Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Procedure Guide, Release 8.5.1
Chapter 17, DLPs D1 to D99
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DLPs D1 to D99

Table Of Contents

DLPs D1 to D99

DLP-D1 Unpack and Verify the Shelf Assembly

DLP-D2 Inspect the Shelf Assembly

DLP-D3 Provision a Low-Order VC12 Circuit Route

DLP-D4 Create an IP-Encapsulated Tunnel

DLP-D5 Mount the Shelf Assembly in a Rack (One Person)

DLP-D6 Mount the Shelf Assembly in a Rack (Two People)

DLP-D7 Mount Multiple Shelf Assemblies in a Rack

DLP-D8 Open the Front Cabinet Compartment (Door)

DLP-D9 Remove the Front Door

DLP-D14 Create a Four-Fiber MS-SPRing Using the MS-SPRing Wizard

DLP-D16 Connect the Office Ground to the ONS 15454 SDH

DLP-D17 Connect Office Power to the ONS 15454 SDH Shelf

DLP-D18 Turn On and Verify Office Power

DLP-D22 Install Fiber-Optic Cables in a 1+1 Configuration

DLP-D23 View Spanning Tree Information

DLP-D24 Change an MS-SPRing Node ID

DLP-D25 Configure the CTC Alerts Dialog Box for Automatic Popup

DLP-D26 Provision a VCAT Circuit Route

DLP-D27 Delete Circuits

DLP-D28 Create a Four-Fiber MS-SPRing Manually

DLP-D29 Change Tunnel Type

DLP-D30 Repair an IP Tunnel

DLP-D31 Delete Overhead Circuits

DLP-D32 Inspect the Shelf Installation and Connections

DLP-D33 Measure Voltage

DLP-D34 Delete VLANs

DLP-D35 Delete a Node from the Current Session or Login Group

DLP-D36 Provision a VCAT Circuit Source and Destination

DLP-D37 Reset a TCC2/TCC2P Card Using CTC

DLP-D38 Reset a Traffic Card in CTC

DLP-D39 Install Ethernet Cards

DLP-D42 Install Fiber-Optic Cables on an LGX Interface

DLP-D43 Initiate an Optical Protection Switch

DLP-D44 Initiate an Electrical Protection Switch

DLP-D45 Install the Fiber Boot

DLP-D50 Set Up a Windows PC for Craft Connection to an ONS 15454 SDH on the Same Subnet Using Static IP Addresses

DLP-D51 Set Up a Windows PC for Craft Connection to an ONS 15454 SDH Using Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

DLP-D52 Set Up a Windows PC for Craft Connection to an ONS 15454 SDH Using Automatic Host Detection

DLP-D54 Delete a Node from a Specified Login Node Group

DLP-D56 Disable Proxy Service Using Internet Explorer (Windows)

DLP-D57 Disable Proxy Service Using Netscape (Windows and UNIX)

DLP-D60 Log into CTC

DLP-D61 Create Login Node Groups

DLP-D62 Add a Node to the Current Session or Login Group

DLP-D64 Set the IP Address, Default Router, and Network Mask Using the LCD

DLP-D65 Create a Static Route

DLP-D67 Provision the IIOP Listener Port on the ONS 15454 SDH

DLP-D68 Provision the IIOP Listener Port on the CTC Computer

DLP-D69 Set Up External or Line Timing

DLP-D70 Set Up Internal Timing

DLP-D71 Create a 1:1 Protection Group

DLP-D72 Create a 1:N Protection Group

DLP-D73 Create a 1+1 Protection Group

DLP-D74 Create a New User on a Single Node

DLP-D75 Create a New User on Multiple Nodes

DLP-D76 Add a Member to a VCAT Circuit

DLP-D77 Delete a Member from a VCAT Circuit

DLP-D78 Install the TL1 Craft Interface on the MIC-C/T/P

DLP-D79 Remove Pass-through Connections

DLP-D80 Change a VCAT Member Service State

DLP-D81 Provision a Proxy Tunnel

DLP-D82 View Alarms

DLP-D83 Provision Orderwire

DLP-D84 Enable Node Secure Mode

DLP-D85 Lock Node Security

DLP-D86 Modify MIC-C/T/P Port IP Settings in Secure Mode

DLP-D87 Disable Node Security Mode

DLP-D88 Optical 1+1 Protection Test

DLP-D90 Provision a Firewall Tunnel

DLP-D91 MS-SPRing Switch Test

DLP-D92 Four-Fiber MS-SPRing Exercise Span Test

DLP-D93 Four-Fiber MS-SPRing Span Switching Test

DLP-D94 SNCP Protection Switching Test

DLP-D95 Provision a Low-Order VC12 Circuit Source and Destination

DLP-D96 Provision a Low-Order VC3 Circuit Route

DLP-D97 Provision a High-Order Circuit Source and Destination

DLP-D98 Provision a High-Order Circuit Route

DLP-D99 Determine Available VLANs


DLPs D1 to D99


DLP-D1 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 15454 SDH 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 15454 SDH shelf (wrapped in plastic) and a smaller box of items needed for installation.

Step 3 To remove the shelf, grasp both rings of the shelf removal strap and slowly lift the shelf out of the box.

Step 4 Open the smaller box of installation materials, and verify that you have all items listed in the "Cisco-Supplied Equipment" section.


Note The fan-tray assembly is shipped separately.


Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D2 Inspect the Shelf Assembly

Purpose

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

Tools/Equipment

Pinned hex (Allen) key for front door

Prerequisite Procedures

D1 Unpack and Verify the Shelf Assembly

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

None



Step 1 Open the shelf using the pinned hex key. For more information, see the "DLP-D8 Open the Front Cabinet Compartment (Door)" task.

Step 2 Verify the following:

Pins are not bent or broken.

The frame is not bent.

Step 3 If the pins are bent or broken, or the frame is bent, call your Cisco sales engineer for a replacement.

Step 4 Close the front door before installing.

Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D3 Provision a Low-Order VC12 Circuit Route

Purpose

This task provisions the circuit route for low-order VC12 manually routed circuits.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

D60 Log into CTC

D335 Create a Manually Routed Low-Order VC11 Circuit

You must have the Route Review and Edit page of the Circuit Creation wizard open.

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 and 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 provide span information. The source VC12 appears.

Step 3 If you want to change the source VC12, adjust the Source VC12 field; otherwise, continue with Step 4.

Step 4 If you want to change the source TUG2, TUG3, VC3, or VC4, adjust the TUG2, TUG3, VC3, or VC4 fields; otherwise, continue with Step 5.

Step 5 Click Add Span. The span is added to the Included Spans list and the span arrow turns blue.

Step 6 Repeat Steps 2 through 5 until the circuit is provisioned from the source to the destination node through all intermediary nodes. If Fully Protect Path is checked in the Circuit Routing Preferences area, you must complete the following steps:

Add two spans for each subnetwork connection protection (SNCP) ring or unprotected portions of the circuit route from the source to the destination.

Add one span for each multiplex section-shared protection ring (MS-SPRing) or 1+1 portions of the route from the source to the destination.

Step 7 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D4 Create an IP-Encapsulated Tunnel

Purpose

This task creates a an IP-encapsulated tunnel to transport traffic from third-party SDH equipment across ONS 15454 SDH networks. IP-encapsulated tunnels are created on the Regenerator-Section DCC (RS-DCC) channel (D1-D3) (if not used by the ONS 15454 SDH as a terminated data communications channel [DCC]).

Tools/Equipment

For SDH nodes, STM cards must be installed.

For hybrid (SDH and dense wavelength division multiplexing [DWDM]) nodes, optical service channel (OSC) or muxponder (MXP_2.5_10E, MXP_2.5_10G, MXPP_MR_2.5G, or MXP_MR_2.5G) cards must be installed.

Prerequisite Procedures

D35 Verify Node Turn-Up

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Note Each ONS 15454 SDH can have up to ten IP-encapsulated tunnel connections. Terminated RS-DCCs used by the ONS 15454 SDH cannot be used as tunnel endpoints, and an RS-DCC that is used as a tunnel endpoint cannot be terminated. All tunnel connections are bidirectional.



Step 1 Verify that IP addresses are provisioned at both the source and destination nodes of the planned tunnel. For more information, see the "DLP-D249 Provision IP Settings" task.

Step 2 In network view, click the Provisioning > Overhead Circuits tabs.

Step 3 Click Create.

Step 4 In the Overhead Circuit Creation dialog box, complete the following in the Circuit Attributes area:

Name—Type the tunnel name.

Type—Choose IP Tunnel-D1-D3.

Maximum Bandwidth—Type the percentage of total RS-DCC bandwidth used in the IP tunnel (the minimum percentage is 10 percent).

Step 5 Click Next.

Step 6 In the Circuit Source area, complete the following:

Node—Choose the source node.

Slot—Choose the source slot.

Port—If displayed, choose the source port.

Channel—Displays IPT (D1-D3).

Step 7 Click Next.

Step 8 In the Circuit Destination area, complete the following:

Node—Choose the destination node.

Slot—Choose the destination slot.

Port—If displayed, choose the destination port.

Channel—Displays IPT (D1-D3).

Step 9 Click Finish.

Step 10 Put the ports that are hosting the IP-encapsulated tunnel in service. See the "DLP-D214 Change the Service State for a Port" task for instructions.

Step 11 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D5 Mount the Shelf Assembly in a Rack (One Person)

Purpose

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

Tools/Equipment

Pinned hex tool

Two M6 x 20 socket set screws

Eight M6 x20 pan-head Phillips mounting screws

#2 Phillips screwdriver

Prerequisite Procedures

D1 Unpack and Inspect the ONS 15454 SDH Shelf Assembly

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

None



Note The ONS 15454 SDH requires 616.5 mm (24.24 inch) minimum of vertical rack space and 25 mm (1 inch) below the installed shelf assembly to allow air flow to the fan intake. If a second ONS 15454 SDH is installed above a shelf assembly, the air ramp between the shelves provides space for air flow. To ensure the mounting is secure, use two to four M6 mounting screws for each side of the shelf assembly. A shelf assembly should be mounted at the bottom of the rack if it is the only unit in the rack.



Step 1 Verify that the chassis fuses rating does not exceed 30 A.

Step 2 Ensure that the shelf assembly is set for the desired rack size. Figure 17-1 shows the rack-mounting position for the ONS 15454 SDH.

Figure 17-1 Mounting an ONS 15454 SDH in a Rack

Step 3 Using the hex tool that shipped with the assembly, install the two set screws into the holes that will not be used to mount the shelf. Let the set screws protrude sufficiently to hold the mounting brackets.

Step 4 Lift the shelf assembly to the desired position in the rack.

Step 5 Align the screw holes on the mounting brackets with the mounting holes in the rack.

Step 6 Using the Phillips screwdriver, install one mounting screw in each side of the assembly.

Step 7 When the shelf assembly is secured to the rack, install the remaining mounting screws.


Note Use at least one set of the horizontal screw slots on the ONS 15454 SDH to prevent slippage.


Step 8 Using the hex tool, remove the temporary set screws.

Step 9 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D6 Mount the Shelf Assembly in a Rack (Two People)

Purpose

This task allows two people to mount the shelf assembly in a rack.

Tools/Equipment

Pinned hex tool

Two M6 x 20 socket set screws

Eight M6 x 20 mm pan-head Phillips mounting screws

#2 Phillips screwdriver

Prerequisite Procedures

D1 Unpack and Inspect the ONS 15454 SDH Shelf Assembly

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

None



Note The ONS 15454 SDH requires 616.5 mm (24.24 inch) minimum of vertical rack space and 25 mm (1 inch) below the installed shelf assembly to allow air flow to the fan intake. If a second ONS 15454 SDH is installed above a shelf assembly, the air ramp between the shelves provides space for air flow. To ensure the mounting is secure, use two to four M6 mounting screws for each side of the shelf assembly. A shelf assembly should be mounted at the bottom of the rack if it is the only unit in the rack.



Step 1 Verify that the chassis fuses rating does not exceed 30 A.

Step 2 Ensure that the shelf assembly is set for the desired rack size.

Step 3 Using the hex tool that shipped with the assembly, install the temporary set screws into the holes that will not be used to mount the shelf. Let the screws protrude sufficiently to hold the mounting brackets.

Step 4 Lift the shelf assembly to the desired position in the rack.

Step 5 Align the screw holes on the mounting bracket with the mounting holes in the rack.

Step 6 Have one person hold the shelf assembly in place while the other person installs one mounting screw in each side of the assembly using the Phillips screwdriver.

Step 7 When the shelf assembly is secured to the rack, install the remaining mounting screws.


Note Use at least one set of the horizontal screw slots on the ONS 15454 SDH to prevent slippage.


Step 8 Using the hex tool, remove the temporary set screws.

Step 9 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D7 Mount Multiple Shelf Assemblies in a Rack

Purpose

This task installs multiple shelves in a rack.

Tools/Equipment

Pinned hex tool

M6 x 20 socket set screws

M6 x 20 mm pan-head Phillips mounting screws

#2 Phillips screwdriver

Prerequisite Procedures

D1 Unpack and Inspect the ONS 15454 SDH Shelf Assembly

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

None



Note The standard ETSI racks can hold three ONS 15454 SDHs and two air ramps. When mounting a shelf assembly in a partially filled rack, load the rack from the bottom to the top with the heaviest component at the bottom of the rack. If the rack is provided with stabilizing devices, install the stabilizers before mounting or servicing the unit in the rack.



Note The ONS 15454 SDH requires 616.5 mm (24.24 inch) minimum of vertical rack space and 25 mm (1 inch) below the installed shelf assembly to allow air flow to the fan intake. If a second ONS 15454 SDH is installed above a shelf assembly, the air ramp between the shelves provides space for air flow. When using third-party equipment above the ONS 15454 SDH, provide a minimum of 25 mm (1 inch) between the third-party unit and the bottom of the ONS 15454 SDH. The third-party equipment must not vent heat upward into the ONS 15454 SDH.



Step 1 Mount the first ONS 15454 SDH in the bottom of the rack using the "DLP-D5 Mount the Shelf Assembly in a Rack (One Person)" task or the "DLP-D6 Mount the Shelf Assembly in a Rack (Two People)" task.

