Cisco ONS 15454 Troubleshooting Guide, Releases 4.1.x and 4.5
Chapter 2, Alarm Troubleshooting
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Alarm Troubleshooting

Table Of Contents

Alarm Troubleshooting

2.1  Alarm Index by Default Severity

2.1.1  Critical Alarms (CR)

2.1.2  Major Alarms (MJ)

2.1.3  Minor Alarms (MN)

2.1.4  Conditions (NA or NR)

2.2  Alarms and Conditions Indexed By Alphabetical Entry

2.3  Logical Object Type Definitions

2.4  Alarm Index by Logical Object Type

2.5  Trouble Notifications

2.5.1  Conditions

2.5.2  Severities

2.6  Safety Summary

2.7  Alarm Procedures

2.7.1  AIS

Clear the AIS Condition

2.7.2  AIS-L

Clear the AIS-L Condition

2.7.3  AIS-P

Clear the AIS-P Condition

2.7.4  AIS-V

Clear the AIS-V Condition

2.7.5 ALS

2.7.6  AMPLI-INIT

Clear the AMPLI-INIT Condition

2.7.7  APC-DISABLED

Clear the APC-DISABLED Alarm

2.7.8  APC-FAIL

Clear the APC-FAIL Alarm

2.7.9  APSB

Clear the APSB Alarm

2.7.10  APSCDFLTK

Clear the APSCDFLTK Alarm

2.7.11  APSC-IMP

Clear the APSC-IMP Alarm

2.7.12  APSCINCON

Clear the APSCINCON Alarm

2.7.13  APSCM

Clear the APSCM Alarm

2.7.14  APSCNMIS

Clear the APSCNMIS Alarm

2.7.15  APSMM

Clear the APSMM Alarm

2.7.16  AS-CMD

Clear the AS-CMD Condition

2.7.17  AS-MT

Clear the AS-MT Condition

2.7.18  AUD-LOG-LOSS

Clear the AUD-LOG-LOSS Condition

2.7.19  AUD-LOG-LOW

2.7.20  AUTOLSROFF

Clear the AUTOLSROFF Alarm

2.7.21  AUTORESET

Clear the AUTORESET Alarm

2.7.22  AUTOSW-AIS

Clear the AUTOSW-AIS Condition

2.7.23  AUTOSW-LOP (STSMON)

Clear the AUTOSW-LOP (STSMON) Condition

2.7.24  AUTOSW-LOP (VTMON)

Clear the AUTOSW-LOP (VTMON) Alarm

2.7.25  AUTOSW-PDI

Clear the AUTOSW-PDI Condition

2.7.26  AUTOSW-SDBER

Clear the AUTOSW-SDBER Condition

2.7.27  AUTOSW-SFBER

Clear the AUTOSW-SFBER Condition

2.7.28  AUTOSW-UNEQ (STSMON)

Clear the AUTOSW-UNEQ (STSMON) Condition

2.7.29  AUTOSW-UNEQ (VTMON)

Clear the AUTOSW-UNEQ (VTMON) Alarm

2.7.30  BAT-A-HGH-VLT

Clear the BAT-A-HGH-VLT Condition

2.7.31  BAT-A-LOW-VLT

Clear the BAT-A-LOW-VLT Condition

2.7.32  BAT-B-HGH-VLT

Clear the BAT-B-HGH-VLT Condition

2.7.33  BAT-B-LOW-VLT

Clear the BAT-B-LOW-VLT Condition

2.7.34  BKUPMEMP

Clear the BKUPMEMP Alarm

2.7.35  BLSROSYNC

Clear the BLSROSYNC Alarm

2.7.36  CARLOSS (DWDM Client)

Clear the CARLOSS (DWDM Client) Alarm

2.7.37  CARLOSS (DWDM Trunk)

Clear the CARLOSS (DWDM Trunk) Alarm

2.7.38  CARLOSS (EQPT)

Clear the CARLOSS (EQPT) Alarm

2.7.39  CARLOSS (E-Series Ethernet)

Clear the CARLOSS (E-Series Ethernet) Alarm

2.7.40  CARLOSS (G-Series Ethernet)

Clear the CARLOSS (G-Series Ethernet) Alarm

2.7.41  CARLOSS (ML-Series Ethernet)

Clear the CARLOSS (ML-Series Ethernet) Alarm

2.7.42  CKTDOWN

Clear the CKTDOWN Alarm

2.7.43  CLDRESTART

Clear the CLDRESTART Condition

2.7.44  COMIOXC

Clear the COMIOXC Alarm

2.7.45  COMM-FAIL

Clear the COMM-FAIL Alarm

2.7.46  CONTBUS-A-18

Clear the CONTBUS-A-18 Alarm

2.7.47  CONTBUS-B-18

Clear the CONTBUS-B-18 Alarm

2.7.48  CONTBUS-IO-A

Clear the CONTBUS-IO-A Alarm

2.7.49  CONTBUS-IO-B

Clear the CONTBUS-IO-B Alarm

2.7.50  CTNEQPT-PBPROT

Clear the CTNEQPT-PBPROT Alarm

2.7.51  CTNEQPT-PBWORK

Clear the CTNEQPT-PBWORK Alarm

2.7.52  DATAFLT

Clear the DATAFLT Alarm

2.7.53  DBOSYNC

Clear the DBOSYNC Alarm

2.7.54  DS3-MISM

Clear the DS3-MISM Condition

2.7.55  DSP-COMM-FAIL

2.7.56  DSP-FAIL

Clear the DSP-FAIL Alarm

2.7.57  EHIBATVG-A

Clear the EHIBATVG-A Alarm

2.7.58  EHIBATVG-B

Clear the EHIBATVG-B Alarm

2.7.59  ELWBATVG-A

Clear the ELWBATVG-A Alarm

2.7.60  ELWBATVG-B

Clear the ELWBATVG-B Alarm

2.7.61  EOC

Clear the EOC Alarm

2.7.62  EQPT

Clear the EQPT Alarm

2.7.63  EQPT-MISS

Clear the EQPT-MISS Alarm

2.7.64  ERFI-P-CONN

Clear the ERFI-P-CONN Condition

2.7.65  ERFI-P-PAYLD

Clear the ERFI-P-PAYLD Condition

2.7.66  ERFI-P-SRVR

Clear the ERFI-P-SRVR Condition

2.7.67  ERROR-CONFIG

Clear the ERROR-CONFIG Alarm

2.7.68  E-W-MISMATCH

Clear the E-W-MISMATCH Alarm with a Physical Switch

Clear the E-W-MISMATCH Alarm in CTC

2.7.69  EXCCOL

Clear the EXCCOL Alarm

2.7.70  EXERCISE-RING-FAIL

Clear the EXERCISE-RING-FAIL Condition

2.7.71  EXERCISE-RING-REQ

2.7.72  EXERCISE-SPAN-FAIL

Clear the EXERCISE-SPAN-FAIL Condition

2.7.73  EXERCISE-SPAN-REQ

2.7.74  EXT

Clear the EXT Alarm

2.7.75  EXTRA-TRAF-PREEMPT

Clear the EXTRA-TRAF-PREEMPT Alarm

2.7.76  FAILTOSW

Clear the FAILTOSW Condition

2.7.77  FAILTOSW-PATH

Clear the FAILTOSW-PATH Condition in a Path Protection Configuration

2.7.78  FAILTOSWR

Clear the FAILTOSWR Condition in a Four-Fiber BLSR Configuration

2.7.79  FAILTOSWS

Clear the FAILTOSWS Condition

2.7.80  FAN

Clear the FAN Alarm

2.7.81  FANDEGRADE

Clear the FANDEGRADE Alarm

2.7.82  FE-AIS

Clear the FE-AIS Condition

2.7.83  FEC-MISM

Clear the FEC-MISM Alarm

2.7.84  FE-DS1-MULTLOS

Clear the FE-DS1-MULTLOS Condition

2.7.85  FE-DS1-NSA

Clear the FE-DS1-NSA Condition

2.7.86  FE-DS1-SA

Clear the FE-DS1-SA Condition

2.7.87  FE-DS1-SNGLLOS

Clear the FE-DS1-SNGLLOS Condition

2.7.88  FE-DS3-NSA

Clear the FE-DS3-NSA Condition

2.7.89  FE-DS3-SA

Clear the FE-DS3-SA Condition

2.7.90  FE-EQPT-NSA

Clear the FE-EQPT-NSA Condition

2.7.91  FE-EXERCISING-RING

2.7.92  FE-EXERCISING-SPAN

2.7.93  FE-FRCDWKSWPR-RING

Clear the FE-FRCDWKSWPR-RING Condition

2.7.94  FE-FRCDWKSWPR-SPAN

Clear the FE-FRCDWKSWPR-SPAN Condition

2.7.95  FE-IDLE

Clear the FE-IDLE Condition

2.7.96  FE-LOCKOUTOFPR-SPAN

Clear the FE-LOCKOUTOFPR-SPAN Condition

2.7.97  FE-LOF

Clear the FE-LOF Condition

2.7.98  FE-LOS

Clear the FE-LOS Condition

2.7.99  FE-MANWKSWPR-RING

Clear the FE-MANWKSWPR-RING Condition

2.7.100  FE-MANWKSWPR-SPAN

Clear the FE-MANWKSWPR-SPAN Condition

2.7.101  FEPRLF

Clear the FEPRLF Alarm on a Four-Fiber BLSR

2.7.102  FORCED-REQ

Clear the FORCED-REQ Condition

2.7.103  FORCED-REQ-RING

Clear the FORCED-REQ-RING Condition

2.7.104  FORCED-REQ-SPAN

Clear the FORCED-REQ-SPAN Condition

2.7.105  FRCDSWTOINT

2.7.106  FRCDSWTOPRI

2.7.107  FRCDSWTOSEC

2.7.108  FRCDSWTOTHIRD

2.7.109  FRNGSYNC

Clear the FRNGSYNC Alarm

2.7.110  FSTSYNC

2.7.111  FULLPASSTHR-BI

Clear the FULLPASSTHR-BI Condition

2.7.112  GCC-EOC

Clear the GCC-EOC Alarm

2.7.113  HI-LASERBIAS

Clear the HI-LASERBIAS Alarm

2.7.114  HI-LASERTEMP

Clear the HI-LASERTEMP Alarm

2.7.115  HI-RXPOWER

Clear the HI-RXPOWER Alarm

2.7.116  HI-RXTEMP

Clear the HI-RXTEMP Alarm

2.7.117  HITEMP

Clear the HITEMP Alarm

2.7.118  HI-TXPOWER

Clear the HI-TXPOWER Alarm

2.7.119  HLDOVRSYNC

Clear the HLDOVRSYNC Alarm

2.7.120  IMPROPRMVL

Clear the IMPROPRMVL Alarm

2.7.121  INC-ISD

2.7.122  INHSWPR

Clear the INHSWPR Condition

2.7.123  INHSWWKG

Clear the INHSWWKG Condition

2.7.124  INTRUSION-PSWD

Clear the INTRUSION-PSWD Condition

2.7.125  INVMACADR

Clear the INVMACADR Alarm

2.7.126  IOSCFGCOPY

2.7.127  KB-PASSTHR

Clear the KB-PASSTHR Condition

2.7.128  KBYTE-APS-CHANNEL-FAILURE

Clear the KBYTE-APS-CHANNEL-FAILURE Alarm

2.7.129  LAN-POL-REV

Clear the LAN-POL-REV Condition

2.7.130  LASEREOL

Clear the LASEREOL Alarm

2.7.131  LKOUTPR-S

Clear the LKOUTPR-S Condition

2.7.132  LMP-HELLODOWN

Clear the LMP-HELLODOWN Alarm

2.7.133  LMP-NDFAIL

Clear the LMP-NDFAIL Alarm

2.7.134  LOC

Clear the LOC Alarm

2.7.135  LOCKOUT-REQ

Clear the LOCKOUT-REQ Condition

2.7.136  LOCKOUT-REQ-RING

Clear the LOCKOUT-REQ-RING Condition

2.7.137  LOF (BITS)

Clear the LOF (BITS) Alarm

2.7.138  LOF (DS-1)

Clear the LOF (DS-1) Alarm

2.7.139  LOF (DS-3)

Clear the LOF (DS-3) Alarm

2.7.140  LOF (DWDM Client)

Clear the LOF (DWDM Client) Alarm

2.7.141  LOF (DWDM Trunk)

Clear the LOF (DWDM Trunk) Alarm

2.7.142  LOF (EC1-12)

Clear the LOF (EC1-12) Alarm

2.7.143  LOF (OC-N)

Clear the LOF (OC-N) Alarm

2.7.144  LO-LASERBIAS

Clear the LO-LASERBIAS Alarm

2.7.145  LO-LASERTEMP

Clear the LO-LASERTEMP Alarm

2.7.146  LOM

Clear the LOM Alarm

2.7.147  LOP-P

Clear the LOP-P Alarm

2.7.148  LOP-V

Clear the LOP-V Alarm

2.7.149  LO-RXPOWER

Clear the LO-RXPOWER Alarm

2.7.150  LO-RXTEMP

Clear the LO-RXTEMP Alarm

2.7.151  LOS (BITS)

Clear the LOS (BITS) Alarm

2.7.152  LOS (DS-1)

Clear the LOS (DS-1) Alarm

2.7.153  LOS (DS-3)

Clear the LOS (DS-3) Alarm

2.7.154  LOS (DWDM Client or Trunk)

Clear the LOS (DWDM Client) Alarm

2.7.155  LOS (EC1-12)

Clear the LOS (EC1-12) Alarm

2.7.156  LOS (FUDC)

Clear the LOS (FUDC) Alarm

2.7.157  LOS (MSUDC)

Clear the LOS (MSUDC) Alarm

2.7.158  LOS (OC-N)

Clear the LOS (OC-N) Alarm

2.7.159  LOS (OTN)

Clear the LOS (OTN) Alarm

2.7.160  LO-TXPOWER

Clear the LO-TXPOWER Alarm

2.7.161  LPBKCRS

Clear the LPBKCRS Condition

2.7.162  LPBKDS1FEAC

Clear the LPBKDS1FEAC Condition

2.7.163  LPBKDS1FEAC-CMD

2.7.164  LPBKDS3FEAC

Clear the LPBKDS3FEAC Condition

2.7.165  LPBKDS3FEAC-CMD

2.7.166  LPBKFACILITY (DS-1 or DS-3)

Clear the LPBKFACILITY (DS-1 or DS-3) Condition

2.7.167  LPBKFACILITY (DWDM Client, DWDM Trunk)

Clear the LPBKFACILITY (DWDM Client, DWDM Trunk) Condition

2.7.168  LPBKFACILITY (EC1-12)

Clear the LPBKFACILITY (EC1-12) Condition

2.7.169  LPBKFACILITY (G-Series Ethernet)

Clear the LPBKFACILITY (G-Series Ethernet) Condition

2.7.170  LPBKFACILITY (OC-N)

Clear the LPBKFACILITY (OC-N) Condition

2.7.171  LPBKTERMINAL (DS-1, DS-3, EC-1-12, OC-N)

Clear the LPBKTERMINAL (DS-1, DS-3, EC-1-12, OC-N) Condition

2.7.172  LPBKTERMINAL (DWDM Client, DWDM Trunk)

Clear the LPBKTERMINAL (DWDM Client) Condition

2.7.173  LPBKTERMINAL (G-Series Ethernet)

Clear the LPBKTERMINAL (G-Series Ethernet) Condition

2.7.174  MAN-REQ

Clear the MAN-REQ Condition

2.7.175  MANRESET

2.7.176  MANSWTOINT

2.7.177  MANSWTOPRI

2.7.178  MANSWTOSEC

2.7.179  MANSWTOTHIRD

2.7.180  MANUAL-REQ-RING

Clear the MANUAL-REQ-RING Condition

2.7.181  MANUAL-REQ-SPAN

Clear the MANUAL-REQ-SPAN Condition

2.7.182  MEA (AIP)

Clear the MEA (AIP) Alarm

2.7.183  MEA (BPLANE)

Clear the MEA (BPLANE) Alarm

2.7.184  MEA (EQPT)

Clear the MEA (EQPT) Alarm

2.7.185  MEA (FAN)

Clear the MEA (FAN) Alarm

2.7.186  MEM-GONE

2.7.187  MEM-LOW

2.7.188  MFGMEM (AEP, AIP, BPLANE, FAN and Fan-Tray Assembly)

Clear the MFGMEM (AEP, AIP, BPLANE, FAN and Fan-Tray Assembly) Alarm

2.7.189  NO-CONFIG

Clear the NO-CONFIG Condition

2.7.190  NOT-AUTHENTICATED

2.7.191  ODUK-AIS-PM

Clear the ODUK-AIS-PM Condition

2.7.192  ODUK-BDI-PM

Clear the ODUK-BDI-PM Condition

2.7.193  ODUK-LCK-PM

Clear the ODUK-LCK-PM Condition

2.7.194  ODUK-OCI-PM

Clear the ODUK-OCI-PM Condition

2.7.195  ODUK-SD-PM

Clear the ODUK-SD-PM Condition

2.7.196  ODUK-SF-PM

Clear the ODUK-SF-PM Condition

2.7.197  ODUK-TIM-PM

Clear the ODUK-TIM-PM Condition

2.7.198  OPTNTWMIS

Clear the OPTNTWMIS Alarm

2.7.199  OTUK-AIS

Clear the OTUK-AIS Condition

2.7.200  OTUK-BDI

Clear the OTUK-BDI condition

2.7.201  OTUK-LOF

Clear the OTUK-LOF Alarm

2.7.202  OTUK-SD

Clear the OTUK-SD Condition

2.7.203  OTUK-SF

Clear the OTUK-SF Condition

2.7.204  OTUK-TIM

Clear the OTUK-TIM Condition

2.7.205  PDI-P

Clear the PDI-P Condition

2.7.206  PEER-NORESPONSE

Clear the PEER-NORESPONSE Alarm

2.7.207  PLM-P

Clear the PLM-P Alarm

2.7.208  PLM-V

Clear the PLM-V Alarm

2.7.209  PORT-CODE-MISM

Clear the PORT-CODE-MISM Alarm

2.7.210  PORT-COMM-FAIL

Clear the PORT-COMM-FAIL Alarm

2.7.211  PORT-MISMATCH

2.7.212  PORT-MISSING

Clear the PORT-MISSING Alarm

2.7.213  PRC-DUPID

Clear the PRC-DUPID Alarm

2.7.214  PROTNA

Clear the PROTNA Alarm

2.7.215  PTIM

Clear the PTIM Alarm

2.7.216  PWR-A

Clear the PWR-A Alarm

2.7.217  PWR-B

Clear the PWR-B Alarm

2.7.218  PWR-REDUN

Clear the PWR-REDUN Alarm

2.7.219  RAI

Clear the RAI Condition

2.7.220  RCVR-MISS

Clear the RCVR-MISS Alarm

2.7.221  RFI

.Clear the RFI Condition

2.7.222  RFI-L

Clear the RFI-L Condition

2.7.223  RFI-P

Clear the RFI-P Condition

2.7.224  RFI-V

Clear the RFI-V Condition

2.7.225  RING-ID-MIS

Clear the RING-ID-MIS Alarm

2.7.226  RING-MISMATCH

Clear the RING-MISMATCH Alarm

2.7.227  RING-SW-EAST

2.7.228  RING-SW-WEST

2.7.229  RSVP-HELLODOWN

Clear the RSVP-HELLODOWN Alarm

2.7.230  RUNCFG-SAVENEED

2.7.231  SD (DS-1, DS-3)

Clear the SD (DS-1, DS-3) Condition

2.7.232  SD (DWDM Client, DWDM Trunk)

Clear the SD (DWDM Client or Trunk) Condition

2.7.233  SD-L

Clear the SD-L Condition

2.7.234  SD-P

Clear the SD-P Condition

2.7.235  SF (DS-1, DS-3)

Clear the SF (DS-1, DS-3) Condition

2.7.236  SF (DWDM Client, Trunk)

Clear the SF (DWDM Client, Trunk) Condition

2.7.237  SF-L

Clear the SF-L Condition

2.7.238  SF-P

Clear the SF-P Condition

2.7.239  SFTWDOWN

2.7.240  SNTP-HOST

Clear the SNTP-HOST Alarm

2.7.241  SPAN-SW-EAST

2.7.242  SPAN-SW-WEST

2.7.243  SQUELCH

Clear the SQUELCH Condition

2.7.244  SQUELCHED

Clear the SQUELCHED Alarm

2.7.245  SSM-DUS

2.7.246  SSM-FAIL

Clear the SSM-FAIL Alarm

2.7.247  SSM-LNC

2.7.248  SSM-OFF

Clear the SSM-OFF Condition

2.7.249  SSM-PRC

2.7.250  SSM-PRS

2.7.251  SSM-RES

2.7.252  SSM-SMC

2.7.253  SSM-ST2

2.7.254  SSM-ST3

2.7.255  SSM-ST3E

2.7.256  SSM-ST4

2.7.257  SSM-STU

Clear the SSM-STU Condition

2.7.258  SSM-TNC

2.7.259  SWMTXMOD

Clear the SWMTXMOD Alarm

2.7.260  SWTOPRI

2.7.261  SWTOSEC

Clear the SWTOSEC Condition

2.7.262  SWTOTHIRD

Procedure: Clear the SWTOTHIRD Condition

2.7.263  SYNC-FREQ

Clear the SYNC-FREQ Condition

2.7.264  SYNCPRI

Clear the SYNCPRI Alarm

2.7.265  SYNCSEC

Clear the SYNCSEC Alarm

2.7.266  SYNCTHIRD

Clear the SYNCTHIRD Alarm

2.7.267  SYSBOOT

2.7.268  TIM

Clear the TIM Alarm or Condition

2.7.269 TIM-MON

Clear the TIM-MON Alarm

2.7.270  TIM-P

Clear the TIM-P Alarm

2.7.271  TPTFAIL (G-Series Ethernet)

Clear the TPTFAIL (G-Series) Alarm

2.7.272  TPTFAIL (ML-Series Ethernet)

Clear the TPTFAIL (ML-Series) Alarm

2.7.273  TRMT

Clear the TRMT Alarm

2.7.274  TRMT-MISS

Clear the TRMT-MISS Alarm

2.7.275  TUNDERRUN

Clear the TUNDERRUN Alarm

2.7.276  UNC-WORD

Clear the UNC-WORD Condition

2.7.277  UNEQ-P

Clear the UNEQ-P Alarm

2.7.278  UNEQ-V

Clear the UNEQ-V Alarm

2.7.279  WKSWPR

Clear the WKSWPR Condition

2.7.280  WTR

2.7.281  WVL-MISMATCH

Clear the WVL-MISMATCH alarm

2.8  DS3-12 E Line Alarms

2.9  DWDM and Non-DWDM Card LED Activity

2.9.1  DWDM Card LED Activity After Insertion

2.9.2  Non-DWDM Card LED Activity After Insertion

2.9.3  DWDM Card LED Activity During Reset

2.9.4  Non-DWDM Card LED Activity During Reset

2.9.5  Non-DWDM Cross-Connect LED Activity During Side Switch

2.9.6  Non-DWDM Card LED State After Successful Reset

2.10  Common Procedures in Alarm Troubleshooting

Identify a Ring ID or Node ID Number

Change a Ring ID Number

Change a Node ID Number

Verify Node Visibility for Other Nodes

Verify or Create Node DCC Terminations

Lock Out a BLSR Span

Clear a BLSR Span Lock Out

Clear a Path Protection Lock Out

Switch Protection Group Traffic with an External Switching Command

Side Switch the Active and Standby Cross-Connect Cards

Clear an External Switching Command

Delete a Circuit

Clear a Loopback

Reset Active TCC+/TCC2 Card and Activate Standby Card

Remove and Reinsert (Reseat) the Standby TCC+/TCC2

Reset a Traffic Card or Cross-Connect Card in CTC

Verify BER Threshold Level

Physically Replace a Card

Remove and Reinsert (Reseat) a Card

Remove and Reinsert Fan-Tray Assembly


Alarm Troubleshooting



Note The terms "Unidirectional Path Switched Ring" and "UPSR" may appear in Cisco literature. These terms do not refer to using Cisco ONS 15xxx products in a unidirectional path switched ring configuration. Rather, these terms, as well as "Path Protected Mesh Network" and "PPMN," refer generally to Cisco's path protection feature, which may be used in any topological network configuration. Cisco does not recommend using its path protection feature in any particular topological network configuration.


This chapter gives a description, severity, and troubleshooting procedure for each commonly encountered Cisco ONS 15454 alarm and condition. Tables 2-1 through 2-4 provide lists of ONS 15454 alarms organized by severity. Table 2-5 provides a list of alarm organized alphabetically. Table 2-7 provides a list of alarms organized by alarm type. For a comprehensive list of all conditions, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 and Cisco ONS 15327 TL1 Command Guide.

The troubleshooting procedure for an alarm applies to both the Cisco Transport Controller (CTC) and TL1 version of that alarm. If the troubleshooting procedure does not clear the alarm, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) to report a service-affecting problem (1-800-553-2447).

For alarm profile information, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide.

2.1  Alarm Index by Default Severity

The following tables group alarms and conditions by the severity displayed in the CTC Alarms window in the severity (SEV) column, which is the same severity used when reported by TL1. All severities listed in this manual are the default profile settings. Alarm severities can be altered from default settings for individual alarms or groups of alarms by creating a non-default alarm profile and applying it on a port, card, or shelf basis. All settings (default or user-defined) that are Critical (CR) or Major (MJ) are demoted to Minor (MN) in Non-Service-Affecting (NSA) situations as defined in Telcordia GR-474.


Note The CTC default alarm profile contains alarms that apply to multiple product platforms. The alarms that apply to this product are listed in the following tables and sections.


2.1.1  Critical Alarms (CR)

Table 2-1 lists Critical alarms.


2.1.2  Major Alarms (MJ)

Table 2-2 lists Major alarms.

Table 2-2 Major Alarm Index 

APC-DISABLED

DSP-FAIL

PLM-V (for Release 4.1)

APC-FAIL

EOC

PORT-CODE-MISM (for Release 4.1)

APSCM

E-W-MISMATCH

PORT-COMM-FAIL (for Release 4.1)

APSCNMIS

EXTRA-TRAF-PREEMPT

PORT-MISMATCH (for Release 4.1)

BLSROSYNC

FANDEGRADE

PORT-MISSING (for Release 4.1)

CARLOSS (DWDM Client)

FEC-MISM

PRC-DUPID

CARLOSS (DWDM Trunk)

GCC-EOC

RCVR-MISS

CARLOSS (EQPT)

HLDOVRSYNC, for Release 4.5

RING-ID-MIS

CARLOSS (E-Series Ethernet)

INVMACADR

RING-MISMATCH

CARLOSS (G-Series Ethernet)

LOF (BITS)

SYSBOOT

CARLOSS (ML-Series Ethernet)

LOF (DS-1)

TPTFAIL (G-Series Ethernet)

CONTBUS-A-18

LOP-V

TPTFAIL (ML-Series Ethernet)

CONTBUS-B-18

LOS (BITS)

TRMT

CONTBUS-IO-A

LOS (DS-1)

TRMT-MISS

CONTBUS-IO-B

MEM-GONE

TUNDERRUN

DBOSYNC

OPTNTWMIS

UNEQ-V

DSP-COMM-FAIL

PEER-NORESPONSE

WVL-MISMATCH


2.1.3  Minor Alarms (MN)

Table 2-3 lists Minor alarms.


2.1.4  Conditions (NA or NR)

Table 2-4 lists Not Alarmed or Not Reported conditions.

Table 2-4 Conditions Index 

AIS

FE-MANWKSWPR-RING

ODUK-SF-PM

AIS-L

FE-MANWKSWPR-SPAN

ODUK-TIM-PM

AIS-P

FORCED-REQ

OTUK-AIS

AIS-V

FORCED-REQ-RING

OTUK-BDI

ALS

FORCED-REQ-SPAN

OTUK-SD

AMPLI-INIT

FRCDSWTOINT

OTUK-SF

AS-CMD

FRCDSWTOPRI

OTUK-TIM

AS-MT

FRCDSWTOSEC

PDI-P

AUD-LOG-LOSS

FRCDSWTOTHIRD

RAI

AUD-LOG-LOW

FRNGSYNC

RFI

AUTOSW-AIS

FULLPASSTHR-BI

RFI-L

AUTOSW-LOP (STSMON)

HLDOVRSYNC, for Release 4.1

RFI-P

AUTOSW-PDI

INC-ISD

RFI-V

AUTOSW-SDBER

INHSWPR

RING-SW-EAST

AUTOSW-SFBER

INHSWWKG

RING-SW-WEST

AUTOSW-UNEQ (STSMON)

INTRUSION-PSWD

RUNCFG-SAVENEED

BAT-A-HGH-VLT

IOSCFGCOPY

SD (DS-1, DS-3)

BAT-A-LOW-VLT

KB-PASSTHR

SD (DWDM Client, DWDM Trunk)

BAT-B-HGH-VLT

LAN-POL-REV

SD-L

BAT-B-LOW-VLT

LKOUTPR-S

SD-P

CLDRESTART

LOCKOUT-REQ

SF (DS-1, DS-3)

DS3-MISM

LOCKOUT-REQ-RING

SF (DWDM Client, Trunk)

ERFI-P-CONN

LPBKCRS

SF-L

ERFI-P-PAYLD

LPBKDS1FEAC

SF-P

ERFI-P-SRVR

LPBKDS1FEAC-CMD

SPAN-SW-EAST

EXERCISE-RING-FAIL

LPBKDS3FEAC

SPAN-SW-WEST

EXERCISE-RING-REQ

LPBKDS3FEAC-CMD

SQUELCH

EXERCISE-SPAN-FAIL

LPBKFACILITY (DS-1 or DS-3)

SQUELCHED

EXERCISE-SPAN-REQ

LPBKFACILITY (DWDM Client, DWDM Trunk)

SSM-DUS

FAILTOSW

LPBKFACILITY (EC1-12)

SSM-LNC

FAILTOSW-PATH

LPBKFACILITY (G-Series Ethernet)

SSM-OFF

FAILTOSWR

LPBKFACILITY (OC-N)

SSM-PRC

FAILTOSWS

LPBKTERMINAL (DS-1, DS-3, EC-1-12, OC-N)

SSM-PRS

FE-AIS

LPBKTERMINAL (DWDM Client, DWDM Trunk)

SSM-RES

FE-DS1-MULTLOS

LPBKTERMINAL (G-Series Ethernet)

SSM-SMC

FE-DS1-NSA

MAN-REQ

SSM-ST2

FE-DS1-SA

MANRESET

SSM-ST3

FE-DS1-SNGLLOS

MANSWTOINT

SSM-ST3E

FE-DS3-NSA

MANSWTOPRI

SSM-ST4

FE-DS3-SA

MANSWTOSEC

SSM-STU

FE-EQPT-NSA

MANSWTOTHIRD

SSM-TNC

FE-EXERCISING-RING

MANUAL-REQ-RING

SWTOPRI

FE-EXERCISING-SPAN

MANUAL-REQ-SPAN

SWTOSEC

FE-FRCDWKSWPR-RING

NO-CONFIG

SWTOTHIRD

FE-FRCDWKSWPR-SPAN

ODUK-AIS-PM

SYNC-FREQ

FE-IDLE

ODUK-BDI-PM

TIM for OC-N and Release 4.1 DWDM

FE-LOCKOUTOFPR-SPAN

ODUK-LCK-PM

UNC-WORD

FE-LOF

ODUK-OCI-PM

WKSWPR

FE-LOS

ODUK-SD-PM

WTR


2.2  Alarms and Conditions Indexed By Alphabetical Entry

Table 2-5 lists alarms and conditions by the name displayed on the CTC Alarms window or Conditions window.

Table 2-5 Alphabetical Alarm Index 

AIS

FE-IDLE

NO-CONFIG

AIS-L

FE-LOCKOUTOFPR-SPAN

NOT-AUTHENTICATED

AIS-P

FE-LOF

ODUK-AIS-PM

AIS-V

FE-LOS

ODUK-BDI-PM

ALS

FE-MANWKSWPR-RING

ODUK-LCK-PM

AMPLI-INIT

FE-MANWKSWPR-SPAN

ODUK-OCI-PM

APC-DISABLED

FEPRLF

ODUK-SD-PM

APC-FAIL

FORCED-REQ

ODUK-SF-PM

APSB

FORCED-REQ-RING

ODUK-TIM-PM

APSCDFLTK

FORCED-REQ-SPAN

OPTNTWMIS

APSC-IMP

FRCDSWTOINT

OTUK-AIS

APSCINCON

FRCDSWTOPRI

OTUK-BDI

APSCM

FRCDSWTOSEC

OTUK-LOF

APSCNMIS

FRCDSWTOTHIRD

OTUK-SD

APSMM

FRNGSYNC

OTUK-SF

AS-CMD

FSTSYNC

OTUK-TIM

AS-MT

FULLPASSTHR-BI

PDI-P

AUD-LOG-LOSS

GCC-EOC

PEER-NORESPONSE

AUD-LOG-LOW

HI-LASERBIAS

PLM-P

AUTOLSROFF

HI-LASERTEMP

PLM-V

AUTORESET

HI-RXPOWER

PORT-CODE-MISM

AUTOSW-AIS

HI-RXTEMP

PORT-COMM-FAIL

AUTOSW-LOP (STSMON)

HITEMP

PORT-MISMATCH

AUTOSW-LOP (VTMON)

HI-TXPOWER

PORT-MISSING

AUTOSW-PDI

HLDOVRSYNC

PRC-DUPID

AUTOSW-SDBER

IMPROPRMVL

PROTNA

AUTOSW-SFBER

INC-ISD

PTIM

AUTOSW-UNEQ (STSMON)

INHSWPR

PWR-A

AUTOSW-UNEQ (VTMON)

INHSWWKG

PWR-B

BAT-A-HGH-VLT

INTRUSION-PSWD

PWR-REDUN

BAT-A-LOW-VLT

INVMACADR

RAI

BAT-B-HGH-VLT

IOSCFGCOPY

RCVR-MISS

BAT-B-LOW-VLT

KB-PASSTHR

RFI

BKUPMEMP

KBYTE-APS-CHANNEL-FAILURE

RFI-L

BLSROSYNC

LAN-POL-REV

RFI-P

CARLOSS (DWDM Client)

LASEREOL

RFI-V

CARLOSS (DWDM Trunk)

LKOUTPR-S

RING-ID-MIS

CARLOSS (EQPT)

LMP-HELLODOWN

RING-MISMATCH

CARLOSS (E-Series Ethernet)

LMP-NDFAIL

RING-SW-EAST

CARLOSS (G-Series Ethernet)

LOC

RING-SW-WEST

CARLOSS (ML-Series Ethernet)

LOCKOUT-REQ

RSVP-HELLODOWN

CKTDOWN

LOCKOUT-REQ-RING

RUNCFG-SAVENEED

CLDRESTART

LOF (BITS)

SD (DS-1, DS-3)

COMIOXC

LOF (DS-1)

SD (DWDM Client, DWDM Trunk)

COMM-FAIL

LOF (DS-3)

SD-L

CONTBUS-A-18

LOF (DWDM Client)

SD-P

CONTBUS-B-18

LOF (DWDM Trunk)

SF (DS-1, DS-3)

CONTBUS-IO-A

LOF (EC1-12)

SF (DWDM Client, Trunk)

CONTBUS-IO-B

LOF (OC-N)

SF-L

CTNEQPT-PBPROT

LO-LASERBIAS

SF-P

CTNEQPT-PBWORK

LO-LASERTEMP

SFTWDOWN

DATAFLT

LOM

SNTP-HOST

DBOSYNC

LOP-P

SPAN-SW-EAST

DS3-MISM

LOP-V

SPAN-SW-WEST

DSP-COMM-FAIL

LO-RXPOWER

SQUELCH

DSP-FAIL

LO-RXTEMP

SQUELCHED

EHIBATVG-A

LOS (BITS)

SSM-DUS

EHIBATVG-B

LOS (DS-1)

SSM-FAIL

ELWBATVG-A

LOS (DS-3)

SSM-LNC

ELWBATVG-B

LOS (DWDM Client or Trunk)

SSM-OFF

EOC

LOS (EC1-12)

SSM-PRC

EQPT

LOS (FUDC)

SSM-PRS

EQPT-MISS

LOS (OC-N)

SSM-RES

ERFI-P-CONN

LOS (OTN)

SSM-SMC

ERFI-P-PAYLD

LO-TXPOWER

SSM-ST2

ERFI-P-SRVR

LPBKCRS

SSM-ST3

ERROR-CONFIG

LPBKDS1FEAC

SSM-ST3E

E-W-MISMATCH

LPBKDS1FEAC-CMD

SSM-ST4

EXCCOL

LPBKDS3FEAC

SSM-STU

EXERCISE-RING-FAIL

LPBKDS3FEAC-CMD

SSM-TNC

EXERCISE-RING-REQ

LPBKFACILITY (DS-1 or DS-3)

SWMTXMOD

EXERCISE-SPAN-FAIL

LPBKFACILITY (DWDM Client, DWDM Trunk)

SWTOPRI

EXERCISE-SPAN-REQ

LPBKFACILITY (EC1-12)

SWTOSEC

EXT

LPBKFACILITY (G-Series Ethernet)

SWTOTHIRD

EXTRA-TRAF-PREEMPT

LPBKFACILITY (OC-N)

SYNC-FREQ

FAILTOSW

LPBKTERMINAL (DS-1, DS-3, EC-1-12, OC-N)

SYNCPRI

FAILTOSW-PATH

LPBKTERMINAL (DWDM Client, DWDM Trunk)

SYNCSEC

FAILTOSWR

LPBKTERMINAL (G-Series Ethernet)

SYNCTHIRD

FAILTOSWS

MAN-REQ

SYSBOOT

FAN

MANRESET

TIM

FANDEGRADE

MANSWTOINT

TIM-MON

FE-AIS

MANSWTOPRI

TIM-P

FEC-MISM

MANSWTOSEC

TPTFAIL (G-Series Ethernet)

FE-DS1-MULTLOS

MANSWTOTHIRD

TPTFAIL (ML-Series Ethernet)

FE-DS1-NSA

MANUAL-REQ-RING

TRMT

FE-DS1-SA

MANUAL-REQ-SPAN

TRMT-MISS

FE-DS1-SNGLLOS

MEA (AIP)

TUNDERRUN

FE-DS3-NSA

MEA (BPLANE)

UNC-WORD

FE-DS3-SA

MEA (EQPT)

UNEQ-P

FE-EQPT-NSA

MEA (FAN)

UNEQ-V

FE-EXERCISING-RING

MEM-GONE

WKSWPR

FE-EXERCISING-SPAN

MEM-LOW

WTR

FE-FRCDWKSWPR-RING

MFGMEM (AEP, AIP, BPLANE, FAN and Fan-Tray Assembly)

WVL-MISMATCH

FE-FRCDWKSWPR-SPAN

   

2.3  Logical Object Type Definitions

ONS 15454 alarms are grouped according to their logical object types in alarm profile listings (for example: ML1000: CARLOSS). Each alarm entry in this chapter lists its type. These are defined in Table 2-6.

Table 2-6 Alarm Type/Object Definition 

AICI-AEP

Alarm interface controller-International and/or Alarm expansion panel

AICI-AIE1

Alarm interface controller-international

AIP

Auxiliary interface protection module

BITS

Building integration timing supply (BITS) incoming references (BITS-1, BITS-2)

BPLANE

The backplane

CLIENT

The low-speed port, such as a TXP or MXP, where the optical signal is dropped

DS1

A DS-1 line on a DS-1 card

DS3

A DS-3 line on a DS-3 card

E100T

An Ethernet line on an E100T-12 card or E100T-G card

E1000F

An Ethernet line on an E1000-2 card or E1000-2-G card

EC1-12

An EC1 line on an EC1-12 card

ENV ALRM

An environmental alarm port

EQPT

A card in any of the 8 card slots. The EQPT object is used for alarms that refer to the card itself and all other objects on the card including ports, lines, STS and VT

EXT-SREF

BITS outgoing references (SYNC-BITS1, SYNC-BITS2)

FAN

Fan-tray assembly

FUDC

SONET byte user data channel

G1000

High Density Gigabit Ethernet; applies to G1000-4 cards.

