Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Procedure Guide, Releases 4.1.1 and 4.5
Chapter 6, Turn Up Network
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Turn Up Network

Table Of Contents

Turn Up Network

Before You Begin

NTP-D35 Verify Node Turn Up

NTP-D172 Create a Logical Network Map

NTP-D124 Provision a Point-to-Point Network

DLP-D253 Provision SDH DCC Terminations

DLP-D214 Change the Service State for a Port

NTP-D173 Point-to-Point Network Acceptance Test

DLP-D254 TCC2 Card Active/Standby Switch Test

DLP-D255 Cross-Connect Card Side Switch Test

DLP-D88 Optical 1+1 Protection Test

NTP-D38 Provision a Linear ADM Network

NTP-D174 Linear ADM Network Acceptance Test

NTP-D40 Provision MS-SPRing Nodes

DLP-D89 Remap the K3 Byte

NTP-D126 Create an MS-SPRing

NTP-D175 Two-Fiber MS-SPRing Acceptance Test

DLP-D217 MS-SPRing Exercise Ring Test

DLP-D91 MS-SPRing Switch Test

NTP-D176 Four-Fiber MS-SPRing Acceptance Test

DLP-D92 Four-Fiber MS-SPRing Exercise Span Test

DLP-D93 Four-Fiber MS-SPRing Span Switching Test

NTP-D44 Provision SNCP Nodes

NTP-D177 SNCP Acceptance Test

DLP-D94 SNCP Protection Switching Test

NTP-D217 Provision an SNCP Dual Ring Interconnect

NTP-D218 Provision an Integrated SNCP Dual Ring Interconnect

NTP-D258 Provision an Open-Ended SNCP

NTP-D259 Open-Ended SNCP Acceptance Test

NTP-D46 Subtend an SNCP from an MS-SPRing

NTP-D47 Subtend an MS-SPRing from an SNCP

NTP-D48 Subtend an MS-SPRing from an MS-SPRing


Turn Up Network


This chapter explains how to turn up and test Cisco ONS 15454 SDH networks, including point-to-point networks, linear add drop multiplexers (ADMs), subnetwork connection protection rings (SNCPs), and multiplex section-shared protection rings (MS-SPRings).


Note The procedures and tasks in this chapter do not apply to DWDM (Software Release 4.5) nodes.


Before You Begin

This section lists the chapter procedures (NTPs). Turn to a procedure for applicable tasks (DLPs).

1. D35 Verify Node Turn Up—Complete this procedure before beginning network turn up.

2. D172 Create a Logical Network Map—Complete as needed.

3. D124 Provision a Point-to-Point Network—Complete as needed.

4. D173 Point-to-Point Network Acceptance Test—Complete this procedure after you provision a point-to-point network.

5. D38 Provision a Linear ADM Network—Complete as needed.

6. D174 Linear ADM Network Acceptance Test—Complete this procedure after you provision a linear ADM.

7. D40 Provision MS-SPRing Nodes—Complete this procedure to provision ONS 15454 SDHs in a two-fiber or four-fiber MS-SPRing.

8. D126 Create an MS-SPRing—Complete this procedure after provisioning the MS-SPRing nodes.

9. D175 Two-Fiber MS-SPRing Acceptance Test—Complete this procedure after you provision a two-fiber MS-SPRing.

10. D176 Four-Fiber MS-SPRing Acceptance Test—Complete this procedure after you provision a four-fiber MS-SPRing.

11. D44 Provision SNCP Nodes—Complete as needed.

12. D177 SNCP Acceptance Test—Complete this procedure after you provision an SNCP.

13. D217 Provision an SNCP Dual Ring Interconnect—As needed, complete this procedure after you provision an SNCP.

14. D218 Provision an Integrated SNCP Dual Ring Interconnect—As needed, complete this procedure after you provision an SNCP.

15. D46 Subtend an SNCP from an MS-SPRing—Complete as needed.

16. D47 Subtend an MS-SPRing from an SNCP—Complete as needed.

17. D48 Subtend an MS-SPRing from an MS-SPRing—Complete as needed.

NTP-D35 Verify Node Turn Up

Purpose

This procedure verifies that each ONS 15454 SDH is ready for network turn up before adding nodes to a network.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

Chapter 4, "Turn Up Node"

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 Complete the "DLP-D60 Log into CTC" task on page 3-23. If you are already logged in, proceed to
Step 2.

Step 2 Click the Alarms tab.

a. Verify that the alarm filter is not on. See the "DLP-D227 Disable Alarm Filtering" task on page 9-29 for instructions.

b. Verify that no unexplained alarms appear on the network. If alarms appear, investigate and resolve them before continuing. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting Guide for procedures.

Step 3 Verify that the SW Version and Defaults in the node view status area match the software version and NE defaults shown in your site plan. If either are not correct, complete the following procedures as needed:

If the software is not the correct version, install the correct version from the ONS 15454 SDH software CD. Upgrade procedures are located on the CD. Follow the upgrade procedures appropriate to the software currently installed on the node.

If the node defaults are not correct, import the network element defaults. Refer to Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Network Element Defaults for Software R4.1 or Software R4.5.

Step 4 Click the Provisioning > General tabs. Verify that all general node information settings match the settings of your site plan. If not, see the "NTP-D81 Change Node Management Information" procedure on page 12-2.

Step 5 Click the Provisioning > Timing tabs. Verify that timing settings match the settings of your site plan. If not, see the "NTP-D85 Change Node Timing" procedure on page 12-22.

Step 6 Click the Provisioning > Network tabs. Ensure that the IP settings and other CTC network access information is correct. If not, see the "NTP-D201 Change CTC Network Access" procedure on page 12-4.

Step 7 Click the Provisioning > Protection tabs. Verify that all protection groups have been created according to your site plan. If not, see the "NTP-D203 Modify or Delete Card Protection Settings" procedure on page 12-15.

Step 8 Click the Provisioning > Security tabs. Verify that all users have been created and their security levels match the settings indicated by your site plan. If not, see the "NTP-D205 Modify Users and Change Security" procedure on page 12-24.

Step 9 If SNMP is provisioned on the node, click the Provisioning > SNMP tabs. Verify that all SNMP settings match the settings of your site plan. If not, see the "NTP-D87 Change SNMP Settings" procedure on page 12-31.

Step 10 Provision the network using the applicable procedure shown in the "Before You Begin" section.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


NTP-D172 Create a Logical Network Map

Purpose

This procedure positions nodes in the network view. This procedure allows a superuser to create a consistent network view for all nodes on the network.

Tools

None

Prerequisite Procedures

D35 Verify Node Turn Up

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Superuser



Step 1 Complete the "DLP-D60 Log into CTC" task on page 3-23 on an ONS 15454 SDH on the network where you want to create the network map. If you are already logged in, continue with Step 2.

Step 2 From the View menu, choose Go to Network View.

Step 3 Change the position of the nodes in the network view according to your site plan.

a. Press the Ctrl key while you drag and drop a node icon to a new location.

b. Deselect the previously selected node.

c. Repeat Step a for each node you need to position.

Step 4 On the network view map, right-click and choose Save Node Position.

Step 5 Click Yes in the Save Node Position dialog box.

CTC displays a progress bar and saves the new node positions.


Note Retrieve, Provisioning, and Maintenance users can move nodes on the network map, but only Superusers can save new network map configurations. To restore the view to a previously saved version of the network map, right-click on the network view map and choose Reset Node Position.


Stop. You have completed this procedure.


NTP-D124 Provision a Point-to-Point Network

Purpose

This procedure provisions two ONS 15454 SDHs in a point-to-point (terminal) network.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

D35 Verify Node Turn Up

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 Complete the "DLP-D60 Log into CTC" task on page 3-23 on an ONS 15454 SDH in the network where you want to provision a point-to-point configuration.

Step 2 Click the Provisioning > Protection tabs. Verify that 1+1 protection is created for the STM-N cards. Complete the "DLP-D73 Create a 1+1 Protection Group" task on page 4-28 if protection has not been created.

Step 3 Repeat Steps 1 and 2 for the second point-to-point node.

Step 4 Verify that the working and protect cards in the 1+1 protection groups correspond to the physical fiber connections between the nodes, that is, verify that the working card in one node connects to the working card in the other node, and that the protect card in one node connects to the protect card in the other node.

Step 5 Complete the "DLP-D253 Provision SDH DCC Terminations" task for the working STM-N port on both point-to-point nodes.


Note DCC terminations are not provisioned on the protect ports.



Note If the point-to-point nodes are not connected to a LAN, you will need to create the DCC terminations using a direct (craft) connection to the node. Remote provisioning is possible only after all nodes in the network have DCC terminations provisioned to in-service STM-N ports.


Step 6 Complete the "D214 Change the Service State for a Port" procedure to place the protect card in-service.

Step 7 Verify that timing is set up at both point-to-point nodes. If not, complete the "NTP-D28 Set Up Timing" procedure on page 4-20 for one or both of the nodes. If a node uses line timing, make its working STM-N the timing source. The system will automatically choose the corresponding protect STM-N card as the protect timing source. This will be visible in the Maintenance > Timing tab.

Step 8 Complete the "D173 Point-to-Point Network Acceptance Test" procedure.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


DLP-D253 Provision SDH DCC Terminations

Purpose

This task creates the SDH Data Communications Channel terminations required for alarms, administration data, signal control information and messages.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-23

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 In node view, click the Provisioning > DCC/GCC tabs.


Note The tab is labeled DCC/GCC in Software R4.1 and DCC/GCC/OSC in Software R4.5.


Step 2 Click Create.

Step 3 In the Create SDCC Terminations dialog box click the ports where you want to create the DCC termination. To select more than one port, press the Shift key or the Ctrl key.


Note SDCC refers to the regenerator section DCC, which is used for ONS 15454 SDH DCC terminations. The SDH multiplex SDCCs and the regenerator SDCC (when not used as a DCC termination by the ONS 15454 SDH) can be provisioned as DCC tunnels. See the "DLP-D313 Create a DCC Tunnel" procedure on page 8-96.


Step 4 In the Port State area, click the Set to IS radio button.

Step 5 Verify that the Disable OSPF on DCC Link check box is unchecked.

Step 6 Click OK.


Note EOC (DCC Termination Failure) and LOS (Loss of Signal) alarms appear until you create all network DCC terminations and put the DCC termination STM-N ports in service.


Step 7 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D214 Change the Service State for a Port

Purpose

This task puts a port in service or to remove a port from service.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-23

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Note To provision Ethernet ports, see the "DLP-D220 Provision E-Series Ethernet Ports" task on page 8-81 or the "DLP-D222 Provision G-Series Ethernet Ports" task on page 8-89.



Step 1 In node view on the shelf graphic, double-click the card with the port(s) you want to put in or out of service. The card view appears.

Step 2 Click the Provisioning > Line tabs.

Step 3 In the State area, choose one of the following:

IS—The port is in-service.

OOS—The port is out-of-service. Traffic is not passed on the port until the service state is changed to IS, OOS_MT, or OOS_AINS.

OOS_MT—The port is in a maintenance state. The maintenance state does not interrupt traffic flow, alarm reporting is suppressed, but traffic is carried and loopbacks are allowed. Raised fault conditions, whether their alarms are reported or not, can be retrieved on the CTC Conditions tab or by using the TL1 RTRV-COND command. Use OOS_MT for testing or to suppress alarms temporarily. Change the state to IS, OOS, or OOS_AINS when testing is complete.

