Connect the PC and Log into the GUI

This document explains how to connect Windows PCs and Solaris workstations to the Cisco ONS 15454 and how to log into Cisco Transport Controller (CTC) software, which is the ONS 15454 Operation, Administration, Maintenance and Provisioning (OAM&P) user interface. Procedures for connecting to the ONS 15454 ANSI or ONS 15454 ETSI using TL1 are provided in the Cisco ONS SONET TL1 Command Guide and Cisco ONS SDH TL1 Command Guide


Note

Unless otherwise specified, “ONS 15454” refers to both ANSI and ETSI shelf assemblies.

The procedures and tasks described in this document for the Cisco ONS 15454 platform is applicable to the Cisco ONS 15454 M2 and Cisco ONS 15454 M6 platforms, unless noted otherwise.


Changes to This Document

The following table lists new and changed content made to this document since it was first published.

Table 1. Changes to This Document

Date

Change Summary

November 2011

Release 9.40—Added NTP-G323 Create or Delete a Perspective View

March 2013

Revised the part number and included Release 9.6.0.3 features.

November 2016

Included Release 10.6.1 features.

June 2017

Added the Troubleshooting with RSA section.

March 2019

Added the Log into CTC with Stored Login Credentials procedure.

Before You Begin

This section lists the document procedures (NTPs). Turn to a procedure for applicable tasks (DLPs).


Note

Autonegotiation is enabled on the EMS, craft terminal, and TNC/TNCE/TSC/TSCE LAN ports by default. The Layer 2 switch (Cisco or third party equipment) ports where the LAN cables are connected, are also configured with the autonegotiation enabled.


For an ONS 15454 M6 shelf, we recommend the use of RJ-45 port (craft terminal port or the EMS port) on the ECU and ECU2 to establish LAN connectivity. The advantages of using the RJ-45 ports on the ECU and ECU2 include:

  • CAT-5 Ethernet cable connections can be managed better by routing the cable through the ECU and ECU2 ejector.

  • If the TNC, TNCE, TSC, or TSCE card fails, the LAN connection is not lost during the TNC, TNCE, TSC, or TSCE card switch over.

If the ECU or ECU2 is absent, you can connect a CAT-5 Ethernet cable to the LAN port on the TNC/TNCE/TSC/TSCE card to create an external LAN connection.

NTP-G17 Set Up Computer for CTC

Purpose

This procedure configures your Windows PC or Solaris workstation to run CTC.

Tools/Equipment

Cisco ONS 15454 Release 9.3 software CD (version as applicable)

Prerequisite Procedures

Install the Cisco ONS 15454, ONS 15454 M2, and ONS 15454 M6 Shelf. Refer the Cisco ONS 15454 Hardware Installation Guide.

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

None


Note

JRE 1.6 and 1.7 is required to log into nodes running Software Release 9.3 and later. Complete the DLP-G52 Change the JRE Version as needed.


SUMMARY STEPS

  1. If your computer does not have an appropriate browser installed, complete one of the following:
  2. (Windows PC only) Complete the DLP-G331 Adjust the Java Virtual Memory Heap Size (Windows) to increase the size of the JVM heap to improve CTC performance.
  3. Complete one of the following:

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1

If your computer does not have an appropriate browser installed, complete one of the following:

  • To install Internet Explorer 6.x, 7.x, or 8.x on a Windows PC, download the browser from www.microsoft.com

  • To install Mozilla 1.7 on a Solaris workstation, download the browser from www.mozilla.org

  • To install Safari on a MacOS-X PC, download the browser from www.apple.com

    Note 

    Internet Explorer 8.x is supported on Windows 7, and Safari is supported on MacOS-X.

Step 2

(Windows PC only) Complete the DLP-G331 Adjust the Java Virtual Memory Heap Size (Windows) to increase the size of the JVM heap to improve CTC performance.

Step 3

Complete one of the following:

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


DLP-G37 Run the CTC Installation Wizard for Windows PCs

Purpose

This task installs CTC online user manuals, Acrobat Reader 8.1.2, JRE 1.6, and CTC JAR files on Windows PCs.

Tools/Equipment

Cisco ONS 15454 Release 9.3 software CD

Prerequisite Procedures

None

Required/As Needed

This task is required if you will use a Windows computer to run CTC and if any one of the following is true:
  • JRE 1.6 is not installed.

  • CTC online user manuals are not installed and are needed.

  • CTC JAR files are not installed and are needed.

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

None


Note

If you will log into nodes running CTC software earlier than Release 4.6, install JRE 1.3.1. To run CTC software R9.3, install JRE 1.6.


SUMMARY STEPS

  1. Verify that your computer has the following:
  2. Verify that Service Pack 6a or later is installed. From Windows Start menu, choose Programs > Administrative Tools > Windows NT Diagnostics and check the service pack on the Version tab of the Windows NT Diagnostics dialog box. If Service Pack 6a or later is not installed, do not continue. Install Service Pack 6a following the computer upgrade procedures for your site. Go to Step 4.
  3. Complete DLP-G450 Configuring Windows Vista or Windows 7 to Support CTC and go to Step 4
  4. Insert the Cisco ONS 15454 Release 9.3 software CD into your computer CD drive. The installation program begins running automatically. If it does not start, navigate to the CD directory and double-click setup.exe.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Complete one of the following:
  7. Click Next.
  8. Complete the following, as applicable:
  9. The directory where the installation wizard will install the CTC online user manuals appears. The default is C:\Program Files\Cisco\CTC\Documentation.
  10. Click Next.
  11. Review the components that will be installed. If you want to change the components, complete one of the following. If not, proceed to the next step.
  12. Click Next. It might take a few minutes for the JRE installation wizard to appear. If you selected Custom in Step 6 and you don’t need to install a JRE, continue with Step 14.
  13. To install the JRE, complete the following:
  14. In the Cisco Transport Controller Installation Wizard, click Next. The online user manuals and/or Adobe Acrobat Reader are installed.
  15. Click Finish.
  16. Return to your originating procedure (NTP).

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1

Verify that your computer has the following:

  • Processor—Pentium III, 700 Mhz or faster

  • RAM—384 MB recommended, 512 MB optimum
    Note 

    Processor and RAM requirements are guidelines. CTC performance is faster if your computer has a faster processor and more RAM.

  • Hard drive—20 GB hard drive recommended with at least 50 MB of space available

  • Operating system—Windows 98 (1st and 2nd editions), Windows NT 4.0 (with Service Pack 6a), Windows 2000 (with Service Pack 3), Windows XP (with Service Pack 1), Windows Vista, or Windows 7. If your operating system is Windows NT 4.0, go to the next step. If your operating system is Windows Vista or Windows 7, go to Step 3. For all others, go to Step 4.

Step 2

Verify that Service Pack 6a or later is installed. From Windows Start menu, choose Programs > Administrative Tools > Windows NT Diagnostics and check the service pack on the Version tab of the Windows NT Diagnostics dialog box. If Service Pack 6a or later is not installed, do not continue. Install Service Pack 6a following the computer upgrade procedures for your site. Go to Step 4.

Step 3

Complete DLP-G450 Configuring Windows Vista or Windows 7 to Support CTC and go to Step 4

Step 4

Insert the Cisco ONS 15454 Release 9.3 software CD into your computer CD drive. The installation program begins running automatically. If it does not start, navigate to the CD directory and double-click setup.exe.

The Cisco Transport Controller Installation Wizard displays the components that will be installed on your computer:

  • JRE 1.6

  • Acrobat Reader 8.1.2

  • Online User Manuals

  • CTC JAR files

Note 

JRE 1.6 is required to run Release 9.3. Preinstalling the CTC JAR files saves time at initial login. If the JAR files are not installed, they are downloaded from the TCC2/TCC2P/TCC3/TNC/TNCE/TSC/TSCE cards the first time you log in.

