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, NCS 2006, and NCS 2015
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 10.6.
Table 1 New Features and Enhancements in Prime Optical 10.6
Basic support for the following NEs:
ONS 15454 MSTP NEs
Third-party tools support
The following third-party tools have been upgraded for Prime Optical 10.6:
RHEL 6 and RHEL 7
Windows 7 and Windows 8
Java 7 and Java 8
Support for new cards
Prime Optical 10.6 provides the basic support for the following new cards:
CPAK SR4 support
CPAK SR4 support for the following cards:
Support for the following functionalities:
Ability to update the wavelength of the existing WSON circuits. You can edit the wavelength of the existing circuit from Circuit Report and Circuit Search using Edit DWDM circuit functionality.
Support for new circuit preroute state for Preroute functionality in Circuit Report.
Display the preferred or required wavelength of the WSON or UNI circuit in the Properties panel of the Circuit Report along with the provisioned wavelength.
Note Applicable to preroute and protected circuits.
Include and exclude constraints functionality is disabled for Edit DWDM operation.
WSON circuit enhancement
Alarm support and circuit activation enhancements for WSON Circuits for the following functionalities:
Trail Trace Identifier (TTI) Enhancements
Support for the TTI tabs to display the section and path information simultaneously.
Prime Optical 10.6 now provides the ability to support the following new functionalities:
Circuit Table can also be launched from NE Explorer > Configuration menu.
New label for Squelch parameter for the following cards:
CRS NE Enhancements
Support for the CRS NE:
New Ethernet parameter for History Level and PM Layer fields on the PM tab.
A new warning message is displayed when CRS - PLIM PM statistics are cleared from PM tab and PM table.
Parameters must be displayed in tabular format for PM and Ethernet Status tab.
New Clear button in the Ethernet Status tab.
Received String must display values even when Expected String is empty on the TTI tab.
FIPS Support for MR-MXP Card
Encryption support on the MR-MXP card and also the network element can be in FIPS-CC (Federal Information Processing Standard-Common Criteria) mode.
Multi-Shelf Mode Management
Prime Optical 10.6 provides multi-shelf mode support for the NEs.
The Prime Optical GUI has a new look and feel for the following windows:
Disabled or grayed out elements are now readable for the following panes:
Modify Link from Link Report
Edit DWDM Circuit
New faceplate images for the following cards:
Passive Shelves Support
Improves the usability of the passive patch panel modules on the NCS2K-MF-6RU (14 modules), NCS2K-MF10-6RU (10 double-slot modules) and NCS2K-MF-MPO-20LC shelves with the following support:
Note You can view only the provisioning details.
The following passive modules are provisioned in NCS2K-MF-6RU:
The following passive modules are provisioned in NCS2K-MF10-6RU:
The following cards are not part of passive patch panel modules support:
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 10.6.
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 10.6 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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