[alcatel-nsp] Automate SAM Provisioning through text/csv?

Richard Lee rl0001 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 10 18:38:13 EDT 2009

Thanks Diego,

I've heard a rumor that on the SR-7/12 the active card has a red light
and the standby has green? :-)

Is this true? If so, why?

Also, is there a sim for 7750 etc , similar to gns3/dynamips for cisco?


2009/8/8 GARCIA DEL RIO Diego <Diego.Garcia_Del_Rio at alcatel-lucent.be>:
> Just to add some comments,
> SAM will always pick up the changes done in CLI, so it will update its
> own database accordingly (the node generates an SNMP trap for every
> change and SAM follows on).
> As for a change in a policy, what will happen is that as soon as you
> modify the policy in the node, SAM will notice that the node is no
> longer "in synch" for that particular policy. Only if you initiate a
> "push" again from SAM will the policy in the node be overwritten. The
> only way SAM will take the change on the policy and set it as the
> "golden" one is if you manually open the policy window in SAM and tell
> it to synch it from a particular node.
> It will never push policies without you specifically asking it to do so.
> As for the reference documentation, it is always available at the server
> and you can access the whole API documentation directly from the help
> menu in the SAM client.
> Finally, if you have SAM 6 or onwards, the script editor (for service
> templates and so on) provides a very nice way of simplifying the input
> screens a lot and also shows the underlying xml script.
> Cheers
> Diego Garcia del Rio
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> [mailto:alcatel-nsp-bounces at puck.nether.net] On Behalf Of Philip
> Matthews
> Sent: 07 August 2009 21:04
> To: alcatel-nsp at puck.nether.net
> Subject: Re: [alcatel-nsp] Automate SAM Provisioning through text/csv?
> On Fri, 7-Aug-09, at 17:24 , Kirby Files wrote:
>> Richard Lee wrote on 08/07/2009 05:10 PM:
>>> Another issue I have been warned about is that a change to a global
>>> policy on a node could be synchronised back to the SAM and could
>>> break
>>> a lot of services.
>>> Does this sound right?
>> Yeah, that's probably possible.
> What type of policy are you referring to? A QoS policy? A "routing
> policy-options" policy? Or something else? I don't see how this could
> happen.
> This does bring up one other thing. SAM makes sure that the many
> numbers that the CLI requires are selected appropriately. For example,
> service numbers at both ends of a service have to match. Your scripts
> will have to ensure these rules are followed. However, this is nothing
> new over what you have to do if you configure the routers by hand.
> - Philip
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