OOS_AINS—The port is in an auto-inservice state; alarm reporting is suppressed, but traffic is carried and loopbacks are allowed. Raised fault conditions, whether their alarms are reported or not, can be retrieved on the CTC Conditions tab or by using the TL1 RTRV-COND command.

Step 4 If you set State to OOS-AINS, set the soak period time in the AINS Soak field. This is the amount of time that the state will stay in OOS-AINS state after the signal is continuously received.

Step 5 Click Apply.

Step 6 As needed, repeat this task for each port.

Step 7 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


NTP-D173 Point-to-Point Network Acceptance Test

Purpose

This procedure tests a point-to-point network.

Tools/Equipment

Test set/cables appropriate to the test circuit you will create.

Prerequisite Procedures

D124 Provision a Point-to-Point Network

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 Log into one of the point-to-point nodes. See the "DLP-D60 Log into CTC" task on page 3-23 for instructions. The node (default) view appears.

Step 2 From the View menu, choose Go to Network View.

Step 3 Click the Alarms tab.

a. Verify that the alarm filter is not on. See the "DLP-D227 Disable Alarm Filtering" task on page 9-29 for instructions.

b. Verify that no unexplained alarms appear on the network. If unexplained alarms appear, resolve them before continuing. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting Guide.

Step 4 Complete the "DLP-D139 Export CTC Data" task on page 9-4to export the alarm information.

Step 5 Click the Conditions tab. Verify that no unexplained conditions appear on the network. If unexplained conditions appear, resolve them before continuing. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting Guide.

Step 6 Complete the "DLP-D139 Export CTC Data" task on page 9-4 to export the conditional information.

Step 7 On the network map, double-click one point-to-point node to display it in node view.

Step 8 Create a test circuit from the login node to the other point-to-point node:

For VC4 circuits, complete the "NTP-D188 Create an Automatically Routed High-Order Circuit" procedure on page 8-47. When you set the circuit state, choose IS and check the Apply to drop ports check box.

For VC3 circuits, complete the "NTP-D54 Create an Automatically Routed Low-Order VC3 Circuit" procedure on page 8-21. When you set the circuit state, choose IS and check the Apply to drop ports check box.

For VC12 circuits, complete the "NTP-D81 Create an Automatically Routed Low-Order VC12 Circuit" procedure on page 8-7. When you set the circuit state, choose IS and check the Apply to drop ports check box.

Step 9 Configure the test set for the test circuit type you created:

VC4 or VC4-nc—If you are testing a VC4 circuit or a VC4-nc circuit on an STM-N card, you must have a direct optical interface into the ONS 15454 SDH. Set the test set for STM-N. For information about configuring your test set, consult your test set user guide.

VC3—If you are testing a clear channel E3/DS3I, you must have a patch panel or a direct E3/DS3I interface into the ONS 15454 SDH. Set the test set for clear channel E3/DS3I. For information about configuring your test set, consult your test set user guide.

VC12—If you are testing an E1, you must have a patch panel or a direct E1 interface to the ONS 15454 SDH. Set the test set for E1. For information about configuring your test set, consult your test set user guide.

Step 10 Verify the integrity of all patch cables that will be used in this test by connecting one end to the test set transmit (Tx) connector and the other end to the test set receive (Rx) connector. If the test set does not run error-free, check the cable for damage and check the test set to make sure it is set up correctly before going to Step 11.

Step 11 Create a physical loopback at the circuit destination card. To do so, attach one end of a patch cable to the destination port's transmit (Tx) connector; attach the other end to the port's receive (Rx) connector.

Step 12 At the circuit source card:

a. Connect the transmit (Tx) connector of the test set to the receive (Rx) connector on the circuit source card.

b. Connect the test set receive (Rx) connector to the circuit transmit (Tx) connector on the circuit source card.

Step 13 Verify that the test set shows a clean signal. If a clean signal does not appear, repeat Steps 8 through 12 to make sure the test set and cabling are configured correctly.

Step 14 Inject BIT errors from the test set. Verify that the errors appear at the test set, indicating a complete end-to-end circuit.

Step 15 Complete the "DLP-D254 TCC2 Card Active/Standby Switch Test" task.

Step 16 Complete the "DLP-D255 Cross-Connect Card Side Switch Test" task.

Step 17 Complete the "DLP-D88 Optical 1+1 Protection Test" task.

Step 18 Set up and complete a BER test. Use the existing configuration and follow your site requirements for the specified length of time. Record the test results and configuration.

Step 19 Remove any loopbacks, switches, or test sets from the nodes after all testing is complete.

Step 20 From the View menu, choose Go to Network View.

Step 21 Click the Alarms tab. Verify that no unexplained alarms appear on the network. If unexplained alarms appear, resolve them before continuing. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting Guide.

Step 22 Complete the "DLP-D139 Export CTC Data" task on page 9-4 to export the alarm information.

Step 23 Repeat Steps 11 through 22 for the other point-to-point node.

Step 24 If a node fails any test, repeat the test while verifying correct setup and configuration. If the test fails again, refer to the next level of support.

Step 25 Delete the test circuit. See the "NTP-D152 Delete Circuits" procedure on page 11-16 for instructions.

After all tests are successfully completed and no alarms exist in the network, the network is ready for service application.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


DLP-D254 TCC2 Card Active/Standby Switch Test

Purpose

This task verifies that the TCC2 cards can effectively switch from one to another.

Tools/Equipment

The test set specified by the acceptance test procedure, connected and configured as specified in the acceptance test procedure.

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-23

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 From the View menu, choose Go to Network View.

Step 2 Click the Alarms tab.

a. Verify that the alarm filter is not on. See the "DLP-D227 Disable Alarm Filtering" task on page 9-29 for instructions.

b. Verify that no unexplained alarms appear on the network. If unexplained alarms appear, resolve them before continuing. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting Guide.

Step 3 Click the Conditions tab. Verify that no unexplained conditions appear on the network. If unexplained conditions appear, resolve them before continuing. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting Guide.

Step 4 Display the node containing the TCC2 cards you are testing in node view.

Step 5 Make a note of which TCC2 card is active and which is standby by examining the LEDs on the shelf graphic. TCC2 cards are installed in Slot 7 and Slot 11. The active TCC2 card has a green ACT LED, and the standby TCC2 card has an amber SBY LED.

Step 6 On the shelf graphic, right-click the active TCC2 card and choose Reset from the shortcut menu.

Step 7 In the Resetting Card dialog box, click Yes. After 20-40 seconds, a "lost node connection, changing to network view" message appears.

Step 8 Click OK. On the network view map, the node where you reset the TCC2 card will be grey.

Step 9 After the node icon turns green (within 1-2 minutes), double-click it. On the shelf graphic, observe the following:

The previous standby TCC2 card shows a green ACT LED.

The previous active TCC2 card LEDs go through the following LED sequence: NP (card not present), Ldg (software is loading), amber SBY LED (TCC2 card is in standby mode). The LEDs should complete this sequence within 5-10 minutes.

Step 10 Verify that traffic on the test set connected to the node is still running. If a traffic interruption occurs, do not continue, refer to your next level of support.

Step 11 Repeat Steps 2 through 10 to return the active/standby TCC2 cards to their configuration at the start of the procedure.

Step 12 Verify that the TCC2 cards appear as noted in Step 5.

Step 13 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D255 Cross-Connect Card Side Switch Test

Purpose

This task verifies that the XC10G and XCVXL cards can effectively switch service (active to standby and standby to active).

Tools/Equipment

The test set specified by the acceptance test procedure, connected and configured as specified in the acceptance test procedure.

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-23

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Caution Always wait 60 seconds between cross-connect card (side) switches.


Step 1 From the View menu, choose Go to Network View.

Step 2 Click the Alarms tab.

a. Verify that the alarm filter is not on. See the "DLP-D227 Disable Alarm Filtering" task on page 9-29 for instructions.

b. Verify that no unexplained alarms appear on the network. If unexplained alarms appear, resolve them before continuing. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting Guide.

Step 3 Click the Conditions tab. Verify that no unexplained conditions appear on the network. If unexplained conditions appear, resolve them before continuing. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting Guide.

Step 4 Display the node containing the cross-connect cards you are testing in node view.

Step 5 Click the Maintenance > Cross-Connect tabs.

Step 6 In the Cross-Connect Cards area, make a note of the active and standby slots.

Step 7 On the shelf graphic, verify that the active cross-connect card shows a green ACT LED and the standby cross-connect card shows an amber SBY LED. If these conditions are not present, review the "DLP-D333 Install the XC10G, XCVXL 10G, or XCVXL 2.5G Cards" task on page 2-9 or contact your next level of support.

Step 8 Click Switch.

Step 9 In the Confirm Switch dialog box, click Yes.

Step 10 Verify that the active slot noted in Step 6 becomes the standby slot, and that the standby slot becomes the active slot. The switch should appear within 1-2 seconds.

Step 11 Verify that traffic on the test set connected to the node is still running. Some bit errors are normal, but traffic flow should not be interrupted. If a traffic interruption occurs, do not continue. Refer to your next level of support.

Step 12 Wait 60 seconds, then repeat Steps 7 through 9 to return the active/standby slots to their configuration at the start of the procedure.

Step 13 Verify that the cross-connect card appears as you noted in Step 6.

Step 14 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D88 Optical 1+1 Protection Test

Purpose

This task verifies a 1+1 protection group will switch traffic properly.

Tools/Equipment

The test set specified by the acceptance test procedure.

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-23; a test circuit created as part of the topology acceptance test.

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 From the View menu, choose Go to Network View.

Step 2 Click the Alarms tab.

a. Verify that the alarm filter is not on. See the "DLP-D227 Disable Alarm Filtering" task on page 9-29 for instructions.

b. Verify that no unexplained alarms appear on the network. If unexplained alarms appear, resolve them before continuing. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting Guide.

Step 3 Click the Conditions tab. Verify that no unexplained conditions appear on the network. If unexplained conditions appear, resolve them before continuing. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting Guide.

Step 4 Display the node containing the 1+1 protection group you are testing in node view.

Step 5 Click the Maintenance > Protection tabs.

Step 6 In the Protection Groups area, click the 1+1 protection group.

Step 7 Click the working port. Next to Switch Commands, click the Force button.

Step 8 At the Confirm Manual Operation dialog, click Yes.

Step 9 In the Selected Group area, verify that the following appears:

Protect port - Protect/Active [FORCE_SWITCH_TO_PROTECT] [PORT STATE]

Working port - Working/Standby [FORCE_SWITCH_TO_PROTECT], [PORT STATE]

Step 10 Verify that traffic on the test set connected to the node is still running. Some bit errors are normal, but traffic flow should not be interrupted. If a traffic interruption occurs, complete Steps 11 and 12, then refer to your next level of support.

Step 11 Next to Switch Commands, click Clear.

Step 12 At the Confirm Clear Operation confirmation, click Yes.

Step 13 In the Selected Group area, click the protect port. Next to Switch Commands, click the Force button.

Step 14 At the "Confirm Force Operation" popup window, click Yes.

