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Product Bulletin, No. 2258
Cisco Transport Manager 4.1.4
Element Management System for Cisco Optical Networking Products
Cisco® announces that Cisco Transport Manager 4.14 is available for order. This maintenance product release strengthens the overall quality of Release 4.1, offers customer-driven features, and introduces support for the latest versions of the Cisco ONS Family of network elements.
Cisco® Transport Manager is an advanced element management system (EMS) that intelligently manages the entire Cisco ONS Family of products. Cisco Transport Manager supports configuration, fault, performance, and security management functional areas, and serves as a foundation for integration into a larger, overall operations support system (OSS) environment. Highly available configuration, self-healing processes, and comprehensive management across the Cisco ONS Family provides service providers and large enterprises with a resilient, adaptable, and integrated carrier-class EMS solution.
Cisco Transport Manager Release 4.1.4 Features
Cisco Transport Manager has been evaluated and deployed in a large number of customer environments. Customer feedback and Cisco's testing group help identify areas of improvement, ultimately driving product quality and enhanced functionality. The following highlighted features have been made in Cisco Transport Manager 4.1.4. Refer to the Release Notes for Cisco Transport Manager Release 4.1.4 for a complete listing of new features and caveats resolved in this release.
•CTC User Profiles—Cisco Transport Manager Release 4.1.4 offers this option for the ease of configuring Cisco® Transport Controller (CTC) users on the CTC NEs.
•Configurable NE Assignment Property for the CTM User Profiles—This added flexibility allows customized CTM User Profiles to add, or delete, NEs or Groups.
•Northbound Interface (NBI) Enhancements for ONS 15327—NBI features for ONS 15327 are now consistent with those for ONS 15454.
•Memory Management Features for ONS 15216 EDFA2—Software download, image upload, and memory backup/restore features are now available ONS 15216 EDFA2 version 2.3.
Cisco Transport Manager Release 4.1 Features
Cisco works to continuously improve the operational efficiencies of managing a Cisco optical transport network. This commitment is demonstrated by the new features available in Cisco Transport Manager 4.1.(x). The following is a list of the major new features that were first implemented in Cisco Transport Manager 4.1:
•Discovery Prioritization—Cisco Transport Manager provides two new network element states that indicate the discovery phase of the network element for which there is a visual indication in both the Network Map and Domain Explorer. These states are Initialization (indicates the process of alignment of alarms and inventory) and Synch Configuration (indicates the process of alignment of all configuration information such as thresholds and port state). Cisco Transport Manager allows users to prioritize the discovery process of a network element that is in Initialization phase.
•Integrated Topology and VLAN Service provisioning for Cisco ONS 15454 ML-Series cards—Cisco Transport Manager provides facilities to create Point-to-Point and Resilient Packet Ring (RPR) topologies and the underneath circuits. Cisco Transport Manager provides a graphical interface to help users create VLAN Services. The graphical interface guides the user through different tasks such as assigning Circuit ID and Service ID, provisioning basic services QoS (CIR/PIR) and provisioning service drops.
•Native Provisioning Support for the Cisco ONS 15600—This feature enables the user to directly perform equipment and facility provisioning of the Cisco ONS 15600 network element from within the Cisco Transport Manager application. This feature eliminates the need to cross-launch the Cisco Transport Controller application from Cisco Transport Manager to perform provisioning. Limited to the Cisco ONS 15600, Cisco Transport Manager supports a graphical interface to bridge and roll circuits.
•Edge Network Elements Enhancement—Cisco Transport Manager supports integrated performance monitoring and software download for the Cisco ONS 15302 and Cisco ONS 15305. Performance monitoring is extended also through the GateWay/CORBA.
•Not Managed/Other Vendor Equipment Inventory—Users can enter inventory information of network elements not managed by Cisco Transport Manager, including other vendors' equipment. Topological links can be manually created between managed and non-managed network elements to represent the physical topology on the Network Map view.
•Dashboard and Domain Explorer Enhancement—Cisco Transport Manager dashboard has been enhanced to introduce the indication of IP Address of the server to which the client is connected and a pin icon that, when selected, prevents the dashboard from popping up to the foreground every time an alarm counter change occurs.
•Network Map Enhancements—New Network Map features follow: zooming capabilities, automatic node layout, expand and collapse links, and detailed information and alarm status of the selected network map objects. Network Map supports Shape File format (SHP) as map background as well as gif format.
•Circuit Enhancements—Cisco Transport Manager manages Open Ended path protection/SNCP and VT concatenation via definition of Virtual Aggregation Point (VAP). Management of Open Ended path protection/SNCP allows the user to define circuits going through other vendors' equipment. The final concatenation of the end-to-end circuit is left to the external OSS to which all information is provided via GateWay/CORBA. Circuit Tracing has been enhanced to provide detailed information such as: source, destination and transit port for both working and protection path, distinction between working path and protection path, alarm status and operational state for each port, path selectors, loopback information (if any), and link protection and bandwidth for each span.
•Utilization Information—Cisco Transport Manager provides service utilization for each link and cross-connect. Additionally, Cisco Transport Manager provides a utilization table reporting detailed circuit information for each available link.
•BLSR/MS-SPRing Enhancement—Cisco Transport Manager provides a graphical interface to create, modify, and delete BLSR/MS-SPRing topology and perform scheduling of the Exercise Ring operation.
