Cisco Prime Optical (formerly Cisco Transport Manager) is a carrier-class, multitechnology management system that integrates the end-to-end management of traditional transport networks and new carrier packet transport networks. It can help maintain the integrity of existing services, plus deliver interactive, content-based services and high-bandwidth applications.
Cisco Prime Optical manages the entire Cisco optical portfolio, including:
Metro dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM)
Metro edge and access products
Cisco Network Convergence System (NCS) 2002 and NCS 2006
Carrier Packet Transport (CPT) System products
Prime Optical also serves as a foundation for integration into a larger overall Operations Support System (OSS) environment by providing northbound gateway interfaces to higher-layer management systems.
New Features and Enhancements
Table 1 describes new features and enhancements in Prime Optical 10.5.
Table 1 New Features and Enhancements in Prime Optical 10.5
Basic support for the following NEs:
ONS 15454 MSTP
Oracle 12 support
Ability to support Oracle 12.
Third-party tools support
The following third-party tools have been upgraded for Prime Optical 10.5:
RHEL 6.6 and 7.1
Windows Server 2003 Enterprise, Windows 7 and Windows 8 (standalone configuration only, no PCM suite)
VMWare ESXi 5.1 and 5.5
Java 7 (server) and Java 7 or Java 8 (client)
Support for new cards
Prime Optical 10.5 supports the following new cards:
Note These cards are supported on NCS 2000 only.
Support for M15 NE Explorer with shelf temperature alarm
Prime Optical 10.5 provides TNCS card support for the new M15 explorer.
Support for new modules for NCS 2000 NE
Ability to support the following new passive card modules with support for Alarms on these passive units:
Support for Link Report
Ability to edit the Alias and Description fields in the Link Report.
Splitter Protection Support
Support for splitter protection for 10x10G_LC card in the TXPP-10G mode.
New Operating Mode Support
Support for new MXP_1S card mode for the AR-XPE card.
Note Splitter and Y-cable protection is not possible with the MXP_1S card mode.
PRBS support for the following cards and NE:
NCS 2006 SDH
New Alien Wavelength pane in the circuit wizard.
Prime Optical 10.5 provides the new functionality of configuring alien wavelength from the Circuit Wizard.
7% HG-FEC Support for 100GS-CK-LC
Prime Optical 10.5 provides the functionality to provision 100GS-CK-LC / 200G-CK-LC Line Cards with 7% HG-FEC that allows trunk interoperable function with the older 100G-LC-C/100G-CK-C Line Cards.
Note For 200G operating modes only SD-FEC is supported and 7% HG-FEC is not supported.
Note For 100G operating modes both 7% HG-FEC and SD-FEC are supported.
User Login Credentials
The user name in CTC can be up to forty characters (up to thirty nine characters for TACACS and RADIUS authentication).
User Profile Settings
Prime Optical 10.5 provides the ability to export user profile name and the related information as well as to export category wise distribution of operations and their respective permissions.
Historical Data Export functionality for Alarm and PM
Support for historical data export functionality for alarm and PM.
Prime Optical-Supported NE Software Releases
Before updating the software image on an NE, verify whether the NE software version is supported in this Prime Optical release. If you add an unsupported NE software version, the Prime Optical server might not communicate with one or more NEs in the domain, causing erroneous behavior.
Step 3 To search for a specific bug, enter the bug ID in the Search For field and press Enter.
Step 4 To search for bugs in the current release:
a. To search for bugs in the current release, click Select from list link.
The Select Product page is displayed.
b. Choose Cloud and Systems Management > Optical Management > Cisco Prime Optical > Cisco Prime Optical 10.5.
c. Click OK.
d. When the search results are displayed, use the filter tools to find the types of bugs you are looking for. You can search for bugs by status, severity, modified date, and so forth.
Note In the search results, the headlines and Release-note enclosures might contain both Cisco Prime Optical and Cisco Transport Manager product names. For example, if a bug applies to both Prime Optical 10.5 and CTM 9.2, the headline and Release-note enclosure contain the earlier CTM product terminology.
Tip To export the results to a spreadsheet, click the Export Results to Excel link.
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