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Alcatel-Lucent GSM

TC Corrective Maintenance
Handbook

BSC & TC Document


Procedural Handbook
Release B10

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Maintenance Handbook
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Contents

Contents
Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Safety Rules and Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


1.1
Safety Rules for Equipment Under Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.2
Electrostatic Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.2.1
Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.2.2
Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.2.3
Transportation and Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.2.4
Components and PBAs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.2.5
Handling Optical Fiber Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.2.6
Handling Coaxial and Optical Fiber Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
G2 TC Transmission RITs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.1
Before You Start to Replace Transmission RITs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.1.1
Prerequisites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.1.2
Tools and Materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.1.3
Impact on System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.1.4
Restrictions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.2
Replace Transmission RITs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9125 TC RITs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.1
Replace MT120 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.1.1
Tools and Materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.1.2
Impact on System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.1.3
Procedure 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.1.4
Procedure 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.2
Replace JBTCIF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.2.1
Tools and Materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.2.2
Impact on System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.2.3
Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.2.4
Install the New Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.2.5
Upgrade the EPLD Component . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.3
Replace FANU for MT120 Boards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.3.1
Tools and Materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.3.2
Impact on System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.3.3
Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.4
Replace FANU for TCIF Boards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.4.1
Tools and Materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.4.2
Impact on System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.4.3
Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Tables

Tables
Table 1: Transmission RITs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

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Preface

Preface
Purpose

The TC Corrective Maintenance Handbook describes how to perform TC


maintenance. It breaks down each maintenance task into a series of
step-by-step instructions, and tells you what tools and materials are required.
The handbook covers the following equipment configurations:
G2 TC
9125 TC.
Note: Your network may not have some of the hardware included in the
handbook.
For more information about these configurations, refer to the functional
description documents.
The Alcatel-Lucent Radio Solutions include the G2 TC and 9125 TC equipment
described in this document:

Whats New

In Edition 12
Description improvement in:
MT120 in TCIL or no Direct Connection to the Board (Section 3.1.3.1)
Install the New Board (Section 3.2.4).
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In Edition 11
Description improvement in:
Procedure 2 (Section 3.1.4)
Install the New Board (Section 3.2.4)
Upgrade the EPLD Component (Section 3.2.5).

In Edition 10
Description improvement in:
Replace JBTCIF (Section 3.2)

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Install the New Board (Section 3.2.4).

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Preface

In Edition 09
Description improvement in:
Tools and Materials (Section 3.1.1)
MT120 in HSI or MT120 in TCIL with Direct Connection to the Board
(Section 3.1.3.2)
Replace JBTCIF (Section 3.2).

In Edition 08
Description improvement in:
Replace MT120 Board for G2 TC and 9125 TC not Equipped with STM1-IP
Subrack (Section 3.1.4.1)
Replace MT120 Board in 9125 TC Equipped with STM1-IP Subrack
(Section 3.1.4.2)
Replace JBTCIF (Section 3.2).

In Edition 07
Section Replace JBTCIF (Section 3.2) was added.
Description improvement in:
Replace MT120 Board for G2 TC and 9125 TC not Equipped with STM1-IP
Subrack (Section 3.1.4.1)
Replace MT120 Board in 9125 TC Equipped with STM1-IP Subrack
(Section 3.1.4.2).

In Edition 06
The following sections were updated:
Replace FANU for TCIF Boards (Section 3.4)
Tools and Materials (Section 3.1.1)
Procedure 2 (Section 3.1.4).

In Edition 05
Description update in Procedure 2 (Section 3.1.4).

In Edition 04
Description update in Replace MT120 (Section 3.1).

In Edition 03
Update for new equipment naming.

In Edition 02
The following sections were added:
Handling Optical Fiber Devices (Section 1.2.5)
Handling Coaxial and Optical Fiber Cables (Section 1.2.6)
Replace JBTCIF (Section 3.2).

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Preface

In Edition 01
Creation in B10.

Audience

The handbook is intended for:


Maintenance engineers
System support engineers
Network technicians
Network operators.

Assumed Knowledge

You must have a basic understanding of the following:


Alcatel-Lucent operations and maintenance concepts for the BSS
TSC and 9153 OMC-R terminals
Windows XP operating system
Telecommunications engineering
Anti-static procedures
RF test and measurement equipment
Signal analyzers as used on GSM networks
Electronic test equipment.

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1 Safety Rules and Precautions

1 Safety Rules and Precautions


This chapter contains the following safety rules and precautions:
Safety rules for equipment under power
Electrostatic precautions.

Injury from Equipment


Possible death or serious physical harm to personnel and damage to equipment
may result from mishandling.
While performing any maintenance tasks or procedures, you must follow any
local safety requirements, and those mentioned in General Safety Instructions
for Field Operations and this chapter.

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1.1 Safety Rules for Equipment Under Power


For maintenance purposes, field operators may have to work on equipment
under power (-48 VDC or -60 VDC). This means that it is possible to touch
some parts under power, that are only protected by heavy fuses. Maintenance
activities must be carried out carefully to avoid short circuits and to prevent
serious personal injury.
Remove all conductive objects from the hands, such as rings, bracelets,
metallic wrist watches and so on. Use appropriate insulated tools for
maintenance activities.