Step 5

Click Next.

Step 6

Complete one of the following:

  • Click Typical to install the JRE, CTC JAR files, online user manuals, and Acrobat Reader. If you already have JRE 1.6 installed on your computer, choose Custom.

  • Click Custom if you want to choose the components that you want to install. By default, Acrobat Reader and the online user manuals are selected.

Step 7

Click Next.

Step 8

Complete the following, as applicable:

  • If you selected Typical in Step 6 , skip this step and continue with Step 9.

  • If you selected Custom inStep 6, check the CTC component that you want to install and click Next.

    • If you selected Online User Manuals, continue with Step 9.

    • If you did not select Online User Manuals, continue with Step 11.

Step 9

The directory where the installation wizard will install the CTC online user manuals appears. The default is C:\Program Files\Cisco\CTC\Documentation.

  • If you want to change the CTC online user manuals directory, type the new directory path in the Directory Name field, or click Browse to navigate to the directory.

  • If you do not want to change the directory, continue with the next step.

Step 10

Click Next.

Step 11

Review the components that will be installed. If you want to change the components, complete one of the following. If not, proceed to the next step.

  • If you selected Typical in Step 6, click Back twice to return to the installation setup type page. Choose Custom and repeat Step 7 through Step 10.

  • If you selected Custom in Step 6, click Back once or twice (depending on the components selected) until the component selection page appears. Repeat Step 7 through Step 10.

Step 12

Click Next. It might take a few minutes for the JRE installation wizard to appear. If you selected Custom in Step 6 and you don’t need to install a JRE, continue with Step 14.

Step 13

To install the JRE, complete the following:

  1. In the Java 2 Runtime Environment License Agreement dialog box, view the license agreement and choose one of the following:

    • I accept the terms of the license agreement—Accepts the license agreement. Continue with 13.b.

    • I do not accept the terms of the license agreement—Disables the Next button on the Java 2 Runtime Environment License Agreement dialog box. Click Cancel to return to the CTC installation wizard. CTC will not install the JRE. Continue with Step 14.

      Note 

      If JRE 1.6 is already installed on your computer, the Java 2 Runtime Environment License Agreement dialog box does not appear. You must click Next and then choose Modify to change the JRE installation, or Remove to uninstall the JRE. If you choose Modify and click Next, continue with Step 13.e. If you choose Remove and click Next, continue with Step 13.i.

  2. Click Next.

  3. Choose one of the following:

    • Click Typical to install all JRE features. If you select Typical, the JRE version installed will automatically become the default JRE version for your browsers.

    • Click Custom if you want to select the components to install and select the browsers that will use the JRE version.

  4. Click Next.

  5. If you selected Typical, continue with Step 13.i. If you selected Custom, click the drop-down list for each program feature that you want to install and choose the desired setting. The program features include:

    • Java 2 Runtime Environment—(Default) Installs JRE 1.6 with support for European languages.

    • Support for Additional Languages—Adds support for non-European languages.

    • Additional Font and Media Support—Adds Lucida fonts, Java Sound, and color management capabilities.

    The drop-down list options for each program feature include:
    • This feature will be installed on the local hard drive—Installs the selected feature.

    • This feature and all subfeatures will be installed on the local hard drive—Installs the selected feature and all subfeatures.

    • Don’t install this feature now—Does not install the feature (not an option for Java 2 Runtime Environment).

      To modify the directory where the JRE version is installed, click Change, navigate to the desired directory, and click OK.

  6. Click Next.

  7. In the Browser Registration dialog box, check the browsers that you want to register with the Java Plug-In. The JRE version will be the default for the selected browsers. It is acceptable to leave both browser check boxes unchecked.

    Note 

    Setting the JRE as the default for these browsers might cause problems with these browsers.

  8. Click Next.

  9. Click Finish.

    Note 

    If you are uninstalling the JRE, click Remove.

Step 14

In the Cisco Transport Controller Installation Wizard, click Next. The online user manuals and/or Adobe Acrobat Reader are installed.

Step 15

Click Finish.

Step 16

Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-G38 Run the CTC Installation Wizard for Solaris Workstations

Purpose

This task installs the CTC online user manuals, Acrobat 8.1.2, and JRE 1.6 on Solaris workstations, as necessary.

Tools/Equipment

Latest Cisco ONS 15454 Release software CD

Prerequisite Procedures

None

Required/As Needed

This task is required if you will use a Solaris workstation to run CTC, and any of the following is true:
  • JRE 1.6 is not installed.

  • CTC online user manuals are not installed and are needed.

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

None


Note

If you will log into nodes running CTC software earlier than Release 4.6, install JRE 1.3.1. To run CTC software R9.3, install JRE 1.6.

SUMMARY STEPS

  1. Verify that your computer has the following:
  2. Change the directory. Type:
  3. From the techdoc454 CD directory, type:
  4. Click Next.
  5. Complete one of the following:
  6. Click Next.
  7. Complete the following, as applicable:
  8. The directory where the installation wizard will install the CTC online user manuals appears. The default is /usr/doc/ctc.
  9. Click Next.
  10. Review the components that will be installed.
  11. Click Next. It might take a few minutes for the JRE installation wizard to appear. If you selected Custom in Step 7 on page 10 and need to install the JRE, continue with Step 13on page 11
  12. To install the JRE, complete the following:
  13. In the Cisco Transport Controller Installation Wizard, click Next. The online user manuals are installed.
  14. Click Finish.
  15. Return to your originating procedure (NTP).

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1

Verify that your computer has the following:

  • RAM—384 MB recommended, 512 MB optimum

  • Hard drive—20 GB hard drive recommended with at least 50 MB of space available

  • Operating system—Solaris 9 or 10

    Note 
    These requirements are guidelines. CTC performance is faster if your computer has a faster processor and more RAM.
Step 2

Change the directory. Type:

cd /cdrom/cdrom0/

Step 3

From the techdoc454 CD directory, type:

./setup.bat

The Cisco Transport Controller Installation Wizard displays the components that will be installed on your computer:

  • JRE 1.6

  • Acrobat Reader 8.1.2

  • Online User Manuals

  • CTC JAR files

Step 4

Click Next.

Step 5

Complete one of the following:

  • Click Typical to install the JRE, CTC JAR files, online user manuals, and Acrobat Reader. If you already have JRE 1.6 installed on your computer, choose Custom.

  • Click Custom if you want to install either the JRE or the online user manuals.

Step 6

Click Next.

Step 7

Complete the following, as applicable:

Step 8

The directory where the installation wizard will install the CTC online user manuals appears. The default is /usr/doc/ctc.

  • If you want to change the CTC online user manuals directory, type the new directory path in the Directory Name field, or click Browse to navigate to the directory.

  • If you do not want to change the CTC online user manuals directory, skip this step.

Step 9

Click Next.

Step 10

Review the components that will be installed.

  • If you selected Typical in Step 5 on page 10 , click Back twice to return to the installation setup type page. Choose Custom and repeat Step 6 through Step 9

  • If you selected Custom in Step 5on page 10, click Back once or twice (depending on the components selected) until you reach the component selection page and check the desired components. Repeat Step 7 on page 10 through Step 9 on page 10.

