Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Procedure Guide, Release 4.6
Chapter 4, Turn Up Node
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Turn Up Node

Table Of Contents

Turn Up Node

Before You Begin

NTP-D24 Verify Card Installation

NTP-D30 Create Users and Assign Security

DLP-D74 Create a New User—Single Node

DLP-D75 Create a New User—Multiple Nodes

NTP-D25 Set Up Name, Date, Time, and Contact Information

NTP-D279 Set Power Monitor Thresholds

NTP-D169 Set Up CTC Network Access

DLP-D249 Provision IP Settings

DLP-D64 Set the IP Address, Default Router, and Network Mask Using the LCD

DLP-D65 Create a Static Route

DLP-D250 Set Up or Change Open Shortest Path First Protocol

DLP-D251 Set Up or Change Routing Information Protocol

NTP-D27 Set Up the ONS 15454 SDH for Firewall Access

DLP-D67 Provision the IIOP Listener Port on the ONS 15454 SDH

DLP-D68 Provision the IIOP Listener Port on the CTC Computer

NTP-D28 Set Up Timing

DLP-D69 Set Up External or Line Timing

DLP-D70 Set Up Internal Timing

NTP-D170 Create Protection Groups

DLP-D71 Create a 1:1 Protection Group

DLP-D72 Create a 1:N Protection Group

DLP-D73 Create a 1+1 Protection Group

DLP-D252 Create a Y-Cable Protection Group

NTP-D34 Set Up SNMP


Turn Up Node


This chapter explains how to provision a single Cisco ONS 15454 SDH node and turn it up for service, including node name, date and time, timing references, network attributes such as IP address and default router, users and user security, and card protection groups.

If you are provisioning an ONS 15454 SDH for dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) or as a hybrid node (DWDM and TDM), you will not complete some procedures until directed to do so in Chapter 5, "Turn Up a DWDM Node." These procedures are identified in the procedures list in the following section.

Before You Begin

Complete the procedures applicable to your site plan from the following chapters:

Chapter 1, "Install the Shelf and FMECs"

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

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

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

1. D24 Verify Card Installation—Complete this procedure first.

2. D30 Create Users and Assign Security—Complete this procedure to create Cisco Transport Controller (CTC) users and assign their security levels.

3. D25 Set Up Name, Date, Time, and Contact Information—Continue with this procedure to set the node name, date, time, location, and contact information.

4. D279 Set Power Monitor Thresholds—Continue with this procedure to set the node battery power thresholds.

5. D169 Set Up CTC Network Access—Continue with this procedure to provision the IP address, default router, subnet mask, and network configuration settings.

6. D27 Set Up the ONS 15454 SDH for Firewall Access—Continue with this procedure if the ONS 15454 SDH will be accessed behind firewalls.

7. D28 Set Up Timing—Continue with this procedure to set up the node's SONET timing references. If you are turning up a DWDM or hybrid node, do not complete this procedure until directed to do so in Chapter 5, "Turn Up a DWDM Node."

8. D170 Create Protection Groups—Complete this procedure, as needed, to set up 1:1, 1:N, 1+1, or Y-cable protection groups for ONS 15454 SDH electrical and optical cards. If you are turning up a DWDM or hybrid node, do not complete this procedure until directed to do so in Chapter 5, "Turn Up a DWDM Node."

9. D34 Set Up SNMP—Complete this procedure if simple network management protocol (SNMP) will be used for network monitoring.

NTP-D24 Verify Card Installation

Purpose

This procedure verifies that the ONS 15454 SDH node is ready for turn up.

Tools/Equipment

An engineering work order, site plan, or other document specifying the ONS 15454 SDH card installation.

Prerequisite Procedures

Chapter 1, "Install the Shelf and FMECs"

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

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

Retrieve or higher



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

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


Note If the TCC2 cards are not installed, or if their LEDs are not operating as described, do not proceed. Repeat the "DLP-D332 Install the TCC2 Cards" task on page 2-7, or refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting Guide to resolve installation problems before proceeding to Step 3.


If you are provisioning the ONS 15454 for DWDM only, continue with Step 16. Otherwise, continue with the next step.

Step 3 Verify that cross-connect cards (XC10G, XC-VXL-2.5G, or XC-VXL-10G) are installed in Slots 8 and 10. The cross-connect cards must be the same type.

Step 4 Verify that the green ACT (active) LED is illuminated on one cross-connect card and the amber STBY (standby) LED is illuminated on the second cross-connect card.


Note If the cross-connect cards are not installed, or if their LEDs are not illuminated as described, do not proceed. Repeat the "DLP-D333 Install the XC10G, XCVXL 10G, or XCVXL 2.5G Cards" task on page 2-9, or refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting Manual to resolve installation problems before proceeding to Step 5.


If you are provisioning the ONS 15454 for DWDM and TDM (hybrid node), continue with Step 16. Otherwise, continue with the next step.

Step 5 If your site plan requires an AIC-I card, verify that the AIC-I card is installed in Slot 9 and its ACT (active) LED displays a solid green light.

Step 6 Verify that electrical cards (E1-N-14, E1-42, E3-12, DS3I-N-12, or STM1E) are installed in the ONS 15454 SDH slots as designated by your installation plan.

Step 7 If your site plan requires an Ethernet card, verify that the Ethernet card is installed in the specified slot and its ACT (active) LED displays a solid green light:

The E100T-12, E100T-12-G, E1000-2, and E1000-2-G cards are installed in Slots 1 to 6 or 12 to 17

The G1000-4 cards are installed in Slots 1 to 4 or 14 to 17.

The G1K-4, ML1000-2, and ML100T-12 cards can be installed in Slots 1 to 6 or 12 to 17 if an XC10G cross-connect is installed. However, they must be installed in Slots 5, 6, 12, or 13 if XC or XCVT cards are installed.

Step 8 If Ethernet cards are installed, verify that the correct cross-connect cards are installed in Slots 8 and 10:

E100T-12-G, E1000-2-G, and G1000-4 cards require XC10G cards.

G1K-4, ML1000-2, and ML100T-12 cards require XC10G cards if they are installed in Slots 1 to 4 or 14 to 17.

Step 9 If an E1000-2, E1000-2-G, G1000-4, G1K-4, or ML1000-2 Ethernet card is installed, verify that it has a gigabit interface converter (GBIC) or SFP installed. If not, see the "DLP-D335 Install GBIC or SFP Connectors" task on page 2-20.

Step 10 Verify that STM-N cards (STM-1, STM-1-8, STM-4, STM-4-4, STM-16, STM-16 any slot (AS), and STM-64) are installed in the slots designated by your site plan. STM-1, STM-4, and STM-16AS cards can be installed in Slots 1-6 or 12-17. The STM-1-8 and STM-4-4 can only be installed in Slots 1 to 4 or 14 to 17, and the STM-16 and STM-64 can only be installed in Slots 5 to 6 and 12 to 13.

Step 11 Verify that all installed STM-N cards display a solid amber STBY LED.

Step 12 If transponder or muxponder cards are installed (T XP_MR_10G, MXP_2.5G_10G, TXP_MR_2.5, or TXPP_MR_2.5G), verify that they are installed in Slots 1 to 6 or 12 to 17 and GBIC or SFP connectors are installed. If GBIC or SFP connectors are not installed, complete the "DLP-D335 Install GBIC or SFP Connectors" task on page 2-20.

Step 13 If Fibre Channel cards (FC_MR-4) are installed, verify that the FC_MR-4 is installed in Slots 1 to 6 or 12 to 17 and displays a solid green ACT (Active) LED.

Step 14 Verify that fiber-optic cables are installed and connected to the locations indicated in the site plan. If the fiber-optic cables are not installed, complete the "NTP-D19 Install Fiber-Optic Cables on STM-N Cards" procedure on page 2-30.

