Configuring SS7 Signaling - 10.5.1+

 

ClientView Pane Location: Logical IMG > Physical IMG > Signaling > SS7 Standalone > SS7 Stack

 

Related Topics:

Configuring SS7 Signaling Routes

Configuring SS7 Redundancy

 

 

Prerequisites

  1. Before configuration can begin you must acquire the Originating Point Code (OPC) and Adjacent Point Code (APC) for the stack being configured. Once these Point Codes have been acquired the configuration can begin.

  2. In order to create links and CIC's the IMG must have spans configured on it. Assign and configure spans on the IMG.

Note: When configuring span profiles configure them as Clear Channel which is what the spans will need to be configured as in order to configure SS7 signaling.

  1. See the Topics Below on how to configure Spans on the IMG

Configuring Signaling Spans  (10.3.3)

Configuring Bearer Spans (10.3.3)

Configuring T1/E1 Span Profile (10.5.0)

Configuring Signaling Spans (10.5.0)

Configuring Bearer Spans (10.5.0)

 

Summary of Steps

The following is a summary of a basic SS7 configuration. You must perform the steps in this order.

  1. Create an SS7 Signaling Entry

  2. Configuring Signaling Stack

  3. Configuring Signaling Link Set

  4. Configuring Signaling Link

  5. Configure SS7 Route

 

 

 

Creating an SS7 Signaling Entry

 

  1. The first step to creating SS7 Signaling etc is to configure a signaling entry. The signaling entry will enable you to configure different types of signaling protocols such as SS7, SIP, ISDN, and H.323. To create the Signaling entry, right-click on the Physical IMG object (IMG Name:) and select New Signaling. A Signaling object will get created. Commit the current object.

  2. Now create an SS7 Signaling Object below the main signaling object. To create the SS7 signaling object, right-click on the Signaling object created and select New SS7.

  3. The Redundancy Configuration Field in this object is defaulted to Standalone. Click on following link to display the SS7 StandAlone Signaling Pane.

 

 

 

Configuring SS7 Signaling Stacks

  1. Under the SS7 Standalone object is where the SS7 signaling stack objects will be created. Right-click the SS7 Standalone object and select New SS7 Stack.

  2. The SS7 Stack object will appear. Click on following link to display the SS7 Stack Pane.

  3. The Stack ID field is automatically populated with the next available number (0-3).

 

Note: In Software 10.5.0+up to (16) SS7 stacks can be created per GCEMS. However, only 4 signaling stacks can be created under each IMG Logical Group. In software 10.5.3 SP7 the number of stacks that can be created in through GCEMS was increased to (32).

 

Note on SS7 Functionality on the IMG 1004: With each new software release Dialogic has added new SS7 functionality to the IMG 1004. See timeline below:

 

• Release 10.5.1 – Ability to act as a remote SS7 node and terminate up to four links. (F-1406)

• Release 10.5.3 – Full SS7 functionality. (F-1446)

 

For information on SS7 functionality click HERE

  1. Information on each individual field in the SS7 Stack 0 pane are explained in the SS7 Stack pane reference document. Click on the link and each field is explained.

  2. Configuring multiple signaling stacks allows the IMG to interface with multiple SS7 networks. Signaling stacks are automatically assigned to SS7 objects (links, link sets, routes) as each object is configured.

 

 

 

Configuring SS7 Signaling Link Set

Overview on Signaling Link Sets

  1. A "signaling link set" is an abstract path between the IMG and an APC (Adjacent Point Code). Within each linkset multiple physical signaling links are added. The same signaling stack must be assigned to all links in a link set. A typical configuration consists of two link sets.

  2. Signaling links in a link set are “load sharing” that is, signaling traffic is distributed equally on the links to optimize efficiency.

  3. When you configure multiple stacks, the Link Set IDs assigned to each signaling stack must be different. For example, if Link Set ID is assigned to Stack 1, it cannot also be assigned to Stack 2.

 

Configuring Signaling Link Sets

  1. Right-click the desired SS7 Stack entry and select New SS7 Link Set. The SS7 Link Set pane appears. Click on following link to display the SS7 Link Set Pane.

  2. The Link Set ID field is automatically populated with the next available number.

  3. In the APC (Adjacent Point Code) field, enter the point code of the adjacent node to which this link set will be connected. The format of the APC will follow the same rules as that of the SS7 stack. For example if the OPC is ITU 97, which follows the format 3-8-3, the APC should also be running ITU 97 and follow the 3-8-3 format.

  4. For more information on the individual fields of the Link Set pane see the topic SS7 Link Set pane reference

 

 

Configuring SS7 Signaling Links

Overview on Signaling Links

 

Configuring SS7 Signaling Links

  1. Right-click the desired SS7 Link Set and select New SS7 Link. Click on SS7 Link Pane to display.

  2. The Link ID field is automatically populated with the next available number.

  3. In the IMG field will be all the IMG's created within the IMG Logical Group. Select from drop down menu which IMG this link will be associated with

  4. The signaling link will need to be configured on a Span/Channel. The Interface - Offset field drop-down menu will include all spans available on the IMG selected. By default the first available span is displayed. Select which span to configure the signaling link on

  5. The Channel field has a drop down menu with all available channels on that Interface - Offset. Select a channel.

  6. For more information on the individual fields in the SS7 Link pane see SS7 Link Pane Topic.

 

 

Configure Signaling Routes

Overview on SS7 Signaling Routes 

 

Configuring SS7 Signaling Routes

  1. Right-click SS7 Link Set and select New SS7 Route.

  2. The SS7 Route pane appears. Click on SS7_Route_Pane to display SS7 Route Pane

  3. The Route ID field is automatically populated with the next available number. The Route ID field has a drop down menu which will allow a Route ID to be selected.

  4. The Route Type field is automatically populated with New Route. This field has a drop down menu with other selections for when configuring combined link sets. Use the default if not configuring combined link sets.

  5. In the New DPC field, enter the DPC for this network.

  1. The Existing DPC field is automatically populated with the same value as entered in the New DPC field unless combined Link Sets are being configured. If combined link sets are being configured then the option of entering a DPC is allowed.

  2. In the Priority field, select the priority to assign to the route when there are multiple routes to the same destination.

  3. Use the Comments field to enter a meaningful name to identify the route.

  4. For more information on the individual fields in the SS7 Route Pane see the topic SS7 Route pane