche Situation, die wenn sie nicht vermieden
wird, zu leichten oder mittelschweren Verletzungen führen kann.
WARNUNG bedeutet eine drohende gefährliche Situation, die wenn sie nicht vermieden
wird, zu schweren Verletzungen oder zum Tode führen kann.
GEFAHR bedeutet eine drohende gefährliche Situation, die wenn sie nicht vermieden wird,
zwangsläufig zu schweren Verletzungen oder zum Tode führt.
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Sicherheitsrichtlinien
Unter normalen Umständen arbeitet die Anlage sicher und zuverlässig in ihrem Netzwerk. Falsche
Handhabung oder Installation von Bestandteilen kann zu Ausfällen oder Gefahren für den Bediener
führen. Seien sie vorsichtig und beachten sie die allgemeinen Regeln bei der Installation der
Netzwerkkabel. Beachten sie die folgenden Hinweise, besonders bei unsicheren Umständen oder
potentiell gefährlichen Spannungen:
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Reparaturen dürfen nur von qualifiziertem Servicepersonal ausgeführt werden.
•
Zur Vermeidung elektrischer Schläge darf die Anlage nicht mit geöffneter Abdeckung
betrieben werden.
•
Niemals Netzwerkstecker in feuchter Umgebung installieren, es sei denn der Stecker ist dafür
ausgelegt.
•
Niemals unisolierte Netzwerkdrähte oder Klemmen berühren, es sei denn das Netwerk ist am
Interface abgeschaltet.
•
Niemals Netzwerk bei elektrischem Gewitter verdrahten.
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Service Support and Training
Service Support and Training
VITAL Network Services, a General DataComm company, is committed to providing the service
support and training needed to install, manage, and maintain your GDC equipment. VITAL
Network Services provides hands-on training courses through VITAL Network Services Global
Technology Training Services. Courses range from basic data communications, modems and
multiplexers, to complex network and ATM systems. Training courses are available at our centers
in the US, UK, France, Singapore and Mexico, as well as at a customer’s site.
For more information on VITAL Network Services or for technical support assistance, contact
VITAL Network Services at:
VITAL Network Services World Headquarters
6 Rubber Avenue
Naugatuck, Connecticut 06770 USA
http://www.vitalnetsvc.com
Telephones:
1 800 243 1030
1 888 248 4825
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Faxes:
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VITAL Network Services Regional Sales and Service Offices:
North American Region Office
6 Rubber Avenue
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Telephones:
1 800 243 1030
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1 203 729 2461
1 800 361 2552 (French Canadian)
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Introduction and
Specifications
The innovx WIP Family of Frame Relay and DSL Probes
The innovx WIP probes are “passive” wide area network probes designed for networks with
existing CSU/DSUs. The family of innovx WIP probes give network managers a comprehensive
awareness of line conditions, traffic, alarms, and service quality through a familiar interface based
on HTML, JAVA and VT-100 protocols. This is accomplished when the innovx WIP is installed at
the customer site between a LAN segment and an existing CSU/DSU, xDSL Network Terminating
Unit, ATM switch, or IP network. The innovx WIP reports on physical and logical trends of a frame
relay system, monitors the level of service as received from their carrier, and provides visibilities
to upper protocol layers. Inband network management is conducted by one of three methods for
greater flexibility.
Intended Use
The innovx WIP is a carrier class WAN and frame relay probe designed to give network managers
the tools for complete 24-hour and long range insight into the operation of their networks without
disturbing existing equipment infrastructure, such as existing CSU/DSUs. The innovx interfaces to
LAN devices at the customer site as shown in Figure 1-1. With the future xDSL option, the innovx
WIP will be able to monitor xDSL service, or serve as a CSU/DSU replacement.
NETWORK
MANAGER
CSU/DSU
E1/T1
CSU/DSU
E1/T1
FRAME RELAY
NETWORK
REMOTE
SITES
E1/T1
REMOTE
SITES
E1/T1
CSU/DSU
CSU/DSU
xDSL
Future
Option:
INNOVX WIP
with optional
xDSL plug-in card
Figure 1-1
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CSU/DSU
A Typical Enterprise Network Application
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The innovx WIP Family of Frame Relay and DSL Probes
The innovx WIP
The innovx WIP probes connect to an existing network without major disruption of the network via
Plug-and-play and Ethernet LAN. Both probes feature a modular, scalable architecture packaged in
a compact, standalone enclosure. Front panel LEDs indicate unit status, traffic, and alarm
conditions. The rear panel provides network and site-ready connectivity. Figure 1-2 illustrates the
front and rear panel of the unit.
Front Panel
TRAFFIC
LMI EQP NTWK
PROBE
ALARMS
ON
DTE
SD
SD
DTE ALM TST
LAN
DCE
RD
RD
DCE
CN
ERR
Rear Panel
General DataComm
Middlebury, Ct.
General DataComm and INNOVX are
trademarks of General DataComm, Inc.
NTWK
AC POWER
THIS DEVICE COMPLIES WITH PART 15 OF THE FCC RULES.
OPERATION IS SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING TWO CONDITIONS:
(1) THIS DEVICE MAY NOT CAUSE HARMFUL INTERFERENCE,
AND (2) THIS DEVICE MUST ACCEPT ANY INTERFERENCE
RECEIVED, INCLUDING INTERFERENCE THAT MAY CAUSE
UNDESIRED OPERATION.
SUPERVISORY
BUSINESS EQUIP
CONN/PPP LAN
UL
RATINGS: 100-240V
Figure 1-2
S
, 0.3A, 50/60 Hz
The innovx WIP
Features & Benefits
1-2
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Embedded GUI and Web server
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Connects with Ethernet, and Internet via Netscape Navigator (Version 4.5 or higher) and
Internet Explorer (Version 5.0 or higher).
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Built-in LAN interface
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Built-in SNMP agent and enhanced SNMP connectivity option
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Monitors the WAN frame relay network in real time
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Compiles historical trendlines for utilization, statistics and performance
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Compiles traffic and alarm data at the channel and PVC levels
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Drilldown fault isolation to channel and PVC level
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Assesses and verifies quality of service and full service level provided
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Provides insight for managing bandwidth usage
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Rapid response alarm system, configurable for more than 25 events
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Scalable and future-engineered design with Flash architecture and easily enhanced through
downloadable keys
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Upgradeable to RMON support for LAN analysis
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Dedicated PVC for remote network management, if needed
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Inband Management via a shared PVC or a dedicated PVC with/without IP Autolearn
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Interface Capabilities
The innovx supports several built-in interfaces: Network interface, Business Equipment interface,
Console/PPP interface, and LAN interface.
Network Interface
•
Provides intelligent frame relay monitoring
Business Equipment (DTE) Interface
•
•
•
Software selectable high-speed serial data port for customer equipment. Software selections
include: ITU-T V.35, V.28, RS-449, X.21, EIA-530 and EIA530A
Configurable for Slave timing, Slave Invert timing or External timing
Provides intelligent frame relay monitoring
Console/PPP Interface
•
A future release will permit locally or remotely managed configuration, monitoring and alarm
reporting by means of a VT-compatible ASCII terminal or through a management session over
the PPP protocol, respectively.
LAN Interface
•
•
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Supports twisted pair wire
Meets the IEEE 802.3/ANSI 8802-3 requirements which are fully supported by the innovx
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The innovx WIP Family of Frame Relay and DSL Probes
Theory of Operation
Access and Reliability
The innovx WIP will be used between a router and customer supplied CSU/DSU providing a WAN
and frame relay monitoring for the router’s serial port. The use of the innovx WIP eliminates the
need for CSU/DSU replacement, and offers protocol awareness to both domestic and international
networks. Users can access digital services at E1/T1 rates through the network interface at rates
from 56 Kbps to 2.048 Mbps. The DTE interfaces can be standard ITU-T V.35, EIA-530, EIA530A, X.21, RS449, or V.28 (EIA-232). An Ethernet interface enables LAN attachment.
Data Collection
Information about network operation is collected by high-speed dedicated processors. Built-in 24
hour reports are sampled every second and accumulated in 15 minute intervals. The reports are
available directly from the innovx via a PC with a web browser. Since all data collection and
processing occur within the innovx, management traffic on the WAN is minimized.
Out of Band Management
Out-of-Band management is supported by the innovx WIP with two methods:
•
locally through its LAN port
•
remotely, with management data coming from the WAN link through the router and then
through the innovx LAN port
Inband Network Management
Inband network management can be configured by one of three methods to accommodate specific
network conditions and requirements. The default method consists of a dedicated PVC with IP
Autolearn enabled, where a ping packet to the dedicated PVC is extracted and used to automatically
configure its inband IP address. An alternate method uses the dedicated PVC with a user-configured
IP and mask. These methods ensure inband management never interferes with user data.
However, when a dedicated inband PVC is not desirable, disabling the Autolearn and the IP DLCI
avoids the need for a dedicated PVC for inband management. In this configuration, Innovx
examines each DLCI in the datastream for a match to user-configured IP address and mask.
Quality of Service Assurance
Frame relay tariff rates are based in part on a Committed Information Rate (CIR) which is the
sustainable data rate guaranteed by the carrier. Statistics gathered by the innovx allow the manager
to analyze and measure the CIR performance using such critical parameters as PVC delay, PVC
frame loss, throughput, utilization, and congestion. As an expert frame relay Service Level Advisor,
the innovx gives service providers and enterprise users a means of verifying that service
commitments are met.
Web Management
No separate management station is required for the innovx’s internet-ready network management
which includes HTML and JAVA 1.1 support. An embedded web server agent uses popular web
browsers to view unit configuration and an entire day’s reports on the desktop via the local LAN or
through a remote TCP/IP connection. Channel statistics all the way to individual PVC statistics,
such as throughput, utilization, congestion, performance, bursting, and errors can be monitored
historically and in real-time. A drilldown screens design quickly provides information on the global
network environment as well as precision analysis whenever needed.
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The Innovx Frame Manager Option
The Innovx Frame Manager Option
The innovx WIP supports the Innovx Frame Manager, a software option which consists of extended
network performance analysis and reporting software. Innovx Frame Manager compiles additional
statistical trending information which is vital to your network operation, such as utilization, error
rates, failures and other network parameters. Innovx Frame Manager collects interface and probe
statistics from innovx units at preset intervals using Simple Network Management Protocol
(SNMP). The collected data is then summarized, compiled, and stored into an SQL relational
database.
Collected statistics are defined in the MIB-II and Frame Relay MIB (compatible to the IETF
Management Information Base standards RFC-1213 and RFC-1315, respectively). These statistics
track growth and usage trends, and help you troubleshoot network problems over longer intervals.
The stored information is rolled-up into hourly and daily statistics from which graphical report
summaries are then generated.
The user can select automatic or on-demand reports of data collected from one or more probes on
an hourly basis for a day, a month and a quarter. Figure 1-3 shows a sample Innovx Frame Manager
report. On networks with several innovx probes, the Manager gives extended insight into network
performance and resources with an auto-discovery which finds and lists a hierarchy of all the
SNMP-manageable innovx probes in the network.
Note
Refer to the Innovx Frame Manager documentation for a complete description of features and use.
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xDSL Option
xDSL Option
In a future release, the innovx WIP will be able to function as a CSU/DSU replacements or in new
installations where xDSL service is available. In this application the innovx WIP provides frame
relay access to a WAN for a routers’ serial port. In the process, frame relay performance/statistics,
as well as line impairments, are accumulated on the innovx WIPs. The xDSL interface is provided
by an optional daughter card plug-in.
Innovx Forward-Engineering
Innovx probes are not limited to today’s CSU/DSU capability. The software-based innovx is
designed with Power PC and Flash architectures ‘under the hood’ to anticipate and adapt to future
protocol processing, such as RMON.
Innovx advance-engineering ensures reliable performance and ample memory for downloading
enhanced feature sets into existing units in your network.
Technical Specifications
The following table describes the physical, operational, and environmental specifications for the
innovx WIP. Conforming to these specifications ensures maximum system performance and
reduces the chances of mechanical breakdown and personnel hazard.
Table 1-1
Innovx WIP Specifications
Specification
Description
Data Rates
56/64 Kbps to 2.048 Mbps
DTE Interfaces
ITU-T V.35, EIA-530, EIA-530A, X.21, RS449, V.28 (EIA-232)
Dial-up Diagnostic Port
Future Release: EIA/TIA-232-E (DTE PPP Port)
Number of PVCs
supported
127
SNMP Management
Local Management via Ethernet. (Future Release: asynchronous PPP)
Remote Management via inband SNMP encapsulated in frame relay
Can be managed from any SNMP-compliant manager.
Inband Management
Inband management via dedicated PVC (with the default IP Autolearn
or without). Also managed without a dedicated PVC (using a shared PVC).
Web management through Inband may require CIR in the 16Kbps range.
Consult your service provider to determine a reasonable speed/cost goal.
LMI
Q.933 Annex A, T1.617 Annex D, Consortium LMI
Spoofs LMI polls by acting as a frame relay DCE device on the customer side
and as a DTE device on the network interface.
The innovx WIP will spoof LMI towards the Router and the Network (switch).
This will provide a unique de-marc in the customers’ network for troubleshooting
Router and Network problems. The innovx WIP will be required to respond to
LMI status enquiries from the Router, and to generate LMI status enquiries to the
Network. It will also be capable of generating LMI towards the Network when no
Router is attached.
Monitoring
Built-in 24 hour reports, sampled every second and accumulated in
15-minute increments
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Innovx WIP Specifications (Continued)
Specification
Statistics
Description
Channel: Channel Traffic, LMI, BECN and FECN, IP management
Packets, Keep Alive Polls
PVC: PVC Traffic, DE Frames, BECN and FECN, Keep Alive Polls
Performance
Channel: Local and Remote Availability, Load
PVC: Average Round Trip Time, Local and Remote DTE Availability,
Load, Excess CIR and EIR, Frame Loss, Real-time Round Trip
Delay
Physical Dimensions
Width: 205.6 mm (8.1 in.)
Height: 50.8 mm (2.2 in.)
Depth: 58.6 mm (6.25 in.)
Power Requirements
100-240VAC 50/60Hz; 8 Watt total power consumption at full load
Input Current
0.3A
Fusing
F1, 0.5A, 250V Slo Blo
Power Dissipation
7 Watts
Non-operating
temperature
-40 to 70 degrees C (-40 to 185 degrees F)
Operating temperature
0 to 40 degrees C (32 to 104 degrees F)
Humidity
5% - 90% non-condensing
Electrical Compliance
FCC class A
Safety Compliance
UL/CUL 1950 3RD edition
(Sheet 2 of 2)
Note
Consortium LMI does not include support for multicast and asynchronous status updates.
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Installing the Innovx
The innovx is pre-assembled, tested, and ready for use. This chapter provides procedures for
installing the unit, making power connections, performing pre-operational checks, and making
system connections. If this is your first installation of innovx units, be sure to read Chapter 1,
Introduction and Specifications to understand the optimal functioning of the innovx product as it
applies to your network.
Unpacking Instructions
Innovx components are shipped in shock-absorbent packing within a corrugated box. Table 2-1 and
Table 2-2 list the standard and optional innovx equipment. Some components will not be required/
supplied for your network installation.
Remove each component from the box and perform a thorough inspection. If any component
appears damaged, contact the shipper immediately. All damaged components must be retained until
an inspection by the shipper has been completed. If it is necessary to re-package and return the unit,
use the original box and packing materials.
Table 2-1
Standard Equipment Checklist
Description
Connectivity
innovx WIP Frame Relay Probe
E1/T1
058A172-001
Cable, Interface, RJ48C plug-to-plug
10BASE-T straight through
S-078H010-XXX
Power Cable/Adapter
Customer-supplied, site-specific
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Connectivity
Part Number
Cable, Interface, RS561 8-pin modular plug-to-plug
Connects Console port to
Adapter
830-128-807
Adapter, DB25 male to 8-pin modular jack
Connects CON/PPP port to DTE 209-036-021
equipment for PPP link
Adapter, DB25 male to 8-pin modular jack
Connects CON/PPP port to DCE 209-036-022
equipment for PPP link
Adapter, DB25 female to 8-pin modular jack
Connects CON/PPP port to DTE 209-036-023
equipment for PPP link
Cable, Interface, RJ48C plug-to-plug
10BASE-T straight through
S-078H010-XXX
Cable, Interface, RJ48C plug-to-plug
10BASE-T crossover
S-078H011-XXX
Adapter, V.35 female to DB25 male
V.35 Business Equipment
209-036-025
Adapter, DB15 female to DB25 male
X.21 Business Equipment
209-036-019
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Optional Innovx Equipment (Continued)
Description
Connectivity
Part Number
Cable, Interface DB15 male to DB 15 male
Customer-supplied
See Appendix A
Cable, Interface, Alt A 26 male to V.35 male shielded Network
027H437-XXX
Adapter, DB37 female to DB25 male
RS442/RS449 Business
Equipment
027H501-001
Cable, V.35 male to V.35 S/T cable
Optional equipment
0267H516-XXX
Cable, DB25 male to DB25 S/T cable
Optional equipment, EA-530
0267H525-XXX
Cable, DB25 male to DB25 O/X cable
Optional equipment, EA-530
0267H527-XXX
Cable, DB25 male to V.35 male cable
Optional equipment, V.35
0267H579-XXX
Cable, DB37 male to DB 37 male cable
Optional equipment, RS442/
RS449
0267H603-XXX
Adapter, RS232 DB25 male to RS561 8-pin modular VT-100 compatible terminal
jack
029H210-001
Adapter, DB9 female to RS561 8-pin modular jack
PC terminal emulator
029H211-001
Software, Innovx Frame Manager
Managing less than 20 units
058U651-C01A
Managing 20 units or more
058U651-C02A
Operation Manual
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Release Notes
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Reading the Front Panel LEDs
The innovx front panel is shown below. Table 2-3 describes the front panel indicators.
LMI
ON
LAN
Table 2-3
PROBE
ALARMS
DTE SD SD
DTE ALM TST
DCE RD RD
DCE CN ERR
Innovx Front Panel Indicators
Indicators
LEDs
Description
Action
Status
Indicators
ON
Off
Innovx has not received power.
On (GREEN)
Indicates innovx has power.
Off
No activity at LAN port.
On (GREEN)
Indicates innovx is transmitting/receiving data at LAN
port.
LAN
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EQP NTWK
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Innovx Front Panel Indicators (Continued)
Indicators
LEDs
Description
Action
Traffic
Indicators
LMI DTE
Off
No LMI activity at Business Equipment port.
On (GREEN)
Indicates LMI activity, such as polls/responses,
between innovx and DTE (router).
LMI DCE
EQP SD
Traffic
Indicators
(continued)
EQP RD
NTWK SD
NTWK RD
Alarm
Indicators
DTE
No LMI activity at Network port.
Indicates LMI activity, such as polls/responses,
between innovx and Network (switch).
