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Release Notes for Cisco ONS 15310-CL Release 7.0

Table Of Contents

Release Notes for Cisco ONS 15310-CL
Release 7.0

Contents

Changes to the Release Notes

Changes to Caveats

Caveats

Maintenance and Administration

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Data I/O Cards

Path Protection Functionality

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TL1

Alarms

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Resolved Caveats for Release 7.0

Maintenance and Administration

Bridge and Roll

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Data I/O Cards

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New Features and Functionality

New Software Features and Functionality

Server Trails

Link Consolidation

Data Communications Network Tool

Advanced Circuit Filtering and Export

Superuser Privileges for Provisioning Users

CTC Download Highest Level NET JAR File

Local Domain Creation and Viewing

Enhanced Fault Management

Rx and Tx Indication for TCAs

TL1

TL1 Command Changes

TL1 ENUM Items Added

Related Documentation

Release-Specific Documents

Platform-Specific Documents

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request


Release Notes for Cisco ONS 15310-CL
Release 7.0


Decemeber 2005


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.


Release notes address closed (maintenance) issues, caveats, and new features for the Cisco ONS 15310-CL. For detailed information regarding features, capabilities, hardware, and software introduced with this release, refer to Release 7.0 of the Cisco ONS 15310-CL and Cisco ONS 15310-MA Procedure Guide, Cisco ONS 15310-CL and Cisco ONS ONS 15310-CL and Cisco ONS 15310-MA Reference Guide, Cisco ONS SONET TL1 Command Guide, and Cisco ONS 15310-CL and Cisco ONS 15310-MA Troubleshooting Guide. For the most current version of the Release Notes for Cisco ONS 15310-CL Release 7.0, visit the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/optical/ps2001/prod_release_notes_list.html

Cisco also provides Bug Toolkit, a web resource for tracking defects. To access Bug Toolkit, visit the following URL:

http://tools.cisco.com/Support/BugToolKit/action.do?hdnAction=searchBugs

Contents

Changes to the Release Notes

Caveats

Resolved Caveats for Release 7.0

New Features and Functionality

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Changes to the Release Notes

This section documents supplemental changes that have been added to the Release Notes for Cisco ONS 15310-CL Release 7.0 since the production of the Cisco ONS 15310-CL System Software CD for Release 7.0.

The following changes have been added to the release notes for Release 7.0

Changes to Caveats

The following caveats have been added.

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Caveats

Review the notes listed below before deploying the ONS 15310-CL. Caveats with tracking numbers are known system limitations that are scheduled to be addressed in a subsequent release. Caveats without tracking numbers are provided to point out procedural or situational considerations when deploying the product.

Maintenance and Administration


Caution VxWorks is intended for qualified Cisco personnel only. Customer use of VxWorks is not recommended, nor is it supported by Cisco's Technical Assistance Center. Inappropriate use of VxWorks commands can have a negative and service affecting impact on your network. Please consult the troubleshooting guide for your release and platform for appropriate troubleshooting procedures. To exit without logging in, enter a Control-D (hold down the Control and D keys at the same time) at the Username prompt. To exit after logging in, type "logout" at the VxWorks shell prompt.

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A CTC client session can disconnect from an ONS node during simultaneous deletion of large numbers of VT level circuits (3000+). Connectivity to the node will recover without any user action. If the condition persists, restart the CTC session to reconnect. This issue is under investigation.

Data I/O Cards

Path Protection Functionality

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Traffic hits can occur in an unprotected to path protection topology upgrade in unidirectional routing. If you create an unprotected circuit, then upgrade the unprotected circuit to a path protection circuit using Unprotected to path protection wizard, selecting unidirectional routing in the wizard, the circuit will be upgraded to a path protection circuit. However, during the conversion, traffic hits on the order of 300 ms should be expected. This issue will not be resolved.

TL1


Note To be compatible with TL1 and DNS, all nodes must have valid names. Node names should contain alphanumeric characters or hyphens, but no special characters or spaces.


