Rack diagram

The rack editor is used to create diagrams of racks with the built-in patch panels and associated connectors.

Prerequisites

A switching point and a cabinet with associated FO terminators are required for a rack diagram. The FO terminators must be equipped with connectors.

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The number of height/rack units must be defined in the cabinet type.

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The drawing of the rack diagram can be started if the FO terminators are assigned both to the cabinet and the switching point, and the fibers are connected with the connectors in the FO terminators.

The editor can be opened and the diagram drawn under “Rack” in the “Edit” menu of the Switching-point form:

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The rack diagram for a cabinet with 10 rack units appears as follows:

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Rack editor

The rack editor can be used to create new racks. The editor is empty when opened. Only the cabinet without FO terminators can be seen.

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Clicking on the cabinet displays the FO terminators assigned to the switching point and the cabinet.

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In the tree view, the cabinet can be opened and the height units assigned via the cabinet type are visible.

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Before a rack can be added, the corresponding types must be defined.

A rack can now be created for any desired height unit.

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The selection window opens:

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A type can be selected and

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a name can be specified.

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The rack is displayed immediately.

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The ranges are created according to the type (12 columns in 2 rows).

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A patch field can then be created on each field of the rack. This also requires the types to be defined in advance.

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The selection window opens:

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A type can be selected and

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a name can be specified.

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The rack is displayed immediately.

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The ranges are created according to the type (8 columns in 2 rows).

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The connectors of the assigned FO terminators can then be assigned to the fields in the patch field:

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The connectors are placed on the corresponding fields and which connectors have been assigned is displayed.

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Draw rack diagram

The rack diagram can now be drawn. This can be started either at the switching point or in the cabinet.

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The following picture results for the cabinet with 10 height units:

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The device carrier is displayed in the upper area, distributed over 2 height units.

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The assigned and patched connectors are listed on the right-hand side of the cabinet.

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The connectors assigned to the patch field are displayed on the corresponding position.

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Further racks and patch fields can be created and connectors can be assigned.

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Meanings of the colors on connectors

Depiction Fiber connection Patch Service
mceclip28.png No No No
mceclip29.png No Yes No
mceclip30.png Yes No No
mceclip31.png Yes Yes No
mceclip32.png Yes Yes Yes