1.2 Electrostatic Precautions


The following electrostatic precautions must be observed:

1.2.1 Environment
Ensure that work benches, stools, and floor mats have a conducting surface
connected to ground. Before handling static-sensitive components and
assemblies, ground yourself to the conducting surface using an anti-static
wrist strap.
When handling static-sensitive components and assemblies, do not wear
or use clothes made of wool, nylon or any other synthetic material. Such
fabrics are major sources of static build-up.
When handling static-sensitive components and assemblies, do not use
gloves and finger covers, unless they are made of cotton.

1.2.2 Tools
Ensure that all the tools which come into contact with static-sensitive
components are at the same voltage level as the conducting work surfaces
and floor mats.
These tools include soldering irons, oscilloscopes, power supplies, and
metal parts of tools and fixtures that are used to hold, assemble or test PBAs.
Do not use rough cleaners or erasers to clean the gold-plated contacts
on PBAs.
Do not mark a PBA with a lead pencil or any other writing instrument.
Do not use synthetic brushes to clean equipment, and do not use dry
cleaning methods.

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1.2.3 Transportation and Storage


Pack all containers used to transport and store static-sensitive components,
and use aluminium container tubes if possible. If not, insert the component
terminations into electrically conductive foam.
Before shipping a PBA, wrap it in a conducting synthetic bag or in aluminium
foil. Also pack the PBA in a polyethylene transport box.
Before shipping a PBA which has MOS components, ensure that an
appropriate warning symbol is displayed on the package.
Store spare PBAs in their appropriate polyethylene boxes. Keep the boxes
closed except when access to their contents is required.
Do not store PBAs in an area where the air is polluted with smoke, dust,
dangerous gases or other air-borne particles that may cause damage.
Do not stack PBAs side-by-side or on top of each other with the board
surfaces or components in contact with one another.
Before cleaning a PBA, remove or disconnect the damage protection, such
as protective foam, to allow the PBA to be cleaned thoroughly. Replace the
damage protection upon completion of the task.

1.2.4 Components and PBAs


Components and PBAs not in protective containers, must only be handled
by trained personnel in static-controlled work areas.
Before removing a PBA from an equipment rack, discharge any static by
touching the metal frame of the rack with your hand.
Always handle a PBA by the edges.
Do not handle or carry a PBA by any of the mounted components.
Do not handle a PBA by the gold-plated contact terminals and do not apply
direct pressure to the components.
Do not touch PBA connection pins or conductor paths.
Do not touch PBAs with wet hands.
Place PBAs that have been removed during maintenance with the soldered
side downwards on a conductive surface.
Do not scratch or rub the soldered side of a PBA with a sharp or rough
object.
Do not repair PBAs in the switch room.
Do not handle components and assemblies by their leads.
Do not use excessive force when inserting connection boards.

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1.2.5 Handling Optical Fiber Devices


Depending on installed options the equipment may contain fiber optic devices
that can radiate laser beams:
Do not look directly in the laser beam
Take into account that infrared laser radiation is not visible. Additional labels
can be added to classify the laser.
Respect the warnings given by labels provided on equipment.

1.2.6 Handling Coaxial and Optical Fiber Cables


When handling coaxial or optical fiber cables:
Do not cut coaxial or optical fiber cables to adjust the cable length.
Do not bend to tighten the coaxial or optical fiber cable.
Furthermore, for handling coaxial or optical fiber cables respect the cable
manufacturer specifications.

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2 G2 TC Transmission RITs

2 G2 TC Transmission RITs
This chapter tells you how to remove and replace Transmission RITs of the
TC G2

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2.1 Before You Start to Replace Transmission RITs


Read this section before starting the procedure in this chapter.

2.1.1 Prerequisites
Note the following conditions. You must:
Have read Chapter 1 before performing any maintenance procedures.
Be familiar with electrostatic precautions. Refer to Section Electrostatic
Precautions (Section 1.2) for more information.
Know the location of the RIT to be replaced.
The location of the RIT to be replaced is defined in terms of the site,
cabinet, shelf and slot position. This information is obtained from the 9153
OMC-R operator.
Establish an efficient means of communication with an 9153 OMC-R
operator in order to lock (disable) and unlock (initialize) the appropriate
MO (SBL) when required.

2.1.2 Tools and Materials


You must have:
An anti-static wrist strap
A TSC terminal to configure the RIT
A serviceable replacement RIT with an identical part number.

2.1.3 Impact on System


Replacing a RIT causes alarms to be sent to the 9153 OMC-R. If the
replacement RIT clears a fault condition, the corresponding alarms
automatically clears after a short delay. If the replaced board carries traffic
there will be a traffic reduction during the replacement.