Step 11

Click Next. It might take a few minutes for the JRE installation wizard to appear. If you selected Custom in Step 7 on page 10 and need to install the JRE, continue with Step 13on page 11

Step 12

To install the JRE, complete the following:

  1. In the Java 2 Runtime Environment License Agreement dialog box, view the license agreement and choose one of the following:

    • I accept the terms of the license agreement—Accepts the license agreement. Continue with 12.bon page 11

    • I do not accept the terms of the license agreement—Disables the Next button on the Java 2 Runtime Environment License Agreement dialog box. Click Cancel to return to the CTC installation wizard. CTC will not install the JRE. Continue with Step 13on page 11

      Note 
      If JRE 1.6 is already installed on your computer, the Java 2 Runtime Environment License Agreement dialog box does not appear. You must click Next and then choose Modify to change the JRE installation or Remove to uninstall the JRE. If you choose Modify and click Next, continue with xref. If you choose Remove and click Next, continue with Step 12.e.
  2. Click Next.

  3. Choose one of the following:

    • Click Typical to install all JRE features. If you select Typical, the JRE version installed will automatically become the default JRE version for your browsers.

    • Click Custom if you want to select the components to install and select the browsers that will use the JRE version.

  4. Click Next.

  5. If you selected Typical, continue with 12.ion page 11. If you selected Custom, click the drop-down list for each program feature that you want to install and choose the desired setting. The program features include:

    • Java 2 Runtime Environment—(Default) Installs JRE 1.6 with support for European languages.

    • Support for Additional Languages—Adds support for non-European languages.

    • Additional Font and Media Support—Adds Lucida fonts, Java Sound, and color management capabilities.

    The drop-down list options for each program feature include:
    • This feature will be installed on the local hard drive—Installs the selected feature.

    • This feature and all subfeatures will be installed on the local hard drive—Installs the selected feature and all subfeatures.

    • Don’t install this feature now—Does not install the feature (not an option for Java 2 Runtime Environment).

      To modify the directory where the JRE version is installed, click Change, navigate to the desired directory, and click OK.

  6. Click Next.

  7. In the Browser Registration dialog box, check the browsers that you want to register with the Java Plug-In. The JRE version will be the default for the selected browsers. It is acceptable to leave both browser check boxes unchecked.

    Note 
    Setting the JRE as the default for these browsers might cause problems with these browsers.
  8. Click Next.

  9. Click Finish.

    Note 
    If you are uninstalling the JRE, click Remove.
Step 13

In the Cisco Transport Controller Installation Wizard, click Next. The online user manuals are installed.

Step 14

Click Finish.

Note 
Be sure to record the names of the directories you choose for JRE and the online user manuals.
Step 15

Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-G52 Change the JRE Version

Purpose

This task changes the JRE version, which is useful if you would like to upgrade to a later JRE version from an earlier one without using the software CD. This does not affect the browser default version. After selecting the desired JRE version, you must exit CTC. The next time you log into a node, the new JRE version will be used.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-G46 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher

SUMMARY STEPS

  1. From the Edit menu, choose Preferences.
  2. Click the JRE tab. The JRE tab shows the current JRE version and the recommended and supported versions.
  3. Click the Browse button and navigate to the JRE directory on your computer.
  4. Choose the JRE version.
  5. Click Open, then click OK.
  6. From the File menu, choose Exit.
  7. In the confirmation dialog box, click Yes.
  8. Log out of the ONS node.
  9. In the web browser that you used to log into the node, click Delete CTC Cache.
  10. Click Yes on the confirmation dialog then close the browser window.
  11. Complete the DLP-G46 Log into CTC.
  12. Return to your originating procedure (NTP).

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1

From the Edit menu, choose Preferences.

Step 2

Click the JRE tab. The JRE tab shows the current JRE version and the recommended and supported versions.

Step 3

Click the Browse button and navigate to the JRE directory on your computer.

Step 4

Choose the JRE version.

Step 5

Click Open, then click OK.

Step 6

From the File menu, choose Exit.

Step 7

In the confirmation dialog box, click Yes.

Step 8

Log out of the ONS node.

Step 9

In the web browser that you used to log into the node, click Delete CTC Cache.

Step 10

Click Yes on the confirmation dialog then close the browser window.

Step 11

Complete the DLP-G46 Log into CTC.

Step 12

Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


NTP-G18 Set Up CTC Computer for Local Craft Connection to the ONS 15454

Purpose

This procedure explains how to set up a PC running Windows or a Solaris workstation for an onsite local craft connection to the ONS 15454.

Tools/Equipment

Network interface card (NIC), also referred to as an Ethernet card

Straight-through (CAT-5) LAN cable

Prerequisite Procedures

NTP-G17 Set Up Computer for CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

None

SUMMARY STEPS

  1. Complete one of the CTC computer setup tasks shown in the following table based on your CTC connection environment. For initial setup, use Option 1 or 3 if you are setting up a Windows PC. Use Option 4 if you are setting up a Solaris workstation.
  2. Connect a straight-through CAT-5 LAN cable from the Windows PC or Solaris workstation NIC to one of the following:
  3. After setting up your CTC computer, continue with the NTP-G21 Log into the GUI as needed.

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1

Complete one of the CTC computer setup tasks shown in the following table based on your CTC connection environment. For initial setup, use Option 1 or 3 if you are setting up a Windows PC. Use Option 4 if you are setting up a Solaris workstation.

Table 2. CTC Computer Setup for Local Craft Connections to the ONS 15454

Option

CTC Connection Environment

CTC Computer Setup Task

1

  • You are connecting from a Windows PC.

  • You will connect to one ONS 15454, or ONS 15454 M2, or ONS 15454 M6.

  • You need to access non-ONS 15454 applications such as ping and tracert (trace route).

DLP-G39 Set Up a Windows PC for Craft Connection to an ONS 15454 on the Same Subnet Using Static IP Addresses

2

  • You are connecting from a Windows PC.

  • Your network uses Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) for assignment of host IP addresses.

  • The CTC computer is provisioned for DHCP.

  • The ONS 15454 has DHCP forwarding enabled.

  • The ONS 15454 is connected to a DHCP server.

Note 

The ONS 15454 does not provide IP addresses. If DHCP is enabled, it passes DCHP requests to an external DHCP server.

DLP-G40 Set Up a Windows PC for Craft Connection to an ONS 15454 Using Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

Note 

Do not use this task for initial node turn-up. Use the task only if DHCP forwarding is enabled on the ONS 15454. By default, DHCP is not enabled. To enable it, refer the “NTP-G26 Set Up CTC Network Access” procedure”, chapter “Turn up a Node” in the Cisco ONS 15454 DWDM Configuration Guide.

3

  • You are connecting from a Windows PC.

  • You will connect to ONS 15454s at different locations and times and do not wish to reconfigure your PC’s IP settings each time.

  • You will not access or use non-ONS 15454 applications such as ping and tracert (trace route).

  • If you are using an ANSI shelf, you will connect to the TCC2/TCC2P/TCC3 Ethernet port or backplane LAN pins either directly or through a hub.

  • If you are using an ETSI shelf, you will connect to the ONS 15454 Ethernet port or the RJ-45 jack on the MIC-C/T/P FMEC either directly or through a hub.

  • If you are using an ANSI or ETSI multishelf node, you will connect to the patch panel DCN port or the Catalyst 2950 or the Catalyst 3560 using a straight-through (CAT 5) LAN cable.

  • If you are using an ONS 15454 M6 shelf assembly, you will connect to the TNC/TNCE/TSC/TSCE ethernet port, or the EMS port or the craft terminal port on the ECU or ECU2 either directly or through a hub.

  • If you are using an ONS 15454 M2 shelf assembly, you will connect to the TNC/TNCE/TSC/TSCE ethernet port or the EMS port on the power module either directly or through a hub.

  • If you are using an ONS 15454 M6 multishelf node, you will connect to the patch panel DCN port or the Catalyst 2950 or Catalyst 3560 using a straight-through (CAT 5) LAN cable.

