Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Procedure Guide, Release 4.6
Chapter 5, Turn Up DWDM Node
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Turn Up a DWDM Node

Table Of Contents

Turn Up a DWDM Node

Before You Begin

NTP-D290 Install the DWDM or Hybrid Node Cards

DLP-D442 Preprovision a Slot

NTP-D291 Provision the DWDM Connections

DLP-D443 Connect the Internal DWDM Cables

DLP-D444 Calculate DWDM Connections

DLP-D378 Create a DWDM Connection

DLP-D377 Delete a DWDM Connection

NTP-D292 Run Automatic Node Setup

DLP-D372 Import a Cisco MetroPlanner Configuration File

DLP-D451Provision OSC Terminations

NTP-D293 Verify OSCM and OSC-CSM Transmit Power

NTP-D294 Terminal and Hub Node Acceptance Test

NTP-D295 View DWDM Node Parameters

DLP-D445 View DWDM Hub Node Settings

DLP-D446 View DWDM Terminal Node Settings

DLP-D447 View DWDM OADM Node Settings

DLP-D448 View DWDM Line Node Settings

DLP-D449 View DWDM NE Update Parameters


Turn Up a DWDM Node


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


Note Procedures in this chapter require Cisco MetroPlanner, a DWDM planning tool provided to you by your Cisco account representative. You enter your DWDN network topology and traffic requirements into MetroPlanner. MetroPlanner prepares a shelf plan for each network node and calculates the power and attenuation levels for the DWDM cards installed in the node. For information about Cisco MetroPlanner, contact your Cisco account representative.


Before You Begin

Complete the procedures and tasks listed in Table 5-1 for the node type you are provisioning (DWDM or hybrid) before starting procedures in this chapter:

Table 5-1 DWDM and Hybrid Node Installation Road Map 

Chapter
DWDM Node
Hybrid (TDM and DWDM) Node

Chapter 1, "Install the Shelf and FMECs"

All procedures and tasks

All procedures and tasks

Chapter 2, "Install Cards and Fiber-Optic Cable"

DLP-D332 Install the TCC2 Cards, page 2-7

1. DLP-D332 Install the TCC2 Cards, page 2-7

2. DLP-D333 Install the XC10G, XCVXL 10G, or XCVXL 2.5G Cards, page 2-9

Chapter 3, "Connect the PC and Log into the GUI"

All procedures and tasks

All procedures and tasks

Chapter 4, "Turn Up Node"

1. NTP-D24 Verify Card Installation, page 4-2

2. NTP-D30 Create Users and Assign Security, page 4-4

3. NTP-D25 Set Up Name, Date, Time, and Contact Information, page 4-6

4. NTP-D169 Set Up CTC Network Access, page 4-9

5. NTP-D27 Set Up the ONS 15454 SDH for Firewall Access, page 4-19

6. NTP-D28 Set Up Timing, page 4-221

7. NTP-D34 Set Up SNMP, page 4-32

1. NTP-D24 Verify Card Installation, page 4-2

2. NTP-D30 Create Users and Assign Security, page 4-4

3. NTP-D25 Set Up Name, Date, Time, and Contact Information, page 4-6

4. NTP-D169 Set Up CTC Network Access, page 4-9

5. NTP-D27 Set Up the ONS 15454 SDH for Firewall Access, page 4-19

6. NTP-D28 Set Up Timing, page 4-221

7. NTP-D34 Set Up SNMP, page 4-32

1 External timing only; line timing with an OSCM or OSC-CSM timing reference is performed in this chapter.


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

1. D290 Install the DWDM or Hybrid Node Cards—Complete this procedure first.

2. D291 Provision the DWDM Connections—Complete this procedure next.

3. D292 Run Automatic Node Setup—Complete this procedure next.

4. D293 Verify OSCM and OSC-CSM Transmit Power—Complete this procedure next.

5. D294 Terminal and Hub Node Acceptance Test—Complete this procedure to test terminal and hub nodes.

6. D295 View DWDM Node Parameters—Complete this procedure, as needed, to view or modify DWDM parameters.

NTP-D290 Install the DWDM or Hybrid Node Cards

Purpose

This procedure installs cards in DWDM or hybrid (DWDM and TDM) nodes.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

A DWDM network plan calculated by Cisco MetroPlanner. MetroPlanner is a planning tool available from your Cisco account representative that calculates the DWDM card locations based on your network topology and traffic requirements.

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Superuser



Step 1 In MetroPlanner, display the NE Site Dialog for the node you are provisioning (Figure 5-1).