2.1.4 Restrictions
None.

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2.2 Replace Transmission RITs


The following table lists the Transmission RITs.
RIT

Description

ASMC

Ater Submultiplexer Type C

ATBX

Alcatel-Lucent Branching and Switching

DT16

Dual Rate Transcoder for 16 Channels

JBFAN

Fan Unit

MT120

Multirate Transcoder with 120 channels

MT120 WB

New MT120 board which supports the AMR WB (Adaptive


Multi-Rate Wideband)

MT120 NB

New MT120 board in which supports the AMR (Adaptive


Multi-Rate Narrowband)

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To replace a transmission RIT:
1. At the equipment site, locate the position of the faulty RIT.
2. If appropriate, disconnect the front panel cables from the RIT, carefully
noting their positions for re-connection.
3. Connect the anti-static wrist strap.
4. Unlock the retaining clips on the RIT.
5. Carefully disengage the RIT from the backplane and fully withdraw it from
the slot.
Backplane Damage
Do not use excessive force when inserting the RIT.
6. Push the replacement RIT fully into the empty slot ensuring that pins and
sockets are correctly aligned.
7. Lock the retaining clips on the RIT.
8. Disconnect the anti-static wrist strap.
9. Replace any front panel connectors removed in Step 2 .
10. Use the terminal to download the configuration data.
11. Disconnect the terminal.
12. Record the state of the LEDs on the replacement RIT when they are stable.
13. Inform the 9153 OMC-R operator that the faulty RIT has been replaced,
and report the state of the LEDs.

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3 9125 TC RITs

3 9125 TC RITs
This chapter tells you how to replace 9125 TC RITs.
It contains procedures for replacing the following RITs:
MT120
MT120 WB
MT120 NB
TCIF
Fan cassettes.

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3.1 Replace MT120


In the 9125 TC rack there are only 9125 TC Transcoding Boards for Ater-E1
(MT120).
The 9125 TC is structured in four subracks, each containing up to twelve
MT120.
There are three types of MT120 boards: MT120 (legacy), MT120 WideBand
(WB) and MT120 NarrowBand (NB).
The following procedure applies for all types of MT120 boards.
The part number of the MT120 board is:
3BK 08882 xx for MT120 legacy
3BK 27897 xx for MT120 WB
3BK 28280 xx for MT120 NB.
There are two means to perform a MT120 board replacement on the 9125
TC rack:
The first is by using the Replace Command on the TC NEM. This command
is used to ease the replacement procedure; the actions of the operator are
limited to the strict necessary. The only constraint is that the TC NEM must
be able to retrieve the current configuration of the MT120 board to replace
(this includes the SW version and the configuration parameters to run the
MT120). For details see Replace a Board in 9125 TC NEM User Guide.
The second means to replace the MT120 is needed when the TC NEM
cannot retrieve the current configuration of the board to replace.

3.1.1 Tools and Materials


You must have a TC NEM and an:
RS-232 asynchronous communication link cable to connect it to a MT120
legacy board (3BK 07951 AA)
Ethernet crossed cable to connect it to a MT120 NB/WB board.
Only one TC-NEM application should be connected to the TC rack at one time,
regardless of the software management mode of the MT120 boards.
If the MT120 boards are running in:
TCIL management mode, only one TC-NEM can be connected (via MMI
or Serial) to the TC rack
HSI, management mode, only one TC-NEM can be connected (via IP)
to the TC rack at a time.

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3.1.2 Impact on System


All telecommunications resources of the MT120 board to be replaced are
lost during replacement procedure.
In order to reduce the outage, make sure that the board used for replacement is
loaded with the correct software version. If it is not the case, download the
required software version before starting the replacement.

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3.1.3 Procedure 1
This procedure must be used when replacing a board by a similar one (MT120
by MT120, MT120 WB by MT120 WB or MT120 NB by MT120 NB).

3.1.3.1 MT120 in TCIL or no Direct Connection to the Board


In case a MT120 legacy must be replaced by another MT120 legacy (running in
origin software), before inserting the new MT120 legacy in the rack, it must be
upgraded to the software version which runs on the TC.
If the faulty MT120 board was running in TCIL management mode and the
TC-NEM is connected to other MT120 board in the rack, then it is necessary
that the new board should also be running in TCIL management mode. For
more details see section Change Management Mode of document 9125
Transcoder NEM User Guide.
To replace a MT120 board using the Replacement Command:
1. Unlock and open the front door of the TC rack.
2. Connect the TC NEM to the TC rack; connection to any MT120 board with
no autotest failure, indicated by a permanent red LED.
3. Execute the MT120 board replacement command on TC NEM. For details
see Replace a Board in 9125 TC NEM User Guide.
Retrieve of Data
If the TC NEM can retrieve the current configuration of the MT120 board to
replace the command continues. Otherwise the operator must perform a
manual replacement of theboard (see procedure 2).
4. The operator must check that the PCM links of the MT120 he wants to
remove carry no telecom traffic (indicated by the link connection status
DISCONNECTED on the display) (recommended).
5. Unbolt the MT120 board. As there is no disable command, carefully extract
the MT120 board from the backplane and fully withdraw it from the slot.
6. Replace it by a new one of the same type.
Backplane Damage
Do not use excessive force when inserting the new MT120 board.
7. Follow the replacement procedure.
8. After the new board is up and running, make sure that the [ Connect ] button
of the TC-NEM is pressed in order to continue the procedure using the
Replacement Wizard dialog box.
9. At the TC NEM check the Qmux clusters and MT120 mapping.
10. Set up the MT120 Remote Inventory (e.g. commissioning date, network
identity, logical site name, etc.). For details see Modify the Remote Inventory
in 9125 TC NEM User Guide.
11. Disconnect the TC NEM.
12. Shut the front door of the TC rack and lock it.

