Configuring the Remote Device Parameters
  • 05 Jun 2024
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Configuring the Remote Device Parameters

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Use the Skylight module dock to pre-stage the parameters of a connected remote device.

The device parameters you can configure with a Skylight module dock include IPv4 addresses (either static or assigned via DHCP) and the VLAN interface type, as well as the FlexMonitor and Force Link Up configurations. It is also possible to manage the Speed Override, LLDP, Routes and the remote device's firmware when in the page Remote Device ▶ Firmware.

The following types of remote devices are supported:

  • Skylight sensor: SFP compute 1G Copper
  • Skylight sensor: SFP compute 1G Optical
  • Skylight sensor: SFP compute 10G Optical
  • Skylight sensor: module 1G
  • Skylight sensor: module 10G


Note: Although you can connect multiple devices (RJ45 and SFP) to the Skylight module dock at the same time, each device must be configured individually.

▶ To select the active media port of the remote device to configure

  1. Access the page Remote Device ▶ Configuration.

  2. Choose the type of remote device to configure by making a selection in the Device Access drop-down list.
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Once you have selected the media of the remote device to configure, you are ready to supply the device's management key to the Skylight module dock for authentication.

▶ To connect to the active remote device

  1. Access the page** Remote Device ▶ Configuration**.

  2. Ensure the correct remote media type is selected by examining the Device Access drop-down list at the top of the page.

The presence indicators are lit green when the remote device is connected and the correct media is selected.

  1. In the Management Key field, use either the AMK or the 128-bit management key associated with the active remote device, then click Connect to Device. The expected format is 00:11:22:33:44:55:66:77:88:99:AA:BB:CC:DD:EE:FF. For details regarding the supported management keys, see the Security Settings section of the tables below.

The screen will dim as the system validates the entered management key value. Click OK if a request to wait is displayed.

Once validated, the page is automatically refreshed with the controls in the IP Settings and Logical Interface Settings sections enabled.


Note: If you make a typing error while entering the management key value, you must wait for 60 seconds before attempting to re-enter the same key.

The active remote device is now ready to be configured by setting the appropriate parameters, as explained below.

▶ To manage a remote device's configuration

  1. Access the page Remote Device ▶ Configuration.

  2. Ensure the correct media type is selected by examining the Device Access drop-down list at the top of the page.

The presence indicators are lit green when the remote device is connected and the correct media is selected.

  1. Complete the required fields, then click Apply.

    Note: The fields displayed will vary, depending on the Interface type you select.

For more information on specific parameters, refer to the tables below.

Remote Device Configuration (Remote Device ▶ Configuration)

Device Configuration Settings

ParameterDescription
Device AccessSFP:Skylight sensor: SFP compute 1G Copper
  • Skylight sensor: SFP compute 1G Optical
  • Skylight sensor: SFP compute 10G Optical
  • Skylight sensor: module 10G
  • Skylight sensor: module 1G

RJ45: An Accedian Skylight sensor: module 1G device configured via its RJ45 port

  • Skylight sensor: module 1G
Management KeyTwo types of management keys are accepted by the Skylight module dock:
  • Per-Unit specific security Key (PUK)
  • Accedian Management Key (AMK)
The PUK is a device-specific Grain-128a security key that is provided electronically to the purchaser for each device. The expected format is 00:11:22:33:44:55:66:77:88:99:AA:BB:CC:DD:EE:FF.

To use the AMK as the security key, enter all zeros in this field, or simply leave it blank. The AMK can be used to connect to all newly-shipped devices that have never been managed.

Connect to DeviceClick to communicate with the active remote device once its management key has been entered.

General Configuration Management

ParameterDescription
Automatically factory reset all discovered devicesEnable this box to reset Skylight sensor: modules or Skylight sensor: SFP compute devices as soon as they are connected to the Skylight module dock
Factory Reset buttonClick to reset the active remote device to its factory default settings

Device Settings

ParameterDescription
Device NameEnter name of device in this field

Operating Modes

ParameterDescription
Force Link UpSelect this box to enable the Force Link Up feature on the remote device.

