Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Installation and Operations Guide, Release 3.4
Chapter 7, Card Provisioning

Table of Contents

Card Provisioning
7.1 Front Mount Electrical Connection (FMEC) Cards
7.2 Provisioning Electrical Cards
7.3 Converting E1 and DS3i Cards From 1:1 to 1:N Protection
7.4 Provisioning Intermediate-Path Performance Monitoring
7.5 Provisioning Optical Cards
7.6 Modifying Optical Card Transmission Quality
7.7 Optical Card Protection
7.8 Provisioning Ethernet Cards
7.9 Provisioning the Alarm Interface

Card Provisioning


This chapter provides procedures for changing the default transmission parameters and performance monitoring (PM) thresholds for Cisco ONS 15454 SDH electrical and optical cards. The chapter also provides procedures for converting the E1-N-14 and DS3i-N-12 cards from 1:1 to 1:N protection. (E3-12 cards only support 1:1 protection.)

Setting up CTC for performing pointer justification count monitoring is described in "SDH Performance Monitoring."

Setting up CTC for intermediate-path performance monitoring is described in "SDH Performance Monitoring."

Ethernet card provisioning is described in "Ethernet Operation."

Because much of the electrical and optical card provisioning involves PM thresholds, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting and Maintenance Guide for definitions and general information about ONS 15454 SDH performance monitoring parameters. In addition, refer to the ITU-T G.707, G.783, and G.841 documents. The default thresholds delivered with ONS 15454 SDH cards are based on specifications contained in those documents.


Note   For information about creating protection groups, see the 3.6 Creating Card Protection Groups 3-26 in "Node Setup." For circuit creation procedures, see "Circuits and Tunnels."


Note   You start Cisco Transport Controller (CTC) by using your web browser and typing the IP address of the ONS15454 SDH shelf to be controlled into the address bar. You have to use a login with Provisioning or Superuser authority. Starting the CTC can take a few minutes depending on the speed of your IP connection to the ONS15454 SDH shelf. After having typed the IP address into the address bar, CTC will start with windows like the ones as shown in Figure 7-1, Figure 7-2, and Figure 7-3.


Figure 7-1   CTC login prompt



Figure 7-2   Reaction of the web browser after login


Downloading CTC from the ONS 15454 SDH node can take up to a few minutes, depending on the speed of the web connection to the node to be controlled.


Figure 7-3   Node view of the ONS 15454 SDH node


7.1 Front Mount Electrical Connection (FMEC) Cards

The ONS 15454 SDH Front Mount Electrical Connection (FMEC) cards are feedthrough cards that enable front access for the interfaces. They do not require any parameters to be set during provisioning. The only internal data that these cards have is inventory data.

The FMEC cards are:

  • FMEC-E1
  • FMEC-E3/DS3
  • FMEC-DS1/E1
  • MIC-A/P
  • MIC-C/T/P

7.2 Provisioning Electrical Cards

The ONS 15454 SDH electrical cards are preprovisioned with settings that you can modify to manage transmission quality.

The electrical cards are:

  • E1-N-14
  • E3-12
  • DS3i-N-12

When you open a card in CTC node view (which means double-click on this card) and choose the Provisioning tab, the following subtabs are commonly displayed:

  • Line—Sets line setup parameters, such as line type, line coding, and line length. This is also where you put ports in and out of service.
  • Line Thresholds—Sets the line-level PM thresholds.
  • Elect Path Thresholds—Sets the path-level PM thresholds for electrical (E1, E3, DS3) traffic.
  • SDH Thresholds—Sets the path-level PM thresholds for SDH traffic.
  • Alarm Behavior—Sets alarm profiles for individual ports. See "Alarm Monitoring and Management." for information about creating alarm profiles.

As an example, Figure 7-4 shows the window with the choices for an E1-N-14 card.


Figure 7-4   Provisioning line parameters on the E1-N-14 card


Table 7-3 provides an overview of E1-N-14, E3-12, and DS3i-N-12 parameters. An X means the item is available for the card. A dash means the item is not available for the card.

Table 7-3   E1, E3, and DS-3 Card Provisioning Overview

Provisioning Item  E1-N-14  E3-12  DS3i-N-12 
Line Subtab

Port #

X

X

X

Port Name

X

X

X

Line Type

X

X

Detected Line Type

X

Line Coding

X

X

Line Length

X

State

X

X

X

AINS Soak

X

X

X

Line Thresholds Subtab

Port

X

X

X

CV

X

X

X

ES

X

X

X

SES

X

X

X

LOSS

X

X

Elect Path Thresholds Subtab

Port

X

X

X

CVP (or CVCP)

X

EB

X

BBE

X

ES

X

X

ESP (or ESCP)

X

SES

X

X

SESP (or SESCP)

X

SAS

X

SASP (or SASCP)

X

UAS

X

X

UASP (or UASCP)

X

AISSP

X

SDH Thresholds Subtab

Port

X

X

X

ES

X

X

X

SES

X

X

X

EB

X

X

X

UAS

X

X

X

BBE

X

X

X

Alarm Behavior Subtab

Port

X

X

X

Profile

X

X

X

Suppress Alarms

X

X

X

7.2.1 E1-N-14 Card Parameters

The ONS 15454 SDH E-1 cards (E1-N-14) provide fourteen E-1 ports. Each port operates at 2.048 MBits/s (Mbps). Default thresholds are based on recommendations in ITU-T G.841.

Procedure: Modify Line and Threshold Settings for the E-1 Card

Purpose

Set the E1 (2.048 Mbps) interface parameters for required connection

Tools/Equipment

Computer with CTC

Prerequisite Procedures

All shelf and card installation procedures in the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Installation and Operations Guide

"Log Into CTC" procedure

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote


Step 1   Display the E1-N-14 in CTC card view.

Step 2   Click the Provisioning tab (Figure 7-4).

Step 3   Depending on the setting you need to modify, click the Line, Line Thresholds, Elect Path Thresholds, SDH Thresholds, or Alarm Behavior tab.

Step 4   Modify the settings shown in Table 7-4. For drop-down lists, choose an item from the list. For numerics, double-click the field and type the new number.

Step 5   Click Apply.

Step 6   Repeat Steps 3 to 5 for each subtab that has parameters you want to provision.

Table 7-4   E1-N-14 Card Parameters

Parameter  Description  Options 
Line Subtab

Port #

Port number

1-14

Port Name

Port name

To enter a name for the port, click the cell and type the name. To change a name, double-click the cell, then edit the text.

Line Type

Defines the line framing type.

E1_MF (default)
E1_CRCMF
E1_UNFRAM

Line Coding

Defines the line coding type.

HDB3

State

Places the port in or out of service.

IS (in service)
OOS (out of service, default)
OOS_MT (out of service, maintenance)
OOS_AINS (out of service, auto in-service)

AINS Soak

Auto-in service soak. The period traffic is run on ONS 15454 SDH with alarms suppressed (OOS_AINS).

Numeric.