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3.1.3.2 MT120 in HSI or MT120 in TCIL with Direct Connection to the Board
To replace a MT120 board which is running in HSI management mode ( or
MT120 in TCIL with direct connection available) :
1. Unlock and open the front door of the TC rack.
2. Using a direct connection (serial cable for MT120 legacy or Ethernet
crossed cable for MT120 NB/WB board), physically connect to the board to
be replaced.
3. Start the TC-NEM on serial (for MT120 legacy) or MMI (for MT120 NB/WB)
connection.
4. Execute the MT120 board replacement command on TC NEM. For details
see Replace a Board in 9125 TC NEM User Guide.
5. The operator must check that the PCM links of the MT120 he wants to
remove carry no telecom traffic (indicated by the link connection status
DISCONNECTED on the display) (recommended).
6. Unbolt the MT120 board. As there is no disable command, carefully extract
the MT120 board from the backplane and fully withdraw it from the slot.
7. Replace it by a new one of the same type and follow the replacement
procedure.
Backplane Damage
Do not use excessive force when inserting the new MT120 board.
8. If the new board is a MT120 NB/WB board you must:
check its IP address
configure TC NEM PC Ethernet network interface so as the IP address
of the TC NEM PC is in the same subnetwork with the IP address of
the new MT120 NB/WB board
start the TC-NEM on MMI connection using the IP address of the new
MT120 NB/WB board.
9. After the new board is up and running, make sure that the [ Connect ] button
of the TC-NEM is pressed in order to continue the procedure using the
Replacement Wizard dialog box.
10. At the TC NEM check the Qmux clusters and MT120 mapping.
Note: Even if the new board is running in TCIL mode and the old one was
running in HSI mode, at the end of the replacement the new board
will be running in HSI without any Change Mode command necessary.
11. Set up the MT120 Remote Inventory (e.g. commissioning date, network
identity, logical site name, etc.). For details see Modify the Remote Inventory
in 9125 TC NEM User Guide.
12. Disconnect the TC NEM.
13. Shut the front door of the TC rack and lock it.

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3.1.4 Procedure 2
This procedure must be used when replacing a board by a different one (MT120
by MT120 NB, MT120 by MT120 WB, MT120 WB by MT120, MT120 WB by
MT120 NB, MT120 NB by MT120 or MT120 NB by MT120 WB).
In case a MT120 legacy must be replaced by a MT120 NB/WB, before inserting
the MT120 NB/WB in the rack, all the MT120 legacy boards must be upgraded
to the software version that will run on the MT120 NB/WB board.
The following two cases describe how to replace manually a MT120 board:
G2 TC and 9125 TC not equipped with STM1-IP subrack
9125 TC rack equipped with STM1-IP subrack.

3.1.4.1 Replace MT120 Board for G2 TC and 9125 TC not Equipped with STM1-IP
Subrack
To replace a MT120 board manually if the Replacement Command is not
possible:
1. Unlock and open the front door of the TC rack.
2. Connect the TC NEM to the TC rack, connection to any MT120 board with
no autotest failure, indicated by a permanent red LED.
For more information how to connect TC NEM to G2/9125 TC see Log On in
9125 Transcoder NEM User Guide.
3. Check that the PCM links of the MT120 that you want to remove carry no
telecom traffic (indicated by the link connection status DISCONNECTED on
the display).
4. Unbolt the MT120 board. As there is no disable command, carefully extract
the MT120 board from the backplane and fully withdraw it from the slot.
5. If a MT120 board is replaced by MT 120 NB/WB board, before inserting
the new one, all existing MT120 boards must be upgraded to the software
version that will run on the new board.
6. Replace the faulty board by a new one.
Backplane Damage
Do not use excessive force when inserting the new MT120 board.
7. Perform a software upgrade on the new MT120 (legacy or MT120NB/WB)
to the software version which is running on all existing MT120 boards in
the TC rack.
If the new MT120 is a:
MT120NB/WB (and it is running in AX32A, or AX32D or older or is not up
to date ) it is necessary to physically connect to the new MT120 NB/WB
board using an Ethernet crossed cable and to download and activate the
target software version that will run on this TC (software version which
was previously downloaded on all MT120 boards).
legacy MT120, it is necessary to physically connect to the new legacy
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target software version that is running on this TC (software version which


is running on all MT120 boards).
8. Set up the MT120 Remote Inventory (e.g. commissioning date, network
identity, logical site name, etc.).
9. Set up the fans/rack Remote Inventory.
10. Configure the new MT120 for operational mode (i.e. enter for the new MT120
the configuration parameters especially the BSC number and the Atermux
number for the Qmux cluster setting).
11. If the new board is running in HSI mode, using a direct connection (serial
cable for MT120 legacy or Ethernet crossed cable for MT120 NB/WB) ,
change its management mode to TCIL.
12. Disconnect the TC NEM.
13. Shut the front door of the TC rack and lock it.
14. Load configuration on MT120 board:
from BSC Terminal
To load configuration on MT120 board from BSC Terminal see section
Load Configuration on MT120 Board from BSC Terminal (Section 3.1.4.3)
from OMC-R
To load configuration on MT120 board OMC-R, see section Load
Configuration on MT120 Board from OMC-R (Section 3.1.4.4).
Note: To see immediately at OMC-R, in the "BSSUSM" window, the correct
type of the new MT120 board you must trigger a BSC HW Audit.
Otherwise, until an automatic BSC HW audit will be triggered, the old
MT120 board type will be displayed.

