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Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) IP/MPLS and Carrier Ethernet devices management plugin

Verax NMS & APM ALU management plugin allows easy monitoring, alerting, health check, management and performance reporting of Alcatel-Lucent IP/MPLS and Carrier Ethernet devices including: 7210 Service Access Switch (SAS), 7705 Service Aggregation Router (SAR), 7750 Service Router (SR), 7450 Ethernet Service Switch (ESS), 7710 Service Router (SR).

SNMP is used for communicating with the hardware.

General information view

The view provides the high-level equipment information:

  • Chassis information: name, type, number of ports/slots, CPM card software version and base MAC address
  • Monitoring statistics: over temperature, CPU load, memory usage and uptime
  • LED notification status: critical, minor, major

Hardware components view

The view displays the detailed information about hardware components:

  • Component name, type and MAC address
  • Manufacturing information, part and serial numbers
  • Common Language Equipment Identifier (CLEI)
  • Software version
  • Administrative and operational state
  • Temperature
  • Alarm state

Ports view

The view provides the detailed port information and enables operators to start and stop individual ports:

  • Port information: name, description, type, class and MAC address
  • Port status: link status, administrative and operational state
  • Light wavelength
  • Duplex mode
  • Alarm state

Interfaces view

The view provides the inventory of all interfaces on the device: type, description, physical address, administrative and operational state along with detailed interface statistics:

  • Packets statistics (in/out octets, in/out packets, in/out unicast packets)
  • Error statistics (discards, errors, unknown packets)
  • Maximum transmission unit (MTU)
  • Speed (bps)
  • Outgoing queue length

Services view

The view displays the detailed information about services configured on a device: type, description, customer, administrative and operational state.

Management actions

The plugin allows to execute the following management actions from the NMS & APM:

  • Open SSH client – open a SSH connection
  • Reboot chassis – reboot the entire device

Predefined monitors

The plugin provides predefined templates for most commonly monitored items (listed in the table below). Other, user-defined sensors and performance counters can be added.

Built-in ALU-specific monitoring sensors
Duplex Mode Sensor
Service State Sensor
Power Supply Monitor
SFP Monitor
RX Optical Power
TX Output Power

Supported devices

The plugin supports the following devices:

Supported devices
Alcatel 7450 Ethernet Service Switch (ESS) series
Alcatel 7450 ESS-1
Alcatel 7450 ESS-4
Alcatel 7450 ESS-6
Alcatel 7450 ESS-6V
Alcatel 7450 ESS-7
Alcatel 7450 ESS-12
Alcatel 7710 SR series
Alcatel 7710 SR-c12
Alcatel 7710 SR-c4
Alcatel 7210 Service Access Switch (SAS) series
Alcatel 7210 SAS-E
Alcatel 7210 SAS-M
Alcatel 7210 SAS-M 2XP
Alcatel 7210 SAS-M 2XP ETR
Alcatel 7210 SAS-X
Alcatel 7210 SAS-D
Alcatel 7710 Service Router (SR) series
Alcatel 7710 SR-c12
Alcatel 7710 SR-c4
Alcatel 7705 Service Aggregation Router (SAR) series
Alcatel 7705 SAR
Alcatel 7705 SAR-F
Alcatel 7705 SAR-8
Alcatel 7750 Service Router (SR) series
Alcatel 7750 SR c-12
Alcatel 7750 SR 7
Alcatel 7750 SR 4
Alcatel 7750 SR 12
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