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Network Configuration Tool


Operation Manual
(for version 4.24.xxx)

NEC Corporation
Copyright 2004

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
DOCUMENT WARRANTY................................................................................................................ II
1

NETWORK CONFIGURATION TOOL ...................................................................................... 1


1.1
1.2

PURPOSE ................................................................................................................................... 1
DEFINITIONS, ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS ....................................................................... 1

NETCFGTOOL OPERATION ..................................................................................................... 2


2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
2.8

NETCFGTOOL COMMAND MENU STRUCTURE ........................................................................... 2


STARTING NETCFGTOOL ........................................................................................................... 3
CLOSING NETCFGTOOL ............................................................................................................ 3
CREATING A NEW NETWORK CONFIGURATION WORKSPACE .................................................... 4
OPENING AN EXISTING WORKSPACE (*.NCT) ............................................................................ 4
NETWORK PROPERTIES: NAMING THE INDIVIDUAL NETWORKS IN A WORKSPACE ................... 5
NETWORK PROPERTIES: NETWORK ADDRESS AND SUBNET SETTING ....................................... 5
EDITING WORKSPACE................................................................................................................ 7

2.9
2.10
2.11
2.12

CREATING CONFIGURATION .................................................................................................... 42


CHANGED NES LIST ................................................................................................................ 45
VIEWING THE SUBNET INFORMATION ..................................................................................... 46
EXPORTING NETWORK CONFIGURATION FILES ...................................................................... 47

2.13
2.14
2.15

SAVING CURRENT WORKSPACE ............................................................................................... 50


PRINTING CURRENT NETWORK ............................................................................................... 51
ABOUT NETWORK CONFIGURATION TOOL .............................................................................. 52

2.8.1
2.8.2
2.8.3
2.8.4
2.8.5
2.8.6
2.8.7
2.8.8
2.8.9
2.8.10

Adding a New Network Element (NE)............................................................................ 7


Adding Back-to-back Line (cable).................................................................................... 7
Back-to-Back Line Color Codes ....................................................................................... 8
Deleting a Network Element (NE) .................................................................................. 8
Deleting a Line (cable) ..................................................................................................... 9
Setting NE Properties of Pasolink V3, Pasolink V4 and Pasolink-S ............................ 9
Setting NE Properties of Pasolink Mx and Pasolink+ .................................................. 16
Setting Properties of MIU (Line Concentrator) ........................................................... 24
Setting Properties of MIU (Hop) ................................................................................... 32
Setting Line (cable) Properties...................................................................................... 40

2.12.1
2.12.2

Exporting Network Configuration Files for PNMS ..................................................... 47


Exporting Network Configuration Files for PM Card ................................................. 48

MULTIPLE CPMC WORKSPACE............................................................................................ 53

APPENDIX A: MIU SETTINGS....................................................................................................... 55


APPENDIX B: SUBNETS................................................................................................................. 56
APPENDIX C: CONFIGURATION OF DUAL MASTER MIU ....................................................... 59
APPENDIX D: INCORRECT CONFIGURATION OF MIU (LINE CONCENTRATOR)............... 60
APPENDIX E: INCORRECT CONFIGURATION OF PASOLINK MX/PASOLINK+ .................... 61
APPENDIX F: NMS PORT SETTING OF MIIU (LINE CONCENTRATOR / HOP) ..................... 63

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Document Warranty
1. The information contained in this document is subject to change without prior notice.
2. The NetCfgTool screen figures in this manual are only examples. Screens will vary
according to equipment configurations, equipment operation modes, setting parameters,
NetCfgTool application program version, etc. Screens contained in this manual are the
latest one at the moment of publishing, however, they may differ from actual screens on
your NetCfgTool.

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Network Configuration Tool


The Network Configuration Tool (NetCfgTool) is an optional application tool for the Pasolink
Network Management System, which provides an easy to use graphical interface in building NEC
PASOLINK networks. It is a powerful tool used to generate configuration files for the Pasolink
Management Cards (PMC) and network connection data files for the Pasolink Network
Management System (PNMS).

1.1

Purpose
This document illustrates the use of the NetCfgTool. The explanation focuses on the common
functions of the NetCfgTool and therefore is for general-purpose operation use. Moreover, the
NEC PNMS is also described in passing for the users to have a general idea of the NEC
PASOLINK NMS.

1.2

Definitions, Acronyms and Abbreviations


PNMS
PNMT
PMC/CTRL

CPMC / CPM (for Pasolink V3/


Pasolink V4/Pasolink-S/MIU only)
Root NE (for Pasolink Mx/
Pasolink+ only)
RPMC / RPM (for Pasolink V3/
Pasolink V4/Pasolink-S/MIU only)
Normal NE (for Pasolink Mx/
Pasolink+ only)
SCPMC / SCPM
(for Pasolink V3/Pasolink V4/
Pasolink-S/MIU only)
Branch NE (for Pasolink Mx/
Pasolink+ only)

NE
ODU
IDU
HDLC
DSC
PPP
SNTP

Pasolink Network Management System


Pasolink Network Management Terminal
Pasolink Management Card. (for Pasolink V3/Pasolink
V4/Pasolink-S/MIU only.)
Control (CTRL) Module for Pasolink Mx/Pasolink+ only.
Central PMC/CTRL. The PMC/CTRL located on the
central station's IDU and is directly connected to the
PNMS. Acts as the master in the HDLC chain and are
responsible for polling other PMC/CTRL in its network.
A C sign is displayed as part of CPM NE icon. An R
sign is displayed as part of Root NE icon.
Remote PMC/CTRL. The PMC/CTRL located on the
remote sites that are configured as slaves.

Sub-Central PMC/CTRL. A PMC/CTRL located in the


remote site and is configured as slave to the
CPMC/Root NE but is a master to the sub-network
below it. An S sign is displayed as part of SCPM NE
icon. A B sign is displayed as part of Branch NE icon.
Furthermore, A light blue B sign indicates that no
further subnet group can be spawn from this subnet
group, while a yellow B sign indicates otherwise.
Network Element. Node.
Outdoor Unit
Indoor Unit
High-level Data Link Control protocol
Digital Service Channel
Point to Point Protocol
Simple Network Time Protocol

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2
2.1

NetCfgTool Operation
NetCfgTool Command Menu Structure
File
New
Open
Save
Save As

Setting
Clear

Print Area
Print
File for PNMS
Configuration Files for PM Card

Export
Changed NE List
Exit Application
Edit
Undo
Redo
Main Menu
File
Edit
Network
View
Tools
Help

Delete
Select All
Select
Add Network Element
Add BB Line
Network Element Type

Pasolink V3
Pasolink V4
Pasolink Mx
Pasolink-S
MIU (LineConcentrator)
MIU (HOP)
Pasolink+ STM-1
Pasolink+ STM-0
Pasolink+ PDH

Network
New
Delete
Properties

View
Network List

Tools
Create Configuration
Subnet Information

NetCfgTool.pdf

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2.2

Starting NetCfgTool
To start NetCfgTool:
1. Go to Start
menu.

Programs

NetCfgTool

NetCfgTool from the Windows OS Start

2. NetCfgTool main window will be displayed.

2.3

Closing NetCfgTool
To close the NetCfgTool application:
1. Go to File

Exit Application in the main menu.

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2.4

Creating a New Network Configuration Workspace


To start creating new workspace:
1. Go to File

New on the main menu.

2. A blank workspace will be displayed.


3. If a workspace is currently loaded, a pop-up message will appear to remind the user to
save the current workspace before opening a new one. Click on Cancel button and save
the current workspace and repeat step 1.
4. Start creating and editing network configuration workspace.

2.5

Opening an Existing Workspace (*.nct)


NetCfgTool allows you to save a workspace in *.nct file format so that you can open and modify
the current network configuration. Once you load an existing/current workspace you will be able
to modify, delete or add NEs on the network. (See also 2.13 Saving Current Workspace.)
To open an existing
workspace:
1. Click on File
Open at
the main menu of the
main window.
2. Select the *.nct file of the
workspace from the list.
3. Click on Open button.
4. Verify that the correct
workspace is opened in
the main window.

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2.6

Network Properties: Naming the Individual Networks in a Workspace


Since one workspace can contain a number of networks, the NetCfgTool allows you to provide
useful names to each of the networks. By default, Network-x, where x is the network number, is
assigned.
To set the network name:

1. Click on Network

Properties
from the main menu or right click
anywhere on the current Network
window to open the Network
Properties window.

2. Enter the name you want to be


associated to this
workspace/network in the Network
Name box.
3. Click on [OK] button to apply the
new setting.

2.7

Network Properties: Network Address and Subnet Setting


The IP addresses assigned by the NetCfgTool to selected network depend on the assigned
Network Address and Subnet Mask in the Network Properties window. (Please refer to the
PNMS Engineering Manual for the network-sizing rule and IP addressing scheme.)
To set the subnet of the selected network:
1. Click on Network
Properties from
the main menu or right click
anywhere on the current Network
window to open the Network
Properties window.