3.1.4.2 Replace MT120 Board in 9125 TC Equipped with STM1-IP Subrack


To replace an MT120 board manually if the Replacement Command is not
possible:
1. Unlock and open the front door of the TC rack.
2. Connect the TC NEM to the TC rack, connection to active TCIF board.
For more information how to connect TC NEM to 9125 TC see Log On in
9125 Transcoder NEM User Guide.
3. Check that the PCM links of the MT120 that you want to remove carry no
telecom traffic (indicated by the link connection status DISCONNECTED on
the display).
4. Unbolt the MT120 board. As there is no disable command, carefully extract
the MT120 board from the backplane and fully withdraw it from the slot.
5. If an MT 120 board is replaced by MT 120 NB/WB board, before inserting
the new one, all existing MT120 boards must be upgraded to the software
version that will run on the new board.
6. Replace the faulty board by a new one.
Backplane Damage
Do not use excessive force when inserting the new MT120 board.

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7. If the new board is a MT120 NB/WB board you must:


check its IP address
configure TC NEM PC Ethernet network interface so as the IP address
of the TC NEM PC is in the same subnetwork with the IP address of
the new MT120 NB/WB board
start the TC-NEM on MMI connection using the IP address of the new
MT120 NB/WB board.
8. Perform a software upgrade on the new MT120 (legacy or MT120NB/WB)
to the software version which is running on all existing MT120 boards in
the TC rack.
If the new MT120 is a:
MT120NB/WB (and it is running in AX32A, or AX32D or older or is not up
to date ) it is necessary to physically connect to the new MT120 NB/WB
board using an Ethernet crossed cable and to download and activate the
target software version that will run on this TC (software version which
was previously downloaded on all MT120 boards).
legacy MT120, it is necessary to physically connect to the new legacy
MT120 board using a serial cable and to download and activate the
target software version that is running on this TC (software version which
is running on all MT120 boards).
9. Set up the MT120 Remote Inventory (e.g. commissioning date, network
identity, logical site name, etc.).
10. Set up the fans/rack Remote Inventory.
11. Configure the new MT120 for operational mode (i.e. enter for the new MT120
the configuration parameters especially the BSC number and the Atermux
number for the Qmux cluster setting).
12. If the new board is running in TCIL management mode, change its
management mode to HSI.
For more details see section Change Management Mode in document
9125 Transcoder NEM User Guide.
13. Disconnect the TC NEM.
14. Shut the front door of the TC rack and lock it.
15. Load configuration on MT120 board:
from BSC Terminal
To load configuration on MT120 board from BSC Terminal see section
Load Configuration on MT120 Board from BSC Terminal (Section 3.1.4.3)
from OMC-R
To load configuration on MT120 board OMC-R, see section Load
Configuration on MT120 Board from OMC-R (Section 3.1.4.4).
Note: To see immediately at OMC-R, in the "BSSUSM" window, the correct
type of the new MT120 board you must trigger a BSC HW Audit.
Otherwise, until an automatic BSC HW audit will be triggered, the old
MT120 board type will be displayed.

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3.1.4.3 Load Configuration on MT120 Board from BSC Terminal


To load configuration on MT120 board from BSC Terminal follow this steps:
1. From BSC terminal disable the appropriate SM_ADAPT. Follow the menu
path:
Commands -> Equipment Handling -> SBL Disable
2. In the "SBL Disable" window enter:
Object Class: SBL
Unit Type: TC
Unit Number: according to site configuration
SBL Type: SM_ADAPT
Nbr: according to SBL to be disabled
WTC (Wait Traffic Clear): as requested
3. Click on [ OK ].
Wait for successful message to be displayed.
4. From BSC terminal enable the appropriate SM_ADAPT. Follow the menu
path:
Commands -> Equipment Handling -> SBL Initialise
5. In the "SBL Initialise" window enter:
Object Class: SBL
Unit Type: TC
Unit Number: according to site configuration
SBL Type: SM_ADAPT
Nbr: according to SBL to be disabled
WTC (Wait Traffic Clear): as requested
6. Click on [ OK ].
Wait for successful message to be displayed.

3.1.4.4 Load Configuration on MT120 Board from OMC-R


Following this steps to load configuration on MT120 board from OMC-R:
1. Open "BSSUSM" from 9153 OMC-R.
You have to know the rack number, the shelf and the slot in the self where
the concerned MT120 board is located.
2. In "BSSUSM : Main View" window, from "HW Equipment View right click on
the concerned MT120 board and Lock it.
3. Wait for the board to lock and then right click on the board and Unlock.