Off
No send data present at the Business Equipment port
from DTE (router).
On (GREEN)
Indicates data frames, originating from DTE (router),
are present at the Business Equipment port.
Off
No receive data present at the Business Equipment
port from the Network (switch).
On (GREEN)
Indicates data frames, originating from Network
(switch), are present at the Business Equipment port.
Off
No send data present at the Network port from DTE
(router).
On (GREEN)
Indicates data frames, originating from DTE (router),
are present at the Network port.
Off
No receive data present at the Network port from
Network (switch).
On (GREEN)
Indicates data frames, originating from Network
(switch), are present at the Network port.
Off
No DTR loss alarms detected at the DTE.
On (RED)
Indicates a Data Terminal Ready (DTR) loss alarm.
Off
No DCD loss alarms detected at the DCE.
On (RED)
Indicates a Data Carrier Detect (DCD) loss alarm.
ALM
(Future Use)
Off
Normal conditions.
On (RED)
Indicates specific alarms.
CN
Off
Normal conditions.
On (RED)
Indicates innovx is receiving frames with FECN and/or
BECN bit set.
TST
(Future Use)
Off
Normal conditions.
On (RED)
Indicates innovx is performing a diagnostic test.
ERR
Off
Normal conditions.
Blinking (RED)
Indicates unit has failed Power-ON Self-Test.
DCE
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Rear Panel Connections
Figure 2-1 shows available ports and cable connections for an innovx WIP. The following
paragraphs describe cables, connectors, and pinouts for each port.
HUB
CABLES:
General DataComm
Middlebury, Ct.
AC POWER
SUPERVISORY
NTWK
BUSINESS EQUIP
CON/PPP
P/N S-078H010-XXX
P/N S-078H011-XXX
AC POWER (Site-specific)
LAN
CABLE/ADAPTER
Supplied by customer
(See Appendix A)
PC/TERMINAL EMULATOR
ADAPTER
CABLE:
P/N 830-128-807
ADAPTERS: P/N 209-036-021
P/N 209-036-022
P/N 209-036-023
P/N 029H210-001
P/N 029H211-001
ROUTER
CABLES:
P/N 027H603-XXX
P/N 027H579-XXX
ADAPTERS: P/N 027H501-001
P/N 209-036-025
P/N 209-036-019
X.21 CABLE supplied by customer
(See Appendix A)
(See Table 2-2 for additional
cables and adapters)
COMMUNICATION
(Toward the NETWORK)
CABLE:
Figure 2-1
2-4
P/N 027H437-XXX
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Connection Guidelines
Always perform the installation procedures in the order presented in the paragraphs below. Adhere
to the following installation guidelines; failure to do so may result in unit malfunction or personnel
hazard:
•
Observe all ESD precautions during installation procedures. Be sure to wear a properly
grounded antistatic wrist strap.
•
•
Place the unit in a ventilated area where the ambient temperature does not exceed 104oF (40oC).
Do not install the unit directly above equipment that generates a large amount of heat (such as
power supplies).
Make all electrical connections through the back panel interfaces provided.
•
AC Power Connection and Self Test
Before making connections, determine whether the innovx can be powered from the same AC
circuit as the Business Equipment it will be communicating with. Having the innovx and the
Business Equipment on the same AC circuit prevents large circulating currents caused by
differences in ground potential.
Note
If you cannot determine whether both devices are on the same circuit, verify that the potential difference
between the grounding circuits of the respective power outlets is no more than 0.25V rms.
Note
The AC outlet that powers the innovx units should not be under switch control.
To connect the unit to power and perform a pre-operation Self-Test, do the following:
1. Make sure there are no site or network cables connected to the unit's rear panel.
2. Attach the power cord (P/N 830-024-003) to the rear panel IEC connector and to a wall
receptacle that supplies the required AC power.
3. Verify that the front panel ON LED illuminates, followed by all LEDs quickly blinking on and
off. This indicates the start of the pre-operation Self Test. If the ERR LED remains in a
blinking state, the unit has failed the pre-operation Self Test.
Note
If a terminal is connected to the CON/PPP port during the test, its screen will display test characters and
additional information. When the INNOVX Start Up screen appears, the unit has successfully passed the
pre-operation Self-Test. The test lasts a few seconds and should not be interrupted by random keypresses.
4. If the unit does not pass the pre-operation Self-Test, disconnect the power cable and check the
plug and receptacle for a secure connection. Reconnect the unit and repeat the test.
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CON/PPP Supervisory Port Connection
The CON/PPP port is an RS-561-compatible RJ45 jack that supports 9600bps asynchronous data.
It provides terminal interface control of the unit by direct connection to a local VT100-compatible
ASCII terminal. The CON/PPP port also supports Point-to-Point (PPP) from computers running a
remote management session. Connection to the CON/PPP port requires an RJ45-to-RJ45 cable and
one of four adapters. The table and figure below describes these connectors, adapters and pinouts.
Table 2-4
CON/PPP Supervisory Port Pinouts
Pin
2-6
Signal
Direction
Description
1
No Connection
2
DCD
From innovx
Data Carrier Detect - Always on
3
DTR
To innovx
Data Terminal Ready - Not used
4
Signal Ground
5
RXD
From innovx
Receive Data - Supervisory data to the terminal
6
TXD
To innovx
Transmit Data - Supervisory data from the terminal
7
CTS
From innovx
Clear To Send - Always on
8
RTS
To innovx
Request To Send From the terminal
Signal Ground
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RJ45
1
PIN 1
2
3
4
5
KEY
6
7
8
DB25M
BLU
PIN 1
22
GRN
8
BLK
20
RED
7
GRN
3
YEL
2
BRN
5
GRA OR WHT
4
P/N 029H211-001
RJ45
1
PIN 1
2
3
4
5
KEY
6
7
8
DB9F
BLU
9
ORN
PIN 1
1
BLK
4
RED
5
GRN
2
YEL
3
BRN
8
GRA OR WHT
7
6
P/N 209-036-021
DB25M
PIN 1
RJ45
PIN 1
4
6
2
5
3
8
6
4
7
5
KEY
8
P/N 209-036-022
RJ45
PIN 1
DB25M
6
3
5
2
8
4
4
7
PIN 1
20
KEY
Figure 2-2
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P/N 209-036-023
DB25F
RJ45
4
PIN 1
6
2
5
3
8
6
4
7
PIN 1
5
KEY
8
P/N 830-128-807
RJ45
1
2
PIN 1
3
4
5
6
7
8
Figure 2-3
2-8
RJ45
BLU
ORN
BLK
RED
GRN
YEL
BRN
GRA
1
2
PIN 1
3
4
5
6
7
8
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LAN Supervisory Port Connection
The LAN port supports 10BASE-T connectivity for out-of-band SNMP management, and requires
an RJ45-to-RJ45 cable. The table and figure below describes these connectors and their pinouts.
Table 2-5
LAN Supervisory Port Pinouts
Pin
Signal
Direction
Description
1
Tx+
From innovx WIP
Transmit Data
2
Tx-
From innovx WIP
Transmit Data
3
Rx+
To innovx WIP
Receive Data
6
Rx-
To innovx WIP
Receive Data
P/N S-078H010-XXX
RJ45
WHT/ORN
1
1
ORN/WHT
2
PIN 1
RJ45
P
2
P
WHT/GRN
3
3
GRN/WHT
6
WHT/BLU
4
P
4
BLU/WHT
5
WHT/BRN
7
5
P
7
BRN/WHT
8
PIN 1
6
8
NOTE:
XXX DESIGNATES THE CABLE LENGTH IN FEET:
010, 020, 050, 100.
P/N S-078H011-XXX
RJ45
WHT/ORN
1
3
ORN/WHT
2
PIN 1
RJ45
P
P
WHT/GRN
3
1
GRN/WHT
6
WHT/BLU
4
WHT/BRN
7
BRN/WHT
8
PIN 1
2
P
7
BLU/WHT
5
6
P
8
4
5
NOTE:
XXX DESIGNATES THE CABLE LENGTH IN FEET:
015, 025.
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Network Port Connection
The Network port interface is a 26-pin Alt-A connector (Figure 2-5) which supports the following
software selectable interfaces: V.35 (Table 2-6), X.21 (Table 2-7), V.28 (RS-232) (Table 2-8),
EIA-530 (Table 2-9), EIA-530A (Table 2-10), RS442/RS449 (Table 2-11).
Note
The Telco continuously monitors the E1/T1 link and the equipment connected to it. Notify the Telco before
connecting the innovx units to the network. The innovx must remain continuously powered on and connected
to the E1/T1 service.
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Network Port Pinouts - V.35 Interface
Ckt
Mnemonic
Alt-A Pin
V.35 Pin
Signal
Direction
Description
1
A
-
GDC-C
-
Chassis ground
7
B
102
Signal Ground
-
Common ground for interface
4
C
105
RTS
To network
Request To Send
5
D
106
CTS
From network
Clear To Send
6
E
107
DSR
From network
Data Set Ready
8
F
109
DCD
From network
Data Carrier Detect
25
-
-
-
2
P
103
TXDA
14
S
103
TXDB
To network
Transmit Data
3
R
104
RXDA
From network
Receive Data
16
T
104
RXDB
From network
Receive Data
17
V
115
RXCA
From network
Receive Timing
Test Mode - Not Supported;
Does not pass thru DCE to DTE.
To network
Transmit Data
9
X
115
RXCB
From network
Receive Timing
15
Y
114
TXCA
From network
Transmit Timing
12
AA
114
TXCB
From network
Transmit Timing
20
H
108
DTR
To network
Data Terminal Ready
23
-
-
-
24
U
113
SCTEA
To network
External Timing from DTE
(router) passed through
innovx to DSU/CSU
11
W
113
SCTEB
To network
External Timing from DTE
(router) passed through
innovx to DSU/CSU
18
-
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Local Loop - Not Supported
Does not pass thru DTE to DCE
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Network Port Pinouts - X.21 Interface
Alt-A Pin
X.21 Pin
Ckt
Mnemonic
Signal
1
-
-
GDC-C
-
Chassis ground
7
8
G
Signal Ground
-
Common ground for interface
Direction
Description
4
3
C
RTSA
To network
Request To Send
19
10
C
RTSB
To network
Request To Send
8
5
I
DCDA
From network
Data Carrier Detect
10
12
I
DCDB
From network
Data Carrier Detect
2
2
T
TXDA
To network
Transmit Data
14
9
T
TXDB
To network
Transmit Data
3
4
R
RXDA
From network
Receive Data
16
11
R
RXDB
From network
Receive Data
15
6
S
TXCA
From network
Transmit Timing
12
13
S
TXCB
From network
Transmit Timing
24
7
X
SCTEA
To network
External Timing from DTE
(router) passed through
innovx to DSU/CSU
(Not Supported)
11
14
-
SCTEB
To network
External Timing from DTE
(router) passed through
innovx to DSU/CSU
(Not Supported)
External timing does not apply to the X.21 interface.
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Network Port Pinouts - V.28 (RS-232) Interface
Alt-A Pin
RS-232 Pin
Ckt
Mnemonic
Signal
1
1
-
GDC-C
2
2
BA
TXD
3
3
BB
RXD
From network
Receive Data
4
4
CA
RTS
To network
Request To Send
5
5
CB
CTS
From network
Clear To Send
6
6
CC
DSR
From network
Data Set Ready
Direction
To network
Chassis ground
Transmit Data
7
7
AB
Signal Ground
8
8
CF
DCD
From network
Data Carrier Detect
15
15
DB
TXC
From network
Transmit Timing
17
17
DD
RXC
From network
Receive Timing
18
-
-
-
20
20
CD
DTR
To network
Data Terminal Ready
24
24
DA
SCTE
To network
External Timing from DTE
(router) passed through
innovx to DSU/CSU
25
-
-
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Common ground for interface
Local Loopback - Not Supported
Does not pass thru DTE to DCE
Test Mode - Not Supported;
Does not pass thru DCE to DTE.
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Alt-A Pin
EIA-530
Pin
Ckt
Mnemonic
Signal
1
1
-
GDC-C
7
7
AB
Signal Ground
4
4
CA
RTSA
To network
Request To Send
19
19
CA
RTSB
To network
Request To Send
5
5
CB
CTSA
From network
Clear To Send
13
13
CB
CTSB
From network
Clear To Send
6
6
CC
DSRA
From network
Data Set Ready
22
22
CC
DSRB
From network
Data Set Readyt
8
8
CF
DCDA
From network
Data Carrier Detect
10
10
CF
DCDB
From network
Data Carrier Detect
25
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Description
-
Chassis ground
-
Common ground for interface
Test Mode - Not Supported;
Does not pass thru DCE to DTE.
2
2
BA
To network
Transmit Data
14
14
BA
TXDB
To network
Transmit Data
3
3
BB
RXDA
From network
Receive Data
16
16
BB
RXDB
From network
Receive Data
17
17
DD
RXCA
From network
Receive Timing
9
9
DD
RXCB
From network
Receive Timing
15
15
DB
TXCA
From network
Transmit Timing
12
12
DB
TXCB
From network
Transmit Timing
20
20
CD
DTRA
To network
Data Terminal Ready
23
23
CD
DTRB
To network
Data Terminal Ready
24
24
DA
SCTEA
To network
External Timing from DTE
(router) passed through
innovx to DSU/CSU
11
11
DA
SCTEB
To network
External Timing from DTE
(router) passed through
innovx to DSU/CSU
18
-
-
-
Local Loop - Not Supported
Does not pass thru DTE to DCE
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Table 2-10 Network Port Pinouts - EIA-530A Interface
Alt-A Pin
EIA-530A
Pin
Ckt
Mnemonic
Signal
1
1
-
GDC-C
7
7
AB
Signal Ground
4
4
CA
RTSA
To network
Request To Send
19
19
CA
RTSB
To network
Request To Send
5
5
CB
CTSA
From network
Clear To Send
13
13
CB
CTSB
From network
Clear To Send
6
6
CC
DSR
From network
Data Set Ready
8
8
CF
DCDA
From network
Data Carrier Detect
10
10
CF
DCDB
From network
Data Carrier Detect
25
2-14
TM
Direction
Description
-
Chassis ground
-
Common ground for interface
Test Mode - Not Supported;
Does not pass thru DCE to DTE.
2
2
BA
TXDA
To network
Transmit Data
14
14
BA
TXDB
To network
Transmit Data
3
3
BB
RXDA
From network
Receive Data
16
16
BB
RXDB
From network
Receive Data
17
17
DD
RXCA
From network
Receive Timing
9
9
DD
RXCB
From network
Receive Timing
15
15
DB
TXCA
From network
Transmit Timing
12
12
DB
TXCB
From network
Transmit Timing
20
20
CD
DTR
To network
Data Terminal Ready
23
-
-
-
24
24
DA
SCTEA
To network
External Timing from DTE
(router) passed through
innovx to DSU/CSU
11
11
DA
SCTEB
To network
External Timing from DTE
(router) passed through
innovx to DSU/CSU
18
-
-
-
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Does not pass thru DTE to DCE
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RS449 Pin
Ckt
Mnemonic
Signal
1
1
-
GDC-C
7
19
SG
Signal Ground
4
7
RS
RTSA
To network
Request To Send
19
25
RS
RTSB
To network
Request To Send
5
9
CS
CTSA
From network
Clear To Send
13
27
CS
CTSB
From network
Clear To Send
6
11
DM
DSR
From network
Data Set Ready
8
13
RR
DCDA
From network
Data Carrier Detect
10
31
RR
DCDB
From network
Data Carrier Detect
25
-
-
TM
2
4
SD
TXDA
To network
Transmit Data
14
22
SD
TXDB
To network
Transmit Data
Direction
Description
-
Chassis ground
-
Common ground for interface
Test Mode - Not Supported;
Does not pass thru DCE to DTE.
3
6
RD
RXDA
From network
Receive Data
16
24
RD
RXDB
From network
Receive Data
17
8
RT
RXCA
From network
Receive Timing
9
26
RT
RXCB
From network
Receive Timing
15
5
ST
TXCA
From network
Transmit Timing
12
23
ST
TXCB
From network
Transmit Timing
20
12
TR
DTR
To network
Data Terminal Ready
23
-
-
-
24
17
TT
SCTEA
To network
External Timing from DTE
(router) passed through
innovx to DSU/CSU
11
35
TT
SCTEB
To network
External Timing from DTE
(router) passed through
innovx to DSU/CSU
18
-
-
-
Signal Common - Not used
Local Loop - Not Supported
Does not pass thru DTE to DCE
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P/N 027H437-XXX
P2
P1
ALT A 26M
WHT/BLU
2
PIN 1
P
P
BLU/WHT
14
P
WHT/ORN
3
WHT/GRN
15
T
P
Y
GRN/WHT
12
P
WHT/BRN
17
WHT/GRA
24
X
P
U
GRA/WHT
11
P
RED/BLU
4
RED/ORN
5
H
P
D
ORN/RED
8
P
RED/GRN
6
RED/BRN
18
J
P
L
BRN/RED
21
P
RED/GRA
25
BLK/BLU
NC
B
P
NC
BLU/BLK
NC
BLK/ORN
NC
ORN/BLK
NC
N
NN
GRA/RED
7
F
E
GRN/RED
22
W
C
BLU/RED
20
AA
V
BRN/WHT
9
S
R
ORN/WHT
16
V.35M
PIN A
P
NC
NC
NC
DRAIN
1
A (SHIELD)
NOTE:
XXX DESIGNATES THE CABLE LENGTH IN FEET:
005, 015, 025, 050.
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Business Equipment Port Connection
The Business Equipment port interface is a universal DB-25 connector which supports several
software selectable interfaces. The V.35 interface and the pinouts are described in the table below.
Table 2-12 Business Equipment Port Pinouts - V.35 Interface
Note
DB-25
Pin
V.35 Pin
(ISO 2593)
1
A
-
GDC-C
-
Chassis ground
7
B
102
Signal Ground
-
Common ground for interface
4
C
105
RTS
To network
Request To Send
5
D
106
CTS
From network
Clear To Send
6
E
107
DSR
From network
Data Set Ready
8
F
109
DCD
From network
Data Carrier Detect
25
NN
142
TM
Signal
Direction
Description
Test Mode - Not Supported;
Does not pass thru DCE to DTE.
