RCSP-RDL 3000 + RCSP Clearview Certification Program

Wireless Access Products

Overview

The program focuses on RDL3000/RDL-3100 VF systems and the ClearView NMS operation, configuration, commissioning, installation, and maintenance. It is based on 50-60 % hands-on lab work and exercises. The RCSP-RDL-3000+RCSP-ClearView certification program consists of the following parts:

Part I: RCSP-RDL-3000
The RCSP-RDL-3000 course consists of 5 modules focusing on the RDL3000/RDL-3100 operation, configuration, commissioning, installation, and maintenance based on the officially releases versions of the RDL-3000 and RDL-3100 features and capabilities.

Part II: RCSP-ClearView (attendance in Part-I is a pre-requisite for this part)
The RCSA-ClearView consists of 4 modules focusing on ClearView operation and configuration.

Part III: Private iLTE Solution Overview

Courses are conducted by AVIAT expert trainers in a mentoring environment backed by their deep technology expertise and experience in implementation of microwave wireless and IP networks.

The course is conducted at the Aviat Training locations or can be arranged at customer sites.

Part-I: RCSP-RDL-3000 (Virtual Fiber Systems)

Upon completing this course, the trainees shall understand and acquire hands-on knowledge of the RDL-3000 and RDL-3100 systems to use the following:

  • The working and operation of the RDL-3000/RDL-3100 as a transparent and VLAN-aware layer-2 broadband wireless solution. System deployed in the TVWS bands are covered only if required.
  • The technical features of the Ellipse Sector controller (SC) and each of the RDL-3000/RDL-3100 remote terminals (RT) in the context of customer specific deployments – Edge/eLTE-MT/Enterprise/RAS-Elite/RAS-Extend and the RDL-3000 Connect Serial Gateways (SGW) RTs (Connect-OW/OWS/IWS) in PTP and PMP deployments.
  • RDL-3000/RDL-3100 radio types and their RF attributes such as Tx power, UL ATPC, receiver sensitivity, interference detection and mitigation capabilities (co-channel and adjacent channel) and UL noise floor measurement
  • System architecture and building blocks at the MAC, PHY and RF levels and the performance attributes in applications for the Oil and Gas industry, video surveillance, backhauling and BWA deployments
  • Operation and configuration of RDL-3000/RDL-3100 systems in 1+1 and PRP redundancy deployments with expedited traffic switch over during link failure using the host-MAC access list (ACL) update feature (Rapid-Path)
  • Performance limits of the RDL3000 MIMO-OFDM implementation – MIMO-A/MIMO-B and STBC
  • The benefits of the multiple channel sizes offered by RDL-3000 system (0.875-20 MHz) and RDL-3100 (5-45 MHz)
  • RDL-3000 performance using BPSK, QPSK, 16/64/256 QAM with convolution coding for FEC and Viterbi decoding
  • Configuring spectrum sharing features of RDL-3000 – DFS/CBP/WSDB
  • Configuring RDL-3000 to eliminate multipath in LOS/OLOS/NLOS deployments and optimize link throughput
  • Configuring and managing RT registration in the Ellipse SC – fixed and nomadic RTs using an STID template
  • Data scheduling parameters in RDL-3000 for data, voice, and video applications
  • Understand how the fast fusion link adaptation (FFLA) uses link CQI to dynamically adapt link UBR and MIMO mode to prevailing conditions including unusually deep fade conditions on per RT link basis
  • The use and performance of variable and fixed frame (with and without GPS) modes in RDL-3000/RDL-3100
  • Configuring the time synchronization of RDL-3000/RDL-3100 SCs to mitigate intra-cell and inter-cell interference
  • Over the air QoS in RDL-3000 including CIR/PIR based on applications carried over the wireless link
  • Data paths on the RDL-3000 wireless network using Subscriber Link, Service Group and Service definitions
  • Packet classification using the 802.1Q tags, VLAN tagging/untagging/mapping and QinQ support
  • The use of 802.1p markers for over the air transmission prioritization of user traffic
  • Understanding the operation of, configuring, and using the device-wide VLAN list in RDL-3000 SC and RT
  • Managing RDL-3000/RDL-3100 systems using HTTP/HTTPS, CLI (Telnet/SSH) and SNMP V2/V3
  • Setting up user authentication using Radius
  • Understanding the use of and configuring the Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) parameters to enable mutual authentication between an RDL-3000 SC and registering RTs.
  • Enabling OTA data encryption with AES-128/256
  • Understanding Secure mode and FIPS mode security requirements in RDL-3000 systems
  • Enabling secure user credentials and learning the backup and restoring of salted user password SHA hash
  • Link planning and link budgeting for RDL-3000/RDL-3100 deployments based on capacity and coverage considerations
  • Fundamentals of RF and frequency planning in the context of RDL-3000 deployments
  • Installation of the Ellipse SC and RDL-3000 RTs in a step-by-step process, grounding and bonding based on best practices in the industry including R56 recommendations
  • Alignment procedures of RDL-3000/RDL-3100 RF links and performance evaluation of each link
  • Performing capacity/coverage analysis and link optimization, understanding interference KPI’s in RDL-3000, inference identification and mitigation techniques dealing with CCI/ACI/AACI.
  • Understanding the operation, configuration, commission, and installation of the RAS systems (RAS-Elite, RAS-Extend-LV and RAS-Extend-Marine based on the session requirements