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3.2 Replace JBTCIF


The part number of the TCIF board is 3BK 27384 AAxx.

3.2.1 Tools and Materials


The following items must be available before starting the replacement
procedure:
TC-NEM software
Putty software
Ethernet straight cable
Ethernet crossed cable
DB9 to RJ45 adapter (JADB9RJ), with part number 3BK 27547 AAAA for
the serial connection to the TCIFs front panel on the RS port.

3.2.2 Impact on System


None.

3.2.3 Procedure
3.2.3.1 Check the Status of the Active TCIF Board
To check the status of the active TCIF board:
1. Open a putty session, on the active TCIF board:
Launch putty.exe
A PuTTY Configuration window opens.
In the Protocol area select <SSH>
Complete the Host Name (or IP address) field with TCIF<x> IP address
where:
x is 1 for TCIF1
x is 2 for TCIF2
Help: The TCIF<x> IP address is the IP address given at TC NEM, in
the "IP Conf" window.
Click on [ Open ] to start session
Press [ Yes ] to close the "Security Alert" window, if it is the case.
2. Type the username:
HDEV
and the password:
cit_ln
3. Change to super user, by typing:
su
4. When prompted for the password, type:
tcif

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5. Type the following command in order to check the processes:


ps ef | grep tcif
An example of the output is given below:
/opt0/tcifR-1.1/bin/hsid -C
/opt0/tcifR-1.1/share/tcif/hsid.conf -i
192.168.120.129
/opt0/tcifR-1.1/bin/saed -C
/opt0/tcifR-1.1/share/tcif/saed.conf
/opt0/tcifR-1.1/bin/oaed -C
/opt0/tcifR-1.1/share/tcif/oaed.conf
/opt0/tcifR-1.1/bin/mmirelay -C
/opt0/tcifR-1.1/share/tcif/mmirelay.conf -i
0.0.0.0
/opt0/tcifR-1.1/bin/qmux_forwarder -C
/opt0/tcifR-1.1/share/tcif/qmuxforwarder.conf
/opt0/tcifR-1.1/sbin/in.tftpd -dd -l -s
/mnt/flash/distfiles/MT120SW/
grep tcif

3.2.3.2 Check the Firmware Version of the EPLD Component on the Active TCIF
To check the firmware version of the EPLD component:
1. Make sure that the putty connection on the active TCIF board established
during Check the Status of the Active TCIF Board (Section 3.2.3.1) is
still available.
2. Check the firmware version EPLD component on the active TCIF:
cd /opt/tcifR-1.1/bin
./TestOBCDrv.test Test_OBC_Drv test_ReadStm1Version
2>/dev/null
The output of the command is like following:
Running 1 testArchVersion: 1 TestVersion: <version>
The version number of the firmware is given by this <version>.
Write it down, because it will be needed later, when comparing the firmware
version with the one on the new TCIF board.

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3.2.3.3 Remove the Faulty Board


To remove the faulty board:
1. Unplug the normal (straight) Ethernet cable from the back panel,
corresponding to the faulty (standby) TCIF:
If TCIF 1 (Slot 0) is faulty: RJ2-0 or/and RJ1-0
If TCIF 2 (Slot 1) is faulty: RJ2-1 or/and RJ1-1
2. Lock the standby (faulty) TCIF board from TC-NEM:
In the" Rack Overview" window, right click on the standby TCIF board
and select [ Lock ].
Wait until this board becomes red in TC NEM "Rack Overview" window.
Unplug the optical fiber connectors and remove the faulty board from
the subrack
Insert the new board in the same slot
Power ON the new board (push the metallic lever on the right side)
The blue LED switches OFF.
Wait for about 8 minutes in order for this new board to power up.
Open a serial connection to this new board:
Connect the DB9 to RJ45 adapter and Ethernet (straight) cable
between the COMx port of the PC and the RS port on the TCIF
front panel
Start the HyperTerminal (or TeraTerm). Follow the menu path:
Start -> Programs -> Accessories -> Communications ->
HyperTerminal
The "Connection Description" window opens.
In the "Connection Description" window enter a name and select an
icon for the connection, then click on [ OK ]
The "Connect to" window opens.
In the "Connect to" window select the used serial port, then click
on [ OK ]
The "COMx Properties" window opens.
In the "COMx Properties" window enter:
Bits per second: 115200
Data bits: 8
Parity: None
Stop bits: 1
Flow control: None
Click on [ Apply ] then on [ OK ]
In the HyperTerminal (or TeraTerm) window click on [ Enter ] and
login as:
Username: root
Password: tcif.

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Check the content of /mnt/flash:


cd /mnt/flash
ls altr
If there are some files present in the /mnt/flash directory you must clean
the new board. See Clean the New Board (Section 3.2.3.4).
If there are no files present in the /mnt/flash directory perform all actions
described in Install the New Board (Section 3.2.4).

