Cisco ONS 15200 Command Line Interface Administrator Manual, Release 1.0
Chapter 2, Getting Started

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Getting Started

Getting Started

This chapter describes the procedures for connecting a computer to the ONS 15200 network, configuring a personal computer (PC) to view system information, and logging on the system. The ONS 15200 network is the ONS 15252 multichannel unit (MCU) and ONS 15201 single-channel unit (SCU) that make up the metropolitan dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) network.

2.1 Connecting to the ONS 15200 Network

The following paragraphs describe how to connect a computer running the ONS 15200 Command Line Interface to the ONS 15200 network. Connection to the ONS 15200 system can be made directly through an ONS 15252 MCU or indirectly through customer equipment attached to the network.

2.1.1 Direct Connection Procedure

Follow these steps to connect directly to the ONS 15252 MCU:


Step 1   Attach one end of a crossover Ethernet cable to the ETHER port on the Network Control Board module (NCB). The NCB module is located in Slot 17 on the right side of the MCU. The ETHER connection on the NCB module is a standard RJ-45 connector.

Step 2   Connect the other end of the crossover Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on the computer being connected to the ONS 15200 network.

The procedure for connecting the computer directly to the NCB module is complete.

2.1.2 Indirect Connection

System information can also be retrieved from the ONS 15200 system by making an indirect connection to the ONS 15200. To make an indirect connection, connect the computer to a local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN) connected to the ONS 15200. Any computer in the extended network can be configured to retrieve system information from the ONS 15200 system. Refer to the "Configuring the Computer" section for instructions on configuring the computer.

2.2 Configuring the Computer

The computer used to connect to the network may need to be configured to use the same subnet mask as the ONS 15200 system, depending on your network configuration. Contact your system administrator for more information on your particular network configuration.

The following procedure describes how to configure the subnet mask on a computer running a Windows 95 operating system. Procedures for other operating systems are similar. Refer to the technical documentation provided with the operating system for more information.


Step 1   On the Windows taskbar, click Start > Settings > Control Panel. The Control Panel window opens.

Step 2   Double-click Network in the Control Panel window. The Network window opens.

Step 3   Click Add. The Select Network Component Type window opens.

Step 4   Click Protocols. The Select Network Protocol window opens.

Step 5   Select the appropriate manufacturer and network protocols.

Step 6   Click Add. The Network window opens.


Note If the computer being configured is connected indirectly to the ONS 15200 network through a LAN or WAN, the network protocol must match the protocol of the LAN or WAN to which it is connected.

Step 7   Select the network component just installed from the The following network components are installed area of the Network window.

Step 8   Click Properties. The TCP/IP window opens.

Step 9   Click the IP Address tab.

Step 10   Click Specify an IP address.

Step 11   Type the IP address of the computer in the IP Address box.

Step 12   Type the subnet mask of the ONS 15200 network in the Subnet Mask box.


Note The subnet mask for the computer must match the subnet mask assigned to the ONS 15200 network.

Step 13   Click OK.

The procedure for configuring the computer is complete.

2.3 Running the Application

The following steps describe how to run the ONS 15200 Command Line Interface application. The following procedure describes how to configure the subnet mask on a computer running a Windows 95 operating system. Procedures for other operating systems are similar. Refer to the technical documentation provided with the operating system for more information.


Step 1   Click Start > Run on the Windows taskbar. The Run window opens.

Step 2   Type TELNET in the Open box. If the Internet protocol (IP) address for the NCB module is known, type a space and then type the IP address in the Open box.

Step 3   Click OK. A Telnet session opens.

Step 4   Click Connect > Remote System on the menu bar. The Connect window opens.


Note If you typed an IP address in the Run box, the connection is already established.

Step 5   Type the IP address of the NCB module in the Host Name box.

Step 6   Select telnet from the Port list.

Step 7   Select VT100 from the TermType list.

Step 8   Click Connect. The command line appears.

The procedure for running the ONS 15200 Command Line Interface is complete.

2.4 Logging On

When the ONS 15200 Command Line Interface is started, the user is prompted for a user name and a password. User names and passwords are validated before access to the QDBS database is granted.

If no users are defined in the QDBS database, access is granted by pressing the Enter key for both user name and password. This is intended for first time logon only. The first user must create at least one user with administrator privileges. The existence of users automatically disables the "nameless" login. See ""Commands and Procedures," for more information about creating users.

Multiple simultaneous logon attempts with the same user name are not allowed. The system will prompt the user for another user name and password if the logon fails.

A maximum of 8 consecutive telnet sessions, 8 consecutive ftp sessions, 8 consecutive http (web) sessions, 1 RS-232 session, and 1 SNMP session are allowed.Exiting the Application

To exit the ONS 15200 Command Line Interface application, type exit at the command prompt until the Telnet session displays a message indicating that the current session has been terminated.

2.5 Exiting the Application

To exit the ONS 15200 Command Line Interface application, type exit at the command prompt until the Telnet session displays a message indicating that the current session has been terminated.