Sometimes due to the DCN network addressing of a customer; it is necessary to assign an IP address which is part of a different sub-network to RTNs. When this situation happens, it is necessary to change some parameters on the WebLCT software of the field clients in order to find the equipments when a search is performed.
The procedure is the following:
Start Web LCT
Go to NE Search
Go to Manage Domain and select add
4. Fill the gaps and click OK
Domain type: GNE IP domain
Domain address: write down the broadcast address of the network segment.
Once is created, select the proper domain in the list and make the search
By default the Web LCT include as a search domain the broadcast IP of the main class networks (A, B, C). However, if the equipments have an IP over a range which has been divided into several networks (sub-netting), the WebLCT is not able to find the equipments. Therefore, it is possible to add a new broadcast address and make the search under this configuration in order to reach all equipments.
Below there is an example of the situation and the way to face it:
The customer has the network 10.35.4.0/26, and it asked to use the first subnet for our RTNs:
Number of networks: 4
Number of IPs per network: 64
Therefore you must add the broadcast address of this segment: 10.35.4.63 and then make the search over this domain to find all the NEs allocated in this sub-network.