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ATLAS 800PLUS

USER MANUAL

Part Number 1200226L1

61200226L1-1A September 1998

TRADEMARKS:

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P.O. Box 140000

Huntsville, AL 35814-4000

(256) 963-8000

© 1998 ADTRAN, Inc.

All Rights Reserved.

Printed in U.S.A.

ABOUT THIS MANUAL

The ATLAS 800PLUS system consists of the Base Unit and one or more modules. Each ATLAS 800PLUS option module includes its own User Manual, containing specific information about installing, configuring, and testing the module.

This manual includes information you need to install, configure, test, and troubleshoot an ATLAS 800PLUS system, often referring you to the individual module manual when applicable.

This manual is arranged so you can quickly and easily find the information you need. The following is an overview of the contents of this manual:

Introduction

Chapter 1, Introduction on page 1-1, familiarizes you with the ATLAS 800PLUS unit and provides some sample ATLAS 800PLUS applications.

Getting Started

Chapter 2, Installation on page 2-1, describes the rear panel layout and how to install the ATLAS 800PLUS.

Chapter 3, Operation on page 3-1, describes the front panel layout and the different ways to operate the ATLAS 800PLUS.

Reference Information

Chapter 4, Front Panel Operation and Menu Structure on page 4-1, describes how to navigate the front panel. This chapter also describes each option accessible through the front panel.

Chapter 5, Using the Terminal Menu on page 5-1, describes how to navigate the terminal menus. This chapter also describes each option you can access through the terminal menus.

Working with the ATLAS 800PLUS

Chapter 6, Creating a Dedicated Map on page 6-1, provides step-by-step instruction on how to use the Dedicated Map commands.

Chapter 7, Creating a Dial Plan on page 7-1, provides step-by-step instructions on how to create a dial plan for ATLAS.

Chapter 8, Updating Firmware on page 8-1, provides step-by-step instruction on how to update the ATLAS 800PLUS firmware.

Chapter 9, SNMP Management on page 9-1, describes how to control the ATLAS 800PLUS via SNMP.

Chapter 10, ADTRAN Utilities on page 10-1, describes the Telnet, VT 100, and TFTP Server programs delivered with ATLAS 800PLUS.

Appendices

Appendix A, System Event Logging on page A-1, describes the events ATLAS 800PLUS monitors.

Appendix B, Troubleshooting on page B-1 describes how to diagnose different problems you may experience with the ATLAS 800PLUS.

Appendix C, Warranty and Technical Support Information on page C-1, describes your warranty and how to contact technical support.

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FCC regulations require that the following information be provided to the customer in this manual:

1.This equipment complies with Part 68 of the FCC rules. The required label is affixed to the bottom of the chassis.

2.An FCC compliant telephone cord and modular plug are provided with this equipment. This equipment is designed to be connected to the telephone network or premises wiring using a compatible modular jack which is Part 68 compliant. See Installation Instructions for details.

3.If your telephone equipment (ATLAS) causes harm to the telephone network, the telephone company may discontinue your service temporarily. If possible, they will notify you in advance. But if advance notice isn’t practical, you will be notified as soon as possible. You will be advised of your right to file a complaint with the FCC.

4.Your telephone company may make changes in its facilities, equipment, operations, or procedures that could affect the proper operation of your equipment. If they do, you will be given advance notice to give you an opportunity to maintain uninterrupted service.

5.If you experience trouble with this equipment (ATLAS), please contact ADTRAN at (205) 963-8000 for repair/ warranty information. The telephone company may ask you to disconnect this equipment from the network until the problem has been corrected, or until you are sure the equipment is not malfunctioning.

6.This unit contains no user-serviceable parts.

7.The following information may be required when applying to your local telephone company for leased line facilities.

Service Type

REN/SOC

FIC

USOC

1.544 Mbps - SF

6.0N

04DU9-BN

RJ48C

1.544 Mbps - SF and B8ZS

6.0N

04DU9-DN

RJ48C

1.544 Mbps - ESF

6.0N

04DU9-1KN

RJ48C

1.544 Mbps - ESF and B8ZS

6.0N

04DU9-1SN

RJ48C

ISDN

6.0N

04DU9-ISN

RJ48C

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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE STATEMENT

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio frequencies. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.

Shielded cables must be used with this unit to ensure compliance with Class A FCC limits.

Change or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

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AFFIDAVIT REQUIREMENTS FOR CONNECTION TO DIGITAL SERVICES

An affidavit is required to be given to the telephone company whenever digital terminal equipment without encoded analog content and billing protection is used to transmit digital signals containing encoded analog content which are intended for eventual conversion into voiceband analog signals and transmitted on the network.

The affidavit shall affirm that either no encoded analog content or billing information is being transmitted or that the output of the device meets Part 68 encoded analog content or billing protection specifications.

End user/customer will be responsible to file an affidavit with the local exchange carrier when connecting unprotected customer premise equipment (CPE) to 1.544 Mbps or subrate digital services.

Until such time as subrate digital terminal equipment is registered for voice applications, the affidavit requirement for subrate services is waived.

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AFFIDAVIT FOR CONNECTION OF CUSTOMER PREMISES EQUIPMENT TO 1.544 MBPS AND/ OR SUBRATE DIGITAL SERVICES

For the work to be performed in the certified territory of ________________________(telco name)

State of ________________

County of ________________

I, _____________________________ (name), _____________________

(business address), ____________________ (telephone number) being

duly sworn, state:

I have responsibility for the operation and maintenance of the terminal equipment to be connected to 1.544 Mbps and/or ________ subrate digital services. The terminal equipment to be connected complies with Part 68 of the FCC rules except for the encoded analog content and billing protection specifications. With respect to encoded analog content and billing protection:

( ) I attest that all operations associated with the establishment, maintenance, and adjustment of the digital CPE with respect to analog content and encoded billing protection information continuously complies with Part 68 of the FCC Rules and Regulations.

( ) The digital CPE does not transmit digital signals containing encoded analog content or billing information which is intended to be decoded within the telecommunications network.

( ) The encoded analog content and billing protection is factory set and is not under the control of the customer.

I attest that the operator(s)/maintainer(s) of the digital CPE responsible for the establishment, maintenance, and adjustment of the encoded analog content and billing information has (have) been trained to perform these functions by successfully having completed one of the following (check appropriate blocks):

( ) A. A training course provided by the manufacturer/grantee of the equipment used to encode analog signals; or

( ) B. A training course provided by the customer or authorized representative, using training materials and instructions provided by the manufacturer/grantee of the equipment used to encode analog signals; or

( ) C. An independent training course (e.g., trade school or technical institution) recognized by the manufacturer/grantee of the equipment used to encode analog signals; or

( ) D. In lieu of the preceding training requirements, the operator(s)/maintainer(s) is (are) under the control of a supervisor trained in accordance with _________ (circle one) above.

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I agree to provide ______________________ (telco’s name) with proper documentation to demonstrate compliance with the information as provided in the preceding paragraph, if so requested.

_________________________________Signature

_________________________________Title

_________________________________ Date

Transcribed and sworn to before me

This ________ day of ________, 199___

_________________________________

Notary Public

My commission expires:

_________________________________

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CANADIAN EQUIPMENT LIMITATIONS

The Industry Canada Certification label identifies certified equipment. This certification means that the equipment meets certain telecommunications network protective, operational, and safety requirements. 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. In some cases, the company's inside wiring associated with a single line individual service may be extended by means of a certified connector assembly (telephone extension cord). 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 made by an authorized Canadian maintenance facility 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 waterpipe system, if present, are connected together. This precaution may be particularly important in rural areas.

Users should not attempt to make such connections themselves, but should contact the appropriate electric inspection authority, or an electrician, as appropriate.

The Load Number (LN) assigned to each terminal device denotes the percentage of the total load to be connected to a telephone loop which is used by the device, to prevent overloading. The termination on a loop may consist of any combination of devices subject only to the equipment that the total of the LNs of all devices does not exceed 100.

The ringer equivalence number (REN) assigned to each terminal adapter is used to determine the total number of devices that may be connected to each circuit. The sum of the RENs from all devices in the circuit should not exceed a total of 5.0.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures ................................................................................................................................................

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List of Tables...............................................................................................................................................

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Chapter 1

1-1

Product Overview.........................................................................................................................................

1-1

ATLAS 800 PLUS Base Unit ........................................................................................................................

1-1

Frame Relay......................................................................................................................................

1-2

Dedicated and Switched Connection Maps in a Single Platform.............................................

1-3

Signaling Conversion for Maximum Interoperability................................................................

1-3

Flexible Network Management and Maintainability .................................................................

1-4

Digital Access Cross-Connect System (DACS) ...........................................................................

1-4

T1 Bandwidth Manager ..................................................................................................................

1-5

ISDN Access Switch ........................................................................................................................

1-5

WAN Overbooking .........................................................................................................................

1-5

ATLAS 800PLUS Features ..........................................................................................................................

1-6

 

1-6

 

1-6

 

1-6

 

1-7

 

1-7

 

1-7

 

1-7

 

1-7

Chapter 2

2-1

Before Installing the ATLAS 800PLUS......................................................................................................

2-1

Contents of ADTRAN Shipments...............................................................................................................

2-1

Customer Provides .......................................................................................................................................

2-1

Checking the Power Connection ................................................................................................................

2-1

Grounding Instructions................................................................................................................................

2-2

Rear Panel

2-2

Control In/Chain In ........................................................................................................................

2-3

................................................................................................................................

2-3

Control Out/Chain Out..................................................................................................................

2-4

................................................................................................................................

2-4

Network Connection.......................................................................................................................

2-5

................................................................................................................................

2-5

Ethernet 10BaseT Connection ........................................................................................................

2-6

................................................................................................................................

2-6

MON (Monitor)................................................................................................................................

2-6

Option Slot ............................................................................................................................Arrangement

2-7

Installing Modules ........................................................................................................................................

2-7

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Power Up Testing And Initialization .........................................................................................................

2-7

Self-Test .............................................................................................................................................

2-7

Chapter 3 Operation ..................................................................................................................................

3-1

Front Panel Layout........................................................................................................................................

3-1

LCD Window ...................................................................................................................................

3-1

Enter...................................................................................................................................................

3-1

Up and Down Arrows.....................................................................................................................

3-1

Cancel ................................................................................................................................................

3-1

Numeric Keypad..............................................................................................................................

3-1

Shift ....................................................................................................................................................

3-2

Operation Keys.................................................................................................................................

3-3

System LED Description.................................................................................................................

3-3

Channel Service Unit (CSU) Status ...............................................................................................

3-4

Module Status LEDs..............................................................................................................

3-4

Operating the ATLAS 800 PLUS.................................................................................................................

3-5

Getting Started Using Terminal Menus........................................................................................

3-5

Telnet .........................................................................................................................................

3-6

VT-100 Operation ....................................................................................................................

3-7

T-Watch Pro..............................................................................................................................

3-8

Chapter 4 Front Panel Operation and Menu Structure.......................................................................

4-1

Navigating the Front Panel ............................................................................................................

4-2

Data Field..................................................................................................................................

4-2

Status Field ...............................................................................................................................

4-2

Select and Activate a Menu Item...........................................................................................

4-2

Set the Data Field.....................................................................................................................

4-2

Exit Any Menu Field Operation Or Display........................................................................

4-2

Front Panel Main Menu................................................................................................................................

4-3

Status Menu ......................................................................................................................................

4-4

Configuration Menu........................................................................................................................

4-5

Utility Menu .....................................................................................................................................

4-6

Alarm (ALRM) Menu......................................................................................................................

4-9

Chapter 5 Using the Terminal Menu......................................................................................................

5-1

ATLAS 800PLUS Terminal Menu Structure............................................................................................

5-1

Navigating the Terminal Menu...................................................................................................................

5-2

Menu Path.........................................................................................................................................

5-2

Window Panes .................................................................................................................................

5-2

Right Window Pane Notation........................................................................................................

5-5

Using the Keyboard Keys ...............................................................................................................

5-5

Getting Help .....................................................................................................................................

5-7

System Information.......................................................................................................................................

5-7

System Status .................................................................................................................................................

5-9

System Configuration.................................................................................................................................

5-12

System Utility ..............................................................................................................................................

5-18

Modules ........................................................................................................................................................

5-23

ATLAS 800PLUS Controller T1/PRI Submenu Items............................................................

5-25

Dedicated Maps .............................................................................................................................

5-28

Dial Plan..........................................................................................................................................

5-33

Global Parameters .................................................................................................................

5-39

Interface Configuration.................................................................................................................

5-41

Quad T1/PRI Module Interface Configuration.........................................................................

5-41

Quad T1/PRI Module (Network Termination/PRI)........................................................

5-41

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Quad T1/PRI Module (User Termination/PRI)...............................................................

5-46

 

Quad T1/PRI Module (User Termination/RBS) ..............................................................

5-48

Quad Nx56/64 Module Interface Configuration......................................................................

5-49

 

Quad Nx56/64 Module (User Termination) .....................................................................

5-50

Octal BRI Module Configuration ................................................................................................

5-50

 

Octal BRI Module (Network Termination)........................................................................

5-50

 

Octal BRI Module (User Termination) ...............................................................................

5-51

Chapter 6

Creating a Dedicated Map .....................................................................................................

6-1

Overview........................................................................................................................................................

 

 

6-1

Dedicated Map Design ...................................................................................................................

6-1

Chapter 7

Creating a Dial Plan................................................................................................................

7-1

Overview........................................................................................................................................................

 

 

7-1

Understanding the Application.....................................................................................................

7-1

Understanding the Dial Plan .........................................................................................................

7-2

Configure the Ports .........................................................................................................................

7-2

Plan the Dial Plan ...........................................................................................................................

7-3

Implement the Dial Plan.................................................................................................................

7-5

Chapter 8

Updating Firmware .................................................................................................................

8-1

Firmware Updating ......................................................................................................................................

8-1

XMODEM Firmware Updating ..................................................................................................................

8-1

Update Firmware Using XMODEM .............................................................................................

8-1

Update Firmware Using TFTP ......................................................................................................

8-4

Chapter 9

SNMP Management................................................................................................................

9-1

Understanding SNMP..................................................................................................................................

9-1

Basic Components ...........................................................................................................................

9-1

 

Network Manager ...................................................................................................................

9-1

 

MIB ............................................................................................................................................

9-1

Traps ...............................................................................................................................................................

 

 

9-2

Defining a Trap Destination List ................................................................................................................

9-2

Filtering Traps ...............................................................................................................................................

9-2

Standard Traps ..............................................................................................................................................

9-2

DS1 Traps .......................................................................................................................................................

 

 

9-3

DS1 Alarm Traps...........................................................................................................................................

9-3

DS1 Alert Traps .............................................................................................................................................

9-5

Chapter 10 ADTRAN Utilities.................................................................................................................

10-1

Utilities delivered with the ATLAS 800PLUS........................................................................................

10-1

Telnet ...............................................................................................................................................

10-1

 

Menu Options ........................................................................................................................

10-1

VT-100 .............................................................................................................................................

10-3

 

Menu Options ........................................................................................................................

10-3

 

Options Menu ........................................................................................................................

10-4

TFTP Server ....................................................................................................................................

10-4

 

Menu Options ........................................................................................................................

10-5

 

Saving the Current Configuration to a TFTP Server........................................................

10-6

 

To retrieve the configuration from a TFTP server............................................................

10-7

Appendix A

System Event Logging .......................................................................................................

A-1

Appendix B

Troubleshooting..................................................................................................................

B-1

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Appendix C Warranty and Technical Support Information

..............................................................C-1

Index ......................................................................................................................................................

Index-1

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List of Figures

Figure 1-1.

Point-to-Point Circuit..............................................................................................................

1-2

Figure 1-2. Frame Relay Circuit ................................................................................................................

1-3

Figure 1-3. Digital Access Cross-Connect System (DACS) ...................................................................

1-4

Figure 1-4. T1 Bandwidth Management ..................................................................................................

1-5

Figure 1-5.

WAN Overbooking .................................................................................................................

1-6

Figure 2-1.

ATLAS 800PLUS Rear Panel.................................................................................................

2-3

Figure 2-2.

ATLAS 800PLUS Slot Designation (Rear View) ................................................................

2-7

Figure 3-1.

ATLAS 800PLUS Front Panel Layout..................................................................................

3-2

Figure 3-2. Example of Basic Front Panel Menu Navigation................................................................

3-5

Figure 4-1. Front Panel LCD ......................................................................................................................

4-1

Figure 4-2. Front Panel Menu Tree ...........................................................................................................

