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Table 3-3

NCC 2020 Main Menu Commands

Menu Option



Used to navigate from module to module within a node.

Enter the shelf number and slot number of the desired module, use a comma delimiter (1,2).

Selects the local node.

Used to return from a far element session.

Selects the CSU at the remote end of the T1 circuit connected to the current module, functions only if ESF FDL has continuity.

Once you have navigated to the remote CSU, you may configure or troubleshoot that module only. You will not be able to navigate to other modules in that node.

Selects the Configuration Menu.

See Figure 3-2 and Table 3-4 below.

Selects the Performance Menu. Selects the Diagnostics Menu.

See Chapter 4 of this manual. See Chapter 5 of this manual. See Figure 3-4 and Table 3-5 below.

Selects the Node Administration Menu.

Toggles on/off the monitor alarms function.

If monitor alarms is ON, alarm messages are displayed on the Craft interface as they occur.

No alarm messages are displayed if monitor alarms is OFF.

  • S)


  • N)

    near element

  • F)

    far element

  • C)


  • P)


  • D)


  • O)


administration M) monitor alarms

A) alm to net mgr

Enables or disables sending alarms to a network management program.

See Management Channel Menu in this chapter for details on sending alarms.

X) log off

Exits the Main Menu.

Select OFF if there is no path to a network management program.

Select ON if you are using either Access Manager 2000 or Node Manager and this NCC module is to send alarms to the network manager PC.

The user is logged off.

The Configuration Menu

In the Main Menu shown in Figure 3-1, the element [C] is selected. The letter “C” is defined in the Key as a CSU. In the case of a card in slot 1 of shelf 1, this would be the NCC 2020 card.

The NCC 2020 contains two completely separate functions, a node controller and a T1 CSU.

The T1 CSU portion of an NCC 2020 is a TAC 2010 card. Once an NCC 2020 is installed in a node, additional T1 CSU requirements can be met by adding TAC 2010 modules.

Each node (group of shelves connected together) must have only one node controller card. This card should be located in slot 1 of shelf 1. If additional CSU cards are needed, use TAC 2010 cards instead of adding more NCC cards.

Therefore, a “C” located in the slot 1, shelf 1 position will represent an NCC 2020 while a “C” located at some other position will usually represent a TAC 2010.

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