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8 Using Routes

This section describes routes in Oracle Communications Network Intelligence. A route is defined as a set of connections with a defined capacity and a carried service between two site entities. Route entities are derived from collections of trail entities that share the same start site, end site, service, and capacity.

About the Routes Tree Browser

The routes tree browser consists of a series of folders that contain the main types of routes in the network. The routes tree browser displays all routes in Network Intelligence ordered by route type in hierarchical folders.

Creating a Route

To create a route:

  1. Click Route on the context toolbar.

  2. Click the Create icon:

    Create icon

    The New Route window is displayed.

  3. Configure the route using the following values:

    • Name: Enter the name of the route.

    • A Site: Enter the name of the A site, or click the ellipsis button to open a Site Search window to find the originating site.

    • Z Site: Enter the name of the Z site, or click the ellipsis button to open a Site Search window to find the terminating site.

    • Service: Select from the list of supported services.

    • Capacity: Select from the list of supported capacities.

    • Planned Total: Specify the expected bandwidth for the route.

    • Current Total: Specify the current bandwidth for the route.

    • Priority: Set the route priority.

    • InService Date: Use the calendar window to select the date on which the selected route comes into service.

    • OutService Date: Use the calendar window to select the date on which the selected route is due to go out of service.

    • Status: Select from the list of statuses; for example: Ceased, Faulty, Free, In Service, ONI Planned (where ONI signifies Oracle Network Intelligence).

    • Monthly Mbps Growth: Define the bandwidth increase for the route.

  4. Click Save.

Working with Route Views

The route object offers the following views:

  • Route Diversity View

  • Route Diversity Logical View

  • Customer Bandwidth Report

  • Child Trails

  • Service View

Using the Route Diversity View

The Route Diversity View displays, in detail, the diversity of a selected route. Full data is shown for equipment, link, and location diversity. The different network routes are also depicted with a list of all of the trails that belong to this route.

Viewing Trail Entities Routed Over Selected Route Path

Click a route path row to highlight in the trail list those trail entities that are routed over the selected route path.

Viewing a Trail

Double-click any trail object in the trail list to display the standard trail object view.

Using the Route Diversity Logical View

The Route Diversity Logical View displays a graphical diversity view of the route. Each route path can be selected, and for each selection the route path is displayed graphically in terms of the equipment and connecting trail links of the route path.

This view is an equipment mesh view and behaves identically to other equipment mesh views. See "Running the Inter Equipment Trail Mesh Report".

Using the Customer Bandwidth Report

The Customer Bandwidth Report displays all of the customers carried on the network A-Z route ordered alphabetically, including their capacity/bandwidth utilization on the route.

Related Topics

Viewing Customer Details

Viewing Customer Details

Double-click a row to open the customer details view.

Using Trail Views

The trail view for the route is the following view:

  • Child Trails

This view is common to many supported entities in Network Intelligence, which are described in "Using Object Type Trail Views".

Using the Service View

The service view displays the service associated with this route.

Working with Route Object Group Views

To display the route object group views:

  1. Click the object group view icon.

    A menu is displayed.

  2. Select one of the following view options:

    • Major Route Traffic Report

    • A and Z Site Selection Route Reports

Using the Major Route Traffic Report

The Major Route Traffic Report displays the trail growth on all links between any two sites in the network over a specified interval of time. By default, the link with the most growth is at the top.

The list view uses the trail search filter. See "Filtering View Data".

Viewing Trails of a Particular Route

Double-click a row of the report to open a list view of trails of the particular route.

Using the A And Z Site Selection Route Reports

You can use the A and Z Site Selection Route reports to:

  • Select an A Site and Z Site pair.

  • Specify a capacity level between the two sites (the default is for all capacities to be selected).

  • Select a customer for the service.

  • Apply a service to the route.

  • Set the creation date, and the in-service date.

The following reports are generated:

  • Route Utilization: Outlines the utilization for each link.

  • Summary: Provides a summary of the bandwidth total and the bandwidth used, and lists all trails between the two sites.

  • Carried Customers: Details the customer bandwidth, associated capacity, number of trails per capacity, and the total bandwidth.

For information on setting thresholds, see "Running the Inter Site Trail Mesh Report".