Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide, Releases 4.1.x and 4.5
Chapter 5, Turn Up a DWDM Node
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Turn Up a DWDM Node

Table Of Contents

Turn Up a DWDM Node

Before You Begin

NTP-A221 Verify TCC2 Installation

NTP-A222 Provision the DWDM Node

DLP-A400 Import a Cisco MetroPlanner Configuration File

DLP-A401 Provision DWDM Hub Node Settings

DLP-A402 Provision DWDM Terminal Node Settings

DLP-A403 Provision DWDM OADM Node Settings

DLP-A404 Provision DWDM Line Node Settings

DLP-A405 Delete a DWDM Connection

DLP-A406 Create a DWDM Connection

DLP-A407 Verify OSCM and OSC-CSM Transmit Power


Turn Up a DWDM Node


This chapter explains how to provision a single Cisco ONS 15454 dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) node and turn it up for service, including node name, date and time, timing references, network attributes such as IP address and default router, users and user security, and DWDM parameters.


Note The procedures and tasks in this chapter apply to DWDM (Software Release 4.5) nodes only.



Note To provision an ONS 15454 for DWDM, you must have a DWDM network planning application, such as Cisco MetroPlanner. Cisco MetroPlanner designs the entire network based on your traffic flow and physical topology. The design includes an ONS 15454 shelf plan listing the DWDM cards that need to be installed for each node in the DWDM network. MetroPlanner provides a configuration file that you can import into the node to set its power and attenuation levels automatically. For information about Cisco MetroPlanner, contact your Cisco account representative.


Before You Begin

Complete the following procedures and tasks before you begin DWDM node turn up:

In "Install the Shelf and Backplane Cable," complete all procedures.

In "Install Cards and Fiber-Optic Cable," complete the "DLP-A36 Install the TCC+/TCC2 Cards" task.

In "Connect the PC and Log into the GUI," complete all procedures.

In "Turn Up Node," complete all procedures.

This section lists the procedures (NTPs) that you need to complete to turn up a DWDM node. Turn to a procedure for applicable tasks (DLPs).

1. A221 Verify TCC2 Installation—Complete this procedure first.

2. Using your DWDM shelf layout plan, complete the following procedures:

A242 Install the DWDM Cards

A243 Install the DWDM Dispersion Compensating Cards, as needed

A244 Install Fiber-Optic Cables on DWDM Cards

3. A222 Provision the DWDM Node—Complete this procedure last.

NTP-A221 Verify TCC2 Installation

Purpose

This procedure verifies that the ONS 15454 node has TCC2 cards installed and is ready for DWDM provisioning.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

"Install the Shelf and Backplane Cable"

"Install Cards and Fiber-Optic Cable"

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

Retrieve or higher



Step 1 Verify that two TCC2 cards are installed in Slots 7 and 11.

Step 2 Verify that the green ACT (active) LED is illuminated on one TCC2 and the amber STBY (standby) LED is illuminated on the second TCC2.


Note If the TCC2s are not installed, or their LEDs are not illuminated as described, do not proceed. Repeat the "DLP-A36 Install the TCC+/TCC2 Cards" task, or refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 Troubleshooting Guide to resolve installation problems before proceeding to the next procedure.


Step 3 Verify that the software release shown on the LCD matches the software release indicated in your site plan. If the release does not match, perform one of the following procedures:

Perform a software upgrade using a Cisco ONS 15454 software CD. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 Software Upgrade Guide for instructions.

Replace the TCC+/TCC2 cards with cards containing the correct release. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 Troubleshooting Guide for replacement procedures.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


NTP-A222 Provision the DWDM Node

Purpose

This procedure sets the network and system settings and provisions the node power levels.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

You must use Cisco MetroPlanner or other DWDM network calculation tool to prepare a configuration file for your network.

A221 Verify TCC2 Installation

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Superuser



Step 1 Complete the "DLP-A60 Log into CTC" task at the DWDM node you want to provision.

Step 2 Click the Connections tab, then click the Calculate Connections button.

Step 3 Verify that every connection matches the connections specified by your DWDM design plan. If a connection is not correct:

a. Delete the connection. See the "DLP-A405 Delete a DWDM Connection" task.

b. Uninstall the fibers from the incorrect slot/card/port.

c. Connect the fiber to the correct slot/card/port.

Step 4 Perform one of the following tasks:

If you have a Cisco MetroPlanner configuration file, complete the "DLP-A400 Import a Cisco MetroPlanner Configuration File" task.

If you need to provision the node manually, complete one of the following tasks as appropriate:

A401 Provision DWDM Hub Node Settings.

A402 Provision DWDM Terminal Node Settings.