Step 15 In the Selected Group area, verify that the following appears:

Protect port - Protect/Active [FORCE_SWITCH_TO_WORKING], [PORT STATE]

Working port - Working/Standby [FORCE_SWITCH_TO_WORKING], [PORT STATE]

Step 16 Verify that traffic on the test set connected to the node is still running. If a traffic interruption occurs, complete Steps 17 and 18 then refer to your next level of support.

Step 17 Next to Switch Commands, click Clear.

Step 18 At the Confirm Clear Operation dialog, click Yes.

Step 19 In the Selected Group area, verify the following states:

Protect port - Protect/Standby

Working port - Working/Active

Step 20 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


NTP-D38 Provision a Linear ADM Network

Purpose

This procedure provisions three or more ONS 15454 SDHs in a linear add-drop multiplexer (ADM) configuration.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

D35 Verify Node Turn Up

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 Complete the "DLP-D60 Log into CTC" task on page 3-23 at an ONS 15454 SDH where you want to provision a linear ADM network. If you are already logged in, continue with Step 2.

Figure 6-1 shows three ONS 15454 SDHs in a linear ADM configuration. In this example, working traffic flows from Slot 5/Node 1 to Slot 5/Node 2, and from Slot 12/Node 2 to Slot 12/Node 3. Slots 6 and 13 contain the protect STM-N cards. Slots 5 and 6 and Slots 12 and 13 are in 1+1 protection.

Figure 6-1 Linear ADM Configuration

Step 2 Click the Provisioning > Protection tabs. Verify that 1+1 protection is created for the STM-N cards at the node. If the protection group has not been created, go to the "DLP-D73 Create a 1+1 Protection Group" task on page 4-28 to create them.

Step 3 Repeat Steps 1 and 2 for all other nodes you will include in the linear ADM.

Step 4 Verify that the working and protect cards in the 1+1 protection groups correspond to the physical fiber connections between the nodes, that is, working cards are fibered to working cards and protect cards are fibered to protect cards.

Step 5 Complete the "DLP-D253 Provision SDH DCC Terminations" task for the working STM-N ports on each linear ADM node.


Note If linear ADM nodes are not connected to a LAN, you will need to create the DCC terminations using a direct (craft) connection to the node. Remote provisioning is possible only after all nodes without LAN connections have DCC terminations provisioned to in-service STM-N ports.



Note Terminating nodes (Nodes 1 and 3 in Figure 6-1) will have one DCC termination, and intermediate nodes (Node 2 in Figure 6-1) will have two DCC terminations (Slots 5 and 12 in the example).


Step 6 Verify that timing has been set up at each linear node. If not, complete the "NTP-D72 Suppress and Discontinue Alarm Suppression" procedure on page 9-30. If a node is using line timing, use its working STM-N card as the timing source.

Step 7 Complete the "D174 Linear ADM Network Acceptance Test" procedure.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


NTP-D174 Linear ADM Network Acceptance Test

Purpose

This procedure tests a linear ADM network.

Tools/Equipment

Test set and cables appropriate to the test circuit you will create.

Prerequisite Procedures

D38 Provision a Linear ADM Network

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 Complete the "DLP-D60 Log into CTC" task on page 3-23 on a node in the linear ADM network you are testing. If you are already logged in, continue with Step 2.

Step 2 From the View menu, choose Go to Network View.

Step 3 Click the Alarms tab.

a. Verify that the alarm filter is not on. See the "DLP-D227 Disable Alarm Filtering" task on page 9-29 for instructions.

b. Verify that no unexplained alarms appear on the network. If unexplained alarms appear, resolve them before continuing. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting Guide.

Step 4 Complete the "DLP-D139 Export CTC Data" task on page 9-4 to export alarm information.

Step 5 Click the Conditions tab. Verify that no unexplained conditions appear on the network. If unexplained conditions appear, resolve them before continuing. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting Guide.

Step 6 Complete the "DLP-D139 Export CTC Data" task on page 9-4 to export condition information.

Step 7 Display a linear ADM node in node view.

Step 8 Create a test circuit from that node to an adjacent linear ADM node.

For VC4 circuits, complete the "NTP-D188 Create an Automatically Routed High-Order Circuit" procedure on page 8-47. When you set the circuit state, choose IS and check the Apply to drop ports check box.

For VC3 circuits, complete the "NTP-D54 Create an Automatically Routed Low-Order VC3 Circuit" procedure on page 8-21. When you set the circuit state, choose IS and check the Apply to drop ports check box.

For VC12 circuits, complete the "NTP-D81 Create an Automatically Routed Low-Order VC12 Circuit" procedure on page 8-7. When you set the circuit state, choose IS and check the Apply to drop ports check box.

Step 9 Configure the test set for the test circuit type you created:

VC4 or VC4-nc—If you are testing a VC4 circuit or a VC4-nc circuit on an STM-N card, you must have a direct optical interface into the ONS 15454 SDH. Set the test set for STM-N. For information about configuring your test set, consult your test set user guide.

VC3—If you are testing a clear channel E3/DS3I, you must have a patch panel or a direct E3/DS3I interface into the ONS 15454 SDH. Set the test set for clear channel E3/DS3I. For information about configuring your test set, consult your test set user guide.

VC12—If you are testing an E1, you must have a patch panel or a direct E1 interface to the ONS 15454 SDH. Set the test set for E1. For information about configuring your test set, consult your test set user guide.

Step 10 Verify the integrity of all patch cables that will be used in this test by connecting one end to the test set transmit (Tx) connector and the other end to the test set receive (Rx) connector. If the test set does not run error-free, check the cable for damage and check the test set to make sure it is set up correctly before going to the next step.

Step 11 Create a physical loopback at the circuit destination card. To do so, attach one end of a patch cable to the destination port's transmit (Tx) connector; attach the other end to the destination port's receive (Rx) connector.

Step 12 At the circuit source card:

a. Connect the transmit (Tx) connector of the test set to the circuit receive (Rx) connector.

b. Connect the test set receive (Rx) connector to the circuit transmit (Tx) connector.

Step 13 Verify that the test set shows a clean signal. If a clean signal does not appear, repeat Steps 8 through 12 to make sure the test set and cabling are configured correctly.

Step 14 Inject BIT errors from the test set. Verify that the errors appear at the test set, indicating a complete end-to-end circuit.

Step 15 Complete the "DLP-D254 TCC2 Card Active/Standby Switch Test" task.

Step 16 Complete the "DLP-D255 Cross-Connect Card Side Switch Test" task.

Step 17 Complete the "DLP-D88 Optical 1+1 Protection Test" task to test the STM-N port protection group switching.

Step 18 Set up and complete a BER test. Use the existing configuration and follow your site requirements for length of time. Record the test results and configuration.

Step 19 Remove any loopbacks, switches, or test sets from the nodes after all testing is complete.

Step 20 Click the Alarms tab. Verify that no unexplained alarms appear on the network. If unexplained alarms appear, resolve them before continuing. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting Guide.

Step 21 Delete the test circuit. See the "NTP-D152 Delete Circuits" procedure on page 11-16 for instructions.

Step 22 Display the next linear ADM node in node view and repeat Steps 8 through 21.

Step 23 If a node fails any test, repeat the test while verifying correct setup and configuration. If the test fails again, refer to the next level of support.

After all tests are successfully completed and no alarms exist in the network, the network is ready for service application.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


NTP-D40 Provision MS-SPRing Nodes

Purpose

This procedure provisions ONS 15454 SDH nodes for a multiplex section-shared protection ring (MS-SPRing).

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

D35 Verify Node Turn Up

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 Complete the "DLP-D338 Install Fiber-Optic Cables for MS-SPRing Configurations" task on page 2-39, verifying that the following rules are observed:

Verify that the east port at one node is connected to the west port on an adjacent node, and this east to west port connection is used at all MS-SPRing nodes, similar to Figure 6-2. In the figure, the STM-N drop card on the left side of the shelf is the west port, and the drop card on the right side of the shelf is considered the east port.

Figure 6-2 Four-Node, Two-Fiber MS-SPRing Fiber Connection Example

For four-fiber MS-SPRings, verify that the same east port to west port connection is used for the working and protect fibers, similar to Figure 6-3. Verify that the working and protect card connections are not mixed. The working cards are the cards where you will provision the DCC terminations.

Figure 6-3 Four-Node, Four-Fiber MS-SPRing Fiber Connection Example

Step 2 Log into an ONS 15454 SDH that you want to configure in an MS-SPRing. See the "DLP-D60 Log into CTC" task on page 3-23 for instructions. If you are already logged in, continue with Step 3.

Step 3 Complete the "DLP-D253 Provision SDH DCC Terminations" task. Provision the two ports/cards that will serve as the MS-SPRing ports at the node. For four-fiber MS-SPRings, provision the DCC terminations on the STM-N cards that will carry the working traffic, but do not provision DCCs on the protect cards.


Note If an ONS 15454 SDH is not connected to a corporate LAN, DCC provisioning must be performed through a direct (craft) connection to the node. Remote provisioning is possible only after all nodes in the network have DCC provisioned to in-service STM-N ports.


Step 4 For four-fiber MS-SPRings, complete the "DLP-D214 Change the Service State for a Port" task to put the protect STM-N cards/ports in service.

Step 5 If an MS-SPRing span passes through third-party equipment that cannot transparently transport the K3 byte, complete the "DLP-D89 Remap the K3 Byte" task. This task is not necessary for most users.

Step 6 Repeat Steps 2 through 4 at each node that will be in the MS-SPRing. Verify that the EOC (DCC Termination Failure) and LOS (Loss of Signal) are cleared after DCCs are provisioned on all nodes in the ring.

Step 7 Complete the "D126 Create an MS-SPRing" procedure.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


DLP-D89 Remap the K3 Byte

Purpose

This task provisions the K3 byte. Do not remap the K3 byte unless specifically required to run an ONS 15454 SDH MS-SPRing through third-party equipment. This task is unnecessary for most users.

Tools/Equipment

STM-16 cards must be installed on the MS-SPRing span that you will remap.

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-23

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Caution If you remap the K3 byte, remap to the same extended byte (Z2, E2, or F1) on either side of the span.


Step 1 In node view, double-click the STM-16 card that connects to the third-party equipment.

Step 2 Click the Provisioning > Line tabs.

Step 3 Click MS-SPRing Ext Byte and choose the alternate byte: Z2, E2, or F1.

Step 4 Click Apply.

Step 5 Four-fiber MS-SPRing only, repeat Steps 2 through 4 for each protect card.

Step 6 Repeat this task at the node and card on the other end of the MS-SPRing span.


Note The extension byte chosen in Step 3 should match at both ends of the span.


Step 7 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


NTP-D126 Create an MS-SPRing

Purpose

This procedure creates an MS-SPRing at each MS-SPRing-provisioned node.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

D35 Verify Node Turn Up

D40 Provision MS-SPRing Nodes

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 Log into an ONS 15454 SDH node on the network where you will create the MS-SPRing. See the "DLP-D60 Log into CTC" task on page 3-23 for instructions.

Step 2 From the View menu, choose Go to Network View.

Step 3 Click the Provisioning > MS-SPRing tabs.

Step 4 Click Create MS-SPRing.

Step 5 In the MS-SPRing Creation dialog box, set the MS-SPRing properties:

Ring Type—Choose the MS-SPRing type, either two-fiber or four-fiber.

