Bit error processing policies of storage systems

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Bit error processing policies include event reporting and isolation. When the number of bit errors in a measurement period reaches a specified threshold, an excessive number of bit errors are reported. When the number of bit errors increases and reaches the alarm threshold, the link is isolated to prevent services from being affected. The front-end bit errors are related to the host software and third-party hardware. Therefore, you need to analyze the problem according to the actual situation.

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Service bit errors
Question: What may cause service bit errors? Analysis: None Root cause: None Answer: 1. Unreasonable dispersion compensation (not enough or too much); 2. Too high or too low incident optical power; 3. Performance deterioration of the transmit laser on the OTU board at the transmit end; 4. Severely contaminated pigtail connectors; 5. Changes in fiber attenuation; 6. Performance deterioration of the receive laser on the OTU board at the receive end. Suggestion and conclusion: None

Definition of SDH bit error performance
Definitions of SDH bit error performance: Background block error (BBE): an errored block not occurring as a part of an SES. Errored second (ES): Errored bit second: interval of 1 second during which a given digital signal is received with one or more errored bits according to G.821. Errored block second: interval of 1 second during which a given digital signal is received with one or more errored blocks according to G0.826. Errored second: errored bit second and errored block second. Severely errored second (SES): Severely errored bit second: interval of 1 second during which a given digital signal is received with an error bit ratio greater than 1 x 10-3 according to G.821 Severely errored block second: interval of 1 second during which 30% or more errored blocks exist or at least one defect exists according to G.826. Unavailable second (UAS): Unavailable second: An unavailable period starts from the first second of 10 consecutive SES events. These 10 seconds are considered as a part of the unavailable seconds. A new available period starts from the first second of 10 consecutive non-SES events. These 10 seconds are considered as a part of the available seconds. Consecutive severely errored second (CSES): Consecutive severely errored second: 2 to 9 consecutive SES events.

Whether bit errors cause MSP switching
Whether bit errors cause MSP switching: The prerequisites for bit errors to trigger MSP switching are as follows: SD switching is enabled, bit errors are excessive, and there is no switching whose priority is higher than that of SD switching. MSP switching priority: Clear switching > Locked switching > Forced switching >SF switching (triggered by signal failures) > SD switching (triggered by bit errors) > Manual switching > Exercise switching. For details, see MSP switching conditions.

ECC bit error introduction and query methods
Question: What are ECC bit errors? Analysis: There are two types of ECC bit errors: ECC bit errors on line boards and ECC bit errors on system control boards. The ECC bit errors on line boards are errors in the overheads of received SDH frames. You can query these bit errors from historical performance data. The ECC bit errors on system control boards are errors that are generated when the system control boards receive signals. Answer: Run the cm-get-chanerror command for at least 30 times at an interval of 10 seconds. In the command output, the fields LG, NO, CR, AB, UN, and MRF indicate bit errors. If these fields increase continuously during the query, bit errors are generated; otherwise, no bit error is generated. Suggestion and conclusion: You can query ECC bit errors to determine whether the unreachability of an NE is caused by ECC bit errors.

Relationship of the optical power, sensitivity, and bit errors
Relationship of the optical power, sensitivity, and bit errors: When the optical power is lower than the receiver sensitivity, bit errors do not necessarily occur. However, you are advised to adjust the optical power to the normal range as soon as possible.

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