Cisco ONS 15454 DWDM Installation and Operations Guide, Release 6.0
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About this Guide

Table Of Contents

About this Guide

Revision History

Document Objectives


Document Organization

Related Documentation

Document Conventions

Where to Find Safety and Warning Information

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines

About this Guide

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

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.

Revision History



Revision History Table added for the first time


Updated About this Guide chapter


Updated the "Clean Fiber Optic Connectors" procedure in Chapter 13, "Maintain the Node".

Added the "Clean Multi Fiber-Optic Cable Connectors" procedure in Chapter 13, "Maintain the Node".


Updated the width of the single slot cards for Control cards and Transponder and Muxponder Cards in the appendix, "Hardware Specifications".


Updated the power values in the "Individual Card Power Requirements" table in the appendix, "Hardware Specifications".


Updated step 5 in the procedure "Remove Permanently or Remove and Replace DWDM Cards" of the chapter, "Upgrade, Add, and Remove Cards and Nodes".


Replaced G.975.1 with G.975.1 I.7 and added a note in the chapter, "Card Reference".


Created a "Summary Pane" section in the chapter, "CTC Operation Reference".


Removed the Temperature table and updated the Temperature section with standard operating values. Removed the temperature and humidity values from all the 15454 card specifications.


Updated the power values in the table "Individual Card Power Requirements" in the appendix "Hardware Specifications".

This section provides the following information:

Document Objectives


Document Organization

Related Documentation

Document Conventions

Where to Find Safety and Warning Information

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines

Document Objectives

This document explains installation, turn up, provisioning, and maintenance for Cisco ONS 15454 dense wavelength division (DWDM) systems. Use this document in conjunction with the appropriate publications listed in the Related Documentation section.


To use this publication, you should be familiar with Cisco or equivalent optical transmission hardware and cabling, telecommunications hardware and cabling, electronic circuitry and wiring practices, and preferably have experience as a telecommunications technician.

Document Organization

The Cisco ONS 15454 DWDM Installation and Operations Guide, Release 4.7 is organized into the following chapters:

Chapter 1 "Install the Shelf and Common Control Cards" provides procedures for installing Cisco ONS 15454 ANSI and ETSI shelves and common control cards including the TCC2 and AIC/AIC-I.

Chapter 2 "Connect the PC and Log into the GUI" includes procedures to install the Cisco Transport Controller (CTC), set up a computer for different connection types, and log into the Cisco ONS 15454.

Chapter 3 "Turn Up a Node"provides procedures for node turn up and DWDM card installation.

Chapter 4 "Perform Node Acceptance Tests" provides acceptance tests for each DWDM node type.

Chapter 5 "Provision Transponder and Muxponder Cards" explains how to change transmission settings and provision pluggable port modules (PPMs) for transponder (TXP) and muxponder (MXP) cards.

Chapter 6 "Turn Up Network" explains how to turn up and test a DWDM network.

Chapter 7 "Create Channels and Circuits" explains how to create DWDM optical channel network connections (OCHNCs) and overhead circuits.

Chapter 8 "Manage Alarms"explains how to document existing node data, view and delete alarms, view alarm-affected circuits and LCD alarm counts, manage alarm profiles, filter alarms, suppress alarms, and provision external alarms.

Chapter 9 "Monitor Performance" provides procedures to change the performance monitoring (PM) display, monitor performance, and manage remote monitoring (RMON) thresholds.

Chapter 10 "Manage the Node" explains how to modify node provisioning for the Cisco ONS 15454 and perform common management tasks such as monitoring the DWDM automatic power control and span loss values.

Chapter 11 "Change DWDM Card Settings" explains how to change line, performance monitoring (PM), and threshold settings on Cisco ONS 15454 cards.

Chapter 12 "Add and Remove Cards and Nodes" explains how to add and remove DWDM cards and nodes.

Chapter 13 "Maintain the Node" provides hardware and software maintenance procedures for the Cisco ONS 15454, including procedures for editing, importing, and exporting network element defaults.

Chapter 14 "Power Down a Node" expains how to shut down an ONS 15454.

Chapter 15 "Shelf Hardware Reference" includes descriptions of the rack, backplane, FMECs, ferrites, power and ground, fan-tray assembly, air filter, card slots, cables, cable connectors, and cable routing.

Chapter 16 "Card Reference" provides descriptions of the common control, transponder/muxponder, and DWDM cards as well as small-form factor pluggables (SFPs).

Chapter 17 "Node Reference" explains the ONS 15454DWDM node types that are available for the ONS 15454. The chapter also explains the DWDM automatic power control, ROADM power equalization, span loss verification, and automatic node setup functions.

Chapter 18 "Network Reference" explains the ONS 15454 DWDM network applications and topologies.

Chapter 19 "CTC Operation Reference" includes information about CTC installation, the CTC window, computer requirements, software versions, and database reset and revert.

Chapter 20 "Security Reference" describes user security, security privileges and policies, the audit trail, and RADIUS authentication.

Chapter 21 "Timing Reference" describes node and network timing.

Chapter 22 "Management Connectivity Reference" includes Open System Interconnection (OSI) protocol suites, IP addressing scenarios, and information about provisionable patchcords, open GNE, and external firewalls.

Chapter 23 "Alarm Management Reference" describes Cisco Transport Controller (CTC) alarm management.

"CTC Information and Shortcuts" describes the CTC views, menus options, tool options, shortcuts, table display options, and shelf inventory data.

"Hardware Specifications" contains hardware and software specifications for the ONS 15454 ANSI and ETSI shelf assemblies and cards.

"DWDM Administrative and Service States" describes the state model for Cisco ONS 15454 DWDM cards, optical payload ports, out-of-band optical supervision channel (OSC) ports, optical channel network connections (OCHNC), and transponder/muxponder cards and ports.

"Network Element Defaults" describes and lists card, node, and CTC level network element (NE) defaults. To edit, import, or export NE defaults, see Chapter 13 "Maintain the Node."

Related Documentation

Use the Cisco ONS 15454 DWDM Installation and Operations Guide in conjunction with the following referenced publications:

Cisco ONS 15454 Troubleshooting Guide, Release 6.0

Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting Guide, Release 6.0

Cisco ONS SONET TL1 Command Guide, Release 6.0

Cisco ONS SONET TL1 Reference Guide, Release 6.0

Cisco ONS 15454 SDH TL1 Command Guide, Release 6.0

Cisco ONS 15454 SDH TL1 Reference Guide, Release 6.0

Release Notes for Cisco ONS 15454 Release 6.0

Release Notes for Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Release 6.0

Document Conventions

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Dit waarschuwingssymbool betekent gevaar. U verkeert in een situatie die lichamelijk letsel kan veroorzaken. Voordat u aan enige apparatuur gaat werken, dient u zich bewust te zijn van de bij elektrische schakelingen betrokken risico's en dient u op de hoogte te zijn van de standaard praktijken om ongelukken te voorkomen. Gebruik het nummer van de verklaring onderaan de waarschuwing als u een vertaling van de waarschuwing die bij het apparaat wordt geleverd, wilt raadplegen.




Tämä varoitusmerkki merkitsee vaaraa. Tilanne voi aiheuttaa ruumiillisia vammoja. Ennen kuin käsittelet laitteistoa, huomioi sähköpiirien käsittelemiseen liittyvät riskit ja tutustu onnettomuuksien yleisiin ehkäisytapoihin. Turvallisuusvaroitusten käännökset löytyvät laitteen mukana toimitettujen käännettyjen turvallisuusvaroitusten joukosta varoitusten lopussa näkyvien lausuntonumeroiden avulla.




Ce symbole d'avertissement indique un danger. Vous vous trouvez dans une situation pouvant entraîner des blessures ou des dommages corporels. Avant de travailler sur un équipement, soyez conscient des dangers liés aux circuits électriques et familiarisez-vous avec les procédures couramment utilisées pour éviter les accidents. Pour prendre connaissance des traductions des avertissements figurant dans les consignes de sécurité traduites qui accompagnent cet appareil, référez-vous au numéro de l'instruction situé à la fin de chaque avertissement.




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Este símbolo de aviso significa perigo. Você se encontra em uma situação em que há risco de lesões corporais. Antes de trabalhar com qualquer equipamento, esteja ciente dos riscos que envolvem os circuitos elétricos e familiarize-se com as práticas padrão de prevenção de acidentes. Use o número da declaração fornecido ao final de cada aviso para localizar sua tradução nos avisos de segurança traduzidos que acompanham o dispositivo.




Dette advarselssymbol betyder fare. Du befinder dig i en situation med risiko for legemesbeskadigelse. Før du begynder arbejde på udstyr, skal du være opmærksom på de involverede risici, der er ved elektriske kredsløb, og du skal sætte dig ind i standardprocedurer til undgåelse af ulykker. Brug erklæringsnummeret efter hver advarsel for at finde oversættelsen i de oversatte advarsler, der fulgte med denne enhed.



Where to Find Safety and Warning Information

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

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