The range is 00:00 hours and minutes to
48:45 hours and minutes
08:00 is the default

Line Thresholds Subtab

Port #

Port number

1-14

CV

Coding violations

Numeric. Defaults:

17790 (15 min)
177900 (1 day)

ES

Errored seconds

Numeric. Defaults:

65 (15 min)
648 (1 day)

SES

Severely errored seconds

Numeric. Defaults:

10 (15 minutes)
100 (1 day)

Elect Path Thresholds Subtab (Electrical Path Thresholds)

Port #

Port number

1-14

EB

Errored blocks

Numeric. Defaults:

9 (15 minutes, near end)
0 (15 minutes, far end)
90 (1 day, near end)
0 (1 day, far end)

BBE

Background block error

Numeric. Defaults:

9 (15 minutes, near end)
0 (15 minutes, far end)
90 (1 day, near end)
0 (1 day, far end)

ES

Errored seconds

Numeric. Defaults:

65 (15 minutes, near end)
0 (15 minutes, far end)
648 (1 day, near end)
0 (1 day, far end)

SES

Severely errored seconds

Numeric. Defaults:

10 (15 minutes, near end)
0 (15 minutes, far end)
100 (1 day, near end)
0 (1 day, far end)

UAS

Unavailable seconds

Numeric. Default:

10 (15 minutes, near end)
0 (15 minutes, far end)
10 (1 day, near end)
0 (1 day, far end)

SDH Thresholds Subtab

Port #

Port number

1-14

ES

Errored seconds

Numeric. Defaults:

65 (15 minutes, near end, VC LO)
648 (1 day, near end, VC LO)
65 (15 minutes, far end, VC LO)
648 (1 day, far end, VC LO)

SES

Severely errored seconds

Numeric. Defaults:

10 (15 minutes, near end, VC LO)
100 (1 day, near end, VC LO)
10 (15 minutes, far end, VC LO)
100 (1 day, far end, VC LO)

EB

Errored blocks

Numeric. Defaults:

18 (15 minutes, near end, VC LO)
180 (1 day, near end, VC LO)
18 (15 minutes, far end, VC LO)
180 (1 day, far end, VC LO)

UAS

Unavailable seconds

Numeric. Defaults:

10 (15 minutes, near end, VC LO)
10 (1 day, near end, VC LO)
10 (15 minutes, far end, VC LO)
10 (1 day, far end, VC LO)

BBE

Background block error

Numeric. Defaults:

15 (15 minutes, near end, VC LO)
150 (1 day, near end, VC LO)
15 (15 minutes, far end, VC LO)
150 (1 day, far end, VC LO)

Alarm Behavior Subtab

Port

Port number

1-14

Profile

Sets the alarm profile for the port.

Default
Inherited
Custom profiles (if any)

Suppress Alarms

Suppresses the alarm display for the port.

Unchecked (default)
Checked





7.2.2 E3-12 Card Parameters

The ONS 15454 SDH E3-12 card provides twelve E3 ports. Each port operates at 34.368 MBits/s (Mbps). Default thresholds are based on recommendations in ITU-T G.841.

Procedure: Modify Line and Threshold Settings for the E3-12 Card

Purpose

Set the E3 (34.368 MBits/s [Mbps]) interface parameters for required connection

Tools/Equipment

Computer with CTC

Prerequisite Procedures

All shelf and card installation procedures in the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Installation and Operations Guide

"Log Into CTC" procedure

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote


Step 1   Display the E3-12 in CTC card view.

Step 2   Click the Provisioning tab.

Step 3   Depending on the setting you need to modify, click the Line, Line Thresholds, Elect Path Thresholds, SDH Thresholds, or Alarm Behavior tab.

Step 4   Modify the settings shown in Table 7-5. For drop-down lists, select an item from the list. For numerics, double-click the field and type the new number.

Step 5   Click Apply.

Step 6   Repeat Steps 3 to 5 for each subtab that has parameters you want to provision.

Table 7-5   E3-12 Card Parameters

Parameter  Description  Options 
Line Subtab

Port #

Port number

1-12

Port Name

Port name

To enter a name for the port, click the cell and type the name. To change a name, double-click the cell, then edit the text.

State

Places port in or out of service.

IS (in service)
OOS (out of service, default)
OOS_MT (out of service, maintenance)
OOS_AINS (out of service, auto in-service)

AINS Soak

Auto-in service soak. The period traffic is run on ONS 15454 SDH with alarms suppressed (OOS_AINS).

Numeric.

The range is 00:00 hours and minutes to
48:45 hours and minutes

Line Thresholds Subtab

Port #

Port number

1-12

CV

Coding violations

Numeric. Defaults:

387 (15 minutes)
3865 (1 day)

ES

Errored seconds

Numeric. Defaults:

25 (15 minutes)
250 (1 day)

SES

Severely errored seconds

Numeric. Defaults:

4 (15 minutes)
40 (1 day)

LOSS

Loss of signal; number of one-second intervals containing one or more LOS defects

Numeric. Defaults:

10 (15 minutes)
10 (1 day)

Elect Path Thresholds Subtab (Electrical Path)

Port #

Port number

1-12

ES

Errored seconds

Numeric. Defaults:

20 (15 minutes, near end)
200 (1 day, near end)

SES

Severely errored seconds

Numeric. Defaults:

3 (15 minutes, near end)
7 (1 day, near end)

UAS

Unavailable seconds

Numeric. Defaults:

10 (15 minutes, near end)
10 (1 day, near end)

SDH Thresholds Subtab

Port #

Port number

1-12

ES

Errored seconds

Numeric. Defaults:

12 (15 minutes, near end, VC LO)
100 (1 day, near end, VC LO)
20 (15 minutes, near end, VC 4)
200 (1 day, near end, VC 4)
12 (15 minutes, far end, VC LO)
100 (1 day, far end, VC LO)
15 (15 minute, far end, VC 4)
100 (1 day, far end, VC 4)

SES

Severely errored seconds

Numeric. Defaults:

3 (15 minutes, near end, VC LO)
7 (1 day, near end, VC LO)
3 (15 minutes, near end, VC 4)
7 (1 day, near end, VC 4)
3 (15 minutes, far end, VC LO)
7 (1 day, far end, VC LO)
3 (15 minute, far end, VC 4)
7 (1 day, far end, VC 4)

EB

Errored blocks

Numeric. Defaults:

15 (15 minutes, near end, VC LO)
125 (1 day, near end, VC LO)
15 (15 minutes, near end, VC 4)
125 (1 day, near end, VC 4)
15 (15 minutes, far end, VC LO)
125 (1 day, far end, VC LO)
15 (15 minute, far end, VC 4)
100 (1 day, far end, VC 4)

UAS

Unavailable seconds

Numeric. Defaults:

10 (15 minutes, near end, VC LO)
10 (1 day, near end, VC LO)
10 (15 minutes, near end, VC 4)
10 (1 day, near end, VC 4)
10 (15 minutes, far end, VC LO)
10 (1 day, far end, VC LO)
10 (15 minute, far end, VC 4)
10 (1 day, far end, VC 4)

BBE

Background block error

Numeric. Defaults:

15 (15 minutes, near end, VC LO)
125 (1 day, near end, VC LO)
25 (15 minutes, near end, VC 4)
250 (1 day, near end, VC 4)
15 (15 minutes, far end, VC LO)
125 (1 day, far end, VC LO)
25 (15 minute, far end, VC 4)
250 (1 day, far end, VC 4)

Alarm Behavior Subtab

Port

Port number

1-12

Profile

Sets the alarm profile for the port.

