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Release Notes for the Cisco ONS 15216 OADM Release 2.0

Contents

New Hardware Features

Added Signal Attenuation

New Software Features

TL1 Agent

Hardware Caveats

Software Caveats

CSCdw60751: TL-1 command to view all current active users

CSCdx52920: Craft port TL1 commands require terminating carriage return

CSCdx52954: CANC-USER command should have <uid> field mandatory

CSCdx52979: ATAGSEQ parameter of RTRV-AO command returns unexpected error message

CSCdx57018: <aid> field mandatory for RTRV-TH-DWDM, INIT-SYS, RTRV-ALM-ENV command

CSCdx57022: ED-DWDM rejects command when plus sign used for dBm setting

CSCdx57044: TL1 - RTRV-HDR command returns COMPLD prior to active TL1 logging session

CSCdx57061: Telnet port 3083 does not require a semicolon after TL1 commands

CSCdx57062: Passwords should be masked when using ED-PID command

CSCdx57094: CTRL-X during Craft port TL1 session causes system reboot

CSCdx60906: Spaces are not ignored within input messages

CSCdx69380: When notification code is CL, alarm code should be A^

CSCdx69847: General block should not be allowed in ACT-USER command

CSCdx69888: No password check is performed for CISCO15 default user

CSCdx70848: CANC-USER command should have <aid> mandatory

CSCdx70853: RTRV-USER-SECU allowed only to RWA users

CSCdx71473: Incorrect handling of date format in ED-DAT command

CSCdx71504: OADM accepts correlation tags with value zero

CSCdx71517: General block should be null for ED-DAT command

CSCdx73174: General Block should not be supported for the following commands

CSCdx73860: REPT-ALM message format does not comply with GR-833

CSCdx74272: RTRV-ALM-ALL and RTRV-COND-ALL commands are missing

CSCdx74292: TL1 command help works before logging in

CSCdx80821: OADM lockup during data transfer

Special Instructions, Limitations, and Restrictions

Operations Manual

Obtaining Documentation

World Wide Web

Documentation CD-ROM

Ordering Documentation

Documentation Feedback

Obtaining Technical Assistance

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Release Notes for the Cisco ONS 15216 OADM Release 2.0


June, 2002

Release notes address closed (maintenance) issues, caveats, and new features for the Cisco ONS 15216 OADM. For detailed information regarding features, capabilities, hardware, and software introduced with this release, refer to the Cisco ONS 15216 100 GHz OADM Operations Guide, R2.0. For the most current version of the release notes, visit the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/ong/15216/rn_oadm/index.htm

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

http://www.cisco.com/pcgi-bin/Support/Bugtool/launch_bugtool.pl

Contents

New Hardware Features

New Software Features

Hardware Caveats

Software Caveats

Special Instructions, Limitations, and Restrictions

Obtaining Documentation

Obtaining Technical Assistance

New Hardware Features

This section is a high-level overview of the hardware features of ONS 15216—Network Release 2.0.

Added Signal Attenuation

The ONS 216 OADM allows the user to provision the device to attenuate the optical power of the added channel to a user-defined value. This allows the user to balance the optical power of the added channel to that of the through (express) channels. The end result is drastically reduced gain competition in multi-node amplified networks.

New Software Features

This section is a high-level overview of the software features of ONS 15216—Network Release 2.0.

TL1 Agent

ONS 15216 features a TL1-compliant Network Element (NE) software supervision agent. TL1 Agent - Release 2.0 supports release 2.0 of ONS 15216.

The TL1 Agent offers the following features:

Full FCAPS (Fault, Configuration, Accounting, Optical Performance and Security management) capabilities

Management of added channels on an individual basis

Software download

Alarm service affecting indication

Event logging

Local Craft user profile password management

Set/retrieve NE type

TL1 Agent profiling

Remote Software Downloading and Activation (Non-Service affecting)

All the TL1 software of the ONS 15216 System can be remotely downloaded and activated without affecting the client traffic.

Quality of Signal Monitoring

ONS 15216 provides quality of signal monitoring through the TL1 Agent interface. Threshold crossing alerts are available on all the monitored parameters and counters through the TL1 Agent interface.

Alarm Correlation (NE Level)

ONS 15216 provides, through the TL1 interface, alarm correlation at the NE level. This prevents a flurry of alarms from being presented to the NOC in case of catastrophic events such as fiber cuts, and allows rapid fault isolation and location.

Hardware Caveats

This section describes the hardware caveats known to exist at the time of publication.

There are no known hardware caveats at the time of publication.

Software Caveats

This chapter describes the software caveats known to exist at the time of publication.

