Cisco ONS 15454 DWDM Licensing Configuration Guide
Card Licensing Information and Licensing Alarms
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Card Licensing Information and Licensing Alarms

Card Licensing Information and Licensing Alarms

This chapter provides information about card licensing information and licensing alarms. This chapter includes the following sections:

Card Licensing Information

This section provides the licensing information for the following cards:

AR-MXP and AR-XP Cards

The AR-MXP and AR-XP cards deploy feature-based licenses. The license file is installed in the boot flash of the card. A maximum of 20 licenses are supported per card.

The following low-rate modes on the AR-MXP and AR-XP cards are part of the base functionality and do not need any license for their use.

  • TXP-MR-LOW
  • TXPP-MR-LOW
  • MXP-MR-LOW
  • MXPP-MR-LOW
  • RGN-2.5G

The following high-rate modes on the AR-MXP and AR-XP cards need license for their use.

  • TXP-MR-HIGH
  • MXP-DME-HIGH
  • MXPP-DME-HIGH
  • MXP-MR-HIGH
  • MXPP-MR-HIGH
  • MXP-4x2.5-10G
  • MXPP-4x2.5-10G
  • MXP-VDC-10G
  • RGN-10G

The licensable PIDs for the AR-MXP and AR-XP cards are:

  • 15454-AR-MXP-LIC
  • 15454-AR-XP-LIC

The non-licensable PIDs for the AR-MXP and AR-XP cards are:

  • 15454-AR-MXP
  • 15454-AR-XP

The following table lists the various operating modes of the AR-MXP and AR-XP cards and their corresponding licenses.

Table 1 Licensing for AR-MXP and AR-XP Operating Modes
License PID Description Operating Mode Name Card Applicability
NA Unprotected 2.5G Transponders TXP_MR AR-MXP and AR-XP
NA Protected 2.5G Transponders TXPP_MR AR-MXP and AR-XP
NA Unprotected Multi-Rate Muxponder 2.5G MXP_MR AR-MXP and AR-XP
NA Protected Multi-Rate Muxponder 2.5G MXPP_MR AR-MXP and AR-XP
NA OTU1 Regen RGN AR-MXP and AR-XP
15454-LIC-TXP-8G= Unprotected 10G Transponders TXP_MR AR-MXP and AR-XP
15454-LIC-10G-DM= Unprotected Data Muxponder 10G MXP_DME AR-MXP and AR-XP
15454-LIC-10G-DM= Protected Data Muxponder 10G MXPP_DME AR-XP
15454-LIC-MXP-AR= Unprotected Multi-Rate Muxponder 10G MXP_MR AR-MXP and AR-XP
15454-LIC-MXP-AR= Protected Multi-Rate Muxponder 10G MXPP_MR AR-XP
15454-LICMXP4X2.5= OC48/OTU1 Unprotected Muxponder MXP_10G AR-MXP and AR-XP
15454-LICMXP4X2.5= OC48/OTU1 Protected Muxponder MXPP_10G AR-XP
15454-LIC-VD-XP= Video Muxponder (without Drop & Continue) MXP_VD_10G AR-XP
15454-LIC-REG-10G= OTU2 Tri-FEC Mode RGNsuper AR-MXP and AR-XP

80-WXC-C Card

The 80-WXC-C card uses count-based licenses that represent the number of licensed wavelengths on the express (EXP) ports. The card has a base functionality for the first ten circuits provisioned using the EXP ports. License is required for provisioning any additional circuits on the EXP (Tx) ports. Permanent licenses can be purchased in 10-port increments. A maximum of seven sets of permanent licenses, each supporting ten ports, can be installed.

The evaluation license on the 80-WXC-C card supports full capability and hence, all the ports can be provisioned.

The licensable PID for the 80-WXC-C card is 15454-WXC-LIC. The non-licensable PID for the 80-WXC-C card is 15454-80-WXC-C.

The usage of the 80-WXC-C card licensing impacts the circuit provisioning in the following ways:

  • If the card is used on a meshed node (of N degrees) or on a ROADM node, the licensing will determine the number of OCH pass-through circuits that can be provisioned crossing the EXP (Tx) ports.
  • If the card is used on a node where a side is defined on the EXP (Tx) port, licensing will determine the number of OCH pass-through or add/drop circuits that can be provisioned on that side.
  • If the card is used on a colorless node and configured as multiplexer (mux) or demultiplexer (demux), the Exp (Tx) ports cannot be used to provision any circuit. There is no limitation on the number of provisionable circuits crossing the card or using the card as the circuit source or destination.