Default
Inherited
Custom profiles (if any)

Suppress Alarms

Suppresses the alarm display for the port.

Unchecked (default)
Checked





7.2.3 DS3i-N-12 Card Parameters

The DS3i-N-12 cards provide twelve DS-3 ports. Each port operates at 44.736 MBits/s (Mbps). The DS3i-N-12 uses B3ZS error monitoring and enhanced performance monitoring, including P-Bit and CP-Bit monitoring. Default thresholds are based on recommendations in GR-820-CORE, Section 5.0.

Procedure: Modify Line and Threshold Settings for the DS3i-N-12 Card

Purpose

Set the DS3 (44.736 MBits/s [Mbps]) interface parameters for required connection

Tools/Equipment

Computer with CTC

Prerequisite Procedures

All shelf and card installation procedures in the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Installation and Operations Guide

"Log Into CTC" procedure

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote


Step 1   Display the DS3i-N-12 in CTC card view.

Step 2   Click the Provisioning tab.

Step 3   Depending on the setting you need to modify, click the Line, Line Thresholds, Elect Path Thresholds, SDH Thresholds, or Alarm Behavior tab.

Step 4   Modify the settings shown in Table 7-6. For drop-down lists, select an item from the list. For numerics, double-click the field and type the new number.

Step 5   Click Apply.

Step 6   Repeat Steps 3 to 5 for each subtab that has parameters you want to provision.

Table 7-6   DS3i-N-12 Card Parameters

Parameter  Description  Options 
Line Subtab

Port #

Port number

1-12

Port Name

Port name

To enter a name for the port, click the cell and type the name. To change a name, double-click the cell, then edit the text.

Line Type

Defines the line framing type.

UNFRAMED
M23
C BIT (default)
AUTO PROVISION FMT

Detected Line Type

Displays the detected line type.

Read-only

Line Coding

Defines the DS3E transmission coding type.

B3ZS

Line Length1

Defines the distance (in feet) from backplane connection to the next termination point.

0-225 (default)
226-450

State

Places port in or out of service.

IS (in service)
OOS (out of service, default)
OOS_MT (out of service, maintenance)
OOS_AINS (out of service, auto in-service)

AINS Soak

Auto-in service soak. The period traffic is run on ONS 15454 SDH with alarms suppressed (OOS_AINS).

Numeric.

The range is 00:00 hours and minutes to
48:45 hours and minutes

Line Thresholds Subtab

Port #

Port number

1-12

CV

Coding violations

Numeric. Defaults:

387 (15 minutes)
3865 (1 day)

ES

Errored seconds

Numeric. Defaults:

25 (15 minutes)
250 (1 day)

SES

Severely errored seconds

Numeric. Defaults:

4 (15 minutes)
40 (1 day)

LOSS

Loss of signal; number of one-second intervals containing one or more LOS defects

Numeric. Defaults:

10 (15 minutes)
10 (1 day)

Elect Path Thresholds Subtab (Electrical Path)

Port #

Port number

1-12

CVP
(or CVCP)

Coding violations path

Numeric. Defaults:

25 (15 minutes, near end, DS3 Pbit)
250 (1 day, near end, DS3 Pbit)
382 (15 minutes, near end, DS3 CPbit)
3820 (1 day, near end, DS3 CPbit)
382 (15 minutes, far end, DS3 CPbit)
3820 (1 day, far end, DS3 CPbit)

ESP
(or ESCP)

Errored seconds path

Numeric. Defaults:

20 (15 minute, near end, DS3 Pbit)
200 (1 day, near end, DS3 Pbit)
25 (15 minutes, near end, DS3 CPbit)
250 (1 day, near end, DS3 CPbit)
25 (15 minutes, far end, DS3 CPbit)
250 (1 day, far end, DS3 CPbit)

SESP
(or SESCP)

Severely errored seconds path

Numeric. Defaults:

3 (15 minute, near end, DS3 Pbit)
7 (1 day, near end, DS3 Pbit)
4 (15 minutes, near end, DS3 CPbit)
40 (1 day, near end, DS3 CPbit)
4 (15 minutes, far end, DS3 CPbit)
40 (1 day, far end, DS3 CPbit)

SASP
(or SASCP)

Severely errored frame/Alarm indication signal path

Numeric. Defaults:

2 (15 minute, near end, DS3 Pbit)
8 (1 day, near end, DS3 Pbit)
2 (15 minutes, near end, DS3 CPbit)
8 (1 day, near end, DS3 CPbit)
2 (15 minutes, far end, DS3 CPbit)
8 (1 day, far end, DS3 CPbit)

UASP
(or UASCP)

Unavailable seconds path

Numeric. Defaults:

10 (15 minute, near end, DS3 Pbit)
10 (1 day, near end, DS3 Pbit)
10 (15 minutes, near end, DS3 CPbit)
10 (1 day, near end, DS3 CPbit)
10 (15 minutes, far end, DS3 CPbit)
10 (1 day, far end, DS3 CPbit)

AISSP

AIS seconds path

Numeric. Defaults:

10 (15 minute, near end, DS3 Pbit)
10 (1 day, near end, DS3 Pbit)

SDH Thresholds Subtab

Port #

Port number

1-12

ES

Errored seconds

Numeric. Default:

12 (15 minutes, near end, VC LO)
100 (1 day, near end, VC LO)
12 (15 minutes, far end, VC LO)
100 (1 day, far end, VC LO)
12 (15 minutes, near end, VC 4)
100 (1 day, near end, VC 4)
12 (15 minutes, far end, VC 4)
100 (1 day, far end, VC 4)

SES

Severely errored seconds

Numeric. Default:

3 (15 minutes, near end, VC LO)
7 (1 day, near end, VC LO)
3 (15 minutes, far end, VC LO)
7 (1 day, far end, VC LO)
3 (15 minutes, near end, VC 4)
7 (1 day, near end, VC 4)
3 (15 minutes, far end, VC 4)
7 (1 day, far end, VC 4)

EB

Errored blocks

Numeric. Default:

15 (15 minutes, near end, VC LO)
125 (1 day, near end, VC LO)
15 (15 minutes, far end, VC LO)
125 (1 day, far end, VC LO)
15 (15 minutes, near end, VC 4)
125 (1 day, near end, VC 4)
15 (15 minutes, far end, VC 4)
125 (1 day, far end, VC 4)

UAS

Unavailable seconds

Numeric. Default:

15 (15 minutes, near end, VC LO)
10 (1 day, near end, VC LO)
10 (15 minutes, far end, VC LO)
10 (1 day, far end, VC LO)
10 (15 minutes, near end, VC 4)
10 (1 day, near end, VC 4)
10 (15 minutes, far end, VC 4)
10 (1 day, far end, VC 4)

BBE

Background block error

Numeric. Default:

15 (15 minutes, near end, VC LO)
125 (1 day, near end, VC LO)
15 (15 minutes, far end, VC LO)
125 (1 day, far end, VC LO)
25 (15 minutes, near end, VC 4)
250 (1 day, near end, VC 4)
225 (15 minutes, far end, VC 4)
250 (1 day, far end, VC 4)

Alarm Behavior Subtab

Port

Port number

1-12

Profile

Sets the alarm profile for the port.

