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APX 8000 question regarding T1 configuration

APX 8000 question regarding T1 configuration

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Hello,

Quick question for anyone who has dealt with testing / turning up T1 trunks from an APX-8000 to a LEC.   Have been testing trunks that terminate on a DMS-100 with no problems, but recently when testing new trunks that go to a 4E/5ESS switch have been running into problems regarding trunks passing testing prior to turn-up.

Are there any special line-interface options that I need to configure to support a T1 trunk going to a 4E/5ESS versus a DMS?

The line-interface options that have worked for DMS are:

new T1
set physical-address shelf = shelf-1
set physical-address slot = slot-1
set physical-address item-number = 1
set line-interface enabled = yes
set line-interface frame-type = esf
set line-interface encoding = b8zs
set line-interface signaling-mode = sigtran-mg-trunk
set line-interface media-gateway = mg

This configurations works fine and trunks test fine with the LEC as long as it goes to a DMS.   I noticed that there are other line-interface options such as "switch-type" (defaulted to "att-pri") and also "robbed-bit-mode" (defaulted to "wink-start").   When I list out the available switch-types, 4E/5ESS is not listed:


admin@apx01> set switch-type ?
switch-type:
 The network switch type, needed for ISDN/NFAS signaling.
Enumerated field, values:
 att-pri:  The PRI Switch Types supported today are enumerated below.
 nti-pri:
 globand-pri:
 japan-pri:
 vn3-pri:
 onetr6-pri:
 net5-pri:
 danish-pri:
 austral-pri:
 nat-isdn-2-pri:
 taiwan-pri:  The Dpnss and DASS 2 Switch Types supported today are enumerated
     below.
 bt-ss7:  This switch type can only be selected if the line is configured for
     SS7 signaling. Call processing for this switch type is performed according
     to British Telecom recommendations for SS7-IP interworking.
 unknown-bri:  The BRI Switch Type Unknown is supported for Auto SPID.
 att-5ess-bri:  The BRI Switch Types supported today are enumerated below. All
     of the lines within a network interface must come from the same switch,
     due to synchronization limitations of the network interface hardware.
 dms100-nt1-bri:
 nisdn-1-bri:
 vn2-bri:
 btnr-191-bri:
 net3-bri:
 ptp-net3-bri:
 kdd-bri:
 belgian-bri:
 austral-bri:
 swiss-bri:
 german-1tr6-bri:
 dutch-1tr6-bri:
 switch-cas:  The CAS switch type is used with R2.
 idsl-ptp-bri:

Anyone know if there is a preferred switch type for a 4E/5ESS or a preferred robbed-bit mode to get a T1 to pass trunk testing?


Thanks,

Rainman
 

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