DLP-G41 Set Up a Windows PC for Craft Connection to an ONS 15454 Using Automatic Host Detection

4

  • You are connecting from a Solaris workstation.

  • You will connect to one ONS 15454.

  • You need to access non-ONS 15454 applications such as ping and tracert (trace route).

DLP-G42 Set Up a Solaris Workstation for a Craft Connection to an ONS 15454

Step 2

Connect a straight-through CAT-5 LAN cable from the Windows PC or Solaris workstation NIC to one of the following:

  • The RJ-45 (LAN) port on the active or standby TCC2/TCC2P/TCC3 card. Use this method for the initial shelf turn-up.

  • The RJ-45 (LAN) port on a hub or switch to which the ONS 15454 is physically connected.

  • For multishelf mode, the DCN RJ-45 (LAN) port on the Ethernet Adapter Panel (EAP) or Port 23 or 24 of the Catalyst 2950 or the Catalyst 3560.

  • If you are using an ONS 15454 M2 shelf assembly, you will connect to the TNC/TNCE/TSC/TSCE ethernet port or the EMS port on the power module either directly or through a hub.

  • If you are using an ONS 15454 M6 shelf assembly, you will connect to the TNC/TNCE/TSC/TSCE ethernet port, or the EMS port or the craft terminal port on the ECU or ECU2 either directly or through a hub.

Note 

For instructions on crimping your own straight-through (CAT-5) LAN cables, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 DWDM Troubleshooting Guide.

Step 3

After setting up your CTC computer, continue with the NTP-G21 Log into the GUI as needed.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


DLP-G39 Set Up a Windows PC for Craft Connection to an ONS 15454 on the Same Subnet Using Static IP Addresses

Purpose

This task sets up your computer for a local craft connection to the ONS 15454 when:

  • You will connect to one ONS 15454; if you will connect to multiple ONS 15454s, you might need to reconfigure your computer’s IP settings each time you connect to an ONS 15454.

  • You need to use non-ONS 15454 applications such as ping and tracert (trace route).

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

NTP-G17 Set Up Computer for CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

None

SUMMARY STEPS

  1. Verify the operating system that is installed on your computer:
  2. According to the Windows operating system installed on your computer, perform one of the following steps:
  3. If you have Windows 98 installed on your PC, complete the following steps to change its TCP/IP configuration:
  4. If you have Windows NT 4.0 installed on your PC, complete the following steps to change its TCP/IP configuration:
  5. If you have Windows 2000 installed on your PC, complete the following steps to change its TCP/IP configuration:
  6. If you have Windows XP installed on your PC, complete the following steps to change its TCP/IP configuration:
  7. If you have Windows Vista installed on your PC, complete the following steps to change its TCP/IP configuration:
  8. If you have Windows 7 installed on your PC, complete the following steps to change its TCP/IP configuration:
  9. Return to your originating procedure (NTP).

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1

Verify the operating system that is installed on your computer:

  1. From the Windows Start menu, choose Settings > Control Panel.

  2. In the Control Panel window, double-click the System icon.

  3. On the General tab of the System Settings window, verify that the Windows operating system is one of the following: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7.

Step 2

According to the Windows operating system installed on your computer, perform one of the following steps:

  • For Windows 98, complete Step 3.

  • For Windows NT 4.0, complete Step 4.

  • For Windows 2000, complete Step 5.

  • For Windows XP, complete Step 6.

  • For Windows Vista, complete Step 7.

  • For Windows 7, complete Step 8.

Step 3

If you have Windows 98 installed on your PC, complete the following steps to change its TCP/IP configuration:

  1. From the Windows Start menu, choose Settings > Control Panel.

  2. In the Control Panel dialog box, click the Network icon.

  3. In the Network dialog box, choose TCP/IP for your NIC card, then click Properties.

  4. In the TCP/IP Properties dialog box, click the DNS Configuration tab and choose Disable DNS.

  5. Click the WINS Configuration tab and choose Disable WINS Resolution.

  6. Click the IP Address tab.

  7. In the IP Address window, click Specify an IP address.

  8. In the IP Address field, enter an IP address that is identical to the ONS 15454 IP address except for the last octet. The last octet must be 1 or 3 through 254. This IP address appears on the LCD unless its display is suppressed during node provisioning.

  9. In the Subnet Mask field, type the same subnet mask as the ONS 15454. The default is 255.255.255.0 (24 bit).

  10. Click OK.

  11. In the TCP/IP dialog box, click the Gateway tab.

  12. In the New Gateway field, type the ONS 15454 IP address. Click Add.

  13. Verify that the IP address appears in the Installed Gateways field, then click OK.

  14. When the prompt to restart your PC appears, click Yes.

  15. Proceed to Step 9.

Step 4

If you have Windows NT 4.0 installed on your PC, complete the following steps to change its TCP/IP configuration:

  1. From the Windows Start menu, choose Settings > Control Panel.

  2. In the Control Panel dialog box, click the Network icon.

  3. In the Network dialog box, click the Protocols tab, choose TCP/IP Protocol, then click Properties.

  4. Click the IP Address tab.

  5. In the IP Address window, click Specify an IP address.

  6. In the IP Address field, enter an IP address that is identical to the ONS 15454 IP address shown on the ONS 15454 LCD except for the last octet. The last octet must be 1 or 3 through 254.

  7. In the Subnet Mask field, type255.255.255.0.

  8. Click Advanced.

  9. In the Gateways List, click Add. The TCP/IP Gateway Address dialog box appears.

  10. Type the ONS 15454 IP address in the Gateway Address field.

  11. Click Add.

  12. Click OK.

  13. Click Apply.

  14. In some cases, Windows NT 4.0 prompts you to reboot your PC. If you receive this prompt, click Yes.

  15. Proceed to Step 9.

Step 5

If you have Windows 2000 installed on your PC, complete the following steps to change its TCP/IP configuration:

  1. From the Windows Start menu, choose Settings > Network and Dial-up Connections > Local Area Connection.

  2. In the Local Area Connection Status dialog box, click Properties.

  3. In the Network dialog box, click the Protocols tab, choose TCP/IP Protocol, then click Properties.

  4. Click the Use the following IP address .

  5. In the IP Address field, enter any legitimate IP address other than the node IP address as indicated on the LCD of the ONS 15454. The default IP address is 192.1.0.2.

    Note 

    You can suppress the LCD IP address display using CTC. For more information, see the “DLP-G162 Change IP Settings” task on page 11-23.

  6. In the Subnet Mask field, type the same subnet mask as the ONS 15454. The default is 255.255.255.0 (24 bit).

  7. Type the IP address entered in Step e in the Gateway Address field.

  8. Click OK.

  9. In the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box, click OK.

  10. In the Local Area Connection Status dialog box, click Close.

  11. Proceed to Step 9.

Step 6

If you have Windows XP installed on your PC, complete the following steps to change its TCP/IP configuration:

  1. From the Windows Start menu, choose Control Panel > Network Connections.

    Note 

    If the Network Connections menu is not available, right-click the Windows screen and choose Properties from the popup menu. Click the Appearance tab, then under Scheme, choose Classic View.

  2. From the Network Connections dialog box, click the Local Area Connection icon.

  3. On the General tab of the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box, choose Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), then click Properties.

  4. In the IP Address field, enter an IP address that is identical to the ONS 15454 IP address shown on the ONS 15454 LCD except for the last octet. The last octet must be 1 or 3 through 254.

