Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide, Release 7.0
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About this Guide

Table Of Contents

About this Guide

Revision History

Document Objectives


Document Organization

Chapter (Director Level)

Non-Trouble Procedure (NTP)

Detailed Level Procedure (DLP)

Related Documentation

Document Conventions

Obtaining Optical Networking Information

Where to Find Safety and Warning Information

Cisco Optical Networking Product Documentation CD-ROM

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

About this Guide

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

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

This section provides the following information:

Revision History

Document Objectives


Document Organization

Related Documentation

Document Conventions

Obtaining Optical Networking Information

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Revision History


March 2007

Revision History Table added. Corrected product part numbers for the UBICV and UBIC-H DS3 cables.

Added a step in DLP-D121 to enable IPPMand clarified Manual Restart Definition in ALS Mode.

April 2007

Added new procedure NTP-A354 to the "Circuits and VT Tunnels" chapter for mixed grooming mode. Added link to NTP-A326 task from NTP-A264 and NTP-A265 tasks in the "Change Card Settings" chapter.

August 2007

Updated About this Guide chapter.

September 2007

Added a note after steps in the section "DLP-A255 Cross-Connect Card Side Switch Test" in the "DLPs A200 to A299" chapter.

October 2007

Updated the Caution in the section "D255 Cross-Connect Card Side Switch Test" in the "DLPs A200 to A299" chapter.

Added a note after the steps in the section "NTP-A324 Create Protection Groups" in the "Turn up a Node" chapter.

November 2007

Added a Note in the sections, DLP-A69 and DLP-A73 in the DLPs A1 to A99 chapter.

Added NTP-A360 Enable EMS Secure Access in the Turn up a Node chapter.

July 2008

Deleted the note in User-Supplied Materials section in Chapter 1, Install the Shelf and Backplane Cable.

September 2008

Added a note in NTP-A333 Upgrade the XCVT/XC10G Card to the XC-VXC-10G Card in Chapter 12, Upgrade Cards and Spans.

November 2008

Added new DLPs A596 and A597.

Added a note on displayof port name in circuit table in the procedures to provision Ethernet and POS ports for CE-Series and ML Series cards.

March 2009

Updated Caution in DLP-A553 Upgrade DS3XM-6 Cards in a 1:1 Configuration to High-Density DS3XM-12 Electrical Cards section in Chapter 22, DLPs A500 TO A599.

June 2009

Added a note and Step 3 to NTP-A333 Upgrade the XCVT/XC10G Card to the XC-VXC-10G Card in Chapter 12, Upgrade Cards and Spans.

Updated Step 1 in "NTP-A94 Upgrade OC-N Cards and Spans Automatically" in Chapter 12, Upgrade Cards and Spans.

Added a note, Step 3, and Step 10 to "NTP-A333 Upgrade the XCVT/XC10G Card to the XC-VXC-10G Card" in Chapter 12, Upgrade Cards and Spans.

Added "DLP-A600 Perform BLSR Lockout" in Chapter 23, DLPs A600 to A699.

Added "DLP-A601 Remove BLSR Lockout" in Chapter 23, DLPs A600 to A699.

August 2009

Updated the "Add a Path Protection Node" procedure in Chapter 14, "Add and Remove Nodes".

Updated the shelf assembly part number in Chapter 1, "Install the Shelf and Backplane Cable".

October 2009

Updated the "Clean Fiber Connectors" procedure in Chapter 15, "Maintain the Node".

Added the "Clean Multi Fiber-Optic Cable Connectors" procedure in Chapter 19, DLPs A200 to A299.

Added a note in the sections "Create a 1:1 Protection Group," "Create a 1:N Protection Group," and "Create a 1+1 Protection Group" in the Chapter 17, DLPs A1 to A99.

November 2009

Updated the section "NTP-A326 Create a Server Trail" in the chapter, "Create Circuits and VT Tunnels".

Added a note in the section "Delete a PPM from the MRC-12 or OC192-XFP Card" in the chapter, "DLPs A400 to A499".

