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Upgrading the Cisco ONS 15327 to Release 7.0

Table Of Contents

Upgrading the Cisco ONS 15327 to Release 7.0

Contents

Before You Begin

Document Procedures

NTP-U158 Prepare for Upgrade to Release 7.0

DLP-U240 Verify CTC Workstation Requirements

DLP-U241 Verify Common Control Cards

NTP-U159 Back Up the Software Database

NTP-U160 Upgrade to Software R7.0

DLP-U242 Download Release 7.0 Software

DLP-U243 Perform a BLSR Lockout

DLP-U244 Activate the New Load

DLP-U245 Delete Cached JAR Files

DLP-U246 Remove the BLSR Lockout

DLP-U210 Upgrade Spare XTC Cards

DLP-U52 Set the Date and Time

NTP-U161 Install Public-Key Security Certificate

NTP-U162 Revert to Previous Software Load and Database

DLP-U247 Revert to Protect Load

DLP-U248 Manually Restore the Database

Related Documentation

Release-Specific Documents

Platform-Specific Documents

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request


Upgrading the Cisco ONS 15327 to Release 7.0


This document explains how to upgrade Cisco ONS 15327 Cisco Transport Controller (CTC) software from Release 4.x, 5.x, or 6.x to Release 7.0.x, or from Release 7.0.x to a later maintenance release of 7.0.x, using the XTC card.

Contents

Before You Begin

U158 Prepare for Upgrade to Release 7.0

U159 Back Up the Software Database

U160 Upgrade to Software R7.0

U161 Install Public-Key Security Certificate

U162 Revert to Previous Software Load and Database

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Before You Begin

Before beginning, write down the following information about your site; the data will be useful during and after the upgrade: Date, Street Address, Site Phone Number, and Dial Up Number.


Caution Read all procedures before you begin the upgrade.


Caution This upgrade is supported only for Software Releases 4.0.x, 4.1.x, 4.6.x, 5.x, and 6.x, or from Release 7.0.x to a later maintenance release of 7.0.x. If you wish to upgrade from an earlier software release, you must contact Cisco Technical Assistance Center (Cisco TAC).


Note Release 7.0 supports parallel upgrades for multiple nodes in a network. In a parallel upgrade you can still only activate one node at a time; however, you can begin activation of the next node as soon as the controller cards for the current node have rebooted successfully.



Note In releases prior to Release 4.6 you could independently set proxy server gateway settings; however, with Release 4.6 and later, this is no longer the case. To retain the integrity of existing network configurations, settings made in a previous release are not changed on an upgrade to Release 4.6 or later. Current settings are displayed in CTC (whether they were inherited from an upgrade, or they were set using the current GUI).


Document Procedures

Procedures in this document are to be performed in consecutive order unless otherwise noted. In general, you are not done with a procedure until you have completed it for each node you are upgrading, and you are not done with the upgrade until you have completed each procedure that applies to your network. If you are new to upgrading the ONS 15327, you might want to check off each procedure on your printed copy of this document as you complete it.

Each non-trouble procedure (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 detail-level procedure (DLP) specified in the procedure steps. 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.

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, a trouble clearing reference is provided. This section lists the document procedures (NTPs). Turn to a procedure for applicable tasks (DLPs).

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

1. U158 Prepare for Upgrade to Release 7.0—This section contains critical information and tasks that you must read and complete before beginning the upgrade process.

2. U159 Back Up the Software Database—Complete the database backup to ensure that you have preserved your node and network provisioning in the event that you need to restore them.

3. U160 Upgrade to Software R7.0—You must complete this entire procedure before the upgrade is finished.

4. U161 Install Public-Key Security Certificate—You must complete this procedure to be able to run ONS 15327 Software R7.0.

5. U162 Revert to Previous Software Load and Database—Complete this procedure only if you need to return to the software load you were running before activating the Release 7.0 software.

NTP-U158 Prepare for Upgrade to Release 7.0

Purpose

This procedure provides the critical information checks and tasks you must complete before beginning an upgrade.

Tools/Equipment

ONS 15327 nodes to upgrade
PC or UNIX workstation
Cisco ONS 15327 Release 7.0 software

Prerequisite Procedures

None

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Superuser



Step 1 Read the Release Notes for Cisco ONS 15327 Release 7.0.