ML100T

An Ethernet line on an ML100T-12 card

ML1000

An Ethernet line on an ML1000-2 card

MSUDC

SONET Multiplex Section User Data Channel

NE

The entire network element

NE-SREF

Represents the timing status of the NE

OCN

An OC-N line on an OC-N card

STSMON

STS alarm detection at the monitor point (upstream from the cross-connect)

STSRNG

STS ring

STSTRM

STS alarm detection at termination (downstream from the cross-connect)

TRUNK

The optical or DWDM card carrying the high-speed signal

UCP-CKT

UCP circuit

UCP-IPCC

Unified control plane (UCP) communication channel

VTMON

VT1 alarm detection at the monitor point (upstream from the cross-connect)

VTTERM

VT1 alarm detection at termination (downstream from the cross-connect)

1 In the SONET ONS 15454 platform, this alarm object refers only to the AIC-I, not the AIE.


2.4  Alarm Index by Logical Object Type

Table 2-7 gives the name and page number of every alarm in the chapter, organized by logical object type.


Note This table includes logical objects and alarms configured for a default node. The alarm profile list contain more alarms or conditions that may be used to customize the alarm profile, or some items that are present but not configurable by the user. Consult Cisco for more information about these alarms and conditions.



Note The items in this table appear in the same order as they do in the alarm profile list. The list contains only Release 4.1 alarms.


Table 2-7 Alarm Index by Alarm Type 

AICI-AEP: EQPT

AICI-AEP: MFGMEM (AEP, AIP, BPLANE, FAN and Fan-Tray Assembly)

AICI-AIE1 : EQPT

AICI-AIE1: MFGMEM (AEP, AIP, BPLANE, FAN and Fan-Tray Assembly)

AIP: INVMACADR

AIP: MEA (AIP)

AIP: MFGMEM (AEP, AIP, BPLANE, FAN and Fan-Tray Assembly)

BITS: AIS

BITS: LOF (BITS)

BITS: LOS (BITS)

BITS: SSM-DUS

BITS: SSM-FAIL

BITS: SSM-OFF

BITS: SSM-PRS

BITS: SSM-RES

BITS: SSM-SMC

BITS: SSM-ST2

BITS: SSM-ST3

BITS: SSM-ST3E

BITS: SSM-ST4

BITS: SSM-STU

BITS: SSM-TNC

BPLANE: AS-CMD

BPLANE: MFGMEM (AEP, AIP, BPLANE, FAN and Fan-Tray Assembly)

CLIENT: AIS

CLIENT: AS-CMD

CLIENT: AS-MT

CLIENT: AUTOLSROFF

CLIENT: CARLOSS (DWDM Client)

CLIENT: EOC

CLIENT: FAILTOSW

CLIENT: FORCED-REQ-SPAN

CLIENT: HI-LASERBIAS

CLIENT: HI-LASERTEMP

CLIENT: HI-RXPOWER

CLIENT: HI-TXPOWER

CLIENT: LO-LASERBIAS

CLIENT: LO-LASERTEMP

CLIENT: LO-RXPOWER

CLIENT: LO-TXPOWER

CLIENT: LOCKOUT-REQ

CLIENT: LOF (DWDM Client)

CLIENT: LOS (DWDM Client or Trunk)

CLIENT: LPBKFACILITY (DWDM Client, DWDM Trunk)

CLIENT: LPBKTERMINAL (DWDM Client, DWDM Trunk)

CLIENT: MANUAL-REQ-SPAN

CLIENT: PORT-CODE-MISM

CLIENT: PORT-COMM-FAIL

CLIENT: PORT-MISMATCH

CLIENT: PORT-MISSING

CLIENT: RFI

CLIENT: SD (DWDM Client, DWDM Trunk)

CLIENT: SF (DWDM Client, Trunk)

CLIENT: SQUELCHED

CLIENT: SSM-DUS

CLIENT: SSM-FAIL

CLIENT: SSM-LNC

CLIENT: SSM-OFF

CLIENT: SSM-PRC

CLIENT: SSM-PRS

CLIENT: SSM-RES

CLIENT: SSM-SDH-TN (not used)

CLIENT: SSM-SETS (not used)

CLIENT: SSM-SMC

CLIENT: SSM-ST2

CLIENT: SSM-ST3

CLIENT: SSM-ST3E

CLIENT: SSM-ST4

CLIENT: SSM-STU

CLIENT: SSM-TNC

CLIENT: TIM

CLIENT: WKSWPR

CLIENT: WTR

DS1: AIS

DS1: AS-CMD

DS1: AS-MT

DS1: LOF (DS-1)

DS1: LOS (DS-1)

DS1: LPBKDS1FEAC

DS1: LPBKDS1FEAC-CMD

DS1: LPBKFACILITY (DS-1 or DS-3)

DS1: LPBKTERMINAL (DS-1, DS-3, EC-1-12, OC-N)

DS1: RAI

DS1: RCVR-MISS

DS1: SD (DS-1, DS-3)

DS1: SF (DS-1, DS-3)

DS1: TRMT

DS1: TRMT-MISS

DS3: AIS

DS3: AS-CMD

DS3: AS-MT

DS3: DS3-MISM

DS3: FE-AIS

DS3: FE-DS1-MULTLOS

DS3: FE-DS1-NSA

DS3: FE-DS1-SA

DS3: FE-DS1-SNGLLOS

DS3: FE-DS3-NSA

DS3: FE-DS3-SA

DS3: FE-EQPT-NSA

DS3: FE-IDLE

DS3: FE-LOF

DS3: FE-LOS

DS3: INC-ISD

DS3: LOF (DS-3)

DS3: LOS (DS-3)

DS3: LPBKDS1FEAC

DS3: LPBKDS3FEAC

DS3: LPBKDS3FEAC-CMD

DS3: LPBKFACILITY (DS-1 or DS-3)

DS3: LPBKTERMINAL (DS-1, DS-3, EC-1-12, OC-N)

DS3: RAI

DS3: SD (DS-1, DS-3)

DS3: SF (DS-1, DS-3)

E100T: AS-CMD

E100T: CARLOSS (E-Series Ethernet)

E1000F: AS-CMD

E1000F: CARLOSS (E-Series Ethernet)

EC1-12: AIS-L

EC1-12: AS-CMD

EC1-12: AS-MT

EC1-12: LOF (EC1-12)

EC1-12: LOS (EC1-12)

EC1-12: LPBKFACILITY (EC1-12)

EC1-12: LPBKTERMINAL (DS-1, DS-3, EC-1-12, OC-N)

EC1-12: RFI-L

EC1-12: SD-L

EC1-12: SF-L

ENVALRM: EXT

EQPT: AS-CMD

EQPT: AUTORESET

EQPT: BKUPMEMP

EQPT: CARLOSS (EQPT)

EQPT: CLDRESTART

EQPT: COMIOXC

EQPT: CONTBUS-A-18

EQPT: CONTBUS-B-18

EQPT: CONTBUS-IO-A

EQPT: CONTBUS-IO-B

EQPT: CTNEQPT-PBPROT

EQPT: CTNEQPT-PBWORK

EQPT: EQPT

EQPT: ERROR-CONFIG

EQPT: EXCCOL

EQPT: FAILTOSW

EQPT: FORCED-REQ

EQPT: HITEMP

EQPT: IMPROPRMVL

EQPT: INHSWPR

EQPT: INHSWWKG

EQPT: IOSCFGCOPY

EQPT: LOCKOUT-REQ

EQPT: MAN-REQ

EQPT: MANRESET

EQPT: MEA (EQPT)

EQPT: MEM-GONE

EQPT: MEM-LOW

EQPT: NO-CONFIG

EQPT: PEER-NORESPONSE

EQPT: PROTNA

EQPT: PWR-REDUN

EQPT: RUNCFG-SAVENEED

EQPT: SFTWDOWN

EQPT: SWMTXMOD

EQPT: WKSWPR

EQPT: WTR

EXT-SREF: FRCDSWTOPRI

EXT-SREF: FRCDSWTOSEC

EXT-SREF: FRCDSWTOTHIRD

EXT-SREF: MANSWTOPRI

EXT-SREF: MANSWTOSEC

EXT-SREF: MANSWTOTHIRD

EXT-SREF: SWTOPRI

EXT-SREF: SWTOSEC

EXT-SREF: SWTOTHIRD

EXT-SREF: SYNCPRI

EXT-SREF: SYNCSEC

EXT-SREF: SYNCTHIRD

FAN: EQPT-MISS

FAN: FAN

FAN: MEA (FAN)

FAN: MFGMEM (AEP, AIP, BPLANE, FAN and Fan-Tray Assembly)

FUDC: AIS

FUDC: LOS (FUDC)

G1000: AS-CMD

G1000: AS-MT

G1000: CARLOSS (G-Series Ethernet)

G1000: LPBKFACILITY (G-Series Ethernet)

G1000: LPBKTERMINAL (G-Series Ethernet)

G1000: TPTFAIL (G-Series Ethernet)

ML1000: AS-CMD

ML1000: CARLOSS (ML-Series Ethernet)

ML1000: TPTFAIL (ML-Series Ethernet)

ML100T: AS-CMD

ML100T: CARLOSS (ML-Series Ethernet)

ML100T: TPTFAIL (ML-Series Ethernet)

MSUDC: AIS

MSUDC: LOS (MSUDC)

NE-SREF: FRCDSWTOINT

NE-SREF: FRCDSWTOPRI

NE-SREF: FRCDSWTOSEC

NE-SREF: FRCDSWTOTHIRD

NE-SREF: FRNGSYNC

NE-SREF: FSTSYNC

NE-SREF: HLDOVRSYNC

NE-SREF: MANSWTOINT

NE-SREF: MANSWTOPRI

NE-SREF: MANSWTOSEC

NE-SREF: MANSWTOTHIRD

NE-SREF: SSM-PRS

NE-SREF: SSM-RES

NE-SREF: SSM-SMC

NE-SREF: SSM-ST2

NE-SREF: SSM-ST3

NE-SREF: SSM-ST3E

NE-SREF: SSM-ST4

NE-SREF: SSM-STU

NE-SREF: SSM-TNC

NE-SREF: SWTOPRI

NE-SREF: SWTOSEC

NE-SREF: SWTOTHIRD

NE-SREF: SYNCPRI

NE-SREF: SYNCSEC

NE-SREF: SYNCTHIRD

NE: AS-CMD

NE: AUD-LOG-LOSS

NE: AUD-LOG-LOW

NE: BAT-A-HGH-VLT

NE: BAT-A-LOW-VLT

NE: BAT-B-HGH-VLT

NE: BAT-B-LOW-VLT

NE: DATAFLT

NE: DBOSYNC

NE: EHIBATVG-A

NE: EHIBATVG-B

NE: ELWBATVG-A

NE: ELWBATVG-B

NE: HITEMP

NE: I-HITEMP (not used for ONS 15454 Release 4.1)

NE: INTRUSION-PSWD

NE: LAN-POL-REV

NE: PRC-DUPID

NE: PWR-A

NE: PWR-B

NE: SNTP-HOST

NE: SYSBOOT

OCN: AIS-L

OCN: APSB

OCN: APSC-IMP

OCN: APSCDFLTK

OCN: APSCINCON

OCN: APSCM

OCN: APSCNMIS

OCN: APSMM

OCN: AS-CMD

OCN: AS-MT

OCN: AUTOLSROFF

OCN: BLSROSYNC

OCN: E-W-MISMATCH

OCN: EOC

OCN: EXERCISE-RING-FAIL

OCN: EXERCISE-RING-REQ

OCN: EXERCISE-SPAN-FAIL

OCN: EXERCISE-SPAN-REQ

OCN: EXTRA-TRAF-PREEMPT

OCN: FAILTOSW

OCN: FAILTOSWR

OCN: FAILTOSWS

OCN: FE-EXERCISING-RING

OCN: FE-EXERCISING-SPAN

OCN: FE-FRCDWKSWPR-RING

OCN: FE-FRCDWKSWPR-SPAN

OCN: FE-LOCKOUTOFPR-SPAN

OCN: FE-MANWKSWPR-RING

OCN: FE-MANWKSWPR-SPAN

OCN: FEPRLF

OCN: FORCED-REQ-RING

OCN: FORCED-REQ-SPAN

OCN: KBYTE-APS-CHANNEL-FAILURE

OCN: LASEREOL

OCN: LKOUTPR-S

OCN: LOCKOUT-REQ

OCN: LOF (OC-N)

OCN: LOS (OC-N)

OCN: LPBKFACILITY (OC-N)

OCN: LPBKTERMINAL (DS-1, DS-3, EC-1-12, OC-N)

OCN: MANUAL-REQ-RING

OCN: MANUAL-REQ-SPAN

OCN: PRC-DUPID

OCN: RFI-L

OCN: RING-MISMATCH

OCN: RING-SW-EAST

OCN: RING-SW-WEST

OCN: SD-L

OCN: SF-L

OCN: SPAN-SW-EAST

OCN: SPAN-SW-WEST

OCN: SQUELCH

OCN: SSM-DUS

OCN: SSM-FAIL

OCN: SSM-OFF

OCN: SSM-PRS

OCN: SSM-RES

OCN: SSM-SMC

OCN: SSM-ST2

OCN: SSM-ST3

OCN: SSM-ST3E

OCN: SSM-ST4

OCN: SSM-STU

OCN: SSM-TNC

OCN: SYNC-FREQ

OCN: TIM

OCN: WKSWPR

OCN: WTR

STSMON: AIS-P

STSMON: AUTOSW-AIS

STSMON: AUTOSW-LOP (STSMON)

STSMON: AUTOSW-PDI

STSMON: AUTOSW-SDBER

STSMON: AUTOSW-SFBER

STSMON: AUTOSW-UNEQ (STSMON)

STSMON: ERFI-P-CONN

STSMON: ERFI-P-PAYLD

STSMON: ERFI-P-SRVR

STSMON: FAILTOSW-PATH

STSMON: FORCED-REQ

STSMON: LOCKOUT-REQ

STSMON: LOP-P

STSMON: LPBKCRS

STSMON: MAN-REQ

STSMON: PDI-P

STSMON: PLM-P

STSMON: RFI-P

STSMON: SD-P

STSMON: SF-P

STSMON: TIM-P

STSMON: UNEQ-P

STSMON: WKSWPR

STSMON: WTR

STSRNG: BLSROSYNC

STSRNG: FULLPASSTHR-BI

STSRNG: KB-PASSTHR

STSRNG: PRC-DUPID

STSRNG: RING-MISMATCH

STSTRM: AIS-P

STSTRM: AU-LOF (not used for ONS 15454 Release 4.1)

STSTRM: ERFI-P-CONN

STSTRM: ERFI-P-PAYLD

STSTRM: ERFI-P-SRVR

STSTRM: LOP-P

STSTRM: PDI-P

STSTRM: PLM-P

STSTRM: RFI-P

STSTRM: SD-P

STSTRM: SF-P

STSTRM: TIM-P

STSTRM: UNEQ-P

TRUNK: AIS

TRUNK: AS-CMD

TRUNK: AS-MT

TRUNK: AUTOLSROFF

TRUNK: CARLOSS (DWDM Trunk)

TRUNK: DSP-COMM-FAIL

TRUNK: DSP-FAIL

TRUNK: EOC

TRUNK: FEC-MISM

TRUNK: GCC-EOC

TRUNK: HI-LASERBIAS

TRUNK: HI-LASERTEMP

TRUNK: HI-RXPOWER

TRUNK: HI-RXTEMP

TRUNK: HI-TXPOWER

TRUNK: LO-LASERBIAS

TRUNK: LO-LASERTEMP

TRUNK: LO-RXPOWER

TRUNK: LO-RXTEMP

TRUNK: LOS (OTN)

TRUNK: LO-TXPOWER

TRUNK: LOC

TRUNK: LOF (DWDM Trunk)

TRUNK: LOM

TRUNK: LOS (DWDM Client or Trunk)

TRUNK: LPBKFACILITY (DWDM Client, DWDM Trunk)

TRUNK: LPBKTERMINAL (DWDM Client, DWDM Trunk)

TRUNK: ODUK-AIS-PM

TRUNK: ODUK-BDI-PM

TRUNK: ODUK-LCK-PM

TRUNK: ODUK-OCI-PM

TRUNK: ODUK-SD-PM

TRUNK: ODUK-SF-PM

TRUNK: ODUK-TIM-PM

TRUNK: OTUK-AIS

TRUNK: OTUK-BDI

TRUNK: OTUK-IAE (not used for ONS 15454 Release 4.1)

TRUNK: OTUK-LOF

TRUNK: OTUK-SD

TRUNK: OTUK-SF

TRUNK: OTUK-TIM

TRUNK: RFI

TRUNK: SD (DWDM Client, DWDM Trunk)

TRUNK: SF (DWDM Client, Trunk)

TRUNK: SSM-DUS

TRUNK: SSM-FAIL

TRUNK: SSM-LNC

TRUNK: SSM-OFF

TRUNK: SSM-PRC

TRUNK: SSM-PRS

TRUNK: SSM-RES

TRUNK: SSM-SDH-TN (not used for ONS 15454 Release 4.1)

TRUNK: SSM-SETS (not used for ONS 15454 Release 4.1)

TRUNK: SSM-SMC

TRUNK: SSM-ST2

TRUNK: SSM-ST3

TRUNK: SSM-ST3E

TRUNK: SSM-ST4

TRUNK: SSM-STU

TRUNK: SSM-TNC

TRUNK: TIM

TRUNK: UNC-WORD

TRUNK: WTR

TRUNK: WVL-MISMATCH

UCP-CKT: CKTDOWN

UCP-IPCC: LMP-HELLODOWN

UCP-IPCC: LMP-NDFAIL

UCP-NBR: RSVP-HELLODOWN

VT-MON: AIS-V

VT-MON: AUTOSW-AIS

VT-MON: AUTOSW-LOP (VTMON)

VT-MON: AUTOSW-UNEQ (VTMON)

VT-MON: FAILTOSW-PATH

VT-MON: FORCED-REQ

VT-MON: LOCKOUT-REQ

VT-MON: LOP-V

VT-MON: MAN-REQ

VT-MON: UNEQ-V

VT-MON: WKSWPR

VT-MON: WTR

VT-TERM: AIS-V

VT-TERM: LOP-V

VT-TERM: PLM-V

VT-TERM: RFI-V

VT-TERM: SD-P

VT-TERM: SF-P

VT-TERM: UNEQ-V

1 AIE is unused in ONS 15454.


2.5  Trouble Notifications

The ONS 15454 uses standard Telcordia categories to characterize levels of trouble. The ONS 15454 reports alarmed trouble notifications and Not-Alarmed (NA) notifications, if selected, in the CTC Alarms window. Alarms typically signify a problem that the user needs to fix, such as an LOS, while Not-Alarmed (NA) notifications do not necessarily need immediate troubleshooting.

Telcordia further divides alarms into Service-Affecting (SA) and NSA status. A Service-Affecting (SA) failure affects a provided service or the network's ability to provide service. For example, the "TRMT-MISS" alarm on page 2-183 is characterized by default as an SA failure. TRMT-MISS occurs when a cable connector is removed from an active DS-1 card port. The default severity assumes that service has been interrupted or moved. If the DS-1 card is in a protection group and the traffic is on the protect card rather than the working card, or if the port with the TRMT-MISS alarm has no circuits provisioned, TRMT-MISS would be raised as NSA because traffic was not interrupted or moved.

2.5.1  Conditions

The term "Condition" refers to any problem detected on an ONS 15454 shelf, whether or not the problem is reported (that is, whether or not it generates a trouble notification). Reported conditions include alarms, Not-Alarmed conditions, and Not-Reported (NR) conditions. A snapshot of all current raised conditions on a node, whether they are reported or not, can be retrieved using the CTC Conditions window or using TL1's set of RTRV-COND commands. You can see the actual reporting messages for alarms and NAs in the CTC History tab.

For a comprehensive list of all conditions, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 and Cisco ONS 15327 TL1 Command Guide.

2.5.2  Severities

The ONS 15454 uses Telcordia standard severities: Critical (CR), Major (MJ), and Minor (MN). Non-Service Affecting (NSA) alarms always have a Minor (MN) severity. Service-Affecting (SA) alarms may be Critical (CR), Major (MJ), or Minor (MN). Critical alarms generally indicate severe, service-affecting trouble that needs immediate correction. A Major (MJ) alarm is a serious alarm, but the trouble has less impact on the network. For SONET signal alarms, traffic loss of traffic on more than five DS-1 circuits is Critical. Loss of traffic on one to five DS-1 circuits is Major (MJ). Loss of traffic on an STS-1, which can hold 28 DS-1 circuits, would be a Critical (CR), Service-Affecting (SA) alarm.

An example of a Non-Service Affecting (NSA) alarm is the "FSTSYNC" condition on page 2-92 (Fast Start Synchronization Mode), which indicates the ONS 15454 is choosing a new timing reference because the previously used reference has failed. The user needs to troubleshoot the loss of the prior timing source, but the loss is not immediately disruptive to service.

Telcordia standard severities are the default settings for the ONS 15454. A user may customize ONS 15454 alarm severities with the alarm profiles feature. For alarm profile procedures, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide.

This chapter lists the default profile alarm severity for the Service-Affecting (SA) case of each alarm when it is applicable. Any alarm with a profile value of Critical (CR) or Major (MJ) will, if reported as Non-Service Affecting (NSA) because no traffic is lost, be reported with a Minor (MN) severity instead, in accordance with Telcordia rules.

2.6  Safety Summary

This section covers safety considerations designed to ensure safe operation of the ONS 15454. Personnel should not perform any procedures in this chapter unless they understand all safety precautions, practices, and warnings for the system equipment. Some troubleshooting procedures require installation or removal of cards, in these instances users should pay close attention to the following caution and warnings:


Caution Hazardous voltage or energy might be present on the backplane when the system is operating. Use caution when removing or installing cards.

Some troubleshooting procedures require installation or removal of OC-192 cards, in these instances users should pay close attention to the following warnings:


Warning On the OC-192 card, the laser is on when the card is booted and the safety key is in the on position (labeled 1). The port does not have to be in service (IS) for the laser to be on. The laser is off when the safety key is off (labeled 0).



Warning Invisible laser radiation might be emitted from the end of the unterminated fiber cable or connector. Do not stare into the beam directly with optical instruments. Viewing the laser output with certain optical instruments (for example, eye loupes, magnifiers, and microscopes) within a distance of 100 mm might pose an eye hazard. Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified might result in hazardous radiation exposure.



Warning Class 1 laser product.



Warning Class 1M laser radiation when open. Do not view directly with optical instruments


2.7  Alarm Procedures

This section list alarms alphabetically and includes some conditions commonly encountered when troubleshooting alarms. The severity, description, and troubleshooting procedure accompany each alarm and condition.


Note When you check the status of alarms for cards, ensure that the alarm filter icon in the lower right corner is not indented. If it is, click it to turn it off. When you are done checking for alarms, click the alarm filter icon again to turn filtering back on.



Note When checking alarms, make sure that alarm suppression is not enabled on the card or port. For more information about alarm suppression, see the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide.



Note In this section, alarm logical objects are only given when they appear in the Release 4.1 alarm profile list.


2.7.1  AIS

Not Reported (NR), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Objects: BITS, CLIENT, DS1, DS3, FUDC, MSUDC, TRUNK

The Alarm Indication Signal (AIS) condition indicates that this node is detecting AIS in the incoming signal SONET overhead.

Generally, any AIS is a special SONET signal that tells the receiving node that the sending node has no valid signal available to send. AIS is not considered an error. The fault condition AIS is raised by the receiving node on each input where it sees the AIS instead of a real signal. In most cases when this condition is raised, an upstream node is raising an alarm to indicate a signal failure; all nodes downstream from it only raise some type of AIS. This condition clears when you resolved the problem on the upstream node.


Note DS-3 and EC-1 terminal (inward) loopbacks do not transmit an AIS in the direction away from the loopback. Instead of AIS, a continuance of the signal transmitted into the loopback is provided.


Clear the AIS Condition


Step 1 Verify whether there are alarms on the upstream nodes and equipment, especially the "LOS (OC-N)" alarm on page 2-123, or OOS ports.

Step 2 Clear the upstream alarms using the applicable procedure(s) in this chapter.

Step 3 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.2  AIS-L

Not Reported (NR), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Objects: EC1-12, OCN

The AIS Line condition indicates that this node is detecting Line-level AIS in the incoming signal.

Generally, any AIS is a special SONET signal that tells the receiving node that the sending node has no valid signal available to send. AIS is not considered an error. The fault condition AIS is raised by the receiving node on each input where it sees the signal AIS instead of a real signal. In most cases when this condition is raised, an upstream node is raising an alarm to indicate a signal failure; all nodes downstream from it only raise some type of AIS. This condition clears when you resolved the problem on the upstream node.

Clear the AIS-L Condition


Step 1 Complete the "Clear the AIS Condition" procedure.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.3  AIS-P

Not Reported (NR), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Objects: STSMON, STSTRM

The AIS Path condition means that this node is detecting AIS in the incoming path.

Generally, any AIS is a special SONET signal that tells the receiving node that the sending node has no valid signal available to send. AIS is not considered an error. The fault condition AIS is raised by the receiving node on each input where it sees the signal AIS instead of a real signal. In most cases when this condition is raised, an upstream node is raising an alarm to indicate a signal failure; all nodes downstream from it only raise some type of AIS. This condition clears when you resolved the problem on the upstream node.

Clear the AIS-P Condition


Step 1 Complete the "Clear the AIS Condition" procedure.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.4  AIS-V

Not Reported (NR), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Objects: VTMON, VTTERM

The AIS Virtual Tributary (VT) condition means that this node is detecting AIS in the incoming VT-level path.

Generally, any AIS is a special SONET signal that tells the receiving node that the sending node has no valid signal available to send. AIS is not considered an error. The fault condition AIS is raised by the receiving node on each input where it sees the signal AIS instead of a real signal. In most cases when this condition is raised, an upstream node is raising an alarm to indicate a signal failure; all nodes downstream from it only raise some type of AIS. This condition clears when you resolved the problem on the upstream node.

See the "AIS-V on DS3XM-6 Unused VT Circuits" section on page 1-76 for more information.

Clear the AIS-V Condition


Step 1 Complete the "Clear the AIS Condition" procedure.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.5 ALS

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Occurs only on DWDM (Software R4.5) nodes

The Automatic Laser Shutdown condition occurs when an amplifier (OPT-BST or OPT-PRE) is switched on. The turn-on process lasts approximately nine seconds, and the condition clears after approximately 10 seconds.


Note ALS is an informational condition. It does not require troubleshooting.


2.7.6  AMPLI-INIT

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Occurs only on DWDM (Software R4.5) nodes

The Amplifier Initialized condition occurs when an amplifier card (OPT-BST or OPT-PRE) is not able to calculate gain. This condition typically accompanies the "APC-DISABLED" alarm on page 2-26 alarm.

Clear the AMPLI-INIT Condition


Step 1 Complete the "Delete a Circuit" procedure on the most recently created circuit.

Step 2 Recreate this circuit using the procedures in the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide.

Step 3 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.7  APC-DISABLED

Major (MJ), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Occurs only on DWDM (Software R4.5) nodes

The Automatic Power Control (APC) Disabled occurs when the information related to the number of channels is not reliable. The alarm can occur when the any of the following alarms also occur: the "EQPT" alarm on page 2-65, the "IMPROPRMVL" alarm on page 2-98, and the "MEA (EQPT)" alarm on page 2-135. If the alarm occurs with the creation of the first circuit, delete and then recreate it.

Clear the APC-DISABLED Alarm


Step 1 Complete the appropriate procedure to clear the primary alarm:

Clear the EQPT Alarm

Clear the IMPROPRMVL Alarm

Clear the MEA (EQPT) Alarm

Step 2 If the alarm does not clear, complete the "Delete a Circuit" procedure and then recreate it.

Step 3 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.8  APC-FAIL

Major (MJ), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Occurs only on DWDM (Software R4.5) nodes

The APC Failure alarm occurs when APC has not been able to create a setpoint on a node because it has consumed all allocated power margins. These power margins (from 0 dB to 3 dB) are allocated when the network is installed. Margins can be consumed due to fiber aging or the insertion of unexpected extra loss in the span after a fiber cut.

Clear the APC-FAIL Alarm


Step 1 Isolate the cause of increased margin use:

If it is due to fiber aging, replace the indicated fiber. (You can test the integrity of the fiber using optical testing equipment.)

If it is due to a fiber cut, resolve this issue to resolve this alarm.

Step 2 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.9  APSB

Minor (MN), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: OCN

The Automatic Protection Switching (APS) Channel Byte Failure alarm occurs when line terminating equipment detects protection switching byte failure in the incoming APS signal. The failure occurs when an inconsistent APS byte or invalid code is detected. Some older, non-Cisco SONET nodes send invalid APS codes if they are configured in a 1+1 protection scheme with newer SONET nodes, such as the ONS 15454. These invalid codes causes an APSB on an ONS node.

Clear the APSB Alarm


Step 1 Use an optical test set to examine the incoming SONET overhead to confirm inconsistent or invalid K bytes.

For specific procedures to use the test set equipment, consult the manufacturer. If corrupted K bytes are confirmed and the upstream equipment is functioning properly, the upstream equipment might not interoperate effectively with the ONS 15454.

Step 2 If the alarm does not clear and the overhead shows inconsistent or invalid K bytes, you might need to replace the upstream cards for protection switching to operate properly.

Step 3 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.10  APSCDFLTK

Minor (MN), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: OCN

The APS Default K Byte Received alarm occurs when a bidirectional line switched ring (BLSR) is not properly configured, for example, when a four-node BLSR has one node configured as path protection. A node in a path protection or 1+1 configuration does not send the two valid K1/K2 APS bytes anticipated by a system configured for BLSR. One of the bytes sent is considered invalid by the BLSR configuration. The K1/K2 byte is monitored by receiving equipment for link-recovery information.

Troubleshooting for APSCDFLTK is often similar to troubleshooting for the "BLSROSYNC" alarm on page 2-41.

Clear the APSCDFLTK Alarm


Step 1 Complete the "Identify a Ring ID or Node ID Number" procedure to verify that each node has a unique node ID number.

Step 2 Repeat Step 1 for all nodes in the ring.

Step 3 If two nodes have the same node ID number, complete the "Change a Node ID Number" procedure to change one node's ID number so that each node ID is unique.

Step 4 If the alarm does not clear, verify correct configuration of east port and west port optical fibers. (See the "E-W-MISMATCH" alarm on page 2-69.) West port fibers must connect to east port fibers, and vice versa. The Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide provides a procedure for fibering BLSRs.

Step 5 If the alarm does not clear and if the network is a four-fiber BLSR, make sure that each protect fiber is connected to another protect fiber and each working fiber is connected to another working fiber. The software does not report any alarm if a working fiber is incorrectly attached to a protection fiber.

Step 6 If the alarm does not clear, complete the "Verify Node Visibility for Other Nodes" procedure.

Step 7 If nodes are not visible, complete the "Verify or Create Node DCC Terminations" procedure to ensure that SONET DCC terminations exist on each node.

Step 8 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.11  APSC-IMP

Minor (MN), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: OCN

An Improper SONET APS Code alarm indicates invalid K bytes. The APSC-IMP alarm occurs on OC-N cards in a BLSR configuration. The receiving equipment monitors K bytes or K1 and K2 APS bytes for an indication to switch from the working card to the protect card or vice versa. K1/K2 bytes also contain bits that tell the receiving equipment whether the K byte is valid. APSCIMP occurs when these bits indicate a bad or invalid K byte. The alarm clears when the node receives valid K bytes.


Note This alarm can occur on a VT tunnel when it does not have VT circuits provisioned. It can also occur when the exercise command or a lock out is applied to a span. An externally switched span will not raise this alarm because traffic is pre-empted.



Caution Always use the supplied electrostatic discharge wristband when working with a powered ONS 15454. Plug the wristband cable into the ESD jack located at the lower-right outside edge of the shelf assembly.

Clear the APSC-IMP Alarm


Step 1 Use an optical test set to determine the validity of the K byte signal by examining the received signal.

For specific procedures to use the test set equipment, consult the manufacturer.

If the K byte is invalid, the problem is with upstream equipment and not in the reporting ONS 15454. Troubleshoot the upstream equipment using the procedures in this chapter, as applicable. If the upstream nodes are not ONS 15454s, consult the appropriate user documentation.

Step 2 If the K byte is valid, verify that each node has a ring ID that matches the other node ring IDs. Complete the "Identify a Ring ID or Node ID Number" procedure.

Step 3 Repeat Step 2 for all nodes in the ring.

Step 4 If a node has a ring ID number that does not match the other nodes, make the ring ID number of that node identical to the other nodes. Complete the "Change a Ring ID Number" procedure.

Step 5 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.12  APSCINCON

Minor (MN), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: OCN

An APS Inconsistent alarm means that an inconsistent APS byte is present. The SONET overhead contains K1/K2 APS bytes that notify receiving equipment, such as the ONS 15454, to switch the SONET signal from a working to a protect path. An inconsistent APS code occurs when three consecutive frames do not contain identical APS bytes. Inconsistent APS bytes give the receiving equipment conflicting commands about switching.

Clear the APSCINCON Alarm


Step 1 Look for other alarms, especially the "LOS (OC-N)" alarm on page 2-123, the "LOF (OC-N)" alarm on page 2-111, or the "AIS" alarm on page 2-23. Clearing these alarms clears the APSCINCON alarm.

Step 2 If an APSINCON alarm occurs with no other alarms, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.13  APSCM

Major (MJ), Service-Affecting (SA)

Logical Object: OCN

The APS Channel Mismatch alarm occurs when the ONS 15454 expects a working channel but receives a protection channel. In many cases, the working and protection channels are crossed and the protect channel is active. If the fibers are crossed and the working line is active, the alarm does not occur. The APSCM alarm occurs only on the ONS 15454 when bidirectional protection is used on OC-N cards in a 1+1 configuration.


Warning On the OC-192 card, the laser is on when the card is booted and the safety key is in the on position (labeled 1). The port does not have to be in service (IS) for the laser to be on. The laser is off when the safety key is off (labeled 0).



Warning Invisible laser radiation might be emitted from the end of the unterminated fiber cable or connector. Do not stare into the beam directly with optical instruments. Viewing the laser output with certain optical instruments (for example, eye loupes, magnifiers, and microscopes) within a distance of 100 mm might pose an eye hazard. Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified might result in hazardous radiation exposure.



Caution Always use the supplied electrostatic discharge wristband when working with a powered ONS 15454. Plug the wristband cable into the ESD jack located at the lower-right outside edge of the shelf assembly.

Clear the APSCM Alarm


Step 1 Verify that the working-card channel fibers are physically connected directly to the adjoining node's working-card channel fibers.

Step 2 If the fibers are correctly connected, verify that the protection-card channel fibers are physically connected directly to the adjoining node's protection-card channel fibers.

Step 3 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC to report a service-affecting problem (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.14  APSCNMIS

Major (MJ), Service-Affecting (SA)

Logical Object: OCN

The APS Node ID Mismatch alarm occurs when the source node ID contained in the SONET K2 byte of the incoming APS channel is not present in the ring map. The APSCNMIS alarm might occur and clear when a BLSR is being provisioned. If so, you can disregard the temporary occurrence. If the APSCNMIS remains, the alarm clears when a K byte with a valid source node ID is received.

Clear the APSCNMIS Alarm


Step 1 Complete the "Identify a Ring ID or Node ID Number" procedure to verify that each node has a unique node ID number.

Step 2 If the Node ID column contains any two nodes with the same node ID listed, record the repeated node ID.

Step 3 Click Close in the Ring Map dialog box.

Step 4 If two nodes have the same node ID number, complete the "Change a Node ID Number" procedure to change one node's ID number so that each node ID is unique.


Note If the node names shown in the network view do not correlate with the node IDs, log into each node and click the Provisioning > BLSR tabs. The BLSR window shows the node ID of the login node.



Note Applying and removing a lock out on a span causes the ONS 15454 to generate a new K byte. The APSCNMIS alarm clears when the node receives a K byte containing the correct node ID.


Step 5 If the alarm does not clear, use the "Lock Out a BLSR Span" procedure to lock out the span.

Step 6 Complete the "Clear a BLSR Span Lock Out" procedure to clear the lock out.

Step 7 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC to report a service-affecting problem (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.15  APSMM

Minor (MN), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: OCN

An APS Mode Mismatch failure alarm occurs when there is a mismatch of the protection switching schemes at the two ends of the span. If one node is provisioned for bidirectional switching, the node at the other end of the span must also be provisioned for bidirectional switching. If one end is provisioned for bidirectional and the other is provisioned for unidirectional, an APSMM alarm occurs in the ONS node that is provisioned for bidirectional. The APSMM alarm occurs in a 1+1 configuration.

Clear the APSMM Alarm


Step 1 For the reporting ONS 15454, display the node view and verify the protection scheme provisioning.

a. Click the Provisioning > Protection tabs.

b. Choose the 1+1 protection group configured for the OC-N cards.

The chosen protection group is the protection group optically connected (with DCC connectivity) to the far end.

Record whether the Bidirectional Switching check box is checked.

Step 2 Log into the far-end node and verify that the OC-N 1+1 protection group is provisioned.

Step 3 Verify that the Bidirectional Switching check box matches the checked or unchecked condition of the box recorded in Step 1. If not, change it to match.

Step 4 Click Apply.

Step 5 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.16  AS-CMD

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Portions of this procedure do not apply to DWDM

Logical Objects: BPLANE, CLIENT, DS-1, DS3, E100T, E1000F, EC1-12, EQPT, G1000, ML100T, ML1000, NE, OCN, TRUNK

The Alarms Suppressed by User Command condition applies to the network element (SYSTEM object), backplane, a single card, or a port on a card. It occurs when alarms are suppressed for that object and its subordinate objects; that is, suppressing alarms on a card also suppresses alarms on its ports.

Clear the AS-CMD Condition


Step 1 For all nodes, in the node view, click the Conditions tab.

Step 2 Click Retrieve. If you have already retrieved conditions, look under the Object column and Eqpt Type column, note what entity the condition is reported against, such as a port, slot, or shelf.

If the condition is reported against a slot and card, alarms were either suppressed for the entire card or for one of the ports. Note the slot number and continue with Step 3.

If the condition is reported against the backplane, go to Step 7.

If the condition is reported against a "system," go to Step 8.

Step 3 If the AS-CMD condition is reported for a card in a Software R4.1 or earlier node, determine whether alarms are suppressed for a port and if so, raise the suppressed alarms:

a. Double-click the card to display the card view.

b. Click the Provisioning > Alarm Behavior tabs.

If the Suppress Alarms column check box is checked for a port row, deselect it and click Apply.

If the Suppress Alarms column check box is not checked for a port row, click View > Go to Previous View.

Step 4 In node view for a Release 4.1 or earlier node, if the AS-CMD condition is reported for a card and not an individual port, click the Provisioning > Alarm Behavior tabs.

Step 5 Locate the row for the reported card slot. (The slot number information was in the Object column in the Conditions window that you noted in Step 2.)

Step 6 Click the Suppress Alarms column check box to deselect the option for the card row.