December 2009

Updated the fan tray caution in the section "NTP-A7 Install the Fan-Tray Assembly" in the chapter "Install the Shelf and Backplane Cable".

January 2010

Updated the sections "DLP-A600 Perform BLSR Lockout" and "DLP-A601 Remove BLSR Lockout" in the chapter "DLPs A600 to A699".

Updated the section "NTP-A94 Upgrade OC-N Cards and Spans Automatically" in the chapter "Upgrade Cards and Spans".

November 2010

Added a note to DLP-A509 in the chapter, DLPs A500 to A599.

Updated Step 11 in the procedure "DLP-A448 Convert DS3XM-6 or DS3XM-12 Cards From 1:1 to 1:N Protection".

March 2011

Added a note in the chapter, "Upgrade Cards and Spans".

December 2011

Updated the procedure, "NTP-A94 Upgrade OC-N Cards and Spans Automatically" in the chapter, "Upgrade Cards and Spans".

May 2012

Added a note to "NTP-A94 Upgrade OC-N Cards and Spans Automatically" procedure in the chapter, "Upgrade Cards and Spans".

Added a new procedure "NTP-A370 Upgrade OC-N Cards Manually" to the chapter, "Upgrade Cards and Spans".

Updated the "Set Up SNMP" procedure in the chapter "Turn Up a Node".

August 2012

The full length book-PDF was generated.

September 2012

Added a note to "NTP-A194 Create Overhead Circuits" procedure in the chapter "Create Circuits and VT Tunnels".

Added a note to "DLP-A377 Provision Section DCC Terminations" and "DLP-A378 Provision Line DCC Terminations" procedures in the chapter "DLPs A300 to A399".

Updated the "NTP-A107 Inspect and Replace the Air Filter" procedure in the chapter "Maintain the Node".

Document Objectives

This guide provides procedures for installation, turn up, provisioning, and acceptance of ONS 15454 nodes and ONS 15454 networks.


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 organization of the guide reflects Cisco's recommended work flow for new installations. This organization also provides easy access to procedures and tasks used to modify existing installations. Verification procedures are provided, where necessary, to allow contract vendors to complete the physical installation and then turn over the site to craft personnel for verification, provisioning, turn up, and acceptance.

The front matter of the book appears in the following sequence:

1. Title Page

2. Table of Contents

3. List of Figures

4. List of Tables

5. List of Procedures

6. List of Tasks

The information in the book follows a task-oriented hierarchy using the elements described below.

Chapter (Director Level)

The guide is divided into logical work groups (chapters) that serve as director entry into the procedures. For example, if you are arriving on site after a contractor has installed the shelf hardware, proceed to Chapter 2 "Install Cards and Fiber-Optic Cable" and begin verifying installation and installing cards. You may proceed sequentially (recommended), or locate the work you want to perform from the list of procedures on the first page of every chapter (or turn to the front matter or index). describes the guide chapters.

Table 1 Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide Chapters 


Chapter 1 "Install the Shelf and Backplane Cable"

Includes procedures for installing the shelf assembly, electrical interface assemblies (EIAs), power and ground, fan-tray assembly, alarm expansion panel, backplane wires, external wire-wrap panel, electrical card cables, and optional dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) equipment. Also included is the shelf installation acceptance test.

Chapter 2 "Install Cards and Fiber-Optic Cable"

Includes procedures to install common control cards, optical cards, transponder and muxponder cards, electrical cards, Ethernet cards and connectors, FC_MR-4 cards, and DWDM cards. Also included are procedures for removing and replacing a card, preprovisioning a slot, and installing and routing fiber-optic cables.

Chapter 3 "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 4 "Turn Up a Node"

Includes procedures to verify the card installation; create users and assign security; set up name, date, time and contact information; set up network access, firewall access, and timing; create protection groups; and provision Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).

Chapter 5 "Turn Up a Network"

Includes procedures to verify the node turn up, and provision and test the following networks: point-to-point, linear ADM, bidirectional line switched ring (BLSR), and path protection. It also includes procedures for subtending rings.

Chapter 6 "Create Circuits and VT Tunnels"

Includes procedures to verify network turn up; create manually or automatically routed circuits or VT tunnels; create unidirectional circuits with multiple drops; create VT aggregation points, half circuits, Ethernet circuits, and overhead circuits; provision a DWDM optical channel network connection; and create virtual concatenated (VCAT) circuits.

Chapter 7 "Manage Circuits"

Includes procedures to view circuits and cross-connect resource usage, modify and delete circuits and tunnels, convert and upgrade CTC and TL1 circuits, monitor circuits, and create a J1 path trace.

Chapter 8 "Manage Alarms"

Includes procedures 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"

Includes procedures to change the performance monitoring (PM) display, monitor performance, and manage remote monitoring (RMON) thresholds.

Chapter 10 "Change Card Settings"

Includes procedures to modify line settings and PM parameter thresholds for cards, modify alarm interface controller settings, and upgrade DS-1 and DS-3 1:1 protection to 1:N protection.

Chapter 11 "Change Node Settings"

Includes procedures to change node management information, CTC network access and view, and DWDM node settings; change or delete card protection settings; delete SONET data communication channel (DCC), line data communication channel (LDCC), generic communication channel (GCC), and DWDM optical service channel (OSC) terminations; and change node timing, security, and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).

Chapter 12 "Upgrade Cards and Spans"

Includes procedures to prevent an OC-N protection switch during cross-connect upgrades, upgrade or downgrade cards, and upgrade spans automatically or manually.

Chapter 13 "Convert Network Configurations"

Includes procedures to convert network configurations, modify a BLSR, and manage BLSR switches.

Chapter 14 "Add and Remove Nodes"

Includes procedures to add or remove BLSR, path protection, or linear nodes from a network configuration.

Chapter 15 "Maintain the Node"

Includes procedures to inspect and manage the air filter, backup and restore the database, restore the node to factory configuration, off load the security audit trail log, inhibit card protection switching, revert software, clean fiber connectors, reset the TCC2 card using CTC, view Ethernet card maintenance information, change the node timing reference, and view the timing report.

Chapter 16 "Power Down the Node"

Includes the procedure to power down the node.

Chapter 17 "DLPs A1 to A99"

Includes all current tasks (DLPs) from A1 to A99.

Chapter 18 "DLPs A100 to A199"

Includes all current tasks from A100 to A199.

Chapter 19 "DLPs A200 to A299"

Includes all current tasks from A200 to A299.

Chapter 20 "DLPs A300 to A399"

Includes all current tasks from A300 to A399.

Chapter 21 "DLPs A400 to A499"

Includes all current tasks from A400 to A499.

Chapter 22 "DLPs A500 to A599"

Includes all current tasks from A500 to A599.

"CTC Information and Shortcuts"

Includes a description of the CTC views and window features.

Non-Trouble Procedure (NTP)

Each NTP is a list of steps designed to accomplish a specific procedure. Follow the steps until the procedure is complete. If you need more detailed instructions, refer to the Detailed Level Procedure (DLP) specified in the procedure steps.

Note Throughout this guide, NTPs are referred to as "procedures" and DLPs are termed "tasks." Every reference to a procedure includes its NTP number, and every reference to a task includes its DLP number.

Detailed Level Procedure (DLP)

The DLP (task) supplies additional task details to support the NTP. The DLP lists numbered steps that lead you through completion of a task. Some steps require that equipment indications be checked for verification. When the proper response is not obtained, the DLP provides a trouble clearing reference.

Related Documentation

Use the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide with the following referenced publications:

Cisco ONS 15454 Reference Manual
Provides detailed card specifications, hardware and software feature descriptions, network topology information, and network element defaults.

Cisco ONS 15454 Troubleshooting Guide
Provides alarm descriptions, alarm and general troubleshooting procedures, error messages, and transient conditions.

Cisco ONS SONET TL1 Command Guide
Provides a full TL1 command and autonomous message set including parameters, AIDs, conditions and modifiers for the Cisco ONS 15454, ONS 15327, ONS 15600, ONS 15310-CL, and
ONS 15310-MA systems.