Part-II: RCSA-ClearView based on ClearView

Upon completing this course, trainees shall understand and acquire hands-on knowledge of the product to effectively use the following expertise:

  • Basic understanding of the SNMP NMS architecture including the Master-agent-MIB transactions
  • ClearView architecture and building blocks such as the ClearView Server and PostgreSQL and their specific attributes
  • Using ClearView as an NMS to manage RDL-3000 systems
  • Configuring the RDL-3000/RDL-3100 systems to be able to interact with the ClearView
  • Discover network elements and create a logical map of the physical network within ClearView
  • Scheduling basic tasks including software upgrades and activation, configuration backup/restore
  • Configure and identify alarms and use them to troubleshoot network issues
  • Configure notification service and threshold crossing alerts (TCA) for network wide events
  • Configuring performance monitoring (PM) and creating PM graphs for RDL-3000/RDL-3100 KPIs
  • Using ClearView asset management feature
  • Creating network Surveillance categories and using in the Operator dashboard as a slideshow
  • Participants must have a working knowledge of the OSI and TCP/IP protocol suite, working of bridges and VLANS, Layer-2 and Layer-3 QoS. Basic understanding of RF system and signal propagation will be an asset.
  • Each student must have a laptop with administrative rights to install and run IP networking simulation software.

Course outline: Part I: RCSP-RDL3000

  • Broadband wireless solutions
  • RDL3000/RDL-3100 system
  • Ethernet packet structure and heard parameters
  • VLAN-based packet classification
  • Layer-2 QoS
  • RDL-3000/RDL-3100 architecture
  • MAC/PHY/RF parameters
  • H/W SKUs of the Ellipse and RTs
  • Fixed, nomadic (RAS-Elite and RAS-X-LV) or mobile (RAS-X Marine) deployments
  • Managing RDL-3000/RDL-3100 systems using http/https/telnet/SSH/SNMP
  • Software upgrading and IP/username/password recovery
  • Use of LLDP and the RDL-3000/RDL-3100 password recovery tool
  • DHCP IP addressing
  • Creating secure user accounts

From the RDL-3000 (XP) and RDL-3100 (XG) technology point of view:

  • Differences between fixed and variable frame modes and time synchronization
  • Static and dynamic DL ratio
  • MIMO-OFDM as implemented in RDL-3000
  • Multipath handling capabilities
  • Error detection and correction (ARQ and FEC)
  • Dynamic adaptive modulation using the proprietary fast fusion link adaption (FFLA) algorithm
  • MIMO-A/STBC for enhanced reach and MIMO-B for enhanced throughput
    Use of multiple channels sizes (0.87 to 20 MHz (10 to 40 MHz in RDL-3100)
    Use of BPSK/QPSK and 16/64/256QAM
  • Wireless link, data plane and QoS parameters of the RDL-3000 and RDL-3100
  • RDL-3000 internal architecture
  • Function of each module (switch, wireless MAC, MIMO-OFDM and RF module)
  • Wireless configuration in the SC and RT with parameter selection examples
  • Definition and functions of Subscriber Link, Group and Service
  • The pass-through and tagged mode of operation for a Group and a Service
  • Packet processing and classification at the SC Ethernet port
  • Mixed mode deployments
  • Rapid Auto Provisioning (RAP)
  • Automatic frequency scanning features
  • Typical networking features of RDL-3000 deployments
  • Strict VLAN networks for data as well as RT and host management
  • The security features supported in RDL-3000/RDL-3100
  • RF parameters of PTP and PMP wireless links
  • RDL3000/RDL-3100 link budgeting
  • Fresnel zone
  • The BER and PER performance of each link type
  • Antenna height requirements at different frequency bands
  • Link availability for different applications
  • Fade margin requirements
  • RDL-3000/RDL-3100 receiver thresholds
  • Link Budget tool
  • Link budgeting parameters
  • RDL-3000 RF planning
  • The built-in spectrum analyzer (Spectrum Sweep Function)
  • Installation of Ellipse SCs, RDL-3000 RTs, PoE injectors and lightning protectors (LPs)
  • Pre-installation requirements
  • RF exposure and safety guidelines
  • The wireless link alignment and the key performance indicators (KPI)
  • RF monitor tool
  • Implications of aligning antennas to the side-lobes, reflections causing issues due to wrong antenna tilt (overshoot and undershoot)
  • Antenna height adjustment
  • Analyzing alignment quality using RSSI min and RSSI max
  • RSSI and SINADR relationship
  • Packet discards and retransmission rate on the link
  • Wireless systems interference indicators
  • RDL-3000/RDL-3100 KPIs for interference detection and mitigation
  • Interference identification and mitigation