Step 15 Verify that fiber is routed correctly in the shelf assembly and fiber boots are installed properly. If the fiber is not routed on the shelf assembly, complete the "NTP-D245 Route Fiber-Optic Cables" procedure on page 2-56. If the fiber boots are not installed, complete the "DLP-D45 Install the Fiber Boot" task on page 2-39.

Step 16 Verify that the software release shown on the LCD matches the software release indicated in your site plan. If the release does not match, perform one of the following procedures:

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

Replace the TCC2 cards with cards containing the correct release. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting Guide.

Step 17 Continue with the "D30 Create Users and Assign Security" procedure.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


NTP-D30 Create Users and Assign Security

Purpose

This procedure creates ONS 15454 SDH users and assigns their security levels.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

D24 Verify Card Installation

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Superuser only



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


Note You must log in as a Superuser to create additional users. The CISCO15 user provided with each ONS 15454 SDH can be used to set up other ONS 15454 SDH users. You can add up to 500 users to one ONS 15454 SDH.


Step 2 Complete the "DLP-D74 Create a New User—Single Node" task or the "DLP-D75 Create a New User—Multiple Nodes" task as needed.


Note You must add the same user name and password to each node a user will access.


Step 3 If you want to modify the security policy settings, complete the "NTP-D205 Modify Users and Change Security" procedure on page 12-25.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


DLP-D74 Create a New User—Single Node

Purpose

This task creates a new user for one ONS 15454 SDH.

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 only



Step 1 Click the Provisioning > Security > Users tabs.

Step 2 In the Security window, click Create.

Step 3 In the Create User dialog box, enter the following:

Name—Type the user name. The name must be a minimum of six and a maximum of 20 alphanumeric (a-z, A-Z, 0-9) characters.

Password—Type the user password. The password must be a minimum of six and a maximum of 20 alphanumeric (a-z, A-Z, 0-9) and special (+, #, %) characters, where at least two characters are nonalphabetic and at least one character is a special character. The password must not contain the user name.

Confirm Password—Type the password again to confirm it.

Security Level—Choose a security level for the user: RETRIEVE, MAINTENANCE, PROVISIONING, or SUPERUSER. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Reference Manual for information about the capabilities provided with each level.


Note Each security level has a different idle time. The idle time is the length of time that CTC can remain idle before the password must be reentered. The defaults are: Retrieve user = unlimited, Maintenance user = 60 minutes, Provisioning user = 30 minutes, and Superuser = 15 minutes. To change the idle times, refer to the "NTP-D205 Modify Users and Change Security" procedure on page 12-25.


Step 4 Click OK.

Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D75 Create a New User—Multiple Nodes

Purpose

This task adds a new user to multiple ONS 15454 SDH nodes.

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



Note All nodes where you want to add users must be accessible in network view.



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

Step 2 Click the Provisioning > Security > Users tabs.

Step 3 In the Security window, click Create.

Step 4 In the Create User dialog box, enter the following:

Name—Type the user name. The name must be a minimum of six and a maximum of 20 alphanumeric (a-z, A-Z, 0-9) characters.

Password—Type the user password. The password must be a minimum of six and a maximum of 20 alphanumeric (a-z, A-Z, 0-9) and special (+, #, %) characters, where at least two characters are nonalphabetic and at least one character is a special character.

Confirm Password—Type the password again to confirm it.

Security Level—Choose a security level for the user: RETRIEVE, MAINTENANCE, PROVISIONING, or SUPERUSER. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Reference Manual for information about the capabilities provided with each level.


Note Each security level has a different idle time. The idle time is the length of time that CTC can remain idle before it locks up and the password must be reentered. The defaults are: Retrieve user = unlimited, Maintenance user = 60 minutes, Provisioning user = 30 minutes, and Superuser = 15 minutes. To change the idle times, refer to the "NTP-D205 Modify Users and Change Security" procedure on page 12-25.


Step 5 Under "Select applicable nodes," deselect any nodes where you do not want to add the user (all network nodes are selected by default).

Step 6 Click OK.

Step 7 In the User Creation Results dialog box, verify that the users were successfully added to the nodes chosen in Step 5. If yes, click OK and continue with the next step. If users were not added, click OK and repeat Steps 2 through 6.

Step 8 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


NTP-D25 Set Up Name, Date, Time, and Contact Information

Purpose

This procedure provisions identification information for the node, including the node name, a contact name and phone number, the location of the node, and the date, time, and time zone.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

D24 Verify Card Installation

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 Complete the "DLP-D60 Log into CTC" task on page 3-24 for the node you will turn up. If you are already logged in, continue with Step 2.

Step 2 Click the Provisioning > General tabs.

Step 3 Enter the following information in the fields listed:

Node Name—Type a name for the node. For TL1 compliance, names must begin with an alpha character and have no more than 20 alphanumeric characters.

Contact—Type the name of the node contact person and the phone number up to 255 characters (optional).

Latitude—Enter the node latitude: N (North) or S (South), degrees, and minutes (optional).

Longitude—Enter the node longitude: E (East) or W (West), degrees, and minutes (optional).


Tip You can also position nodes manually on the network view map. Press Ctrl then drag and drop the node icon. To create a logical network map for all ONS 15454 SDH users, complete the "NTP-D172 Create a Logical Network Map" procedure on page 6-52.


CTC uses the latitude and longitude to position ONS 15454 SDH icons on the network view map. To convert a coordinate in degrees to degrees and minutes, multiply the number after the decimal by 60. For example, the latitude 38.250739 converts to 38 degrees, 15 minutes (0.250739 x 60 = 15.0443, rounded to the nearest whole number).

Description—Type a description of the node. The description can be a maximum of 255 characters.

Use NTP/SNTP Server—When checked, CTC uses a Network Time Protocol (NTP) or Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP) server to set the date and time of the node.

If you do not use an SNTP or NTP server, complete the Date and Time fields. The ONS 15454 SDH will use these fields for alarm dates and times. (CTC displays all alarms in the login node's time zone for cross network consistency.)


Note Using an NTP or SNTP server ensures that all ONS 15454 SDH network nodes use the same date and time reference. The server synchronizes the node's time after power outages or software upgrades.


If you check the Use NTP/SNTP Server check box, type the IP address of one of the following:

an NTP/SNTP server connected to the ONS 15454 SDH

Another ONS 15454 SDH with NTP/SNTP enabled that is connected to the ONS 15454 SDH

If you check gateway network element (GNE) for the ONS 15454 SDH proxy server, (see "DLP-D249 Provision IP Settings" task), external ONS 15454 SDH NEs must reference the gateway ONS 15454 SDH NE for NTP/SNTP timing. For more information about the proxy server feature, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Reference Manual.


Caution If you reference another ONS 15454 SDH for the NTP/SNTP server, make sure the second ONS 15454 SDH references an NTP/SNTP server and not the first ONS 15454 SDH (that is, do not create an NTP/SNTP timing loop by having two ONS 15454 SDH nodes reference each other).

Date—If Use NTP/SNTP Server is not selected, type the current date in the format mm/dd/yyyy, for example, September 24, 2002 is 09/24/2002.

Time—If Use NTP/SNTP Server is not selected, type the current time in the format hh:mm:ss, for example, 11:24:58. The ONS 15454 SDH uses a 24-hour clock, so 10:00 PM is entered as 22:00:00.

Time Zone—Click the field and choose a city within your time zone from the drop-down menu. The menu displays the 80 World Time Zones from -11 through 0 (GMT) to +14. Continental United States time zones are GMT-05:00 (Eastern), GMT-06:00 (Central), GMT-07:00 (Mountain), and GMT-08:00 (Pacific).

Step 4 Click Apply.

Step 5 In the confirmation dialog box, click Yes.

Step 6 Review the node information. If you need to make corrections, repeat Steps 3 through 5 to enter the corrections. If the information is correct, continue with the "D279 Set Power Monitor Thresholds" procedure.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


NTP-D279 Set Power Monitor Thresholds

Purpose

This procedure provisions extreme high, high, extreme low, and low input battery power thresholds within a -48 volts direct current (VDC) environment. When the thresholds are crossed, the TCC2 generates warning alarms in CTC.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

D24 Verify Card Installation

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 Complete the "DLP-D60 Log into CTC" task on page 3-24 for the node you will set up. If you are already logged in, continue with Step 2.

Step 2 In node view, click the Provisioning > General > Power Monitor tabs.

Step 3 To change the extreme low battery voltage threshold in 0.5 VDC increments, choose a voltage from the ELWBATVGVdc drop-down menu.

Step 4 To change the low battery voltage threshold in 0.5 VDC increments, choose a voltage from the LWBATVGVdc drop-down menu.

Step 5 To change the high battery voltage threshold in 0.5 VDC increments, choose a voltage from the HIBATVGVdc drop-down menu.

Step 6 To change the extreme high battery voltage threshold in 0.5 VDC increments, choose a voltage from the EHIBATVGVdc drop-down menu.

Step 7 Click Apply.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


NTP-D169 Set Up CTC Network Access

Purpose

This procedure provisions network access for a node, including its subnet mask, default router, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server, IIOP (Internet Inter-Orb Protocol) listener port, proxy server settings, static routes, Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) protocol, and Routing Information Protocol (RIP).

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

D24 Verify Card Installation

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. If you are already logged in, continue with Step 2.

Step 2 Complete the "DLP-D249 Provision IP Settings" task to provision the ONS 15454 SDH IP address, subnet mask, default router, DHCP, IIOP listener port, and proxy server settings.


Tip If you cannot log into the node, you might be able to change its IP address, default router, and network mask by using the LCD on the ONS 15454 SDH front panel. See the "DLP-D64 Set the IP Address, Default Router, and Network Mask Using the LCD" task for instructions. However, you cannot use the LCD to provision any other network settings.


Step 3 If static routes are needed, complete the "DLP-D65 Create a Static Route" task. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Reference Manual for further information about static routes.

Step 4 If the ONS 15454 SDH is connected to a LAN or WAN that uses OSPF, complete the "DLP-D250 Set Up or Change Open Shortest Path First Protocol" task.

Step 5 If the ONS 15454 SDH is connected to a LAN or WAN that uses RIP, complete the "DLP-D251 Set Up or Change Routing Information Protocol" task.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


DLP-D249 Provision IP Settings

Purpose

This task provisions IP settings, which includes the IP address, default router, DHCP access, firewall access, and proxy server settings for an ONS 15454 SDH node.

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



Caution All network changes should be approved by your network (or LAN) administrator.


Step 1 If you are in network view, switch to node view by double-clicking the node you want to turn up on the network map.

Step 2 Click the Provisioning > Network tabs.

Step 3 Complete the following information in the fields listed:

IP Address—Type the IP address assigned to the ONS 15454 SDH node.

Suppress CTC IP Display—Select this check box if you want to prevent the node IP address from being displayed in CTC to users with Provisioner, Maintenance, or Retrieve security levels. (The IP address suppression is not applied to users with Superuser security level.)

LCD IP Display—Choose one of the following:

Allow Configuration—(default) Displays the node IP on the front panel LCD and allows it to be changed using the ONS 15454 SDH LCD. This option enables the "DLP-D64 Set the IP Address, Default Router, and Network Mask Using the LCD" task (default).

Display Only—Displays the node IP address on the front panel LCD but does not allow it to be changed.

Suppress Display—Suppresses the node IP address display on the front panel LCD.

Default Router—If the ONS 15454 SDH must communicate with a device on a network that the ONS 15454 SDH is not directly connected to, the ONS 15454 SDH can forward the packets to the default router. Type the IP address of the router in this field.


Note This field is ignored if the node is not connected to a LAN, or if you enable any of the gateway settings to implement the ONS 15454 SDH proxy server feature.


Forward DHCP Request ToSelect this check box to enable Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). Also, enter the DHCP server IP address in the Request To field. The box is unchecked by default. If you will enable any of the gateway settings to implement the ONS 15454 SDH proxy server features, leave this field blank.


Note If you enable DHCP, computers connected to an ONS 15454 SDH node can obtain temporary IP addresses from an external DHCP server. The ONS 15454 SDH only forwards DHCP requests; it does not act as a DHCP server.


MAC Address—(Display only.) Displays the ONS 15454 SDH IEEE 802 MAC address.

Net/Subnet Mask Length—Type the subnet mask length (decimal number representing the subnet mask length in bits) or click the arrows to adjust the subnet mask length. The subnet mask length is the same for all ONS 15454 SDH nodes in the same subnet.

TCC CORBA (IIOP) Listener Port—Provisions the ONS 15454 SDH IIOP listener port. The IIOP listener port enables communication with the ONS 15454 SDH through firewalls. See the "D27 Set Up the ONS 15454 SDH for Firewall Access" procedure for more information.

Gateway Settings—Provides three check boxes that enable the ONS 15454 SDH proxy server features. Do not select any of these options until you review the proxy server scenario in the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Reference Manual. In proxy server networks, the ONS 15454 SDH is either an external network element (ENE), a gateway network element (GNE), or a proxy-only server. Provisioning must be consistent for each NE type.

Enable proxy server on port—If checked, the ONS 15454 SDH serves as a proxy for connections between CTC clients and ONS 15454 SDHs that are data communications channel (DCC)-connected to the proxy ONS 15454 SDH. The CTC client establishes connections to DCC-connected nodes through the proxy node. The CTC client does not require IP connectivity to the DCC-connected nodes, only to the proxy ONS 15454 SDH. If Enable proxy server on port is off, the node does not proxy for any CTC clients, although any established proxy connections continue until the CTC client exits. When this box is checked, you can set the node as an ENE or a GNE:

External Network Element (ENE)—If selected, the CTC computer is only visible to the ONS 15454 SDH to which the CTC computer is connected. The computer is not visible to other DCC-connected nodes. In addition, firewall is enabled, which means that the node prevents IP traffic from being routed between the DCC and the LAN port.

Gateway Network Element (GNE)—If selected, the CTC computer is visible to other DCC-connected nodes. The node prevents IP traffic from being routed between the DCC and the LAN port.

Proxy-only—If selected, the ONS 15454 SDH responds to CTC requests with a list of DCC-connected nodes for which the node serves as a proxy. The CTC computer is visible to other DCC-connected nodes. The node does not prevent traffic from being routed between the DCC and LAN port.

Click Apply.

Step 4 Click Yes on the confirmation dialog box.

Both TCC2 cards reboot, one at a time. During this time (approximately 5 minutes), the active and standby TCC2 card LEDs go through the cycle shown in Table 4-1. Eventually, a "Lost node connection, switching to network view" message appears.

Table 4-1 LED Behavior During TCC2 Reboot

Reboot Activity
Active TCC2 LEDs
Standby TCC2 LEDs

Standby TCC2 card updated with new network information.

Memory test (1 to 2 minutes).

If an AIC or AIC-I card is installed, AIC FAIL and alarm LEDs light up briefly when the AIC is updated.

The standby TCC2 becomes the active TCC2.

ACT/STBY: Flashing green.

1. ACT/STBY: Flashing yellow.

2. FAIL LED: Solid red.

3. All LEDs on except ACT/STBY.

4. CRIT turns off.

5. MAJ and MIN turn off.

6. REM, SYNC, and ACO turn off.

7. All LEDs except A&B PWR: turn off (1-2 minutes)

8. ACT/STBY: Solid yellow.

9. Alarm LEDs: Flash once.

10. ACT/STBY: Solid green.

Memory test (1 to 2 minutes).

TCC2 updated with new network information.

TCC2 becomes the standby TCC2.

1. All LEDs: Turn off (1 to 2 minutes). CTC displays "Lost node connection, switching to network view" message.

2. FAIL LED: Solid red.

3. FAIL LED: Flashing red.

4. All LEDs on except ACT/STBY.

5. CRIT turns off.

6. MAJ and MIN turn off.

7. REM, SYNC, and ACO turn off; all LEDs are off.

8. ACT/STBY: Solid yellow.

9. ACT/STBY: Flashing yellow.

10. ACT/STBY: Solid yellow.

ACT/STBY: Solid green


Step 5 Click OK. The network view appears. The node icon appears in gray, during which time you cannot access the node.

Step 6 Double-click the node icon when it becomes green. As necessary, complete the "DLP-D65 Create a Static Route" task or the "DLP-D250 Set Up or Change Open Shortest Path First Protocol" task. If you do not need to create a static route or set up OSPF, continue with the "D28 Set Up Timing" procedure.

Step 7 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D64 Set the IP Address, Default Router, and Network Mask Using the LCD

Purpose

This task changes the ONS 15454 SDH IP address, default router, and network mask using the front panel LCD. Use this task if you cannot log into CTC.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

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

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

None



Note You cannot perform this task if the LCD IP Display on the node view Provisioning > Network tab is set to Display Only or Suppress Display. See "DLP-D249 Provision IP Settings" task to view or change the LCD IP Display field.



Note The LCD reverts to normal display mode after 5 seconds of button inactivity.



Step 1 On the ONS 15454 SDH front panel, repeatedly press the Slot button until Node appears on the LCD.

Step 2 Repeatedly press the Port button until the following displays:

To change the node IP address, Status=IpAddress (Figure 4-1)

To change the node network mask, Status=Net Mask

To change the default router IP address, Status=Default Rtr

Figure 4-1 Selecting the IP Address Option

Step 3 Press the Status button to display the node IP address (Figure 4-2), the node subnet mask length, or the default router IP address.

Figure 4-2 Changing the IP Address

Step 4 Push the Slot button to move to the IP address or subnet mask digit you need to change. The selected digit flashes.


Tip The Slot, Status, and Port button positions correspond to the command position on the LCD. For example, in Figure 4-2, you press the Slot button to invoke the Next command and the Port button to invoke the Done command.


Step 5 Press the Port button to cycle the IP address or subnet mask to the correct digit.

Step 6 When the change is complete, press the Status button to return to the Node menu.

Step 7 Repeatedly press the Port button until the Save Configuration option appears (Figure 4-3).

Figure 4-3 Selecting the Save Configuration Option

Step 8 Press the Status button to choose the Save Configuration option.

A Save and REBOOT message appears (Figure 4-4).

Figure 4-4 Saving and Rebooting the TCC2

Step 9 Press the Slot button to apply the new IP address configuration, or press Port to cancel the configuration.

Saving the new configuration causes the TCC2 cards to reboot. During the reboot, a "Saving Changes - TCC Reset" message displays on the LCD. The LCD returns to the normal alternating display after the TCC2 reboot is complete (see Table 4-1 for reboot behavior).


Note The IP address and default router must be configured to be on the same subnet. If not, you cannot apply the configuration.


Step 10 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D65 Create a Static Route

Purpose

This task creates a static route to establish CTC connectivity to a computer on another network.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-24

Required/As Needed

Required if either of the following conditions are is true:

CTC computers on one subnet need to connect to ONS 15454 SDH nodes that are connected by a router to ONS 15454 SDH nodes residing on another subnet. OSPF is not enabled and the External Network Element gateway setting is not checked.

You need to enable multiple CTC sessions among ONS 15454 SDH nodes residing on the same subnet and the External Network Element gateway setting is not enabled.

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 In node view, click the Provisioning > Network tabs.

Step 2 Click the Static Routing tab. Click Create.

Step 3 In the Create Static Route dialog box, enter the following:

Destination—Enter the IP address of the computer running CTC. To limit access to one computer, enter the full IP address and a subnet mask of 255.255.255.255. To allow access to all computers on the 192.168.1.0 subnet, enter 192.168.1.0 and a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0. You can enter a destination of 0.0.0.0 to allow access to all CTC computers that connect to the router.

Mask—Enter a subnet mask. If the destination is a host route (that is, one CTC computer), enter a 32-bit subnet mask (255.255.255.255). If the destination is a subnet, adjust the subnet mask accordingly, for example, 255.255.255.0. If the destination is 0.0.0.0, CTC automatically enters a subnet mask of 0.0.0.0 to provide access to all CTC computers. You cannot change this value.

Next Hop—Enter the IP address of the router port or the node IP address if the CTC computer is connected to the node directly.

Cost—Enter the number of hops between the ONS 15454 SDH and the computer.

Step 4 Click OK. Verify that the static route appears in the Static Route window.


Note Static route networking examples are provided in the IP networking section of the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Reference Manual.


Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D250 Set Up or Change Open Shortest Path First Protocol

Purpose

This task enables the Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) routing protocol on the ONS 15454 SDH. Perform this task if you want to include the ONS 15454 SDH in OSPF-enabled networks.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-24

You will need the OSPF Area ID, Hello and Dead intervals, and authentication key (if OSPF authentication is enabled) provisioned on the router to which the ONS 15454 SDH is connected.

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 In node view, click the Provisioning > Network > OSPF tabs.

Step 2 On the top left side of the OSPF pane, complete the following:

DCC/GCC OSPF Area ID Table—Enter the number that identifies the ONS 15454 SDH nodes as a unique OSPF area ID entered in dotted decimal format. It can be any number between 000.000.000.000 and 255.255.255.255. The number must be unique to the LAN OSPF area.

SDCC Metric—This value is normally unchanged. It sets a cost for sending packets across the DCC, which is used by OSPF routers to calculate the shortest path. This value should always be higher than the LAN metric. The default SDCC metric is 10. The metric changes to 100 if you check the OSPF Active on LAN check box in Step 3.

LDCC Metric—Sets a cost for sending packets across the Line DCC. This value should always be lower than the SDCC metric. The default LDCC metric is 33. It is usually not changed.

Step 3 In the OSPF on LAN area, complete the following:

OSPF active on LAN—When checked, enables the ONS 15454 SDH OSPF topology to be advertised to OSPF routers on the LAN. Enable this field on ONS 15454 SDH nodes that directly connect to OSPF routers.

LAN Port Area ID—Enter the OSPF area ID (dotted decimal format) for the router port where the ONS 15454 SDH is connected. (This number is different from the DCC OSPF Area ID.)

Step 4 By default, OSPF is set to No Authentication. If the OSPF router requires authentication, complete the following steps. If not, continue with Step 5.

a. Click the No Authentication button.

b. In the Edit Authentication Key dialog box, complete the following:

TypeChoose Simple Password.

Enter Authentication Key—Enter the password.

Confirm Authentication Key—Enter the same password to confirm it.

c. Click OK.

The authentication button label changes to Simple Password.

Step 5 Provision the OSPF priority and interval settings:

The OSPF priority and interval defaults are ones most commonly used by OSPF routers. Verify that these defaults match the ones used by the OSPF router where the ONS 15454 SDH is connected

Router Priority—Selects the designated router for a subnet.

Hello Interval (sec)—Sets the number of seconds between OSPF hello packet advertisements sent by OSPF routers. Ten seconds is the default.

Dead Interval—Sets the number of seconds that will pass while an OSPF router's packets are not visible before its neighbors declare the router down. Forty seconds is the default.

Transit Delay (sec)—Indicates the service speed. One second is the default.

Retransmit Interval (sec)—Sets the time that will elapse before a packet is resent. Five seconds is the default.

LAN Metric—Sets a cost for sending packets across the LAN. This value should always be lower than the DCC metric. Ten is the default.

Step 6 Under OSPF Area Range Table, create an area range table if one is needed:


Note Area range tables consolidate the information that is outside an OSPF area border. One ONS 15454 SDH in the ONS 15454 SDH OSPF area is connected to the OSPF router. An area range table on this node points the router to the other nodes that reside within the ONS 15454 SDH OSPF area.


a. Under OSPF Area Range Table, click Create.

b. In the Create Area Range dialog box, enter the following:

Range Address—Enter the area IP address for the ONS 15454 SDH nodes that reside within the OSPF area. For example, if the ONS 15454 SDH OSPF area includes nodes with IP addresses 10.10.20.100, 10.10.30.150, 10.10.40.200, and 10.10.50.250, the range address would be 10.10.0.0.

Range Area ID—Enter the OSPF area ID for the ONS 15454 SDH nodes. This is either the ID in the DCC OSPF Area ID field or the ID in the Area ID for LAN Port field.

Mask Length—Enter the subnet mask length. In the Range Address example, this is 16.

Advertise—Check if you want to advertise the OSPF range table.

c. Click OK.

Step 7 All OSPF areas must be connected to Area 0. If the ONS 15454 SDH OSPF area is not physically connected to Area 0, use the following steps to create a virtual link table that will provide the disconnected area with a logical path to Area 0:

a. Under OSPF Virtual Link Table, click Create.

b. In the Create Virtual Link dialog box, complete the following fields. OSPF settings must match OSPF settings for the ONS 15454 SDH OSPF area.

Neighbor—The router ID of the Area 0 router.

Transit Delay (sec)—The service speed. One second is the default.

Hello Int (sec)—The number of seconds between OSPF hello packet advertisements sent by OSPF routers. Ten seconds is the default.

Auth Type—If the router where the ONS 15454 SDH is connected uses authentication, choose Simple Password. Otherwise, choose No Authentication.

Retransmit Int (sec)—Sets the time that will elapse before a packet is resent. Five seconds is the default.

Dead Int (sec)—Sets the number of seconds that will pass while an OSPF router's packets are not visible before its neighbors declare the router down. Forty seconds is the default.

c. Click OK.

Step 8 After entering ONS 15454 SDH OSPF area data, click Apply.

If you changed the Area ID, the TCC2 cards reset, one at a time. The reset takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes. Table 4-1 shows the LED behavior during the TCC2 reset.

Step 9 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D251 Set Up or Change Routing Information Protocol

Purpose

This task enables Routing Information Protocol (RIP) broadcasting on the ONS 15454 SDH. Perform this task if you want to include the ONS 15454 SDH in RIP-enabled networks.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-24

You need to create a static route to the router adjacent to the ONS 15454 SDH for the ONS 15454 SDH to communicate its routing information to non-DCC-connected nodes.

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 In node view, click the Provisioning > Network > RIP tabs.

Step 2 Check the RIP Active check box if you are activating RIP.

Step 3 Choose either RIP Version 1 or RIP Version 2 from the drop-down menu, depending on which version is supported in your network.

Step 4 Set the RIP metric. The RIP metric can be set to a number between 1 and 15 and represents the number of hops.

Step 5 By default, RIP is set to No Authentication. If the router that the ONS 15454 SDH is connected to requires authentication, complete the following steps. If not, continue with Step 6.

a. Click the No Authentication button.

b. In the Edit Authentication Key dialog box, complete the following:

TypeChoose Simple Password.

Enter Authentication Key—Enter the password.

Confirm Authentication Key—Enter the same password to confirm it.

c. Click OK.

The authentication button label changes to Simple Password.

Step 6 If you want to complete an address summary, complete the following steps. If not, continue with Step 7. Complete the address summary only if the ONS 15454 SDH is a gateway NE with multiple external ONS 15454 SDH NEs attached with IP addresses in different subnets.

a. In the RIP Address Summary area, click Create.

b. In the Create Address Summary dialog box, complete the following:

Summary Address—Enter the summary IP address.

Mask Length—Enter the subnet mask length using the up and down arrows.

Hops—Enter the number of hops. The smaller the number of hops, the higher the priority.

c. Click OK.

Step 7 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


NTP-D27 Set Up the ONS 15454 SDH for Firewall Access

Purpose

This procedure provisions ONS 15454 SDH nodes and CTC computers for access through firewalls.

Tools/Equipment

IIOP listener port number provided by your LAN or firewall administrator

Prerequisite Procedures

D24 Verify Card Installation

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 Log into a node that is behind the firewall. See the "DLP-D60 Log into CTC" task on page 3-24 for instructions. If you are already logged in, continue with Step 2.

Step 2 Complete the "DLP-D67 Provision the IIOP Listener Port on the ONS 15454 SDH" task.

Figure 4-5 shows ONS 15454 SDH nodes in a protected network and the CTC computer in an external network. For the computer to access the ONS 15454 SDH nodes, you must provision the IIOP listener port specified by your firewall administrator on the ONS 15454 SDH.

Figure 4-5 ONS 15454 SDH Nodes Residing Behind a Firewall

Step 3 If the CTC computer resides behind a firewall, complete the "DLP-D68 Provision the IIOP Listener Port on the CTC Computer" task.

Figure 4-6 shows a CTC computer and ONS 15454 SDH behind firewalls. For the computer to access the ONS 15454 SDH, you must provision the IIOP port on the CTC computer and on the ONS 15454 SDH. Each firewall can use a different IIOP port.

Figure 4-6 CTC Computer and ONS 15454 SDH Nodes Residing Behind Firewalls

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


DLP-D67 Provision the IIOP Listener Port on the ONS 15454 SDH

Purpose

This task sets the IIOP listener port on the ONS 15454 SDH, which enables you to access ONS 15454 SDH nodes that reside behind a firewall.

Tools/Equipment

IIOP listener port number provided by your LAN or firewall administrator

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



Note If the Enable Proxy Server on port 1080 check box is checked, CTC will use port 1080 and ignore the configured IIOP port setting. If Enable Proxy Server is subsequently unchecked, the configured IIOP listener port will be used.



Step 1 In node view, click the Provisioning > Network > General tabs.

Step 2 In the TCC CORBA (IIOP) Listener Port area, choose a listener port option:

Default - TCC Fixed—Uses Port 57790 to connect to ONS 15454 SDH nodes on the same side of the firewall or if no firewall is used (default). This option can be used for access through a firewall if Port 57790 is open.

Standard Constant—Uses Port 683, the CORBA default port number.

Other Constant—If Port 683 is not used, type the IIOP port specified by your firewall administrator. The port cannot use any of the ports shown in Table 4-2.

Table 4-2 Ports Used by the TCC2 Cards 

Port
Function

0

Reserved

21

FTP control

23

Telnet

80

HTTP

111

rpc (not used; but port is in use)

513

rlogin (not used; but port is in use)

<=1023

Default CTC listener ports

1080

Proxy server

2001-2017

I/O card telnet

2018

DCC processor on active TCC2

2361

TL1

3082

TL1

3083

TL1

5001

MS-SPRing server port

5002

MS-SPRing client port

7200, 7209, 7210

SNMP input port

9100

EQM port

9101

EQM port 2

9401

TCC2 boot port

9999

Flash manager

57790

Default TCC2 listener port


Step 3 Click Apply.

Step 4 When the Change Network Configuration message appears, click Yes.

Both ONS 15454 SDH TCC2s reboot, one at a time. The reboot takes approximately 15 minutes. See Table 4-1.

Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D68 Provision the IIOP Listener Port on the CTC Computer

Purpose

This task selects the IIOP listener port on CTC.

Tools/Equipment

IIOP listener port number from LAN or firewall administrator.

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-24

Required/As Needed

Required only if the computer running CTC resides behind a firewall.

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 In node view, from the Edit menu, choose Preferences.

Step 2 In the Preferences dialog box, click the Firewall tab.

Step 3 In the CTC CORBA (IIOP) Listener Port area, choose a listener port option:

Default - Variable—Use to connect to ONS 15454 SDH nodes from within a firewall or if no firewall is used (default).

Standard Constant—Use Port 683, the CORBA default port number.

Other Constant—If Port 683 is not used, enter the IIOP port defined by your administrator.

Step 4 Click Apply. A warning appears telling you that the port change will apply during the next CTC login.

Step 5 Click OK.

Step 6 In the Preferences dialog box, click OK.

Step 7 To access the ONS 15454 SDH using the IIOP port, log out of CTC (from the File menu, select Exit and log back in).

Step 8 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


NTP-D28 Set Up Timing

Purpose

This procedure provisions the ONS 15454 SDH timing.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

D24 Verify Card Installation

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Note If the ONS 15454 is a DWDM or hybrid (TDM and DWDM) node, do not complete this procedure if you are provisioning the node for line timing with an OSCM or OSC-CSM card as a timing reference. The OSCM and OSC-CSM are not available for selection on the Timing subtab until you complete the "NTP-D290 Install the DWDM or Hybrid Node Cards" procedure on page 5-3. If the DWDM or hybrid node timing is external, that is, timing is derived from a BITS source wired to the backplane, you can complete this procedure now.



Step 1 Complete the "DLP-D60 Log into CTC" task on page 3-24 the ONS 15454 SDH node where you want to set up timing. If you are already logged in, continue with Step 2.

Step 2 Complete the"DLP-D69 Set Up External or Line Timing" task if an external building integrated timing supply (BITS) source is available. This is the common SDH timing setup procedure.

Step 3 Complete the"DLP-D70 Set Up Internal Timing" task if you cannot complete Step 2 (an external BITS source is not available). This task can only provide Stratum 3 timing.


Note For information about SDH timing, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Reference Manual or to ITU-T G.784.


Stop. You have completed this procedure.


DLP-D69 Set Up External or Line Timing

Purpose

This task defines the SDH timing source (external or line) for the ONS 15454 SDH.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-24

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Note CTC refers to Timing A and Timing B as BITS-1 and BITS-2. The MIC-C/T/P FMEC connector is labeled as Timing A and Timing B.



Step 1 In CTC node view, click the Provisioning > Timing tabs.

Step 2 In the General Timing area, complete the following information:

Timing Mode—Choose External if the ONS 15454 SDH derives its timing from a MIC-C/T/P FMEC; choose Line if timing is derived from an STM-N card (non-DWDM node) or OSC card (DWDM node) that is optically connected to the timing node. A third option, Mixed, allows you to set external and line timing references. (Because mixed timing can cause timing loops, Cisco does not recommend its use. Use this mode with care.)

Revertive—If this check box is selected, the ONS 15454 SDH reverts to a primary reference source after the conditions that caused it to switch to a secondary timing reference are corrected.

Reversion Time—If Revertive is checked, indicate the amount of time the ONS 15454 SDH will wait before reverting to its primary timing source.

Step 3 In the BITS Facilities area, complete the following information:


Note The BITS Facilities section sets the parameters for your BITS-1 and BITS-2 timing references. Many of these settings are determined by the timing source manufacturer. If equipment is timed through BITS Out, you can set timing parameters to meet the requirements of the equipment.


E1, 2.048 MHz, 64 KHz—Choose E1, 2.048 MHz, or 64 KHz depending on the signal supported in your market. For example, 64 KHz is used in Japan. E1, 2.048 MHz, and 64 KHz are physical signal modes used to transmit the external clock (from a global positioning satellite [GPS], for example) to BITS.

BITS In State—If Timing Mode is set to External or Mixed, set the BITS In State for BITS-1 and/or BITS-2 to IS (in service) depending whether one or both BITS input pin pairs on the backplane are connected to the external timing source. If Timing Mode is set to Line, set the BITS In State to OOS (out of service).

BITS Out State—If equipment is connected to the node's BITS output pins on the backplane and you want to time the equipment from a node reference, set the BITS Out State for BITS-1 and/or BITS-2 to IS, depending on which BITS Out pins are used for the external equipment. If equipment is not attached to the BITS output pins, set the BITS Out State to OOS.

Step 4 If the BITS In State for BITS-1 and BITS-2 is set to OOS, continue with Step 5. If the BITS In State is set to IS for either BITS-1 or BITS-2, complete the following information:

Coding—Choose the coding used by your BITS reference, either HDB3 or AMI (alternate mark inversion). If you selected 2.048 MHz or 64 KHz, the coding option is disabled.

Framing—Choose the framing used by your BITS reference, either unframed, FAS, FAS + CAS, FAS + CRC, or FAS + CAS + CRC. If you selected 2.048 MHz or 64 KHz, the framing option is disabled.

Sync Messaging—Select the check box to enable synchronization status messaging (SSM). SSM is used to deliver clock quality. The SSM supported in SDH is G811, STU, G812T, G812L, SETS, DUS (ordered from high quality to low quality). If you selected 2.048 MHz or 64 KHz, the SSM option is disabled.

AIS ThresholdSets the quality level at which a node sends an alarm indication signal (AIS) from the BITS-1 Out and BITS-2 Out FMEC connectors. When a node times at or below the AIS threshold quality, an AIS is raised. (The AIS threshold is used when SSM is disabled or framing is set to unframed, FAS, or FAS + CAS.)

LBO—Choose a BITS cable length. Line build out (LBO) relates to the BITS cable length.

Sa bit—Choose one of 5 Sa bits (Sa4, Sa5, Sa6, Sa7, or Sa8). The Sa bit transmits the SSM message. If you selected 2.048 MHz or 64 KHz, the Sa bit option is disabled.

Step 5 In the Reference Lists area, complete the information:


Note Reference lists define up to three timing references for the node and up to six BITS Out references. BITS Out references define the timing references used by equipment attached to the node's MIC-C/T/P FMEC Timing A and Timing B Out connectors. If you attach equipment to the Timing A Out or Timing B Out connector, you normally attach it to a node with line mode because equipment near the external timing reference can be directly wired to the reference.


NE Reference—Allows you to define three timing references (Ref 1, Ref 2, Ref 3). The node uses Reference 1 unless a failure occurs to that reference, in which case the node uses Reference 2. If Reference 2 fails the node uses Reference 3, which is typically set to Internal Clock. The internal clock is the Stratum 3 clock provided on the TCC2. The options displayed depend on the Timing Mode setting.

Timing Mode set to External—Your options are BITS-1, BITS-2, and Internal Clock.

Timing Mode set to Line—Your options are the node's working OC-N cards (non-DWDM nodes), or OSC cards (DWDM nodes) and Internal Clock. Select the cards/ports that are directly or indirectly connected to the node wired to the BITS source, that is, select the node's trunk cards. Set Reference 1 to the trunk card that is closest to the BITS source. For example, if Slot 5 is connected to the node wired to the BITS source, select Slot 5 as Reference 1.

Timing Mode set to Mixed—Both BITS and optical cards are available, allowing you to set a mixture of external BITS and optical trunk (span) cards as timing references.

BITS-1 Out/BITS-2 Out—Define the timing references for equipment connected to the Timing A Out or Timing B Out FMEC connector. Normally, Timing Out is used with line nodes, so the options displayed are the working optical cards. Timing A Out and Timing B Out are enabled as soon as BITS-1 and BITS-2 facilities are placed in service.

Step 6 Click Apply.


Note Refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting Guide for timing-related alarms.


Step 7 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D70 Set Up Internal Timing

Purpose

This task sets up internal timing (Stratum 3) for an ONS 15454 SDH.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-D60 Log into CTC, page 3-24

Required/As Needed

As needed (use only if a BITS source is not available)

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Caution Internal timing is Stratum 3 and not intended for permanent use. All ONS 15454 SDH nodes should be timed to a Stratum 2 or better primary reference source.


Note CTC refers to Timing A and Timing B as BITS-1 and BITS-2. The MIC-C/T/P FMEC connector is labeled as Timing A and Timing B.



Step 1 In node view, click the Provisioning > Timing tabs.

Step 2 In the General Timing area, enter the following:

Timing Mode—Choose External.

Revertive—Not applicable for internal timing; the default setting (checked) is sufficient.

Reversion Time—Not applicable; leave unchanged. For internal timing, the default setting (5 minutes) is sufficient.

Step 3 In the BITS Facilities area, enter the following information:

E1, 2.048 MHz, 64 KHz—Choose E1, 2.048 MHz, or 64 KHz depending on the signal supported in your market. For example, 64 KHz is used in Japan. E1, 2.048 MHz, and 64 KHz are physical signal modes used to transmit the external clock (from a GPS for example) to BITS.

BITS In StateSet BITS-1 and BITS-2 to OOS.

BITS Out StateSet BITS-1 and BITS-2 to OOS.

Coding—Not relevant for internal timing; the default (HDB3) is sufficient.

Framing—Not relevant for internal timing; the default (FAS + CAS + CRC) is sufficient.

Sync Messaging—The box is checked automatically. SSM is used to deliver clock quality. The SSM supported in SDH is G811, STU, G812T, G812L, SETS, DUS (ordered from high quality to low quality). If you selected 2.048 MHz or 64 KHz, the SSM option is disabled.

AIS Threshold—Not relevant for internal timing.

LBO—Not applicable for internal timing.

Sa bit—Not applicable for internal timing.

Step 4 In the Reference Lists section, enter the following information:

NE Reference

Ref1—Set to Internal Clock.

Ref2—Set to Internal Clock.

Ref3—Set to Internal Clock.

BITS-1 Out/BITS-2 Out—Set to None.

Step 5 Click Apply.

Step 6 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


NTP-D170 Create Protection Groups

Purpose

This procedure creates ONS 15454 SDH card protection groups.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

D24 Verify Card Installation

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



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

Step 2 Complete one or more of the following tasks depending on the protection group(s) you want to create:

D71 Create a 1:1 Protection Group

D72 Create a 1:N Protection Group

D73 Create a 1+1 Protection Group

D252 Create a Y-Cable Protection Group

Table 4-3 describes the protection types available on the ONS 15454 SDH.

Table 4-3 Card Protection Types 

Type
Cards
Description and Installation Requirements

1:1

E1-N-14

DS3i-N-12

E3-12

STM1E

Pairs one working card with one protect card. The protect card should be installed in an odd-numbered slot and the working card in an even-numbered slot next to the protect slot towards the TCC2, for example: protect in Slot 1, working in Slot 2; protect in Slot 3, working in Slot 4; protect in Slot 15, working in Slot 14. 1:1 protection can be revertive or non-revertive. For more information, see the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Reference Manual.

1:N

E1-N-14

E1-42N

DS3i-N-12

STM1E

1:N protection allows a single card to protect up to five (four for the DS3i_N-12 card) working cards of the same electrical level. A E1-N-14 card protects E1-N-14 cards and a DS3i-N-12 card protects DS3i-N-12 cards.

1+1

Any STM-N

Pairs a working STM-N card/port with a protect STM-N card/port. For multiport STM-N cards, the protect port must match the working port on the working card. For example, Port 1 of an STM-1 card can only be protected by Port 1 of another STM-1 card. The ports on multiport cards must be either working or protect. You cannot mix working and protect ports on the same card. Cards do not need to be in adjoining slots. 1:1 protection can be revertive or non-revertive, unidirectional or bidirectional.

Y Cable

MXP_2.5_10G

TXP_MR_10G

TXP_MR_2.5G

Pairs a working transponder or muxponder card/port with a protect transponder or muxponder card/port. The protect port must be on a different card than the working port, and it must be the same card type as the working port. The working and protect port numbers must be the same, that is, Port 1 can only protect Port 1, Port 2 can only protect Port 2, etc.

Splitter

TXPP_MR_2.5G

Splitter protection is automatically provided with the TXPP_MR_2.5G card.

Unprotected

Any

Unprotected cards can cause signal loss if a card fails or incurs a signal error. However, because no card slots are reserved for protection, unprotected schemes maximize the service available for use on the ONS 15454 SDH. Unprotected is the default protection type.


Stop. You have completed this procedure.


DLP-D71 Create a 1:1 Protection Group

Purpose

This task creates a 1:1 electrical card protection group.

Tools/Equipment

Redundant E1-N-14, DS3i-N-12, E3-12, E1-42, or STM1E cards should be installed in the shelf, or the ONS 15454 SDH slots must be provisioned for two of these cards.

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 Verify that the cards required for 1:1 protection are installed according to requirements specified in Table 4-3.

Step 2 In node view, click the Provisioning > Protection tabs.

Step 3 Click Create.

Step 4 In the Create Protection Group dialog box, enter the following:

Name—Type a name for the protection group. The name can have up to 32 alphanumeric (a-z, A-Z, 0-9) characters. Special characters are permitted. For TL1 compatibility, do not use question marks (?), backslash (\), or double quote (") characters.

Type—Choose 1:1 from the drop-down menu.

Protect Card—Choose the protect card from the drop-down menu. The menu displays cards available for 1:1 protection. If no cards are available, no cards appear.

After you choose the protect card, the card available for protection appears under Available Cards. If no cards are available, no cards appear. If this occurs, you can not complete this task until you install the physical cards or preprovision the ONS 15454 SDH slots using the "DLP-D442 Preprovision a Slot" task on page 5-5.

Step 5 From the Available Cards list, choose the card that will be protected by the card selected in the Protect Card drop-down menu. Click the top arrow button to move each card to the Working Cards list.

Step 6 Complete the remaining fields:

Bidirectional switching—Not available for 1:1 protection.

Revertive—Select this check box if you want traffic to revert to the working card after failure conditions remain corrected for the amount of time entered in the Reversion Time field.

Reversion time—If Revertive is checked, choose the reversion time from the drop-down menu. The range is 0.5 to 12.0 minutes. The default is 5.0 minutes. This is the amount of time that will elapse before the traffic reverts to the working card after conditions causing the switch are cleared.

Step 7 Click OK, then click Yes on the confirmation dialog box.

Step 8 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D72 Create a 1:N Protection Group

Purpose

This task creates a 1:N protection group.

Tools/Equipment

E1-N-14 and DS3i-N-12, E1-42N, or STM1E cards must be installed in Slots 4 or 14, and cards of the same type must be installed on either side of a corresponding protect card.

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 Verify that the cards are installed according to 1:N requirements specified in Table 4-3.

Step 2 Click the Provisioning > Protection tabs.

Step 3 In the Protection Groups area, click Create.

Step 4 In the Create Protection Group dialog box, enter the following:

Name—Type a name for the protection group. The name can have up to 32 alphanumeric (a-z, A-Z, 0-9) characters. Special characters are permitted. For TL1 compatibility, do not use question marks (?), backslash (\), or double quote (") characters.

Type—Choose 1:N from the drop-down menu.