2. Click on Subnet tab on the Network


Properties window.
3. By default the NetCfgTool will utilize
the private network address
172.18.0.0 with subnet mask
255.255.254.0. This subnet allocates
512 IP addresses to the selected
network. You can modify this subnet
by selecting the default subnet and clicking on [Modify] button.
In cases wherein the network was initially assigned a smaller subnet, you can add another
subnet when the IP address runs out. Click on [Add] button to assign a new subnet to the
selected network. (NOTE: The registrable number of network address and subnet mask
setting is up to 5.)
** For example, network address 10.10.10.0 with subnet mask 255.255.255.192 was initially
assigned to the selected network. This means only 64 address are allocated initially. If the
number of NEs exceeds 62, then a new subnet must be assigned to the network to
allocate new IP addresses on the new NEs.
NOTE: The maximum number of NEs per CPMC network is 416 NEs regardless to whether
more than 416 IP addresses are assigned to the network. (See PNMS Engineering
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4. The ensuing window, Network Address window, allows you to modify the default subnet by
either changing the Network Address or the Subnet mask that will be used by the selected
network. You can increase or decrease the allocated IP address on the selected network
by modifying the subnet mask and the network address on this window. (Refer to Appendix
A: Subnets to see the available subnets in the managed network.)
In the example shown below, where the network
address 172.18.0.64 with subnet mask
255.255.255.192 was given to the selected
network, NetCfgTool will allocate IP address
172.18.0.65-126 to this network. Note that in this
example 62 IP addresses were assigned and 2
were assigned for network address (172.18.0.64)
and broadcast address (172.18.0.127). Click on
[OK] to apply the new subnet.
When the [Add] button was clicked in step.3, the
ensuing window enables you to define another
subnet that will be added to the existing subnet.
Click on [Add] button to apply the new subnet.
(NOTE: The registrable number of network address
and subnet mask setting is up to 5.)

5. Click on [OK] button to apply the new settings.

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2.8
2.8.1

Editing Workspace
Adding a New Network Element (NE)
The NetCfgTool supports Pasolink V3, Pasolink V4, Pasolink-S, MIU, Pasolink Mx and Pasolink+
network configurations. Therefore a network element can either be a Pasolink V3, Pasolink V4,
Pasolink S, MIU or Pasolink Mx, Pasolink+. Note that Pasolink-S, Pasolink V3 and Pasolink V4 or
Pasolink Mx and Pasolink+ share the same configuration.
To add a new NE:
icon in the tool bar or click on Edit Network Element Type from the main
1. Click on
menu to add a network element. Select the type of NE that you would like to add from the
pull-down list. Pasolink V3 is selected by default.

2. Click on the location on the current workspace where you want to add the NE.
3. Arrange the newly added hop according to desired position in the workspace. The NEs can
be moved around the workspace by clicking on it and dragging it to the desired location in
the workspace
2.8.2

Adding Back-to-back Line (cable)


To add a back-to-back line (cable):
1. Click on the

icon in the tool bar or click on Edit

Add BB Line from the main menu.

2. Click on one of the NE to be connected. Then click on the other NE to be connected with
back-to-back line (cable) to the previously selected NE. Refer to the example given below.
Example: Connecting Pasolink No.002 with Pasolink No.008
Step 1. Click on

icon. Click on Pasolink No. 002.

Step 2. Click on Pasolink No. 008.


Step 3. Set the line properties.
(Refer to 2.8.10 Setting Line (cable) Properties.)
Note: Multi-drop or branching Line (B-B) cannot be
connected to the output or the NMS signal source -No.001
in this example. PMC NMS port splits only the input signal
but not the output signal. This is a hardware limitation of the
PMC.

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2.8.3

Back-to-Back Line Color Codes


The NMS back-to-back connection between NEs varies according to the type of NEs connected,
speed, synchronization, the port used and the type of protocol used. To allow the network
designer to differentiate the various types of connection the NetCfgTool uses color-coded lines.

The following lists the color codes used by the NetCfgTool to represent the different back-to-back
connection types.
Black: represents the common RS-485/RS-232C/9600bps/ASYNC multi-drop line between
Pasolink, Line Concentrator, MIU and Pasolink-S NEs.
Red: represents the 64kbps/RS-422/SYNC connections between NE1 and NE1 of
Pasolink Mx/Pasolink+ NEs.
Violet: represents the RS485/19200bps/ASYNC connections NE2 and NE1 of Pasolink
Mx/Pasolink+ NEs or RS485/9600bps/ASYNC connection between Pasolink
V3/PasolinkV4/Pasolink-S/MIU and Pasolink Mx/Pasolink+ NEs or
RS485/19200bps/ASYNC connection between Pasolink Mx/Pasolink+ and Pasolink
V3/PasolinkV4/Pasolink-S/MIU NEs.
Blue: represents the LAN (Ethernet) back-to-back connection between Pasolink
Mx/Pasolink+ NEs.
2.8.4

Deleting a Network Element (NE)


To remove an NE:
1. Right-click on the NE to bring up the context menu.

2. Click on Delete in the context menu to remove the NE.

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2.8.5

Deleting a Line (cable)


To remove a line:

1. Right click on the line to bring up the context menu.


2. Click on Line Delete in the context menu to continue removing the line.
2.8.6

Setting NE Properties of Pasolink V3, Pasolink V4 and Pasolink-S


To modify NE properties of Pasolink V3, Pasolink V4 and Pasolink-S:
1. Right click on the selected NE to bring up the context menu.
(Or double click on the selected NE to open the NE Properties window.)

2. Click on Properties in the context menu to open the NE Properties window.


3. The NE Properties window will be displayed as shown below.

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2.8.6.1

Editing General Parameters of Pasolink V3, Pasolink V4 and Pasolink-S

To change the general configuration parameters in the NE Properties:


1. Right click on the selected NE to bring
up the context menu.
(Or double click on the selected NE to
open the NE Properties window.)
2. Click on Properties to open the NE
Properties window.
3. The NE Properties window will
appear. The default is the General tab
window, which shows the current
configuration.
4. In this window, Equipment Type, NE
Name, Area Name, Note, PMC Type,
NE Name Position, and Antenna
Direction can be defined and modified.
The definitions of these parameters
are listed in Table 2.1.

Table 2.1 General Parameters of Pasolink V3, Pasolink V4 and Pasolink-S


Parameter
Equipment Type
Network Element Name
Area Name
Note
PMC Type
Name Position
Antenna Direction

Definition
Specifies the type of equipment of the target NE. (Pasolink
V3 or Pasolink V4 or Pasolink-S)
Defines the name of the NE. Maximum number of
characters allowed is 32.
Defines the name of the area where the NE is located.
(Optional). Maximum number of characters allowed is 32.
Optional note used to describe the selected NE. Maximum
number of characters allowed is 100.
Defines the role of the NE in the network. It can either be a
CPM, RPM or Sub-CPM
Defines the position where the NE Name will be displayed in
relation to the NE bitmap in the workspace
Defines the direction where the NE is facing in the
workspace.

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2.8.6.2

Editing Network Parameters of Pasolink V3, Pasolink V4 and Pasolink-S


To change the Network Parameters of Pasolink V3, Pasolink V4 and Pasolink-S:
1. Right click on the selected NE to bring up the context menu.
(Or double click on the selected NE to open the NE Properties window.)
2. Click on Properties in the context menu to open the NE Properties window.
3. The NE Properties window will appear. Click on Network tab to display the Network
Parameters window.

a) Network tab of CPMC

b) Network tab of SCPMC

4. In this window, the IP Address for DPU Port, Opposite NE IP Address, IP Address for NMS
Port and Subnet Mask can be viewed. When Assign IP Address manually check box or
Assign Subnet Mask manually check box is selected, user will be able to modify IP
Addresses, Subnet Masks and Subnet Names of both DPU and NMS ports. The definitions
of these parameters are listed in Table 2.2.

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Table 2.2 Network Parameters of Pasolink V3, Pasolink V4 and Pasolink-S


Parameter
Assign IP Address manually

Assign Subnet Mask manually

DPU Port

NMS Port

IP Address
Subnet Mask

Subnet Name
Opposite Network
Element
IP Address
Subnet Mask

Subnet Name
2.8.6.3

Definition
When Assign IP Address manually check box is
selected, user can modify IP Address of both DPU and
NMS ports.
When Assign Subnet Mask manually check box is
selected, user can modify Subnet Mask of both DPU and
NMS ports.
Defines the assigned IP Address of the selected NE.
Defines which part of the PMC IP Address will be masked
and be defined as its subnet. This also, defines what class
of IP addressing is used. (i.e. Class A, Class B, Class C,
etc.). Only 3 subnet masks are allowed: 16
(255.255.255.240) default, 8 (255.255.255.248) or 4
(255.255.255.252).
Defines the name of the DPU Port sub-network.
Defines the IP Address of the opposite station
Defines the assigned IP Address of the selected NE.
Defines which part of the PMC IP Address will be masked
and be defined as its subnet. This also, defines what class
of IP addressing is used. (i.e. Class A, Class B, Class C,
etc.). Only 3 subnet masks are allowed: 16
(255.255.255.240) default, 8 (255.255.255.248) or 4
(255.255.255.252).
Defines the name of the NMS Port sub-network.

Editing Port Configuration Parameters of Pasolink V3, Pasolink V4 and Pasolink-S

To change the Port Configuration Parameters of Pasolink V3, Pasolink V4 and Pasolink-S:
1. Right click on the selected NE to
bring up the context menu.
(Or double click on the selected NE
to open the NE Properties
window.)
2. Click on Properties in the context
menu to open the NE Properties
window.
3. The NE Properties window will
appear. Click on Port tab to display
the Port Configuration Parameters
window.
4. In this window, baud rate of the
DPU Port and NMS Port can be
modified. The definitions of these
parameters are listed in Table 2.3.