4-3

Figure 5-1. Top-Level Terminal Menu .....................................................................................................

5-4

Figure 5-2. System Information Menu .....................................................................................................

5-7

Figure 5-3. System Status Menu................................................................................................................

5-9

Figure 5-4. System Configuration Menu................................................................................................

5-12

Figure 5-5. System Utility Menu .............................................................................................................

5-18

Figure 5-6. View Self-test Log..................................................................................................................

5-22

Figure 5-7.

Modules Menu.......................................................................................................................

5-23

Figure 5-8. Dedicated Maps Menu .........................................................................................................

5-29

Figure 5-9.

Trunk Conditioning ..............................................................................................................

5-31

Figure 5-10. Dial Plan Menu ......................................................................................................................

5-33

Figure 6-1. Dedicated Map Overview Example......................................................................................

6-1

Figure 6-2. Slot 0 Module Configuration Menu......................................................................................

6-2

Figure 6-3. Completed Dedicated Map....................................................................................................

6-4

Figure 7-1.

Case 1: PSTN Connection......................................................................................................

7-1

Figure 7-2.

Case 2: Point-to-Point ............................................................................................................

7-1

Figure 7-3. Remote Access and Video Conferencing Setup ..................................................................

7-2

Figure 7-4. Completed Network Map ......................................................................................................

7-6

Figure 7-5. Completed User Map..............................................................................................................

7-7

Figure 8-1. Update Firmware Menu Interface ........................................................................................

8-2

Figure 8-2. Update Firmware Menu Interface ........................................................................................

8-5

Figure 10-1. Add New Dialog Box............................................................................................................

10-2

Figure 10-2. Edit Entry Dialog Box ...........................................................................................................

10-2

Figure 10-3. Port Settings Dialog Box.......................................................................................................

10-4

Figure 10-4. TFTP Server Interface ...........................................................................................................

10-5

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List of Tables

Table 2-1.

Control In/Chain In Pinout ...................................................................................................

2-4

Table 2-2.

Control Out/Chain Out Pinout ............................................................................................

2-5

Table 2-3.

Network Pinout ......................................................................................................................

2-6

Table 2-4.

Ethernet 10BaseT Pinout ........................................................................................................

2-6

Table 6-1.

Connections..............................................................................................................................

6-2

Table 7-1.

Network Terminations ...........................................................................................................

7-4

Table 7-2.

User Termination ....................................................................................................................

7-5

Table 9-1.

Trap Destination List ..............................................................................................................

9-2

Table 9-2.

Standard Trap ..........................................................................................................................

9-3

Table 9-3.

DS1 SNMP Traps ....................................................................................................................

9-4

Table 9-4.

DS1 Current Alert SNMP Trap .............................................................................................

9-5

Table 9-5.

Total Alert Traps .....................................................................................................................

9-6

Table A-1.

Source: System .......................................................................................................................

A-2

Table A-2.

Source: Switchboard ..............................................................................................................

A-3

Table A-3.

Source: Nx 56/64 ...................................................................................................................

A-3

Table A-4.

Source Time ............................................................................................................................

A-4

Table A-5.

Source: Ethernet......................................................................................................................

A-6

Table A-6.

Source: ISDN ..........................................................................................................................

A-6

Table A-7.

ISDN Cause Codes ................................................................................................................

A-9

Table A-8.

Cause Code Log Entries ......................................................................................................

A-11

Table A-9.

Source: ISDN L2 Messages .................................................................................................

A-11

Table A-10.

Source: ISDN Call Control Messages ................................................................................

A-11

Table A-11.

Source: ISDN Information Elements .................................................................................

A-12

Table B-1.

Troubleshooting ......................................................................................................

............... B-1

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Introduction

PRODUCT OVERVIEW

The ATLAS 800PLUS is a modular, highly scalable platform that provides robust solutions for the wide area communication needs of medium-to-large corporations and network access providers. ATLAS is an Integrated Access System with the most extensive support of dedicated bandwidth management and access switching in the industry.

The ATLAS 800PLUS is a high performance version of the ATLAS 800. The

ATLAS 800PLUS contains a high-performance CPU, more memory, and powerful communications drivers which allow the support of optional applications such as frame relay.

With the ATLAS 800 PLUS, you can consolidate your voice, data, and video applications into a single platform while optimizing wide area bandwidth and reduc-

ing equipment costs. The ATLAS 800PLUS architecture and the chassis’ eight expansion slots allow for a variety of modules, making it one of the most versatile access systems on the market. With the appropriate modules installed, the

ATLAS 800PLUS functions as follows:

A Frame Relay Switch

A Digital Access Cross-Connect System (DACS)

A T1 Bandwidth Manager

An ISDN Access Switch

A Remote Access Manager

ATLAS 800 PLUS BASE UNIT

The ATLAS 800PLUS architecture includes a packet switching and a circuit switching bussing scheme. The result is a highly scalable system capable of supporting bandwidth requirements up to 34 T1/E1 or Primary Rate ISDN (PRI) circuits. Designed for standalone, rackmount, or wallmount installations, the

ATLAS 800PLUS Base Unit provides two network interfaces, each independently configurable for T1, DSX-1, or PRI operation. Eight expansion slots accommodate hot-swappable modules for a variety of applications. A 10BaseT connection for

remote access and network management is standard with the ATLAS 800PLUS Base Unit.

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The modules include the following:

Quad Nx 56/64 Module

Quad T1/PRI Module

Octal Basic Rate ISDN Module

T3 Module

Async-232 Module

Modem-16 Module

Frame Relay

Frame relay is a packet-switched service that allows efficient transfer of bursty traffic in a WAN environment. It offers lower-cost data transfer when compared to typical point-to-point applications. Using virtual connections within the frame relay network and combining those into a single physical connection at each location results in lower cost. Frame relay providers use a frame relay switch to route the data on each virtual circuit to the appropriate destination. Figures 1-1 and 1-2 illustrate a conversion from a typical point-to-point application to a frame relay application.

Router

Frac T1

PBX

 

ATLAS 800PLUS

 

PBX

Frac T1

Router

 

 

 

Router

PBX

Frac T1

Router

PBX

Figure 1-1. Point-to-Point Circuit

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Frac T1

Frame

Relay

Figure 1-2. Frame Relay Circuit

The Frame Relay/Router upgrade option adds the capability for the ATLAS series of Integrated Access Devices to act as a voice/data FRAD, a frame relay switch, and an IP router in addition to the current available bandwidth manager and switch applications.

Dedicated and Switched Connection Maps in a Single Platform

The ATLAS 800PLUS allocates dedicated bandwidth according to any of up to five unique connection maps. Any DS0 on any T1 circuit can be mapped to any other DS0 on up to 34 T1 circuits in the system. Dedicated Connection Maps can be invoked manually or implemented automatically based on the time of day and day of the week.

Additionally, the ATLAS 800PLUS can be configured to switch dialup calls to specific ports or DS0s based on the number that is dialed. Switched connection mapping is supported for dial calls placed over basic rate ISDN, primary rate ISDN, or channelized T1.

Signaling Conversion for Maximum Interoperability

The ATLAS 800PLUS can convert between Robbed Bit Signaling and ISDN

D channel signaling, giving you the flexibility to get the speed and reliability of ISDN, while preserving your investment in non-ISDN equipment. ATLAS can also convert between D4 and ESF frame formats as well as AMI and B8ZS line coding, providing interoperability with legacy equipment.

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Flexible Network Management and Maintainability

Several network management methods are available for the ATLAS 800PLUS, including SNMP support. VT 100 and Telnet are also offered, providing detailed system configuration through an easy-to-use menu system. The terminal interface is secured by six levels of password protection with varying degrees of management privileges. The terminal interface is accessed locally or remotely using either the EIA-232 Chain In port on the rear of the unit or the Telnet interface. The 10BaseT interface on the Base Unit provides an Ethernet connection for SNMP and Telnet connections.

Additionally, T-Watch PRO, ADTRAN’s Microsoft® Windows®-based GUI management system can allow end-to-end management with downstream ADTRAN T1 products. User configurations can be preserved in non-volatile memory and duplicated for managing multiple ATLAS implementations. ATLAS also supports FLASH upgrades for future enhancements. You can remotely download software using TFTP or XMODEM.

The front panel contains a 2x16 character backlit LCD display and an extensive array of LEDs for alarm and status information pertaining to the system and the individual modules. A front panel keypad allows navigation through the menu system and access to system testing.

Several test capabilities allow you to diagnose the health of your T1, PRI, or BRI circuits without additional test equipment. Standard Bantam test jacks located on the rear panel also allow you to use external test equipment to monitor traffic. Tests include local, remote, and V.54 loopbacks utilizing the 511, QRSS, all zeros, and all ones test patterns.

Digital Access Cross-Connect System (DACS)

Inherent in the ATLAS 800PLUS architecture is the ability to cross connect, or DACS, up to thirty-four T1 circuits. DACSing allows the assignment and redistribution, or grooming, of any DS0 on any T1 circuit to any other DS0 on any of the thirty-four T1 circuits in the system. For optimizing network resources, any of five dedicated connection maps can be invoked manually or automatically, based on the time of day and day of the week (see Figure 1-3).

Figure 1-3. Digital Access Cross-Connect System (DACS)

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T1 Bandwidth Manager

As a T1 Bandwidth Manager, ATLAS 800PLUS combines the functions of a T1 CSU/DSU, an intelligent channel bank, a T1 Multiplexer, and DACS into a single platform. The Bandwidth Manager supports a wide range of data applications including T1 “drop and insert,” channel grooming, and wide area data transport. ATLAS is ideal for point-to-point configurations or access to public networks. For optimization of existing equipment and network resources, ATLAS can be paired with ADTRAN’s TSU product offerings to support a variety of data and analog voice applications (see Figure 1-4).

Figure 1-4. T1 Bandwidth Management

ISDN Access Switch

The ATLAS 800PLUS includes an advanced access architecture for switching dialup calls to specific ports or DS0s. As an access switch functioning in a user-to-user network and user-to-user mode, ATLAS consolidates multiple basic rate ISDN (BRI) connections onto T1/PRI access lines. Additionally, BRI-to-BRI, BRI-to-PRI, and PRI-to-PRI switching are supported. ATLAS also converts between ISDN D channel (PRI or BRI) and T1 robbed bit signaling, allowing a non-ISDN PBX to access a more efficient ISDN facility. For network optimization, when bandwidth is not being used for switched applications such as video conferencing, switched connection mapping dynamically allocates bandwidth to the PB for voice traffic. Call Filtering allows you to program the call types that will be answered and/or originated on a per-user basis.

WAN Overbooking

The WAN Overbooking feature of ATLAS 800PLUS allows you to oversubscribe switched bandwidth for situations where simultaneous access to the network by every subscriber is not required. WAN Overbooking reduces telecommunications expenses while still giving your subscriber base the connectivity they require.

Local subscriber-to-subscriber connections are made without accessing the network at all, resulting in even more efficient use of wide area bandwidth (see Figure 1-5 on page 1-6).

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Figure 1-5. WAN Overbooking

ATLAS 800PLUS FEATURES

Configuration and Management

VT 100 Emulation

T-Watch PRO, Microsoft Windows based GUI

SNMP, per MIB II (RFC1213), DS1 MIB (RFC1406), and ADTRAN private MIBs

Telnet

LCD Front Panel

Six levels of password protection and privileges

Software Upgrade

Flash Memory

TFTP Download

XMODEM via control port

Signaling Support

ISDN D Channel

Robbed bit, E&M, Ground Start, Loop Start

Convert between Robbed Bit Signaling and ISDN D Channel

Direct Inward Dialing

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ISDN Switch Types

5ESS™, DMS-100™, National ISDN

Dedicated Connection Maps

Up to five connection maps

Time of day/day of week configurable

Preserves signaling through cross-connect

No effect on non-configured channels

Switched Connection Maps

Inbound and outbound call filtering and blocking

Testing

Local and remote: payload/line, V.54

Patterns: 511, QRSS, all ones, all zeros

Performance Monitoring

Error counts: ES, SES, UAS, %AS, %EFSEC, Alarms, Error Rates

Reports: Information stored for last 24 hours in 15 minute increments

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BEFORE INSTALLING THE ATLAS 800PLUS

Carefully inspect the ATLAS 800PLUS unit for shipping damage. If you suspect damage, file a claim immediately with the carrier and then contact ADTRAN Technical Support (see “Warranty and Technical Support Information” on page C- 1). If possible, keep the original shipping container for returning the

ATLAS 800PLUS for repair or for verification of damage during shipment.

CONTENTS OF ADTRAN SHIPMENTS

The following items are included in the ADTRAN shipment:

The ATLAS 800PLUS Base Unit

The ATLAS 800PLUS User Manual

Power cord

Network cables (2)

Rackmount brackets (left and right)

RJ-45 to DB-25 adapter (modem and direct)

RJ-45 control port cable (1)

DSX-1 crossover cable (1)

RJ-48 to DB-15 adapter (1)

ADTRAN Utilities diskettes (3)

CUSTOMER PROVIDES

You must supply the 10BaseT cable.

CHECKING THE POWER CONNECTION

Each ATLAS 800PLUS is equipped with a detachable 8-foot power cord with a three-prong plug which connects to a grounded power receptacle.

Power to the ATLAS 800PLUS must be from a grounded 115 VAC, 60 Hz or 220

VAC, 50-60 Hz source.

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GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS

This section provides grounding instruction information from the Underwriters' Laboratory UL 1459 Standard for Safety: Telephone Equipment, of September 20, 1993.

An equipment grounding conductor that is not smaller in size than the ungrounded branch-circuit supply conductors is to be installed as part of the circuit that supplies the product or system. Bare, covered, or insulated grounding conductors are acceptable. Individually covered or insulated equipment grounding conductors shall have a continuous outer finish that is either green, or green with one or more yellow stripes. The equipment grounding conductor is to be connected to ground at the service equipment.

The attachment-plug receptacles in the vicinity of the product or system are all to be of a grounding type, and the equipment grounding conductors serving these receptacles are to be connected to earth ground at the service equipment.

A supplementary equipment grounding conductor shall be installed between the product or system and ground that is in addition to the equipment grounding conductor in the power supply cord.

The supplementary equipment grounding conductor shall not be smaller in size than the ungrounded branch-circuit supply conductors. The supplementary equipment grounding conductor shall be connected to the product at the terminal provided, and shall be connected to ground in a manner that will retain the ground connection when the product is unplugged from the receptacle. The connection to ground of the supplementary equipment grounding conductor shall be in compliance with the rules for terminating bonding jumpers at Part K or Article 250 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70. Termination of the supplementary equipment grounding conductor is permitted to be made to building steel, to a metal electrical raceway system, or to any grounded item that is permanently and reliably connected to the electrical service equipment ground.

Bare, covered, or insulated grounding conductors are acceptable. A covered or insulated grounding conductor shall have a continuous outer finish that is either green, or green with one or more yellow stripes.

REAR PANEL

The ATLAS 800PLUS unit is equipped with eight slots in the rear panel to house modules which provide a variety of additional resources and data ports. All slots are functionally identical except slots 7 and 8. These slots also accommodate an optional power supply for redundancy (see Figure 2-1 on page 2-3).

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Control/Chain

 

 

NTWK1

 

 

Out

 

 

RJ-48C Connection

 

Connects to Chain

 

 

Port

 

In of another unit

10 Base T

MON (Monitor)

NTWK2

 

Control/

 

 

 

 

 

RJ-48C Connection

Bantam test jack

RJ-48C Connection

 

Chain In

 

 

Port

 

Port

 

Interface of

 

 

 

 

Power Switch

Chain In

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAUTION: MAINTENANCE TO BE PERFORMED BY TRAINED SERVICE PERSONNEL ONLY

CAUTION:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTROL

 

 

 

 

REMOVE POWER CORD PRIOR TO

 

 

 

 

REMOVAL OF POWER SUPPLY

/CHAIN

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN

OUT

10 BASE T

 

MON

NTWK 1 NTWK 2

 

1

 

 

5

 

I

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

6

 

O

 

 

 

90-130/190-240VAC

 

 

 

4A/2A, 50/60 HZ

3

7

 

 

4

8

 

4A/25OV SLOBLO

 

CAUTION-RISK OF

 

CAUTION: FOR CONTINUED PROTECTION

 

SUPPLAMENTAL EARTH GROUND MUST BE CONNECTED

AGAINST RISK OF FIRE REPLACE ONLY

ALL EMPTY SLOTS MUST BE COVERED WITH BLANK PANELS

ELECTRIC SHOCK

PRIOR TO CONNECTION OF TELECOMMUNICATION WIRING

WITH SAME TYPE AND RATING OF FUSE.