Protect Card—Choose the protect card from the drop-down menu. The menu displays E1-N-14 and DS3i-N-12 cards installed in Slots 4 or 17. If these cards are not installed, no cards appear in the drop-down menu.

After you choose the protect card, a list of cards available for protection appear under Available Cards. If no cards are available, no cards appear. If no cards are available, you cannot complete this task until you install the physical cards or preprovision the ONS 15454 SDH slots using the "DLP-D442 Preprovision a Slot" task on page 5-5.

Step 5 From the Available Cards list, choose the cards that will be protected by the card selected in the Protect Card drop-down menu. Click the top arrow button to move each card to the Working Cards list.

Step 6 Complete the remaining fields:

Bidirectional switching—Not available for 1:N protection.

Revertive—Always enabled for 1:N protection groups.

Reversion time—Click Reversion Time and select a reversion time from the drop-down menu. The range is 0.5 to 12.0 minutes. The default is 5.0 minutes. This is the amount of time that will elapse before the traffic reverts to the working card after conditions causing the switch are cleared.

Step 7 Click OK, then click Yes on the confirmation dialog box.

Step 8 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D73 Create a 1+1 Protection Group

Purpose

This task creates a 1+1 protection group for any STM-N card/port (STM-1, STM-1-8, STM-4, STM-4-4, STM-16, STM-16 AS, and STM-64).

Tools/Equipment

Installed STM-N cards or preprovisioned slots

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 Verify that the cards are installed according to the 1+1 requirements specified in Table 4-3.

Step 2 In node view, click the Provisioning > Protection tabs.

Step 3 In the Protection Groups area, click Create.

Step 4 In the Create Protection Group dialog box, enter the following:

Name—Type a name for the protection group. The name can have up to 32 alphanumeric (a-z, A-Z, 0-9) characters. Special characters are permitted. For TL1 compatibility, do not use question marks (?), backslash (\), or double quote (") characters.

Type—Choose 1+1 from the drop-down menu.

Protect Port—Choose the protect port from the drop-down menu. The menu displays the available STM-N ports. If STM-N cards are not installed, no ports appear in the drop-down menu.

After you choose the protect port, a list of ports available for protection appear under Available Ports. If no cards are available, no ports appear. If this occurs, you cannot complete this task until you install the physical cards or preprovision the ONS 15454 SDH slots using the "DLP-D442 Preprovision a Slot" task on page 5-5.

Step 5 From the Available Ports list, choose the port that will be protected by the port you selected in the Protect Port field. Click the top arrow button to move each port to the Working Ports list.

Step 6 Complete the remaining fields:

Bidirectional switching—Select this check box if you want both Tx and Rx signals to switch to the protect port when a failure occurs to one signal. Leave it unchecked if you want only the failed signal to switch to the protect port.

Revertive—Select this check box if you want traffic to revert to the working card after failure conditions stay corrected for the amount of time entered in the Reversion Time field.

Reversion time—If Revertive is checked, click Reversion time and select a reversion time from the drop-down menu. The range is 0.5 to 12.0 minutes. The default is 5.0 minutes. Reversion time is the amount of time that will elapse before the traffic reverts to the working card after conditions causing the switch are cleared.

Step 7 Click OK.

Step 8 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D252 Create a Y-Cable Protection Group

Purpose

This task creates a Y-Cable protection group for any transponder (TXP_MR_10G) or muxponder (MXP_2.5G_10G) card/port.

Tools/Equipment

Installed transponder or muxponder cards or preprovisioned slots.

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 Verify that the transponder or muxponder cards are installed according to the Y-cable requirements specified in Table 4-3.

Step 2 In node view, click the Provisioning > Protection tabs.

Step 3 In the Protection Groups list, click Create.

Step 4 In the Create Protection Group dialog box, enter the following:

Name—Type a name for the protection group. The name can have up to 32 alphanumeric (a-z, A-Z, 0-9) characters. Special characters are permitted. For TL1 compatibility, do not use question marks (?), backslash (\), or double quote (") characters.

Type—Choose Y Cable from the drop-down menu.

Protect Port—Choose the protect port from the drop-down menu. The menu displays the available transponder or muxponder ports. If transponder or muxponder cards are not installed, no ports appear in the drop-down menu.

After you choose the protect port, a list of ports available for protection appear under Available Ports, as shown in Figure 4-7. If no cards are available, no ports appear. If no ports are available, you cannot complete this task until you install the physical cards or preprovision the ONS 15454 SDH slots using the "DLP-D442 Preprovision a Slot" task on page 5-5.

Figure 4-7 Creating a Y-Cable Protection Group

Step 5 From the Available Ports list, choose the port that will be protected by the port you selected in Protect Ports. Click the top arrow button to move each port to the Working Ports list.

Step 6 Complete the remaining fields:

Revertive—Select this check box if you want traffic to revert to the working port after failure conditions remain corrected for the amount of time entered in the Reversion Time field.

Reversion time—If Revertive is checked, select a reversion time from the drop-down menu. The range is 0.5 to 12.0 minutes. The default is 5.0 minutes. Reversion time is the amount of time that will elapse before the traffic reverts to the working card after conditions causing the switch are cleared.

Step 7 Click OK.

Step 8 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


NTP-D34 Set Up SNMP

Purpose

This procedure provisions the SNMP parameters so that you can use SNMP management software with the ONS 15454 SDH.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

D24 Verify Card Installation

Required/As Needed

Required if SNMP is used at your installation.

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



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

Step 2 In node view, click the Provisioning > SNMP tabs.

Step 3 If you want the SNMP agent to accept SNMP SET requests on certain MIBs, click the Allow SNMP Sets check box. If this box is not checked, SET requests are rejected.

Step 4 If you want to set up the SNMP proxy feature to allow network management, message reporting, and performance statistic retrieval across ONS firewalls, click the Enable SNMP Proxy check box located on the SNMP tab.

Step 5 Click Apply.

Step 6 After clicking either one or both option check boxes, click Create in the Trap Destinations area.

Step 7 If you are only allowing SNMP sets, complete the following in the Create SNMP Trap Destination dialog box (Figure 4-8):

Destination IP Address—Type the IP address of your network management system. If the node you are logged into is an ENE, set the destination address to the GNE.

Community—Type the SNMP community name. For a description of SNMP community names, refer to the SNMP information in the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Reference Manual.


Note The community name is a form of authentication and access control. The community name assigned to the ONS 15454 SDH is case-sensitive and must match the community name of the network management system (NMS).


UDP Port—The default User Datagram Protocol (UDP) port for SNMP is 162. If the node is an ENE in a proxy server network, the UDP port must be set to the GNE's SNMP relay port, which is 391.

Trap Version—Choose either SNMPv1 or SNMPv2. Refer to your NMS documentation to determine whether to use SNMPv1 or SNMPv2.

Figure 4-8 Creating an SNMP Trap Without Proxy

Step 8 Click OK. The node IP address of the node where you provisioned the new trap destination appears in the Trap Destinations area.

Step 9 Click the node IP address in the Trap Destinations area. Verify the SNMP information that appears in the Selected Destination list.

Step 10 If you are enabling SNMP proxy, the dialog box contains additional fields that allow you to set three relays addresses for sending SNMP trap error counts back to NE. To complete these relay IP address fields:

a. Click the first trap destination IP address. The address and its community name appear in the Destination fields.

b. Enter up to three SNMP Proxy relay addresses and community names in the fields for Relay A, Relay B, and Relay C.


Note The community names specified for each relay node must match one of the provisioned SNMP community names in the NE.



Note The SNMP proxy directs SNMP traps from this node through IpA to IpB to IpC to the trap destination. Ensure that you enter the IP addresses in the correct order so that this sequence runs correctly.


Step 11 Click OK.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.