Step 7 If the condition is reported for the backplane, the alarms are suppressed for cards such as the AIP that are not in the optical or electrical slots. To clear the alarm:

a. In node view, click the Provisioning > Alarm Behavior tabs.

b. In the Backplane row, deselect the Suppress Alarms column check box.

c. Click Apply.

Step 8 If the condition is reported for the shelf, cards and other equipment are affected. To clear the alarm:

a. In node view, click the Provisioning > Alarm Behavior tabs.

b. Click the Suppress Alarms check box located at the bottom of the window to deselect the option.

c. Click Apply.

Step 9 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.17  AS-MT

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Occurs only on Software R4.1 or earlier nodes

Logical Objects: CLIENT, DS1, DS3, EC1-12, G1000, OCN, TRUNK

The Alarms Suppressed for Maintenance Command condition applies to OC-N and electrical (traffic) cards and occurs when a port is placed in the out-of-service maintenance (OOS-MT) state for loopback testing operations.

Clear the AS-MT Condition


Step 1 Complete the "Clear a Loopback" procedure.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.18  AUD-LOG-LOSS

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: NE

The Audit Trail Log Loss condition occurs when the log is 100% full and that the oldest entries are being replaced as new entries are generated. The log capacity is 640 entries.

Clear the AUD-LOG-LOSS Condition


Step 1 In the node view, click the Maintenance > Audit tabs.

Step 2 Click Retrieve.

Step 3 Click Archive.

Step 4 In the Archive Audit Trail dialog box, navigate to the directory (local or network) where you want to save the file.

Step 5 Enter a name in the File Name field.

You do not have to assign an extension to the file. It is readable in any application that supports text files, such as WordPad, Microsoft Word (imported), etc.

Step 6 Click Save.

The 640 entries will be saved in this file. New entries will continue with the next number in the sequence, rather than starting over.

Step 7 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.19  AUD-LOG-LOW

Not Reported (NR), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: NE

The Audit Trail Log Loss condition occurs when the audit trail log is 80% full.


Note AUD-LOG-LOW is an informational condition. It does not require troubleshooting.


2.7.20  AUTOLSROFF

Critical (CR), Service-Affecting (SA)

Occurs only on Software R4.1 or earlier nodes

Logical Object: CLIENT, OCN, TRUNK

The Auto Laser Shutdown alarm occurs when the OC-192 card temperature exceeds 194° F (90 ° C). The internal equipment automatically shuts down the OC-192 laser when the card temperature rises to prevent the card from self-destructing.


Warning On the OC-192 card, the laser is on when the card is booted and the safety key is in the on position (labeled 1). The port does not have to be in service (IS) for the laser to be on. The laser is off when the safety key is off (labeled 0).



Warning Invisible laser radiation might be emitted from the end of the unterminated fiber cable or connector. Do not stare into the beam directly with optical instruments. Viewing the laser output with certain optical instruments (for example, eye loupes, magnifiers, and microscopes) within a distance of 100 mm might pose an eye hazard. Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified might result in hazardous radiation exposure.


Clear the AUTOLSROFF Alarm


Step 1 View the temperature displayed on the ONS 15454 LCD front panel (Figure 2-1).

Figure 2-1 Shelf LCD Panel

Step 2 If the temperature of the shelf exceeds 194° F (90° C), the alarm should clear if you solve the ONS 15454 temperature problem. Complete the "Clear the HITEMP Alarm" procedure.

Step 3 If the temperature of the shelf is under 194° F (90° C), the HITEMP alarm is not the cause of the AUTOLSROFF alarm. Complete the "Physically Replace a Card" procedure for the OC-192 card.


Caution Removing a card that currently carries traffic on one or more ports can cause a traffic hit. To avoid this, perform an external switch if a switch has not already occurred. Consult the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide for information.


Note When replacing a card with an identical type of card, no additional CTC provisioning is required.


Step 4 If card replacement does not clear the alarm, call the Technical Assistance Center (TAC) at (1-800-553-2447) to discuss the case and if necessary open a returned materials authorization (RMA) on the original OC-192 card.


2.7.21  AUTORESET

Minor (MN), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: EQPT

The Automatic System Reset alarm occurs when you change an IP address or perform any other operation that causes an automatic card-level reboot.


Caution Always use the supplied electrostatic discharge wristband when working with a powered ONS 15454. Plug the wristband cable into the ESD jack located at the lower-right outside edge of the shelf assembly.

Clear the AUTORESET Alarm


Step 1 Verify that additional alarms that might have triggered an automatic reset.

Step 2 If the card automatically resets more than once a month with no apparent cause, complete the "Physically Replace a Card" procedure.


Caution Removing a card that currently carries traffic on one or more ports can cause a traffic hit. To avoid this, perform an external switch if a switch has not already occurred. Consult the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide for information.


Note When you replace a card with an identical type of card, you do not need to make any changes to the database.


Step 3 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.22  AUTOSW-AIS

Not Reported (NR), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Objects: STSMON, VTMON

The Automatic Path Protection Switch Caused by AIS condition indicates that automatic path protection switching occurred because of an AIS condition. The path protection is configured for revertive switching and reverts to the working path after the fault clears. The AIS also clears when the upstream trouble is cleared.

Generally, any AIS is a special SONET signal that tells the receiving node that the sending node has no valid signal available to send. AIS is not considered an error. The fault condition AIS is raised by the receiving node on each input where it sees the signal AIS instead of a real signal. In most cases when this condition is raised, an upstream node is raising an alarm to indicate a signal failure; all nodes downstream from it only raise some type of AIS. This condition clears when you resolved the problem on the upstream node.

Clear the AUTOSW-AIS Condition


Step 1 Complete the "Clear the AIS Condition" procedure.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.23  AUTOSW-LOP (STSMON)

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: STSMON

The Automatic Path Protection Switch Caused by Loss of Pointer (LOP) condition indicates that automatic path protection switching occurred because of the "LOP-P" alarm on page 2-114. The path protection is configured for revertive switching and reverts to the working path after the fault clears.

Clear the AUTOSW-LOP (STSMON) Condition


Step 1 Complete the "Clear the LOP-P Alarm" procedure.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.24  AUTOSW-LOP (VTMON)

Minor (MN), Service-Affecting (SA)

Logical Object: VTMON

The AUTOSW-LOP alarm indicates that automatic path protection switching occurred because of the "LOP-V" alarm on page 2-114. The path protection is configured for revertive switching and reverts to the working path after the fault clears.

Clear the AUTOSW-LOP (VTMON) Alarm


Step 1 Complete the "Clear the LOP-V Alarm" procedure.

Step 2 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC to report a service-affecting problem (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.25  AUTOSW-PDI

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: STSMON

The Automatic Path Protection Switch Caused by Payload Defect Indication (PDI) condition indicates that automatic path protection switching occurred because of a "PDI-P" alarm on page 2-147. The path protection is configured for revertive switching and reverts to the working path after the fault clears.

Clear the AUTOSW-PDI Condition


Step 1 Complete the "Clear the PDI-P Condition" procedure.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.26  AUTOSW-SDBER

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: STSMON

The Automatic Path Protection Switch Caused by Signal Degrade Bit Error Rate (SDBER) condition indicates that a signal degrade (see the "SD (DS-1, DS-3)" condition on page 2-162) caused automatic path protection switching to occur. The path protection is configured for revertive switching and reverts to the working path when the SD is resolved.

Clear the AUTOSW-SDBER Condition


Step 1 Complete the "Clear the SD (DS-1, DS-3) Condition" procedure.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.27  AUTOSW-SFBER

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: STSMON

The Automatic USPR Switch Caused by Signal Fail Bit Error Rate (SFBER) condition indicates that the "SF (DS-1, DS-3)" condition on page 2-165 caused automatic path protection switching to occur. The path protection is configured for revertive switching and reverts to the working path when the SF is resolved.

Clear the AUTOSW-SFBER Condition


Step 1 Complete the "Clear the SF (DS-1, DS-3) Condition" procedure.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.28  AUTOSW-UNEQ (STSMON)

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: STSMON

The Automatic Path Protection Switch Caused by Unequipped condition indicates that an UNEQ alarm caused automatic path protection switching to occur. The path protection is configured for revertive switching and reverts to the working path after the fault clears.

Clear the AUTOSW-UNEQ (STSMON) Condition


Step 1 Complete the "Clear the UNEQ-P Alarm" procedure.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.29  AUTOSW-UNEQ (VTMON)

Minor (MN), Service-Affecting (SA)

Logical Object: VTMON

AUTOSW-UNEQ (VTMON) indicates that the "UNEQ-V" alarm on page 2-187 alarm caused automatic path protection switching to occur. The path protection is configured for revertive switching and reverts to the working path after the fault clears.

Clear the AUTOSW-UNEQ (VTMON) Alarm


Step 1 Complete the "Clear the UNEQ-V Alarm" procedure.

Step 2 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC to report a service-affecting problem (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.30  BAT-A-HGH-VLT

Not Reported (NR), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: NE

The High Voltage Battery (BAT) A condition occurs when the voltage level on battery lead A is between -52 VDC and -56.7 VDC. The condition indicates that the voltage on the battery lead is high. The condition remains until the voltage remains under this range for 120 seconds.

Clear the BAT-A-HGH-VLT Condition


Step 1 The problem is external to the ONS 15454. Troubleshoot the power source supplying battery lead A.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.31  BAT-A-LOW-VLT

Not Reported (NR), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: NE

The Low Voltage Battery A condition occurs when the voltage on battery feed A is low. The low voltage battery A condition occurs when the voltage on battery feed A is between -44 VDC and -40 VDC. The condition clears when voltage remains above this range for 120 seconds.

Clear the BAT-A-LOW-VLT Condition


Step 1 The problem is external to the ONS 15454. Troubleshoot the power source supplying battery lead A.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.32  BAT-B-HGH-VLT

Not Reported (NR), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: NE

The High Voltage Battery B condition occurs when the voltage level on battery lead B is between -52 VDC and -56.7 VDC. The condition indicates that the voltage on the battery lead is high. The condition remains until the voltage remains under this range for 120 seconds.

Clear the BAT-B-HGH-VLT Condition


Step 1 The problem is external to the ONS 15454. Troubleshoot the power source supplying battery lead B.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.33  BAT-B-LOW-VLT

Not Reported (NR), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: NE

The Low Voltage Battery B condition occurs when the voltage level on battery lead B is between -44 VDC and -40 VDC. The condition indicates that the voltage on the battery lead is high. The condition remains until the voltage remains under this range for 120 seconds.

Clear the BAT-B-LOW-VLT Condition


Step 1 The problem is external to the ONS 15454. Troubleshoot the power source supplying battery lead B.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.34  BKUPMEMP

Critical (CR), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: EQPT

The Primary Non-Volatile Backup Memory Failure alarm refers to a problem with the TCC+/TCC2 card's flash memory. The alarm occurs when the TCC+/TCC2 card is in use and has one of four problems: the flash manager fails to format a flash partition; the flash manager fails to write a file to a flash partition; there is a problem at the driver level, or the code volume fails cyclic redundancy checking (CRC). CRC is a method to verify for errors in data transmitted to the TCC+/TCC2.

The BKUPMEMP alarm can also cause the "EQPT" alarm on page 2-65. If the EQPT alarm is caused by BKUPMEMP, complete the following procedure to clear the BKUPMEMP and the EQPT alarm.


Caution It can take up to 30 minutes for software to be updated on a standby TCC+/TCC2 card.

Clear the BKUPMEMP Alarm


Step 1 Verify that both TCC+/TCC2 cards are powered and enabled by confirming lighted ACT/SBY LEDs on the TCC+/TCC2 cards.

Step 2 If both TCC+/TCC2 cards are powered and enabled, reset the TCC+/TCC2 card against which the alarm is raised. If the card is the active TCC+/TCC2 card, complete the "Reset Active TCC+/TCC2 Card and Activate Standby Card" procedure. If the card is the standby TCC+/TCC2, use the substeps below.

a. Right-click the standby TCC+/TCC2 card in CTC.

b. Choose Reset Card from the shortcut menu.

c. Click Yes in the Are You Sure dialog box. The card resets, the FAIL LED blinks on the physical card.

d. Wait ten minutes to verify that the card you reset completely reboots.

Step 3 If the TCC+/TCC2 you reset does not reboot successfully, or the alarm has not cleared, call TAC (1-800-553-2447). If the TAC technician tells you to reseat the card, complete the "Remove and Reinsert (Reseat) the Standby TCC+/TCC2" procedure. If the TAC technician tells you to remove the card and reinstall a new one, follow the "Physically Replace a Card" procedure.


2.7.35  BLSROSYNC

Major (MJ), Service-Affecting (SA)

Logical Object: STSRNG

The BLSR Out Of Synchronization alarm is caused when you attempt to add or delete a circuit and a node on a working ring loses its DCC connection because all transmit and receive fiber has been removed. CTC cannot generate the ring table and causes the BLSROSYNC alarm.

Clear the BLSROSYNC Alarm


Step 1 Reestablish cabling continuity to the node reporting the alarm.

When the DCC is established between the node and the rest of the BLSR, it becomes visible to the BLSR and should be able to function on the circuits.

Step 2 If alarms occur when you have provisioned the DCCs, see the "EOC" section.

Step 3 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC to report a service-affecting problem (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.36  CARLOSS (DWDM Client)

Major (MJ), Service-Affecting (SA)

Logical Object: CLIENT

A Carrier Loss alarm on the TXP_MR_10G, TXP_MR_2.5G, TXPP_MR_2.5G, or MXP_2.5G_10G card occurs when ITU-T G.709 monitoring is turned off at the client port. It is similar to the "LOS (OC-N)" alarm on page 2-123.

Clear the CARLOSS (DWDM Client) Alarm


Step 1 From node view, double-click the TXP_MR_10G, TXP_MR_2.5G, TXPP_MR_2.5G, or MXP_2.5G_10G card to display card view.

Step 2 Click the Provisioning > OTN > OTN Lines tabs.

Step 3 Check the check box under the G.709 OTN column.

Step 4 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/techsupport for more information or call Cisco TAC (1-800-553-2447) in order to report a service-affecting problem.


2.7.37  CARLOSS (DWDM Trunk)

Major (MJ), Service-Affecting (SA)

Logical Object: TRUNK

A Carrier Loss alarm on the optical trunk connecting to TXP_MR_10G, TXP_MR_2.5G, TXPP_MR_2.5G, or MXP_2.5G_10G cards is raised when ITU-T G.709 monitoring is disabled.

Clear the CARLOSS (DWDM Trunk) Alarm


Step 1 Complete the "Clear the CARLOSS (DWDM Client) Alarm" procedure.

Step 2 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/techsupport for more information or call Cisco TAC (1-800-553-2447) in order to report a service-affecting problem.


2.7.38  CARLOSS (EQPT)

Major (MJ), Service-Affecting (SA)

Logical Object: EQPT

A Carrier Loss on the LAN Equipment alarm generally occurs on optical cards when the ONS 15454 and the workstation hosting CTC do not have a TCP/IP connection. The problem involves the LAN or data circuit used by the RJ-45 (LAN) connector on the TCC+/TCC2 card or the LAN backplane pin connection on the ONS 15454. The CARLOSS alarm does not involve an Ethernet circuit connected to an Ethernet port. The problem is in the connection and not CTC or the ONS 15454.

On TXP and MXP cards, CARLOSS is also raised against trunk ports when G.709 monitoring is turned off.

A TXP 2.5 G card can raise a CARLOSS alarm when the payload is incorrectly configured for the 10 Gigabit Ethernet or 1 Gigabit Ethernet payload data type.

Clear the CARLOSS (EQPT) Alarm


Step 1 If the reporting card is a TXP card, verify the type of payload configured:

a. Double-click the reporting TXP card.

b. Click the Provisioning > Card tabs.

c. From the Payload type list choose the correct payload for the card and click Apply.

Step 2 If the reporting card is an optical card, verify connectivity by pinging the ONS 15454 that is reporting the alarm:

a. If you are using a Microsoft Windows operating system, from the Start Menu choose Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt.

b. If you are using a Sun Solaris operating system, from the Common Desktop Environment (CDE) click the Personal Application tab and click Terminal.

c. For both the Sun and Microsoft operating systems, at the prompt type:

ping [ONS 15454 IP address] 

For example, ping 198.168.10.10.

If the workstation has connectivity to the ONS 15454, it shows a "reply from [IP Address]" after the ping. If the workstation does not have connectivity, a "Request timed out" message appears.

Step 3 If the ping is successful, an active TCP/IP connection exists. Restart CTC:

a. Exit from CTC.

b. Reopen the browser.

c. Log into CTC.

Step 4 Verify that the straight-through (CAT-5) LAN cable is properly connected and attached to the correct port.

Step 5 If the straight-through (CAT-5) LAN cable is properly connected and attached to the port, verify that the cable connects the card to another Ethernet device and is not misconnected to an OC-N card.

Step 6 If you are unable to establish connectivity, replace the straight-through cable with a new known-good cable.

Step 7 If you are unable to establish connectivity, perform standard network or LAN diagnostics. For example, trace the IP route, verify cables continuity, and troubleshoot any routers between the node and CTC.

Step 8 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC to report a service-affecting problem (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.39  CARLOSS (E-Series Ethernet)

Major (MJ), Service-Affecting (SA)

Occurs only on Software R4.1 or earlier nodes

Logical Object: E100T, E1000F

A Carrier Loss alarm on the LAN E-Series Ethernet (traffic) card is the data equivalent of the "LOS (OC-N)" alarm on page 2-123. The Ethernet card has lost its link and is not receiving a valid signal. The most common causes of the CARLOSS alarm are a disconnected cable, an Ethernet GBIC fiber connected to an optical (traffic) card rather than an Ethernet device, or an improperly installed Ethernet card. Ethernet card ports must be enabled (in service, IS) for CARLOSS to occur. CARLOSS is declared after no signal is received for approximately 2.5 seconds.

The CARLOSS alarm also occurs after a node database is restored. After restoration, the alarm clears in approximately 30 seconds after the node reestablishes spanning tree protocol (STP). The database restoration circumstance applies to the E-series Ethernet cards but not the G1000-4 card, because the G1000-4 card does not use STP and is unaffected by STP reestablishment.


Caution Always use the supplied electrostatic discharge wristband when working with a powered ONS 15454. Plug the wristband cable into the ESD jack located at the lower-right outside edge of the shelf assembly.

Clear the CARLOSS (E-Series Ethernet) Alarm


Step 1 Verify that the straight-through (CAT-5) LAN cable is properly connected and attached to the correct port.

Step 2 If the straight-through (CAT-5) LAN cable is properly connected and attached to the port, verify that the cable connects the card to another Ethernet device and is not misconnected to an OC-N card.

Step 3 If no misconnection to an OC-N card exists, verify that the transmitting device is operational. If not, troubleshoot the device.

Step 4 If the alarm does not clear, use an Ethernet test set to determine whether a valid signal is coming into the Ethernet port.

For specific procedures to use the test set equipment, consult the manufacturer.

Step 5 If a valid Ethernet signal is not present and the transmitting device is operational, replace the straight-through (CAT-5) LAN cable connecting the transmitting device to the Ethernet port.

Step 6 If a valid Ethernet signal is present, complete the "Remove and Reinsert (Reseat) a Card" procedure for the Ethernet (traffic) card.

Step 7 If the alarm does not clear, complete the "Physically Replace a Card" procedure for the Ethernet card.


Caution Removing a card that currently carries traffic on one or more ports can cause a traffic hit. To avoid this, perform an external switch if a switch has not already occurred. Consult the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide for information.


Note When replacing a card with an identical type of card, no additional CTC provisioning is required.


Step 8 If a CARLOSS alarm repeatedly appears and clears, use the following steps to examine the layout of your network to determine whether the Ethernet circuit is part of an Ethernet manual cross-connect.

Step 9 If the reporting Ethernet circuit is part of an Ethernet manual cross-connect, then the reappearing alarm might be a result of mismatched STS circuit sizes in the setup of the manual cross-connect. Perform the following steps unless the Ethernet circuit is part of a manual cross-connect:

a. Right-click anywhere in the row of the CARLOSS alarm.

b. Click the Select Affected Circuits dialog box that appears.

c. Record the information in the type and size columns of the highlighted circuit.

d. From the examination of the layout of your network, determine which ONS 15454 and card host the Ethernet circuit at the other end of the Ethernet manual cross-connect.

Log into the ONS 15454 at the other end of the Ethernet manual cross-connect.

Double-click the Ethernet card that is part of the Ethernet manual cross-connect.

Click the Circuits tab.

Record the information in the type and size columns of the circuit that is part of the Ethernet manual cross-connect. The Ethernet manual cross-connect circuit connects the Ethernet card to an OC-N card at the same node.

e. Use the information you recorded to determine whether the two Ethernet circuits on each side of the Ethernet manual cross-connect have the same circuit size.

If one of the circuit sizes is incorrect, complete the "Delete a Circuit" procedure and reconfigure the circuit with the correct circuit size. For more information, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide.

Step 10 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC to report a service-affecting problem (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.40  CARLOSS (G-Series Ethernet)

Major (MJ), Service-Affecting (SA)

Logical Object: G1000

A Carrier Loss alarm on the LAN G-Series Ethernet (traffic) card is the data equivalent of the "LOS (OC-N)" condition on page 2-123. The Ethernet card has lost its link and is not receiving a valid signal.

CARLOSS on the G1000-4 card is caused by one of two situations:

The G1000-4 port reporting the alarm is not receiving a valid signal from the attached Ethernet device. The CARLOSS can be caused by an improperly connected Ethernet cable or a problem with the signal between the Ethernet device and the G1000-4 port.

If a problem exists in the end-to-end path (including possibly the far-end G1000-4 card), it causes the reporting G1000-4 card to turn off the Gigabit Ethernet transmitter. Turning off the transmitter typically causes the attached device to turn off its link laser, which results in a CARLOSS on the reporting G1000-4 card. The root cause is the problem in the end-to-end path. When the root cause is cleared, the far-end G1000-4 port turns the transmitter laser back on and clears the CARLOSS on the reporting card. If a turned-off transmitter causes the CARLOSS alarm, other alarms such as the "TPTFAIL (G-Series Ethernet)" alarm on page 2-181 or OC-N alarms or conditions on the end-to-end path normally accompany the CARLOSS (G-Series) alarm.

Refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 Reference Manual for a description of the G1000-4 card's end-to-end Ethernet link integrity capability. Also see the "TRMT" alarm on page 2-183 for more information about alarms that occur when a point-to-point circuit exists between two G1000-4 cards.

Ethernet card ports must be enabled (in service, IS) for CARLOSS to occur. CARLOSS is declared after no signal is received for approximately 2.5 seconds.


Caution Always use the supplied electrostatic discharge wristband when working with a powered ONS 15454. Plug the wristband cable into the ESD jack located at the lower-right outside edge of the shelf assembly.

Clear the CARLOSS (G-Series Ethernet) Alarm


Step 1 Verify that the fiber cable is properly connected and attached to the correct port.

Step 2 If the fiber cable is correctly connected and attached, verify that the cable connects the card to another Ethernet device and is not misconnected to an OC-N card.

Step 3 If no misconnection to the OC-N card exists, verify that the attached transmitting Ethernet device is operational. If not, troubleshoot the device.

Step 4 Verify that optical receive levels are within the normal range.

Step 5 If the alarm does not clear, use an Ethernet test set to determine that a valid signal is coming into the Ethernet port.

For specific procedures to use the test set equipment, consult the manufacturer.

Step 6 If a valid Ethernet signal is not present and the transmitting device is operational, replace the fiber cable connecting the transmitting device to the Ethernet port.

Step 7 If the alarm does not clear and link autonegotiation is enabled on the G1000-4 port, but the autonegotiation process fails, the G1000-4 card turns off its transmitter laser and reports a CARLOSS alarm. If link autonegotiation has been enabled for the port, verify whether there are conditions that could cause autonegotiation to fail:

a. Confirm that the attached Ethernet device has autonegotiation enabled and is configured for compatibility with the asymmetric flow control on the G1000-4 card.

b. Confirm that the attached Ethernet device configuration allows reception of flow control frames.

Step 8 If the alarm does not clear, disable and reenable the Ethernet port to attempt to remove the CARLOSS condition. (The autonegotiation process restarts.)

Step 9 If the alarm does not clear and the "TPTFAIL (G-Series Ethernet)" alarm on page 2-181 is also reported, complete the "Clear the TPTFAIL (G-Series) Alarm" procedure. If the TPTFAIL alarm is not reported, continue to the next step.


Note When the CARLOSS and the TPTFAIL alarms are reported, the reason for the condition might be the G1000-4's end-to-end link integrity feature taking action on a remote failure indicated by the TPTFAIL alarm.


Step 10 If the TPTFAIL alarm was not reported, verify whether a terminal (inward) loopback has been provisioned on the port:

a. In the node view, click the card to go to card view.

b. Click the Conditions tab and the Retrieve Conditions button.

c. If LPBKTERMINAL is listed for the port, a loopback is provisioned. Go to Step 11. If IS is listed, go to Step 12.

Step 11 If a loopback was provisioned, complete the "Clear a Loopback" procedure.

On the G1000-4 card, provisioning a terminal (inward) loopback causes the transmit laser to turn off. If an attached Ethernet device detects the loopback as a loss of carrier, the attached Ethernet device shuts off the transmit laser to the G1000-4 card. Terminating the transmit laser could raise the CARLOSS alarm because the loopbacked G1000-4 port detects the termination.

If the does not have a LPBKTERMINAL condition, continue to Step 12.

Step 12 If a CARLOSS alarm repeatedly appears and clears, the reappearing alarm might be a result of mismatched STS circuit sizes in the setup of the manual cross-connect. Perform the following steps if the Ethernet circuit is part of a manual cross-connect.


Note An Ethernet manual cross-connect is used when another vendors' equipment sits between ONS 15454s, and the OSI/TARP-based equipment does not allow tunneling of the ONS 15454 TCP/IP-based DCC. To circumvent a lack of continuous DCC, the Ethernet circuit is manually cross connected to an STS channel riding through the non-ONS network.


a. Right-click anywhere in the row of the CARLOSS alarm.

b. Right-click or left-click the Select Affected Circuits dialog box.

c. Record the information in the type and size columns of the highlighted circuit.

d. Examine the layout of your network and determine which ONS 15454 and card host the Ethernet circuit at the other end of the Ethernet manual cross-connect.

Log into the ONS 15454 at the other end of the Ethernet manual cross-connect.

Double-click the Ethernet (traffic) card that is part of the Ethernet manual cross-connect.

Click the Circuits tab.

Record the information in the type and size columns of the circuit that is part of the Ethernet manual cross-connect. The cross-connect circuit connects the Ethernet card to an OC-N card at the same node.

e. Determine whether the two Ethernet circuits on each side of the Ethernet manual cross-connect have the same circuit size from the circuit size information you recorded.

f. If one of the circuit sizes is incorrect, complete the "Delete a Circuit" procedure and reconfigure the circuit with the correct circuit size. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide for detailed procedures to create circuits.

Step 13 If a valid Ethernet signal is present, complete the "Remove and Reinsert (Reseat) a Card" procedure.

Step 14 If the alarm does not clear, complete the "Physically Replace a Card" procedure for the Ethernet card.


Caution Removing a card that currently carries traffic on one or more ports can cause a traffic hit. To avoid this, perform an external switch if a switch has not already occurred. Consult the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide for information.


Note When replacing a card with an identical type of card, no additional CTC provisioning is required.


Step 15 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC to report a service-affecting problem (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.41  CARLOSS (ML-Series Ethernet)

Major (MJ), Service-Affecting (SA)

Logical Object: ML100T, ML1000

A Carrier Loss alarm on the ML-series Ethernet (traffic) card is the data equivalent of the "LOS (OC-N)" alarm on page 2-123. The Ethernet port has lost its link and is not receiving a valid signal.

A CARLOSS alarm is caused when the Ethernet port has been configured from the internal operating system (IOS) command line interface (CLI) as a no shutdown port and one of the following items also occurs:

The cable is not properly connected to the near or far port

Auto-negotiation is failing

The speed (10/100 ports only) is set incorrectly

For information about provisioning ML-series Ethernet cards from the IOS interface, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SONET/SDH ML-Series Multilayer Ethernet Card Software Feature and Configuration Guide, Release 4.1.

Clear the CARLOSS (ML-Series Ethernet) Alarm


Step 1 Verify that the LAN cable is properly connected and attached to the correct port on the ML-series card and on the peer Ethernet port.

Step 2 If the alarm does not clear, verify that autonegotiation is set properly on the ML card port and the peer Ethernet port.

Step 3 If the alarm does not clear, verify that the speed is set properly on the ML card port and the peer Ethernet port if you are using 10/100 ports.

Step 4 If the alarm does not clear, the Ethernet signal is not valid, but the transmitting device is operational, replace the LAN cable connecting the transmitting device to the Ethernet port.

Step 5 If the alarm does not clear, disable and reenable the Ethernet port by performing a "shutdown" and then a "no shutdown" on the IOS CLI. Autonegotiation will restart.

Step 6 If the alarm does not clear, perform a facility (line) loopback on the ML card. Complete the "1.2.1  Perform a Facility (Line) Loopback on a Source DS-N Port" procedure on page 1-6.

Step 7 If the problem persists with the loopback installed, complete the "Remove and Reinsert (Reseat) a Card" procedure.

Step 8 If the alarm does not clear, complete the "Physically Replace a Card" procedure.


Caution Removing a card that currently carries traffic on one or more ports can cause a traffic hit. To avoid this, perform an external switch if a switch has not already occurred. Consult the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide for information.


Note When replacing a card with an identical type of card, no additional CTC provisioning is required.


Step 9 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC to report a service-affecting problem (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.42  CKTDOWN

Critical (CR), Service-Affecting (SA)

Logical Object: UCP-CKT

The UCP Circuit Down alarm applies to logical circuits created within the UCP between devices. It occurs when the there is signaling failure across a UCP interface. The failure can be caused by a number of things, such as failure to route the call within the core network. In that case, the alarm cannot be resolved from the ONS 15454 because it is an edge device.

Clear the CKTDOWN Alarm


Step 1 Ensure that the channel to neighbor has been provisioned with the correct IP address:

a. In the node view, click the Provisioning > UCP > Neighbor tabs.

b. View the entries to find out whether the node you are trying to contact is listed.

The node name is listed under the Name column and the IP address is listed under the Node ID column. If the Node ID says 0.0.0.0 and the Enable Discovery check box is selected, the node could not automatically identify the IP address. Ping the node to ensure that it is physically and logically accessible.

c. Click Start > Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt to open an MS-DOS command window for pinging the neighbor.

d. At the command prompt (C:\>), type:


ping [node DNS name or node IP address]

If you typed the domain name services (DNS) name and the ping was successful, you will see:

pinging [node dns name].[domain name].com. [node IP address] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from [IP address]: bytes=32 time=10ms TTL=60
Reply from [IP address]: bytes=32 time=10ms TTL=60
Reply from [IP address]: bytes=32 time=10ms TTL=60
Reply from [IP address]: bytes=32 time=10ms TTL=60

Ping statistics for [IP address]:
	Packets sent = 4 Received = 4 Lost = 0 (0% lost),
Approximate round trip time in milli-seconds:
Minimum = [minimum ms], Maximum = [maximum ms], Average = [average ms]

If you typed the IP address and the ping command is successful, the result will look similar but will not include the DNS name in the first line.


e. If your DNS name or IP address ping was successful, IP access to the node is confirmed, but your neighbor configuration is wrong. Delete the neighbor by selecting it in the window and clicking Delete.

f. If the ping was unsuccessful, you will get the following reply repeated for each try:

Request timed out.

A negative reply indicates that the neighbor node is not physically or logically accessible. Resolve the access problem, which is probably a cabling issue.

Step 2 If the neighbor has not been provisioned, or if you had to delete the neighbor, create one:

a. In the Provisioning > UCP > Neighbor tabs, click the Create button.

b. In the Neighbor Discovery window, enter the node's DNS node name in the Neighbor Name field. Leave the Enable Discovery check box checked (default setting) if you want the neighbor to be discovered through the network.

c. Click OK.

The node is listed in the Neighbor column list. If the neighbor discovery worked, the neighbor IP address is listed in the Node ID column. If it is not successful, the column will say 0.0.0.0.

Step 3 If neighbor discovery is enabled, make sure that the neighbor node ID, remote IPCC have been discovered correctly.

Step 4 Click the Provisioning > UCP > IPCC tabs and view the IPCC listing. If the IPCC has been created correctly, the Remote IP column contains the neighbor's IP address.

Step 5 If the neighbor IP address is not correctly discovered, the field contains 0.0.0.0.

a. Click the entry to select the neighbor IP address and click Delete.

b. If you get an error that will not allow you to delete the IPCC, you will have to delete the neighbor and recreate it. Click the Neighbor tab.

c. Click to select the neighbor and click Delete.

d. Then go back to Step 2 to recreate the neighbor.

Step 6 If remote IPCC has not been discovered, or if it had to be deleted, create the connection:

a. In the Provisioning > UCP > IPCC tabs, click Create.

b. In the Unified Control Plane Provisioning window, click Next.

c. If no IPCCs are listed, click Create.

d. In the Create New IPCC window, click on the DCC termination corresponding to the core network interface.

Leave the SDCC radio button selected (as long as DCCs have been created on the node) and leave the Leave Unchanged radio button selected.

e. Click OK. The IPCC is listed in the Unified Control Plane Provisioning window.

f. Click the neighbor to select it, and click Next.

g. Choose the UCP interface [for example Slot 5 (OC-48), port 1] where the core network is connected from the pull-down menu. The field default is the node where you are logged in.

h. Choose the UCP interface TNA address type. The default is IPv4. The address field lists the login node IP address by default.

i. Click Finish. If creation is successful, the Remote ID column in the IPCC tab will contain the neighbor's IP address.

Step 7 Ensure that the local and remote interface IDs have been provisioned correctly:

a. Click the Interface tab. View the slot and port listed in the Interface column (for example, Slot 5 (OC48), port 1).

b. Compare the listed interface listed with the IPCC tab SDCC column entry.

Step 8 If the Interface column is not the same as the SDCC column entry, click the entry in the Interface window to select it and click Delete.

Step 9 Click Next.

Step 10 In the Existing CCIDs list, click the IPCC containing the DCC connection. Click Next.

The correct interface for the selected CCID is shown in the UPC Interface field, and the correct IP address information for the login node is shown by default in the other fields. Click Finish.

Step 11 If you completed all of these steps and verified the information, the alarm could be the result of a misconfiguration in the core network. Contact the core site administrators.

Step 12 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC to report a service-affecting problem (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.43  CLDRESTART

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: EQPT

The Cold Restart condition occurs when a card is physically removed and inserted, replaced, or when the ONS 15454 is first powered up.


Caution Always use the supplied electrostatic discharge wristband when working with a powered ONS 15454. Plug the wristband cable into the ESD jack located at the lower-right outside edge of the shelf assembly.

Clear the CLDRESTART Condition


Step 1 If the condition fails to clear after the card reboots, complete the "Remove and Reinsert (Reseat) a Card" procedure.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, complete the "Physically Replace a Card" procedure for the card.


Caution Removing a card that currently carries traffic on one or more ports can cause a traffic hit. To avoid this, perform an external switch if a switch has not already occurred. Consult the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide for information.


Note When you replace a card with an identical type of card, you do not need to make any changes to the database.


Step 3 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.44  COMIOXC

Critical (CR), Service-Affecting (SA)

Occurs only on Software R4.1 or earlier nodes

Logical Object: EQPT

The Input/Output Slot To Cross-Connect Communication Failure alarm is caused by the cross-connect card. It occurs when there is a communication failure for a traffic (multispeed slots or high-speed) slot.

Clear the COMIOXC Alarm


Step 1 Complete the "Reset a Traffic Card or Cross-Connect Card in CTC" procedure on the reporting cross-connect card. For the LED behavior, see the "Non-DWDM Card LED Activity During Reset" section.

Step 2 Verify that the reset is complete and error-free, and that no new related alarms appear in CTC. For LED appearance, see the "Non-DWDM Card LED State After Successful Reset" section.

Step 3 If the CTC reset does not clear the alarm, move traffic off the reporting cross-connect card. Complete the "Side Switch the Active and Standby Cross-Connect Cards" procedure.

Step 4 Complete the "Remove and Reinsert (Reseat) a Card" procedure for the reporting cross-connect card.

Step 5 If the alarm does not clear, complete the "Physically Replace a Card" procedure for the reporting cross-connect card.


Note When you replace a card with an identical type of card, you do not need to make any changes to the database.


Step 6 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC to report a service-affecting problem (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.45  COMM-FAIL

Minor (MN), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Occurs only on DWDM (Software R4.5) nodes

The Plug-In Module (card) Communication Failure indicates that there is a communication failure between the TCC2 and the card. The failure could indicate a broken card interface.

Clear the COMM-FAIL Alarm


Step 1 Complete the "Reset a Traffic Card or Cross-Connect Card in CTC" procedure for the reporting card.

Step 2 If the alarm does not clear, complete the "Physically Replace a Card" procedure for the card.


Caution Removing a card that currently carries traffic on one or more ports can cause a traffic hit. To avoid this, perform an external switch if a switch has not already occurred. Consult the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide for information.

Step 3 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.46  CONTBUS-A-18

Major (MJ), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: EQPT

A Communication Failure from TCC+/TCC2 Slot to TCC+/TCC2 Slot alarm occurs when the main processor on the TCC+/TCC2 card in Slot 7 (termed TCC A) loses communication with the coprocessor on the same card.


Caution Always use the supplied electrostatic discharge wristband when working with a powered ONS 15454. Plug the wristband cable into the ESD jack located at the lower-right outside edge of the shelf assembly.

Clear the CONTBUS-A-18 Alarm


Step 1 Complete the "Reset Active TCC+/TCC2 Card and Activate Standby Card" procedure to make the TCC+/TCC2 in Slot 11 active.

Step 2 Wait approximately 10 minutes for the TCC+/TCC2 in Slot 7 to reset as the standby TCC+/TCC2. Verify that the standby LED is illuminated before proceeding to the next step.

Step 3 Position the cursor over the TCC+/TCC2 card in Slot 11 and complete the "Reset Active TCC+/TCC2 Card and Activate Standby Card" procedure to make the standby TCC+/TCC2 in Slot 7 active.

Step 4 If the reset card has not rebooted successfully, or the alarm has not cleared, call TAC (1-800-553-2447). If the TAC technician tells you to reseat the card, complete the "Remove and Reinsert (Reseat) the Standby TCC+/TCC2" procedure. If the TAC technician tells you to remove the card and reinstall a new one, follow the "Physically Replace a Card" procedure.


2.7.47  CONTBUS-B-18

Major (MJ), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: EQPT

A Communication Failure from TCC+/TCC2 Slot to TCC+/TCC2 Slot alarm occurs when the main processor on the TCC+/TCC2 card in Slot 11 (termed TCC B) loses communication with the coprocessor on the same card.


Caution Always use the supplied electrostatic discharge wristband when working with a powered ONS 15454. Plug the wristband cable into the ESD jack located at the lower-right outside edge of the shelf assembly.

Clear the CONTBUS-B-18 Alarm


Step 1 Position the cursor over the TCC+/TCC2 card in Slot 11 and complete the "Reset Active TCC+/TCC2 Card and Activate Standby Card" procedure to make the TCC+/TCC2 in Slot 7 active.

Step 2 Wait approximately 10 minutes for the TCC+/TCC2 in Slot 11 to reset as the standby TCC+/TCC2. Verify that the standby LED is illuminated before proceeding to the next step.

Step 3 Position the cursor over the TCC+/TCC2 card in Slot 7 and complete the "Reset Active TCC+/TCC2 Card and Activate Standby Card" procedure to make the standby TCC+/TCC2 in Slot 11 active.

Step 4 If the reset card has not rebooted successfully, or the alarm has not cleared, call TAC (1-800-553-2447). If the TAC technician tells you to reseat the card, complete the "Reset Active TCC+/TCC2 Card and Activate Standby Card" procedure. If the TAC technician tells you to remove the card and reinstall a new one, follow the "Physically Replace a Card" procedure.


2.7.48  CONTBUS-IO-A

Major (MJ), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: EQPT

A TCC A to Shelf Slot Communication Failure alarm occurs when the active TCC+/TCC2 card in Slot 7 (TCC A) has lost communication with another card in the shelf. The other card is identified by the Object column in the CTC alarm window.

The CONTBUS-IO-A alarm might appear briefly when the ONS 15454 switches to the protect TCC+/TCC2 card. In the case of a TCC+/TCC2 protection switch, the alarm clears after the other cards establish communication with the new active TCC+/TCC2 card. If the alarm persists, the problem is with the physical path of communication from the TCC+/TCC2 card to the reporting card. The physical path of communication includes the TCC+/TCC2 card, the other card, and the backplane.

This alarm can also appear when you upgrade from TCC+ cards to TCC2 cards. In this case, it clears without intervention within about 13 minutes.


Caution Always use the supplied electrostatic discharge wristband when working with a powered ONS 15454. Plug the wristband cable into the ESD jack located at the lower-right outside edge of the shelf assembly.

Clear the CONTBUS-IO-A Alarm


Step 1 Ensure that the reporting card is physically present in the shelf. Record the card type. Click the Inventory tab to reveal the provisioned type.

If the actual card type and the provisioned card type do not match, see the "MEA (BPLANE)" alarm on page 2-134 for the reporting card.

Step 2 If the alarm object is any single card slot other than the standby TCC+/TCC2 in Slot 11, perform a CTC reset of the object card. Complete the "Reset a Traffic Card or Cross-Connect Card in CTC" procedure. For the LED behavior, see the "Non-DWDM Card LED Activity During Reset" section.

Step 3 If the alarm object is the standby TCC+/TCC2 in Slot 11, perform a soft reset of this card:

a. Right-click the Slot 11 TCC+/TCC2 card.

b. Choose Reset Card from the shortcut menu.

c. Click Yes in the confirmation dialog box. Wait ten minutes to verify that the card you reset completely reboots and becomes the standby card.

Step 4 If CONTBUS-IO-A is raised on several cards at once, complete the "Reset Active TCC+/TCC2 Card and Activate Standby Card" procedure.

Wait ten minutes to verify that the card you reset completely reboots and becomes the standby card.

Step 5 Verify that the reset is complete and error-free and that no new related alarms appear in CTC. For LED appearance, see the "Non-DWDM Card LED State After Successful Reset" section.

Step 6 If the CTC reset does not clear the alarm, complete the "Remove and Reinsert (Reseat) a Card" procedure for the reporting card.

Step 7 If the reseated card has not rebooted successfully, or the alarm has not cleared, call TAC (1-800-553-2447). If the TAC technician tells you to reseat the card, complete the "Remove and Reinsert (Reseat) the Standby TCC+/TCC2" procedure. If the TAC technician tells you to remove the card and reinstall a new one, follow the "Physically Replace a Card" procedure.


2.7.49  CONTBUS-IO-B

Major (MJ), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: EQPT

A TCC B to Shelf Slot Communication Failure alarm occurs when the active TCC+/TCC2 card in Slot 11 (TCC B) has lost communication with another card in the shelf. The other card is identified by the Object column in the CTC alarm window.

The CONTBUS-IO-B alarm might appear briefly when the ONS 15454 switches to the protect TCC+/TCC2 card. In the case of a TCC+/TCC2 protection switch, the alarm clears after the other cards establish communication with the new active TCC+/TCC2 card. If the alarm persists, the problem is with the physical path of communication from the TCC+/TCC2 card to the reporting card. The physical path of communication includes the TCC+/TCC2 card, the other card, and the backplane.

This alarm can also appear when you upgrade from TCC+ cards to TCC2 cards. In this case, it clears without intervention within about 13 minutes.


Caution Always use the supplied electrostatic discharge wristband when working with a powered ONS 15454. Plug the wristband cable into the ESD jack located at the lower-right outside edge of the shelf assembly.

Clear the CONTBUS-IO-B Alarm


Step 1 Ensure that the reporting card is physically present in the shelf. Record the card type. Click the Inventory tab to reveal the provisioned type.

If the actual card type and the provisioned card type do not match, see the "MEA (BPLANE)" alarm on page 2-134 for the reporting card.

Step 2 If the alarm object is any single card slot other than the standby TCC+/TCC2 in Slot 7, perform a CTC reset of the object card. Complete the "Reset a Traffic Card or Cross-Connect Card in CTC" procedure. For the LED behavior, see the "Non-DWDM Card LED Activity During Reset" section.

Step 3 If the alarm object is the standby TCC+/TCC2 in Slot 7, perform a soft reset of this card:

a. Right-click the Slot 7 TCC+/TCC2 card.

b. Choose Reset Card from the shortcut menu.

c. Click Yes in the confirmation dialog box. Wait ten minutes to verify that the card you reset completely reboots and becomes the standby card.

Step 4 If CONTBUS-IO-B is raised on several cards at once, complete the "Reset Active TCC+/TCC2 Card and Activate Standby Card" procedure.

Wait ten minutes to verify that the card you reset completely reboots and becomes the standby card.

Step 5 Verify that the reset is complete and error-free and that no new related alarms appear in CTC. For LED appearance, see the "Non-DWDM Card LED State After Successful Reset" section.

Step 6 If the CTC reset does not clear the alarm, complete the "Remove and Reinsert (Reseat) a Card" procedure for the reporting card.

Step 7 If the reseated card has not rebooted successfully, or the alarm has not cleared, call TAC (1-800-553-2447). If the TAC technician tells you to reseat the card, complete the "Remove and Reinsert (Reseat) the Standby TCC+/TCC2" procedure. If the TAC technician tells you to remove the card and reinstall a new one, follow the "Physically Replace a Card" procedure.


2.7.50  CTNEQPT-PBPROT

Critical (CR), Service-Affecting (SA)

Occurs only on Software R4.1 or earlier nodes

Logical Object: EQPT

The Interconnection Equipment Failure Protect Cross-Connect Card Payload Bus Alarm indicates a failure of the main payload between the Slot 10 cross-connect card and the reporting traffic card. The cross-connect card and the reporting card are no longer communicating through the backplane. The problem exists in the cross-connect card, the reporting traffic card, the TCC+/TCC2 card, or the backplane.


Note If all traffic cards show CTNEQPT-PBPROT alarm, complete the "Remove and Reinsert (Reseat) the Standby TCC+/TCC2" procedure for the standby TCC+/TCC2 card. If the reseat fails to clear the alarm, complete the "Physically Replace a Card" procedure for the standby TCC+/TCC2 card. Do not physically reseat an active TCC+/TCC2 card. Reseating the TCC+/TCC2 disrupts traffic.



Note This alarm automatically raises and clears when the Slot 8 cross-connect card is reseated.



Caution It can take up to 30 minutes for software to be updated on a standby TCC+/TCC2 card.


Caution Always use the supplied electrostatic discharge wristband when working with a powered ONS 15454. Plug the wristband cable into the ESD jack located at the lower-right outside edge of the shelf assembly.

Clear the CTNEQPT-PBPROT Alarm


Step 1 Perform a CTC reset on the standby cross-connect card. Complete the "Reset a Traffic Card or Cross-Connect Card in CTC" procedure. For the LED behavior, see the "Non-DWDM Card LED Activity During Reset" section.

Step 2 Verify that the reset is complete and error-free, and that no new related alarms appear in CTC. For LED appearance, see the "Non-DWDM Card LED State After Successful Reset" section.

If the cross-connect reset is not complete and error-free or if the TCC+/TCC2 reboots automatically, call TAC (1-800-553-2447).

Step 3 If the alarm does not clear, complete the "Remove and Reinsert (Reseat) a Card" procedure for the standby cross-connect card.

Step 4 Determine whether the card is an active card or standby card in a protection group. Click the node view Maintenance > Protection tabs, then click the protection group. The cards and their status will be displayed in the list.

Step 5 If the reporting traffic card is the active card in the protection group, complete the "Switch Protection Group Traffic with an External Switching Command" procedure. After you move traffic off the active card, or if the reporting card is standby, continue with the following steps.

Step 6 Complete the "Reset a Traffic Card or Cross-Connect Card in CTC" procedure on the reporting card. For the LED behavior, see the "Non-DWDM Card LED Activity During Reset" section.

Step 7 Verify that the reset is complete and error-free, and that no new related alarms appear in CTC. For LED appearance, see the "Non-DWDM Card LED State After Successful Reset" section.

Step 8 If the alarm does not clear, complete the "Remove and Reinsert (Reseat) a Card" procedure for the reporting card.

Step 9 Complete the "Clear an External Switching Command" procedure.

Step 10 If the alarm does not clear, complete the "Physically Replace a Card" procedure for the reporting traffic card.


Caution Removing a card that currently carries traffic on one or more ports can cause a traffic hit. To avoid this, perform an external switch if a switch has not already occurred. Consult the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide for information.

Step 11 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC to report a service-affecting problem (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.51  CTNEQPT-PBWORK

Critical (CR), Service-Affecting (SA)

Occurs only on Software R4.1 or earlier nodes

Logical Object: EQPT

The Interconnection Equipment Failure Working Cross-Connect Card Payload Bus alarm indicates a failure in the main payload bus between the Slot 8 cross-connect card the reporting traffic card. The cross-connect card and the reporting card are no longer communicating through the backplane. The problem exists in the cross-connect card, the reporting traffic card, or the backplane.


Note If all traffic cards show CTNEEQPT-PBWORK alarm, complete the "Reset Active TCC+/TCC2 Card and Activate Standby Card" procedure for the active TCC+/TCC2 card and then complete the "Remove and Reinsert (Reseat) the Standby TCC+/TCC2" procedure. If the reseat fails to clear the alarm, complete the "Physically Replace a Card" procedure for the TCC+/TCC2 card. Do not physically reseat an active TCC+/TCC2 card; it disrupts traffic.



Note This alarm automatically raises and clears when the Slot 10 cross-connect card is reseated.



Caution Always use the supplied electrostatic discharge wristband when working with a powered ONS 15454. Plug the wristband cable into the ESD jack located at the lower-right outside edge of the shelf assembly.

Clear the CTNEQPT-PBWORK Alarm


Step 1 Complete the "Side Switch the Active and Standby Cross-Connect Cards" procedure for the active cross-connect card.


Note After the active cross-connect goes into standby, the original standby slot becomes active. The active card ACT/SBY LED becomes green.


Step 2 Complete the "Reset a Traffic Card or Cross-Connect Card in CTC" procedure for the reporting card. For the LED behavior, see the "Non-DWDM Card LED Activity During Reset" section.

Step 3 Verify that the reset is complete and error-free, and that no new related alarms appear in CTC. For LED appearance, see the "Non-DWDM Card LED State After Successful Reset" section.

Step 4 If the alarm does not clear, complete the "Remove and Reinsert (Reseat) a Card" procedure for the standby cross-connect card.


Note The ACT/SBY LED of the active card is green. The ACT/SBY LED of the standby card is amber.


Step 5 If the alarm does not clear and the reporting traffic card is the active card in the protection group, complete the "Switch Protection Group Traffic with an External Switching Command" procedure. If the card is standby, or if you have moved traffic off the active card, proceed with the following steps.

Step 6 Complete the "Reset a Traffic Card or Cross-Connect Card in CTC" procedure for the reporting card. For the LED behavior, see the "Non-DWDM Card LED Activity During Reset" section.

Step 7 Verify that the reset is complete and error-free, and that no new related alarms appear in CTC. For LED appearance, see the "Non-DWDM Card LED State After Successful Reset" section.

Step 8 If the CTC reset does not clear the alarm, complete the "Remove and Reinsert (Reseat) a Card" procedure for the reporting card.

Step 9 If you switched traffic, complete the "Clear an External Switching Command" procedure.

Step 10 If the alarm does not clear, complete the "Physically Replace a Card" procedure for the cross-connect card.


Note When you replace a card with an identical type of card, you do not need to make any changes to the database.


Step 11 If the alarm does not clear, complete the "Physically Replace a Card" procedure for the reporting traffic card.

Step 12 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC to report a service-affecting problem (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.52  DATAFLT

Minor (MN), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: NE

The Software Data Integrity Fault alarm occurs when the TCC+/TCC2 exceeds its flash memory capacity.


Caution When the system reboots, the last configuration entered is not saved.

Clear the DATAFLT Alarm


Step 1 Complete the "Reset Active TCC+/TCC2 Card and Activate Standby Card" procedure.

Step 2 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.53  DBOSYNC

Major (MJ), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: NE

The standby Database Out Of Synchronization alarm occurs when the standby TCC+/TCC2 "To be Active" database does not synchronize with the active database on the active TCC+/TCC2.


Caution If you reset the active TCC+/TCC2 card while this alarm is raised, you will lose current provisioning.

Clear the DBOSYNC Alarm


Step 1 Save a backup copy of the active TCC+/TCC2 database. Complete the "Back Up the Database" procedure in the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide.

Step 2 Make a minor provisioning change to the active database to see if applying a provisioning change if applying a provisioning change clears the alarm:

a. In the node view, click the Provisioning > General tabs.

b. In the Description field, make a small change such as adding a period to the existing entry.

The change causes a database write but will not affect the node state. The write might take up to a minute.

Step 3 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.54  DS3-MISM

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: DS3

Occurs only on Software R4.1 or earlier nodes

The DS-3 Frame Format Mismatch condition indicates a frame format mismatch on a signal transiting the DS3XM-6 card. The condition occurs when the provisioned line type and incoming signal frame format type do no match. For example, if the line type is set to C-BIT for a DS3XM-6 card, and the incoming signal's frame format is detected as M13, then the ONS 15454 reports a DS3-MISM condition.

Clear the DS3-MISM Condition


Step 1 Display the CTC card view for the reporting DS3XM-6 card.

Step 2 Click the Provisioning > Line tabs.

Step 3 For the row on the appropriate port, verify that the Line Type column is set to match the expected incoming signal.

Step 4 If the Line Type pull-down menu does not match the expected incoming signal, select the correct Line Type in the pull-down menu.

Step 5 Click Apply.

Step 6 If the condition does not clear after the user verifies that the provisioned line type matches the expected incoming signal, use an optical test set to verify that the actual signal coming into the ONS 15454 matches the expected incoming signal.

For specific procedures to use the test set equipment, consult the manufacturer.

Step 7 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.55  DSP-COMM-FAIL

Major (MJ), Service-Affecting (SA)

Logical Object: TRUNK

The DSP Communication Failure alarm indicates that there is a communications failure between a muxponder (MXP) or transponder (TXP) card microprocessor and the on-board DSP chip that controls the trunk (DWDM) port. This alarm typically occurs after a DSP code upgrade.

The alarm is temporary and does not require user action. The MXP or TXP card microprocessor will attempt to restore communication with the DSP chip until the alarm is cleared.

If the alarm is raised for an extended period, the MXP or TXP card will raise the "DSP-FAIL" alarm on page 2-61.


Note If the DSP-COMM-FAIL alarm continues for an extended period, traffic could be affected.



Note DSP-COMM-FAIL is informational. The alarm does not require troubleshooting.


2.7.56  DSP-FAIL

Major (MJ), Service-Affecting (SA)

Logical Object: TRUNK

The DSP Failure alarm indicates that a "DSP-COMM-FAIL" alarm on page 2-61 has persisted for an extended period on an MXP or TXP card. It indicates that the card is faulty.

Clear the DSP-FAIL Alarm


Step 1 Complete the "Physically Replace a Card" procedure for the reporting MXP or TXP card.


Caution Removing a card that currently carries traffic on one or more ports can cause a traffic hit. To avoid this, perform an external switch if a switch has not already occurred. Consult the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide for information.

Step 2 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC to report a service-affecting problem (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.57  EHIBATVG-A

Minor (MN), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: NE

The Extreme High Voltage Battery A alarm occurs when the voltage level on battery lead A exceeds -56.7 VDC. The alarm indicates that the voltage on the battery lead is extremely high, and power redundancy is no longer guaranteed. The alarm remains until the voltage remains under -56.7 VDC in the normal range for 120 seconds.

Clear the EHIBATVG-A Alarm


Step 1 The problem is external to the ONS 15454. Troubleshoot the power source supplying battery lead A.

Step 2 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.58  EHIBATVG-B

Minor (MN), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: NE

The Extreme High Voltage Battery B alarm occurs when the voltage level on battery lead B exceeds -56.7 VDC. The alarm indicates that the voltage on the battery lead is extremely high, and power redundancy is no longer guaranteed. The alarm remains until the voltage remains under -56.7 VDC in the normal range for 120 seconds.

Clear the EHIBATVG-B Alarm


Step 1 The problem is external to the ONS 15454. Troubleshoot the power source supplying battery lead B.

Step 2 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.59  ELWBATVG-A

Minor (MN), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: NE

The Extreme Low Voltage Battery A alarm occurs when the voltage on battery feed A is extremely low or has been lost, and power redundancy is no longer guaranteed. The extreme low voltage battery A alarm occurs when the voltage on battery feed A falls under -40.5 VDC. The alarm clears when voltage remains above -40.5 VDC in the normal range for 120 seconds.

Clear the ELWBATVG-A Alarm


Step 1 The problem is external to the ONS 15454. Troubleshoot the power source supplying battery lead A.

Step 2 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.60  ELWBATVG-B

Minor (MN), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: NE

The Extreme Low Voltage Battery B alarm occurs when the voltage on battery feed B is extremely low or has been lost, and power redundancy is no longer guaranteed. The extreme low voltage battery B alarm occurs when the voltage on battery feed B falls under-40.5 VDC. The alarm clears when voltage remains above -40.5 VDC in the normal range for 120 seconds.

Clear the ELWBATVG-B Alarm


Step 1 The problem is external to the ONS 15454. Troubleshoot the power source supplying battery lead B.

Step 2 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.61  EOC

Major (MJ), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Portions of this procedure are different for DWDM

Logical Objects: CLIENT, OCN, TRUNK

The SONET Data Communications Channel (DCC) Termination Failure alarm occurs when the ONS 15454 loses its data communications channel. The DCC is three bytes, D1 through D3, in the SONET overhead. The bytes convey information about Operation, Administration, Maintenance, and Provisioning (OAM&P). The ONS 15454 uses the DCC on the SONET section layer to communicate network management information.


Warning On the OC-192 card, the laser is on when the card is booted and the safety key is in the on position (labeled 1). The port does not have to be in service (IS) for the laser to be on. The laser is off when the safety key is off (labeled 0).



Warning Invisible laser radiation might be emitted from the end of the unterminated fiber cable or connector. Do not stare into the beam directly with optical instruments. Viewing the laser output with certain optical instruments (for example, eye loupes, magnifiers, and microscopes) within a distance of 100 mm might pose an eye hazard. Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified might result in hazardous radiation exposure.



Caution Always use the supplied electrostatic discharge wristband when working with a powered ONS 15454. Plug the wristband cable into the ESD jack located at the lower-right outside edge of the shelf assembly.


Note If a circuit shows an incomplete state when the EOC alarm is raised, it occurs when the logical circuit is in place, and will be able to carry traffic when the DCC termination issue is resolved. You do not need to delete the circuit when troubleshooting this alarm.


Clear the EOC Alarm


Step 1 If the "LOS (DS-1)" alarm on page 2-117 is also reported, complete the "Clear the LOS (DS-1) Alarm" procedure.

Step 2 If the alarm does not clear on the reporting node, verify the physical connections between the cards and the fiber-optic cables that are configured to carry DCC traffic.

Step 3 If the physical connections are correct and configured to carry DCC traffic, verify that both ends of the fiber span have in-service (IS) ports by checking that the ACT LED on each OC-N card is illuminated.

Step 4 If the ACT LEDs on OC-N cards are illuminated, complete the "Verify or Create Node DCC Terminations" procedure to verify that the DCC is provisioned for the ports at both ends of the fiber span.

Step 5 Repeat Step 4 at the adjacent nodes.

Step 6 If DCC is provisioned for the ends of the span, verify that the port is active and in service:

a. Confirm that the OC-N card shows a green LED in CTC or on the physical card.

A green LED indicates an active card. An amber LED indicates a standby card.

b. To determine whether the port is in service, double-click the card in CTC to display the card view.

c. Click the Provisioning > Line tabs.

d. Verify that the State column lists the port as IS.

e. If the State column lists the port as OOS, click the column and click IS from the pull-down menu. Click Apply.

Step 7 For all nodes, if the card is in service, use an optical test set to verify whether signal failures are present on fiber terminations.

For specific procedures to use the test set equipment, consult the manufacturer.


Caution Using an optical test set disrupts service on the OC-N card. It might be necessary to manually switch traffic carrying circuits over to a protection path.

Step 8 If no signal failures on terminations exist, measure power levels to verify that the budget loss is within the parameters of the receiver. See the "OC-N Card Transmit and Receive Levels" section on page 1-89 for Software Release 4.1 (or earlier) card levels and see the Cisco ONS 15454 Reference Manual for Release 4.5 (DWDM) card levels.

Step 9 If budget loss is within parameters, ensure that fiber connectors are securely fastened and properly terminated. For more information refer to the "Install the Fiber-Optic Cables" procedure in the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide.

Step 10 If fiber connectors are properly fastened and terminated, complete the "Reset Active TCC+/TCC2 Card and Activate Standby Card" procedure.

Wait ten minutes to verify that the card you reset completely reboots and becomes the standby card.

Resetting the active TCC+/TCC2 switches control to the standby TCC+/TCC2. If the alarm clears when the ONS 15454 switches to the standby TCC+/TCC2, the user can assume that the original active TCC+/TCC2 is the cause of the alarm.

Step 11 If the TCC+/TCC2 replacement does not clear the alarm, delete the problematic DCC termination:

a. For Release 4.5 (DWDM) nodes, click the Provisioning > DCC/GCC/OSC tabs. For Release 4.1 or earlier nodes, click the Provisioning > DCC/GCC tabs.

b. Highlight the problematic DCC termination.

c. Click Delete.

d. Click Yes in the confirmation dialog box.

Step 12 Recreate the DCC termination using the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide.

Step 13 Verify that both ends of the DCC have been recreated at the optical ports.

Step 14 If the alarm has not cleared, call TAC (1-800-553-2447). If the TAC technician tells you to reseat the card, complete the "Remove and Reinsert (Reseat) the Standby TCC+/TCC2" procedure. If the TAC technician tells you to remove the card and reinstall a new one, follow the "Physically Replace a Card" procedure.


2.7.62  EQPT

Critical (CR), Service-Affecting (SA)

Logical Objects: AICI-AEP, AICI-AIE

An Equipment Failure alarm indicates that a hardware failure has occurred on the reporting card.

If the EQPT alarm occurs with a BKUPMEMP alarm, see the "BKUPMEMP" alarm on page 2-40. The BKUPMEMP procedure also clears the EQPT alarm.


Caution Always use the supplied electrostatic discharge wristband when working with a powered ONS 15454. Plug the wristband cable into the ESD jack located at the lower-right outside edge of the shelf assembly.

Clear the EQPT Alarm


Step 1 Complete the "Reset a Traffic Card or Cross-Connect Card in CTC" procedure for the reporting card. For the LED behavior, see the "Non-DWDM Card LED Activity During Reset" section.

Step 2 Verify that the reset is complete and error-free, and that no new related alarms appear in CTC. For LED appearance, see the "Non-DWDM Card LED State After Successful Reset" section.

Step 3 If the CTC reset does not clear the alarm, complete the "Remove and Reinsert (Reseat) a Card" procedure for the reporting card.

Step 4 If the physical reseat of the card fails to clear the alarm, complete the "Physically Replace a Card" procedure for the reporting card.


Caution Removing a card that currently carries traffic on one or more ports can cause a traffic hit. To avoid this, perform an external switch if a switch has not already occurred. Consult the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide for information.


Note When you replace a card with an identical type of card, you do not need to make any changes to the database.


Step 5 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC to report a service-affecting problem (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.63  EQPT-MISS

Critical (CR), Service-Affecting (SA)

Logical Object: FAN

The Replaceable Equipment or Unit Missing alarm is reported against the fan-tray assembly unit. It indicates that the replaceable fan-tray assembly is missing or not fully inserted or that the ribbon cable connecting the AIP to the system board may be bad.


Caution Always use the supplied electrostatic discharge wristband when working with a powered ONS 15454. Plug the wristband cable into the ESD jack located at the lower-right outside edge of the shelf assembly.

Clear the EQPT-MISS Alarm


Step 1 If the alarm is reported against the fan, verify that the fan-tray assembly is present.

Step 2 If the fan-tray assembly is present, complete the "Remove and Reinsert Fan-Tray Assembly" procedure.

Step 3 If no fan-tray assembly is present, obtain a fan-tray assembly and refer to the "Install the Fan-Tray Assembly," procedure in the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide.

Step 4 If the alarm does not clear, replace the ribbon cable from the AIP to the system board with a known-good ribbon cable.

Step 5 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC to report a service-affecting problem (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.64  ERFI-P-CONN

Not Reported (NR), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Objects: STSMON, STSTRM

The three-bit (Enhanced) Remote Failure Indication - Path - Connectivity condition is triggered on DS-1, DS-3, and VT circuits when the "UNEQ-P" alarm on page 2-185 and the "TIM-P" alarm on page 2-180 are raised on the transmission signal.

Clear the ERFI-P-CONN Condition


Step 1 Complete the "Clear the UNEQ-P Alarm" procedure. This should clear the ERFI condition.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.65  ERFI-P-PAYLD

Not Reported (NR), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Objects: STSMON, STSTRM

The three-bit (Enhanced) Remote Failure Indication - Path - Payload condition is triggered on DS-1, DS-3, and VT circuits when the "PLM-P" alarm on page 2-149 alarm is raised on the transmission signal.

Clear the ERFI-P-PAYLD Condition


Step 1 Complete the "Clear the PLM-P Alarm" procedure. This should clear the ERFI condition.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.66  ERFI-P-SRVR

Not Reported (NR), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Objects: STSMON, STSTRM

The three-bit (Enhanced) Remote Failure Indication Path Server condition is triggered on DS-1, DS-3, and VT circuits when the "AIS-P" alarm on page 2-24 or the "LOP-P" alarm on page 2-114 is raised on the transmission signal.

Clear the ERFI-P-SRVR Condition


Step 1 Complete the "Clear the LOP-P Alarm" procedure. This should clear the ERFI condition.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.67  ERROR-CONFIG

Minor (MN), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: EQPT

The Error in Startup Configuration alarm applies to the ML-series Ethernet (traffic) cards. These cards process startup configuration files line by line. If one or more lines cannot be executed, the error causes the ERROR-CONFIG alarm. ERROR-CONFIG is not caused by hardware failure.

The typical reasons for an errored startup file are that (1) you stored the configuration for one type of ML card in the database and then installed another type in its slot, and (2) the configuration file contained a syntax error on one of the lines.

For information about provisioning the ML-series Ethernet cards from the IOS interface, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SONET/SDH ML-Series Multilayer Ethernet Card Software Feature and Configuration Guide, Release 4.1.

Clear the ERROR-CONFIG Alarm


Step 1 If you have a different type of ML card specified in the startup configuration file than what you have installed, create the correct startup configuration.

Follow the card provisioning instructions in the Cisco ONS 15454 SONET/SDH ML-Series Multilayer Ethernet Card Software Feature and Configuration Guide, Release 4.1.

Step 2 Upload the configuration file to the TCC+/TCC2:

a. In the node view, right-click the ML card graphic.

b. Choose IOS Startup Config from the shortcut menu.

c. Click Upload to TCC and navigate to the file location.

Step 3 Complete the "Reset a Traffic Card or Cross-Connect Card in CTC" procedure.

Step 4 If the alarm does not clear or if your configuration file was correct according to the installed card, start an IOS CLI for the card:

a. Right click the ML card graphic in node view.

b. Choose Open IOS Connection from the shortcut menu.


Note Open IOS Connection is not available unless the ML card is physically installed in the shelf.


Follow the card provisioning instructions in the Cisco ONS 15454 SONET/SDH ML-Series Multilayer Ethernet Card Software Feature and Configuration Guide to correct the errored configuration file line.

Step 5 Execute the CLI command copy run start. The command copies the new card configuration into the database and clears the alarm.

Step 6 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.68  E-W-MISMATCH

Major (MJ), Service-Affecting (SA)

Logical Object: OCN

A Procedural Error Misconnect East/West Direction alarm occurs when nodes in a ring have an east slot misconnected to another east slot or a west slot misconnected to another west slot. In most cases, the user did not connect the fibers correctly, or the ring provisioning plan was flawed. You can physically reconnect the cable to the correct slots to clear the E-W-MISMATCH alarm. Alternately, you can delete and recreate the span in CTC to change the west line and east line designations. The CTC method clears the alarm, but might change the traditional east-west node connection pattern of the ring.


Note The E-W-MISMATCH alarm also appears during the initial set up of a ring with its East-West slots configured correctly. If the alarm appears during the initial setup, the alarm clears itself shortly after the ring setup is complete.



Note The lower numbered slot at a node is traditionally labeled as the west slot and the higher numbered slot is labeled as the east slot. For example, Slot 6 is west and Slot 12 is east.



Note The physical switch procedure is the recommend method of clearing the E-W-MISMATCH alarm. The physical switch method reestablishes the logical pattern of connection in the ring. However, you can also use CTC to recreate the span and identify the misconnected slots as east and west. The CTC method is useful when the misconnected node is not geographically near the troubleshooter.


Clear the E-W-MISMATCH Alarm with a Physical Switch


Step 1 Diagram the ring setup, including nodes and spans, on a piece of paper or white board.

Step 2 In the node view, click View > Go to Network View.

Step 3 Label each of the nodes on the diagram with the same name that appears on the network map.

Step 4 Right-click each span to reveal the node name/slot/port for each end of the span.

Step 5 Label the span ends on the diagram with the same information. For example, with Node1/Slot12/Port1 - Node2/Slot6/Port1 (2F BLSR OC48, Ring ID=0), label the end of the span that connects Node 1 and Node 2 at the Node 1 end as Slot 12/Port 1. Label the Node 2 end of that same span Slot 6/ Port 1.

Step 6 Repeat Steps 4 and 5 for each span on your diagram.

Step 7 Label the highest slot at each node east and the lowest slot at each node west.

Step 8 Examine the diagram. You should see a clockwise pattern of west slots connecting to east slots for each span.

Step 9 If any span has an east-to-east or west-to-west connection, physically switching the fiber connectors from the card that does not fit the pattern to the card that continues the pattern should clear the alarm.


Warning On the OC-192 card, the laser is on when the card is booted and the safety key is in the on position (labeled 1). The port does not have to be in service for the laser to be on. The laser is off when the safety key is off (labeled 0).

Warning Invisible laser radiation might be emitted from the end of the unterminated fiber cable or connector. Do not stare into the beam directly with optical instruments. Viewing the laser output with certain optical instruments (for example, eye loupes, magnifiers, and microscopes) within a distance of 100 mm might pose an eye hazard. Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified might result in hazardous radiation exposure.

Step 10 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC to report a service-affecting problem (1-800-553-2447).


Clear the E-W-MISMATCH Alarm in CTC


Step 1 Log into the misconnected node. A misconnected node has both ring fibers connecting it to its neighbor nodes misconnected.

Step 2 Click the Maintenance > BLSR tabs.

Step 3 From the row of information for the fiber span, complete the "Identify a Ring ID or Node ID Number" procedure to identify the node ID, ring ID, and the slot and port in the East Line list and West Line columns. Record the above information.

Step 4 Click View > Go to Network View.

Step 5 Delete and recreate the BLSR:

a. Click the Provisioning > BLSR tabs.

b. Click the row from Step 3 to select it and click Delete.

c. Click Create BLSR.

d. Fill in the ring ID and node ID from the information collected in Step 3.

e. Click Finish in the BLSR Creation window.

Step 6 Display the node view and click the Maintenance > BLSR tabs.

Step 7 Change the West Line pull-down menu to the slot you recorded for the East Line in Step 3.

Step 8 Change the East Line pull-down menu to the slot you recorded for the West Line in Step 3.

Step 9 Click OK.

Step 10 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC to report a service-affecting problem (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.69  EXCCOL

Minor (MN), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: EQPT

The Excess Collisions on the LAN alarm indicates that too many collisions are occurring between data packets on the network management LAN, and communications between the ONS 15454 and CTC might be affected.The network management LAN is the data network connecting the workstation running the CTC software to the TCC+/TCC2 card. The problem causing the alarm is external to the ONS 15454.

Troubleshoot the network management LAN connected to the TCC+/TCC2 card for excess collisions. You might need to contact the system administrator of the network management LAN to accomplish the following steps.

Clear the EXCCOL Alarm


Step 1 Verify that the network device port connected to the TCC+/TCC2 card has a flow rate set to 10 Mb, half-duplex.

Step 2 If the port has the correct flow rate and duplex setting, troubleshoot the network device connected to the TCC+/TCC2 card and the network management LAN.

Step 3 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.70  EXERCISE-RING-FAIL

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: OCN

The Exercise-Ring command issues ring protection switching of the requested channel without completing the actual bridge and switch. The EXERCISE-RING-FAIL condition is raised if the command was issued and accepted but the exercise did not take place.


Note If the exercise command gets rejected due to the existence of a higher priority condition in the ring, EXERCISE-RING-FAIL will not be reported.


Procedure: Clear the EXERCISE-RING-FAIL Condition


Step 1 Look for and clear, if present, the "LOF (OC-N)" alarm on page 2-111, the "LOS (OC-N)" alarm on page 2-123, or BLSR alarms.

Step 2 Reissue the Exercise Ring command:

a. Click the Provisioning > BLSR tabs.

b. Click the row of the affected ring under the West Switch column.

c. Select Exercise Ring in the pull-down menu.

Step 3 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.71  EXERCISE-RING-REQ

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: OCN

The Exercise Request on Ring condition occurs when optical (traffic) cards in two-fiber and four-fiber BLSRs are tested using the EXERCISE RING command.


Note EXERCISE-RING-REQ is an informational condition. It does not require troubleshooting.


2.7.72  EXERCISE-SPAN-FAIL

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: OCN

The Exercise Span command issues span switching of the requested channel without completing the actual bridge and switch. The EXERCISE-SPAN-FAILED alarm is raised if the command was issued and accepted but the exercise did not take place.


Note If the exercise command gets rejected due to the existence of a higher priority condition in the span or ring, EXERCISE-SPAN-FAIL will not be reported.


Procedure: Clear the EXERCISE-SPAN-FAIL Condition


Step 1 Look for and clear, if present, the "LOF (OC-N)" alarm on page 2-111, the "LOS (OC-N)" alarm on page 2-123, or a BLSR alarm.

Step 2 Reissue the Exercise Span command:

a. Click the Maintenance > BLSR tabs.

b. Determine whether the card you would like to exercise is the west card or the east card.

c. Click the row of the affected span under the East Switch or West Switch column.

d. Select Exercise Span in the pull-down menu.

Step 3 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.73  EXERCISE-SPAN-REQ

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: OCN

The Exercise Request on Span condition occurs when optical (traffic) cards in a four-fiber BLSR are tested using the EXERCISE SPAN command.


Note EXERCISE-SPAN-REQ is an informational condition. It does not require troubleshooting.


2.7.74  EXT

Minor (MN), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: ENVALRM

A Failure Detected External to the NE alarm occurs because an environmental alarm is present, for example, a door is open or flooding has occurred.

Clear the EXT Alarm


Step 1 In the node view, double-click the AIC or AIC-I card to display the card view.

Step 2 Click the Maintenance tab to gather further information about the EXT alarm.

Step 3 Perform your standard operating procedure for the environmental condition.

Step 4 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.75  EXTRA-TRAF-PREEMPT

Major (MJ), Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: OCN

An Extra Traffic Preempted alarm occurs on OC-N cards in two-fiber and four-fiber BLSRs because low-priority traffic directed to the protect system has been preempted by a working system protection switch.

Clear the EXTRA-TRAF-PREEMPT Alarm


Step 1 Verify that the protection switch has occurred by checking the Conditions tab.

Step 2 If a ring switch has occurred, clear the ring switch on the working system by following the appropriate alarm in this chapter.

Step 3 If the alarm occurred on a four-fiber BLSR and the span switch occurred on this OC-N, clear the span switch on the working system.

Step 4 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC to report a service-affecting problem (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.76  FAILTOSW

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Objects: CLIENT, EQPT, OCN

The Failure to Switch to Protection condition occurs when a working electrical (traffic) card cannot switch to the protect card in a 1:N, Y-cable, or splitter protection group, because another working electrical (traffic) card with a higher-priority alarm has switched to the protect card.

Clear the FAILTOSW Condition


Step 1 Look up and troubleshoot the higher-priority alarm. Clearing the higher-priority condition frees the 1:N card and clears the FAILTOSW.


Note A higher-priority alarm is an alarm raised on the working DS-N card using the 1:N card protection group. The working DS-N card is reporting an alarm but not reporting a FAILTOSW condition.


Step 2 If the condition does not clear, replace the working electrical (traffic) card that is reporting the higher priority alarm by following the "Physically Replace a Card" procedure. This card is the working electrical card using the 1:N card protection and not reporting FAILTOSW.

Replacing the working electrical card that is reporting the higher-priority alarm allows traffic to revert to the working slot and the card reporting the FAILTOSW to switch to the protect card.


Caution Removing a card that currently carries traffic on one or more ports can cause a traffic hit. To avoid this, perform an external switch if a switch has not already occurred. Consult the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide for information.


Note When you replace a card with an identical type of card, you do not need to make any changes to the database.


Step 3 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.77  FAILTOSW-PATH

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Objects: STSMON, VTMON

The Fail to Switch to Protection Path condition occurs when the working path does not switch to the protection path on a path protection. Common causes of the FAILTOSW-PATH alarm include a missing or defective protection card or a lock out set on one of the path protection nodes.


Caution Always use the supplied electrostatic discharge wristband when working with a powered ONS 15454. Plug the wristband cable into the ESD jack located at the lower-right outside edge of the shelf assembly.

Clear the FAILTOSW-PATH Condition in a Path Protection Configuration


Step 1 Look up and clear the higher priority alarm. Clearing this condition frees the standby card and clears the FAILTOSW-PATH condition.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, replace the active OC-N card that is reporting the higher priority alarm. Complete the "Physically Replace a Card" procedure. Replacing the active OC-N card that is reporting the higher priority alarm allows traffic to revert to the active slot. Reverting frees the standby card, which can then take over traffic from the card reporting the lower priority alarm and the FAILTOSW-PATH condition.


Caution Removing a card that currently carries traffic on one or more ports can cause a traffic hit. To avoid this, perform an external switch if a switch has not already occurred. Consult the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide for information.


Note When you replace a card with an identical type of card, you do not need to make any changes to the database.


Step 3 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.78  FAILTOSWR

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: OCN

The Fail to Switch to Protection Ring condition occurs when a ring switch did not complete because of internal APS problems.

FAILTOSWR clears when one of the following actions occurs: a higher priority event, such as an external switch command, the next ring switch succeeds, or the cause of the APS switch (such as the "SD (DS-1, DS-3)" condition on page 2-162 or the "SF (DS-1, DS-3)" condition on page 2-165) clears.


Warning On the OC-192 card, the laser is on when the card is booted and the safety key is in the on position (labeled 1). The port does not have to be in service for the laser to be on. The laser is off when the safety key is off (labeled 0).



Warning Invisible laser radiation might be emitted from the end of the unterminated fiber cable or connector. Do not stare into the beam directly with optical instruments. Viewing the laser output with certain optical instruments (for example, eye loupes, magnifiers, and microscopes) within a distance of 100 mm might pose an eye hazard. Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified might result in hazardous radiation exposure.