CSCdw60751: TL-1 command to view all current active users

A TL1 command to view all current active users does not exist.

Conditions

Occurs under all conditions.

Workaround

None. Issue will be resolved in future software release.

CSCdx52920: Craft port TL1 commands require terminating carriage return

The RS-232 craft port requires that a terminating carriage return be entered for the TL1 command to be accepted. This is incorrect, the semicolon should be sufficient to terminate the TL1 command. Note however that the LAN port TL1 session does not require the carriage return, so this should not be an issue for OSMINE testing (which uses only the LAN port).

Conditions

Occurs under all conditions.

Workaround

None. Issue will be resolved in future software release.

CSCdx52954: CANC-USER command should have <uid> field mandatory

As per TR-835, the command CANC-USER, for terminating a session, requires the field <uid>, user identifier, as mandatory, not optional (as currently implemented).

Conditions

Occurs under all conditions.

Workaround

None. Issue will be resolved in future software release.

CSCdx52979: ATAGSEQ parameter of RTRV-AO command returns unexpected error message

The command RTRV-AO (Retrieve Autonomous Output) foresees the parameter ATAGSEQ for specifying the range of autonomous message that the user wants to retrieve. If the upper bound of this range is greater than any autonomous message actually present, the OADM returns an error (IDRG- Input, Data Range Error). It should indeed return the present autonomous messages which however fall in the specified range.

Conditions

Occurs under all conditions.

Workaround

The user is able to retrieve the number of the last current autonomous message (by not specifying the ATAGSEQ parameter), and can then use this number as upper bound for the ATAGSEQ range.

CSCdx57018: <aid> field mandatory for RTRV-TH-DWDM, INIT-SYS, RTRV-ALM-ENV command

The commands RTRV-ALM-ENV, RTRV-TH-DWDM and INIT-SYS should have the access identifier field, <aid>, mandatory, as per GR-199 AND GR-833.

Conditions

Occurs under all conditions.

Workaround

None. Issue will be resolved in future software release.

CSCdx57022: ED-DWDM rejects command when plus sign used for dBm setting

The ED-DWDM command is rejected if a plus sign is used to specify a positive setting for the power level in dBm. For example: agent> ED-DWDM::SOADM-WEST-2:CTAG::SETPOINT: 2.116; soadm 2002-05-10 14:33:17 M CTAG DENY IIFM /* Invalid Payload block. Invalid Data Format. */; The command is accepted if the plus sign is not used, however the response message has a space in it instead of the plus sign: agent> RTRV-DWDM::SOADM-WEST-1:CTAG; soadm 2002-05-09 09:00:03 M CTAG COMPLD "SOADM-WEST-1:CONFIGMODE=SETPOINT,DFTPWRADD= 3.0dBm,PWRADD=-5.8dBm,PWRDROP=-38.8dBm"

Conditions

Occurs under all conditions.

Workaround

None. Issue will be resolved in future software release.

CSCdx57044: TL1 - RTRV-HDR command returns COMPLD prior to active TL1 logging session

The following procedure was performed: A) Telnet into 3083 port of the OADM B) Send RTRV-HDR command to the device and the command got completed In step (B) the RTRV-HDR command should have been denied. This command (i.e RTRV-HDR) should get completed after the TL1 session is established and must be denied prior establishing of TL1 session. Example: agent> CANC-USER:::3; soadm 2002-04-05 17:07:24 M 3 COMPLD; agent RTRV-HDR:::4; soadm 2002-04-05 17:08:05 M 4 COMPLD; agent> ACT-USER::CISCO15:4; soadm 2002-04-05 17:08:49 M 4 COMPLD; agent> RTRV-HDR:::9; soadm 2002-04-05 17:09:31 M 9 COMPLD;

Conditions

Occurs under all conditions.

Workaround

None. Issue will be resolved in future software release.

CSCdx57061: Telnet port 3083 does not require a semicolon after TL1 commands

TL1 commands are sent on the 3083 telnet port when the user hits the enter key -- no semicolon is required. This behavior is inconsistent with port 3082, which requires that a semicolon be used to terminate and send a TL1 command.

Conditions

Occurs under all conditions.

Workaround

None. Issue will be resolved in future software release.

CSCdx57062: Passwords should be masked when using ED-PID command

When using the command ED-PID for editing passwords, neither the old nor the new password should be displayed on the screen, as per TR-835,page 3-52. Note that the same issue stands for the ONS15454, which shows the passwords when using ED-PID command. Notice also that for related commands, such as ED-USER-SECU and ENT-USER-SECU, the standard does not specify the above mentioned requirements.