Default
Inherited
Custom profiles (if any)

Suppress Alarms

Suppresses alarm display for the port.

Unchecked (default)
Checked

To convert meters (m) to feet (ft.), multiply by 3.28. To convert feet to meters, multiply by .328.





7.3 Converting E1 and DS3i Cards From 1:1 to 1:N Protection

The ONS 15454 SDH provides several protection options for E1-N-14 and DS3i-N-12 cards: unprotected, 1:1, and 1:N (N=5 or less). Changing protection from 1:1 to 1:N increases the available bandwidth because two of the three cards used for protection in the 1:1 protection group become working cards in the 1:N group.

When setting up 1:N protection, install the E1-N-14 or DS3i-N-12 card in Slot 3 or 15 on the same side of the ONS 15454 SDH as the cards it protects. Slot 3 protects cards in Slots 1 to 2 and 4 to 6. Slot 15 protects cards in Slots 12 to 14 and 16 to 17. An E1-N-14 or DS3i-N-12 card installed in Slot 3 or 15 can protect up to five E1-N-14 or DS3i-N-12 cards. If you install a DS3i-N-12 or E1-N-14 card in another slot, it is not able to protect other E1-N-14 or DS3i-N-12 cards in 1:N protection.

To create 1:1 protection for E1-N-14 and DS3i-N-12 cards, see the 3.6 Creating Card Protection Groups.

Procedure: Convert E1-N-14 Cards From 1:1 to 1:N Protection


Note   This procedure assumes E1-N-14 cards are installed in Slots 1 through 6 and/or Slots 12 through 17.

Purpose

Setting E1-N-14 cards to 1:N protection

Tools/Equipment

Computer with CTC

Prerequisite Procedures

All shelf and card installation procedures in the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Installation and Operations Guide, and either a
protection card installed in Slot 3 (for protection of cards in Slots 1 to 6); or
a protection card installed in Slot 15 (for protection of cards in Slots 12 to 17)

"Log Into CTC" procedure

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote


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

Step 2   In the Protection Groups list, click the protection group that contains Slot 3 or Slot 15 (where you will install the E1-N-14 card that protects the others).


Caution   Protection conversion must be carried out on a card that is not carrying traffic so that traffic will not be interrupted.

Step 3   Ensure the working and protect cards are in normal status.

The cards contained in the 1:1 protection group are listed under Selected Group in the Maintenance > Protection tabs.

The normal card status in the protection group is for one slot to say Working/Active and for the other to say Protect/Standby. If one of the cards says Protect/Active, it means that the protect card is carrying traffic for the working card because the working card has an error condition or alarm. This condition or alarm must be solved before the card protection type can be converted, since the current protection group has to be deleted. Click the Alarms tab and troubleshoot the alarms according to the methods in the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting and Maintenance Guide.

If the traffic switch from the working card to the protect card was carried out as an automatic protection switch, this will be indicated in the Conditions tab by conditions that begin with "AUTOSW" such as AUTOSW-AIS-SNCP, AUTOSW-LOP-SNCP, AUTOSW-SDBER-SNCP, AUTOSW-SFBER-SNCP, or AUTOSW-UNEQ-SNCP. Once the alarm that caused the autoswitch is solved, traffic should revert back to the working card and the card should say Working/Active in the Selected Group list.

If the traffic switch was carried out by a switch command, clear the switch by the following steps:

a. Under Selected Group, click the protect card.

b. Next to Switch Commands, click Clear.

The working slot should change to Working/Active and the protect slot should change to Protect/Standby. If they do not change, do not continue. Troubleshoot the working card and slot to determine why the card cannot carry working traffic.

Step 4   Repeat Steps 1 to 3 for each protection group that you need to convert.

Step 5   Verify that no standing alarms exist for any of the E1-N-14 cards that you are converting. If alarms exist and you have difficulty clearing them, contact your next level of support.

Step 6   Click the Provisioning > Protection tabs.

Step 7   Under Protection Groups, click the 1:1 protection group containing the cards that you will move into the new protection group.

Step 8   Click Delete.

Step 9   When the confirmation dialog displays, click Yes.


Note    Deleting the 1:1 protection groups does not disrupt service. However, no protection bandwidth exists for the working circuits until you complete the 1:N protection procedure. Therefore, complete this procedure as quickly as possible.

Step 10   If needed, repeat Steps 8 and 9 for other protection groups.

Step 11   Verify that the card boots up properly.

Step 12   Click the Provisioning > Protection tabs.

Step 13   Click Create. The Create Protection Group dialog box opens with the protect card in the Protect Entity field and the cards available for protection listed in the Available Entities list.

Step 14   Type a name for the protection group in the Name field (optional).

Step 15   Click Type and choose 1:N (card) from the pull-down menu.

Step 16   Verify that the E1-N-14 card appears in the Protect Entities field.

Step 17   In the Available Entities list, highlight the cards that you want in the protection group. Click the Arrow (>>) button to move the cards to the Working Entities list.

Step 18   Click OK.

The protection group appears in the Protection Groups list on the Protection subtab.





Procedure: Convert DS3i-N-12 Cards From 1:1 to 1:N Protection


Note   This procedure assumes that DS3i-N-12 cards are installed in Slots 1 to 6 and/or Slots 12 to 17.

Purpose

Verify that the ONS 15454 shelf is ready for turnup

Tools/Equipment

Computer with CTC

Prerequisite Procedures

All shelf and card installation procedures in the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Installation and Operations Guide, and either a
protection card installed in Slot 3 (for protection of cards in Slots 1 to 6) or
a protection card installed in Slot 15 (for protection of cards in Slots 12 to 17)

"Log Into CTC" procedure

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote


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

Step 2   In the Protection Groups list, click the protection group that contains Slot 3 or Slot 15 (where you will install the DS3i-N-12 card that protects the others).

Step 3   Ensure the working and protect cards are in normal status.

The cards contained in the 1:1 protection group are listed under Selected Group in the Maintenance > Protection tabs.

The normal card status in the protection group is for one slot to say Working/Active and for the other to say Protect/Standby. If one of the cards says Protect/Active, it means that the protect card is carrying traffic for the working card because the working card has an error condition or alarm. This condition or alarm must be solved before the card protection type can be converted, since the current protection group has to be deleted. Click the Alarms tab and troubleshoot the alarms according to the methods in the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting and Maintenance Guide.

If the traffic switch from the working card to the protect card was carried out as an automatic protection switch, this will be indicated in the Conditions tab by conditions that begin with "AUTOSW" such as AUTOSW-AIS-SNCP, AUTOSW-LOP-SNCP, AUTOSW-SDBER-SNCP, AUTOSW-SFBER-SNCP, or AUTOSW-UNEQ-SNCP. Once the alarm that caused the autoswitch is solved, traffic should revert back to the working card and the card should say Working/Active in the Selected Group list.

If the traffic switch was carried out by a switch command, clear the switch by the following steps:

a. Under Selected Group, click the protect card.

b. Next to Switch Commands, click Clear.

The working slot should change to Working/Active and the protect slot should change to Protect/Standby. If they do not change, do not continue. Troubleshoot the working card and slot to determine why the card cannot carry working traffic.

Step 4   Repeat Steps 2 and 3 for each protection group that you need to convert.

Step 5   Verify that no standing alarms exist for any of the DS3i-N-12 cards you are converting. If alarms exist and you have difficulty clearing them, contact your next level of support.

Step 6   Click the Provisioning > Protection tabs.

Step 7   Under Protection Groups, click the 1:1 protection group containing the cards that you will move into the new protection group.

Step 8   Click Delete.

Step 9   When the confirmation dialog displays, click Yes.


Note    Deleting the 1:1 protection groups does not disrupt service. However, no protection bandwidth exists for the working circuits until you complete the 1:N protection procedure. Therefore, complete this procedure as quickly as possible.

Step 10   If you are deleting more than one protection group, repeat Steps 6 - 8 for each group.

Step 11   Verify that the card boots up properly.

Step 12   Click the Provisioning > Protection tabs.

Step 13   Click Create. The Create Protection Group dialog box opens with the protect card in the Protect Entity field and the cards available for protection listed in the Available Entities list.

Step 14   Type a name for the protection group in the Name field (optional).

Step 15   Click Type and choose 1:N (card) from the pull-down menu.

Step 16   Verify that the DS3i-N-12 card appears in the Protect Entities field.

Step 17   In the Available Entities list, highlight the cards that you want in the protection group. Click the Arrow (>>) button to move the cards to the Working Entities list.

Step 18   Click OK.

The protection group appears in the Protection Groups list on the Protection subtab.





7.4 Provisioning Intermediate-Path Performance Monitoring

Intermediate path performance monitoring (IPPM) allows you to transparently monitor traffic originating on E-1, E-3, and DS-3 cards (path-terminating equipment) as it passes through STM-1, STM-4, STM-16, and STM-64 cards (line-terminating equipment). To use IPPM, you create the VC4 circuit on the E-1, E-3 or DS-3 card, then enable IPPM on the STM-N cards that carry the circuit.

Near-end performance monitoring data on individual VC4 payloads is available by enabling IPPM.

For example, suppose you have a VC4 circuit that originates and terminates on E-N cards at Nodes 1 and 4. You want to monitor the circuit as it passes through STM-N cards at Nodes 2 and 3. To do this, open the STM-N card, select the Provisioning > VC4 tabs, and check Enable IPPM for the appropriate VC4, in this example, Line 1, VC4 1 (Figure 7-5).


Figure 7-5   IPPM provisioned for VC4 on an OC-4 STM-1 card


After enabling IPPM, performance is displayed on the Performance tab for the STM-N card. IPPM enables per-path statistics for VC4 CV-P (coding violations), VC4 ES-P (errored seconds), VC4 FC-P (failure count), VC4 SES-P (severely errored seconds), and VC4 UAS-P (unavailable seconds). Only one VC4 per port can be monitored at one time. For additional information about ONS 15454 SDH performance monitoring, see to "SDH Performance Monitoring."

7.5 Provisioning Optical Cards

This section explains how to provision line and threshold settings for OC-N/STM-N cards, and how to provision OC-N/STM-N cards for SDH.


Note   The expression OC-N/STM-N is used because the numbering in SONET (OC-N) and SDH (STM-N) are not the same. OC-3 corresponds with STM-1, etc.

The OC-N/STM-N abbreviation stands for any of the following cards:

  • OC3 IR 4/STM1 SH 1310
  • OC12 IR/STM4 SH 1310
  • OC12 LR/STM4 LH 1310
  • OC12 LR/STM4 LH 1550
  • OC12 IR/STM4 SH 1310-4
  • OC48 IR/STM16 SH AS 1310
  • OC48 LR/STM16 LH AS 1550
  • OC48 ELR/STM16 EH 100 GHz
  • OC192 LR/STM64 LH 1550

The OC48 ELR/STM16 EH 100 GHz cards are available in eighteen different wavelength versions for dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM). For a list of available wavelengths, refer to the "OC48 ELR/STM 16 EH 100 GHz Card Specifications" section in Chapter 3 of the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting and Maintenance Guide, Release 3.4. In the following tables, all these cards are abbreviated as STM-1, STM-4, STM-16, and STM-64.

7.6 Modifying Optical Card Transmission Quality

The STM-1, STM-4, STM-16 and STM-64 cards are preprovisioned with settings that you can modify to manage transmission quality. For each optical card, you can specify thresholds for near and far end nodes at the Line, Section, and Path levels for 15-minute and 1-day intervals. Depending on the card, you can specify Line, Section, and Path thresholds.

Procedure: Provision Line Transmission Settings for OC-N/STM-N Cards

Purpose

Setting line parameters for optical cards

Tools/Equipment

Computer with CTC

Prerequisite Procedures

All shelf and card installation procedures in the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Installation and Operations Guide

"Log Into CTC" procedure

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote


Step 1   Display the OC-N/STM-N card in CTC card view.

Step 2   Click the Provisioning > Line tabs.

Step 3   Modify the settings shown in Table 7-7.

Step 4   Click Apply.

Table 7-7   OC-N/STM-N Card Line Settings

Heading  Description  Options 

Port#

Port number

1-4 (STM-1, STM-4-4)
1 (STM-4, STM-16, STM-64)

Port Name

Port name

To enter a name for the port, click the cell and type the name. To change a name, double-click the cell, then edit the text.

SF BER

Sets the signal fail bit error rate.

1E-3
1E-4 (default)
1E-5

SD BER

Sets the signal degrade bit error rate.

1E-5
1E-6
1E-7 (default)
1E-8
1E-9

ProvidesSync

If checked, the card is provisioned as a network element timing reference on the Provisioning > Timing tabs.

Read-only
Yes (checked)
No (unchecked)

EnableSyncMsg

Enables synchronization status messages (S1 byte), which allow the node to choose the best timing source.

Yes (checked, default)
No (unchecked)

Send DoNotUse

When checked, sends a DUS (do not use) message on the S1 byte.

Yes (checked)
No (unchecked; default)

PJVc4Mon#

Enables pointer justification count for the VC-4 monitor.

0 (default)
1

State

Places port in or out of service.

IS (in service)
OOS (out of service, default)
OOS_MT (out of service, maintenance)
OOS_AINS (out of service, auto in-service)

AINS Soak

Auto-in service soak. The period traffic is run on ONS 15454 SDH with alarms suppressed (OOS_AINS).

Numeric.

The range is 00:00 hours and minutes to
48:45 hours and minutes

Type

Defines the port as SDH.

SDH





Procedure: Provision Threshold Settings for STM-N Cards

Purpose

Modifying threshold settings for optical cards

Tools/Equipment

Computer with CTC

Prerequisite Procedures

All shelf and card installation procedures in the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Installation and Operations Guide

"Log Into CTC" procedure

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote


Step 1   Display the STM-N card in CTC card view (Figure 7-6).

Step 2   Click the Provisioning > Line Thresholds tabs.