Step 2 Log into the node that you will upgrade. For detailed instructions, refer to the Cisco ONS 15327 Procedure Guide.

Step 3 Complete the "DLP-U240 Verify CTC Workstation Requirements" task.

Step 4 If you have multiple ONS 15327 nodes configured in the same IP subnet, ensure that only one is connected to a router. Otherwise, the remaining nodes might be unreachable. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15327 Reference Manual for LAN-connection suggestions.

Step 5 Complete the "DLP-U241 Verify Common Control Cards" task.

Step 6 When you have completed the tasks for this section, proceed with the "NTP-U159 Back Up the Software Database" procedure.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


DLP-U240 Verify CTC Workstation Requirements

Purpose

This task verifies all PC or UNIX workstation hardware and software requirements. Before upgrading the workstation to run CTC Software R7.0, complete this task.

Tools/Equipment

PC or UNIX workstation

Prerequisite Procedures

None

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote (but in the presence of the workstation)

Security Level

Superuser



Step 1 Ensure that your workstation is either one of the following:

IBM-compatible PC with a Pentium III/700 or faster processor, CD-ROM drive, a minimum of 384 MB RAM and 190 MB of available hard drive space, running Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0 (with Service Pack 6a), Windows 2000 Professional (with Service Pack 3), or Windows XP Professional (with Service Pack 1)

UNIX workstation with Solaris Versions 8 or 9, on an UltraSPARC or faster processor, with a minimum of 384 MB RAM and a minimum of 190 MB of available hard drive space

Step 2 Ensure that your web browser software is one of the following:

Netscape Navigator 7.x or higher on Windows

Internet Explorer 6.x or higher on Windows

Mozilla 1.7 or higher on Solaris


Note Cisco recommends you use either Internet Explorer 6.x or Netscape 7.x for Windows workstations running Release 7.0. However, if you upgrade to Netscape 7 or JRE 1.4.2 and you still need to launch CTC directly from nodes running software prior to Release 4.6, you must first run the pre-caching utility supplied in the setup program on the software CD. Run the pre-caching utility during the activation (Step 12) in this case.


Step 3 Verify that the Java Version installed on your computer is:

Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.4.2 or JRE 5.0, and Java Plug-in 1.4.2 or Java Plug-in 5.0


Tip You can check the JRE version in your browser window after entering the node IP address in the URL window under Java Version.


The Java Policy file is installed on your computer.


Note For important information on CTC backward compatibility affected by your choice of JRE versions, see the Readme.txt or Readme.html file on the software CD.



Note To install JRE 1.4.2, the Java Policy file, or the Release 7.0 online help, refer to the installation instructions in the Cisco ONS 15327 Procedure Guide.


Step 4 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-U241 Verify Common Control Cards

Purpose

This task verifies that two XTC cards are installed at each node.

Tools/Equipment

PC or UNIX workstation with CTC installed

Prerequisite Procedures

U240 Verify CTC Workstation Requirements

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote (but in the presence of the workstation)

Security Level

Superuser



Step 1 Log into the node.

Step 2 Ensure that Slots 5 and 6 have cards installed. The ONS 15327 does not support simplex operation.

Step 3 Repeat Steps 1 and 2 at every node in the network.

Step 4 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


NTP-U159 Back Up the Software Database

Purpose

This procedure preserves all configuration data for your network before performing the upgrade.

Tools/Equipment

PC or UNIX workstation

Prerequisite Procedures

U158 Prepare for Upgrade to Release 7.0

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote (but in the presence of the workstation)

Security Level

Maintenance or higher; or Superuser, if performing optional Step 8



Step 1 Log into CTC. For detailed instructions, refer to the Cisco ONS 15327 Procedure Guide. If you are already logged in, continue with Step 2.

Step 2 In the node (default) view, click the Maintenance > Database tabs.

Step 3 Click Backup.

Step 4 Save the database on the workstation's hard drive or on network storage. Use an appropriate file name with the file extension .db. (Cisco recommends that you use the IP address of the node and the date, for example 1010120192061103.db.)

Step 5 Click Save. A message appears indicating that the backup is complete.

Step 6 Click OK.

Step 7 Repeat Steps 1 through 6 for each node in the network.

Step 8 (Optional) Cisco recommends that you manually log critical information by either writing it down or printing screens where applicable. Use the following table to determine the information you should log; complete the table (or your own version) for every node in the network.

Table 1 Manually Recorded Data 

Item
Record Data Here (If Applicable)

IP address of the node.

 

Node name.

 

Timing settings.

 

DCC connections; list all optical ports that have DCCs activated.

 

User IDs; list all, including at least one superuser.

 

Inventory; do a print screen from the inventory window.

 

Active XTC.

Slot 5 or Slot 6 (circle one)

Network information; do a print screen from the Provisioning tab in the network view.

 

Current configuration (BLSR, linear, etc.); do print screens as needed.

 

List all protection groups in the system; do a print screen from the protection group window.

 

List alarms; do a print screen from the alarm window.

 

List circuits; do a print screen from the circuit window.

 

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


NTP-U160 Upgrade to Software R7.0

Purpose

This procedure upgrades your CTC software to Software R7.0.

Tools/Equipment

PC or UNIX workstation

Prerequisite Procedures

U159 Back Up the Software Database

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote (but in the presence of the workstation)

Security Level

Superuser



Step 1 Insert the Release 7.0 software CD into the workstation CD-ROM (or otherwise acquire access to the software) to begin the upgrade process.


Note Inserting the software CD activates the CTC Setup Wizard. You can use the setup wizard to install components or click Cancel to continue with the upgrade.



Caution A traffic interruption of less than 50 ms on each circuit is possible during the activation task, with Ethernet traffic disruption possibly lasting up to several minutes on each circuit.


Caution Do not perform maintenance or provisioning activities during the activation task.

Step 2 Complete the "DLP-U242 Download Release 7.0 Software" task for all nodes (or groups of 8 or less nodes) you are upgrading.

Step 3 Complete the "DLP-U243 Perform a BLSR Lockout" task (BLSR nodes only).

Step 4 Complete the "DLP-U244 Activate the New Load" task for all nodes you are upgrading.


Note You can only activate one node at a time; however, you can begin activation of the next node as soon as the controller cards for the current node have rebooted successfully.


Step 5 (Optional) If you wish to ensure that a software revert to the previous software release will no longer be possible, complete the "DLP-U242 Download Release 7.0 Software" task for all nodes, or groups of nodes you are upgrading a second time.


Caution If you download the Release 7.0 software a second time following activation you will never be able to revert to the previous software version.

Step 6 Complete the "DLP-U246 Remove the BLSR Lockout" task for all BLSR nodes in the network.


Note Leave the BLSR in the lockout state until you have finished activating all nodes.


Step 7 Complete the "DLP-U52 Set the Date and Time" task (any nodes not using SNTP).

Step 8 As needed, upgrade any spare XTC cards by installing the spare in the standby slot of a Release 7.0 node. Refer to the "DLP-U210 Upgrade Spare XTC Cards" task.


Note The standby XTC card will copy one or both software releases from the active XTC card, as needed. Each software copy takes about 15 minutes, and the XTC card will reset after each copy. Thus, for an XTC card that has no matching software with the active XTC card, you should expect to see two XTC card resets and software copying lasting about 30 minutes total.


Step 9 If you need to return to the software and database you had before activating Software R7.0, proceed with the "NTP-U162 Revert to Previous Software Load and Database" procedure.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


DLP-U242 Download Release 7.0 Software

Purpose

This task downloads Software R7.0 to the ONS 15327 nodes prior to activation.

Tools/Equipment

PC or UNIX workstation

Prerequisite Procedures

U159 Back Up the Software Database

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote (but in the presence of the workstation)

Security Level

Superuser or Maintenance



Note The XTC card has two flash RAMs. An upgrade downloads the software to the backup RAM on both the backup and active XTC cards. The download task does not affect traffic because the active software continues to run at the primary RAM location; therefore, you can download the software at any time.



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

Step 2 Verify that the alarm filter is not on:

a. Click the Alarms tab.

b. Click the Filter tool at the lower-right side of the bottom toolbar. Alarm filtering is enabled if the tool is depressed (selected) and disabled if the tool is raised (not selected).

Step 3 On the Alarms tab, check all nodes for existing alarms. Resolve any outstanding alarms before proceeding.


Note During the software download process, the SWFTDWN alarm indicates that the software download is taking place. The alarm is normal and clears when the download is complete.


Step 4 Return to node view and click the Maintenance > Software tabs.