A403 Provision DWDM OADM Node Settings.

A404 Provision DWDM Line Node Settings.

d. Create a new connection. See the "DLP-A406 Create a DWDM Connection" task.

Step 5 Click the Services tab. Click Launch ANS. Automatic Node Setup (ANS) adjusts the values of the variable optical attenuators (VOAs) to equalize the per-channel power at the amplifier level.

Step 6 Complete the "DLP-A407 Verify OSCM and OSC-CSM Transmit Power" task.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


DLP-A400 Import a Cisco MetroPlanner Configuration File

Purpose

This task imports a Cisco MetroPlanner configuration file into the node to configure the node automatically.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

A Cisco MetroPlanner network configuration file must be located on an available local or network drive.

A60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Superuser



Step 1 In node view, click the Provisioning > WDS-ANS > NE Update tabs.

Step 2 Click the Import button.

Step 3 In the Import Defaults From File dialog box, enter the path to the configuration file, or click Browse and navigate to the configuration file using the Open dialog box.

Step 4 Click OK.

Step 5 Click the Apply button.

Step 6 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-A401 Provision DWDM Hub Node Settings

Purpose

This task provisions the network types, system types, network power levels, and channel power levels for a DWDM hub node.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

A60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Superuser



Step 1 In node view, click the Provisioning > WDS-ANS > Provisioning tabs.

Step 2 Complete the fields shown in Table 5-1. In the table, the West Side of the node is the one equipped with cards that receive from the west and transmit to the east. The East Side of the node is the one equipped with cards that receive from the east and transmit to the west.

Table 5-1 DWDM Hub Node Settings

Parameter
Description
Default Value
Options

Network type

Defines the DWDM network type

Metro-Core

Metro-Core—Channels are equalized

Metro-Access—Channels are not equalized to minimize the number of amplifiers in the ring

West Side

     

System Type

Defines the west-side DWDM fiber type, number of channels, and control mode. Table 5-2 shows the per-channel power and control mode for each system type.

SMF-28 32 Ch Control Gain

SMF-28 32 Ch Control Gain

SMF-28 32 Ch Control Power

SMF-28 8 Ch Control Power

SMF-28 16 Ch Control Power

Pdrop

Sets the west-side expected power level on the client interface.

-14 dBm

-50 dBm to 30 dBm

Pexpress

Sets the west-side expected per-channel power on the pass-through interface.

-12 dBm

-50 dBm to 30 dBm

Pout-mux Stage

Sets the per-channel power out at the multiplexing stage.

-18 dBm

-50 dBm to 30 dBm

East Side

     

System Type

Defines the east-side DWDM fiber type, number of channels, and control mode. Table 5-2 shows the per-channel power and control mode for each system type.

SMF-28 32 Ch Control Gain

SMF-28 32 Ch Control Gain

SMF-28 32 Ch Control Power

SMF-28 8 Ch Control Power

SMF-28 16 Ch Control Power

Pdrop

Sets the east-side expected power level on the client interface.

-14 dBm

-50 dBm to 30 dBm

Pexpress

Sets the east-side expected per-channel power on the pass-through interface.

-12 dBm

-50 dBm to 30 dBm

Pout-mux Stage

Sets the per-channel power out at the multiplexing stage.

-18 dBm

-50 dBm to 30 dBm


Table 5-2 shows the system types that can be assigned to the node.

Table 5-2 DWDM System Types

System Type
Per-Channel Power
Control Mode

SMF-28 32 Ch Control Gain

2 dBm

Control gain

SMF-28 32 Ch Control Power

2 dBm

Control power

SMF-28 8 Ch Control Power

8 dBm

Control power

SMF-28 16 Ch Control Power

5 dBm

Control power


Step 3 Click Apply.

Step 4 Return to your originating procedure.


DLP-A402 Provision DWDM Terminal Node Settings

Purpose

This task provisions the network types, system types, network power levels, and channel power levels for a DWDM terminal node.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

A60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Superuser



Step 1 In node view, click the Provisioning > WDS-ANS > Provisioning tabs.

Step 2 Complete the fields shown in Table 5-3. In the table, the West Side of the node is the one equipped with cards that receive from the west and transmit to the east. The East Side of the node is the one equipped with cards that receive from the east and transmit to the west. The fields that you provision depend on the terminal node type. You will provision West parameters on an East terminal node, and East parameters on a West terminal node.

Table 5-3 DWDM Terminal Node Settings 

Parameter
Description
Default Value
Options

Network type

Defines the DWDM network type.

Metro-Core

Metro-Core—Channels are equalized.

Metro-Access—Channels are not equalized to minimize the number of amplifiers in the ring.