Step 3   Modify the settings shown in Table 7-8.

Step 4   Click Apply.


Figure 7-6   Provisioning thresholds for the OC48 IR/STM16 SH AS 1310 card



Note    Default thresholds apply to all optical cards unless otherwise specified.

Table 7-8   STM-N Card Threshold Settings

Heading  Description  Options 

Port

Port number

1-4 (STM-1)
1 (STM-4, STM-16, STM-64)

EB

Errored blocks

Numeric. Defaults:

1312 (STM-1, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
13120 (STM-1, 1 day, near end, MS)
1312 (STM-1, 15 minutes, far end, MS)
13120 (STM-1, 1 day, far end, MS)
10000 (STM-1, 15 minutes, near end, RS)
100000 (STM-1, 1 day, near end, RS)
15 (STM-1, 15 minutes, near end, Path)
125 (STM-1, 1 day, near end, Path)
15 (STM-1, 15 minutes, far end, Path)
125 (STM-1, 1 day, far end, Path)

5315 (STM-4, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
53150 (STM-4, 1 day, near end, MS)
5315 (STM-4, 15 minutes, far end, MS)
53150 (STM-4, 1 day, far end, MS)
10000 (STM-4, 15 minutes, near end, RS)
100000 (STM-4, 1 day, near end, RS)
15 (STM-4, 15 minutes, near end, Path)
125 (STM-4, 1 day, near end, Path)

21260 (STM-16, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
212600 (STM-16, 1 day, near end, MS)
21260 (STM-16, 15 minutes, far end, MS)
212600 (STM-16, 1 day, far end, MS)
10000 (STM-16, 15 minutes, near end, RS)
100000 (STM-16, 1 day, near end, RS)
15 (STM-16, 15 minutes, near end, Path)
125 (STM-16, 1 day, near end, Path)

85040 (STM-64, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
850400 (STM-64, 1 day, near end, MS)
85040 (STM-64, 15 minutes, far end, MS)
850400 (STM-64, 1 day, far end, MS)
10000 (STM-64, 15 minutes, near end, RS)
100000 (STM-64, 1 day, near end, RS)
15 (STM-64, 15 minute, near end, Path)
125 (STM-64, 1 day, near end, Path)

ES

Errored seconds

Numeric. Defaults:

87 (STM-1, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
864 (STM-1, 1 day, near end, MS)
87 (STM-1, 15 minutes, far end, MS)
864 (STM-1, 1 day, far end, MS)
500 (STM-1, 15 minutes, near end, RS)
5000 (STM-1, 1 day, near end, RS)
12 (STM-1, 15 minutes, near end, Path)
100 (STM-1, 1 day, near end, Path)
12 (STM-1, 15 minutes, far end, Path)
100 (STM-1, 1 day, far end, Path)

87 (STM-4, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
864 (STM-4, 1 day, near end, MS)
87 (STM-4, 15 minutes, far end, MS)
864 (STM-4, 1 day, far end, MS)
500 (STM-4, 15 minutes, near end, RS)
5000 (STM-4, 1 day, near end, RS)
12 (STM-4, 15 minutes, near end, Path)
100 (STM-4, 1 day, near end, Path)

87 (STM-16, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
864 (STM-16, 1 day, near end, MS)
87 (STM-16, 15 minutes, far end, MS)
864 (STM-16, 1 day, far end, MS)
500 (STM-16, 15 minutes, near end, RS)
5000 (STM-16, 1 day, near end, RS)
12 (STM-16, 15 minutes, near end, Path)
100 (STM-16, 1 day, near end, Path)

87 (STM-64, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
864 (STM-64, 1 day, near end, MS)
87 (STM-64, 15 minutes, far end, MS)
864 (STM-64, 15 minutes, far end, MS)
500 (STM-64, 15 minutes, near end, RS)
5000 (STM-64, 1 day, near end, RS)
12 (STM-64, 15 minute, near end, Path)
100 (STM-64, 1 day, near end, Path)

BBE

Background block errors

Numeric. Defaults:

1312 (STM-1, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
13120 (STM-1, 1 day, near end, MS)
1312 (STM-1, 15 minutes, far end, MS)
13120 (STM-1, 1 day, far end, MS)
10000 (STM-1, 15 minutes, near end, RS)
100000 (STM-1, 1 day, near end, RS)
25 (STM-1, 15 minutes, near end, Path)
250 (STM-1, 1 day, near end, Path)
25 (STM-1, 15 minutes, far end, Path)
250 (STM-1, 1 day, far end, Path)

5315 (STM-4, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
53150 (STM-4, 1 day, near end, MS)
5315 (STM-4, 15 minutes, far end, MS)
53150 (STM-4, 1 day, far end, MS)
10000 (STM-4, 15 minutes, near end, RS)
100000 (STM-4, 1 day, near end, RS)
25 (STM-4, 15 minutes, near end, Path)
250 (STM-4, 1 day, near end, Path)

21260 (STM-16, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
212600 (STM-16, 1 day, near end, MS)
21260 (STM-16, 15 minutes, far end, MS)
212600 (STM-16, 1 day, far end, MS)
10000 (STM-16, 15 minutes, near end, RS)
100000 (STM-16, 1 day, near end, RS)
25 (STM-16, 15 minutes, near end, Path)
250 (STM-16, 1 day, near end, Path)

85040 (STM-64, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
850400 (STM-64, 1 day, near end, MS)
85040 (STM-64, 15 minutes, far end, MS)
850400 (STM-64, 15 minutes, far end, MS)
10000 (STM-64, 15 minutes, near end, RS)
100000 (STM-64, 1 day, near end, RS)
25 (STM-64, 15 minute, near end, Path)
250 (STM-64, 1 day, near end, Path)

SES

Severely errored seconds

Numeric. Defaults:

1 (STM-1, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
4 (STM-1, 1 day, near end, MS)
1 (STM-1, 15 minutes, far end, MS)
4 (STM-1, 1 day, far end, MS)
500 (STM-1, 15 minutes, near end, RS)
5000 (STM-1, 1 day, near end, RS)
3 (STM-1, 15 minutes, near end, Path)
7 (STM-1, 1 day, near end, Path)
3 (STM-1, 15 minutes, far end, Path)
7 (STM-1, 1 day, far end, Path)

1 (STM-4, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
4 (STM-4, 1 day, near end, MS)
1 (STM-4, 15 minutes, far end, MS)
4 (STM-4, 1 day, far end, MS)
500 (STM-4, 15 minutes, near end, RS)
5000 (STM-4, 1 day, near end, RS)
3 (STM-4, 15 minutes, near end, Path)
7 (STM-4, 1 day, near end, Path)

1 (STM-16, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
4 (STM-16, 1 day, near end, MS)
1 (STM-16, 15 minutes, far end, MS)
4 (STM-16, 1 day, far end, MS)
500 (STM-16, 15 minutes, near end, RS)
5000 (STM-16, 1 day, near end, RS)
3 (STM-16, 15 minutes, near end, Path)
7 (STM-16, 1 day, near end, Path)