Figure 17-2 shows a three-shelf ONS 15454 SDH bay assembly.

Figure 17-2 Three-Shelf ONS 15454 SDH Bay Assembly

Step 2 Mount the air ramp above the ONS 15454 SDH. The air ramp is needed if you install more than one shelf in the ETSI rack. Install the air ramp below the top shelf assembly. To ensure that the air ramp is secure, use one or two M6 mounting screws for each side of the shelf assembly (Figure 17-3).

Figure 17-3 Mounting the Air Ramp in a Rack

Step 3 Repeat this task for every ONS 15454 SDH you need to install.

Step 4 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D8 Open the Front Cabinet Compartment (Door)

Purpose

This task opens the front door.

Tools/Equipment

Pinned hex (Allen) key

Prerequisite Procedures

D2 Install the Shelf Assembly

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

None



Note The ONS 15454 SDH has an ESD plug input and is shipped with an ESD wrist strap. The ESD plug input is located on the outside of the shelf assembly on the right side. It is labeled "ESD" on the top and bottom. Always wear an ESD wrist strap and connect the strap to the ESD plug when working on the ONS 15454 SDH.



Step 1 Open the front door lock.

The ONS 15454 SDH comes with a pinned hex key for locking and unlocking the front door. Turn the key counterclockwise to unlock the door and clockwise to lock it.

Step 2 Press the door button to release the latch. A button on the right side of the shelf assembly releases the door.

Step 3 Swing the door open.

Step 4 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D9 Remove the Front Door

Purpose

This task removes the front cabinet compartment door.

Tools/Equipment

Open-end wrench

Prerequisite Procedures

D8 Open the Front Cabinet Compartment (Door)

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

None



Step 1 Unscrew the nut holding the ground wire to the shelf. Remove the nut and washer.

Step 2 Remove the ground wire from the shelf.

Step 3 Hold the door at the top left corner and remove the door from its hinges (Figure 17-4).

Figure 17-4 Removing the ONS 15454 SDH Front Door

Step 4 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D14 Create a Four-Fiber MS-SPRing Using the MS-SPRing Wizard

Purpose

This task creates a four-fiber MS-SPRing using the MS-SPRing wizard.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

D60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed; required to complete MS-SPRing setup

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 Provisioning > MS-SPRing tabs.

Step 3 Click Create MS-SPRing.

Step 4 In the MS-SPRing Creation dialog box, set the MS-SPRing properties:

Ring Type—Choose four-fiber.

Speed—Choose the MS-SPRing speed: STM-16 or STM-64. The speed must match the STM-N speed of the MS-SPRing trunk (span) cards.

Ring Name—Assign a ring name. The name can be from 1 to 6 characters in length. Any alphanumeric character string is permissible, and upper and lower case letters can be combined. Do not use the character string "All" in either upper or lower case letters. This is a TL1 keyword and will be rejected. Do not choose a name that is already assigned to another MS-SPRing.

Reversion time—Set the amount of time that will pass before the traffic reverts to the original working path following a ring switch. The default is 5 minutes. Ring reversion can be set to Never.

Span Reversion—Set the amount of time that will pass before the traffic reverts to the original working path following a span switch. The default is 5 minutes. Span reversion can be set to Never.

Step 5 Click Next. If the network graphic appears, go to Step 6. If Cisco Transport Controller (CTC) determines that an MS-SPRing cannot be created, for example, not enough optical cards are installed or it finds circuits with SNCP selectors, a "Cannot Create MS-SPRing" message appears. If this occurs, complete the following steps:

a. Click OK.

b. In the Create MS-SPRing window, click Excluded Nodes. Review the information explaining why the MS-SPRing could not be created, then click OK.

c. Depending on the problem, click Back to start over or click Cancel to cancel the operation.

d. Complete the "NTP-D40 Provision MS-SPRing Nodes" procedure, making sure all steps are completed accurately, then start this task again.

Step 6 In the network graphic, double-click an MS-SPRing span line. If the span line is DCC connected to other MS-SPRing cards constituting a complete ring, the lines turn blue and the Finish button appears. If the lines do not form a complete ring, double-click span lines until a complete ring is formed. When the ring is DCC connected, go to the next step.

Step 7 Click Next. In the Protect Port Selection section, choose the protect ports from the West Protect and East Protect columns.

Step 8 Click Finish. If the MS-SPRing window appears with the MS-SPRing you created, go to Step 9. If a "Cannot Create MS-SPRing" or "Error While Creating MS-SPRing" message appears:

a. Click OK.

b. In the Create MS-SPRing window, click Excluded Nodes. Review the information explaining why the MS-SPRing could not be created, then click OK.

c. Depending on the problem, click Back to start over or click Cancel to cancel the operation.

d. Complete the "NTP-D40 Provision MS-SPRing Nodes" procedure, making sure all steps are completed accurately, then start this task again.


Note Some or all of the following alarms might briefly appear during MS-SPRing setup: E-W-MISMATCH, RING-MISMATCH, APSCIMP, APSCDFLTK, and MSSP-OOSYNC.


Step 9 Verify the following:

On the network view graphic, a green span line appears between all MS-SPRing nodes.

All E-W-MISMATCH, RING-MISMATCH, APSCIMP, APSCDFLTK, and MSSP-OOSYNC alarms are cleared. See the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting Guide for alarm troubleshooting.


Note The numbers in parentheses after the node name are the MS-SPRing node IDs assigned by CTC. Every ONS 15454 SDH in an MS-SPRing is given a unique node ID, 0 through 31. To change it, complete the "DLP-D24 Change an MS-SPRing Node ID" task.


Step 10 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D16 Connect the Office Ground to the ONS 15454 SDH

Purpose

This task connects ground to the ONS 15454 SDH shelf.

Tools/Equipment

2-hole grounding lug, included in the installation kit

2 Phillips head, M6 (metric) machine screws with locking washers, included in the installation kit

Grounding wire—Use 13.3-mm² (#6 AWG) copper wire.

#2 Phillips screwdriver

Crimping tool—This tool must be large enough to accommodate the girth of the grounding lug when you crimp the grounding cable into the lug.

Wire stripping tool

Prerequisite Procedures

D8 Open the Front Cabinet Compartment (Door)

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

None



Warning This equipment must be grounded. Never defeat the ground conductor or operate the equipment in the absence of a suitably installed ground conductor. Contact the appropriate electrical inspection authority or an electrician if you are uncertain that suitable grounding is available. Statement 1024

Step 1 Use a wire-stripping tool to remove approximately 0.75 inch (19 mm) of the covering from the end of the grounding wire.

Step 2 Insert the stripped end of the grounding wire into the open end of the grounding lug.

Step 3 Use the crimping tool to secure the grounding wire in two different places in the grounding lug.

Step 4 Locate the grounding receptacle on the side panel of the shelf (Figure 17-5).

Step 5 Place the grounding lug against the grounding receptacle on the side panel of the shelf.

Step 6 Insert one of the screws through the locking washer and through the hole in the grounding lug. Insert the screw into the threaded holes on the right side of the shelf. Ensure that the grounding lug does not interfere with other system hardware or rack equipment.

Step 7 Repeat Step 6 with the second screw.

Step 8 Prepare the other end of the grounding wire and connect it to an appropriate grounding point in your site to ensure adequate earth ground for the shelf.

Figure 17-5 Grounding the ONS 15454 SDH

Step 9 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D17 Connect Office Power to the ONS 15454 SDH Shelf

Purpose

This task connects power to the ONS 15454 SDH shelf.

Tools/Equipment

#2 Phillips screwdriver

Medium slot-head screwdriver

Small slot-head screwdriver

Wire wrapper

Wire cutters

Wire strippers

Crimp tool

Fuse panel

Power cable (from fuse and alarm panel to assembly), 8.36-mm² (#8 AWG), copper conductors, 194 degrees F [90 degrees C])

Ground cable 13.3-mm² (#6 AWG) stranded

Listed pressure terminal connectors such as ring and fork types; connectors must be suitable for 8.36-mm² (#8 AWG) copper conductors

Prerequisite Procedures

D16 Connect the Office Ground to the ONS 15454 SDH

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

None



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

Caution Do not apply power to the ONS 15454 SDH until you complete all installation steps and check the continuity of the -48 VDC battery and battery return.


Note No more than 2 m (7 ft) of the power supply cable should be exposed between the equipment and the cable-management tray.



Note If you encounter problems with the power supply, refer to the "General Troubleshooting" chapter in the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting Guide for possible causes.



Note Only use listed compression-type connectors when terminating the battery, battery return, and ground conductors. Connectors must be suitable for copper conductors.



Caution When terminating power, return, and frame ground, do not use soldering lug connectors, screwless (push-in) connectors, quick-connect connectors, or other friction-fit connectors.


Note If the system loses power or if both TCC2/TCC2P cards are reset, you must reset the ONS 15454 SDH clock. After powering down, the date defaults to January 1, 1970, 00:04:15. To reset the clock, see the "NTP-D316 Set Up Name, Date, Time, and Contact Information" procedure.



Step 1 Verify that the MIC-A/P Front Mount Electrical Connection (FMEC) card is installed in Slot 23 and the MIC-C/T/P FMEC card is installed in Slot 24 of the Electrical Facility Connection Assembly (EFCA).

Step 2 Attach the connector on the end of the power cable to the power FMEC.

Step 3 Tighten the screws of the connector on the power cable.

Step 4 Connect the power cable to the fuse panel or power source. Use the pin connections in Table 17-1.


Caution If you have a cable with three wires, do not use the yellow and green conductor wire for secondary grounding. The yellow and green conductor wire is removed in the recent version of the cable.

Table 17-1 Pin Connection of the Power FMECs 

Pin
Function
Cable Color

A1

Battery return

Black

A2

-48 V battery

Red

A3

Ground

Green with yellow stripes


Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D18 Turn On and Verify Office Power

Purpose

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

Tools/Equipment

Voltmeter

Prerequisite Procedures

D16 Connect the Office Ground to the ONS 15454 SDH

D17 Connect Office Power to the ONS 15454 SDH Shelf

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

None



Caution Do not apply power to the ONS 15454 SDH until you complete all installation steps.


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 -40.5 VDC and -57 VDC. Place the red test lead on the B-side connection and verify that it is between -40.5 VDC and -57 VDC.


Note The voltages -40.5 VDC and -57 VDC are, respectively, 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 the fuses and complete the chassis power up according to site practice. Verify that the chassis fuses rating does not exceed 30 A.

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 -40.5 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.


Note The voltages -40.5 VDC and -57 VDC are, respectively, the minimum and maximum voltages required to power the chassis.


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 -40.5 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-D22 Install Fiber-Optic Cables in a 1+1 Configuration

Purpose

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

Tools/Equipment

Fiber-optic cables

Prerequisite Procedures

D112 Clean Fiber Connectors

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

None



Note The Cisco OC-3 IR/STM-1 SH, OC-12 IR/STM-4 SH, and OC-48 IR/STM-16 SH interface optics, all working at 1310 nm, are optimized for the most widely used SMF-28 fiber, available from many suppliers.



Note Corning MetroCor fiber is optimized for optical interfaces that transmit at 1550 nm or in the C and L DWDM windows. This fiber targets interfaces with higher dispersion tolerances than those found in OC-3 IR/STM-1 SH, OC-12 IR/STM-4 SH, and OC-48 IR/STM-16 SH interface optics. If you are using Corning MetroCor fiber, OC-3 IR/STM-1 SH, OC-12 IR/STM-4 SH, and OC-48 IR/STM-16 SH interface optics will become dispersion limited before they will become attenuation limited. In this case, consider using OC-3 LR/STM-1 LH, OC-12 LR/STM-4 LH, and OC-48 LR/STM-16 LH cards instead of OC-3 IR/STM-1 SH, OC-12 IR/STM-4 SH, and OC-48 IR/STM-16 SH cards.



Note With all fiber types, network planners/engineers should review the relative fiber type and optics specifications to determine attenuation, dispersion, and other characteristics to ensure appropriate deployment.



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 STM-N card at one node and plug the other end of the fiber into the receive (Rx) connector of a working STM-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). Figure 17-6 shows the cable location.

Figure 17-6 Installing Fiber-Optic Cables

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

Step 4 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D23 View Spanning Tree Information

Purpose

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

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

D60 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 Spanning Tree Protocol ID number.

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

Step 3 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D24 Change an MS-SPRing Node ID

Purpose

This task changes an MS-SPRing node ID.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

D60 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 On the network map, double-click the node with the node ID you want to change.

Step 3 Click the Provisioning > MS-SPRing tabs.

Step 4 Choose a Node ID number. Do not choose a number already assigned to another node in the same MS-SPRing.

Step 5 Click Apply.

Step 6 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D25 Configure the CTC Alerts Dialog Box for Automatic Popup

Purpose

This task sets 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

D60 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-D26 Provision a VCAT Circuit Route

Purpose

This task provisions the circuit route for manually routed STM-N circuits.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

D60 Log into CTC

You must have the Route Review and Edit page of the Circuit Creation wizard open.

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 and Edit area, choose the member number from the Route Member Number drop-down list.

Step 2 Click the source node icon if it is not already selected.

Step 3 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 provide span information. The source VC appears. Figure 17-7 shows an example.

Figure 17-7 Manually Routing a VCAT Circuit

Step 4 Click Add Span. The span is added to the Included Spans list and the span arrow turns blue.

Step 5 Repeat Steps 3 and 4 until the circuit is provisioned from the source to the destination node through all intermediary nodes.

Step 6 Repeat Steps 1 through 5 for each member.

Step 7 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D27 Delete Circuits

Purpose

This task deletes circuits.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

D60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 Complete the "NTP-D108 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 might be affected by the circuit deletion. Refer to the "Alarm Troubleshooting" chapter in the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting Guide.

Step 4 From the View menu, choose Go to Network View.

Step 5 Click the Circuits tab.

Step 6 Choose the circuits that you want to delete, then click Delete.

Step 7 In the Delete Circuits confirmation dialog box, check one or both of the following, as needed:

Set drop ports to Locked,disabled—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 does not change the port service state.

Notify when completed—If checked, the CTC Alerts dialog box will indicate when all circuit source/destination ports are Locked,disabled and the circuit is deleted. During this time, you cannot perform other CTC functions. If you are deleting many circuits, waiting for confirmation might 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-D25 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, the red triangle inside the CTC Alerts toolbar icon indicates that a notification exists.