If a circuit under base functionality is deleted, an existing circuit under temporary or evaluation license does not get transferred to the base functionality. However, if a new circuit is provisioned on the device, it will use the port available under base functionality.

40-SMR1-C and 40-SMR2-C Cards

The 40-SMR1-C and 40-SMR2-C cards use count-based licenses that represent the number of licensed wavelengths on the express (EXP) ports. The card has a base functionality for the first ten circuits provisioned using the EXP ports. License is required for provisioning any additional circuits on the EXP (Tx and Rx) ports. Permanent licenses can be purchased in 10-port increments. A maximum of three sets of permanent licenses, each supporting ten ports, can be installed.

The evaluation license on the 40-SMR1-C and 40-SMR2-C cards supports full capability and hence, all the ports can be provisioned.

The licensable PIDs for the 40-SMR1-C and 40-SMR2-C cards are:

  • 15454-SMR1-LIC
  • 15454-SMR2-LIC

The non-licensable PIDs for the 40-SMR1-C and 40-SMR2-C cards are:

  • 15454-40-SMR1-C
  • 15454-40-SMR2-C

The usage of the 40-SMR1-C and 40-SMR2-C card licensing impacts the circuit provisioning in the following ways:

  • If the card is used on a meshed node (of N degrees) or on a ROADM node, the licensing will determine the number of OCH pass-through circuits that can be provisioned crossing the EXP (Tx) ports.
  • If the card is used on node where a side is defined on the EXP (Tx) port, the licensing will determine the number of OCH pass-through or add/drop circuits that can be provisioned on that side.

If a circuit under base functionality is deleted, an existing circuit under temporary or evaluation license does not get transferred to the base functionality. However, if a new circuit is provisioned on the device, it will use the port available under base functionality.

The 40-SMR1-C card goes to the LIC-Evaluation period without a traffic hit under the following conditions:

  • When the 40-SMR1-C card is upgraded to a release that requires a license.
  • When a permanent license is purchased for all the 40 channels.

100G-LC-C Card

The 100G-LC-C card supports feature-based licensing. The licensable PID for the 100G-LC-C card is 15454-M-100GC-LIC . The non-licensable PID for the 100G-LC-C card is 15454-M-100G-LC-C. The 100G-LC-C card supports the following two license levels:

  • Base functionality that supports the MXP-10x10G operating mode. This mode is not supported when licensed 10x10G-LC and 100G-LC-C cards are provisioned together. For more information on 10x10G-LC, refer to 10x10G-LC Card.
  • Permanent license that supports the following operating modes:
    • MXP-10x10G
    • RGN-100G
    • RGN-10G
    • TXP-100G
    • TXP-10G

The 100G-LC-C card with Licensed PID supports the same list of card modes except the TXP-100G and RGN-100G modes. The 100G-LC-C card does not require a license to operate with the CFP-LC card. The supported operating modes on the 100G-LC-C card depend on the card combination because the operating modes involve more than one card. The following table shows the card combinations and their supported operating modes.

Table 2 Supported 100G-LC-C and 10x10G-LC Card Combinations

Card Combination

Supported Operating Modes

Standalone 15454-M-100G-LC-C

TXP-100G

Two 15454-M-100G-LC-C

RGN-100G

15454-M-100G-LC-C and 15454-M10x10G-LC

MXP-10x10G

15454-M-100G-LC-C and 15454-M-10x10-LIC

15454-M-100G-LC-C and 15454-M-CFP-LC

All operating modes

15454-M-100GC-LIC and 15454-M-CFP-LC

Standalone 15454-M-100GC-LIC

TXP-100G (supported only if the card has active license for this operating mode)

Two 15454-M-100GC-LIC

RGN-100G (supported only if the card has active license for this operating mode)

15454-M-100GC-LIC and 15454-M-100G-LC-C

15454-M-100GC-LIC and 15454-M-10x10-LIC

MXP-10x10G

10x10G-LC Card

The 10x10G-LC card supports count-based licenses. The licensable PID for the 10x10G-LC card is 15454-M-10x10-LIC and the non-licensable PID is 15454-M10x10G-LC.