 

Blank panel covering an

 

 

Supplemental

unused option slot

 

 

earth ground lug

Figure 2-1. ATLAS 800PLUS Rear Panel

Control In/Chain In

The Control In/Chain In port is an EIA-232 port for connection to a computer or modem (control in) or to another ATLAS 800PLUS unit (Chain In). See Table 2-1 on page 2-4 for a description of the pinout.

The control port input provides the following functions:

EIA-232 input from a PC or a modem for control of the ATLAS 800PLUS

Chain input

2400, 9600, 19200, or 38400 bps operation

Acts as input for PC control or as input for a chained connection

Interface for flash memory software downloads using XMODEM

Connection

The Control In/Chain In connection is as follows:

Connector type

RJ-48C

Part number

AMP# 555164-2

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Table 2-1. Control In/Chain In Pinout

PIN

NAME

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

1

GND

Ground - connected to unit chassis

2

RTS

Request to send - flow control

3

RXDATA

Data received by the ATLAS 800PLUS

4

DTR

Data terminal ready

5

TXDATA

Date transmitted by the ATLAS 800PLUS

6

CD

Carrier detect

7

UNUSED

8

CTS

Clear to send - flow control

 

 

 

Control Out/Chain Out

The Control Out/Chain Out is an RJ-48C port used to connect to another

ATLAS 800PLUS Chain In connector. See Table 2-2 on page 2-5 for the control out/ chain out pinout.

The Control Out/Chain Out port output provides the following functions:

EIA-232 output to chain control to other units

2400, 9600, 19200, or 38400 bps operation

Automatic setup; no user input required

Connection

The control out/chain out connection is as follows:

Connector type

RJ-48C

Part number

AMP# 555164-2

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Table 2-2. Control Out/Chain Out Pinout

PIN NAME DESCRIPTION

1

GND

Ground - connected to unit chassis.

Connect to GND of next unit (pin1).

2 UNUSED —

3 TX DATA Data transmitted to chained units by the ATLAS. Connect to RX DATA of the next unit (chain in pin 3).

4 UNUSED —

5 RX DATA Data received from chained units by the ATLAS. Connect to TX DATA of the next unit (chain in pin 5).

6,7,8 UNUSED —

Network Connection

The two eight-position modular jacks labeled NTWK 1 and NTWK 2 provide network connection. Table 2-3 on page 2-6 shows the pinout for the network connectors.

The two Network Interface (NI) ports comply with the applicable ANSI and

AT&T® standards.

The NIs provide the following functions:

AMI or B8ZS coding

Manual line build out

D4 or ESF framing

Network performance monitoring and reporting

Test loopbacks with QRSS generation and checking

Extensive self test

Connection

The network connection is as follows:

Connector type

(USOC) RJ-48C

Part number

AMP# 555164-2

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Table 2-3. Network Pinout

PIN

NAME

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

1

R1 RXDATA-RING

Receive data from the network

2

T1 RXDATA-TIP

Receive data from the network

3

UNUSED

4

R TXDATA-RING

Send data toward the network

5

T TXDATA-TIP

Send data toward the network

6,7,8

UNUSED

 

 

 

Ethernet 10BaseT Connection

The 10BaseT port (RJ-48C) provides an Ethernet LAN connection, which is used for TFTP, SNMP, and Telnet connection. See Table 2-4 on page 2-6 for the pinout.

Connection

The network connection is as follows:

Connector type

(USOC) RJ-48C

Part number

AMP# 555164-2

Table 2-4. Ethernet 10BaseT Pinout

PIN

NAME

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

1

TX1

Transmit Positive

2

TX2

Transmit Negative

3

RX1

Receive Positive

4 & 5

UNUSED

6

RX2

Receive Negative

7 & 8

UNUSED

 

 

 

MON (Monitor)

The MON test jack provides a bridged access jack for non-intrusive monitoring of the T1 circuits receiving data. When connected to this jack, the test equipment should be configured for a bridged termination.

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OPTION SLOT ARRANGEMENT

As viewed from the rear of the ATLAS 800PLUS, the slots are numbered as shown in Figure 2-2. All slots are functionally identical except slots 7 and 8, which also accommodate an optional power supply for redundancy.

SLOT 1

SLOT 2

SLOT 3

SLOT 4

SLOT 5

SLOT 6

SLOT 7

SLOT 8

POWER SUPPLY

Figure 2-2. ATLAS 800PLUS Slot Designation (Rear View)

INSTALLING MODULES

After installing the base ATLAS 800PLUS unit and connecting the required cables, you can install modules. If you need instructions for installing a module, refer to the User Manual for the module you want to install.

POWER UP TESTING AND INITIALIZATION

After installing the base unit and any modules, the ATLAS 800PLUS is ready to be powered up.

When shipped from the factory, the ATLAS 800PLUS is set to factory default conditions. When you power up the unit, it automatically executes a memory self test. You can run a full self test from the front panel and set a pass code (through the UTIL menu) and unit ID (through the CONFIG menu) from the front panel. See “Unit ID” on page 4-6 and “Set Passcode (Front Panel)” on page 4-8 for details.

Self-Test

Upon a power-up, the test LEDs light up and the LCD displays the message Memory Test Now Testing. When the self test is complete with no failures detected, the OK LED lights up and the LCD momentarily displays All Tests Passed. If a failure is detected, a list of failures displays in the LCD window. The full self test procedure consists of the following steps:

1.Board-level tests. The Controller contains an onboard processor which executes a series of tests checking the circuitry on the board.

2.RAM tests; EPROM checksum.

3.TDM map tests.

4.On-board data path. Sending a known test pattern through an on-board loop.

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5.Board-to-board interface test. A test pattern is sent from the controller through a loopback on all other boards and checked on the controller. This verifies the data path, clocks, and control signals

If the front panel indicates a failure, see Troubleshooting on page B-1 to diagnose the problem.

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FRONT PANEL LAYOUT

The ATLAS 800PLUS front panel provides limited control of the unit. You can select and set up the method of connectivity for controlling the unit through the front panel and use it to monitor the operation and status of the unit. Figure 3-1 on page 3-2 identifies the display panels and operation keys.

LCD Window

Displays menu items and messages in two lines by 16 characters in a backlit liquid crystal display (LCD). It also displays alarm and status information.

Enter

Selects active menu items. To select a menu item, press the number of the item. The menu item flashes, indicating it is activated. Press Enter to select the menu item.

Up and Down Arrows

Up and down arrows scroll through and activate the submenu items available in the current menu. When the submenu items are scrolled, the flashing cursor indicates the active parameter.

Cancel

Pressing the Cancel key stops the current activity and returns to the previous menu. Repeat until you reach the desired menu level. When a submenu item displays, press Cancel to exit the current display and return to the previous menu.

Numeric Keypad

The numeric keypad contains the numbers 0 through 9, which you use to activate menu items and enter information (such as the IP address).

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Enter

LCD

Window

Alarm

Clear

 

Module Status

 

Module Status

LEDs

System LED

Up and Down Arrows

Cancel

Home

CSU Status LEDs

Module Slot

Shift Numbers

LCD

Displays menu items and messages

Clear

Clear data/results fields.

 

in 2 lines by 16 characters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cancel

Stops current activity and returns to

CSU Status

Indicate the status of both network

 

the previous menu.

LEDs

interfaces.

 

 

 

 

Home

Returns to the main menu.

Module

LEDs correspond to the option

 

 

Slot Num-

modules installed in the unit.

 

 

bers

 

 

 

 

 

Shift

Provides access to special function

System LED

Indicates the status of the entire

 

keys.

 

ATLAS 800 PLUS.

Enter

Selects active menu items.

Module

Displays the operational condition of

 

 

Status

modules installed in the option slots.

 

 

 

 

Alarm

Quick access to the active alarm

Module

Indicates the status of each module.

 

display menus

Status LEDs

 

 

 

 

 

Up &

Scroll through and activate the submenu items available in the current menu. The flashing

Down

cursor indicates the active parameter.

 

Arrows

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 3-1.

ATLAS 800PLUS Front Panel Layout

Shift

Activate the front panel operation keys (Alarm, Clear, and Home) by first pressing Shift. The next section describes all of the available operation keys.

If you press a key without using Shift, the numbered item becomes active instead of the operation key.

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Operation Keys

Operation keys are ATLAS 800 PLUS front panel keys that perform alternate functions. To activate an operation key, simultaneously press the front panel shift key and the operation key that you want to activate.

To do this...

Press these front panel keys...

 

 

Quickly accesses the active alarm display menus.

Shift + Alarm

(This function can be activated while any other

 

menu item is in use. When you exit the Alarm

 

menu, the unit returns to the same menu that was

 

active when you selected Alarm.)

 

 

 

Clear data/result fields in various menus.

Shift + Clear

 

 

Return to the Main menu from any menu location.

Shift + Home

 

 

System LED Description

The System LED indicates the general status of the entire ATLAS 800PLUS. A green light indicates that conditions are normal. A red light indicates a system problem or alarm condition.

This color light...

Indicates that...

 

 

Green (solid)

No diagnosed system faults were found.

 

 

Green (fast blink)

Flash download is in progress.

 

 

Yellow

Fault was diagnosed, but the condition no longer exists. The

 

condition will be recorded in the system log.

 

 

Red (solid)

An error condition is present with either the power supply or

 

temperature.

 

 

Red (fast blink)

A fatal error occurred during flash download.

 

 

Off

Power is not currently applied to the system.

 

 

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Channel Service Unit (CSU) Status

The CSU Status LEDs indicate the status of both network interfaces.

This color light...

Indicates this CSU status...

 

 

OK (green)

Indicates normal, error-free operation of both network

 

interfaces. If either interface experiences alarms, the OK LED

 

remains off.

 

 

Test (yellow)

Indicates that one of the interfaces is operating in a test mode.

 

This includes a self-test, a test pattern, or a test loopback.

 

When illuminated, this LED also indicates that normal data

 

flow is not occurring in at least one of the module ports.

 

 

Error (flashing red)

The Error LED indicates an error such as BPV (bipolar

 

violation), OOF (out of frame), or CRC (cyclic redundancy

 

check).

 

 

Alarm (red)

Indicates an alarm condition has been detected. When the

 

alarm condition is no longer valid, the OK LED illuminates. To

 

view an alarm condition, select the active alarm menu item or

 

select Alarm by pressing Shift+8. If the alarm conditions have

 

been corrected, you can view the alarm which caused the

 

activation of the Alarm LED under the View History menu.

 

 

Module Status LEDs

The Module Status LEDs display, by row, the operational condition (Status, Online, and Test) of each module installed in the option slots.

This color light...

Indicates this module status...

 

 

Green (solid)

The module is OK.

 

 

Green (blinking)

The module has been disabled by the user.

 

 

Red (solid)

At least one port on the module has an alarm.

 

 

Red (blinking)

The module is enabled, but is not responding to the system controller.

 

 

Off

No module occupies the slot.

 

 

Online

The Online LED indicates that the module is available for use or is currently in use. If the module is manually taken offline, this LED is turned off.

Test (yellow)

One or more ports in a module is in test.

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OPERATING THE ATLAS 800 PLUS

You can access basic setup functions from the ATLAS 800PLUS front panel. To access all of the ATLAS 800PLUS functions, set up a Telnet session or use a VT-100. The following sections provide an overview of the different ways to operate the

ATLAS 800PLUS. After you understand the different ways to operate the ATLAS 800PLUS, you will be ready to configure the unit.

Getting Started Using the Front Panel

With the ATLAS 800PLUS powered-up, the front panel LCD window displays various menu items. To select a menu item, either press the corresponding number on the front panel keypad or press the front panel up and down arrows to scroll to the menu selection. The following steps describe how to set up the Unit ID from the front panel (see also Figure 3-2).

1.Activate Configuration (CONFIG) using the front panel arrow keys or by pressing 2. (The cursor flashes on the number next to the activated selection.) Press Enter.

2.Use the arrow keys to view the submenu items.

3.Select S0) SYSTEM. Press Enter.

4.Activate 2) CHAIN PORT using the arrow keys or by pressing 2. Press Enter.

5.Activate 4) UNIT ID using the arrow keys or by pressing 4. Press Enter.

6.The Unit ID field displays. Type the new Unit ID in this field and press Enter. The new Unit ID is now set.

 

 

 

1)

ETHERNET

 

1)

BAUD RT 9600

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S0) SYSTEM

 

 

 

 

2)

FLOW CTL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2) CONFIG

S1)

 

2)

CHAIN PORT

 

3)

TYPE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

:

 

 

 

 

4)

UNIT ID

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S8)

 

 

 

 

5)

INIT MODEM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 3-2. Example of Basic Front Panel Menu Navigation

For detailed information about the commands available through the front panel menus, see “Front Panel Operation and Menu Structure” on page 4-1.

Getting Started Using Terminal Menus

Terminal menus provide one of the primary means of monitoring and configuring the ATLAS 800PLUS. The terminal menu interface uses the full capabilities of the VT-100 terminal to provide the quickest and most intuitive operation possible. To receive the full benefit of the terminal menu interface, you should use a fully VT-100 compatible client. The ADTRAN Utilities floppy disks (that you can install on a PC) contain both a VT-100 client and a customized Telnet program. See “ADTRAN Utilities” on page 10-1 for details on the available programs.

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You can access the terminal menu using a VT-100 terminal or a computer running VT-100 terminal-emulation software. The two basic connection methods sup-

ported by the ATLAS 800PLUS are a direct connection through the EIA-232 Chain In port and a Telnet session. The following sections describe how to get started using both of these methods.

Telnet

To connect to the ATLAS 800PLUS via Telnet, follow these steps:

Define the IP Address

You must define the IP address before attempting to connect via Telnet.

1.Obtain an IP address for the ATLAS 800PLUS from your LAN administrator.

2.From the front panel, select 2) CONFIG, then S0) SYSTEM, then

1) ETHERNET.

3.When the submenu displays, select 1) IP ADDRESS.

4.Enter the IP address by entering each number followed by Enter to move to the next field.

5.Press Enter after keying in the entire IP address.

Set the Subnet Mask

1.Obtain a subnet mask address from your LAN administrator.

2.From the front panel, select 2) CONFIG, then S0) SYSTEM, then

1) ETHERNET.

3.When the submenu displays, select 2) SUBNET MASK.

4.Enter the subnet mask by entering each number followed by Enter to move to the next field.

5.Press Enter after keying in the entire subnet mask address.

Set the Default Gateway IP address (typically required)

You will need a default gateway if the LAN contains multiple segments. Contact your LAN administrator for the appropriate address.

1.From the front panel, select 2) CONFIG, then S0) SYSTEM, then

1) ETHERNET.

2.When the submenu displays, select 3) DEF GATEWAY.

3.Enter the default gateway by entering each number followed by Enter to move to the next field.

4.Press Enter after keying in the entire address.

Start a Telnet Session

When you begin the Telnet session, you will be prompted for a password. The default password is password (which is a Level 0 superuser password). You can change this password using the Access Passwords option, which is only accessible

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through the terminal menus. See “Access Passwords” on page 5-16 for details. The Telnet session will time out and display the Login prompt after a pre-defined time that is set in the Session Timeout option (see “Session Timeout” on page 5-12 for details).

Use the Max Telnet Sessions option to define the number of Telnet sessions that can be active at one time (see “Max Telnet Sessions” on page 5-13 for details).

Microsoft Telnet version 1.0 does not implement full VT-100 emulation. However, many commercial Telnet clients for Microsoft Windows exist which fully implement VT-100. In addition, a freeware client which is recommended for op- timum performance is delivered with the ATLAS 800PLUS. See “VT-100” on page 10-3 for details.

For detailed information on the commands available during a Telnet session, refer to Chapter 5, “Using the Terminal Menu” on page 5-1.

VT-100 Operation

An EIA-232 serial connection is available via the chain-in port on the rear panel of the ATLAS 800PLUS. The ATLAS 800PLUS provides the front panel menus to a VT-100 type terminal. Follow these steps to set up the ATLAS 800PLUS for VT-100 terminal mode:

1.Set the baud rate on the VT-100 terminal to 9600 baud (8/N/1).

2.Use the front panel to set the ATLAS 800PLUS baud rate to match the terminal baud rate. Select 2) CONFIG, S0) SYSTEM, 2) CHAIN PORT, then 1) BAUD RATE.