Step 5 Click Download. The Download Selection dialog box opens.

Step 6 Browse to locate the software files on the ONS 15327 software CD or on your hard drive, if you are working from a local copy.

Step 7 Open the "Cisco15327" folder.

Step 8 Choose the file with the ".pkg" extension and click Open.

Step 9 In the list of compatible nodes, select the check boxes for all nodes you are downloading the software to.


Note Cisco advises that you limit concurrent software downloads on an SDCC to 8 nodes at once, using the central node to complete the download.



Note If you attempt more than eight concurrent software downloads at once, the downloads in excess of eight will be placed in a queue.


Step 10 Click OK. The Download Status column monitors the progress of the download.


Note The software download process can take 30 minutes or more per node.


Step 11 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-U243 Perform a BLSR Lockout

Purpose

This task performs a BLSR lockout. If you have a BLSR provisioned, before beginning the upgrade you must complete this task for each node in the ring.

Tools/Equipment

PC or UNIX workstation

Prerequisite Procedures

U159 Back Up the Software Database

Required/As Needed

Required for BLSR only

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote (but in the presence of the workstation)

Security Level

Superuser



Note During activation, BLSR spans will not be protected. You must leave the BLSR in the lockout state until you have finished activating all nodes in the ring, but then you must be sure to remove the lockout after you are finished activating.



Note Perform the lockout on both the east and west spans of each node.



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

Step 2 For each of the BLSR trunk (span) cards (OC-12, or OC-48), perform the following steps:

a. Next to the trunk card row, click the East Switch column to show the drop-down menu.

b. From the menu options, choose Lockout Span.

c. Click Apply.

d. In the same row, click the West Switch column to show the drop-down menu.

e. From the menu options, choose Lockout Span.

f. Click Apply.


Note Ignore any Default K alarms that occur on the protect STS timeslots during this lockout period.



Note Certain BLSR alarms may be raised following activation of the first node in the ring. The following alarms, if raised, are normal, and should not cause concern. They will clear upon completion of the upgrade, once all nodes have been activated.

BLSR-OOSYNC (MN)

RING-MISMATCH (MJ)

APSCDFLTK (MN)

BLSR-RESYNC (NA)


Step 3 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-U244 Activate the New Load

Purpose

This task activates Software R7.0 in each node in the network.

Tools/Equipment

PC or UNIX workstation

Prerequisite Procedures

U242 Download Release 7.0 Software

U243 Perform a BLSR Lockout (if required)

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote (but in the presence of the workstation)

Security Level

Superuser



Note Ensure that all cards that are part of a protection group (1+1, 1:1, or 1:N) are active on the working card of that protection group and that no protection switches are occurring. In other words, ensure that the protect cards are in standby before proceeding. Move your mouse cursor over a card in node view to see its active or standby status.



Note Cisco recommends you run the optional Cache Loader pre-caching utility in Step 12 or the activation task. If you do not plan to run the pre-caching utility, Cisco recommends that the first node you activate be a LAN-connected node. This ensures that the new CTC JAR files download to your workstation as quickly as possible.



Step 1 Record the IP address of the node. The IP address is on the upper left corner of the CTC window.

Step 2 Verify that the alarm filter is not on:

a. Click the Alarms tab.

b. Click the Filter tool at the lower-right side of the bottom toolbar.

Alarm filtering is enabled if the tool is depressed (selected) and disabled if the tool is raised (not selected).

Step 3 On the Alarms tab, check all nodes for existing alarms. Resolve any outstanding alarms before proceeding.

Step 4 Click the Maintenance > Software tabs.

Step 5 Verify that the protect version is 7.0.

Step 6 Click Activate. The Activate dialog box appears with a warning message.

Step 7 Click Yes to proceed with the activation. The "Activation Successful" message appears when the software is successfully activated. Click OK in the message box.


Note When you click Yes, CTC will lose connection to the node and will display the network view.


Step 8 After activating the node, the software upgrade reboot occurs as follows:

Each card in the node resets, beginning with the standby XTC card. When the standby XTC comes back up, it remains standby. Then the active XTC resets and comes back as active. When the XTCs are finished, the Ethernet cards reset, followed by the line cards. Once the line cards have finished, the standby XTC resets a final time. The whole process can take up to 12 minutes, depending on how many cards are installed. This process is service affecting, so Cisco recommends that you activate the new load during a maintenance window. Time-division multiplexing (TDM) traffic can endure a hit of up to 50 ms. Expect Ethernet traffic to remain down from the time the active XTC resets, until all Ethernet cards have finished resetting and come back up (this will take 2 to 4 minutes).

