R-Server - Flow Profile Management

How to manage FX120 Flow profiles on the R-Server.

The R-Server Flow profile enables managers to easily create a test template that shows which location (Locator) requires specific tests to be performed, and which tests are optional at that location.

Note: Flow profile support requires R-Server 7.6.9 or later. The Flow feature is currently exclusive to the FX120 device.

Accessing Flow profiles

On the R-Server Main Menu, navigate to Manage > Profiles > Flow by VeEX

The list of all Flow profiles will be visible. 

The available functions on this page are:

  • Create a new Flow profile
  • Upload a Flow profile from the file system
  • See profile download log ()
  • See profile modification log ()
  • Download the selected profile ()
  • Rename the profile ()
  • Edit the profile ()
  • Delete the profile ()
  • Filter the list ()
  • Filter Org Chart ()


Creating a Flow profile
To create a new Flow profile, first select a Type.

Note: Only Installation type profile is supported at this time.

In the From dropdown, select New to create a brand new profile or choose an existing profile from the dropdown to use as template.

Input a name in the Name input box. Space characters are not supported, use underscore (_) as replacement.

Click Create (to open the profile editor.

On the left side, you will see a list of all the Locators that have been added to this profile. On the right side, you will find the details of each Locator's test application configurations.

Locator list functions:

  • Select all ()
  • Clear all selection ()
  • Add Locator ()
  • Remove Locator from the profile ()
  • Undo changes ()
  • Move selected Locator(s) up ()
  • Move selected Locator(s) down ()

Alternatively, Flow profiles can be uploaded if the you existing files in your local file system. To upload a Flow profile, click on the Upload () button and select the designated Flow profile.

The Flow profile name must be unique, else you could have the option to overwrite the existing Flow profile with the same name.

Once loaded, the Flow profile edit screen will appear. The Save () button will be available to save the profile. In the case of overwriting an existing profile, the Save button will be disabled if no notable changes is detected between the locally loaded profile and the existing profile.


Adding Locators

To add a Locator to the list, click on the icon (). Select the designated Locator(s) too add. Custom Locators can also be added by typing into the empty input box. 

Press Add (once done.

The Test Application configurations for each Locator will be displayed automatically. By default, all Test Applications are set to "Optional".

To add more Locators to the profile, simply click on the icon () and repeat the previous step.


Deleting a Locator

To remove a Locator from the list, click on the icon () on either the Locator list (left) or the Test Application configuration (right). A "deleted" Locator would still remain on the list highlighted.

An Undo () action is available in the case a Locator has accidentally been deleted. Simply select the deleted Locator and click on the undo button. Alternatively, a deleted Locator will present an undo icon () in place of the delete icon that serves the same purpose as Undo ().


Reordering Locators

Locator(s) can be reordered by selecting the designated Locator(s) and clicking the () icon to move them up on the list, or clicking on the () icon to move them down on the list.

Alternatively, both () icons would work for an individual Locator.

Note: The FX120 will display the Locators in the order they are listed. On the Locator list, the Locators at the top will appear first on the FX120, followed by the ones below it, from left to right and top to bottom.


Enabling Test Applications

The right side will list each Locator and all the available Test Applications.

Currently supported Test Applications:

  • Optical Power Measurement
  • Speed Test
  • OTDR (Requires equipment such as OPX-BOXe)
  • Fault Locator (Requires Fault Locator Hardware configuration)
  • Fiber Scope (Requires a fiber scope accessory)

Each Test Application under a Locator can be set to:

  • OFF - The test application will not be available as a test requirement for the designated Locator.
  • REQUIRED - The test application will not be available as a test requirement for the designated Locator. If the test is not performed, the Locator will be marked as Failed and the Flow result will be classified as FAILED.
  • OPTIONAL - The test application will not be available as a test requirement for the designated Locator. Not performing this test will NOT result in a Failed Locator. If the test is performed, the result (PASS/FAIL) will be considered when determining the overall verdict for the Locator. This overall verdict will impact the final result of the Flow.

Note: It is not possible to enable both the OTDR and Fault Locator simultaneously within a Locator.

To enable a Test Application, simply slide the slider to the appropriate setting.

Once finished with the profile configurations, press Save () to save the profile.


Applying the profile on the FX120

On the FX120, navigate to the R-Server Client in the VeEX tools menu > LAN & Connectivity tab.

Navigate to the Download tab. The Flow Profile row will say New if the meter detects any new Flow profile assigned to it. Press Download () to download the Flow profile(s).


To use the new Flow profile, navigate to the Flow application by expanding the tool box () and pressing the Flow () button.

The new Flow configuration screen will be displayed. If not, press the New () button to start a new Flow. 

On the new Flow screen, input any necessary information.

Select Installation as the Type. 

Select the newly downloaded Flow profile for Profile.

Note: The R-Server has a Must use Flow Profile setting. When toggled to OFF, the Flow application will include a Default profile in the Profile selection. The Default profile allows the user to dynamically create and test Locators without the need of an R-Server defined Flow profile. When toggled to ON, the only available profiles would be R-Server defined Flow profiles.

Press Let's GO (to start testing.

Notice the ordering and verdicts of each Locator which reflects the configurations of the R-Server Flow profile.


This guide requires the FX120 and the VeSion R-Server system.