Figure 5-1 MetroPlanner NE Site Dialog

Step 2 Complete the "DLP-D60 Log into CTC" task on page 3-24 at the DWDM node you want to provision.

Step 3 Complete the "DLP-D442 Preprovision a Slot" task for each DWDM card based on the NE site parameters provided by MetroPlanner.

Step 4 If your site plan requires AIC, AIC-I, transponder (TXP) or muxponder (MXP) cards, complete the following procedures and tasks. If not, continue with Step 5.

To install AIC or AIC-I cards, complete the "DLP-D334 Install the Alarm Interface Controller-International Card" task on page 2-11.

To install TXP and MXP cards, complete the "NTP-D249 Install the Transponder and Muxponder Cards" procedure on page 2-14.


Note The MetroPlanner NE site plan does not show AIC and AIC-I card locations.


Step 5 Install the DWDM cards in their preprovisioned slots. See the "NTP-D242 Install the DWDM Cards" procedure on page 2-26.

Step 6 If OPT-PRE cards are installed, perform one of the following:

If dispersion compensating cards (DCUs) are required, install the DCUs in the DCU shelf assembly according to the NE site plan provided by MetroPlanner. See the "NTP-D243 Install the DWDM Dispersion Compensating Cards" procedure on page 2-28.

If DCUs are not required, connect the two OPT-PRE DC ports with the attenuated patch cord shipped with the OPT-PRE card.


Note If the DCU chassis is not installed, complete the "DLP-D19 Install the DCU Shelf Assembly" task on page 1-44.


Step 7 If transponder or muxponder cards are installed and your site plan requires Y cable protection, complete the "DLP-D252 Create a Y-Cable Protection Group" task on page 4-31. If not, continue with Step 9.

Step 8 (hybrid nodes only) Install the STM-N and electrical cards using the following procedures:

NTP-D16 Install the STM-N Cards, page 2-12

NTP-D17 Install the Electrical Cards, page 2-16

Step 9 (hybrid nodes only) If STM-N or electrical cards are installed and your site plan requires card protection, complete one or more of the following tasks. If not, continue with Step 10.

DLP-D71 Create a 1:1 Protection Group, page 4-28 for 1:1 electrical card protection.

DLP-D72 Create a 1:N Protection Group, page 4-29 for 1:N electrical card protection.

DLP-D73 Create a 1+1 Protection Group, page 4-30 for 1+1 STM-N card protection.

Step 10 Click the Alarms tab.

a. Verify that the alarm filter is not on. See the "DLP-D227 Disable Alarm Filtering" task on page 9-32 as necessary.

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

Step 11 Continue with the "D291 Provision the DWDM Connections" procedure.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


DLP-D442 Preprovision a Slot

Purpose

This task preprovisions a card slot in CTC before you physically install the card in the ONS 15454 SDH. You can use this task for TDM, DWDM, and hybrid nodes.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

Chapter 3, "Connect the PC and Log into the GUI"

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 In node view, right-click the empty slot where you will later install a card.

Step 2 From the Add Card popup menu, choose the card type that will be installed. Only cards that can be installed in the slot appear in the Add Card popup menu.


Note When you preprovision a slot, the card appears purple in the CTC shelf graphic, rather than white when a card is installed in the slot. NP (not present) on the card graphic indicates that the card is not physically installed.


Step 3 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


NTP-D291 Provision the DWDM Connections

Purpose

This procedure provisions an ONS 15454 SDH cable connections for ONS 15454s provisioned for DWDM or DWDM and TDM (hybrid).

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

A DWDM network plan calculated by Cisco MetroPlanner.

NTP-D24 Verify Card Installation, page 4-2

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Superuser



Step 1 Complete the "DLP-D60 Log into CTC" task on page 3-24 at the node where you want to provision the DWDM Connections. If you are already logged in, continue with Step 2.

Step 2 Click the Alarms tab.

a. Verify that the alarm filter is not on. See the "DLP-D227 Disable Alarm Filtering" task on page 9-32 as necessary.

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

Step 3 Complete the "DLP-D443 Connect the Internal DWDM Cables" task.

Step 4 Complete the "DLP-D444 Calculate DWDM Connections" task.

Step 5 Continue with the "D292 Run Automatic Node Setup" procedure.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


DLP-D443 Connect the Internal DWDM Cables

Purpose

This task connects the internal ONS 15454 SDH cables for ONS 15454 SDH nodes provisioned for DWDM or DWDM and TDM (hybrid).

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

A DWDM network plan calculated by Cisco MetroPlanner.

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Superuser



Step 1 In MetroPlanner, display the Internal Connections table for the node you are provisioning (Figure 5-2). The internal connections table shows the following information:

Site 1—The DWDM network site number for the node where you are provisioning the internal connections.

IP Address—The node IP address.

Position-1—The first (west) position site and slot. For example, "1-2" indicates site 1, slot 2.

Unit-1—The ONS 15454 SDH DWDM card (unit) that is installed in the first position slot.

Port #1—The card port number used for the first Position-1 connection.

Port ID-1—The port ID used for the Position-1 connection.

Port Label-1—The port label for the Position-1 connection.

Attenuator—Indicates whether attenuation is required.

Position-2—The second (east) position site and slot. For example, "1-1" indicates site 1, slot 1.

Unit-2—The ONS 15454 SDH DWDM card (unit) that is installed in the Position-2 slot.

Port #2—The card port number used for the Position-2 connection.

Port ID-1—The port ID used for the Position-2 connection.

Port Label-1—The port label for the Position-2 connection.

Manually Set—Indicates whether you must create the connection manually.

Figure 5-2 MetroPlanner Internal Connections Table

Step 2 Export the internal connections table:

a. Click Export.

b. Enter a file name in the File Name field of the Save Table dialog box.

c. In the Files of Type field, choose HTML.

d. Click Save.

Step 3 Open the exported MetroPlanner internal connections file in a web browser, and then print the file.

Step 4 Connect the cables to the slot and ports specified in the printed MetroPlanner internal connections file. Use the following tasks as a general guide for connecting the DWDM cables. However, connect the cables to the slot and port specified in the MetroPlanner internal connections file.

DLP-D11 Install Fiber-Optic Cables for a Terminal Node, page 2-44

DLP-D12 Install Fiber-Optic Cables for a Hub Node, page 2-45

DLP-D13 Install Fiber-Optic Cables for a Line Amplifier Node, page 2-47

DLP-D15 Install Fiber-Optic Cables for an Amplified or Passive OADM Node, page 2-51

Step 5 If 32DMX-O or 32MUX-O cards are installed, connect them to the patch panel above the ONS 15454 SDH shelf.

Step 6 Connect DWDM cards to the 32DMX-O or 32MUX-O cards through the patch panel above the ONS 15454 SDH shelf.

Step 7 If TXP, MXP, or STM-N line cards are installed, connect each card with the correct DWDM card according to your site plan. STM-N line connections are not shown in MetroPlanner.

Step 8 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D444 Calculate DWDM Connections

Purpose

This task calculates the ONS 15454 SDH cable connections for ONS 15454s provisioned for DWDM or DWDM and TDM (hybrid).

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

A DWDM network plan calculated by Cisco MetroPlanner.

D443 Connect the Internal DWDM Cables

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Superuser



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

Step 2 Click the Calculate Connections button.

Step 3 Create any connections that require manual provisioning (indicated by a "Yes" in the MetroPlanner connections file Manually Set column). See the "DLP-D378 Create a DWDM Connection" task.

Step 4 Verify that the connections in the CTC Connections tab match the connections in the MetroPlanner internal connections file. (The CTC Connections tab will not show connections between TXP, MXP, and STM-N line cards and DWDM cards.) If connections are not correct:

a. Delete the connection. See the "DLP-D377 Delete a DWDM Connection" task.

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

c. Connect the fiber to the correct slot/card/port, then repeat Step 2.

Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D378 Create a DWDM Connection

Purpose

This task creates a DWDM connection.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-24

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Superuser



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

Step 2 Click the Create button.

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

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

Step 5 Click OK. The new connection appears in the Connections table, but its State is "Uncommitted."

Step 6 Click the new connection in the table. Click the Commit button. The connection state changes to "Connected."

Step 7 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D377 Delete a DWDM Connection

Purpose

This task deletes a DWDM connection.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-24

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Superuser



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

Step 2 Click the connection you want to delete.

Step 3 Click Delete.

Step 4 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


NTP-D292 Run Automatic Node Setup

Purpose

This procedure launches the DWDM Automatic Node Setup (ANS) function. ANS adjusts the values of the variable optical attenuators (VOAs) to equalize the per-channel power at the amplifier level.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

An Installation Parameters file for the node exported from Cisco MetroPlanner.

D291 Provision the DWDM Connections

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Superuser



Step 1 Complete the "DLP-D60 Log into CTC" task on page 3-24 at the node where you want to provision the DWDM Connections. If you are already logged in, continue with Step 2.

Step 2 Click the Alarms tab.

a. Verify that the alarm filter is not on. See the "DLP-D227 Disable Alarm Filtering" task on page 9-32 as necessary.

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

Step 3 Complete the "DLP-D372 Import a Cisco MetroPlanner Configuration File" task.

Step 4 Complete the "DLP-D444 Calculate DWDM Connections" task.

Step 5 In node view, click the Provisioning > WDM-ANS > Port Status tabs.

Step 6 Click Launch ANS.

Step 7 In the Apply Launch ANS dialog box, click Yes. Automatic Node Setup (ANS) adjusts the values of the variable optical attenuators (VOAs) to equalize the per-channel power at the amplifier level.

Step 8 In the Launch ANS confirmation dialog box, click OK.

Step 9 Verify that the Link Status column displays a "Regulated" status for all ports. If not, repeat the "D291 Provision the DWDM Connections" procedure to verify that all connections have been provisioned correctly, paying attention to connections that require manual provisioning.

Step 10 Complete the "DLP-D451Provision OSC Terminations" task.

Step 11 If the node timing is line timing with an OSCM or OSC-CSM card as a timing reference, complete the NTP-D28 Set Up Timing, page 4-22.

Step 12 Continue with the "D293 Verify OSCM and OSC-CSM Transmit Power" procedure.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


DLP-D372 Import a Cisco MetroPlanner Configuration File

Purpose

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

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

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

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-24

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Superuser



Step 1 Export the Installation Parameters for your node from Cisco MetroPlanner. If the parameters file has been exported, continue with Step 2.

a. In MetroPlanner, right-click the node icon and choose Site Installation > Assisted Conf Setup.

b. In the dialog box, choose a location to safe the MetroPlanner installation file.

Step 2 In CTC node view, click the Provisioning > WDM-ANS > NE Update tabs.

Step 3 Click Import.

Step 4 In the Import Defaults From File dialog box, enter the path to the configuration file, or click Browse and navigate to the configuration file using the Open dialog box.

Step 5 Click OK.

Step 6 Click Apply.

Step 7 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D451Provision OSC Terminations

Purpose

This task creates the DWDM OSC terminations required for network setup of a system that includes ONS 15454 SDH DWDM optical filters and amplifiers.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-24

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



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

Step 2 Click Calculate Connections. Ports that can have an OSC termination appear.

Step 3 Click the Provisioning > DCC/GCC/OSC > OSC tabs.

Step 4 In the OSC Terminations pane, click Create.

Step 5 In the Create OSC Terminations dialog box, click the ports where you want to create the OSC termination. To select more than one port, press the Shift key or the Ctrl key.


Note OSC on the DWDM node uses a separate OC3 channel to transport the section data communications channel (SDCC), which is used for ONS 15454 SDH DCC terminations.


Step 6 Click OK. Ports are automatically placed in service. Until all network OSC terminations are created and the ports are in service, the following alarms might appear: EOC (SDCC Termination Failure) and power failure alarms on the OPT-BST or OSC-CSM, such as Loss of Continuity alarms.

Step 7 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


NTP-D293 Verify OSCM and OSC-CSM Transmit Power

Purpose

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

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

D292 Run Automatic Node Setup

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Superuser



Step 1 Complete the "DLP-D60 Log into CTC" task on page 3-24 at the node where you want to provision the DWDM cable connections. If you are already logged in, continue with Step 2.

Step 2 In the node view shelf graphic, double-click the OSCM or OSC-CSM card in Slot 8.

Step 3 Click the Maintenance tab.

Step 4 Verify that the ALS Command is set to OSRI off.

Step 5 From the ALS Mode drop-down menu, choose Disable. Click Apply.

Step 6 Click the Provisioning > Optical Line tabs.

Step 7 For the TX (transmit) port entry, verify that the value in the Power column falls within the following ranges:

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

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

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

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

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

For OSC-CSM cards installed on hybrid nodes, the Pout-osc should be:

-5.0 dBm if the DWDM system type is Control Gain and

-1.5 dBm if the DWDM system type is Control Power.

Step 8 If the OSCM or OSC-CSM power levels are not within the ranges specified in Step 7, complete the following steps. Otherwise, continue with Step 11.

a. Click the Maintenance > ALS tabs. Verify that OSRI is set to off and ALS Mode is set to Disable.

b. Clean the optical connections. See the "NTP-D112 Clean Fiber Connectors" procedure on page 17-22.

c. Verify the optical connections inside the unit.

d. Relaunch ANS.

Step 9 Click the Maintenance tab.

Step 10 From the ALS Mode drop-down menu, choose Automatic Restart. Click Apply.