  5. In the Subnet Mask field, type 255.255.255.0.

  6. In the Default Gateway field, type the ONS 15454 IP address.

  7. Click OK.

  8. In the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box, click OK.

  9. In the Local Area Connection Status dialog box, click Close.

  10. Proceed to Step 9.

Step 7

If you have Windows Vista installed on your PC, complete the following steps to change its TCP/IP configuration:

  1. From the Windows Start menu, choose Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Manage network connections. The Manage network connections window appears.

  2. Right-click the Local Area Connection icon, then click Properties. The Local Area Connection Properties dialog box appears.

  3. Click the Networking tab. Under This connection uses the following items, click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) > Properties. The Networking dialog box appears.

  4. Click Use the following IP address and in the IP Address field, enter an IP address that is identical to the ONS 15454 IP address shown on the ONS 15454 LCD except for the last octet. The last octet must be 1 or 3 through 254.

  5. In the Subnet Mask field, type 255.255.255.0.

  6. In the Default Gateway field, type the ONS 15454 IP address.

  7. Click OK.

  8. In the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box, click OK.

  9. Proceed to Step 9.

Step 8

If you have Windows 7 installed on your PC, complete the following steps to change its TCP/IP configuration:

  1. From the Windows Start menu, choose Control Panel.

  2. In the search box, type adapter.

  3. Under Network and Sharing Center, click View Network Connections. The Network Connections dialog box appears.

  4. In the Network Connections dialog box, right-click the Local Area Connection icon, then click Properties. The Local Area Connection Properties dialog box appears.

  5. Click the Networking tab. Under This connection uses the following items, click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) > Properties. The Networking dialog box appears.

  6. Click Use the following IP address and in the IP Address field, enter an IP address that is identical to the ONS 15454 IP address shown on the ONS 15454 LCD except for the last octet. The last octet must be 1 or 3 through 254.

  7. In the Subnet Mask field, type 255.255.255.0.

  8. In the Default Gateway field, type the ONS 15454 IP address.

  9. Click OK.

  10. In the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box, click OK.

Step 9

Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-G40 Set Up a Windows PC for Craft Connection to an ONS 15454 Using Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

Purpose

This task sets up your computer for craft connection to the ONS 15454 using DHCP.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

NTP-G17 Set Up Computer for CTC

NTP-G26 Set Up CTC Network Access. Refer chapter “Turn up a Node” in the Cisco ONS 15454 DWDM Configuration Guide.

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

None


Note

Do not use this task for initial node turn-up. Use the task only if DHCP forwarding is enabled on the ONS 15454. By default, DHCP is not enabled. To enable it, see the chapter “Turn up a Node” in the Cisco ONS 15454 DWDM Configuration Guide.



Note

The ONS 15454 does not provide the IP addresses. If DHCP forwarding is enabled, it passes DCHP requests to an external DHCP server.


SUMMARY STEPS

  1. Verify the operating system that is installed on your computer:
  2. According to the Windows operating system installed on your computer, perform one of the following steps:
  3. If you have Windows 98 installed on your PC, complete the following steps to change its TCP/IP configuration:
  4. If you have Windows NT 4.0 installed on your PC, complete the following steps to change its TCP/IP configuration:
  5. If you have Windows 2000 installed on your PC, complete the following steps to change its TCP/IP configuration:
  6. If you have Windows XP installed on your PC, complete the following steps to change its TCP/IP configuration:
  7. If you have Windows Vista installed on your PC, complete the following steps to change its TCP/IP configuration:
  8. If you have Windows 7 installed on your PC, complete the following steps to change its TCP/IP configuration:
  9. Return to your originating procedure (NTP).

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1

Verify the operating system that is installed on your computer:

  1. From the Windows Start menu, choose Settings > Control Panel.

  2. In the Control Panel window, double-click the System icon.

  3. On the General tab of the System Settings window, verify that the Windows operating system is one of the following: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7.

Step 2

According to the Windows operating system installed on your computer, perform one of the following steps:

  • For Windows 98, complete Step 3.

  • For Windows NT 4.0, complete Step 4.

  • For Windows 2000, complete Step 5.

  • For Windows XP, complete Step 6.

  • For Windows Vista, complete Step 7.

  • For Windows 7, complete Step 8.

Step 3

If you have Windows 98 installed on your PC, complete the following steps to change its TCP/IP configuration:

  1. From the Windows Start menu, choose Settings > Control Panel.

  2. In the Control Panel dialog box, click the Network icon.

  3. In the Network dialog box, choose TCP/IP for your NIC card, then click Properties.

  4. In the TCP/IP Properties dialog box, click the DNS Configuration tab and choose Disable DNS.

  5. Click the WINS Configuration tab and choose Disable WINS Resolution.

  6. Click the IP Address tab.

  7. In the IP Address window, click Obtain an IP address automatically.

  8. Click OK.

  9. When the prompt to restart your PC appears, click Yes.

  10. Proceed to Step 9.

Step 4

If you have Windows NT 4.0 installed on your PC, complete the following steps to change its TCP/IP configuration:

  1. From the Windows Start menu, choose Settings > Control Panel.

  2. In the Control Panel dialog box, click the Network icon.

  3. In the Network dialog box, click the Protocols tab, choose TCP/IP Protocol, then click Properties.

  4. Click the IP Address tab.

  5. In the IP Address window, click Obtain an IP address from a DHCP server.

  6. Click OK.

  7. Click Apply.

  8. If Windows prompts you to restart your PC, click Yes.

  9. Proceed to Step 9.

Step 5

If you have Windows 2000 installed on your PC, complete the following steps to change its TCP/IP configuration:

  1. From the Windows Start menu, choose Settings > Network and Dial-up Connections > Local Area Connection.

  2. In the Local Area Connection Status dialog box, choose the local area connection connected to the PC port connected to the ONS 15454.

  3. In the Local Area Connection Status dialog box, click Properties.

  4. On the General tab, choose Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), then click Properties.

  5. Click Obtain an IP address automatically.

  6. Click OK.

  7. In the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box, click OK.

  8. In the Local Area Connection Status dialog box, click Close.

  9. Proceed to Step 9.

Step 6

If you have Windows XP installed on your PC, complete the following steps to change its TCP/IP configuration:

  1. From the Windows Start menu, choose Control Panel > Network Connections.

    Note 

    If the Network Connections menu is not available, right-click the Windows screen and choose Properties from the popup menu. Click the Appearance tab, then under Scheme, choose Classic View.

  2. From the Network Connections dialog box, click the Local Area Connection icon.

  3. On the General tab of the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box, click Properties.

  4. On the General tab, choose Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), then click Properties.

  5. Click Obtain an IP address automatically.

  6. Click OK.

  7. In the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box, click OK.

  8. In the Local Area Connection Status dialog box, click Close.

  9. Proceed to Step 9.

Step 7

If you have Windows Vista installed on your PC, complete the following steps to change its TCP/IP configuration:

  1. From the Windows Start menu, choose Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Manage network connections. The Manage network connections window appears.

  2. Right-click the Local Area Connection icon, then click Properties. The Local Area Connection Properties dialog box appears.

  3. Click the Networking tab. Under This connection uses the following items, click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) > Properties. The Networking dialog box appears.

  4. Click Obtain an IP address automatically.

  5. Click OK.

  6. In the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box, click OK.

  7. Proceed to Step 9.

Step 8

If you have Windows 7 installed on your PC, complete the following steps to change its TCP/IP configuration:

  1. From the Windows Start menu, choose Control Panel.

  2. In the search box, type adapter.

  3. Under Network and Sharing Center, click View Network Connections. The Network Connections dialog box appears.

  4. Right-click the Local Area Connection icon, then click Properties. The Local Area Connection Properties dialog box appears.

  5. Click the Networking tab. Under This connection uses the following items, click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) > Properties. The Networking dialog box appears.