Step 8 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 9. If you do not want to save the information, continue with Step 10.

If you did not check Notify when completed, the Circuits window appears. Continue with Step 11.

Step 9 If you want to save the information in the CTC Alerts dialog box, complete the following steps. If you do not want to save the information, 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 10 Click Close to close the CTC Alerts dialog box.

Step 11 Complete the "NTP-D108 Back Up the Database" procedure.

Step 12 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D28 Create a Four-Fiber MS-SPRing Manually

Purpose

This task creates a four-fiber MS-SPRing at each MS-SPRing-provisioned node without using the MS-SPRing wizard.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

D60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



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

Step 2 Click Create.

Step 3 In the Suggestion dialog box, click OK.

Step 4 In the Create MS-SPRing dialog box, set the MS-SPRing properties:

Ring Type—Choose four-fiber.

Ring Name—Assign a ring name. You must use the same ring name for each node in the MS-SPRing. Any alphanumeric character string is permissible, and upper and lower case letters can be combined. Do not use the character string "All" in either upper or lower case letters. This is a TL1 keyword and will be rejected. Do not choose a name that is already assigned to another MS-SPRing.

Node ID—Choose a Node ID from the drop-down list (0 through 31). The Node ID identifies the node to the MS-SPRing. Nodes in the same MS-SPRing must have unique Node IDs.

Reversion time—Set the amount of time that will pass before the traffic reverts to the original working path. The default is 5 minutes. All nodes in an MS-SPRing must have the same reversion time setting.

West Line—Assign the west MS-SPRing port for the node from the drop-down list.


Note The east and west ports must match the fiber connections and DCC terminations set up in the "NTP-D40 Provision MS-SPRing Nodes" procedure.


East Line—Assign the east MS-SPRing port for the node from the drop-down list.

Span Reversion—Set the amount of time that will pass before the traffic reverts to the original working path following a span reversion. The default is 5 minutes. Span reversions can be set to Never. If you set a reversion time, the times must be the same for both ends of the span. That is, if Node A's west fiber is connected to Node B's east port, the Node A west span reversion time must be the same as the Node B east span reversion time. To avoid reversion time mismatches, Cisco recommends that you use the same span reversion time throughout the ring.

West Protect—Assign the west MS-SPRing port that will connect to the west protect fiber from the drop-down list.

East Protect—Assign the east MS-SPRing port that will connect to the east protect fiber from the drop-down list.

Step 5 Click OK.


Note Some or all of the following alarms will appear until all the MS-SPRing nodes are provisioned: E-W-MISMATCH, RING-MISMATCH, APSCIMP, APSCDFLTK, and MS-SPRINGOSYNC. The alarms will clear after you configure all the nodes in the MS-SPRing.


Step 6 From the View menu, choose Go to Other Node.

Step 7 In the Select Node dialog box, choose the next node that you want to add to the MS-SPRing.

Step 8 Repeat Steps 1 through 7 at each node that you want to add to the MS-SPRing. When all nodes have been added, continue with Step 9.

Step 9 From the View menu, choose Go to Network View. After 10 to 15 seconds, verify the following:

A green span line appears between all MS-SPRing nodes.

All E-W-MISMATCH, RING-MISMATCH, APSCIMP, APSCDFLTK, and MS-SPRINGOSYNC alarms are cleared.

Step 10 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D29 Change Tunnel Type

Purpose

This task converts a traditional DCC tunnel to an IP-encapsulated tunnel or an IP-encapsulated tunnel to a traditional RS-DCC tunnel.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

D361 Create a DCC Tunnel

D4 Create an IP-Encapsulated Tunnel

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 Provisioning > Overhead Circuits tabs.

Step 3 Click the circuit tunnel that you want to convert.

Step 4 Click Edit.

Step 5 In the Edit circuit window, click the Tunnel tab.

Step 6 In the Attributes area, complete the following:

If you are converting a traditional DCC tunnel to an IP-encapsulated tunnel, check the Change to IP Tunnel check box and type the percentage of total RS-DCC bandwidth used in the IP tunnel (the minimum percentage is 10 percent).

If you are converting an IP tunnel to a traditional DCC tunnel, check the Change to RS-DCC Tunnel check box.

Step 7 Click Apply.

Step 8 In the confirmation dialog box, click Yes to continue.

Step 9 In the Circuit Changed status box, click OK to acknowledge that the circuit change was successful.

Step 10 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D30 Repair an IP Tunnel

Purpose

This task repairs circuits that are in the PARTIAL status as a result of node IP address changes.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

See Chapter 6 "Create Circuits and Low-Order Tunnels" for circuit creation procedures.

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 Obtain the original IP address of the node in question.

Step 2 From the View menu, choose Go to Network View.

Step 3 From the Tools menu, choose Overhead Circuits > Repair IP Circuits.

Step 4 Review the text in the IP Repair wizard and click Next.

Step 5 In the Node IP address area, complete the following:

Node—Choose the node that has a PARTIAL circuit.

Old IP Address—Type the node's original IP address.

Step 6 Click Next.

Step 7 Click Finish.

Step 8 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D31 Delete Overhead Circuits

Purpose

This task deletes overhead circuits. Overhead circuits include DCC tunnels, IP-encapsulated tunnels, the AIC-I card orderwire, and the AIC-I card user data channel (UDC).

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

D60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Caution Deleting overhead circuits is service affecting if the circuit ports are in the Unlocked-enabled service state. To place circuit ports in the Locked-enabled,disabled service state, see the "DLP-D214 Change the Service State for a Port" task.


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

Step 2 Click the Provisioning > Overhead Circuits tabs.

Step 3 Click the overhead circuit that you want to delete: local or express orderwire, user data channel, IP-encapsulated tunnel, or DCC tunnel.

Step 4 Click Delete.

Step 5 In the confirmation dialog box, click Yes to continue.

Step 6 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D32 Inspect the Shelf Installation and Connections

Purpose

Use this task to inspect the shelf installation and connections and verify that everything is installed and connected properly.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

Complete Table 1-2.

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

None



Step 1 Check each wire and cable connection to make sure that all cables are locked securely. If a wire or cable is loose, return to the appropriate procedure in Chapter 1 "Install the Shelf and FMECs," to correct it.

Step 2 To check that the front door is seated correctly, verify that it can be easily closed without disturbing fiber or Ethernet patchcords.

Step 3 To check that the FMEC cover is seated correctly, verify that it can be easily closed without disturbing cables.

Step 4 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D33 Measure Voltage

Purpose

Use this task to measure the power to verify correct power and returns.

Tools/Equipment

Voltmeter

Prerequisite Procedures

Complete Table 1-2.

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

None



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

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

b. Place the red lead (negative) on the fuse power points on the third-party power distribution panel to verify that they read between -40.5 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 -40.5 VDC and -57 VDC. If there is no voltage, check the following and correct if necessary:

Battery and ground reversed to the shelf.

Battery is open or missing.

Return is open or missing.

Step 3 Repeat Step 1 and Step 2 for the RET2 and BAT2 of the redundant power supply input.

Step 4 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D34 Delete VLANs

Purpose

This task removes VLANs from a domain.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

Circuit creation procedure(s) in Chapter 6 "Create Circuits and Low-Order Tunnels."

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-D35 Delete a Node from the Current 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 "DLP-D54 Delete a Node from a Specified Login Node Group" task.

Tools

None

Prerequisite Procedures

D60 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-D36 Provision a VCAT Circuit Source and Destination

Purpose

This task provisions a VCAT circuit source and destination.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

D60 Log into CTC

The Source page of the Circuit Creation wizard must be open.

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 ML-Series or FC_MR-4 card where the circuit will originate. (If a card's capacity is fully utilized, it does not appear in the list.)

Step 3 Depending on the circuit origination card, choose the source port and/or VC from the Port and VC4 or VC3 drop-down lists. The Port drop-down list is only available if the card has multiple ports. VCs do not appear if they are already in use by other circuits.

Step 4 Click Next.

Step 5 From the Node drop-down list, choose the destination node.

Step 6 From the Slot drop-down list, choose the slot containing the ML-Series or FC_MR-4 card where the circuit will terminate (destination card). (If a card's capacity is fully utilized, the card does not appear in the list.)

Step 7 Depending on the card selected in Step 2, choose the source port and/or VC from the Port and VC4 or VC3 drop-down lists. The Port drop-down list is only available if the card has multiple ports. VCs do not appear if they are already in use by other circuits.

Step 8 Click Next.

Step 9 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D37 Reset a TCC2/TCC2P Card Using CTC

Purpose

This procedure resets the TCC2/TCC2P card and switches the node to the redundant TCC2/TCC2P.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

D60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Superuser only



Warning Do not reach into a vacant slot or chassis while you install or remove a module or a fan. Exposed circuitry could constitute an energy hazard. Statement 206

Note When CTC is used to reset a TCC2/TCC2P card, the system ensures that the database is protected from harm.



Note When a software reset is performed on an active TCC2/TCC2P, the AIC-I card goes through an initialization process and also resets. The AIC-I card reset is normal and happens each time an active TCC2/TCC2P card goes through a software-initiated reset.



Step 1 In node view, right-click the TCC2/TCC2P card to reveal a shortcut menu.

Step 2 Click Reset Card.

Step 3 Click Yes when the confirmation dialog box appears.

Step 4 Click OK when the "Lost connection to node, changing to Network View" message appears.


Note For LED behavior during a TCC2/TCC2P reboot, see Table 19-4.


Step 5 Confirm that the TCC2/TCC2P card LED is amber (standby).

Step 6 Return to your originating procedure (NTP)


DLP-D38 Reset a Traffic Card in CTC

Purpose

This procedure resets an optical, electrical, E-Series Ethernet, G-Series Ethernet, ML-Series Ethernet, CE-1000-4 Ethernet, or storage access networking (SAN) FC_MR-4 card.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

D60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Superuser only



Caution If you soft reset a working electrical card that is part of a protection group, while the card is rebooting do not unlock that card or the protect card that protects the reset working electrical card. If you do so, a traffic loss will result. Wait until the working electrical card fully reboots before reversing a Lockout on Protect on the protect card or reversing a Lockon on the working card. This applies to all electrical cards except the E1-42 card.


Step 1 In node view, position the cursor over the optical, electrical, or SAN traffic card slot reporting the alarm.

Step 2 Right-click the card. Choose Reset Card from the shortcut menu.

Step 3 Click Yes in the Resetting Card dialog box.

Step 4 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D39 Install Ethernet Cards

Purpose

This task installs an Ethernet card (E100T-G, E1000-2-G, G1K-4, ML100T-12, ML1000-2, ML100X-8, CE-100T-8, CE-1000-4, ML-MR-10, or CE-MR-10).

Tools/Equipment

Ethernet cards

Prerequisite Procedures

D332 Install the TCC2/TCC2P Cards

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

None



Step 1 Open the card latches/ejectors.

Step 2 Use the latches/ejectors to firmly slide the card along the guide rails until the card plugs into the receptacle at the back of the slot.

Step 3 Verify that the card is inserted correctly and close the latches/ejectors on the card.


Note It is possible to close the latches/ejectors when the card is not completely plugged into the backplane. Ensure that you cannot insert the card any further.


Step 4 Verify the LED activity:

The red FAIL LED turns on for 20 to 30 seconds.

The red FAIL LED blinks for 35 to 45 seconds.

All LEDs blink once and turn off for 1 to 5 seconds.

The ACT or ACT/STBY LED turns on. The SF LED can persist until all card ports connect to their far end counterparts and a signal is present.


Note If the red FAIL LED does not turn on, check the power.



Note If you insert a card into a slot provisioned for a different card, all LEDs turn off.


Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D42 Install Fiber-Optic Cables on an LGX Interface

Purpose

This task installs fiber-optic cables on the Lightguide Cross Connect (LGX) interface in the Central Office.

Tools/Equipment

Fiber-optic cables

Prerequisite Procedures

D112 Clean Fiber Connectors

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

None



Step 1 Align the keyed ridge of the cable connector with the receiving SC connector on the LGX faceplate connection point. Each card supports at least one transmit and one receive connector to create an optical carrier port.


Note The OC12 IR/STM4 SH 1310-4 and the OC3 IR 4/STM1 SH 1310 (multiport) card faceplates have four ports.



Note The OC3IR/STM1SH 1310-8 (multiport) card faceplate has eight ports.


Step 2 Gently insert the cable connector into the faceplate connection point until the connector snaps into place.

Step 3 Connect the fiber optic cable to the STM-N card. Figure 17-8 shows the cable location.

Figure 17-8 Installing Fiber-Optic Cables

Step 4 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D43 Initiate an Optical Protection Switch

Purpose

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

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

D60 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) condition; however, a Force switch will not override an SF 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-D44 Initiate an Electrical Protection Switch

Purpose

This procedure explains how to initiate a switch on an electrical card.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

D60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Maintenance or higher



Note A user-initiated switch overrides the revertive delay, that is, when you clear a switch you clear the timer and traffic reverts immediately.



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 you want to switch.

Step 4 Click Switch.

Step 5 In the confirmation dialog box, click Yes.


DLP-D45 Install the Fiber Boot

Purpose

This task installs the fiber boot, which protects the fiber from excessive bending.

Tools/Equipment

Fiber boot

Prerequisite Procedures

D16 Install STM-N Cards and Connectors

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

None



Note You can install the fiber boots on the fiber-optic cables before or after the fibers are attached to the optical card.



Note The fiber boot does not support the STM16 SH AS 1310, STM16 LH AS 1550, and STM64 LH 1550 cards. The boots are not necessary for these cards because of the angled SC connectors on the cards.



Note If you are installing an STM1SH 1310-8 card, you must use a fiber clip instead of a fiber boot on the Port 8 Rx fiber connector.



Step 1 Position the open slot of the fiber boot underneath the fiber cable.

Step 2 Push the fiber cable down into the fiber boot. Figure 17-9 shows the fiber boot attachment.

Figure 17-9 Attaching a Fiber Boot

Step 3 Twist the fiber boot to lock the fiber cable into the tail end of the fiber boot.