Alarms

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The NE should report alarms or conditions on ingress port not on any internal ports. Alarm detected at the internal ports (TERM) side will be ingress map to the MON side. So the NE raises the STS-MON/VT-MON and STS-TERM/VT-TERM alarms or conditions on the STS-MON/VT-MON ports, irrespective of the actual detection port (MON or TERM). If the user wants the customized severity to be reflected for a specifc STS/VT alarms, the alarm profile entities of both STS-MON and STS-TERM, if available, should be changed to the same severity.

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The NE should report alarms or conditions on ingress port not on any internal ports. Alarm detected at the internal ports (TERM) side will be ingress map to the MON side. So the NE raises the STS-MON/VT-MON and STS-TERM/VT-TERM alarms or conditions on the STS-MON/VT-MON ports, irrespective of the actual detection port (MON or TERM). If the user wants the customized severity to be reflected for a specifc STS/VT alarms, the alarm profile entities of both STS-MON and STS-TERM, if available, should be changed to the same severity.

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The NE should report alarms or conditions on ingress port not on any internal ports. Alarm detected at the internal ports (TERM) side will be ingress map to the MON side. So the NE raises the STS-MON/VT-MON and STS-TERM/VT-TERM alarms or conditions on the STS-MON/VT-MON ports, irrespective of the actual detection port (MON or TERM). If the user wants the customized severity to be reflected for a specifc STS/VT alarms, the alarm profile entities of both STS-MON and STS-TERM, if available, should be changed to the same severity.

Resolved Caveats for Release 7.0

The following items are resolved in Release 7.0.

Maintenance and Administration

Bridge and Roll

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When a rollTo leg is not receiving a good signal, and because of this the rollPending alarm is not cleared, there is no alarm indicating the reason that the RollPending alarm fails to clear. This issue is resolved in Release 7.0.

Data I/O Cards

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In Asymmetric configuration, with autonegotiation enabled and flow control selected, an ML-series card might fail to synchronize with, or to recognize the asymmetric flow control. This issue is resolved in Release 7.0.

New Features and Functionality

This section highlights new features and functionality for Release7.0.x. For complete documentation of each of the features of the ONS 15310-CL, consult the user documentation.

New Software Features and Functionality

Server Trails

Release 7.0 adds support for server trails. A server trail is a non-DCC link across a third-party network that connects two CTC network domains. A server trail allows circuit provisioning when no DCC is available. You can create server trails between any two optical or DS-3 ports. The end ports on a server trail can be different types. Server trails are not allowed on DCC-enabled ports.

The server trail link is bidirectional and can be VT1.5, VT2, STS1, STS-3c, STS-6c, STS-12c, or STS-48c, depending on the port; you cannot upgrade an existing server trail to another size. A server trail link can be one of the following protection types: Preemptible, Unprotected, and Fully Protected. The server trail protection type determines the protection type for any circuits that traverse it. PCA circuits will use server trails with the Preemptible attribute.

When creating circuits or VCATs, you can choose a server trail link during manual circuit routing. CTC can also route circuits over server trail links during automatic routing. VCAT common-fiber automatic routing is not supported.

Link Consolidation

CTC provides the ability to consolidate the DCC, general communications channel (GCC), optical transport section (OTS), server trail, and provisionable patchcord (PPC) links shown in the network view into a more streamlined view. Link consolidation allows you to condense multiple internodal links into a singular link. The link consolidation sorts links by class, meaning that all DCC links are consolidated together, for example. You can access individual links within consolidated links using the right-click shortcut menu. Each link has an associated icon.

Link consolidation is only available on non-detailed maps. Non-detailed maps display nodes in icon form instead of detailed form, meaning the nodes appear as rectangles with ports on the sides. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15310-CL and Cisco ONS 15310-MA Procedure Guide for more information about consolidated links.

Data Communications Network Tool

Release 7.0 CTC includes a data communications network (DCN) tool that assists with network troubleshooting for Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) networks. This tool, located in network view, executes an internal dump command to retrieve information about all nodes accessible from the entry point. The retrieved information is the same as you would get if you were to execute a dump using special networking commands. The contents of the dump file can be saved or printed and furnished to Cisco Technical Support for use in OSPF network support.

Advanced Circuit Filtering and Export

Release 7.0 adds an Advanced tab to the Circuit Filter dialog. With advanced circuit filtering you can filter on selected rings, nodes, links, or source/drop combinations.

Also, you can export the active Circuit window data in HTML, comma-separated values (CSV), or tab-separated values (TSV) format using the Export command from the File menu.

Superuser Privileges for Provisioning Users

With Release 7.0 Superusers can grant permission to Provisioning users to perform a set of tasks, including retrieving the audit log, restoring a database, clearing performance monitoring (PM) parameters, activating a software load, and reverting a software load. These privileges can only be set using the node-level network element (NE) defaults, with the exception of the PM clearing privilege, which can be granted to a Provisioning user from the CTC Provisioning > Security > Access tabs. For more information about setting up Superuser privileges, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide.

CTC Download Highest Level NET JAR File

As of Release 7.0 CTC, during network topology discovery, polls each node in the network to determine which one contains the most recent version of the CTC software. If CTC discovers a node in the network that has a more recent version of the CTC software than the version you are currently running, CTC generates a message stating that a later version of CTC has been found in the network, and offers to install the CTC software upgrade JAR files. If you have network discovery disabled, CTC will not seek more recent versions of the software. Unreachable nodes are not included in the upgrade discovery.

Local Domain Creation and Viewing

With Release 7.0 a Superuser can control whether domains that any future users create and view persist globally (for all CTC sessions), or only locally (within the current CTC session in which they are created), as well as who can create domains (all users, or just Superusers). This control is given to Superusers by means of the NE default, CTC.network.LocalDomainCreationAndViewing. The factory pre-set default value is FALSE, meaning domain information is applied to all CTC sessions and only Superusers can create a domain or add a node to a domain. Setting the default to TRUE enables the option for local domain creation by any user.

Enhanced Fault Management

Release 7.0 adds increased flexibility for fault management. When an entity is put in the OOS,MT administrative state, the node suppresses all standing alarms on that entity. All alarms and events appear on the Conditions tab. You can change this behavior for the LPBKFACILITY and LPBKTERMINAL alarms. To display these alarms on the Alarms tab, you can set the NODE.general.ReportLoopbackConditionsOnOOS-MTPorts to TRUE in the NE Defaults editor.

Rx and Tx Indication for TCAs

For electrical card or port PMs for which a direction, either Receive (Rx) or Transmit (Tx), can be detected, Release 7.0 CTC and TL1 display the Rx or Tx value with the associated threshold crossing alert (TCA) description. For specific cards, port types, and PMs supported consult the Performance Monitoring chapter of the Cisco ONS 15310-CL and Cisco ONS 15310-MA Reference Manual.

TL1

TL1 Command Changes

Command Syntax Changes

The syntax of the following commands is changed in Release 7.0.

ENT-TADRMAP syntax:

ENT-TADRMAP[:<TID>]::<CTAG>:::TIDNAME=<name>,[IPADDR=<ipAddr>,][PORT=<port>,][ENCODING=<encoding>,][NSAP=<nsapAddr>];

Is changed to:

ENT-TADRMAP:[<TID>]::<CTAG>:::TIDNAME=<tidname>,[IPADDR=<ipaddr>],[PORT=<port>],[ENCODING=<encoding>],[NSAP=<nsap>];

OPR-SYNCNSW syntax:

OPR-SYNCNSW[:<TID>]::<CTAG>;

Is changed to:

OPR-SYNCNSW[:<TID>][:<aid>]:<CTAG>;

RTRV-NE-SYNCN syntax:

RTRV-NE-SYNCN[:<TID>]::<CTAG>[::::];

Is changed to:

RTRV-NE-SYNCN[:<TID>][:<aid>]:<CTAG>[::::];

RTRV-SYNCN syntax:

RTRV-SYNCN[:<TID>]:<aid>:<CTAG>[::::];

Is changed to:

RTRV-SYNCN[:<TID>][:<aid>]:<CTAG>[::::];

RTRV-TADRMAP syntax:

RTRV-TADRMAP[:<TID>][:<AID>]:<CTAG>:::MODE=<modeType>

Is changed to:

RTRV-TADRMAP[:<TID>][:<AID>]:<CTAG>[:::MODE=<modeType>]

ED-NE-GEN syntax:

ED-NE-GEN[:<TID>]::<CTAG>[:::NAME=<name>,][IPADDR=<ipaddr>,][IPMASK=<ipmask>,][DEFRTR=<defrtr>,][IIOPPORT=<iiopport>,][NTP=<ntp>,][SUPPRESSIP=<mode>];

Is changed to:

ED-NE-GEN[:<TID>]::<CTAG>[:::NAME=<name>,][IPADDR=<ipaddr>,][IPMASK=<ipmask>,][DEFRTR=<defrtr>,][IIOPPORT=<iiopport>,][NTP=<ntp>,][PROXYSRV=<isProxyServer>,][FIREWALL=<isFireWall>,];

Command Response Changes

The following TL1 response has changed in Release 7.0.

RTRV-INV response:

<aid>,<aidtype>::[<pn>],[<hwrev>],[<fwrev>],[<sn>],[<clei>],[<twl1=nwl in code>],[<pluginvendorid>],[<pluginpn>],[<pluginhwrev>],[<pluginfwrev>],[<pluginsn>],[<ilossref>],[<productId>],[<versionId>],[<fpgaVersion>]

Is changed to:

<aid>,<aidtype>::[<pn>],[<hwrev>],[<fwrev>],[<sn>],[<clei>],[<twl1=nwl in code>],[<pluginvendorid>],[<pluginpn>],[<pluginhwrev>],[<pluginfwrev>],[<pluginsn>],[<ilossref>],[<productId>],[<versionId>],[<fpgaVersion>],[<vendorId>]

TL1 ENUM Items Added

Table 1 and Table 2 highlight ENUM items added for Release 7.0, by ENUM type.

Table 1 EQUIPMENT_TYPE enum items added to Release 7.0 

Enum Name
Enum Value

EQUIPMENT_TYPE_ET_UNKNOWN

"UNKNOWN"

EQUIPMENT_TYPE_ET_UNPROVISIONED

"UNPROVISIONED"


EQUIPMENT_TYPE is used in the following commands:

CHG-EQPT

ENT-EQPT

Table 2 MTU_TYPE enum items added to Release 7.0 

Enum Name
Enum Value

MTU_1500

"1500"


MTU_TYPE is used in the following commands:

ED-GIGE

ED-POS

Related Documentation

Release-Specific Documents

Release Notes for the Cisco ONS 15310-CL, Release 6.0

Release Notes for the Cisco ONS 15310-MA, Release 7.0

Release Notes for the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH, Release 7.0

Release Notes for the Cisco ONS 15327, Release 7.0

Release Notes for the Cisco ONS 15600, Release 7.0

Release Notes for the Cisco ONS 15454, Release 7.0

Platform-Specific Documents

Cisco ONS 15310-CL and Cisco ONS 15310-MA Procedure Guide
Provides installation, turn up, test, and maintenance procedures

Cisco ONS 15310-CL and Cisco ONS 15310-MA Reference Manual
Provides technical reference information for SONET/SDH cards, nodes, and networks

Cisco ONS 15310-CL and Cisco ONS 15310-MA Troubleshooting Guide
Provides a list of SONET alarms and troubleshooting procedures, general troubleshooting information, and hardware replacement procedures

Cisco ONS SONET TL1 Command Guide
Provides a comprehensive list of TL1 commands

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

For information on obtaining documentation, submitting a service request, and gathering additional information, see the monthly What's New in Cisco Product Documentation, which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation, at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html

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