  6. Click Obtain an IP address automatically.

  7. Click OK.

  8. In the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box, click OK.

Step 9

Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-G41 Set Up a Windows PC for Craft Connection to an ONS 15454 Using Automatic Host Detection

Purpose

This task sets up your computer for local craft connection to the ONS 15454 when:

  • You are using an ANSI shelf, you will connect to the ONS 15454 Ethernet port or backplane LAN pins either directly or through a hub.

  • You are using an ETSI shelf, you will connect to the ONS 15454 Ethernet port or the RJ-45 jack on the MIC-C/T/P FMEC either directly or through a hub.

  • You are using an ONS 15454 M6 shelf assembly, you will connect to the TNC/TNCE/TSC/TSCE ethernet port, or the EMS port or the craft terminal port on the ECU or ECU2 either directly or through a hub.

  • You are using an ONS 15454 M2 shelf assembly, you will connect to the TNC/TNCE/TSC/TSCE ethernet port or the EMS port on the power module either directly or through a hub.

  • You will connect to multiple ONS 15454s and do not want to reconfigure your IP address each time.

  • You do not need to access non-ONS 15454 applications such as ping and tracert (trace route).

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

NTP-G17 Set Up Computer for CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

None

SUMMARY STEPS

  1. Verify the operating system that is installed on your computer:
  2. According to the Windows operating system installed on your computer, perform one of the following steps:
  3. If you have Windows 98 installed on your PC, complete the following steps to change its TCP/IP configuration:
  4. If you have Windows NT 4.0 installed on your PC, complete the following steps to change its TCP/IP configuration:
  5. If you have Windows 2000 installed on your PC, complete the following steps to change its TCP/IP configuration:
  6. If you have Windows XP installed on your PC, complete the following steps to change its TCP/IP configuration:
  7. If you have Windows Vista installed on your PC, complete the following steps to change its TCP/IP configuration:
  8. If you have Windows 7 installed on your PC, complete the following steps to change its TCP/IP configuration:
  9. Return to your originating procedure (NTP).

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1

Verify the operating system that is installed on your computer:

  1. From the Windows Start menu, choose Settings > Control Panel.

  2. In the Control Panel window, double-click the System icon.

  3. On the General tab of the System Settings window, verify that the Windows operating system is one of the following: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7.

Step 2

According to the Windows operating system installed on your computer, perform one of the following steps:

  • For Windows 98, complete Step 3.

  • For Windows NT 4.0, complete Step 4.

  • For Windows 2000, complete Step 5.

  • For Windows XP, complete Step 6.

  • For Windows Vista, complete Step 7.

  • For Windows 7, complete Step 8.

Step 3

If you have Windows 98 installed on your PC, complete the following steps to change its TCP/IP configuration:

  1. From the Windows Start menu, choose Settings > Control Panel.

  2. In the Control Panel dialog box, click the Network icon.

  3. In the Network dialog box, choose TCP/IP for your NIC card, then click Properties.

  4. In the TCP/IP Properties dialog box, click the DNS Configuration tab and choose Disable DNS.

  5. Click the WINS Configuration tab and choose Disable WINS Resolution.

  6. Click the IP Address tab.

  7. In the IP Address window, click Specify an IP address.

  8. In the IP Address field, enter any legitimate IP address other than the node IP address as indicated on the LCD of the ONS 15454. The default IP address is 192.1.0.2.

    Note 

    You can suppress the LCD IP address display using CTC. For more information, see the “DLP-G162 Change IP Settings” task, chapter “Turn up a Node” in the Cisco ONS 15454 DWDM Configuration Guide.

  9. In the Subnet Mask field, type the same subnet mask as the ONS 15454. The default is 255.255.255.0 (24 bit).

  10. Click OK.

  11. In the TCP/IP dialog box, click the Gateway tab.

  12. In the New Gateway field, type the address entered in Step 3.h. Click Add.

  13. Verify that the IP address appears in the Installed Gateways field, then click OK.

  14. When the prompt to restart your PC appears, click Yes.

  15. Proceed to Step 9.

Step 4

If you have Windows NT 4.0 installed on your PC, complete the following steps to change its TCP/IP configuration:

  1. From the Windows Start menu, choose Settings > Control Panel.

  2. In the Control Panel dialog box, click the Network icon.

  3. In the Network dialog box, click the Protocols tab, choose TCP/IP Protocol, then click Properties.

  4. Click the IP Address tab.

  5. In the IP Address window, click Specify an IP address.

  6. In the IP Address field, enter any legitimate IP address other than the node IP address as indicated on the LCD of the ONS 15454. The default IP address is 192.1.0.2.

    Note 

    You can suppress the LCD IP address display using CTC. For more information, see the “DLP-G162 Change IP Settings” task, chapter “Turn up a Node” in the Cisco ONS 15454 DWDM Configuration Guide.

  7. In the Subnet Mask field, type the same subnet mask as the ONS 15454. The default is 255.255.255.0 (24 bit).

  8. Click Advanced.

  9. In the Gateways List, click Add. The TCP/IP Gateway Address dialog box appears.

  10. Type the IP address entered in Step 4.f in the Gateway Address field.

  11. Click Add.

  12. Click OK.

  13. Click Apply.

  14. If Windows prompts you to restart your PC, click Yes.

  15. Proceed to Step 9.

Step 5

If you have Windows 2000 installed on your PC, complete the following steps to change its TCP/IP configuration:

  1. From the Windows Start menu, choose Settings > Network and Dial-up Connections > Local Area Connection.

  2. In the Local Area Connection Status dialog box, click Properties.

  3. On the General tab, choose Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), then click Properties.

  4. Click Use the following IP address.

  5. In the IP Address field, enter any legitimate IP address other than the node IP address as indicated on the LCD of the ONS 15454. The default IP address is 192.1.0.2.

    Note 

    You can suppress the LCD IP address display using CTC. For more information, see the “DLP-G162 Change IP Settings” task, chapter “Turn up a Node” in the Cisco ONS 15454 DWDM Configuration Guide.

  6. In the Subnet Mask field, type the same subnet mask as the ONS 15454. The default is 255.255.255.0 (24 bit).

  7. Type the IP address entered in Step 5.e in the Gateway Address field.

  8. Click OK.

  9. In the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box, click OK.

  10. In the Local Area Connection Status dialog box, click Close.

  11. Proceed to Step 9.

Step 6

If you have Windows XP installed on your PC, complete the following steps to change its TCP/IP configuration:

  1. From the Windows Start menu, choose Control Panel > Network Connections.

    Note 

    If the Network Connections menu is not available, click Switch to Classic View.

  2. From the Network Connections dialog box, click the Local Area Connection icon and select Properties.

  3. On the General tab, choose Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), then click Properties.

  4. In the IP Address field, enter any legitimate IP address other than the node IP address as indicated on the LCD of the ONS 15454. The default IP address is 192.1.0.2.

  5. Select the Use the Following IP Address: radio button.

    Note 

    You can suppress the LCD IP address display using CTC. For more information, see the “DLP-G162 Change IP Settings” task, chapter “Turn up a Node” in the Cisco ONS 15454 DWDM Configuration Guide.

  6. In the Subnet Mask field, type the same subnet mask as the ONS 15454. The default is 255.255.255.0 (24 bit).

  7. Type the IP address entered in Step 6.d in the Gateway Address field.

  8. Click OK.

  9. In the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box, click Close.

  10. Proceed to Step 9.

Step 7

If you have Windows Vista installed on your PC, complete the following steps to change its TCP/IP configuration:

  1. From the Windows Start menu, choose Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Manage network connections. The Manage network connections window appears.

  2. Right-click the Local Area Connection icon, then click Properties. The Local Area Connection Properties dialog box appears.

  3. Click the Networking tab. Under This connection uses the following items, click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) > Properties. The Networking dialog box appears.

  4. Click Use the following IP address and in the IP Address field, enter any legitimate IP address other than the node IP address indicated on the LCD of the ONS 15454. The default IP address is 192.1.0.2.

    Note 

    You can suppress the LCD IP address display using CTC. For more information, see the “DLP-G162 Change IP Settings” task, chapter “Turn up a Node” in the Cisco ONS 15454 DWDM Configuration Guide.

  5. In the Subnet Mask field, type the same subnet mask as the ONS 15454. The default is 255.255.255.0 (24 bit).

  6. Type the IP address entered in Step 7.d in the Gateway Address field.

  7. Click OK.

  8. In the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box, click Close.

  9. Proceed to Step 9.

Step 8

If you have Windows 7 installed on your PC, complete the following steps to change its TCP/IP configuration:

  1. From the Windows Start menu, choose Control Panel.

  2. In the search box, type adapter.

  3. Under Network and Sharing Center, click View Network Connections. The Network Connections dialog box appears.

  4. Right-click the Local Area Connection icon, then click Properties. The Local Area Connection Properties dialog box appears.

  5. Click the Networking tab. Under This connection uses the following items, click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) > Properties. The Networking dialog box appears.

  6. Click Use the following IP address and in the IP Address field, enter any legitimate IP address other than the node IP address indicated on the LCD of the ONS 15454. The default IP address is 192.1.0.2.

    Note 

    You can suppress the LCD IP address display using CTC. For more information, see the “DLP-G162 Change IP Settings” task, chapter “Turn up a Node” in the Cisco ONS 15454 DWDM Configuration Guide.

  7. In the Subnet Mask field, type the same subnet mask as the ONS 15454. The default is 255.255.255.0 (24 bit).

  8. Type the IP address entered in Step 8.f in the Gateway Address field.

  9. Click OK.

  10. In the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box, click Close.

Step 9

Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-G42 Set Up a Solaris Workstation for a Craft Connection to an ONS 15454

Purpose

This task sets up a Solaris workstation for a craft connection to the ONS 15454.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

NTP-G17 Set Up Computer for CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite

Security Level

None


Note

This procedure does not apply to the ONS 15454 M6 and ONS 15454 M2 chassis, because they do not have a backplane TL1 craft port.


SUMMARY STEPS

  1. Log into the workstation as the root user.
  2. Check to see if the interface is plumbed by typing:
  3. Plumb the interface by typing:
  4. Configure the IP address on the interface by typing:
  5. In the Subnet Mask field, type 255.255.255.0. Skip this step if you checked Craft Access Only on the Provisioning > Network > General > Gateway Settings tab.
  6. Test the connection:
  7. Return to your originating procedure (NTP).

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1

Log into the workstation as the root user.

Step 2

Check to see if the interface is plumbed by typing:

# ifconfig device

For example:

# ifconfig hme1

  • If the interface is plumbed, a message similar to the following appears:

    hme1:flags=1000842<BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4>mtu 1500 index 2 inet 0.0.0.0 netmask 0

    If a message similar to this one appears, go to Step 4.

  • If the interface is not plumbed, a message similar to the following appears:

    ifconfig: status: SIOCGLIFFLAGS: hme1: no such interface.

    If a message similar to this one appears, go to Step 3.

Step 3

Plumb the interface by typing:

# ifconfig device plumb

For example:

# ifconfig hme1 plumb

Step 4

Configure the IP address on the interface by typing:

# ifconfig interface ip-address netmask netmask up

For example:

# ifconfig hme0 192.1.0.3 netmask 255.255.255.0 up

Note 

Enter an IP address that is identical to the ONS 15454 IP address except for the last octet. The last octet must be 1 or 3 through 254.

Step 5

In the Subnet Mask field, type 255.255.255.0. Skip this step if you checked Craft Access Only on the Provisioning > Network > General > Gateway Settings tab.

Step 6

Test the connection:

  1. Start Mozilla.

  2. Enter the ONS 15454 IP address in the web address (URL) field. If the connection is established, a Java Console window, CTC caching messages, and the Cisco Transport Controller Login dialog box appear. If this occurs, go to Step 2 of the DLP-G46 Log into CTC to complete the login. If the Login dialog box does not appear, complete Steps 6.c and 6.d.

  3. At the prompt, type:

    ping ONS-15454-IP-address

    For example, to connect to an ONS 15454 with a default IP address of 192.1.0.2, type:

    ping 192.1.0.2

    If your workstation is connected to the ONS 15454, the following message appears:

    IP-address is alive

    Note 

    Skip this step if you checked the Craft Access Only check box on the Provisioning > Network > General > Gateway Settings tab.

  4. If CTC is not responding, a “no answer from x.x.x.x” message appears. Verify the IP and subnet mask information. Check that the cables connecting the workstation to the ONS 15454 are securely attached. Check the link status by typing:

    # ndd -set /dev/device instance 0

    # ndd -get /dev/device link_status

    For example:

    # ndd -set /dev/hme instance 0

    # ndd -get /dev/hme link_status

    A result of “1” means the link is up. A result of “0” means the link is down.

    Note 

    Check the man page for ndd. For example, type: # man ndd.

Step 7

Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


NTP-G19 Set Up a CTC Computer for a Corporate LAN Connection to the ONS 15454

Purpose

This procedure sets up your computer to access the ONS 15454 through a corporate LAN.

Tools/Equipment

NIC, also referred to as an Ethernet card

Straight-through (CAT-5) LAN cable

Prerequisite Procedures

  • NTP-G17 Set Up Computer for CTC

  • The ONS 15454 must be provisioned for LAN connectivity, including IP address, subnet mask, default gateway.

  • The ONS 15454 must be physically connected to the corporate LAN.

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

None

SUMMARY STEPS

  1. If your computer is already connected to the corporate LAN, go to Step 3. If you changed your computer’s network settings for craft access to the ONS 15454, change the settings back to the corporate LAN access settings. This generally means:
  2. Connect the ONS 15454 and the computer to the corporate LAN:
  3. If your computer is connected to a proxy server, disable proxy service or add the ONS 15454 nodes as exceptions. To disable or bypass proxy service, complete one of the following tasks, depending on the web browser that you use:
  4. Continue with the NTP-G21 Log into the GUI.

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1

If your computer is already connected to the corporate LAN, go to Step 3. If you changed your computer’s network settings for craft access to the ONS 15454, change the settings back to the corporate LAN access settings. This generally means:

  • Set the IP Address on the TCP/IP dialog box back to Obtain an IP address automatically (Windows 2000 and XP) or Obtain an IP address from a DHCP server (Windows NT 4.0).

  • If your LAN requires that Domain Name System (DNS) or Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS) be enabled, change the setting on the DNS Configuration or WINS Configuration tab of the TCP/IP dialog box.

Step 2

Connect the ONS 15454 and the computer to the corporate LAN:

  • Connect a straight-through (CAT-5) LAN cable from the PC or Solaris workstation NIC card to a corporate LAN port.

  • For a single ONS 15454 shelf node, connect a straight-through (CAT-5) LAN cable from the EMS or the craft terminal port to the corporate LAN port. For a single ONS 15454 M2 shelf, connect a straight-through (CAT-5) LAN cable from the EMS or the TNC/TNCE/TSC/TSCE Ethernet port to the corporate LAN port. For a single ONS 15454 M6 shelf, connect a straight-through (CAT-5) LAN cable from the EMS port, or the craft terminal port, or the TNC/TNCE/TSC/TSCE Ethernet port to the corporate LAN.