Step 4 Slide the fiber boot forward along the fiber cable until the fiber boot fits snugly onto the end of the SC cable connector.

Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D50 Set Up a Windows PC for Craft Connection to an ONS 15454 SDH on the Same Subnet Using Static IP Addresses

Purpose

This task sets up your computer for a local craft connection to the ONS 15454 SDH when:

You will connect to one ONS 15454 SDH; if you will connect to multiple ONS 15454 SDH nodes, you might need to reconfigure your computer's IP settings each time you connect to an ONS 15454 SDH.

You need to use non-ONS 15454 SDH applications such as ping and tracert (trace route).

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

D278 Set Up Computer for CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

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 choose 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, choose TCP/IP for your network interface card (NIC), 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 15454 SDH 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 was suppressed during node provisioning.

i. In the Subnet Mask field, type the same subnet mask as the ONS 15454 SDH. 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 15454 SDH 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 15454 SDH IP address 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. From the Gateways List, click Add. The TCP/IP Gateway Address dialog box appears.

j. Type the ONS 15454 SDH 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. In 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 ONS 15454 SDH 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 15454 SDH 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 item 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 15454 SDH IP address 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 15454 SDH 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-D51 Set Up a Windows PC for Craft Connection to an ONS 15454 SDH Using Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

Purpose

This task sets up your computer for craft connection to the ONS 15454 SDH using Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

D278 Set Up Computer for CTC

D169 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 15454 SDH. By default, DHCP is not enabled. To enable it, see the "NTP-D169 Set Up CTC Network Access" procedure.



Note The ONS 15454 SDH 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.


Note In Windows XP, you can choose 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 NIC, 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. In 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:

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


Note If the Network Connections menu item 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. In the General tab, choose Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), then click Properties.

e. Click Obtain an IP address automatically.

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-D52 Set Up a Windows PC for Craft Connection to an ONS 15454 SDH Using Automatic Host Detection

Purpose

This task sets up your computer for local craft connection to the ONS 15454 SDH when:

You will connect to the ONS 15454 SDH Ethernet port or the RJ-45 jack on the MIC-C/T/P FMEC either directly or through a hub.

You will connect to multiple ONS 15454 SDHs and do not want to reconfigure your IP address each time.

You do not need to access non-ONS 15454 SDH applications such as ping and tracert (trace route).

Tools/Equipment

NIC

Prerequisite Procedures

D278 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 choose 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 NIC, 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.


Note You can suppress the LCD IP address display using CTC. For more information, see the "DLP-D60 Log into CTC" task for the default IP address.


i. In the Subnet Mask field, type the same subnet mask as the ONS 15454 SDH. 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 h. 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.


Note You can suppress the LCD IP address display using CTC. For more information, see the "DLP-D60 Log into CTC" task for the default IP address.


g. In the Subnet Mask field, type the same subnet mask as the ONS 15454 SDH. 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. In 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 node IP address.


Note You can suppress the LCD IP address display using CTC. For more information, see the "DLP-D60 Log into CTC" task for the default IP address.


f. In the Subnet Mask field, type the same subnet mask as the ONS 15454 SDH. 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:

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 node IP address.


Note You can suppress the LCD IP address display using CTC. For more information, see the "DLP-D60 Log into CTC" task for the default IP address.


e. In the Subnet Mask field, type the same subnet mask as the ONS 15454 SDH. 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-D54 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-D35 Delete a Node from the Current Session or Login Group" task.

Tools

None

Prerequisite Procedures

D60 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-D56 Disable Proxy Service Using Internet Explorer (Windows)

Purpose

This task disables proxy service for PCs running Internet Explorer.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

D278 Set Up Computer for CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

None



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


Note If you computer is running Windows XP, you can select Control Panel directly from the Start menu. Make sure 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 15454 SDH 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 15454 SDH nodes on your network. Click OK to close each open dialog box.


Note For nodes that have the TCC2P secure mode option enabled, enter the MIC-C/T/P LAN port IP addresses. If the node is in secure mode and the configuration has been locked, you will not be able to change the IP address unless the lock is disabled by Cisco Technical Support.


Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D57 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

D278 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 In the right side of the Preferences dialog box under Proxies, complete 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 15454 SDH nodes that you will access. Separate each address with a comma. Click OK to close each open dialog box.


Note For nodes that have the TCC2P secure mode option enabled, enter the MIC-C/T/P LAN port IP addresses. If the node is in secure mode and the configuration has been locked, you will not be able to change the IP address unless the lock is disabled by Cisco Technical Support.


Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D60 Log into CTC

Purpose

This task logs into CTC.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

D278 Set Up Computer for CTC

One of the following procedures:

D260 Set Up CTC Computer for Local Craft Connection to the ONS 15454 SDH

D261 Set Up a Computer for a Corporate LAN Connection to the ONS 15454 SDH

D262 Set Up a Remote Access Connection to the ONS 15454 SDH

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 15454 SDH, 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.

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 could run out of colors to use for CTC. The -install and -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 15454 SDH IP address. For initial setup, use the default address, 192.1.0.2. (This IP address appears on the LCD. You can suppress the LCD IP address display using CTC. For more information, see the "DLP-D266 Change IP Settings" task.) Press Enter.


Note If you are logging into ONS 15454 SDH nodes running different releases of CTC software, log into the node running the most recent release. If you log into a node with 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. This will display the ONS 15454 SDH software version for each node visible on the network view. If the node is not visible, the software version can be read from the LCD display. To resolve an alarm, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting Guide.


If a Java Plug-in Security Warning dialog box appears, complete the "DLP-D420 Install the 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 15454 SDH, this process can take several minutes. After the download, the CTC Login dialog box appears (Figure 17-10).

Figure 17-10 Logging into CTC

Step 3 In the Login dialog box, type a user name and password (both are case sensitive). For initial setup, type the user name CISCO15 and password otbu+1.


Note The CISCO15 user is provided with every ONS 15454 SDH. 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 15454 SDH users and assign security, go to the "NTP-D30 Create Users and Assign Security" procedure. For more information about security, refer to the "Security" chapter in the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Reference Manual.


Step 4 Each time you log into an ONS 15454 SDH, you can make selections for the following login options:

Node Name—Displays the IP address entered in the web browser and a drop-down list of previously entered ONS 15454 SDH IP addresses. You can select any ONS 15454 SDH 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-D61 Create Login Node Groups" task.

Disable Network Discovery—Check this box to view only the ONS 15454 SDH (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 5 Click Login.

If login is successful, the CTC window appears. From here, you can navigate to other CTC views to provision and manage the ONS 15454 SDH. If you need to turn up the shelf for the first time, see Chapter 4 "Turn Up a Node." If login problems occur, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting Guide.

Step 6 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D61 Create Login Node Groups

Purpose

This task creates a login node group to display ONS 15454 SDHs that have an IP connection but not a DCC connection to the login node.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

D60 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 that you want to add to the group.


Note If the ONS 15454 SDH node that you want to add to the login node group has TCC2P cards installed and the TCC2P secure mode option is enabled, enter the MIC-C/T/P LAN port IP address. If the node is in secure mode and the configuration has been locked, you will not be able to change the IP address unless the lock is disabled by Cisco Technical Support.


Step 5 Click OK.

The next time you log into an ONS 15454 SDH, the login node group will be available in the Additional Nodes list of the Login dialog box. For example, in Figure 17-11, a login node group is created that contains the IP addresses for Nodes 1, 4, and 5. During login, if you select this group from the Additional Nodes list and Disable Network Discovery is not selected, all nodes in the figure appear. If Test Group and Disable Network Discovery are both selected, 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 17-11 Login Node Group

Step 6 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D62 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

D60 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).


Note If the ONS 15454 SDH node that you want to add has TCC2P cards installed and the TCC2P secure mode option is enabled, enter the MIC-C/T/P LAN port IP address. If the node is in secure mode, the backplane IP address display might be disabled. If so, this can be reenabled by a Superuser. If the node is in secure mode and the configuration has been locked, you will not be able to change the IP address unless the lock is disabled by Cisco Technical Support.


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-D64 Set the IP Address, Default Router, and Network Mask Using the LCD

Purpose

This task changes the ONS 15454 SDH IP address, default router, and network mask using the front panel LCD. Use this task if you cannot log into CTC.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

D332 Install the TCC2/TCC2P Cards

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

None



Note You cannot perform this task if the LCD IP Display on the node view Provisioning > Network tab is set to Display Only or Suppress Display. See the "DLP-D249 Provision IP Settings" task to view or change the LCD IP Display field. If the node is in secure mode and has its configuration locked with the LCD display disabled, you will not be able to change this provisioning unless the lock is disabled by Cisco Technical Support.



Note The LCD reverts to normal display mode after 5 seconds of button inactivity.



Step 1 On the ONS 15454 SDH front panel, repeatedly press the Slot button until Node appears on the LCD.

Step 2 Repeatedly press the Port button until the following displays:

To change the node IP address, Status=IpAddress (Figure 17-12)

To change the node network mask, Status=Net Mask

To change the default router IP address, Status=Default Rtr

Figure 17-12 Selecting the IP Address Option

Step 3 Press the Status button to display the node IP address (Figure 17-13), the node subnet mask length, or the default router IP address.

Figure 17-13 Changing the IP Address

Step 4 Push the Slot button to move to the IP address or subnet mask digit that you need to change. The selected digit flashes.


Tip The Slot, Status, and Port button positions correspond to the command position on the LCD. For example, in Figure 17-13, you press the Slot button to invoke the Next command and the Port button to invoke the Done command.


Step 5 Press the Port button to cycle the IP address or subnet mask to the correct digit.

Step 6 When the change is complete, press the Status button to return to the Node menu.

Step 7 Repeatedly press the Port button until the Save Configuration option appears (Figure 17-14).

Figure 17-14 Selecting the Save Configuration Option

Step 8 Press the Status button to choose the Save Configuration option.

A Save and REBOOT message appears (Figure 17-15).

Figure 17-15 Saving and Rebooting the TCC2/TCC2P

Step 9 Press the Slot button to apply the new IP address configuration, or press Port to cancel the configuration.

Saving the new configuration causes the TCC2/TCC2P cards to reboot. During the reboot, a "Saving Changes - TCC Reset" message displays on the LCD. The LCD returns to the normal alternating display after the TCC2/TCC2P reboot is complete (see Table 19-4 for reboot behavior).


Note The IP address and default router must be configured to be on the same subnet. If not, you cannot apply the configuration.


Step 10 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D65 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

D60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

Required if either of the following conditions are is true:

CTC computers on one subnet need to connect to ONS 15454 SDH nodes that are connected by a router to ONS 15454 SDH nodes residing on another subnet. OSPF is not enabled and the External Network Element gateway setting is not checked.

You need to enable multiple CTC sessions among ONS 15454 SDH nodes residing on the same subnet and the External Network Element gateway setting is not enabled.

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



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

Step 2 Click the Static Routing tab. 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 15454 SDH 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 "Management Network Connectivity" chapter in the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Reference Manual.


Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D67 Provision the IIOP Listener Port on the ONS 15454 SDH

Purpose

This task sets the Internet Inter-ORB Protocol (IIOP) listener port on the ONS 15454 SDH, which enables you to access ONS 15454 SDH nodes that reside behind a firewall.

Tools/Equipment

IIOP listener port number provided by your LAN or firewall administrator

Prerequisite Procedures

D60 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 > Security > Access tabs.

Step 2 In the TCC CORBA (IIOP) Listener Port area, choose a listener port option:

Default - TCC Fixed—Uses Port 57790 to connect to ONS 15454 SDH nodes 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, the CORBA default port number.

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 TCC2/TCC2P cards reboot, one at a time. The reboot takes approximately 15 minutes. See Table 19-4.

Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D68 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 from LAN or firewall administrator.

Prerequisite Procedures

D60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed. Required if the computer running CTC resides behind a firewall.

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 In node view, 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—Use to connect to ONS 15454 SDH nodes from within a firewall or if no firewall is used (default).

Standard Constant—Use Port 683, the CORBA default port number.

Other Constant—If Port 683 is not used, enter the IIOP port defined 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.

Step 7 To access the ONS 15454 SDH using the IIOP port, log out of CTC (click File > Exit) and log back in).

Step 8 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D69 Set Up External or Line Timing

Purpose

This task defines the SDH timing source (external or line) for the ONS 15454 SDH.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

D60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Note CTC refers to Timing A and Timing B as BITS-1 and BITS-2. The MIC-C/T/P FMEC connector is labeled as Timing A and Timing B.



Step 1 In CTC 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 15454 SDH derives its timing from a MIC-C/T/P FMEC; choose Line if timing is derived from an STM-N card (non-DWDM node) or OSC card (DWDM node) that is optically connected to the timing node. A third option, Mixed, allows you to set both external and line timing references.


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


Revertive—If this check box is selected, the ONS 15454 SDH reverts 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, indicate the amount of time the ONS 15454 SDH will wait before reverting to its primary timing source.

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


Note Reference lists 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 attached to the node's MIC-C/T/P FMEC Timing A and Timing B Out connectors. If you attach equipment to the Timing A Out or Timing B Out connector, 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 SETS clock provided on the TCC2/TCC2P. The options displayed depend on the Timing Mode setting.

Timing Mode set to External—Your options are BITS-1, BITS-2, and Internal Clock.

Timing Mode set to Line—Your options are the node's working STM-N cards (non-DWDM nodes), or OSC cards (DWDM nodes) and Internal Clock. Select the cards/ports that are directly or indirectly connected to the node wired to the building integrated timing supply (BITS) source, that is, select the node's trunk 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, select Slot 5 as Reference 1.

Timing Mode set to Mixed—Both BITS and optical cards are available, allowing you to set a mixture of external BITS and optical trunk (span) cards as timing references.

BITS-1 Out/BITS-2 Out—Define the timing references for equipment connected to the Timing A Out or Timing B Out FMEC connector. Normally, Timing Out is used with line nodes, so the options displayed are the working optical cards. Timing A Out and Timing B Out are enabled as soon as BITS-1 and BITS-2 facilities are placed in service.

Step 4 Click Apply.

Step 5 Click the BITS Facilities subtab.


Note The BITS Facilities section sets the parameters for your BITS-1 and BITS-2 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 6 In the BITS In area, complete the following information:

Facility Type—Choose E1 or 2 MHz depending on the signal supported in your market. E1 and 2 MHz are physical signal modes used to transmit the external clock (from a global positioning satellite [GPS], for example) to BITS.

