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Oracle® Communications Network Intelligence User's Guide
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4 Using Sites

This section describes sites in Oracle Communications Network Intelligence. A site is the part of the network that contains equipment. A site uses a location to group one, or more sites. A location, in turn, uses an address to configure the geographical placement of sites; for example:

Address: Location: Site: Equipment

Boston: Fenway Park: My_Company_Office: Cisco 3745 Router.

Using the Site Tree Browser

The site tree browser displays all sites in the database. Sites are grouped by location. Sites in Network Intelligence are generated in one of the following ways:

  • Sites are created in the Network Intelligence GUI. See "Creating a Site".

  • Sites are loaded from the inventory management system (IMS) in which they are modeled. See Network Intelligence Developer's Guide for further information on data loading.

Creating a Site

You can create every type of object required for use in planning use cases using the Network Intelligence user interface.

The Create icon is used to create new network entities. All entities that are created in Network Intelligence have a default status of Planned (signifying that it is a Network Intelligence planned object). After the new object is created, it may be used in Forecast Manager for network simulations and planning.

To create a site:

  1. Click Site on the context toolbar.

  2. Click the Create icon:

    Create icon

    The New Site window is displayed.

  3. Configure the site using the following values:

    • Name: The name of the site. The name must be unique.

    • Description: Add other information about the site.

    • Parent Location: Select from the list of available locations, or create a location. To create a location, see "Creating a Location".

      Note:

      Sites are grouped by parent location in the site tree browser.
    • Address: Select from the list of available addresses.

    • Site Type: Select from the list of available site types.

    • Customer Type: Select from the list of available customer types.

    • X-Coordinate: Specify the geographical X coordinate of the site.

    • Y-Coordinate: Specify the geographical Y coordinate of the site.

    • InService Date: Select the date on which the site comes into service.

    • OutService Date: Select the date on which the site goes out of service.

    • Status: The status of the site. The default is ONI Planned (where ONI signifies Oracle Communications Network Intelligence), but may be changed to another status; for example: Planned Cease, Reserved in Service, Reserved Reprovide, Testing, and so on.

    • State: Select the state in which the site is to be created.

    • Area: Select the state in which the site is to be created.

    • Incumbent: Select the incumbent associated with the site.

    • OLO: Select the other licensed operator associated with the site.

  4. Click Save.

Creating a Location

A location is used to group one or more sites.

To create a location:

  1. From the top-level menu, select Administration, then select Create Object and select New Location to display the New Location window.

  2. Configure the location using the following values:

    • Name: The name of the new location. The name must be unique.

    • Address: Select from the list of available addresses, or create an address. To create an address, see "Creating an Address".

    • Parent Location: Select from the list of available locations.

  3. Click Save.

Creating an Address

An address is used to define a location.

To create an address:

  1. From the top-level menu, select Administration, then select Create Object and select New Address to display the New Address window.

  2. Configure the address using the following values:

    • Address: The name of the address. The name must be unique.

    • City: Enter the name of the city.

    • Province: Enter the name of the province.

    • Country: Enter the name of the country.

    • Postal Code: Enter the name of the postal code.

  3. Click Save.

Working with Site Object Views

The site object offers the following views:

  • External Links View

  • Internal Links View

  • Resource Topology List View

  • Equipment Search View

  • Port Availability View

  • Terminating Child Trails View

  • All Child Trails View

Using the External Links View

The External Links View displays a graphical view of all of the external links from this site to other sites, and a tabular view of the trails.

This view has the same behavior as that described in the "Running the Inter Site Trail Mesh Report".

Using the Internal Links View

The Internal Links View displays a graphical view of all of the internal links at this site. An internal link in this case means any link whose start site and end site are the same as the selected site.

This view has the same behavior as that described in the "Running the Inter Site Trail Mesh Report".

Using the Resource Topology List View

The Topology List View is a list of all topologies that contain equipment located at the selected site; that is, the topologies whose trails either transit; terminate; transit and terminate; transit or terminate, at the selected site.

Using the Equipment Search View

The Equipment Search View displays a table showing the equipment at the site. The equipment can be filtered in the normal manner. See "Filtering View Data".

This view has the same behavior as that described in "Using the Equipment Search View for a Network".

Using the Port Availability View

The Port Availability View displays a list of the current status and availability of all ports belonging to the equipment instances of the selected site. The status options for a port are:

  • In Service: The port has one or more trail associated with it.

  • Planned: The port is in a planned state and so may not physically be created yet in the real network; use it for planning purposes.

  • Free: The port exists in the real network and is not carrying any trails, and therefore it is available to use for carrying a trail.

The Port Availability View can be filtered in the normal manner. See "Filtering View Data".

To generate the port availability view for the site:

  1. Select from the labels corresponding to the filters selected using the Filter Criteria tab:

    • Equipment platform

    • Equipment type

    • Equipment definition

    • Port definition

  2. Click to select the required criteria.

  3. Click Apply to generate the report.

Using the Trail Views

The trail views for the site are made up of the following views:

  • Terminating Child Trails View

  • All Child Trails View

These views are common to many supported entities in Network Intelligence, and are described in "Using Object Type Trail Views".

Working with the Site Group Object Views

To display the group object views for a site:

  1. Click the object group view icon.

  2. Select from the view options: