Cisco ONS 15454 SONET/SDH ML-Series Multilayer Ethernet Card Software Feature and Configuration Guide, Release 4.1.x
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About the Cisco IOS Documentation

Table Of Contents

About the Cisco IOS Documentation

Document Objectives

Audience

Document Organization

Related Documentation

Document Conventions

Where to Find Safety and Warning Information

Obtaining Documentation

Cisco.com

Ordering Documentation

Cisco Optical Networking Product Documentation CD-ROM

Documentation Feedback

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Cisco TAC Website

Opening a TAC Case

TAC Case Priority Definitions

Obtaining Additional Publications and Information


About the Cisco IOS Documentation



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 section explains the objectives, intended audience, and organization of this publication and describes the conventions that convey instructions and other information.

This section provides the following information:

Document Objectives

Audience

Document Organization

Related Documentation

Document Conventions

Where to Find Safety and Warning Information

Obtaining Documentation

Documentation Feedback

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Obtaining Additional Publications and Information

Document Objectives

This guide explains software features and configuration for Cisco IOS on the ML-Series card. The ML-Series card is a module in the Cisco ONS 15454 SONET/SDH system. Use this guide in conjunction with the appropriate publications listed in the Related Documentation section.

Audience

To use this publication, you should be familiar with Cisco IOS and preferably have technical networking background and experience.

Document Organization

This Cisco ONS 15454 SONET/SDH ML-Series Multilayer Ethernet Card Software Feature and Configuration Guide, R4.1.x is organized into the following chapters:

Chapter 1, "Overview," provides a description of the ML-Series card, a feature list and explanations of key features.

"CTC Operations," provides details and procedures for using Cisco Transport Controller (CTC) software with the ML-Series Card.

"Initial Configuration," provides procedures to access the ML-Series card and create and manage startup configuration files.

"Configuring Interfaces," provides information on the ML-Series card interfaces and procedures for the interfaces.

"Configuring Bridging," provides bridging examples and procedures for the ML-Series card.

"Configuring STP and RSTP," provides spanning tree and rapid spanning tree examples and procedures for the ML-Series card.

Chapter 7, "Configuring VLANs," provides VLAN examples and procedures for the ML-Series card.

"Configuring IEEE 802.1Q and Layer 2 Protocol Tunneling," provides tunneling examples and procedures for the ML-Series card.

"Configuring Link Aggregation," provides Etherchannel and POS channel examples and procedures for the ML-Series card.

"Configuring Networking Protocols," provides network protocol examples and procedures for the ML-Series card.

"Configuring IRB," provides integrated routing and bridging (IRB) examples and procedures for the ML-Series card.

Chapter 12, "Configuring VRF Lite," provides VRF Lite examples and procedures for the ML-Series card.

"Configuring Quality of Service," provides QoS examples and procedures for the ML-Series card.

"Configuring the Switching Database Manager," provides switching database manager examples and procedures for the ML-Series card.

"Configuring Access Control Lists," provides access control list (ACL) examples and procedures for the ML-Series card.

"Configuring Resilient Packet Ring," provides resilient packet ring (RPR) examples and procedures for the ML-Series card.

"Command Reference," is an alphabetical listing of unique ML-Series card Cisco IOS commands with definitions and examples.

"Unsupported CLI Commands," is a categorized and alphabetized listing of Cisco IOS commands that the ML-Series card does not support.

Appendix C, "Using Technical Support," instructs the user on using the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) for ML-Series card problems.

Related Documentation

Use this Cisco ONS 15454 SONET/SDH ML-Series Multilayer Ethernet Card Software Feature and Configuration Guide, R4.1.x in conjunction with the following general ONS 15454 or ONS 15454 SDH system publications:

To install, turn up, provision, and maintain a Cisco ONS 15454 node and network, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide, Release 4.1.1 and Release 4.5.

For alarm clearing, general troubleshooting, and hardware replacement procedures for a Cisco ONS 15454 node, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 Troubleshooting Guide, Release 4.1.1 and Release 4.5.

For detailed reference information on a Cisco ONS 15454 node, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 Reference Manual, R4.1.1 and R4.5.

To install, turn up, provision, and maintain a Cisco ONS 15454 SDH node and network, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Procedure Guide, Release 4.1 and Release 4.5.

For alarm clearing, general troubleshooting, and hardware replacement procedures for the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH node, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting Guide, Release 4.1 and Release 4.5.

For detailed reference information on the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH node, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Reference Manual, R4.1 and R4.5.

The ML-Series card employs the Cisco IOS Modular QoS CLI (MQC). For more information on general MQC configuration, refer to the following IOS documents:

Cisco IOS Quality of Service Solutions Configuration Guide, Release 12.1 at this URL: http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/software/ios121/121cgcr/qos_c/index.htm

Cisco IOS Quality of Service Solutions Command Reference, Release 12.1 at this URL: http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/software/ios121/121cgcr/qos_r/index.htm

The ML-Series card employs Cisco IOS 12.1. For more general information on Cisco IOS 12.1, refer to the extensive Cisco IOS documentation at:

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/software/ios121/ or http://www.cisco.com/univercd/home/home.htm

Document Conventions

This publication uses the following conventions:

Table 1 Documentation Conventions

Convention
Application

boldface

Commands and keywords in body text.

italic

Command input that is supplied by the user.

[     ]

Keywords or arguments that appear within square brackets are optional.

{ x | x | x }

A choice of keywords (represented by x) appears in braces separated by vertical bars. The user must select one.

Ctrl

The control key. For example, where Ctrl + D is written, hold down the Control key while pressing the D key.

screen font

Examples of information displayed on the screen.

boldface screen font

Examples of information that the user must enter.

<     >

Command parameters that must be replaced by module-specific codes.



Note Means reader take note. Notes contain helpful suggestions or references to material not covered in the document.



Caution Means reader be careful. In this situation, the user might do something that could result in equipment damage or loss of data.

Warning


IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

This warning symbol means danger. You are in a situation that could cause bodily injury. Before you work on any equipment, be aware of the hazards involved with electrical circuitry and be familiar with standard practices for preventing accidents. To see translations of the warnings that appear in this publication, refer to the translated safety warnings that accompanied this device.

Note:  SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

Note:  This documentation is to be used in conjunction with the specific product installation guide that shipped with the product. Please refer to the Installation Guide, Configuration Guide, or other enclosed additional documentation for further details.



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For safety and warning information, refer to the Cisco Optical Transport Products Safety and Compliance Information document that accompanied the product. This publication describes the international agency compliance and safety information for the Cisco ONS 15xxx systems. It also includes translations of the safety warnings that appear in the ONS 15xxx system documentation.

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