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 unlocked depending whether the Timing A Out or Timing B Out connectors on the MIC-C/T/P FMEC are connected to the external timing source. If Timing Mode is set to Line, set the BITS In State to locked.

Step 7 If the BITS In State for BITS-1 and BITS-2 is set to locked, continue with Step 8. If the BITS In State is set to unlocked for either BITS-1 or BITS-2, complete the following information:

Coding—Choose the coding used by your BITS reference, either HDB3 or AMI (alternate mark inversion). If you selected 2 MHz, the coding option is disabled.

Framing—Choose the framing used by your BITS reference, either unframed, FAS, FAS + CAS, FAS + CRC, or FAS + CAS + CRC. If you selected 2 MHz, the framing option is disabled.

Sync Messaging—Select the check box to enable synchronization status messages (SSMs). SSM is used to deliver clock quality. The SSMs supported in SDH are G811, STU, G812T, G812L, SETS, DUS (ordered from high quality to low quality). If you selected 2 MHz, the SSM option is disabled.

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

Sa bit—Choose one of 5 Sa bits (Sa4, Sa5, Sa6, Sa7, or Sa8). The Sa bit transmits the SSM message. If you selected 2 MHz, the Sa bit option is disabled.

Step 8 In the BITS Out area, complete the following information, as needed:

Facility Type—choose the BITS Out signal type, either E1 or 2 MHz.

BITS Out State—If equipment is connected to the node's BITS output pins on the backplane and you want to time the equipment from a node reference, set the BITS Out State for BITS-1 and/or BITS-2 to unlocked, 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 locked.

Step 9 If the BITS Out State is set to locked, continue with Step 10. If BITS Out State is set to unlocked, complete the following information:

Coding—Choose the coding used by your BITS reference, either HDB3 or AMI. If you selected 2 MHz, the coding option is disabled.

Framing—Choose the framing used by your BITS reference, either unframed, FAS, FAS + CAS, FAS + CRC, or FAS + CAS + CRC. If you selected 2 MHz, the framing option is disabled.

AIS Threshold—Sets the quality level at which a node sends an alarm indication signal (AIS) from the BITS-1 Out and BITS-2 Out FMEC connectors. When a node times at or below the AIS threshold quality, an AIS is raised. (The AIS threshold is used when SSM is disabled or framing is set to unframed, FAS, or FAS + CAS.)

Sa bit—Choose one of 5 Sa bits (Sa4, Sa5, Sa6, Sa7, or Sa8). The Sa bit transmits the SSM message. If you selected 2 MHz, the Sa bit option is disabled.

Step 10 Click Apply.


Note Refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting Guide to resolve timing-related alarms.


Step 11 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


Note When provisioning a line timing reference for the node, you cannot select the protect port of a 1+1 protection group. If a traffic switch occurs on the working port of the 1+1 protection group, the timing reference of the node automatically switches to the protect port of the 1+1 protection group.



DLP-D70 Set Up Internal Timing

Purpose

This task sets up internal timing (SETS) for an ONS 15454 SDH.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

D60 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 SETS timing, and is not intended for permanent use. All ONS 15454 SDH nodes should be timed to a SETS or better primary reference source.


Note CTC refers to Timing A and Timing B as BITS-1 and BITS-2. The MIC-C/T/P FMEC connector is labeled as Timing A and Timing B.



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

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

Timing Mode—Choose External.

Revertive—Not applicable for internal timing; the default setting (checked) is sufficient.

Reversion Time—Not applicable; leave unchanged. For internal timing, the default setting (5 minutes) is sufficient.

Step 3 In the Reference Lists section, enter the following information:

NE Reference

Ref1—Set to Internal Clock.

Ref2—Set to Internal Clock.

Ref3—Set to Internal Clock.

BITS-1 Out/BITS-2 Out—Set to None.

Step 4 Click Apply.

Step 5 Click the Provisioning > Timing > BITS Facilities tabs.

Step 6 In the BITS Facilities area, enter the following information:

E1, 2 MHz—Choose E1 or 2 MHz depending on the signal supported in your market. E1 or 2 MHz are physical signal modes used to transmit the external clock (from a GPS, for example) to BITS.

BITS In State—Set BITS-1 and BITS-2 to locked.

BITS Out State—Set BITS-1 and BITS-2 to locked.

Coding—Not relevant for internal timing; the default (HDB3) is sufficient.

Framing—Not relevant for internal timing; the default (FAS + CAS + CRC) is sufficient.

Sync Messaging—The box is checked automatically. SSM is used to deliver clock quality. The SSMs supported in SDH are G811, STU, G812T, G812L, SETS, DUS (ordered from high quality to low quality). If you selected 2 MHz, the SSM option is disabled.

AIS Threshold—Not applicable for internal timing.

Sa bit—Not applicable for internal timing.

Step 7 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D71 Create a 1:1 Protection Group

Purpose

This task creates a 1:1 electrical card protection group.

Tools/Equipment

Redundant DS3i-N-12, E3-12, E1-42, or STM1E cards should be installed in the shelf, or the ONS 15454 SDH slots must be provisioned for two of these cards.

Prerequisite Procedures

D60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 Verify that the cards required for 1:1 protection are installed according to requirements specified in Table 4-1.

Step 2 In node view, click the Provisioning > Protection tabs.

Step 3 Click Create.

Step 4 In the Create Protection Group dialog box, enter the following:

Name—Type a name for the protection group. The name can have up to 32 alphanumeric (a-z, A-Z, 0-9) characters. Special characters are permitted. For TL1 compatibility, do not use question marks (?), backslash (\), or double quote (") characters.

Type—Choose 1:1 from the drop-down list.

Protect Card—Choose the protect card from the drop-down list. The list displays cards available for 1:1 protection. If no cards are available, no cards appear.

After you choose the protect card, the card available for protection appears under Available Cards. If no cards are available, no cards appear. If this occurs, you can not complete this task until you install the physical cards or preprovision the ONS 15454 SDH slots using the "DLP-D442 Preprovision a Slot" task.

Step 5 From the Available Cards list, choose the card that will be protected by the card selected in the Protect Card drop-down list. Click the top arrow button to move each card to the Working Cards list.

Step 6 Complete the remaining fields:

Bidirectional switching—Not available for 1:1 protection.

Revertive—Select this check box if you want traffic to revert to the working card after failure conditions remain corrected for the amount of time entered in the Reversion Time field.


Note When you perform a protection switch, do not change the protection group mode from nonrevertive to revertive or from revertive to nonrevertive.


Reversion time—If Revertive is checked, choose the reversion time from the drop-down list. The range is 0.5 to 12.0 minutes. The default is 5.0 minutes. This is the amount of time that will elapse before the traffic reverts to the working card after conditions causing the switch are cleared. The reversion timer starts after conditions causing the switch are cleared.

Step 7 Click OK, then click Yes in the confirmation dialog box.

Step 8 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D72 Create a 1:N Protection Group

Purpose

This task creates a 1:N protection group.

Tools/Equipment

DS3i-N-12 cards and E1-42 cards. The DS3i-N-12 must be installed in Slot 3 or 15, and cards of the same type must be installed on either side of a corresponding protect card.

Prerequisite Procedures

D60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 Verify that the cards are installed according to 1:N requirements specified in Table 4-1.

Step 2 Click the Provisioning > Protection tabs.

Step 3 In the Protection Groups area, click Create.

Step 4 In the Create Protection Group dialog box, enter the following:

Name—Type a name for the protection group. The name can have up to 32 alphanumeric (a-z, A-Z, 0-9) characters. Special characters are permitted. For TL1 compatibility, do not use question marks (?), backslash (\), or double quote (") characters.

Type—Choose 1:N from the drop-down list.

Protect Card—Choose the protect card from the drop-down list. If the appropriate cards are not installed, no cards appear in the drop-down list.

After you choose the protect card, a list of cards available for protection appear in the Available Cards. If no cards are available, no cards appear. If no cards are available, you cannot complete this task until you install the physical cards or preprovision the ONS 15454 SDH slots using the "DLP-D442 Preprovision a Slot" task.

Step 5 From the Available Cards list, choose the cards that will be protected by the card selected in the Protect Card drop-down list. Click the top arrow button to move each card to the Working Cards list.

Step 6 Complete the remaining fields:

Bidirectional switching—Not available for 1:N protection.

Revertive—Always enabled for 1:N protection groups.


Note When you perform a protection switch, do not change the protection group mode from nonrevertive to revertive or from revertive to nonrevertive.


Reversion Time—Click Reversion Time and select a reversion time from the drop-down list. The range is 0.5 to 12.0 minutes. The default is 5.0 minutes. This is the amount of time that will elapse before the traffic reverts to the working card after conditions causing the switch are cleared.

Step 7 Click OK, then click Yes in the confirmation dialog box.

Step 8 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D73 Create a 1+1 Protection Group

Purpose

This task creates a 1+1 protection group for any STM-N card/port (STM-1, STM-1-8, STM-4, STM-4-4, STM-16, STM-16 AS, STM-64, MRC-12, MRC-2.5G-12, or STM64-XFP cards.

Tools/Equipment

Installed STM-N cards or preprovisioned slots

Prerequisite Procedures

D60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 Verify that the cards are installed according to the 1+1 requirements specified in Table 4-1.

Step 2 In node view, click the Provisioning > Protection tabs.

Step 3 In the Protection Groups area, click Create.

Step 4 In the Create Protection Group dialog box, enter the following:

Name—Type a name for the protection group. The name can have up to 32 alphanumeric (a-z, A-Z, 0-9) characters. Special characters are permitted. For TL1 compatibility, do not use question marks (?), backslash (\), or double quote (") characters.

Type—Choose 1+1 from the drop-down list.

Protect Port—Choose the protect port from the drop-down list. The list displays the available STM-N ports. If STM-N cards are not installed, no ports appear in the drop-down list.

After you choose the protect port, a list of ports available for protection appear in the Available Ports list. If no cards are available, no ports appear. If this occurs, you cannot complete this task until you install the physical cards or preprovision the ONS 15454 SDH slots using the "DLP-D442 Preprovision a Slot" task.

Step 5 From the Available Ports list, choose the port that will be protected by the port you selected in the Protect Port field. Click the top arrow button to move each port to the Working Ports list.

Step 6 Complete the remaining fields:

Bidirectional switching—Select this check box if you want both Tx and Rx signals to switch to the protect port when a failure occurs to one signal. Leave it unchecked if you want only the failed signal to switch to the protect port.

Revertive—Select this check box if you want traffic to revert to the working card after failure conditions stay corrected for the amount of time entered in the Reversion Time field.


Note When you perform a protection switch, do not change the protection group mode from nonrevertive to revertive or from revertive to nonrevertive.


Reversion Time—If Revertive is checked, click Reversion Time and select a reversion time from the drop-down list. The range is 0.5 to 12.0 minutes. The default is 5.0 minutes. Reversion time is the amount of time that will elapse before the traffic reverts to the working card after conditions causing the switch are cleared. The reversion timer starts after conditions causing the switch are cleared.

Step 7 Click OK.

Step 8 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


Note When provisioning a line timing reference for the node, you cannot select the protect port of a 1+1 protection group. If a traffic switch occurs on the working port of the 1+1 protection group, the timing reference of the node automatically switches to the protect port of the 1+1 protection group.



DLP-D74 Create a New User on a Single Node

Purpose

This task creates a new user for one ONS 15454 SDH.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

D60 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 be a minimum of six and a maximum of 20 alphanumeric (a-z, A-Z, 0-9) characters.

Password—Type the user password. The password length, by default, is set to a minimum of six and a maximum of 20 characters. You can configure the default values in CTC node view using the Provisioning > NE Defaults > Node > security > password Complexity tabs. The minimum length can be set to eight, ten, or twelve characters, and the maximum length to 80 characters. The password must be a combination of 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. The password must not 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 15454 SDH 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 the password must be reentered. The defaults are: Retrieve user = unlimited, Maintenance user = 60 minutes, Provisioning user = 30 minutes, and Superuser = 15 minutes. To change the idle times, refer to the "NTP-D205 Modify Users and Change Security" procedure.


Step 4 Click OK.

Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D75 Create a New User on Multiple Nodes

Purpose

This task adds a new user to multiple ONS 15454 SDH nodes.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

D60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Superuser only



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 be a minimum of six and a maximum of 20 alphanumeric (a-z, A-Z, 0-9) characters.

Password—Type the user password. The password length, by default, is set to a minimum of six and a maximum of 20 characters. You can configure the default values in CTC node view using the Provisioning > NE Defaults > Node > security > password Complexity tabs. The minimum length can be set to eight, ten, or twelve characters, and the maximum length to 80 characters. The password must be a combination of 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.

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 15454 SDH 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. The defaults are: Retrieve user = unlimited, Maintenance user = 60 minutes, Provisioning user = 30 minutes, and
Superuser = 15 minutes. To change the idle times, refer to the "NTP-D205 Modify Users and Change Security" procedure.


Step 5 In the Select applicable nodes list, 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, verify that the users were successfully added to the nodes chosen in Step 5. If yes, click OK and continue with the next step. If users were not added, click OK and repeat Steps 2 through 6.

Step 8 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D76 Add a Member to a VCAT Circuit

Purpose

This task adds a member to a Software-Link Capacity Adjustment Scheme (SW-LCAS) virtual concatenated (VCAT) circuit on FC_MR-4 (enhanced mode) cards. Adding a member to a VCAT circuit changes the size of the circuit. The new members use the VCAT member source, destination, and routing preference (common fiber or split routing) specified during the VCAT circuit creation procedure.

Tools/Equipment

FC_MR-4 card (enhanced mode)

Prerequisite Procedures

D60 Log into CTC

A SW-LCAS VCAT circuit with a source or destination on an FC_MR-4 card (enhanced mode) must exist on the network. See Chapter 6 "Create Circuits and Low-Order Tunnels."

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Note This task optionally uses automatic routing. Automatic routing is not available if both the Automatic Circuit Routing NE default and the Network Circuit Automatic Routing Overridable NE default are set to FALSE. For a full description of these defaults see the "Network Element Defaults" appendix in the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Reference Manual.



