Cisco ONS 15454 Installation and Operations Guide, Release 3.1
About this Manual

Table Of Contents

About This Manual

Audience

Organization

Related Documentation

Conventions

Obtaining Documentation

World Wide Web

Optical Networking Product Documentation CD-ROM

Ordering Documentation

Documentation Feedback

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Cisco.com

Technical Assistance Center


About This Manual


This section explains who should read the Cisco ONS 15454 Installation and Operations Guide, how the document is organized, related documentation, document conventions, how to order print and CD-ROM documentation, and how to obtain technical assistance.

Audience

This guide is for Cisco ONS 15454 administrators who are responsible for hardware installation, software installation, node setup, and node and network configuration. For troubleshooting, maintenance, and card detail reference information, see the Cisco ONS 15454 Troubleshooting and Maintenance Guide. Users who require TL1 information should consult the Cisco ONS 15454 TL1 Command Guide.

Organization

Chapter Number and Title
Description

Chapter 1, "Hardware Installation"

Provides rack installation and power instructions for the ONS 15454, including component installation such as cards, cables, EIAs, and GBICs.

Chapter 2, "Software Installation"

Explains how to install the ONS 15454 software application and use its graphical user interface (GUI).

Chapter 3, "Node Setup"

Explains how to provision a node, including setting up timing, protection, and security and storing general node and network information.

Chapter 4, "IP Networking"

Explains how to set up ONS 15454s in internet protocol (IP) networks and provides scenarios showing nodes in common IP configurations. It explains how to create static routes and use the Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) protocol.

Chapter 5, "SONET Topologies"

Provides instructions for configuring UPSRs, BLSRs, subtending rings, linear 1+1 ADM protection, PPMNs, and DCC tunnels.

Chapter 6, "Circuits and Tunnels"

Describes how to create standard STS and VT1.5 circuits as well as VT tunnels, multiple drop circuits, and monitor circuits. The chapter also explains how to edit UPSR circuits and create path traces to monitor traffic.

Chapter 7, "Card Provisioning"

Provides procedures for changing the default transmission parameters for ONS 15454 electrical and optical cards. The chapter also includes provisioning the Alarm Interface Controller card, enabling optical cards for SDH, and converting DS-1 and DS-3 cards from 1:1 to 1:N card protection.

Chapter 8, "Performance Monitoring"

Provides performance monitoring thresholds for ONS 15454 electrical and optical cards.

Chapter 9, "Ethernet Operation"

Explains how to use the Ethernet features of the ONS 15454, including transporting Ethernet traffic over SONET, creating and provisioning VLANs, protecting Ethernet traffic, provisioning Multicard and Single-card EtherSwitch, provisioning several types of Ethernet circuits, viewing Ethernet performance data, and creating Ethernet remote monitoring (RMON) alarm thresholds.

Chapter 10, "Alarm Monitoring and Management"

Explains how to view and manage alarms with CTC, which includes viewing current and historical alarm data, creating alarm profiles, and suppressing alarms. To find procedures for clearing CTC alarms, see the "Alarm Troubleshooting" chapter of the Cisco ONS 15454 Troubleshooting and Reference Guide.

Chapter 11, "SNMP"

Explains how Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is used with the ONS 15454.

Appendix A, "Circuit Routing"

Explains automated and manual circuit routing in detail.

Appendix B, "Regulatory and Compliance Requirements"

Provides customer, industry, and government requirements met by the ONS 15454. Installation warnings are also included.

Appendix C, "Acronyms"

Defines commonly-used acronyms.

Appendix D, "Glossary"

Defines commonly-used terms.


Related Documentation

Cisco ONS 15454 Troubleshooting and Maintenance Guide, Release 3.1

Cisco ONS 15454 TL1 Command Guide, Release 3.1

Cisco ONS 15454 Product Overview, Release 3.1

Release Notes for the Cisco ONS 15454, Release 3.1

Cisco Warranty Services for ONG Products

Cisco ONS 15454 Quick Configuration Guide

Cisco ONS 15454 Quick Installation Guide

Cisco ONS 15454 Quick Reference for TL1 Commands, Release 3.1

Related products:

Cisco ONS 15216 EDFA1 Operations Guide

Installing the Cisco ONS 15216 DWDM Filters

Installing Cisco ONS 15216 OADMS

Installing Cisco ONS 15216 Optical Performance Manager Operations Guide

Conventions

The following conventions are used throughout this publication:


Note Means reader take note. Notes contain helpful suggestions or useful background information.