Step 11 Continue with the "D294 Terminal and Hub Node Acceptance Test" procedure.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


NTP-D294 Terminal and Hub Node Acceptance Test

Purpose

This procedure tests a DWDM terminal or hub node.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

Tunable laser or TXP, MXP, or STM-N line cards must be installed.

#2 Bulk attenuators (10 dB)

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Superuser



Step 1 Complete the "DLP-D60 Log into CTC" task on page 3-24 at the node where you want to provision the DWDM cable connections. If you are already logged in, continue with Step 2.

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

Step 3 Click the Alarms tab.

a. Verify that the alarm filter is not on. See the "DLP-D227 Disable Alarm Filtering" task on page 9-32 as necessary.

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

Step 4 In node view, click the Provisioning > WDM-ANS > Port Status tabs. Verify that all links have a Regulated status. If not, click Launch ANS.

Step 5 On one side of the node, either east or west (if the node is a terminal, the terminal side), create a physical loop back on the OPT BST by using a patch cord with 10 dB bulk attenuators to connect the card's Line-TX port with Line-RX port.

Step 6 On the OSCM card, verify that the OSC link becomes active. (OSC Termination must already be provisioned, see the "DLP-D451Provision OSC Terminations" task.)


Note The OSC signal loop back might cause an SDCC Termination Failure alarm.


Step 7 Tune the tunable laser on the first wavelength (1530.33 nm) of the 100Ghz ITU-T grid and connect it to the CHAN RX 01 port on the 32 MUX-O card using the available patch-panel.

Step 8 Display the west or east 32 MUX-O card in card view (double-click the card in the shelf graphic).

Step 9 Click the Provisioning > Optical Chn > Parameters tabs.

Step 10 Set the port #1 status to OOS_MT. This puts the port Out Of Service, but enables VOA provisioning.

Step 11 Verify that the Port 1 power level reaches the provisioned set point (VOA Power Ref).


Note Output power that is lower than the specified value might keep the 32 MUX-O card from reaching the provisioned set point.


Step 12 Verify that the west or east OPT BST card is working properly:

a. In node view, double-click the west or east OPT-BST card to open card view.

b. Click the Maintenance > ALS tabs.

c. Verify that the laser status is set to On. If so, continue with Step 13. If not, continue with Substep d.

d. Verify that the ALS Command is set to OSRI Off (optical safety remote interlock is not enabled).

e. If the ALS Command is set to OSRI On, choose OSRI Off. Click Apply.

f. Check the Laser Status. If it is not set to On, replace the card. See the "NTP-D242 Install the DWDM Cards" procedure on page 2-26.


Note On Provisioning > Opt.Ampli.Line> Parameters tab, the power value on port #6 reaches the provisioned set point = +2 dBm. However, the actual value reported by CTC also includes the ASE power contribution, so the value is always greater than +2 dBm (Power Ref).



Note When Laser Status is off, the Port #2 power is lower than or equal to -1 dBm as shown. This value is not a significant optical power and must be ignored.


Step 13 Verify that the west or east OPT-PRE card is working properly:

a. Display the west or east OPT-PRE card in card view (double-click the card on the shelf graphic).

b. Click the Maintenance > ALS tab.

c. Verify that the Laser Status is ON.


Note On Provisioning > Opt.Ampli.Line> Parameters tab, the power value on port #6 reaches the provisioned set point = +2 dBm. However, the actual value reported by CTC also includes the ASE power contribution, so the value is always greater than +2 dBm (Power Ref).


d. Click the Provisioning > Optical Line > Parameters tabs.

e. Verify that the DCU IL (insertion loss) value is less than or equal to 10 dB.


Note When Laser Status is off, the Port #2 power is lower or equal to -1 dBm is shown. This value is not a significant optical power and must be ignored.


Step 14 Verify the west or east 32 DMX-O in card view:

a. Display the east or west 32 DMX-O card in card view.

b. Click the Provisioning > Optical Chn > Parameters tabs,

c. Set the status of port #1 to OOS_MT.

d. Check that the Power value on part #1 reaches the provisioned set point (VOA Power Ref).

e. (optional) Connect a power meter to the CHAN TX 01 port through the patch-panel. Verify that the physical optical power value coming out of drop port #1 on the west 32 DMX-O card is consistent with the value read (the maximum allowed error is +/-0.5 dBm).

Step 15 Restore the default OOS status on the 32 MUX-O card port that was set to OOS_MT in Step 10.

Step 16 Restore the default OOS status on the 32 DMX-O card port that was set to OOS_MT in Step 14.

Step 17 Launch ANS to restore the correct node configuration.

Step 18 Repeat Steps 7 through 15 for the remaining 32 wavelengths of the 100 Ghz grid to verify the correct behavior of all VOAs inside the 32 MUX-O and 32 DMX-O cards.

Step 19 If the node is a hub node, repeat Steps 5 through 18. If it is a terminal node, continue with Step 20.

Step 20 Remove the loopbacks.

Step 21 Restore the default OOS status on all ports previously set to OOS_MT and launch ANS to recover the correct node configuration.

Step 22 Click the Alarms tab.

a. Verify that the alarm filter is not on. See the "DLP-D227 Disable Alarm Filtering" task on page 9-32 as necessary.

Step 23 Verify that no unexplained alarms appear on the network. If alarms appear, investigate and resolve them before continuing. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting Guide for procedures.

Step 24 Continue with the "D295 View DWDM Node Parameters" procedure.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


NTP-D295 View DWDM Node Parameters

Purpose

This procedure enables you to view and manually change DWDM parameters on the ONS 15454 SDH after it is provisioned for DWDM.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

"D293 Verify OSCM and OSC-CSM Transmit Power" procedure

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Superuser



Caution Manually changing parameters that have been calculated by Cisco MetroPlanner is not recommended.


Step 1 Complete the "DLP-D60 Log into CTC" task on page 3-24 at the node where you want to view the DWDM parameters. If you are already logged in, continue with Step 2.

Step 2 Perform one of the following tasks:

D445 View DWDM Hub Node Settings.

D446 View DWDM Terminal Node Settings.

D447 View DWDM OADM Node Settings.

D448 View DWDM Line Node Settings.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


DLP-D445 View DWDM Hub Node Settings

Purpose

This procedure enables you to view and manually change DWDM hub node parameters including the network type, system types, network power levels, and channel power levels for a DWDM hub node.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-24

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Superuser



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

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

Table 5-2 DWDM Hub Node Settings 

Parameter
Description
Default Value
Options

Network type

Defines the DWDM network type.

Metro-Core

Metro-Core—Channels are equalized

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

West Side

     

System Type

Defines the west-side DWDM fiber type, number of channels, and control mode. Table 5-3 shows the per-channel power and control mode for each system type.

SMF-28 32 Ch Control Gain

SMF-28 32 Ch Control Gain

SMF-28 32 Ch Control Power

SMF-28 8 Ch Control Power

SMF-28 16 Ch Control Power

Pdrop

Sets the west-side expected drop power level on the client interface. Pdrop is the power level of each channel after it is demultiplexed. The power is then sent to the client.

-14 dBm

-50 dBm to 30 dBm

Pexpress

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

-12 dBm

-50 dBm to 30 dBm

Pout-mux Stage

Sets the per-channel output power at the multiplexing stage. Pout-mux is the power that is sent to the multiplexer after the power from the client transmitters is gathered. The VOAs keep the power sent to the multiplexer at a constant level.

-18 dBm

-50 dBm to 30 dBm

East Side

     

System Type

Defines the east-side DWDM fiber type, number of channels, and control mode. Table 5-3 shows the per-channel power and control mode for each system type.

SMF-28 32 Ch Control Gain

SMF-28 32 Ch Control Gain

SMF-28 32 Ch Control Power

SMF-28 8 Ch Control Power

SMF-28 16 Ch Control Power

Pdrop

Sets the east-side expected drop power level on the client interface. Pdrop is the power level of each channel after it is demultiplexed. The power is then sent to the client.

-14 dBm

-50 dBm to 30 dBm

Pexpress

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

-12 dBm

-50 dBm to 30 dBm

Pout-mux Stage

Sets the per-channel output power at the multiplexing stage. Pout-mux is the power that is sent to the multiplexer after the power from the client transmitters is gathered. The VOAs keep the power sent to the multiplexer at a constant level.

-18 dBm

-50 dBm to 30 dBm


Table 5-3 shows the system types that can be assigned to the node.

Table 5-3 DWDM System Types

System Type
Per-Channel Power
Control Mode

SMF-28 32 Ch Control Gain

2 dBm

Control gain

SMF-28 32 Ch Control Power

2 dBm

Control power

SMF-28 8 Ch Control Power

8 dBm

Control power

SMF-28 16 Ch Control Power

5 dBm

Control power


Step 3 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D446 View DWDM Terminal Node Settings

Purpose

This procedure enables you to view and manually change DWDM terminal node parameters including its network type, system types, network power levels, and channel power levels.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-24

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Superuser



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

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

Table 5-4 DWDM Terminal Node Settings 

Parameter
Description
Default Value
Options

Network type

Defines the DWDM network type.