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Table 2.3 Port Configuration Parameters of Pasolink V3, Pasolink V4 and Pasolink-S
Parameter
DPU Port

Definition
Defines the role of the DPU Port of NE. * The possible
modes are Master, Slave, and Repeater.
Defines the speed of the DPU Port in bits-per-second (bps).
Baud Rate
Defines the role of the NMS Port of NE. * The possible
NMS Port
Action Mode
modes are Master, Slave, Repeater and Disabled.
Defines the speed of the NMS Port in bits-per-second (bps).
Baud Rate
Defines the wiring (interface) protocol used
Mode
* This item will not be defined until Create Configuration is done.
2.8.6.4

Action Mode

Editing HDLC Configuration Parameters of Pasolink V3, Pasolink V4 and Pasolink-S

To change the HDLC Configuration Parameters of Pasolink V3, Pasolink V4 and Pasolink-S:

1. Right click on the selected NE to bring up


the context menu.
(Or double click on the selected NE to
open the NE Properties window.)
2. Click on Properties in the context menu
to open the NE Properties window.
3. The NE Properties window will appear.
Click on HDLC tab to display the HDLC
Configuration Parameters window.
4. In this window, the Master Timeout,
Master Interval, Slave Timeout, Auto Roll
Change, Roll Change and High BER DPU
Inhibit can be defined and changed. The
definitions of these parameters are listed
in Table 2.4.

Table 2.4 HDLC Configuration Parameters of Pasolink V3, Pasolink V4 and Pasolink-S
Parameter
Master Timeout
Master Interval
Slave Timeout
Auto Role Change

Role Change Timeout

High BER DPU Inhibit

Definition
The time in seconds wherein the PMC will assume that it has lost
communication link with the master PMC.
The time in seconds where in the PMC will check for the polling signal
from the master PMC.
The time in seconds wherein the master PMC will assume that the link
with its slave PMC is lost.
If enabled, the PMC will automatically change its role from slave to
master PMC, once it has lost its link with the master PMC in the upper
network. It will also automatically change back to slave once the link
with the master is restored. This is normally set to "Enable".
The elapsed time in seconds that the slave PM card waits for the polling
message from the CPMC before it changes itself to assume the role of
the CPMC.
If High BER DPU Inhibit is set to Enable, Hi BER alarm is inhibited. This
means that it will not be activated even if the DPU port receives
degraded data.

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2.8.6.5

Editing Other Parameters of Pasolink V3, Pasolink V4 and Pasolink-S

To change the Other Parameters of


Pasolink V3, Pasolink V4 and Pasolink-S:
1. Right click on the selected NE to
bring up the context menu.
(Or double click on the selected NE
to open the NE Properties
window.)
2. Click on Properties in the context
menu to open the NE Properties
window.
3. The NE Properties window will
appear. Click on Other tab to
display the Other Parameters
window.
4. In this window, the Auto Set Time,
Set Time Interval, Auto Write Back,
and Write Back Interval can be
changed. The definitions of these
parameters are listed in Table 2.5.

Table 2.5 Other Parameters of Pasolink V3, Pasolink V4 and Pasolink-S


Parameter
Auto Set Time
Set Time Interval
Auto Writeback
Write Back Interval

2.8.6.6

Definition
If enabled, the PMC automatically sets its time to match that of the
PNMS or the CPMC.
The time interval before the PMC periodically synchronizes its
time to the PNMS or CPMC.
If enabled, the PMC automatically writes the Log data and PM
data to the Flash ROM.
The time interval before the PMC writes the Log data and PM data
to the Flash ROM.

Editing PNMS Parameters (for CPMC only) of Pasolink V3, Pasolink V4 and Pasolink-S

This parameter is relevant only to the NE that is assigned as CPMC.


To change the PNMS Parameters of Pasolink V3, Pasolink V4 and Pasolink-S:
1. Right click on the selected NE to bring up the context menu.
(Or double click on the selected NE to open the NE Properties window.)
2. Click on Properties in the context menu to open the NE Properties window.

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3. The NE Properties window will appear. Click on PNMS tab to display the PNMS
Parameters window.

4. In this window, the IP address and subnet mask information of the PNMS port is defined.
As the connection type, LAN or RS232/RS422 is selected, the corresponding parameters
in the ensuing box are applied. The definitions of these parameters are listed in Table 2.6.

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Table 2.6 PNMS Parameters of Pasolink V3, Pasolink V4 and Pasolink-S


Parameter
PNMS Connection

LAN

IP address
Net Mask
Default Gateway

RS232C/RS422

Connection Type

IP Address

Net Mask

2.8.7

Definition
Defines the type of connection used by the CPMC to the
PNMS. The CPMC can connect to the PNMS PC /
Workstation either thru RS232C/RS422 (Dial-Up) or LAN
(IP) connection.
Pasolink V3, Pasolink V4: RS232C/RS422/LAN
Pasolink-S: RS232C/RS422
IP address of LAN port of the target NE.
Subnet mask of LAN port mentioned above.
IP address of Default Gateway.
Normally the IP address of the PNMS PC.
Defines the type of connection used by the CPMC to the
PNMS. The CPMC can connect to the PNMS PC either
thru Direct connection (Dial-Up) or Router connection.
When the RS232C or RS422 PNMS connection is
selected, the fields are sensitive. The IP address defines
that is used by the RS232C or RS422 port of the Pasolink
IDU.
Subnet Mask of the RS232C or RS422 port mentioned
above.

Setting NE Properties of Pasolink Mx and Pasolink+


To modify the NE properties of Pasolink Mx/Pasolink+:
1. Right click on the selected NE to bring
up the context menu
(Or double click on the selected NE to
open the NE Properties window.)

2. Click on Properties in the context


menu to open the NE Properties
window.
3. The NE Properties window will be
displayed as shown below

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2.8.7.1

Editing General Parameters of Pasolink Mx and Pasolink+

To change the general configuration parameters of


Pasolink Mx and Pasolink+:
1. Right click on the selected NE to bring up the
context menu.
(Or double click on the selected NE to open
the NE Properties window.)
2. Click on Properties in the context menu to
open the NE Properties window.
3. The NE Properties window will appear. The
default is the General tab window, which
shows the current configuration.
4. In this window, NE Name, Area Name, Note,
CTRL Type, NE Name Position, and Antenna
Direction can be changed. The definitions of
these parameters are listed in Table 2.7.

Table 2.7 General Parameters of Pasolink Mx and Pasolink+


Parameter
System

Equipment Type
Network Element
Name
Area Name
Note

CTRL Type

CTRL Type
Root NE

Subnet
Separation Mode
Radio/NE1
Interface
Position/
Direction

Name Position
Antenna
Direction

Port Information

Definition
The type of equipment: Pasolink Mx, Pasolink+ STM-1,
STM-0 and PDH.
The name of the NE in the network. Maximum number
of characters allowed is 32.
The area where the NE is located (optional). Maximum
number of characters allowed is 80.
Additional description, or remark on the NE (optional).
Maximum number of characters allowed is 100.
Role of the CTRL in the network. Root NE, Branch NE
or Normal NE.
Checked when selected NE is Root NE. This is
automatically checked by the NetCfgTool for every
Pasolnk+ Root NE.
Automatically or Manually set the subnet of the
DPU/Radio port and the NE1 port.
When the Subnet Separation mode is set to manual,
this parameter can be customized. Either the DPU/NE1
is separated or in the same subnet.
The position of the text in the workspace can be
customized here.
The antenna icon in the workspace can be customized
to face either Right or Left.
This provides the IP information of the available port in
the selected NE. The IP address that the port uses and
its subnet mask can be viewed in this section.

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2.8.7.2

Editing Radio/NE1 Parameters of Pasolink Mx and Pasolink+

To change the Radio/NE1 Parameters of Pasolink Mx and Pasolink+:


1. Right click on the selected NE to bring up the context menu.
(Or double click on the selected NE to open the NE Properties window.)
2. Click on Properties in the context menu to open the NE Properties window.
3. The NE Properties window will appear. Click on the Radio/NE1 tab to bring up the
Radio/NE1 port information.
a) The Same Subnet

b) Different Subnet

4. In this window, the IP Address information of the Radio/NE1 port is defined. If Radio/NE1
interface from the General tab is set to The Same Subnet, the IP address under Bridge
is used. On the other hand, if Different subnet is set, the IP addresses under Separate
Interface are used. The definitions of these parameters are listed in Table 2.8.
NOTE: The IP addresses, Net Masks can only be manually set if it is selected in Assign IP
Address manually check box or Assign Subnet Mask manually check box.

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Table 2.8 Radio/NE1 Parameters of Pasolink Mx and Pasolink+
Parameter
Assign IP Address manually

Bridge Subnet Mask

Definition
When Assign IP Address manually check box is
selected, user can modify IP Address (Radio/NE1).
When Assign Subnet Mask manually check box is
selected, user can modify Subnet Mask (Radio/NE1).
IP address of the Bridge or LAN port of the selected
NE
Subnet mask of the LAN port

Bridge Subnet Name

Defines the name of the Bridge Port sub-network.

IP Address of Radio

IP address of the DPU/Radio port.

Subnet Mask of Radio

Subnet mask of the DPU/Radio port

Subnet Name of Radio

Defines the name of the Radio port sub-network.

IP Address of NE1

IP address of NE1 port

Subnet Mask of NE1

Subnet mask of NE1 port

Subnet Name of NE1

Defines the name of the NE1 port sub-network.

Radio /Speed
Radio /Opposite IP
Address
NE1 /Speed
NE1 /Mode

Speed of the DPU port of the selected NE


IP address of the opposite NE (DPU port).

Assign Subnet Mask manually


Network

Port Setting

2.8.7.3

Bridge IP Address

Speed of the NE1 port of the target NE


The HDLC mode of NE1 port. Enabled only when
NE1 (64000 bps is used). The possible modes are
Master, Slave and Disabled.