2
P
103
TXDA
To network
Transmit Data
14
S
103
TXDB
To network
Transmit Data
3
R
104
RXDA
From network
Receive Data
16
T
104
RXDB
From network
Receive Data
17
V
115
RXCA
From network
Receive Timing
9
X
115
RXCB
From network
Receive Timing
15
Y
114
TXCA
From network
Transmit Timing
12
AA
114
TXCB
From network
Transmit Timing
20
H
108
DTR
To network
Data Terminal Ready
23
-
-
-
24
U
113
SCTEA
To network
External Timing from DTE
(router) passed through
innovx to DSU/CSU
11
W
113
SCTEB
To network
External Timing from DTE
(router) passed through
innovx to DSU/CSU
18
-
-
-
Signal Common - Not used
Local Loop - Not Supported
Does not pass thru DTE to DCE
For additional interface pinouts, refer to the following tables, ignoring references to Pin 26 which is not
applicable at the Business port:
X.21
V.28 (RS-232)
EIA-530
EIA-530A
RS442/RS449
Note
Ckt
Mnemonic
(Table 2-7)
(Table 2-8)
(Table 2-9)
(Table 2-10)
(Table 2-11)
When the X.21 interface is in use, use a GDC adapter (P/N 209-036-019) to connect the unit to a customersupplied X.21 DB15 cable. Pinout information for this adapter is provided in Figure 2-6.
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P/N 209-036-019
P1
DB25M
P2
PIN 1
DB15F
2
2
14
9
3
4
16
11
4
3
19
10
8
5
10
12
15
6
12
13
24
7
11
14
7
8
PIN 1
SHELL
SHELL
P/N 209-036-025
P1
P2
DB25M
PIN 1
2
P
14
S
3
R
16
T
15
Y
12
AA
17
V
9
X
24
U
11
W
4
C
5
D
6
E
8
F
18
L
20
H
21
N
22
J
25
NN
10
M
13
K
19
BB
23
Z
7
1
Figure 2-6
2-18
V.35F
PIN A
B
SHELL
A
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P1
P
WHT/ORN
3
24
P
WHT/GRN
4
7
GRN/WHT
19
P
WHT/BRN
5
27
P
WHT/GRA
8
P
RED/BLU
15
23
P
RED/ORN
17
P
RED/GRN
24
35
P
RED/BRN
20
12
BRN/RED
23
P
RED/GRA
6
GRA/RED
22
P
BLK/ORN
25
NC
BLK
7
19
DRAIN
1
14
18
ORN/BLK
NC
11
10
BLU/BLK
21
30
29
P
BLK/BLU
18
26
17
GRN/RED
11
DB37F
8
ORN/RED
9
31
5
BLU/RED
12
PIN 1
13
GRA/WHT
10
25
9
BRN/WHT
13
22
6
ORN/WHT
16
DB25M
4
BLU/WHT
14
PIN 1
P2
P
WHT/BLU
2
1
37
20
P/N 027H579-XXX
P1
2
PIN 1
14
3
16
15
12
17
9
24
DB25M
11
4
NC
5
6
8
18
20
21
22
25
10
13
19
23
7
1
Figure 2-7
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P2
P
P
BLU/WHT
P
WHT/ORN
T
P
Y
GRN/WHT
P
WHT/BRN
X
P
U
GRA/WHT
P
RED/BLU
V.35M
W
C
BLU/RED
RED/ORN
AA
V
BRN/WHT
WHT/GRA
PIN A
R
ORN/WHT
WHT/GRN
S
P
ORN/RED
RED/GRN
GRN/RED
RED/BRN
BRN/RED
RED/GRA
GRAY/RED
BLK/BLU
BLU/BLK
BLK/ORN
ORN/BLK
BLK
DRAIN
NC
D
E
F
L
H
N
J
NN
M
K
BB
Z
B
A
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Chapter 3:
Terminal Interface:
System Group
Overview
This chapter introduces the on-screen terminal interface of the innovx and describes the System
Group menus and screens. Other groups are described in subsequent chapters. Throughout the text
descriptions in this chapter, keypresses and default values will be shown in Bold. Accompanying
screens are representative and may appear differently on your system.
The terminal interface controls configuration, diagnostics, monitoring and maintenance functions.
The screen flow of the terminal interface is shown in Figure 3-1.
Startup
System Group
Menus & Screens
Logon
MAIN MENU
System Group
Network Group
What Are You? screen
Password menu
SNMP Configuration screen
IP Configuration screen
Load Defaults command
Soft Reset command
Reset Statistics and Performance
Business
Equipment Group
Probe Group
Figure 3-1
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Terminal Interface: System Group
Starting Up the innovx
Starting Up the innovx
The CON/PPP port is the connection point for the terminal interface, supporting two types of
connections:
• direct cable connection of a VT100-compatible ASCII terminal
• Telnet connection (via PPP)
The Telnet connection requires an IP address and mask configured in the innovx. You will need to
use an ASCII terminal to configure the IP addressing prior to attempting a Telnet connection.
Note
To start up innovx via the Web Management interface, refer to Chapter 7 of this manual.
Telnet Connection Procedure
1. Type the following command at the DOS prompt, where the domain name is the IP address of
the innovx probe:
telnet <DomainName>
2. Enter the user password and press Enter.
3. When a Telnet or VT 100 terminal session is already in progress with the unit, your connection
will be denied. To override the existing connection, type your password and press Enter.
Note
If an invalid password is used to override an exisiting connection, the system will deny access and instantly
close the telnet session.
4. When the Start Up screen appears, press Enter to continue. When the Logon menu appears
(Figure 3-2), type your password, then press Enter.
Note
If an invalid password is entered at the Logon menu for three consecutive times, the system will deny access.
After a brief period the innovx Startup Screen displays and the user may continue with the logon procedure.
INNOVX : Startup
INNOVX : LOGON MENU
*****
******************
******************
****
*****
****
****
*****
******************
******************
*****
*****
*****
******************
****************** (R)
G E N E R A L
D A T A C O M M
Password:
I N C.
Hit <CR> To Continue?
Ready
Figure 3-2
3-2
The innovx Startup and Logon Screens
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The Main Menu
The Main Menu
After typing in a valid password, the Main Menu appears with the four innovx function groups. The
Main Menu is shown below, followed by Table 3-1 which describes each selection.
INNOVX : MAIN MENU
[1]
[2]
[3]
[4]
System
Network
Business Equipment
Probe
[X] Exit
Select Option ?
Table 3-1
The Main Menu
Selections
Action / Potential Settings
[1] System
Advances to the System Group Menus.
[2] Network
Advances to the Network Group Menus.
[3] Business Equipment
Advances to the Business Equipment Group Menus.
[4] Probe
Advances to the Probe Group Menus.
[X] Exit
Initiates Log Off.
The System Group Menus and screens are described next. Other functional groups are discussed in
the following sections of this manual:
Chapter 4: The Terminal Interface - Network Group
Chapter 5: The Terminal Interface - Business Equipment Group
Chapter 6: The Terminal Interface - Probe Group
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System Menu Selections
System Menu Selections
Typing 1 at the Main Menu displays the System Menu, shown below. Table 3-2 describes each
menu selection. Each menu selection and any associated screens are described following the table.
INNOVX : SYSTEM MENU
[1]
[2]
[3]
[4]
[5]
[6]
[7]
What are you?
Password Menu
SNMP Configuration
IP Configuration
Load Defaults
Soft Reset
Reset Statistics and Performance
[X] Exit
Select Option ?
Table 3-2
The System Menu
Selections
Action / Potential Settings
[1] What are you?
Advances to What are you? screen.
[2] Password Menu
Advances to Password Menu.
[3] SNMP Configuration
Advances to SNMP Configuration screen.
[4] IP Configuration
Advances to IP Configuration screen.
[5] Load Defaults
Advances to Default menu.
[6] Soft Reset
Performs a software reset.
A confirmation response is required before reset occurs.
[7] Reset Statistics and Performance
Reset to zero all of the counters for performance and statistics.
A confirmation response is required before counters are reset.
[X] Exit
Returns to the Main Menu.
Accessing the Concealed System User Menu
A concealed System User menu will allow you to make changes to system defaults and to the
operating status of available firmware versions. This menu is only available from the Console
during a Software Reset. For procedures on using this concealed menu, refer to the Appendix:
Maintenance Guidelines - Managing Resident Firmware.
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System Menu Selections
What Are You? Screen
Typing 1 at the System Menu advances to the What are you? screen and its sub-screens. These
screens display read-only unit, MIB, and firmware information, and provide firmware file utilities.
Table 3-3 describes each screen field.
INNOVX : WHAT ARE YOU?
INNOVX : MIB Information
Operating Version:
Active Version:
Standby Version:
Boot Version:
Innovx ID:
MAC Address
Unit type:
Network Type
Business Equipment Interface:
Microprocessor Type:
V2.0
V2.0
V1.50
1.0.1
01.14-00C0640120A9
00 C0 64 01 20 A9
WIP
V.35
V.35
860EN66
Unit Failure:
Alarm/Status:
No
Innovx MIB Version:
Probe MIB Version:
DTE MIB Version:
WIP MIB Version:
1.00E
1.00Y
1.00J
1.00A
[1] System Name:
[2] System Contact:
[3] System Location:
YOUR SYSTEM NAME
YOUR SYSTEM CONTACT
YOUR SYSTEM LOCATION
[X]
[1] MIB Information
[2] File Utilities
[X] Exit
Exit
Select Option ?
Select Option?
Table 3-3
What Are You? Screen
Selection
Action / Potential Settings
Operating Version
Boot Version
Read-only display. Initial release is 1.0.0
Subsequent releases designated by MM.mm.bb where:
MM - major revision number
mm - minor software revision number
bb - bug fix
Innovx ID
Read-only display
Active Version
Standby Version
MAC Address
Read-only display
Unit Type
Read-only display: WIP or WIP with xDSL option
Network Type
Read-only display:
V.35, RS449, EIA-530, EIA-530A, V.28, X.21
Business Equipment Interface
Read-only display:
V.35, RS449, EIA-530, EIA-530A, V.28, X.21
Microprocessor Type
Read-only display
Unit Failure
ACTIVE indicates the unit has not passed the Power On Self Test.
INACTIVE indicates an acceptable Power On Self Test.
[1] MIB Information
Advances to the MIB Information screen:
- Read-only displays: MIB Versions for Innovx, Probe, DTE, WIP
- Data entry fields: System Name, System Contact, System Location
[2} File Utilities
Advances to the File Utilities screen.
[X] Exit
Returns to the Main Menu.
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File Utilities Procedures
Typing 2 at the What Are You? screen advances to the File Utilities screen, shown below. Table
Table 3-4 describes the read-only displays and file utility options.
INNOVX : FILE UTILITIES
Operating Version:
Active Version:
Standby Version:
V2.0
V2.0
V1.50
The Standby file is intended as an emergency backup to the Active file.
If the Active file is corrupted, the Standby file will automatically boot.
Option [1] shows which file was last used to boot and allows selecting
the other file for the next boot. Boot selection may also be made from
the Boot Loader "menu" using the console port.
[1] Next Boot:
Active Version
The Active file may be copied to the Standby file so that both Standby
and Active file are at the same version level. It is recommended the
Active version be used for several days before copying to Standby.
[2] Copy Active to Standby
[X] Exit
Select Option ?
Table 3-4
File Utility Screen
Options
Note
3-6
Description
Operating Version:
Active Version:
Standby Version:
Read-only display of the status of firmware versions
available to the unit.
[1] Next Boot
Displays which file was last used to boot the system.
Selects between available firmware versions for the next system boot.
[2] Copy Active to Standby
Used to make a standby copy of the Active firmware. A confirmation
response is required before the standby firmware is overwritten.
[X] Exit
Returns to the What Are You? screen.
You cannot boot to Version 1.0.0 from this File Utility screen. If it is necessary to do so, return to
the System menu, select Soft Reset, and use the System User menu (boot loader). See Appendix.
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System Menu Selections
Password Menu
Typing 2 at the System Menu advances to the Password Menu, shown below. The first password
always has System (Super) privileges. For the additional passwords 2 - 8, the access privileges can
be customized. Table 3-5 describes each Password menu selection. Procedures follow the table.
INNOVX : PASSWORD MENU
No. Password
Access
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
System
Read-Write
Read-Only
Read-Only
Read-Only
Read-Only
Read-Only
Read-Only
s
w
r
r
r
r
r
r
[A] Add or Modify
[B] Delete
[X] Exit
Select Option?
Table 3-5
Password Screen
Selection
Action / Potential Settings
[A] Add or Modify
Activates a specialized editor for adding or modifying a password.
(See Add or Modify Password procedure below.)
[B] Delete
Activates a specialized editor for deleting a password.
(See Delete Password procedure below.)
[X] Exit
Returns to the System Menu.
Password Procedures
To add or modify a password:
1. Type A at the Password Menu. The Enter Password Number field appears.
2. Enter the password number to be modified or added, then press Enter.
3. Type the new password (up to 31 alphanumeric characters) then press Enter. A highlight
appears in the corresponding Access field.
4. Press the Spacebar to move the highlight bar through the available access privileges for the
new or modified password. When the desired access privilege is highlighted, press Enter.
IMPORTANT: Password No. 1 is always set for System privileges (super user) and cannot be changed.
For Passwords 2 - 8, access privileges must be set to Read-Write if the user is intended to save changes
to the system.
Note
To delete a password:
1. Type A at the Password Menu. An Enter Password Number field appears.
2. Enter the password number to be deleted, then press Enter.
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System Menu Selections
SNMP Configuration Screens
Typing 3 at the System Menu advances to the SNMP Community & Trap Configuration screens,
shown below. The main screen and its associated screens allow the user to enter the SNMP
community name and configure other SNMP control parameters. Table 3-6 describes each field in
the three screens. SNMP procedures follow the table.
Associated SNMP Configuration Screens
Main SNMP Configuration Screen
INNOVX : SNMP COMMUNITY CONFIGURATION SCREEN
INNOVX : SNMP COMMUNITY & TRAP CONFIGURATION SCREEN
Name
[1]: public
[2]:
[3]:
[4]:
[1] Modify Super-User Community Name: GDCGDC
[2] Modify Community Name Table
[3] Modify Trap Table
Access
read-only
Status
enable
disable
disable
disable
[X] Exit
[X] Exit
Select Option?
Select Option?
INNOVX : SNMP TRAP CONFIGURATION SCREEN
[1]:
[2]:
[3]:
[4]:
[5]
Destination IP
Community
0.0.0.0
public
0.0.0.0
public
0.0.0.0
public
0.0.0.0
public
Modify UDP Port Number
162
Status
enable
disable
disable
disable
Select Option?
Table 3-6
SNMP Configuration Screen
Main Screen Selections
Action / Potential Settings
[1] Modify Super-User
Community Name
Permits the user to specify a SNMP super-user Community Name
which can be used to read/write any MIB object.
[2] Modify Community Name Table Advances to the SNMP Community Configuration screen.
3-8
[3] Modify Trap Table
Advances to the SNMP Trap Configuration screen.
[X] Exit
Returns to the System Menu.
Community Screen Selections
Action / Potential Settings
[1]: through [4]:
Permits the user to designate the SNMP community names that have
read/write privileges for the MIB table which governs SNMP control of
the unit.
[X] Exit
Returns to the main SNMP Configuration screen.
Trap Screen Selections
Action / Potential Settings
[1]: through [4]:
Permits the user to modify the IP addresses and SNMP community
names that are to receive traps from the unit.
[3] Modify UDP Port Number
Permits the user to identify the User Datagram Protocol port number.
Default: 162
[X] Exit
Returns to the main SNMP Configuration screen.
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System Menu Selections
SNMP Procedures
Refer to the following guidelines while configuring community names and parameters:
•
After typing new data in any table field, you must press Enter before tabbing the
highlight to another field. Failure to do so will cause the modified field to revert to the
previous data.
•
Community names are case sensitive. Use the backspace key to make corrections if
needed.
•
Values entered in the IP fields which do not conform to a valid IP address format and
range will be rejected. Values for IP fields must be between 000 and 255.
•
At the SNMP Trap configuration screen, valid UDP port values are decimal numbers
from 0 - 9999. (Default value is 162.) Refer to the SNMP manager documentation or MIB
browser to determine the appropriate entry for this field.
To change the Super-User Community Name:
1. Type 1 at the main SNMP Configuration screen. A highlight appears in the Name field.
2. Type the new Super-User Community Name, then press Enter. The Super-User Community
name will not need to be added in the Community Name Table.
To modify the Community Name Tables:
1. Type 2 at the main SNMP Configuration screen. The Community Configuration screen
appears.
2. Type the number of the Community table line to be modified. A highlight appears in the Name
field. Use the TAB key to position the highlight in other fields as needed.
3. Type the new name in the blank or over the old name data, then press Enter.
4. The highlight advances to the Access field. Press Spacebar to scroll to read-only or readwrite access, then press Enter.
5. The highlight advances to the Status field. Press Spacebar to enable the Community name
or to disable the name without removing it from the Table. Then, press Enter.
To modify the Trap Table:
1. Type 3 at the SNMP Configuration screen. The innovx will support up to four destinations.
2. Type the number of the Trap table line to be modified. A highlight appears in the Destination
IP field. Use the Tab key to position the highlight in other fields as needed.
3. Type the new destination IP address, then press Enter.
4. The highlight advances to the Community field. Type the new Community name in the blank
field or over the existing name, then press Enter.
5. The highlight advances to the Status field. Press Spacebar to enable the Community name
or to disable the name without removing it from the Table. Then, press Enter.
To modify the UDP Port Number:
1. Type 5 at the SNMP Trap Configuration screen. A highlight appears in the Port Number field.
2. Type in the new port number, then press Enter.
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IP Configuration Screens
Typing 4 at the System Menu advances to the IP Configuration screens, shown below. The main
screen and its associated Inband IP Configuration screen allow the user to configure IP Addressing
parameters for connection to the unit and establish the method for inband management. Table 3-7
describes each field in both screens. IP procedures follow the table.
Associated (Inband) IP Configuration Screen
Main IP Configuration Screen
INNOVX : IP CONFIGURATION
INNOVX : INBAND IP CONFIGURATION
Note: If there is a change in the IP address or mask, a
soft reset must be done for the change to take effect.
Note: If there is a change in the IP address or mask, a
soft reset must be done for the change to take effect.
[1] LAN IP:
[2] LAN Mask:
000.000.000.000
000.000.000.000
[3] PPP IP:
[4] PPP Mask:
000.000.000.000
255.255.255.000
[5] Gateway IP:
000.000.000.000
[1] Inband IP Management:
ENABLED
[2] In band IP Autolearn:
OFF
[3] IP DLCI:
990
[4] Inband IP:
[5] Inband Mask:
255.255.255.000
000.000.000.000
[6] Inband IP Configuration
[X] Exit
[X] Exit
Select Option?
Select Option?
Table 3-7
IP Configuration Screen
Main Screen Selections
Action / Potential Settings
[1] LAN IP
Sets IP address for local LAN communications directed to the unit.
[2] LAN Mask
Sets the LAN IP Mask.
[3] PPP IP
Sets the PPP IP Address.
[4] PPP Mask
Sets the PPP IP Mask.
[5] Gateway IP
Sets the Gateway IP Address.
[6] Inband IP Configuration
Advances to the Inband IP Configuration screen
[X] Exit
Returns to the System Menu.
