From the Switches menu, you add and view basic and common switch settings. What really connects cairs.net to the switch is Unique Communication’s WOPR-ASI service. Your cairs.net administrator manages the automatic switch interface that communicates cairs.net requests to the switch via scripts. When you create a connection record in a switch, you essentially define the parameters WOPR-ASI needs to communicate with the switch.
There are four switch settings within the Actions pane:
· View Switch Settings - displays the setting type and associated switch category.
· Manage Common Settings - allows you to view and delete just the common settings. You can also add the initial value for a common setting.
· Manage Class of Service Name - allows you to create the drop-down list that defines the switch’s available Class of Services.
· Manage Class of Restriction Name - allows you to create the drop-down list that defines the switch’s available Class of Restriction.
You will need to define each of these before you can start to add your switch records into the database.