Cisco ONS SONET TL1 Reference Guide
Provides general information, procedures, and errors for TL1 in the Cisco ONS 15454, ONS 15327, ONS 15600, ONS 15310-CL, and ONS 15310-MA systems.

Ethernet Card Software Feature and Configuration G uide for the Cisco ONS 15454, Cisco ONS 15454 SDH, and Cisco ONS 15327
Provides software features for all Ethernet cards and configuration information for Cisco IOS on ML-Series cards.

Release Notes for the Cisco ONS 15454 Release 7.0
Provides caveats, closed issues, and new feature and functionality information.

For an update on End-of-Life and End-of-Sale notices, refer to

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This warning symbol means danger. You are in a situation that could cause bodily injury. Before you work on any equipment, be aware of the hazards involved with electrical circuitry and be familiar with standard practices for preventing accidents. Use the statement number provided at the end of each warning to locate its translation in the translated safety warnings that accompanied this device. Statement 1071




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.




Dieses Warnsymbol bedeutet Gefahr. Sie befinden sich in einer Situation, die zu Verletzungen führen kann. Machen Sie sich vor der Arbeit mit Geräten mit den Gefahren elektrischer Schaltungen und den üblichen Verfahren zur Vorbeugung vor Unfällen vertraut. Suchen Sie mit der am Ende jeder Warnung angegebenen Anweisungsnummer nach der jeweiligen Übersetzung in den übersetzten Sicherheitshinweisen, die zusammen mit diesem Gerät ausgeliefert wurden.




Questo simbolo di avvertenza indica un pericolo. La situazione potrebbe causare infortuni alle persone. Prima di intervenire su qualsiasi apparecchiatura, occorre essere al corrente dei pericoli relativi ai circuiti elettrici e conoscere le procedure standard per la prevenzione di incidenti. Utilizzare il numero di istruzione presente alla fine di ciascuna avvertenza per individuare le traduzioni delle avvertenze riportate in questo documento.




Dette advarselssymbolet betyr fare. Du er i en situasjon som kan føre til skade på person. Før du begynner å arbeide med noe av utstyret, må du være oppmerksom på farene forbundet med elektriske kretser, og kjenne til standardprosedyrer for å forhindre ulykker. Bruk nummeret i slutten av hver advarsel for å finne oversettelsen i de oversatte sikkerhetsadvarslene som fulgte med denne enheten.




Este símbolo de aviso significa perigo. Você está em uma situação que poderá ser causadora de lesões corporais. Antes de iniciar a utilização de qualquer equipamento, tenha conhecimento dos perigos envolvidos no manuseio de circuitos elétricos e familiarize-se com as práticas habituais de prevenção de acidentes. Utilize o número da instrução fornecido ao final de cada aviso para localizar sua tradução nos avisos de segurança traduzidos que acompanham este dispositivo.




Este símbolo de aviso indica peligro. Existe riesgo para su integridad física. Antes de manipular cualquier equipo, considere los riesgos de la corriente eléctrica y familiarícese con los procedimientos estándar de prevención de accidentes. Al final de cada advertencia encontrará el número que le ayudará a encontrar el texto traducido en el apartado de traducciones que acompaña a este dispositivo.




Denna varningssignal signalerar fara. Du befinner dig i en situation som kan leda till personskada. Innan du utför arbete på någon utrustning måste du vara medveten om farorna med elkretsar och känna till vanliga förfaranden för att förebygga olyckor. Använd det nummer som finns i slutet av varje varning för att hitta dess översättning i de översatta säkerhetsvarningar som medföljer denna anordning.




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.



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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 15454 system. It also includes translations of the safety warnings that appear in the ONS 15454 system documentation.

Cisco Optical Networking Product Documentation CD-ROM

Optical networking-related documentation, including Cisco ONS 15xxx product documentation, is available in a CD-ROM package that ships with your product. The Optical Networking Product Documentation CD-ROM is updated periodically and may be more current than printed documentation.

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