After the common control cards finish resetting and all associated alarms clear, you can safely proceed to the next step. (If you are upgrading remotely and cannot see the nodes, wait for 5 minutes for the process to complete, then check to ensure that related alarms have cleared before proceeding.)


Caution The upgrade process is service affecting, so Cisco recommends that you activate the new load during a maintenance window. Time-division multiplexing (TDM) traffic can endure a hit of up to 50 ms. Ethernet traffic may remain down from the time the XTC cards switch to the time all Ethernet cards have finished resetting.

Step 9 In CTC, choose File > Exit.

Step 10 In your browser window, click "Delete CTC Cache."


Note You must ensure that CTC is closed before clicking the "Delete CTC Cache" button. CTC behavior will be unreliable if the button is clicked while the software is still running.



Note It might also be necessary to delete cached files from your browser's directory, or from the "temp" directory on your MS Windows workstation. If you have trouble reconnecting to CTC, complete the "DLP-U245 Delete Cached JAR Files" task.


Step 11 Close your browser and then reopen it.

Step 12 (Optional) Run the Cache Loader pre-caching utility, which can improve your speed logging back into CTC after an upgrade, and which is required to log into nodes running releases prior to Release 4.6. Perform the following steps to run the Cache Loader.

a. Load the Release 7.0 CD into your CD-ROM drive. If the directory of the CD does not open automatically, open it.

b. Double-click the setup.exe file to run the Installation Wizard. The CTC installation wizard dialog box opens.

c. Click Next. The setup options dialog box opens.

d. Choose Custom, and click Next. The custom options dialog box opens.

e. Select Cisco Transport Controller, and CTC JAR files (deselect any other preselected options), then click Next. A confirmation box opens.

f. Click Next again. The CTC Cache Loader pre-caches the JAR files to your workstation, displaying a progress status box.

g. When the utility finishes, click OK, and then in the wizard, click Finish.

Step 13 Reconnect to CTC using the IP address from Step 1. The new CTC applet for Software R7.0 uploads. During this logon, enter your Superuser username and password.


Note Steps 9 through 13 are only necessary after upgrading the first node in a network because cached files only need to be removed from your workstation once. For the remaining nodes, you will still be disconnected and removed to the network view during the node reboot, but after the reboot is complete, CTC will restore connectivity to the node.


Step 14 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-U245 Delete Cached JAR Files

Purpose

This task manually deletes cached JAR files from your browser and hard drive. When you upgrade or revert to a different CTC software load, you must reload CTC to your browser. Before you can reload CTC, you must ensure that previously cached files are cleared from your browser and hard drive.

Tools/Equipment

PC or UNIX workstation

Prerequisite Procedures

None

Required/As Needed

As needed.

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote (but in the presence of the workstation)

Security Level

Maintenance or higher



Step 1 Delete cache files from your browser directory.

In Netscape:

a. Choose Edit > Preferences > Advanced > Cache.

b. Click Clear Memory Cache.

c. Click OK.

d. Click Clear Disk Cache.

e. Click OK twice.

In Microsoft Internet Explorer:

a. Choose Tools > Internet Options > General.

b. Choose Delete Files.

c. Select the Delete all offline content check box.

d. Click OK twice.

Step 2 Close your browser.


Note You will not be able to delete cached JAR files from your hard drive until you have closed your browser. If you have other applications open that use JAR files, you must also close them.


Step 3 Delete cached files from your workstation (Windows systems only).

a. In your Windows start menu, choose Settings > Control Panel > System > Advanced.

b. Click Environment Variables. This will show you a list of user variables and a list of system variables.

c. In the list of user variables, look for the TEMP variable. The value associated with this variable is the path to your temporary directory where JAR files are stored.

d. Open the TEMP directory located in the path you just looked up.

e. Select View > Details.

f. Select and delete all files with "jar" in the Name or Type field.

Step 4 Reopen your browser. You should now be able to connect to CTC.

Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-U246 Remove the BLSR Lockout

Purpose

This task releases the span lockouts on all BLSR nodes after the new software load is activated on all nodes.