Inband IP Screen Selections
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Action / Potential Settings
[1] Inband IP Management
Enables or Disables Inband management.
[2] Inband IP Autolearn
Sets the LAN IP address using ping.
[3] IP DLCI
Sets the IP DLCI number: 16 - 991, 990
or N (None for inband management via a shared DLCI)
[4] Inband IP
Sets the IP Address.
[5] Inband Mask
Sets the IP Mask.
[X] Exit
Returns to the main IP Configuration screen.
Note
Values for the IP address and mask coordinates must be between 000 and 255. Any other values are invalid and will be rejected.
Note
For optimal performance, avoid using both Inband management and Ethernet management on the remote
unit from the same host.
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IP Configuration Procedures
To establish new or modified LAN, PPP or Gateway IP address and mask:
1. Select the IP address or mask to be modified. A highlight appears in the coordinates field.
2. Type the new address, then press Enter.
Inband IP Configuration Procedures
Innovx can conduct inband management by means of one of three methods, depending network
conditions and whether a dedicated PVC is available for inband management. Using a dedicated
PVC incurs an additional cost but ensures that inband management data never interferes with user
data. When a dedicated inband PVC is not desirable, inband management can be conducted via a
shared DLCI on a PVC carrying user data. These methods are detailed below.
Dedicated PVC with IP Autolearn
This method consists of a dedicated PVC using an IP address automatically configured via
information from a ping packet sent to the PVC. This is the default configuration for inband
management.
1. Make sure the IP Encapsulation setting on the remote innovx unit is the same as that on the
local router.
2. At the main IP Configuration screen, type 6. The Inband IP Configuration screen appears.
3. Type 1 to select Inband IP Management. A highlight appears in the field. Press
Spacebar to select ENABLED, then press Enter.
4. Type 3 to select IP DLCI. A highlight appears in the field. Type the dedicated DLCI
number, then press Enter.
5. If the Inband IP field contains non-zero address coordinates, type 4 to active the field
highlight, then replace the address coordinates with zeros. Press Enter.
6. If the Inband Mask field contains non-zero mask coordinates, type 5 to active the field
highlight, then replace the address coordinates with zeros. Press Enter.
7. Type 2 to select Inband IP Autolearn. A highlight appears in the field. Press
Spacebar to select ON, then press Enter.
8. Perform a soft reset at the System menu to complete the configuration.
The innovx will terminate the IP DLCI and inspect all IP packets for a ping. On the
management PVC, the IP destination in the first ping packet received will be extracted and
used as the Inband IP and Inband mask.
Note
The learned IP address remains in the route table until an LMI full report shows that the DLCI is no longer
present. At that point, innovx sets the Inband IP and mask to zero and begins inspecting all IP packets for a
new ping from which to Autolearn an IP address.
Note that manual entry of Inband IP address or mask will set Inband IP Autolearn to OFF.
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Dedicated PVC without IP Autolearn
This method consists of a dedicated PVC and a user-configured IP and mask.
1. Make sure the IP Encapsulation setting on the remote innovx unit is the same as that on the
local router.
2. At the main IP Configuration screen, type 6. The Inband IP Configuration screen appears.
3. Type 1 to select Inband IP Management. A highlight appears in the field. Press
Spacebar to select ENABLED, then press Enter.
4. Type 2 to select Inband IP Autolearn. A highlight appears in the field. Press
Spacebar to select OFF, then press Enter.
5. Type 3 to select IP DLCI. A highlight appears in the field. Type the dedicated DLCI
number, then press Enter.
6. Type 4 to select Inband IP. A highlight appears in the field. Type the new address, then
press Enter.
7. Type 5 to select Inband Mask. A highlight appears in the field. Type the new address, then
press Enter.
8. Perform a soft reset at the System menu to complete the configuration. The innovx will
terminate the IP DLCI.
Inband Management without a Dedicated PVC:
1. Make sure the IP Encapsulation setting on the remote innovx unit is the same as that on the
local router.
2. At the main IP Configuration screen, type 6. The Inband IP Configuration screen appears.
3. Type 1 to select Inband IP Management. A highlight appears in the field. Press
Spacebar to select ENABLED, then press Enter.
4. Type 2 to select Inband IP Autolearn. A highlight appears in the field. Press
Spacebar to select OFF, then press Enter.
5. Type 3 to select IP DLCI. A highlight appears in the field. Type N (none), then press
Enter.
6. Type 4 to select Inband IP. A highlight appears in the field. Type the new address, then
press Enter.
7. Type 5 to select Inband Mask. A highlight appears in the field. Type the new address, then
press Enter.
8. Perform a soft reset at the System menu to complete the configuration. The innovx will
examine each DLCI in the datastream for match to the user-configured IP address and mask. If
found, that DLCI number will display in the IP DLCI field as follows:
[3] IP DLCI
NONE (using DLCI####)
Note
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At that point, innovx reverts to inspecting all DLCIs for the inband packet.
Note that setting the IP DLCI to NONE or manual entry of Inband IP address or mask will set Inband
Autolearn to OFF.
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Default Menu
Typing 5 at the System Menu advances to the Default menu, shown below. This menu enables the
user to restore all or individual default parameters. Table 3-8 describes each field.
Note
Loading defaults will restore factory settings. Therefore, site specific settings, such as IP addresses, will need
to be re-entered.
INNOVX : DEFAULT MENU
[1]
[2]
[3]
[4]
Load All
Load All
Load All
Load All
and DLCI
Defaults
Defaults without changing IPs and Masks
Defaults without changing DLCI Table
Defaults without changing IPs, Masks,
table
[X] Exit
Select Option ?
Table 3-8
Default Menu
Selections
Actions / Potential Settings
[1] Load All Defaults
Restores factory settings for all parameters.
[2] Load All Defaults without
changing IPs and Masks
Restores factory settings for all parameters except IPs and Masks.
[3] Load All Defaults without
changing DLCI Table
Restores factory settings for all parameters except the DLCI table.
[4] Load All Defaults without
changing IPs, Masks, and DLCI
Table
Restores factory settings for all parameters except IPs, Masks and
the DLCI table
[X] Exit
Returns to the System menu.
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Network Group
Overview
The previous chapter introduced the Terminal Interface and described the System Group of menus
and screens. This chapter describes the Network Group menus and screens. The other terminal
interface groups are discussed in the following sections of this manual:
Chapter 5: The Terminal Interface - Business Equipment Group
Chapter 6: The Terminal Interface - Probe Group
Throughout the text descriptions in this chapter, keypresses and default values will be shown in
Bold. Accompanying screens are representative and may appear differently on your system.The
screen flow of the Network Group is shown in Figure 4-1.
Startup
System Group
Logon
MAIN MENU
Network Group
Menus & Screens
Network Group
Network Configuration menu
Network Monitor Alarm Status screen
Business
Equipment Group
Probe Group
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Network Menu Selections
Typing 2 at the Main Menu displays the Network Interfaces Menu, shown below. Table 4-1
describes each selection.
Innovx : NETWORK MENU
[1] Configuration
[2] Monitor Alarm Status
[X] Exit
Select Option?
Table 4-1
The Network Menu
Selections
Action / Potential Settings
[1] Configuration
Advances to Configuration Menu.
[2] Monitor
Advances to Alarm Status screen.
[X] Exit
Returns to the Main Menu.
Each Network Menu selection and any associated screens are described below.
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Network Configuration Menu
Typing 1 at the Network Menu advances to the Network Configuration Menu, shown below. From
this menu, the user can access network configuration parameters for the innovx. Table 4-2 describes
each selection.
Innovx : NETWORK CONFIGURATION MENU
[1] DTR Control:
Pass Through
[2] RTS Control:
Pass Through
[3] DTE Connection:
Connected
[4] Network Interface Type:
V.35
[X] Exit
Select Option?
Table 4-2
Network Configuration Menu
Selection
[1] DTR Control
Action / Settings
Control the Data Terminal Ready state:
Forced On
Pass Through
[2] RTS Control
Controls the Ready To Send state:
Forced On
Pass Through
[3] DTE Connection
Controls whether the clock terminators are needed when the router is
not connected:
Connected or Unconnected
[4] Network Interface Type
Read-only field, determined by the DTE interface:
V.35
[X] Exit
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Network Alarm Status Screen
Typing 3 at the Network Menu advances to the Alarm Status screen, shown below. This screen
displays the current status of network alarms on the innovx’s network interface. Table 4-3 describes
each field. Network alarm definitions follow the table.
INNOVX : NETWORK ALARM STATUS
Network DCD:
Network DSR:
Network CTS:
INACTIVE
INACTIVE
INACTIVE
[X] Exit
Select Option?
Table 4-3
Network Alarm Status Screen
Selection
4-4
Action / Potential Settings
Network DCD
Read-only Data Carrier Detect alarm status:
INACTIVE or ACTIVE
Network DSR
Read-only Data Set Ready alarm status:
INACTIVE or ACTIVE
Network CTS
Read-only Clear To Send alarm status:
INACTIVE or ACTIVE
[X] Exit
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Chapter 5:
Overview
This chapter describes the Business Equipment Group of terminal interface menus and screens. The
remaining terminal interface groups are discussed in the following sections of this manual:
Chapter 6: The Terminal Interface - Probe Group
Throughout the text descriptions in this chapter, keypresses and default values will be shown in
Bold. Accompanying screens are representative and may appear differently on your system.The
screen flow of the Business Equipment functional groups is shown in Figure 5-1.
System Group
Startup
Network Group
Logon
MAIN MENU
Business
Equipment Group
Business Equipment Group
Menus & Screens
Business Equipment Configuration menu
Business Equipment Monitor (Alarm Status) screen
Probe Group
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Business Equipment Menu Selections
Typing 3 at the Main Menu displays the Business Equipment Menu, shown below. Table 5-1
describes each function.
INNOVX : BUSINESS EQUIPMENT MENU
[1] Configuration
[2] Monitor Alarm Status
[X] Exit
Select Option?
Table 5-1
The Business Equipment Menu
Selections
Action / Potential Settings
[1] Configuration
Advances to Configuration Menu.
[2] Monitor Alarm Status
Advances to Monitor Alarm Status screen.
[X] Exit
Returns to the Main Menu.
Each Business Equipment Menu selection and any associated screens are described below.
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Business Equipment Configuration Menu
Typing 1 at the Business Equipment Menu advances to the Business Equipment Configuration
Menu, shown below. From this menu the user can access DTE configuration parameters for the
innovx. Table 5-2 describes each selection.
INNOVX : BUSINESS EQUIPMENT CONFIGURATION MENU
[1] DTE Interface Type:
[2] DTE TX Timing:
V.35
Slave Normal
[X] Exit
Select Option?
Table 5-2
Business Equipment Configuration Menu
Selection
[1] DTE Interface Type
Action / Potential Settings
Selects DTE Interface Type:
V.35
RS449
EIA-530
EIA-530A
V.28 (EIA-232)
X.21
[2] DTE TX Timing
Selects DTE’s Transmit Timing:
Slave Normal
Slave Invert
External
[X] Exit
Note
Returns to the Business Equipment Menu
The innovx WIP does not generate any clocking signals since it derives its clock from the network connection,
typically a CSU/DSU.
In the event of long cables and/or a high clocking rate (e.g., greater than 20 feet at 1.5 MHz), it may be
necessary to set the DTE TX Timing to Slave Invert to accommodate any cable delay.
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Alarm Status Screen
Typing 3 at the Business Equipment Menu advances to the Business Equipment Alarm Status
screen, shown below. This screen displays the current status of alarms on the innovx’s DTE
interface. Table 5-3 describes each field.
INNOVX : BUSINESS EQUIPMENT ALARM STATUS
DTR Loss:
RTS Loss
INACTIVE
INACTIVE
[X] Exit
Select Option?
Table 5-3
Alarm Status Screen
Selection
5-4
Action / Potential Settings
DTR Loss
Read-only Data Terminal Ready alarm status:
INACTIVE or ACTIVE
RTS Loss
Read-only Request To Send alarm status:
INACTIVE or ACTIVE
[X] Exit
Returns to the Business Equipment Menu
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Overview
This chapter describes the Probe Group of terminal interface menus and screens. Throughout the
text descriptions in this chapter, keypresses and default values will be shown in Bold.
Accompanying screens are representative and may appear differently on your system.The screen
flow of the Probe Group is shown in Figure 6-1.
System Group
Probe Group
Menus & Screens
Network Group
Startup
Business
Equipment Group
Logon
Probe Configuration Menu
Frame Relay Channel Configuration Menu
LMI Configuration Menu
Probe Parameters Configuration Menu
PVC CIR/EIR Configuration Menu
Probe Statistics Menu
MAIN MENU
Probe Group
Frame Relay Channel Statistics Screen
PVC Statistics Screen
Probe Performance Menu
Channel Performance Screen
PVC Performance Screen
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Probe Menu Selections
Typing 4 at the Main Menu displays the Probe Menu, shown below. Table 6-1 describes each
function.
INNOVX : PROBE MENU
[1] Configuration
[2] Statistics
[3] Performance
[X] Exit
Select Option?
Table 6-1
The Probe Menu
Selections
Action / Potential Settings
[1] Configuration
Advances to Configuration Menu.
[2] Statistics
Advances to Statistics Menu.
[3] Performance
Advances to Performance Menu.
[X] Exit
Returns to the Main Menu.
Each Probe Menu selection and any associated screens are described below.
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Probe Configuration Menu Selections
Typing 1 at the Probe Menu advances to the Probe Configuration Menu, shown below. From this
menu the user can access Probe configuration parameters for the innovx. Table 6-2 describes each
selection.
INNOVX : PROBE CONFIGURATION
[1]
[2]
[3]
[4]
Frame Relay Channel Configuration
LMI Configuration
Probe Parameters Configuration
PVC CIR/EIR Configuration
[X] Exit
Select Option?
Table 6-2
Probe Configuration Menu
Selection
Action / Potential Settings
[1] Frame Relay Channel Configuration
Advances to Frame Relay Channel Configuration
[2] LMI Configuration
Advances to LMI Configuration.
[3] Probe Parameters Configuration
Advances to Probe Parameters Configuration.
[4] PVC CIR/EIR Configuration
Advances to PVC CIR/EIR Configuration.
[X] Exit
Returns to Probe Menu
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Frame Relay Channel Configuration
Typing 1 at the Probe Configuration Menu advances to the Frame Relay Channel Configuration
screen, shown below. At this screen, the user can change operation parameters for the Frame Relay
functions of the innovx. All parameters may be restored to their factory defaults by command from
the terminal interface. Table 6-3 describes each field.
INNOVX : FRAME RELAY CHANNEL CONFIGURATION
[1] Operation of LMI
ON
[2] IP Encapsulation
RAW IP
[X] Exit
Select Option?
Table 6-3
Frame Relay Channel Configuration Screen
Selection
[1] Operation of LMI
Action / Potential Settings
ON
OFF
[2] IP Encapsulation
IETF IP
SNAP IP
Raw IP
[X] Exit
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LMI Configuration
Typing 2 at the Probe Configuration Menu advances to the LMI Configuration screen, shown
below. At this screen, the user can change operation parameters for the LMI functions of the innovx.
All parameters may be restored to their factory defaults by command from the terminal interface.
Table 6-4 describes each field.
INNOVX : LMI CONFIGURATION
[1]
[2]
[3]
[4]
[5]
[6]
[7]
[8]
[9]
Max Information Length:
N391 Counter:
N392 Net Counter:
N392 User Counter:
N393 Net Counter:
N393 User Counter:
T391 Timer (sec):
T392 Timer (sec):
LMI Type:
4000
6
3
3
4
4
10
15
T1.617 ANNEX D
[X] Exit
Select Option?
Table 6-4
LMI Configuration Screen
Selection
[1] Max Information Length
[2] N391 Counter
Potential Settings
400 to 4000 decimal
1 to 255 decimal
6
[3] N392 Net Counter
1 to 10 decimal
3
[4] N392 User Counter
1 to 10 decimal
3
[5] N393 Net Counter
1 to 10 decimal
4
[6] N393 User Counter
1 to 10 decimal
4
[7] T391 Timer (sec)
5 to 30 decimal
10
[8] N392 Timer (sec)
5 to 30 decimal
15
[9] LMI Type
Q.933 Annex A: DLCI 0
T1.617 Annex D: DLCI 0
Consortium LMI: DLCI 1023
[X] Exit
Note
Returns to Probe Configuration Menu
The LMI Type field will display Auto DTE with the appropriate DLCI (0 or 1023) whenever
the unit detects an LMI type other than those selectable by the user.
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Probe Parameters Configuration
Typing 3 at the Probe Configuration Menu advances to the Probe Parameters Configuration screen,
shown below. At this screen, the user can change operation parameters for the Probe functions of
the innovx unit. All parameters may be restored to their factory defaults by command from the
terminal interface. Table 6-5 describes each field.
INNOVX : PROBE PARAMETERS CONFIGURATION
[1] Probe Mode
[2] Unit Type
DISABLED
Remote
[X] Exit
Select Option?
Table 6-5
Probe Parameters Configuration Screen
Selection
[1] Probe Mode
Action / Potential Settings
Controls probe token for measuring round trip delay
Disabled
Both
Generator
Responder
[2] Unit Type
Allows the user to identify a unit as associated with a
central site or a remote site
Remote
Master
[X] Exit
Returns to Probe Configuration Menu.
Probe Mode Definitions
Disabled Mode: Round Trip Delay alarms and Frame Loss measurements will not occur.
Generator Mode: Innovx will only generate tokens.
Responder Mode: Innovx will only respond to tokens.
Both Generator and Responder Mode: Innovx will generate and respond to tokens.
Special Considerations
When enabled, a small (19 byte) probe token will be sent every 30 seconds over the WAN link.
These parameters are not configurable by the user.
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PVC CIR/EIR Configuration Menu
Typing 4 at the Probe Configuration Menu advances to the PVC CIR/EIR Configuration Menu,
shown below. At this screen, the user can modify the circuit parameters and probing of PVC’s. All
settings may be restored to their factory defaults at the System menu. Table 6-6 describes each field
with procedures following the table.
INNOVX : PVC CIR/EIR CONFIGURATION
PVC
17 U P
18 U N
19 A P
CIR to DTE
32000
32000
32000
[1]
[2]
[3]
[4]
[X]
CIR to DCE
32000
32000
32000
EIR to DTE
64000
64000
64000
EIR to DCE
64000
64000
64000
Modify PVC’s CIR/EIR
Next Page
Previous Page
PVCs to be Probed
Exit
Select Option?