Speed—Choose the MS-SPRing speed: STM-4 (two-fiber MS-SPRing only), STM-16, or STM-64. The speed must match the STM-N speed of the MS-SPRing trunk cards.


Note If you are creating an STM-4 MS-SPRing and will eventually upgrade it to STM-16 or STM-64, use the single-port STM-4 cards (OC12 IR/STM4 SH 1310, OC12 IR/STM4 SH 1310, or OC12 IR/STM4 SH 1310). You cannot upgrade an MS-SPRing on a four-port STM-4 (OC12/STM4-4) because STM-16 and STM-64 cards are single-port.


Ring ID—Assign a ring ID (a number between 0 and 9999).

Reversion time—Set the amount of time that will pass before the traffic reverts to the original working path following a ring switch. The default is 5 minutes. Ring reversions can be set to Never.

For four-fiber MS-SPRings only, complete the following:

Span Reversion—Set the amount of time that will pass before the traffic reverts to the original working path following a span switch. The default is 5 minutes. Span reversions can be set to Never.

Step 6 Click Next. If the network graphic appears, go to Step 7. If CTC determines that an MS-SPRing cannot be created, for example, not enough optical cards are installed or it finds circuits with SNCP selectors, a "Cannot Create MS-SPRing" message appears. If this occurs, complete the following steps:

a. Click OK.

b. On the Create MS-SPRing window, click Excluded Nodes. Review the information explaining why the MS-SPRing could not be created, then click OK.

c. Depending on the problem, click Back to start over or click Cancel to cancel the operation.

d. Complete the "D40 Provision MS-SPRing Nodes" procedure, making sure all steps are completed accurately, then start this procedure again.

Step 7 In the network graphic, double-click an MS-SPRing span line. If the span line is DCC connected to other MS-SPRing cards comprising a complete ring, the lines turn blue and the Finish button appears. If the lines do not form a complete ring, double-click span lines until a complete ring is formed. When the ring is DCC connected, go to Step 8 if you are completing a four-fiber MS-SPRing or go to Step 9 if you are completing a two-fiber MS-SPRing).

Step 8 Four-fiber MS-SPRings, click Next. In the Protect Port Selection section, choose the protect ports from the West Protect and East Protect columns. Go to the next step.

Step 9 Click Finish. If CTC displays the MS-SPRing window with the MS-SPRing you created, go to Step 10. If CTC displays a "Cannot Create MS-SPRing" or "Error While Creating MS-SPRing" message:

a. Click OK.

b. On the Create MS-SPRing window, click Excluded Nodes. Review the information explaining why the MS-SPRing could not be created, then click OK.

c. Depending on the problem, click Back to start over or click Cancel to cancel the operation.

d. Complete the "D40 Provision MS-SPRing Nodes" procedure, making sure all steps are completed accurately, then start this procedure again.


Note Some or all of the following alarms may briefly appear during MS-SPRing setup: E-W MISMATCH, RING MISMATCH, APSCIMP, APSDFLTK, or MSSP-OSYNC.


Step 10 Verify the following:

On the network view graphic, a green span line appears between all MS-SPRing nodes.

All E-W MISMATCH, RING MISMATCH, APSCIMP, DFLTK, and MSSP-OSYNC alarms are cleared. See the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting Guide for alarm troubleshooting.


Note The numbers in parenthesis after the node name are the MS-SPRing node IDs assigned by CTC. Every ONS 15454 SDH in an MS-SPRing is given a unique node ID, 0 through 31. To change it, complete the "NTP-D159 Modify an MS-SPRing" procedure on page 15-11.


Step 11 Complete the "D175 Two-Fiber MS-SPRing Acceptance Test" procedure or the "D176 Four-Fiber MS-SPRing Acceptance Test" procedure.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


NTP-D175 Two-Fiber MS-SPRing Acceptance Test

Purpose

This procedure tests a two-fiber MS-SPRing.

Tools/Equipment

Test set and cables appropriate for the test circuit

Prerequisite Procedures

D40 Provision MS-SPRing Nodes

D126 Create an MS-SPRing

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Note This procedure requires that you create test circuits and perform span switches around the ring. For clarity, "Node 1" refers to the login node where you begin the procedure. "Node 2" refers to the node connected to the east STM-N trunk (span) card of Node 1, "Node 3" refers to the node connected to the east STM-N trunk card of Node 2, and so on.



Step 1 Log into one of the ONS 15454 SDHs on the MS-SPRing you are testing. (This node will be called Node 1.) See the "DLP-D60 Log into CTC" task on page 3-23 for instructions. If you are already logged in, continue with Step 2.

Step 2 From the View menu, choose Go to Network View.

Step 3 Click the Alarms tab.

a. Verify that the alarm filter is not on. See the "DLP-D227 Disable Alarm Filtering" task on page 9-29 for instructions.

b. Verify that no unexplained alarms appear on the network. If unexplained alarms appear, resolve them before continuing. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting Guide.

Step 4 Complete the "DLP-D139 Export CTC Data" task on page 9-4 to export the alarm information.

Step 5 Click the Conditions tab. Verify that no unexplained conditions appear on the network. If unexplained conditions appear, resolve them before continuing. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting Guide.

Step 6 Complete the "DLP-D139 Export CTC Data" task on page 9-4 to export the conditions information.

Step 7 On the network view, double-click Node 1.

Step 8 Complete the "DLP-D217 MS-SPRing Exercise Ring Test" task.

Step 9 Create a test circuit from Node 1 to the node connected to the east STM-N trunk card of Node 1. (This node will be called Node 2.)

For VC4 circuits, complete the "NTP-D188 Create an Automatically Routed High-Order Circuit" procedure on page 8-47. When you set the circuit state, choose IS and check the Apply to drop ports check box.

For VC3 circuits, complete the "NTP-D54 Create an Automatically Routed Low-Order VC3 Circuit" procedure on page 8-21. When you set the circuit state, choose IS and check the Apply to drop ports check box.

For VC12 circuits, complete the "NTP-D81 Create an Automatically Routed Low-Order VC12 Circuit" procedure on page 8-7. When you set the circuit state, choose IS and check the Apply to drop ports check box.

Step 10 Configure the test set for the test circuit type you created:

VC4 or VC4-nc—If you are testing a VC4 circuit or a VC4-nc circuit on an STM-N card, you must have a direct optical interface into the ONS 15454 SDH. Set the test set for STM-N. For information about configuring your test set, consult your test set user guide.

VC3—If you are testing a clear channel E3/DS3I, you must have a patch panel or a direct E3/DS3I interface into the ONS 15454 SDH. Set the test set for clear channel E3/DS3I. For information about configuring your test set, consult your test set user guide.

VC12—If you are testing an E1, you must have a patch panel or a direct E1 interface to the ONS 15454 SDH. Set the test set for E1. For information about configuring your test set, consult your test set user guide.

Step 11 Verify the integrity of all patch cables that will be used in this test by connecting the test set transmit (Tx) connector to the test set receive (Rx) connector. If the test set does not run error-free, check the cable for damage and check the test set to make sure it is set up correctly before going to the next step.

Step 12 Create a physical loopback at the circuit destination card: attach one end of a patch cable to the destination port's transmit (Tx) connector; attach the other end to the port's receive (Rx) connector.

Step 13 At the circuit source card:

a. Connect the transmit (Tx) connector of the test set to the circuit receive (Rx) connector.

b. Connect the test set receive (Rx) connector to the circuit transmit (Tx) connector.

Step 14 Verify that the test set shows a clean signal. If a clean signal does not appear, repeat Steps 1 through 9 to make sure the test set and cabling are configured correctly.

Step 15 Inject BIT errors from the test set. Verify that the errors appear at the test set, verifying a complete end-to-end circuit.

Step 16 Complete the "DLP-D254 TCC2 Card Active/Standby Switch Test" task.

Step 17 Complete the "DLP-D255 Cross-Connect Card Side Switch Test" task.

Although a service interruption under 60 ms may occur, the test circuit should continue to work before, during, and after the switches. If the circuit stops working, do not continue. Contact your next level of support.

Step 18 Complete the "DLP-D91 MS-SPRing Switch Test" task at Node 1.

Step 19 Set up and complete a BER test on the test circuit. Use the existing configuration and follow your site requirements for length of time. Record the test results and configuration.

Step 20 Complete the "NTP-D152 Delete Circuits" procedure on page 11-16 for the test circuit.

Step 21 Repeating Steps 7 through 20 for Nodes 2 and higher, work your way around the MS-SPRing, testing each node and span in the ring. Work your way around the MS-SPRing creating test circuits between every two consecutive nodes.

Step 22 After you test the entire ring, remove any loopbacks and test sets from the nodes.

Step 23 If a node fails any test, repeat the test while verifying correct setup and configuration. If the test fails again, refer to the next level of support.

After all tests are successfully completed and no alarms exist in the network, the network is ready for service application. Continue with Chapter 8, "Create Circuits and Low-Order Tunnels."

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


DLP-D217 MS-SPRing Exercise Ring Test

Purpose

This task tests the MS-SPRing functionality without switching traffic. Ring exercise conditions (including the K-byte pass-through) are reported and cleared within 10-15 seconds.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-23

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 From the View menu, choose Go to Network View.

Step 2 Click the Provisioning > MS-SPRing tabs.

Step 3 Click the row of the MS-SPRing you will exercise, then click Edit.

Step 4 Right-click the west port of any MS-SPRing node and choose Set West Protection Operation. Figure 6-4 shows an example. (To move a graphic icon, press Ctrl while you drag and drop it to a new location.)


Note For two fiber MS-SPRings, the squares on the node icons represent the MS-SPRing working and protect channels. You can right-click either channel. For four-fiber MS-SPRings, the squares represent ports. Right-click either working or protect ports.


Figure 6-4 Protection Operation on a Three-Node MS-SPRing

Step 5 In the Set West Protection Operation dialog box, choose EXERCISE RING from the drop-down menu. Click OK.

Step 6 In the Confirm MS-SPRing Operation dialog box, click Yes.

On the network view graphic, an E appears on the MS-SPRing channel where you invoked the exercise. The E will appear for 10-15 seconds, then disappear.

Step 7 On the Cisco Transport Controller window, click the History tab. Verify that an EXERCISE-RING (Exercising Ring Successfully) condition appears for the node where you exercised the ring. Other conditions that appear include EXERCISE-RING-REQ, KB-PASSTHR, and FE-EXERCISING-RING.

If you do not see any MS-SPRing exercise conditions, click the Filter button and verify that filtering is not turned on. Also, check that alarms and conditions are not suppressed for a node or MS-SPRing drop cards. See the "NTP-D72 Suppress and Discontinue Alarm Suppression" procedure on page 9-30 for more information.

Step 8 Click the Alarms tab.

a. Verify that the alarm filter is not on. See the "DLP-D227 Disable Alarm Filtering" task on page 9-29 for instructions.

b. Verify that no unexplained alarms appear on the network. If unexplained alarms appear, resolve them before continuing. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting Guide.

Step 9 From the File menu, choose Close to close the MS-SPRing window.

Step 10 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D91 MS-SPRing Switch Test

Purpose

This task verifies that protection switching is working correctly in an MS-SPRing.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-23

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 In the network view, click the Provisioning > MS-SPRing tabs.