The Force Link Up feature forces SFP signals to the Up state. The value indicated here persists across reboots.

Note: You will be unable to manage the remote device if you disable the Force Link Up parameter while the link is down. Always validate that the link is up first.

FlexMonitorSelect this box to enable the FlexMonitor feature on the remote device. Used in conjunction with the Skylight sensor: control, the FlexMonitor instance with the UNI port connected receives monitored traffic for the flowmeter and flow broker.
Override configSelect this box to allow the Skylight module dock to override the current persistent configurations on remote devices.

Note: TWAMP Stateful is only configurable when Override config is checked.

Default Traffic ForwardingThis drop-down list allows the user to select the setting for automatic traffic forwarding at the remote device. Possible values are:
  • Permit traffic: Incoming traffic is automatically forwarded between ports when the remote device is powered on. This is the default value.
  • Drop traffic: Incoming traffic is automatically dropped when the remote device is powered on.

Port Settings
Ant: Port-1 and Port-2 follow the port labels on the unit
SFP compute devices: Port-1=host and Port-2=media/fiber side

ParameterDescription
Speed OverrideThe speed supported by the device port of a Skylight sensor: module SC 1G or a Skylight sensor: module 10G that is running release 2.6 and above.

Possible values for Skylight sensor: module SC 1G:

  • 100Mbps
  • 1Gbps

Possible values for Skylight sensor: module 10G:

  • 1Gbps
  • 10Gbps
The default setting is Automatic. In this case, the port speed is configured to the highest rate detected from the port. The user can, if needed, manually override the port speed by selecting a specific speed value.

Note: This feature is only supported on Skylight sensor: module SC 1G as of Skylight sensor: control (sensor: control) release 2.6, and on Skylight sensor: module 10G as of release 2.3.1.

LLDPEnable:

Use this box to enable or disable the LLDP frame transmission from this port.

Rate:

The LLDP frame transmission rate on the port, expressed in seconds. Range: 1 to 3600

Note: This feature is supported on Skylight sensor: module SC 1G and Skylight sensor: SFP compute 1G as of Skylight sensor: control (sensor: control) release 2.2, and on Skylight sensor: module 10G from release 2.3.1.

Fault PropagationThe Fault Propagation feature propagates the faults in the other port direction based on the link status.

Note: This parameter only applies to the Skylight sensor: module 1G.

SyncE/ESMC Settings

ParameterDescription
Enable SyncEUse this box to enable or disable the synchronous Ethernet (SyncE) feature.
Manual Clock SourceThis sets the clock selector to use a specific clock source, either the Port-1 or the Port-2, when SyncE is enabled.

Note: Port-1=host and port-2=media/fiber side.

ESMC QL ModeUse this box to enable the automatic clock source selection using ESMC.

Note: The manual clock source option will be disabled if the ESMC QL mode is selected, regardless of SyncE being enabled.

Logical Interface Settings (Standard, VLAN and VLANinVLAN Interface Types only)


Note: As of Skylight sensor: control (sensor: control) release 2.6, ONLY Interface 1 can be edited as it is the primary interface of the module or of the remote device.

ParameterDescription
PortMake a selection from the drop-down list to indicate the port to use with this logical interface.
Type
  • Standard: Standard IP interface associated with a single port
  • VLAN: VLAN interface associated with a single port
  • VLANinVLAN: VLAN-in-VLAN (.1q in .1q) interface associated with a single port
Default Logical InterfaceSelect the name of the default logical interface (for example, Interface 1 or Interface 2)

Note: As of sensor: control release 2.6, the default interface is interface 1 as it is the primary interface.

VLANinVLAN Settings (VLAN configuration assigned to the interface for the second [inner] VLAN header)

ParameterDescription
TypeThe Ethertype of the VLAN header. The Ethertype may vary, depending on the equipment to which the remote device is connected.
  • C-VLAN: 0x8100
  • S-VLAN: 0x88A8
  • T-VLAN: 0x9100
VLAN IDThe VLAN Identifier assigned to the interface. Acceptable values range between 1 and 4094.
VLAN PriorityThe priority to assign to this VLAN. Acceptable values range between 0 and 7.