Tools/Equipment

PC or UNIX workstation

Prerequisite Procedures

U244 Activate the New Load

Required/As Needed

Required for BLSR

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote (but in the presence of the workstation)

Security Level

Superuser



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

Step 2 For each of the BLSR trunk (span) cards (OC-12, or OC-48), perform the following steps:

a. Next to the trunk card row, click the West Switch column to show the drop-down menu.

b. From the menu options, choose Clear.

c. Click Apply to activate the command.

d. In the same row, click the East Switch column to show the drop-down menu.

e. From the menu options, choose Clear.

f. Click Apply to activate the command.

Step 3 Repeat this task as many times as necessary to remove all BLSR span lockouts on the upgrade nodes.

Step 4 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-U210 Upgrade Spare XTC Cards

Purpose

This task upgrades your spare XTC cards to Release 7.0.

Tools/Equipment

PC or UNIX workstation

Prerequisite Procedures

None

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote (but in the presence of the workstation)

Security Level

Maintenance or higher



Step 1 To upgrade a spare XTC, place it in the standby slot of a node running Software R7.0. The card will upgrade automatically from the active XTC.

The standby XTC will copy one or both software releases from the active XTC, as needed. Each software copy takes about 15 minutes, and the XTC will reset after each copy. Thus, for a XTC that has no matching software with the active XTC, you should expect to see two XTC resets, lasting about 30 minutes total.


Note During the XTC upgrade, the LEDs on the upgrading card will flash alternately between "fail" and "standby."


Step 2 After you have upgraded all of your spare XTC cards, return to your originating procedure (NTP).

DLP-U52 Set the Date and Time

Purpose

If you are not using SNTP, the upgrade procedure can cause the Date/Time setting to change. Perform this task to reset the date and time at each node.

Tools/Equipment

PC or UNIX workstation

Prerequisite Procedures

None

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote (but in the presence of the workstation)

Security Level

Superuser



Note If you are using SNTP, you do not need this task.



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

Step 2 Set the correct date and time, then click Apply.

Step 3 Repeat Steps 1 and 2 for each remaining node.

Step 4 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


NTP-U161 Install Public-Key Security Certificate

Purpose

This procedure installs the ITU Recommendation X.509 public-key security certificate. The public-key certificate is required to run Software R4.1 or later.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

This procedure is performed when logging into CTC. You cannot perform it at any other time.

Required/As Needed

This procedure is required to run ONS 15327 Software R4.1 or later.

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 Log into CTC.

Step 2 If the Java Plug-in Security Warning dialog box appears, choose one of the following options:

Grant This Session—Installs the public-key certificate to your PC only for the current session. After the session is ended, the certificate is deleted. This dialog box will appear the next time you log into the ONS 15327.

Deny—Denies permission to install the certificate. If you choose this option, you cannot log into the ONS 15327.

Grant always—Installs the public-key certificate and does not delete it after the session is over. Cisco recommends this option.

View Certificate—Allows you to view the public-key security certificate.

After you complete the security certificate dialog boxes, the web browser displays information about your Java and system environments. If this is the first login, a CTC downloading message appears 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.

Step 3 If you need to return to the software and database you had before activating Software R7.0, proceed with the "NTP-U162 Revert to Previous Software Load and Database" procedure.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.

NTP-U162 Revert to Previous Software Load and Database

Purpose

This procedure restores the software and database provisioning you had before you activated Software R7.0.

Tools/Equipment

PC or UNIX workstation

Prerequisite Procedures

U158 Prepare for Upgrade to Release 7.0
U159 Back Up the Software Database
U160 Upgrade to Software R7.0

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote (but in the presence of the workstation)

Security Level

Superuser



Note The tasks to revert to a previous load are not a part of the upgrade. They are provided here as a convenience to those wishing to perform a revert after an upgrade. If you have performed all necessary procedures up to this point, you have finished the software upgrade.



Note Before you upgraded to Software R7.0, you should have backed up the existing database at all nodes in the network (this is part of the "NTP-U159 Back Up the Software Database" procedure). Cisco recommends that you record or export all critical information to your hard drive. If you need to revert to the backup database, use the following tasks, in order.



Step 1 Log into the node. For detailed instructions, refer to the Cisco ONS 15327 Procedure Guide. If you are already logged in, continue with Step 2.