West Side

     

System Type

Defines the west-side DWDM system type (fiber type, number of channels, control mode). Table 5-2 shows the per-channel power and control mode for each system type.

SMF-28 32 Ch Control Gain

SMF-28 32 Ch Control Gain

SMF-28 32 Ch Control Power

SMF-28 8 Ch Control Power

SMF-28 16 Ch Control Power

Pdrop

Sets the west-side expected power level on the client interface.

-14 dBm/

-50 dBm to 30 dBm

Pout-mux Stage

Sets the west-side per-channel power out at the multiplexing stage.

-18 dBm/

-50 dBm to 30 dBm

East Side

     

System Type

Defines the east-side DWDM system type (fiber type, number of channels, control mode). Table 5-2 shows the per-channel power and control mode for each system type.

SMF-28 32 Ch Control Gain

SMF-28 32 Ch Control Gain

SMF-28 32 Ch Control Power

SMF-28 8 Ch Control Power

SMF-28 16 Ch Control Power

Pdrop

Sets the east-side expected power level on the client interface.

-14 dBm

-50 dBm to 30 dBm

Pout-mux Stage

Sets the east-side per-channel power out at the multiplexing stage.

-18 dBm

-50 dBm to 30 dBm


Step 3 Click Apply.

Step 4 Return to your originating procedure.


DLP-A403 Provision DWDM OADM Node Settings

Purpose

This task provisions the network types, system types, network power levels, and channel power levels for a DWDM add/drop multiplexing node.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

A60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Superuser



Step 1 In node view, click the Provisioning > WDS-ANS > Provisioning tabs.

Step 2 Complete the fields shown in Table 5-4. In the table, the West Side of the node is the one equipped with cards that receive from the west and transmit to the east. The East Side of the node is the one equipped with cards that receive from the east and transmit to the west.

Table 5-4 DWDM OADM Node Settings 

Parameter
Description
Default Value
Options

Network type

Defines the DWDM network type.

Metro-Core

Metro-Core—Channels are equalized.

Metro-Access—Channels are not equalized to minimize the number of amplifiers in the ring.

West Side

     

System Type

Defines the west-side DWDM system type. Table 5-2 shows the per-channel power and control mode for each system type.

SMF-28 32 Ch Control Gain

SMF-28 32 Ch Control Gain

SMF-28 32 Ch Control Power

SMF-28 8 Ch Control Power

SMF-28 16 Ch Control Power

Pout-oadm Stage

Sets the west-side per-channel power out at the OADM stage.

+2 dBm

-50 dBm to 30 dBm

Pin-oadm Stage

Sets the west-side per-channel input power at the OADM stage.

-14 dBm

-50 dBm to 30 dBm

Pout Band [nn.n]

Sets the west-side per-band power for a specific drop band, where nn.n is the channel ID. Up to 8 bands might appear, 30.3, 34.2, 38.1, 42.1, 46.1, 50.1, 54.1, and 58.1, depending on the optical filter cards that are installed in the node.

-14 dBm

-50 dBm to 30 dBm

East Side

     

System Type

Defines the east-side DWDM system type. Table 5-2 shows the per-channel power and control mode for each system type.

SMF-28 32 Ch Control Gain

SMF-28 32 Ch Control Gain

SMF-28 32 Ch Control Power

SMF-28 8 Ch Control Power

SMF-28 16 Ch Control Power

Pout-oadm Stage

Sets the east-side per-channel power out from the OADM stage.

+2 dBm

-50 dBm to 30 dBm

Pin-oadm Stage

Sets the east-side per-channel input power from the OADM stage.

-14 dBm

-50 dBm to 30 dBm

Pout Band [nn.n]

Sets the east-side per-band power for a specific drop band, where nn.n is the channel ID. Up to 8 bands might appear, 30.3, 34.2, 38.1, 42.1, 46.1, 50.1, 54.1, and 58.1, depending on the optical filter cards that are installed in the node.

-14 dBm

-50 dBm to 30 dBm


Table 5-5 shows the OADM channels.