Step 2 Click the row of the MS-SPRing you will switch, then click Edit.

Step 3 Right-click any MS-SPRing node west port and choose Set West Protection Operation. Figure 6-4 shows an example. (To move a graphic icon, click it, then press Ctrl while you drag and drop it to a new location.)


Note For two fiber MS-SPRings, the squares on the node icons represent the MS-SPRing working and protect channels. You can right-click either channel. For four-fiber MS-SPRings, the squares represent ports. Right-click either working or protect port.


Step 4 In the Set West Protection Operation dialog box, choose FORCE RING from the drop-down menu. Click OK.

Step 5 Click Yes in the two Confirm MS-SPRing Operation dialog boxes that appear.

On the network view graphic, an F appears on the working MS-SPRing channel where you invoked the Force Ring switch. The MS-SPRing span lines turn purple where the Force was invoked, and all span lines between other MS-SPRing nodes turn green.

Step 6 Click the Conditions tab, then click Retrieve.

Step 7 Verify that the following conditions are reported on the node where you invoked the forced ring switch on the west port:

FORCE-REQ-RING—A Force Switch Request On Ring condition is reported against the span's working slot on the west side of the node.

RING-SW-EAST—A Ring Switch Active on the east side condition is reported against the working span on the east side of the node.


Note Make sure the Filter button in the lower right corner of the window is off. Click the Node column to sort conditions by node.


Step 8 Verify that the following conditions are reported on the node that is connected to the west line of the node where you performed the switch:

FE-FRCDWKSWPR-RING—A Far-End Working Facility Forced to Switch to Protection condition is reported against the working span on the east side of the node.

RING-SW-WEST—A Ring Switch Active on the west side condition is reported against the working span on the west side of the node.

Step 9 (Optional) If you remapped the K3 byte to run an ONS 15454 MS-SPRing through third-party equipment, check the following condition. Verify a KBYTE-PASSTHRU condition reported on other nodes that are not connected to the west side of the node where you invoked the Force Ring switch.

Step 10 Verify the MS-SPRing line status on each node:

a. From node view, click Maintenance > MS-SPRing.

b. Verify the following:

The line states are shown as Stby/Stby on the west side of the node and Act/Act on the east side of the node where you invoked the Force Ring switch.

The line states are shown as Stby/Stby on the east side of the node and Act/Act on the west side of the node that is connected to the west line of the node where you invoked the Force Ring switch.

The line states are shown as Act/Act on both east and west sides of the remaining nodes in the ring.

Step 11 From network view, click the Alarms tab.

a. Verify that the alarm filter is not on. See the "DLP-D227 Disable Alarm Filtering" task on page 9-29 for instructions.

b. Verify that no unexplained alarms appear on the network. If unexplained alarms appear, resolve them before continuing. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting Guide.

Step 12 Display the MS-SPRing window where you invoked the Force Ring switch (the window may be hidden by the CTC window).

Step 13 Right-click the west port of the MS-SPRing node where you invoked the Force Ring switch and choose Set West Protection Operation.

Step 14 In the Set West Protection Operation dialog box, choose CLEAR from the drop-down menu. Click OK.

Step 15 Click Yes in the Confirm MS-SPRing Operation dialog box.

On the network view graphic, the Force Ring switch is removed, the F indicating the switch is removed, and the span lines between MS-SPRing nodes will be purple and green. The span lines may take a few moments to change color.

Step 16 From network view, click the Conditions tab. Verify that all conditions raised in this procedure are cleared from the network. If unexplained conditions appear, resolve them before continuing.

Step 17 Verify the MS-SPRing line status on each node:

a. From node view, click Maintenance > MS-SPRing.

b. Verify that the line states are shown as Act/Stby on both the east and west sides of each node in the ring.

Step 18 Right-click the east port of MS-SPRing node and choose Set East Protection Operation.

Step 19 In the Set East Protection Operation dialog box, choose FORCE RING from the drop-down menu. Click OK.

Step 20 Click Yes in the two Confirm MS-SPRing Operation dialog boxes that appear.

On the network view graphic, an F appears on the working MS-SPRing channel where you invoked the Force Ring switch. The MS-SPRing span lines are purple where the Force was invoked, and all span lines between other MS-SPRing nodes are green. The span lines may take a few moments to change color.

Step 21 Click the Conditions tab, then click Retrieve.

Step 22 Verify that the following conditions are reported on the node where you invoked the forced ring switch on the east port:

FORCE-REQ-RING—A Force Switch Request On Ring condition is reported against the span's working slot on the east side of the node.

RING-SW-WEST—A Ring Switch Active on the west side condition is reported against the working span on the east side of the node.


Note Make sure the Filter button in the lower right corner of the window is off. Click the Node column to sort conditions by node.


Step 23 Verify that the following conditions are reported on the node that is connected to the east line of the node where you performed the switch:

FE-FRCDWKSWPR-RING—A Far-End Working Facility Forced to Switch to Protection condition is reported against the working span on the west side of the node.

RING-SW-EAST—A Ring Switch Active on the east side condition is reported against the working span on the west side of the node.

Step 24 (Optional) If you remapped the K3 byte to run an ONS 15454 MS-SPRing through third-party equipment, check the following condition. Verify a KBYTE-PASSTHRU condition reported on other nodes that are not connected to the west side of the node where you invoked the Force Ring switch.

Step 25 Verify the MS-SPRing line status on each node:

a. From node view, click Maintenance > MS-SPRing.

b. Verify the following:

The line states are shown as Stby/Stby on the east side of the node and Act/Act on the west side of the node where you invoked the Force Ring switch.

The line states are shown as Stby/Stby on the west side of the node and Act/Act on the east side of the node that is connected to the east line of the node where you invoked the Force Ring switch.

The line states are shown as Act/Act on both east and west sides of the remaining nodes in the ring.

Step 26 From network view, click the Alarms tab. Verify that no unexplained alarms appear on the network. If unexplained alarms appear, resolve them before continuing. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting Guide.

Step 27 Display the MS-SPRing window where you invoked the Force Ring switch (the window may be hidden by the CTC window).

Step 28 Right-click the west port of the MS-SPRing node where you invoked the Force Ring switch and choose Set East Protection Operation.

Step 29 In the Set East Protection Operation dialog box, choose CLEAR from the drop-down menu. Click OK.

Step 30 Click Yes in the Confirm MS-SPRing Operation dialog box.

On the network view graphic, the Force Ring switch is removed, the F indicating the switch is removed, and the span lines between MS-SPRing nodes will be purple and green. The span lines may take a few moments to change color.

Step 31 From network view, click the Conditions tab. Verify that all conditions raised in this procedure are cleared from the network. If unexplained conditions appear, resolve them before continuing.

Step 32 Verify the MS-SPRing line status on each node:

a. From node view, click Maintenance > MS-SPRing.

b. Verify that the line states are shown as Act/Stby on both the east and west sides of each node in the ring.

Step 33 From the File menu, choose Close to close the MS-SPRing window.

Step 34 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


NTP-D176 Four-Fiber MS-SPRing Acceptance Test

Purpose

This procedure tests a four-fiber MS-SPRing.

Tools/Equipment

Test set and cables appropriate to the test circuit you will create

Prerequisite Procedures

D40 Provision MS-SPRing Nodes

D126 Create an MS-SPRing

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Note This procedure requires that you create test circuits and perform span switches around the ring. For clarity, "Node 1" refers to the login node where you begin the procedure. "Node 2" refers to the node connected to the east STM-N trunk (span) card of Node 1, "Node 3" refers to the node connected to the east STM-N trunk card of Node 2, and so on.



Step 1 Complete the "DLP-D60 Log into CTC" task on page 3-23 on the MS-SPRing you are testing. (This node will be called Node 1.) If you are already logged in, continue with Step 2.

Step 2 From the View menu, choose Go to Network View.

Step 3 Click the Alarms tab.

a. Verify that the alarm filter is not on. See the "DLP-D227 Disable Alarm Filtering" task on page 9-29 for instructions.

b. Verify that no unexplained alarms appear on the network. If unexplained alarms appear, resolve them before continuing. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting Guide.

Step 4 Complete the "DLP-D139 Export CTC Data" task on page 9-4 to export alarm information.

Step 5 Click the Conditions tab. Verify that no unexplained conditions appear on the network. If unexplained conditions appear, resolve them before continuing. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting Guide.

Step 6 Complete the "DLP-D139 Export CTC Data" task on page 9-4 to export conditions information.

Step 7 On the network map, double-click Node 1.

Step 8 Complete the "DLP-D92 Four-Fiber MS-SPRing Exercise Span Test" task.

Step 9 Complete the "DLP-D217 MS-SPRing Exercise Ring Test" task.

Step 10 Create a test circuit between Node 1 and Node 2.

For VC4 circuits, complete the "NTP-D188 Create an Automatically Routed High-Order Circuit" procedure on page 8-47. When you set the circuit state, choose IS and check the Apply to drop ports check box.

For VC3 circuits, complete the "NTP-D54 Create an Automatically Routed Low-Order VC3 Circuit" procedure on page 8-21. When you set the circuit state, choose IS and check the Apply to drop ports check box.

For VC12 circuits, complete the "NTP-D81 Create an Automatically Routed Low-Order VC12 Circuit" procedure on page 8-7. When you set the circuit state, choose IS and check the Apply to drop ports check box.

Step 11 Configure the test set for the test circuit type you created:

VC4 or VC4-nc—If you are testing a VC4 circuit or a VC4-nc circuit on an STM-N card, you must have a direct optical interface into the ONS 15454 SDH. Set the test set for STM-N. For information about configuring your test set, consult your test set user guide.

VC3—If you are testing a clear channel E3/DS3I, you must have a patch panel or a direct E3/DS3I interface into the ONS 15454 SDH. Set the test set for clear channel E3/DS3I. For information about configuring your test set, consult your test set user guide.

VC12—If you are testing an E1, you must have a patch panel or a direct E1 interface to the ONS 15454 SDH. Set the test set for E1. For information about configuring your test set, consult your test set user guide.

Step 12 Verify the integrity of all patch cables that will be used in this test by connecting one end of the cable to the test set transmit (Tx) connector and the other end of the cable to the test set receive (Rx) connector. If the test set does not run error-free, check the cable for damage and check the test set to make sure it is set up correctly before continuing.

Step 13 Create a physical loopback at the circuit destination card. To do so, attach one end of a patch cable to the destination port's transmit (Tx) connector; attach the other end to the port's receive (Rx) connector.

Step 14 At the circuit source card:

a. Connect the transmit (Tx) connector of the test set to the circuit receive (Rx) connector.

b. Connect the test set receive (Rx) connector to the circuit transmit (Tx) connector.

Step 15 Verify that the test set shows a clean signal. If a clean signal does not appear, repeat Steps 8 through 14 to make sure the test set and cabling are configured correctly.

Step 16 Inject global BIT errors from the test set. Verify that the errors appear at the test set, verifying a complete end-to-end circuit.

Step 17 This step will lock out both of the spans on the node where you perform this task. Complete the "DLP-D254 TCC2 Card Active/Standby Switch Test" task.

Step 18 This step will lock out both of the spans on the node where you perform this task. Complete the "DLP-D255 Cross-Connect Card Side Switch Test" task.

Step 19 Complete the "DLP-D91 MS-SPRing Switch Test" task to test the MS-SPRing protection switching at Node 1.