Clear the FAILTOSWR Condition in a Four-Fiber BLSR Configuration


Step 1 Perform the EXERCISE RING command on the reporting card:

a. Click the Provisioning > BLSR tabs.

b. Click the row of the affected ring under the West Switch column.

c. Select Exercise Ring in the pull-down menu.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, in the node view, click View > Go to Network View.

Step 3 Look for alarms on OC-N cards that make up the ring or span and troubleshoot these alarms.

Step 4 If clearing other alarms does not clear the FAILTOSWR condition, log into the near-end node and click the Maintenance > BLSR tabs.

Step 5 Record the OC-N cards listed under West Line and East Line. Ensure that these OC-N cards are active and in service:

a. Confirm that the OC-N card shows a green LED in CTC or on the physical card.

A green LED indicates an active card. An amber LED indicates a standby card.

b. To determine whether the OC-N port is in service, double-click the card in CTC to display the card view.

c. Click the Provisioning > Line tabs.

d. Verify that the State column lists the port as IS.

e. If the State column lists the port as OOS, click the column and choose IS. Click Apply.

Step 6 If the OC-N cards are active and in service, verify fiber continuity to the ports on the recorded cards.

Step 7 If fiber continuity to the ports is OK, verify that the correct port is in service:

a. Confirm that the OC-N card shows a green LED in CTC or on the physical card.

A green LED indicates an active card. An amber LED indicates a standby card.

b. To determine whether the OC-N port is in service, double-click the card in CTC to display the card view.

c. Click the Provisioning > Line tabs.

d. Verify that the State column lists the port as IS.

e. If the State column lists the port as OOS, click the column and choose IS. Click Apply.

Step 8 If the correct port is in service, use an optical test set to verify that a valid signal exists on the line.

For specific procedures to use the test set equipment, consult the manufacturer. Test the line as close to the receiving card as possible.


Caution Using an optical test set disrupts service on the optical (traffic) card. It might be necessary to manually switch traffic carrying circuits over to a protection path.

Step 9 If the signal is valid, clean the fiber according to site practice. If no site practice exists, complete the procedure in the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide.

Step 10 If cleaning the fiber does not clear the condition, verify that the power level of the optical signal is within the OC-N card's receiver specifications. The "OC-N Card Transmit and Receive Levels" section on page 1-89 lists these specifications.

Step 11 Repeat Steps 6 through 10 for any other ports on the card.

Step 12 If the optical power level for all OC-N cards is within specifications, complete the "Physically Replace a Card" procedure for the protect standby OC-N card.


Caution Removing a card that currently carries traffic on one or more ports can cause a traffic hit. To avoid this, perform an external switch if a switch has not already occurred. Consult the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide for information.

Step 13 If the condition does not clear after you replace the BLSR cards on the node one by one, follow
Steps 4 through 12 for each of the nodes in the ring.

Step 14 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.79  FAILTOSWS

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: OCN

The Failure to Switch to Protection Span condition signals an APS span switch failure. For a four-fiber BLSR, a failed span switch initiates a ring switch. If the ring switch occurs, the FAILTOSWS condition does not appear. If the ring switch does not occur, the FAILTOSWS condition appears. FAILTOSWS clears when one of the following actions occur: a higher priority event, such as an external switch command occurs, the next span switch succeeds, or the cause of the APS switch (such as the "SD (DS-1, DS-3)" condition on page 2-162 or the "SF (DS-1, DS-3)" condition on page 2-165) clears.

Clear the FAILTOSWS Condition


Step 1 Perform the EXERCISE SPAN command on the reporting card:

a. Click the Maintenance > BLSR tabs.

b. Determine whether the card you would like to exercise is the west card or the east card.

c. Click the row of the affected span under the East Switch or West Switch column.

d. Select Exercise Span in the pull-down menu.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, in the node view, click View > Go to Network View.

Step 3 Look for alarms on OC-N cards that make up the ring or span and troubleshoot these alarms.

Step 4 If clearing other alarms does not clear the FAILTOSWS condition, log into the near-end node and click the Maintenance > BLSR tabs.

Step 5 Record the OC-N cards listed under West Line and East Line. Ensure that these OC-N cards are active and in service:

a. Confirm that the OC-N card shows a green LED in CTC or on the physical card.

A green LED indicates an active card. An amber LED indicates a standby card.

b. To determine whether the OC-N port is in service, double-click the card in CTC to display the card view.

c. Click the Provisioning > Line tabs.

d. Verify that the State column lists the port as IS.

e. If the State column lists the port as OOS, click the column and choose IS. Click Apply.

Step 6 If the OC-N cards are active and in service, verify fiber continuity to the ports on the recorded cards.

Step 7 If fiber continuity to the ports is OK, verify that the correct port is in service:

a. Confirm that the OC-N card shows a green LED in CTC or on the physical card.

A green LED indicates an active card. An amber LED indicates a standby card.

b. To determine whether the OC-N port is in service, double-click the card in CTC to display the card view.

c. Click the Provisioning > Line tabs.

d. Verify that the State column lists the port as IS.

e. If the State column lists the port as OOS, click the column and choose IS. Click Apply.

Step 8 If the correct port is in service, use an optical test set to verify that a valid signal exists on the line.

For specific procedures to use the test set equipment, consult the manufacturer. Test the line as close to the receiving card as possible.


Caution Using an optical test set disrupts service on the optical (traffic) card. It might be necessary to manually switch traffic carrying circuits over to a protection path.

Step 9 If the signal is valid, clean the fiber according to site practice. If no site practice exists, complete the procedure in the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide.

Step 10 If cleaning the fiber does not clear the condition, verify that the power level of the optical signal is within the OC-N card's receiver specifications. The "OC-N Card Transmit and Receive Levels" section on page 1-89 lists these specifications.

Step 11 Repeat Steps 6 through 10 for any other ports on the card.

Step 12 If the optical power level for all OC-N cards is within specifications, complete the "Physically Replace a Card" procedure for the protect standby OC-N card.


Caution Removing a card that currently carries traffic on one or more ports can cause a traffic hit. To avoid this, perform an external switch if a switch has not already occurred. Consult the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide for information.

Step 13 If the condition does not clear after you replace the BLSR cards on the node one by one, follow
Steps 4 through 12 for each of the nodes in the ring.

Step 14 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.80  FAN

Critical (CR), Service-Affecting (SA)

Logical Object: FAN

The Fan Failure alarm indicates a problem with the fan-tray assembly. When the fan-tray assembly is not fully functional, the temperature of the ONS 15454 can rise above its normal operating range. The fan-tray assembly contains six fans and needs a minimum of five working fans to properly cool the ONS 15454. However, even with five working fans, the fan-tray assembly can need replacement because a sixth working fan is required for extra protection against overheating.


Caution Always use the supplied electrostatic discharge wristband when working with a powered ONS 15454. Plug the wristband cable into the ESD jack located at the lower-right outside edge of the shelf assembly.

Clear the FAN Alarm


Step 1 Verify whether the air filter needs replacement. Complete the "3.2.1  Inspect, Clean, and Replace the Reusable Air Filter" procedure on page 3-5.

Step 2 If the filter is clean, complete the "Remove and Reinsert Fan-Tray Assembly" procedure.


Note The fan should run immediately when correctly inserted.


Step 3 If the fan does not run or the alarm persists, complete the "3.4  Replace the Fan-Tray Assembly" procedure on page 3-11.

Step 4 If the replacement fan-tray assembly does not operate correctly, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC to report a service-affecting problem (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.81  FANDEGRADE

Major (MJ), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

The Partial Fan Failure Speed Control Degradation alarm occurs if fan speed for one of the fans in the fan-tray assembly falls under 500 RPM when read by a tachometry counter.

Clear the FANDEGRADE Alarm


Step 1 Complete the "Clear the FAN Alarm" procedure.

Step 2 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.82  FE-AIS

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: DS3

The Far-End AIS condition occurs when an AIS has occurred at the far-end node. FE-AIS usually occurs in conjunction with a downstream LOS alarm (see the "LOS (OC-N)" alarm on page 2-123).

Generally, any AIS is a special SONET signal that tells the receiving node that the sending node has no valid signal available to send. AIS is not considered an error. The fault condition AIS is raised by the receiving node on each input where it sees the signal AIS instead of a real signal. In most cases when this condition is raised, an upstream node is raising an alarm to indicate a signal failure; all nodes downstream from it only raise some type of AIS. This condition clears when you resolved the problem on the upstream node.

Clear the FE-AIS Condition


Step 1 Complete the "Clear the AIS Condition" procedure.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.83  FEC-MISM

Major (MJ), Service-Affecting (SA)

Logical Object: TRUNK

The forward error correction (FEC) Mismatch alarm occurs if one end of a span using MXP or TXP cards is configured to use FEC and the other is not. FEC-MISM is related to G.709 and is only raised against a trunk port.

Clear the FEC-MISM Alarm


Step 1 Double-click the MXP or TXP card.

Step 2 Click the Provisioning > OTN > OTN Lines tab.

Step 3 Check the FEC column check box.

Step 4 Verify that the far-end card is configured the same way by repeating Step 1 through Step 3.

Step 5 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC to report a service-affecting problem (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.84  FE-DS1-MULTLOS

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: DS3

The Far-End Multiple DS-1 LOS Detected condition occurs when multiple DS-1 signals are lost on a far-end DS-1 card. The prefix FE means the main alarm is occurring at the far-end node and not at the node reporting the FE-DS1-MULTLOS condition. Troubleshoot the FE alarm or condition by troubleshooting the main alarm at its source. Both alarms or conditions clear when the main alarm clears.

Clear the FE-DS1-MULTLOS Condition


Step 1 To troubleshoot an FE condition, determine which node and card link directly to the card reporting the FE condition. For example, an FE condition on a card in Slot 12 of Node 1 might relate to a main alarm from a card in Slot 6 of Node 2.

Step 2 Log into the node that links directly to the card reporting the FE condition.

Step 3 Clear the main alarm. Refer to the appropriate alarm section in this chapter for troubleshooting instructions.

Step 4 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.85  FE-DS1-NSA

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: DS3

The Far End DS-1 Equipment Failure Non-Service Affecting condition occurs when a far-end DS-1 equipment failure occurs, but does not affect service because the port is protected and traffic is able to switch to the protect port.

The prefix FE means the main alarm is occurring at the far-end node and not at the node reporting the FE-DS1-NSA alarm. Troubleshoot the FE condition by troubleshooting the main alarm at its source. Both the alarms or conditions clear when the main alarm clears.

Clear the FE-DS1-NSA Condition


Step 1 To troubleshoot an FE condition, determine which node and card link directly to the card reporting the FE alarm. For example, an alarm from a card in Slot 12 of Node 1 might link to an alarm from a card in Slot 6 of Node 2.

Step 2 Log into the node that links directly to the card reporting the FE condition.

Step 3 Clear the main alarm. Refer to the appropriate alarm section in this chapter for troubleshooting instructions.

Step 4 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.86  FE-DS1-SA

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: DS3

The Far End DS-1 Equipment Failure Service Affecting condition occurs when there is a far-end equipment failure on a DS-1 card that affects service because traffic is unable to switch to the protect port.

The prefix FE means the main alarm is occurring at the far-end node and not at the node reporting the FE-DS1-SA alarm. Troubleshoot the FE condition by troubleshooting the main alarm at its source. Both the alarms or conditions clear when the main alarm clears.

Clear the FE-DS1-SA Condition


Step 1 To troubleshoot an FE condition, determine which node and card link directly to the card reporting the FE alarm. For example, an alarm from a card in Slot 12 of Node 1 might link to an alarm from a card in Slot 6 of Node 2.

Step 2 Log into the node that links directly to the card reporting the FE condition.

Step 3 Clear the main alarm. Refer to the appropriate alarm section in this chapter for troubleshooting instructions.

Step 4 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.87  FE-DS1-SNGLLOS

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: DS3

The Far-End Single DS-1 LOS condition occurs when a single DS-1 signal is lost on far-end DS-1 equipment. Signal loss also causes the "LOS (OC-N)" alarm on page 2-123. The prefix FE in an alarm or condition means the main alarm is occurring at the far-end node and not at the node reporting the FE-DS1-SNGLLOS alarm. Troubleshoot the FE condition by troubleshooting the main alarm at its source. Both alarms or conditions clear when the main alarm clears.

Clear the FE-DS1-SNGLLOS Condition


Step 1 To troubleshoot an FE condition, determine which node and card link directly to the card reporting the FE condition. For example, an FE condition on a card in Slot 12 of Node 1 might link to an alarm from a card in Slot 6 of Node 2.

Step 2 Log into the node that links directly to the card reporting the FE condition.

Step 3 Clear the main alarm. Refer to the appropriate alarm section in this chapter for troubleshooting instructions.

Step 4 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.88  FE-DS3-NSA

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: DS3

The Far End DS-3 Equipment Failure Non-Service Affecting condition occurs when a far-end DS-3 equipment failure occurs, but does not affect service because the port is protected and traffic is able to switch to the protect port.

The prefix FE means the main alarm is occurring at the far-end node and not at the node reporting FE-DS3-NSA alarm. Troubleshoot the FE condition by troubleshooting the main alarm at its source. Both the alarms or conditions clear when the main alarm clears.

Clear the FE-DS3-NSA Condition


Step 1 To troubleshoot an FE condition, determine which node and card link directly to the card reporting the FE alarm. For example, an alarm from a card in Slot 12 of Node 1 might link to an alarm from a card in Slot 6 of Node 2.

Step 2 Log into the node that links directly to the card reporting the FE condition.

Step 3 Clear the main alarm. Refer to the appropriate alarm section in this chapter for troubleshooting instructions.

Step 4 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.89  FE-DS3-SA

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: DS3

The Far End DS-3 Equipment Failure Service Affecting condition occurs when there is a far-end equipment failure on a DS-3 card that affects service because traffic is unable to switch to the protect port.

The prefix FE in an alarm or condition means the main alarm is occurring at the far-end node and not at the node reporting the FE condition. Troubleshoot the FE alarm by troubleshooting the main alarm at its source. Both alarms or conditions clear when the main alarm clears.

Clear the FE-DS3-SA Condition


Step 1 To troubleshoot an FE condition, determine which node and card link directly to the card reporting the FE alarm. For example, an alarm from a card in Slot 12 of Node 1 might link to an alarm from a card in Slot 6 of Node 2.

Step 2 Log into the node that links directly to the card reporting the FE condition.

Step 3 Clear the main alarm. Refer to the appropriate alarm section in this chapter for troubleshooting instructions.

Step 4 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.90  FE-EQPT-NSA

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: DS3

The Far End Common Equipment Failure condition occurs when a non-service affecting equipment failure is detected on the far-end DS-3 equipment. The prefix FE occurs when the main alarm is occurring at the far-end node and not at the node reporting the FE-EQPT-NSA alarm. Troubleshoot the FE alarm or condition by troubleshooting the main alarm at its source. Both alarms or conditions clear when the main alarm clears.


Caution Always use the supplied electrostatic discharge wristband when working with a powered ONS 15454. Plug the wristband cable into the ESD jack located at the lower-right outside edge of the shelf assembly.

Clear the FE-EQPT-NSA Condition


Step 1 To troubleshoot an FE condition, determine which node and card link directly to the card reporting the FE condition. For example, an FE condition on a card in Slot 12 of Node 1 might relate to a main alarm from a card in Slot 6 of Node 2.

Step 2 Log into the node that links directly to the card reporting the FE condition.

Step 3 Clear the main alarm. Refer to the appropriate alarm section in this chapter for troubleshooting instructions.

Step 4 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.91  FE-EXERCISING-RING

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: OCN

The Far End Exercising Ring condition occurs when far-end optical (traffic) cards in a two-fiber or four-fiber BLSR are being tested using the EXERCISE RING command.The prefix FE means the main alarm is occurring at the far-end node and not at the node reporting the FE-EXERCISING-RING condition.


Note FE-EXERCISING-RING is an informational condition. It does not require troubleshooting.


2.7.92  FE-EXERCISING-SPAN

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: OCN

The Far End Exercising Span condition occurs when far-end optical (traffic) cards in a four-fiber BLSR are being tested using the EXERCISE SPAN command.The prefix FE means the main alarm is occurring at the far-end node and not at the node reporting the FE-EXERCISING-SPAN condition.


Note FE-EXERCISING-SPAN is an informational condition. It does not require troubleshooting.


2.7.93  FE-FRCDWKSWPR-RING

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: OCN

The Far End Ring Working Facility Forced to Switch to Protection condition occurs from a far-end node when a ring is forced from working to protect using the FORCE RING command.

The prefix FE means the main alarm is occurring at the far-end node and not at the node reporting the FE-FRCDWKSWPR-RING condition. Troubleshoot the FE condition by troubleshooting the main alarm at its source. Both the alarms or conditions clear when the main alarm clears.

Clear the FE-FRCDWKSWPR-RING Condition


Step 1 To troubleshoot an FE condition, determine which node and card link directly to the card reporting the FE alarm. For example, an FE-AIS condition from the OC-48 card in Slot 12 of Node 1 might link to the main AIS condition from an OC-48 card in Slot 6 of Node 2.

Step 2 Log into the node that links directly to the card reporting the FE condition.

Step 3 Clear the main alarm. See the "Clear a BLSR Span Lock Out" procedure for instructions.

Step 4 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.94  FE-FRCDWKSWPR-SPAN

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: OCN

The Far End Working Facility Forced to Switch to Protection Span condition occurs from a far-end node when a span on a four-fiber BLSR is forced from working to protect using the FORCE SPAN command.

The prefix FE means the main alarm is occurring at the far-end node and not at the node reporting the FE-FRCDWKSWPR-SPAN condition. Troubleshoot the FE condition by troubleshooting the main alarm at its source. Both the alarms or conditions clear when the main alarm clears.

Clear the FE-FRCDWKSWPR-SPAN Condition


Step 1 To troubleshoot an FE condition, determine which node and card link directly to the card reporting the FE alarm. For example, an FE-AIS condition from the OC-48 card in Slot 12 of Node 1 might link to the main AIS condition from an OC-48 card in Slot 6 of Node 2.

Step 2 Log into the node that links directly to the card reporting the FE condition.

Step 3 Clear the main alarm. See the "Clear a BLSR Span Lock Out" procedure for instructions.

Step 4 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.95  FE-IDLE

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: DS3

The Far End Idle condition occurs when a far-end node detects an idle DS-3 signal.

The prefix FE in an alarm or condition occurs when the main alarm is occurring at the far-end node and not at the node reporting the FE-IDLE condition. Troubleshoot the FE alarm or condition by troubleshooting the main alarm at its source. Both alarms clear when the main alarm clears.

Clear the FE-IDLE Condition


Step 1 To troubleshoot the FE condition, determine which node and card link directly to the card reporting the FE condition. For example, an FE condition on a card in Slot 12 of Node 1 might relate to a main alarm from a card in Slot 6 of Node 2.

Step 2 Log into the node that links directly to the card reporting the FE condition.

Step 3 Clear the main alarm. Complete the "Clear a BLSR Span Lock Out" procedure.

Step 4 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.96  FE-LOCKOUTOFPR-SPAN

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: OCN

The Far-End lock out of Protection Span condition occurs when a BSLR span is locked out of the protection system from a far-end node using the LOCKOUT SPAN command.

The prefix FE means the main alarm is occurring at the far-end node and not at the node reporting the FE-LOCKOUTOFPR-SPAN condition. Troubleshoot the FE condition by troubleshooting the main alarm at its source. Both the alarms or conditions clear when the main alarm clears.

Clear the FE-LOCKOUTOFPR-SPAN Condition


Step 1 To troubleshoot an FE condition, determine which node and card link directly to the card reporting the FE alarm. For example, an FE-AIS condition from the OC-48 card in Slot 12 of Node 1 might link to the main AIS condition from an OC-48 card in Slot 6 of Node 2.

Step 2 Log into the node that links directly to the card reporting the FE condition.

Step 3 Make sure there is no lock out set. See the "Clear a BLSR Span Lock Out" procedure for instructions.

Step 4 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.97  FE-LOF

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: DS3

The Far End LOF condition occurs when a far-end node reports the "LOF (DS-3)" alarm on page 2-109.

The prefix FE in an alarm or condition occurs when the main alarm is occurring at the far-end node and not at the node reporting the FE-LOF condition. Troubleshoot the FE alarm or condition by troubleshooting the main alarm at its source. Both alarms or conditions clear when the main alarm clears.

Clear the FE-LOF Condition


Step 1 To troubleshoot an FE condition, determine which node and card link directly to the card reporting the FE condition. For example, an FE condition on a card in Slot 12 of Node 1 might relate to a main alarm from a card in Slot 6 of Node 2.

Step 2 Log into the node that links directly to the card reporting the FE condition.

Step 3 Complete the "Clear the LOF (DS-1) Alarm" procedure. It also applies to FE-LOF.

Step 4 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.98  FE-LOS

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: DS3

The Far End LOS condition occurs when a far-end node reports the "LOS (DS-3)" alarm on page 2-118.

The prefix FE occurs when the main alarm is occurring at the far-end node, and not at the node reporting the FE-LOS condition. Troubleshoot the FE condition by troubleshooting the main alarm at its source. Both alarms or conditions clear when the main alarm clears.

Clear the FE-LOS Condition


Step 1 To troubleshoot the FE condition, determine which node and card link directly to the card reporting the FE condition. For example, an FE condition on a card in Slot 12 of Node 1 might relate to a main alarm from a card in Slot 6 of Node 2.

Step 2 Log into the node that links directly to the card reporting the FE condition.

Step 3 Complete the "Clear the LOS (DS-1) Alarm" procedure.

Step 4 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.99  FE-MANWKSWPR-RING

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: OCN

The Far End Ring Manual Switch of Working Facility to Protect condition occurs when a BLSR working ring is switched from working to protect at a far-end node using the MANUAL RING command.

The prefix FE means the main alarm is occurring at the far-end node and not at the node reporting the FE-MANWKSWPR-RING condition. Troubleshoot the FE condition by troubleshooting the main alarm at its source. Both the alarms or conditions clear when the main alarm clears.

Clear the FE-MANWKSWPR-RING Condition


Step 1 To troubleshoot an FE condition, determine which node and card link directly to the card reporting the FE alarm. For example, an FE-AIS condition from the OC-48 card in Slot 12 of Node 1 might link to the main AIS condition from an OC-48 card in Slot 6 of Node 2.

Step 2 Log into the node that links directly to the card reporting the FE condition.

Step 3 Complete the "Clear a BLSR Span Lock Out" procedure.

Step 4 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.100  FE-MANWKSWPR-SPAN

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: OCN

The Far-End Manual Switch Span Working Facility to Protect condition occurs when a BLSR span is switched from working to protect at the far-end node using the MANUAL SPAN command.

The prefix FE means the main alarm is occurring at the far-end node and not at the node reporting the alarm. Troubleshoot the FE condition by troubleshooting the main alarm at its source. Both the alarms or conditions clear when the main alarm clears.

Clear the FE-MANWKSWPR-SPAN Condition


Step 1 To troubleshoot an FE condition, determine which node and card link directly to the card reporting the FE alarm. For example, an FE-AIS condition from the OC-48 card in Slot 12 of Node 1 might link to the main AIS condition from an OC-48 card in Slot 6 of Node 2.

Step 2 Log into the node that links directly to the card reporting the FE condition.

Step 3 Complete the "Clear a BLSR Span Lock Out" procedure.

Step 4 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.101  FEPRLF

Minor (MN), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: OCN

The Far End Protection Line Failure alarm occurs when an APS channel "SF (DS-1, DS-3)" condition on page 2-165 occurs on the protect card coming into the node.


Note The FEPRLF alarm occurs only on the ONS 15454 when bidirectional protection is used on optical (traffic) cards in a 1+1 configuration or 4-fiber BLSR configuration.


Clear the FEPRLF Alarm on a Four-Fiber BLSR


Step 1 To troubleshoot the FE alarm, determine which node and card link directly to the card reporting the FE alarm. For example, an FE condition on a card in Slot 12 of Node 1 might relate to a main alarm from a card in Slot 6 of Node 2.

Step 2 Log into the node that links directly to the card reporting the FE condition.

Step 3 Clear the main alarm. Refer to the appropriate alarm section in this chapter in this chapter for instructions.

Step 4 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.102  FORCED-REQ

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Objects: EQPT, STSMON, VTMON

The Force Switch Request on Facility or Equipment condition occurs when you enter the Force command on a span or card to force traffic from a working card or working span to a protection card or protection span or vice versa. You do not need to clear the condition if you want the force switch to remain.

Clear the FORCED-REQ Condition


Step 1 Complete the "Clear a BLSR Span Lock Out" procedure.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.103  FORCED-REQ-RING

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: OCN

The Force Switch Request Ring condition applies to optical trunk cards when the FORCE RING command is applied to two-fiber and four-fiber BLSRs to move traffic from working to protect.

Clear the FORCED-REQ-RING Condition


Step 1 Complete the "Clear a BLSR Span Lock Out" procedure.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.104  FORCED-REQ-SPAN

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Objects: CLIENT, OCN

The Force Switch Request Span condition applies to optical trunk cards in four-fiber BLSRs when the FORCE SPAN command is applied to a BLSR to force traffic from working to protect or from protect to working.

Clear the FORCED-REQ-SPAN Condition


Step 1 Complete the "Clear the FORCED-REQ Condition" procedure.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.105  FRCDSWTOINT

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: NE-SREF

The Force Switch to Internal Timing condition occurs when the user issues a Force command to switch to an internal timing source.


Note FRCDSWTOINT is an informational condition. It does not require troubleshooting.


2.7.106  FRCDSWTOPRI

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Objects: EXT-SREF, NE-SREF

The Force Switch to Primary Timing Source condition occurs when the user issues a Force command to switch to the primary timing source.


Note FRCDSWTOPRI is an informational condition. It does not require troubleshooting.


2.7.107  FRCDSWTOSEC

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Objects: EXT-SREF, NE-SREF

The Force Switch to Second Timing Source condition occurs when the user issues a Force command to switch to the second timing source.


Note FRCDSWTOSEC is an informational condition. It does not require troubleshooting.


2.7.108  FRCDSWTOTHIRD

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Objects: EXT-SREF, NE-SREF

The Force Switch to Third Timing Source condition occurs when the user issues a Force command to switch to the third timing source.


Note FRCDSWTOTHIRD is an informational condition. It does not require troubleshooting.


2.7.109  FRNGSYNC

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: NE-SREF

The Free Running Synchronization Mode alarm occurs when the reporting ONS 15454 is in free run synchronization mode. External timing sources have been disabled and the node is using its internal clock, or the ONS 15454 has lost its designated BITS timing source. After the 24-hour holdover period expires, timing slips might begin to occur on an ONS 15454 relying on an internal clock.

Clear the FRNGSYNC Alarm


Step 1 If the ONS 15454 is configured to operate from its internal clock, disregard the FRNGSYNC alarm.

Step 2 If the ONS 15454 is configured to operate from an external timing source, verify that the BITS timing source is valid. Common problems with a BITS timing source include reversed wiring and bad timing cards.

Step 3 If the BITS source is valid, clear alarms related to the failures of the primary and secondary reference sources, such as the "SYNCPRI" alarm on page 2-177 and the "SYNCSEC" alarm on page 2-178.

Step 4 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.110  FSTSYNC

Minor (MN), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: NE-SREF

A Fast Start Synchronization mode alarm occurs when the ONS 15454 is choosing a new timing reference. The previous timing reference has failed.

The FSTSYNC alarm disappears after approximately 30 seconds. If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


Note FSTSYNC is an informational alarm. It does not require troubleshooting.


2.7.111  FULLPASSTHR-BI

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: STSRNG

The Bidirectional Full Pass-Through Active condition occurs on a non-switching node in a BLSR when the protect channels on the node are active and carrying traffic, and there is a change in the receive K byte from No Request.

Clear the FULLPASSTHR-BI Condition


Step 1 Complete the "Clear a BLSR Span Lock Out" procedure.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.112  GCC-EOC

Major (MJ), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: TRUNK

The GCC Embedded Operation Channel Failure alarm applies to the OTN communication channel for TXP and MXP cards. The GCC-EOC is raised when the channel cannot operate.

Clear the GCC-EOC Alarm


Step 1 Complete the "Clear the EOC Alarm" procedure.

Step 2 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.113  HI-LASERBIAS

Minor (MN), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Applies only to Software R4.1 or earlier nodes

Logical Objects: CLIENT, TRUNK

The Equipment High Transmit Laser Bias Current alarm is raised against TXP and MXP card laser performance in Release 4.1 shelves. The alarm indicates that the card laser has reached the maximum laser bias tolerance.

Laser bias typically starts at about 30% of the manufacturer's maximum laser bias specification and increases as the laser ages. So if the HI-LASERBIAS alarm threshold is set at 100% of the maximum, the laser's usability has ended. If the threshold is set at 90% of the maximum, the card is still usable for several weeks or months before it needs to be replaced.

Clear the HI-LASERBIAS Alarm


Step 1 Complete the "Clear the LASEREOL Alarm" procedure. Replacement is not urgent and can be scheduled during a maintenance window.

Step 2 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.114  HI-LASERTEMP

Minor (MN), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Applies only to Software R4.1 or earlier nodes

Logical Object: CLIENT, TRUNK

The Equipment High Laser Optical Transceiver Temperature alarm applies to the TXP and MXP cards in Release 4.1 shelves. HI-LASERTEMP occurs when the internally measured transceiver temperature exceeds the card default level by 2° C.


Note To verify the card laser temperature level, double-click the card in node view and click the Performance > Optics PM tabs. Maximum, minimum, and average laser temperatures are shown in the Current column entries in the Laser Temp rows.


Clear the HI-LASERTEMP Alarm


Step 1 Complete the "Reset a Traffic Card or Cross-Connect Card in CTC" procedure for the reporting MXP or TXP card.

Step 2 If the alarm does not clear, complete the "Physically Replace a Card" procedure for the reporting MXP or TXP card.


Caution Removing a card that currently carries traffic on one or more ports can cause a traffic hit. To avoid this, perform an external switch if a switch has not already occurred. Consult the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide for information.

Step 3 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.115  HI-RXPOWER

Minor (MN), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Objects: CLIENT, TRUNK

The Equipment High Receive Power alarm is an indicator of the optical signal power that is transmitted to the TXP or MXP card. HI-RXPOWER occurs when the measured optical power of the received signal exceeds the threshold. The threshold value is user-provisionable.

Clear the HI-RXPOWER Alarm


Step 1 Find out whether gain (the amplification power) of any amplifiers has been changed. The change will also cause channel power to need adjustment.

Step 2 Find out whether channels have been dropped from the fiber. Increasing or decreasing channels can affect power. If channels have been dropped off, the power levels of all channels will have to be adjusted.


Note If the card is part of an amplified dense wavelength multiplexing system, dropping channels on the fiber affects the transmission power of each channel more than it would in an unamplified system.


Step 3 At the transmit end of the errored circuit, decrease the transmit power level within safe limits.

Step 4 If neither of these problems cause the HI-RXPOWER alarm, there is a slight possibility that another wavelength is drifting on top of the alarmed signal. In this case, the receiver gets signals from two transmitters at once and data alarms would be present. If wavelengths are drifting, the data will be garbled and receive power will increase by about +3dB.

Step 5 If the alarm does not clear, add fiber attenuators to the receive ports. Start with low-resistance attenuators and use stronger ones as needed, depending on factors such as the transmission distance according to standard practice.

Step 6 If the alarm does not clear, and no faults are present on the other port(s) of the transmit or receive card, use known-good loopback cable to complete the "1.2.1  Perform a Facility (Line) Loopback on a Source DS-N Port" procedure on page 1-6.

Step 7 If a port is bad and you need to use all the port bandwidth, complete the "Physically Replace a Card" procedure. If the port is bad but you can move the traffic to another port, replace the card at the next available maintenance window.


Caution Removing a card that currently carries traffic on one or more ports can cause a traffic hit. To avoid this, perform an external switch if a switch has not already occurred. Consult the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide for information.

Step 8 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.116  HI-RXTEMP

Minor (MN) Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Applies only to Software R4.1 nodes

Logical Object: TRUNK

The Equipment High Receive temperature alarm refers to the temperature of the trunk card port for the TXP and MXP cards in Release 4.1 shelves. The HI-RXTEMP threshold is user-provisionable.

Clear the HI-RXTEMP Alarm


Step 1 If an EXT alarm is also present, complete the "Clear the EXT Alarm" procedure.

Step 2 If a shelf HITEMP alarm is also present, complete the "Clear the HITEMP Alarm" procedure.

Step 3 If a HI-LASERTEMP alarm is also present, complete the "Clear the HI-LASERTEMP Alarm" procedure.


Note If no data alarms have occurred, the card does not need to be replaced immediately.


Step 4 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.117  HITEMP

Critical (CR), Service-Affecting (SA) for NE

Minor (MN), Non-Service Affecting (NSA) for EQPT

Logical Objects: EQPT, NE

The High Temperature alarm occurs when the temperature of the ONS 15454 is above 122° F (50° C).


Caution Always use the supplied electrostatic discharge wristband when working with a powered ONS 15454. Plug the wristband cable into the ESD jack located at the lower-right outside edge of the shelf assembly.

Clear the HITEMP Alarm


Step 1 View the temperature displayed on the ONS 15454 LCD front panel. For an illustration of the LCD panel, refer to NTP-70, "View Alarm Counts on the LCD for a Slot or Port," in the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide.

Step 2 Verify whether the environmental temperature of the room is not abnormally high.

Step 3 If the room temperature is not abnormal, physically ensure that nothing prevents the fan-tray assembly from passing air through the ONS 15454.

Step 4 If airflow is not blocked, physically ensure that blank faceplates fill the ONS 15454 empty slots. Blank faceplates help airflow.

Step 5 If faceplates fill the empty slots, verify whether the air filter to see whether it needs replacement. Refer to NTP-107, "Inspect and Maintain the Air Filter," in the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide

Step 6 If the filter is clean, complete the "Remove and Reinsert Fan-Tray Assembly" procedure.


Note The fan should run immediately when correctly inserted.


Step 7 If the fan does not run or the alarm persists, complete the "3.4  Replace the Fan-Tray Assembly" procedure on page 3-11.

Step 8 If the replacement fan-tray assembly does not operate correctly, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC to report a service-affecting problem (1-800-553-2447) if it applies to the NE, or a non-service-affecting problem if it applies to equipment.


2.7.118  HI-TXPOWER

Minor (MN), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Objects: CLIENT, TRUNK

The Equipment High Transmit Power alarm is an indicator on the TXP card and MXP card transmitted optical signal power. HI-TXPOWER occurs when the measured optical power of the transmitted signal exceeds the threshold.

Clear the HI-TXPOWER Alarm


Step 1 In the node view, display the card view for the TXP or MXP card.

Step 2 Click the Provisioning > Optical Thresholds tabs.

Step 3 Decrease (i.e. change toward the negative direction) the TX Power High column value by 0.5 dBm.

Step 4 If the card transmit power setting cannot be lowered without disrupting the signal, complete the "Physically Replace a Card" procedure.


Caution Removing a card that currently carries traffic on one or more ports can cause a traffic hit. To avoid this, perform an external switch if a switch has not already occurred. Consult the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide for information.

Step 5 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.119  HLDOVRSYNC

Major (MJ), Service-Affecting (SA) for Release 4.5

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA) for Release 4.1

Logical Object: NE-SREF

The Holdover Synchronization Mode alarm indicates a loss of the primary or secondary timing reference. Timing reference loss occurs when line coding on the timing input is different from the configuration on the ONS  15454. It also usually occurs during the selection of a new node reference clock. The HLDOVRSYNC alarm indicates that the ONS 15454 has gone into holdover and is using the ONS 15454 internal reference clock, which is a Stratum 3-level timing device. The alarm clears when primary or secondary timing is reestablished.

Clear the HLDOVRSYNC Alarm


Step 1 Clear additional alarms that relate to timing, such as

FRNGSYNC

FSTSYNC

HLDOVRSYNC

LOF (BITS)

LOS (BITS)

MANSWTOINT

MANSWTOPRI

MANSWTOSEC

MANSWTOTHIRD

SWTOPRI

SWTOSEC

SWTOTHIRD

SYNC-FREQ

SYNCPRI

SYNCSEC

SYNCTHIRD

Step 2 Reestablish a primary and secondary timing source according to local site practice.

Step 3 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447). If the alarm applies to a Release 4.5 node, it is a service-affecting problem.


2.7.120  IMPROPRMVL

Critical (CR), Service-Affecting (SA)

Portions of this procedure are different for DWDM.

Logical Object: EQPT

The Improper Removal alarm occurs when a card is physically removed from its slot before it is deleted from CTC. The card does not need to be in service to cause the IMPROPRMVL alarm, it only needs to be recognized by CTC. The alarm does not appear if you delete the card from CTC before you physically remove the card from the node.


Caution It can take up to 30 minutes for software to be updated on a standby TCC+/TCC2 card.


Caution Do not remove a card during a card reboot. If CTC begins to reboot a card before you remove the card, allow the card to finish rebooting. After the card reboots, delete the card in CTC again and physically remove the card before it begins to reboot.


Caution Always use the supplied electrostatic discharge wristband when working with a powered ONS 15454. Plug the wristband cable into the ESD jack located at the lower-right outside edge of the shelf assembly.


Note CTC gives the user approximately 15 seconds to physically remove the card before CTC begins a card reboot.


Clear the IMPROPRMVL Alarm


Step 1 In the node view, right-click the card reporting the IMPROPRMVL.

Step 2 Choose Delete from the shortcut menu.


Note CTC does not allow you to delete the reporting card if the card is in service, has a circuit mapped to it, is paired in a working protection scheme, has DCC enabled, or is used as a timing reference.


Step 3 If any ports on the card are in service, take them out of service (OOS):


Caution Before taking a port out of service (OOS), ensure that no live traffic is present.

a. In node view, double-click the reporting card to display the card view.

b. Click the Provisioning tab.

c. Click the State column of any in-service (IS) ports.

d. Choose OOS to take the ports out of service.

Step 4 If a circuit has been mapped to the card, complete the "Delete a Circuit" procedure.


Caution Before deleting the circuit, ensure that the circuit does not carry live traffic.

Step 5 If the card is paired in a protection scheme, delete the protection group:

a. Click View > Go to Previous View to return to the node view.

b. If you are already in node view, click the Provisioning > Protection tabs.

c. Click the protection group of the reporting card.

d. Click Delete.

Step 6 If the card is provisioned for DCC, delete the DCC provisioning:

a. For Software Release 4.5 (DWDM) nodes, click the Provisioning > DCC/GCC/OSC tabs. For Release 4.1 (or earlier) nodes, click the Provisioning > DCC/GCC tabs.

b. Click the slots and ports listed in DCC terminations.

c. Click Delete and click Yes in the dialog box that appears.

Step 7 If the card is used as a timing reference, change the timing reference:

a. Click the Provisioning > Timing tabs.

b. Under NE Reference, click the pull-down menu for Ref-1.

c. Change Ref-1 from the listed OC-N card to Internal Clock.

d. Click Apply.

Step 8 Right-click the card reporting the IMPROPRMVL alarm and choose Delete.

Step 9 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC to report a service-affecting problem (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.121  INC-ISD

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: DS3

The DS-3 Idle condition indicates that the DS-3 card is receiving an idle signal, meaning that the payload of the signal contains a repeating pattern of bits. The INC-ISD condition occurs when the transmitting port has an OO-MT state. It is resolved when the OOS state ends.


Note INC-ISD is a condition and not an alarm. It is for information only and does not require troubleshooting.


