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After adding the switch record, add a connection record to connect to your switch via Secure Maintenance Access (SMA), an MML interface allowing secure emulator-type phone switch access.

SMA provides users secure remote phone switch access via a MML command line form that displays switch data and allows users to enter switch commands (much like a terminal emulator such as HyperTerminal). Through the Switches Menu, Administrators and switch technicians have a secure phone switch interface.

Managing Switch Connections

Adding a Connection Record

You must first establish a switch record through the Switches menu before adding a connection record for that switch. (Please refer to the “Adding a New Switch Record” section for detailed instructions.)

1.    Click the Switches menu.

2.    In the Navigation pane, click Switches.

3.    Depending on the amount of records you have within your database, the list may not readily populate. To populate the list, perform one of the following actions:

·         Within the search box, type any portion of the record and then click the magnifying glass.

·         Click the Show All button.

4.    Once the list populates, double-click the record to open the General – Switch window.

5.    There are two ways to create a new connection:

·         Within the Show ribbon group, click the lower portion of the Switch button to access a drop-down list and from the list select New Connection.

·         Within the Connections pane, double-click the row marked with an asterisk (*).

6.    With either option, the Switch Connection Details window opens. Complete the necessary fields (required fields are marked with an asterisk (*):  

·         Connection Key* – click the field to access a drop-down list and from the list, select the connection key. The following options are available:

·         Core Login

·         OSSgate

·         Rlogin

·         Rlogin Core

·         SSH

·         Standard

·         Switch Computer Name – type the WOPR computer name.

·         Switch Instance Number – type a one if only one instance of WOPR is running with the switch (most common). In some instances, more than one instance of WOPR may be running.

·         Connection Type* – click the field to access a drop-down list and from the list, select the connection type. The following options are available:

·         Login Only

·         IP

·         CommPort

·         IP SSH

·         Web Service

·         User Name* – type the username used to access the connection specified.

·         Access Code – type the password used to access the connection specified.

·         IP Address – type the IP address if connecting via IP. If not, leave blank.

·         IP Port – type the IP port if connecting via IP. If not, leave blank.

! The following seven settings are all comm port settings.

·         Comm Port – type the comm port number if connecting via comm port. If not, leave blank.

·         Data Bits – type a value, if necessary.

·         Parity – type a value, if necessary.

·         Stop Bits – type a value, if necessary.

·         Baud Rate – type a value, if necessary.

·         Use RTS – click the box to insert a checkmark to use RTS, if necessary.

·         Use XOn XOff – click the box to insert a checkmark to use XOn XOff, if necessary.

·         Web Service Url – type the URL used to access the connecting end, if necessary.

·         Connection Priority – type the connection priority, most times it is a one.

·         Dedicated SMA – click the box to insert a checkmark to indicate the connection is dedicated for SMA only.

·         Passthrough Devise - click the box to insert a checkmark to indicate that this connection uses a passthrough devise for example a Teleboss.

7.    Click the Save button.

8.    Within the Connections pane of the Switch window, your new connection appears within the list. Connections dedicated as SMA appear with ‘SMA’ in the first column. Refer to Creating SMA Connection to learn more about establishing the connection.

 

Deleting a Connection Record

Within the Switches Menu, you delete a connection record tied to a switch record.  The connection record must be free of all assignments before deleting the connection.

1.       Click the Switches menu in the lower pane of the left panel.

2.       In the Navigation pane, click Switches.

3.       Before the Switches list populates you must either:

·         Within the search box, type-in any portion of the record and then click the magnifying glass.

·         Click the Show All button.

4.       With either selection, double click the record to open the General – Switch window.  

5.       Within the Connections pane, click the connection to delete.

6.       Once the selected connection is highlighted, click the lower portion of the Switch button to access a dropdown list and from the list select Delete Connection. 

7.       Once you click Delete, a message box appears verifying that you really want to delete the record.  Click Yes within the box to continue or No to cancel the operation.

8.       Within the Actions ribbon group, click Save (to save and stay) to continue working with the switch record or Save and Close to return to the switches list. 

View and Modify an Existing Connection Record

You can view all existing connections of a switch record through the Switches Menu.

1.       Click the Switches menu in the lower pane of the left panel.

2.       In the Navigation pane, click Switches.

3.       Before the Switches list populates you must either:

·         Within the search box, type-in any portion of the record and then click the magnifying glass.

·         Click the Show All button.

4.       Within the list, double click the Switch to view, the General – Switch window opens. 

5.       Within the Connections pane, double click the record to view. 

6.       Make any necessary changes, click the Save button.  The connection details window closes and returns you to the General – Switch window. 

7.       Within the Actions ribbon group, click Save (to save and stay) to continue working with the switch record or Save and Close to return to the switches list.

 

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