Table 6-6
PVC CIR/EIR Configuration Menu
Selection
PVC
Action / Potential Settings
PVCs 16 to 991
(No default - a value must be
entered)
Displays read-only probe states:
Unavailable (U)
Available (A)
Inactive (I)
Displays read-only probe operation:
Not probed (N)
Probed (P)
Waiting (W)
CIR to DTE
Committed Information Rate up to the interface speed:
Towards the DTE from the network. (No default - a value must be entered)
CIR to DCE
Committed Information Rate, up to the interface speed:
Towards the DCE/network. (No default - a value must be entered)
EIR to DTE
Excess Information Rate, up to the interface speed:
Towards the DTE from the network. (No default - a value must be entered)
EIR to DCE
Excess Information Rate, up to the interface speed:
Towards the DCE/network. (No default - a value must be entered)
[1] Modify PVC’s CIR/EIR Only used to modify the CIR and EIR configuration values for the selected PVC.
[2] Next Page
Advances to the next PVC page.
[3] Previous Page
Returns to the previous PVC page.
[4] PVCs to be Probed
Provides an additional menu to:
[X] Exit
Returns to Probe Configuration Menu
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[1] Add New PVC
[2] Add and Probe PVC
[3] Delete Current PVC
[4] Stop Probing PVC
[5] Modify current PVC (PVC number only)
[6] Probe Existing PVC
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PVC CIR/EIR Configuration Procedures
To Add a new PVC:
1. Type 4 at the PVC CIR/EIR Configuration Menu.
When additional choices appear, type 1 to add a new PVC.
2. Enter the PVC number of interest (16 - 991). Confirm or reject your entry by typing Y or N.
3. Enter the desired CIR value in DTE direction (coming from the network).
Enter the desired CIR value in DCE direction (going to the network).
Enter the desired EIR value in DTE direction (coming from the network).
Enter the desired EIR value in DCE direction (going to the network).
To Add and Probe a PVC:
1. Type 4 at the PVC CIR/EIR Configuration Menu.
When additional choices appear, type 2 to add and probe a new PVC.
2. Enter the PVC number of interest (16 - 991). Confirm or reject your entry by typing Y or N.
3. Enter the desired CIR value in DTE direction (coming from the network).
Enter the desired CIR value in DCE direction (going to the network).
4. Enter the desired EIR value in DTE direction (coming from the network).
Enter the desired EIR value in DCE direction (going to the network).
To Delete a current PVC:
1. Type 4 at the PVC CIR/EIR Configuration Menu.
When additional choices appear, type 3 to delete an existing PVC.
2. Enter the PVC number of interest (16 - 991). Confirm or reject your entry by typing Y or N.
To Stop Probing a current PVC:
1. Type 4 at the PVC CIR/EIR Configuration Menu.
When additional choices appear, type 4 to stop probing a PVC.
2. Enter the PVC number of interest (16 - 991). Confirm or reject your entry by typing Y or N.
To Modify a PVC:
1. Type 4 at the PVC CIR/EIR Configuration Menu.
When additional choices appear, type 5 to modify an existing PVC.
2. Enter an existing PVC number (16 - 991) to be modified.
3. Enter a new number for the selected PVC. The new number must not be in use. Confirm or
reject your entry by typing Y or N.
To Probe or Stop Probing an existing PVC:
1. Type 4 at the PVC CIR/EIR Configuration Menu.
When additional choices appear, type 6 to probe or type 4 to stop probing an existing PVC.
2. Enter the PVC number of interest (16 - 991). Confirm or reject your selection by typing Y or N.
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Probe Statistics Menu Selection
Typing 2 at the Probe Menu advances to the Probe Statistics menu, shown below. Table 6-7
describes each selection.
INNOVX : PROBE STATISTICS
[1] Frame Relay Channel Statistics
[2] PVC Statistics
[X] Exit
Select Option?
Table 6-7
Probe Statistics Menu
Selection
Action / Potential Settings
[1] Frame Relay Channel Statistics
Advances to the Frame Relay Channel Statistics screen.
[2] PVC Statistics
Advances to the PVC Statistics screen.
[X] Exit
Returns to Probe Menu
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Frame Relay Channel Statistics Screen
Typing 1 at the Probe Statistics Menu advances to the Frame Relay Channel Statistics screen,
shown below. Table 6-8 describes each field.
INNOVX : FRAME RELAY CHANNEL STATISTICS
Average Statistic Data
Curr intv
Statistics
User DTE Frames
User DCE Frames
User DTE Octets
User DCE Octets
LMI Enq Tx
LMI Resp Rx
LMI Enq Rx
LMI Resp Tx
FECN Frames
BECN Frames
IP Mgm Tx
IP Mgm Rx
Probe Pkt Tx
Probe Pkt Rx
[1]
[2]
11 m 11s/15m
15 min/int
0
661993
662008
83411118
83413008
67
67
68
68
6648
6648
0
0
0
0
30 m/1h
1 hr/int 0
1775777
1775761
223747902
223745886
180
180
181
181
71825
71825
0
0
0
0
Change 15 Minute Interval
Change 1 Hour Interval
[X]
23 h/24h
24 hr
78317933
78319253
1278124966
1278291286
8461
8461
8546
8546
2582450
2582225
0
0
0
0
Exit
Select Option ?
Table 6-8
Frame Relay Channel Statistics Screen
Selection
Action / Potential Settings
[1] Change 15 Minute Interval Requests an interval number from 0 to 96 (decimal).
Input the interval, then press the Enter key.
[2] Change 1 Hour Interval
Requests an interval number from 0 to 24 (decimal).
Input the interval, then press the Enter key
[X] Exit
Returns to Probe Statistics Menu
User DTE Frames
Total frames received from DTE (router).
User DCE Frames
Total frames received from DCE (switch).
User DTE Octets
Total octets received from DTE (router).
User DCE Octets
Total octets received from DCE (switch).
LMI Enq TX
Total LMI enquires transmitted towards the network (switch).
LMI Resp RX
Total LMI responses received from the network (switch).
LMI Enq RX
Total LMI enquires received from the DTE (router).
LMI Resp TX
Total LMI responses transmitted to the DTE (router).
FECN Frames
BECN Frames
Total number of frames received from both the DTE and DCE with either a
FECN or BECN bit set. Maximum count of BECN or FECN frames is
65,535.
IP Mgm TX
Total number of IP packets sent on inband DLCI.
IP Mgm RX
Total number of IP packets received on inband DLCI.
Probe Pkt TX
Total number of Probe Token Polls transmitted. PVC must be probed.
Probe Pkt RX
Total number of Probe Token Responses received. PVC must be probed.
Special Considerations
All averaged statistics are from the data collected in the specified interval (15 minutes, 1 hour, etc.).
Interval 0 is the current interval. Interval 1 is the last interval. Unless the unit has been in continuous
operation for 24 hours, statistics for all intervals will not be available.
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PVC Statistics Screen
Typing 2 at the Probe Statistics Menu advances to the PVC Statistics screen, shown below. Table
6-9 describes each field.
INNOVX : PVC STATISTICS
Average Statistic Data
Current PVC 400
Cur interval
Statistics
User DTE Frames
User DCE Frames
User DTE Octets
User DCE Octets
FECN Frames
BECN Frames
Probe Pkt TX
Probe Pkt RX
PVC Loop
[1]
[2]
[3]
[4]
[X]
Change
Change
Change
Change
Exit
0m 13s/15m
15 min/int 0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
30 m/1h
1 hr/int 0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
24 h/24h
24 hr 0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
to next PVC
to previous PVC
15 Minute Interval
1 Hour Interval
Select Option?
Table 6-9
PVC Statistics Screen
Selection
Action / Potential Settings
[1] Change to Next PVC
Displays statistics for the next available PVC number.
[2] Change to Previous PVC
Displays statistics for the previous available PVC number.
[3] Change 15 Minute Interval
Requests an interval number from 0 to 96 (decimal).
Type the interval, then press the Enter key.
[4] Change 1 Hour Interval.
Requests an interval number from 0 to 24 (decimal).
Type the interval, then press the Enter key.
[X] Exit
Returns to Probe Statistics Menu
User DTE Frames
Total frames received from DTE (router) on this PVC.
User DCE Frames
Total frames received from DCE (switch) on this PVC.
User DTE Octets
Total octets received from DTE (router) on this PVC.
User DCE Octets
Total octets received from DCE (switch) on this PVC.
FECN Frames
Total number of frames received with FECN bit set on this PVC.
BECN Frames
Total number of frames received with BECN bit set on this PVC.
Probe Pkt TX
Total number of Probe Token Polls transmitted on this PVC (probe
tokens must be enabled).
Probe Pkt RX
Total number of Probe Token Responses received on this PVC (probe
tokens must be enabled).
PVC Loop
Number of tokens generated by the unit that are looping back,
indicating a channel or PVC loopback error condition within the
network. (Probe tokens must be enabled).
Special Considerations
All averaged statistics are from the data collected in the specified interval (15 minutes, 1 hour, etc.).
Interval 0 is the current interval. Interval 1 is the last interval. Unless the unit has been in continuous
operation for 24 hours, statistics for all intervals will not be available.
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Probe Performance Menu Selections
Typing 3 at the Probe Menu advances to the Probe Performance Menu, shown below. Table 6-10
describes each selection.
INNOVX : PROBE PERFORMANCE
[1] Channel Performance
[2] PVC Performance
[X] Exit
Select Option?
Table 6-10 Probe Performance Menu
Selection
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Action / Potential Settings
[1] Channel Performance
Advances to Channel Performance screen.
[2] PVC Performance
Advances to PVC Performance screen.
[X] Exit
Returns to Probe Menu
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Channel Performance Screen
Typing 1 at the Probe Performance Menu advances to the Channel Performance screen, shown
below. Table 6-11 describes each field.
INNOVX : CHANNEL PERFORMANCE
Average Performance Data
Current intv
0m 13s/15m
Performance
15 min/int 0
Unavail to DTE (%)
0
Unavail to DCE (%)
0
User Load Tx (%)
0
User Load Rx (%)
0
Total Load Tx (%)
0
Total Load Rx (%)
0
30 m/1h
1 hr/int 0
0
0
0
0
0
0
24 h/24h
24 hr 0
0
0
0
0
0
0
[1] Change 15 Minute Interval
[2] Change 1 Hour Interval
[X] Exit
Select Option?
Table 6-11 Channel Performance Screen
Selection
Action / Potential Settings
[1] Change 15 Minute Interval
Requests an interval number from 0 to 96 (decimal).
Input the interval, then press the Enter key.
[2] Change 1 Hour Interval.
Requests an interval number from 0 to 24 (decimal).
Input the interval, then press the Enter key.
[X] Exit
Returns to Probe Performance Menu
Unavail to DTE (%)
Channel unavailability due to fault from DCE direction (network).
Calculated in % of unavailable time over the specified interval.
Unavail to DCE (%)
Channel unavailability due to fault from DTE direction.
Calculated in % of unavailable time over the specified interval.
User Load Tx (%)
User data transmit load, calculated in %.
User Load Rx (%)
User data receive load, calculated in %.
Total Load Tx (%)
Total data transmit load, calculated in %.
Total Load Rx (%)
Total data received load, calculated in %.
Definitions and Special Considerations
Channel User Load calculations are based on user data octets transmitted/received, as compared
to total available load capacity based on the physical interface line speed. Calculations are in
percentage points over the specified interval.
Channel Total Load includes user and token data. Calculations are based on user data octets and
token data transmitted/ received, as compared to total available load capacity based on the physical
interface line speed. Calculations are in percentage points over the specified interval.
All averaged statistics are from the data collected in the specified interval (15 minutes, 1 hour, etc.).
Interval 0 is the current interval. Interval 1 is the last interval. Unless the unit has been in continuous
operation for 24 hours, statistics for all intervals will not be available.
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PVC Performance Screen
Typing 2 at the Probe Performance Menu advances to the PVC Performance screen, shown below.
Table 6-12 describes each field.
INNOVX : PVC PERFORMANCE
Average Performance Data
Current PVC 400
Curr intv
0m 13s/15m
30 m/1h
Performance
15 min/int 0 1 hr/int
RTD (msec)
0
Unavail To DTE (%)
0
Unavail To DCE (%)
0
User Load Tx (%)
0
User Load Rx (%)
0
Total Load Tx (%)
0
Total Load Rx (%)
0
Frame Loss Tx (%)
N/A
FRame Loss Rx (%)
N/A
[1]
[2]
[3]
[4]
[X]
Change
Change
Change
Change
Exit
24 h/24h
0
24 hr
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
to next PVC
to previous PVC
15 Minute Interval
1 Hour Inteval
Select Option?
Table 6-12 PVC Performance Screen
Selection
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Action / Potential Settings
[1] Change to Next PVC
Displays data for the available PVC number which follows the current PVC.
[2] Change to Previous PVC
Displays data for the available PVC number which precedes the current PVC.
[3] Change 15 Minute
Interval
Requests an interval number from 0 to 96 (decimal).
Input the interval and then press the Enter key.
[4] Change 1 Hour Interval.
Requests an interval number from 0 to 24 (decimal).
Input the interval and then press the Enter key.
[X] Exit
Returns to Probe Performance Menu
RTD
Displays round trip delay (in msec)
Unavail to DTE (%)
PVC unavailability due to fault from DCE direction (network),
Calculated in % of unavailable time over the specified interval.
Unavail to DCE (%)
PVC unavailability due to fault from DTE direction.
Calculated in % of unavailable time over the specified interval.
User Load Tx (%)
User data transmit load, calculated in %.
User Load Rx (%)
User data receive load, calculated in %.
Total Load Tx (%)
Total data transmit load, calculated in %.
Total Load Rx (%)
Total data received load, calculated in %.
Frame Loss Tx (%)
Lost transmitted frames in %, as compared with total transmitted frames.
PVC must be probed.
Frame Loss Rx (%)
Lost received frames in %, as compared with total received frames.
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Definitions and Special Considerations
PVC User Load calculations are based on user data octets transmitted/received, as compared to the
CIR. Calculations are in percentage points over the specified interval.
PVC Total Load includes user, CIR and token data. Calculations are based on user data octets and
token data transmitted/ received, as compared to the CIR. Calculations are in percentage points over
the specified interval.
All averaged statistics are from the data collected in the specified interval (15 minutes, 1 hour, etc.).
Interval 0 is the current interval. Interval 1 is the last interval. Unless the unit has been in continuous
operation for 24 hours, statistics for all intervals will not be available.
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Web Management
Introduction to Innovx Web Pages
In addition to the terminal interface, the innovx includes an embedded web server agent
implemented by HTML, Javascripts and Java 1.1 protocols. This agent allows popular web
browsers to view the innovx application pages which deliver all configuring, monitoring,
diagnosing, and statistics and error reporting through a familiar graphical interface. Minimum
requirements for Internet-ready network management are as follows:
•
•
Netscape Communicator 4.5 or higher
Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher
Starting Web Management
The Ethernet port or the CON/PPP port are the connection point for innovx Web Management. The
IP link requires an IP address and mask configured in the innovx, as does SNMP control. An ASCII
terminal is required to configure the IP addressing which is the same for the PPP and SNMP. To
start innovx Web Management, type the IP address of a probe or the host name at any browser.
Note
For optimal performance, avoid using both Inband management and Ethernet management on the same
remote unit from the same host.
Password Access
Access to the innovx application pages is restricted by password and by specific access privileges
which are assigned at the terminal interface. A valid password may consist of 31 alphanumeric
characters. Users making three consecutive invalid password attempts will be locked out
temporarily. To add or modify a password, refer to Chapter 3 of this manual.
Note
IMPORTANT: Access privileges for Passwords 2-8 must be set to Read-Write at the console’s Password
menu in order for a user to save changes. Otherwise, webpage action buttons will appear grayed out, or the
following message will display: You need Write Access for a Save operation. You will not
be able to change the access privilege of Password No. 1. It is pre-set to Super User access and cannot
be changed.
Application Page Basics
The innovx application pages are organized into Operation, Configuration, and Alarm pages. The
Unit Status page is the first to appear. It provides a vertical menu for accessing other innovx
application pages. Table 7-1 describes the menu and the application pages
Note
Whenever you use your browser’s Reload button, the system will always reload the Unit Status Page.
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Introduction to Innovx Web Pages
Innovx Application Menu
Navigation
Menu
innovx
Operation
innovx
Configuration
Innovx
Alarms
Application Page
Application Display Description
Unit Status
Monitors conditions associated with front panel LEDs and rear
panel port connections.
Daily Statistics
Generates statistical and performance graphs of data from the
past 24 hours.
RMON Statistics
Generates statistics of the distribution of protocols detected
on the DTE side of the network.
Active Alarms
Displays the alarms generated by the unit based on preset
thresholds.
Reset
Allows a reset of the collected statistics or a soft reset of the
unit. A confirmation is required before either reset occurs.
Administration
Read only and entry fields identifying the unit’s physical and
operational parameters.
Network Options
Configures physical layer options of the network WAN port.
DTE Options
Configures physical layer options of port to DTE (router).
Probe Options
Configures Probe options used to measure frame loss and
Keep Alive Polls
LMI Options
Sets up Local Management Interface parameters.
PVC Options
Auto discovers and configures CIR and EIR on the PVC of the
frame relay link.
Interface
Configures alarm events which report the physical layer
network WAN and DTE (router) ports.
Utilization
Sets thresholds for Utilization alarms.
Performance
Sets thresholds for Performance alarms.
In application displays you can change parameters, reset defaults, or view the status of reported
conditions being reported by the particular unit. A color key to status indicators is shown below:
Indicator Color
Status
Dark Red or Dark Green LED
Inactive
Bright Green LED
OK
Bright Red LED
Error condition exists
Bright Red Box
An error condition exists at that interface or function.
Clicking on fields in some application displays will launch additional status displays, detail lists,
and selectable options. On the Unit Status, Alarms, and PVC application pages you can also launch
informational or command popup windows.
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Note
With the Daily Statistics application, the user sets the parameters and then clicks on the Request Data
button to retrieve current statistical data from the unit. For all other applications, the current data is automatically displayed when the page is first opened, and refreshed at 60 second intervals while the page
is open.
Note
In the event that an application page does not display all of it’s textual content, adjust your browser’s font
specification to a smaller point size
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The Unit Status Application Page
After initialization of Web Management, the first application page to appear is the Unit Status page,
shown below. The innovx menu bar on the left accesses any of the other applications. Use the Unit
Status application to check the unit’s front panel LED status and the rear panel for port connectivity.
Front Panel Selections
The front panel display is an LED status of real-time activity of LMI, frame relay traffic, and alarms.
The front panel selections are described in Table 7-2.
Table 7-2
Unit Status Page Front Panel Selections
Indicators
LEDs
Action
Status Indicators
ON
OFF: Innovx has not received power.
ON (Green): Indicates innovx has power.
LAN
OFF: No activity at LAN port.
ON (Green): Indicates innovx is transmitting/receiving data at LAN
port.
LMI DTE
OFF: No LMI activity at Business Equipment port.
ON (Green): Indicates LMI activity, such as polls/responses,
between innovx and DTE (router).
LMI DCE
OFF: No LMI activity at Network port.
ON (Green): Indicates LMI activity, such as polls/responses,
between innovx and Network (switch).