Step 20 Complete the "DLP-D93 Four-Fiber MS-SPRing Span Switching Test" task at Node 1.

Step 21 Set up and complete a BER test on the test circuit between Node 1 and 2. Use the existing configuration and follow your site requirements for length of time. Record the test results and configuration.

Step 22 Complete the "NTP-D152 Delete Circuits" procedure on page 11-16 for the test circuit.

Step 23 At Node 2, repeat Steps 7 through 23, creating a test circuit between Node 2 and the node connected to the east STM-N trunk card of Node 2 (Node 3). Work your way around the MS-SPRing creating test circuits between every two consecutive nodes.

Step 24 After you test the entire ring, remove any loopbacks and test sets from the nodes.

Step 25 Click the Alarms tab. Complete the "DLP-D139 Export CTC Data" task on page 9-4 to export alarm information.

Step 26 Click the Conditions tab. Complete the "DLP-D139 Export CTC Data" task on page 9-4 to export conditions information.

Step 27 If a node fails any test, repeat the test while verifying correct setup and configuration. If the test fails again, refer to the next level of support.

After all tests are successfully completed and no alarms exist in the network, the network is ready for service application. Continue with Chapter 8, "Create Circuits and Low-Order Tunnels."

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


DLP-D92 Four-Fiber MS-SPRing Exercise Span Test

Purpose

This task exercises a four-fiber MS-SPRing span. Ring exercise conditions (including the K-byte pass-through) are reported and cleared within 10 to 15 seconds.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-23

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 From the View menu, choose Go to Network View.

Step 2 Click the Provisioning > MS-SPRing tabs.

Step 3 Click the MS-SPRing you will exercise, then click Edit.

Step 4 Exercise the west span:

a. Right-click the west port of the four-fiber MS-SPRing node that you want to exercise and choose Set West Protection Operation. (To move a graphic icon, press Ctrl while you drag and drop it to a new location.)


Note For four-fiber MS-SPRings, the squares on the network map represent ports. Right-click a working port.


b. In the Set West Protection Operation dialog box, choose EXERCISE SPAN from the drop-down menu. Click OK.

c. In the Confirm MS-SPRing Operation dialog box, click Yes.

On the network view graphic, an E appears on the MS-SPRing channel where you invoked the exercise. The E will appear for 10 to 15 seconds, then disappear.

Step 5 Click the Conditions tab, then click Retrieve.

Step 6 Verify the following conditions:

EXERCISING-SPAN—An Exercise Ring Successful condition is reported on the node where the span was exercised.

FE-EX-SPAN—A Far-End Exercise Span Request condition is reported against the East span of the node connected to the West-side of the node where you exercised the span.

KB-PASSTHR—If applicable, a K Byte Pass Though Active condition is reported.


Note Make sure the Filter button in the lower right corner of the window is off. Click the Node column to sort conditions by node.


Step 7 Click the Alarms tab.

a. Verify that the alarm filter is not on. See the "DLP-D227 Disable Alarm Filtering" task on page 9-29 for instructions.

b. Verify that no unexplained alarms appear on the network. If unexplained alarms appear, resolve them before continuing. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting Guide.

Step 8 Exercise the east span:

a. Right-click the east port of the four-fiber MS-SPRing node that you want to exercise and choose Set East Protection Operation.

b. In the Set East Protection Operation dialog box, choose EXERCISE SPAN from the drop-down menu. Click OK.

c. In the Confirm MS-SPRing Operation dialog box, click Yes.

On the network view graphic, an E appears on the MS-SPRing channel where you invoked the exercise. The E will appear for 10-15 seconds, then disappear.

Step 9 From the File menu, choose Close.

Step 10 Click the Conditions tab, then click Retrieve.

Step 11 Verify the following conditions:

EXERCISING-SPAN—An Exercise Ring Successful condition is reported on the node where the span was exercised.

FE-EX-SPAN—A Far-End Exercise Span Request condition is reported against the East span of the node connected to the West-side of the node where you exercised the span.

KB-PASSTHR—If applicable, a K Byte Pass Though Active condition is reported.


Note Make sure the Filter button in the lower right corner of the window is off. Click the Node column to sort conditions by node.


Step 12 Click the Alarms tab. Verify that no unexplained alarms appear on the network. If unexplained alarms appear, resolve them before continuing. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting Guide.

Step 13 From the File menu, choose Close to close the MS-SPRing window.

Step 14 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D93 Four-Fiber MS-SPRing Span Switching Test

Purpose

This task verifies that traffic will switch from working to protect fibers on a four-fiber MS-SPRing span.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-23

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 From the View menu, choose Go to Network View.

Step 2 Click the Provisioning > MS-SPRing tabs.

Step 3 Click Edit. An MS-SPRing window appears containing a graphic of the MS-SPRing.

Step 4 If the node icons are stacked on the MS-SPRing graphic, press Ctrl while you drag and drop each one to a new location so you can see the MS-SPRing port information clearly.

Step 5 Switch the west span:

a. Right-click the west port of the four-fiber MS-SPRing node that you want to exercise and choose Set West Protection Operation. Figure 6-4 shows an example.


Note For four-fiber MS-SPRings, the squares on the network map represent ports. Right-click a working port.


b. In the Set West Protection Operation dialog box, choose FORCE SPAN from the drop-down menu. Click OK.

c. Click Yes in the two Confirm MS-SPRing Operation dialog boxes that appear.

On the network view graphic, an F appears on the MS-SPRing channel where you invoked the protection switch. The MS-SPRing span lines turn purple where the Force was invoked, and all span lines between other MS-SPRing nodes turn green.

Step 6 Click the Conditions tab, then click Retrieve.

Step 7 Verify that a SPAN-SW-WEST (Span Switch West) condition is reported on the node where you invoked the Force switch, and a SPAN-SW-EAST (Span Switch East) condition is reported on the node connected to the west line of the node where you performed the switch. Make sure the Filter button in the lower right corner of window is off. Click the Node column to sort conditions by node.

Step 8 Click the Alarms tab.

a. Verify that the alarm filter is not on. See the "DLP-D227 Disable Alarm Filtering" task on page 9-29 for instructions.

b. Verify that no unexplained alarms appear on the network. If unexplained alarms appear, resolve them before continuing. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting Guide.

Step 9 Display the MS-SPRing window where you invoked the Force Span switch (the window may be hidden by the CTC window).

Step 10 Clear the west switch:

a. Right-click the west port of the MS-SPRing node where you invoked the Force Span switch and choose Set West Protection Operation.

b. In the Set West Protection Operation dialog box, choose CLEAR from the drop-down menu. Click OK.

c. Click Yes in the Confirm MS-SPRing Operation dialog box.

On the network view graphic, the Force Span switch is removed, the F disappears, and the span lines between MS-SPRing nodes will be purple and green. The span lines may take a few moments to change color.

Step 11 Switch the east span:

a. Right-click the east port of MS-SPRing node and choose Set East Protection Operation.

b. In the Set East Protection Operation dialog box, choose FORCE SPAN from the drop-down menu. Click OK.

c. Click Yes in the two Confirm MS-SPRing Operation dialog boxes that appear.

On the network view graphic, an F appears on the MS-SPRing channel where you invoked the Force Span switch. The MS-SPRing span lines are purple where the Force was invoked, and all span lines between other MS-SPRing nodes are green. The span lines may take a few moments to change color.

Step 12 Click the Conditions tab, then click Retrieve.

Step 13 Verify that a SPAN-SW-EAST (Span Switch East) condition is reported on the node where you invoked the Force switch, and a SPAN-SW-WEST (Span Switch West) condition is reported on the node connected to the west line of the node where you performed the switch. Make sure the Filter button in the lower right corner of window is off. Click the Node column to sort conditions by node.

Step 14 Click the Alarms tab. Verify that no unexplained alarms appear on the network. If unexplained alarms appear, resolve them before continuing. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting Guide.

Step 15 Display the MS-SPRing window where you invoked the Force Span switch (the window may be hidden by the CTC window).

Step 16 Clear the east switch:

a. Right-click the east port of the MS-SPRing node where you invoked the Force Span switch and choose Set East Protection Operation.

b. In the Set East Protection Operation dialog box, choose CLEAR from the drop-down menu. Click OK.

c. Click Yes in the Confirm MS-SPRing Operation dialog box.

On the network view graphic, the Force Span switch is removed, the F indicating the switch is removed, and the span lines between MS-SPRing nodes will be purple and green. The span lines may take a few moments to change color.

Step 17 From the File menu, choose Close to close the MS-SPRing window.

Step 18 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


NTP-D44 Provision SNCP Nodes

Purpose

This procedure provisions nodes for inclusion in a subnetwork connection protection (SNCP) ring.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

D35 Verify Node Turn Up

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 Verify that the fiber is correctly connected to the SNCP trunk (span) STM-N cards similar to Figure 6-5.

Figure 6-5 SNCP Fiber Connection Example

Step 2 Log into an ONS 15454 SDH in the SNCP you are turning up. See the "DLP-D60 Log into CTC" task on page 3-23 for instructions. If you are already logged in, continue with Step 3.

Step 3 Complete the "DLP-D253 Provision SDH DCC Terminations" task for the two cards/ports that will serve as the SNCP ports on the node, for example, Slot 5 (STM-16)/Node 1 and Slot 12 (STM-16)/ Node 1.


Note If an ONS 15454 SDH is not connected to a corporate LAN, DCC provisioning must be performed through a direct (craft) connection. Remote provisioning is possible only after all nodes in the network have DCC terminations provisioned to in-service STM-N ports.


Step 4 Repeat Steps 2 and 3 for each node in the SNCP.

Step 5 Complete the "D177 SNCP Acceptance Test" procedure.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


NTP-D177 SNCP Acceptance Test

Purpose

This procedure tests an SNCP ring.

Tools/Equipment

Test set and cables appropriate to the test circuit you will create.

Prerequisite Procedures

D44 Provision SNCP Nodes

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 Log into one of the ONS 15454 SDHs on the SNCP you are testing. See the "DLP-D60 Log into CTC" task on page 3-23 for instructions. The node (default) view appears. If you are already logged in, continue with Step 2.

Step 2 From the View menu, choose Go to Network View.

Step 3 Click the Alarms tab.

a. Verify that the alarm filter is not on. See the "DLP-D227 Disable Alarm Filtering" task on page 9-29 for instructions.

b. Verify that no unexplained alarms appear on the network. If unexplained alarms appear, resolve them before continuing. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting Guide.

Step 4 Complete the "DLP-D139 Export CTC Data" task on page 9-4 to export alarm information.

Step 5 Click the Conditions tab. Verify that no unexplained conditions appear on the network. If unexplained conditions appear, resolve them before continuing. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting Guide.

Step 6 Complete the "DLP-D139 Export CTC Data" task on page 9-4 to export conditions information.

Step 7 On the network map, double-click the node that you logged into in Step 1.

Step 8 Create a test circuit from that node to the next adjacent SNCP node.

For VC4 circuits, complete the "NTP-D188 Create an Automatically Routed High-Order Circuit" procedure on page 8-47. When you set the circuit state, choose IS and check the Apply to drop ports check box.

