Cisco ONS 15600 nodes do not display their IP addresses on the
chassis. This document describes how to identify the IP address of an ONS
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This procedure uses a TL1 connection from the PC terminal to the TL1
port on the ONS 15600 node. Use this step-by-step procedure:
Use a DB-9 cable (straight through male-to-female) to connect the PC
to the DB-9 port on the customer access panel (CAP) on the back of the ONS
Use a TL1 connection to start HyperTerminal on the
Select the correct COM port in the Connect using
field from the dropdown list, as shown in Figure
Figure 1 – Select the Correct COM Port
Set the bits per second to 9600, data bits to 8, parity to none, stop
bits to 1 and flow control to none, as shown in Figure
Figure 2 – COM Port Setting
Press the enter key: a > prompt appears, as shown in
Figure 3 – TL1 > Prompt
ID>:<ctag>:<password>; as shown in Figure 4. In this example, arrow A points to the user ID,
arrow B points to the ctag and arrow C points to the password.
Note: The ctag can be any number.
Figure 4 – Command to Discover the IP
When M <ctag> COMPLD (arrow D) appears, you
are logged in.
Enter Rtrv-ne-gen:::<ctag>; (arrow
M <ctag> COMPLD appears, followed by the
IPADDR, IPMASK, DEFRTR, NAME, SWVER and LOAD values (arrow