3.Use the ADTRAN-provided VT-100 terminal adapter to connect the COM port of a VT-100 compatible terminal, or equivalent, to the eight-pin modular jack labeled CONTROL on the rear of the unit. This connection provides both local and remote configuration.

4.Repeatedly press Enter on the front panel until the Login Menu appears.

After connecting a VT-100 terminal or a computer running VT-100 terminal-emu- lation software to this port, you may need to press Ctrl-R to refresh the display. Refer to “Using the Terminal Menu” on page 5-1 for detailed information on using the terminal menus.

When you begin the VT-100 session, you will be prompted for a password. The default password is password (which is a Level 0 superuser password). You can change this password using the Access Passwords option, which is only accessible through the terminal menu. See “Access Passwords” on page 5-16 for details.

For detailed information on the commands available during a VT-100 session, refer to Chapter 5, “Using the Terminal Menu” on page 5-1.

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T-Watch Pro

T-Watch PRO is the ADTRAN Microsoft Windows management software program designed to control TSU units from a remote PC. It provides limited control

over the configuration of the ATLAS 800PLUS using a graphic interface. Currently, you can choose ATLAS 800PLUS from a list of products, and T-Watch PRO automatically initiates a Telnet session by which you can connect to and manage the

ATLAS 800PLUS unit. Currently T-Watch PRO automatically receives SNMP traps from an ATLAS 800PLUS.

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Menu Structure

ATLAS 800PLUS FRONT PANEL MENU STRUCTURE

The ATLAS 800PLUS uses a multilevel menu structure containing both menu items and data fields. All menu operations and data display in the LCD window. However, you only have access to limited configuration options through the front panel. To access all of the ATLAS 800PLUS options, use the Terminal menu. See “Using the Terminal Menu” on page 5-1.

The front panel opening menu (Main menu) is the access point to all other operations. Each Main menu item has several functions and submenus to identify and access specific parameters.

The front panel LCD of the Main menu contains the menu options STATUS,

CONFIG, UTIL, and ALRM (see Figure 4-1).

1)STATUS 3)UTIL 2)CONFIG 4)ALRM

Figure 4-1. Front Panel LCD

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To do this...

Go to this Main

For more

 

menu...

information...

 

 

 

Display the status of the ATLAS 800PLUS

Status

See page 4-4.

Display the card type in each slot

Status

See page 4-4.

 

 

 

Perform limited configuration of the ATLAS 800PLUS

Config

See page 4-5.

Monitor and modify miscellaneous settings

Util

See page 4-6.

 

 

 

View a log of system events

Alarm

See page 4-9.

 

 

 

Navigating the Front Panel

The following sections provide general information on how to navigate the front panel menus.

Data Field

Menu items followed by a colon (:) indicate a data field that you can edit.

Status Field

Menu items followed by an equal sign (=) indicate the state of the item (such as Online).

Select and Activate a Menu Item

To choose a menu item, place the cursor on the menu item by pressing the number corresponding to the menu item or by highlighting the menu item with the up or down arrows.

Set the Data Field

You can edit data fields preceded by a colon. With the cursor positioned on the submenu item number, press Enter on the front panel. The cursor moves to the data field (to the right of the submenu item name).

Using the front panel arrows, scroll to scan the available value settings. The value settings display one at a time. When the desired value displays, press Enter on the front panel to set the value. When the value is set, the cursor moves back to the submenu item position, indicating the operation is complete.

You can select another submenu field, or press Cancel to return to the submenu.

Pressing Cancel prior to pressing Enter voids any data changes. The original data value is restored and the cursor returns to the submenu field.

Exit Any Menu Field Operation Or Display

Press Cancel as many times as required to return to the desired menu level or press Home to return to the Main menu.

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FRONT PANEL MAIN MENU

The front panel Main menu provides limited configuration and control of the

ATLAS 800PLUS. Figure 4-2 displays the submenu options offered through the front panel Main menu.

 

 

 

 

S0) SYSTEM

1)

ETHERNET

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1)

STATUS

 

 

 

2)

CHAIN PORT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1)

IP ADDRESS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S8)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1) ETHERNET

2)

SUBNET MASK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S0) SYSTEM

 

3)

DEF GATEWAY

 

2)

CONFIG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BAUD RT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ATLAS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S1)

 

2)

FLOW CTL

MAIN MENU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1)

TIME/DATE

 

 

 

:

 

 

2) CHAIN PORT

3)

TYPE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2)

SOFTWARE REV

1)

RUN SELFTEST

:

 

 

 

4)

UNIT ID

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3)

UTIL

3) SELFTEST

2)

SHOW RESULTS

S8)

 

5)

INIT MODEM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4)

SET PASSCODE

3)

CLEAR RESULTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5)

PASSWORD RESET

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACTIVE ALARMS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4)

ALRM

2) VIEW HISTORY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3)

CLEAR HIISTORY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 4-2. Front Panel Menu Tree

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Status Menu

The Status menu branch lets you view the status of the ATLAS 800PLUS Base Unit and any installed modules.

S0 System

The S0) System option displays status options that are available for the

ATLAS 800PLUS Base Unit. Choose from Ethernet (see “Ethernet Status” on page 4-4) or Chain Port (see “Chain Port Status” on page 4-4).

Ethernet Status

This read-only option shows the status of the 10BaseT Ethernet connection port. The following port status options display in the LCD window. An asterisk (*) indicates activity for the item.

...Port status

...Means that

 

 

TX

Data is being transmitted from the 10BaseT

 

port on the system controller.

 

 

RX

Data is being received on the 10BaseT port.

 

 

LNK

Indicates the current status of the 10BaseT link

 

integrity test (should always be on when the

 

unit is connected to a functional 10BaseT hub).

 

 

Chain Port Status

This read-only option indicates the status of the Chain Port. The following port status options display in the LCD window. An asterisk (*) indicates activity for the item.

Port status...

Means that...

 

 

RTS

Request to send.

 

 

CTS

Clear To send.

 

 

DTR

Data terminal ready.

 

 

DCD

Data carrier detect.

 

 

S1 through S8 (modules)

Select options S1 through S8 to display the current status of installed modules. S1 corresponds to slot 1, S2 to slot 2, and so on. When you select one of these options, an expanded description of the card status displays. The status types include ON (Online), OFF (Offline), NRSP (No Response), NRDY (Not Ready), and RST (Restarting).

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Configuration Menu

The Config menu branch provides limited configuration control of the

ATLAS 800PLUS.

S0 System

S0) System displays configuration options that are available for the

ATLAS 800PLUS Base Unit. Choose from Ethernet Configuration (see “Ethernet Configuration” on page 4-5) or Chain Port Configuration (see “Chain Port Configuration” on page 4-5).

Ethernet Configuration

Ethernet Configuration allows you to create and change settings for the 10BaseT Ethernet connection.

IP Address

This is the address that uniquely identifies the ATLAS 800PLUS on a TCP/IP network. This address is composed of four decimal numbers, each in the range of 0 to 255, separated by periods. This value is set to 0.0.0.0 by default. The IP address is used for the 10BaseT Ethernet interface. Obtain the correct IP address from your LAN administrator. Enter the IP address by entering each number followed by Enter to move to the next field.

You must define the IP address before attempting to use a Telnet program.

Subnet Mask

This option defines which part of a destination IP address is the Network number. This address is composed of four decimal numbers, each in the range of 0 to 255, separated by periods. This option is used

along with the ATLAS 800PLUS IP address to determine which nodes must be reached through the default IP gateway. Enter the subnet mask address by entering each number followed by Enter to move to the next field.

Def Gateway

This option allows you to define or change the default gateway. You will need a default gateway if the LAN contains multiple segments. This address is composed of four decimal numbers, each in the range of 0 to 255, separated by periods. This value is set to 0.0.0.0 by default. Contact your LAN administrator for the appropriate address. Enter the default gateway address by entering each number followed by Enter to move to the next field.

Chain Port Configuration

The Chain Port menu option modifies selected items in its menu branch.

Baud Rt

This option displays and changes the baud rate. The supported baud rates for the chain port include 2400 and 9600 bps. If Type is set to Dial, make sure this field matches the modem baud rate.

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Flow Ctl

This option sets the flow control for the chain port. You can configure the chain port flow control for OFF or H/W (hardware).

Type

Sets the Port Type to either Direct or Dial. Select Direct to connect to a local VT 100 and select Dial to connect via a modem.

Unit ID

This menu accesses the current Unit ID setting, which is the system identifier used for ADTRAN Data Link Layer Protocol (ADLP) configuration control (such as using T-Watch PRO).

Editing or changing the Unit ID requires the use of a passcode if a passcode is defined. See “Set Passcode (Front Panel)” on page 4-8 for details on working with passcodes. Unit Identification numbers must be between 2 and 9999. The number 1 is reserved for the PC.

Press Enter to record the Unit ID number and establish its availability when operating by remote control. Press Cancel at any time to end the editing process.

Init Modem

Selecting Init Modem provides the option to send the modem initialization string (e.g., ATE0V1&D2S0=1) from the chain port to a modem connected to the chain port. Configure this string in the terminal menus. See “Modem Initialization String” on page 5-14 for details on how to change this field.

The Init Modem option is only used if Type is set to Dial.

S1 through S8 (modules)

Select options S1 through S8 to display the current configuration options of installed modules. S1 corresponds to slot 1, S2 to slot 2, and so on. When you select one of these options, you can enable or disable the selected module. The current status, ENA (Enabled) or DIS (Disabled), displays next to the module name. Set this field to DIS (Disable) prior to removing a module from the ATLAS 800PLUS unit.

Utility Menu

The Utility menu allows miscellaneous settings to be displayed or modified.

Time/Date

This menu option displays and/or edits the current time and date. The

ATLAS 800PLUS maintains the time and date during power off conditions.

After any numeric change, press Enter to record the entry and move to the next editing position. You can also move to a different field to edit by pressing Enter at the editing position without making any change, or by using the up and down arrow keys. Press Cancel at any time to end the editing process.

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Software Rev

This option displays the current software revision level loaded into the base unit controller. This information is required when requesting assistance from ADTRAN Technical Support or when updates are needed. Press Cancel to exit this option.

Selftest

Selftest executes a system self-test, and the LCD displays the Pass or Fail when the test is complete.

The Sefltest option disrupts data flow.

Run Selftest

This command initiates a self-test. When you select this option, the prompt Selftest, Are You Sure Y/N? displays. To initiate the self-test, select Y and press Enter. Select N and press Enter to cancel the self-test.

If you select Y and proceed with the self-test, the LCD displays the message Selftest in progress.... When the self-test is complete with no failures detected, the OK LED illuminates and the LCD momentarily displays Self-Test Passed. If failures are detected, a list of failures displays in the LCD window.

The full self-test procedure consists of the following steps:

1.Board-level tests.

The Controller contains an on-board processor which executes a series of tests checking the circuitry on the board.

2.RAM tests; EPROM checksum.

3.TDM map tests.

4.On-board data path.

Sending a known test pattern through an onboard loop.

5.Board-to-board interface test.

A test pattern is sent from the controller through a loopback on all other boards and checked on the controller. This verifies the data path, clocks, and control signals.

During a self-test, ATLAS 800PLUS checks data integrity and verifies processor control to each port. Each port is looped back and a data pattern is sent and tested.

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Show Results

This option displays the types of tests performed during a self-test, as well as the results of the tests. Each item in the list displays either Passed or Failed. The following items display:

Test...

Checks this...

 

 

NVRAM

Non-volatile RAM

 

 

DSP RAM

Digital signal processor RAM

 

 

RTC RAM

Real time clock RAM

 

 

TDM MAP

TDM time slot mapping RAM

 

 

DRAM

Dynamic program memory used for program execution

 

 

Slot 1—8

Data path test to individual modules

 

 

A RAM test failure indicates a controller board problem. If a slot fails, the module in the slot may have a problem,

Clear Results

This option resets the self-test log that you access with the Show Results option. When you select this option, the message Self-Test Log Clearing displays. After the command is finished executing, the message Self-Test Log Cleared displays.

If you clear the message log, you cannot retrieve the data.

Set Passcode (Front Panel)

The Set Passcode option provides security for front panel access. You can change or set the front panel passcode at any time or eliminate it altogether through the Set Passcode option. By default, the front panel does not have a passcode.

The passcode can only be entered by using numbers (any number except zero). After entering the desired passcode, press Enter. The prompt Verify Passcode displays. Enter the passcode again and press Enter.

Set a null passcode by pressing 0 and then pressing Enter. When the Verify Password prompt displays, press 0 and Enter again. A null passcode grants unlimited access to front panel options.

Password Reset

You can create a list of system passwords with the terminal menus (see “Access Passwords” on page 5-16 for details). If you forget the password and are unable to log in to the terminal menus, use the Password Reset option. When you select this option, two items display in the LCD window: CHALLENGE # and

RESPONSE #.

Call ADTRAN technical support, and tell them the challenge number. They use this to generate a random response number. Enter this response number in the

RESPONSE # field, and ATLAS 800PLUS inserts a default password into the system password list. You can then use the new default password to log into the terminal menus.

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Alarm (ALRM) Menu

From the terminal menus you can view a log of system events. To control the types of events logged, a series of filters have been defined for each event source (System, T1/PRI, ISDN, Ethernet, etc.). Any event with a severity greater than, or equal to, the threshold defined in the event logging filter list is logged to the system event log. Events that do not appear in the event log do not appear in the front panel alarm lists. Therefore, the event logging filters are applied to both the terminal and the front panel menu lists. See “System Event Logging” on page 5-16 for details on setting the thresholds for event logging.

Active Alarms

This menu item displays a list of current alarms reported by the base controller. If no alarms are current, this menu item displays End of List. If there are current alarms, this display includes two lines of text. The top line is the alarm source. The bottom line is the alarm message.

View History

This option displays a time and date-stamped list of the alarms that have occurred in the ATLAS 800PLUS. Some alarm types include -A to indicate the alarm is active and -I to indicate the alarm is inactive.

Clear History

This option clears the alarm history log.

When you clear the alarm history log, you cannot retrieve the data.

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Using the Terminal Menu

ATLAS 800PLUS TERMINAL MENU STRUCTURE

The ATLAS 800PLUS uses a multilevel menu structure that contains both menu items and data fields. All menus and data display in the terminal menu window, through which you have complete control of the ATLAS 800PLUS. For details on

connecting to the ATLAS 800PLUS terminal menu, see “Getting Started Using Terminal Menus” on page 3-5.

The terminal menu is the access point to all other operations. Each terminal menu item has several functions and submenus that identify and provide access to specific operations and parameters. Use the chart below to help you work with the

ATLAS 800 PLUS terminal menu.

To do this...

Go to this

For more

 

menu...

information...

 

 

 

Review and monitor general system

System Info

See page 5-7.

information for the ATLAS 800 PLUS

 

 

Review and monitor system status for the

System Status

See page 5-9.

ATLAS 800 PLUS

 

 

Set up the operational configuration for

System Config

See page 5-12.

the ATLAS 800 PLUS

 

 

Update settings, transfer files, perform

System Utility

See page 5-18.

system diagnostics, and reboot the ATLAS

 

 

800 PLUS

 

 

Review and configure settings for each

Modules

See page 5-23.

installed module, including the ATLAS

 

 

800PLUS base unit

 

 

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To do this...

Go to this

For more

 

menu...

information...

 

 

 

Assign dedicated connections between

Dedicated Maps

See “Dedicated

any two ports in the ATLAS 800PLUS

 

Maps” on page

 

 

5-28.

 

 

 

Set global ATLAS 800PLUS switch

Dial Plan

See “Dial Plan”

parameters or set individual parameters

 

on page 5-33.

for each port in ATLAS 800PLUS that

 

 

handles a switched call

 

 

 

 

 

To edit terminal menu items, you must have the appropriate password (security) level. Each menu item description in the following sections indicates the required password (security) level for read and write access. See “Access Passwords” on page 5-16 for detailed information on working with passwords.

NAVIGATING THE TERMINAL MENU

The following sections provide information on navigating through the terminal menu. Figure 5-1 shows the top-level terminal menu and describes various window areas.

Menu Path

The first line of the window (menu path) shows this session’s current path (position) in the menu structure. Figure 5-1 shows the top-level menu with the cursor on the System Info submenu; therefore, the menu path reads ATLAS 800 PLUS/ System Info.

Window Panes

When you first start a terminal menu session, the terminal menu window is divided into left and right panes. The left pane shows the current list of submenus, while the right pane shows the contents of a selected submenu. Use the following chart to assist you in moving between and within the window panes.