Editing NE2 Parameters of Pasolink Mx and Pasolink+

To change the NE2 Parameters of Pasolink Mx


and Pasolink+:
1. Right click on the selected NE to bring up
the context menu.
(Or double click on the selected NE to
open the NE Properties window.)
2. Click on Properties in the context menu
to open the NE Properties window.
3. The NE Properties window will appear.
Click on the NE2 tab to bring up the NE2
port information.
4. In this window, the IP Address information
of the NE2 port is defined. The definitions
of these parameters are listed in Table 2.9.

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Table 2.9 NE2 Parameters of Pasolink Mx and Pasolink+
Parameter
Common

Data Link

HDLC

IP Address
Net Mask
Speed
Mode
Terminal Auto
Assign
Terminate

2.8.7.4

Definition
Type of data link protocol used by NE2. This is always set
at HDLC when connected in multi-drop with another NE.
The data link will be set to PPP when connected to a
Pasolink V3/Pasolink V4/Pasolink-S/MIU CPMC.
IP address of NE2.
Subnet mask of NE2 port.
Speed of NE2 port.
Specifies if the NE2 port is used in HDLC. The NE2 port
can either be Master, Slave or blank.
Automatically allow the NetCfgTool to terminate the HDLC
connection of the selected NEs NE2 port, if it is the last
port in the HDLC line. (Recommended)
If Terminal Auto Assign is set to Manual, the termination
on the NE2 port can be set to On or Off.

Editing LAN (B-B) Parameters of Pasolink Mx and Pasolink+

To change the LAN (B-B) Parameters of Pasolink Mx and Pasolink+:


1. Right click on the selected NE to bring up
the context menu.
(Or double click on the selected NE to open
the NE Properties window.)
2. Click on Properties to open the NE
Properties window.
3. The NE Properties window will appear.
Click on the LAN (B-B) tab to display the
LAN (B-B) parameters.
4. The IP address and Netmask of the LAN
port is defined in this window. It is shown
only if the back to back connection is set to
LAN.

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2.8.7.5

Editing PNMS Parameters (for Root NE only) of Pasolink Mx and Pasolink+

This parameter is relevant only to the NE that is


assigned as Root NE.
To change the PNMS Parameters:
1. Right click on the selected NE to bring up
the context menu.
(Or double click on the selected NE to
open the NE Properties window.)
2. Click on Properties in the context menu to
open the NE Properties window.
3. The NE Properties window will appear.
Click on the PNMS tab to bring up the
PNMS parameters.
4. In this window, the IP Address and subnet
mask information of the PNMS port is
defined. The definitions of these
parameters are listed in Table 2.10.

Table 2.10 PNMS Parameters of Pasolink Mx and Pasolink+


Parameter
PNMS Connection

LAN

IP Address

Subnet Mask
V.11 (Default)

IP Address

Subnet Mask
Speed

Definition
Defines the type of connection used by the Root NE to
the PNMS. The Root NE can connect to the PNMS PC
either thru V.11 (Dial-UP) connection or LAN (IP)
connection.
When the Ethernet connection is selected, the LAN
fields are sensitive. The IP address defines that that is
used by the LAN port of the IDU. Note that is only used
when the LAN port is used for PNMS connection
IP address of LAN port of the NE. This is only set if the
selected NE is a Root NE.
Subnet mask of LAN port mentioned above.
When the Dial-Up connection is selected, the V.11
fields are sensitive. The IP address defines that that is
used by the V.11 port of the IDU. Note that is only
used when the V.11 port is used for PNMS connection.
Subnet Mask of the V.11 port mentioned above.
Connection speed used by the dial-up.

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2.8.7.6

Editing Routing Parameters of Pasolink Mx and Pasolink+

To change the Routing Parameters of Pasolink Mx


and Pasolink+:
1. Right click on the selected NE to bring up the
context menu.
(Or double click on the selected NE to open
the NE Properties window.)
2. Click on Properties to open the NE
Properties window.
3. The NE Properties window will appear. Click
on the Routing tab to display the routing
parameters.
4. The IP address of the Default Gateway can be
set in this window. The Default Gateway IP
address is normally the IP address of the
PNMS PC / Workstation or the associated
router of the PNMS.

2.8.7.7

Editing SNTP Parameters of Pasolink Mx and Pasolink+

Each NE support Simple Network Time Protocol, used to synchronize its internal clock to a
defined Time-server in the network.
To change the SNTP Parameters of Pasolink Mx and Pasolink+:
1. Right click on the selected NE to bring up the context menu.
(Or double click on the selected NE to open the NE Properties window.)
2. Click on Properties to open the NE Properties window.
3. The NE Properties window will appear. Click on the SNTP tab to display the SNTP
parameters.

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a) Root NE

b) Other

4. The Time Synchronization mode can be set in this window. The time on the CRTL module
can either be synchronized to the PNMS PC / Workstation, a time-server with SNTP in the
network or set to None or no time synchronization. The IP address of the time-server as
well as the Refresh Interval- the time in seconds that has elapsed before the NE will try to
synchronize its internal clock to a specified time-server can be set in this window.

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2.8.8

Setting Properties of MIU (Line Concentrator)


Line Concentrator is a Stand-alone MIU that is used as a CPMC to poll other NEs in its subnetwork.
To modify the properties of MIU (Line Concentrator):
1. Right click on the selected MIU (Line Concentrator) to bring up the context menu.
(Or double click on the selected MIU to open the Properties window of the selected Line
concentrator.)

2. Click on Properties in the context menu to open the Properties window of the selected
Line Concentrator.

3. The Properties window of the Line Concentrator contains the parameters shown and
defined in Table 2.11.
4. Click on [OK] button after completing the Line concentrator properties setup.

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Table 2.11 Properties of MIU (Line Concentrator)


Parameter
System

Equipment
Redundancy
Total PMC

Symbol

Type
Repeater Type
Bit Rate ID
FASYNC Alarm
Active
Name

Name Position
Line Direction
MIU

CPMC Normal

Definition
In Line Concentrator this field will display Line Concentrator
and will be grayed-out/not selectable.
Not Applicable.
The total number of PMCs needed to monitor the selected
equipment.
NOTE: In case of Line concentrator, ONLY 1 PMC is allowed.
DO NOT set the Total PMC to a value greater than 1.
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
The name that will be associated with the selected Line
concentrator symbol. Maximum number of characters allowed
is 29.
NOTE: This is the primary name NE in the workspace. This
name will NOT be associated to the configuration file for this
NE. To set the name for the configuration file see section
2.8.8.1 1) Editing General Parameters of MIU (Line
Concentrator), Table 2.12)
The position where the name of the selected Line
concentrator will be displayed.
Defines which side the NMS line will be added to the Line
concentrator.
This button contains the NE properties of the Line
concentrator. This contains the network, HDLC, port and
other parameters connected to the NMS setting of the MIU.
(See Appendix A: MIU Setting)

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2.8.8.1

Setting NE Properties of MIU (Line Concentrator)

To set the NE properties of the MIU (Line Concentrator):


1. Right-click on the target Line
Concentrator.
(Or double click on the selected MIU
to open the Properties window.)
2. Select Properties from the context
menu to open the Properties
window.
3. Click on [CPMC Normal] button on
the Properties window.

4. The NE Properties of the Line


Concentrator will be displayed. Click
on [OK] button to apply the save
and close the window. [Cancel]
button will close the window without
saving the changes.

1) Editing General Parameters of MIU (Line Concentrator)


To change the General Configuration Parameters of MIU (Line Concentrator):
1. Right click on the selected Line
Concentrator to bring up the context
menu.
(Or double click on the selected MIU
to open the Properties window.)
2. Click on Properties from the context
menu to open the Properties
window of Line Concentrator.
3. Click on [CPMC Normal] button on
the Properties window.
4. The NE Properties window will
appear. The default is the General
tab window, which shows the current
configuration.
5. In this window, the NE Name, Area
Name, Note, Equipment Type and
A/D Convert Type can be changed.
The definitions of these parameters
are listed in Table 2.12.

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Table 2.12 General Parameters of MIU (Line Concentrator)


Parameter
System

NE Name

Area Name
Note
PMC Usage
Equipment Type
Performance
Monitor Input
A/D Convert Type

PMC Type

Definition
The name that will be associated to the target NE.
This name will be applied in the configuration files.
Maximum number of characters allowed is 32.
The area where the NE is located (optional).
Maximum number of characters allowed is 32.
Additional description of the NE (optional).
Maximum number of characters allowed is 100.
Not Available
Displayed as Line Concentrator (not selectable).
Not Available.
The number of Analog-to-Digital conversions used
in the MIU. The MIU is capable of processing a
maximum of two (2) A/D conversions.
Set as CPMC for line concentrators cannot be
modified.

2) Editing Network Parameters of MIU (Line Concentrator)


(Refer to 2.8.6.2 Editing Network Parameters of Pasolink V3, Pasolink V4 and PasolinkS.)
3) Editing HDLC Parameters of MIU (Line Concentrator)
To change the HDLC configuration parameters:
1. Right click on the selected Line
concentrator to bring up the context
menu.
(Or double click on the selected MIU
to open the Properties window.)
2. Click on Properties in the context
menu to open the Properties
window.
3. Click on [CPMC Normal] button on
the Properties window.
4. The NE Properties window will
appear. Select HDLC tab in the NE
Properties window.
5. The HDLC parameters window
contains the parameters concerning
the HDLC settings of the target Line
Concentrator. Note that the HDLC
default values are the optimum
(recommended) settings. The
definition of the HDLC parameters is
shown in Table 2.13.

