UFiber GPON - Initial Configuration


Overview


Readers will learn how to start implementing UFiber networks by configuring the UFiber OLT and provisioning the UFiber ONUs.

NOTES & REQUIREMENTS:
Applicable to the latest firmware on the UFiber OLT and ONU models. Please see the Related Articles below for more information.
 
Devices, accessories and products related to this article:

Table of Contents


  1. Introduction and Network Diagram
  2. Accessing the Management Interface
  3. Configuring the SFP+ Uplink Port(s)
  4. Configuring and Assigning ONU Profiles
  5. Related Articles

Introduction and Network Diagram


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The UFiber GPON equipment is designed to provide robust hardware that is ease to deploy and manage. This article provides the steps needed to log into the OLT and start configuring the UFiber network. The UFiber network can be monitored and managed using the built-in Web UI or the Ubiquiti Network Management System (UNMS).

NOTE: The default IP address that is associated with the (br0) management interface of the OLT is 192.168.1.1.

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Example scenario using the UFiber Accessories and the UFiber OLT, while managing the OLT through the management port.


Accessing the Management Interface


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By default, the UFiber OLTs are managed through the dedicated management port. In order to log in to the OLT, follow the steps below:

GUI: Access the UF-OLT Web UI.

1. Connect an Ethernet cable from a computer to the eth0 interface on the EdgeRouter.

2. Configure a static IP address of your computer in the 192.168.1.0/24 range (for example 192.168.1.11).

3. Open a web browser and enter https://192.168.1.1 in the address bar.

4. Log into the OLT using the default credentials.

Username: ubnt
Password: ubnt

Once logged in, the OLT can be upgraded to the latest firmware from our Downloads page. It is also possible to change the management interface (br0) to a different static IPv4 or IPv6 address or obtain an address using DHCP or DHCPv6.


The management IP address can also be changed from UNMS by following the steps below:

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GUI: Access the UNMS Controller Web Portal.

1. Navigate to the Devices  devices.png  and select the UFiber OLT.

2. Select Ports  ports.png  and modify the configuration of the management port (br0).

Ports > br0 > Configuration

Interface name: Management
IP addresses: Static or DHCP/DHCPv6

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3. Apply the changes.


Configuring the SFP+ Uplink Port(s)


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The SFP+ uplink port(s) are used to connect UFiber GPON network to the rest of the routing and switching domain. Traffic typically flows from the WAN to a router (for example the ER-8-XG), continues on to a switch (optional, for example the ES-16-XG) and finally to the UF-OLT. All of these devices are interconnected using 10Gbps fiber SFP+ modules or DAC cables (for example the UF-SM-10G) using the SFP+ slots. The two SFP+ uplink ports on the UF-OLT can also be aggregated in a LAG using either Static or Dynamic (LACP) Link-Aggregation.

NOTE: The UF-OLT has two SFP+ uplink ports whereas the UF-OLT-4 is equipped with one.

By default, the SFP+ uplink port is configured with VLAN4063 set as the native VLAN. This default setup allows traffic to be forwarded from the upstream WAN to the ONUs in the downstream PON network.

The native VLAN can optionally be changed or omitted completely. The SFP+ uplink port can also be configured to tag multiple VLANs, in essence creating a trunk/tagged port. Follow the steps below to modify the VLAN settings on the UFiber OLT:

GUI: Access the UF-OLT Web UI.

1. Navigate to the Dashboard tab to add the necessary VLAN to the SFP+ uplink port(s).

Dashboard > SFP+1 > Actions > Config

Native VLAN: 4063
Include VLANs: 100, 200, 300

2. Apply the changes.


The SFP+ uplink port settings can also be changed from UNMS by following the steps below:

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GUI: Access the UNMS Controller Web Portal.

1. Navigate to the Devices  devices.png and select the UFiber OLT.

2. Select Ports  ports.png  and modify the configuration of the SFP+ port(s).

Ports > SFP+1 > Configuration

Native VLAN: 4063
VLANs: 100, 200, 300

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3. Apply the changes.


Configuring and Assigning ONU Profiles


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On the PON side, the UFiber OLT has eight available PON ports where GPON OLT SFP modules (such as the UF-GP-B+ / UF-GP-C+) can be inserted. The modules then connects to the ONUs using several different fiber cables, PLC splitters and adapters. See our official Accessories article for more information on the available UFiber accessories.

The UFiber ONUs (UF-Nano / UF-LOCO / UF-WIFI) are configured by assigning a ONU Profile to the devices. The profile applies various configuration options to the ONUs, such as:

  • Profile Mode Bridge or Router.
  • VLANs Applicable to Bridge Mode profiles.
  • Available Services For example SSH, Telnet and UBNT Discovery.
  • Firewall Applicable to Router Mode profiles.
  • Bandwidth control

By default, all ONUs are assigned the default profile which is a Bridge Mode profile with VLAN4063 set as the native VLAN. In the example below, a new profile is created that tags VLAN100 and VLAN200 with VLAN4063 set as the native VLAN. Afterwards, the profile is assigned to the ONUs.


Follow the steps below to create and assign a new ONU Profile using the OLT Web UI:

GUI: Access the UF-OLT Web UI.

1. Navigate to the ONU Profiles tab and add a new profile.

ONU Profiles > + Add Profile

Name: Bridge Profile
Admin Password: <secret>
Mode: Bridge
Native VLAN: 4063
Include VLANs: 100, 200
NOTE: The VLANs set here must also be included on the SFP+ uplink port.

2. Navigate to the ONU List tab to assign the profile to one of the connected ONUs.

ONU List > Select ONU > Actions > Config

Name: UF-Nano
Enable:
Checked
Profile: Bridge Profile

The ONU Profiles can also be added and assigned from UNMS by following the steps below:

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GUI: Access the UNMS Controller Web Portal.

1. Navigate to the Devices  devices.png  and select the UFiber OLT.

2. Select ONU Profiles  onu-profiles.png  and add a new profile.

ONU Profiles > + ADD ONU PROFILE

Name: Bridge Profile
Admin Password: <secret>
ONU Mode: Bridge
Native VLAN: 4063
VLANs: 100, 200

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NOTE: The VLANs set here must also be included on the SFP+ uplink port.

3. Navigate to the ONUs  onus.png  and select one of the connected ONUs.

4. Navigate to the Configuration  configuration.png  settings of the ONUs and assign the newly created profile.

ONUs > Select ONU > Configuration > Basic settings

Name: UF-Nano
Profile:
Bridge Profile
Enable:
Checked

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Related Articles


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UFiber GPON - Getting Started

UFiber GPON - Triple-Play Services Using VLANs

UFiber GPON - ONU Router Mode

UFiber GPON - Designing a GPON Network


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