* Installation/alignment and interference mitigation pertaining to the RAS-Elite/RAS-X-LV/RAS-X-Marine and Connect systems are covered only if the customer has or has plans for such deployments. This will be clarified on a case base basis during the training confirmation process.

  • Hands-on exercises covering the RDL3000/RDL-3100 PTP and PMP configuration based on the applicable MAC/PHY/RF features.

Course Outline: Part II: RCSA-ClearView

  • Basics of NMS building blocks in the context of TMN standard, SNMP manager, agent and MIBs
  • ClearView architecture and building blocks
  • ClearView Server and PostgreSQL database and RRD files systems
  • Single server and high availability deployments
  • MIBs used in the RDL radio platforms
  • Transactions and interaction between the different components in a single server and HA ClearView installation
  • RDL systems management
  • Node discovery
  • Managing discovered node in area groups
  • Network topology
  • Managing nodes using embedded CLI and web-redirecting
  • Software upgrade and activation scheduling
  • Configuration backup and restore
  • Asset reports
  • Creating operator dashboards
  • System provisioning attributes
  • Adding nodes to ClearView
  • Creating user accounts and user groups
  • Alarms and events
  • Threshold crossing alerts
  • Events and alarms notification rules
  • Traps management
  • Performance monitoring (PM) overview and configuration
  • Regular and real time diagnostic data collection
  • PM data stored in the ClearView database
  • PM tools in ClearView
  • Key performance indicators (KPI)
  • PM graphing and charting
  • PM reports generation and forwarding

• Basic hands-on exercises, covering tasks and lab-work based on content covered in module-1 to 3

Course Outline: Part III: iLTE Solutions Overview

Note: Part-III is a high-level overview and hence providing description is not warranted.

Required equipment for training sessions at customer sites

RDL-3000 Equipment requirement for a class of 8-12 trainees
ItemMin QuantitySpecsRemarks
RDL-3000 SC (Ellipse)4Ellipse units can be used as RTs, so in total we need either 10 Edge units or 10 Ellipse units – they must be in the same frequency band.
Note: At this point RDL-3000 and RDL-3100 systems are not compatible
EDGE Terminal Unit6
SC antenna with brackets1This will be used for the installation module
Lightning Arrestor1For demonstration of installation
PoE Injector10802.3at compliant, preferably the AC/DC type
POE power chords10One for each PoE injector
CAT5 cables20 piecesTerminated according to the 568B or A standard- Straight cable is ok
RF jumper cables12 pieces
Laptop/DesktopOne per
Trainee
Trainees should have admin privileges for laptops to be able to make changes to IP and security – this is required in the class.
Switch (unmanaged)1Switch must have 16 ports or more
ClearView ServerReview this with your Aviat team
Projector1Preferably one which can support high resolution laptop.
Flipchart/markers3Flip charts and markers (black, blue, and red)

Classroom

  • Sufficient in size to handle all participants, instructor, desks, chairs, classroom equipment. The room must have enough 110 AC (220) AC power and air conditioning to operate equipment, all student’s client’s PCs and the server or radio as required. Hands-on participation of the trainees is subject to hardware availability in on-site sessions.

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RCSP-RDL 3000 + RCSP Clearview Certification Program

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Pricing & scheduling

Please contact your Aviat local sales team for a quote or email

Course specifics

  • Duration: 5-day
  • Capacity: 10
  • Materials provided:
    • Student Handbook (e-Book)

Target audience

This course is intended for Level-2 support groups, engineers, and technicians.

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