The first step in simulating a TL1 agent is to load the TCS file . The TL1 Command Set (TCS) file contains information about the TL1 message in the form of TL1 Command Sets . The rules for defining a TL1 message are defined in GR-831 standard. These command sets are loaded to the simulator and displayed in the form of a tree.
In this topic, you will learn to create a basic simulation by loading TCS File(s) in TL1 Agent Simulator and simulating default values for all the command code and the Autonomous code in the loaded file. If you already have a saved configuration of the simulated TL1 agent, refer to Loading Agent Configuration.
Loading TCS File
You can load a TCS file(s) to simulate a new TL1 agent with default values. To load a TCS File,
Click File -> Load TCS option in the menu bar or click the Load TCS File icon from the toolbar. The Choose TCS File dialog prompts up with all the TCS files in the <Web NMS Home>/data directory.
Select the File name you want to load and click the Open button . The file will be loaded in the TL1 tree and the simulator will create default values for all the command code and the Autonomous code defined in the loaded TCS file.
Now, you have created a basic simulation of a TL1 agent with default values. Any variation on this basic simulation can be created for use with the TL1 Agent Simulator. Refer to section Configuring Values, to learn more. You can also save this basic simulation configuration. As soon as you save, the configuration file is loaded.
Loading Multiple TCS File
The TL1 Agent Simulator supports to load more than one TCS file in the TL1 tree. You can load the files one by one. The command codes for the loaded files should be unique.
Note: You can define your own TCS file using TL1 Message Builder. The TL1 Message Builder is used to create and modify TL1 Command Set definitions in the XML format.
Loading Configuration File
The option Load Configuration can be used, if you already have a saved configuration of the TL1 agent and you want to make changes to the existing configuration file. To load a saved Configuration File,
Click File --> Load Configuration or click the Load Configuration icon from the toolbar. The Choose Configuration File dialog comes up with the prp file present in the directory.
Select the File name you want to load and click the Open button .
The file will be loaded in the TL1 tree.