Cisco ONS 15327 Procedure Guide, Release 6.0
Chapter 16, DLPs B1 to B99
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DLPs B1 to B99

Table Of Contents

DLPs B1 to B99

DLP-B1 Unpack and Verify the Shelf Assembly

DLP-B2 Inspect the Shelf Assembly

DLP-B3 Reverse the Mounting Bracket to Fit a 19-Inch Rack

DLP-B4 Install SFP Connectors on G1000-2 Cards

DLP-B5 Mount the ONS 15327 in a Rack

DLP-B6 Remove SFP Connectors from G1000-2 Cards

DLP-B7 Mount Multiple Shelf Assemblies in a Rack

DLP-B8 View Spanning Tree Information

DLP-B10 Change the JRE Version

DLP-B11 Configure the CTC Alerts Dialog Box for Automatic Popup

DLP-B12 Change Node Access and PM Clearing Privilege

DLP-B13 Delete Circuits

DLP-B14 Delete VLANs

DLP-B16 Connect the Office Ground to the ONS 15327

DLP-B17 Connect Office Power to the ONS 15327 Shelf (Screw-Lock Power Connector)

DLP-B18 Turn On and Verify Office Power

DLP-B19 Delete a Section DCC Termination

DLP-B20 Delete a Node from the Session or Login Group

DLP-B21 Provision G-Series Flow Control Watermarks

DLP-B22 Create a Provisionable Patchcord

DLP-B23 Delete a Provisionable Patchcord

DLP-B24 Provision Line DCC Terminations

DLP-B25 Change a Section DCC Termination

DLP-B26 Change a Line DCC Termination

DLP-B27 Delete a Section DCC Termination

DLP-B28 Delete a Line DCC Termination

DLP-B29 Provision a Proxy Tunnel

DLP-B30 Install Ferrites on Power Cabling

DLP-B31 Provision a Firewall Tunnel

DLP-B33 Measure Voltage

DLP-B34 Delete a Proxy Tunnel

DLP-B35 Delete a Firewall Tunnel

DLP-B36 Initiate an Optical Protection Switch

DLP-B37 Initiate an Electrical Protection Switch

DLP-B38 Delete a Node from a Specified Login Node Group

DLP-B39 Verify Pass-Through Circuits

DLP-B40 Print CTC Data

DLP-B41 Export CTC Data

DLP-B42 Install Fiber-Optic Cables in a 1+1 Configuration

DLP-B43 Install Fiber-Optic Cables for Path Protection Configurations

DLP-B44 Install Fiber-Optic Cables for BLSR Configurations

DLP-B45 View and Terminate Active Logins

DLP-B46 Route Fiber-Optic Cables

DLP-B47 Run the CTC Installation Wizard for Windows

DLP-B48 Run the CTC Installation Wizard for UNIX

DLP-B50 Set Up a Windows PC for Craft Connection to an ONS 15327 on the Same Subnet Using Static IP Addresses

DLP-B51 Set Up a Windows PC for Craft Connection to an ONS 15327 Using Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

DLP-B52 Set Up a Windows PC for Craft Connection to an ONS 15327 Using Automatic Host Detection

DLP-B53 Set Up a Solaris Workstation for a Craft Connection to an ONS 15327

DLP-B56 Disable Proxy Service Using Internet Explorer (Windows)

DLP-B57 Disable Proxy Service Using Netscape (Windows and UNIX)

DLP-B60 Log into CTC

DLP-B61 Create Login Node Groups

DLP-B62 Add a Node to the Current Session or Login Group

DLP-B63 View Alarms

DLP-B64 Configure the Node for RADIUS Authentication

DLP-B65 Create a Static Route

DLP-B66 Set Up SNMP for a GNE

DLP-B67 Provision the IIOP Listener Port on the ONS 15327

DLP-B68 Provision the IIOP Listener Port on the CTC Computer

DLP-B69 Set Up External or Line Timing

DLP-B70 Set Up Internal Timing

DLP-B71 Set Up SNMP for an ENE

DLP-B72 Format and Enter NMS Community String for SNMP Command or Operation

DLP-B74 Create a New User on a Single Node

DLP-B75 Create a New User on Multiple Nodes

DLP-B88 Optical 1+1 Protection Test

DLP-B91 BLSR Ring Switch Test

DLP-B94 Path Protection Switching Test

DLP-B95 Provision a DS-1 Circuit Source and Destination

DLP-B96 Provision a DS-1 or DS-3 Circuit Route

DLP-B97 Provision an OC-N Circuit Source and Destination

DLP-B98 Provision an OC-N Circuit Route

DLP-B99 Determine Available VLANs


DLPs B1 to B99



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


DLP-B1 Unpack and Verify the Shelf Assembly

Purpose

This task removes the shelf assembly from the package.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

None

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

None



Step 1 When you receive the ONS 15327 system equipment at the installation site, open the top of the box. The Cisco Systems logo designates the top of the box.

Step 2 Remove the foam inserts from the box. The box contains the ONS 15327 shelf (wrapped in plastic) and a smaller box containing items needed for installation.

Step 3 To remove the shelf, grasp both sides of the shelf and slowly lift it out of the box.

Step 4 Open the smaller box containing installation materials, and verify that you have all items listed in the "lncluded Materials" section.


Note The fan-tray assembly is shipped separately.


Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B2 Inspect the Shelf Assembly

Purpose

This task verifies that all parts of the shelf assembly are in good condition.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

B1 Unpack and Verify the Shelf Assembly

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

None



Step 1 Verify that the pins and frame are not bent or broken. If you notice they are, log into the Technical Support Website at http://www.cisco.com/cisco/web/support/index.html for support, or contact Cisco TAC (1 800 553-2447) for a replacement.

Step 2 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B3 Reverse the Mounting Bracket to Fit a 19-Inch Rack

Purpose

This task installs the mounting bracket to convert a 23-inch [584-mm] rack to a 19-inch [483-mm] rack.

Tools/Equipment

#2 Phillips screwdriver

Medium slot-head screwdriver

Small slot-head screwdriver

Prerequisite Procedures

None

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

None



Caution Use only the fastening hardware provided with the ONS 15327 to prevent loosening, deterioration, and electromechanical corrosion of the hardware and joined material.


Caution When mounting the ONS 15327 in a frame with a nonconductive coating (such as paint, lacquer, or enamel), use the thread-forming screws provided with the ONS 15327 shipping kit or remove the coating from the threads to ensure electrical continuity.


Step 1 Remove the screws that attach the mounting bracket to the side of the shelf assembly.

Step 2 Flip the detached mounting bracket upside down.

Text imprinted on the mounting bracket will now also be upside down.

Step 3 Place the widest side of the mounting bracket flush against the shelf assembly (see Figure 16-1).

The narrow side of the mounting bracket should be towards the front of the shelf assembly. Text imprinted on the mounting bracket should be visible and upside down.

Figure 16-1 Reversing the Mounting Brackets (23-in. [584-mm] Position to 19-in. [483-mm] Position)

Step 4 Align the mounting bracket screw holes against the shelf assembly screw holes.

Step 5 Insert the screws that were removed in Step 1 and tighten them.

Step 6 Repeat the task for the mounting bracket on the opposite side.

Step 7 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B4 Install SFP Connectors on G1000-2 Cards

Purpose

This task installs small form-factor pluggables (SFPs) and attaches the fiber. In CTC, SFPs are called pluggable port modules (PPMs).

Tools/Equipment

Short wavelength (1000BaseSX): 15327-SFP-LC-SX

Long wavelength/long haul (1000BaseLX): 15327-SFP-LC-LX

Prerequisite Procedures

B218 Install the Optical and Ethernet Cards

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

None



Note SFPs are hot-swappable and can be installed or removed while the card or shelf assembly is powered and running.



Warning Invisible laser radiation may be emitted from disconnected fibers or connectors. Do not stare into beams or view directly with optical instruments. Statement 1051

Step 1 Remove the SFP from its protective packaging.

Step 2 Check the label to verify that the SFP is the correct type (SX or LX) for your network.

Step 3 Verify that you are installing compatible SFPs; for example, SX to SX, LX to LX. SFPs must be matched on either end by type.

Step 4 Plug the duplex connector of the fiber into a Cisco-supported SFP connector. If the new SFP connector has a latch, close the latch over the cable to secure it.

Step 5 Plug the cabled SFP connector into the G1000-2 card port until it clicks.

Step 6 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B5 Mount the ONS 15327 in a Rack

Purpose

This task allows one person to mount the shelf assembly in a rack.

Tools/Equipment

Two sets of #12-24 mounting screws

# 2 Phillips screwdriver

Fuse and alarm panel, if not installed

Prerequisite Procedures

B3 Reverse the Mounting Bracket to Fit a 19-Inch Rack, if applicable

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

None



Note Mounting the ONS 15327 in a rack requires a minimum of 5.2 inches (132 mm) of vertical rack space (plus 1 inch [25.4 mm] for air flow). To ensure the mounting is secure, use two to four #12-24 mounting screws for each side of the shelf assembly.



Step 1 Verify that the proper fuse and alarm panel has been installed in the top mounting space. If a fuse and alarm panel has not been installed, you must install one according to manufacturer's instructions. A fuse panel with two 10-A fuses per shelf is required for Power A and B feeds.

Step 2 Ensure that the shelf assembly is set for the desired rack size (either 19 or 23 inches [483 or 584 mm]).

Step 3 Lift the shelf assembly to the desired rack position and set it on the set screws.

Step 4 Align the screw holes on the mounting ears with the mounting holes in the rack.

Step 5 Using the Phillips screwdriver, install one mounting screw in each side of the assembly.

Step 6 When the shelf assembly is secured to the rack, install the remaining mounting screws.

Step 7 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B6 Remove SFP Connectors from G1000-2 Cards

Purpose

This task removes SFPs from your G1000-2 cards.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

B4 Install SFP Connectors on G1000-2 Cards

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

None



Warning Invisible laser radiation may be emitted from disconnected fibers or connectors. Do not stare into beams or view directly with optical instruments. Statement 1051

Step 1 Disconnect the network fiber cable from the SFP duplex connector. If the SFP connector has a latch securing the fiber cable, pull it upward to release the cable.

Step 2 Pull the fiber cable straight out of the connector.

Step 3 Unplug the SFP connector and fiber from the G1000-2 card.

Step 4 Slide the SFP out of the Gigabit Ethernet card slot.

Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B7 Mount Multiple Shelf Assemblies in a Rack

Purpose

This task installs multiple shelf assemblies in a rack.

Tools/Equipment

#2 Phillips screwdriver

Medium slot-head screwdriver

Small slot-head screwdriver

Prerequisite Procedures

B3 Reverse the Mounting Bracket to Fit a 19-Inch Rack, if applicable

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

None



Note The ONS 15327 must have one inch (25.4 mm) of air space below the installed shelf assembly to allow air flow to the fan intake. If a second ONS 15327 is installed underneath a shelf assembly, the air ramp on top of the bottom shelf assembly provides the desired space. However, if the ONS 15327 is installed above third-party equipment, you must provide a minimum spacing of one inch (25.4 mm) between the third-party shelf assembly and the bottom of the ONS 15327. The third-party equipment must not vent heat upward into the ONS 15327.



Step 1 Verify that the proper fuse and alarm panel has been installed in the top mounting space. If a fuse and alarm panel is not present, you must install one according to manufacturer instructions. A fuse panel with two 10-A fuses per shelf is required for Power A and B feeds.

Step 2 Mount the first ONS 15327 directly below the fuse and alarm panel using the "DLP-B5 Mount the ONS 15327 in a Rack" task.


Note If you want to install a tie-down bar on the rack, be sure to leave 1 rack unit (RU) between each ONS 15327 you plan to install and the tie-down bar.


Step 3 Repeat the task with the remaining ONS 15327s (up to 12 shelves can fit in a rack).

Step 4 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B8 View Spanning Tree Information

Purpose

This task allows you to view E-Series Ethernet circuits and the Ethernet front ports operating with the Spanning Tree Protocol (STP). The E-Series card supports up to eight STPs per node. For more information about STP, refer to the Ethernet Card Software Feature and Configuration Guide for the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH, Cisco ONS 15454, and Cisco ONS 15327.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

B60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Retrieve or higher



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

Step 2 In the EtherBridge Circuits window you can view the following information:

Type—Identifies the type of Ethernet circuit mapped to the spanning tree, such as EtherSwitch point-to-point.

Circuit Name/Port—Identifies the circuit name for the circuit in the spanning tree. This column also lists the Ethernet slots and ports mapped to the spanning tree for the node.

STP ID—Shows the STP ID number.

VLANS—Lists the VLANs associated with the circuit or port.

Step 3 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B10 Change the JRE Version

Purpose

This task changes the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version, which is useful if you would like to upgrade to the JRE 1.4.2 version from 1.3.1_02 without using the software CD. This does not affect the browser default version. After selecting the desired JRE version, you must exit Cisco Transport Controller (CTC). The next time you log into a node, the new JRE version will be used.

Tools

None

Prerequisite Procedures

B60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 From the Edit menu, choose Preferences.

Step 2 Click the JRE tab. The JRE tab shows the current JRE version and the recommended version.

Step 3 Click the Browse button and navigate to the JRE directory on your computer.

Step 4 Choose the JRE version, such as j2re1.4.2_01.

Step 5 Click OK.

Step 6 From the File menu, choose Exit.

Step 7 In the confirmation dialog box, click Yes.

Step 8 Complete the "DLP-B60 Log into CTC" task.

Step 9 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B11 Configure the CTC Alerts Dialog Box for Automatic Popup

Purpose

This task sets up the CTC Alerts dialog box to open for all alerts, for circuit deletion errors only, or never. The CTC Alerts dialog box displays network disconnection, Send-PDIP inconsistency, circuit deletion status, condition retrieval errors, and software download failure.

Tools

None

Prerequisite Procedures

B60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 Click the CTC Alerts toolbar icon.

Step 2 In the CTC Alerts dialog box, choose one of the following:

All alerts—Sets the CTC Alerts dialog box to open automatically for all notifications.

Error alerts only—Sets the CTC Alerts dialog box to open automatically for circuit deletion errors only.

Never—Sets the CTC Alerts dialog box to never open automatically.

Step 3 Click Close.

Step 4 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B12 Change Node Access and PM Clearing Privilege

Purpose

This task provisions the physical access points and shell programs used to connect to the ONS 15327 and sets the user security level that can clear node performance monitoring data.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

B60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Superuser only



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

Step 2 In the Access area, provision the following:

LAN access—Choose one of the following options to set the access paths to the node:

No LAN Access—Allows access to the node only through data communications channel (DCC) connections. Access through the XTC RJ-45 port and backplane is not permitted.

Front only—Allows access through the XTC RJ-45 port. Access through the DCC and the backplane is not permitted.

Backplane only—Allows access through DCC connections and the backplane. Access through the XTC RJ-45 port is not allowed.

Front and Backplane—Allows access through DCC, XTC RJ-45, and backplane connections.

Restore Timeout—Sets a time delay for enabling of front and backplane access when DCC connections are lost and "DCC only" is chosen in LAN Access. Front and backplane access is enabled after the restore timeout period has passed. Front and backplane access is disabled as soon as DCC connections are restored.

Step 3 In the Shell Access area, set the shell program used to access the node:

Access State: Allows you to set the shell program access mode to Disable (disables shell access), Non-Secure, Secure. Secure mode allows access to the node using the Secure Shell (SSH) program. SSH is a terminal-remote host Internet protocol that uses encrypted links.

Telnet Port: Allows access to the node using the Telnet port. Telnet is the terminal-remote host Internet protocol developed for the Advanced Agency Research Project Network (ARPANET). Port 23 is the default.

Enable Shell Password: If checked, enables the SSH password. To disable the password, you must uncheck the check box and click Apply. You must type the password in the confirmation dialog box and click OK to disable it.

Step 4 In the TL1 Access area, select the desired level of TL1 access. Disabled completely disables all TL1 access; Non-Secure, Secure allows access using SSH.

Step 5 In the PM Clearing Privilege field, choose the minimum security level that can clear node PM data: PROVISIONING or SUPERUSER.

Step 6 Select the Enable Craft Port check box to turn on the shelf controller serial ports.

Step 7 Select the EMS access state from the list. Available states are Non-Secure and Secure (allows access using SSH).

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

Default - TCC Fixed—Uses Port 57790 to connect to ONS 15454s 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 (IIOP) or Port 684 (SSLIOP), the Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA) default port number.

Other Constant—If the default port is not used, type the Internet Inter-ORB Protocol (IIOP) or SSLIOP port specified by your firewall administrator.

Step 8 In the SNMP Access area, set the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) access state to Non-Secure or Disabled (disables SNMP access).

Step 9 Click Apply.

Step 10 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B13 Delete Circuits

Purpose

This task deletes circuits.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

Circuits must exist on the network. See Chapter 5 "Create Circuits and VT Tunnels" for circuit creation procedures.

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 Complete the "NTP-B108 Back Up the Database" procedure.

Step 2 Verify that traffic is no longer carried on the circuit and that the circuit can be safely deleted.

Step 3 Investigate all network alarms and resolve any problems that may be affected by the circuit deletion. Refer to the "Alarm Troubleshooting" chapter in the Cisco ONS 15327 Troubleshooting Guide.

Step 4 Click the Circuits tab.

Step 5 Choose the circuits you want to delete, then click Delete.

Step 6 In the Delete Circuits confirmation dialog box, check one or both of the following, as needed:

Change drop port admin state—If checked, choose OOS,DSBLD from the drop-down list. This command puts the circuit source and destination ports out of service if the circuit is the same size as the port or is the only circuit using the port. If the circuit is not the same size as the port or the only circuit using the port, CTC will not change the port state.

Notify when completed—If checked, the CTC Alerts confirmation dialog box indicates when all circuit source/destination ports are in the OOS-MA,DSBLD service state and the circuit is deleted. During this time, you cannot perform other CTC functions. If you are deleting many circuits, waiting for confirmation can take a few minutes. Circuits are deleted whether or not this check box is checked.


Note The CTC Alerts dialog box will not automatically open to show a deletion error unless you checked All alerts or Error alerts only in the CTC Alerts check box. For more information, see the "DLP-B11 Configure the CTC Alerts Dialog Box for Automatic Popup" task. If the CTC Alerts dialog box is not set to open automatically with a notification, a red triangle inside the CTC Alerts toolbar icon indicates that a notification exists.


Step 7 Complete one of the following:

If you checked "Notify when completed," the CTC Alerts dialog box appears. If you want to save the information, continue with Step 8. If you do not want to save the information, continue with Step 9.

If you did not check "Notify when completed," the Circuits window appears. Continue with Step 10.

Step 8 If you want to save the information in the CTC Alerts dialog box, complete the following steps. If you do not want to save, continue with the next step.

a. Click Save.

b. Click Browse and navigate to the directory where you want to save the file.

c. Type the file name using a .txt file extension, and click OK.

Step 9 Click Close to close the CTC Alerts dialog box.

Step 10 Complete the "NTP-B108 Back Up the Database" procedure.

Step 11 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B14 Delete VLANs

Purpose

This task removes VLANs from a domain.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

See Chapter 5 "Create Circuits and VT Tunnels" for circuit creation procedures.

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



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

Step 2 From the Tools menu, choose Manage VLANS.

Step 3 In the All VLANs dialog box, click the VLAN that you want to remove.

Step 4 Click Delete.

Step 5 In the confirmation dialog box, click Yes.

Step 6 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B16 Connect the Office Ground to the ONS 15327

Purpose

This task connects ground to the ONS 15327 shelf.

Tools/Equipment

#2 Phillips screwdriver

Medium slot-head screwdriver

Small slot-head screwdriver

Screws

Power cable (from fuse and alarm panel to assembly), #10 AWG, copper conductors, 194°F [90°C])

Ground cable #6 AWG stranded

Listed pressure terminal connectors such as ring and fork types; connectors must be suitable for #10 AWG copper conductors

Prerequisite Procedures

B216 Install the Mechanical Interface Cards

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

None



Step 1 Verify that the office ground cable (#6 AWG stranded) is connected to the top of the rack according to local site practice.

Step 2 Attach one end of the shelf ground cable (#10 AWG) to the ground connection point located on the left side panel as you face the ONS 15327.


Note When terminating a frame ground, use the kepnut provided with the ONS 15327 and tighten it to a torque specification of 31 in-lb. The Kepnut provides a frame ground connection that minimizes the possibility of loosening caused by rotation during installation and maintenance activity. The type of prevention the kepnut provides for the frame ground connection is inherently provided by the terminal block for battery and battery return connections.


Step 3 Attach the other end of the shelf ground cable to the rack.

Step 4 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B17 Connect Office Power to the ONS 15327 Shelf (Screw-Lock Power Connector)

Purpose

This task connects power to the ONS 15327 shelf. You must install this power connector if you plan to install the right-angle DS-1 cable.

Tools/Equipment

#2 Phillips screwdriver

Medium slot-head screwdriver

Small slot-head screwdriver

Wire wrapper

Wire cutters

Wire strippers

Crimp tool

Fuse panel

Screw-lock power connector

Power cable (from fuse and alarm panel to assembly, #10 AWG, copper conductors, 194°F [90°C])

Ground cable #6 AWG stranded

Listed pressure terminal connectors such as ring and fork types; connectors must be suitable for #10 AWG copper conductors

Prerequisite Procedures

B16 Connect the Office Ground to the ONS 15327

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

None



Caution Before you make any crimp connections, coat all bare conductors (battery, battery return, and frame ground) with an appropriate antioxidant compound. Bring all unplated connectors, braided strap, and bus bars to a bright finish, then coat with an antioxidant before you connect them. You do not need to prepare tinned, solder-plated, or silver-plated connectors and other plated connection surfaces in this manner, but always keep them clean and free of contaminants.


Note You must install this power connector if you plan to install the right-angle DS-1 cable.



Note This procedure explains how to install the screw-lock power connector. To install the terminal-lug power connector also included with the ONS 15327, see the "NTP-B222 Connect Office Power to the ONS 15327 Shelf (Terminal-Lug Power Connector)" procedure.



Note If you encounter problems with the power supply, refer to the Cisco ONS 15327 Troubleshooting Guide.



Step 1 Connect the office power according to the fuse panel engineering specifications.

Step 2 Measure and cut the cables as needed to reach the ONS 15327 from the fuse panel.

Step 3 Dress the power according to local site practice.


Warning When installing or replacing the unit, the ground connection must always be made first and disconnected last. Statement 1046

Step 4 Strip 0.22 inches (5.6 mm) of insulation from all power cables that you connect to the ONS 15327 power connectors.

Step 5 If the power connector is already installed, remove it from the mechanical interface card (MIC) by grasping it with your fingers and gently pulling it. If you cannot remove it easily, you can use a pair of needle-nose pliers and grab it by the center of the channel. Figure 16-2 shows the MIC power connector being removed.

Figure 16-2 Removing the MIC Power Connector

Step 6 Remove the cable fastening screws, which are the screws on the top of the connector that become visible when the connector is removed.

Step 7 Insert the (black) return (RTN) wire into the right connector slot. Figure 16-3 shows a power cable being inserted into the MIC power connector.

Figure 16-3 Inserting a Power Cable into the MIC Power Connector

Step 8 Replace the cable fastening screw for the return (RTN) wire and tighten with a small slot-head screwdriver.

Step 9 Insert the battery (red) wire into the left (-48VDC) connector slot.

Step 10 Replace the cable fastening screw for the battery (-48VDC) wire and tighten it with the screwdriver.

Step 11 Insert the connector back into the slot on the MIC and tighten the screws with the screwdriver. Figure 16-4 shows the MIC power connector being installed.

Figure 16-4 Installing the MIC Power Connector

Step 12 Use a small flat-head screwdriver to open the return (RTN) terminal and insert the return lead.

Step 13 If you use redundant power feeds, repeat Steps 5 through 12 on the other MIC.


Caution In case a power cable is damaged or cut, Cisco recommends that you diversely route redundant power leads along different paths. If you installed the tie-down bar, you can run one power lead across the tie-down bar and secure it using tie-wraps or other site-specific methods. You should route the other power cable in the opposite direction.

Figure 16-5 shows redundant power connected to an ONS 15327.

Figure 16-5 Redundant Power Connections

Step 14 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B18 Turn On and Verify Office Power

Purpose

This task measures the power to verify correct power and returns.

Tools/Equipment

Voltmeter

Prerequisite Procedures

B16 Connect the Office Ground to the ONS 15327

B17 Connect Office Power to the ONS 15327 Shelf (Screw-Lock Power Connector)

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

None



Step 1 Using a voltmeter, verify the office battery and ground at the following points on the fuse and alarm panel:

a. To verify the power, place the black test lead of the voltmeter to the frame ground. Place the red test lead on the A-side connection and verify that it is between -42 VDC and -57 VDC. Place the red test lead on the B-side connection and verify that it is between -42 VDC and -57 VDC.


Note The voltages -42 VDC and -57 VDC are the minimum and maximum voltages required to power the chassis.


b. To verify the ground, place the black test lead of the voltmeter to the frame ground. Place the red test lead on the A-side return ground and verify that no voltage is present. Place the red test lead on the B-side return ground and verify that no voltage is present.

Step 2 Insert a 10-A fuse into the fuse position according to site practice.

Step 3 Using a voltmeter, verify the shelf for -48 VDC battery and ground:

a. To verify the A-side of the shelf, place the black lead of the voltmeter to the frame ground. Place the red test lead to the BAT1 (A-side battery connection) red cable. Verify that it reads between -42 VDC and -57 VDC. Then place the red test lead of the voltmeter to the RET1 (A-side return ground) black cable and verify that no voltage is present.

b. To verify the B-side of the shelf, place the black test lead of the voltmeter to the frame ground. Place the red test lead to the BAT2 (B-side battery connection) red cable. Verify that it reads between -42 VDC and -57 VDC. Then place the red test lead of the voltmeter to the RET2 (B-side return ground) black cable and verify that no voltage is present.

Step 4 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B19 Delete a Section DCC Termination

Purpose

This task deletes a SONET Section DCC (SDCC) termination on the ONS 15327.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

B60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Note Deleting a DCC termination can cause you to lose visibility of nodes that do not have other DCCs or network connections to the CTC computer.



Step 1 In node view, click the Provisioning > Comm Channels > SDCC tab.

Step 2 Click the SDCC termination you want to delete. Click Delete. The Delete SDCC Termination dialog box appears.

Step 3 Click Yes. Confirm that the changes appear.

Step 4 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B20 Delete a Node from the Session or Login Group

Purpose

This task removes a node from the current CTC session or login node group. To remove a node from a login node group that is not the current one, see

Tools

None

Prerequisite Procedures

B60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



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

Step 2 Click the node that you want to delete.

Step 3 From the CTC File menu, click Delete Selected Node.

After a few seconds, the node disappears from the network view map.

Step 4 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B21 Provision G-Series Flow Control Watermarks

Purpose

This task provisions the buffer memory levels for flow control on G-Series Ethernet ports.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

B60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 In the node view, double-click the G-Series card graphic to open the card.

Step 2 Click the Provisioning > Port tabs.

Step 3 In the Water Marks column, click the cell in the row for the appropriate port.

Step 4 To provision the Low Latency flow control watermark:

a. Choose Low Latency from the drop-down list.

The values in the Flow Ctrl Lo and Flow Ctrl Hi change.

b. Click Apply.

Step 5 To provision a Custom flow control watermark:

a. Choose Custom from the drop-down list.

b. In the Flow Ctrl Lo column, click the cell in the row for the appropriate port.

c. Enter a value in the cell. The Flow Ctrl Lo value has a valid range from 1 to 510 and must be lower than the Flow Ctrl Hi value.

This value sets the flow control threshold for sending the signal to the attached Ethernet device to resume transmission.

d. In the Flow Ctrl Hi column, click the cell in the row for the appropriate port.

e. Enter a value in the cell. The Flow Ctrl Hi value has a valid range from 2 to 511 and must be higher than the Flow Ctrl Lo value.

This value sets the flow control threshold for sending the signal to the attached Ethernet device to pause transmission.

f. Click Apply.


Note Low watermarks are optimum for low latency subrate applications, such as voice-over-IP (VoIP) using an STS-1. High watermarks are optimum when the attached Ethernet device has insufficient buffering, best-effort traffic, or long access line lengths.


Step 6 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B22 Create a Provisionable Patchcord

Purpose

This task creates a provisionable patchcord, also called a virtual link. Patchcords are used for network communication when a DCC or general communication channel (GCC) is not available. They appear as dashed lines in CTC network view.

For the specific situations in which a patchcord is necessary, refer to the "CTC Network Connectivity" chapter in the Cisco ONS 15327 Reference Manual.

Tools/Equipment

OC-N cards

For the card combinations that support patchcords, refer to the "CTC Network Connectivity" chapter in the Cisco ONS 15327 Reference Manual.

Prerequisite Procedures

B60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Note To set up a provisionable patchcord between an optical port and an ONS 15327 transponder/muxponder, an add/drop multiplexer, or multiplexer/demultiplexer port, the optical port must have an SDCC or Line DCC (LDCC) termination provisioned. If the port is the protection port in a 1+1 group, the working port must have an SDCC/LDCC termination provisioned. As needed, complete the "DLP-B253 Provision Section DCC Terminations" task.



Note An optical port requires two patchcords when the remote end is Y-cable protected or is an add/drop multiplexer or multiplexer/demultiplexer port.



Step 1 In node view, click the Provisioning > Comm Channels > PPC tabs. If you are in network view, click the Provisioning > Provisionable Patchcords tabs.

Step 2 Click Create. The Provisionable Patchcord dialog box appears.

Step 3 In the Origination Node area, complete the following:

a. If you are in node view, the Origination Node defaults to the current node. If you are in network view, click the desired origination node from the drop-down list.

b. Type a patchcord identifier (0 through 32767) in the TX/RX ID field.

c. Click the desired origination slot/port from the list of available slots/ports.

Step 4 In the Termination Node area, complete the following:

a. Click the desired termination node from the drop-down list. If the remote node has not previously been discovered by CTC but is accessible by CTC, type the name of the remote node.

b. Type a patchcord identifier (0 through 32767) in the TX/RX ID field. The origination and termination IDs must be different if the patchcord is set up between two cards on the same node.

c. Click the desired termination slot/port from the list of available slots/ports. The origination port and the termination port must be different.

Step 5 If you need to provision Tx and Rx separately for multiplexer/demultiplexer cards, check the Separate Tx/Rx check box. If not, continue with Step 6. The origination and termination TX ports are already provisioned. Complete the following to provision the RX ports:

a. In the Origination Node area, type a patchcord identifier (0 through 32767) in the RX ID field. The origination Tx and Rx and termination Tx and Rx IDs must be different.

b. Click the desired origination slot/port from the list of available slots/ports.

c. In the Termination Node area, type a patchcord identifier (0 through 32767) in the RX ID field. The origination Tx and Rx and termination Tx and Rx IDs must be different.

d. Click the desired termination slot/port from the list of available slots/ports.

Step 6 Click OK.

Step 7 If you provisioned a patchcord on a port in a 1+1 protection group, a dialog box appears to ask if you would like to provision the peer patchcord. Click Yes. Repeat Steps 3 through 6.

Step 8 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B23 Delete a Provisionable Patchcord

Purpose

This task deletes a provisionable patchcord.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

B60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning and higher



Note Deleting the last DCC termination on an optical port automatically deletes all provisionable patchcords provisioned on the port. If the port is in a 1+1 protection group, CTC automatically deletes the patchcord link on the protection port.



Step 1 In node view, click the Provisioning > Comm Channels > PPCs tabs. If you are in network view, click Provisioning > Provisionable Patchcords tabs.

Step 2 Click the provisionable patchcord that you want to delete.

Step 3 Click Delete.

Step 4 In the confirmation dialog box, click Yes.

Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B24 Provision Line DCC Terminations

Purpose

This task creates the SONET LDCC terminations required for alarms, administration, data, signal control information, and messages.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

B60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Note When LDCC is provisioned, an SDCC termination is allowed on the same port, but is not recommended. Using SDCC and LDCC on the same port is only needed during a software upgrade if the software version does not support LDCC. You can provision SDCCs and LDCCs on different ports in the same node.



Step 1 In node view click the Provisioning > Comm Channels > LDCC tabs.

Step 2 Click Create.

Step 3 In the Create LDCC Terminations dialog box, click the ports where you want to create the DCC termination. To select more than one port, press the Shift key or the Ctrl key.


Note LDCC refers to the Line DCC, which is used for ONS 15327 DCC terminations. The SONET Line DCCs and the Section DCC (when not used as a DCC termination by the ONS 15327) can be provisioned as DCC tunnels. See the "DLP-B313 Create a DCC Tunnel" task.


Step 4 In the Port State area, click the Set to IS radio button.

Step 5 Verify that the Disable OSPF on DCC Link check box is unchecked.

Step 6 If the LDCC termination is to include a non-ONS node, check the Far End is Foreign check box. This automatically sets the far-end node IP address to 0.0.0.0, which means that any address can be specified by the far end. To change the default to a specific the IP address, see the "DLP-B26 Change a Line DCC Termination" task.

Step 7 In the Layer 3 box, perform one of the following:

Check the IP box only—if the LDCC is between the ONS 15327 and another ONS node and only ONS nodes reside on the network. The LDCC will use PPP (point-to-point protocol).

Check the IP and OSI boxes—if the LDCC is between the ONS 15327 and another ONS node and third party NEs that use the OSI protocol stack are on the same network. The LDCC will use PPP.


Note OSI-only (LAP-D) is not available for LDCCs.


Step 8 If you checked OSI, complete the following steps. If you checked IP only, continue with Step 9.

a. Click Next.

b. Provision the following fields:

Router—Choose the OSI router

ESH—Sets the End System Hello (ESH) propagation frequency. End system NEs transmit ESHs to inform other ESs and ISs about the NSAPs it serves. The default is 10 seconds. The range is 10 to 1000 seconds.

ISH—Sets the Intermediate System Hello PDU propagation frequency. Intermediate system NEs send ISHs to other ESs and ISs to inform them about the IS NETs it serves. The default is 10 seconds. The range is 10 to 1000 seconds.

IIH—Sets the Intermediate System to Intermediate System Hello PDU propagation frequency. The IS-IS Hello PDUs establish and maintain adjacencies between ISs. The default is 3 seconds. The range is 1 to 600 seconds.

Metric—Sets the cost for sending packets on the LAN subnet. The IS-IS protocol uses the cost to calculate the shortest routing path. The default metric cost for LAN subnets is 20. It normally should not be changed.

Step 9 Click Finish.


Note DCC Termination Failure (EOC) and Loss of Signal (LOS) alarms are present until you create all network DCC terminations and put the DCC termination OC-N ports in service.



Note There are four possibilities for the appearance of DCCs: green/solid, green/dashed, gray/solid, and gray/dashed. DCC appearance corresponds to the following states: active/routable, active/nonroutable, failed/routable, and failed/nonroutable. Circuit provisioning uses active/routable links. Selecting a node or span in the graphic area displays information about the node and span in the status area.


Step 10 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B25 Change a Section DCC Termination

Purpose

This task modifies a SONET Section DCC. You can enable or disable OSPF and enable or disable the foreign node setting.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

B60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 Click the Provisioning > Comm Channels > SDCC tabs.

Step 2 Click the SDCC that you want to change.

Step 3 Click Edit.

Step 4 In the SDCC Termination Editor dialog box, complete the following as necessary:

Disable OSPF on SDCC Link—If checked, OSPF is disabled on the link. OSPF should be disabled only when the slot and port connect to third-party equipment that does not support OSPF.

Far End is Foreign—Check this box to specify that the SDCC termination is a non-ONS node.

Far End IP—If you checked the Far End is Foreign check box, type the IP address of the far-end node or leave the 0.0.0.0 default. An IP address of 0.0.0.0 means that any address can be used by the far end.

Step 5 Click OK.

Step 6 Return to your origination procedure (NTP).


DLP-B26 Change a Line DCC Termination

Purpose

This task modifies a SONET Line DCC. You can enable or disable OSPF and enable or disable the foreign node setting.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

B60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 Click the Provisioning > Comm Channels > LDCC tabs.

Step 2 Click the LDCC that you want to change.

Step 3 Click Edit.

Step 4 In the LDCC Termination Editor dialog box, complete the following as necessary:

Disable OSPF on LDCC Link—If checked, OSPF is disabled on the link. OSPF should be disabled only when the slot and port connect to third-party equipment that does not support OSPF.

Far End is Foreign—Check this box to specify that the LDCC termination is a non-ONS node.

Far end IP—If you checked the Far End is Foreign check box, type the IP address of the far-end node or leave the 0.0.0.0 default. An IP address of 0.0.0.0 means that any address can be used by the far end.

Step 5 Click OK.

Step 6 Return to your origination procedure (NTP).


DLP-B27 Delete a Section DCC Termination

Purpose

This task deletes a SONET Section DCC termination on the ONS 15327.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

B60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 Click the Provisioning > Comm Channel > SDCC tabs.

Step 2 Click the SDCC termination to be deleted and click Delete. The Delete SDCC Termination dialog box appears.

Step 3 Click Yes in the confirmation dialog box. Confirm that the changes appear; if not, repeat the task.

Step 4 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B28 Delete a Line DCC Termination

Purpose

This task deletes a SONET Line DCC termination on the ONS 15327.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

B60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Caution Deleting a DCC termination can cause you to lose visibility of nodes that do not have other DCCs or network connections to the CTC computer.


Step 1 Click the Provisioning > Comm Channel > LDCC tabs.

Step 2 Click the LDCC termination to be deleted and click Delete. The Delete LDCC Termination dialog box appears.

Step 3 Click Yes in the confirmation dialog box. Confirm that the changes appear; if not, repeat the task.

Step 4 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B29 Provision a Proxy Tunnel

Purpose

This task sets up a proxy tunnel to communicate with a non-ONS far-end node. Proxy tunnels are only necessary when the proxy server is enabled and a foreign DCC termination exists, or if static routes exist so that the DCC network is used to access remote networks or devices. You can provision a maximum of 12 proxy server tunnels.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

B60 Log into CTC

B253 Provision Section DCC Terminations

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Superuser



Note If the proxy server is disabled, you cannot set up a proxy tunnel.



Step 1 Click the Provisioning > Network > Proxy subtabs.

Step 2 Click Create.

Step 3 In the Create Tunnel dialog box, complete the following:

Source Address—Type the IP address of the source node (32 bit length) or source subnet (any other length).

Length—Choose the length of the source subnet mask.

Destination Address—Type the IP address of the destination node (32 bit length) or destination subnet (any other length).

Length—Choose the length of the destination subnet mask.

Step 4 Click OK.

Step 5 Continue with your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B30 Install Ferrites on Power Cabling

Purpose

This task installs third-party ferrites on power cables to dampen electromagnetic interference (EMI) from the ONS 15327.

Tools/Equipment

Voltmeter

Block ferrite (Fair Rite 0443164151) for each pair of cables (BAT1/RET1 [A] and BAT2/RET2[B]).

Prerequisite Procedures

B16 Connect the Office Ground to the ONS 15327

B17 Connect Office Power to the ONS 15327 Shelf (Screw-Lock Power Connector)

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

None



Note Ferrites must be added to meet the requirements of Telcordia GR-1089. Refer to the ferrite manufacturer documentation for proper use and installation of the ferrites.



Step 1 Wrap the cables once around and through the block ferrites.

Step 2 Place the block ferrite within 5 to 6 inches (127 to 152 mm) of the power terminals as shown in Figure 16-6.

Figure 16-6 Attaching Block Ferrites to Power Cabling

Step 3 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B31 Provision a Firewall Tunnel

Purpose

This task provisions destinations that will not be blocked by the firewall. Firewall tunnels are only necessary when the proxy server is enabled and a foreign DCC termination exists, or if static routes exist so that the DCC network is used to access remote networks or devices. You can provision a maximum of 12 firewall tunnels.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

B60 Log into CTC

B253 Provision Section DCC Terminations

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Superuser



Note If the proxy server is configured as proxy-only or is disabled, you cannot set up a firewall tunnel.



Step 1 Click the Provisioning > Network > Firewall subtabs.

Step 2 Click Create.

Step 3 In the Create Tunnel dialog box, complete the following:

Source Address—Type the IP address of the source node (32 bit length) or source subnet (any other length).

Length—Choose the length of the source subnet mask.

Destination Address—Type the IP address of the destination node (32 bit length) or destination subnet (any other length).

Length—Choose the length of the destination subnet mask.

Step 4 Click OK.

Step 5 Continue with your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B33 Measure Voltage

Purpose

This task measures power so you can verify correct power and returns.

Tools/Equipment

Voltmeter

Prerequisite Procedures

B6 Install the Power and Ground

Table 1-2.

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

None



Step 1 Using a voltmeter, verify the office ground and power shows the power terminals:

a. Place the black lead (positive) on the frame ground on the rack. Hold it there while completing
Step b.

b. Place the red lead (negative) on the fuse power points and alarm panel to verify that they read between -42 VDC and -57 VDC (power) and 0 (return ground).

Step 2 Using a voltmeter, verify the shelf ground and power wiring:

a. Place the black lead (positive) on the RET1 and the red lead on the BAT1 point. Verify a reading between -42 VDC and -57 VDC. If there is no voltage, check the following:

Battery and ground reversed to the shelf.

Battery is open or missing.

Return is open or missing.

b. Repeat Step 2 for the RET2 and BAT2 if the B power feed is provided.

Step 3 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B34 Delete a Proxy Tunnel

Purpose

This task removes a proxy tunnel.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

B60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Superuser



Step 1 Click the Provisioning > Network > Proxy subtabs.

Step 2 Click the proxy tunnel that you want to delete.

Step 3 Click Delete.

Step 4 Continue with your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B35 Delete a Firewall Tunnel

Purpose

This task removes a firewall tunnel.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

B60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Superuser



Step 1 Click the Provisioning > Network > Firewall subtabs.

Step 2 Click the firewall tunnel that you want to delete.

Step 3 Click Delete.

Step 4 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B36 Initiate an Optical Protection Switch

Purpose

This task explains how to initiate a Manual or Force switch on an optical port.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

B60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Maintenance or higher



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

Step 2 In the Protection Groups area, select the protection group you want to switch.

Step 3 In the Selected Group area, select the card and port you want to switch.

Step 4 Click Manual or Force.

If you choose a Manual switch, the command will switch traffic only if the path has an error rate less than the signal degrade (SD) bit error rate threshold. A Force switch will switch traffic even if the path has SD or signal fail (SF) conditions; however, a Force switch will not override a signal fail on a 1+1 protection channel. A Force switch has a higher priority than a Manual switch.

Step 5 In the confirmation dialog box, click Yes.

Step 6 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B37 Initiate an Electrical Protection Switch

Purpose

This task explains how to initiate a protection switch for all DS-1s and/or DS-3s on an XTC.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

B60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Maintenance or higher



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

Step 2 In the Protection Groups area, select XTCPROTGRP.

Step 3 In the Selected Group area, choose the XTC you want to switch. All DS-1s and/or DS-3s will be switched.

Step 4 Click Switch.

Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B38 Delete a Node from a Specified Login Node Group

Purpose

This task removes a node from a specified login node group. To remove a node from the current login node group, see "DLP-B20 Delete a Node from the Session or Login Group" task.

Tools

None

Prerequisite Procedures

B60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 From the CTC Edit menu, choose Preferences.

Step 2 In the Preferences dialog box, click the Login Node Groups tab.

Step 3 Click the login node group tab containing the node you want to remove.

Step 4 Click the node you want to remove, then click Remove.

Step 5 Click OK.

Step 6 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B39 Verify Pass-Through Circuits

Purpose

Use this task to verify that circuits passing through a node that will be removed enter and exit the node on the same STS and/or VT.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

B60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 In the CTC Circuits window, choose a circuit that passes through the target node and click Edit.

Step 2 In the Edit Circuits window, check Show Detailed Map.

Step 3 Verify that the STS and VT mapping on the node's east and west ports are the same. For example, if a circuit mapping on the west port s5/p1/S1 (Slot 5, Port 1, STS 1), verify that the mapping is STS 1 on the east port. If the circuit appears different STSs and/or VTs on the east and west ports, write down the name of the circuit.

Step 4 Repeat Steps 1 through 3 for each circuit displayed in the Circuits tab.

Delete and recreate each circuit recorded in Step 3 that entered/exited the node on different STSs. To delete the circuit, complete the "DLP-B13 Delete Circuits" task. To create circuits, complete the appropriate procedures in Chapter 5 "Create Circuits and VT Tunnels."

Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B40 Print CTC Data

Purpose

This task prints CTC card, node, or network data in graphical or tabular form on a Windows-provisioned printer.

Tools/Equipment

Printer connected to the CTC computer by a direct or network connection

Prerequisite procedures

B60 Log into CTC

Required/As needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Retrieve or higher



Step 1 Click the CTC tab (and subtab, if present) containing the information you want to print. For example, click the Alarms tab to print Alarms window data.

The print operation is available for all network, node (default login), and card view windows.

Step 2 From the File menu, choose Print.

Step 3 In the Print dialog box, click a a printing option (Figure 16-7).

Entire Frame—Prints the entire CTC window including the graphical view of the card, node, or network. This option is available for all windows.

Tabbed View—Prints the lower half of the CTC window containing tabs and data. The printout includes the selected tab (on top) and the data shown in the tab window. For example, if you print the History window Tabbed View, you print only history items appearing in the window. This option is available for all windows.

Table Contents—Prints CTC data in table format without graphical representations of shelves, cards, or tabs. This option applies to all windows except:

Provisioning > General window

Provisioning > Network > General window

Provisioning > Security > Policy, Access, and Legal Disclaimer windows

Provisioning > SNMP window

Provisioning > OSI > Main Setup

Provisioning > Timing window

Maintenance > Database window

Maintenance > Diagnostic window

Maintenance > Protection window

Maintenance > Timing > Source window

The Table Contents option prints all the data contained in a table with the same column headings. For example, if you print the History window Table Contents view, you print all data included in the table whether or not items appear in the window.


Tip When you print using the Tabbed View option, it can be difficult to distinguish whether the printout applies to the network, node, or card view. Look at the tabs to determine which view you are printing. Network, node, and card views are identical except that network view does not contain an Inventory tab; node view and card view contain a Performance tab.


Figure 16-7 Selecting CTC Data For Print

Step 4 Click OK.

Step 5 In the Windows Print dialog box, click a printer and click OK.

Step 6 Repeat this task for each window that you want to print.

Step 7 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B41 Export CTC Data

Purpose

This task exports CTC table data as delineated text to view or edit the data in text editor, word processing, spreadsheet, database management, or web browser applications.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite procedures

B60 Log into CTC

Required/As needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Retrieve or higher



Step 1 Click the CTC tab containing the information you want to export (for example, the Alarms tab or the Circuits tab).

Step 2 From the File menu choose Export.

Step 3 In the Export dialog box (Figure 16-8), click a data format:

As HTML—Saves data as a simple HTML table file without graphics. The file must be viewed or edited with applications such as Netscape Navigator, Microsoft Internet Explorer, or other applications capable of opening HTML files.

As CSV—Saves the CTC table as comma-separated values (CSV). This option does not apply to the Maintenance > Timing > Report window.

As TSV—Saves the CTC table as tab-separated values (TSV).

Step 4 If you want to open a file in a text editor or word processor application, procedures vary; typically, you can use the File > Open command to display the CTC data, or you can double-click the file name and choose an application such as Notepad.

Text editor and word processor applications display the data exactly as it is exported, including comma or tab separators. All applications that open the data files allow you to format the data.

Step 5 If you want to open the file in spreadsheet and database management applications, procedures vary; typically, you need to open the application and choose File > Import, then choose a delimited file to display the data in cells.

Spreadsheet and database management programs also allow you to manage the exported data.


Note An exported file cannot be opened in CTC.


The export operation applies to all tabular data except:

Provisioning > General window

Provisioning > Network > General windows

Provisioning > Security > Policy, Access, and Legal Disclaimer windows

Provisioning > SNMP window

Provisioning > Timing window

Provisioning > OSI > Main Setup window

Provisioning > OSI > TARP > Config window

Maintenance > Database window

Maintenance > Diagnostic window

Maintenance > Protection window

Maintenance > Timing > Source window

Figure 16-8 Selecting CTC Data For Export

Step 6 Click OK.

Step 7 In the Save dialog box, enter a name in the File name field using one of the following formats:

filename.html—for HTML files

filename.csv—for CSV files

filename.tsv—for TSV files

Step 8 Navigate to a directory where you want to store the file.

Step 9 Click OK.

Step 10 Repeat the task for each window that you want to export.

Step 11 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B42 Install Fiber-Optic Cables in a 1+1 Configuration

Purpose

This task installs fiber-optic cables on optical (OC-N) cards in a 1+1 linear configuration.

Tools/Equipment

Fiber-optic cables

Prerequisite Procedures

B218 Install the Optical and Ethernet Cards

B112 Clean Fiber Connectors

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

None



Note ONS 15327 OC-12 and OC-48 cards have SC connectors. OC-3 and G1000-2 cards have LC connectors. On ONS 15327 OC-12 and OC-48 card ports, the left connector is the transmit port and the right connector is the receive port.



Step 1 Plan your fiber connections. Use the same plan for all 1+1 nodes.

Step 2 Align the keyed ridge of the cable connector with the transmit (Tx) connector of a working OC-N card at one node and plug the other end of the fiber into the receive (Rx) connector of a working OC-N card at the adjacent node. The card displays an SF LED if the transmit and receive fibers are mismatched (one fiber connects a receive port on one card to a receive port on another card, or the same situation with transmit ports).

Step 3 Repeat Steps 1 and 2 for the corresponding protect ports on the two nodes and all other working/protect port pairs you want to place in a 1+1 configuration.

Step 4 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B43 Install Fiber-Optic Cables for Path Protection Configurations

Purpose

This task installs the fiber-optic cables to the east and west path protection ports at each node. See Chapter 4 "Turn Up Network" to provision and test path protection configurations.

Tools/Equipment

Fiber-optic cables

Prerequisite Procedures

B218 Install the Optical and Ethernet Cards

B112 Clean Fiber Connectors

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

None



Note To avoid error, connect fiber-optic cable so that the highest slot in the shelf represents the east port, and the lowest slot represents the west port. Fiber connected to an east port at one node must plug into the west port on an adjacent node.



Note You can install the fiber immediately after installing the cards, or wait until you are ready to turn up the network. See Chapter 4 "Turn Up Network."



Step 1 Plan your fiber connections. Use the same plan for all path protection nodes.

Step 2 Plug the fiber into the transmit (Tx) connector of an OC-N card at one node and plug the other end of the fiber into the receive (Rx) connector of an OC-N card at the adjacent node. The card will display a signal fail (SF) LED if the transmit and receive fibers are mismatched (for example, one fiber connects a receive port on one card to a receive port on another card).

Step 3 Repeat Step 2 until you have configured the entire ring.

Figure 16-9 shows fiber connections for a four-node path protection with trunk (span) cards in Slot 5 (west) and Slot 12 (east).

Figure 16-9 Connecting Fiber to a Four-Node Path Protection

If you are creating a path protection dual-ring interconnect (DRI), Figure 16-10 shows a traditional DRI example.

Figure 16-10 Connecting Fiber to an Eight-Node Traditional Path Protection Dual-Ring Interconnect

Step 4 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B44 Install Fiber-Optic Cables for BLSR Configurations

Purpose

This task installs the fiber-optics to the east and west bidirectional line switched ring (BLSR) ports at each node. See Chapter 4 "Turn Up Network" to provision and test BLSR configurations.

Tools/Equipment

Fiber-optic cables

Prerequisite Procedures

B218 Install the Optical and Ethernet Cards

B112 Clean Fiber Connectors

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

None



Note To avoid error, connect fiber-optic cable so that the highest slot on the ONS 15327 chassis represents the east port, and the lowest slot represents the west port. Fiber connected to an east port at one node must plug into the west port on an adjacent node.



Note You can install the fiber immediately after installing the cards, or wait until you are ready to turn up the network. See Chapter 4 "Turn Up Network."



Step 1 Plan your fiber connections. Use the same plan for all BLSR nodes.

Step 2 Plug the fiber into the Tx connector of an OC-N card at one node and plug the other end into the Rx connector of an OC-N card at the adjacent node. The card will display a SF LED if the transmit and receive fibers are mismatched.

Step 3 Repeat Step 2 until you have configured the entire ring.

Figure 16-11 shows fiber connections for a BLSR with trunk (span) cards in Slot 5 (west) and Slot 12 (east).

Figure 16-11 Connecting Fiber to a Four-Node, Two-Fiber BLSR

Step 4 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B45 View and Terminate Active Logins

Purpose

This procedure allows you to view active CTC logins, retrieve the last activity time, and terminate all current logins.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

B60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Retrieve or higher for viewing; Superuser for session termination



Step 1 In node view, click the Provisioning > Security > Active Logins tab. The Active Logins tab displays the following information:

User ID

User IP address

Current node the user is logged into

Session Type (EMS, TL1, FTP, telnet, or SSH)

Login time

Last activity time

Step 2 Click Logout to end the session of every logged-in user. This will log out all current users, excluding the initiating Superuser.

Step 3 Click Retrieve Last Activity Time to display the most recent activity date and time for users in the Last Activity Time field.

Step 4 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B46 Route Fiber-Optic Cables

Purpose

This task describes how to route fiber-optic cables through the cable guides on the sides of the shelf assembly.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

B221 Install Optical Cables

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

None



Caution Because an optical cable can be damaged or cut, Cisco recommends that you diversely route redundant cables along different paths. If you installed the tie-down bar, you can run one cable across the tie-down bar and secure it using tie-wraps or other site-specific methods. You should route the other cable in the opposite direction. You can also route the cable through the cable storage drawer. See the "NTP-B223 Install the Fiber-Optic Cable Storage Drawer" procedure and the "DLP-B224 Route Cables Through the Fiber-Optic Cable Storage Drawer" task.


Step 1 Locate the cable guides on either side of the shelf assembly.

Step 2 Gently route the fiber cables through the cable guides.

Step 3 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B47 Run the CTC Installation Wizard for Windows

Purpose

This task installs the CTC online user manuals, Acrobat Reader 6.0.1, JRE 1.4.2, and the CTC Java Archive (JAR) files. JRE 1.4.2 is required to run Release 6.0. Pre installing the CTC JAR files saves time at initial login. If the JAR files are not installed, they are downloaded from the XTC card the first time you login.

Tools/Equipment

Cisco ONS 15327 Release 6.0 software CD

Prerequisite Procedures

None

Required/As Needed

This task is required if any one of the following is true:

JRE 1.4.2 is not installed.

CTC online user manuals are not installed and are needed.

CTC JAR files are not installed and are needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

None



Note If you will log into nodes running CTC software earlier than Release 4.6, uninstall JRE 1.4.2 and reinstall JRE 1.3.1_2. To run R6.0, uninstall JRE 1.3.1_2 and reinstall JRE 1.4.2.



Note JRE 1.4.2 requires Netscape 7.x or Internet Explorer 6.x



Step 1 Verify that your computer has the following:

Processor—Pentium III, 700 Mhz or faster

RAM—384 MB recommended, 512 MB optimum

Hard drive—20 GB hard drive recommended with at least 50 MB of space available

Operating System—Windows 98 (1st and 2nd editions), Windows NT 4.0 (with Service Pack 6a), Windows 2000 (with Service Pack 3, or Windows XP Home)

If your operating system is Windows NT 4.0, verify that Service Pack 5 or later is installed. From the Start menu, choose Programs > Administrative Tools > Windows NT Diagnostics and check the service pack on the Version tab of the Windows NT Diagnostics dialog box. If Service Pack 6a or later is not installed, do not continue. Install Service Pack 6a following the computer upgrade procedures for your site.


Note Processor and RAM requirements are guidelines. CTC performance is faster if your computer has a faster processor and more RAM. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15327 Reference Manual for computer requirements needed for small, medium, and large ONS 15327 networks.


Step 2 Insert the Cisco ONS 15327 Release 6.0 software CD into your computer CD drive. The installation program begins running automatically. If it does not start, navigate to your computer's CD directory and double-click setup.exe.

The Cisco Transport Controller Installation Wizard displays the components that will be installed on your computer:

Java Runtime Environment 1.4.2

Acrobat Reader 6.0.1

Online User Manuals

CTC JAR files

Step 3 Click Next.

Step 4 Complete one of the following:

Click Typical to install both the Java Runtime Environment and online user manuals. If you already have JRE 1.4.2 installed on your computer, choose Custom.

Click Custom if you want to install either the JRE or the online user manuals. By default, Acrobat Reader and the online user manuals are selected.

Step 5 Click Next.

Step 6 Complete the following, as applicable:

If you selected Typical in Step 4, skip this step and continue with Step 7.

If you selected Custom, check the CTC component that you want to install and click Next.

If you selected Online User Manuals, continue with Step 7.

If you did not select Online User Manuals, continue with Step 9.

Step 7 The directory where the installation wizard will install CTC online user manuals appears. The default is C:\Program Files\Cisco\CTC\Documentation.

If you want to change the CTC online user manual directory, type the new directory path in the Directory Name field, or click Browse to navigate to the directory.

If you do not want to change the directory, skip this step.

Step 8 Click Next.

Step 9 Review the components that will be installed. If you want to change the components, complete one of the following:

If you selected Typical in Step 4, click Back twice to return to the installation setup type page. Choose Custom and repeat Steps 5 through 8.

If you selected Custom in Step 4, click Back once or twice (depending on the components selected) until the component selection page appears. Repeat Steps 6 through 8.

Step 10 Click Next. It might take a few minutes for the JRE installation wizard to appear. If you selected Custom in Step 4 and did not check Java Runtime Environment 1.4.2, continue with Step 12.

Step 11 To install the JRE, complete the following:

a. In the Java 2 Runtime Environment License Agreement dialog box, view the license agreement and choose one of the following:

I accept the terms of the license agreement—Accepts the license agreement. Continue with Step b.

I do not accept the terms of the license agreement—Disables the Next button on the Java 2 Runtime Environment License Agreement dialog box. Click Cancel to return to the CTC installation wizard. CTC will not install the JRE. Continue with Step 12.


Note If JRE 1.4.2 is already installed on your computer, the License Agreement page does not appear. You must click Next and then choose Modify to change the JRE installation or Remove to uninstall the JRE. If you choose Modify and click Next, continue with Step e. If you choose Remove and click Next, continue with Step i.


b. Click Next.

c. Choose one of the following:

Click Typical to install all JRE features. If you select Typical, the JRE version installed will automatically become the default JRE version for your browsers.

Click Custom if you want to select the components to install and select the browsers that will use the JRE version.

d. Click Next.

e. If you selected Typical, continue with Step i. If you selected Custom, click the drop-down list for each program feature that you want to install and choose the desired setting. The program features include:

Java 2 Runtime Environment—(Default) Installs JRE 1.4.2 with support for European languages.

Support for Additional Languages—Adds support for non-European languages.

Additional Font and Media Support—Adds Lucida fonts, Java Sound, and color management capabilities.

The drop-down list options for each program feature include:

This feature will be installed on the local hard drive—Installs the selected feature.

This feature and all subfeatures will be installed on the local hard drive—Installs the selected feature and all subfeatures.

Don't install this feature now—Does not install the feature (not an option for Java 2 Runtime Environment).

To modify the directory where the JRE version is installed, click Change, navigate to the desired directory, and click OK.

f. Click Next.

g. In the Browser Registration dialog box, check the browsers that you want to register with the Java Plug-In. The JRE version will be the default for the selected browsers. It is acceptable to leave both browser check boxes unchecked.


Note Setting the JRE as the default for these browsers might cause problems with these browsers.


h. Click Next.

i. Click Finish.


Note If you are uninstalling the JRE, click Remove.


Step 12 In the Cisco Transport Controller Installation Wizard, click Next. The online user manuals install.

Step 13 Click Finish.

Step 14 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B48 Run the CTC Installation Wizard for UNIX

Purpose

This task installs the CTC online user manuals, Acrobat Reader 6.0.1, JRE 1.4.2, and the CTC JAR files. JRE 1.4.2 is required to run Release 6.0. Pre installing the CTC JAR files saves time at initial login. If the JAR files are not installed, they are downloaded from the XTC card the first time you login.

Tools/Equipment

ONS 15327 Release 6.0 software CD

Prerequisite Procedures

None

Required/As Needed

Required if any of the following are true:

JRE 1.4.2 is not installed.

CTC online help is not installed and is needed.

CTC JAR files are not installed and are needed.

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

None



Note If you will log into nodes running CTC software earlier than Release 4.6, uninstall JRE 1.4.2 and reinstall JRE 1.3.1_2. To run R6.0, uninstall JRE 1.3.1_2 and reinstall JRE 1.4.2.



Note JRE 1.4.2 requires Netscape 7.x or Internet Explorer 6.x.



Step 1 Verify that your computer has the following:

RAM—384 MB recommended, 512 MB optimum

Hard drive—20 GB hard drive recommended with at least 50 MB of space available

Operating System—Solaris 8 or 9


Note These requirements are guidelines. CTC performance is faster if your computer has a faster processor and more RAM.


Step 2 Change the directory. Type:

cd /cdrom/cdrom0/

Step 3 From the techdoc327 CD directory, type:

./setup.bat

The Cisco Transport Controller Installation Wizard displays the components that will be installed on your computer:

Java Runtime Environment 1.4.2

Acrobat Reader 6.0.1

Online User Manuals

CTC JAR files

Step 4 Click Next.

Step 5 Complete one of the following:

Click Typical to install both the Java Runtime Environment and the online user manuals. If you already have JRE version 1.4.2 installed on your computer, choose Custom.

Click Custom if you want to install either the JRE or the online user manuals.

Step 6 Click Next.

Step 7 Complete the following, as applicable:

If you selected Typical in Step 5, continue with Step 8.

If you selected Custom, check the CTC component that you want to install and click Next. If you will ever need to log into a node running an ONS release earlier than Software Release 5.0, uncheck Java Runtime Environment 1.4.2.

If you selected Online User Manuals, continue with Step 8.

If you did not select Online User Manuals, continue with Step 10.

Step 8 The directory where the installation wizard will install CTC online help appears. The default is /usr/doc/ctc.

If you want to change the CTC online help directory, type the new directory path in the Directory Name field, or click Browse to navigate to the directory.

If you do not want to change the CTC online help directory, skip this step.

Step 9 Click Next.

Step 10 Review the components that will be installed. If you want to change the components, complete one of the following:

If you selected Typical in Step 5, click Back twice to return to the installation setup type page. Choose Custom and repeat Steps 6 through 9.

If you selected Custom in Step 5, click Back once or twice (depending on the components selected) you reach the component selection page and check the desired components. Repeat Steps 7 through 9.

Step 11 Click Next. It may take a few minutes for the JRE installation wizard to appear. If you selected Custom in Step 4 and did not check Java Runtime Environment 1.4.2, continue with Step 13.

Step 12 To install the JRE, complete the following:

a. In the Java 2 Runtime Environment License Agreement dialog box, view the license agreement and choose one of the following:

I accept the terms of the license agreement—Accepts the license agreement. Continue with Step b.

I do not accept the terms of the license agreement—Disables the Next button on the Java 2 Runtime Environment License Agreement dialog box. Click Cancel to return to the CTC installation wizard. CTC will not install the JRE. Continue with Step 13.


Note If JRE 1.4.2 is already installed on your computer, the License Agreement page does not appear. You must click Next and then choose Modify to change the JRE installation or Remove to uninstall the JRE. If you choose Modify and click Next, continue with Step e. If you choose Remove and click Next, continue with Step i.


b. Click Next.

c. Choose one of the following:

Click Typical to install all JRE features. If you select Typical, the JRE version installed will automatically become the default JRE version for your browsers.

Click Custom if you want to select the components to install and select the browsers that will use the JRE version.

d. Click Next.

e. If you selected Typical, continue with Step i. If you selected Custom, click the drop-down list for each program feature that you want to install and choose the desired setting. The program features include:

Java 2 Runtime Environment—(Default) Installs JRE 1.4.2 with support for European languages.

Support for Additional Languages—Adds support for non-European languages.

Additional Font and Media Support—Adds Lucida fonts, Java Sound, and color management capabilities.

The drop-down list options for each program feature include:

This feature will be installed on the local hard drive—Installs the selected feature.

This feature and all subfeatures will be installed on the local hard drive—Installs the selected feature and all subfeatures.

Don't install this feature now—Does not install the feature (not an option for Java 2 Runtime Environment).

To modify the directory where the JRE version is installed, click Change, navigate to the desired directory, and click OK.

f. Click Next.

g. In the Browser Registration dialog box, check the browsers that you want to register with the Java Plug-In. The JRE version will be the default for the selected browsers. It is acceptable to leave both browser check boxes unchecked.


Note Setting the JRE version as the default for these browsers might cause problems with these browsers.


h. Click Next.

i. Click Finish.


Note If you are uninstalling the JRE, click Remove.


Step 13 In the Cisco Transport Controller Installation Wizard, click Next. The online help installs.

Step 14 Click Finish.


Note Be sure to record the names of the directories you choose for JRE and the online help.


Step 15 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B50 Set Up a Windows PC for Craft Connection to an ONS 15327 on the Same Subnet Using Static IP Addresses

Purpose

This task sets up your computer for a local craft connection to the ONS 15327 when:

You will access nodes running software releases earlier than Software Release 3.3.

You will connect to one ONS 15327; if you will connect to multiple ONS 15327s, you might need to reconfigure your computer's IP settings each time you connect to an ONS 15327.

You need to use non-ONS 15327 applications such as ping and tracert (trace route).

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

B21 Set Up Computer for CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

None



Step 1 Verify the operating system that is installed on your computer:

a. From the Windows Start menu, choose Settings > Control Panel.

b. In the Control Panel window, double-click the System icon.

c. On the General tab of the System Settings window, verify that the Windows operating system is one of the following: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, or Windows XP.

Step 2 According to the Windows operating system installed on your computer, perform one of the following steps:

For Windows 98, complete Step 3.

For Windows NT 4.0, complete Step 4.

For Windows 2000, complete Step 5.

For Windows XP, complete Step 6.

Step 3 If you have Windows 98 installed on your PC, complete the following steps to change its TCP/IP configuration:

a. From the Windows Start menu, choose Settings > Control Panel.

b. In the Control Panel dialog box, click the Network icon.

c. In the Network dialog box, select TCP/IP for your PC Ethernet card, then click Properties.

d. In the TCP/IP Properties dialog box, click the DNS Configuration tab and choose Disable DNS.

e. Click the WINS Configuration tab and choose Disable WINS Resolution.

f. Click the IP Address tab.

g. In the IP Address window, click Specify an IP address.

h. In the IP Address field, enter an IP address that is identical to the ONS 15327 IP address except for the last octet. The last octet must be 1 or 3 through 254. This IP address appears on the LCD unless its display is suppressed during node provisioning.

i. In the Subnet Mask field, type the same subnet mask as the ONS 15327. The default is 255.255.255.0 (24 bit).

j. Click OK.

k. In the TCP/IP dialog box, click the Gateway tab.

l. In the New Gateway field, type the ONS 15327 IP address. Click Add.

m. Verify that the IP address appears in the Installed Gateways field, then click OK.

n. When the prompt to restart your PC appears, click Yes.

Step 4 If you have Windows NT 4.0 installed on your PC, complete the following steps to change its TCP/IP configuration:

a. From the Windows Start menu, choose Settings > Control Panel.

b. In the Control Panel dialog box, click the Network icon.

c. In the Network dialog box, click the Protocols tab, choose TCP/IP Protocol, then click Properties.

d. Click the IP Address tab.

e. In the IP Address window, click Specify an IP address.

f. In the IP Address field, enter an IP address that is identical to the ONS 15327 IP address shown on the ONS 15327 LCD except for the last octet. The last octet must be 1 or 3 through 254.

g. In the Subnet Mask field, type 255.255.255.0.

h. Click Advanced.

i. In the Gateways List, click Add. The TCP/IP Gateway Address dialog box appears.

j. Type the ONS 15327 IP address in the Gateway Address field.

k. Click Add.

l. Click OK.

m. Click Apply.

n. In some cases, Windows NT 4.0 prompts you to reboot your PC. If you receive this prompt, click Yes.

Step 5 If you have Windows 2000 installed on your PC, complete the following steps to change its TCP/IP configuration:

a. From the Windows Start menu, choose Settings > Network and Dial-up Connections > Local Area Connection.

b. In the Local Area Connection Status dialog box, click Properties.

c. On the General tab, choose Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), then click Properties.

d. Click Use the following IP address.

e. In the IP Address field, enter an IP address that is identical to the current node ONS 15327 IP address except for the last octet. The last octet must be 1 or 3 through 254.

f. In the Subnet Mask field, type 255.255.255.0.

g. In the Default Gateway field, type the ONS 15327 IP address.

h. Click OK.

i. In the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box, click OK.

j. In the Local Area Connection Status dialog box, click Close.

Step 6 If you have Windows XP installed on your PC, complete the following steps to change its TCP/IP configuration:

a. From the Windows Start menu, choose Control Panel > Network Connections.


Note If the Network Connections menu is not available, click Switch to Classic View.


b. From the Network Connections dialog box, click the Local Area Connection icon.

c. From the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box, choose Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), then click Properties.

d. In the IP Address field, enter an IP address that is identical to the ONS 15327 IP address shown on the ONS 15327 LCD except for the last octet. The last octet must be 1 or 3 through 254.

e. In the Subnet Mask field, type 255.255.255.0.

f. In the Default Gateway field, type the ONS 15327 IP address.

g. Click OK.

h. In the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box, click OK.

i. In the Local Area Connection Status dialog box, click Close.

Step 7 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B51 Set Up a Windows PC for Craft Connection to an ONS 15327 Using Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

Purpose

This task sets up your computer for craft connection to the ONS 15327 using Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

B21 Set Up Computer for CTC

B169 Set Up CTC Network Access

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

None



Note Do not use this task for initial node turn-up. Use the task only if DHCP forwarding is enabled on the ONS 15327. By default, DHCP is not enabled. To enable it, see the "NTP-B169 Set Up CTC Network Access" procedure.



Note The ONS 15327 does not provide the IP addresses. If DHCP forwarding is enabled, it passes DCHP requests to an external DHCP server.



Step 1 Verify the operating system that is installed on your computer:

a. From the Windows Start menu, choose Settings > Control Panel.

b. In the Control Panel window, double-click the System icon.

c. On the General tab of the System Settings window, verify that the Windows operating system is one of the following: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, or Windows XP.

Step 2 According to the Windows operating system installed on your computer, perform one of the following steps:

For Windows 98, complete Step 3.

For Windows NT 4.0, complete Step 4.

For Windows 2000, complete Step 5.

For Windows XP, complete Step 6.

Step 3 If you have Windows 98 installed on your PC, complete the following steps to change its TCP/IP configuration:

a. From the Windows Start menu, choose Settings > Control Panel.

b. In the Control Panel dialog box, click the Network icon.

c. In the Network dialog box, select TCP/IP for your PC Ethernet card, then click Properties.

d. In the TCP/IP Properties dialog box, click the DNS Configuration tab and choose Disable DNS.

e. Click the WINS Configuration tab and choose Disable WINS Resolution.

f. Click the IP Address tab.

g. In the IP Address window, click Obtain an IP address automatically.

h. Click OK.

i. When the prompt to restart your PC appears, click Yes.

Step 4 If you have Windows NT 4.0 installed on your PC, complete the following steps to change its TCP/IP configuration:

a. From the Windows Start menu, choose Settings > Control Panel.

b. In the Control Panel dialog box, click the Network icon.

c. In the Network dialog box, click the Protocols tab, choose TCP/IP Protocol, then click Properties.

d. Click the IP Address tab.

e. In the IP Address window, click Obtain an IP address from a DHCP server.

f. Click OK.

g. Click Apply.

h. If Windows prompts you to restart your PC, click Yes.

Step 5 If you have Windows 2000 installed on your PC, complete the following steps to change its TCP/IP configuration:

a. From the Windows Start menu, choose Settings > Network and Dial-up Connections > Local Area Connection.

b. In the Local Area Connection Status dialog box, click Properties.

c. On the General tab, choose Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), then click Properties.

d. Click Obtain an IP address from a DHCP server.

e. Click OK.

f. In the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box, click OK.

g. In the Local Area Connection Status dialog box, click Close.

Step 6 If you have Windows XP installed on your PC, complete the following steps to change its TCP/IP configuration:

a. From the Windows Start menu, choose Control Panel > Network Connections.


Note If the Network Connections menu is not available, click Switch to Classic View.


b. In the Network Connections dialog box, click Local Area Connection.

c. In the Local Area Connection Status dialog box, click Properties.

d. On the General tab, choose Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), then click Properties.

e. Click Obtain an IP address from a DHCP server.

f. Click OK.

g. In the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box, click OK.

h. In the Local Area Connection Status dialog box, click Close.

Step 7 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B52 Set Up a Windows PC for Craft Connection to an ONS 15327 Using Automatic Host Detection

Purpose

This task sets up your computer for local craft connection to the ONS 15327 when:

You will connect to the ONS 15327's Ethernet port or backplane LAN pins either directly or through a hub.

All nodes that you will access are running Software Release 3.3 or later.

You will connect to multiple ONS 15327s and do not want to reconfigure your IP address each time.

You do not need to access non-ONS 15327 applications such as ping and tracert (trace route).

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

B21 Set Up Computer for CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

None



Step 1 Verify the operating system that is installed on your computer:

a. From the Windows Start menu, choose Settings > Control Panel.


Note In Windows XP, you can select Control Panel directly from the Start menu. Make sure you are in Classic View before continuing with this procedure.


b. In the Control Panel window, double-click the System icon.

c. On the General tab of the System Settings window, verify that the Windows operating system is one of the following: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, or Windows XP.

Step 2 According to the Windows operating system installed on your computer, perform one of the following steps:

For Windows 98, complete Step 3.

For Windows NT 4.0, complete Step 4.

For Windows 2000, complete Step 5.

For Windows XP, complete Step 6.

Step 3 If you have Windows 98 installed on your PC, complete the following steps to change its TCP/IP configuration:

a. From the Windows Start menu, choose Settings > Control Panel.

b. In the Control Panel dialog box, click the Network icon.

c. In the Network dialog box, select TCP/IP for your PC Ethernet card, then click Properties.

d. In the TCP/IP Properties dialog box, click the DNS Configuration tab and choose Disable DNS.

e. Click the WINS Configuration tab and choose Disable WINS Resolution.

f. Click the IP Address tab.

g. In the IP Address window, click Specify an IP address.

h. In the IP Address field, enter any legitimate IP address other than the node IP address. The default node IP address is 192.1.0.2.

i. In the Subnet Mask field, type the same subnet mask as the ONS 15327. The default is 255.255.255.0 (24 bit).

j. Click OK.

k. In the TCP/IP dialog box, click the Gateway tab.

l. In the New Gateway field, type the address entered in Step g. Click Add.

m. Verify that the IP address appears in the Installed Gateways field, then click OK.

n. When the prompt to restart your PC appears, click Yes.

Step 4 If you have Windows NT 4.0 installed on your PC, complete the following steps to change its TCP/IP configuration:

a. From the Windows Start menu, choose Settings > Control Panel.

b. In the Control Panel dialog box, click the Network icon.

c. In the Network dialog box, click the Protocols tab, choose TCP/IP Protocol, then click Properties.

d. Click the IP Address tab.

e. In the IP Address window, click Specify an IP address.

f. In the IP Address field, enter any legitimate IP address other than the node IP address. The default node IP address is 192.1.0.2.

g. In the Subnet Mask field, type the same subnet mask as the ONS 15327. The default is 255.255.255.0 (24 bit).

h. Click Advanced.

i. In the Gateways List, click Add. The TCP/IP Gateway Address dialog box appears.

j. Type the IP address entered in Step f in the Gateway Address field.

k. Click Add.

l. Click OK.

m. Click Apply.

n. Reboot your PC.

Step 5 If you have Windows 2000 installed on your PC, complete the following steps to change its TCP/IP configuration:

a. From the Windows Start menu, choose Settings > Network and Dial-up Connections > Local Area Connection.

b. In the Local Area Connection Status dialog box, click Properties.

c. On the General tab, choose Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), then click Properties.

d. Click Use the following IP address.

e. In the IP Address field, enter any legitimate IP address other than the current node IP address. The default node IP address is 192.1.0.2.

f. In the Subnet Mask field, type the same subnet mask as the ONS 15327. The default is 255.255.255.0 (24 bit).

g. Type the IP address entered in Step e in the Gateway Address field.

h. Click OK.

i. In the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box, click OK.

j. In the Local Area Connection Status dialog box, click Close.

Step 6 If you have Windows XP installed on your PC, complete the following steps to change its TCP/IP configuration:

a. From the Windows Start menu, choose Control Panel > Network Connections.


Note If the Network Connections menu is not available, click Switch to Classic View.


b. From the Network Connections dialog box, click the Local Area Connection icon.

c. From the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box, choose Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), then click Properties.

d. In the IP Address field, enter any legitimate IP address other than the current node IP address. The default node IP address is 192.1.0.2.

e. In the Subnet Mask field, type the same subnet mask as the ONS 15327. The default is 255.255.255.0 (24 bit).

f. Type the IP address entered in Step d in the Gateway Address field.

g. Click OK.

h. In the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box, click OK.

i. In the Local Area Connection Status dialog box, click Close.

Step 7 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B53 Set Up a Solaris Workstation for a Craft Connection to an ONS 15327

Purpose

This task sets up a Solaris workstation for a craft connection to the ONS 15327.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

B21 Set Up Computer for CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

None



Step 1 Log into the workstation as the root user.

Step 2 Check to see if the interface is plumbed by typing:

# ifconfig device

For example,

# ifconfig hme1

If the interface is plumbed, a message similar to the following appears:

hme1:flags=1000842<BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4>mtu 1500 index 2 inet 0.0.0.0 netmask 0

If a message similar to this one appears, go to Step 4.

If the interface is not plumbed, a message similar to the following appears:

ifconfig: status: SIOCGLIFFLAGS: hme1: no such interface.

If a message similar to this one appears, go to Step 3.

Step 3 Plumb the interface by typing:

# ifconfig device plumb 
 
   

For example:

# ifconfig hme1 plumb
 
   

Step 4 Configure the IP address on the interface by typing:

# ifconfig interface ip-address netmask netmask up
 
   

For example:

# ifconfig hme0 192.1.0.3 netmask 255.255.255.0 up

Note Enter an IP address that is identical to the ONS 15327 IP address except for the last octet. The last octet must be 1 or 3 through 254.


Step 5 In the Subnet Mask field, type 255.255.255.0. Skip this step if you checked Craft Access Only on the Provisioning > Network > General > Gateway Settings tab.

Step 6 Test the connection:

a. Start Netscape Navigator.

b. Enter the ONS 15327 IP address in the web address (URL) field. If the connection is established, a Java Console window, CTC caching messages, and the Cisco Transport Controller Login dialog box appear. If this occurs, go to Step 2 of the "DLP-B60 Log into CTC" task to complete the login. If the Login dialog box does not appear, complete Steps c and d.

c. At the prompt, type:

ping ONS-15327-IP-address

For example, to connect to an ONS 15327 with a default IP address of 192.1.0.2, type:

ping 192.1.0.2

If your workstation is connected to the ONS 15327, the following message appears:

IP-address is alive

Note Skip this step if you checked the Craft Access Only check box at Provisioning > Network > General > Gateway Settings.


d. If CTC is not responding, a "Request timed out" (Windows) or a "no answer from x.x.x.x" (UNIX) message appears. Verify the IP and subnet mask information. Check that the cables connecting the workstation to the ONS 15327 are securely attached. Check the link status by typing:

# ndd -set /dev/device instance 0
# ndd -get /dev/device link_status

For example:

# ndd -set /dev/hme instance 0
# ndd -get /dev/hme link_status

A result of "1" means the link is up. A result of "0" means the link is down.


Note Check the man page for ndd. For example, type: # man ndd.


Step 7 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B56 Disable Proxy Service Using Internet Explorer (Windows)

Purpose

This task disables proxy service for PCs running Internet Explorer.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

B21 Set Up Computer for CTC

Required/As Needed

Required if your computer is connected to a network computer proxy server and your browser is Internet Explorer.

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

None



Step 1 From the Start menu, choose Settings > Control Panel.


Note If your computer is running Windows XP, you can select Control Panel directly from the Start menu. Make sure that you are in Classic View before continuing with this procedure.


Step 2 In the Control Panel window, choose Internet Options.

Step 3 In the Internet Properties dialog box, click Connections > LAN Settings.

Step 4 In the LAN Settings dialog box, complete one of the following tasks:

Uncheck Use a proxy server to disable the service.

Leave Use a proxy server selected and click Advanced. In the Proxy Setting dialog box under Exceptions, enter the IP addresses of ONS 15327 nodes that you will access. Separate each address with a semicolon. You can insert an asterisk (*) for the host number to include all the ONS 15327s on your network. Click OK to close each open dialog box.

Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B57 Disable Proxy Service Using Netscape (Windows and UNIX)

Purpose

This task disables proxy service for PCs and UNIX workstations running Netscape.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

B21 Set Up Computer for CTC

Required/As Needed

Required if your computer is connected to a network computer proxy server and your browser is Netscape.

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

None



Step 1 Open Netscape.

Step 2 From the Edit menu, choose Preferences.

Step 3 In the Preferences dialog box under Category, choose Advanced > Proxies.

Step 4 On the right side of the Preferences dialog box under Proxies, perform one of the following options:

Choose Direct connection to the Internet to bypass the proxy server.

Choose Manual proxy configuration to add exceptions to the proxy server, then click View. In the Manual Proxy Configuration dialog box under Exceptions, enter the IP addresses of the ONS 15327 nodes that you will access. Separate each address with a comma. Click OK to close each open dialog box.

Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B60 Log into CTC

Purpose

This task logs into CTC.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

B21 Set Up Computer for CTC

One of the following procedures:

B232 Set Up CTC Computer for Local Craft Connection to the ONS 15327

B233 Set Up a CTC Computer for a Corporate LAN Connection to the ONS 15327

B234 Set Up a Remote Access Connection to the ONS 15327

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Retrieve or higher



Note For information about CTC views and navigation, see "CTC Information and Shortcuts."



Step 1 From the computer connected to the ONS 15327, start Netscape (PC or UNIX) or Internet Explorer (PC only):

If you are using a PC, launch Netscape or Internet Explorer from the Windows Start menu or a shortcut icon.

If you are using UNIX, launch Netscape from the command line by typing one of the following:

To install Netscape colors for Netscape use, type:

netscape -install

To limit Netscape to 32 colors so that if the requested color is not available, Netscape chooses the closest color option, type:

netscape -ncols 32


Note CTC requires a full 24-color palette to run properly. When using color-intensive applications such as Netscape in UNIX, it is possible that UNIX may run out of colors to use for CTC. The -install or the -ncols 32 command line options limit the number of colors that Netscape uses.


Step 2 In the Netscape or Internet Explorer web address (URL) field, enter the ONS 15327 IP address. For initial setup, this is the default address, 192.1.0.2.

Step 3 Press Enter.


Note If you are logging into ONS 15327 nodes running different releases of CTC software, log into the node running the most recent release. If you log into a node running an older release, you will receive an INCOMPATIBLE-SW alarm for each node in the network running a new release, and CTC will not be able to manage these nodes. To check the software version of a node, select About CTC from the CTC Help menu. To resolve an alarm, refer to the Cisco ONS 15327 Troubleshooting Guide.


If a Java Plug-in Security Warning dialog box appears, complete the "DLP-B328 Install Public-Key Security Certificate" task to install the public-key security certificate required by Software Release 4.1 and later.

After you complete the security certificate dialog box (or if the certificate is already installed), a Java Console window displays the CTC file download status. The web browser displays information about your Java and system environments. If this is the first login, CTC caching messages appear while CTC files are downloaded to your computer. The first time you connect to an ONS 15327, this process can take several minutes. After the download, the CTC Login dialog box appears (Figure 16-12).

Figure 16-12 Logging into CTC

Step 4 In the Login dialog box, type a user name and password (both are case sensitive). For initial setup, type the user name CISCO15 and the password otbu+1.


Note The CISCO15 user is provided with every ONS 15327. CISCO15 has superuser privileges, so you can create other users. You must create another superuser before you can delete the CISCO15 user. CISCO15 is delivered with the otbu+1 password. To change the password for CISCO15, click the Provisioning > Security tabs after you log in and change the password. To set up ONS 15327 users and assign security, go to the "NTP-B30 Create Users and Assign Security" procedure. Additional information about security is provided in the "Security and Timing" chapter of the Cisco ONS 15327 Reference Manual.


Step 5 Each time you log into an ONS 15327, you can make selections on the following login options:

Node Name—Displays the IP address entered in the web browser and a drop-down list of previously entered ONS 15327 IP addresses. You can select any ONS 15327 on the list for the login, or you can enter the IP address (or node name) of any new node where you want to log in.

Additional Nodes—Displays a list of current login node groups. To create a login node group or add additional groups, see the "DLP-B61 Create Login Node Groups" task.)


Note The login node group feature supersedes the topology host login feature in found in previous ONS 15327 releases. On upgrade, existing topology host definitions found in by modifying the ctc.ini (Windows) or .ctcrc (UNIX) files are converted to a Topology Host login group.


Disable Network Discovery—Check this box to view only the ONS 15327 (and login node group members, if any) entered in the Node Name field. Nodes linked to this node through DCCs are not discovered and will not appear in CTC network view. Using this option can decrease the CTC startup time in networks with many DCC-connected nodes and reduces memory consumption.

Disable Circuit Management—Check this box to disable discovery of existing circuits. Using this option can decrease the CTC initialization time in networks with many existing circuits and reduces memory consumption. This option does not prevent the creation and management of new circuits.

Step 6 Click Login.

If the login is successful, the CTC window appears. From here, you can navigate to other CTC views to provision and manage the ONS 15327. If you need to turn up the shelf for the first time, see Chapter 3 "Turn Up Node." If login problems occur, refer to the Cisco ONS 15327 Troubleshooting Guide.

Step 7 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B61 Create Login Node Groups

Purpose

This task creates a login node group to display ONS 15327s that have an IP connection but not a DCC connection to the login node.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

B60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 From the Edit menu, choose Preferences.

Step 2 Click Login Node Group and Create Group.

Step 3 Enter a name for the group in the Create Login Group Name dialog box. Click OK.

Step 4 In the Members area, type the IP address (or node name) of a node you want to add to the group. Click Add. Repeat this step for each node you want to add to the group.

Step 5 Click OK.

The next time you log into an ONS 15327, the login node group will be available in the Additional Nodes list of the Login dialog box. For example, in Figure 16-13, a login node group is created that contains the IP addresses for Nodes 1, 4, and 5. During login, if you choose this group from the Additional Nodes list and Disable Network Discovery is not selected, all nodes in the figure appear. If the login group and Disable Network Discovery are both selected, only Nodes 1, 4, and 5 appear. You can create as many login groups as you need. The groups are stored in the CTC preferences file and are not visible to other users.

Figure 16-13 Login Node Group

Step 6 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B62 Add a Node to the Current Session or Login Group

Purpose

This task adds a node to the current CTC session or login node group.

Tools

None

Prerequisite Procedures

B60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 From the CTC File menu, click Add Node.

Step 2 In the Add Node dialog box, enter the node name (or IP address).

Step 3 If you want to add the node to the current login group, check Add node to current login group. Otherwise, leave it unchecked.


Note This check box is active only if you selected a login group when you logged into CTC.


Step 4 Click OK.

After a few seconds, the new node appears on the network view map.

Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B63 View Alarms

Purpose

Use this to view current alarms on a card, node, or network.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

B60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning



Step 1 In the card, node, or network view, click the Alarms tab to view the alarms for that card, node, or network.

Table 16-1 lists the columns in the Alarms window and their descriptions.

Table 16-1 Alarm Column Descriptions 

Column
Information Recorded

New

Indicates a new alarm; to change this status, click either the Synchronize button or the Delete Cleared Alarms button.

Date

Date and time of the alarm.

Node

Node where the alarm occurred (appears only in network view).

Object

TL1 access identifier (AID) for the alarmed object. For an STSmon or a VTmon, this is the monitored STS or VT object.

Eqpt Type

If an alarm is raised on a card, the card type in this slot.

Slot

If an alarm is raised on a card, the slot where the alarm occurred (appears only in network and node view).

Port

If an alarm is raised on a card, the port where the alarm is raised; for STSTerm and VTTerm, the port refers to the upstream card it is partnered with.

Path Width

Indicates how many STSs are contained in the alarmed path. This information complements the alarm object notation, which is explained in Table 16-3.

Sev

Severity level: CR (Critical), MJ (Major), MN (Minor), NA (Not Alarmed), NR (Not Reported).

ST

Status: R (raised), C (clear).

SA

When selected (checked), indicates a service-affecting alarm.

Cond

The error message/alarm name; these names are alphabetically defined in the "Alarm Troubleshooting" chapter of the Cisco ONS 15327 Troubleshooting Guide.

Description

Description of the alarm.


Table 16-2 lists the color codes for alarm and condition severities.

Table 16-2 Color Codes for Alarm and Condition Severities

Color
Description

Red

Raised Critical (CR) alarm

Orange

Raised Major (MJ) alarm

Yellow

Raised Minor (MN) alarm

Magenta (pink)

Raised Not Alarmed (NA) condition

Blue

Raised Not Reported (NR) condition

White

Cleared (C) alarm or condition


In network view, CTC identifies STS and VT alarm objects using a TL1-type AID. Table 16-3 lists these AIDs.

Table 16-3 STS and Alarm Object Identification 

STS and VT Alarm Numbering
MON Object
(Optical)
Syntax and Examples

OC3/12/48 STS

Syntax: STS-<Slot>-<Port>-<STS>
Ranges: STS-{1-4}-{1-n1 }-{1-n2 }

Example: STS-1-1-6

OC3/12/48 VT

Syntax: VT1-<Slot>-<Port>-<STS>-<VT Group>-<VT>
Ranges: VT1-{1-4}-{1-n1}-{1-n2}-{1-7}-{1-4}

Example: VT1-1-1-6-1-1

EC1 STS

EC1 not supported

EC1 VT

EC1 not supported

TERM Object
(Electrical)
Syntax and Examples

T1 STS

Syntax: STS-<Slot>-<STS>
Ranges: STS-{6}-{1}

Example: STS-6-1

T1 VT

Syntax: VT1-<Slot>-<STS>-VT Group>-<VT>
Ranges: VT1-{6}-{1}-{1-7}-{1-n3 }

Example: VT1-2-6-1-1

T3 STS4

Syntax: STS-<Slot>-<Port>-<STS>
Ranges: STS-{2}-{1-4}-{1}

Example: STS-2-1-1

T3 VT

VT not supported

1 Port number range varies by card type with a maximum of four.

2 Maximum STS number depends on the rate and size of the STS.

3 For XTC-28, VT={1-4}; for XTC-14, VT={1-2}

4 T3 supported on XTC-28; not supported on XTC-14


Step 2 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B64 Configure the Node for RADIUS Authentication

Purpose

This task allows you to configure a node for Remote Authentication Dial In User Service (RADIUS) authentication. RADIUS validates remote users who are attempting to connect to the network.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite procedures

B60 Log into CTC

Before configuring the node for RADIUS authentication, you must first add the node as a network device on the RADIUS server. Refer to the User Guide for Cisco Secure ACS for Windows Server for more information about configuring a RADIUS server.

Required/As needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Superuser



Caution Do not configure a node for RADIUS authentication until after you have added that node to the RADIUS server and added the RADIUS server to the list of authenticators. If you do not add the node to a RADIUS server prior to activating RADIUS authentication, no user will be able to access the node. Refer to the User Guide for Cisco Secure ACS for Windows Server for more information about adding a node to a RADIUS server.


Note The following Cisco vendor-specific attribute (VSA) needs to be specified when adding users to the RADIUS server:
shell:priv-lvl=N, where N is:
0 for Retrieve User
1 for Maintenance User
2 for Provisioning User
3 for Super User.



Step 1 In node view, click the Provisioning > Security > RADIUS Server tabs (Figure 16-14).

Figure 16-14 RADIUS Server Tab

Step 2 Click Create to add a RADIUS server to the list of authenticators. The Create RADIUS Server Entry window appears (Figure 16-15).

Figure 16-15 Create RADIUS Server Entry Window

Step 3 Enter the RADIUS server IP address in the IP Address field. If the node is an end network element (ENE), enter the IP address of the gateway network element (GNE) in this field.

The GNE passes authentication requests from the ENEs in its network to the RADIUS server, which grants authentication if the GNE is listed as a client on the server.


Caution Because the ENE nodes use the GNE to pass authentication requests to the RADIUS server, you must add the ENEs to the RADIUS server individually for authentication. If you do not add the ENE node to a RADIUS server prior to activating RADIUS authentication, no user will be able to access the node. Refer to the User Guide for Cisco Secure ACS for Windows Server for more information about adding a node to a RADIUS server.

Step 4 Enter the shared secret in the Shared Secret field. A shared secret is a text string that serves as a password between a RADIUS client and RADIUS server.

Step 5 Enter the RADIUS authentication port number in the Authentication Port field. The default port is 1812. If the node is an ENE, set the authentication port to a number within the range of 1860 to 1869.

Step 6 Enter the RADIUS accounting port in the Accounting Port field. The default port is 1813. If the node is an ENE, set the accounting port to a number within the range of 1870 to 1879.

Step 7 Click OK. The RADIUS server is added to the list of RADIUS authenticators.


Note You can add up to 10 RADIUS servers to a node's list of authenticators.


Step 8 Click Edit to make changes to an existing RADIUS server. You can change the IP address, the shared secret, the authentication port, and the accounting port.

Step 9 Click Delete to delete the selected RADIUS server.

Step 10 Click Move Up or Move Down to reorder the list of RADIUS authenticators. The node requests authentication from the servers sequentially from top to bottom. If one server is unreachable, the node will request authentication from the next RADIUS server on the list.

Step 11 Click the Enable RADIUS Authentication check box to activate remote-server authentication for the node.

Step 12 Click the Enable RADIUS Accounting check box if you want to show RADIUS authentication information in the audit trail.

Step 13 Click the Enable the Node as the Final Authenticator check box if you want the node to be the final authenticator. This means that if every RADIUS authenticator is unavailable, the node will authenticate the login rather than locking the user out.

Step 14 Click Apply to save all changes or Reset to clear all changes.

Step 15 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B65 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

B60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

Required if either of the following is true:

CTC computers on one subnet need to connect to ONS 15327s that are connected by a router to ONS 15327s residing on another subnet. OSPF is not enabled and the External Network Element (ENE) gateway setting is not checked.

You need to enable multiple CTC sessions among ONS 15327s residing on the same subnet and the ENE gateway setting is not enabled.

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



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

Step 2 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 15327 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 "CTC Network Connectivity" chapter of the Cisco ONS 15327 Reference Manual.


Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B66 Set Up SNMP for a GNE

Purpose

This procedure provisions simple network management protocol (SNMP) parameters so that you can use SNMP network management software with the ONS 15327.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

B60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



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

Step 2 In the Trap Destinations area, click Create.

Step 3 On the Create SNMP Trap Destination dialog box, complete the following fields:

Destination IP Address—Enter the IP address of your network management system (NMS).

Community—Enter the SNMP community name. (For more information about SNMP, refer to the Cisco ONS 15327 Troubleshooting Guide "SNMP" chapter.)


Note The community name is a form of authentication and access control. The community name assigned to the ONS 15327 is case-sensitive and must match the community name of the NMS.


UDP Port—The default User Datagram Protocol (UDP) port for SNMP traps is 162.

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

Step 4 Click OK. The node IP address of the node where you provisioned the new trap destination appears in the Trap Destinations area.

Step 5 Click the node IP address in the Trap Destinations area. Verify the SNMP information that appears in the Selected Destination list.

Step 6 If you want the SNMP agent to accept SNMP SET requests on certain MIBs, click the Allow SNMP Sets check box. If the box is not checked, SET requests are rejected.

Step 7 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 on the SNMP tab.


Note The ONS firewall proxy feature only operates on nodes running releases 4.6 and later. Using this information effectively breaches the ONS firewall to exchange management information.


For more information about the SNMP proxy feature, refer to the "SNMP" chapter of the Cisco ONS 15327 Troubleshooting Guide.

Step 8 Click Apply.

Step 9 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B67 Provision the IIOP Listener Port on the ONS 15327

Purpose

This task sets the IIOP listener port on the ONS 15327, which enables you to access ONS 15327s that reside behind a firewall.

Tools/Equipment

IIOP listener port number provided by your LAN or firewall administrator

Prerequisite Procedures

B60 Log into CTC

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 XTC CORBA (IIOP) Listener Port area, choose a listener port option:

Default - XTC Fixed—Select this option if the ONS 15327s are on the same side of the firewall as the CTC computer or if no firewall is used (default). This option sets the ONS 15327 listener port to Port 57790. It can be used for access through a firewall if Port 57790 is open.

Standard Constant—Select this option to use Port 683, the CORBA default port number, as the ONS 15327 listener port.

Other Constant—If Port 683 is not used, type the IIOP port specified by your firewall administrator.

Step 3 Click Apply.

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

Both ONS 15327 XTCs reboot, one at a time. The reboot takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes.

Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B68 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 provided by your LAN or firewall administrator

Prerequisite Procedures

B60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 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—Select this option if the ONS 15327s are on the same side of the firewall as the CTC computer or if no firewall is used (default). This option sets the CTC listener port to Port 57790. It can be used for access through a firewall if Port 57790 is open.

Standard Constant—Select this option to use Port 683, the CORBA default port number, as the CTC computer listener port.

Other Constant—If Port 683 is not used, enter the IIOP port provided 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. A warning appears telling you that the port change will apply during the next CTC login.

Step 7 To access the ONS 15327 using the IIOP port, log out of CTC by choosing Exit from the File menu.

Step 8 Log back into CTC. See the "DLP-B60 Log into CTC" task for instructions.

Step 9 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B69 Set Up External or Line Timing

Purpose

This task defines the external or line SONET timing source for the ONS 15327.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

B60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



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

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

Timing Mode—Choose External if the ONS 15327 derives its timing from a building integrated timing supply (BITS) source wired to the port on the MIC; choose Line if timing is derived from an OC-N card that is optically connected to the timing node. A third option, Mixed, allows you to set external and line timing references.


Note Because Mixed timing can cause timing loops, Cisco does not recommend its use. Use this mode with care.


SSM Message Set—Choose a synchronization status messaging (SSM) message set. All ONS 15327s can translate Generation 2 message sets, so choose Generation 2 if the ONS 15327 is connected to other ONS 15327s. Choose Generation 1 only when the ONS 15327 is connected to equipment that does not support Generation 2. If a node that has its SSM Message Set set to Generation 1 receives a Generation 2 message, it maps the message down to the next available Generation 1 message. The transit node clock (TNC) and ST3E become an ST3.

Quality of RES—If your timing source supports the reserved S1 byte, set the timing quality here. (Most timing sources do not use RES.) Qualities are displayed in descending quality order as ranges. For example, ST3<RES<ST2 means the timing reference is higher than a Stratum 3 and lower than a Stratum 2. Refer to the "Security and Timing" chapter in the Cisco ONS 15327 Reference Manual for more information about SSM, including definitions of the SONET timing levels.

Revertive—Check this check box if you want the ONS 15327 to revert 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, choose the amount of time the ONS 15327 will wait before reverting to its primary timing source. Five minutes is the default.

Step 3 In the Reference Lists area, complete the following information:


Note You can 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 that can be attached to the node's BITS Out connections on the MIC. If you attach equipment to BITS Out connections, 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 XTC. The options displayed depend on the Timing Mode setting.

If the Timing Mode is set to External, your options are BITS1, BITS2, and Internal Clock.

If the Timing Mode is set to Line, your options are the node's working OC-N cards and Internal Clock. Choose the cards/ports that are directly or indirectly connected to the node wired to the BITS source, that is, the node's trunk (span) 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, choose Slot 5 as Reference 1.

If the Timing Mode is set to Mixed, both BITS and OC-N cards are available, allowing you to set a mixture of external BITS and OC-N trunk (span) cards as timing references.

BITS-1 Out/BITS-2 Out—Define the timing references for equipment wired to the BITS Out connections on the MIC. BITS-1 Out and BITS-2 Out are enabled when BITS-1 and BITS-2 facilities are put in service. If Timing Mode is set to external, choose the OC-N card used to set the timing. If Timing Mode is set to Line, you can choose an OC-N card or choose NE Reference to have the BITS-1 Out and/or BITS-2 Out follow the same timing references as the NE.

Step 4 Click the BITS Facilities subtab.


Note The BITS Facilities section sets the parameters for your BITS1 and BITS2 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.


Step 5 In the BITS In area, complete the following information:

Facility Type—provisions the BITS In facility type. Options are DS1 or 64 Khz.

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 MIC are connected to the external timing source. If Timing Mode is set to Line, set the BITS In State to OOS (out of service).

Step 6 If BITS In State is set to OOS, continue with Step 7. If the BITS In State is set to IS, complete the following information:

Coding—Choose the coding used by your BITS reference, either B8ZS (binary 8-zero substitution) or AMI (alternate mark inversion).

Framing—Choose the framing used by your BITS reference, either ESF (Extended Super Frame) or SF (D4) (Super Frame).

Sync Messaging—Check this check box to enable SSM. SSM is not available if framing is set to Super Frame.

Admin SSM—If the Sync Messaging check box is not checked, you can choose the SSM Generation 2 type from the drop-down list.

Step 7 In the BITS Out area, complete the following information:

Facility Type—provisions the BITS Out facility type. Options are DS1 or 64 Khz.

BITS Out State—If equipment is connected to the node's BITS output pins on the MIC 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 8 If the BITS Out State is set to OOS, continue with Step 9. If BITS Out State is set to IS, complete the following information:

Coding—Choose the coding used by your BITS reference, either B8ZS (binary 8-zero substitution) or AMI (alternate mark inversion).

Framing—Choose the framing used by your BITS reference, either ESF or SF (D4).

AIS Threshold—If SSM is disabled or Super Frame is used, choose the quality level where a node sends an alarm indication signal (AIS) from the BITS 1 Out and BITS 2 Out MIC pins. An AIS alarm is raised when the optical source for the BITS reference falls to or below the SSM quality level defined in this field.

LBO—If you are timing an external device connected to the BITS Out pins, choose the distance between the device and the ONS 15327. Options are: 0-133 ft. (default), 124-266 ft., 267-399 ft., 400-533 ft., and 534-655 ft. Line build out (LBO) relates to the BITS cable length.

Step 9 Click Apply.


Note Refer to the Cisco ONS 15327 Troubleshooting Guide for timing-related alarms.


Step 10 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B70 Set Up Internal Timing

Purpose

This task sets up internal Stratum 3 timing for an ONS 15327.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

B60 Log into CTC

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 15327s should be timed to a Stratum 2 or better primary reference source.


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

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

Timing Mode—Set to External.

SSM Message Set—Set to Generation 1.

Quality of RES—Not relevant to internal timing; ignore this field.

Revertive—Not relevant to internal timing; ignore this field.

Reversion Time—Not relevant to internal timing; ignore this field.

Step 3 In the BITS Facilities area, change State to OOS. Disregard the other BITS Facilities settings; they are not relevant to internal timing.

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

NE Reference

Ref 1—Set to Internal Clock.

Ref 2—Set to Internal Clock.

Ref 3—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).


DLP-B71 Set Up SNMP for an ENE

Purpose

This procedure provisions the SNMP parameters for an ONS 15327 configured to be an ENE if you use SNMP proxy on the GNE.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

B60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



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

Step 2 In the Trap Destinations area, click Create.

Step 3 On the Create SNMP Trap Destination dialog box, complete the following fields:

Destination IP Address—Enter the IP address of your NMS.

Community—Enter the SNMP community name. (For more information about SNMP, refer to the Cisco ONS 15327 Troubleshooting Guide "SNMP" chapter.)


Note The community name is a form of authentication and access control. The community name assigned to the ONS 15327 is case-sensitive and must match the community name of the NMS.


UDP Port—The default UDP port for SNMP traps is 162.

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

Step 4 Click OK. The node IP address of the node where you provisioned the new trap destination appears in the Trap Destinations area.

Step 5 Click the node IP address in the Trap Destinations area. Verify the SNMP information that appears in the Selected Destination list.

Step 6 If you want the SNMP agent to accept SNMP SET requests on certain MIBs, click the Allow SNMP Sets check box. If the box is not checked, SET requests are rejected.

Step 7 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 on the SNMP tab.


Note The ONS firewall proxy feature only operates on nodes running releases 4.6 and later. Using this information effectively breaches the ONS firewall to exchange management information.


For more information about the SNMP proxy feature, refer to the "SNMP" chapter of the Cisco ONS 15327 Troubleshooting Guide.

Step 8 Click Apply.

Step 9 If you are setting up SNMP proxies, you can set up to three relays for each trap address to convey SNMP traps from the NE to the NMS. To do this, complete the following substeps:

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

b. If the node you are logged into is an ENE, set the Relay A address to the GNE and type its community name in the community field. If there are NEs between the GNE and ENE, you can enter up to two SNMP proxy relay addresses and community names in the fields for Relay and Relay C. When doing this, consult the following guidelines:

If the NE is directly connected to the GNE, enter the address and community name of the GNE for Relay A.

If this NE is connected to the GNE through other NEs, enter the address and community name of the GNE for Relay A and the address and community name of NE 1 for Relay B and NE 2 for Relay C.

The SNMP proxy directs SNMP traps in the following general order: ENE > RELAY A > RELAY B > RELAY C > NMS. For example:

If there is are 0 intermediate relays, the order is ENE > RELAY A (GNE) > NMS

If there is 1 intermediate relay, the order is ENE > RELAY A (NE 1) > RELAY B (GNE) > NMS

If there is are 0 intermediate relays, the order is ENE > RELAY A (NE 1) > RELAY B (NE 2) > RELAY C (GNE) > NMS

Step 10 Click Apply.

Step 11 Repeat Step 2 through Step 10 for all NEs between the GNE and ENE.

Step 12 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B72 Format and Enter NMS Community String for SNMP Command or Operation

Purpose

This procedure describes how to format a network management system (NMS) community string to execute the following SNMP commands for GNEs and ENEs: Get, GetBulk, GetNext, and Set.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

B60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 If the SNMP "Get" (or other operation) is enabled on the ONS 15237 configured as a GNE, enter the community name assigned to the GNE in community name field on the MIB browser.


Note The community name is a form of authentication and access control. The community name of the NMS must match the community name assigned to the ONS 15327.


Step 2 If the SNMP "Get" (or other operation) is enabled for the ENE through a SOCKS proxy-enabled GNE, create a formatted string to enter in the MIB browser community name field. Refer to the following examples when constructing this string for your browser:

Formatted community string input example 1:

allviews{192.168.7.4,,,net7node4}
 
   

If "allviews" is a valid community name value at the proxy-enabled SNMP agent (the GNE), the GNE is expected to forward the PDU to 192.168.7.4 at Port 161. The outgoing PDU will have "net7node4" as the community name. This is the valid community name for the ENE with address 192.168.7.4.

Formatted community string input example 2:

allviews{192.168.7.99,,,enter7{192.168.9.6,161,,net9node6}}
 
   

If "allviews" is a valid community name value at the proxy-enabled GNE, the GNE is expected to forward the PDU to 192.168.7.99 at the default port (Port 161) with a community name of "enter7{192.168.9.6,161,,net9node6}". The system with the address 192.168.7.99 (the NE between the GNE and ENE) forwards this PDU to 192.168.9.6 at Port 161 (at the ENE) with a community name of "net9node6". The community name "enter7" is valid for the NE between the GNE and the ENE and "net9node6" is a valid community name for the ENE.

Step 3 Log into the NMS where the browser is installed to retrieve the network information from the ONS 15327.

Step 4 On this computer, go to Start and click the SNMP MIB browser application.

Step 5 In the Host and Community areas, enter the IP address of the GNE through which the ONS 15327 with the information to be retrieved can be reached.

Step 6 In the Community area, enter the community string as explained in Step 2.

Step 7 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B74 Create a New User on a Single Node

Purpose

This task creates a new user for one ONS 15327.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

B60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Superuser only



Step 1 In node view, 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 have a minimum of six and a maximum of 20 alphanumeric characters (a-z, A-Z, 0-9). For TL1 compatibility, the user name must have 6 to 10 characters.

Password—Type the user password. The password must be a minimum of 6 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. For TL1 compatibility, the password must have 6 to 10 characters, and the first character must be an alpha character. The password cannot 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 "Security" chapter in the Cisco ONS 15327 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. Default idle times are: Retrieve user = unlimited, Maintenance user = 60 minutes, Provisioning user = 30 minutes, and Superuser = 15 minutes.


Step 4 Click OK.

Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B75 Create a New User on Multiple Nodes

Purpose

This task adds a new user to multiple ONS 15327s.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

B60 Log into CTC

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 have a minimum of six and a maximum of 20 alphanumeric characters (a-z, A-Z, 0-9). For TL1 compatibility, the user name must have no more than 10 characters, and the first character must be an alpha character.

Password—Type the user password. The password must have a minimum of 6 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. For TL1 compatibility, the password must be 6 to 10 characters, and the first character must be an alpha character. The password cannot 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 "Security" chapter in the Cisco ONS 15327 Reference Manual for information about the capabilities provided with each level.


Note Each security level has a different idle time. The idle user timeout is the length of time that CTC can remain idle before it locks up and the password must be reentered. The default times are: Retrieve user = unlimited, Maintenance user = 60 minutes, Provisioning user = 30 minutes, and Superuser = 15 minutes. To change the idle user timeout values, see the "NTP-B205 Modify Users and Change Security" procedure.


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, click OK.

Step 8 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B88 Optical 1+1 Protection Test

Purpose

This task verifies that a 1+1 protection group will switch traffic properly.

Tools/Equipment

The test set specified by the acceptance test procedure.

Prerequisite Procedures

B60 Log into CTC;

a test circuit created as part of the topology acceptance test.

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



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

Step 2 Click the Alarms tab.

a. Verify that the alarm filter is not on. See the "DLP-B227 Disable Alarm Filtering" task as necessary.

b. Verify that no unexplained alarms appear on the network. If alarms are present, investigate and resolve them before continuing. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15327 Troubleshooting Guide if necessary.

Step 3 Click the Conditions tab. Verify that the network does not have any unexplained conditions. If unexplained conditions are present, resolve them before continuing. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15327 Troubleshooting Guide if necessary.

Step 4 On the network map, double-click the node containing the 1+1 protection group you are testing to open the node in node view.

Step 5 Click the Maintenance > Protection tabs.

Step 6 Initiate a Force switch on the working port:

a. In the Protection Groups area, click the 1+1 protection group.

b. Click the working port. Next to Switch Commands, click Force.

c. In the Confirm Force Operation dialog box, click Yes.

d. In the Selected Group area, verify that the following appears:

Protect port - Protect/Active [FORCE_SWITCH_TO_PROTECT] [PORT STATE]

Working port - Working/Standby [FORCE_SWITCH_TO_PROTECT], [PORT STATE]

Step 7 Verify that traffic on the test set connected to the node is still running. Some bit errors are normal, but traffic flow should not be interrupted. If a traffic interruption occurs, complete Step 8, then refer to your next level of support. If a traffic interruption does not occur, complete Steps 8 through 12.

Step 8 Clear the switch on the working port:

a. Next to Switch Commands, click Clear.

b. In the Confirm Clear Operation dialog box, click Yes.