Note Adding a member to a SW-LCAS VCAT circuit in the Unlocked-enabled; Unlocked-disabled,automaticInService; or Locked-enabled,Maintenance service state could be service affecting. Cisco recommends using the Locked-enabled,outOfGroup service state when adding new members. You can put the member in the desired state after adding the member.



Note You cannot add members to VCAT circuits with a source or destination on an ML-Series or FC_MR-4 (line rate mode) card.



Step 1 In node or network view, click the Circuits tab.

Step 2 Click the VCAT circuit that you want to edit, then click Edit.

Step 3 Click the Members tab.

Step 4 Click Add Member. The Add Member button is enabled if the VCAT circuit has sufficient bandwidth for an added member.

Step 5 Define the number of members and member attributes:

Number of members to add—Choose the number of members to add from the drop-down list. If the drop-down list does not show a number, the VCAT circuit has the maximum number of members allowed. The number of members allowed depends on the source and destination card and the existing size of the circuit. For more information about the number of members allowed for a card, refer to the "Circuits and Tunnels" chapter of the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Reference Manual.

New Circuit Size—(Display only) Automatically updates based on the number of added members.

Create cross-connects only (TL1-like)—Check this box if you want to create one or more cross-connects to complete a signal path for TL1-generated circuits. If this box is checked, you cannot assign a name to the circuit.

State—Choose OOG.

Step 6 Click Next.

Step 7 To route the member(s) automatically, check Route Automatically. To manually route the members, leave Route Automatically unchecked.

Step 8 If you want to set preferences for individual members, complete the following in the Member Preferences area. To set identical preferences for all added members, skip this step and continue with Step 9.


Note Common fiber or split routing cannot be changed.


Number—Choose a number from the drop-down list to identify the member.

Name—Enter a unique name to identify the member. The name can be alphanumeric and up to 48 characters (including spaces). If you leave the field blank, CTC assigns a default name to the circuit.

Protection—Choose the member protection type:

Fully Protected—Routes the circuit on a protected path.

Unprotected—Creates an unprotected circuit.

PCA—Routes the member on an MS-SPRing protection channel.

Step 9 To set preferences for all members, complete the following in the Set Preferences for All Members area:

Protection—Choose the member protection type:

Fully Protected—Routes the circuit on a protected path.

Unprotected—Creates an unprotected circuit.

PCA—Routes the member on an MS-SPRing protection channel.

Step 10 If you left Route Automatically unchecked in Step 7, click Next and complete the following substeps. If you checked Route Automatically in Step 7, continue with Step 11.

a. In the Route Review/Edit area of the Circuit Creation wizard, choose the member to route from the Route Member number drop-down list.

b. Click the source node icon if it is not already selected.

c. Starting with a span on the source node, click the arrow of the span that you want the member to travel. The arrow turns white. In the Selected Span area, the From and To fields provide span information.

d. If you want to change the source, adjust the Source VC4 field; otherwise, continue with Step e.

e. Click Add Span. The span is added to the Included Spans list and the span arrow turns blue.

f. Repeat Steps c through e until the member is provisioned from the source to the destination node through all intermediary nodes. If you selected Fully Protect Path, you must:

Add two spans for each SNCP ring or unprotected portions of the member route from the source to the destination.

Add one span for each MS-SPRing or 1+1 portions of route from the source to the destination.

For members routed on SNCP dual-ring interconnect (DRI) topologies, provision the working and protect paths as well as spans between the DRI nodes.

g. Repeat Steps a through f for each member.

Step 11 If you checked Route Automatically in Step 7 and checked Review Route Before Creation, complete the following substeps. If not, continue with Step 12.

a. Click Next.

b. Review the circuit route. To add or delete a circuit span, choose a node on the circuit route. Blue arrows show the circuit route. Green arrows indicate spans that you can add. Click a span arrowhead, then click Include to include the span or Remove to remove the span.

c. If the provisioned circuit does not reflect the routing and configuration you want, click Back to verify and change circuit information.

Step 12 Click Finish.


Note Adding members to a VCAT circuit might take several minutes depending on the complexity of the network and the number of members to be added.


Step 13 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D77 Delete a Member from a VCAT Circuit

Purpose

This task removes a member from a SW-LCAS VCAT circuit on an FC_MR-4 (enhanced mode) card. This task reduces the size of the VCAT circuit.

Tools/Equipment

FC_MR-4 card (enhanced mode)

Prerequisite Procedures

D60 Log into CTC

A SW-LCAS VCAT circuit with a source or destination on an FC_MR-4 card (enhanced mode) must exist. See Chapter 6 "Create Circuits and Low-Order Tunnels."

As necessary, complete the "DLP-D80 Change a VCAT Member Service State" task to change a SW-LCAS member state to Locked-enabled,outOfGroup.

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Note You cannot delete members from VCAT circuits with a source or destination on an ML-Series or FC_MR-4 (line rate mode) card.



Note Deleting members in the Unlocked-enabled or Unlocked-disabled,automaticInService service state could be service affecting for the VCAT circuits. Cisco recommends putting the member to be deleted in the Locked-enabled,outOfGroup service state before deleting.



Step 1 In node or network view, click the Circuits tab.

Step 2 Click the VCAT circuit that you want to edit, then click Edit.

Step 3 Click the Members tab.

Step 4 Select the member that you want to delete. To select multiple members, press Ctrl and click the desired members.

Step 5 Click Delete Member.

Step 6 In the confirmation dialog box, click Yes.

Step 7 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D78 Install the TL1 Craft Interface on the MIC-C/T/P

Purpose

This task installs the TL1 craft interface on the MIC-C/T/P. You can also use a LAN cable connected to the EIA/TIA-232 port on the TCC2/TCC2P card to access a TL1 craft interface.

Tools/Equipment

Standard CAT-5 unshielded twisted-pair (UTP) Ethernet cable (straight-through for data terminal equipment [DTE] or cross-over for data circuit-terminating equipment [DCE])

or

RJ-45 connector

Crimping tool for RJ-45 connector

0.51 mm² or 0.64 mm² (#22 or #24 AWG) wire, preferably CAT-5 UTP

Prerequisite Procedures

D220 Install the Power and Signal FMECs

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

None



Note If you prefer, you can use the LAN connection port on the TCC2/TCC2P card instead of the LAN connection port on the MIC-C/T/P. Use either the MIC-C/T/P connection or the TCC2/TCC2P card connection. You cannot use the LAN connection port on the MIC-C/T/P and the LAN connection port on the TCC2/TCC2P card simultaneously; however, it is possible for you to make a direct connection from a computer to the LAN connection port on the TCC2/TCC2P card while the LAN connection port on the MIC-C/T/P is in use as long as the computer connected directly to the TCC2/TCC2P card is not connected to a LAN.



Step 1 Using 0.51 mm² or 0.64 mm² (#22 or #24 AWG) wire or CAT-5 UTP Ethernet cable, connect the wires to the RJ-45 connector according to Table 17-2.

Table 17-2 TL1 Pin Assignments 

RJ-45 Pin
Function

1

NC (Not Connected)

2

DTR (Data Terminal Ready)

3

TX (Transmit)

4

GND (Ground)

5

GND (Ground)

6

RX (Receive)

7

NC (Not Connected)

8

NC (Not Connected)


Step 2 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D79 Remove Pass-through Connections

Purpose

This task removes pass-through connections from a node deleted from a ring.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

D60 Log into CTC

D213 Remove an MS-SPRing Node, or D106 Remove an SNCP Node

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 Log into the deleted node.

Step 2 In the CTC Login dialog box, check the Disable Network Discovery check box.

Step 3 Choose None from the Additional Nodes drop-down list.

Step 4 Click the Login button.

Step 5 Click the Circuits tab. All internode circuits are shown as PARTIAL.

Step 6 Refer to the diagram or CTC printout you created in the "NTP-D213 Remove an MS-SPRing Node" procedure or the "NTP-D106 Remove an SNCP Node" procedure. Find the circuits on the line cards of the removed node.

Step 7 Click the Filter button.

Step 8 Type the slot and port of a trunk card on the removed node.

Step 9 Click OK.

Step 10 In the Circuits tab, select all PARTIAL circuits that pass the filter and click the Delete button.


Note To select more than one circuit, press the Shift key and simultaneously click on all circuits to be deleted.


Step 11 Repeat Steps 6 through 10 for the other trunk card.

Step 12 Log out of CTC.

Step 13 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D80 Change a VCAT Member Service State

Purpose

This task displays the Edit Circuit window for VCAT members, where you can change the service state.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

D60 Log into CTC

VCAT circuits must exist on the network. See Chapter 6 "Create Circuits and Low-Order Tunnels."

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Note CTC only permits you to change the state of a non-LCAS member if the new state matches the In Group VCAT state of the other members or if the new state is an Out of Group VCAT state. An In Group VCAT member has cross-connects in the Unlocked-enabled; Unlocked-disabled,automaticInService; or Locked-enabled,Maintenance service states. For non-LCAS VCAT members, the Out of Group VCAT state is the Locked-enabled,disabled service state.



Step 1 In node or network view, click the Circuits tab.

Step 2 Click the VCAT circuit that you want to edit, then click Edit.

Step 3 Click the Members tab.

Step 4 Select the member that you want to change. To choose multiple members, press Ctrl and click each member.

Step 5 From the Tools menu, choose Set Circuit State.


Note You can also change the state for all members listed in the Edit Circuit window using the State tab. Another alternative is to click the Edit Member button to access the Edit Member Circuit window for the selected member, and then click the State tab.


Step 6 From the Target Circuit Admin State drop-down list, choose the administrative state:

Unlocked—Puts the member cross-connects in the Unlocked-enabled service state.

Locked,disabled—Puts the member cross-connects in the Locked-enabled,disabled service state. Traffic is not passed on the circuit.

Unlocked,automaticInService—Puts the member cross-connects in the Unlocked-disabled,automaticInService service state and suppresses alarms and conditions. When the connections receive a valid signal, the service state automatically changes to Unlocked-enabled.

Locked,maintenance—Puts the member cross-connects in the Locked-enabled,maintenance service state. The maintenance state does not interrupt traffic flow; it suppresses alarms and conditions and allows loopbacks to be performed on the circuit. Use Locked,maintenance for circuit testing or to suppress circuit alarms temporarily.

Locked,outOfGroup—(Future use) Puts VCAT member cross-connects in the Locked-enabled,outOfGroup service state. This administrative state is used to put a member circuit out of the group and to stop sending traffic.

Step 7 Click Apply.

Step 8 To close the Edit Circuit window, choose Close from the File menu.

Step 9 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D81 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

D60 Log into CTC

D363 Provision Regenerator-Section DCC Terminations

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Superuser only



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



Step 1 Click the Provisioning > Network > Proxy tabs.

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 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D82 View Alarms

Purpose

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

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

D60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 In card, node, or network view, click the Alarms tab to view the alarms for that card, node, or network (Figure 17-16).

Figure 17-16 CTC Node View

Table 17-3 lists the columns in the Alarms window and their descriptions.

Table 17-3 Alarm Column Descriptions 

Column
Information Recorded

Num

Sequence number of the original alarm.

Ref

Reference number of the original alarm.

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

The name of the node where the alarm is located. Visible in network view.

Object

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

Eqpt Type

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

Shelf

The shelf where the alarmed object is located. Visible in network view.

Slot

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

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 the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting Guide.

Sev

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

ST

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

SA

When checked, indicates a service-affecting alarm.

Cond

The error message/alarm name; these names are alphabetically defined in the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting Guide.

Description

Description of the alarm.


Table 17-4 lists the color codes for alarm and condition severities.

Table 17-4 Color Codes for Alarms 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


Step 2 If alarms are present, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting Guide for information and troubleshooting procedures.

Step 3 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D83 Provision Orderwire

Purpose

This task provisions orderwire on the AIC-I card.

Tools/Equipment

An AIC-I card must be installed in Slot 9.

For SDH nodes, STM-N cards must be installed.

For hybrid (SDH and DWDM) nodes, OSC, MXP_2.5_10E, MXP_2.5_10G, MXPP_MR_2.5G, or MXP_MR_2.5G cards must be installed.

Prerequisite Procedures

D24 Verify Card Installation

D60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 In network view, click the Provisioning > Overhead Circuits tabs.

Step 2 Click Create.

Step 3 In the Overhead Circuit Creation dialog box, complete the following fields:

Name—Assign a name to the circuit. The name can be alphanumeric and up to 48 characters (including spaces).

Type—Choose either Local Orderwire or Express Orderwire, as appropriate to the orderwire path that you want to create. If regenerators are not used between ONS 15454 SDH nodes, you can use either local or express orderwire channels. If regenerators exist, use the express orderwire channel. You can provision up to four ONS 15454 SDH STM-N ports for each orderwire path.

PCM—Choose the Pulse Code Modulation (PCM) voice coding and companding standard, either Mu_Law (North America, Japan) or A_Law (Europe). The provisioning procedures are the same for both types of orderwire.


Caution When provisioning orderwire for ONS 15454 SDHs residing in a ring, do not provision a complete orderwire loop. For example, a four-node ring typically has east and west ports provisioned at all four nodes. However, to prevent orderwire loops, provision two orderwire ports (east and west) at all but one of the ring nodes.

Step 4 Click Next.

Step 5 In the Circuit Source area, complete the following:

Node—Choose the source node.

Slot—Choose the source slot.

Port—If displayed, choose the source port.

Step 6 Click Next.

Step 7 In the Circuit Destination area, complete the following:

Node—Choose the destination node.

Slot—Choose the destination slot.

Port—If displayed, choose the destination port.

Step 8 Click Finish.

Step 9 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D84 Enable Node Secure Mode

Purpose

This task enables the ONS 15454 SDH secure mode. When the secure mode is enabled, two IP addresses are assigned to the node. One address is assigned to the MIC-C/T/P LAN port and the other to the TCC2P RJ-45 TCP/IP (LAN) port.

Tools/Equipment

TCC2P cards must be installed.

Prerequisite Procedures

D108 Back Up the Database

D60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Superuser only



Caution The IP address assigned to the TCC2P LAN port must reside on a different subnet from the MIC-C/T/P LAN port and the ONS 15454 SDH default router. Verify that the new TCC2P IP address meets this requirement and is compatible with ONE 15454 SDH network IP addresses.