To do this...

Press one of

 

these keys...

 

 

Move from left pane to right pane

Tab

 

Enter

 

Left arrow

 

Right arrow

 

 

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To do this...

Press one of

 

 

 

these keys...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Move from right pane back to left pane

Tab

 

 

 

Escape

 

 

 

Left arrow

 

 

 

Right arrow

 

 

 

 

 

 

Move around in each pane

Up arrow

 

 

 

Down arrow

 

 

 

Left arrow

 

 

 

Right arrow

 

 

 

 

 

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Menu Path

Left Pane

Right Pane

Sys

Tool Tip

 

Port Status

 

 

Extended Help

 

 

 

System Time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Navigation Help

 

 

Menu Path

Describes current position in the terminal menu structure.

 

 

Left Pane

Lists available menus.

 

 

Right Pane

Shows contents of currently selected menu.

 

 

Sys

Describes ATLAS base unit.

 

 

Tool Tip

Brief description of currently selected command.

 

 

Port Status

Displays information about ports 1—8.

 

 

Extended Help

Displays information about selected commands (Ctrl-A).

 

 

Navigation Help

Lists characters used for navigating the terminal menu (Ctrl-Z).

 

 

System Time

Displays current time. See “Current Time/Date (24h)” on page 5-8 for details

 

on editing the time.

 

 

Figure 5-1. Top-Level Terminal Menu

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Right Window Pane Notation

 

 

 

 

 

This notation...

Means that...

 

 

 

 

 

 

[+]

More items are available when selected.

 

 

 

 

 

 

[DATA]

More items are available when selected.

 

 

 

 

 

 

<+>

An action is to be taken, such as activating a test.

 

 

 

 

 

 

highlighted menu item

You can enter data in this field.

 

 

 

 

 

 

underlined field

The field contains read-only information.

 

 

 

 

 

Using the Keyboard Keys

You can use various keystrokes to navigate through the terminal menu, to manage a terminal menu session, and to configure the system. Press Ctrl-Z to activate a pop-up screen listing the navigation keystrokes.

Terminal Menu Navigation

To do this...

Press this key...

Return to the home screen.

H

 

 

Jump between two menu items.

J

Press J while the cursor is located on a menu item, and you jump

 

back to the main screen.

 

Go to another menu item, press J, and you jump back to the

 

screen that was displayed the first time you pressed J.

 

Press J anytime you want to jump between these items.

 

 

 

Select items.

Arrow Keys

 

 

Edit a selected menu item.

Enter

 

 

Cancel an edit.

Escape

 

 

Close pop-up help screens.

Escape

 

 

Move between the left and right panes.

Tab

 

Arrow Keys

 

 

Move to the top of a screen.

A

 

 

Move to the bottom of a screen.

Z

 

 

Ascend one menu level.

Backspace

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Session Management Keystrokes

To do this...

Press these keys...

 

 

Log out of a session.

Ctrl-L

 

 

Invalidate the password entry and return to the login screen.

Ctrl-S

 

 

Refresh the screen.

Ctrl-R

To save time, only the portion of the screen that has changed is refreshed. This option should only be necessary if the display picks up incorrect characters.

Configuration Keystrokes

To do this...

Press this key...

Restore factory default settings.

F

This setting restores the factory defaults based on the location of the

 

cursor. If the cursor is on a module line (in the Modules menu), then only

 

the selected module is updated to factory defaults.

 

 

 

Copy selected items to the clipboard.

C

The amount of information you can copy depends on the cursor location

 

when you press C:

 

If the cursor is over an editable field, only that item is copied.

 

If the cursor is over the index number of a list, then all of the items

 

in the row of the list are copied. For example, if the cursor is over

 

the Slot # field in the Modules screen, all of the information asso-

 

ciated with the slot is copied.

 

 

 

Paste the item stored in the clipboard, if the information is

P

compatible.

 

You must confirm all pastes—except those to a single editable field.

 

 

 

Increment the value of certain types of fields by one when you paste

>

information into those fields.

 

 

 

Decrement the value of certain types of fields by one when you paste

<

information into those fields.

 

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Configuration Keystrokes (Continued)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To do this...

Press this key...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insert a new list item.

I

 

 

For example, add a new item to the Dedicated Map connection list by

 

 

 

pressing I while the cursor is over the index number.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Delete a list item.

D

 

 

For example, delete an item from the Dedicated Map connection list by

 

 

 

pressing D while the index number is active.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Getting Help

The bottom line of the terminal menu window contains context-sensitive help information. When the cursor is positioned over a set of configuration items, a help message displays (when available) providing a description of the item.

When more detailed help is available for a particular item, ^A displays at the bottom of the window. At this point, if you press Ctrl-A, a pop-up help screen displays with information about the item.

Press Ctrl-Z to activate a help screen that displays the available keystrokes you can use to navigate the terminal menu.

SYSTEM INFORMATION

The System Info menu provides basic information about the unit as well as data fields for editing information. Figure 5-2 displays the submenus that are available when you select this menu item.

Figure 5-2. System Information Menu

System Name

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

Provides a user-configurable text string for the name of the ATLAS 800PLUS. This name can help you distinguish between different installations. You can enter up to

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40 alpha-numeric characters in this field, including spaces and special characters (such as an underbar).

System Location

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

Provides a user-configurable text string for the location of the ATLAS 800PLUS. This field is to help you keep track of the actual physical location of the unit. You can enter up to 40 alphanumeric characters in this field, including spaces and special characters (such as an underbar).

System Contact

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

Provides a user-configurable text string for a contact name. You can use this field to enter the name, phone number, or email address of a person responsible for the

ATLAS 800PLUS system. You can enter up to 40 alpha-numeric characters in this field, including spaces and special characters (such as an underbar).

Firmware Revision

Read security: 5

Displays the current firmware revision level of the controller. This field is readonly.

System Uptime

Read security: 5

Displays the length of time the ATLAS 800PLUS system has been running. Each time you reset the system, this value resets to 0 days, 0 hours, 0 min and 0 secs. This field is read-only.

Startup Mode

Read security:5

Displays details about the last system startup. This field is read-only.

Current Time/Date (24h)

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

Displays the current date and time, including seconds. You can edit this field. Enter the time in 24-hour format (such as 23:00:00 for 11:00 pm). Enter the date in mm-dd-yyyy format (for example, 09-30-1997).

Installed Memory

Read security: 5

Displays the type and amount of memory in use (including Flash memory and DRAM). This field is read-only.

Serial Number

Read security: 5

Displays the serial number for the unit. This field is read-only. The serial number of the ATLAS 800PLUS will automatically display in this field.

Boot ROM Rev

Read security: 5

Displays the boot ROM revision. This field is read-only.

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SYSTEM STATUS

The System Status menu provides information on the status of the unit. Figure 5- 3 shows the submenu functions available in the System Status menu.

Figure 5-3. System Status Menu

Event Log

Read security: 5

Displays the last 250 warning or failure messages sent—including the day, date, and priority of the message. The most recent messages display at the top of the list. These fields are read-only. The following options are available to review:

Time Event Log/Time

Displays the date (in mm/dd format) and the time (in hh:mm:ss format) that the event occurred.

Category

Displays the severity of the event. The possible categories are Critical, Major, Minor, Warning, Normal, and Info. You can specify which types of errors you want the system to log with the System Event Logging option. See “System Event Logging” on page 5-16 for details.

Slot

Displays the slot number in which the event occurred. If this field displays a dash (—), the event occurred in the ATLAS 800PLUS Base Unit.

Port

Displays the port in which the event occurred.

Description

Displays a description of the event.

Clear System Event Log

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

Clears the event log. When you select the command, the following prompt displays: This will clear the entire event log. Confirm (y/n). Select Y to clear the log or

N to exit the command.

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If you clear the event log, you cannot retrieve the data.

Ethernet Port

Read security: 5

Displays status information about the Ethernet port. These fields are read-only. An asterisk (*) indicates activity for the item.

I/F Status

Indicates the current status of the 10BaseT port.

Tx Frames

Indicates the number of frames transmitted from the 10BaseT port since system startup.

Rx Frames

Indicates the number of frames received on the 10BaseT port since system startup.

Clear System LED

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

Changes the color of the system LED on the front panel from yellow (indicating a previous error) to green (OK). The system LED turns red if the ATLAS 800PLUS detects a major system failure. If the failure condition clears, the LED turns yellow and remains yellow to warn of the past failure.

System Alarms

Read security: 5

Indicates the status of major system components. An asterisk (*) indicates activity for the items. These fields are read-only. The following options display in this field:

Temp Fail

The system’s internal temperature is outside normal limits.

PS1 Fail

The main power supply is not functioning correctly.

PS2 Fail

The backup power supply is not functioning correctly.

System Timing Source

Read Security 5

Indicates which timing source (primary or backup) is currently being used by ATLAS and if ATLAS is locked onto this source. If the display does not indicate locked, the ATLAS 800PLUS does not have a valid source of timing and cannot reliably transfer data. Review the current setting for system timing source in the System Config menu. See “Primary Timing Source” on page 5-12 and “Backup Timing Source” on page 5-12 for details.

System Resource Usage

Write Security: 4 Read Security: 5

Indicates resource use (Analog Modems; Digital modems; Voice Compression).

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Data Tables

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This statistic...

Does this...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resource Type

Displays the system resources list

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current

Shows the number of resources available (not in use)

 

 

 

and the total number of resources. If a resource is

 

 

 

taken off line, it is not included in the total.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average

Shows the average number of resources available

 

 

 

since the statistics were last reset

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum

Shows the fewest number of resources available since

 

 

 

the last reset.

 

 

 

 

 

 

0 (zero) available

Provides a count of the number of times the quantity of

 

 

 

available resources reached 0.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hour Data

Shows availability information by hour for a 24-hour

 

 

 

period.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reset

Activates the reset of all accumulated availability

 

 

 

statistics.

 

 

 

 

 

Configuration

Write Security: 4 Read Security: 5

Configures the statistics displayed under data tables.

This option...

Does this...

 

 

Display Formt

Selects the statistics display format—Raw Data or %.

 

 

Reset Mode

Selects the mode for resetting statistics—Manual, Daily,

 

or Weekly.

 

 

Chain Port Signal Leads

Read security: 5

Displays the state of the following options (these fields are read-only). An asterisk

(*) indicates activity for the item.

This option...

Indicates this state...

 

 

RTS

Request to send.

 

 

CTS

Clear to send.

 

 

DTR

Data terminal ready.

 

 

DCD

Data carrier detect.

 

 

Chain Port Tx Bytes

Read security: 5

Displays the number of transmitted data bytes. This field is read-only.

Chain Port Rx Bytes

Read security: 5

Displays the number of received data bytes. This field is read-only.

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Chain Port Overrun Errs

Read security: 5

Displays the number of overrun errors. This field is read-only.

Chain Port Framing Errs

Read security: 5

Displays the number of received framing errors. This field is read-only.

SYSTEM CONFIGURATION

The System Config menu allows you to set up the ATLAS operational configuration. Figure 5-4 shows the items included in this menu.

Figure 5-4. System Configuration Menu

Primary Timing Source

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

Selects the primary timing source. You can select either INTERNAL or a port from one of the installed modules.

Backup Timing Source

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

Selects the secondary timing source. You can select either INTERNAL or a port from one of the installed modules. ATLAS 800PLUS uses the backup timing source if the primary timing source goes into alarm. The Backup Timing Source should be different from the Primary Timing Source.

ADLP Address

Write security: 2; Read security: 5

Shows the system ADTRAN Data Link Layer Protocol (ADLP) address for connecting remote devices to management software (such as T-Watch PRO). The allowable range is between 2 and 65520. Enter a value not used by any of the TSU units controlled by the management software.

Session Timeout

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

Defines the number of seconds the terminal session must remain idle before the session times out. You can enter zero to deactivate this option (the session will never time out).

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Max Telnet Sessions

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

Defines the maximum number of Telnet sessions that can be active at the same time. Enter a number between 0 and 100 in this field.

If you enter zero in this field, you will not be able to use Telnet. Only enter zero if you want to completely lock out Telnet access.

Ethernet Port

Write security: 2; Read security: 5

Provides a way to configure various settings for the Ethernet port. The following options are available for review and editing:

Port Name

Defines the name of the Ethernet port. You can leave this field blank.

IP Address

Lists the address assigned to the base Ethernet port. This address is composed of four decimal numbers, each in the range of 0 to 255, separated by periods. This value is set to 0.0.0.0 by default. The IP address is used for the 10BaseT Ethernet interface. Obtain the correct IP address from your LAN administrator.

Default Gateway

Defines or changes the default gateway. Enter the default gateway address by entering a decimal number into the appropriate field and then pressing Enter to move to the next field. You will need a default gateway if the LAN contains multiple segments. This address is composed of four decimal numbers, each in the range of 0 to 255, separated by periods. This value is set to 0.0.0.0 by default. Contact your LAN administrator for the appropriate address.

Subnet Mask

Defines which part of a destination IP address contains the network number. This address is composed of four decimal numbers, each in the range of 0 to 255, separated by periods. This value is set to 0.0.0.0 by default. This part of the destination IP address is used along with the ATLAS 800PLUS IP address to determine which nodes must be reached through the default IP gateway.

Chain Port

Write security: 2; Read security: 5

Supplies options for configuring the chain-in port.

Port Name

Write security: 2; Read security: 5

Defines the name of the chain port. Type in an alpha-numeric name up to 57 characters long. The name can include spaces and special characters.

Port Type

Write security: 2; Read security: 5

Specifies whether you use Direct or Dial mode.

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Port Speed

Write security: 2; Read security: 5

Specifies the baud rate of the port. Select either 2400 or 9600. If you are using Dial for Port Type, ensure that the Port Speed setting matches the modem baud rate.

Modem Initialization String

Write security: 2; Read security: 5

Specifies the initialization string for a modem. Refer to your modem documentation for acceptable initialization strings.

Initialize Modem

Write security: 4; Read security: 5

Sends the Modem Initialization string to the modem. When you select this command, the following message displays: Please verify a modem is connected to the chain port before continuing. Confirm (y/n). Ensure that a modem is connected before selecting Y.

Flow Control

Write security: 2; Read security: 5

This option sets the flow control for the chain port. You may configure the chain port flow control for OFF or H/W (hardware).

SNMP

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

Provides a way to configure SNMP access for the ATLAS 800PLUS. For detailed information on SNMP, refer to “SNMP Management” on page 9-1. The following options are available for review and editing:

SNMP Access

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

Defines whether SNMP access to the ATLAS 800PLUS is enabled or disabled. Select the appropriate option.

SNMP Communities

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

Defines SNMP manager(s) characteristics. The following options are available for review and editing:

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This option...

Does this...

 

 

IP Address

Specifies the IP address of the network manager.

 

 

Privileges

Defines Get (read-only) and Get/Set (read and write)

 

privileges.

 

 

Get Name

Defines the community name for Get access. This value

 

must match the Get name defined on the network

 

management station. Public is the default name.

 

 

Set Name

Defines the community name for Set access. This value

 

must match either the Get or Set name defined on the

 

network management station. Public is the default name.

 

 

Trap Transmission

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

Enables and disables SNMP trap transmission.

Authen Trap Transmission

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

Enables and disables the authentication failure trap.

Traps Destination

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

Defines the destination for SNMP traps. The following options are available:

This option...

Does this...

 

 

IP Address

Identifies the IP address to which the network manager

 

sends traps.

 

 

Community

Defines the community name for trap destinations. This

 

name must match the community name defined at the

 

network management station.

 

 

Trap Filtering

Sets the minimum severity level required for a system

 

event to generate an SNMP trap. (See also ”Trap

 

Filtering” below.)

 

 

Trap Filtering

You can set filters for the system controller, the switchboard, the Quad Nx56/64 module, the Quad T1/PRI module, and ISDN events. If a trap event occurs and if the trap’s severity level is equal to or more severe than the trap type’s current threshold setting, that event is sent as an SNMP trap. (Refer to the ATLAS 800PLUS MIB for a listing of all traps and their severity levels.)

You can set the following threshold levels for the available selections:

Disabled

Major

Warning

• Info

Critical

Minor

Normal

 

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System Event Logging

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

Sets the system event severity level threshold for each of the ATLAS 800PLUS system event types. Whenever a system event occurs, that event is logged if the event’s severity level is equal to or more severe than the event type’s current threshold setting. See “System Event Logging” on page A-1 for detailed information on the system events.