Metro-Core

Metro-Core—Channels are equalized.

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

Term West Side/ East Side

     

System Type

Defines the west-side DWDM system type (fiber type, number of channels, control mode). Table 5-3 shows the per-channel power and control mode for each system type.

SMF-28 32 Ch Control Gain

SMF-28 32 Ch Control Gain

SMF-28 32 Ch Control Power

SMF-28 8 Ch Control Power

SMF-28 16 Ch Control Power

Pdrop

Sets the expected drop power level on the client interface. Pdrop is the power level of each channel after it is demultiplexed. The power is then sent to the client.

-14 dBm/

-50 dBm to 30 dBm

Pout-mux Stage

Sets the per-channel output power at the multiplexing stage. Pout-mux is the power that is sent to the multiplexer after the power from the client transmitters is gathered. The VOAs keep the power sent to the multiplexer at a constant level.

-18 dBm/

-50 dBm to 30 dBm


Step 3 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D447 View DWDM OADM Node Settings

Purpose

This procedure enables you to view and manually change DWDM add/drop multiplexing node parameters including its network type, system types, network power levels, and channel power levels.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-24

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Superuser



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

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

Table 5-5 DWDM OADM Node Settings 

Parameter
Description
Default Value
Options

Network type

Defines the DWDM network type.

Metro-Core

Metro-Core—Channels are equalized.

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

West Side

     

System Type

Defines the west-side DWDM system type. Table 5-3 shows the per-channel power and control mode for each system type.

SMF-28 32 Ch Control Gain

SMF-28 32 Ch Control Gain

SMF-28 32 Ch Control Power

SMF-28 8 Ch Control Power

SMF-28 16 Ch Control Power

Pout-oadm Stage

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

+2 dBm

-50 dBm to 30 dBm

Pin-oadm Stage

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

-14 dBm

-50 dBm to 30 dBm

Pout Band [nn.n]

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

-14 dBm

-50 dBm to 30 dBm

East Side

     

System Type

Defines the east-side DWDM system type. Table 5-3 shows the per-channel power and control mode for each system type.

SMF-28 32 Ch Control Gain

SMF-28 32 Ch Control Gain

SMF-28 32 Ch Control Power

SMF-28 8 Ch Control Power

SMF-28 16 Ch Control Power

Pout-oadm Stage

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

+2 dBm

-50 dBm to 30 dBm

Pin-oadm Stage

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

-14 dBm

-50 dBm to 30 dBm

Pout Band [nn.n]

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

-14 dBm

-50 dBm to 30 dBm


Table 5-6 shows the OADM channels.

Table 5-6 OADM Channels 

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

1

30.3

195.9

1530.33

2

31.2

195.8

1531.12

3

31.9

195.7

1531.90

4

32.6

195.6

1532.68

5

34.2

195.4

1534.25

6

35.0

195.3

1535.04

7

35.8

195.2

1535.82

8

36.6

195.1

1536.61

9

38.1

194.9

1538.19

10

38.9

194.8

1538.98

11

39.7

194.7

1539.77

12

40.5

194.6

1540.56

13

42.1

194.4

1542.14

14

42.9

194.3

1542.94

15

43.7

194.2

1543.73

16

44.5

194.1

1544.53

17

46.1

193.9

1546.12

18

46.9

193.8

1546.92

19

47.7

193.7

1547.72

20

48.5

193.6

1548.51

21

50.1

193.4

1550.12

22

50.9

193.3

1550.92

23

51.7

193.2

1551.72

24

52.5

193.1

1552.52

25

54.1

192.9

1554.13

26

54.9

192.8

1544.94

27

55.7

192.7

1555.75

28

56.5

192.6

1556.55

29

58.1

192.4

1558.17

30

58.9

192.3

1558.98

31

59.7

192.2

1559.79

32

60.6

192.1

1560.61


Step 3 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D448 View DWDM Line Node Settings

Purpose

This procedure enables you to view and manually change DWDM line node parameters, including its network and system types.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-24

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Superuser



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

Step 2 View the fields shown in Table 5-7. In the table, the West Side of the node is equipped with cards that receive from the west and transmit to the east. The East Side of the node is equipped with cards that receive from the east and transmit to the west.

Table 5-7 DWDM Line Node Settings

Parameter
Description
Options

Network type

Defines the DWDM network type.

Metro-Core—Channels are equalized.