EQP SD
OFF: No send data present at the Business Equipment port from
DTE (router).
ON (Green): Indicates data frames, originating from DTE (router),
are present at the Business Equipment port.
Traffic Indicators
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The Unit Status Application Page
Unit Status Page Front Panel Selections
Indicators
LEDs
Action
Traffic Indicators
EQP RD
OFF: No receive data present at the Business Equipment port from
the Network (switch).
ON (Green): indicates data frames, originating from Network
(switch), are present at the Business Equipment port.
NTWK SD
OFF: No send data present at the Network port from DTE (router).
ON (Green): Indicates data frames, originating from DTE (router),
are present at the Network port.
NTWK RD
OFF: No receive data present at the Network port from Network
(switch).
ON (Green): Indicates data frames, originating from Network
(switch), are present at the Network port.
DTE
OFF: No DTR loss alarms detected at the DTE.
ON (RED): Indicates a Data Terminal Ready (DTR) loss alarm.
DCE
OFF: No DCD loss alarms detected at the DCE.
ON (RED): Indicates a Data Carrier Detect (DCD) loss alarm.
ALM
(Future Use)
OFF: Normal conditions.
ON (RED): Indicates specific alarms.
CN
OFF: Normal conditions.
ON (RED): Indicates innovx is receiving frames with FECN and/or
BECN bit set
TST
OFF: Normal conditions.
ON (RED): Indicates innovx is performing a diagnostic test.
ERR
OFF: Normal conditions.
Blinking (RED): Indicates unit has failed Power-ON Self-Test.
Alarm Indicators
Logo-innovx WIP
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Click to open HTTP Displays web site statistics:
information box
Number of Hits, Gets, Posts, Bad Requests, Authentication
Requests, Authentication Failures
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Rear Panel Selections
The rear panel view shows a status of interface conditions with a green (OK) or red (ERROR)
border around the jack images. When you click on a jack, a status window appears with additional
error details according to LED colors, indexed below.
Indicator Color
Status
Dark Red or Dark Green LED
Inactive
Bright Green LED
OK
Bright Red LED
Error condition exists
Bright Red Box
An error condition exists at that interface or function.
DSU/CSU, DTE and Con/PPP Interface Status Displays
When you click on the Network (DSU/CSU) jack, on the Business Equipment (DTE) jack or on the
Console/PPP jack, the following status displays appear. Table 7-3 describes the interface status and
alarms reported on these pop-up displays.
Table 7-3
Network Interface, Business Equipment and Con/PPP Interface Status
Parameter
Condition / Status at the Network or Cascade Interface
DSR Loss
On (RED) - Indicates a network connector problem at the interface.
DTR Loss
On (RED) - Indicates a router connector problem at the interface.
Receive Activity
On (RED) - Indicates No frames received at the interface.
Transmit Activity
On (RED) - Indicates no frames transmitted from the interface.
Transmit Frame Count
Displays the number of non-accumulating, instantaneous frames transmitted at
the interface.
Receive Frame Count
Displays the number of non-accumulating, instantaneous frames received at
the interface.
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Ethernet Interface Status Display
When you click on the Ethernet Interface jack, its status display appears. Table 7-4 describes the
Ethernet Interface parameters and alarm conditions.
.
Table 7-4
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Parameter
Condition / Status at the Ethernet Interface
Transmit Collision
On (RED) - Ethernet frame collisions detected.
CRC Error
On (RED) - Ethernet frame errors detected.
Runt Packet
On (RED) - Short Ethernet frames detected.
Transmit Frame Count
Displays the number of frames transmitted at the designated interface.
Receive Frame Count
Displays the number of frames received at the designated interface.
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The Reset Application Page
Clicking on Reset at the innovx WIP menu advances to the Innovx WIP Reset Options page,
shown below. Table 7-5 describes the options. Dismiss the Reset options window by clicking on
the X button in the title bar.
Table 7-5
Reset Application Window Options
Options
Action / Setting
Soft Reset
Performs a soft rest on the unit.
Before performing this function, the user will be warned “Performing a soft reset
will disrupt communications to the unit. Do you want to continue?”
Reset Statistics
Resets all the statistics collected on the unit.
Before activation, the user will be warned “Reset Statistics will erase the
statistics collected so far. Do you wish to continue?” before performing this
function.
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The Statistics Application Page
Clicking on Daily Statistics at the innovx WIP menu advances to the Statistical and
Performance Graphs page. Use this application to generate statistical and performance graphs for
verifying the service level, monitoring quality of service, and for obtaining detailed trouble isolation
and duration. Table 7-6 describes the available statistical parameters and viewing options.
Daily Statistics Procedures
When you first launch the Daily Statistics application, the opening graph always displays statistics
using the default settings for the View, Statistics Type and the Graph Type fields. To select a
different criteria, perform the following steps:
1. Click on the Statistics Type selection and highlight the desired option.
2. Click on the Graph Type selection and highlight an option. Not all graph types are available
for all types of statistics. The graph types available depend on the statistics type chosen.
3. Click on Request Data to retrieve the statistical data from the unit. The Daily Report
application will build a new statistical graph based on your selections.
4. If values are not clearly visible, select Scale Data to scale the bars into view.
5. If the Statistics page is left open, always click the Request Data button to get the latest
statistics from the unit for the selected parameters.
6. To print the report, adjust the browser or printer parameters to Landscape mode, then click the
Print button.
Note
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The Statistics Application Page
Reports Page Selections
Fields
Parameter
Description
View
Unscale data
Used to scale bars into view when the values are too high or
low for clarity.
Scale data
Request Data
Forces instant retrieval of data and builds a report graph according to the specified
Statistics and Graph type.
Graphed Data
Bars display statistics and performance data at 1-hour or 2-hour intervals.
Click on a bar to drill down to 15 minute intervals.
Statistics Type
Channel Performance
Channel Statistics
Retrieves channel performance and statistics data for
aggregate frame relay channels.
PVC Performance
PVC Statistics
Retrieves PVC performance / statistics data for individual
PVCs.
Availability
The percentage of time the channel was available for local Rx
and Tx data (to the DCE or toward the network), or for remote
Rx and Tx data (to the DTE or from the network).
Load
The amount of Rx and Tx user and total load occurring on the
channel (in kbps) or PVC and its percentage of the bandwidth.
LMI
The rate and comparison of inquiries and responses between
the DCE and the DTE on the channel.
BECN and FECN
The amount (in Kbps) of frames traveling to/from the DTE with
congestion.
IP Management Packets
The amount of IP packets (in Kbps) sent and received on
inband DLCI.
Keep Alive Polls
The number of times the probe has generated and responded
to tokens on the specified PVC.
Avg Round Trip Delay
The average number of delay in seconds detected on the
specified PVC.
DTE Availability
The percentage of time the DTE was available for Rx and Tx
data on the specified PVC.
Excess CIR and EIR
The amount of time (in sec) excess CIR and EIR is detected
on the specified PVC (to the DCE or toward the network).
Frame Delivery
The percentage of Inbound and outbound frames detected on
the specified PVC.
DE Frames
The number of discard eligible frames sent/received over the
specified PVC.
Traffic
The amount of frames/octets transmitted and received over
the channel or on a specified PVC.
Graph Type
(Graph Type
parameters will
vary according
to the Statistics
Type selected.)
Daily Statistics Definitions
EIR (Excess Information Rate) is set by the user, typically at the port or maximum burst speed.
CIR (Committed Information Rate) is the minimum throughput guaranteed by the carrier. Some
statistical graphs will show the EIR or CIR value as a horizontal reference line.
Note
The Statistics graph displays separate data bars for local availability (to/from the DTE) and for remote
availability (to/from the network.
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The Active Alarms Application Page
The Active Alarms Application Page
Clicking on Active Alarms at the innovx WIP menu advances to the Innovx WIP Alarm Detail
page, shown below. Use the Active Alarms application to view a summary of all alarm reported by
the innovx, based on the thresholds set during probe installation. You can also drill down to a
specific DLCI for alarm details. Table 7-7 describes the alarm conditions and viewing parameters.
Table 7-7
Alarm Detail Selections
Selectable Fields
Parameter
Condition / Status
Channel Alarms
15 Minute Average Channel Load
to DTE
(See Note A)
15 minute average of the traffic rate on all PVCs towards
the router has exceeded the CIR utilization threshold.
Real Time Channel Load to DTE
Traffic rate on all PVCs towards the router has exceeded
the CIR utilization threshold.
15 Minute Average Channel Load
to DCE
15 minute average of the traffic rate on all PVCs towards
the network has exceeded the CIR utilization threshold.
Real Time Channel Load to DCE
Traffic rate on all PVCs towards the network has
exceeded the CIR utilization threshold.
Network LMI Interface Down
The Network (switch) is not responding to LMI queries.
User LMI Interface Down
The router is not initiating LMI queries.
LMI Interface Alarms
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The Active Alarms Application Page
Alarm Detail Selections (Continued)
Selectable Fields
Parameter
Condition / Status
Alarm Summary for All
PVCs
Real Time PVC Load to DCE
Traffic rate on a single PVC towards the network has
exceeded the CIR utilization threshold.
15 Minute Average PVC Load to
DCE
15 minute average of the traffic rate on a single PVC
towards the network has exceeded the CIR utilization
threshold.
Real Time PVC Load to DTE
Traffic rate on a single PVC towards the router has
exceeded the CIR utilization threshold.
15 Minute Average PVC Load to
DTE
15 minute average of the traffic rate on a single PVC
towards the router has exceeded the CIR utilization
threshold.
Real Time Round Trip Delay
(See Note B)
Round trip delay of the PVC over the circuit has exceeded
the threshold set in Frame alarms.
15 Minute Average Round Trip
Delay (See Note B)
15 minute average of the round trip delay has exceeded
the threshold.
PVC CIR Exceeded
One or more of the PVCs has exceeded its CIR towards
the DCE (as configured in the Performance application
page).
PVC EIR Exceeded
One or more of the PVCs has exceeded its EIR towards
the DCE (as configured in the Performance application
page).
PVC Transmit Frames Lost
(See Note B)
Frames sent from the near end on a PVC are lost before
reaching the remote end of the circuit.
PVC Receive Frames Lost
(See Note B)
Frames sent from the remote end on a PVC are lost
before being received from the network.
PVC Not Available to DCE
(See Note C)
A PVCs traffic is not being accepted by the network, and
the non-acceptance is at a rate which exceeds the
threshold.
PVC Not Available to DTE
(See Note C)
A PVCs traffic is not being accepted by the router, and the
non-acceptance is at a rate which exceeds the threshold.
PVC FECN Frames Exceeded
(See Note D)
The number of frames on a PVC indicating FECN set has
exceeded the threshold.
PVC BECN Frames Exceeded
(See Note D)
The number of frames on a PVC indicating BECN set
has exceeded the threshold.
Click on any summary
to display a list of
affected DLCIs
.
Alarm Detail for DLCI
Same parameters as for “Alarm Summary for All DLCIs”, described above.
The button menu allows user to drill down to an alarm detail by specific DLCI number.
Note A
The CIR Utilization threshold is the % of CIR as set by the user at the Performance page.
Note B
For these alarm parameters there must be an innovx at the other end of the circuit, and probing
must be enabled on the PVC.
Note C
The PVC Availability thresholds are the % of time set by the user at the Performance page.
Note D
BECN and FECN thresholds are the counts of frames indicating congestion in a network, set by the
user at the Performance application page.
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The Administration Application Page
The Administration Application Page
Clicking on Administration at the innovx WIP Configuration menu advances to the
Administrative Options Configuration page, shown below. Use the Admin application to identify
the physical and operational parameters of the unit. Table 7-8 describes the read-only and the entry
fields.
Table 7-8
Administration Page Fields
Selection
Field
Description
System
Name
Fields in which the System Administrator can enter
descriptions at any time (up to 32 characters for each field).
Location
Contact
Up Time
Software
Display of the time interval in days, hours, minutes and
seconds since the last powerup or reset.
Innovx Core MIB Version
FRProbe MIB Version
Innovx DTE MIB Version
Read-only fields of the software version levels of the Firmware
and the SNMP MIBs in use by the unit.
WIP MIB Version
Firmware Version
Hardware
Product
Hardware Description
Innovx ID Number
Read-only fields determined by the system.
Hardware Version
Boot Code Version
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The Network Options Application Page
The Network Options Application Page
Clicking on Netwk Options at the innovx WIP Configuration menu advances to the Innovx
WIP Network Options page, shown below. Use the Network application to configure DTR and RTS
control parameters for the innovx. Table 7-8 describes the options.
Table 7-9
Administration Page Fields
Field
Options
Description
DTR Control
Forced On
Data Terminal Ready signal will remain on.
Pass Through
Data Terminal Ready signal will follow the signal from the
router.
Forced On
Request To Send signal will remain on.
Pass Through
Request To Send signal will follow the signal from the router.
RTS Control
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The DTE Application Page
The DTE Application Page
Clicking on DTE Options at the innovx WIP Configuration menu advances to the Innovx WIP
DTE Options page, shown below. Use the DTE application to configure DTE and Timing control
parameters for the innovx.
Table 7-10 DTE Page Selections
Selections
DTE Interface Type
Option
V.28
Description
Selects the interface type.
V.35
RS-449
EIA-530
EIA-530A
X.21
Transmit Invert Timing
Slave Normal Business Equipment will take its transmit clock from the DSU/
CSU.
Slave Inverted
The unit uses the inverted version of its transmit clock to clock
TX data from the router on the alternate edge of the transmit
clock.
External
The unit uses a clock provided by its router to clock TX data
from the router.
DTE Timing Considerations
The innovx WIP does not generate any clocking signals since it derives its clock from the network
connection, typically a CSU/DSU. In the event of long cables and/or a high clocking rate
(e.g., greater than 20 feet at 1.5 MHz), it may be necessary to set the DTE TX Timing to Slave
Invert to accommodate any cable delay.
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The Probe Application
The Probe Application
Clicking on Probe Options at the innovx WIP Configuration menu advances to the Innovx
WIP Probe Configuration page, shown below. Use this application to configure and enable the
probe token mechanism which measures round trip delay and frame loss.
Table 7-11 Probe Page Selections
Selection
Options
Unit Type
Master or Remote
Probe Mode
Select:
Generator, Responder, Generator & Responder, or
Disabled
IP Encapsulation Method
Select: IETF, RAW, or SNAP
PVC Probing State Change Severity
Select:
Critical, Inhibit, Major, Minor, Warning, or Information
Max Info Length
400 - 4000 bytes
Monitored PVC’s
Read-only display of the number of PVC monitored.
Note
The Probe application requires another innovx unit at the other end of the circuit.
Definitions and Special Considerations
Probe Modes
Disabled Mode: Round trip delay alarms and frame loss measurements will not occur.
Generator Mode: The innovx will only generate tokens.
Responder Mode: The innovx will only respond to tokens.
Generator & Responder Mode: The innovx will generate and respond to tokens.
Token Length and Poll Rates
The innovx uses a token length of 19 bytes which is polled every 30 seconds. These parameters are
not configurable by the user.
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The LMI Application
The LMI Application
Clicking on LMI Options at the innovx WIP Configuration menu advances to the Innovx WIP
LMI Options page, shown below. Use the LMI application to configure the Local Management
Interface and the LMI alarm events for the innovx.
Table 7-12 LMI Page Selections
Selections
Management
Fields
Options
LMI Operation
On or Off
LMI Type
Select:
Q.933 Annex -A
T1.617 Annex-D
Consortium LMI
Status Polling Timers
Network Interval Down
Alarm (DCE)
User Interface Down
Alarm (DTE)
LMI DLCI
Read-only: DLCI-0 or DLCI-1023
Status Poll Interval (T391)
Select: 5 - 30 Seconds, 10
Poll Verification Interval (T392)
Select: 5 - 30 Seconds, 15
Full Enquiry Interval (N391)
Select: 1 - 255 Status Poll Intervals, 6
Severity
Select: Critical, Inhibit, Major, Minor,
Warning, or Information
Window (N393)
Select Status Poll Intervals: 1 - 10, 4
Threshold (N392)
Select Signalling Errors: 1 - 10, 3
LMI Option Definitions
Network Interface Down alarm events occur when the network does not respond properly to N392
out of N393 LMI messages. Unit Interface Down alarm events occur when the router does not
initiate N392 out of N393 LMI messages.
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The PVC Application Page
Clicking on PVC Options at the innovx WIP Configuration menu advances to the Innovx WIP
PVC Options page, shown below. Use this application to set up and retrieve data on DLCIs and
PVCs on either side of the network fabric.Table 7-13 describes the read-only and entry fields. Entry
procedures follow the table.
Table 7-13 PVC Options
Selections
Circuit Data
Autodiscover
Discovers and lists all PVCs on the network using valid LMI data. Initial Autodiscoveries and
manually added DLCIs will display EIR and CIR data to the default of zero until modified by the
user in the Circuit Parameters entry fields.
Monitored PVCs
DLCI
DLCIs discovered on the network. Click on any DLCI number to
activate circuit parameter entry fields.
PVC State
Read-only display, controlled by the Telco.
Active: PVC is routed by the frame relay switch.
Inactive: The PVC is no longer routed.
PVC Operation
Select: Not
CIR to DCE, CIR to DTE,
EIR to DCE, EIR to DTE
Select data rates for each DLCI: 8 - 1984000.
A value of zero displays when no rate is selected.
Circuit Identifier
Accepts a description of the circuit, up to 30 alphanumeric
characters and spaces.
Circuit Parameters
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Data entry fields for parameters of all monitored PVCs
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The PVC Application Page
Special Consideration
When Consortium LMI is in use, an initial Autodiscovery will set the CIR to the value learned from
the full status report of the Consortium LMI. The EIR will then be set to twice the value of the CIR.
In the event that this calculated EIR would be greater than the line rate, the EIR is set to the line rate.
When Consortium LMI is not in use, an initial Autodiscovery will set the CIR and EIR values to
zero. In order to have baselines available for reports, the DLCIs must be set to a non-zero CIR/EIR
that is equal to the rate established with your service provider.
PVC Parameters Procedures
When you click on Autodiscover, all PVCs on the network are discovered and listed on the
Monitored PVC list. The columns for DLCI numbers and PVC State are constructed using valid
LMI data. An initial Autodiscovery will set the EIR/CIR fields to the zero default. Use the data entry
fields below the list to modify these circuit parameters or add/delete DLCIs from the monitored
PVC list.
Note
To view pending DLCI modifications, additions or deletions on the application page, perform the appropriate
procedure below. Then exit and re-enter the application page to view the new DLCI status.
To add a new DLCI:
1. Enter a new DLCI number, descriptive name, and the data rates in the associated circuit
parameters entry fields.
