Each port and channel associate with a VX node is represented by one or more boxes and lines in the VXwatch Monitor. Port locations are identified by port notations: associated channels are shown in the channel boxes in the row(s) alongside each port notation. Each block in the display represents a configured channel:
- T1 Telephony cards can have up to 24 channels
- E1 Telephony cards can have up to 31 channels
- Virtual ports have 32 channels per line: no upper limits on the number of channels
Various colors indicate current alarm states of ports; channel status is immediately apparent by reading colors as well as alpha-characters in the boxes contained in the channel rows. An alpha characters in a box is the first letter of a specific status, which is occurring at the channel location indicated by the box position in the monitor display. Additionally, varying border styles around individual boxes also present call direction information about the channel. For assistance in interpreting the colors, box borders, and lettering in the monitor display, use the VXwatch Monitor Legend Key.
VXwatch is capable of dynamically reconfiguring as a result of a VX node system reconfiguration. When a system reconfiguration changes the number of channels displayed by VXwatch changes, VXwatch automatically reconnects to the VX node and displays the correct number of channels when changes occur.
You can adjust the VXwatch display to suite your installation needs. Using the display collapse/expand toggle button you can resize the display to provide you with a current system overview.
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Accessing and Reading the VXwatch Monitor Legend/Key
- Press the F3 function key
- Click the Legend symbol on the Tool Bar
- Use the View a Legend menu from the VXwatch Monitor Main Menu Bar.
Legend/Key Indications (alphabetical reference)
An error occurred and the channel is aborting internally
Channel is in alerting mode: a call is outgoing and the phone is ringing.
Channel is waiting for digits
A call is in progress - includes T.38, STU, PCM, and V.150.1 modem relay calls
No current call - waiting for a call
Channel is relaying audio from the peer containing call information, for example, ringing tone or a recording
Out of Service
The channel is disabled, not configured, or disconnected
Channel is setting up a call with another VX node
Channel is about to be used - call is being set up
The interactive voice response system is active (numbers are being pressed and so on)
Call is complete and channel is being torn down
Channel is setting up a call with a remote telephony device
Channel is begin reset by the user because the channel is hung
Signalling Link Active
The signalling channel is active
Signalling Link Out of Service
The signalling channel is not active
Channel is generating tones
Waiting for route
Channel is looking for a route in the routing table
Disconnects from the currently displayed node.
Opens the Connect to a VX node dialog box.
Lets you select small, normal, or big for the display.
Refreshes the contents of the display.
Opens the Alarms window.
Opens the VXgates window.
Connects to and opens the all available peers window.
Toggles the properties frame in the main monitor display.
Main Menu Bar
Main Menu Bar Commands
Use the VXwatch File menu to access connectivity commands or to exit the VXwatch application.
Opens the Connect to a VX node dialog box so you can choose a VX node to connect to.
Connect to a specified VX node. This command presents a VXwatch dialog box into which you can identify the VX node and supply your login information.
Terminate a connection with a specified VX node.
Terminate the VXwatch session and close the VXwatch application.
Use the VXwatch View menu to access various status windows as well as a legend to help with interpretation of the various views.
Opens the alarm notifications frame, to view alarms reported by the VX node.
View a report of VXgate information currently associated with the VX node. This command presents a dialog box in which to view the VX node ID, priority, operational and network status, round trip time, and packet loss data.
View a report of VX peer information currently associated with the VX node. This command presents a dialog box in which to view the Ethernet Interface, node ID, IP address, Network status, round trip time, percentage of loss, and last time up and down.
View a quick reference consisting of color-code and notation keys used throughout the VXwatch reports.
Toggles the display of the tool bar.
Toggles the display of the status bar at the bottom of the VXwatch window. The status bar shows the state of the VX node including the software version and the connection encryption type.
Toggles the display of the properties frame in the main window.
Resets the window to the original default size.
Enlarges the display in the window.
Reduces the size of the display in the window.
Maximizes the display to the size of the window.
Use the Setting menu to ensure that the VXwatch remains in view on the console screen even if the screen is populated with other applications, and to automatically connect to the VX node if the connection is dropped.
Instruct VXwatch to automatically connect to the VX node if the connection is unintentionally terminated.
Instruct the VXwatch application to remain in view. Other applications will remain in the background until you either close VXwatch or deselect this option.
The Options dialog box has two tabs; Login and External Tools.
Use the Help menu to access the VXwatch Installation and User guide, in PDF format, and to find information about the VXwatch version currently running on your computer.
Presents the VXwatch Installation and User guide for the current release.
Presents the VXwatch version number.