Note The node will reboot after you complete this task, causing a temporary disconnection between the CTC computer and the node.



Step 1 Click the Provisioning > Security > Data Comm tabs.

Step 2 Click Change Mode.

Step 3 Review the information on the Change Secure Mode wizard page, then click Next.

Step 4 On the TCC Ethernet Port page, enter the IP address and subnet mask for the TCC2P LAN (TCP/IP) port. The IP address cannot reside on the same subnet as the MIC-C/T/P LAN port, nor the ONS 15454 SDH default router.

Step 5 Click Next.

Step 6 On the MIC-C/T/P Ethernet Port page, modify the MIC-C/T/P IP address, subnet mask, and default router, if needed. (You normally do not modify these fields if no ONS 15454 SDH network changes have occurred.)

Step 7 Click Next.

Step 8 On the SOCKS Proxy Server Settings page, choose one of the following options:

External Network Element (ENE)—If selected, the CTC computer is only visible to the ONS 15454 SDH to which the CTC computer is connected. The computer is not visible to the DCC-connected nodes. In addition, firewall is enabled, which means that the node prevents IP traffic from being routed between the DCC and the LAN port. By default, SOCKS proxy is not enabled for an ENE. If SOCKS proxy is disabled, the NE cannot communicate with other secure mode NEs behind the firewall.

Gateway Network Element (GNE)—If selected, the CTC computer is visible to other DCC-connected nodes. The node prevents IP traffic from being routed between the DCC and the LAN port. By default, configuring the secure node as a GNE also enables SOCKS proxy for communication with other secure NEs.

Step 9 Click Finish.

Within the next 30 to 40 seconds, the TCC2P cards reboot. CTC switches to network view, and the CTC Alerts dialog box appears. In network view, the node changes to grey and a DISCONNECTED condition appears.

Step 10 In the CTC Alerts dialog box, click Close. Wait for the reboot to finish. (This might take several minutes.)

Step 11 After the DISCONNECTED condition clears, complete the following steps to suppress the MIC-C/T/P IP address from display in CTC and the LCD. If you do not want to suppress the MIC-C/T/P IP address display, continue with Step 12.

a. Display the node in node view.

b. Click the Provisioning > Security > Data Comm tabs.

c. If you wish to suppress the IP address from being displayed on the NE's LCD, in the LCD IP Setting field, choose Suppress Display. This removes the IP address from display on the ONS 15454 SDH LCD.

d. If you wish to suppress the IP address from being displayed in CTC, check the Suppress CTC IP Address check box. This removes the IP address from display in the CTC information area and from the Provisioning > Security > Data Comm tab.

e. Click Apply.


Note After you turn on secure mode, the TCC2P IP address becomes the node IP address. The MIC-C/T/P LAN port has a different IP address.


Step 12 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D85 Lock Node Security

Purpose

This task locks the configuration of an ONS 15454 SDH placed in secure mode. When secure mode is locked, two IP addresses must always be provisioned for the node, one for the TCC2P LAN (TCP/IP) port, and one for the MIC-C/T/P LAN port.

Tools/Equipment

TCC2P cards must be installed.

Prerequisite Procedures

D60 Log into CTC

D84 Enable Node Secure Mode

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Superuser only



Caution When a node is locked, this task is not reversible by any user or action. It can only be changed by Cisco Technical Support. Even if the node's database is deleted and another unlocked database is loaded, the node will remain locked because the security is written to the TCC2P hardware. Do not proceed unless you want to permanently retain the current secure configuration including dual IP addresses.


Step 1 Click the Provisioning > Security > Data Comm tabs.

Step 2 Click Lock.

Step 3 In the Confirm Lock Secure Mode dialog box, click Yes.

Step 4 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D86 Modify MIC-C/T/P Port IP Settings in Secure Mode

Purpose

This task modifies the ONS 15454 SDH MIC-C/T/P IP address, subnet mask, and default router. It also modifies settings that control MIC-C/T/P IP address visibility in CTC and the ONS 15454 SDH LCD. To perform this task, secure mode must be enabled.

Tools/Equipment

TCC2P cards must be installed.

Prerequisite Procedures

D108 Back Up the Database

D60 Log into CTC

D84 Enable Node Secure Mode

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Superuser only



Caution Provisioning an IP address that is incompatible with the ONS 15454 SDH network might be service affecting.


Note This task cannot be performed on a secure mode NE that has been locked.



Step 1 Click the Provisioning > Security > Data Comm tabs.

Step 2 Modify the following fields, as necessary:

IP Address

Subnet Mask

Default Router

LCD IP Setting—Choose one of the following:

Allow Configuration—Displays the MIC-C/T/P IP address on the LCD and allows it to be changed using the LCD buttons.

Display only—Displays the MIC-C/T/P IP address on the LCD but does not allow it to be changed using the LCD buttons.

Suppress Display—Suppresses the display of the IP address on the LCD.

Suppress CTC IP Address—If checked, displays node IP information only to Superusers (that is, not to Provisioning, Maintenance, or Retrieve-level users) in the CTC Provisioning > General > Network tab; the Provisioning > Security > Data Comm tab, and the CTC node view information area.

Step 3 Click Apply.

If you changed the IP address, subnet mask, or default router, the node will reboot. This will take 5 to 10 minutes.

Step 4 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D87 Disable Node Security Mode

Purpose

This task disables the ONS 15454 SDH secure mode and allows only one IP address to be provisioned for the MIC-C/T/P LAN port and the TCC2P LAN port.

Tools/Equipment

TCC2P cards must be installed.

Prerequisite Procedures

D108 Back Up the Database

D60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Superuser only



Note The node will reboot after you complete this task, causing a temporary disconnection between the CTC computer and the node.



Note If you execute this task, the node will not communicate or show visibility for nodes that are in secure mode.



Note If you change an NE from secure mode to the default (repeater) mode, the MIC-C/T/P IP address becomes the node IP address.



Note This task cannot be performed if the NE's security mode configuration has also been locked. In that case, you must contact Cisco Technical Support to change the node configuration.



Step 1 Click the Provisioning > Security > Data Comm tabs.

Step 2 Click Change Mode.

Step 3 Review the information on the Change Secure Mode wizard page, then click Next.

Step 4 On the Node IP Address page, choose the address you want to assign to the node:

MIC C/T/P Ethernet Port—Assigns the MIC-C/T/P IP address as the node IP address.

TCC Ethernet Port—Assigns the TCC2P port IP address as the node IP address

New IP Address—Allows you to define a new IP address. If you choose this option, enter the new IP address, subnet mask, and default router IP address.

Step 5 Click Next.

Step 6 On the SOCKS Proxy Server Settings page, choose one of the following:

External Network Element (ENE)—If selected, SOCKS proxy will be disabled by default, and the CTC computer is only visible to the ONS 15454 SDH to which the CTC computer is connected. The computer is not visible to the secure mode DCC-connected nodes. In addition, firewall is enabled, which means that the node prevents IP traffic from being routed between the DCC and the LAN port.

Gateway Network Element (GNE)—If selected, the CTC computer is visible to other DCC-connected nodes, and SOCKS proxy remains enabled. However, the node prevents IP traffic from being routed between the DCC and the LAN port.

Proxy-only—If selected, the ONS 15454 SDH responds to CTC requests with a list of DCC-connected nodes within the firewall for which the node serves as a proxy. The CTC computer is visible to other DCC-connected nodes. The node does not prevent traffic from being routed between the DCC and LAN port.

Step 7 Click Finish.

Within the next 30 to 40 seconds, the TCC2P cards reboot. CTC switches to network view, and the CTC Alerts dialog box appears. In network view, the node changes to grey and a DISCONNECTED condition appears.

Step 8 In the CTC Alerts dialog box, click Close. Wait for the reboot to finish. (This might take several minutes.)

Step 9 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D88 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

D60 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-D227 Disable Alarm Filtering" task as necessary.

b. Verify that no unexplained alarms appear on the network. If unexplained alarms appear, resolve them before continuing. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting Guide if necessary.

Step 3 Click the Conditions tab. Verify that no unexplained conditions appear on the network. If unexplained conditions appear, resolve them before continuing. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH 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 it in node view.

Step 5 Switch the working port:

a. Click the Maintenance > Protection tabs.

b. In the Protection Groups area, click the 1+1 protection group.

c. Click the working port. Next to Switch Commands, click the Force button.

d. At the Confirm Manual Operation dialog box, click Yes.

e. In the Selected Group area, verify that the following text appears:

Protect port - Protect/Active [FORCE_SWITCH_TO_PROTECT] [PORT STATE]

Working port - Working/Standby [FORCE_SWITCH_TO_PROTECT], [PORT STATE]

Step 6 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 7, then refer to your next level of support. If a traffic interruption does not occur, continue with the next step.

Step 7 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 8 Switch the protect port:

a. In the Selected Group area, click the protect port.

b. Next to Switch Commands, click the Force button.

c. In the Confirm Force Operation dialog box, click Yes.

d. In the Selected Group area, verify that the following text appears:

Protect port - Protect/Active [FORCE_SWITCH_TO_WORKING], [PORT STATE]

Working port - Working/Standby [FORCE_SWITCH_TO_WORKING], [PORT STATE]

Step 9 Verify that traffic on the test set connected to the node is still running. If a traffic interruption occurs, complete Step 10 and refer to your next level of support. If no traffic interruption occurs, proceed to Step 11.

Step 10 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

When a switch event is cleared, NO COMMAND appears in the column to indicate that the switch event is no longer in effect.

Step 11 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D90 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

D60 Log into CTC

D363 Provision Regenerator-Section DCC Terminations

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Superuser only



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 tabs.

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-D91 MS-SPRing Switch Test

Purpose

This task verifies that protection switching is working correctly in an MS-SPRing.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

D60 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 > MS-SPRing tabs.

Step 3 Click the row of the MS-SPRing you will switch, then click Edit.

Step 4 Initiate a Force Ring switch on the west port:

a. Right-click any MS-SPRing 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 For two fiber MS-SPRings, the squares on the node icons represent the MS-SPRing working and protect channels. You can right-click either channel. For four-fiber MS-SPRings, the squares represent ports. Right-click either working or protect port.


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 MS-SPRing Operation dialog boxes that appear.

On the network view graphic, an F appears on the working MS-SPRing channel where you invoked the Force Ring switch. The MS-SPRing span lines turn purple where the Force was invoked, and all span lines between other MS-SPRing 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 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 that 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 (Optional) If you remapped the K3 byte to run an ONS 15454 MS-SPRing through third-party equipment, check the following condition. Verify a KBYTE-PASSTHRU condition reported on other nodes that are not connected to the west side of the node where you invoked the Force Ring switch.

Step 9 Verify the MS-SPRing line status on each node:

a. From the View menu, choose Go to Node View.

b. Click the Maintenance > MS-SPRing tabs.

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 10 From the View menu, choose Go to Network View.

Step 11 Click the Alarms tab.

a. Verify that the alarm filter is not on. See the "DLP-D227 Disable Alarm Filtering" task as necessary.

b. Verify that no unexplained alarms appear on the network. If unexplained alarms appear, resolve them before continuing. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting Guide if necessary.

Step 12 Display the MS-SPRing window where you invoked the Force Ring switch (the window might be hidden by the CTC window).

Step 13 Clear the switch on the west port:

a. Right-click the west port of the MS-SPRing node where you invoked the Force Ring switch and choose Set West Protection Operation.

b. In the Set West Protection Operation dialog box, choose CLEAR from the drop-down list.

c. Click OK.

d. Click Yes in the Confirm MS-SPRing 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 MS-SPRing nodes will be purple and green. The span lines might take a few moments to change color.

Step 14 From network view, click the Conditions tab. Verify that all conditions raised in this procedure are cleared from the network. If unexplained conditions appear, resolve them before continuing.

Step 15 Verify the MS-SPRing line status on each node:

a. From the View menu, choose Go to Node View.

a. Click the Maintenance > MS-SPRing tabs.

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 16 Initiate a Force Ring switch on the east port:

a. Right-click the east port of the MS-SPRing node and choose Set East Protection Operation.

b. In the Set East Protection Operation dialog box, choose FORCE RING from the drop-down list.

a. Click OK.

b. Click Yes in the two Confirm MS-SPRing Operation dialog boxes that appear.

On the network view graphic, an F appears on the working MS-SPRing channel where you invoked the Force Ring switch. The MS-SPRing span lines are purple where the Force was invoked, and all span lines between other MS-SPRing nodes are green. The span lines might take a few moments to change color.

Step 17 Click the Conditions tab, then click Retrieve.

Step 18 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 span's working slot 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 19 Verify that the following conditions are reported on the node that is connected to the east 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 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 20 (Optional) If you remapped the K3 byte to run an ONS 15454 SDH MS-SPRing through third-party equipment, verify a KBYTE-PASSTHRU condition reported on other nodes that are not connected to the west side of the node where you invoked the Force Ring switch.

Step 21 Verify the MS-SPRing line status on each node:

a. From the View menu, choose Go to Node View.

b. Click the Maintenance > MS-SPRing tabs.

c. Verify the following:

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 where you invoked the Force Ring switch.

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 that is connected to the east 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 22 From the View menu, choose Go to Network View.

Step 23 Click the Alarms tab.

a. Verify that the alarm filter is not on. See the "DLP-D227 Disable Alarm Filtering" task as necessary.

b. Verify that no unexplained alarms appear on the network. If unexplained alarms appear, resolve them before continuing. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting Guide.

Step 24 Display the MS-SPRing window where you invoked the Force Ring switch (the window might be hidden by the CTC window).

Step 25 Clear the Force Ring switch on the east port:

a. Right-click the west port of the MS-SPRing node where you invoked the Force Ring switch and choose Set East Protection Operation.

b. In the Set East Protection Operation dialog box, choose CLEAR from the drop-down list.

c. Click OK.

d. Click Yes in the Confirm MS-SPRing 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 MS-SPRing nodes will be purple and green. The span lines might take a few moments to change color.

Step 26 In network view, click the Conditions tab. Verify that all conditions raised in this procedure are cleared from the network. If unexplained conditions appear, resolve them before continuing.