•Performance Monitoring Data Collection Enhancement—Cisco Transport Manager will generate Failure Retrieval alarm and Lost alarms for each performance monitoring bucket retrieval failure or bucket lost during performance monitoring collection. These alarms can be cleared by the user from the Alarm Browser view.
•Security Enhancement—Users with the proper administration rights can configure the username and password that Cisco Transport Manager server uses to register to each network element on a device-by-device basis. This allows the user with administration rights to define different usernames/passwords for each network element in the domain. The selection of username/password for each network element in the domain can be done also via bulk operations. Cisco Transport Manager provides the ability to restrict circuit creation permission by assigning the circuit size to the user profile.
•Fault Preferences Enhancements—Continuous audible alarm notification is now available. This feature is user-configurable.
•Administration Enhancement—Users with the proper administration rights can mark individual Cisco Transport Manager server processes as critical. Cisco Turnabouts Manager server will generate an EMS alarm and automatically shut down when it detects a critical process failure. In a High Availability configuration the back-up server will be started automatically. Users with administration rights can enable or disable the capability to un-acknowledge alarms for all the users.
•Database Administration Enhancement—Cisco Transport Manager provides the user with the information on the actual database configuration and provides facilities to control the pruning of the archive log dedicated partition. Cisco Transport Manager allows the user to customize the ORACLE SID during installation.
•GateWay/TL1 Enhancement—Cisco Transport Manager provides the ability to define inactivity time-out for individual GateWay/TL1 OSS client sessions and manage all the active GateWay/TL1 OSS sessions. GateWay/TL1 support has been extended to Cisco ONS 15530 and ONS 15540 network elements.
•GateWay/CORBA Enhancement—Cisco Transport Manager GateWay/CORBA has been enhanced to support: circuit provisioning using explicit route, manual link provisioning, Layer 2 topologies and VLAN Service provisioning for Cisco ONS 15454 ML-Series cards.
The Cisco Transport Manager 3.2 to 4.1 upgrade package (part number CTM-3.2-4.1-UPG) is available for any customer currently using Cisco Transport Manager 3.2.(x) who wishes to upgrade to Cisco Transport Manager 4.1.4. The Cisco Transport Manager 4.0 to 4.1 upgrade package (part number CTM-4.0-4.1-UPG) is available for any customer currently using Cisco Transport Manager 4.0.(x) or 4.1.(x), who wishes to upgrade to Cisco Transport Manager 4.1.4.
Note that database migration is supported from Cisco Transport Manager 3.2(.x) to 4.1.4 and from Cisco Transport Manager 4.0 to 4.1.4. All existing right-to-use (RTU) licenses remain valid for Cisco Transport Manager 4.1.4.
Cisco Transport Manager 4.1.4 Supported Network Elements
The following is a list of network elements and software versions supported by Cisco Transport Manager 4.1.4
•Cisco ONS 15200 1.0(5), 1.1(1), 1.1(2), 1.1(3), 2.0
•Cisco ONS 15216 100 GHz OADM 2.2.2
•Cisco ONS 15216 EDFA2 2.2.1, 2.3.0
•Cisco ONS 15216 200 GHz OADM, EDFA1, DWDM Filters, OSC, and DCU
•Cisco ONS 15302 1.0
•Cisco ONS 15305 1.0
•Cisco ONS 15327 3.4.1, 4.0, 4.0.1, 4.1, 4.1.3
•Cisco ONS 15454 SONET 3.0.3, 3.2.1, 3.3, 3.4.1, 4.0, 4.0.1, 4.1, 4.1.1, 4.1.3
•Cisco ONS 15454 SDH 3.4.1, 4.0, 4.0.1, 4.1, 4.1.3
•Cisco ONS 15501 DC 3.0, 4.0, 4.1
•Cisco ONS 15501 AC 4.1
•Cisco ONS 15530 12.1(12c)EV3
•Cisco ONS 15540 ESP 12.1(12c)EV3
•Cisco ONS 15540 ESPx 12.1(12c)EV3
•Cisco ONS 15600 1.1, 1.1.1
•Cisco ONS 15800 2.0, 2.1
•Cisco ONS 15801 2.0, 2.1
•Cisco ONS 15808 2.0, 2.1
Cisco Transport Manager 4.1.4 products may be ordered now from your sales representative or online at:
Cisco Transport Manager consists of the base media kit, additional optional functional components (CORBA and HA), and RTU licenses.
Note: Passive Cisco ONS 15216 network elements that are not actively managed by Cisco Transport Manager, namely the Cisco ONS 15216 200 GHz Filter, ONS 15216 200 GHz OADM, ONS 15216 EDFA1, ONS 15216 OSC, ONS 15216 DCU, and ONS 15216 Unidirectional Filter do not require a Cisco Transport Manager RTU. The active Cisco ONS 15216 network elements, namely the Cisco ONS 15216 100 GHz OADM and ONS 15216 EDFA2, do require a Cisco Transport Manager RTU.
Cisco Transport Manager Annual Maintenance Contracts
A Cisco Software Application Support Plus Upgrades (SASU) contract must be purchased to receive access to technical support through Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) or Cisco.com. Cisco SASU also provides Cisco Transport Manager software upgrades as they are made available for the duration of the customer's contract. SP-SAU-xxx should be used for service provider customers. CON-SAU-xxx should be used for enterprise customers. Cisco SASU does not cover third-party products.
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