For VC3 circuits, complete the "NTP-D54 Create an Automatically Routed Low-Order VC3 Circuit" procedure on page 8-21. When you set the circuit state, choose IS and check the Apply to drop ports check box.

For VC12 circuits, complete the "NTP-D81 Create an Automatically Routed Low-Order VC12 Circuit" procedure on page 8-7. When you set the circuit state, choose IS and check the Apply to drop ports check box.

Step 9 Configure the test set for the test circuit type you created:

VC4 or VC4-nc—If you are testing a VC4 circuit or a VC4-nc circuit on an STM-N card, you must have a direct optical interface into the ONS 15454 SDH. Set the test set for STM-N. For information about configuring your test set, consult your test set user guide.

VC3—If you are testing a clear channel E3/DS3I, you must have a patch panel or a direct E3/DS3I interface into the ONS 15454 SDH. Set the test set for clear channel E3/DS3I. For information about configuring your test set, consult your test set user guide.

VC12—If you are testing an E1, you must have a patch panel or a direct E1 interface to the ONS 15454 SDH. Set the test set for E1. For information about configuring your test set, consult your test set user guide.

Step 10 Verify the integrity of all patch cables that will be used in this test by connecting one end to the test set transmit (Tx) connector and the other end to the test set receive (Rx) connector. If the test set does not run error-free, check the cable for damage and check the test set to make sure it is set up correctly before continuing.

Step 11 Create a physical loopback at the circuit destination card:

a. Attach one end of a patch cable to the destination port's transmit (Tx) connector.

b. Attach the other end to the port's receive (Rx) connector.

Step 12 At the circuit source card:

a. Connect the transmit (Tx) connector of the test set to the circuit receive (Rx) connector.

b. Connect the test set receive (Rx) connector to the circuit transmit (Tx) connector.

Step 13 Verify that the test set shows a clean signal. If a clean signal does not appear, repeat Steps 1 through 8 to make sure the test set and cabling are configured correctly.

Step 14 Inject BIT errors from the test set. To verify that you have a complete end-to-end circuit, verify that the errors appear at the test set.

Step 15 Complete the "DLP-D254 TCC2 Card Active/Standby Switch Test" task.

Step 16 Complete the "DLP-D255 Cross-Connect Card Side Switch Test" task.

Although a service interruption under 60 ms may occur, the test circuit should continue to work before, during, and after the switches. If the circuit stops working, do not continue. Contact your next level of support.

Step 17 From the View menu, choose Go to Network View.

Step 18 Click one of the two spans leaving the circuit source node.

Step 19 Test the SNCP protection switching function on this span. Go to the "DLP-D94 SNCP Protection Switching Test" task for instructions.

Although a service interruption under 60 ms may occur, the test circuit should continue to work before, during, and after the switches. If the circuit stops working, do not continue. Contact your next level of support.

Step 20 In network view, click the other circuit source span and repeat Step 19.

Step 21 Set up and complete a BER Test. Use the existing configuration and follow your site requirements for the length of time. Record the test results and configuration.

Step 22 Complete the "NTP-D152 Delete Circuits" procedure on page 11-16 for the test circuit.

Step 23 Remove any loopbacks, switches, or test sets from the nodes after all testing is complete.

Step 24 Click the Alarms tab. Complete the "DLP-D139 Export CTC Data" task on page 9-4 to export alarm information.

Step 25 Click the Conditions tab. Complete the "DLP-D139 Export CTC Data" task on page 9-4 to export conditions information.

Step 26 Repeat Steps 8 through 25 for each node on the network.

Step 27 If a node fails any test, repeat the test while verifying correct setup and configuration. If the test fails again, refer to the next level of support.

After all tests are successfully completed and no alarms exist in the network, the network is ready for service application. Continue with Chapter 8, "Create Circuits and Low-Order Tunnels."

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


DLP-D94 SNCP Protection Switching Test

Purpose

This task verifies that an SNCP span is switching correctly.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-23

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 From the View menu, choose Go to the Network View.

Step 2 Right-click a network span and choose Circuits.

The Circuits on Span dialog box shows the SNCP circuits, including circuit names, locations, and a color code showing which circuits are active on the span.

Step 3 Click the Perform SNCP span switching field and choose FORCE SWITCH AWAY from the drop-down menu. Click Apply.

Step 4 In the Confirm SNCP Switch dialog box, click Yes.

Step 5 In the Protection Switch Result dialog box, click OK.

In the Circuits on Span dialog box, the Switch State for all circuits is Force. Unprotected circuits will not switch.

Step 6 Click the Perform SNCP span switching field and choose CLEAR from the drop-down menu. Click Apply. Click Yes to confirm.

Step 7 In the Confirm SNCP Switch dialog box, click Yes.

Step 8 In the Protection Switch Result dialog box, click OK.

In the Circuits on Span window, the Switch State for all SNCP circuits is CLEAR.

Step 9 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


NTP-D217 Provision an SNCP Dual Ring Interconnect

Purpose

This procedure provisions SNCP rings in a dual ring interconnect (DRI) topology. DRIs interconnect two or more SNCPs to provide an additional level of protection.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

D35 Verify Node Turn Up

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 Log into an ONS 15454 SDH. See the "DLP-D60 Log into CTC" task on page 3-23 for instructions. If you are already logged in, continue with Step 2.

Step 2 Complete the following steps if you have not provisioned the SNCPs that you will interconnect in an SNCP DRI. If the SNCPs are created, go to Step 3.

a. Complete the "D44 Provision SNCP Nodes" procedure to provision the SNCPs.

b. Complete the "D177 SNCP Acceptance Test" procedure to test the SNCPs.


Note All SNCPs that will be interconnected must be at the same STM-N level.


Step 3 Verify that the SNCP DRI interconnect nodes have STM-N cards installed and have fiber connections to the other interconnect node:

The STM-N cards that will connect the SNCPs must be installed at the interconnect nodes. The STM-N cards in the SNCP nodes and the interconnect nodes must be the same type.

The interconnect nodes must have fiber connections. An example is shown in Figure 6-6. This example shows an SNCP DRI with two rings, Nodes 1 to 4 and 5 to 8. In the example, an additional STM-N is installed in Slot 13 at Node 4 and connected to an STM-N in Slot 6 at Node 6. Nodes 3 and 5 are interconnected with STM-N cards in Slot 6 (Node 3) and Slot 13 (Node 5).

Figure 6-6 SNCP DRI Fiber Connection Example


Note To route circuits on the DRI, you must check the Dual Ring Interconnect check box during circuit creation.


Stop. You have completed this procedure.


NTP-D218 Provision an Integrated SNCP Dual Ring Interconnect

Purpose

This procedure provisions SNCP rings in an integrated dual ring interconnect (DRI) topology.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

D35 Verify Node Turn Up

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 Log into an ONS 15454 SDH. See the "DLP-D60 Log into CTC" task on page 3-23 for instructions. If you are already logged in, continue with Step 2.

Step 2 Complete the following steps if you have not provisioned the SNCPs that you will interconnect in an SNCP DRI. If the SNCPs are created, continue with Step 3.

a. Complete the "D44 Provision SNCP Nodes" procedure to provision the SNCPs.

b. Complete the "D177 SNCP Acceptance Test" procedure to test the SNCPs.


Note All SNCPs that will be interconnected must be at the same STM-N rate.


Step 3 Verify that the SNCP DRI interconnect nodes have STM-N cards installed and have fiber connections to the other interconnect node:

The STM-N cards that will connect the SNCPs must be installed at the interconnect nodes. The STM-N cards in the SNCP nodes and the interconnect nodes must be the same type.

The interconnect nodes must have the correct fiber connections. An example is shown in Figure 6-7. This example shows an SNCP DRI with two rings, Nodes 1 to 4 and 5 to 8. In the example, an additional STM-N is installed in Slot 13 at Node 4 and connected to an STM-N in Slot 6 at Node 6. Nodes 3 and 5 are interconnected with STM-N cards in Slot 6 (Node 3) and Slot 13 (Node 5).

Figure 6-7 Integrated SNCP DRI Example

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


NTP-D258 Provision an Open-Ended SNCP

Purpose

This procedure provisions ONS 15454 SDH nodes in an open-ended SNCP connected to a third party vendor network. This topology allows you to route a circuit from one ONS 15454 SDH network to another ONS 15454 SDH network through the third party network.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

D35 Verify Node Turn Up

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 Verify that the fiber is correctly connected to the SNCP trunk (span) STM-N cards at each open-ended SNCP node. Figure 6-8 shows an example. Node 1 is connected to ONS 15454 SDH Nodes 2 and 3 through Slots 12 and 5. Trunk cards at Nodes 2 and 3 are connected to the third party vendor equipment.

Figure 6-8 ONS 15454 SDH Open-Ended SNCPs Fiber Connection Example

Step 2 Verify that the third party cards or units to which the ONS 15454 SDH trunk cards are connected are the same STM-N rate as the ONS 15454 SDH trunk cards. The third party time slots must match the ONS 15454 SDH card time slots to which they are connected. For example, if your trunk card is an STM-16, the third party vendor card or unit must have VC4s 1-8 available.

Step 3 Log into an ONS 15454 SDH in the SNCP you are turning up. See the "DLP-D60 Log into CTC" task on page 3-23 for instructions. If you are already logged in, continue with Step 4.

Step 4 Complete the "DLP-D253 Provision SDH DCC Terminations" task for the ONS 15454 SDH cards/ports that are connected to another ONS 15454 SDH. Do not create a DCC termination for the card/port that connects to the third-party equipment. For example in Figure 6-8, DCC terminations are created at the following cards/ports:

Nodes 1 and 6: Slot 5 and Slot 12

Node 2 and 5—Slot 12

Node 3 and 4—Slot 5


Note If an ONS 15454 SDH is not connected to a corporate LAN, DCC provisioning must be performed through a direct (craft) connection. Remote provisioning is possible only after all nodes in the network have DCC terminations provisioned to in-service STM-N ports.


Step 5 Repeat Steps 2 through 4 for each node in the SNCP.

Step 6 Following the documentation provided by the third party vendor, provision the optical loop leading from the ONS 15454 SDH connection at one end to the connection at the other end. In other words, you will create an open-ended SNCP using procedures for the third party equipment.

Step 7 Complete the "D177 SNCP Acceptance Test" procedure.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


NTP-D259 Open-Ended SNCP Acceptance Test

Purpose

This procedure tests an open-ended SNCP ring.

Tools/Equipment

Test set and cables appropriate to the test circuit you will create.

Prerequisite Procedures

D258 Provision an Open-Ended SNCP

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 Complete the "DLP-D60 Log into CTC" task on page 3-23 at the node that will be the source node for traffic traversing the third party network. See the for instructions. If you are already logged in, continue with Step 2.

Step 2 From the View menu, choose Go to Network View.

Step 3 Click the Alarms tab.

a. Verify that the alarm filter is not on. See the "DLP-D227 Disable Alarm Filtering" task on page 9-29 for instructions.

b. Verify that no unexplained alarms appear on the network. If unexplained alarms appear, resolve them before continuing. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting Guide.

Step 4 Complete the "DLP-D139 Export CTC Data" task on page 9-4 to export the alarm information.

Step 5 Click the Conditions tab. Verify that no unexplained conditions appear on the network. If unexplained conditions appear, resolve them before continuing. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting Guide.