Conditions

Occurs under all conditions.

Workaround

None. Issue will be resolved in future software release.

CSCdx57094: CTRL-X during Craft port TL1 session causes system reboot

If ctrl-x is sent on the RS-232 Craft port during a hyperterminal session (the Windows hot key for "cut"), the OADM reboots. The 15454 has the same bug, which will be fixed. The bug can be fixed in the Lumos tool kit level. The 15454 bug ID is CSCdx40587. Note that ctrl-c causes the WindRiver operating system prompt to be shown, although it is not actually active.

Conditions

Occurs under all conditions.

Workaround

None. Issue will be resolved in future software release.

CSCdx60906: Spaces are not ignored within input messages

As per GR-831, spaces must be "completely ignored" within input messages. So for example RTRV-HDR:::CTAG; should be exactly the same as RTRV -HDR:::CTAG; which actually is not the way the command is implemented (it returns IICM).

Conditions

Occurs under all conditions.

Workaround

None. Issue will be resolved in future software release.

CSCdx69380: When notification code is CL, alarm code should be A^

As per GR-833, when a notification code <ntfncode> is CL, cleared, the relevant alarm code <almcode> should be A^. This impacts REPT-ALM-DWDM command. Following are some examples: agent> SOADM 2002-05-24 15:26:24 *C 2632 REPT ALM DWDM "SOADM-EAST-4:CL,LOSDROP,SA,2002-05-24,15-26-24,NEND,ZA,-18.4dBm, 3.5dBm,:\"DROP CHANNEL SIGNAL LOSS\""; SOADM 2002-05-24 15:26:24 * 2634 REPT ALM DWDM "SOADM-EAST-4:CL,WEAKADD,NSA,2002-05-24,15-26-24,LINE,ZA,-38.7dBm, 1.0dB,:\"ADD CHANNEL POWER IS OUT OF TOLERANCE\"";

Conditions

Occurs under all conditions.

Workaround

None. Issue will be resolved in future software release.

CSCdx69847: General block should not be allowed in ACT-USER command

The General Block should be null for ACT-USER command; instead the OADM allows the user to enter a nonsense General Block without returning any error message and completing the login, as shown in the following example: agent> act-USER::CISCO15:LLL:JHSHJHAJSHJSGGSJSSHS872828; SOADM 2002-05-18 20:08:12 M LLL COMPLD; A reasonable answer could be an Input error message, such as INUP (Non-null un-implemented parameter).

Conditions

Occurs under all conditions.

Workaround

None. Issue will be resolved in future software release.

CSCdx69888: No password check is performed for CISCO15 default user

The default user CISCO15 has its own password (null), but the OADM does not perform any check on this field, granting access for any value of the <pid> field, as shown in the enclosure here below, where random passwords have been entered: ACT-USER::CISCO15:LOGIN::********; SOADM 2002-05-18 20:52:26 M LOGIN COMPLD; agent> CANC-USER::CISCO15:logout; SOADM 2002-05-18 20:53:07 M logout COMPLD; agent> ACT-USER::CISCO15:CTAG::**************; SOADM 2002-05-18 20:54:14 M CTAG COMPLD; Workaround: change the password for CISCO15, after the first login. agent> CANC-USER::CISCO15:logout; SOADM 2002-05-18 20:54:18 M logout COMPLD; agent> ACT-USER::CISCO15:CTAG::******************************; SOADM 2002-05-18 20:54:36 M CTAG COMPLD; agent>

Conditions

Occurs under all conditions.

Workaround

None. Issue will be resolved in future software release.

CSCdx70848: CANC-USER command should have <aid> mandatory

<aid> should be mandatory for CANC-USER command execution, while actually it is not, as displayed in the enclosure here below: agent> ACT-USER::CISCO15:login; SOADM 2002-05-07 12:44:34 M login COMPLD; agent> CANC-USER:::DDD; SOADM 2002-05-07 12:44:41 M DDD COMPLD;

Conditions

Occurs under all conditions.

Workaround

None. Issue will be resolved in future software release.

CSCdx70853: RTRV-USER-SECU allowed only to RWA users

As per TR-835, RTRV-USER-SECU command should allow a user with Admin privileges to retrieve information about all the users, and should allow each user to retrieve his own security information; the latter is currently not implemented in the OADM.

Conditions

Occurs under all conditions.

Workaround

None. Issue will be resolved in future software release.

