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Oracle® Communications Network Integrity Optical Circuit Assimilation Cartridge Guide
Release 7.1

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3 Cartridge Usage

This chapter explains how to use the Oracle Communications Network Integrity Optical Circuit Assimilation cartridge.

Creating a Circuit Assimilation Scan

A Circuit Assimilation scan runs the Assimilate Optical Circuits action, which assimilates circuit data from discovery scan results to identify, trace, and name continuous circuits.

The input for a Circuit Assimilation scan is one or more discovery or assimilation scan results containing optical circuit information.

To create a Circuit Assimilation scan:

  1. Create a scan, as explained in the Network Integrity online Help.

  2. On the General tab, do the following:

    • From the Scan Action list, select Assimilate Optical Circuits.

      The Scan Type field displays Assimilation.

    • Configure the following parameters:

      • To assimilate VC12 circuits, select True from the Assimilate VC12 list.

      • To assimilate VC3 circuits, select True from the Assimilate VC3 list.

      • To convert the input results to the Intermediate Assimilation Model, select True from the Process Discovery Results list. Select True when you are running the first scan of a hierarchical set of assimilations scans.

      • To model partial circuits (in addition to complete circuits) from the Intermediate Assimilation Model, select True from the Model Incomplete Circuits list. Select True when you are running the last scan of a hierarchical set of assimilation scans.

      • To specify that the scan is being run on the top and final level in a hierarchical set of assimilation scans, select True from the Is Top Level Assimilation list. When this list is set to True, the circuit matcher attempts to name all partial and complete circuits. When this list is set to False, the circuit matcher attempts to name complete circuits only.

      See Table 6-2, "Cartridge UI Parameters Design Studio Construction" for more information.

  3. On the Scope tab, do the following:

    • Add one or more scans as input for the Assimilation scan.

    • From the Assimilate Input Scan Results list, specify how input scan results are assimilated. Choose one of the following options:

      • To process input discovery scans simultaneously for all scan address and result groups for all scan runs, select All Scans, All Scan Addresses.

      • To process input discovery scans in parallel for all scan addresses and result groups by scan run, select Single Scan, All Scan Addresses.

      • To process input discovery scans in parallel for each scan address by scan run, select Single Scan, Single Scan Address.

    • From the Automatically Run Input Scans list, specify whether input scans are automatically re-run before the Assimilation scan is run. Choose one of the following options:

      • To not re-run input discovery scans before the assimilation scan, no matter how old the scan results are, select Never.

      • To re-run all input discovery scans before the assimilation scan, no matter how recent the scan results are, select Always.

      • To re-run input discovery scans before the assimilation scan only if the scan results are older than a specified value, select If Older than X.

      • If Older than a Custom Age: input scans are run before the assimilation scan only if the scan results are older than the specified value. Enter the value in Hours, Days, or Weeks. The value cannot exceed one year.

      • To re-run input discovery scans before the assimilation scan only if the scan results are older than a custom value, select If Older than a Custom Age and enter a value in Hours, Days, or Weeks.

  4. Make any other required configurations.