2. Select the PVC Operation as Not Probed or Probed/In Waiting.
3. Click on the Apply button to enter all the changes. The Monitor PVCs list refreshes and
displays the new DLCI number with a plus sign, indicating the associated data has been
entered but not saved to the system. If you leave the PVC Option page now, the new DLCI
information will be lost.
4. When all new DLCIs are entered, click the Save button. The new data is saved to the system
and the Monitor PVCs list refreshes to an updated list.
To edit an existing DLCI:
1. Click on the existing DLCI number in the Monitored PVC list. The circuit parameters for that
DLCI appear in editable fields below the list. Make changes in the Circuit Identifier field, the
data rate fields, and the PVC operation field, as desired.
2. Click on the Apply button to enter all the changes. The Monitor PVCs list refreshes the DLCI
number with a plus sign, indicating the associated data has been modified but not saved to the
system.
3. Continue modifying other DLCIs in the same manner. If you leave the PVC Option page now,
the edits will be lost.
4. When all changes are entered, click the Save button. The data is saved to the system and the
Monitor PVCs list refreshes to an updated list.
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To delete a DLCI:
1. Click on the DLCI number in the Monitored PVC list. The circuit parameters for that DLCI
appear in editable fields below the list.
2. Click the Delete button, then click OK in the confirmation box. The Monitor PVCs list
refreshes the DLCI number with a minus sign, indicating the DLCI is marked for deletion, but
not actually deleted. If you leave the PVC Option page now, the DLCI remains in the system.
3. Continue marking DLCIs for deletion in the same manner. When complete, click the Save
button. The Monitor PVCs list refreshes without the marked DLCIs.
Note
If the EIR/CIR data is the same, a quick way to add many DLCIs is to repeatedly edit each DLCI number
then click Apply. When all new DLCIs are entered, click the Save button.
The Interface Application Page
Clicking on Interface at the innovx WIP Alarm menu advances to the Innovx WIP Interface
Alarms page, shown below. Use this application to control the frequency and severity of alarm
events which report on the physical layer of the E1/T1 network line. Table 7-14 describes the readonly and entry fields. Entry procedures follow the table.
Table 7-14 Interface Page Selections
Selection
Description
Options
Circuit
Interface
Data Carrier Detect
Trap Severity:
Channel
Interface
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The Utilization Application Page
Clicking on Utilization at the innovx WIP Alarm menu advances to the Innovx WIP Frame
Utilization Alarms Option page, shown below. Use this application to configure the frame relay
utilization alarm events. This application uses threshold alarms, real-time alarms and 15-minute
average alarms to isolate system problems. The Utilization options are described in Table 7-15.
Figure 7-1
Note
Utilization Alarm Application Page
Changing a real time Utilization alarm from its default setting of Inhibit to any other setting may cause
traps to be sent constantly.
See the Appendix for details on controlling real time alarms with Thresholds and Range Variance settings.
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Table 7-15 Frame Utilization Alarm Selections
Alarm / Function
Selection
Setting
Description
Real Time Alarm
Reporting Control
Real Time Alarm
Severity
Inhibit
Disables real time reporting.
No traps associated with real time alarms are sent to
the SNMP management.
(DEFAULT)
Critical, Major
Minor, Warning or
Information
Channel Load to
DCE (egress)
Channel Load to
DTE (ingress)
Real Time Threshold 0 - 100%
(% of max. line
(DEFAULT: 100%)
speed)
Selecting any alarm severity label enables real time
reporting. Channel or PVC Load traps will sent to the
SNMP management according to user-selected
threshold and range variance values.
Sends one alarm per second for as long as the
channel load exceeds the user-selected threshold.
This real time alarm is further controlled by a userselected range variance.
Real Time Range
variance
(% of threshold)
0 - 100%
(DEFAULT: 0%)
0% disables range variance control. A real time
Channel Load trap will be sent every second for as
long as the load exceeds the user-selected
threshold.
1-100% will send a single trap only when the
condition exceeds the threshold or exceeds a
variance value over the threshold.
PVC Load to DCE
(egress)
PVC Load to DTE
(ingress)
15 Minute Average
Severity
Inhibit, Critical, Provides a severity label for the 15 Minute Average
Major, Minor,
Warning, or
Information
alarm.
15 Minute Average
Threshold
Select: 0 - 100%
Sends one trap every 15 minutes when the averaged
channel load exceeds this threshold.
Real Time Threshold 0 - 2048%
(DEFAULT: 100%)
Sends one trap per second for as long as the PVC
load exceeds the user-selected threshold.
This real time alarm is further controlled by a userselected range variance.
Real Time Range
variance
0 - 100%
(DEFAULT: 0)
0% disables range variance control. A real time PVC
Load trap will be sent every second for as long as the
load exceeds the user-selected threshold.
1-100% will send a single trap only when the
condition exceeds the threshold or exceeds a
variance value over the threshold.
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Severity
Inhibit, Critical, Provides a severity label for the 15 Minute Average
Major, Minor,
Warning, or
Information
alarm.
15 Minute Average
Threshold
0 - 2048%
(DEFAULT: 100%)
Sends one trap every 15 minutes when the averaged
channel load exceeds this threshold.
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The Performance Application Page
Clicking on Performance at the innovx WIP Alarm menu advances to the Innovx WIP Frame
Performance Alarms Option page, shown below. This application uses threshold alarms, real-time
alarms and 15-minute average alarms to isolate system problems. (Table 7-16.
Note
Changing a real time Performance alarm from its default setting of Inhibit to any other setting may cause
traps to be sent constantly.
See the Appendix for details on controlling real time alarms with Thresholds and Range Variance settings.
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Table 7-16 Frame Performance Alarm Selections
Alarm
Selection
Setting
PVC Round Real Time Threshold 0 - 2048 ms
Trip Delay
(DEFAULT: 100 ms)
Description
Sends one trap per second for as long as
the PVC round trip delay exceeds the userselected threshold.
This real time alarm is further controlled by
a user-selected range variance.
Real Time Range
variance
0 - 100%
(DEFAULT: 0%)
0% disables range variance control. A real
time PVC round trip delay trap will be sent
every second for as long as the load
exceeds the user-selected threshold.
1-100% will send a single trap only when
the condition exceeds the threshold or
exceeds a variance value over the
threshold.
Provides a severity label for the 15 Minute
Major, Minor, Warning, or Average alarm.
Information
15 Minute Average
Severity
Inhibit, Critical,
15 Minute Average
Threshold
0 - 2048%
(DEFAULT: 100%)
PVC
CIR Exceeded
Congestion EIR Exceeded
Sends one trap every 15 minutes when the
averaged round trip delay exceeds this
threshold.
Select Alarm Severity label:
Critical, Inhibit, Major, Minor, Warning, or Information
Tx Frames Lost
Rx Frames Lost
PVC
Availability
PVC Not Avail to
DCE
PVC Not Avail to
DTE
PVC FECN Frames
PVC BECN Frames
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For severity other than Inhibit, select
availability threshold:
0 - 100%
Critical, Inhibit,
Major, Minor, Warning, or (DEFAULT: 100%)
Information
Select Alarm Severity
label:
For severity other than Inhibit, select BECN/
FECN thresholds:
0 - 2048 frames
Critical, Inhibit,
Major, Minor, Warning, or (DEFAULT: 100 frames)
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Notes
Application Information
Timing
Timing selections can be made via the CON/PPP port, using a VT100-compatible terminal, or
through the WEB management screens. DTE timing for the Transmit Clock (Figure A-1) may be
set to Slave Normal, Slave Invert, or External:
•
Slave Normal (DEFAULT)
Transmit Data (TXD) from the DTE is clocked into the innovx using the DSU/CSU’s own
Transmit Clock (TXC). Transmit Clock is always provided by the DSU/CSU.
•
Slave Invert
Transmit Data from the DTE is clocked into the innovx using an inverted version of the DSU/
CSU’s transmit clock.
•
External
Transmit Data from the DTE is clocked into the innovx using the External Timing signal from
the DTE. The DTE must provide a timing signal on the External Timing lead.
Receive Clock and Receive Data travel in the same direction in the cable. Receive Data (RXD) from
the network is synchronously clocked out of the DCE towards the attached DTE using Receive
Clock (RXC). Receive Clock is always provided by the DSU/CSU. The DTE clocks in Receive
Data using Receive Clock.
Transmit Clock (from the DCE) and Transmit Data (from the DTE) travel in opposite directions,
since the timing for a DCE/DTE interface generally comes from the DCE side. The DCE equipment
outputs a Transmit Clock, one edge of which tells the DTE to send a new data bit. The other edge
of Transmit Clock is normally used to clock Transmit Data into the DCE. At high data rates (more
than 64 Kbps) and/or with long cables (which introduce propagation delay), the round-trip delay of
Transmit Clock and Data can approach half of a bit period, which may cause bit errors due to
incorrect sampling of Transmit Data.
One solution for this problem is to have the DTE loop the Transmit Clock signal from the DCE and
send it back to the DCE as External Timing. The DCE then uses the External Timing signal to clock
in the Transmit Data. With data and timing now travelling in the same direction between
equipments (similar to a co-directional interface) propagation delays in the cable are cancelled out.
Besides optioning the DCE for External Timing, an alternative solution is to use an inverted
Transmit Clock to realign the sampling of Transmit Data.
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INNOVX WIP
DSU/CSU
DTE (Router)
RXC
RXC
TXC
TXC
BYPASS
RXD
RXD
TXD
TXD
INPUT
BUFFER
Figure A-1
DTE Timing Diagram
Printing Reports
The innovx utilizes an embedded web server agent implemented by HTML, Javascripts and Java
1.1 protocols. This agent allows popular web browsers to view and print the innovx application
pages. For best print results, make sure your Internet Browser supports the printing of Java screens.
Proxy Configuration
The Proxy must be configured for a direct connect to the segment (no proxy). If there is a proxy
between the innovx workstation and the segment, de-select the proxy checkbox in the browser, or
configure your proxy for direct connect to that segment.
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Application Information
Real Time Alarms
At the Utilization web page, when the Real Time Alarm Severity field is changed from its default
setting of Inhibit to any other setting, the innovx WIP can report on round trip delay, channel
load, and PVC load conditions in real time. Without real time alarm controls in place, it is possible
for traps to be sent to the SNMP management every second that a real time alarm condition persists.
This may cause unnecessary management traffic which can be controlled by setting threshold and
range variation values. The paragraphs below describe these real time alarm controls.
Real Time Alarm Thresholds
Threshold values are entered at the Utilization and Performance web pages as follows:
•
For Channel Load alarms, enter a percentage of the maximum line speed.
•
For PVC Load alarms, enter a percentage of the CIR.
•
For Round Trip Delay alarms, enter a millisecond value.
The unit will then send traps only when these user-defined threshold values are exceeded. However,
when the conditions on the channel or PVC exceed the load or delay thresholds for more than one
second, the unit will continue to send a trap to the SNMP management destination for every second
the condition persists. When this level of notification traffic is not desirable, you can further control
number of traps sent by setting a non-zero value at the Range Variation field. Range variation works
with the threshold to provide additional control for real time alarm reporting, as described below.
Threshold Range Variation
The default for the Range Variation field is 0% which essentially disables range variation control.
At the default setting, a trap will be sent for every second that a real time alarm condition exists for
more than one second above the user-selected threshold. By setting a non-zero value, the alarm
condition must exceed that range variation percentage before an additional trap is sent. This serves
as a moving baseline from the threshold and from each subsequent variation for as long as the alarm
condition is detected above the threshold.
Example: Controlling Real Time Channel Load Alarms
The control of real time Channel Load alarms is described in Table A-1 and the associated figure
for a typical network situation where the maximum line speed is 1.536 Mbps. In this example, a
typical TX channel load of 1000 Kbps would yield a ratio of 65% which is a convenient Threshold
value. For additional control, the range variation is set at 10%.
In this scenario, a single trap will be sent only under the following conditions:
•
When channel load exceeds the 65% threshold for the first time for more than one second,
one Threshold trap is sent. The first range variation baseline is then set 10 percentage points
higher than the detected load.
•
When channel load exceeds the first baseline for more than one second, one Range Variation
trap is sent and the range variation baseline moves 10 percentage points higher than the
detected load.
•
When channel load exceeds any subsequent variation baseline for more than one second, one
Range Variation trap is sent for each incident and the range variation baseline moves 10
percentage points higher than the detected load.
•
When channel load drops back below the threshold for more than one second, one Clear trap
is sent and the range variation is reset.
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EXAMPLE:
Controlling Real Time Alarms
TYPICAL NETWORK CONDITIONS:
LOAD = 1000 Kbps
LINE SPEED = 1.536 Mbps
TX CHANNEL
LOAD
65%
TYPICAL USER-SELECTED CONTROLS:
REAL TIME
THRESHOLD
65%
RANGE
VARIANCE
10%
15-MINUTE AVG
THRESHOLD
65%
RANGE
VARIATION
CONTROL
4th
Baseline
10%
3rd
Baseline
10%
2nd
Baseline
10%
1st
Baseline
10%
98%
87%
10%
87%
81%
76%
66%
THRESHOLD CONTROL at 65%
CLEAR
60%
CHANNEL
LOAD
15-MINUTE AVERAGE
15-MINUTE AVERAGE
A
INTERVAL (minutes) 0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 11 1 2 13
14 15 16
17 18
19 20 21
22 23
Table A-1 Example: Controlling Real Time Load Alarms
User/Site Settings
Maximum Line Speed:
1.536 Mbps
Real Time Threshold:
65%
Real Time Range Variation:
10%
15 Minute Threshold:
65%
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Channel Loads
TX Channel
Loads
New Control
Exceeded
Trap
Sent?
1013 Kbps
66%
Threshold
Yes
1105 Kbps
72%
−
No
1167 Kbps
76%
Range Var
Yes
1336 Kbps
87%
Range Var
Yes
1505 Kbps
98%
Range Var
Yes
1244 Kbps
81%
No
1336 Kbps
87%
921 Kbps
60%
−
−
−
1134 Kbps
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Next Trap
No
≥ 76%
≥ 76%
≥ 86%
≥ 97%
−
≥ 91%
−
Yes
Clear
Yes
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Real Time Alarm Control Procedures
Perform the following procedures to control management traffic generated by real time alarms,
adjusting the threshold and range variation values for each alarm to suit your needs. Setting high
values will reduce the number of traps sent to the SNMP management destination.
Load Alarms
1.
Note
At the Utilization application page, change the Real Time Alarm Reporting Control field to
the desired severity: Major, Minor, Warning or Informational.
Setting this field to Inhibit will cause no traps to be sent for any of the real time alarms.
2.
Set the threshold for the Channel Load to DCE (1 - 100%). When the real time alarm
condition is detected, this value determines when the first trap is sent.
3.
Set the range variation (1-100%). When a load exceeds the threshold for more than one
second, this value determines how many traps are sent until the condition clears.
4.
Change the associated 15 Minute Average Severity field to the desired severity: Major,
Minor, Warning or Informational.
Note
Setting this field to Inhibit will prevent a trap from being sent when the averaged delay exceeds the
threshold.
5.
Set the associated 15 Minute Average Threshold (1-100%). The unit will send a trap at the
end of a 15 minute interval only if the averaged load exceeds this threshold. A very low
value may cause a trap to be sent every 15 minutes.
6.
Repeat steps 2 - 5 to set threshold and range variation controls as desired for: Channel Load
to DTE, PVC Load to DCE, and PCV Load to DTE alarms.
7.
When the desired controls are set, click the Save button.
PVC Round Trip Delay Alarm
1.
At the Performance application page, set the threshold for the PVC Round Trip Delay
(1 - 2048 ms). This value determines when the first trap is sent.
2.
Set the range variation (1-100%). When alarm conditions exceed the threshold for more than
one second, this value determines how many traps are sent unit the condition clears.
3.
Change the associated 15 Minute Average Severity field to the desired severity: Major,
Minor, Warning or Informational.
Note
Setting this field to Inhibit will prevent a trap from being sent when the averaged delay exceeds the
threshold.
4.
Set the 15 Minute Average Threshold (1-100%). The unit will send a trap at the end of a 15
minute interval only if the averaged round trip delay exceeds this threshold. A very low
value may cause a trap may be sent every 15 minutes.
5.
When the desired controls are set, click the Save button.
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Additional Cable Specifications
Additional Cable Specifications
X.21 Interface Cable/Adapter
When the X.21 interface is in use at the Business Equipment port, use GDC adapter
P/N 209-036-019. Pinout information for the adapter is provided in Chapter 2, Figure 2-6. The
customer must provide a standard X.21 DB15 cable to connect to the adapter.
Power Cables/Plugs
Table A-2 provides listing of the basic and most common plugs used in the continental United States
and internationally. The part numbers refer to General DataComm power cables which are designed
for international use with a standard IEC-320 power connector on one end and a country-specific
plugs on the other end. The IEC connector mates with all IEC-320 inlets found on innovx
enclosures. Consult your GDC representative for current GDC pricing information.
Table A-2 Site Specific Power Cables/Plugs
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GDC Part
Number
Type
Detail
830-002-008
-
-
Italy
830-002-009
-
-
Japan
830-002-010
6G
Argentina
Australia
China
New Zealand
Sri Lanka
Uruguay
830-061-002
4G
Austria
Belgium
Chile
Czech Repub.
Denmark
Egypt
Finland
830-060-102
3G
Bahrain
Cyprus
England
Hong Kong
830-061-003
-
830-024-003
7G
-
Country
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Indonesia
Lebanon
Luxembourg
India
Ireland
Kuwait
Malaysia
Netherlands
Singapore
Norway
Sweden
Poland
Thailand
Portugal
Turkey
Romania
Ukraine
Russia
Spain South America (220V)
Oman
Scotland
Switzerland
Brazil
Bolivia
Canada
Columbia
Costa Rica
Ecuador
El Salvador
Guatemala
Haiti
Mexico
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Venezuela
Philippines
Peru
Puerto Rico
Saudi Arabia
South America (115V)
South Korea
Taiwan
Trinidad
United States
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Maintenance Guidelines
Maintenance Guidelines
The innovx firmware can be managed at the System User menu, which is available at the Console
port during a soft reset. Two versions of operating firmware can be stored simultaneously: “Active”
and “Standby”.
Firmware in use is designated as the “Operating Version” and is normally the “Active” version last
downloaded to the unit. The previous version is designated as the “Standby Version”. You can boot
either the Active firmware or the Standby firmware as the operating version, as described below
Note
Use the “What Are You?” terminal screen and the Admin application web page to view the status of a
unit’s stored firmware.
Managing Resident Firmware
1.
From the System Menu, press 6 Soft Reset. The unit breaks communication with the
network and begins a brief self-test.
2.
Before the system finishes the self-test (within 5-7 seconds), type menu, then press Enter.
3.
When the self-test is complete, the System User Menu displays with the following menu
options:
S = TO BOOT STANDBY VERSION
[version number]
A = TO BOOT ACTIVE VERSION
[version number]
L = TO LOAD CONFIGURATION DEFAULTS
4.