Caution Means reader be careful. In this situation, you might do something that could result in equipment damage or loss of data.


Warning Means reader be careful. In this situation, you might do something that could result in harm to yourself or others.



Tip Means the information might help you solve a problem.


Convention
Definition

Telcordia

Replaces all instances of Bellcore, the former name of Telcordia Technologies, Inc.

Cisco Transport Controller (CTC)

Replaces all instances of Cerent Management System (CMS)

Bold

Denotes icons, buttons, or tabs that the user must select

>

Used to separate consecutive actions; for example, "click the Maintenance>Protection>Ring tabs"

Procedure:

Precedes all procedures; a horizontal line indicates the end of each procedure


Obtaining Documentation

The following sections provide sources for obtaining documentation from Cisco Systems.

World Wide Web

You can access the most current Cisco documentation on the World Wide Web at the following sites:

http://www.cisco.com

http://www-china.cisco.com

http://www-europe.cisco.com

Optical Networking Product Documentation CD-ROM

Optical networking-related documentation, including Release 3.1 of the Cisco ONS 15454 Installation and Operations Guide, Cisco ONS 15454 Troubleshooting and Reference Guide, and the Cisco ONS 15454 TL1 Command Guide, is available in a CD-ROM package that ships with your product. The Optical Networking Product Documentation CD-ROM, a member of the Cisco Connection Family, is updated as required. Therefore, it might be more current than printed documentation. The CD-ROM package is available as a single package or as an annual subscription. You can also access Cisco documentation on the World Wide Web at http://www.cisco.com, http://www-china.cisco.com, or http://www.europe.cisco.com.

Ordering Documentation

Cisco documentation is available in the following ways:

Registered Cisco Direct Customers can order Cisco Product documentation, including the Optical Networking Product CD-ROM, from the Networking Products MarketPlace:

http://www.cisco.com/public/ordsum.html

Nonregistered Cisco.com users can order documentation through a local account representative by calling Cisco corporate headquarters (California, USA) at 408 526-7208 or, in North America, by calling 800 553-NETS(6387).

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Obtaining Technical Assistance

Cisco provides Cisco.com as a starting point for all technical assistance. Customers and partners can obtain documentation, troubleshooting tips, and sample configurations from online tools. For Cisco.com registered users, additional troubleshooting tools are available from the TAC website.

Cisco.com

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Cisco.com provides a broad range of features and services to help customers and partners streamline business processes and improve productivity. Through Cisco.com, you can find information about Cisco and our networking solutions, services, and programs. In addition, you can resolve technical issues with online technical support, download and test software packages, and order Cisco learning materials and merchandise. Valuable online skill assessment, training, and certification programs are also available.

Customers and partners can self-register on Cisco.com to obtain additional personalized information and services. Registered users can order products, check on the status of an order, access technical support, and view benefits specific to their relationships with Cisco.

To access Cisco.com, go to the following website:

http://www.cisco.com

Technical Assistance Center

The Cisco TAC website is available to all customers who need technical assistance with a Cisco product or technology that is under warranty or covered by a maintenance contract.

Contacting TAC by Using the Cisco TAC Website

If you have a priority level 3 (P3) or priority level 4 (P4) problem, contact TAC by going to the TAC website:

http://www.cisco.com/tac

P3 and P4 level problems are defined as follows:

P3—Your network performance is degraded. Network functionality is noticeably impaired, but most business operations continue.

P4—You need information or assistance on Cisco product capabilities, product installation, or basic product configuration.

In each of the above cases, use the Cisco TAC website to quickly find answers to your questions.

To register for Cisco.com, go to the following website:

http://www.cisco.com/register/

If you cannot resolve your technical issue by using the TAC online resources, Cisco.com registered users can open a case online by using the TAC Case Open tool at the following website:

http://www.cisco.com/tac/caseopen

Contacting TAC by Telephone

If you have a priority level 1(P1) or priority level 2 (P2) problem, contact TAC by telephone and immediately open a case. The toll-free Optical Networking Assistance number is 1-877-323-7368.

P1 and P2 level problems are defined as follows:

P1—Your production network is down, causing a critical impact to business operations if service is not restored quickly. No workaround is available.

P2—Your production network is severely degraded, affecting significant aspects of your business operations. No workaround is available.