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Verify the system status and health before a software upgrade. Performing this task ensures that possible problems occurring during the software upgrade are not caused by a pre-existing condition. It is recommended that you verify the following:

Note

Make sure to note any irregularities while verifying the information in the preceding list.

It is assumed that you are logged onto the Sonus DSC Platform.

To confirm that all SS7 links are in service

  1. From the Main Menu, click MTP3.

  2. Click All Links.

    As shown in the following screen capture, all links in service.

    Tip

    For more information about SS7 links, see the SS7 Application Guide 1.

To confirm that all routesets are in service

  1. From the Main Menu, click MTP3.

  2. Click the NA on which you want to confirm whether all routesets on this NA are in service.

  3. Click Routesets.
     

     
  4. Repeat this procedure to confirm that the routesets on the NAs configured on the given system are active.

    For more information about these routesets, see the SS7 Application Guide 1.

To confirm that there are no alarms on the system

  1. Log onto the Sonus Signaling System.
     


  2. Make sure that there are no alarms on the system.

    Tip

    For more information about resolving alarms, see the Alarms Guide.

To confirm that all VNodes are active

  1. From the Main Menu, click MTP3.

  2. Click the NA on which you want to confirm that all VNodes are in service (active).

  3. Click VNodes.
     

       
  4. Repeat this procedure to confirm that the VNodes on the NAs configured on the given system are active.

    Tip

    For more information about VNodes, see the SS7 Application Guide 1.

To confirm that all ADN Connections are active

  1. From the Main Menu, click DSC.

  2. Click the DSC Instance on which you want to confirm whether all ADN on this DSC are in service.

  3. Click All ADN Connections.
     

      
  4. Repeat this procedure to confirm that the ADNs on the DSCs configured on the given system are active.

To confirm that all Transport Servers are active

  1. From the Main Menu, click DSC.

  2. Click the DSC Instance on which you want to confirm whether all Transport Servers on this DSC are in service.

  3. Click DSC Nodes.

  4. Click DSC Node.

  5. Click Transport Servers.
     

      
  6. Repeat this procedure to confirm that the Transport Serves on the DSC Nodes configured on the given system are active.

To assist you in collecting the system status and health information, some forms are provided for recording the results (see Status Verification Before Upgrading the Software).

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