Syslog Setup

Write Security: 3 Read Security: 5

Configures the ATLAS Syslog client for use with a Syslog server (supplied on Adtran /Utility disk).

Transmission

Enables or disables the transmission of log events to the external Syslog server.

Host IP Address

Lists the IP address of the external server that is running the Syslog host daemon.

Host Facility

Specifies the facility destination of log events. Facilities are located on the host and are managed by the Syslog host daemon running on either a UNIX machine or a PC.

Real Time Clock

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

Provides access to the following two options that you can review and edit:

Current Time/Date

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

Displays the current date and time, including seconds. To edit this field, enter the time in 24-hour format (such as 23:00:00 for 11:00 pm), and enter the date in mm-dd-yyyy format (for example, 09-23-1998).

Auto Daylight Savings

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

When enabled, automatically updates the time and date when Daylight Savings Time starts and, also, when Standard Time starts.

Access Passwords

Write security: 0; Read security: 5

Provides a way to edit passwords and, also, to add new users/passwords. All menu items are protected by passwords—of varying security levels. By assigning different passwords to different security levels, the ATLAS system administrator can control which users can change various menu items. You can assign multiple passwords at the same access level. This way, different users with the same access privileges can have different passwords.

Passwords are case-sensitive.

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Follow this procedure to add or delete passwords:

1.To add new passwords, select the first column (0) and press I.

2.To delete a password, select the first column (0) and press D.

Each of the six password security levels are described in “Access Rights” on page 5-17.

If you lose or forget the ATLAS 800PLUS system administrator password, contact ADTRAN technical support for help in resetting the password. In order to reset the password, you must have access to the front panel. For details on reset- ting the password, see Password Reset on page 1-30.

Label

Write security: 0; Read security: 5

Defines a user name.

Access Rights

Write security: 0; Read security: 5

Defines the password level for the corresponding label. You can select from six different password levels.

If you want the user to...

Select level...

 

 

Have read-only permission for all menu items—minimum rights

5

 

 

Have read permission for all menu items and permission to use test

4

commands

 

 

 

Have access to all commands except passwords, flash download,

3

authentication methods, and interface configurations

 

 

 

Have access to all commands except passwords, flash download,

2

and authentication methods

 

 

 

Have access to all commands except passwords

1

 

 

Have permission to edit every menu item, including creating and

0

editing passwords—maximum rights

 

 

 

Password

Write security: 0; Read security: 5

Allows you to change the password (the default password is password). The current password displays as a series of asterisks (********).

Passwords are case-sensitive.

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To change the password, follow this procedure:

1.Select the Password field—a new Password field displays.

2.Type the new password in the Enter field.

3.Type the new password again in the Confirm field.

The password can contain up to 12 alphanumeric characters. You can also use spaces and special characters in the password.

Active

Read security: 5

Displays the number of users for each label that are currently logged into the system.

SYSTEM UTILITY

Use the System Utility menu to view and set the system parameters shown in Figure 5-5.

Figure 5-5. System Utility Menu

Update Firmware

Write security: 1; Read security: 5

Updates firmware when ATLAS 800PLUS enhancements are released. Two transfer methods are available for use in updating any modules that contain flash memory—including the ATLAS system controller. The first transfer method uses the ATLAS serial Chain-In port of the system controller and XMODEM protocol. The second transfer method uses the ATLAS built-in Ethernet port of the system controller and TFTP (Trivial File Transfer Protocol). For detailed information on how to update firmware, see “Updating Firmware” on page 8-1.

The available update options change depending on whether you select Slot 0, Slots 1 through 8, or All Modules of a Type.

Module Slot

Write security: 1; Read security: 5

Displays the slot you selected for firmware updating. When this option first appears, None Selected displays. Press Enter, and a new field displays allow-

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ing you to select Slot 1 through Slot 8 or All Modules of a Type (this is useful if there are several identical modules installed in the ATLAS 800PLUS).

Module Type

Write security: 1; Read security: 5

Displays the type of module that is selected in the Module Slot option.

If you selected All Modules of a Type in the Module Slot field, the Module Type option allows you to select a particular module type to update all modules of that type.

Transfer Method

Write security: 1; Read security: 5

Indicates the configured transfer method to use in updating firmware. XMODEM transfers files by connecting to a communications program that supports XMODEM uploading to the terminal interface. TFTP transfers software using TFTP protocol by specifying an appropriate server address and filename.

TFTP Server IP Address

Write security: 1; Read security: 5

Configures the IP address of the TFTP server on which the update file resides.

TFTP Server Filename

Write security: 1; Read security: 5

Identifies the name of the update file to retrieve from the TFTP server. Enter the full path name and filename for the file.

Restart Schedule

Write security: 1; Read security: 5

Indicates when to restart the module that is being updated. Restart Immediately After Update restarts the module immediately after the update is complete. Restart At Specified Date and Time allows you to select when the updated module will restart. If you select this option, a new field called Restart Date And Time displays below the current field.

Restart Date and Time

Write security: 1; Read security: 5

Defines the day and time to restart the system after updating firmware. Enter the time in 24-hour format (such as 23:00:00 for 11:00 pm). Enter the date in mm-dd-yyyy format (for example, 09-30-1998). This field only displays if

Restart Schedule is set to Restart At Specified Date and Time.

Current Update Status

Read security: 5

Displays the status of the current update. This field is read-only.

If you are updating several modules at the same time (if Module Slot is set to All Modules of a Type), this option only displays [+], indicating this field contains submenu items. Select [+] and press Enter to display the following fields:

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This field...

Does this...

 

 

Type

Defines the type of module for each slot.

 

 

Current Status

Indicates the status of the current update.

 

 

Previous Status

Indicates the status of the previous update.

 

 

Previous Time

Indicates the time of the previous update.

 

 

Previous Update Status

Read security: 5

Displays the status of the previous update.

Begin Firmware Update

Write security: 1; Read security: 5

Begins updating the firmware for the selected modules.

Update Status

Read security: 5

Displays the status of the current firmware update. All items are read-only. All of the fields are defined in the previous section, “Current Update Status” on page 5- 19.

Config Transfer

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

Transfers a file containing the ATLAS 800PLUS configuration to a file on a TFTP server using the TFTP protocol (a TCP/IP user protocol) through the 10BaseT

Ethernet port. Config Transfer lets you save the ATLAS 800PLUS configuration as a backup file. You can then use the same configuration with multiple ATLAS 800PLUS units.

You can also use Config Transfer to retrieve a configuration file from a TFTP server. ADTRAN delivers a TFTP program with ATLAS 800PLUS called TFTP Server. You can configure any PC running Microsoft Windows with this software to store the configuration file. See “TFTP Server” on page 10-4 for details on how to use the TFTP Server software with these menu items to transfer configuration files.

Before using this command, the ATLAS 800 PLUS should have a valid IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway (if required), and should be connected to an Ethernet network.

Only one configuration transfer session (upload or download) can be active at a time. The TCP/IP parameters are not saved or overwritten as part of an ATLAS

800 PLUS unit’s transferred configuration to allow sending identical configurations to multiple units.

Transfer Method

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

Displays the method used to transfer the configuration file to or from a server. Currently, you must use TFTP.

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TFTP Server IP Address

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

Specifies the IP address of the TFTP server. Get this number from your system administrator.

TFTP Server Filename

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

Defines the name of the configuration file that you will transfer to or retrieve from the server. The default name is atlas.cfg, but you can edit this name.

Current Transfer Status

Read security: 5

Indicates the current status of the update.

Previous Transfer Status

Read security: 5

Indicates the status of the previous update.

Load and Use Config

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

Retrieves the configuration file specified in the TFTP Server Filename field from the server.

If you execute this command, the ATLAS 800PLUS system retrieves the configu- ration file, reboots, then restarts using the new configuration.

Save Config Remotely

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

Saves the configuration file specified in the TFTP Server Filename field to the server identified in the TFTP Server IP Address field.

Before using this command, you must have identified a valid TFTP server in the TFTP Server IP Address field.

System Self-test

Conducts a system self-test. The self-test consists of memory tests and data paths to each installed module.

Self-tests disrupt data flow.

Self-test Run

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

Activates the self-test.

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View Self-test Log

Read security: 5 Displays a read-only, Fail results. The tests ing:

time-stamped log of the tests conducted and the Pass/ associated with the system controller include the follow-

This test...

Logs this result...

 

 

Flash

Flash memory checksum verified.

 

 

BootRom

Boot ROM checksum verified.

 

 

DSP RAM

Memory associated with the DTMF DSP.

 

 

RTC RAM

Memory associated with the real time clock.

 

 

TDM RAM

Memory associated with mapping TDM bandwidth.

 

 

DRAM

Dynamic RAM used for program execution.

 

 

The self-test also verifies data integrity and processor control to each port. Each port is looped back and a data pattern is sent and tested. The result of the test on each installed port is listed with Pass/Fail results. A typical test log is shown in Figure 5-6.

Figure 5-6. View Self-test Log

Clear Self-test Log

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

Clears the self-test log.

Reboot System

Write security: 2; Read security: 5

Reboots the ATLAS 800PLUS. When you select this command, the following message displays:

Warning! This will reboot the entire system! Confirm (y/n).

Select Y to reboot the system, or N to exit the command.

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MODULES

The Modules menu provides options that allow you to configure and control the installed option modules as well as the controller T1/PRI ports. Figure 5-7 shows the Modules menu. (Write security: 3; Read security: 5)

Figure 5-7. Modules Menu

The controller board (slot 0) has two T1/PRI interface ports. This section only describes the module options available for the T1/PRI interface ports. Individual module choices are described in the applicable module manuals.

The ATLAS system controller automatically detects the presence of modules when they are installed in the system. To view the menus for the installed modules via the terminal menu, use the arrow keys to scroll to the appropriate menu and press Enter. You can then access the module choices.

Slt

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

Identifies the slot number. Slot 0 refers to the ATLAS 800PLUS base unit. This field is read-only.

Type

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

Displays the type of module actually installed in the slot or the type of module you plan to install in the slot. The ATLAS 800PLUS automatically detects the type of module installed in each slot, and the Type field automatically defaults to the installed module type. You can also use this field to pre-configure a unit before actually installing modules by specifying the module that you want to install in each slot.

To use this option, navigate to the field you want to edit and press Enter. For empty slots, a list of all the available module types displays. Select the one you want and it displays in the Type field. If this field is already configured with a module, you can only set this field to Empty.

If you install a module in a slot, then want to install a different type of module in the slot, you must set this field to Empty before selecting another module type.

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If a module is installed, the module type automatically displays the name of the installed module, and cannot be set to any other option.

Menu

Displays additional status and configuration menus for the selected module. To access the submenus for this item, use the Arrow Keys to scroll to the Menu column for the module you want to edit, and press Enter. For detailed information on each submenu item, see “ATLAS_ 800PLUS Controller T1/PRI Submenu Items” on page 5-25.

Only the submenu items for the base T1/PRI menus are described in this manual.

Alarm

Read security: 5

Displays whether there is an alarm condition on the ATLAS 800PLUS base unit. Press Enter to access the Alarm menu. (Read-only field.)

Test

Read security: 5

Displays whether the ATLAS 800PLUS is executing a test. To initiate a test, choose the Menu submenu on this screen. Then, select the Test option to access the screen that allows you to set up and initiate tests. See “Test” on page 5-24 for details.

Press Enter to access the Test menu.

State

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

Displays whether the module is online of offline. Even though a module is physically installed, it must be marked Online for it to be considered an available resource. This parameter allows an installed module to be marked Offline, which may be useful in system troubleshooting. If you choose Offline, the module will not be in alarm condition, but will display Offline.

Once a module is installed, you must change the state to Online in order for the ATLAS to utilize the module for any data bandwidth.

Status

Read security: 5

Displays status information on the ATLAS 800PLUS T1/PRI ports and other installed modules. The following messages may display:

Online

The module is enabled and is responding to the system controller’s status polls. This is the normal response of the system.

No Response

The module is enabled but is not responding to the system controller’s status polls. This response indicates a problem in the system or that the module is not installed.

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Empty

The system controller has not detected the presence of a module in the system, nor has a module been manually enabled for this option slot.

Offline

The modules is installed but has been taken Offline by a user. The module is still responding to controller polls.

Offline/No Response:

The module is installed but has been taken Offline by a user. The module is not responding to polls.

Rev

Read security: 5

Displays the hardware revision of the ATLAS 800PLUS.

ATLAS 800PLUS Controller T1/PRI Submenu Items

The Modules/Menu submenu provides access to commands that allow you to review the status of various options, change the configuration for general parameters, and initiate tests. This section only describes the menu options for the T1/ PRI controller port (the ATLAS 800PLUS base unit). For details on menu options for individual modules, refer to the appropriate module manuals.

Controller Info

Read security: 5

Displays general information about the ATLAS 800PLUS Base Unit and T1/PRI ports. The following items are read-only.

Part Num

Displays the part number of the ATLAS 800PLUS.

PLL Status

Indicates whether the clock is locked to its specific source.

(Phase Lock Loop)

 

Alarm Status

Read security: 5

Displays any active alarms. These fields are read-only.

This alarm...

Means this...

 

 

Prt

Displays the port number.

 

 

Loss of Signal

No signal detected on port interface.

(LOS)

 

 

 

Red Alarm

Not able to frame data received on the port.

(RED)

Alternately referred to as Out of Frame (OOF).

 

 

Yellow Alarm

Remote alarm indicator (RAI) being received on

(YELLOW)

port.

 

 

Blue Alarm

Receiving unframed all ones from the port alarm

(BLUE)

indicator signal (AIS).

 

 

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This alarm...

Means this...

 

 

D Channel Sync

HDLC framing is operational on PRI D channel.

(D-Chan)

This indication only applies when operating in PRI

 

mode.

 

 

Receive Level

Indicates the strength of the signal received on the

(Rx Level)

port.

 

 

DS0 Status

Read security: 5

Indicates usage on a DS0 basis for each port. These options are read-only.

DS0 status...

Means this...

 

 

*

Inactive

 

 

A

Active call on this DS0

 

 

D

Active D Channel DS0

 

 

M

Maintenance DS0

 

 

N

Dedicated DS0

 

 

O

Off hook Detected

 

 

R

Ringing Detected

 

 

Sig Status

Read security: 5

Indicates signaling of all 24 DS0s. The A/B bits for Rx and Tx DS0s are shown for each port.

Performance: Current

Write security: 4; Read security: 5

The performance fields – either current, 15 minute total, or 24 hour total – provide status on key performance measures as specified in ANSI T1.403 and AT&T TR54016 for each of the four T1/PRI ports. All of these options (except CLR) are read-only. The parameters monitored include the following:

Field...

Provides this status information...

 

 

Prt

Displays the port number.

 

 

CLR

Clears information for the selected port. Press Enter when

 

the cursor is over this field to clear the data.

 

 

ES

Errored Seconds. An ES is a second with one or more error

 

events OR one or more Out Of Frame events OR one or

 

more Controlled Slips.

 

 

BES

Bursty Errored Seconds. A BES is a second with more than

 

one, but less than 320 error events.

 

 

SES

Severely Errored Seconds. An SES is a second with 320 or

 

more error events OR one or more Out Of Frame events.

 

 

SEFS

Severely Errored Frame Seconds.

 

 

LOFC

Loss of Frame Count.

 

 

CSS

Controlled Slip Seconds.

 

 

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Field...

Provides this status information...

 

 

UAS

Unavailable Seconds.

 

 

LCV

Line Code Violations.

 

 

RCV

Path Code.

 

 

LES

Line Errored Seconds.

 

 

Performance: 15 Min

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

In the Performance 15 min. menu, the Performance data for the previous 15 minute window is stored. Refer to “Performance: Current” on page 5-26 for a detailed description.

Performance: 24 Hr.

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

In the Performance 24 hr. menu, the performance data for the previous 24 hour window is stored. Refer to “Performance: Current” on page 5-26 for a detailed description.

Configuration

All of the configurable parameters apply to whether the port is connected to a Primary Rate ISDN circuit or a Channelized T1 circuit—dedicated or switched.

This Configuration submenu...

Does this...

 

 

Prt

Identifies the port number.

Read security: 5

 

 

 

Port Name

Accepts any alphanumeric name up to 16 characters

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

long to uniquely identify each port.

 

 

Frame

Matches the frame format of the circuit to which it is

Write security: 2; Read security: 5

connected (available from the network supplier).

 

 

Code

Matches the line code of the circuit to which it is

Write security: 2; Read security: 5

connected (available from the network supplier).

 

 

Tx Yellow

Enables and disables the transmitting of yellow alarms.