Step 2 Complete the "DLP-U243 Perform a BLSR Lockout" task (BLSR only).

Step 3 Complete the "DLP-U247 Revert to Protect Load" task.

Step 4 Complete the "DLP-U246 Remove the BLSR Lockout" task (BLSR only).

Step 5 If the software revert to your previous release failed, complete the "DLP-U248 Manually Restore the Database" task.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


DLP-U247 Revert to Protect Load

Purpose

This task reverts to the software you were running prior to the last activation and to restore your database to the provisioning you had prior to the activation.

Tools/Equipment

PC or UNIX workstation

Prerequisite Procedures

U158 Prepare for Upgrade to Release 7.0
U159 Back Up the Software Database
U160 Upgrade to Software R7.0
U243 Perform a BLSR Lockout

Required/As Needed

Required for revert

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote (but in the presence of the workstation)

Security Level

Superuser



Note To perform a supported (non-service-affecting) revert from Software R7.0, the release you want to revert to must have been working at the time you activated to Software R7.0 on that node. Also, a supported revert automatically restores the node configuration at the time of the previous activation. Thus, any configuration changes made after activation will be lost when you revert the software. The exception to this is when you have downloaded Release 7.0 a second time, to ensure that no actual revert to a previous load can take place. In this latter case, the revert will occur, but will not be traffic affecting and will not change you database.



Step 1 From the node view, click the Maintenance > Software tabs.

Step 2 Verify that the protect software displays the release you upgraded from.

Step 3 Click Revert. Revert activates the protect software and restores the database from the previous load. A dialog box asks you to confirm the choice.

Step 4 Click OK. This begins the revert and drops the connection to the node.

Step 5 Wait until the software revert finishes before continuing.


Note The system reboot might take up to 12 minutes to complete.


Step 6 Close your Netscape or Internet Explorer browser.

Step 7 Wait one minute before reverting another node.


Note After you upgrade to JRE 1.4.2, you cannot log into an ONS 15454, ONS 15454 SDH, or ONS 15327 node until you reconfigure the Java Plug-in to use JRE 1.3.1.


Step 8 After reverting all of the nodes in the network, restart the browser and log back into the last node that was reverted. This uploads the appropriate CTC applet to your workstation.


Note It might also be necessary to delete cached files from your browser's directory or from the TEMP directory on your MS Windows workstation. If you have trouble reconnecting to CTC, see the "DLP-U245 Delete Cached JAR Files" task.


Step 9 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-U248 Manually Restore the Database

Purpose

This task manually restores the database. If you were unable to perform a revert successfully and need to restore the database, perform this task.

Tools/Equipment

PC or UNIX workstation

Prerequisite Procedures

U247 Revert to Protect Load
U246 Remove the BLSR Lockout (if required)

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote (but in the presence of the workstation)

Security Level

Superuser



Caution Do not perform these steps unless the software revert failed.


Caution This process is service affecting and should be performed during a maintenance window.


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

Step 2 Click Restore. The Open dialog box appears.

Step 3 Select the previously saved file and choose Open.

The database will be restored and the XTC cards will reboot.

Step 4 When the XTC cards have rebooted, log back into CTC and verify that the database is restored.

Wait one minute before restoring the next node.

Step 5 You have now completed the manual database backup.

Step 6 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


Related Documentation

Release-Specific Documents

Release Notes for Cisco ONS 1532, Release 7.0

Release Notes for Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Release 7.0

Release Notes for Cisco ONS 15454 Release 7.0

Release Notes for Cisco ONS 15600 Release 7.0

Release Notes for Cisco ONS 15310-CL Release 7.0

Release Notes for Cisco ONS 15310-MA Release 7.0

Platform-Specific Documents

Cisco ONS 15327 Procedure Guide, Release 7.0

Cisco ONS 15327 Reference Manual, Release 7.0

Cisco ONS 15327 Troubleshooting Guide, Release 7.0

Ethernet Card Software Feature and Configuration Guide for the Cisco ONS 15454, Cisco ONS 15454 SDH, and Cisco ONS 15327, Release 7.0

Cisco ONS SONET TL1 Command Guide, Release 7.0

Cisco ONS SONET TL1 Reference Guide, Release 7.0

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

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This document is to be used in conjunction with the documents listed in the "Related Documentation" section.