Step 27 Verify the MS-SPRing line status on each node:

a. From the View menu, choose Go to Node View.

a. Click the Maintenance > MS-SPRing tabs.

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 28 From the File menu, choose Close to close the MS-SPRing window.

Step 29 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D92 Four-Fiber MS-SPRing Exercise Span Test

Purpose

This task exercises a four-fiber MS-SPRing span. Ring exercise conditions (including the K-byte pass-through) are reported and cleared within 10 to 15 seconds.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

D60 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 > MS-SPRing tabs.

Step 3 Click the MS-SPRing you will exercise, then click Edit.

Step 4 Exercise the west span:

a. Right-click the west port of the four-fiber MS-SPRing node that you want to exercise and choose Set West Protection Operation. (To move a graphic icon, press Ctrl while you drag and drop it to a new location.)


Note The squares on the network map represent ports. Right-click a working port.


b. In the Set West Protection Operation dialog box, choose EXERCISE SPAN from the drop-down list. Click OK.

c. In the Confirm MS-SPRing Operation dialog box, click Yes.

On the network view graphic, an E appears on the MS-SPRing channel where you invoked the exercise. The E will appear for 10 to 15 seconds, then disappear.

Step 5 Click the Conditions tab, then click Retrieve.

Step 6 Verify the following conditions:

EXERCISING-SPAN—An Exercise Ring Successful condition is reported on the node where the span was exercised.

FE-EX-SPAN—A Far-End Exercise Span Request condition is reported against the east span of the node connected to the west side of the node where you exercised the span.

KB-PASSTHR—If applicable, a K Byte Pass Though Active condition is reported.


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 Click the Alarms tab.

a. Verify that the alarm filter is not on. See the "DLP-D227 Disable Alarm Filtering" task as necessary.

b. Verify that no unexplained alarms appear on the network. If unexplained alarms appear, resolve them before continuing. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting Guide if necessary.

Step 8 Exercise the east span:

a. Right-click the east port of the four-fiber MS-SPRing node that you want to exercise and choose Set East Protection Operation.

b. In the Set East Protection Operation dialog box, choose EXERCISE SPAN from the drop-down list. Click OK.

c. In the Confirm MS-SPRing Operation dialog box, click Yes.

On the network view graphic, an E appears on the MS-SPRing channel where you invoked the exercise. The E will appear for 10 to 15 seconds, then disappear.

Step 9 From the File menu, choose Close.

Step 10 Click the Conditions tab, then click Retrieve.

Step 11 Verify the following conditions:

EXERCISING-SPAN—An Exercise Ring Successful condition is reported on the node where the span was exercised.

FE-EX-SPAN—A Far-End Exercise Span Request condition is reported against the east span of the node connected to the west side of the node where you exercised the span.

KB-PASSTHR—If applicable, a K Byte Pass Though Active condition is reported.


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 12 Click the Alarms tab.

a. Verify that the alarm filter is not on. See the "DLP-D227 Disable Alarm Filtering" task as necessary.

b. Verify that no unexplained alarms appear on the network. If unexplained alarms appear, resolve them before continuing. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting Guide if necessary.

Step 13 From the File menu, choose Close to close the MS-SPRing window.

Step 14 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D93 Four-Fiber MS-SPRing Span Switching Test

Purpose

This task verifies that traffic will switch from working to protect fibers on a four-fiber MS-SPRing span.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

D60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

Required

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 Provisioning > MS-SPRing tabs.

Step 3 Click Edit. An MS-SPRing window appears containing a graphic of the MS-SPRing.


Note If the node icons are stacked on the MS-SPRing graphic, press Ctrl while you drag and drop each one to a new location so you can see the MS-SPRing port information clearly.


Step 4 Initiate a switch on the west span:

a. Right-click the west port of the four-fiber MS-SPRing node that you want to exercise and choose Set West Protection Operation.


Note For four-fiber MS-SPRings, the squares on the network map represent ports. Right-click a working port.


b. In the Set West Protection Operation dialog box, choose FORCE SPAN from the drop-down list. Click OK.

c. Click Yes in the two Confirm MS-SPRing Operation dialog boxes that appear.

On the network view graphic, an F appears on the MS-SPRing channel where you invoked the protection switch. The MS-SPRing span lines turn purple where the Force was invoked, and all span lines between other MS-SPRing nodes turn green.

Step 5 Click the Conditions tab.

a. Click Retrieve.

b. Verify that a SPAN-SW-WEST (Span Switch West) condition is reported on the node where you invoked the Force switch, and a SPAN-SW-EAST (Span Switch East) condition is reported on the node connected to the west line of the node where you performed the switch. Make sure the Filter button in the lower right corner of window is off.

Step 6 Click the Alarms tab.

a. Verify that the alarm filter is not on. See the "DLP-D227 Disable Alarm Filtering" task as necessary.

b. Verify that no unexplained alarms appear on the network. If unexplained alarms appear, resolve them before continuing. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting Guide if necessary.

Step 7 Display the MS-SPRing window where you invoked the Force Span switch (the window might be hidden by the CTC window).

Step 8 Clear the west switch:

a. Right-click the west port of the MS-SPRing node where you invoked the Force Span switch and choose Set West Protection Operation.

b. In the Set West Protection Operation dialog box, choose CLEAR from the drop-down list. Click OK.

c. Click Yes in the Confirm MS-SPRing Operation dialog box.

On the network view graphic, the Force Span switch is removed, the F disappears, and the span lines between MS-SPRing nodes will be purple and green. The span lines might take a few moments to change color.

Step 9 Initiate a switch on the east span:

a. Right-click the east port of MS-SPRing node and choose Set East Protection Operation.

b. In the Set East Protection Operation dialog box, choose FORCE SPAN from the drop-down list. Click OK.

c. Click Yes in the two Confirm MS-SPRing Operation dialog boxes that appear.

On the network view graphic, an F appears on the MS-SPRing channel where you invoked the Force Span switch. The MS-SPRing span lines are purple where the Force was invoked, and all span lines between other MS-SPRing nodes are green. The span lines might take a few moments to change color.

Step 10 Click the Conditions tab.

a. Click Retrieve.

b. Verify that a SPAN-SW-EAST (Span Switch East) condition is reported on the node where you invoked the Force switch, and a SPAN-SW-WEST (Span Switch West) condition is reported on the node connected to the west line of the node where you performed the switch. Make sure the Filter button in the lower right corner of window is off.

Step 11 Click the Alarms tab.

a. Verify that the alarm filter is not on. See the "DLP-D227 Disable Alarm Filtering" task as necessary.

b. Verify that no unexplained alarms appear on the network. If unexplained alarms appear, resolve them before continuing. Refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting Guide if necessary.

Step 12 Display the MS-SPRing window where you invoked the Force Span switch (the window might be hidden by the CTC window).

Step 13 Clear the switch on the east span:

a. Right-click the east port of the MS-SPRing node where you invoked the Force Span switch and choose Set East Protection Operation.

b. In the Set East Protection Operation dialog box, choose CLEAR from the drop-down list. Click OK.

c. Click Yes in the Confirm MS-SPRing Operation dialog box.

On the network view graphic, the Force Span switch is removed, the F indicating the switch is removed, and the span lines between MS-SPRing nodes will be purple and green. The span lines might take a few moments to change color.

Step 14 From the File menu, choose Close to close the MS-SPRing window.

Step 15 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D94 SNCP Protection Switching Test

Purpose

This task verifies that an SNCP span is switching correctly.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

D60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Note Although a service interruption of less than 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 the Network View.

Step 2 Right-click a network span and choose Circuits.

The Circuits on Span dialog box shows the SNCP circuits, including circuit names, locations, and a color code showing which circuits are active on the span.

Step 3 Initiate the span switch:

a. Click the Perform SNCP span switching field and choose FORCE SWITCH AWAY from the drop-down list.

b. Click Apply.

c. In the Confirm SNCP 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 switch:

a. Click the Perform SNCP span switching field and choose CLEAR from the drop-down list.

b. Click Apply.

c. In the Confirm SNCP Switch dialog box, click Yes.

d. In the Protection Switch Result dialog box, click OK.

In the Circuits on Span window, the Switch State for all SNCP circuits is CLEAR.

Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D95 Provision a Low-Order VC12 Circuit Source and Destination

Purpose

This task provisions an electrical or optical circuit source and destination for a low-order VC12 circuit.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

D60 Log into CTC

One of the following procedures:

D81 Create an Automatically Routed Low-Order VC12 Circuit

D82 Create a Manually Routed Low-Order VC12 Circuit

D83 Create a Unidirectional Low-Order VC12 Circuit with Multiple Drops

You must have the Source page of the Circuit Creation wizard open.

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 E1-42 card where the circuit will originate. You can also choose an STM-N card to map the VC12 to a VC4 for optical transport.

Step 3 Choose the port from the Port drop-down list.

Step 4 (E1-42 card only) From the TUG3 drop-down list, choose the source TUG3.

Step 5 From the TUG2 drop-down list, choose the source TUG2.

Step 6 From the VC12 drop-down list, choose the source VC12.

Step 7 If you need to create a secondary source, for example, an SNCP ring bridge/selector circuit entry point in a multivendor SNCP ring, click Use Secondary Source and repeat Steps 1 through 6 to define the secondary source. If you do not need to create a secondary source, continue with Step 8.

Step 8 Click Next.

Step 9 From the Node drop-down list, choose the destination (termination) node.

Step 10 From the Slot drop-down list, choose the slot containing the destination card. The destination is typically a E1 card. However, you can also choose an STM-N card to map the VC12 to a VC4 for optical transport.

Step 11 Depending on the destination card, choose the destination port from the drop-down lists that appear based on the card selected in Step 10. See Table 6-2 for a list of valid options. CTC does not show ports, VC4s, TUG3s, TUG2s, or VC12s already used by other circuits. If you and a user working on the same network choose the same VC4, TUG3, TUG2, or VC12 simultaneously, one of you receives a Path in Use error and is unable to complete the circuit. The user with the incomplete circuit needs to choose new destination parameters.

Step 12 If you need to create a secondary destination, for example, an SNCP ring bridge/selector circuit exit point in a multivendor SNCP ring, click Use Secondary Destination and repeat Steps 9 through 11 to define the secondary destination.

Step 13 Click Next.

Step 14 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D96 Provision a Low-Order VC3 Circuit Route

Purpose

This task provisions the circuit route for manually routed low-order VC3 circuits.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

D60 Log into CTC

D55 Create a Manually Routed Low-Order VC3 Circuit

You must have the Route Review/Edit page of the Circuit Creation wizard open.

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 In the Route Review/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 that you want the circuit to travel. The arrow turns white. In the Selected Span area, the From and To fields provide span information. The source VC3 appears.

Step 3 If you want to change the source VC3, adjust the Source VC3 field; otherwise, continue with Step 4.

Step 4 If you want to change the source VC4, adjust the Source VC4 field; otherwise, continue with Step 5.

Step 5 Click Add Span. The span is added to the Included Spans list and the span arrow turns blue.

Step 6 Repeat Steps 2 through 5 until the circuit is provisioned from the source to the destination node through all intermediary nodes. If Fully Protect Path is checked in the Circuit Routing Preferences area, you must:

Add two spans for each SNCP ring or unprotected portions of the circuit route from the source to the destination.

Add one span for each MS-SPRing or 1+1 portions of route from the source to the destination.

For circuits routed on SNCP DRI topologies, provision the working and protect paths as well as the spans between the DRI nodes.

Step 7 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D97 Provision a High-Order Circuit Source and Destination

Purpose

This task provisions the source and destination for a high-order optical circuit.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

D60 Log into CTC

One of the following procedures:

D323 Create an Automatically Routed High-Order Circuit

D324 Create a Manually Routed High-Order Circuit

D190 Create a Unidirectional High-Order Circuit with Multiple Drops

You must have the Source page of the Circuit Creation wizard open.

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 high-order card where the circuit will originate. (If a card's capacity is fully utilized, it does not appear in the list.)

Step 3 Depending on the circuit origination card, choose the source port and/or VC-4 from the Port and VC-4 drop-down lists. The Port drop-down list is only available if the card has multiple ports. VC-4s are not shown if they are already in use by other circuits.


Note The VC4s that appear depend on the card, circuit size, and protection scheme. For example, if you create an VC4 circuit on an STM-4 card in an SNCP ring, four VC4s are available. If you create an VC4 circuit on an STM-4 card in an MS-SPRing, two VC4s are available because of the MS-SPRing protection characteristics.


Step 4 If you need to create a secondary source, for example, an SNCP ring bridge/selector circuit entry point in a multivendor SNCP ring, 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 optical card where the circuit will terminate (destination card). (If a card's capacity is fully utilized, the card does not appear in the list.)

Step 8 Depending on the card selected in Step 2, choose the destination port and/or VC-4 from the Port and VC-4 drop-down lists. The Port drop-down list is available only if the card has multiple ports. The VC-4s that appear depend on the card, circuit size, and protection scheme.

Step 9 If you need to create a secondary destination, for example, an SNCP ring bridge/selector circuit entry point in a multivendor SNCP ring, 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-D98 Provision a High-Order Circuit Route

Purpose

This task provisions a high-order circuit route for manually routed circuits.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

D60 Log into CTC

D324 Create a Manually Routed High-Order Circuit

You must have the Route Review/Edit page of the Circuit Creation wizard open.

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 In Route Review/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 show span information. The source VC-4 appears. Figure 17-17 shows an example.

Figure 17-17 Manually Routing an STM-N Circuit

Step 3 If you want to change the source VC-4, adjust the Source VC4 field; otherwise, continue with Step 4.

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 in the Circuit Routing Preferences area, you must:

Add two spans for each SNCP ring or unprotected portions of the circuit route from the source to the destination.

Add one span for each MS-SPRing or 1+1 portions of route from the source to the destination.

Add primary spans for each MS-SPRing from the source to the destination through the primary nodes, and then add spans through the secondary nodes as an alternative route. Protection channel access (PCA) spans can only be chosen as part of the secondary path.

Step 6 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-D99 Determine Available VLANs

Purpose

This task verifies that the network has the capacity to support the additional new VLANs required for the creation of 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

D127 Verify Network Turn-Up

D60 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 In 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 box shows 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 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).