M3UA Sigtran Link

Description:

The 'Sigtran Link' object is created under the 'Sigtran Links' object. The St-links carry M3UA signaling messages over an SCTP association. See below for more information.

 

Accessing this Pane:

Dialogic IMG EMS > Logical IMG > Signaling > SS7 > SS7 Stack > New Sigtran Link

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Maximum Objects:

Standalone Configuration - 16 Associations/St-links per stack. 64 Total St-Links per server

Redundancy Configuration - 16 Associations/St-links per stack. 128 Total St-Links per redundant configuration

 

Related Topics:

Overview of Sigtran/M3UA on IMG 1010

Configure IMG 1010 as SG Server

M3UA Remote Application Server ClientView Pane

M3UA Remote Application Server Bind ClientView Pane

M3UA Sigtran Links ClientView Pane

M3UA Sigtran Link ClientView Pane

M3UA Subsystem Number AS Route ClientView Pane

M3UA SCCP  AS Designates

 

 

Configure IMG 1010 as 'AS' Server

M3UA DPC Route

M3UA Remote Signaling Gateway (SG)

 

ClientView Pane:

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Field Descriptions:

Link ID:

The Link ID field is automatically populated with the next available ID. The range of values goes from Link ID 0 to Link ID 63. To change the Link ID click in the Link ID field and select new ID from drop down menu.

 

Primary/Secondary (Default: Primary):

Select from drop down menu whether the link will be used on a Primary M3UA server or on a Secondary M3UA server.

Primary - The St-Link being configured will be associated with the Primary SG.

Secondary - The St-Link being configured will be associated with the Secondary SG

 

Network Appearance:

The Network Appearance value is assigned by the Signaling Gateway and identifies the Signaling Gateway SS7 node in a domain. If Signaling Gateway is within a single SS7 network, the network Appearance value is not needed. The Signaling Gateway uses the network appearance value along with the Routing Key to identify itself to other entities in the network. The Network Appearance value is normally an integer and is entered by clicking in the Network Appearance field and entering the value. The Network Appearance value is an unsigned number with values from 0-4,294,967,296.

 

Client/Server: (Default: server):

When communicating between a Signaling Gateway Process and an Application Server Processes one entity must be configured as the server and the other entity as the client. Select from drop down menu either server or client.

server - The Signaling Gateway being configured will take on the role as the server.

client - The Signaling Gateway being configured will take on the role as the client.

 

Source Port (Default: 2905):

The Signaling Gateways port that is used for passing M3UA signaling information. To change the Source Port number, double click in the Source Port field. The color of the field will change to white. The port number can now be changed.

 

Destination Port (Default: 2905):

The port number on the remote entity that will be used to pass SCTP information. To change the Destination Port number, double click in the Destination Port field. The color of the field will change to white. The port number can now be changed.

 

Local IP 1:

The IP address of the Local Signaling Gateway being configured. The field will have a drop down menu displaying all Network Interfaces on the IMG configured to transmit and receive M3UA signaling.

 

Remote IP 1:

Click in this field and a 'Enter IP address' box will appear. Enter the IP address of the remote entity/interface that the ST-link will be communicating with.

 

Local IP 2:

If more than one interface is configured for M3UA signaling the Local IP 2 field will have a drop menu displaying all Network Interface IP addresses configured.  Select IP address of interface to be used

 

Remote IP 2:

Click in this field and an 'Enter IP address' box will appear. Enter the IP address of the remote entity/interface that the ST-link will be communicating with.

 

Comments:

Enter a comment that will identify this St-link. Any comments entered will be displayed in the St-link object in the object tree displayed in ClientView.

 

Link Status:

This is a monitoring field displaying the status of the M3UA link in question. Information such as whether the link is in or out of service is displayed.