2.7.122  INHSWPR

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: EQPT

The Inhibit Switch To Protect Request on Equipment condition occurs on traffic cards when the ability to switch to protect has been disabled. If the card is part of a 1:1 or 1+1 protection scheme, traffic remains locked onto the working system. If the card is part of a1:N protection scheme, traffic can be switched between working cards when the switched to protect is disabled.

Clear the INHSWPR Condition


Step 1 Complete the "Clear an External Switching Command" procedure.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.123  INHSWWKG

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: EQPT

The Inhibit Switch To Working Request on Equipment condition occurs on traffic cards when the ability to switch to working has been disabled. If the card is part of a 1:1 or 1+1 protection scheme, traffic remains locked onto the protect system. If the card is part of a1:N protection scheme, traffic can be switched between protect cards when the switched to working is disabled.

Clear the INHSWWKG Condition


Step 1 Complete the "Clear an External Switching Command" procedure.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.124  INTRUSION-PSWD

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: NE

The Security Intrusion Attempt Detected, See Audit Log condition occurs after a user attempts a settable (by Superuser) number of unsuccessful logins, a login with an expired password, or an invalid password. The alarmed user is locked out of the system, and INTRUSION-PSWD condition is raised. This condition is only shown in Superuser login sessions, not login sessions for lower-level users. The INTRUSION-PSWD alarm is automatically cleared when a settable lockout timeout expires, or it can be manually cleared in CTC by the Superuser if lockout is permanent.

Clear the INTRUSION-PSWD Condition


Step 1 Click the Provisioning > Security tabs.

Step 2 Click the Clear Security Intrusion Password Alarm button.

Step 3 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.125  INVMACADR

Major (MJ), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: AIP

The Equipment Failure Invalid MAC Address alarm occurs when the ONS 15454 Media Access Control layer address (MAC Address) is invalid. Each ONS 15454 has a unique, permanently assigned MAC address that resides on an Alarm Interface Panel (AIP) EEPROM. The TCC+/TCC2 card reads the address value from the AIP chip during boot-up and keeps this value in its Synchronous Dynamic RAM (SDRAM). Under normal circumstances, the read-only MAC address can be viewed in the Provisioning/Network tab in the Cisco Transport Controller (CTC).

The Cisco ONS 15454 uses both IP and MAC addresses for circuit routing. When an INVMACADR alarm exists on a node, you will see an incomplete circuit in the CTC circuit status column. The circuit works and is able to carry traffic, but CTC cannot logically display the circuit's end-to-end information.

An invalid MAC address can by caused when:

There is a read error from the AIP during bootup; in this case, the reading TCC+/TCC2 uses the default MAC address (00-10-cf-ff-ff-ff).

There is a read error occurring on one of the redundant TCC+/TCC2 cards that read the address from the AIP; these cards read the address independently and could therefore each read different address values.

An AIP component failure causes a read error.

The ribbon cable connecting the AIP card to the backplane is bad

Clear the INVMACADR Alarm


Step 1 Check for any outstanding alarms that were raised against the active and standby TCC+/TCC2 and resolve them.

Step 2 Determine whether the LCD display on the fan tray (Figure 2-1) is blank or if the text is garbled. If so, proceed to Step 8. If not, continue with Step 3.

Step 3 At the earliest maintenance window, reset the standby TCC+/TCC2:


Note The reset will take approximately five minutes. Do not perform any other step until the reset is complete.


a. Log into a node on the network. If you are already logged in, continue with Step b.

b. Identify the active TCC+/TCC2 card.

If you are looking at the physical ONS 15454, the ACT/SBY LED of the active TCC+/TCC2 is green. The ACT/STBLY LED of the standby TCC+/TCC2 is amber.

c. Right-click the standby TCC+/TCC2 card in CTC.

d. Choose Reset Card from the shortcut menu.

e. Click Yes at the Are You Sure dialog box.

The card resets, the FAIL LED blinks on the physical card, and connection to the node is lost. CTC switches to network view.

f. Verify that the reset is complete and error-free, and that no new related alarms appear in CTC. For LED appearance, see the "Non-DWDM Card LED State After Successful Reset" section.

g. Double-click the node and ensure that the reset TCC+/TCC2 card is still in standby mode and that the other TCC+/TCC2 card is active.

If you are looking at the physical ONS 15454, the ACT/SBY LED of the active TCC+/TCC2 is green. The ACT/STBLY LED of the standby TCC+/TCC2 is amber.

h. Ensure that no new alarms appear in the Alarms window in CTC that are associated with this reset.

If the standby TCC+/TCC@ fails to boot into standby mode and reloads continuously, the alarm interface panel (AIP) is likely defective. In this case, the standby TCC+/TCC2 is unsuccessfully attempting to read the EEPROM located on the AIP. The TCC+/TCC2 reloads until it reads the EEPROM. Proceed to Step 8.

Step 4 If the standby TCC+/TCC2 rebooted successfully into standby mode, complete the "Reset Active TCC+/TCC2 Card and Activate Standby Card" procedure.

Resetting the active TCC+/TCC2 causes the standby TCC+/TCC2 to become active. The standby TCC+/TCC2 keeps a copy of the chassis MAC address. If its stored MAC address is valid, the alarm should clear.

Step 5 After the reset, note whether or not the INVMACADR alarm has cleared or is still present.

Step 6 Complete the "Reset Active TCC+/TCC2 Card and Activate Standby Card" procedure again to place the standby TCC+/TCC2 back into active mode.

After the reset, note whether or not the INVMACADR alarm has cleared or is still present. If the INVMACADR alarm remains standing through both TCC+/TCC2 resets, this indicates that the AIP is probably defective. Proceed to Step 8.

If the INVMACADR was raised during one TCC+/TCC2 reset and cleared during the other, the TCC2 that was active during the alarm raise needs to be replaced. Continue with Step 7.

Step 7 If the faulty TCC+/TCC2 is currently in standby mode, complete the "Physically Replace a Card" procedure for this card. If the faulty TCC+/TCC2 card is currently active, during the next available maintenance window complete the "Reset Active TCC+/TCC2 Card and Activate Standby Card" procedure and then complete the "Physically Replace a Card" procedure.


Note If the replacement TCC+/TCC2 is loaded with a different software version from the current TCC+/TCC2 card, the card bootup may take up to 30 minutes. During this time, the card LEDs flicker between Fail and Act/Sby as the active TCC+/TCC2 version software is copied to the new standby card.


Step 8 Open a case with the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (1-800-553-2447) for assistance with determining the node's previous MAC address.

Step 9 Replace the ribbon cable between the system board and the AIP with a known-good cable.

Step 10 If the alarm persists, complete the "3.5  Replace the Alarm Interface Panel" procedure on page 3-12.

Step 11 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.126  IOSCFGCOPY

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: EQPT

The internal operating system (IOS) Configuration Copy in Progress condition occurs on ML-Series Ethernet cards when an IOS startup configuration file is being uploaded or downloaded to or from an ML-series card. (This condition is very similar to the "SFTWDOWN" condition on page 2-167 except that it applies to ML-Series Ethernet cards rather than to the TCC+/TCC2.)

The condition clears once the copy operation is complete. (If it does not complete correctly, the "NO-CONFIG" condition on page 2-139 may be raised.)


Note IOSCFGCOPY is an informational condition.


2.7.127  KB-PASSTHR

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: STSRNG

The K Bytes Pass Through Active condition occurs on a non-switching node in a BLSR when the protect channels on the node are not active and the node is in K Byte Pass-Through State.

Clear the KB-PASSTHR Condition


Step 1 Complete the "Clear a BLSR Span Lock Out" procedure.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.128  KBYTE-APS-CHANNEL-FAILURE

Minor (MN), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: OC-N

The APS Channel Failure alarm is raised when there a span provisioned for different APS channels on each side. For instance, the alarm is raised if K3 is selected on one end and F1, E2, or Z2 is selected on the other end.

This alarm is also raised during checksum failure occurs if the K1 and K2 bytes are overwritten by test equipment. It is not raised in bidirectional full pass-through or K Byte pass-through states. The alarm is overridden by AIS-P, LOF, LOS, or SF-BER alarms.

Clear the KBYTE-APS-CHANNEL-FAILURE Alarm


Step 1 The alarm most frequently is raised due to mismatched span provisioning. In this case, reprovision one side of the span with the same parameters. To do this, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide.

Step 2 If the error is not caused by misprovisioning, it is due to checksum errors within an OC-N, cross-connect, or TCC2 card. Complete the "Side Switch the Active and Standby Cross-Connect Cards" alarm on page 2-194 to allow the CTC to resolve the issue.

Step 3 If third-party equipment is involved, ensure that it is configured for the same APS channel as the Cisco ONS equipment.

Step 4 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/techsupport for more information or call Cisco TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.129  LAN-POL-REV

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: NE

The Lan Connection Polarity Reversed condition is not raised in shelves that contain TCC2 cards. But it can be raised by the TCC+ card during software upgrade when the card detects that a connected Ethernet cable has reversed receive wire pairs. The TCC+ automatically compensates for this reversal, but LAN-POL-REV stays active.

Clear the LAN-POL-REV Condition


Step 1 Replace the connected Ethernet cable with a cable that has the correct pinout. For correct pin mapping, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.130  LASEREOL

Minor (MN), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: OCN

The Laser Approaching End of Life alarm applies to TXP and MXP cards. It is typically accompanied by the "HI-LASERBIAS" alarm on page 2-93. It is an indicator that the laser in the card will need to be replaced. How soon the replacement must happen depends upon the HI-LASERBIAS threshold. If the threshold is set under 100%, the laser replacement can usually be done during a maintenance window. But if the HI-LASERBIAS threshold is set at 100% and is accompanied by data errors, the card must be replaced sooner.

Clear the LASEREOL Alarm


Step 1 Complete the "Physically Replace a Card" procedure.


Caution Removing a card that currently carries traffic on one or more ports can cause a traffic hit. To avoid this, perform an external switch if a switch has not already occurred. Consult the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide for information.

Step 2 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.131  LKOUTPR-S

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: OCN

The Lockout of Protection Span condition occurs on a BSLR node when traffic is locked out of a protect span using the LOCKOUT SPAN command.

Clear the LKOUTPR-S Condition


Step 1 Complete the "Clear a BLSR Span Lock Out" procedure.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.132  LMP-HELLODOWN

Minor (MN), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: UPC-IPCC

The Link Management Protocol (LMP) Hello Down alarm occurs when the Hello protocol, which monitors UCP control channel status, is not available for link management. The unavailability can be caused by physical layer errors (such as cabling) or by control channel misconfiguration.

Clear the LMP-HELLODOWN Alarm


Step 1 Verify that transmit and receive cables are not crossed at each end (login site and neighbor site).

Step 2 Verify that the "LOF (OC-N)" alarm on page 2-111 is not present on the source or destination nodes. If so, complete the "Clear the LOS (OC-N) Alarm" procedure.

Step 3 If the alarm does not clear, complete the "Clear the CKTDOWN Alarm" procedure to verify that IPCC provisioning is valid on both ends of the UNI.

Step 4 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.133  LMP-NDFAIL

Minor (MN) Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: UCP-IPCC

The LMP Neighbor Detection Fail alarm occurs when neighbor detection within the UCP has failed. LMP-NDFAIL can be caused by physical failure (such as cabling) between the neighbors or by control channel misconfiguration.

Clear the LMP-NDFAIL Alarm


Step 1 Complete the "Clear the LMP-HELLODOWN Alarm" procedure.

Step 2 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.134  LOC

Critical (CR), Service-Affecting (SA)

Logical Object: TRUNK

The LOC alarm can be either Loss of Fiber Continuity for the 32-MUX-O card when G709 is turned on for trunk ports, or it can be Loss of Channel for MXP and TXP cards when G.709 monitoring is enabled. It is similar to the "LOS (OC-N)" alarm on page 2-123.

Clear the LOC Alarm


Step 1 Complete the "Clear the LOS (OC-N) Alarm" procedure.

Step 2 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC to report a service-affecting problem (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.135  LOCKOUT-REQ

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Objects: CLIENT, EQPT, STSMON, TRUNK, VTMON

The Lockout Switch Request on Facility/Equipment condition occurs when a user initiates a lock out switch request for an OC-N card or a lock out switch request on a path protection at the path level. A lock out prevents protection switching. Clearing the lock out again allows protection switching and clears the LOCKOUT-REQ condition.

Clear the LOCKOUT-REQ Condition


Step 1 Complete the "Clear a Path Protection Lock Out" procedure.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.136  LOCKOUT-REQ-RING

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

The Lockout Switch Request Ring condition occurs when a LOCKOUT RING command is applied to a BLSR to prevent all protection switching on the ring.

Clear the LOCKOUT-REQ-RING Condition


Step 1 Complete the "Clear a BLSR Span Lock Out" procedure.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.137  LOF (BITS)

Major (MJ), Service-Affecting (SA)

Logical Object: BITS

The Loss of Frame (LOF) BITS alarm occurs when a port on the TCC+/TCC2 BITS input detects an LOF on the incoming BITS timing reference signal. LOF indicates that the receiving ONS 15454 has lost frame delineation in the incoming data.


Caution Always use the supplied electrostatic discharge wristband when working with a powered ONS 15454. Plug the wristband cable into the ESD jack located at the lower-right outside edge of the shelf assembly.


Note The procedure assumes that the BITS timing reference signal is functioning properly. It also assumes the alarm is not appearing during node turnup.


Clear the LOF (BITS) Alarm


Step 1 Verify that the line framing and line coding match between the BITS input and the TCC+/TCC2:

a. In node view or card view, note the slot and port reporting the alarm.

b. Find the coding and framing formats of the external BITS timing source. The formats should be in the user documentation for the external BITS timing source or on the timing source itself.

c. Click the Provisioning > Timing tabs to display the General Timing window.

d. Verify that Coding matches the coding of the BITS timing source, either B8ZS or AMI.

e. If the coding does not match, click Coding and choose the appropriate coding from the pull-down menu.

f. Verify that Framing matches the framing of the BITS timing source, either ESF or SF (D4).

g. If the framing does not match, click Framing and choose the appropriate framing from the pull-down menu.


Note On the timing subtab, the B8ZS coding field is normally paired with ESF in the Framing field, and the AMI coding field is normally paired with SF (D4) in the Framing field.


Step 2 If the alarm does not clear when the line framing and line coding match between the BITS input and the TCC+/TCC2, complete the "Physically Replace a Card" procedure for the TCC+/TCC2 card.


Note When you replace a card with an identical type of card, you do not need to make any changes to the database.


Step 3 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC to report a service-affecting problem (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.138  LOF (DS-1)

Major (MJ), Service-Affecting (SA)

Occurs only on Software R4.1 or earlier nodes

Logical Object: DS1

The DS-1 LOF alarm indicates that the receiving ONS 15454 has lost frame delineation in an incoming DS-1 data stream. If the LOF appears on the DS1-N-14 card, the transmitting equipment might have its framing set to a format that differs from the receiving ONS 15454.

Clear the LOF (DS-1) Alarm


Step 1 Verify that the line framing and line coding match between the DS1-N-14 port and the signal source:

a. In CTC, note the slot and port reporting the alarm.

b. Find the coding and framing formats of the signal source for the card reporting the alarm. You might need to contact your network administrator for the format information.

c. Display the card view of the reporting card.

d. Click the Provisioning > Line tabs.

e. Verify that the line type of the reporting port matches the line type of the signal source (DS4 and DS4, unframed and unframed, or ESF and ESF). If the signal source line type does not match the reporting port, click the Line Type cell to reveal a pull-down menu and choose the matching type.

f. Verify that the reporting Line Coding matches the signal source's line coding (AMI and AMI or B8ZS and B8ZS). If the signal source line coding does not match the reporting port, click the Line Coding cell and choose the right type from the pull-down menu.

g. Click Apply.


Note On the Line tab, the B8ZS coding field is normally paired with ESF in the Framing field. AMI coding is normally paired with SF (D4) in the Framing field.



Note When you replace a card with an identical type of card, you do not need to make any changes to the database.


Step 2 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC to report a service-affecting problem (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.139  LOF (DS-3)

Critical (CR), Service-Affecting (SA)

Occurs only on Software R4.1 or earlier nodes

Logical Object: DS3

The DS-3 LOF alarm indicates that the receiving ONS 15454 has lost frame delineation in the incoming DS-3 data stream. The framing of the transmitting equipment might be set to a format that differs from the receiving ONS 15454. On DS3XM-6 cards, the alarm occurs only on cards with the provisionable framing format set to C-bit or M13 and not on cards with the provisionable framing format is set to unframed.

Clear the LOF (DS-3) Alarm


Step 1 Change the line type of the non-ONS equipment attached to the reporting card to C-bit:

a. Display the card view of the reporting card.

b. Click the Provisioning > Line tabs.

c. Verify that the line type of the reporting port matches the line type of the signal source.

d. If the signal source line type does not match the reporting port, click Line Type and choose C-bit from the pull-down menu.

e. Click Apply.

Step 2 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC to report a service-affecting problem (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.140  LOF (DWDM Client)

Critical (CR), Service-Affecting (SA)

Logical Object: CLIENT

The Loss of Frame for a DWDM client applies to TXP_MR_10G, TXP_MR_2.5G, TXPP_MR_2.5G, or MXP_2.5G_10G cards. It is raised when the card port has lost frame delineation in the incoming data. LOF occurs when the SONET overhead loses a valid framing pattern for 3 milliseconds. Receiving two consecutive valid A1/A2 framing patterns clears the alarm.

Clear the LOF (DWDM Client) Alarm


Step 1 Complete the "Clear the LOF (OC-N) Alarm" procedure.

Step 2 If the alarm does not clear, or if you need assistance conducting network troubleshooting tests, call Cisco TAC (1-800-553-2447) to report a service-affecting problem.


2.7.141  LOF (DWDM Trunk)

Critical (CR), Service-Affecting (SA)

Logical Object: TRUNK

The Loss of Frame for the DWDM trunk applies to the trunk optical or electrical signal that is carried to TXP_MR_10G, TXP_MR_2.5G, TXPP_MR_2.5G, or MXP_2.5G_10G cards. It indicates that the receiving ONS 15454 has lost frame delineation in the incoming data from trunk that serves the cards. LOF occurs when the SONET overhead loses a valid framing pattern for 3 milliseconds. Receiving two consecutive valid A1/A2 framing patterns clears the alarm.

Clear the LOF (DWDM Trunk) Alarm


Step 1 Complete the "Clear the LOF (OC-N) Alarm" procedure.

Step 2 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/techsupport for more information or call Cisco TAC (1-800-553-2447) in order to report a service-affecting problem.


2.7.142  LOF (EC1-12)

Critical (CR), Service-Affecting (SA)

Occurs only on Software R4.1 or earlier nodes

Logical Object: EC1-12

The EC1-12 LOF alarm occurs when a port on the reporting electrical card has an LOF condition. LOF indicates that the receiving ONS 15454 has lost frame delineation in the incoming data. LOF occurs when the SONET overhead loses a valid framing pattern for 3 milliseconds. Receiving two consecutive valid A1/A2 framing patterns clears the alarm.

LOF on an OC-N card is sometimes an indication that the OC-N card reporting the alarm expects a specific line rate and the input line rate source does not match the input line rate of the optical receiver.


Caution Always use the supplied electrostatic discharge wristband when working with a powered ONS 15454. Plug the wristband cable into the ESD jack located at the lower-right outside edge of the shelf assembly.

Clear the LOF (EC1-12) Alarm


Step 1 Verify cabling continuity to the port reporting the alarm.

Step 2 If cabling continuity is OK, clean the fiber according to site practice. If no site practice exists, complete the procedure in the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide.

Step 3 If the alarm does not clear, see the "Network Troubleshooting Tests" section on page 1-2 to isolate the fault causing the LOF alarm.

Step 4 If the alarm does not clear, or if you need assistance conducting network troubleshooting tests, call TAC to report a service-affecting problem (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.143  LOF (OC-N)

Critical (CR), Service-Affecting (SA)

Occurs only on Software R4.1 or earlier nodes

Logical Object: OCN

The LOF alarm occurs when a port on the reporting OC-N card or TXP card has an LOF condition. LOF indicates that the receiving ONS 15454 has lost frame delineation in the incoming data. LOF occurs when the SONET overhead loses a valid framing pattern for 3 milliseconds. Receiving two consecutive valid A1/A2 framing patterns clears the alarm.

LOF on an OC-N card is sometimes an indication that the OC-N card reporting the alarm expects a specific line rate and the input line rate source does not match the input line rate of the optical receiver.


Caution Always use the supplied electrostatic discharge wristband when working with a powered ONS 15454. Plug the wristband cable into the ESD jack located at the lower-right outside edge of the shelf assembly.

Clear the LOF (OC-N) Alarm


Step 1 Verify cabling continuity to the port reporting the alarm.

Step 2 If cabling continuity is OK, clean the fiber according to site practice. If no site practice exists, complete the procedure in the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide.

Step 3 If the alarm does not clear, see the "Network Troubleshooting Tests" section on page 1-2 to isolate the fault causing the LOF alarm.

Step 4 If the alarm does not clear, or if you need assistance conducting network troubleshooting tests, call TAC to report a service-affecting problem (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.144  LO-LASERBIAS

Minor (MN), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Objects: CLIENT, TRUNK

The Equipment Low Transmit Laser Bias Current alarm is raised against the TXP and MXP card laser performance. The alarm indicates that the card laser has reached the minimum laser bias tolerance.

If the LO-LASERBIAS alarm threshold is set at 0% (the default), the laser's usability has ended. If the threshold is set at 5% to10%, the card is still usable for several weeks or months before you need to replace it.

Clear the LO-LASERBIAS Alarm


Step 1 Complete the "Clear the LASEREOL Alarm" procedure.

Replacement is not urgent and can be scheduled during a maintenance window.

Step 2 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.145  LO-LASERTEMP

Minor (MN), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Applies only to Software R4.1 or earlier nodes

Logical Objects: CLIENT, TRUNK

The Equipment Low Laser Optical Transceiver Temperature alarm applies to the TXP and MXP cards in Release 4.1 shelves. LO-LASERTEMP occurs when the internally measured transceiver temperature falls 2° C under the card default level.


Note To verify the card laser temperature level, double-click the card in node view and click the Performance > Optics PM tabs. Maximum, minimum, and average laser temperatures are shown in the Current column entries in the Laser Temp rows.


Clear the LO-LASERTEMP Alarm


Step 1 Complete the "Reset a Traffic Card or Cross-Connect Card in CTC" procedure for the reporting MXP or TXP card.

Step 2 If the alarm does not clear, complete the "Physically Replace a Card" procedure for the reporting MXP or TXP card.


Caution Removing a card that currently carries traffic on one or more ports can cause a traffic hit. To avoid this, perform an external switch if a switch has not already occurred. Consult the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide for information.

Step 3 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.146  LOM

Critical (CR), Service-Affecting (SA)

Logical Object: TRUNK

The optical transport unit (OTU) Loss of Multiframe alarm applies to MXP and TXP cards when the Multi Frame Alignment Signal (MFAS) overhead field is errored for more than five frames and persists for more than three milliseconds.

Clear the LOM Alarm


Step 1 Complete the "Clear the SD (DWDM Client or Trunk) Condition" procedure.

Step 2 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC to report a service-affecting problem (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.147  LOP-P

Critical (CR), Service-Affecting (SA)

Logical Objects: STSMON, STSTRM

A Loss of Pointer Path alarm indicates that the SONET path pointer in the overhead has been lost. LOP occurs when valid H1/H2 pointer bytes are missing from the overhead. Receiving equipment monitors the H1/H2 pointer bytes to locate the SONET payload. An LOP-P alarm occurs when eight, nine, or ten consecutive frames do not have valid pointer values. The alarm clears when three consecutive valid pointers are received.

The LOP-P alarm can occur when the received payload does not match the provisioned payload. The alarm is caused by a circuit type mismatch on the concatenation facility. For example, if an STS-1 is sent across a circuit provisioned for STS-3c, an LOP-P alarm occurs.


Caution Always use the supplied electrostatic discharge wristband when working with a powered ONS 15454. Plug the wristband cable into the ESD jack located at the lower-right outside edge of the shelf assembly.

Clear the LOP-P Alarm


Step 1 In the node view, click the Circuits tab and view the alarmed circuit.

Step 2 Verify the circuit size listed in the Size column. If the size is different from what is expected, such as an STS 3c instead of an STS1, this will cause the alarm.

Step 3 If you have been monitoring the circuit with optical test equipment, a mismatch between the provisioned circuit size and the size expected by the test set can cause this alarm. Ensure that the test set monitoring is set up for the same size as the circuit provisioning.

For instructions to use the optical test set, consult the manufacturer.

Step 4 If you have not been using a test set, or if the test set is correctly set up, the error is in the provisioned CTC circuit size. Complete the "Delete a Circuit" procedure.

Step 5 Recreate the circuit for the correct size. For instructions, see the "Create Circuits and VT Tunnels" chapter in the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide.

Step 6 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC to report a service-affecting problem (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.148  LOP-V

Major (MJ), Service-Affecting (SA)

Logical Objects: VTMON, VT-TERM

The LOP VT alarm indicates a loss of pointer at the VT level.

The LOP-V alarm can occur when the received payload does not match the provisioned payload. LOP-V is caused by a circuit size mismatch on the concatenation facility.


Caution Always use the supplied electrostatic discharge wristband when working with a powered ONS 15454. Plug the wristband cable into the ESD jack located at the lower-right outside edge of the shelf assembly.

Clear the LOP-V Alarm


Step 1 Complete the "Clear the LOP-P Alarm" procedure.

Step 2 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC to report a service-affecting problem (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.149  LO-RXPOWER

Minor (MN), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Objects: CLIENT, TRUNK

The Equipment Low Receive Power alarm is an indicator for TXP card and MXP card received optical signal power. LO-RXPOWER occurs when the measured optical power of the received signal falls under the threshold. The threshold value is user-provisionable.

Clear the LO-RXPOWER Alarm


Step 1 At the transmit end of the errored circuit, increase the transmit power level within safe limits.

Step 2 Find out whether new channels have been added to the fiber. Up to 32 channels can be transmitted on the same fiber, but the number of channels affects power. If channels have been added, power levels of all channels need to be adjusted.


Note If the card is part of an amplified dense wavelength multiplexing system, adding channels on the fiber affects the transmission power of each channel more than it would in an unamplified system.


Step 3 Find out whether gain (the amplification power) of any amplifiers has been changed. Changing amplification will also cause channel power to need adjustment.

Step 4 If the alarm does not clear, remove any receive fiber attenuators, or replace them with lower-resistance attenuators.

Step 5 If the alarm does not clear, inspect and clean the receive and transmit node fiber connections according to site practice. If no site practice exists, complete the procedure in the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide.

Step 6 If the alarm does not clear, ensure that the fiber is not broken or damaged by testing it with an optical test set. If no test set is available, use the fiber for a facility (line) loopback on a known-good port. The error readings you get will not be as precise, but you will generally know whether the fiber is faulty.

For specific procedures to use the test set equipment, consult the manufacturer.

Step 7 If the alarm does not clear, and no faults are present on the other port(s) of the transmit or receive card, do a facility loopback on the transmit and receive ports with known-good loopback cable. Complete the "1.2.1  Perform a Facility (Line) Loopback on a Source DS-N Port" procedure on page 1-6.

Step 8 If a port is bad and you need to use all the port bandwidth, complete the "Physically Replace a Card" procedure. If the port is bad but you can move the traffic to another port, replace the card at the next available maintenance window.


Caution Removing a card that currently carries traffic on one or more ports can cause a traffic hit. To avoid this, perform an external switch if a switch has not already occurred. Consult the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide for information.

Step 9 If no ports are shown bad and the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.150  LO-RXTEMP

Minor (MN), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Applies only to Software R4.1 or earlier nodes

Logical Object: TRUNK

The Equipment Low Receive temperature alarm refers to the temperature of the trunk card port for the TXP and MXP cards in Release 4.1 shelves. The LO-RXTEMP threshold is user-provisionable. The alarm does not occur unless the RxTemp Low threshold is set above 0° F or C.

Clear the LO-RXTEMP Alarm


Step 1 If this alarm accompanies other receive or transmit alarms for power, troubleshoot these alarms first.

Step 2 If the alarm does not clear, display the MXP or TXP card view.

Step 3 Click the Provisioning > Optical Thresholds tabs.

Step 4 Adjust the temperature in the Rx Temp Low column down a few degrees.

Step 5 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.151  LOS (BITS)

Major (MJ), Service-Affecting (SA)

Logical Object: BITS

The LOS (BITS) alarm indicates that the TCC+/TCC2 card has an LOS from the BITS timing source. The LOS (BITS-N) means the BITS clock or the connection to the BITS clock failed.


Caution Always use the supplied electrostatic discharge wristband when working with a powered ONS 15454. Plug the wristband cable into the ESD jack located at the lower-right outside edge of the shelf assembly.

Clear the LOS (BITS) Alarm


Step 1 Verify the wiring connection from the BITS clock pin fields on the ONS 15454 backplane to the timing source.

Step 2 If wiring is OK, verify that the BITS clock is operating properly.

Step 3 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC to report a service-affecting problem (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.152  LOS (DS-1)

Major (MJ), Service-Affecting (SA)

Occurs only on Software R4.1 or earlier nodes

Logical Object: DS1

A LOS (DS-1) alarm for a DS-3 port or a DS-1 port occurs when the port on the card is in service but no signal is being received. The cabling is not correctly connected to the card, or no signal exists on the line.


Caution Always use the supplied electrostatic discharge wristband when working with a powered ONS 15454. Plug the wristband cable into the ESD jack located at the lower-right outside edge of the shelf assembly.

Clear the LOS (DS-1) Alarm


Step 1 Verify that the fiber cable is properly connected and attached to the correct port.

Step 2 If the fiber cable is correctly connected and attached, verify that the cable connects the card to another Ethernet device and is not misconnected to an OC-N card.

Step 3 If no misconnection to the OC-N card exists, verify that the attached transmitting Ethernet device is operational. If not, troubleshoot the device.

Step 4 Verify that optical receive levels are within the normal range.

Step 5 If the alarm does not clear, use an Ethernet test set to determine that a valid signal is coming into the Ethernet port.

For specific procedures to use the test set equipment, consult the manufacturer.

Step 6 If a valid Ethernet signal is not present and the transmitting device is operational, replace the fiber cable connecting the transmitting device to the Ethernet port.

Step 7 If no other alarms are present that might be the source of the LOS (DS-1), or if clearing an alarm did not clear the LOS, complete the "Physically Replace a Card" procedure for the reporting card.


Caution Removing a card that currently carries traffic on one or more ports can cause a traffic hit. To avoid this, perform an external switch if a switch has not already occurred. Consult the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide for information.


Note When you replace a card with an identical type of card, you do not need to make any changes to the database.


Step 8 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC to report a service-affecting problem (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.153  LOS (DS-3)

Critical (CR), Service-Affecting (SA)

Occurs only on Software R4.1 or earlier nodes

Logical Object: DS3

The LOS (DS-3) for either a DS-3 port or a DS-1 port occurs when the port on the card is in service but no signal is being received. The cabling is not correctly connected to the card, or no signal exists on the line. Possible causes for no signal on the line include upstream equipment failure or a fiber cut.


Caution Always use the supplied electrostatic discharge wristband when working with a powered ONS 15454. Plug the wristband cable into the ESD jack located at the lower-right outside edge of the shelf assembly.


Note If a circuit shows an incomplete state when this alarm is raised, the logical circuit is in place and will be able to carry traffic when the connection issue is resolved. You do not need to delete the circuit when troubleshooting this alarm.


Clear the LOS (DS-3) Alarm


Step 1 Verify cabling continuity to the port.

Step 2 If the cabling is OK, verify that the correct port is in service:

a. Confirm that the OC-N card shows a green LED in CTC or on the physical card.

A green LED indicates an active card. An amber LED indicates a standby card.

b. To determine whether the OC-N port is in service, double-click the card in CTC to display the card view.

c. Click the Provisioning > Line tabs.

d. Verify that the State column lists the port as IS.

e. If the State column lists the port as OOS, click the column and choose IS. Click Apply.

Step 3 If the correct port is in service, use an optical test set to confirm that a valid signal exists on the line.

For specific procedures to use the test set equipment, consult the manufacturer. Test the line as close to the receiving card as possible.

Step 4 If the signal is valid, ensure that the transmit and receive outputs from the DSx panel to your equipment are properly connected.

Step 5 If a valid signal exists, replace the DS-N connector on the ONS 15454.

Step 6 Repeat Steps 1-4 for any other port on the card that reports the LOS (DS-3).

Step 7 If the alarm does not clear, look for and troubleshoot any other alarm that might identify the source of the problem.

Step 8 If no other alarms exist that might be the source of the LOS (DS-3), or if clearing an alarm did not clear the LOS, complete the "Physically Replace a Card" procedure for the reporting card.


Caution Removing a card that currently carries traffic on one or more ports can cause a traffic hit. To avoid this, perform an external switch if a switch has not already occurred. Consult the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide for information.


Note When you replace a card with an identical type of card, you do not need to make any changes to the database.


Step 9 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC to report a service-affecting problem (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.154  LOS (DWDM Client or Trunk)

Critical (CR), Service-Affecting (SA)

Logical Objects: CLIENT, TRUNK

The Loss of Signal for a DWDM client applies to TXP_MR_10G, TXP_MR_2.5G, TXPP_MR_2.5G, or MXP_2.5G_10G cards. The alarm is raised when the card port is not receiving input. An AIS is sent upstream.

Clear the LOS (DWDM Client) Alarm


Step 1 Complete the "Clear the LOS (OC-N) Alarm" procedure.

Step 2 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/techsupport for more information or call Cisco TAC (1-800-553-2447) in order to report a service-affecting problem.


2.7.155  LOS (EC1-12)

Critical (CR), Service-Affecting (SA)

Occurs only on Software R4.1 or earlier nodes

Logical Object: EC1-12

LOS on an EC1-12 port occurs when a SONET receiver detects an all-zero pattern for 10 microseconds or longer. An LOS (EC1-12) means the upstream transmitter has failed. If an EC1-12 LOS alarm is not accompanied by additional alarms, a fiber break or cabling problem is usually the cause of the alarm. The condition clears when two consecutive valid frames are received.


Caution Always use the supplied electrostatic discharge wristband when working with a powered ONS 15454. Plug the wristband cable into the ESD jack located at the lower-right outside edge of the shelf assembly


Note If a circuit shows an incomplete state when this alarm is raised, the logical circuit is in place and will be able to carry traffic when the connection issue is resolved. You do not need to delete the circuit when troubleshooting this alarm.


Clear the LOS (EC1-12) Alarm


Step 1 Verify cabling continuity to the port reporting the alarm.

Step 2 If the cabling is OK, verify that the correct port is in service:

a. Confirm that the OC-N card shows a green LED in CTC or on the physical card.

A green LED indicates an active card. An amber LED indicates a standby card.

b. To determine whether the OC-N port is in service, double-click the card in CTC to display the card view.

c. Click the Provisioning > Line tabs.

d. Verify that the State column lists the port as IS.

e. If the State column lists the port as OOS, click the column and choose IS. Click Apply.

Step 3 If the correct port is in service, use an optical test set to confirm that a valid signal exists on the line.

For specific procedures to use the test set equipment, consult the manufacturer. Test the line as close to the receiving card as possible.

Step 4 If the signal is valid, ensure that the transmit and receive outputs from the DSx panel to your equipment are properly connected.

Step 5 If a valid signal exists, replace the cable connector on the ONS 15454.

Step 6 Repeat Steps 1-4 for any other port on the card that reports the LOS (EC1-12).

Step 7 If the alarm does not clear, look for and troubleshoot any other alarm that might identify the source of the problem.

Step 8 If no other alarms exist that might be the source of the LOS (EC1-12), or if clearing an alarm did not clear the LOS, complete the "Physically Replace a Card" procedure for the reporting card.


Caution Removing a card that currently carries traffic on one or more ports can cause a traffic hit. To avoid this, perform an external switch if a switch has not already occurred. Consult the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide for information.


Note When you replace a card with an identical type of card, you do not need to make any changes to the database.


Step 9 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC to report a service-affecting problem (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.156  LOS (FUDC)

Minor (MN), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: FUDC

The LOS (FUDC) alarm is raised if there is a UDC circuit created on the AIC-I DCC port but the port is not receiving signal input. The downstream node will have an AIS condition raised against the AIC-I DCC port transmitting the UDC.

Clear the LOS (FUDC) Alarm


Step 1 Verify cable continuity to the AIC-I UDC port.

Step 2 Verify that there is a valid input signal using a test set.

Step 3 If there is a valid signal, clean the fiber according to site practice. If no site practice exists, complete the procedure in the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide.

Step 4 If the alarm does not clear, verify that the UDC is provisioned:

a. At the network view, click the Provisioning > Overhead Circuits tabs.

b. If no UDC circuit exists, create one. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide.

c. If a user data circuit exists (shown as User Data F1 under the Type column), check the source and destination ports. These must be located on AIC-I cards to function.

Step 5 If the alarm does not clear, look for and troubleshoot any other alarm that could identify the source of the problem.

Step 6 If no other alarms exist that could be the source of the LOS (FUDC), or if clearing another alarm did not clear the LOS, complete the "Physically Replace a Card" procedure for the reporting card.


Caution Removing a card that currently carries traffic on one or more ports can cause a traffic hit. To avoid this, perform an external switch if a switch has not already occurred. See the "Switch Protection Group Traffic with an External Switching Command" procedure for more information.


Note When you replace a card with an identical type of card, you do not need to make any changes to the database.


Step 7 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/techsupport for more information or call Cisco TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.157  LOS (MSUDC)

Minor (MN), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: MSUDC

The LOS (MSUDC) alarm is raised if there is a UDC circuit created on the AIC-I DCC port but the port is not receiving signal input. The downstream node will have an AIS condition raised against the AIC-I DCC port transmitting the UDC.

Clear the LOS (MSUDC) Alarm


Step 1 Verify cable continuity to the AIC-I UDC port.

Step 2 Verify that there is a valid input signal using a test set.

Step 3 If there is a valid signal, clean the fiber according to site practice. If no site practice exists, complete the procedure in the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide.

Step 4 If the alarm does not clear, verify that the UDC is provisioned:

a. At the network view, click the Provisioning > Overhead Circuits tabs.

b. If no UDC circuit exists, create one. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide.

c. If a user data circuit exists (shown as User Data F1 under the Type column), check the source and destination ports. These must be located on AIC-I cards to function.

Step 5 If the alarm does not clear, look for and troubleshoot any other alarm that could identify the source of the problem.

Step 6 If no other alarms exist that could be the source of the LOS (FUDC), or if clearing another alarm did not clear the LOS, complete the "Physically Replace a Card" procedure for the reporting card.


Caution Removing a card that currently carries traffic on one or more ports can cause a traffic hit. To avoid this, perform an external switch if a switch has not already occurred. See the "Switch Protection Group Traffic with an External Switching Command" procedure for more information.


Note When you replace a card with an identical type of card, you do not need to make any changes to the database.


Step 7 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/techsupport for more information or call Cisco TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.158  LOS (OC-N)

Critical (CR), Service-Affecting (SA)

Minor (MN), Non-Service Affecting (NSA) for MSUDC

Logical Object: OCN

A LOS alarm on an OC-N or TXP port occurs when a SONET receiver detects an all-zero pattern for 10 microseconds or longer. An LOS alarm means the upstream transmitter has failed. If an OC-N LOS alarm is not accompanied by additional alarms, a fiber break is usually the cause of the alarm. The condition clears when two consecutive valid frames are received.


Warning On the OC-192 card, the laser is on when the card is booted and the safety key is in the on position (labeled 1). The port does not have to be in service for the laser to be on. The laser is off when the safety key is off (labeled 0).