3.2.3.4 Clean the New Board


This procedure applies if the new TCIF board has been installed before and
has some old processes running on it.
To clean the board:
On serial connection, stop the heartbeat process:
/opt/heartbeat-2.1.2/init.d/heartbeat stop
When the heartbeat process is stopped, there will be no other process
running (hsid, saed, oaed, mmirelay, qmux_forwarder, and in.tftpd are
automatically stopped).
Check if the logd is present:
/opt/tcifR-1.1/init.d/logd status
Stop the logd process, if present:
/opt/tcifR-1.1/init.d/logd stop
Check that all other processes are stopped also:
ps eaf | grep tcif
Delete files:
rm rf *
Wait for the prompter to be available before launching the next commands:
rm rf .snmp
rm rf .net-snmp
Check there is no file in /mnt/flash directory:
ls -ltr /mnt/flash
Check there is no application installed and running:
ps eaf
Reboot the TCIF board by typing:
reboot
Make sure that the serial connection to the RS port on the front panel of the
TCIF board is removed.
Wait for about 8 minutes until the reboot is finished.

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3.2.4 Install the New Board


To install the new board:
1. Connect the Ethernet crossed cable between the ETH connectors on the
front panel of the two TCIF boards.
2. Check that the serial connectin on the new TCIF board is established:
See Step 2 from Remove the Faulty Board (Section 3.2.3.3).
3. On serial connection, stop the dhcpd process:
pkill -9 dhcpd
4. Enter the following command:
dhcpcd eth2
The output of the command is the eth2_ip address (for example:
192.168.30.2).
Write down the new board eth2_ip address, it will be used later on during
the procedure.
This new board eth2_ip address must be from the same subnetwork as the one
given in TC-NEM in the "IP Conf" window in Internal IP Network Address field.
If this is not the case, perform a reboot of the new board, by typing:
reboot
Make sure that the serial connection to the RS port on the front panel of
the TCIF board is removed.
Wait for about 8 minutes so the board is up again and re-establish the serial
connection.
Enter the command from step 4 and check that the new board eth2_ip address
is in the same subnetwork with the Internal IP Network Address.
5. Change the owner on the mnt/flash, usr/lib and dev/mtd1:
chown HDEV -R /mnt/flash
chown HDEV -R /usr/lib
chown HDEV /dev/mtd1
6. Remove the serial cable from the new board.
Make sure that no serial cable is connected on the front panel of the active
TCIF board.
7. Open a putty session, on the active TCIF board:
Launch putty.exe
A PuTTY Configuration window opens
In the Protocol area select <SSH>
Complete the Host Name (or IP address) field with TCIF<x> IP address
where:
x is 1 for TCIF1
x is 2 for TCIF2
Help: The TCIF<x> IP address is the IP address given at TC NEM, in
the "IP Conf" window.

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Click on [ Open ] to start session


Press [ Yes ] to close the "Security Alert" window, if it is the case.
8. Type the username:
HDEV
and the password:
cit_ln
9. Change to super user, by typing:
su
10. When prompted for the password, type:
tcif
11. Check that the connectivity to the new board using the cross cable is
established:
ping < new_board_eth2_ip >
In this case <new_board_eth2_ip> is the one noted during step 4.
12. Launch the board replacement script with the new_board_eth2_ip given
as argument:
/opt/tcifR-1.1/scripts/board_repl.sh
new_board_eth2_ip
This procedure takes about 40 minutes.
When the board replacement script is finished, the active TCIF board will
automatically trigger the reboot of the new board.
The reboot starts only when Reset standby board and Board
replacement done messages appear.
Wait about 8 minutes for the board to be up and running.
13. Plug in the RS cable back in the new board.
The login message is available on the serial connection.
14. Log in as:
Username: root
Password: tcif
15. On serial connection check that the processes are up. See Step 5 from
Check the Status of the Active TCIF Board (Section 3.2.3.1).
The starting of the processes will take about 5 minutes.
16. On serial connection check the firmware version on EPLD component of the
new TCIF board. See Check the Firmware Version of the EPLD Component
on the Active TCIF (Section 3.2.3.2) for details.
17. Remove the Ethernet crossed cable connected between the ETH2 connector
of the two TCIF boards.
18. Plug the Ethernet (straight) cable at the back panel, to connectors
corresponding to the replaced TCIF board.
19. Unplug the RS cable from the front panel.
Be sure, that on the front panel no RS cables remains connected.

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20. If the firmware version of the EPLD is:


e, then Upgrade the EPLD Component (Section 3.2.5) to version f or 10
( f or 10 being the version running on the active TCIF board)
f or 10, then no upgrade is necessary.
21. Plug the optical fiber connectors on the new TCIF board according to their
old position and from TC-NEM unlock the new TCIF board.
The board will become black in TC NEM "Rack Overview" window.
22. From TC-NEM reset the new TCIF board (standby TCIF).
The board will become black italic in TC NEM "Rack Overview" window.
Wait about 8 minutes for the rebooting of the new TCIF board.
The board will become black in TC NEM "Rack Overview" window.