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Table 2.13 HDLC Parameters of MIU (Line Concentrator)


Parameter
HDLC Timer

Master Timeout

Master Interval
Slave Timeout
Role Change

Auto Role Change

Role Change
Timeout

HDLC Relay

High BER DPU


Inhibit

Definition
The time in seconds wherein the PMC will assume
that it has lost communication link with the master
PMC.
The time in seconds where in the PMC will check
for the polling signal from the master PMC.
The time in seconds wherein the master PMC will
assume that the link with its slave PMC is lost.
If enabled, the PMC will automatically change its
role from slave to master PMC, once it has lost its
link with the master PMC in the upper network. It
will also automatically change back to slave once
the link with the master is restored. This is normally
set to "Enable".
The elapsed time in seconds that the slave PM card
waits for the polling message from the CPMC
before it changes itself to assume the role of the
CPMC.
If High BER DPU Inhibit is set to Enable, Hi BER
alarm is inhibited. This means that it will not be
activated even if the DPU port receives degraded
data.

4) Editing Port Parameters of MIU (Line Concentrator)


To change the Port configuration parameters:
1. Right click on the selected Line
Concentrator to bring up the context
menu.
(Or double click on the selected MIU
to open the Properties window.)
2. Click on Properties in the context
menu to open the Properties window.
3. Click on [CPMC Normal] button on
the Properties window.
4. The MIUs NE Properties window
will appear.
5. Select the Port tab. The Port tab
window contains the parameters
defining the port settings of the target
Line Concentrator. The definition of
the Port parameters is shown in
Table 2.14.

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Table 2.14 Port Parameters of MIU (Line Concentrator)


Parameters
DPU Port*

Action Mode

NMS Port

Baud Rate
Mode
Action Mode

Definition
Defines the role of the DPU Port of MIU.
Disabled for Line Concentrator.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Defines the role of the NMS Port of MIU.
Set to Master for Line concentrators.
Defines the speed of the NMS Port in bits-persecond (bps).
If Mode Auto Assign is set to Manual, the mode
on the NMS port can be set to RS485_TX or
RS485_RX.
Defines the wiring (interface) protocol used

Baud Rate
Mode Auto Assign

Mode

Automatically allow the NetCfgTool to terminate


the HDLC connection of the selected NEs NMS
port, if it is the last port in the HDLC line.
(Recommended)
If Terminal Auto Assign is set to Manual, the
termination on the NMS port can be set to Enable
or Disable.
Terminates the RS485 protocol line when
enabled.

Terminal Auto Assign

Terminate

5) Other Parameters of MIU (Line Concentrator)


To change the Other Parameters of MIU (Line Concentrator):
1. Right click on the selected Line
Concentrator to bring up the
context menu.
(Or double click on the selected
MIU to open the Properties
window.)
2. Click on Properties in the context
menu to open the MIU Properties
window.
3. Click on [CPMC Normal] button on
the Properties window.
4. The Line Concentrators NE
Properties window will appear.
5. Select the Other tab. The Other
tab window contains the
parameters defining the Time and
Flash ROM settings of the target
Line Concentrator. The definition of
the Other parameters is shown in
Table 2.15.

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Table 2.15 Other Parameters of MIU (Line Concentrator)


Parameter
Set Time

Auto Set Time


Set Time Interval

Flash ROM

Auto Write Back


Write Back Interval

Definition
If enabled, the PMC automatically sets it time to
match that of the PNMS or the CPMC.
The time interval before the PMC periodically
synchronizes its time to the PNMS or CPMC.
If enabled, the PMC automatically writes the Log
data and PM data to the Flash ROM.
The time interval before the PMC writes the Log
data and PM data to the Flash ROM.

6) Editing PNMS Parameters of MIU (Line Concentrator)


To change the PNMS configuration parameters of MIU (Line Concentrator):
1. Right click on the selected MIU to bring up the context menu.
(Or double click on the selected MIU to open the Properties window.)
2. Click on [CPMC Normal] button on the Properties window.
4. The Line Concentrators NE Properties window will appear. The default is the General tab
window, which shows the current configuration.

5. Select the PNMS tab window. The PNMS tab window contains the parameters defining the
PNMS connection type, IP address, subnet mask, default gateway and other network
parameters of the Line concentrator. As connection LAN or RS232/RS422 is selected, the
corresponding parameters in the ensuing box are applied. The definition of the PNMS port
parameters is shown in Table 2.16.

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Table 2.16 PNMS Parameters of MIU (Line Concentrator)


Parameter
PNMS Connection

LAN*

IP Address
Net Mask
Default
Gateway

RS232C/RS422

Connection
Type

IP Address
Net Mask

Definition
Defines the type of connection that the PMC in the Line
concentrator has the PNMS. There are three (3) possible
PNMS connections allowed by the PMC namely:
RS-232C: PNMS connects to the PMC using RS232C/19.2kbps Asynchronous interface.
RS-422: PNMS connects to the PMC using
RS422/19.2kbps/V.11 Asynchronous Interface
LAN: PMC connects directly to an Ethernet network using
10BaseT/10Mbps interface.
Defines the IP address that will be assigned to the LANPNMS port of the PMC.
Defines the subnet mask used by the LAN port of the
PMC.
Defines the IP address where of the machine where the
traps from the PMC will be forwarded.
In cases where the PNMS PC/WS is in the same network
(LAN) as the PMC, this will be normally the IP address of
the PNMS PC/WS.
In case of WAN or networks wherein the PNMS is located
in another network, this will be the IP address of the
nearest router.
Specifies whether the RS232C/RS422 connection is
Direct or through Router.
Direct - connection means the PNMS PC connects to the
CPMC using its local COM ports.
Router means that the CPMC is connected to the
PNMS through a router. In this case the IP address must
be in the same subnet as the routers serial port.
Defines the IP address that will be assigned to the PNMS
port of the PMC.
Defines the subnet mask used by the PNMS port of the
PMC.

*Option only available if the PMC used in the Line Concentrator supports LAN connection

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2.8.9

Setting Properties of MIU (Hop)


This is a type of MIU that equips with microwave radio and can be used as CPMC, SCPMC or
RPMC. To modify MIU (Hop) properties:
1. Right click on the selected MIU (Hop) to bring up the context menu.
(Or double click on the selected MIU to open the Properties window of the selected MIU.)

2. Click on Properties in the context menu to open the Properties window of the selected
MIU (Hop).

3. The Properties window of the MIU contains the parameters shown and defined in Table
2.17.
4. Click on [OK] button after completing the MIU properties setup.

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Table 2.17 Properties of MIU (Hop)


Parameter
System Equipment

Redundancy
Total PMC
Type

Repeater Type

Bit Rate ID

FASYNC Alarm Active

Symbol

Name

Name Position
Line Direction
MIU

PMC Button
[CMPC/SCPCM/RPMC
Normal/Additional/etc]

Definition
Specifies the type of equipment monitored by the MIU. They
are 2000S or 2300S or 2500S or 2600S or 3000S or 3500S
or Other equipment.
The redundancy of the selected equipment. (1+0, 1+ 1, or
N+1 system.)
The total number of PMCs needed to monitor the selected
equipment.
When the selected equipment is 2000S or 2500S or 2600S,
the termination type is specified in this parameter. The
equipment type specified above can either be Repeater or
Terminal type.
The repeater type specifies the mode of repeating the signal
at the 2600S radio. The 2600S can function as either a
DropIns or Through repeater. This is only available for
2600S radio that has the repeater function enabled. (See
also Type.)
This parameter specifies the bit rate of the 2500S radio
(32MB, 8x2MB or 4x2MB). When Other Equipment is
selected the bit rate selection is (34MB, 17MB, or 8MB).
This parameter is not available for other equipment types.
This data is used for the Block Error Counter (BEC) of the
Performance Monitor function.
Specifies when the FASYNC alarm is active for the selected
equipment. (Low Active or High Active) This data is used in
UAS measurement of the Performance Monitor.
The primary name that will be associated with the target
MIUs symbol in the workspace. This name will be the
displayed on the NetCfgTool workspace and will NOT be
associated to the configuration files. Maximum number of
characters allowed is 29.
To set the NE name for the configuration files, please go to
section 2.8.9.1 1) Editing General Parameters of MIU (Hop),
Table 2.18) and set the PMCs individually if more than one
PMC is installed in the target MIU.
The position where the name of the target MIU will be
displayed.
Defines which side the NMS line will be added to the MIU.
This button contains the NE properties of the MIU. This
contains the network, HDLC, port and other parameters
connected to the NMS setting of the MIU. It also describes
the PMC type (CPMC, SCPMC, or RPMC) and the PMC
Usage (Normal, Additional PC, Regular CH, or Protection
CH). (See Appendix A: MIU Setting)

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2.8.9.1

Setting NE Properties of MIU (Hop)


To set the NE properties of the MIU (Hop):
1. Right-click on the target MIU NE.
(Or double click on the selected MIU to
open the Properties window.)
2. Select Properties from the context menu.
3. Click on [CPMC (or SCPMC or RPMC)
Normal] button on the Properties
window.
4. The NE Properties window of the MIU
will be displayed. Click on [OK] button to
apply the save and close the window.
[Cancel] button will close the window
without saving the changes.

1) Editing General Parameters of MIU (Hop)


To change the General Configuration Parameters of MIU (Hop):
1. Right click on the selected MIU to bring
up the context menu.
(Or double click on the selected MIU to
open the Properties window.)
2. Click on Properties in the context menu
to open the MIU Properties window.
3. Click on [CPMC (or SCPMC or RPMC)
Normal] button on the Properties
window.
4. The MIUs NE Properties window will
appear. The default is the General tab
window, which shows the current
configuration.
5. In this window, the NE Name, Area Name,
Note, Equipment Type, Performance
Monitoring, A/D Convert Type and PMC
Type can be changed. The definitions of
these parameters are listed in Table 2.18.

