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Technical Guide

Eclipse INU Card Maintenance Quick-Guide


This guide summarizes INU/INUe responses to a card withdrawal/insertion for non-protected and protected
configurations.
For more detailed information, including an explanation of protection function for hot-standby, diversity and ring
configurations, and LED and Portal screen responses for card actions, refer to Eclipse INU Card Maintenance Guidelines.

Card Rules
Always wear an ESD grounding strap when changing or handling plug-in cards and avoid hand contact with the
PCB back-plane and top-plane. Connect your ESD grounding strap to the ground connector on the INU rack ear.
All cards are hot-pluggable, meaning they can be withdrawn and inserted, or new cards added while the INU is
powered on.
Cards must be withdrawn and inserted using their finger-grip fasteners/pulls. Never withdraw or insert using
attached cables.
All slots must be filled with either a card or a blanking panel. Failure to do so will compromise EMC integrity and
distribution of cooling air from the FAN.
Keep any removed blanking panels for future use.
Spare cards or cards to be returned for service must be enclosed in an anti-static bag. When removing a card from
the anti-static bag for installation in an INU, or placing a card in a bag, do so at the INU and only when connected to
the INU via your ESD grounding strap.
When installing a card, ensure its backplane connector is correctly engaged before applying sufficient pressure to
bring the card panel flush with the INU front panel.
Cards must be held secure by their fasteners.
When removing a RAC from a powered INU, always disengage the RAC from the backplane before disconnecting
its ODU cable. Similarly before inserting a RAC, always reconnect the ODU cable before engaging the backplane.
Arcing during live connection and disconnection of the ODU cable can damage connector contact surfaces, and
power spikes may also cause momentary errors on other traffic passing through the INU. The only exception to live
disconnection and connection should be for checks of protected operation at link commissioning.
The DC power connector on the NCC and NPC can be shorted inadvertently if applied at an angle. Always insert
with correct alignment.
For a DAC 16x, ensure correct orientation of the Mini RJ-21 connector before pushing it home. This can be checked
by the scalloped key to one side of the connector. Additionally, a trib cable supplied by Stratex Networks will have
the cable exiting to the right side when viewed from the front.
When swapping or installing new cards, up to 60 seconds can be required for the INU to show its revised status via
the front panel LEDs, or via Portal.
Several seconds may be needed for the NCC to recognize a card withdrawal and insertion. This particularly applies
to RACs.

Card Protection
Protectable cards: NCC, RAC 30, RAC 10, RAC 3X, RAC 40, DAC 155o, DAC 2x155o, DAC 155oM,
DAC 2x155e.
Non-protectable cards: DAC 4x, DAC 16x, DAC ES, DAC GE, AUX.

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Eclipse Card Quick Guide


Non-Protected Card Action
Unless a card is protected, the service provided by a withdrawn card is lost.

Protected Card Action


NCC/NPC
NCC Withdrawal
NPC protects NCC bus clock management and power supply.
o Protection of the bus clock is not hitless (service is interrupted).
Clock Online <100 ms hit

o Protection of the power supply is hitless (service is not interrupted).


Clock Offline Nil hit

When the NCC is withdrawn, the switch to NPC clocking affects all traffic on the NPC Withdrawal
Node for <100 ms. Clock Online <100 ms hit
When the NCC is re-inserted traffic is not affected clock management remains Clock Offline Nil hit
with the NPC.
There is no operational need to return clock management to the NCC.
If clock management is returned to the NCC, or the NPC is withdrawn while it is managing the bus clock, the
switch to NCC clocking affects all traffic on the Node for <100 ms.

RAC/RAC Hot-Standby and Space Diversity


RAC Withdrawal
One RAC is transmitting. Both RACs are receiving; the online Rx RAC manages
Rx voting. TX Online <100 ms hit

The primary RAC is the default online Tx RAC. Tx Offline Nil hit

The secondary RAC is the default online Rx RAC. Rx Online <100 ms hit
Rx Offline Nil hit
Tx switching is not hitless.
Rx switching is hitless providing the online RAC is not withdrawn.
When a RAC is withdrawn:
o If it is providing the online Tx, the switch of online status to the partner Tx RAC affects all link traffic for
<100 ms.
o If it is providing the online Rx function, the switch of online status to the partner Rx RAC affects all link
traffic for <100 ms.
o If it is providing the offline (protection partner) Tx or Rx function, link traffic is not affected.

RAC/RAC Frequency Diversity


RAC Withdrawal
Both RACs are transmitting and receiving.
o The online Tx RAC controls Tx traffic synchronization.
TX Online <100 ms hit

o The online Rx RAC manages Rx voting.


Tx Offline Nil hit
Rx Online <100 ms hit
The primary RAC is the default online Tx RAC.
Rx Offline Nil hit
The secondary RAC is the default online Rx RAC.
Tx switching is hitless providing the online Tx RAC is not withdrawn.
Rx switching is hitless providing the online Rx RAC is not withdrawn.
When a RAC is withdrawn:
o If it is providing the online Tx or Rx function, the switch of online status to the partner RAC affects all link
traffic for <100 ms.
o If it is providing the offline (protection partner) Tx or Rx function, link traffic is not affected.

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RAC/RAC Ring Protection


RAC Withdrawal
Both RACs are transmitting and receiving. One is the east RAC, the other is west.
East RAC <100 ms hit
Protection is provided by ring-wrapping. Wrapping and unwrapping is not hitless.
West RAC <100 ms hit
When a RAC is withdrawn the ring is wrapped at this Node and at the remote Node
for the link. Affects all ring traffic for <100 ms.
When the RAC/link is restored to service, the ring is automatically unwrapped after a time-out period of 5
minutes. Unwrapping affects all ring traffic for <100 ms.

DAC/DAC Protection DAC Withdrawal


One DAC is normally transmitting (to customer) and receiving (from customer).
DAC Online <100 ms hit
The primary DAC is the default online Tx and Rx DAC. DAC Offline Nil hit
o Tx and Rx tribs are switched independently, which means one DAC can be
online Tx and the other online Rx.
o When a switch occurs, all Tx and/or Rx trib traffic is switched.

Switching is not hitless.


When a DAC is withdrawn:
o If it is providing the online Tx and/or Rx function, the switch of online status to the partner DAC affects
DAC traffic for <100 ms.
o If it is providing the offline Tx or Rx function, DAC traffic is not affected.

LED Indications
Table summarizes INU/INUe LED behavior. Empty cells in table indicate that the associated LED state is not used.

LED
LED
State NCC Status NCC DAC Status RAC Status RAC NPC NPC FAN
Test AUX Status Online Status Protect
Off INU/INUe INU/INUe INU/INUe INU/INUe INU power INU/INUe Off-line Normal
(unlit) power off power off power off power off off, or power off operation
ODU is
Ready
muted and to
RAC is not
protect
driving the
TDM bus
Green Normal Normal Normal Transmitter Normal On-line
operation operation operation is online, operation (driving
or RAC is TDM
driving bus
(Rx) the clock)
TDM bus
Orange Configuration Diagnostic Configuration Configuration
Flashing corrupt or not (test) corrupt or not corrupt or not
supported, card mode supported, or supported, or
missing, or active incompatible incompatible
incompatible software software
software
Red Critical alarm Critical alarm RAC or ODU No Rx Critical Critical
critical alarm signal from alarm alarm
ODU

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Portal Problem Icons

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You can also call your local Stratex Networks office. Contact information is available on our website at
www.stratexnetworks.com.

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