3.2.5 Upgrade the EPLD Component


To upgrade the EPLD Component:
1. Open a putty session, on the standby TCIF board:
Launch putty.exe
A PuTTY Configuration window opens
In the Protocol area select <SSH>
Complete the Host Name (or IP address) field with TCIF<x> IP address
where:
x is 1 for TCIF1
x is 2 for TCIF2
Help: The TCIF<x> IP address is the IP address given at TC NEM, in
the "IP Conf" window.
Click on [ Open ] to start session
Press [ Yes ] to close the "Security Alert" window, if it is the case.
2. Type the username:
HDEV
and the password:
cit_ln
3. Change to super user, by typing:
su
4. When prompted for the password, type:
tcif
Note: It is recommended that you save a log file of the output from putty.
5. Stop the heatbeat process:
/opt/heartbeat-2.1.2/init.d/heartbeat stop
6. Stop the logd process:
/opt/tcifR-1.1/init.d/logd stop

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7. Check that the other processes are also stopped:


ps ef | grep tcif
The output should be:
root 23432 18590 0 00:31 ttyp0 00:00:00 grep tcif
8. Upgrade the EPLD:
cd /opt/tcifR-1.1/bin
insmod
/lib/modules/2.6.10_mvlcge401-8560ads/jts10_jtag_drv.ko
cat /proc/devices | grep jtag
The command will return the major value for the driver jts10_jtag_drv:
<MAJOR> jtag_drv
9. Use this <MAJOR> value in the next command:
mknod /dev/jtag_drv c <MAJOR> 0
cd /fpga
jts10_jtag_loader Firecron_infra_1p1.bvf
If the upgrade implies that the <version> to be reached is 10 then in the step
9 mentioned above the second comand will be:
cd /opt/tcifR-1.1/lib/fpga
The answer on the display should be (the values in the report can be
different):
JTAG JGTCBM management : Mar 18 2008-13:36:26
release 01.01
Loading file : Firecron_infra_lp1.bvf...
Report:
-> Total Byte Number: 452
-> Number of Test: 232
-> Number of Error: 0
-> Number of Success: 232
Load OK !!!!
If the result of the file Firecron_infra_lp1.bvf is Load Failed !!!!, try to reboot
the TCIF board. If the TCIF doesnt come up after reboot, contact the
Alcatel-Lucent Support.
10. Load the new software:
jts10_jtag_loader <file>
The value of <file> is:
tcbm_v1t15.bvf for an upgrade from version e or earlier versions to f
version
tcbm_v1t16.bvf for an upgrade from version e, or f to 10 version.
The answer on the display should be:
JTAG JGTCBM management : Mar 18 2008-13:36:26
release 01.01
Loading file : tcbm_v1t15.bvf.....
Report:
-> Total Byte Number: 747897
-> Number of Test: 272008
-> Number of Error: 0
-> Number of Success: 272008
Load OK !!!!

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It takes some tens of seconds to be loaded.


11. Reboot the TCIF by typing:
reboot
Wait until the reboot is finished.
12. Open a putty session and check that the processes are up, see section
Check the Status of the Active TCIF Board (Section 3.2.3.1).

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3.3 Replace FANU for MT120 Boards


There are three fan cassettes (including two fans each) below each MT120
subrack. The reference number of this 9125 TC Cooling Fan Stage (FANU)
is: 3BK 30802 AA.

3.3.1 Tools and Materials


You must have a TC NEM and an RS-232 asynchronous communication link
cable to connect it to an MT120 board.

3.3.2 Impact on System


The FANU can be replaced by hot-swapping (no power supply switched off),
and there is no loss of telecommunications resources.

3.3.3 Procedure
To replace a FANU:
1. Unlock and open the front door of the TC rack
2. Connect the TC NEM to the TC rack
3. Start the program of the TC NEM; use the TCC window to locate the
defective fan cassette.
4. Unbolt the latch at the front to release the FANU, and then pull it out from
the backplanel and fully withdraw it from the slot.
Replace it by a new one. Check that the latch snaps into the locked position.
Backplane Damage
Do not use excessive force when inserting the new fan cassette.
5. Use the TCC window at the TC NEM to check that all fans are working
properly.
Measurement Interval
When checking the fan status the temperature measurement interval has
to be taken into account.
6. Disconnect the TC NEM.
7. Shut the front door of the TC rack and lock it.

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3.4 Replace FANU for TCIF Boards


There are two fan cassettes (including two fans each) placed one on the left
and one on the right side of the TCIF subrack. The reference number of this
9125 TC Cooling Fan Stage (FANU) is: 3BK 30802 AA.

3.4.1 Tools and Materials


You must have a TC NEM and an Ethernet crossed cable connected to
a TCIF board.

3.4.2 Impact on System


The FANU can be replaced by hot-swapping (no power supply switched off),
and there is no loss of telecommunications resources.

3.4.3 Procedure
To replace a FANU:
1. Unlock and open the front door of the TC rack.
2. Connect the TC NEM to the TC rack.
3. Start the program of the TC NEM; use the TCIF window to locate the
defective fan cassette.
4. Unbolt the latch at the front to release the FANU, and then pull it out from
the backpanel and fully withdraw it from the slot.
Replace it by a new one. Check that the latch snaps into the locked position.
Backplane Damage
Do not use excessive force when inserting the new fan cassette.
5. Use the TCIF window at the TC NEM to check that all fans are working
properly.
Measurement Interval
When checking the fan status the temperature measurement interval has
to be taken into account.
6. Disconnect the TC NEM.
7. Shut the front door of the TC rack and lock it.

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