Operating The Gateway
Netborder SS7 VoIP Media Gateway can be operated via control panel and monitored via dashboard pages:
- Operation: Control Panel
- Operation: Command Execution
- Dashboard: TDM Status
- Dashboard: SIP Status
- Dashboard: Logs
1. Control Panel in Stand-Alone Mode
The control panel is divided in two sections:
- Gateway Status
- Gateway Options
The gateway status shows the user whether the media gateway and/or media processing has been started or stopped. A user can turn services on or off by clicking on the "Start"/"Stop" buttons to the right of each service. The services can also be restarted using the "Restart" buttons next to the associated service.
*New* In version 4.1, a service "Start"/"Stop" command will display a detailled command execution status.
The gateway options allow the user to change whether the media gateway launches when the physical system is turned on. By default, Netborder SS7 VoIP Media Gateway starts when the physical system is started. If a user would like to manually start the gateway processes after the physical system is turned on, they would need to select the "manual" radio button then click apply. The changes will take effect after the next reboot cycle.
2. Control Panel in Relay Mode
When the relay mode is actived (Version 4.1+), the Control Panel of the master node will display the status and controls for all active nodes. You can Start/Stop and Restart each node individually or Start All/Stop All and Restart All nodes from the convenience of the Web UI of the Master Node.
The command execution page allows the user to run two different types of commands directly from the web interface. They are:
- Linux Shell Commands
- Netborder SS7 VoIP Media Gateway Commands
The shell command option allows the user to run simple linux commands directly from the web interface. For example, if the user would like to list files within the root users home directory they can type in "ls /root" within the textbox for the shell command option and click execute. The user will then be shown the result of the command below the execute button.
The NSG command option allows the user to run commands related to the operation of Netborder SS7 VoIP Media Gateway. These commands would have to be commands based to get information from the gateway. For example, if the user wants to know the status to their MTP3 link with the name "mtp3-1", they would type in "ftdm ss7 show status mtp3 mtp3-1" within the textbox next to the NSG Command option and then click on execute. The user will then be shown the result of the command below the execute button.
The TDM Status page displays the information relevant to each port configured on the system. The page is refreshed in order to give the user the most up to date information on all the ports of the system. By default, the refresh interval is set for 5 seconds, but that can be changed if the user wishes to change it. Each ports status is broken down into 4 main categories:
The MTP-1 section displays the physical connection status of that port. Any line connection issues would be reported in this column and be displayed as "DOWN".
The MTP-2 section displays whether communications along the signalling link are up and running. If there are issues with MTP-2 connections, it will be displayed in the "DOWN" state. Only ports with a configured signalling link will have the MTP-2 status shown.
The MTP-3 section displays the signalling links alignment with the configured destination point code. If there are issues with the MTP-3 connection, it will display the following states:
- Out of Alignement
The channel section displays information for each individual channel on the particular port. Each channel is given a status which is defined in the legend below:
The SIP Status page is divided into two main sections:
- SIP Status
The SIP status displays how many inbound and outbound calls have been accepted by the gateway since it was last started. It will also state whether there is an issue with the SIP service within the gateway under the status column.
The Registrations section displays what PBX is currently registered to Netborder SS7 VoIP Media Gateway.
The logs page is divided into 3 different tabs:
Each section displays the most recent information for each of the sections. This page can be used to troubleshoot various different issues that may arise on a production or development system.