Warning Invisible laser radiation might be emitted from the end of the unterminated fiber cable or connector. Do not stare into the beam directly with optical instruments. Viewing the laser output with certain optical instruments (for example, eye loupes, magnifiers, and microscopes) within a distance of 100 mm might pose an eye hazard. Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified might result in hazardous radiation exposure.



Caution Always use the supplied electrostatic discharge wristband when working with a powered ONS 15454. Plug the wristband cable into the ESD jack located at the lower-right outside edge of the shelf assembly.


Note If a circuit shows an incomplete state when this alarm is raised, the logical circuit is in place and will be able to carry traffic when the connection issue is resolved. You do not need to delete the circuit when troubleshooting this alarm.


Clear the LOS (OC-N) Alarm


Step 1 Verify fiber continuity to the port.

Step 2 If the cabling is OK, verify that the correct port is in service:

a. Confirm that the OC-N card shows a green LED in CTC or on the physical card.

A green LED indicates an active card. An amber LED indicates a standby card.

b. To determine whether the OC-N port is in service, double-click the card in CTC to display the card view.

c. Click the Provisioning > Line tabs.

d. Verify that the State column lists the port as IS.

e. If the State column lists the port as OOS, click the column and choose IS. Click Apply.

Step 3 If the correct port is in service, clean the fiber according to site practice. If no site practice exists, complete the procedure in the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide.

Step 4 If the alarm does not clear, verify that the power level of the optical signal is within the OC-N card's receiver specifications. The "OC-N Card Transmit and Receive Levels" section on page 1-89 lists these specifications for each OC-N card, and the Cisco ONS 15454 Reference Manual lists levels for DWDM cards.

Step 5 If optical power level is within specifications, use an optical test set to verify that a valid signal exists on the line.

For specific procedures to use the test set equipment, consult the manufacturer. Test the line as close to the receiving card as possible.

Step 6 If a valid signal exists, replace the connector on the backplane.

Step 7 Repeat Steps 1-6 for any other port on the card reporting the LOS (OC-N).

Step 8 If the alarm does not clear, look for and troubleshoot any other alarm that might identify the source of the problem.

Step 9 If no other alarms exist that might be the source of the LOS (OC-N), or if clearing an alarm did not clear the LOS, complete the "Physically Replace a Card" procedure for the reporting card.


Caution Removing a card that currently carries traffic on one or more ports can cause a traffic hit. To avoid this, perform an external switch if a switch has not already occurred. Consult the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide for information.


Note When you replace a card with an identical type of card, you do not need to make any changes to the database.


Step 10 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC to report a service-affecting problem (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.159  LOS (OTN)

Critical (CR), Service-Affecting (SA)

The Loss of Signal for the OTN applies to add/drop, amplifier, multiplexer, demultiplexer, and combiner cards. It indicates that there is a loss or received signal at the OSC-CSM card or OPT-BST card port. Troubleshooting for this alarm is similar to LOS (OC-N).

Clear the LOS (OTN) Alarm


Step 1 Complete the "Clear the LOS (OC-N) Alarm" procedure.

Step 2 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/techsupport for more information or call Cisco TAC (1-800-553-2447) in order to report a service-affecting problem.


2.7.160  LO-TXPOWER

Minor (MN), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Objects: CLIENT, TRUNK

The Equipment Low Transmit Power alarm is an indicator for TXP card and MXP card transmitted optical signal power. LO-TXPOWER occurs when the measured optical power of the transmitted signal falls under the threshold. The threshold value is user-provisionable.

Clear the LO-TXPOWER Alarm


Step 1 Display the MXP or TXP card view.

Step 2 Click the Provisioning > Optical Thresholds tabs.

Step 3 Increase the TX Power Low column value by 0.5 dBm.

Step 4 If the card transmit power setting cannot be increased without affecting the signal, complete the "Physically Replace a Card" procedure.


Caution Removing a card that currently carries traffic on one or more ports can cause a traffic hit. To avoid this, perform an external switch if a switch has not already occurred. Consult the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide for information.

Step 5 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.161  LPBKCRS

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Occurs only on Software R4.1 or earlier nodes

Logical Object: STSMON

The Loopback Cross-Connect condition indicates that there is a software cross-connect loopback active between a traffic (optical) card and a cross-connect card. A cross-connect loopback is a sub-line speed test that does not affect traffic.

For more information on loopbacks, see the "Identify Points of Failure on a DS-N Circuit Path" section on page 1-6.

Clear the LPBKCRS Condition


Step 1 To remove the loopback cross-connect condition, double-click the traffic (optical) card in CTC to display the card view.

Step 2 Click the Provisioning > SONET STS tabs.

Step 3 In the XC Loopback column, deselect the check box for the port.

Step 4 Click Apply.

Step 5 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.162  LPBKDS1FEAC

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Occurs only on Software R4.1 or earlier nodes

Logical Objects: DS1, DS3

A Loopback Caused by FEAC Command DS-1 condition on the DS3XM-6 card occurs when a DS-1 loopback signal is received from the far-end node due to a Far-End Alarm and Control (FEAC) command. An FEAC command is often used with loopbacks.

Clear the LPBKDS1FEAC Condition


Step 1 At the node view, double-click the DS3XM-6 card to display the card view.

Step 2 Click the Maintenance > DS1 tabs.

Step 3 Click the Send Code column, cell for the port and click No Code from the pull-down menu.

Step 4 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.163  LPBKDS1FEAC-CMD

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Occurs only on Software R4.1 or earlier nodes

Logical Object: DS1

The DS-1 Loopback Command Sent To Far End condition occurs on the near-end node when you send a DS-1 FEAC loopback. For more information about FEAC loopbacks, see the "Using the DS3XM-6 Card FEAC (Loopback) Functions" section on page 1-25.


Note LPBKDS1FEAC-CMD is an informational condition. It does not require troubleshooting.


2.7.164  LPBKDS3FEAC

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Occurs only on Software Release 4.1 or earlier nodes

Logical Object: DS3

A Loopback Due to FEAC Command DS-3 condition occurs when a DS3XM-6 card loopback signal is received from the far-end node because of a Far-End Alarm and Control (FEAC) command. An FEAC command is often used with loopbacks. LPBKDS3FEAC is only reported by DS3XM-6 cards. and DS3-12E cards. A DS3XM-6 card both generates and reports FEAC alarms or conditions, but a DS3-12E card only reports FEAC alarms or conditions.


Caution CTC permits loopbacks on an in-service (IS) circuit. Loopbacks are service-affecting.


Note LPBKDS3FEAC is an informational condition. It does not require troubleshooting.


Clear the LPBKDS3FEAC Condition


Step 1 At the node view, double-click the DS3XM-6 card to display the card view.

Step 2 Click the Maintenance > DS3 tabs.

Step 3 Click the Send Code column, cell for the port and click No Code from the pull-down menu.

Step 4 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.165  LPBKDS3FEAC-CMD

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Occurs only on Software R4.1 or earlier nodes

Logical Object: DS3

The DS-3 Loopback Command Sent To Far End condition occurs on the near-end node when you send a DS-3 FEAC loopback. For more information about FEAC loopbacks, see the "Using the DS3XM-6 Card FEAC (Loopback) Functions" section on page 1-25.


Note LPBKDS3FEAC-CMD is an informational condition. It does not require troubleshooting.


2.7.166  LPBKFACILITY (DS-1 or DS-3)

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Occurs only on Software R4.1 or earlier nodes

Logical Objects: DS1, DS3

A Loopback Facility condition occurs when a software facility (line) loopback is active for a port on the reporting card.

For more information about loopbacks, see the "Network Troubleshooting Tests" section on page 1-2 or the "Identify Points of Failure on a DS-N Circuit Path" section on page 1-6.


Note CTC permits loopbacks to be performed on an in-service (IS) circuit. Performing a loopback is service-affecting. If you did not perform a lockout or force switch to protect traffic, the LPBKFACILITY condition can be accompanied by a more serious alarms such as LOS.



Note DS-3 facility (line) loopbacks do not transmit an AIS in the direction away from the loopback. Instead of AIS, a continuance of the signal transmitted to the loopback is provided.



Note DS3XM-6 cards only support facility (line) loopbacks on DS-1 circuits.


Clear the LPBKFACILITY (DS-1 or DS-3) Condition


Step 1 From the node view, double-click the reporting DS3XM-6 card to display the card view.

Step 2 Click the Maintenance > DS3 tab.

If the condition is reported against a DS-1 line, also click the DS1 tab.

Step 3 Complete the "Clear a Loopback" procedure.

Step 4 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.167  LPBKFACILITY (DWDM Client, DWDM Trunk)

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Objects: CLIENT, TRUNK

A Loopback Facility condition on TXP_MR_10G, TXP_MR_2.5G, TXPP_MR_2.5G, or MXP_2.5G_10G cards occurs when a port has a software facility (line) loopback active.

For more information about loopbacks, see the "Identify Points of Failure on a DS-N Circuit Path" section on page 1-6.


Caution CTC permits loopbacks to be performed on an in-service (IS) circuit. Loopbacks are service-affecting.

Clear the LPBKFACILITY (DWDM Client, DWDM Trunk) Condition


Step 1 Complete the "Clear a Loopback" procedure.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/techsupport for more information or call Cisco TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.168  LPBKFACILITY (EC1-12)

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Occurs only on Software R4.1 or earlier nodes

Logical Object: EC1-12

A Loopback Facility condition occurs when a software facility (line) loopback is active for a port on the reporting card.

For more information about loopbacks, see the "Network Troubleshooting Tests" section on page 1-2 or the "Identify Points of Failure on a DS-N Circuit Path" section on page 1-6.


Caution CTC permits loopbacks to be performed on an in-service (IS) circuit. Loopbacks are service-affecting.

Clear the LPBKFACILITY (EC1-12) Condition


Step 1 The loopback originates from the DS3XM-6 card. Complete the "Clear the LPBKDS3FEAC Condition" procedure.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.169  LPBKFACILITY (G-Series Ethernet)

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: G1000

A Loopback Facility condition occurs when a software facility (line) loopback is active for a port on the reporting card.

When a port in terminal (inward) loopback, its outgoing signal is redirected into the receive direction on the same port, and the externally received signal is ignored. On the G1000-4 card the outgoing signal is not transmitted; it is only redirected in the receive direction. G1000-4 cards only support terminal loopbacks.

For more information about loopbacks, see the "Identify Points of Failure on a DS-N Circuit Path" section on page 1-6.

Clear the LPBKFACILITY (G-Series Ethernet) Condition


Step 1 Complete the "Clear a Loopback" procedure.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.170  LPBKFACILITY (OC-N)

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Occurs only on Software R4.1 or earlier nodes

Logical Object: OCN

A Loopback Facility condition occurs when a software facility (line) loopback is active for a port on the reporting card.

For more information about loopbacks, see the "Identify Points of Failure on a DS-N Circuit Path" section on page 1-6.


Note OC-3 facility loopbacks do not transmit an AIS in the direction away from the loopback. Instead of AIS, a continuance of the signal transmitted to the loopback is provided.


Clear the LPBKFACILITY (OC-N) Condition


Step 1 Complete the "Clear a Loopback" procedure.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).



Caution Before performing a facility (line) loopback on an OC-N card, make sure the card contains at least two DCC paths to the node where the card is installed. A second DCC path provides a non-looped path to log into the node after the loopback is applied, thus enabling you to remove the facility loopback. Ensuring a second DCC is not necessary if you are directly connected to the ONS 15454 containing the loopback OC-N.

2.7.171  LPBKTERMINAL (DS-1, DS-3, EC-1-12, OC-N)

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Occurs only on Software R4.1 or earlier nodes

Logical Objects: DS1, DS3, EC1-12, OCN

A Loopback Terminal condition occurs when a software facility (line) loopback is active for a port on the reporting card. DS-N and OC-N terminal (inward) loopbacks do not typically return an AIS.


Note DS-3 and EC-1 terminal (inward) loopbacks do not transmit an in the direction away from the loopback. Instead of an AIS, a continuance of the signal transmitted to the loopback is provided.



Note Performing a loopback on an in-service circuit is service-affecting. If you did not perform a lockout or force switch to protect traffic, the LPBKTERMINAL condition can also be accompanied by a more serious alarm such as LOS.


For more information about loopbacks, see the "Network Troubleshooting Tests" section on page 1-2.

Clear the LPBKTERMINAL (DS-1, DS-3, EC-1-12, OC-N) Condition


Step 1 Complete the "Clear a Loopback" procedure.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


Note Terminal (inward) loopback is not supported at the DS-1 level for the DS3XM-6 card.



2.7.172  LPBKTERMINAL (DWDM Client, DWDM Trunk)

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Objects: CLIENT, TRUNK

A Loopback Terminal condition occurs when a software terminal (inward) loopback is active for a TXP_MR_10G, TXP_MR_2.5G, TXPP_MR_2.5G, or MXP_2.5G_10G card port.

For more information about loopbacks, see the "Identify Points of Failure on a DS-N Circuit Path" section on page 1-6.


Caution CTC permits loopbacks to be performed on an in-service (IS) circuit. Loopbacks are service-affecting.

Clear the LPBKTERMINAL (DWDM Client) Condition


Step 1 Complete the "Clear the LPBKFACILITY (DWDM Client, DWDM Trunk) Condition" procedure.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/techsupport for more information or call Cisco TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.173  LPBKTERMINAL (G-Series Ethernet)

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: G1000

A Loopback Terminal condition occurs when a software terminal (inward) loopback is active for a port on the reporting card.

When a port in terminal (inward) loopback, its outgoing signal is redirected into the receive direction on the same port, and the externally received signal is ignored. On the G1000-4 card the outgoing signal is not transmitted; it is only redirected in the receive direction. G1000-4 cards only support terminal loopbacks.

For more information about loopbacks, see the "Network Troubleshooting Tests" section on page 1-2.

Clear the LPBKTERMINAL (G-Series Ethernet) Condition


Step 1 Complete the "Clear a Loopback" procedure.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.174  MAN-REQ

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Objects: EQPT, STSMON, VTMON

The Manual Switch Request on a Facility/Equipment condition occurs when a user initiates a manual switch request on an OC-N card or path protection path. Clearing the manual switch clears the MAN-REQ condition.

Clear the MAN-REQ Condition


Step 1 Complete the "Clear a Path Protection Lock Out" procedure.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.175  MANRESET

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: EQPT

A User-Initiated Manual Reset condition occurs when you right-click a card in CTC and choose Reset. Resets performed during a software upgrade also prompt the condition. The MANRESET condition clears automatically when the card finishes resetting.


Note MANRESET is an informational condition. It does not require troubleshooting.


2.7.176  MANSWTOINT

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: NE-SREF

The Manual Switch To Internal Clock condition occurs when the NE timing source is manually switched to the internal timing source.


Note MANSWTOINT is an informational condition. It does not require troubleshooting.


2.7.177  MANSWTOPRI

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Objects: EXT-SREF, NE-SREF

The Manual Switch To Primary Reference condition occurs when the NE timing source is manually switched to the primary timing source.


Note MANSWTOPRI is an informational condition. It does not require troubleshooting.


2.7.178  MANSWTOSEC

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Objects: EXT-SREF, NE-SREF

The Manual Switch To Second Reference condition occurs when the NE timing source is manually switched to the second timing source.


Note MANSWTOSEC is an informational condition. It does not require troubleshooting.


2.7.179  MANSWTOTHIRD

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Objects: EXT-SREF, NE-SREF

The Manual Switch To Third Reference condition occurs when the NE timing source is manually switched to the tertiary timing source.


Note MANSWTOTHIRD is an informational condition. It does not require troubleshooting.


2.7.180  MANUAL-REQ-RING

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: OCN

The Manual Switch Request on Ring condition occurs when a user initiates a MANUAL RING command on two-fiber and four-fiber BLSR rings to switch from working to protect or protect to working.

Clear the MANUAL-REQ-RING Condition


Step 1 Complete the "Clear a BLSR Span Lock Out" procedure.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.181  MANUAL-REQ-SPAN

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Objects: CLIENT, OCN

The Manual Switch Request on Ring condition occurs on four-fiber BLSRs when a user initiates a MANUAL SPAN command to move BLSR traffic from a working span to a protect span.

Clear the MANUAL-REQ-SPAN Condition


Step 1 Complete the "Clear a BLSR Span Lock Out" procedure.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.182  MEA (AIP)

Critical (CR), Service-Affecting (SA)

Logical Object: AIP

If the Mismatch of Equipment Attributes (MEA) alarm is reported against the Alarm Interface Panel (AIP), the fuse in the AIP board blew or is missing. The MEA alarm also occurs when an old AIP board with a 2-Amp fuse is installed in a newer 10 Gbps-compatible or ANSI shelf assembly (15454-SA-ANSI).

Clear the MEA (AIP) Alarm


Step 1 Complete the "3.5  Replace the Alarm Interface Panel" procedure on page 3-12.

Step 2 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC to report a service-affecting problem (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.183  MEA (BPLANE)

Critical (CR), Service-Affecting (SA)

The MEA alarm for the backplane occurs when the revision of the backplane is incompatible with cross-connect equipment.

Clear the MEA (BPLANE) Alarm


Step 1 If the MEA is also raised against other equipment, such as the AIP or a fan-tray assembly, troubleshoot these alarms first.

Step 2 If alarms are reported directly against the cross-connect card, such as the "SWMTXMOD" alarm on page 2-174, troubleshoot these alarms next.

Step 3 If the alarm does not clear, determine whether the ONS 15454 shelf assembly is a newer ANSI 10-Gbps compatible shelf assembly (15454-SA-ANSI) or an earlier shelf assembly:

a. At the node view, click the Inventory tab.

b. Under the HW Part # column, if the part number is 800-19857-XX or 800-19856-XX, then you have a 15454-SA-ANSI shelf or 10-Gbps compatible shelf assembly.

c. Under the HW Part # column, if the number is not 800-19856-XX or 800-19856-XX, then you are using an earlier shelf assembly.


Note On the 15454-SA-NEBS3E, 15454-SA-NEBS3, and 15454-SA-R1 (P/N: 800-07149) shelves the AIP cover is clear plastic. On the 15454-SA-ANSI shelf (P/N: 800-19857), the AIP cover is metal.


Step 4 If the shelf assembly is not compatible with 10-Gbps equipment, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC to report a service-affecting problem (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.184  MEA (EQPT)

Critical (CR), Service-Affecting (SA)

Logical Object: EQPT

The MEA alarm for equipment is reported against a card slot when the physical card inserted into a slot does not match the card type that is provisioned for that slot in CTC. The alarm also occurs when certain cards introduced in Release 3.1 or later are inserted into an older, pre-ANSI shelf assembly or when older Ethernet (traffic) cards (E1000-2 and E100T-12) are used in a newer ANSI 10-Gbps compatible shelf assembly. Removing the incompatible cards clears the alarm.


Note If an OC3-8 card is installed in a high-speed slot (Slots 5-6 and 12-13), it will not appear in CTC and will raise an MEA.


Clear the MEA (EQPT) Alarm


Step 1 Determine whether the ONS 15454 shelf assembly is a newer ANSI 10-Gbps compatible shelf assembly (15454-SA-ANSI) or an earlier shelf assembly. In the node view, click the Inventory tab.

Under the HW Part # column, if the part number is 800-19857-XX, then you have a 15454-SA-ANSI shelf or 10-Gbps compatible shelf assembly.

Under the HW Part # column, if the number is not 800-19856-XX, then you are using an earlier shelf assembly.


Note On the 15454-SA-NEBS3E, 15454-SA-NEBS3, and 15454-SA-R1 (P/N: 800-07149) shelves the AIP cover is clear plastic. On the 15454-SA-ANSI shelf (P/N: 800-19857), the AIP cover is metal.


Step 2 Physically verify the type of card that sits in the slot reported in the object column of the MEA row on the Alarms window by reading the name at the top of the card's faceplate.

a. If you have a newer ANSI 10-Gbps compatible shelf assembly (15454-SA-ANSI) and the card reporting the alarm is not an E1000-2 or E100T-12, proceed to Step 3.

b. If you have a newer ANSI 10-Gbps compatible shelf assembly (15454-SA-ANSI) and the card reporting the alarm is an E1000-2 or E100T-12, then that version of the Ethernet (traffic) card is incompatible and must be removed.


Note The E1000-2-G and E100T-G cards are compatible with the newer ANSI 10-Gbps compatible shelf assembly and are the functional equivalent of the older, non-compatible E1000-2 and E100T-12 cards. E1000-2-G and E100T-G cards can be used as replacements for E1000-2 and E100T-12 cards in a ANSI 10-Gbps compatible shelf assembly.


c. If you have a pre-ANSI shelf assembly and the card reporting the alarm is not a card introduced in Release 3.1 or later, which includes the XC10G, OC-192, E1000-2-G, E100T-G, or OC-48 any slot (AS), proceed to Step 3.

d. If you have a pre-ANSI shelf assembly and the card reporting the alarm is a card introduced in Release 3.1 or later, which includes the XC10G, OC-192, E1000-2-G, E100T-G, or OC-48 any slot (AS), the reporting card is incompatible with the shelf assembly and must be removed.

Step 3 In CTC, click the Inventory tab to reveal the provisioned card type.

Step 4 If you prefer the card type depicted by CTC, complete the "Physically Replace a Card" procedure for the reporting card.


Caution Removing a card that currently carries traffic on one or more ports can cause a traffic hit. To avoid this, perform an external switch if a switch has not already occurred. Consult the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide for information.

Step 5 If you prefer the card that physically occupies the slot and the card is not in service, has no circuits mapped to it, and is not part of a protection group, put the cursor over the provisioned card in CTC and right-click to choose Delete Card.

The card that physically occupies the slot reboots, and CTC automatically provisions the card type into that slot.


Note If the card is in service, has a circuit mapped to it, is paired in a working protection scheme, has DCC communications turned on, or is used as a timing reference, CTC does not allow you to delete the card.


Step 6 If any ports on the card are in service, take them out of service (OOS):


Caution Before taking ports out of service, ensure that no live traffic.

a. Double-click the reporting card to display the card view.

b. Click the Provisioning tab.

c. Click the State of any in-service ports.

d. Choose OOS to take the ports out of service.

Step 7 If a circuit has been mapped to the card, complete the "Delete a Circuit" procedure.


Caution Before deleting the circuit, ensure that live traffic is not present.

Step 8 If the card is paired in a protection scheme, delete the protection group:

a. Click the Provisioning > Protection tabs.

b. Choose the protection group of the reporting card.

c. Click Delete.

Step 9 Right-click the card reporting the alarm.

Step 10 Choose Delete.

The card that physically occupies the slot reboots, and CTC automatically provisions the card type into that slot.

Step 11 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC to report a service-affecting problem (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.185  MEA (FAN)

Critical (CR), Service-Affecting (SA)

Logical Object: FAN

The MEA alarm is reported against the fan-tray assembly when a newer fan-tray assembly (15454-FTA3) with a 5 Amp fuse is used with an older shelf assembly or when an older fan-tray assembly with a 2-Amp fuse is used with a newer 10-Gbps compatible or ANSI shelf assembly (15454-SA-ANSI) that contains cards introduced in Release 3.1 or later. If a newer ANSI shelf assembly contains only cards introduced before Release 3.1, then an older fan-tray assembly (15454-FTA-2) can be used and does not report an MEA alarm.

Clear the MEA (FAN) Alarm


Step 1 Determine whether the ONS 15454 shelf assembly is a newer ANSI 10-Gbps compatible shelf assembly (15454-SA-ANSI) or an earlier shelf assembly. In node view, click the Inventory tab.

Under the HW Part # column, if the part number is 800-19857-XX or 800-19856-XX, then you have a 15454-SA-ANSI shelf or 10-Gbps compatible shelf assembly.

Under the HW Part # column, if the number is not 800-19857-XX or 800-19856-XX, then you are using an earlier shelf assembly.

Step 2 If you have a 15454-SA-ANSI shelf or 10-Gbps compatible shelf assembly, the alarm indicates that an older incompatible fan-tray assembly is installed in the shelf assembly. Obtain a newer fan-tray assembly (15454-FTA3) with a 5 Amp fuse and complete the "3.4  Replace the Fan-Tray Assembly" procedure on page 3-11.

Step 3 If you are using an earlier shelf assembly, the alarm indicates that you are using a newer fan-tray assembly (15454-FTA3), which is incompatible with the earlier version of the shelf assembly. Obtain an earlier version of the fan-tray assembly (15454-FTA2) and complete the "3.4  Replace the Fan-Tray Assembly" procedure on page 3-11.

Step 4 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC to report a service-affecting problem (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.186  MEM-GONE

Major (MJ), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: EQPT

The Memory Gone alarm occurs when data generated by software operations exceeds the memory capacity of the TCC+/TCC2 card. CTC does not function properly until the alarm clears. The alarm clears when additional memory becomes available.

The alarm does not require user intervention. If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).

2.7.187  MEM-LOW

Minor (MN), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: EQPT

The Free Memory of Card Almost Gone alarm occurs when data generated by software operations is close to exceeding the memory capacity of the TCC+/TCC2 card. The alarm clears when additional memory becomes available. If additional memory is not made available and the memory capacity of the TCC+/TCC2 card is exceeded, CTC ceases to function.

The alarm does not require user intervention. If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).

2.7.188  MFGMEM (AEP, AIP, BPLANE, FAN and Fan-Tray Assembly)

Critical (CR), Service-Affecting (SA)

Logical Objects: AICI-AEP, AIP, BPLANE, FAN and Fan-Tray Assembly

The MFGMEM or Manufacturing Data Memory Failure alarm occurs if the ONS 15454 cannot access the data in the erasable programmable read-only memory (EEPROM). Either the memory module on the component failed or the TCC+/TCC2 lost the ability to read that module. The EEPROM stores manufacturing data that is needed for both compatibility and inventory issues. The EEPROM on the alarm interface panel (AIP) also stores the MAC address. An inability to read a valid MAC address disrupts IP connectivity and grays out the ONS 15454 icon on the CTC network view.

Clear the MFGMEM (AEP, AIP, BPLANE, FAN and Fan-Tray Assembly) Alarm


Step 1 Complete the "Reset Active TCC+/TCC2 Card and Activate Standby Card" procedure.

Wait ten minutes to verify that the card you reset completely reboots and becomes the standby card.

Step 2 If the reset card has not rebooted successfully, or the alarm has not cleared, call TAC (1-800-553-2447). If the TAC technician tells you to reseat the card, complete the "Remove and Reinsert (Reseat) the Standby TCC+/TCC2" procedure. If the TAC technician tells you to remove the card and reinstall a new one, follow the "Physically Replace a Card" procedure.

Step 3 If the MFGMEM alarm continues to report after replacing the TCC+/TCC2 cards, the problem is with the EEPROM.

Step 4 If the MFGMEM is reported from the fan-tray assembly, obtain a fan-tray assembly and complete the "3.4  Replace the Fan-Tray Assembly" procedure on page 3-11.

Step 5 If the MFGMEM is reported from the AIP, the backplane, or the alarm persists after the fan-tray assembly is replaced, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).

Step 6 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC to report a service-affecting problem (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.189  NO-CONFIG

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: EQPT

The No Startup Configuration condition applies to ML-series Ethernet (traffic) cards and occurs when you pre-provision a high-speed slot (Slots 5-6 and 12-13) for the card without inserting the card first, or when you insert a card without pre-provisioning. (This is an exception to the usual rule in card provisioning.) Because this is normal operation, you should expect this alarm during provisioning. When the startup configuration file is copied to the active TCC+/TCC2, the alarm clears.

Clear the NO-CONFIG Condition


Step 1 Create a startup configuration for the card in IOS.

Follow the card provisioning instructions in the Cisco ONS 15454 SONET/SDH ML-Series Multilayer Ethernet Card Software Feature and Configuration Guide.

Step 2 Upload the configuration file to the TCC+/TCC2:

a. In the node view, right-click the ML card graphic.

b. Choose IOS Startup Config from the shortcut menu.

c. Click Upload to TCC and navigate to the file location.

Step 3 Complete the "Reset a Traffic Card or Cross-Connect Card in CTC" procedure.

Step 4 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.190  NOT-AUTHENTICATED

Default Severity: Minor (MN), Non-Service-Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: SYSTEM

The NOT-AUTHENTICATED alarm is raised by CTC (not by the NE) when it fails to log into a node. This alarm only displays in CTC where the login failure occurred. This alarm differs from the "INTRUSION-PSWD" alarm on page 2-100 in that INTRUSION-PSWD occurs when a user exceeds the login failures threshold.


Note NOT-AUTHENTICATED is an informational alarm and is resolved when CTC successfully logs into the node.


2.7.191  ODUK-AIS-PM

Not Reported (NR), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: TRUNK

The Optical Data Unit (ODUK) AIS Path Monitoring (PM) condition applies to TXP cards and MXP cards when G.709 monitoring is enabled for the cards. ODUK-AIS-PM is a secondary condition that indicates a more serious condition such as the "LOS (OC-N)" alarm on page 2-123 occurring downstream. The ODUK-AIS-PM condition is reported in the path monitoring area of the optical data unit wrapper overhead. ODUK-AIS-PM is caused by the upstream "ODUK-OCI-PM" condition on page 2-141.

G.709 monitoring refers to a digital data wrapper that is transparent across networking standards (such as SONET) and protocols (such as Ethernet or IP). For information about provisioning the TXP and MXP cards to enable G.709 monitoring, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide.

Clear the ODUK-AIS-PM Condition


Step 1 Verify whether upstream nodes and equipment have alarms, especially the "LOS (OC-N)" alarm on page 2-123, or OOS ports.

Step 2 Clear the upstream alarms using the applicable procedure(s) in this chapter.

Step 3 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.192  ODUK-BDI-PM

Not Reported (NR), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: TRUNK

The ODUK Backward Defect Indicator (BDI) PM condition applies to TXP cards and MXP cards when G.709 monitoring is enabled for the cards. It indicates that there is a path termination error upstream in the data. The error is read as a BDI bit in the path monitoring area of the digital wrapper overhead. ODUK-BDI-PM occurs when the "PORT-CODE-MISM" condition on page 2-151 occurs upstream.

G.709 monitoring refers to a digital data wrapper that is transparent across networking standards (such as SONET) and protocols (such as Ethernet or IP). For information about provisioning the TXP and MXP cards to enable G.709 monitoring, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide.

Clear the ODUK-BDI-PM Condition


Step 1 Complete the "Clear the OTUK-BDI condition" procedure.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.193  ODUK-LCK-PM

Not Reported (NR), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: TRUNK

The ODUK Locked Defect (LCK) PM condition applies to TXP and MXP cards when G.709 monitoring is enabled for the cards. ODUK-LCK-PM indicates that a signal is being sent downstream to indicate that the upstream connection is locked, preventing the signal from being passed. The lock is indicated by the STAT bit in the path overhead monitoring fields of the optical transport unit overhead of the digital wrapper.

G.709 monitoring refers to a digital data wrapper that is transparent across networking standards (such as SONET) and protocols (such as Ethernet or IP). For information about provisioning the TXP and MXP cards to enable G.709 monitoring, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide.

Clear the ODUK-LCK-PM Condition


Step 1 Unlock the upstream node signal.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.194  ODUK-OCI-PM

Not Reported (NR), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: TRUNK

The ODUK Open Connection Indication (OCI) PM condition applies to TXP cards and MXP cards when G.709 monitoring is enabled for the cards. It indicates that the upstream signal is not connected to a trail termination source. The error is read as a STAT bit in the path monitoring area of the digital wrapper overhead. ODUK-OCI-PM causes a "ODUK-LCK-PM" condition on page 2-141 downstream.

G.709 monitoring refers to a digital data wrapper that is transparent across networking standards (such as SONET) and protocols (such as Ethernet or IP). For information about provisioning the TXP and MXP cards to enable G.709 monitoring, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide.

Clear the ODUK-OCI-PM Condition


Step 1 Verify the fiber connectivity at nodes upstream.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.195  ODUK-SD-PM

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: TRUNK

The ODUK Signal Degrade (SD) PM condition applies to TXP cards and MXP cards when G.709 monitoring is enabled. ODUK-SD-PM indicates that incoming signal quality is poor, but the incoming line BER has not passed the fail threshold. The BER problem is indicated in the path monitoring area of the optical data unit frame overhead.

G.709 monitoring refers to a digital data wrapper that is transparent across networking standards (such as SONET) and protocols (such as Ethernet or IP). For information about provisioning the TXP and MXP cards to enable G.709 monitoring, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide.

Clear the ODUK-SD-PM Condition


Step 1 Complete the "Clear the SD (DWDM Client or Trunk) Condition" procedure.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.196  ODUK-SF-PM

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: TRUNK

The ODUK Signal Fail (SF) PM condition (ODUK-SD-PM) applies to TXP_MR_10G, TXP_MR_2.5G, TXPP_MR_2.5G, or MXP_2.5G_10G cards when ITU-T G.709 monitoring is enabled. ODUK-SF-PM indicates that incoming signal quality is poor and the incoming line BER has passed the fail threshold. The BER problem is indicated in the path monitoring area of the optical data unit frame overhead.

G.709 monitoring refers to a digital data wrapper that is transparent across networking standards (such as SONET) and protocols (such as Ethernet or IP). For information about provisioning the TXP and MXP cards to enable G.709 monitoring, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide.

Clear the ODUK-SF-PM Condition


Step 1 Complete the "Clear the SF (DS-1, DS-3) Condition" procedure.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.197  ODUK-TIM-PM

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: TRUNK

The ODUK Trace Identifier Mismatch (TIM) PM condition applies to the path monitoring area of the optical transport network (OTN) overhead for TXP cards and MXP cards. The condition occurs when there is a trace identifier mismatch in the data stream. ODUK-TIM-PM causes a "ODUK-BDI-PM" condition on page 2-140 downstream.

The ODUK-TIM-PM condition applies to TXP cards and MXP cards when G.709 monitoring is enabled for the cards. It indicates that there is an error upstream in the optical transport unit overhead of the digital wrapper.

G.709 monitoring refers to a digital data wrapper that is transparent across networking standards (such as SONET) and protocols (such as Ethernet or IP). For information about provisioning the TXP and MXP cards to enable G.709 monitoring, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide.

Clear the ODUK-TIM-PM Condition


Step 1 Complete the "Clear the TIM-P Alarm" procedure.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.198  OPTNTWMIS

Major (MJ), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Occurs only on DWDM (Software R4.5) nodes

The Optical Network Type Mismatch alarm is raised when DWDM nodes are not configured for the same type of network, either MetroCore and MetroAccess. All DWDM nodes on the same network must be configured for the same network type because APC and ANS behave differently on each of these network types.

When the OPTNTWMIS occurs, the "APC-DISABLED" alarm on page 2-26 may also be raised.

Clear the OPTNTWMIS Alarm


Step 1 At the node view of the alarmed node, click the Provisioning > WDM-ANS tabs.

Step 2 Choose the correct option from the Network Type list box, and click Apply.

Step 3 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.199  OTUK-AIS

Not Reported (NR), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: TRUNK

The Optical Transport Unit (OTUK) AIS condition applies to transponder (TXP) cards and muxponder (MXP) cards when G.709 monitoring is enabled for the cards. OTUK-AIS is a secondary condition that indicates a more serious condition, such as the "LOS (OC-N)" alarm on page 2-123, is occurring downstream. OTUK-AIS is reported in the optical transport unit overhead of the digital wrapper.

G.709 monitoring refers to a digital data wrapper that is transparent across networking standards (such as SONET) and protocols (such as Ethernet or IP). For information about provisioning the TXP and MXP cards to enable G.709 monitoring, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide.

Clear the OTUK-AIS Condition


Step 1 Complete the "Clear the AIS Condition" procedure.

Step 2 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.200  OTUK-BDI

Not Reported (NR), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: TRUNK

The OTUK BDI condition applies to TXP cards and MXP cards when G.709 monitoring is enabled for the cards. OTUK-BDI is indicated by the BDI bit in the section monitoring overhead. The alarm occurs when there is an SF condition upstream. OTUK-BDI is triggered by the "OTUK-TIM" condition on page 2-146.

G.709 monitoring refers to a digital data wrapper that is transparent across networking standards (such as SONET) and protocols (such as Ethernet or IP). For information about provisioning the TXP and MXP cards to enable G.709 monitoring, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide.

Clear the OTUK-BDI condition


Step 1 Verify whether upstream nodes have the "OTUK-AIS" condition on page 2-144.

Step 2 In the upstream node, click the MXP or TXP card in the node view to display the card view.

Step 3 Click the Provisioning > OTN > Trail Trade Identifier tabs.

Step 4 Compare the Current Transmit String with the Current Expected String in the downstream node. (Verify the Current Expected String by making the same navigations in another CTC session to the downstream node.)

Step 5 If the two do not match, modify the Current Expected String.

Step 6 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.201  OTUK-LOF

Critical (CR), Service-Affecting (SA)

Logical Object: TRUNK

The OTUK-LOF alarm applies to TXP cards and MXP cards when G.709 monitoring is enabled for the cards. The alarm indicates that the card has lost frame delineation on the input data. Loss of frame occurs when the optical transport unit overhead frame alignment (FAS) area is errored for more than five frames and that the error persists more than three milliseconds.

G.709 monitoring refers to a digital data wrapper that is transparent across networking standards (such as SONET) and protocols (such as Ethernet or IP). For information about provisioning the TXP and MXP cards to enable G.709 monitoring, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide.

Clear the OTUK-LOF Alarm


Step 1 Complete the "Clear the LOF (OC-N) Alarm" procedure.

Step 2 If the alarm does not clear, or if you need assistance conducting network troubleshooting tests, call TAC to report a service-affecting problem (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.202  OTUK-SD

Not Alarmed (NA) Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: TRUNK

The OTUK-SD condition applies to TXP cards and MXP cards when G.709 monitoring is enabled. The condition indicates that incoming signal quality is poor, but the incoming line BER has not passed the fail threshold. The BER problem is indicated in the optical transport unit frame overhead.

G.709 monitoring refers to a digital data wrapper that is transparent across networking standards (such as SONET) and protocols (such as Ethernet or IP). For information about provisioning the TXP and MXP cards to enable G.709 monitoring, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide.

Clear the OTUK-SD Condition


Step 1 Complete the "Clear the SD (DS-1, DS-3) Condition" procedure.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.203  OTUK-SF

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: TRUNK

The OTUK-SF condition applies to TXP cards and MXP cards when G.709 monitoring is enabled. The condition indicates that incoming signal quality is poor and that the BER for the incoming line has passed the fail threshold. The BER problem is indicated in the optical transport unit frame overhead.

G.709 monitoring refers to a digital data wrapper that is transparent across networking standards (such as SONET) and protocols (such as Ethernet or IP). For information about provisioning the TXP and MXP cards to enable G.709 monitoring, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide.

Clear the OTUK-SF Condition


Step 1 Complete the "Clear the SD (DS-1, DS-3) Condition" procedure.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.204  OTUK-TIM

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: TRUNK

The OTUK-TIM alarm applies to TXP cards and MXP cards when G.709 monitoring is enabled and section trace mode is set to manual. The alarm indicates that the expected TT1 string does not match the received TTI string in the optical transport unit overhead of the digital wrapper. OTUK-TIM triggers an "ODUK-BDI-PM" condition on page 2-140.

G.709 monitoring refers to a digital data wrapper that is transparent across networking standards (such as SONET) and protocols (such as Ethernet or IP). For information about provisioning the TXP and MXP cards to enable G.709 monitoring, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide.

Clear the OTUK-TIM Condition


Step 1 Complete the "Clear the TIM-P Alarm" procedure.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.205  PDI-P

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Objects: STSMON, STSTRM

PDI-P is a set of application-specific codes contained in the STS path overhead (POH) generated by the ONS node. The alarm indicates to downstream equipment that there is a defect in one or more of the directly mapped payloads contained in that STS synchronous payload envelope (SPE), for example, to the path selector in a downstream ONS node configured as part of a path protection. The PDI-P codes appear in the STS Signal Label (C2 byte).

