Advanced Eclipse Features

Microwave Switches

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Nov 9-10, 2023 Class full
Jan 25-26, 2024 Pre-register


The Eclipse™ product family is a highly modular and scalable platform that delivers a unique combination of high capacity hybrid or all-packet transport, Carrier Ethernet/IP networking, and comprehensive mission critical microwave features, enabling operators to prepare for the all-IP future.

The Deploying Advanced Eclipse Features course builds on the foundational knowledge provided in the pre-requisite Eclipse Installation, Operation and Maintenance course (TR-ECL-01).

This course is targeted at providing students a thorough understanding of how to deploy the Eclipse platform in an All-IP Radio Access Network (IP-RAN) environment. The course covers overview of related Ethernet/IP fundamental concepts such as IP addressing, sub-netting, VLANs, QoS techniques, protection techniques, and synchronization and timing in an Ethernet environment.

Detailed hands-on scenarios on how to configure the Eclipse platform and specifically the advanced features of the DAC GE3 modules will be covered. Students will get a deep dive into understanding alarms and identifying system blocks that are target for troubleshooting.

Extensive hands-on labs offer students a chance to work with scenarios they will face in real deployments in their networks.

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 Advance Eclipse Troubleshooting course is conducted at Aviat Training locations or can be arranged at customer sites.

  • Students must demonstrate prior completion of the Eclipse Installation, Operation and Maintenance course (TR-ECL-01). An attendance record from the TR-ECL-01 course such as the certification of completion will be requested during the registration process. Students that have completed the TR-ECL-01 over 12 months ago may be required to complete an online E-Learning course for the Eclipse System Overview (approximate 1-hour duration) as a refresher.
  • Participants should have a basic understanding of Microwave and IP Fundamentals and have basic computer skills. These courses are available via E-learning on the AviatCare Educate site or as part of the Aviat Networks Certification program (Associate level).
  • Each student must bring an IBM compatible laptop PC or an equivalent and have administrator rights on the PC. The PC must have minimum parameters of:
    • Pentium 4 or later w/ 2GB of RAM and 250 Mb of free hard drive space
    • USB Port
    • Ethernet 10/100/1000Base-T LAN port with RJ-45 connector for local Ethernet connection
    • 800×600 resolution, 256 color display (16-bit color)
    • Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8
    • TCP/IP installed and configured for LAN operation

Upon successfully completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand and deploy advanced features for the Eclipse platform.
  • Install, configure operate and maintain Eclipse IP radios.
  • Diagnose complicated faults and troubleshoot the relevant Eclipse platform(s) with support requirements.
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Course Outline

  • VLAN Concepts
  • DAC GE3 Advanced VLAN Configuration
  • VLAN Steering
  • VLAN Translation
  • VLAN configuration deployment examples – Port Based, 802.1Q, Provider Bridging
  • VLAN Steering Lab
  • DAC GE3 Ethernet Protection and Stacking
  • Link Status Propagation – Automatic Port Shutdown on Link Failure detection
  • Layer 1 Link Aggregation
  • Layer 2 Link Aggregation – Static LAG and LACP
  • Dual Feed protection with LACP Lab
  • End to End QoS mapping and scheduling
  • Shaping
  • L1LA and QOS Configuration Lab
  • End to End QoS mapping and scheduling
  • Shaping
  • L1LA and QOS Configuration Lab
  • Secure Management concept and configuration
  • Payload Encryption concept and configuration
  • SNMPv3 concept and configuration
  • RADIUS Server Authentication concept and configuration
  • Secure Management and Payload Encryption Lab
  • Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) concept for loop avoidance
  • Ethernet Ring Protection Switching (ERPS) concept for fast convergence and loop avoidance and standard ITU-T G.8032v2
  • Ethernet Operation, Administration and Maintenance (EOAM) concept and standard ITU-T Y.1731, IEEE 802.1ag
  • Configuration Deployment examples of RSTP, ERPS and EOAM
  • Loop Avoidance Labs
  • Mobile Synchronization Requirements
  • Introduction to Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE) and Precision Timing Protocol (PTP – IEEE1588) and standards
  • Configuration Deployment examples using Synchronous Ethernet
  •  Synchronous Ethernet Lab
  • Concept of Adaptive Coding and Modulation
  • Regulatory Considerations with ACM
  • ATPC with ACM
  • ACM and QoS Configuration Lab
  • DAC GE3 System Controls screen
  • Ethernet Port Mirroring using Wireshark to capture events
  • DAC GE3 MAC Snapshot
  • DAC GE3 History and Performance Screens
  • Diagnostics and Troubleshooting Lab

Customer sites requirements for on-site classes


  • One equipment rack with 48VDC power supply.
  • At least 2 Traffic free hops (one HSB and one NP – 2 radios links talking to each other. (Path has been simulated with at least 60dB of attenuation, for troubleshooting training variable attenuators are preferred however not mandatory). Minimum of 4 DAC GE v3
  • Radio links can be hired for duration of training course if required.

Other equipment:

  • Digital multimeter.
  • Ethernet tester


  • 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 students clients PC’s and the server or radio as required.

Classroom equipment:

  • Marker board, SVGA or Overhead projector and screen.

Desk and Chairs

  • Desks or workstations with enough room for each student to write have open books, client PC and / or, keyboard and monitor.

Internet access:

  • Internet access through the server or through client PC.

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Advanced Eclipse Features

Course description (PDF)

Pricing & scheduling

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

Course specifics

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Capacity: 8
  • Location(s) for open enrolment:
    • Texas (San Antonio)
  • Materials provided:
    • Student Handbook (e-Book)

Target audience

Courses are intended for service personnel requiring an in-depth knowledge of troubleshooting and maintaining Eclipse radio platforms.

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