CSCdx71473: Incorrect handling of date format in ED-DAT command

Two issues for ED-DAT command: 1)ED-DAT command is supposed (GR-199) to use a year format YY, while actually it uses YYYY. 2)If the user enter the year information in the format YY, the OADM accepts the command and completes the operation, BUT sets the date to an unpredictable value, as displayed in the following enclosure: agent> ACT-USER::CISCO15:login; SOADM 2002-05-30 08:35:27 M login COMPLD; agent> ED-DAT:::XXX::02-01-05,09-00-00; SOADM 2106-02-06 06:28:15 M XXX COMPLD /* ED-DAT */; agent> ED-DAT:::CTAG::02-10-30,09-00-00; SOADM 2106-02-06 06:28:15 M CTAG COMPLD /* ED-DAT */; agent> RTRV-HDR::header; SOADM 1970-01-01 00:00:04 M header COMPLD; agent>

Conditions

Occurs under all conditions.

Workaround

None. Issue will be resolved in future software release.

CSCdx71504: OADM accepts correlation tags with value zero

As per GR-831 the correlation tag (CTAG) block is not allowed to be a zero decimal number, instead actually the OADM accepts CTAG equal to zero, as shown in the enclosure here below reported; agent> ED-DAT:::0::2002-06-10,17-00-00; SOADM 2002-06-10 17:00:00 M 0 COMPLD /* ED-DAT */;

Conditions

Occurs under all conditions.

Workaround

None. Issue will be resolved in future software release.

CSCdx71517: General block should be null for ED-DAT command

General block (GB) is not allowed for ED-DAT command and should be null, as per GR-199. Instead actually the OADM completes the command regardless of the GB, as here below reported: agent> ED-DAT:::CTAG:UNSUPPORTED:2002-05-29,18-00-00; SOADM 2002-05-29 18:00:00 M CTAG COMPLD /* ED-DAT */;

Conditions

Occurs under all conditions.

Workaround

None. Issue will be resolved in future software release.

CSCdx73174: General Block should not be supported for the following commands

As foreseen by the implementation, the GB (General Block) field should not be supported for the following commands, instead it is allowed:

RTRV-NE-GEN

ED-DWDM

RTRV-DWDM

RTRV-HDR

Conditions

Occurs under all conditions.

Workaround

None. Issue will be resolved in future software release.

CSCdx73860: REPT-ALM message format does not comply with GR-833

The OSMINE pre-test identified that the REPT ALM message does not conform with GR-833:

1. The <aid> field "ENV" is not shown

2. The <srveff> field is not shown

3. The <conddescr> field should be preceded with a colon

Conditions

Occurs under all conditions.

Workaround

None. Issue will be resolved in future software release.

CSCdx74272: RTRV-ALM-ALL and RTRV-COND-ALL commands are missing

The pre-OSMINE testing discovered that the RTRV-ALM-ALL and RTRV-COND-ALL commands are missing.

Conditions

Occurs under all conditions.

Workaround

None. Issue will be resolved in future software release.

CSCdx74292: TL1 command help works before logging in

The TL1 command help should not work before the user is logged in. This is a security issue. The user should not be able to press the tab key to see the command syntax before logging in.

Conditions

Occurs under all conditions.

Workaround

None. Issue will be resolved in future software release.

CSCdx80821: OADM lockup during data transfer

If the user performs incorrectly the Sw upgrade procedure, e.g. does not set to Bin (binary) the format to be used for data transfer, the OADM locks and does not allow any further connection to be established.

Conditions

Occurs under all conditions.

Workaround

From craft port, press Enter, then you find a "->",

Type: route Add ("0.0.0.0","<gateway>") and press Enter.

Then you will be able to ping the OADM.

Perfom the FTP following the standard procedure specified in the manual. At the end reboot the OADM through the craft port using the command Ctrl-X.

Special Instructions, Limitations, and Restrictions

This section describes any special instructions, limitations, and restrictions associated with ONS 15216—Network Release 2.0.

Operations Manual

This section lists the known documentation errata of the Cisco ONS 15216 release 2.0 system.

RTRV-DFLT-SECU <tmout> variable is actually 0-99 minutes, where 0 indicates that the auto logout feature is disabled.

RTRV-NE-GEN output format, output parameters, and output examples are missing the "A_POWER" and "B_POWER" parameters.

RTRV-USER-SECU output example incorrectly shows a "COMPLD" response instead of the actual "RTRV" response.

Page 3-14 In-Service TL1 Software Upgrade: the INIT-SYS commands are missing the <aid>=ALL field as follows:

Step 2 should say "INIT-SYS::ALL:1::2;"

Step 8 should say "INIT-SYS::ALL:1::1;"

Page 3-19 ED-NE-GEN description: state that the IPMASK and GATEWAY parameters can not be modified unless the IPADDRESS parameter is also specified.

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