(Auto Tx Yellow Alarm)

 

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

 

 

 

Tx PRMs

Enables and disables the sending of PRM data on the

(Transmit PRMs)

facility data link (FDL). The PRM data continues to be

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

collected even if XMIT PRM is disabled (possible only

 

with ESF format).

 

 

LBO (Line Build Out)

Depends on whether the circuit is provisioned for DS1

Write security: 2; Read security: 5

by the telephone company.

 

 

LB Accept (Loopback Accept)

Sets unit to accept or reject the in-band loop up and

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

loop down codes as defined in ANSI T1.403. This is a

 

line loopback.

 

 

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Test

Initiates different types of tests and displays test results.

These commands temporarily disrupt service.

This Test submenu...

Does this...

 

 

Prt

Identifies the port number.

 

 

Loc LB (Local Loopback)

Causes loopback on near-end port

Read security: 5

Line - Metallic loopback

 

Payld - Payload loopback - framing and clocking

 

are regenerated.

 

 

Remote LB (Remote Loopback)

Sends a loopback code to a remote CSU.

Write security: 4; Read security: 5

ANSI FDL Line (Requires ESF mode)

 

ANSI FDL Pyld (Requires ESF mode)

 

AT1 Inband line

 

 

Pattern

Specifies the test pattern to be transmitted out the

Write security: 4; Read security: 5

port.

 

All ones - framed ones

 

All zeros - framed zeros

 

QRSS - 2 20-1 pseudorandom pattern with

 

suppression of excess zeros.

 

 

QRSS/RLB Results

Suppresses excess zeros—indication of sync and

(Test Pattern Results)

errors of received data pattern.

Read security: 5

 

 

 

Clr (Test Pattern Results Clear)

Clears current error counters on test pattern results

Write security: 4; Read security: 5

menu.

 

 

Inj (Test Pattern Error Inject)

Injects errors into transmitted test pattern.

Write security: 4; Read security: 5

 

 

 

Dedicated Maps

The Dedicated Maps menu (Figure 5-8) assigns dedicated connections between any two ports in the unit. For a detailed description of how to set up dedicated maps, refer to “Creating a Dedicated Map” on page 6-1.

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Figure 5-8. Dedicated Maps Menu

Activate Map

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

ATLAS 800PLUS allows you to have up to five different dedicated maps with an optional name designator. You can manually activate a map by pressing Enter in this field, and then selecting the appropriate map. You can also select Auto, which permits the maps to activate automatically depending on the time and day settings defined in the field Activate Time (a submenu of “Create/Edit Maps” on page 5-29).

Current Map

Read security: 5

Displays the name of the currently active dedicated map. This field is read-only.

Create/Edit Maps

This option allows you to create new maps and define settings. To add a new map, press I when the cursor is in the first column. You can also use this option to edit existing maps. ATLAS 800PLUS names the maps in the sequence they are created (Map 1, Map 2, and so on). You can change the names with Map Name.

Map Name

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

Displays the name of the dedicated map. You can edit the name by pressing Enter. The name can contain up to 57 alphanumeric characters, including spaces and special characters.

Sort To/From

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

Specifies which field group will be used to sort the connections (sorted on the FROM end point or the TO end points). This is beneficial when you are attempting to find a particular connection in a large connection list.

Connects

Enters the dedicated map connections. Press Enter to activate the submenu.

Some of the options available in this submenu change depending on the type of modules selected in the FROM or TO fields.

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#

Displays the number of the dedicated map connection. If you press I

in this field, ATLAS 800PLUS adds another dedicated map connection, numbered consecutively.

FROM Slot

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

Specifies the slot to use for the FROM connection. Select this option, and a list of all of the slots and the modules installed in the slots displays. Pick the appropriate slot.

Port

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

Specifies the port in the selected slot to use for the FROM connection.

From Config

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

Specifies the configuration for the FROM connection. The selections displayed in this field are based on the type of module selected in the From Slot option. You must input the following information—based on the module type:

DS0 Selection

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

If the selected entry is a T1 port, use this field to define which DS0s will be used for this connection. You can enter the DS0s in several ways. For example, to enter DS0s one through five, enter 1-5. For DS0s one and five, enter 1,5.

DS0 Available

Read security: 5 Read-only.

Indicates which DS0s of the T1 are assigned. DS0 assignment is depicted based on the following items:

digits

This DS0 is available. The digit that displays in this

0—9

field represents the last digit of the DS0 number.

 

 

*

This port is requesting this DS0 for this connection,

 

but the DS0 is not yet activated.

 

 

!

This DS0 is used by this port in this connection and is

 

activated.

 

 

s

This DS0 is used in the switched Dial Plan.

 

 

S

This DS0 is used in the switched Dial Plan and

 

conflicts with this connection.

 

 

n

This DS0 is already used in this dedicated map.

 

 

N

This DS0 is already used in this dedicated map and

 

conflicts with this connection.

 

 

Data Rate

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

If the FROM slot is an Nx port, use this field to define the data rate per DS0. You can choose from 64 Kbps or 56 kbps. If the FROM slot is an Nx port, the data rate per DS0 must be set.

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Trunk Conditioning

Trunk conditioning is a process which sets known values in the signaling bits and the data field for outgoing DS0s which are cross connected to a T1 port which is experiencing alarms (see Figure 5-9). The trunk conditioning process consists of a 2.5-second transmission (indicating call termination), followed by a continuous transmission signaling the final condition (Seized or Idle) as chosen by the user.

Trunk conditioning only applies to RBS T1s in the dedicated map.

PBX

T1-A

T1-B

ATLAS 800

Figure 5-9. Trunk Conditioning

Example:

Voice traffic received on T1-A, and T1-B is groomed onto T1-C to the PBX. If T1-A fails, the DS0s which were cross connected to T1-C would receive trunk conditioning.

Trunk conditioning includes Fault Signaling (setting the state of the signaling bits) and Fault Data Code (setting the state of the data bits). Trunk conditioning can be set for each end of each T1 to T1 connection in a dedicated map. This is simplified by using the copy command (pressing C). The state of the signaling bits will be different for connections to the Network versus connections to user equipment (PBX).

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Defining Trunk Conditioning

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

Fault Signaling

Defines to ATLAS the type of signaling being

 

used on the trunk (E&M; LS/GS Network or

 

User; SW56; Custom).

Fault State

Final fault signaling state (Trunk Idle or Seized).

 

Idle would normally be used for one-way trunks

 

(only used for outgoing or incoming calls—not

 

both). Seized would normally be used for two-

 

way trunks. This would prevent the PBX from

 

attempting to use a failed trunk for an outgoing

 

call.

Custom

This permits the user to define the Fault

 

signaling to use in the form of A/B set to 1/0.

Fault signaling is only visible when RBS is on.

TO Slot

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

This is the same as From Slot (described on page 5-30) except this option designates the second end of a connection.

Port

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

This option selects which port of the To Slot will be used for the second connection. When you select this option, a list of all the slots and available modules displays. Select the appropriate slot.

To Config

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

Specifies the configuration for the To connection. The selections that display in this field are based on the type of module selected in the TO Slot option. You must input the following information (based on the type). The same options for setting DS0s are available for this command as with the FROM Config option.

RBS (robbed bit signaling)

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

Defines whether the connection has active robbed bit signaling.

Where RBS is not an option, ATLAS 800PLUS automatically assigns the correct setting. (For example, a T1-to-Nx connection is set to Off.)

On Preserves the signaling bits between the connections.

Off Ignores signaling bits.

Activate Time

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

Sets the time when the map will become active if you select AUTO in the Activate Map field. Enter this time in hh:mm:ss 24-hour format. If you use this

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option, you can select AUTO in the Activate Map field (see “Activate Map” on page 5-29).

Enbl Day

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

Specifies which days of the week the map is active.

Dial Plan

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

Dial Plan includes menus for setting global ATLAS switch parameters and for setting individual parameters for each port in ATLAS that handles a switched call (see Figure 5-10). The individual ports are separated into two groups—network ports which terminate a connection from the Network and User ports which terminate incoming calls and in turn may be connected to user equipment.

Figure 5-10. Dial Plan Menu

In the menus described in the following sections, Incoming Calls refers to calls coming to ATLAS from the Network (PSTN) and Outgoing Calls refers to calls directed toward the Network (PSTN).

Network Term (Terminations)

This menu allows the user to define option parameters for ports which terminate a connection from the Network (PSTN).

In applications where two ATLAS units are used in a point-to-point configuration, a port in the ATLAS at one end would act as the Network (User Termination), while the ATLAS at the opposite end would be terminating a “Network” connection.

This menu includes a submenu (Interface Configuration) which varies with port type. The section “Interface Configuration” on page 5-41 reflects the options for port types which existed at the release of this manual. This information will also be reflected in the manuals for individual option module types. If the option mod-

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ule type being used is not reflected in the Interface Configuration section, please refer to the option module manual for information on the interface parameters.

Slot/Port

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

These fields are used to select the ATLAS port that terminates a Network connection.

There may be more than one “end point” associated with a particular port. If a T1 is connected to the PSTN, some DS0s may be used for long distance, while others are used for local calls. These would constitute two “end points” (trunks) over a single physical port.

Sig (Signalling)

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

Defines the type of signaling being used for this connection (end point). RBS would be for a T1 using Robbed Bit Signaling while PRI designates a Primary Rate ISDN interface. This selection is only necessary if a T1/PRI is selected as the Slot/Port type.

Outgoing#Accept

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

This submenu defines the parameters for the outgoing calls that ATLAS sends to the Network.

Source ID

Write Security: 3 Read Security: 5

This field identifies the ID of the call sources that this endpoint will accept calls from. The Source ID field is used to simplify the creation of a Dial Plan in applications where the criterion for switching calls to a certain endpoint is a function of which endpoint originated the call.

Source ID may be entered with the usual wild card entries (except $)

X = any digit 0—9

[1,3,5] = any of these digits

Default value = 0. The default ID for all Source endpoint is 0 and all accept #'s is 0. This results in all calls being routed based on the dialed number.

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Accept Numbers

This field designates which numbers this end point will pass on toward the Network (PSTN). The accept list may consist of multiple entries. The numbers are defined using “wild cards”:

X =

Any single digit

N =

Any single digit 2—9

$

=

Any number of digits of any value

9

=

This specific number

[1,2,3...]

=

A single digit in this group

Example: 1-800-$ would only permit toll free long distance calls to 1-800. If this were used, then a second accept # would need to be specified - NXXXXXX. This would permit local numbers to be dialed.

Any specific entry will take precedence over a wild card. For example, if end point “A” was designated as $ while end point “B” accepted 963-800X, then an incom- ing call to 963-800X would only be accepted by end point “B”.

Data 64 kbps, Analog, Speech, and Treat Call As

These options reflect the bearer capability the Network has provisioned for this line. If the ISDN lines were purchased with different services provisioned, then ATLAS would send the call out of the port which supports the type of service the call requires.

Example: The Network Termination is on a pair of BRIs (with the same phone number) with one provisioned for data and the other for voice. By enabling data in one and not the other, ATLAS ensures that calls bearing data will be sent out the right BRI interface.

Search

Write Security: 3 Read Security: 5

Primary Search

The Search parameter instructs ATLAS which order to search for an accept number match. Normally all searches are set to Primary. The Secondary search selection would be used to force ATLAS to only accept a call at this end point if all Primary end points were unavailable.

Example: All long distance calls should go out a PRI directly to an IXC (MCI, ATT, etc.) and local calls should go out a T1 to the LEC. It may be desirable to place long distance calls on the local exchange if all of the IXC trunks are unavailable (busy or in alarm). In this case, the primary accept number for the local exchange would be N$, and the secondary accept would be 1$.

Secondary Search

The same accept rules apply for all secondary number searches as for primary searches.

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Out#Rej

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

This submenu defines the parameters for the outgoing calls that ATLAS will not send to the Network.

Reject Numbers

This field identifies which numbers this end point will not pass on toward the Network (PSTN). The reject list may consist of multiple entries. The reject list may be used to more easily specify the call filtering desired. The “wild cards” are identical as in Outgoing Call Accept.

The Reject list takes precedence over the Accept list.

Examples:

1- 900-$ would reject all 1-900 long distance calls. 1-$ would reject all long distance calls.

Data 64 Kbps, Analog, Speech, and Treat Call As.

These items allow ATLAS to reject outgoing calls based on call type.

Example:

A “$” for the Reject Number and Digital 56/64 enabled and Audio & Speech Disabled would reject all digital calls while not rejecting analog calls.

This list may remain blank if the Accept list meets desired filtering.

Interface Configuration

This menu sets configuration parameters for the end point. These parameters will vary by the type of port selected. For detailed information on the interface configuration for all of the available modules, refer to “Interface Configuration” on page 5-41.

User Terminations

This menu allows you to define option parameters for ports which terminate a connection from user equipment. In this case, ATLAS 800PLUS is acting like the Network.

In applications where two ATLAS units are used in a point-to-point configuration, a port in the ATLAS at one end would act as the Network (set up as a User Termination), while the ATLAS at the opposite end would be terminating a Network connection.

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Slot/Port (Select list of option modules/ports)

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

These fields are used to select the ATLAS port that terminates a User connection.

There may be more than one “end point” associated with a particular port. If a T1 port is connected to a channel bank with analog voice cards, each DS0 or a group of DS0s may have a different phone number. These would constitute multiple “end points” over a single physical port.

Signaling: (User Selection - RBS; PRI)

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

Defines the type of signaling being used for this connection (end point). RBS would be for a T1 using Robbed Bit Signaling while PRI designates a Primary Rate ISDN interface. This selection is only necessary if a T1/PRI is selected as the Slot/Port type.

In#Accept

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

This submenu defines the parameters for incoming calls that ATLAS 800PLUS will accept from the Network.

Source ID

Write Security: 3 Read Security: 5

This field identifies the ID of the call sources that this endpoint will accept calls from. The Source ID field is used to simplify the creation of a Dial Plan in applications where the criteria for switching calls to a certain endpoint is a function of which endpoint originated the call.

Source ID may be entered with the usual wild card entries (except $)

X = any digit 0—9

[1,3,5] = any of these digits

Default value = 0. The default ID for all Source endpoint is 0 and all accept #'s is 0. This results in all calls being routed based on the dialed number.

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Accept Numbers

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

This field designates which numbers this end point will accept (terminate) from the Network (PSTN). The accept list may consist of multiple entries. The numbers are defined using “wild cards”:

X = Any single digit

N = Any single digit 2—9

$ = Any number of digits of any value

9 = This specific number

[1,2,3...] = A single digit in this group

Example:

963-8000 would be a specific incoming number that would be accepted by this end point. If this end point consisted of a T1 with multiple DS0s, a “hunt” group for 963-8000 would be formed. The entry $ would accept any call.

Any specific entry will take precedence over a wild card. For example, if end point “A” was designated as $ while end point “B” accepted 963-800X, then an incoming call to 963-800X would only be accepted by end point “B.”

Search

Write Security: 3 Read Security: 5

Primary Search

The Search parameter instructs ATLAS which order to search for an accept number match. Normally all searches are set to Primary. The Secondary search selection would be used to force ATLAS to only accept a call at this end point if all Primary end points were unavailable.

Example:

All long distance calls should go out a PRI directly to an IXC (MCI, ATT, etc.) and local calls should go out a T1 to the LEC. It may be desirable to place long distance calls on the local exchange if all of the IXC trunks are unavailable (busy or in alarm). In this case, the primary accept number for the local exchange would be N$, and the secondary accept would be 1$.

Secondary Search

The same accept rules apply for all secondary number searches as for primary searches.

Data 64kbps/Data 56kbps/Analog/Speech

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

This reflects the bearer capability that the attached user equipment (typically a TA) has. If the attached TA can only handle digital calls, then a voice call sent to this end point would be rejected.

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Treat Call As

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

This allows you to treat an incoming voice call (as designated by the ISDN call type identifier) as a data call. This is useful if the ISDN lines are provisioned for voice but are actually being used for data.

Out#Rej (Outgoing Number Reject List)

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

This submenu is used to define the parameters for outgoing calls that

ATLAS 800PLUS will not send to the Network.

Reject Numbers

This field designates which numbers this particular end point will NOT pass on toward the Network (PSTN). This is used when the outgoing call filter is different for different users. The “wild cards” are identical as in Outgoing Call Accept.

Example:

If desired, each user termination port can be set to reject different numbers.

[0,1]-$ would reject all long distance calls, but only for this user termination. If permitted in the Network Termination end point, this user could not dial long distance numbers while other users could.