Step 6 Complete the "DLP-D139 Export CTC Data" task on page 9-4 to export the conditions information.

Step 7 On the network map, double-click the node that you logged into in Step 1.

Step 8 Create a test circuit from that node to the STM-N trunk (span) cards on the nodes that connect to the third party network. For example, in Figure 6-8, a circuit is created from Node 1 to the Slot 5 STM-N card at Node 2, and a secondary circuit destination is created on the Slot 12 STM-N card at Node 3. For circuit creation procedures, complete one of the following:

For VC4 circuits, complete the "NTP-D188 Create an Automatically Routed High-Order Circuit" procedure on page 8-47. When you set the circuit state, choose IS and check the Apply to drop ports check box.

For VC3 circuits, complete the "NTP-D54 Create an Automatically Routed Low-Order VC3 Circuit" procedure on page 8-21. When you set the circuit state, choose IS and check the Apply to drop ports check box.

For VC12 circuits, complete the "NTP-D81 Create an Automatically Routed Low-Order VC12 Circuit" procedure on page 8-7. When you set the circuit state, choose IS and check the Apply to drop ports check box.

Step 9 Create a circuit within the third-party network from ONS 15454 SDH connection ports to the second set of ONS 15454 SDH connection ports on both SNCP spans. Refer to the third-party equipment documentation for circuit creation procedures.

Step 10 Repeat Step 8 to create a second circuit at the terminating node on the other side of the third-party network. In Figure 6-8, this is Node 6. However, this circuit will have two sources, one at Node 4/Slot 12, and one at Node 5/Slot 5. The destination will be a drop card on Node 6.

Step 11 Configure the test set for the test circuit type you created:

VC4 or VC4-nc—If you are testing a VC4 circuit or a VC4-nc circuit on an STM-N card, you must have a direct optical interface into the ONS 15454 SDH. Set the test set for STM-N. For information about configuring your test set, consult your test set user guide.

VC3—If you are testing a clear channel E3/DS3I, you must have a patch panel or a direct E3/DS3I interface into the ONS 15454 SDH. Set the test set for clear channel E3/DS3I. For information about configuring your test set, consult your test set user guide.

VC12—If you are testing an E1, you must have a patch panel or a direct E1 interface to the ONS 15454 SDH. Set the test set for E1. For information about configuring your test set, consult your test set user guide.

Step 12 Verify the integrity of all patch cables that will be used in this test by connecting one end to the test set transmit (Tx) connector and the other end to the test set receive (Rx) connector. If the test set does not run error-free, check the cable for damage and check the test set to make sure it is set up correctly before continuing.

Step 13 Create a physical loopback at the circuit destination card:

a. Attach one end of a patch cable to the destination port's transmit (Tx) connector.

b. Attach the other end to the port's receive (Rx) connector.

Step 14 At the circuit source card:

a. Connect the transmit (Tx) connector of the test set to the circuit receive (Rx) connector.

b. Connect the test set receive (Rx) connector to the circuit transmit (Tx) connector.

Step 15 Verify that the test set shows a clean signal. If a clean signal does not appear, repeat Steps 1 through 10 to make sure the test set and cabling are configured correctly.

Step 16 Inject BIT errors from the test set. To verify that you have a complete end-to-end circuit, verify that the errors appear at the test set.

Step 17 Complete the "DLP-D254 TCC2 Card Active/Standby Switch Test" task.

Step 18 Complete the "DLP-D255 Cross-Connect Card Side Switch Test" task.

Although a service interruption under 60 ms may occur, the test circuit should continue to work before, during, and after the switches. If the circuit stops working, do not continue. Contact your next level of support.

Step 19 From the View menu, choose Go to Network View.

Step 20 Click one of the two spans leaving the circuit source node.

Step 21 Test the SNCP protection switching function on this span. Go to the "DLP-D94 SNCP Protection Switching Test" task for instructions.

Although a service interruption under 60 ms may occur, the test circuit should continue to work before, during, and after the switches. If the circuit stops working, do not continue. Contact your next level of support.

Step 22 In network view, click the other circuit source span and repeat Step 21.

Step 23 Set up and complete a BER Test. Use the existing configuration and follow your site requirements for the length of time. Record the test results and configuration.

Step 24 Complete the "NTP-D152 Delete Circuits" procedure on page 11-16 for the test circuit.

Step 25 Remove any loopbacks, switches, or test sets from the nodes after all testing is complete.

Step 26 Click the Alarms tab. Complete the "DLP-D139 Export CTC Data" task on page 9-4 to export the alarm information.

Step 27 Click the Conditions tab. Complete the "DLP-D139 Export CTC Data" task on page 9-4 to export the conditions information.

Step 28 Repeat Steps 8 through 27 for each node that will be sources and destinations for circuits traversing the third party network.

Step 29 If a node fails any test, repeat the test while verifying correct setup and configuration. If the test fails again, refer to the next level of support.

After all tests are successfully completed and no alarms exist in the network, the network is ready for service application. Continue with Chapter 8, "Create Circuits and Low-Order Tunnels."

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


NTP-D46 Subtend an SNCP from an MS-SPRing

Purpose

This procedure subtends an SNCP ring from an existing MS-SPRing.

Tools/Equipment

One MS-SPRing node must have STM-N cards and fibers to carry the SNCP.

Prerequisite Procedures

D175 Two-Fiber MS-SPRing Acceptance Test or
D176 Four-Fiber MS-SPRing Acceptance Test

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 In the node that will subtend the SNCP (Node 3 in Figure 6-9), install the two (east/west) STM-N cards that will serve as the SNCP trunk (span) cards (Node 3, Slots 6 and 13). See the "NTP-D16 Install the STM-N Cards" procedure on page 2-12. If they are already installed, go to Step 2.

Step 2 Attach fibers from these cards to the SNCP trunk cards on the neighbor SNCP node or nodes. In Figure 6-9, Node 3/Slot 6 connects to Node 4/Slot 13, and Node 3/Slot 13 connects to Node 4/Slot 6.

Figure 6-9 SNCP Subtended from an MS-SPRing

 

Step 3

Step 4 Complete the "DLP-D60 Log into CTC" task on page 3-23 at the ONS 15454 SDH that will subtend the SNCP (Node 3 in the example).

Step 5 Complete the "DLP-D253 Provision SDH DCC Terminations" task for each STM-N card that will carry the SNCP.

Step 6 Log into the SNCP node that connects to the node in Step 4.

Step 7 Complete the "DLP-D253 Provision SDH DCC Terminations" task for each STM-N card that will carry the SNCP.

Step 8 Repeat Step 7 for each node in the SNCP.

Step 9 From the View menu, choose Go To Network View.

Step 10 Complete the "D177 SNCP Acceptance Test" procedure.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


NTP-D47 Subtend an MS-SPRing from an SNCP

Purpose

This procedure subtends an MS-SPRing from an existing SNCP ring.

Tools/Equipment

One SNCP node must have STM-N cards and fibers to carry the MS-SPRing.

Prerequisite Procedures

D177 SNCP Acceptance Test

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 In the SNCP node that will subtend the MS-SPRing, install the two (east and west) STM-N cards that will serve as the MS-SPRing trunk (span) cards (in Figure 6-9, Node 3, Slots 5 and 12). See the "NTP-D16 Install the STM-N Cards" procedure on page 2-12.

Step 2 Attach fibers from the cards in Step 1 to the MS-SPRing trunk cards on another MS-SPRing node or nodes. In Figure 6-9, Node 3/Slot 5 connects to Node 2/Slot 12, and Node 3/Slot 12 connects to Node 1/Slot 5.

Step 3 Log into the ONS 15454 SDH that will subtend the MS-SPRing (the node in Step 1). See the "DLP-D60 Log into CTC" task on page 3-23 for instructions. If you are already logged in, continue with Step 4.

Step 4 Create the DCCs on both STM-N trunk cards (east and west) that will carry the MS-SPRing. See the "DLP-D253 Provision SDH DCC Terminations" task for instructions.

Step 5 Create the subtending MS-SPRing:

a. Complete the "D40 Provision MS-SPRing Nodes" procedure for each node that will be in the MS-SPRing. If you have already provisioned the MS-SPRing, perform this procedure for the subtending node only.

b. Complete the "D126 Create an MS-SPRing" procedure. Include the node in Step 3 (the node that will subtend the MS-SPRing) in the MS-SPRing.

Step 6 From the View menu, choose Go to the Network View to see the subtending ring.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


NTP-D48 Subtend an MS-SPRing from an MS-SPRing

Purpose

This procedure subtends an MS-SPRing from an existing MS-SPRing.

Tools/Equipment

One MS-SPRing node must have STM-N cards and fibers needed to carry the second MS-SPRing.

Prerequisite Procedures

None

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Note This procedure assumes that all nodes are configured for the MS-SPRing. If you need to add a node to an MS-SPRing, see the "NTP-D12 Add an MS-SPRing Node" procedure on page 16-1.



Step 1 Log into the node that will subtend the MS-SPRing. See the "DLP-D60 Log into CTC" task on page 3-23 for instructions. If you are already logged in, continue with Step 2.

Step 2 Install the STM-N cards that will serve as the MS-SPRing trunk (span) cards if they are not already installed. See the "NTP-D16 Install the STM-N Cards" procedure on page 2-12.

Figure 6-10 shows two MS-SPRings shared by one ONS 15454 SDH. Ring 1 runs on Nodes 1, 2, 3, and 4. Ring 2 runs on Nodes 4, 5, 6, and 7 and represents the subtending ring added by this procedure. Two MS-SPRings, Ring 1 and Ring 2, are provisioned on Node 4. Ring 1 uses cards in Slots 5 and 12, and Ring 2 uses cards in Slots 6 and 13.

Figure 6-10 MS-SPRing Subtended from an MS-SPRing

Step 3 Attach fibers from the trunk cards in the subtending node to the MS-SPRing trunk cards on its two neighboring MS-SPRing nodes. In Figure 6-10, Node 4/Slot 6 connects to Node 7/Slot 13, and Node 4/Slot 13 connects to Node 5/Slot 6.

Step 4 Create the DCCs on the first STM-N card that will carry the MS-SPRing. See the "DLP-D253 Provision SDH DCC Terminations" task for instructions.

Step 5 Repeat Step 4 for the second STM-N trunk card that will carry the MS-SPRing.

Step 6 Complete the "D40 Provision MS-SPRing Nodes" procedure for each node that will be in the MS-SPRing. If you have already provisioned the MS-SPRing, perform this procedure for the subtending node only.

Step 7 If the subtending MS-SPRing is not already created, complete the "D126 Create an MS-SPRing" procedure to provision the new MS-SPRing. The subtending MS-SPRing must have a ring ID that differs from the ring ID of the first MS-SPRing. The subtending node can have one Node ID that is used in both MS-SPRings, or a different Node ID for each MS-SPRing. For example, the same node can be Node 4 in MS-SPRing 1 and Node 2 in MS-SPRing 2.

Step 8 Display the network view to see the subtending ring.

Figure 6-11 shows an example of two subtending MS-SPRings.

Figure 6-11 View Subtended MS-SPRings on the Network Map

Step 9 Complete the "D175 Two-Fiber MS-SPRing Acceptance Test" procedure or the "D176 Four-Fiber MS-SPRing Acceptance Test" procedure depending on the type of MS-SPRing.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.