Step 9 Initiate a Force switch on the protect port:

a. In the Selected Group area, click the protect port. Next to Switch Commands, click Force.

b. In the Confirm Force Operation dialog box, click Yes.

c. In the Selected Group area, verify that the following appears:

Protect port - Protect/Active [FORCE_SWITCH_TO_WORKING], [PORT STATE]

Working port - Working/Standby [FORCE_SWITCH_TO_WORKING], [PORT STATE]

Step 10 Verify that the traffic on the test set connected to the node is still running. If a traffic interruption occurs, complete Step 11 and then refer to your next level of support. If a traffic interruption does not occur, complete Steps 11 and 12.

Step 11 Clear the switch on the protect port:

a. Next to Switch Commands, click Clear.

b. In the Confirm Clear Operation dialog box, click Yes.

c. In the Selected Group area, verify the following states:

Protect port - Protect/Standby

Working port - Working/Active

Step 12 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B91 BLSR Ring Switch Test

Purpose

This task verifies that protection switching is working correctly in a BLSR.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

B60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



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

Step 2 Click the Provisioning > BLSR tabs.

Step 3 Click the row of the BLSR you will switch, then click Edit.

Step 4 To initiate a Force switch on the west port:

a. Right-click any BLSR node west port and choose Set West Protection Operation. (To move a graphic icon, click it, then press Ctrl while you drag and drop it to a new location.)


Note The squares on the node icons represent the BLSR working and protect channels. You can right-click either channel.


b. In the Set West Protection Operation dialog box, choose FORCE RING from the drop-down list.

c. Click OK.

d. Click Yes in the two Confirm BLSR Operation dialog boxes that appear.

On the network view graphic, an F appears on the working BLSR channel where you invoked the Force Ring switch. The BLSR span lines turn purple where the Force was invoked, and all span lines between other BLSR nodes turn green.

Step 5 Click the Conditions tab, then click Retrieve.

Step 6 Verify that the following conditions are reported on the node where you invoked the Force switch on the west port:

FORCE-REQ-RING—A Force Switch Request On Ring condition is reported against the span's working slot on the west side of the node.

RING-SW-EAST—A Ring Switch Active on the east side condition is reported against the working span on the east side of the node.


Note Make sure the Filter button in the lower right corner of the window is off. Click the Node column to sort conditions by node.


Step 7 Verify that the following conditions are reported on the node that is connected to the west line of the node where you performed the switch:

FE-FRCDWKSWPR-RING—A Far-End Working Facility Forced to Switch to Protection condition is reported against the working span on the east side of the node.

RING-SW-WEST—A Ring Switch Active on the west side condition is reported against the working span on the west side of the node.

Step 8 Verify the BLSR line status on each node:

a. From the View menu, choose Go to Node View.

b. In node view, click Maintenance > BLSR.

c. Verify the following:

The line states are shown as Stby/Stby on the west side of the node and Act/Act on the east side of the node where you invoked the Force Ring switch.

The line states are shown as Stby/Stby on the east side of the node and Act/Act on the west side of the node that is connected to the west line of the node where you invoked the Force Ring switch.

The line states are shown as Act/Act on both East and west sides of the remaining nodes in the ring.

Step 9 From the View menu, choose Go to Network View.

a. Click the Alarms tab.

b. Verify that the alarm filter is not on. See the "DLP-B227 Disable Alarm Filtering" task.

c. Verify that no unexplained alarms appear on the network. If alarms are present, investigate and resolve them before continuing. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15327 Troubleshooting Guide if necessary.

Step 10 Display the BLSR window where you invoked the Force Ring switch:

a. From the network view, click the Provisioning > BLSR tabs.

b. Click the row of the BLSR you switched, then click Edit.

Step 11 Right-click the west port of the BLSR node where you invoked the Force Ring switch and choose Set West Protection Operation:

a. In the Set West Protection Operation dialog box, choose CLEAR from the drop-down list. Click OK.

b. Click Yes in the Confirm BLSR Operation dialog box.

On the network view graphic, the Force Ring switch is removed, the F indicating the switch is removed, and the span lines between BLSR nodes are purple and green. The span lines may take a few moments to change color.

Step 12 From network view, click the Conditions tab. Verify that all conditions raised in this procedure are cleared from the network. If unexplained conditions are present, resolve them before continuing.

Step 13 Verify the BLSR line status on each node:

a. From node view, click Maintenance > BLSR.

b. Verify that the line states are shown as Act/Stby on both the east and west sides of each node in the ring.

Step 14 Initiate a Force Ring switch on the east port:

a. Right-click the east port of BLSR node and choose Set East Protection Operation.

b. In the Set East Protection Operation dialog box, choose FORCE RING from the drop-down list.

c. Click OK.

d. Click Yes in the two Confirm BLSR Operation dialog boxes that appear.

On the network view graphic, an F appears on the working BLSR channel where you invoked the Force Ring switch. The BLSR span lines are purple where the Force was invoked, and all span lines between other BLSR nodes are green. The span lines may take a few moments to change color.

Step 15 From the View menu, choose Go to Network View.

Step 16 Click the Conditions tab, then click Retrieve.

Step 17 Verify that the following conditions are reported on the node where you invoked the Force Ring switch on the east port:

FORCE-REQ-RING—A Force Switch Request On Ring condition is reported against the working span on the east side of the node.

RING-SW-WEST—A Ring Switch Active on the west side condition is reported against the working span on the east side of the node.


Note Make sure the Filter button in the lower right corner of the window is off. Click the Node column to sort conditions by node.


Step 18 Verify that the following conditions are reported on the node that is connected via the east line to the node where you performed the switch:

FE-FRCDWKSWPR-RING—A Far-End Working Facility Forced to Switch to Protection condition is reported against the working span on the west side of the node.

RING-SW-EAST—A Ring Switch Active on the east side condition is reported against the working span on the west side of the node.

Step 19 Verify the BLSR line status on each node:

a. From the View menu, choose Go to Node View.

b. In node view, click Maintenance > BLSR.

c. Verify the following:

The line states are shown as Stby/Stby on the west side of the node and Act/Act on the east side of the node where you invoked the Force Ring switch.

The line states are shown as Stby/Stby on the east side of the node and Act/Act on the west side of the node that is connected to the west line of the node where you invoked the Force Ring switch.

The line states are shown as Act/Act on both east and west sides of the remaining nodes in the ring.

Step 20 From the View menu, choose Go to Network View.

a. Click the Alarms tab.

b. Verify that the alarm filter is not on. See the "DLP-B227 Disable Alarm Filtering" task as necessary.

c. Verify that no unexplained alarms appear on the network. If alarms are present, investigate and resolve them before continuing. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15327 Troubleshooting Guide if necessary.

Step 21 Display the BLSR window where you invoked the Force Ring switch (the window may be hidden by the CTC window).

Step 22 Clear the Force Ring switch on the east port:

a. Right-click the west port of the BLSR node where you invoked the Force Ring switch and choose Set East Protection Operation.

b. On the Set East Protection Operation dialog box, choose CLEAR from the drop-down list. Click OK.

c. Click Yes on the Confirm BLSR Operation dialog box.

On the network view graphic, the Force Ring switch is removed, the F indicating the switch is removed, and the span lines between BLSR nodes will be purple and green. The span lines may take a few moments to change color.

Step 23 From network view, click the Conditions tab. Verify that all conditions raised in this procedure are cleared from the network. If unexplained conditions are present, resolve them before continuing.

Step 24 Verify the BLSR line status on each node:

a. From node view, click Maintenance > BLSR.

b. Verify that the line states are shown as Act/Stby on both the east and west sides of each node in the ring.

Step 25 From the File menu, choose Close to close the BLSR window.

Step 26 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B94 Path Protection Switching Test

Purpose

This task verifies that a path protection span is switching correctly.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

B60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Note Although a service interruption under 60 ms might occur, the test circuit should continue to work before, during, and after the switches. If the circuit stops working, do not continue. Contact your next level of support.



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

Step 2 Right-click a network span and choose Circuits.

The Circuits on Span dialog box displays the path protection circuits, including circuit names, locations, and a color code showing which circuits are active on the span.

Step 3 Initiate a Force switch:

a. Click the Perform UPSR span switching field and choose FORCE SWITCH AWAY from the drop-down list.

b. Click Apply.

c. In the Confirm UPSR Switch dialog box, click Yes.

d. In the Protection Switch Result dialog box, click OK.

In the Circuits on Span dialog box, the Switch State for all circuits is Force. Unprotected circuits will not switch.

Step 4 Clear the Force switch:

a. Click the Perform UPSR span switching field and choose CLEAR from the drop-down list.

b. Click Apply.

c. Click Yes to confirm.

d. In the Confirm UPSR Switch dialog box, click Yes.

e. In the Protection Switch Result dialog box, click OK.

In the Circuits on Span window, the Switch State for all path protection circuits is CLEAR.

Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B95 Provision a DS-1 Circuit Source and Destination

Purpose

This task provisions an electrical circuit source and destination for a DS-1 circuit.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

B60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Note After you have selected the circuit properties in the Circuit Source dialog box according to the specific circuit creation procedure, you are ready to provision the circuit source.



Step 1 From the Node drop-down list, choose the node where the source will originate.

Step 2 From the Slot drop-down list, choose the slot containing the XTC card where the circuit will originate.

Step 3 From the DS-1 drop-down list, choose the source DS-1.

Step 4 If you need to create a secondary source, for example, a path protection bridge/selector circuit entry point in a multivendor path protection, click Use Secondary Source and repeat Steps 1 through 3 to define the secondary source. If you do not need to create a secondary source, continue with Step 5.

Step 5 Click Next.

Step 6 From the Node drop-down list, choose the destination (termination) node.

Step 7 From the Slot drop-down list, choose the slot containing the destination card. The destination is typically an XTC card. You can also choose an OC-N card to map the DS-1 to a VT1.5 for OC-N transport.

Step 8 Depending on the destination card, choose the destination port, STS, VT, or DS-1 from the drop-down lists that appear based on the card selected in Step 7. See Table 5-2 for a list of valid options. CTC does not display ports, STSs, VTs, or DS-1s already used by other circuits. If you and a user working on the same network choose the same port, STS, VT, port, or DS-1 simultaneously, one of you will receive a Path in Use error and be unable to complete the circuit. The user with the incomplete circuit needs to choose new destination parameters.

Step 9 If you need to create a secondary destination, for example, a path protection bridge/selector circuit exit point in a multivendor path protection, click Use Secondary Destination and repeat Steps 6 through 8 to define the secondary destination.

Step 10 Click Next.

Step 11 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B96 Provision a DS-1 or DS-3 Circuit Route

Purpose

This task provisions the circuit route for manually routed DS-1 or DS-3 circuits.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

B60 Log into CTC

The Circuit Creation wizard Route Review and Edit page must be open.

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 In the Route Review and Edit area of the Circuit Creation wizard, click the source node icon if it is not already selected.

Step 2 Starting with a span on the source node, click the arrow of the span you want the circuit to travel. The arrow turns white. In the Selected Span area, the From and To fields display span information. The source STS and VT (DS-1 circuit only) appear.

Step 3 If you want to change the source STS, adjust the Source STS field; otherwise, continue with Step 4.

Step 4 If you want to change the source VT for DS-1 circuits, adjust the Source VT field; otherwise, continue with Step 5.


Note VT is gray (unavailable) for DS-3 circuits.


Step 5 Click Add Span. The span is added to the Included Spans list and the span arrow turns blue.

Step 6 If the Fully Protect Path field is checked on the Circuit Routing Preferences page, you must:

Add two spans for all path protection or unprotected portions of the circuit route from the source to the destination.

Add one span for all BLSR or 1+1 portions of route from the source to the destination.

For circuits routed on path protection dual-ring interconnect (DRI) topologies, provision the working and protect paths as well as spans between the DRI nodes.

Step 7 Repeat Steps 2 through 6 until the circuit is provisioned from the source to the destination node through all intermediary nodes.

Step 8 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B97 Provision an OC-N Circuit Source and Destination

Purpose

This task provisions the source and destination cards for an OC-N circuit.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

B60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 From the Node drop-down list, choose the node where the circuit will originate.

Step 2 From the Slot drop-down list, choose the slot containing the OC-N card where the circuit originates. (If a card's capacity is fully utilized, it does not appear in the menu.)

Step 3 Depending on the circuit origination card, choose the source port and/or STS from the Port and STS submenus. The Port menu is only available if the card has multiple ports. STSs do not appear if they are already in use by other circuits.


Note The STSs that appear depend on the card, circuit size, and protection scheme. For example, if you create an STS-3c circuit on an OC-12 card in a path protection, only four STSs are available. If you create an STS-3c circuit on an OC-12 card in a BLSR, two STSs are available because of the BLSR protection characteristics.


Step 4 If you need to create a secondary source, for example, a path protection bridge/selector circuit entry point in a multivendor path protection, click Use Secondary Source and repeat Steps 1 through 3 to define the secondary source.

Step 5 Click Next.

Step 6 From the Node drop-down list, choose the destination node.

Step 7 From the Slot drop-down list, choose the slot containing the OC-N card where the circuit will terminate (destination card). (If a card's capacity is fully utilized, the card does not appear in the menu.)

Step 8 Depending on the card selected in Step 2, choose the destination port and/or STS from the Port and STS submenus. The Port menu is available only if the card has multiple ports. The STSs that appear depend on the card, circuit size, and protection scheme.

Step 9 If you need to create a secondary destination, for example, a path protection bridge/selector circuit entry point in a multivendor path protection, click Use Secondary Destination and repeat Steps 6 through 8 to define the secondary destination.

Step 10 Click Next.

Step 11 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B98 Provision an OC-N Circuit Route

Purpose

This task provisions the circuit route for manually routed OC-N circuits.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

B60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 In the Circuit Creation wizard in the Route Review/Edit area, click the source node icon if it is not already selected.

Step 2 Starting with a span on the source node, click the arrow of the span you want the circuit to travel. The arrow turns white. In the Selected Span area, the From and To fields display span information. The source STS appears. Figure 16-16 shows an example.

Figure 16-16 Manually Routing an OC-N Circuit

Step 3 If you want to change the source STS, adjust the Source STS field; otherwise, continue with the next step.


Note VT is gray for OC-N circuits.


Step 4 Click Add Span. The span is added to the Included Spans list and the span arrow turns blue.

Step 5 Repeat Steps 2 through 4 until the circuit is provisioned from the source to the destination node through all intermediary nodes. If Fully Protect Path is checked on the Circuit Routing Preferences page, you must:

Add two spans for all path protection or unprotected portions of the circuit route from the source to the destination.

Add one span for all BLSR or 1+1 portions of route from the source to the destination.

Add primary spans for BLSR DRI from the source to the destination through the primary nodes, and then add spans through the secondary nodes as an alternative route. Figure 16-17 shows an example of a manually routed BLSR DRI circuit. The circuit map shows all span types: unprotected, BLSR, and protection channel access (PCA). PCA spans can only be chosen as part of the secondary path.

Figure 16-17 Manually Routing a BLSR DRI Circuit Route


Note To create a fully protected circuit from a path protection node subtended from a BLSR where the BLSR is comprised of Node 1, Node 2, and Node 3, and the path protection subtends from Node 3 to Node 4, you would create a circuit from Node 4 to Node 1 by including two spans in the circuit route from Node 4 to Node 3 (because both the working and protect path must be provisioned for the path protection portion of the circuit). You would then provision one circuit span from Node 3 to Node 1 (because the BLSR provides protection).


Step 6 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-B99 Determine Available VLANs

Purpose

This task verifies that the network has the capacity to support the additional new VLANs required for the creation E-Series circuits. It does not apply to E-Series cards in port-mapped mode.

Tools/Equipment

E-Series Ethernet cards must be installed at each end of the Ethernet circuit.

Prerequisite Procedures

B127 Verify Network Turn-Up

B60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 At any CTC view, click the Circuits tab.

Step 2 Click any existing Ethernet circuit to highlight that row.

Step 3 Click Edit, then click the VLANs tab.

The Edit Circuit dialog displays the number of VLANs used by circuits and the total number of VLANs available for use.

Step 4 Determine that number of available VLANs listed is sufficient for the number of E-Series Ethernet circuits that you will create.


Caution Multiple E-Series Ethernet circuits with spanning tree enabled will block each other if the circuits traverse the same E-Series Ethernet card and use the same VLAN.

Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).