Though the 10x10G-LC card has ten SFP+ ports, only one port is supported in the base functionality. The remaining nine ports require count-based licenses.

The MXP-10x10G operating mode is supported on the remaining licensed ports of the 10x10G-LC card. However, when the 10x10G-LC card is working along with the fully licensed 100G-LC-C card, the MXP-10x10G operating mode is not supported. For more information about the card combinations and supported operating modes, see Table 1

If a circuit under the base functionality is deleted, an existing circuit under a temporary or evaluation license does not get transferred to the base functionality. However, if a new circuit is provisioned on the device, it uses the port available under the base functionality. After the license expiry, the traffic goes down because only the base port is supported on the 10x10G-LC card.

WSE Card

The encryption functionality on the Wire Speed Encyrption (WSE) card is enabled using a licence. The WSE card uses a maximum of four count-based licenses. Licenses are supported only when the WSE card operates in the TXP-10G mode. The PIDs for the WSE card are:

  • Licensable—15454-M-WSE-L-K9=
  • Non–licensable—15454-M-WSE-K9=

In the TXP-10G mode, each of the ten SFP+ ports can be provisioned as a client or trunk port. The client-trunk port pairs are 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, and 9-10. The base functionality is applicable on the first port pair on which encryption is enabled. Licenses are required to enable encryption on additional port pairs. A licence is required for every port pair. When a valid license expires, the LIC-MISSING alarm is raised on the trunk port.


Note


All the port pairs are operational under the TXP-10G mode even without a license. However, encryption is enabled only when valid licenses are installed.


Licensing Alarms

Various license related alarms are reported on the device based on the license status. These provide indication about the type of license in use and its validity duration.

Following alarms are reported on the device:

  • EVAL-LIC—(Minor alarm) Indicates that the evaluation license is in use.
  • TEMP-LIC—(Minor alarm) Indicates that the temporary license is in use.
  • LIC-EXPIRING-SOON—(Major alarm) Indicates that the cumulative validity period of all the available evaluation and temporary licenses fall in the range of one to fourteen days.
  • LIC-EXPIRING-SHORTLY—(Major alarm) Indicates that the cumulative validity period of all the available evaluation and temporary licenses fall in the range of zero to twenty four hours.
  • LIC-EXPIRED—(Critical alarm) Indicates that the evaluation or temporary license has expired.

Note


The LIC-EXPIRING-SOON and LIC-EXPIRING-SHORTLY alarms are never raised if there is a permanent license available.


Following alarm is reported on the port:

  • LIC-MISSING—(Critical alarm) Indicates that the licensed port is no longer licensed. This happens when the license supporting the service on the port has expired.

    Note


    The LIC-MISSING alarm does not move the provisioned OCHCC or OCHNC circuits from the IS state to OOS state. However, the traffic goes down.


Alarms are raised taking into account all the valid licenses present on the device. When a license expires, the next best license is activated without raising any alarm. However, an alarm is raised when the last valid license is in the expiring state.

The alarms are activated at the card level and are not indicative of which feature-based license has triggered it.

For more information on these alarms, see the Troubleshooting guide.

Additional References

Use the Cisco ONS 15454 DWDM Licensing Configuration Guide in conjunction with the referenced publications listed in the table below.

Related Topic Document Title
Release notes Release Notes for ONS 15454 M2 and ONS 15454 M6 DWDM, Release 10.0
Configuration guide Cisco ONS 15454 DWDM Shelf Setup Guide, Release 10.0 , Cisco ONS 15454 DWDM Line Card Configuration Guide, Release 10.0 , Cisco ONS 15454 DWDM Network Operations Guide, Release 10.0
Troubleshooting Cisco ONS 15454 DWDM Troubleshooting Guide, Releases 9.8 and 10 .0
Release notes Release Notes for Cisco NCS 2002 and NCS 2006
Configuration guide Cisco NCS 2002 and NCS 2006 Shelf Setup Guide, Cisco NCS 2002 and NCS 2006 Line Card Configuration Guide, Cisco NCS 2002 and NCS 2006 Network Operations Guide
Troubleshooting Cisco NCS 2002 and NCS 2006 Troubleshooting Guide

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

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