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Table 2.18 General Parameters of MIU (Hop)


Parameter
System
NE Name

Area Name
Note
PMC Usage

Equipment
Type
Performance
Monitor Input
A/D Convert
Type
PMC Type

Definition
The name that will be associated to the target NE. This name
will be applied in the configuration files. Maximum number of
characters allowed is 32.
The area where the NE is located (optional). Maximum number
of characters allowed is 32.
Additional description of the NE (optional). Maximum number of
characters allowed is 100.
In case that the selected MIU contains more than one PMC. The
following PMC usage will apply:
1. ) For 1+0/1+1/Line Concentrator/Other Equipment system:
a.) 1st PMC is used as Normal. b.) and the other PMC's are
used as Additional PMC.
2.) For N+1 system: a) 1st PMC is used as Protection CH. b.)
and the other PMC's are used as Regular CH or Additional
PMC.
The type of equipment monitored by the target MIU.
The number of MIU channels used for performance monitoring
functions. The MIU can accommodate up to 2 CH for
performance monitoring purposes.
The number of Analog-to-Digital conversions used in the MIU.
The MIU is capable of processing a maximum of two (2) A/D
conversions.
The role of the PMC in the target MIU NE in the HDLC chain.

2) Editing Network Parameters of MIU (Hop)


(Refer to 2.8.6.2 Editing Network Parameters of Pasolink V3, Pasolink V4 and PasolinkS.)
3) Editing HDLC Parameters of MIU (Hop)
To change the HDLC configuration
parameters of MIU (Hop):
1. Right click on the selected MIU to bring
up the context menu.
(Or double click on the selected MIU to
open the Properties window.)
2. Click on Properties in the context menu
to open the MIU Properties window.
3. Click on [CPMC (or SCPMC or RPMC)
Normal] button on the Properties
window.
4. The MIUs NE Properties window will
appear.
5. Select the HDLC tab. The HDLC tab
window contains the parameters
concerning the HDLC settings of the
target MIU. Note that the HDLC default
values are the optimum (recommended)
settings. The definition of the HDLC
parameters is shown in Table 2.19.

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Table 2.19 HDLC Parameters of MIU (Hop)


Parameters
HDLC Timer

Master
Timeout
Master Interval
Slave Timeout

Role Change

Auto Role
Change

Role Change
Timeout
HDLC Relay

High BER DPU


Inhibit

Definition
The time in seconds wherein the PMC will assume that it
has lost communication link with the master PMC.
The time in seconds where in the PMC will check for the
polling signal from the master PMC.
The time in seconds wherein the master PMC will assume
that the link with its slave PMC is lost.
If enabled, the PMC will automatically change its role from
slave to master PMC, once it has lost its link with the
master PMC in the upper network. It will also
automatically change back to slave once the link with the
master is restored. This is normally set to "Enable".
The elapsed time in seconds that the slave PM card waits
for the polling message from the CPMC before it changes
itself to assume the role of the CPMC.
If High BER DPU Inhibit is set to Enable, Hi BER alarm is
inhibited. This means that it will not be activated even if
the DPU port receives degraded data.

4) Editing Port Parameters of MIU (Hop)


To change the Port configuration parameters of MIU (Hop):
1. Right click on the selected MIU to
bring up the context menu.
(Or double click on the selected
MIU to open the Properties
window.)
2. Click on Properties in the context
menu to open the MIU Properties
window.
3. Click on [CPMC (or SCPMC or
RPMC) Normal] button on the
Properties window.
4. The MIUs NE Properties window
will appear.
5. Select the Port tab. The Port tab
window contains the parameters
defining the port settings of the
target MIU. The definition of the
Port parameters is shown in Table
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Table 2.20 Port Parameters of MIU (Hop)


Parameters
DPU Port

Action Mode
Baud Rate
Mode

NMS Port

Action Mode
Baud Rate
Mode Auto
Assign
Mode
Terminal Auto
Assign
Terminate

Definition
Defines the role of the DPU Port of MIU.
Defines the speed of the DPU Port in bits-per-second
(bps).
Defines the protocol used in the DPU port. RS-422/RS232
and G.703 can be used in the MIUs DPU port.
Defines the role of the NMS Port of MIU.
Defines the speed of the NMS Port in bits-per-second
(bps).
If Mode Auto Assign is set to Manual, the mode on the
NMS port can be set to RS485_TX or RS485_RX.
Defines the wiring (interface) protocol used
Automatically allow the NetCfgTool to terminate the HDLC
connection of the selected NEs NMS port, if it is the last
port in the HDLC line. (Recommended)
If Terminal Auto Assign is set to Manual, the termination
on the NMS port can be set to Enable or Disable.
Terminates the RS485 protocol line when enabled

5) Editing Other Parameters of MIU (Hop)


To change the Other parameters of MIU
(Hop):
1. Right click on the selected MIU to bring
up the context menu.
(Or double click on the selected MIU to
open the Properties window.)
2. Click on Properties in the context menu
to open the MIU Properties window.
3. Click on [CMPC/RPMC Normal] button
on the Properties window.
4. The MIUs NE Properties window will
appear.
5. Select the Other tab. The Other tab
window contains the parameters
defining the Time and Flash ROM
settings of the target MIU. The
definition of the other parameters is
shown in Table 2.21.
Table 2.21 Other Parameters of MIU (Hop)
Parameter
Set Time

Auto Set Time


Set Time Interval

Flash ROM

Auto Write Back


Write Back Interval

Definition
If enabled, the PMC automatically sets it time
to match that of the PNMS or the CPMC.
The time interval before the PMC periodically
synchronizes its time to the PNMS or CMPMC.
If enabled, the PMC automatically writes the
Log data and PM data to the Flash ROM.
The time interval before the PMC writes the
Log data and PM data to the Flash ROM.

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6) Editing PNMS Parameters of MIU (Hop)


To change the PNMS configuration parameters of MIU (Hop):
1. Right click on the selected MIU to bring up the context menu.
(Or double click on the selected MIU to open the Properties window.)
2. Click on Properties in the context menu to open the MIU Properties window.
3. Click on [CPMC (or SCPMC or RPMC) Normal] button on the Properties window.
4. The MIUs NE Properties window will appear. The default is the General tab window,
which shows the current configuration.

5. Select the PNMS tab. The PNMS tab window contains the parameters defining the PNMS
connection type, IP address, subnet mask, default gateway and other network parameters
of the Line concentrator. As connection LAN or RS232/RS422 is selected, the
corresponding parameters in the ensuing box are applied. The definition of the PNMS port
parameters is shown in Table 2.22.

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Table 2.22 PNMS Port Parameters of MIU (Hop)


Parameter
PNMS Connection

Definition
Defines the type of connection that the PMC in the Line
concentrator has with the PNMS. There are three (3)
possible PNMS connections allowed by the PMC namely:
RS-232C: PNMS connects to the PMC using RS232C/19.2kbps Asynchronous interface.
RS-422: PNMS connects to the PMC using
RS422/19.2kbps/V.11 Asynchronous Interface
LAN: PMC connects directly to an Ethernet network using
10BaseT/10Mbps interface.
Defines the IP address that will be assigned to the LANLAN*
IP Address
PNMS port of the PMC.
Defines the subnet mask used by the LAN port of the
Net Mask
PMC.
Defines the IP address where of the machine where the
Default
traps from the PMC will be forwarded.
Gateway
In cases where the PNMS PC/WS is in the same network
(LAN) as the PMC, this will be normally the IP address of
the PNMS PC/WS.
In case of WAN or networks wherein the PNMS is located
in another network, this will be the IP address of the
nearest router.
Specifies whether the RS232C/RS422 connection is
RS232C/RS422 Connection
Direct or through Router.
Type
Direct connection means the PNMS PC connects to the
CPMC using its local COM ports.
Router means that the CPMC is connected to the
PNMS through a router. In this case the IP address must
be in the same subnet as the routers serial port.
Defines the IP address that will be assigned to the PNMS
IP Address
port of the PMC.
Defines the subnet mask used by the PNMS port of the
Net Mask
PMC.
*Option only available if the PMC used in the MIU supports LAN connection.

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2.8.10 Setting Line (cable) Properties


To modify line properties:
1. Right click on the line to bring up the context menu.
(Or double click on the line to open the Line Properties window.)

2. Click on Line Properties on the context menu.


a) In case of Pasolink Mx/Pasolink+

b) In case of PasolinkV3/PasolinkV4/Pasolink-S/MIU

3. The Line Properties window will appear. In this window, the Connect Mode of the two
NEs connected with back-to-back connection can be changed. RS-485 or RS-232C can be
used. Connect Port specifies the Pasolink Mx/Pasolink+ port where line (back-to-back) is
to be connected this is only available for Pasolink Mx/Pasolink+ NEs. Pasolink
Mx/Pasolink+ can have back-to-back connections on NE1, NE2 or LAN ports. Line Name
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4. After user modified Line Name on the Line Properties window, Line Name will be
displayed on the Network window as follows.

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2.9

Creating Configuration
Create Configuration function allows flexibility in designing network configuration. This function
can automatically make configuration for PM Cards and PNMS. IP Addresses and PM Type are
automatically assigned to the PM Cards in the workspace. Configuration is done, by considering
the size and the number of NE's available in the network.
To create configurations:
1. Verify that the workspace is already finished and that all the NEs and back-to-back (B-B)
lines to be contained in this network have been inserted.
2. Click on Tools

Create Configuration in the main menu.

3. The create configuration window wizard will be displayed. Click on [Next] button to
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4. Check the Automatically set PMC type box if necessary on the ensuing window. By
ticking this box, NetCfgTool will automatically set PMC type and allocate NE's according to
the maximum number of NE's that can be contained in a sub-network. Click on [Next]
button to continue.