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

West Side

   

System Type

Defines the west-side DWDM system type. Table 5-3 shows the per-channel power and control mode for each system type.

SMF-28 32 Ch Control Gain

SMF-28 32 Ch Control Power

SMF-28 8 Ch Control Power

SMF-28 16 Ch Control Power

East Side

   

System Type

Defines the east-side DWDM system type. Table 5-3 shows the per-channel power and control mode for each system type.

SMF-28 32 Ch Control Gain

SMF-28 32 Ch Control Power

SMF-28 8 Ch Control Power

SMF-28 16 Ch Control Power


Step 3 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D449 View DWDM NE Update Parameters

Purpose

This procedure enables you to view and manually change all DWDM parameters that have been imported into the node from Cisco MetroPlanner.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-24

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Superuser



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

Step 2 View the parameters shown in Table 5-8.

Table 5-8 NE Update Parameters 

Parameter Name
General Name
Min dBm
Max dBm
Default

dwdm.common.NetworkType1

Network Type

1

1

Metro-Core

dwdm.common.SystemTypeValueW

System Type West

0

3

0

dwdm.common.SystemTypeValueE

System Type East

0

3

0

dwdm.common.OscLosThW

OSC LOS Threshold West

-50

+30

-2 (OPT-BST)

-40 (OSC-CSM)

dwdm.common.OscLosThE

OSC LOS Threshold East

-50

+30

-2 (OPT-BST)

-40 (OSC-CSM)

dwdm.common.ChLosThW

Channel LOS Threshold West

-50

+30

+10 (OPT-BST)

-30 (OSC-CSM)

dwdm.common.ChLosThE

Channel LOS Threshold East

-50

+30

+10 (OPT-BST)

-30 (OSC-CSM)

dwdm.hub_site.power.DropW

Hub - Drop Power West

-50

+30

-14

dwdm.hub_site.power.DropE

Hub - Drop Power East

-50

+30

-14

dwdm.hub_site.power.ExpressW

Hub - Express Power West

-50

+30

-14

dwdm.hub_site.power.ExpressE

Hub - Express Power East

-50

+30

-14

dwdm.hub_site.power.OutMuxW

Hub - Mux Output Power West

-50

+30

-14

dwdm.hub_site.power.OutMuxE

Hub - Mux Output Power East

-50

+30

-14

dwdm.oadm_site.power.OutOadmW

OADM - Output Power West

-50

+30

-14

dwdm.oadm_site.power.OutOadmE

OADM - Output Power East

-50

+30

-14

dwdm.oadm_site.power.InOadmW

OADM - Input Power West

-50

+30

-14

dwdm.oadm_site.power.InOadmE

OADM - Input Power East

-50

+30

-14

dwdm.oadm_site.power.DropB1W

OADM - Band 1 Drop Power West

-50

+30

-14

dwdm.oadm_site.power.DropB1E

OADM - Band 1 Drop Power East

-50

+30

-14

dwdm.oadm_site.power.DropB2W

OADM - Band 2 Drop Power West

-50

+30

-14

dwdm.oadm_site.power.DropB2E

OADM - Band 2 Drop Power East

-50

+30

-14

dwdm.oadm_site.power.DropB3W

OADM - Band 3 Drop Power West

-50

+30

-14

dwdm.oadm_site.power.DropB3E

OADM - Band 3 Drop Power East

-50

+30

-14

dwdm.oadm_site.power.DropB4W

OADM - Band 4 Drop Power West

-50

+30

-14

dwdm.oadm_site.power.DropB4E

OADM - Band 4 Drop Power East

-50

+30

-14

dwdm.oadm_site.power.DropB5W

OADM - Band 5 Drop Power West

-50

+30

-14

dwdm.oadm_site.power.DropB5E

OADM - Band 5 Drop Power East

-50

+30

-14

dwdm.oadm_site.power.DropB6W

OADM - Band 6 Drop Power West

-50

+30

-14

dwdm.oadm_site.power.DropB6E

OADM - Band 6 Drop Power East

-50

+30

-14

dwdm.oadm_site.power.DropB7W

OADM - Band 7 Drop Power West

-50

+30

-14

dwdm.oadm_site.power.DropB7E

OADM - Band 7 Drop Power East

-50

+30

-14

dwdm.oadm_site.power.DropB8W

OADM - Band 8 Drop Power West

-50

+30

-14

dwdm.oadm_site.power.DropB8E

OADM - Band 8 Drop Power East

-50

+30

-14

1 Three network types are available: Metro-Core, Metro-Access, and Not-DWDM.


Step 3 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).