Cisco ONS 15454 Series Multiservice Provisioning Platforms

Determine and Change a Network Element's IP Address Using the Craft Interface (Cisco ONS 15454 and 15327)

Document ID: 49773

Updated: Jan 05, 2006



This document describes how to retrieve the IP address of a network element (NE). For this, you must use a serial cable and connect to the RS232 craft interface of a Timing Communications and Control (TCC) card or Cross-Connect, Timing, and Control (XTC) card with a laptop.



There are no specific requirements for this document.

Components Used

The information in this document is based on these software and hardware versions:

  • Cisco ONS 15454

  • Cisco ONS 15327

The information in this document was created from the devices in a specific lab environment. All of the devices used in this document started with a cleared (default) configuration. If your network is live, make sure that you understand the potential impact of any command.


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Complete these steps:

  1. Connect a serial cable to the RS232 craft interface of the active TCC or XTC.

  2. Start Hyperterminal. In order to do so, select Start>Programs>Accessories>Communications>Hyperterminal on your desktop.

  3. Set up the Hyperterminal with these details (on the basis of the instructions in the Cisco ONS 15454 and Cisco ONS 15327 documentation):

    • Terminal emulation = vt100

    • Bits per second = 9600

    • Parity = None

    • Stop BITS = 1

    • Flow control = None

    • Press ENTER. An angle bracket prompt (>) appears.

  4. If nothing appears when you type : in the Hyperterminal window, select File>Properties>Settings>ASCII Setup from your desktop.

    Check the Echo Typed Characters Locally check box under ASCII Sending.

    If every character typed appears twice, remove the check mark.

Sample Output

Here is a sample output of this procedure performed on a Cisco ONS 15327:

> ACT-USER::CISCO15:123; 

!--- This is the login command. Use your actual user name and password. 

15327 1970-01-01 16:46:38 M 123 COMPLD ; 
15327 1970-01-01 16:46:38 A 1.1 REPT EVT SESSION "15327:NO," 
/* User CISCO15 logged in from Serial Port */ 

> RTRV-NE-GEN:::123; 

!--- This retrieves general attributes of the NE.

15327 1970-01-01 16:50:00 M 123 COMPLD "IPADDR=,
07.02,DEFDESC=\"Factory Defaults\",PLATFORM=15327SONET"


!--- This edits the attributes.

BELLAGIO-91 1970-01-01 17:08:23 M 123 COMPLD ;

> CANC-USER::CISCO15:123; 

!--- This logs you out.

BELLAGIO-91 1970-01-01 17:09:36 M 123 COMPLD ; >

Related Information

Updated: Jan 05, 2006
Document ID: 49773