5. A message box, stating the status of the configuration will appear. If there are no errors
encountered in the creation of the network configuration, this message will just prompt the
user that process was Completed successfully". Click on [Next] button to continue.

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6. Click on [Finish] button to complete the operation. The [Changed NEs List] button
provides information of the NEs that have been modified when the configuration was
created. This is a useful feature when modifying an existing network configuration.
Note: Please refer to 2.10 for the explanation of Changed NEs List button.

7. Slide over the pointer on the NEs displayed in the workspace to verify if all the NEs have
been assigned with appropriate IP address and names.

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2.10 Changed NEs List


This function provides a quick view of the NEs whose contents have been changed since last
update of the network. It indicates those NEs whose configuration information that need to be
downloaded into PM cards because of the changes. To make sure that the accurate Change NE
List is displayed, complete the operation of Export Configuration File to PM Card of the active
workspace and downloading the configuration files to the PM Cards before starting a new round
of Create Configuration function.

This window can be invoked at the end of Create Configurations operation (See 2.9 Creating
Configuration) or click on File
Changed NEs List in the main menu.
Save button can be used to save the listing to an Excel csv file.
Print button can be used to print the listing to a printer.

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2.11 Viewing the Subnet Information


NetCfgTool allows you to view the subnet information of the currently active or selected network.
The subnet information contains the Network Address (and subnet mask) and IP addresses of
the NEs in the selected network.
To view the subnet information:
1. Click on Tools
Subnet Information in the main menu.
Save button can be used to save the listing to an Excel csv file.
Print button can be used to print the listing to a printer.

2. The Subnet Information contains the following information about the selected network:
Network Address column: The network address is divided in to two parts this division
represented by the / sign. The IP address on the left of the / is the network address of the
NE and the one on the right is the subnet mask.
Network Element Name: the associated name of the network element.
IP Address: The IP address assigned to the NE. For SCPMCs with two IP addresses, this
is normally the Primary IP address on the NE.

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2.12 Exporting Network Configuration Files


2.12.1 Exporting Network Configuration Files for PNMS
This function exports the data file for the PNMS, which allows the network designer to easily
modify the network. The NetCfgTool creates a network connection file, which can be later copied
to the PNMS directory to facilitate the addition of new NEs in the NMS network.
To export network configuration file for PMNS:
1. Click on File

Export

File for PNMS on the main menu.

2. Specify the directory or folder where the NetCfg2Pnms.dat file will be saved. Note: you
can save the file in another file name just make sure that the file type is NetCfgToolFiles
(*.dat).

3. Click on [Save] button to continue the process.


4. Verify that the file saved in the specified folder.

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2.12.2 Exporting Network Configuration Files for PM Card


This function allows the user to create PM card configuration files automatically. NetCfgTool,
creates the configuration for the given network and exports all configuration files (system.cfg and
network.cfg) for each of the specified sites PMC's in the workspace.) This ultimately, saves time
and minimizes error in the network design process.
To export network configuration file for PM Card:
1. Click on File

Export

Configuration Files for PM Card on the main menu.

2. Specify the directory of folder where the PM Card network configuration file will be
exported. The file type of the exported file should be config (*.cfg). The file will be stored
in /../PM-Card/Network-x folder.

3. Click on [OK] button to continue the process.

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4. Changed NEs List window will be displayed as shown below.

5. Click on [Close] button to continue the process.


Save button can be used to save the listing to an Excel csv file.
Print button can be used to print the listing to a printer
6. Warning message window will be displayed as shown below.

7. Click on [OK] button to continue the process.


Note: Contents of the Changed NEs List window are cleared.
Click on [Cancel] button if the contents of the Changed NEs List window are needed.
The previous Changed NEs List window will return.
8. Verify that the file saved in the specified folder.

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2.13 Saving Current Workspace


This function allows the network designer to save the current workspace in an *.nct file format
that can be opened using the NetCfgTool for future modifications in the network. It is
recommended that the user save the existing workspace for an easier addition, and/or
modification of the existing NMS network.
To save the current workspace:
1. Click on File

Save from the main menu of the main window.

2. Specify the Folder and File Name where the current workspace will be saved.
3. Click on [Save] button.
4. Verify that the workspace was saved in the selected folder.

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2.14 Printing Current Network


This function allows the network designer to print the designed network. First please define an
area of network for print.
To define the Print Area:
1. Click on File

Print Area from the main menu of the main window.

2. The default print area that covers the entire window is displayed with surrounding dotted
line as shown below.

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3. To define a new print area, press left button of the mouse and draw a box to cover the
desired area as shown below.

4. Click on File

Print from the main menu of the main window to start printing.

2.15 About Network Configuration Tool


To verify the version of the NetCfgTool being used:
1. Click on Help

About NetCfgTool from the main menu of the main window.

2. Click on [OK] button to close the about box.

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Multiple CPMC Workspace


PNMS in normal operations manages more than one CPMC cluster. This section describes the
procedure in creating multiple-CPMC configuration for the PNMS.
By default, the NetCfgTool opens one workspace during startup. Each workspace represents one
network and each network in turn represents one CPMC cluster or group. The default workspace
is displayed as Network 1 in the NetCfgTool window.
To add another CPMC cluster or group
1. Click on Network
New. This will open a new workspace in the NetCfgTool. Note that
each of the newly created workspaces has a * sign appended to its network name, for
example, Network-1*, Network-2*, etc. * sign will disappear once Create Configuration is
executed for this network.

2. Add the new workspace as necessary.

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3. If you would like to turn off Network List view window, click on View
New Network List.
To turn it on, click again View
New Network List. Note that you can drag and drop
Network List view window within the left and right bound of the NetCfgTool main window.

4. You have to separately Create Configuration for each workspace/network. Select the
network that you want to create configuration and then click on Tools
Create
Configuration.
Note: the configuration files cannot be exported until * signs in the network name for all of
the network workspaces disappear. That mean Export is not possible unless Create
Configuration in each of the network workspaces is done.
5. The number of workspace depends on the network-sizing rule defined in the PNMS
Engineering Manual.

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Appendix A: MIU Settings


To view the NE Properties of the individual MIU you have to click on the PMC button on the MIU
block of the MIU Properties. This appendix will explain the naming convention used in the PMC
button show below.
(1)
(2)

The name of the PMC button is comprised of two distinct parts: (1) PMC type, (2) PMC Usage.
The PMC type can either be RPMC, CPMC or SCPMC depending on the role of the PMC in the
HLDC polling.
The PMC Usage depends on the order of the PMC in the MIU and the redundancy. The table
below illustrates the PMC usage convention used in the MIU.
Total PMC
Total PMC = 1
(Line concentrator/other
equipment with no redundancy).

Redundant System
1+0/1+1

PMC Type/PMC Usage


RPMC Normal
CPMC Normal
SCPMC Normal
N+1
RPMC Protection CH
CPMC Protection CH
SCPMC Protection CH
RPMC Normal
Line Concentrator/
Other Equipment
CPMC Normal
SCPMC Normal
Total PMC >= 2
1+0/1+1
RPMC Additional PMC
N+1
RPMC Regular CH
For N+1 configuration, the default value of the PMC Usage is
Regular CH. When adding new PMCs the user must change
the PMC usage of the additional PMCs individually in the MIU
properties window.
When changing the PMC Usage a warning message will
appear. (i.e When adding a new PMC on the existing system
the new PMC will be labeled as Additional PMC.)
Line Concentrator
RPMC Additional PMC
The additional PMCs are sequential. When deleting a PMC, the NetCfgTool will delete the last PMC
added first. This means you cannot add an additional PMC without deleting the PMCs below it first.

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Appendix B: Subnets
Table B1 Available IP Address and Subnet for Managed Network
Subnet Mask

Number of available IP address


/subnet
512 (2 class-C subnets)

255.255.254.0
(Default)
255.255.255.0
255.255.255.128

256 (1 class-C subnet)


128 (2 subnets)

255.255.255.192

64 (4 subnets)

255.255.255.224

32 (8 subnets)

255.255.255.240

16 (16 subnets)

255.255.255.248

8 (32 subnets)

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Range

Network Address

(0~511)

xxx.xxx.xxx.0

(0~255)
(0~127)
(128~255)
(0~63)
(64~127)
(128~191)
(192~255)
(0~31)
(32~63)
(64~95)
(96~127)
(128~159)
(160~191)
(192~223)
(224~255)
(0~15)
(16~31)
(32~47)
(48~63)
(64~79)
(80~95)
(96~111)
(112~127)
(128~143)
(144~159)
(160~175)
(176~191)
(192~207)
(208~223)
(224~239)
(240~255)
(0~7)
(8~15)
(16~23)
(24~31)
(32~39)
(40~47)
(48~55)
(56~63)
(64~71)
(72~79)
(80~87)
(88~95)

xxx.xxx.xxx.0
xxx.xxx.xxx.0
xxx.xxx.xxx.128
xxx.xxx.xxx.0
xxx.xxx.xxx.64
xxx.xxx.xxx.128
xxx.xxx.xxx.192
xxx.xxx.xxx.0
xxx.xxx.xxx.32
xxx.xxx.xxx.64
xxx.xxx.xxx.96
xxx.xxx.xxx.128
xxx.xxx.xxx.160
xxx.xxx.xxx.192
xxx.xxx.xxx.224
xxx.xxx.xxx.0
xxx.xxx.xxx.16
xxx.xxx.xxx.32
xxx.xxx.xxx.48
xxx.xxx.xxx.64
xxx.xxx.xxx.80
xxx.xxx.xxx.96
xxx.xxx.xxx.112
xxx.xxx.xxx.128
xxx.xxx.xxx.144
xxx.xxx.xxx.160
xxx.xxx.xxx.176
xxx.xxx.xxx.192
xxx.xxx.xxx.208
xxx.xxx.xxx.224
xxx.xxx.xxx.240
xxx.xxx.xxx.0
xxx.xxx.xxx.8
xxx.xxx.xxx.16
xxx.xxx.xxx.24
xxx.xxx.xxx.32
xxx.xxx.xxx.40
xxx.xxx.xxx.48
xxx.xxx.xxx.56
xxx.xxx.xxx.64
xxx.xxx.xxx.72
xxx.xxx.xxx.80
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Subnet Mask

