1FINITY blades can operate autonomously, since each blade has its own IP address and NETCONF/YANG port for connection to the SDN controller through the DCN. The 1FINITY C200 Communications Integrator Series consolidates multiple IP addresses and DCN connections onto a single connection when a site has multiple 1FINITY L-series (Lambda) and/or T-series (Transport) blades. This greatly simplifies deployment of high-capacity ROADM configurations. The C200 Series also offers site pre-planning and zero-touch turn-up provisioning, cutting the installation time and cost.
Consolidated Connections for Simpler Provisioning and Operation
This consolidation integrates multiple 1FINITY Transport or Lambda blades into a single node, which simplifies and automates site provisioning for plug-and-play operation. This single logical node presents one IP address to the SDN controller over a single DCN interconnect port.
Custom Configuration Options
The 1FINITY Communications Integrator series addresses network management and control needs depending on the particular optical network configuration. The series consists of three variations:
- The C200 incorporates multiple virtual Main Controller Units (vMCUs) into a single C200 blade for control and integration of multiple 1FINITY L-series ROADMs and T-series Tansport blades. The C200 is required in ROADM network configurations exceeding four degrees.
- The C201 contains a static MCU. The unit provides single IP and DCN control of multiple 1FINITY L-series ROADM blades. It is used in operational environments where the ROADM and transponders must be controlled by separate nodes.
- The C202 performs the same single-node operation as the C201, except that it is deployed to control multiple 1FINITY T-series transport blades.