Table 5-5 OADM Channels 

Channel No.
Channel ID
Frequency (GHz)
Wavelength (nm)

1

30.3

195.9

1530.33

2

31.2

195.8

1531.12

3

31.9

195.7

1531.90

4

32.6

195.6

1532.68

5

34.2

195.4

1534.25

6

35.0

195.3

1535.04

7

35.8

195.2

1535.82

8

36.6

195.1

1536.61

9

38.1

194.9

1538.19

10

38.9

194.8

1538.98

11

39.7

194.7

1539.77

12

40.5

194.6

1540.56

13

42.1

194.4

1542.14

14

42.9

194.3

1542.94

15

43.7

194.2

1543.73

16

44.5

194.1

1544.53

17

46.1

193.9

1546.12

18

46.9

193.8

1546.92

19

47.7

193.7

1547.72

20

48.5

193.6

1548.51

21

50.1

193.4

1550.12

22

50.9

193.3

1550.92

23

51.7

193.2

1551.72

24

52.5

193.1

1552.52

25

54.1

192.9

1554.13

26

54.9

192.8

1544.94

27

55.7

192.7

1555.75

28

56.5

192.6

1556.55

29

58.1

192.4

1558.17

30

58.9

192.3

1558.98

31

59.7

192.2

1559.79

32

60.6

192.1

1560.61


Step 3 Click Apply.

Step 4 Return to your originating procedure.


DLP-A404 Provision DWDM Line Node Settings

Purpose

This task provisions the network and system types for DWDM line node.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

A60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Superuser



Step 1 In node view, click the Provisioning > WDS-ANS > Provisioning tabs.

Step 2 Complete the fields shown in Table 5-6. In the table, the West Side of the node is the one equipped with cards that receive from the west and transmit to the east. The East Side of the node is the one equipped with cards that receive from the east and transmit to the west.

Table 5-6 DWDM Line Node Settings

Parameter
Description
Options

Network type

Defines the DWDM network type.

Metro-Core—Channels are equalized.

Metro-Access—Channels are not equalized to minimize the number of amplifiers in the ring.

West Side

   

System Type

Defines the west-side DWDM system type. Table 5-2 shows the per-channel power and control mode for each system type.

SMF-28 32 Ch Control Gain

SMF-28 32 Ch Control Power

SMF-28 8 Ch Control Power

SMF-28 16 Ch Control Power

East Side

   

System Type

Defines the east-side DWDM system type. Table 5-2 shows the per-channel power and control mode for each system type.

SMF-28 32 Ch Control Gain

SMF-28 32 Ch Control Power

SMF-28 8 Ch Control Power

SMF-28 16 Ch Control Power


Step 3 Click Apply.

Step 4 Return to your originating procedure.


DLP-A405 Delete a DWDM Connection

Purpose

This task deletes a DWDM connection.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

A60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Superuser



Step 1 In node view, click the Provisioning > WDS-ANS > Connection tabs.

Step 2 Click the connection you want to delete.

Step 3 Click Delete.

Step 4 Return to your originating procedure.


DLP-A406 Create a DWDM Connection

Purpose

This task creates a DWDM connection.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

A60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Superuser



Step 1 In node view, click the Provisioning > WDS-ANS > Connections tabs.

Step 2 Click the Create button.

Step 3 In the Create Optical Link dialog box, choose the From and To slots and ports from the drop-down menus.

Step 4 If the connection is unidirectional, uncheck the bidirectional check box.

Step 5 Click OK.

Step 6 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-A407 Verify OSCM and OSC-CSM Transmit Power

Purpose

This task verifies the transmit power of the ONS 15454 Optical Service Channel Module (OSCM) and the Optical Service Channel + Combiner Separator Module (OSC-CSM).

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

A60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Superuser



Step 1 In the node view shelf graphic, double-click the OSCM or OSC-CSM card in Slot 8.

Step 2 Click the Maintenance tab.

Step 3 From the ALS Command drop-down menu, choose Manual Start.

Step 4 Click the Provisioning > Optical Line tabs.

Step 5 For the TX (transmit) port entry, verify that the value in the Power column falls within the following ranges:

For OSCM cards installed on nodes set to Control Gain, the power should be -5dBm.

For OSC-CSM card installed on nodes set to Control Gain, the power should be a minimum of -6 dBm on OADM nodes.

For OSC-CSM cards installed on nodes configured as a passive or active OADM nodes, the power level depends on the Pout OADM Stage power level on the WDM-ANS > Provisioning tab:

If the Pout OADM Stage value is less than -6.5 dBm +/- 0.5 dBm, the OSC-CSM power should be equal to that power.

If the Pout OADM Stage value is greater than -6.5 dBm +/- 0.5 dBm, the OSC-CSM power should be -6.5 dBm +/- 0.5 dBm.

Step 6 If the OSCM or OSC-CSM power levels are not within the ranges specified in Step 5, complete the following steps:

a. Click the Maintenance > ALS tabs. Verify that the ALS Command is set to OSRI off.

b. In the ALS Command area, choose Manual Restart and click Apply.

c. Clean the optical connections. See the "A112 Clean Fiber Connectors" procedure.

d. Verify the optical connections inside the unit (need to verify this procedure).

e. Relaunch ANS

Step 7 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).