1 (STM-64, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
4 (STM-64, 1 day, near end, MS)
1 (STM-64, 15 minutes, far end, MS)
4 (STM-64, 1 day, far end, MS)
500 (STM-64, 15 minutes, near end, RS)
5000 (STM-64, 1 day, near end, RS)
3 (STM-64, 15 minute, near end, Path)
7 (STM-64, 1 day, near end, Path)

UAS

Unavailable seconds

Numeric. Defaults:

3 (STM-1, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
10 (STM-1, 1 day, near end, MS)
3 (STM-1, 15 minutes, far end, MS)
10 (STM-1, 1 day, far end, MS)
10 (STM-1, 15 minutes, near end, Path)
10 (STM-1, 1 day, near end, Path)
10 (STM-1, 15 minutes, far end, Path)
10 (STM-1, 1 day, far end, Path)

3 (STM-4, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
10 (STM-4, 1 day, near end, MS)
3 (STM-4, 15 minutes, far end, MS)
10 (STM-4, 1 day, far end, MS)
10 (STM-4, 15 minutes, near end, Path)
10 (STM-4, 1 day, near end, Path)

3 (STM-16, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
10 (STM-16, 1 day, near end, MS)
3 (STM-16, 15 minutes, far end, MS)
10 (STM-16, 1 day, far end, MS)
10 (STM-16, 15 minutes, near end, Path)
10 (STM-16, 1 day, near end, Path)

3 (STM-64, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
10 (STM-64, 1 day, near end, MS)
3 (STM-64, 15 minutes, far end, MS)
10 (STM-64, 1 day, far end, MS)
3 (STM-64, 15 minute, near end, Path)
10 (STM-64, 1 day, near end, Path)

PPJC-Pdet

Positive pointer justification count, STS path detected

Numeric. Defaults:

60 (STM-1, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
5760 (STM-1, 1 day, near end, MS)

60 (STM-4, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
5760 (STM-4, 1 day, near end, MS)

60 (STM-16, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
5760 (STM-16, 1 day, near end, MS)

60 (STM-64, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
60 (STM-64, 1 day, near end, MS)

NPJC-Pdet

Negative pointer justification count, STS path detected

Numeric. Defaults:

60 (STM-1, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
5760 (STM-1, 1 day, near end, MS)

60 (STM-4, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
5760 (STM-4, 1 day, near end, MS)

60 (STM-16, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
5760 (STM-16, 1 day, near end, MS)

60 (STM-64, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
60 (STM-64, 1 day, near end, MS)

PPJC-Pgen

Positive pointer justification count, STS path generated

Numeric. Defaults:

60 (STM-1, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
5760 (STM-1, 1 day, near end, MS)

60 (STM-4, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
5760 (STM-4, 1 day, near end, MS)

60 (STM-16, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
5760 (STM-16, 1 day, near end, MS)

60 (STM-64, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
60 (STM-64, 1 day, near end, MS)

NPJC-Pgen

Negative pointer justification count, STS path generated

Numeric. Defaults:

60 (STM-1, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
5760 (STM-1, 1 day, near end, MS)

60 (STM-4, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
5760 (STM-4, 1 day, near end, MS)

60 (STM-16, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
5760 (STM-16, 1 day, near end, MS)

60 (STM-64, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
60 (STM-64, 1 day, near end, MS)

PSC

Protection switching count (line)

Numeric. Defaults:

1 (STM-1, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
5 (STM-1, 1 day, near end, MS)

1 (STM-4, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
5 (STM-4, 1 day, near end, MS)

1 (STM-16, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
5 (STM-16, 1 day, near end, MS)

1 (STM-64, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
5 (STM-64, 1 day, near end, MS)

PSD

Protection switching duration (line)

Numeric. Defaults:

300 (STM-1, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
600 (STM-1, 1 day, near end, MS)

300 (STM-4, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
600 (STM-4, 1 day, near end, MS)

300 (STM-16, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
600 (STM-16, 1 day, near end, MS)

300 (STM-64, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
600 (STM-64, 1 day, near end, MS)

PSC-W

Protection switching count - working line

Numeric. Defaults:

1 (STM-4, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
5 (STM-4, 1 day, near end, MS)

1 (STM-16, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
5 (STM-16, 1 day, near end, MS)

1 (STM-64, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
5 (STM-64, 1 day, near end, MS)

PSD-W

Protection switching duration - working line

Numeric. Defaults:

300 (STM-4, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
600 (STM-4, 1 day, near end, MS)

300 (STM-16, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
600 (STM-16, 1 day, near end, MS)

300 (STM-64, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
600 (STM-64, 1 day, near end, MS)

PSC-S

Protection switching count - span

Numeric. Defaults:

1 (STM-16, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
5 (STM-16, 1 day, near end, MS)

1 (STM-64, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
5 (STM-64, 1 day, near end, MS)

PSD-S

Protection switching duration - span

Numeric. Defaults:

300 (STM-16, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
600 (STM-16, 1 day, near end, MS)

300 (STM-64, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
600 (STM-64, 1 day, near end, MS)

PSC-R

Protection switching count - ring

Numeric. Defaults:

1 (STM-16, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
5 (STM-16, 1 day, near end, MS)

1 (STM-64, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
5 (STM-64, 1 day, near end, MS)

PSD-R

Protection switching duration - ring

Numeric. Defaults:

300 (STM-16, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
600 (STM-16, 1 day, near end, MS)

300 (STM-64, 15 minutes, near end, MS)
600 (STM-64, 1 day, near end, MS)





7.7 Optical Card Protection

The ONS 15454 SDH currently supports 1+1 span protection to create redundancy for optical cards. Optical cards in any two slots can be paired for protection. 1+1 protection pairs a single working card with a single dedicated protect card. If the working card fails, the protect cards takes over.

With non-revertive 1+1 protection, when a failure occurs and the signal switches from the working card to the protect card, the signal stays switched to the protect card until it is manually switched back. Revertive 1+1 protection automatically switches the signal back to the working card when the working card comes back on line. Establishing optical card protection groups is covered in "Node Setup."

7.8 Provisioning Ethernet Cards

Three Ethernet cards are available for the ONS 15454 SDH.

  • E100T-G, providing twelve electrical 10/100BaseT Ethernet interfaces
  • E1000-G, providing two optical Gigabit Ethernet interfaces
  • G1000-4, providing four optical Gigabit Ethernet interfaces

Ethernet card provisioning is described in Chapter 9.

7.9 Provisioning the Alarm Interface

The ONS 15454 SDH can monitor alarms through the Alarm Interface Card-International (AIC-I). The AIC-I card provides 16 external alarm inputs and four alarm inputs or outputs (user-configured). The inputs are routed to the AIC-I through the backplane from the MIC-A/P card. (For more information about the AIC-I and MIC-A/P card specifications, see the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting and Maintenance Guide.)

Procedure: Provision the AIC-I Card

Purpose

Use this procedure to create external (environmental) alarms, external controls, orderwire tunnels, an extension type, or a station number for the AIC-I card.

Tools/Equipment

An AIC-I card installed in Slot 9

Prerequisite Procedures

"Install ONS 15454 SDH Power FMECs" procedure

"Install the Alarm Interface Controller (AIC-I) Card" procedure

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote


Step 1   Complete the "Log Into CTC" procedure at the node with the AIC-I card you want to provision.