255.255.255.252

Number of available IP address


/subnet

4 (64 subnets)

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Network Address

(96~103)
(104~111)
(112~119)
(120~127)
(128~135)
(136~143)
(144~151)
(152~159)
(160~167)
(168~175)
(176~183)
(184~191)
(192~199)
(200~207)
(208~215)
(216~223)
(224~231)
(232~239)
(240~247)
(248~255)
(0~3)
(4~7)
(8~11)
(12~15)
(16~19)
(20~23)
(24~27)
(28~31)
(32~35)
(36~39)
(40~43)
(44~47)
(48~51)
(52~55)
(56~59)
(60~63)
(64~67)
(68~71)
(72~75)
(76~79)
(80~83)
(84~87)
(88~91)
(92~95)
(96~99)
(100~103)
(104~107)
(108~111)
(112~115)

xxx.xxx.xxx.96
xxx.xxx.xxx.104
xxx.xxx.xxx.112
xxx.xxx.xxx.120
xxx.xxx.xxx.128
xxx.xxx.xxx.136
xxx.xxx.xxx.144
xxx.xxx.xxx.152
xxx.xxx.xxx.160
xxx.xxx.xxx.168
xxx.xxx.xxx.176
xxx.xxx.xxx.184
xxx.xxx.xxx.192
xxx.xxx.xxx.200
xxx.xxx.xxx.208
xxx.xxx.xxx.216
xxx.xxx.xxx.224
xxx.xxx.xxx.232
xxx.xxx.xxx.240
xxx.xxx.xxx.248
xxx.xxx.xxx.0
xxx.xxx.xxx.4
xxx.xxx.xxx.8
xxx.xxx.xxx.12
xxx.xxx.xxx.16
xxx.xxx.xxx.20
xxx.xxx.xxx.24
xxx.xxx.xxx.28
xxx.xxx.xxx.32
xxx.xxx.xxx.36
xxx.xxx.xxx.40
xxx.xxx.xxx.44
xxx.xxx.xxx.48
xxx.xxx.xxx.60
xxx.xxx.xxx.56
xxx.xxx.xxx.56
xxx.xxx.xxx.64
xxx.xxx.xxx.68
xxx.xxx.xxx.72
xxx.xxx.xxx.76
xxx.xxx.xxx.80
xxx.xxx.xxx.84
xxx.xxx.xxx.88
xxx.xxx.xxx.92
xxx.xxx.xxx.96
xxx.xxx.xxx.100
xxx.xxx.xxx.104
xxx.xxx.xxx.108
xxx.xxx.xxx.112

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Subnet Mask

Number of available IP address


/subnet

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Network Address

(116~119)
(120~123)
(124~127)
(128~131)
(132~135)
(136~139)
(140~143)
(144~147)
(148~151)
(152~155)
(156~159)
(160~163)
(164~167)
(168~171)
(172~175)
(176~179)
(180~183)
(184~187)
(188~191)
(192~195)
(196~199)
(200~203)
(204~207)
(208~211)
(212~215)
(216~219)
(220~223)
(224~227)
(228~231)
(232~235)
(236~239)
(240~243)
(244~247)
(248~251)
(252~255)

xxx.xxx.xxx.116
xxx.xxx.xxx.120
xxx.xxx.xxx.124
xxx.xxx.xxx.128
xxx.xxx.xxx.132
xxx.xxx.xxx.136
xxx.xxx.xxx.140
xxx.xxx.xxx.144
xxx.xxx.xxx.148
xxx.xxx.xxx.152
xxx.xxx.xxx.156
xxx.xxx.xxx.160
xxx.xxx.xxx.164
xxx.xxx.xxx.168
xxx.xxx.xxx.172
xxx.xxx.xxx.176
xxx.xxx.xxx.180
xxx.xxx.xxx.184
xxx.xxx.xxx.188
xxx.xxx.xxx.192
xxx.xxx.xxx.196
xxx.xxx.xxx.200
xxx.xxx.xxx.204
xxx.xxx.xxx.208
xxx.xxx.xxx.212
xxx.xxx.xxx.216
xxx.xxx.xxx.220
xxx.xxx.xxx.224
xxx.xxx.xxx.228
xxx.xxx.xxx.232
xxx.xxx.xxx.236
xxx.xxx.xxx.240
xxx.xxx.xxx.244
xxx.xxx.xxx.240
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Appendix C: Configuration of Dual Master MIU


At MIU (Line Concentrator) two ports, NMS port and DPU port are available. By default
NetCfgTool assigns NMS port for the line connection, when the Back-to-Back (BB) line is added.
Please use the Line Properties dialog box to change the port selection. Note that in the dual
master configuration, only 1 port can be assigned to NMS and 1 other port needs to be assigned
to DPU port. Otherwise, error will occur when you run Create Configuration.
As illustrated in the example below, configuration of dual master MIU is described.
DPU
NMS

1. First as illustrated in the figure below, place


all the NE symbols on the workspace,
connect them with MIU using BB line.

2. As shown in the figure above the connections


from No.002 and No.007 to No.001 are both
assigned to NMS port. You need use the Line
Properties dialog box to convert one of NMS
ports to DPU port as illustrated in the figure
below.

3. After the line properties are modified, MIU


(No.001) will be assigned with 1 NMS port
and 1 DPU port. Create Configuration will
then be possible.

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Appendix D: Incorrect Configuration of MIU (Line Concentrator)


Setting up MIU (Line Concentrator) in a Multi-Drop configuration, please use DPU port on the
Master side of the Multi-Drop connection. This is because of hardware restriction in MIU.
1. As illustrated in the figure below, since DPU port is assigned on the Master side of the
Multi-Drop, this is a correct configuration and Create Configuration will be possible.

NMS

DPU

Multi-Drop Connection

2. The configuration below is prohibited. Create Configuration will return error, since MIU
(No.007) is not allowed to set to DPU Port on the Slave side of the Multi-Drop connection.

NMS

DPU

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Appendix E: Incorrect Configuration of Pasolink Mx/Pasolink+


The following configuration is prohibited in a mixed network of Pasolink Mx/Pasolink+ and
PasolinkV3/PasolinkV4/Paso-S/MIU NEs, when Pasolink Mx/Pasolink+ NEs are placed close to
the PNMS, and are followed with PasolinkV3/PasolinkV4/Paso-S/MIU.
1. Use the following configuration and the error occurs from Create Configuration. It is
because of hardware restriction of 19.2 kbps IC in the Pasolink Mx/Pasolink+.
As illustrated in the example below, No.007 (Pasolink+) is connected to No.009 (Pasolink
V3). No.009 becomes CPM, and its connection with No.007 (Pasolink+) is assigned to use
PPP Protocol (19.2 kbps). On the other side, connection of Pasolink+, No.005 and No.007
uses ASYNC (19.2 kbps). As a result, in the No.007, a 19.2K IC is required to serve two
different protocols. That is not possible.
Instead, SYNC (64K) IC is used for the connection.

ASYNC
19.2 kbps
PPP
19.2 kbps

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2. To change the connection of No.005 and No.007 from ASYNC to SYNC, please use the
Line Properties dialog box. Please change the port for No.005 from NE2 to NE1.

3. After the line properties are modified, the configuration will be shown as below and Create
Configuration will then be possible.

SYNC
64 kbps
PPP
19.2 kbps

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Appendix F: NMS Port Setting of MIIU (Line Concentrator / Hop)


If the MIU (Line Concentrator or Hop type) is included in your system configuration, please confirm
the following setting points of MIU.
1. If the MIU (Line Concentrator or Hop type) is connected with multi-drop connection as
succeeding section of the PASOLINK+ or PASOLINK Mx, please confirm the setting
condition of NMS port in each MIU, for example, the connection of No.003 and No.004 in
Pattern 1 or No.003 and No.005 in Pattern2.
<Pattern 1>

NE2

<Pattern 2>

NMS

NMS

2. Confirm that Connect Port setting


of each MIU is NMS by opening
Line Properties between No.003
and No.004 in Pattern 1 or
between No.003 and No.005 in
Pattern 2.

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3. In the above exampled connection, please confirm that the Mode setting of NMS Port in
both MIUs are not same mode by opening the Port tab on NE Properties of both MIUs, if
the same mode is set to the NMS Port of both MIUs, please set the reverse mode to
NMS Port of CPM side by selecting the Manual mode in the Mode Auto Assign setting
of Port tab on NE Properties, and then NMS Port of both MIUs can communicate by
connecting with straight cable.

Note: If the 2 system (NE) type MIU is used in above configuration, please confirm that the
Connect Port setting for both NEs is NMS and Mode setting of one of NMS Port is
RS485_TX and the other NMS Port is RS485_RX or vice versa. If the same mode is
set to the both NMS Ports, the both NMS Ports can not communicate, because the NMS
Ports for both NEs is internally connected with straight cable.
The doted square parts in the following figures are examples of usage for 2 system (NE) type
MIU.

NMS
NMS

NMS

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NMS

NMS

NMS

NMS

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