Wavepoint 1.0.4 Using Guide

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    Wavepoint 1.0.4 Using Guide


    The Wavepoint 1.0.4 release allows you to view Fiber Manager WDM data in a web browser. This document is designed to supplement the current Wavepoint Using Guide for 1.0.3. Only topics that are changed with Wavepoint 1.0.4 functionality are present.



    Fiber Optic Cables


    When you locate a cable, Wavepoint displays two tabs in the left pane.




    This tab provides detailed information about the cable, including its start and end points.





    Click the Fibers tab to view information about the strands that belong to the cable, as well as their circuit information and availability status. Wavepoint now provides the ability to view multiple circuits for one fiber.



    To locate a particular strand, either scroll through the list or use the Find tool in your web browser (Ctrl-F). Click the link to run a trace on a strand.


    Patch Locations, Racks, and Devices


    When you visit a patch location, Wavepoint displays two tabs in the left pane.




    This tab shows detailed information about the patch location. Clicking the name of a rack in the list opens its view. Hovering over ports in a rack or patch panel indicate SFP port status.


    The Details tab appears in the left pane and contains a list of devices belonging to the rack. To the right is the Ports tab that contains a representation of the rack.


    You can perform the following actions:


    • Click a name in the list of Devices in the Details tab to zoom to that portion of the rack.
    • Optionally, use your mouse scroll wheel to pan and zoom around the rack.
    • Hover over a port to display its details:


    • When you click a port, the left pane displays details for that port, including multiple circuits.


    • You can run a Full Path trace or an OTDR trace to trace from a port.




    The Inside tab contains a list of racks and devices at that location. When Active and Passive devices are configured in your data, they are each listed under their own heading.


    NOTE: Depending upon your configuration, you may see a Patch Panels area at the bottom of the Inside tab, with links to information regarding available patch panels at that location.


    Splice Points


    When you locate a splice, Wavepoint displays three tabs in the left pane.




    This tab displays the splice's attributes.




    This tab provides information regarding circuits associated with the splice. You can use the Filter field to refine the list.





    This tab helps you visualize the cables and strands involved in the splice. Use the Cables tab (left pane) in conjunction with the Connections tab (right pane) to view splice connectivity.



    • Semi-circular components composing the edge of the ring represent cables participating in this splice location.
    • Click the connections between the cables in the ring to display strand connectivity in the Connection tab on the right pane.


    In the Connections tab, you can manipulate the view in a variety of ways:


    • Drag the cables up and down to position them.
    • Click on the buffer tube colors to expand them.
    • Click a strand's stub to switch the view to display the other side of its connection.


    Circuit information appears to the left or right of the strand numbers, and strands belonging to a circuit appear in red.


    Further, you can run a Full Path trace from the Connections tab. For any strand on the Connections tab, click the right-pointing ArrowRight.png or left-pointing ArrowLeft.png button next to the circuit's name to populate the left pane with trace options and strand information.




    You can use Wavepoint to run Full Path and OTDR traces from ports.

    1. Click a port in the rack view (on the right in the Ports tab).
    2. View details about the port in the pane on the left.


    3. To perform a trace on the port, select an option from the drop-down list.
      • Full Path Trace: Type a lambda value and click Trace. Full Path trace results include information in the Details tab about the trace's endpoints and other data, as well as a one-line diagram of its connectivity in the Path tab.
      • OTDR Trace: Type a distance in the OTDR Trace field and click Calculate. OTDR trace results include a one-line diagram of a trace's connectivity, in addition to the latitude and longitude of the fault location.


    NOTE: On the Path tab of a Full Path trace, you can click the Flip SwitchDirection.png icon to reverse the start and end points of the one-line diagram.


    Full Path Trace Results
    OTDR Trace Results


    In the Device list, click the View Connection Report RackZoom.png icon to display the connection report for that device.

    • This report contains the connectivity details for both sides of each port belonging to that device.
    • In the Connected To column, the Jumper ConnectionReportIcon1.png icon indicates a jumper and the Terminator ConnectionReportIcon2.png icon indicates a termination.



    NOTE: Tracing through branches is not supported. You will only get one output port from a feature such as a splitter.