CIC Group

The circuit groups are created under the ISUP group. The CIC Group object takes a group of spans selected by the user and creates a Group of CICs. The Group of CICs  being created will have a starting and ending span as well as a starting CIC number. Right Click on the ISUP Group object and select New SS7 Circuit Group. See below for more information.

 

ClientView Pane

IMG EMS  > Routing Configuration > Channel Groups  > Channel Group (SS7) > ISUP Group > SS7 Circuit Group

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Maximum Objects

768 CIC Groups per SS7 Channel Group

 

Related Topics and Dependencies

Configuring SS7

 

Field Descriptions:

Node Name

The Node Name field displays which node the CIC Group is being created on.

 

Start Span

Select from drop down menu the starting or first span within the CIC group being created. The available spans displayed in the drop down menu will change dependent on which interfaces are being utilized on the rear of the 2020 IMG.

 

Start Channel

Select from drop down menu the starting or first channel of the CIC group being created. The available channels displayed in the drop down menu will change dependent on which interfaces are being utilized on the rear of the 2020 IMG.

 

End Span

Select from drop down menu the ending or last span within the CIC group being created. The available spans displayed in the drop down menu will change dependent on which interfaces are being utilized on the rear of the 2020 IMG.

 

End Channel

Select from drop down menu the ending or last channel of the CIC group being created. The available channels displayed in the drop down menu will change dependent on which interfaces are being utilized on the rear of the 2020 IMG.

 

Start CIC

Enter a numerical value in the Start CIC field. This will be the starting CIC number. The 2020 IMG will automatically number the rest of the CICs being configured in a sequential manner. When creating more than one CIC group, verify there is no overlap of CIC numbers.

 

Skip Channel 16 (Default = False)

Note: When configuring SS7 using E1 protocol, channel 16 can either be reserved for signaling or not used. If out of band signaling is configured on channel 16 or the channel is not configured as a CIC, the CIC numbering will no longer match the time-slot numbering. The next two fields work toward alleviating the issue. The skip channel 16 field is supported in E1 protocol only.

 

False (Do Not Skip Channel 16)

The default value for this field is false. When false is selected channel 16 and each multiple of 16 will not be skipped when CICs are assigned to the time-slots. In this configuration a CIC will be assigned to channel 16. As displayed in the table below CIC #16 is assigned to time-slot 16.

Channel

CIC Number

15

15

16

16

17

17

 

True (Skip Channel 16)

When true is selected from drop down menu, channel 16 and each multiple of 16 will be skipped when CICs are being assigned to time-slots as displayed in the table below. Also, when true is selected a subsequent field will appear. The Non-Contiguous CIC Numbering field allows the 2020 IMG to configure CIC numbers so they can be mapped to the timeslots. See Non-Contiguous CIC Numbering below for more information.

Channel

CIC Number

15

15

16

Not Used

17

16

 

 

Non-Contiguous CIC Numbering. (Default = False)

When the Skip Channel 16 field is set to true the Non-Contiguous CIC numbering field will appear as displayed below:

SC_CIC_Numbering_SS7_CIC_Numbering_field.png

 

False - When False is selected the CIC numbering is contiguous and does not skip CIC number 16. In this scenario the CIC number and Channel number will not be the same. See screen capture below

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True - When True is selected the CIC numbering is non-contiguous and CIC #16 is not created. See in screen capture below that in order to keep the CIC numbering and channel numbering equal, CIC 16 is not configured.

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Monitoring Fields

Trunk Type

Either T1 or E1 depending on how IMG is configured.

CIC Count

The number of CICs in the group.

Channel Count

The number of Channels in the channel Group

 

Buttons

Update Status

Updates the status of CICs shown in the Status Pane

 

Object Table

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In Service:

Bring a CIC into service from an Out of Service State.

 

Out of Service:

Take a CIC Out of Service.

 

Maintenance Block:

Initiate a Maintenance Block on a specific CIC or range of CIC's. Calls will not be processed on a CIC put into Maintenance Block Mode. Any calls that are on that circuit will be brought to an idle state gracefully. Any calls on that CIC will be allowed to continue until call is released.

 

Maintenance Unblock:

Unblock a CIC or range of CIC's from the Maintenance Block state

 

Reset:

Reset a CIC.

 

Continuity Check Request (COT Test):

To initiate a Continuity Check on a CIC or a group of CICs, right-click on the CICs entry and select Continuity Check Request. The results will appear in the Manual COT Result column (Start, Start NACK, Success, Failure) and in Call Trace log. Below is screen capture displaying what is printed in the Call Trace when invoking the COT test.

Note: COT cannot be performed on JT-ISUP CICs.

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Circuit Query Message:

Send a CQM (Circuit Query Message) to query for the CIC state. The CQM (Circuit Query Message) and CQR (Circuit Query Request) are printed in Call Tracing. The Circuit Query Message can query one CIC at a time but cannot query a range of CICs. Below is screen capture of what is printed in Call Trace when invoking the Circuit Query Message.

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Graceful Out Of Service:

Bring CIC or range of CIC's Out of Service Gracefully. Allow any calls to be released before bringing CIC to an idle state. ISUP Group  > Circuits