Data 56kbps/Data 64kbps/Audio/Speech

These items allow ATLAS 800PLUS to reject outgoing calls based on call type.

Example: A “$” for the Reject Number, Digital 56/64 enabled, and Audio & Speech Disabled would reject all digital calls while not rejecting analog calls.

This list may remain blank if the Accept List meets desired filtering. The Call Reject list takes precedence over the Call Accept list.

Interface Configuration

This menu sets configuration parameters for the end point. These parameters will vary by the type of port selected. For detailed information on the interface configuration for all of the available modules, refer to “Interface Configuration” on page 5-41.

Global Parameters

These menus set ATLAS options which will apply to all switched operations, both incoming and outgoing calls.

End of Number Timeout

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

This parameter sets the length of time ATLAS will wait before assuming the outgoing dialed number is complete. The default value is six seconds. This timeout

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will only be invoked if the dialed number does not match one of the patterns set in the Number Complete Template menu.

Area Code

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

The local area code. This is used for sending caller ID to the Network.

Number Complete Template

Write security: 1; Read security: 5

For any outgoing call, ATLAS must be able to recognize when the phone number is complete. For example, a local number will be seven digits long while a long distance (1+ #) will be 11 digits long. The ATLAS defaults will cover almost any installation, and these templates should not require any additional user input except for unusual circumstances. The template allows the use of “wildcard” inputs to define numbers:

X = Any single digit

N = Any single digit 2—9

911 = This specific number

[1,2,3...] = A single digit in this group

Example:

1+(NXX) NXX - XXXX would be a pattern for a normal long distance call. Note that the symbols ( ), +, - and space are not required and are only used to improve readability.

Number Type Templates

Write security: 1; Read security: 5

ISDN interfaces require that a number type be sent over the D channel when a call is sent or received. A normal RBS trunk does not send a type designator, but uses prefixes instead. For example, “1 +” prefix is national long distance call type while a “011 +” prefix would be an international long distance call type. These templates form a table to permit ATLAS to translate the RBS prefix into a call type for ISDN and viceversa. The ATLAS default templates should cover all applications and should not need to be added to by the user except for very rare circumstances.

Automatic Routeback Rejection

Write security: 1; Read security: 5

Use extreme caution when disabling this option!

When enabled, Automatic Routeback Rejection prevents calls which enter through network termination interfaces from being forwarded out another network interface. Such an event could happen if an incoming call specifies a number that has no endpoint configured to accept it and another network interface has a call acceptance entry which could accept it (such as $). Without automatic rejection, such a call would be forwarded back to the Network. The Network would in turn resend the call to the unit until all incoming resources are consumed.

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Interface Configuration

The Interface Configuration option for the Dial Plan menu sets configuration parameters for the end point. These parameters vary by the type of port selected. The following sections describe the configuration options for each available type of module and port that existed when this manual was released. Configuration information for specific modules is also located in the manual for each module. If configuration information for a particular module you are using is not described in the following sections, please refer to the module manual for information on the interface parameters.

Quad T1/PRI Module Interface Configuration

This section describes the Network Termination and User Termination configuration settings for the Quad T1/PRI module when using the Dial Plan menus.

Quad T1/PRI Module (Network Termination/PRI)

When you are working in the Network Termination section of the Dial Plan menu, the Slot is defined as a T1/PRI module, and Sig is set to PRI, the following configuration options are available:

Switch Type

Write security: 2; Read security: 5

Defines the type of PRI switch that ATLAS is connected to. If connected to another ATLAS, both need to be set to the same type. The following options are available:

Lucent 5E

Northern DMS 100

National ISDN

AT&T 4ESS

First DS0

Number of DS0s

Write Security: 3 Read Security: 5

These two items permit fractional PRI to be defined. These menu items define the first active DS0 and the number of DS0s used for calls on this PRI. DS0 24 is assumed to be used by the PRI for the “D” channel.

Outgoing Number Conversion

Write Security: 3 Read Security: 5

This item defines the rules for converting as-dialed numbers into ISDN number type and plan.

As dialed

ISDN -

National pref

ISDN - Subscriber pref

ISDN - National DMS Reserved pref

Send digits provided as unknown number type.

Convert to ISDN type, using the 10-digit national form if possible.

Convert to ISDN type, using the 7-digit subscriber form if possible.

Send digits provided as National Number Type, DMS Reserved Numbering Plan.

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When a 4ESS is configured, many installations will require the national form where possible; this may also be the preferred form in 10-digit calling areas.

Strip MSD

Write Security: 3 Read Security: 5

This option allows a selected quantity of the Most Significant Digits (MSD) of a dialed number for ATLAS to be stripped prior to being forwarded out of the port.

Example:

A Network port could be set to accept all calls beginning with 9 (9$), and then with Strip MSD set to 1, all digits would be sent toward the Network except the leading 9.

The Strip MSD parameter does not affect the Call Accept criteria. All of the digits (including the MSDs that are subsequently stripped) are used as accept criteria.

Network Specific Facility Voice

Write Security: 3 Read Security: 5

This option allows for the definition of specific facility IEs be sent to the Network. This would be used if the customer has subscribed to special facilities such as AT&T Megacom service. The facility request sent can be different for voice calls versus data calls. A setting of Normal indicates no special facilities have been subscribed.

Network Specific Facility Data

Write Security: 3 Read Security: 5

This option allows for the definition of specific facility IEs be sent to the Network. This would be used if the customer has subscribed to special facilities such as AT&T Megacom service. The facility request sent can be different for voice calls versus data calls. A setting of Normal indicates no special facilities have been subscribed.

Called Digits Transferred

Write security: 2; Read security: 5

Some PRI switches may be provisioned to only send a portion of the called number (like DID). This menu item allows ATLAS to know how many digits to expect (choose from None, Three, Four, and All). The default is All and would almost always be correct. If less than All digits are sent, then the prefix is defined below.

Outgoing Caller ID

Write Security: 3 Read Security: 5

This item allows the user to insert a called ID based on selection. If set to Send as Provided, then ATLAS will forward whatever ID it receives (including none). If set to Substitute if not present, then ATLAS will insert a User defined ID value if no value is received. If set to Substitute Always, then ATLAS will always insert the user-defined ID in place of the value received.

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ID Presentation

Sends to the Network control information for the presentation of Caller ID (Presentation Allowed; Presentation Restricted; Number Not Available.)

ID Number

Value for Caller ID to be sent to the Network( i.e. 256 963 8020).

Source ID

The Source ID field simplifies the creation of a Dial Plan in applications where the criteria for switching calls to a certain end point is a function of which end point originated the call.

Default value = 0. The default ID for all end points is 0 and for all accept # s is 0. With default values, all calls are routed based only on dialed number.

Multiple end points can have the same Source ID

When creating the Call Accept list, specify a Source ID(s) as well as a dialed number or range of dialed numbers to accept.

Example:

An application requires that all calls originating from Port 1 of the Quad T1/PRI module in Slot 1 be switched to Port 4 of that same module. Assign a unique Source ID (e.g., 7) to Port 1 of the module, and then configure Port 4 to only accept calls from that unique Source ID (7).

Swap ANI/DNIS

This option swaps the ANI and DNIS numbers received from the Network. ANI (Automatic Number Identification), is the billing number of the calling party, and DNIS(DialedNumberIdentificationService), isthe calledpartynumber.

This swap will cause the ATLAS switchboard to use ANI to route the call. The accept # in the dial plan must use the ANI number, not the DNIS number.

Quad T1/PRI Module (Network Termination/RBS)

When you are working in the Network Termination section of the Dial Plan menu, the Slot is defined as a T1/PRI module, and Sig is set to RBS, the following interface configuration options are available:

First DS0

Write security: 2; Read security: 5

Defines to ATLAS the DS0s which will be used for this endpoint. These are the DS0s which ATLAS will use to send and receive calls to and from the Network (PSTN). Outgoing calls which will be allowed or restricted over these DS0s are set by the Outgoing Call Accept and Reject Numbers discussed earlier.

Number of DS0s

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

Specifies the number of DS0s already defined for this endpoint. This field is readonly.

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DS0s Available

Read security: 5

Indicates which DS0s of the T1 have been defined in this switched end point (indicated by “! “), in another switched end point (indicated by “s”), or in a Dedicated Map (indicated by “n”). This field is read-only.

The following symbols may display in this field:

digits 0—9

This DS0 is available. The digit that displays in this field

 

represents the last digit of the DS0 number.

 

 

*

This port is requesting this DS0 for this connection, but the

 

DS0 is not yet activated.

 

 

!

This DS0 is used by this port in this connection and is

 

activated.

 

 

s

This DS0 is used in the switched Dial Plan.

 

 

S

This DS0 is used in the switched Dial Plan and conflicts with

 

this connection.

 

 

n

This DS0 is already used in this dedicated map.

 

 

N

This DS0 is already used in this dedicated map and conflicts

 

with this connection.

 

 

Trunk Type (Voice/SW56)

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

This is used if the incoming service on this trunk is Switched 56 digital instead of standard voice.

Signaling Method

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

This defines to ATLAS the type of signaling to be used across this trunk. The signaling selected needs to match the signaling being provided by the Network (PSTN). The following choices are available:

E&M Immediate

E&M Wink

Loop Start

Ground Start

Direct Inward Dialing

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

This defines to ATLAS whether or not DID is being used by the Network. If DID is Enabled, then the following information must be defined:

DID Digits Transferred

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

Defines the number of digits sent to ATLAS from the Network if DID is used.

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DID Prefix

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

Defines to ATLAS the prefix digits which are not received as a part of the DID number. ATLAS uses the combination of prefix and DID number to determine the User end point that should receive the incoming call.

This option only displays if Direct Inward Dialing (DID) is set to Enabled. If DID is Disabled, then you must define the trunk number.

Trunk Number

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

When the Network connection does not provide DID digits, then ATLAS must be given a number to use to determine which user end point should receive the incoming call. This field only displays when Direct Inward Dialing is set to Disabled.

The trunk number must be specific (i.e., no “wild cards”).

Example: If a certain incoming DS0 (trunk) is meant to connect to an end point with the accept number of 963-8615, the trunk number would be set to 963-8615.

Strip MSD

Write Security: 3 Read Security: 5

This option allows a selected quantity of the Most Significant Digits (MSD) of a dialed number to be stripped prior to being forwarded out of the port.

Example:

A Network port could be set to accept all calls beginning with 9 (9$), and then with Strip MSD set to 1, all digits would be sent toward the Network except the leading 9.

The Strip MSD parameter does not affect the Call Accept criteria. All of the digits (including the MSDs that are subsequently stripped) are used as accept criteria.

Source ID

The Source ID field is used to simplify the creation of a Dial Plan in applications where the criteria for switching calls to a certain end point is a function of which end point originated the call.

Default value = 0. The default ID for all end points is 0 and all accept # s is 0. With default values, all calls are routed based only on dialed number.

Multiple end points can have the same Source ID

When creating the Call Accept list, specify a Source ID(s) as well as a dialed number or range of dialed numbers to accept.

Example:

An application requires that all calls originating from Port 1 of the Quad T1/ PRI module in Slot 1 be switched to Port 4 of that same module. Assign a unique Source ID (e.g., 7) to Port 1 of the module, and then configure Port 4 to only accept calls from that unique Source ID (7).

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Quad T1/PRI Module (User Termination/PRI)

When you are working in the User Termination section of the Dial Plan menu, the Slot is defined as a T1/PRI module, and Sig is set to PRI, the following configuration options are available:

Switch Type

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

Defines the type of PRI switch that ATLAS is going to emulate. If connected to another ATLAS, both need to be set to the same type.

Lucent 5E

AT&T 4ESS

First DS0

Number of DS0s

Write Security: 3 Read Security: 5

These two items permit fractional PRI to be defined. These menu items define the first active DS0 and the number of DS0s used for calls on this PRI. DS0 24 is assumed to be used by the PRI for the “D” channel.

Strip MSD

Write Security: 3 Read Security: 5

This option allows a selected quantity of the Most Significant Digits (MSD) of a dialed number for ATLAS to be stripped prior to being forwarded out of the port.

Example:

A Network port could be set to accept all calls beginning with 9 (9$), and then with Strip MSD set to 1, all digits would be sent toward the Network except the leading 9.

The Strip MSD parameter does not affect the Call Accept criteria. All of the digits (including the MSDs that are subsequently stripped) are used as accept criteria.

Network Specific Facility Voice

Write Security: 3 Read Security: 5

This option defines the specific facility IEs be sent to the Network. This would be used if the customer has subscribed to special facilities such as AT&T Megacom service. The facility request sent can be different for voice calls versus data calls. A setting of Normal indicates no special facilities have been subscribed.

Network Specific Facility Data

Write Security: 3 Read Security: 5

This option defines the specific facility IEs be sent to the Network. This would be used if the customer has subscribed to special facilities such as AT&T Megacom service. The facility request sent can be different for voice calls versus data calls. A setting of Normal indicates no special facilities have been subscribed.

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Called Digits Transferred

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

Defines to ATLAS the number of called-number digits to forward. When attached to a PBX, the PBX may be provisioned to expect to receive fewer than all of the called digits of the incoming call. This would normally be set to All.

Outgoing Caller ID

Write Security: 3 Read Security: 5

This item allows the user to insert a called ID to be added to outgoing calls (coming in from attached User equipment). If set to Send as Provided, then ATLAS will forward whatever ID it receives (including none). If set to Substitute if not present, then ATLAS will insert a User defined ID value if no value is received. If set to Substitute Always, then ATLAS will always insert the User defined ID in place of the value received.

ID Presentation

Defines control information for the presentation of Caller ID to be inserted: (Presentation Allowed; Presentation Restricted; Number Not Available.)

ID Number

Value for Caller ID to be sent to the Network (i.e., 256 963 8020).

Source ID

The Source ID field simplifies the creation of a Dial Plan in applications where the criterion for switching calls to a certain end point is a function of which end point originated the call.

Default value = 0. The default ID for all end points is 0 and all accept # s is 0.Withdefaultvalues,allcallsareroutedbasedonlyondialednumber.

Multiple end points can have the same Source ID.

When creating the Call Accept list, specify a Source ID(s) as well as a dialed number or range of dialed numbers to accept.

Example:

An application requires that all calls originating from Port 1 of the Quad T1/PRI module in Slot 1 be switched to Port 4 of that same module. Assign a unique Source ID (e.g., 7) to Port 1 of the module, and then configure Port 4 to only accept calls from that unique Source ID (7).

Swap ANI/DNIS

This option swaps the ANI and DNIS numbers prior to being forwarded to the attached user equipment. ANI (Automatic Number Identification) is the billing number of the calling party, and DNIS (Dialed Number Identification Service) is the called party number.

This swap will occur after the ATLAS switchboard has routed the call. The accept

# in the dial plan must use the number in the DNIS position prior to swapping.

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Quad T1/PRI Module (User Termination/RBS)

When you are working in the User Termination section of the Dial Plan menu, the Slot is defined as a T1/PRI module, and Sig is set to RBS, the following configuration options are available:

First DS0/Number of DS0s

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

Defines to ATLAS the DS0s which will be used for this end point. These are the DS0s which will be used by ATLAS to send and receive calls to and from User equipment (PBX). The incoming calls which will be accepted and the outgoing calls which will be restricted over these DS0s are set by the Incoming Call Accept and Outgoing Call Reject Numbers discussed earlier.

DS0s Available

Read security: 5

Indicates which DS0s of the T1 have been defined in this switched end point (indicated by “! “), in another switched end point (indicated by “s”), or in a Dedicated Map (indicated by “n”).

digits 0—9

This DS0 is available. The digit that displays in this field

 

represents the last digit of the DS0 number.

 

 

*

This port is requesting this DS0 for this connection, but the

 

DS0 is not yet activated.

 

 

!

This DS0 is used by this endpoint.

 

 

s

This DS0 is used elsewhere in the switched dialplan.

 

 

S

This DS0 is in the switched dialplan and conflicts with this

 

endpoint.

 

 

n

This DS0 is used in one or more dedicated maps.

 

 

N

This DS0 is in one or more dedicated maps and conflicts with

 

this endpoint.

 

 

Signaling Method

Write security: 3; Read security: 5

Defines to ATLAS the type of signaling to be used across this trunk. The signaling selected needs to match that being used by the user equipment (PBX).

The choices are:

E&M Immediate

E&M Wink

Loop Start

Ground Start

ATLAS converts signaling types between Network and User Terminations.

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