IPv4 Settings


Note: As of Skylight sensor: control (sensor: control) release 2.6, only interface 1 can be specified as the interface through which DHCP request messages will be sent in order to obtain IP address information.

ParameterDescription
Automatic IP (DHCP)Enable to allow the interface to act as a DHCP client and automatically obtain its IP address, DNS server and gateway settings from a DHCP server.
InterfaceThe interface through which DHCP request messages will be sent in order to obtain IP address information.
ModeThe DHCP mode being used to process DHCP messages:
  • Unicast messages
  • Broadcast messages
Manual ConfigurationEnable to configure IP address settings manually
IP AddressThe IP address assigned to the remote device, if required.

Note: You can leave this value set to zeros if the remote device is to be managed via Layer 2.

Network MaskThe network mask associated with the IP address, if required.

Note: You can leave this value set to zeros if the remote device is to be managed via Layer 2.

Default GatewayA default gateway address (optional) provides a shortcut to creating a default gateway through the route configuration.

Notes:

You can leave this value set to zeros if the remote device is to be managed via Layer 2.

Only one default gateway can be set per remote device.

IPv4 Routes (Route 1 and Route 2)


Note: This feature is only supported as of Skylight sensor: control (sensor: control) release 2.6.

ParameterDescription
IP AddressThe route's network or host address. The default IPv4 destination is 0.0.0.0.
Network MaskThe mask assigned to the route.
Default GatewayThe gateway associated with this route.

IPv6 Settings


Note: This feature is only available as of Skylight sensor: control (sensor: control) release 2.7.

ParameterDescription
DisabledDo not use IPv6 address management on this interface.
Static AddressAssign a static IPv6 address
Address/Prefix LengthIPv6 address and Prefix Length associated with the IP address. Can be reinitialized by setting the value to :: /0
Default GatewayA default gateway address provides a shortcut for creating a default gateway through the IPv6 route configuration. Can be reinitialized by setting the value to :: .

Note: Only one default gateway can be set per remote device.

IPv6 Routes (Route 1 and Route 2)


Note: This feature is only available as of Skylight sensor: control (sensor: control) release 2.7.

ParameterDescription
Address /Prefix LengthThe route's network or host address and Prefix Length associated with the IP address. Use ::/0 to indicate the default route.
Default GatewayThe gateway address associated with this route or default gateway address.

TWAMP Settings (Stateless and Stateful)

ParameterDescription
StateSelect this box to enable the processing of TWAMP packets destined for a remote device.
IP MatchSelect to enable the processing of TWAMP packets destined to a remote device.
UDP PortThe UDP port on which TWAMP packets are to be reflected by the remote device.

The default value is 862. Other acceptable values are in the range of 1 to 65535.

Resetting to Factory Default Values

If you need to downgrade the active remote device to a previous firmware version, a factory default reset is the mandatory first step.

▶ To reset the active remote device to factory values

  1. Access the page Remote Device ▶ Configuration.

  2. Click the Factory Reset button, located in the General Configuration Management section of the page.

  3. Click OK when the confirmation message is displayed.

The active remote device is reset to the factory default values.

Alternatively, you can choose to automatically reset any remote device to its factory values as soon as it is connected to the Skylight module dock and the correct media is selected. This option is convenient if you have a large number of devices to reset in a single session.

Each factory reset operation requires at least 30 seconds to complete.


Note: This option is disabled by default and must be re-enabled every time the Skylight module dock is started.

▶ To automatically reset all connected remote devices to factory values

  1. Access the page Remote Device ▶ Configuration.

  2. Enable the Automatically factory reset all connected devices box, located in the General Configuration Management section of the page.

The active connected remote device is reset to its factory default values with no additional intervention on your part required. The Skylight module dock's screen dims and a screen animation is displayed while the factory reset operation is underway.

  1. When the factory reset operation has finished, remove the active connected remote device and replace with another remote device to reset, if necessary.

The Skylight module dock begins resetting the new remote device as soon as it is connected and the correct media is selected.

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