This important device is the key of the Extension Complex, and has helped modernize the GTD-5 by performing many key roles in daily switch operations such as AMA and billing record recording, alarm information, and certain types of database administration such as for the Alcatel-Lucent XAIU line frame or fiber-optic High-Speed Interface trunking.
It also is used to load new software releases, or standard switch image and loading procedures. It also offers a highly versatile user's guide terminal, a VPN connection between the GTD-5 and the internet, several ethernet-based input-output terminals, plus other gateway functions which make the OG a very flexible maintenance device. Because it runs on a UNIX shell, it uses a different command-line and desktop topology than other GTD-5 terminals. This layout and user commands are discussed, for both the underlying OS and higher level switch applications. Also, if using a highly-available OGHA (redundant) unit, techniques on how to inquire and control each "copy" are shown, as well as the correct maintenance techniques used to change cards.
Since most telcos do not utilize all available aspects of the Operations Gateway, the 3 day course duration is usually sufficient to familiarize students with most concepts of their daily job functions.
However, those requiring knowledge of multiple OG applications or those with no previous familiarity with UNIX shell commands might require additional time. In these cases, course durations of 4 or 5 days are usually sufficient to cover all needed instruction and practice.
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