Step 2   As needed, complete the "Provision External Alarms and Controls on the AIC-I Card" procedure.

Step 3   As needed, complete the "Create a User Data Channel Circuit on the AIC-I" procedure.

Step 4   As needed, complete the "Provision the AIC-I Orderwire" procedure.

Tip Before you begin, make a list of the ONS 15454 SDH slots and ports that require orderwire communication.





Procedure: Provision External Alarms and Controls on the AIC-I Card

Purpose

Use this task to provision external alarms and controls on the AIC-I card.

Tools/Equipment

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

Prerequisite Procedures

"Install ONS 15454 SDH Power FMECs" procedure

"Install the Alarm Interface Controller (AIC-I) Card" procedure

"Log Into CTC" procedure

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote


Note   Specifications for the AIC-I card are located in the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting and Maintenance Guide.


Step 1   From the CTC node (default login) view, double-click the AIC-I card on the CTC shelf graphic to display the card view.

Step 2   Click the Provisioning > Card tabs and complete the following fields for the card:

  • Input/OutputClick the External Alarm radio button to provision the 16 alarm inputs controlled by the AIC-I card. Click the External Control radio to provision the four contacts that can be used as inputs or outputs. Selecting only External Alarm gives you 20 external alarm ports and no external control ports. If you select External Control, four more ports are converted to external control ports, leaving you with 16 external alarm ports.
  • Station Number—Enter a four-digit number unique to the node. This is the orderwire "phone number" for this node. The station number is used to call this node over the orderwire channel.

The default station number is 0000 and cannot be deleted. It is considered the party line number because it calls all nodes on the network when dialed.

Step 3   If you are provisioning external alarms, click the External Alarms tab (Figure 7-7). If you are not provisioning external alarms, skip Steps 4 and 5, and go directly to Step 6.


Figure 7-7   Provisioning external alarms on the AIC-I card


Step 4   Complete the following fields for each external device wired to the ONS 15454 SDH backplane:

  • Enabled—Check to activate the fields for the alarm input number.
  • Alarm Type—Choose an alarm type from the provided list as follows:
    • Compressor Failure
    • Air Cond Fail
    • Air Dryer Fail
    • Battery Discharge
    • Battery Fail
    • Cool Fan Fail
    • Ctrl PwrMaj Fail
    • Ctrl PwrMin Fail
    • Engine Fail
    • Engine Operating
    • Explosive Gas
    • Fire Detector Fail
    • Fire
    • Flood
    • Fuse Fail
    • Generator Fail
    • High Airflow
    • High Humidity
    • High Temp
    • High Water
    • Intrusion
    • Low Batt
    • Low fuel
    • Low Humidity
    • Low Cable Press
    • Low Temp
    • Low Water
    • Misc (default)
    • Open Door
    • Comm. Pwr Fail
    • Pump Fail
    • 48 Power Supp. Fail
    • Rectifier Fail
    • Rectifier High Volt
    • Rectifier Low Volt
    • Smoke
    • Toxic Gas
    • Ventilation Fail
  • SeverityChoose a severity from the list as follows:
    • Not Reported (default)
    • Not Alarmed
    • Minor
    • Major
    • Critical

The severity determines how the alarm is displayed in the CTC Alarms and History tabs and whether the LEDs are activated. Critical, Major, and Minor activate the appropriate LEDs. Not Alarmed and Not Reported do not activate LEDs, but do report the information in CTC.

  • Virtual WireTo assign the external device to a virtual wire, choose a virtual wire from the list as follows, or choose None if no assignment is required:
    • None (default)
    • Wire 1
    • Wire 2
    • Wire 3
    • Wire 4
  • Raised When—Choose the contact condition that will trigger the alarm in CTC from the following two options:
    • Closed (default)
    • Open
  • DescriptionA default description is provided in this line for every external alarm that is enabled. If you double-click the cell, you can modify the description. The description can contain up to 24 characters.

To provision additional devices, complete Steps 3 and 4 for each additional device.

Step 5   Click Apply.

Step 6   If you are provisioning external controls, click the External Controls subtab and complete the following fields for each external control wired to the ONS 15454 SDH backplane:

  • Control #—Assign a number, 1 to 4.
  • Enabled—Click to activate the fields for the alarm input number.
  • Control Type—Choose the control type from the list as follows:
    • Air conditioner
    • Engine
    • Fan
    • Generator
    • Heat
    • Light
    • Sprinkler
    • Miscellaneous.
  • Trigger Type—Choose a trigger type: a local minor, major, or critical alarm; a remote minor, major, or critical alarm; or a virtual wire activation.
  • Description—Enter a description.

To provision additional controls, complete Step 6 for each additional device.

Step 7   Click Apply.





Procedure: Create a User Data Channel Circuit on the AIC-I

Purpose

Use this task to create a User Data Channel (UDC) circuit on the ONS 15454 SDH. A UDC circuit allows you to create a dedicated data channel between nodes.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

"Install the Alarm Interface Controller (AIC-I) Card" procedure

"Log Into CTC" procedure

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote


Step 1   Display the network view. (From the View menu in node view, click Go to Network View.)

Step 2   Click the Provisioning > Overhead Circuits tabs.

Step 3   Click Create.

Step 4   In the Circuit Creation dialog box, complete the following fields:

  • Name—Assign a name to the circuit. The name must be alphanumeric and up to 32 characters (including spaces).
  • Type—Choose from following two options in the list:
    • User Data-F1 (default)
    • User Data D-4-D-12

Note    None of the other Type options are used to create a UDC.

Step 5   Under Endpoints, choose the source and destination nodes from the drop-down menus.

Step 6   Under Endpoints, choose the source and destination optical ports and slots from the drop-down menus.

Step 7   Click Finish.





Procedure: Provision the AIC-I Orderwire

Purpose

Use this task to provision orderwire on the AIC-I card.

Tools/Equipment

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

Prerequisite Procedures

"Install the Alarm Interface Controller (AIC-I) Card" procedure

"Log Into CTC" procedure

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote


Step 1   Display the network view. (From the View menu in node view, click Go to Network View.)

Step 2   Click the Provisioning > Overhead Circuits tabs.

Step 3   Click Create.

Step 4   In the Circuit Creation dialog box, complete the following fields:

  • Name—Assign a name to the circuit. The name must be alphanumeric and up to 32 characters (including spaces).
  • Type—Choose from following options (as appropriate for the orderwire path you want to create):
    • Local Orderwire
    • Express Orderwire

If regenerators are not used between ONS 15454 SDH nodes, you can use either local or express AIC-I orderwire channels. If regenerators exist, use the express orderwire channel. You can provision up to four ONS 15454 SDH OC-N ports for each orderwire path.

  • PCM—Choose from either of the two following options as appropriate:
    • A-law (default)
    • Mu-law

The Circuit Creation dialog box for a local orderwire is shown in Figure 7-8. 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.


Figure 7-8   Provisioning local orderwire


Step 5   Under Endpoints, choose the source and destination nodes from the drop-down menus.

Step 6   Under Endpoints, choose the source and destination optical ports and slots from the drop-down menus.

Step 7   Click Finish.