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firmware. The unit reconnects to the network and will be running the selected firmware.
The System User Menu also allows you to restore all factory configuration settings. If you make
this selection, you will need to re-enter all site-specific settings, such as IP addresses.
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Maintenance Guidelines
Downloading Firmware Upgrades
The following procedures describe how to install innovx WIP firmware upgrade files which have
been downloaded to your host computer from GDC Customer Service via the General DataComm
website (http://www.gdc.com). The new firmware can be downloaded to an innovx unit while the
unit continues to operate with the previous version. The actual download process is performed by
Trivial File Transfer (TFTP), as described below.
Basic Download Procedure
1.
Note
From your workstation or PC that supports TFTP, type ping nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn
using your innovx's IP address to make sure it's there.
To monitor download status, you can use Telnet to connect to a terminal session, or use a VT100-compatible terminal connected to the innovx unit’s CON/PPP port.
2.
Initiate a TFTP session by typing:
tftp [nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn] (IP Address/Hostname)
3.
At a UNIX TFTP prompt, type the following commands (may vary on other platforms):
status
verbose
bin
trace
4.
Download the new firmware by typing:
put[filename]
5.
To safeguard the integrity of the software during the download process, observe the status
messages which display at the bottom of any VT100-compatible terminal screen. During
download the following warning displays:
Flash Write Started: DO NOT REBOOT
6.
When the download is complete, the following message displays:
Flash Write Complete. [filename] Written: OK TO REBOOT
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7.
At the TFTP prompt, close the TFTP session by typing Quit.
8.
It is now safe to reboot the innovx unit. The new firmware is set as the Active firmware and
should be running in the innovx. New standby firmware will be available to the unit..
Example: Firmware files flash_WIP.inv or active_WIP.inv will download automatically into
the Active slot, while standby_WIP.inv will download into the Standby slot.
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Support Resources
GDC Customer Service
General DataComm is committed to your success with the innovx WIP. Overall upgrades,
enhancements and patches will be posted to the web for convenient download as they become
available. Point your browser to www.gdc.com for these resources.
Technical Service
For information on technical support services, contact:
VITAL Network Services World Headquarters
6 Rubber Avenue
Naugatuck, Connecticut 06770 USA
http://www.vitalnetsvc.com
Telephones:
1 800 243 1030
1 888 248 4825
Faxes:
1 203 723 5012
1 203 729 7611
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access line
A communication line (e.g. circuit) interconnecting
customer equipment to a communications system/
network.
access rate
The transmission speed of the physical access
circuit (in bits per second) between the end user
and the network.
acknowledgment
Portion of any communications protocol
responsible for acknowledging the receipt of a
transmission.
ACK
alarm indication signal
For the E interface, AIS cccurs when the incoming
signal has three or less zeros in each of two
consecutive multiframe periods. For other
interfaces, refer to the appropriate specifications.
AIS
alarm states
A criteria for assigning alarm severity to specific
alarm conditions. The alarm state can be set to
inhibit the reporting of an alarm or to designate the
alarm as Critical, Major, Minor or Informational.
ANSI
American National Standards Institute.
asynchronous
transmission
Transmitting data with intervals of varying lengths
between transmittals. Start/Stop bits at the
beginning and end of each character control the
transmission.
backbone
The part of the network used as the primary path
for transporting traffic between network segments.
Backward Explicit
Congestion Notification
A bit in the frame relay header which is set by a
frame relay network to notify a user that
congestion may be experienced by data traffic in
the opposite direction of the frame carrying the
BECN indication.
BECN
Background Block Error
Occurs when less than 300 blocks have one or
more bits which are in error.
BBE
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bandwidth
A measure of the information capacity of a
transmission channel. Bandwidth is expressed in
bps for digital transmission.
Bridge
A device that provides LAN to LAN
communications. A frame relay-capable bridge
can encapsulate LAN frames into frame relay
frames and feed them to a frame relay switch for
transmission across the network. On the receiving
end, the bridge would strip the frame relay frame
off the LAN frame and pass it on to the end device.
Bridge/Router
A device that can provide either bridging or routing
functions, or both concurrently. It can route one or
more protocols and bridge all other traffic.
Burstiness
Data that uses bandwidth only sporadically, that is,
it does not use the total bandwidth of a circuit
100% of the time. During pauses, channels are
idle and no traffic flows across them.
Burst size committed
Burst size exceeded
Bc is the maximum amount of data (in bits) that
the network agrees to transfer under normal
conditions during a time interval Tc.
Bc
Be
Be is the maximum amount of uncommitted data
in excess of Bc that a frame relay network will
attempt to transfer during Tc. The network treats
Be as discard eligible due to its lower probability.
C
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channel
The user access route across which frame relay
data travels. A channel is a transmission path
between two or more circuits.
Channel Associated
Signaling
The transmission of signalling information within
the information band (in-band signaling). CAS
includes voice line status, address and alerting
signals on the same circuits.
CAS
Common Channel
Signaling
The transmission of signaling information out of
the information band (out-band signaling). CCS
dedicates one DS0, or voice channel, for signaling
use.
CCS
Channel Service Unit
Interface unit that connects the user equipment to
the network line (E1, T1 or DDS) that terminates
the local loop.
CSU
circuit
An end-to-end path which can pass through
several entities in a communication system. A
circuit is described or referred to by the node/
channel names which become connected by the
existence of the circuit. A circuit connects channel
to channel.
Committed Information
Rate
Minimum throughput guaranteed by carrier when
data is presented.
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Measurement Interval
The time interval during which the user can send
only Bc-committed amount of data and Be excess
amount of data.
Tc
Cyclic Redundancy Check
A means of computing and ensuring the accuracy
of data transmitted between devices. If the
transmission is free from errors, the CRC sum
calculated at the receiving end will match the sum
calculated at the transmitting end and sent along
with the data.
CRC
Clear To Send
A signal used by a DCE to indicate that it is
available to send data. Used in response to a
Request To Send (RTS) for data.
CTS
D4 Framing Format
A T1 digital framing format which combines 12
frames of 193 bits each into a superframe. D4
designates every 193rd position as reserved for
framing and synchronization.
D4
Data Carrier Detect
A signal used by a DCE to indicate to the DTE that
it has received a carrier signal from the modem
and that real data is being transmitted.
DCD
Data Circuit-Terminating
Equipment
Equipment installed at the user’s premises for the
purposes of establishing, maintaining and
terminating a connection, e.g., data set, modem.
The DCE performs signal conversion and coding
between the DTE and the common carrier line.
DCE
Dataphone Digital Service
North American digital hierarchy for transmission
signals. DDS is a private-line digital service
(offered intra-LATA by BOCs, inter-LATA by AT&T
Communications) with data rates typically at 2.4,
4.8, 9.6, and 56 kbps.
DDS
Data Service Unit
Converts customer data stream to line coding for
local loop transmission.
DSU
Data Link Connection
Identifier
A unique number assigned to a PVC endpoint
within a user’s access channel in a frame relay
network. A DLCI number has local significance
only to that port.
DLCI
Data Termination
Equipment
The ultimate source or destination of data flowing
through a network (sometimes referred to an
endpoint or end device). A DTE device can be a
workstation or some other operator-controlled
device. In a LAN, the DTE can be a file server or
host.
DTE
Data Set Ready
A sister signal to the DTR, used by the DCE to
indicate that it ready to begin communication.
DSR
Data Terminal Ready
A signal used by a DTE to indicate that it is
plugged in and available to begin communication.
DTR
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delay
The amount of time for data to travel from origin to
destination.
Digital Signal Zero
Digital Signal One
The North American digital hierarchy signalling
standards. DS-0 is the designation used to to
specify the frame structure of a T1 facility with 24
channels of 64Kbps each.
DS-0
DS-1
DS-1 is the designation used to specify the
electrical-mechanical interface of a T1 facility.
DS-1 transmissions are at 1.544 Mbps, and also
support simultaneous DS-0 signals.
E
G-4
Discard Eligible
A bit field in a frame relay header which carries a
priority used to bias discard of frames. In the event
of congestion, lower priority frames will be
discarded when CIR or Bc is exceeded.
DE
Digital Access &
Cross-connect System
Digital switching device for routing DS-0s among a
T1 facility.
DACS
encapsulation
A transmitting protocol technique in which traffic
frames of one protocol type are transmitted
unchanged through the facility of a different
protocol-based system. Encapsulation only adds
information sufficient for sending the offered frame
to it’s destination, where it is then stripped away.
E1
European digital transmission hierarchy. E1 is a
transmission rate of 56/64 Kbps to 2.048 Mbps on
E1 communication lines.An E1 facility carries a
2.048 Mbps digital signal.
end device
The ultimate source or destination of data flowing
through a network (sometimes referred to as
DTE). An end device can also be an application
program, workstation or some other operatorcontrolled device. In a LAN, the end device can be
a file server or host.
enterprise network
A geographically dispersed network under the
control of one organization.
Error Correction
Process to check packets for errors and retransmit if necessary.
EC
Error Checking Code
Allows receiver to test for errors.
ECC
Exceeded Information Rate
The CIR (committed information rate) plus the
tolerance for additional throughput.
EIR
Explicit Congestion
Notification
Network warning to terminals of congestion by
setting bits in header.
ECN
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ESF is an extension of the D4 framing format,
combining 24 frames of 193 bits each into a
extended super frame. ESF provides improved
performance monitoring capability and protection
against false framing in T1 facilities.
ESF
File Transfer Protocol
An application protocol for transferring files
between network nodes.
FTP
Frame Alignment Signal
Error
Occurs when the unit misses one or more framing
bits in the signal coming from the network
(2048kbps interface).
FAS
firewall
Isolation of LAN segments from each other to
protect data resources and help manage traffic.
Forward Explicit
Congestion Notification
A bit in the frame relay header which is set by a
frame relay network to notify the user that
congestion was experienced for traffic in the
direction of the frame carrying the FECN
indication.
Fractional T-1
Fractional T1 is a WAN communications service
that provides the user with some portion of a T1
circuit.
Frame Check Sequence
The field in a transmitted frame that is used for
frame error checking.
frame relay
High-performance interface for packet switching
networks and well suited to handle “bursty”
communications that have rapidly changing
bandwidth requirements.
Frame Relay Access Device
On the sending end, a device which takes a data
stream, wraps it in a frame relay, and forwards it to
the receiving device across the frame relay
network. On the receiving end, a device which
strips the frame relay off the data stream. A FRAD
may be standalone, or embedded in a router,
switch, multiplexer or similar device.
frame relay frame
A variable-length unit of data in frame relay format
that is transmitted through a frame relay network.
frame relay network
A telecommunications network based on frame
relay technology.
Far End Block Error
A notification from a remote device to the local
device that an error is detected in the remote’s
incoming data.
FEBE
High Level Data Link
Control
A generic link-level communications protocol that
manages synchronous, code-transparent, serial
information transfer over a link connection.
HDLC
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host computer
A communications device that enables users to
run applications programs.
ingress frame
egress frame
Ingress denotes frames leaving a frame relay
network in the direction towards the destination
device.
Egress denotes frames from an access device
towards the frame relay network.
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G-6
Internet Engineering Task
Force
A task force of the internet Architecture Board
responsible for addressing the short-term needs of
the Internet.
IETF
Integrated Service Digital
Network
The CCITT recommendation for public or private
digital telephone networks where binary data
(graphics, voice, data) pass over the same digital
network that carries most telephone
transmissions.
ISDN
ITU-T or CCITT
International Telecommunications UnionTelecommunications Sector (formerly CCITT) is a
standards organization that devises and proposes
recommendations for international
communications.
ITU-T,
CCITT
latency
The delay between the time a device receives a
frame and when the frame is forwarded out of the
destination port. Sometimes referred to as round
trip delay.
Line Code Violation
Occurs when the signal received at the E1
interface does not alternate between signal levels
as required for HDB3 data encoding. The alarm
occurs when the LCV exceeds configured interval
and threshold limits.
load balancing
In routing, the ability of the router to distribute
traffic over all its network ports that are the same
distance from the destination address. It increases
the use of network segments which increases the
effective network bandwidth.
Local Area Network
A privately owned network that provides relatively
high speed communications channels to connect
information processing equipment in a limited
geographic area. All segments of the transmission
medium (typically, coaxial cable, twisted-pair wire,
or optical fiber) are under the control of the
network operator.
local loop
The physical wires that run from the subscriber’s
telephone set or PBX to the telephone company
central office.
LAN protocols
LAN protocols such as TCP/IP, AppleTalk, XNS,
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LAN segment
Divisions of an Ethernet into multiple LAN
segments to increasing bandwidth on the LAN.
Hubs, bridges and switches are used to connect
each segment to the rest of the LAN. To
communicate with each other, the bridged LANs
must use the same native protocol.
Local Management
Interface
The LMI supplies the user with status and
configuration information related to the PVCs
operating over a frame relay interface.
LMI
Loss of Frame Alignment
Occurs three consecutive incorrect frame
alignment signals have been received (2048 kbp/s
interface).
LOFA
Loss of Signal
On a T1 network, a LOS defect occurs when the
unit detects the absence of the T1 signal. Absence
of a signal for a time equivalent to 175 bits (+/-75)
is considered no signal.
On an E1 network, a LOS defect at a 2048 kbit/s
interface is detected by the absence of signal
transitions on the incoming signal for a period of 5
ms to 1 ms.
LOS
M
Management Information
Base
OSI defined description of a network for
management purposes
MIB
N
network address
Refers to a logical, rather than a physical, address
of a device.
network
Refers to a group of nodes connected together
with aggregate trunks.
node
Any addressable location within a network capable
of carrying circuit data.
packet
A logical grouping of information that includes a
header, data, and call signals, and possible error
control information. Packets do not always travel in
the same pathway, but are arranged in the proper
sequence at the destination side for forwarding to
the final destination.
Packet Switching Network
A telecommunications network where a
transmission channel is occupied only for the
duration of the transmission of the packet, such as
an X.25 packet network.
Permanent Virtual Circuit
A single virtual path established between two
endpoints by the network manager to be
permanently available. PVCs are used by DTEs
which require continuous communication.
PVC
Point-to-Point Protocol
Provides router-to-router and host-to-network
connections over both synchronous and
asynchronous circuits.
PPP
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PTT
Postal, Telegraph, and
Telephone
Government authority or agency that typically
operates the public telecommunications network,
sets standards and policy, and negotiates
communications issues internationally for a
particular country; not found in the United States.
protocol
A formal description of a set of rules and
conventions that govern how devices on a network
exchange information.
Q.922A
Q.922A frames
Q.922A is the international draft standard that
defines the structure of frame relay.
Annex
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QoS
A Q.922A frame is a variable-length unit of data,
formatted in frame relay (Q922A) format that is
transmitted through a frame relay network.
Quality of Service
QoS
RMON
Remote Network
Monitoring
SNMP specification whereby a standards-based
management stattion gathers protocol statistics
from RMON-compliant devices.
RMON MIB
A standard based on the simple network
management protocol (SNMP) for the remote
monitoring management information base.
Remote Alarm Indication
Occurs when the remote unit experiences LOS or
LOFA, or when the remote is receiving an AIS
from the local unit.
RAI
Ready To Send
A signal used by a DTE to indicate that it wants to
send data. In a multi-drop network, used to turn
carrier on the modem ON and OFF.
RTS
Request For Comment
RFC1212, RFC1215, etc. on Internet Standard
RFC
route
A logical path through a network from the
transmitting equipment to the receiving
equipment. The path can go through several
nodes.
router/routing
An OSI Layer 3 device that can decide which of
several paths network traffic will follow based on
some optimality metric. Routers forward packets
from one network to another, based on networklayer information.
Routing is the process of finding a path to the
destination host. In large networks, routing is very
complex because of the many potential
intermediate destinations a packet might have to
transverse before reaching its destination.
routing table
A table stored in a router or some other
internetworking device that keeps track of routes
to particular network devices and sometimes the
metrics associated with the routes.
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Receiver Signal Element
Timing
The line used for receiving data.
Used by the DCE to provide DTE with the timing
information for data transfer.
RxD
RxCLK
Ring Indicator
Used by the DCE modem to tell the DTE that the
phone is ringing and that data will be forthcoming.
RI
service level
The minimum measurable criteria for network
performance and availability agreed upon by the
enterprise and the service provider.
Serial Line Interface
Protocol
Internet protocol used to run IP over serial lines
such as telephone circuits or RS-232 cables which
interconnect two systems. SLIP is now being
replaced by PPP.
SLIP
Systems Network
Architecture
IBM’s high-level protocol for communications
between its mainframes, peripherals and other
equipment.
SNA
Simple Network
Management Protocol
The Internet network management protocol. It
provides a means to monitor and set network
configuration and runtime parameters.
SNMP
Switched Virtual Circuit
A dynamically signalled logical end-to-end
connection between two end-points in a network,
established by the user as needed and lasting only
for the duration of the call.
SVC
T1
North American digital transmission hierarchy. T1
is a transmission rate of 1.544 Mbps on T1
communication lines. A T1 facility carries a
1.544Mbps digital signal. Also referred to as digital
signal level 1 (DS-1).
Test Mode
A signal used by DCE to indicate that it is testing
itself in response to a local or remote loopback
signal from a DCE.
TM
Transmission Control
Protocol/Internet Protocol
Two of the best-known protocols in a suite of
protocols which support world-wide internetworks.
TCP corresponds to Layer 4 (the transport layer)
of the OSI reference model and provides reliable
transmission of data. IP corresponds to layer 3
(the network layer) and provides connectionless
datagram service.
TCP/IP
Transmit Data
The line used for transmitting data.
TxD
transmit timing loss
Occurs when then DSU stops receiving the
transmit clock signal from the network.
TxC
Loss
transmit data loss
(no transitions)
Occurs when transmit data coming to the DSU
from the DTE consists of all ones or all zeros.
TxD
Loss
Transmit Signal Element
Timing
Used by the DTE to provide DCE with the timing
information for data transfer.
TxCLK
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Glossary of Frame Relay Terms
Time-Division Multiplexing
A method of transmission which relies on
providing bandwidth based on fixed time slots or
channels.
TDM
Virtual Circuit
A communication link (voice or data) that appears
to the user to be a dedicated point-to-point circuit.
A virtual circuit is referred to as a logical, rather
than a physical path, for a call.
VC
Virtual Circuit Connection
A logical connection used to connect end-system
devices to each other in a connection oriented
network. A VCC may be a PVC, SVC, or an SPVC.
VCC
W
Wide Area Network
A network which encompasses interconnectivity
between devices over a wide geographic area.
Such areas require public rights-of-way and
operate over long distances.
WAN
X
X.25
A CCITT recommendation that specifies the
interface between user data terminal equipment
(DTE) and packet-switching data circuitterminating equipment (DCE); the physical and
message protocol for packet switched data.
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