The "AIS" condition on page 2-23 often accompanies the PDI-P condition. If the PDI-P is the only condition reported with the AIS, clear the PDI-P condition to clear the AIS condition. PDI-P can also occur during an upgrade, but usually clears itself and is not a valid condition.

A PDI-P condition reported on the port of an OC-N card supporting a G1000-4 card circuit might result from the end-to-end Ethernet link integrity feature of the G1000-4. If the link integrity is the cause, it is typically accompanied by the "TPTFAIL (G-Series Ethernet)" alarm on page 2-181 or the "CARLOSS (G-Series Ethernet)" alarm on page 2-45 reported against one or both Ethernet ports terminating the circuit. If TPTFAIL or CARLOSS are reported against one or both of the Ethernet ports, troubleshooting the accompanying alarm clears the PDI-P condition.

A PDI-P condition reported on the port of an OC-N card supporting an ML-series card circuit might result from the end-to-end Ethernet link integrity feature of the ML-series card. If the link integrity is the cause, it is typically accompanied by the "TPTFAIL (G-Series Ethernet)" alarm on page 2-181 alarm reported against one or both packet over SONET (POS) ports terminating the circuit. If TPTFAIL is reported against one or both of POS ports, troubleshooting the accompanying alarm clears the PDI-P condition. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SONET/SDH ML-Series Multilayer Ethernet Card Software Feature and Configuration Guide for more information about ML-series cards.


Warning On the OC-192 card, the laser is on when the card is booted and the safety key is in the on position (labeled 1). The port does not have to be in service for the laser to be on. The laser is off when the safety key is off (labeled 0).



Warning Invisible laser radiation might be emitted from the end of the unterminated fiber cable or connector. Do not stare into the beam directly with optical instruments. Viewing the laser output with certain optical instruments (for example, eye loupes, magnifiers, and microscopes) within a distance of 100 mm might pose an eye hazard. Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified might result in hazardous radiation exposure.



Caution Always use the supplied electrostatic discharge wristband when working with a powered ONS 15454. Plug the wristband cable into the ESD jack located at the lower-right outside edge of the shelf assembly.

Clear the PDI-P Condition


Step 1 Verify that all circuits terminating in the reporting card are in an active state:

a. Click the Circuits tab.

b. Verify that the State column lists the port as active.

c. If the State column lists the port as incomplete, wait 10 minutes for the ONS 15454 to initialize fully. If the incomplete state does not change after full initialization, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC to report a service-affecting problem (1-800-553-2447).

Step 2 After determining that the port is active, ensure that the signal source to the card reporting the alarm is working.

Step 3 If traffic is affected, complete the "Delete a Circuit" procedure.


Caution Deleting a circuit might affect traffic.

Step 4 Recreate the circuit with the correct circuit size. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide for detailed procedures to create circuits.

Step 5 If circuit deletion and recreation does not clear the condition, verify that there is no problem stemming from the far-end OC-N card providing STS payload to the reporting card.

Step 6 If the condition does not clear, confirm the cross-connect between the OC-N card and the reporting card.

Step 7 If the condition does not clear, clean the far-end optical fiber according to site practice. If no site practice exists, complete the procedure in the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide.

Step 8 If the condition does not clear, complete the "Physically Replace a Card" procedure for the optical/electrical (traffic) cards.


Caution Removing a card that currently carries traffic on one or more ports can cause a traffic hit. To avoid this, perform an external switch if a switch has not already occurred. Consult the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide for information.


Note When you replace a card with an identical type of card, you do not need to make any changes to the database.


Step 9 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.206  PEER-NORESPONSE

Major (MJ), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: EQPT

The switch agent raises a Peer Card Not Responding alarm if either traffic card in a protection group does not receive a response to the peer status request message. PEER-NORESPONSE is a software failure and occurs at the task level, as opposed to a communication failure, which is a hardware failure between peer cards.

Clear the PEER-NORESPONSE Alarm


Step 1 Complete the "Reset a Traffic Card or Cross-Connect Card in CTC" procedure for the reporting card. For the LED behavior, see the "Non-DWDM Card LED Activity During Reset" section.

Step 2 Verify that the reset is complete and error-free, and that no new related alarms appear in CTC. For LED appearance, see the "Non-DWDM Card LED State After Successful Reset" section.

Step 3 Complete the "Reset a Traffic Card or Cross-Connect Card in CTC" procedure for the reporting card. For the LED behavior, see the "Non-DWDM Card LED Activity During Reset" section.

Step 4 Verify that the reset is complete and error-free, and that no new related alarms appear in CTC. For LED appearance, see the "Non-DWDM Card LED State After Successful Reset" section.

Step 5 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.207  PLM-P

Critical (CR), Service-Affecting (SA)

Logical Objects: STSMON, STSTRM

A Payload Label Mismatch Path alarm indicates that signal does not match its label. The condition occurs due to an invalid C2 byte value in the SONET path overhead.

For example, on Software R4.1 (or earlier) nodes, this condition can occur when you have a DS3XM-6 card connected to a DS-3 card instead of a DS-1 card. The DS3XM-6 card expects a C2 label byte value of 01. A DS-1 card will transmit this value, but a DS-3 card will transmit a value of 04. The mismatch between the sent and expected values causes the PLM-P alarm.


Warning On the OC-192 card, the laser is on when the card is booted and the safety key is in the on position (labeled 1). The port does not have to be in service for the laser to be on. The laser is off when the safety key is off (labeled 0).



Warning Invisible laser radiation might be emitted from the end of the unterminated fiber cable or connector. Do not stare into the beam directly with optical instruments. Viewing the laser output with certain optical instruments (for example, eye loupes, magnifiers, and microscopes) within a distance of 100 mm might pose an eye hazard. Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified might result in hazardous radiation exposure.



Caution Always use the supplied electrostatic discharge wristband when working with a powered ONS 15454. Plug the wristband cable into the ESD jack located at the lower-right outside edge of the shelf assembly.

Clear the PLM-P Alarm


Step 1 Verify that all circuits terminating in the reporting card are active:

a. Click the Circuits tab.

b. Verify that the State column lists the port as active.

c. If the State column lists the port as incomplete, wait 10 minutes for the ONS 15454 to initialize fully. If the incomplete state does not change after full initialization, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC to report a service-affecting problem (1-800-553-2447).

Step 2 After determining the port is active, verify the signal source to the traffic card reporting the alarm with an optical test set according to site specific practice.

For specific procedures to use the test set equipment, consult the manufacturer.

Step 3 If traffic is being affected, complete the "Delete a Circuit" procedure.


Caution Deleting a circuit might affect traffic.

Step 4 Recreate the circuit with the correct circuit size. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide for detailed procedures to create circuits.

Step 5 If the circuit deletion and recreation does not clear the alarm, verify the far-end OC-N card that provides STS payload to the DS-N card.

Step 6 If the alarm does not clear, verify the cross-connect between the OC-N card and the DS-N card.

Step 7 If the alarm does not clear, clean the far-end optical fiber according to site practice. If no site practice exists, complete the procedure in the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide.

Step 8 If the alarm does not clear, complete the "Physically Replace a Card" procedure for the reporting traffic card.


Caution Removing a card that currently carries traffic on one or more ports can cause a traffic hit. To avoid this, perform an external switch if a switch has not already occurred. Consult the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide for information.


Note When you replace a card with an identical type of card, you do not need to make any changes to the database.


Step 9 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC to report a service-affecting problem (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.208  PLM-V

Major (MJ), Service-Affecting (SA) for Release 4.1

Minor (MN), Service-Affecting (SA) for Release 4.5

Logical Object: VTTERM

A Payload Label Mismatch VT Layer alarm indicates that the content of the V5 byte in the SONET overhead is inconsistent or invalid. PLM-V occurs when ONS nodes interoperate with equipment that performs bit-synchronous mapping for DS-1. ONS nodes use asynchronous mapping.

Clear the PLM-V Alarm


Step 1 Verify that your signal source matches the signal allowed by the traffic card. For example, the traffic card does not allow VT6 or VT9 mapping.

Step 2 If the signal source matches the card, verify that the SONET VT path originator is sending the correct VT label value. You can find the SONET VT path originator using circuit provisioning steps.

Step 3 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC to report a service-affecting problem (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.209  PORT-CODE-MISM

Critical (CR), Service-Affecting (SA) for Release 4.5

Major (MJ) Service Affecting (SA) for Release 4.1

Logical Object: CLIENT

The Pluggable Port Security Code Mismatch alarm refers to ML-series Ethernet (traffic) cards, MXPs, and TXPs. PORT-CODE-MISM occurs when the SFP connector that is plugged into the card is not supported by Cisco.

Clear the PORT-CODE-MISM Alarm


Step 1 Unplug the SFP connector and fiber from the reporting card.

Step 2 If the SFP connector has a latch securing the fiber cable, pull the latch upward to release the cable.

Step 3 Pull the fiber cable straight out of the connector.

Step 4 Plug the fiber into a Cisco-supported SFP connector.

Step 5 If the new SFP connector has a latch, close the latch over the cable to secure it.

Step 6 Plug the cabled SFP connector into the card port until it clicks.

Step 7 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC to report a service-affecting problem (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.210  PORT-COMM-FAIL

Critical (CR), Service-Affecting (SA) for Release 4.5

Major (MJ), Service-Affecting (SA) for Release 4.1

Logical Object: CLIENT

The Port Communication Failure alarm applies to TXP and MXP card SFPs. It occurs when the card cannot communicate with the SFP.

Clear the PORT-COMM-FAIL Alarm


Step 1 Replace the faulty SFP with a new SFP:

a. Unplug the SFP connector and fiber from the ML-series Ethernet (traffic) card.

b. If the SFP connector has a latch securing the fiber cable, pull the latch upward to release the cable.

c. Pull the fiber cable straight out of the connector.

d. Plug the fiber into a Cisco-supported SFP connector.

e. If the new SFP connector has a latch, close the latch over the cable to secure it.

f. Plug the cabled SFP connector into the ML-series Ethernet card port until it clicks.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC to report a service-affecting problem (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.211  PORT-MISMATCH

Critical (CR), Service-Affecting (SA) for Release 4.5

Major (MJ), Service Affecting (SA) for Release 4.1

Logical Objects: CLIENT

The Pluggable Port Mismatch alarm applies to ML-series Ethernet (traffic) card and TXP card SFP connectors. The alarm indicates that the provisioned payload for the connector does not match the SFP configuration.

The error must be resolved in the IOS configuration. PORT-MISMATCH cannot be resolved in CTC. For information about provisioning the ML-series Ethernet cards from the IOS interface, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SONET/SDH ML-Series Multilayer Ethernet Card Software Feature and Configuration Guide, Release 4.1. If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC to report a service-affecting problem (1-800-553-2447).

2.7.212  PORT-MISSING

Critical (CR), Service-Affecting (SA) for Release 4.5

Major (MJ), Non-Service Affecting (NSA) for Release 4.1

Logical Object: CLIENT

The Pluggable Port Code Missing alarm applies to ML-series Ethernet (traffic) card SFP connectors. The alarm indicates that the connector is not plugged into the card port.

For information about provisioning the ML-series Ethernet cards from the IOS interface, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SONET/SDH ML-Series Multilayer Ethernet Card Software Feature and Configuration Guide, Release 4.1.

Clear the PORT-MISSING Alarm


Step 1 If fiber is not plugged into the SFP connector, plug it in.

Step 2 If the SFP connector has a latch, pull the latch over the connector.

Step 3 Push the SFP connector into the ML-series Ethernet (traffic) card port until it clicks in place.

Step 4 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447). If the alarm applies to a Release 4.5 node, it is service-affecting.


2.7.213  PRC-DUPID

Major (MJ), Service-Affecting (SA) for Ring

Major (MJ), Non-Service Affecting (NSA) for NE

Logical Object: NE, OCN, STSRNG

The Procedural Error Duplicate Node ID alarm indicates that two identical node IDs exist in the same ring. The ONS 15454 requires each node in the ring to have a unique node ID.

Clear the PRC-DUPID Alarm


Step 1 Log into a node on the ring.

Step 2 Find the node ID by completing the "Identify a Ring ID or Node ID Number" procedure.

Step 3 Repeat Step 2 for all the nodes on the ring.

Step 4 If two nodes have an identical node ID number, complete the "Change a Node ID Number" procedure so that each node ID is unique.

Step 5 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC to report a service-affecting problem (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.214  PROTNA

Minor (MN), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: EQPT

The Protection Unit Not Available alarm is raised on an active TCC+/TCC2 or XC10G card when the protect card is not available. The protect card may have another alarm raised or may be in reset. The alarm clears as soon as the protect card comes back in service and is in the SBY state. (This is indicated by a green SBY LED.) If the protect card does not go into SBY mode, the alarm remains standing.

If the PROTNA alarm is raised on the active XC card, indicating that the protect card is not in SBY state, the side switch command is denied in CTC. The command remains disabled as long as the PROTNA alarm is raised on the active card.

If the alarm is raised on the active XC card and you attempt a physical card pull or reset on the active card, a traffic hit will result. Soft-reset of the protect XC card is also denied.

If PROTNA is raised and the protect card keeps rebooting, an EQPT-FAIL alarm is raised on the protect card.

Clear the PROTNA Alarm


Step 1 If the PROTNA alarm occurs on the active TCC2 or cross-connect card and does not clear, ensure that there is a redundant control card installed and provisioned in the chassis.

Step 2 If there is a redundant card installed, ensure that the protect card is in SBY mode. This is indicated by the green SBY LED.

Step 3 If the protect card is not in SBY state, check for and resolve any alarms against that card, such as EQPT-FAIL.

Step 4 If the alarm does not clear, complete the "Remove and Reinsert (Reseat) a Card" procedure for the errored card.

Step 5 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.215  PTIM

Minor (MN), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

The Payload Type Identifier Mismatch alarm occurs when there is a mismatch between the way the G.709 option is configured on MXP cards and TXP card at each end of the optical span.

Clear the PTIM Alarm


Step 1 Double-click the alarmed MXP or TXP card to display the card view.

Step 2 Click the Provisioning > OTN > OTN Lines tabs.

Step 3 Ensure that the G.709 OTN checkbox is checked. If not, check it and click Apply.

Step 4 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.216  PWR-A

Minor (MN), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: NE

The NE Power Failure At Connector A alarm applies to the NE shelf. It occurs when there is no power supplied to the main power connector. PWR-A can occur if power is connected to the backup power connector (Connector B) but not to Connector A, because power must be applied to both supplies.


Warning Hazardous energy level available at the power source and power connection. Do not bridge across battery terminals or bridge battery terminal to ground; metal objects heat up and can cause serious burns or weld the metal object to the terminals.



Note When TCC2s are installed in the ONS 15454 shelf, the recovery time for the PWR-A alarm is approximately two minutes. If TCC+ cards are installed, the recovery is 10 seconds or less.


Clear the PWR-A Alarm


Step 1 Ensure that a power connection is present between the power source and power connector A.

Step 2 If necessary, reseat the connections between the source and the power connector A.

Step 3 If the alarm does not clear, verify the continuity of the power connection with a voltmeter using the "Measure Voltage" task in the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide.

Step 4 If the alarm does not clear, verify the source power output with a voltmeter using the "Measure Voltage" task in the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide.

Step 5 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.217  PWR-B

Minor (MN), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: NE

The NE Power Failure at Connector B alarm applies to the NE rack. It occurs when there is no power supplied to the backup power connector. PWR-B can occur if power is connected to the main power connector (Connector A) but not to Connector B, because power must be applied to both supplies.


Warning Hazardous energy level available at the power source and power connection. Do not bridge across battery terminals or bridge battery terminal to ground; metal objects heat up and can cause serious burns or weld the metal object to the terminals.



Note When TCC2s are installed in the ONS 15454 shelf, the recovery time for the PWR-A alarm is approximately two minutes. If TCC+ cards are installed, the recovery is 10 seconds or less.


Clear the PWR-B Alarm


Step 1 Ensure that a power connection is present between the power source and power connector B.

Step 2 If necessary, reseat the connections between the source and power connector B.

Step 3 If the alarm does not clear, verify the continuity of the power connection with a voltmeter using the "Measure Voltage" task in the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide.

Step 4 If the alarm does not clear, verify the source power output with a voltmeter using the "Measure Voltage" task in the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide.

Step 5 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.218  PWR-REDUN

Minor (MN), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: EQPT

The Redundant Power Capability Lost alarm applies to cards that have two built-in fuses [such as the TCC+/TCC2 and newer optical (traffic) cards]. The alarm indicates that one of the fuses has blown and must be serviced. When this alarm occurs, the card's power redundancy is lost because only one card power connection can contact one of the redundant power supplies.

Clear the PWR-REDUN Alarm


Step 1 The card fuse is not field-replaceable. Complete the "Physically Replace a Card" procedure.


Caution Removing a card that currently carries traffic on one or more ports can cause a traffic hit. To avoid this, perform an external switch if a switch has not already occurred. Consult the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide for information.

Step 2 Log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447) to arrange a card return for service.


2.7.219  RAI

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Objects: DS1, DS3

The Remote Alarm Indication condition signifies an end-to-end failure. The error condition is sent from one end of the SONET path to the other. RAI on the DS3XM-6 card indicates that the far-end node is receiving a DS-3 "AIS" condition on page 2-23.

Clear the RAI Condition


Step 1 Complete the "Clear the AIS Condition" procedure.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.220  RCVR-MISS

Major (MJ), Service-Affecting (SA)

Occurs only on Software R4.1 or earlier nodes

Logical Object: DS1

A Facility Termination Equipment Receiver Missing alarm occurs when the facility termination equipment detects an incorrect amount of impedance on its backplane connector. Incorrect impedance usually occurs when a receive cable is missing from the DS-1 port or a possible mismatch of backplane equipment occurs, for example, an SMB connector or a BNC connector is connected to a DS-1 card.


Note DS-1s are four-wire circuits and need a positive (tip) and negative (ring) connection for both transmit and receive.



Caution Always use the supplied electrostatic discharge wristband when working with a powered ONS 15454. Plug the wristband cable into the ESD jack located at the lower-right outside edge of the shelf assembly.

Clear the RCVR-MISS Alarm


Step 1 Ensure that the device attached to the DS-1 port is operational.

Step 2 If the attachment is OK, verify that the cabling is securely connected.

Step 3 If the cabling is OK, verify that the pinouts are correct.

Step 4 If the pinouts are correct, replace the receive cable.

Step 5 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC to report a service-affecting problem (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.221  RFI

Not Reported (NR), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Objects: CLIENT, TRUNK

The Remote Failure Indication condition is similar to the "RFI-L" condition on page 2-157 but it is raised against an MXP or TXP card when it has the "AIS" condition on page 2-23. The MXP or TXP cards will only raise AIS (or RFI) when they are in line or section termination mode. That is, when the MXP or TXP card in line termination mode or section termination mode has improperly terminated overhead bytes.

.Clear the RFI Condition


Step 1 Complete the "Delete a Circuit" procedure and then recreate the circuit.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.222  RFI-L

Not Reported (NR), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Objects: EC1-12, OCN

A Remote Fault Indication (RFI) Line condition occurs when the ONS 15454 detects an RFI in the SONET overhead because of a fault in another node. Resolving the fault in the adjoining node clears the RFI-L condition in the reporting node. RFI-L indicates that the condition is occurring at the line level.

Clear the RFI-L Condition


Step 1 Log into the node at the far-end node of the reporting ONS 15454.

Step 2 Identify and clear any alarms, particularly the "LOS (OC-N)" alarm on page 2-123.

Step 3 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.223  RFI-P

Not Reported (NR), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Objects: STSMON, STSTRM

An RFI Path condition occurs when the ONS 15454 detects an RFI in the SONET overhead because of a fault in another node. Resolving the fault in the adjoining node clears the RFI-P condition in the reporting node. RFI-P occurs in the node that terminates a path.

Clear the RFI-P Condition


Step 1 Verify that the ports are enabled and in service (IS) on the reporting ONS 15454:

a. Confirm that the OC-N card shows a green LED in CTC or on the physical card.

A green LED indicates an active card. An amber LED indicates a standby card.

b. To determine whether the OC-N port is in service, double-click the card in CTC to display the card view.

c. Click the Provisioning > Line tabs.

d. Verify that the State column lists the port as IS.

e. If the State column lists the port as OOS, click the column and choose IS. Click Apply.

Step 2 To find the path and node failure, verify the integrity of the SONET STS circuit path at each of the intermediate SONET nodes.

Step 3 Clear alarms in the node with the failure, especially the "UNEQ-P" alarm on page 2-185 or the "UNEQ-V" alarm on page 2-187.

Step 4 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.224  RFI-V

Not Reported (NR), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: VTTERM

An RFI VT Layer condition occurs when the ONS 15454 detects an RFI in the SONET overhead because of a fault in another node. Resolving the fault in the adjoining node clears the RFI-V condition in the reporting node. RFI-V indicates that an upstream failure has occurred at the VT layer.


Caution Always use the supplied electrostatic discharge wristband when working with a powered ONS 15454. Plug the wristband cable into the ESD jack located at the lower-right outside edge of the shelf assembly.

Clear the RFI-V Condition


Step 1 Verify that the connectors are securely fastened and connected to the correct slot. For more information, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide.

Step 2 If connectors are correctly connected, verify that the DS-1 port is active and in service (IS):

a. Confirm that the OC-N card shows a green LED in CTC or on the physical card.

A green LED indicates an active card. An amber LED indicates a standby card.

b. To determine whether the OC-N port is in service, double-click the card in CTC to display the card view.

c. Click the Provisioning > Line tabs.

d. Verify that the State column lists the port as IS.

e. If the State column lists the port as OOS, click the column and choose IS. Click Apply.

Step 3 If the ports are active and in service, use an optical test set to verify that the signal source does not have errors.

For specific procedures to use the test set equipment, consult the manufacturer.

Step 4 If the signal is valid, log into the node at the far-end of the reporting ONS 15454.

Step 5 Clear alarms in the far-end node, especially the "UNEQ-P" alarm on page 2-185 or the "UNEQ-V" alarm on page 2-187.

Step 6 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.225  RING-ID-MIS

Major (MJ), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Occurs only on DWDM (Software R4.5) nodes

The Ring ID Mismatch condition refers to the ring OSC in APC. It occurs when a ring ID does not match other detectable node ring IDs, and can cause problems with applications that require data exchange with APC. This alarm is similar to BLSR RING-MISMATCH, but rather than apply to ring protection, RING-ID-MIS applies to DWDM node discovery within the same network.

Clear the RING-ID-MIS Alarm


Step 1 Complete the "Clear the RING-MISMATCH Alarm" procedure.

Step 2 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.226  RING-MISMATCH

Major (MJ), Service-Affecting (SA)

Logical Object: STSRNG

A Procedural Error Mismatch Ring alarm occurs when the ring ID of the ONS 15454 that is reporting the alarm does not match the ring ID of another ONS node in the BLSR. ONS nodes connected in a BLSR must have identical ring IDs to function. RING-MISMATCH is somewhat similar to RING-ID-MIS, but it applies to BLSR protection discovery instead of DWDM node discovery.

Clear the RING-MISMATCH Alarm


Step 1 In the node view, click the Provisioning > BLSR tabs.

Step 2 Note the number in the Ring ID field.

Step 3 Log into the next ONS node in the BLSR.

Step 4 Complete the "Identify a Ring ID or Node ID Number" procedure.

Step 5 If the ring ID matches the ring ID in the reporting ONS node, repeat Step 4 for the next ONS node in the BLSR.

Step 6 Complete the "Change a Ring ID Number" procedure.

Step 7 Verify that the ring map is correct.

Step 8 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC to report a service-affecting problem (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.227  RING-SW-EAST

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: OCN

The Ring Switch Is Active East Side condition occurs when a ring switch occurs at the east side of two-fiber or four-fiber BLSR. The condition clears when the switch is cleared.


Note RING-SW-EAST is an informational condition. It does not require troubleshooting.


2.7.228  RING-SW-WEST

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: OCN

The Ring Switch Is Active West Side condition occurs when a ring switch occurs at the west side of a two-fiber or four-fiber BLSR. The condition clears when the switch is cleared.


Note RING-SW-WEST is an informational condition. It does not require troubleshooting.


2.7.229  RSVP-HELLODOWN

Minor (MN), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: UCP-IPCC

The Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP) Hello Down alarm occurs when the Hello protocol, which monitors UCP control channel status, is not available for reserving resources. The lack of availability can be caused by misconfiguration or loss of connectivity between the reporting node and its neighbor.

Clear the RSVP-HELLODOWN Alarm


Step 1 Ensure that there are no physical layer problems between the reporting node and its neighbor.

Step 2 Ensure that neighbor discovery (if enabled) has completed without any errors:

a. In the node CTC view, click the Provisioning > UCP > Neighbor tabs.

b. Look for the neighbor ID and address. If it is present, neighbor discovery is working.

Step 3 Ensure that RSVP hello is enabled on the neighbor node. If the neighbor is a Cisco 15454, use the following procedure to ensure that RSVP Hello is enabled on the neighbor. If not, use the corresponding procedure on the core network element:

a. In the node view, click View > Go to Network View.

b. Double-click the neighbor node in the network map.

c. Click the Provisioning > UCP > Node tabs on this neighbor.

d. Ensure that the RSVP area of the window contains entries in the Restart Time, Retransmit Interval, Recovery Time, and Refresh Interval fields.

Step 4 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.230  RUNCFG-SAVENEED

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: EQPT

The Run Configuration Save Needed condition occurs when you change the running configuration file for ML1000 and ML100T cards. It is a reminder that you must save the change to the startup configuration file for it to be permanent.

The condition clears after you save the running configuration to the startup configuration, such as by entering copy run start at the CLI. If you do not save the change, the change is lost after the card reboots.

2.7.231  SD (DS-1, DS-3)

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Objects: DS1, DS3

A Signal Degrade (SD) condition for DS-1 or DS-3 occurs when the quality of an electrical signal is so poor that the BER on the incoming optical line has passed the signal degrade threshold. Signal degrade is defined by Telcordia as a soft failure condition. SD and also signal fail (SF) both monitor the incoming BER and are similar alarms, but SD is triggered at a lower bit error rate than SF.

The BER threshold on the ONS 15454 is user provisionable and has a range for SD from 10-9 to 10-5.

SD can be reported on electrical card ports that are in inservice (IS), out-of-service-auto-inservice (OOS-AINS), or auto-inservice (AINS) states, but not in out-of-service (OOS) state. The BER count increase associated with this alarm does not take an IS port out of service, but if it occurs on an AINS port, the alarm prevents the port from going into service.

The SD condition clears when the BER level falls to one-tent h of the threshold level that triggered the condition. A BER increase is sometimes caused by a physical fiber problem, including a faulty fiber connection, a bend in the fiber that exceeds the permitted bend radius, or a bad fiber splice. SD can also be caused by repeated XC10G cross-connect card switches that in turn can cause switching on the lines or paths.


Warning Invisible laser radiation could be emitted from the end of the unterminated fiber cable or connector. Do not stare into the beam directly with optical instruments. Viewing the laser output with certain optical instruments (for example, eye loupes, magnifiers, and microscopes) within a distance of 100 mm could pose an eye hazard. Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified could result in hazardous radiation exposure.



Caution Always use the supplied electrostatic discharge wristband when working with a powered ONS 15454. Plug the wristband cable into the ESD jack located at the lower-right outside edge of the shelf assembly.


Note Some levels of BER errors (such as 10E_9) take a long period to raise or clear, about 9,000 seconds, or 150 minutes. If the SD threshold is provisioned at 10E_9 rate, the SD alarm needs at least one and a half hours to raise and then another period at least as long to clear.



Note The recommended test set for use on all SONET ONS electrical cards is the Omniber 718.


Clear the SD (DS-1, DS-3) Condition


Step 1 Complete the "Verify BER Threshold Level" procedure.

Step 2 If the BER threshold is correct and at the expected level, use an optical test set to measure the power level of the line to ensure it is within guidelines.

For specific procedures to use the test set equipment, consult the manufacturer.

Step 3 If the optical power level is okay, verify that optical receive levels are within the acceptable range.

Step 4 If receive levels are okay, clean the fibers at both ends according to site practice. If no site practice exists, complete the procedure in the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide.

Step 5 If the condition does not clear, verify that single-mode fiber is used.

Step 6 If the fiber is the correct type, verify that a single-mode laser is used at the far-end node.

Step 7 If the problem does not clear, the transmitter at the other end of the optical line could be failing and require replacement.


Caution Removing a card that currently carries traffic on one or more ports can cause a traffic hit. To avoid this, perform an external switch if a switch has not already occurred. See the "Switch Protection Group Traffic with an External Switching Command" procedure for more information.


Note When you replace a card with an identical type of card, you do not need to make any changes to the database.


Step 8 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/techsupport for more information or call Cisco TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.232  SD (DWDM Client, DWDM Trunk)

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Objects: CLIENT, TRUNK

A Signal Degrade (SD) condition occurs when the quality of an optical signal to the MXP_2.5G_10G, TXP_MR_10G, TXP_MR_2.5G, or TXPP_MR_2.5G card is so poor that the BER on the incoming optical line has passed the signal degrade threshold. The alarm applies to the card ports (DWDM client) and the trunk carrying optical or electrical signals to the card.

Signal degrade is defined by Telcordia as a soft failure condition. SD and SF both monitor the incoming BER and are similar alarms, but SD is triggered at a lower BER than SF. The BER threshold on the ONS 15454 is user provisionable and has a range for SD from 10-9 to 10-5.

Clear the SD (DWDM Client or Trunk) Condition


Step 1 Complete the "Clear the SD (DS-1, DS-3) Condition" procedure.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/techsupport for more information or call Cisco TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.233  SD-L

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Objects: EC1-12, OCN

An SD Line condition is similar to the "SD (DS-1, DS-3)" condition on page 2-162. It applies to the line level of the SONET signal

Clear the SD-L Condition


Step 1 Complete the "Clear the SD (DS-1, DS-3) Condition" procedure.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.234  SD-P

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Objects: STSMON, STSTRM, VT-TERM

An SD Path condition is similar to the "SD (DS-1, DS-3)" condition on page 2-162, but it applies to the path (STS) layer of the SONET overhead. A path or ST- level SD alarm travels on the B3 byte of the SONET overhead.

For path protection circuits, the BER threshold on the ONS 15454 is user provisionable and has a range for SD from 10-9 to 10-5. For BLSR 1+1 and unprotected circuits, the BER threshold value is not user provisionable and the error rate is hard-coded to 10-6.

On path protection, an SD-P condition causes a switch from the working card to the protect card at the path (STS) level. On BLSR 1+1 or on unprotected circuits, an SD-P condition does not cause switching.

The BER increase that causes the alarm is sometimes caused by a physical fiber problem such as a poor fiber connection, a bend in the fiber that exceeds the permitted bend radius, or a bad fiber splice.

Signal degrade and signal fail both monitor the incoming BER and are similar alarms, but SD is triggered at a lower bit error rate than SF. SD causes the card to switch from working to protect. The SD alarm clears when the BER level falls to one-tenth of the threshold level that triggered the alarm.

Clear the SD-P Condition


Step 1 Complete the "Clear the SD (DS-1, DS-3) Condition" procedure.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.235  SF (DS-1, DS-3)

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Objects: DS1, DS3

A Signal Fail (SF) condition occurs when the quality of the signal is so poor that the BER on the incoming optical line passed the signal failure threshold. Signal failure is defined by Telcordia as a "hard failure" condition. The SD and SF conditions both monitor the incoming BER error rate and are similar conditions, but SF is triggered at a higher BER than SD.

The BER threshold on the ONS 15454 is user provisionable and has a range for SF from 10-5 to 10-3.


Warning Invisible laser radiation could be emitted from the end of the unterminated fiber cable or connector. Do not stare into the beam directly with optical instruments. Viewing the laser output with certain optical instruments (for example, eye loupes, magnifiers, and microscopes) within a distance of 100 mm could pose an eye hazard. Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified could result in hazardous radiation exposure.



Caution Always use the supplied electrostatic discharge wristband when working with a powered ONS 15454. Plug the wristband cable into the ESD jack located at the lower-right outside edge of the shelf assembly.

Clear the SF (DS-1, DS-3) Condition


Step 1 Complete the "Clear the SD (DS-1, DS-3) Condition" procedure.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/techsupport for more information or call Cisco TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.236  SF (DWDM Client, Trunk)

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Objects: CLIENT, TRUNK

A Signal Degrade (SD) for the DWDM client or trunk occurs when the quality of an optical signal to the MXP_2.5G_10G, TXP_MR_10G, TXP_MR_2.5G, or TXPP_MR_2.5G card is so poor that the BER on the incoming optical line has passed the signal fail threshold. The alarm applies to the card ports (DWDM client) and the trunk carrying optical or electrical signals to the card.

Signal fail is defined by Telcordia as a soft failure condition. SF monitors the incoming BER and is triggered when the BER surpasses the default range.


Warning Invisible laser radiation could be emitted from the end of the unterminated fiber cable or connector. Do not stare into the beam directly with optical instruments. Viewing the laser output with certain optical instruments (for example, eye loupes, magnifiers, and microscopes) within a distance of 100 mm could pose an eye hazard. Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified could result in hazardous radiation exposure.



Caution Always use the supplied electrostatic discharge wristband when working with a powered ONS 15454. Plug the wristband cable into the ESD jack located at the lower-right outside edge of the shelf assembly.

Clear the SF (DWDM Client, Trunk) Condition


Step 1 Complete the "Clear the SD (DS-1, DS-3) Condition" procedure.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/techsupport for more information or call Cisco TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.237  SF-L

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Objects: EC1-12, OCN

An SF Line condition is similar to the "SF (DS-1, DS-3)" condition on page 2-165, but it applies to the line layer of the signal.

Clear the SF-L Condition


Step 1 Complete the "Clear the SD (DS-1, DS-3) Condition" procedure.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.238  SF-P

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Objects: STSMON, STSTRM, VT-TERM

An SF Path condition is similar to an "SF (DS-1, DS-3)" condition on page 2-165, but it applies to the path (STS) layer of the SONET overhead. A path or ST- level SD alarm travels on the B3 byte of the SONET overhead.

For path protection circuits, the BER threshold on the ONS 15454 is user provisionable and has a range for SF from 10-5 to 10-3. For BLSR 1+1 or unprotected circuits, the BER threshold value is not user provisionable and the error rate is hard-coded to 10-3.

For path protection, SF-P causes a switch from the working card to the protect card at the path (STS) level. For BLSR 1+1 or unprotected circuits, SF-P does not cause switching.The BER increase that causes the alarm is sometimes caused by a physical fiber problem such as a poor fiber connection, a bend in the fiber that exceeds the permitted bend radius, or a bad fiber splice.

Clear the SF-P Condition


Step 1 Complete the "Clear the SD (DS-1, DS-3) Condition" procedure.

Step 2 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.239  SFTWDOWN

Minor (MN), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: EQPT

A Software Download in Progress alarm occurs when the TCC+/TCC2 is downloading or transferring software.

No action is necessary. Wait for the transfer or the software download to complete. If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


Caution It can take up to 30 minutes for software to be updated on a standby TCC+/TCC2 card.


Note SFTWDOWN is an informational alarm.


2.7.240  SNTP-HOST

Minor (MN), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: NE

The Simple Network Timing Protocol (SNTP) Host Failure alarm indicates that an ONS node serving as an IP proxy for the other ONS nodes in the ring is not forwarding SNTP information to the other ONS nodes in the network. The forwarding failure can result from two causes, either the IP network attached to the ONS proxy node is experiencing problems, or the ONS proxy node itself is not functioning properly.

Clear the SNTP-HOST Alarm


Step 1 Ping the SNTP host from a workstation in the same subnet to ensure that communication is possible within the subnet.

Step 2 If the ping fails, contact the network administrator who manages the IP network that supplies the SNTP information to the proxy and determine whether the network is experiencing problems which might affect the SNTP server/router connecting to the proxy ONS 15454.

Step 3 If no network problems exist, ensure that the ONS 15454 proxy is provisioned correctly:

a. In node view for the ONS node serving as the proxy, click the Provisioning > General tabs.

b. Ensure that the Use NTP/SNTP Server check box is checked.

c. If the Use NTP/SNTP Server check box is not checked, click it.

d. Ensure that the Use NTP/SNTP Server field contains a valid IP address for the server.

Step 4 If proxy is correctly provisioned, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 Reference Manual for more information on SNTP Host.

Step 5 If the alarm does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).


2.7.241  SPAN-SW-EAST

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: OCN

The Span Switch Is Active East Side condition occurs when a span switch occurs at the east side of a four-fiber BLSR span. The condition clears when the switch is cleared.


Note SPAN-SW-EAST is an informational condition. It does not require troubleshooting.


2.7.242  SPAN-SW-WEST

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: OCN

The Span Switch Is Active West Side condition occurs when a span switch occurs at the west side of a four-fiber BLSR span. The condition clears when the switch is cleared.


Note SPAN-SW-WEST is an informational condition. It does not require troubleshooting.


2.7.243  SQUELCH

Not Alarmed (NA), Non-Service Affecting (NSA)

Logical Object: OCN

The Ring Squelching Traffic condition occurs in a BLSR when a node that originates or terminates STS circuits fails or is isolated by multiple fiber cuts or maintenance FORCE RING commands. The isolation or failure of the node disables circuits that originate or terminate on the failed node. Squelch alarms appear on one or both of the nodes on either side of the isolated/failed node. The "AIS-P" condition on page 2-24 also appears on all nodes in the ring except the isolated node.


Caution Always use the supplied electrostatic discharge wristband when working with a powered ONS 15454. Plug the wristband cable into the ESD jack located at the lower-right outside edge of the shelf assembly.


Warning On the OC-192 card, the laser is on when the card is booted and the safety key is in the on position (labeled 1). The port does not have to be in service for the laser to be on. The laser is off when the safety key is off (labeled 0).



Warning Invisible laser radiation might be emitted from the end of the unterminated fiber cable or connector. Do not stare into the beam directly with optical instruments. Viewing the laser output with certain optical instruments (for example, eye loupes, magnifiers, and microscopes) within a distance of 100 mm might pose an eye hazard. Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified might result in hazardous radiation exposure.


Clear the SQUELCH Condition


Step 1 Determine the isolated node:

a. In the node view, click View > Go to Network View.

b. The grayed out node with red spans is the isolated node.

Step 2 Verify fiber continuity to the ports on the isolated node.

Step 3 If fiber continuity is OK, verify that the proper ports are in service:

a. Confirm that the OC-N card shows a green LED in CTC or on the physical card.

A green LED indicates an active card. An amber LED indicates a standby card.

b. To determine whether the OC-N port is in service, double-click the card in CTC to display the card view.

c. Click the Provisioning > Line tabs.

d. Verify that the State column lists the port as IS.

e. If the State column lists the port as OOS, click the column and choose IS. Click Apply.

Step 4 If the correct ports are in service, use an optical test set to verify that a valid signal exists on the line.

For specific procedures to use the test set equipment, consult the manufacturer. Test the line as close to the receiving card as possible.

Step 5 If the signal is valid, verify that the power level of the optical signal is within the optical (traffic) card's receiver specifications. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 Reference Manual for card specifications.

Step 6 If the receiver levels are OK, ensure that the optical transmit and receive fibers are connected properly.

Step 7 If the connectors are OK, complete the "Physically Replace a Card" procedure for the OC-N card.


Caution Removing a card that currently carries traffic on one or more ports can cause a traffic hit. To avoid this, perform an external switch if a switch has not already occurred. Consult the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide for information.

Step 8 If the condition does not clear, log onto http://www.cisco.com/tac for more information or call TAC (1-800-553-2447).