  • For an ONS 15454 M6 multishelf node, connect a straight-through (CAT-5) LAN cable from the EMS port, or the craft terminal port, or the TNC/TNCE/TSC/TSCE Ethernet port. For an ONS 15454, connect the DCN RJ-45 (LAN) port on the EAP or to Port 23 or 24 of the Catalyst 2950 or the Catalyst 3560 to corporate LAN port.

Step 3

If your computer is connected to a proxy server, disable proxy service or add the ONS 15454 nodes as exceptions. To disable or bypass proxy service, complete one of the following tasks, depending on the web browser that you use:

Step 4

Continue with the NTP-G21 Log into the GUI.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


DLP-G43 Disable or Bypass Proxy Service Using Internet Explorer (Windows)

Purpose

This task disables or bypasses proxy service for PCs running Internet Explorer.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

NTP-G17 Set Up Computer for CTC

Required/As Needed

Required if your computer is connected to a network computer proxy server and your browser is Internet Explorer.

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

None


Note

If you disable proxy on a TCC2P/TCC3/TNC/TNCE/TSC/TSCE node that has secure mode enabled, the node’s communication with other secure mode nodes may be compromised. For more information about secure mode, refer to the “Management Network Connectivity” chapter in the Cisco ONS 15454 DWDM Reference Manual.


SUMMARY STEPS

  1. From the Start menu, select Settings > Control Panel.
  2. In the Control Panel window, choose Internet Options.
  3. In the Internet Properties dialog box, click Connections > LAN Settings.
  4. In the LAN Settings dialog box, complete one of the following tasks:
  5. Return to your originating procedure (NTP).

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1

From the Start menu, select Settings > Control Panel.

Note 

If your computer is running Windows XP, you can select Control Panel directly from the Start menu. Make sure that you are in Classic View before continuing with this procedure. To switch to Classic View, right-click the Windows screen and choose Properties from the popup menu. Click the Appearance tab, then under Scheme, choose Classic View.

Step 2

In the Control Panel window, choose Internet Options.

Step 3

In the Internet Properties dialog box, click Connections > LAN Settings.

Step 4

In the LAN Settings dialog box, complete one of the following tasks:

  • Uncheck Use a proxy server to disable the service.

  • To bypass the service, leave Use a proxy server selected and click Advanced. In the Proxy Setting dialog box under Exceptions, enter the IP addresses of ONS 15454 nodes that you will access. Separate each address with a semicolon. You can insert an asterisk (*) for the host number to include all the ONS 15454s on your network. Click OK to close each open dialog box.

Note 

For ONS 15454, ONS 15454 M2, and ONS 15454 M6 nodes that have TCC2P/TCC3/TNC/TNCE/TSC/TSCE cards installed with the TCC2P/TCC3/TNC/TNCE/TSC/TSCE secure mode option enabled, enter the backplane LAN port (or the EMS port) IP addresses. If the node is in secure mode and the configuration has been locked, you will not be able to change the IP address unless the lock is disabled by Cisco Technical Support. Refer to the “Management Network Connectivity” chapter in the Cisco ONS 15454 DWDM Reference Manual for more information about secure mode.

Step 5

Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-G44 Disable or Bypass Proxy Service Using Mozilla (Solaris)

Purpose

This task disables or bypasses proxy service for Windows PCs running Mozilla (Solaris). Required if your computer is connected to a network computer proxy server and your browser is Mozilla (Solaris).

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

NTP-G17 Set Up Computer for CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

None


Note

If you disable proxy on a TCC2P/TCC3/TNC/TNCE/TSC/TSCE node that has secure mode enabled, the node’s communication with other secure mode nodes may be compromised. For more information about secure mode, refer to the “Management Network Connectivity” chapter in the Cisco ONS 15454 DWDM Reference Manual.


SUMMARY STEPS

  1. Open Mozilla (Solaris).
  2. From the Edit menu, choose Tools. The Internet Options dialog box appears.
  3. In the Network tab, click Settings. The Connection Settings dialog box appears.
  4. In the Connection Settings dialog box, set one of the following options:
  5. Return to your originating procedure (NTP).

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1

Open Mozilla (Solaris).

Step 2

From the Edit menu, choose Tools. The Internet Options dialog box appears.

Step 3

In the Network tab, click Settings. The Connection Settings dialog box appears.

Step 4

In the Connection Settings dialog box, set one of the following options:

  • Click the No proxy option to disable the proxy server.

  • Click the Auto-detect proxy settings for this network option to automatically detect the proxy settings for the network.

  • Click the Manual proxy configuration option to add exceptions to the proxy server. In the No Proxy For field, enter the IP addresses of the ONS 15454 nodes that you will access. Separate each address with a comma.

  • Click OK to close the Connection Settings dialog box.

  • Click OK to close the Internet Options dialog box.

    Note 

    For ONS 15454, ONS 15454 M2, or ONS 15454 M6 nodes that have TCC2P, TCC3, TNC, TNCE, TSC, or TSCE cards installed with the TCC2P/TCC3/TNC/TNCE/TSC/TSCE secure mode option enabled, enter the backplane LAN port (or EMS port) IP addresses in the Manual proxy configuration option. If the node is in secure mode and the configuration has been locked, you will not be able to change the IP address unless the lock is disabled by Cisco Technical Support.

Step 5

Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


NTP-G21 Log into the GUI

Purpose

This procedure logs into CTC, the graphical user interface (GUI) software used to manage the ONS 15454. This procedure includes optional node login tasks.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

NTP-G17 Set Up Computer for CTC

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Retrieve or higher

SUMMARY STEPS

  1. Complete the DLP-G46 Log into CTC task.
  2. As needed, complete the DLP-G48 Create Login Node Groups. Login node groups allow you to view and manage nodes that have an IP connection but no data communications channel (DCC) connection to the login node.
  3. As needed, complete the DLP-G49 Add a Node to the Current Session or Login Group.
  4. As needed, complete the DLP-G50 Delete a Node from the Current Session or Login Group.
  5. As needed, complete the DLP-G331 Adjust the Java Virtual Memory Heap Size (Windows).
  6. As needed, complete the DLP-G51 Delete a Node from a Specific Login Node Group.
  7. As needed, complete the DLP-G53 Configure the CTC Alerts Dialog Box for Automatic Popup.

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1

Complete the DLP-G46 Log into CTC task.

Note 

For information about navigating in CTC, see CTC Enhancements, Operations, and Shortcuts

During network topology discovery, CTC polls each node in the network to determine which one contains the most recent version of the CTC software. If CTC discovers a node in the network that has a more recent version of the CTC software than the version you are currently running, CTC generates a message stating that a later version of the CTC has been found in the network. If you have network discovery disabled, CTC will not seek more recent versions of the software. Unreachable nodes are not included in the upgrade discovery.

Note 

Upgrading the CTC software will overwrite your existing software. You must restart CTC after the upgrade is complete.

Step 2

As needed, complete the DLP-G48 Create Login Node Groups. Login node groups allow you to view and manage nodes that have an IP connection but no data communications channel (DCC) connection to the login node.

Step 3

As needed, complete the DLP-G49 Add a Node to the Current Session or Login Group.

Step 4

As needed, complete the DLP-G50 Delete a Node from the Current Session or Login Group.

Step 5

As needed, complete the DLP-G331 Adjust the Java Virtual Memory Heap Size (Windows).

Step 6

As needed, complete the DLP-G51 Delete a Node from a Specific Login Node Group.

Step 7

As needed, complete the DLP-G53 Configure the CTC Alerts Dialog Box for Automatic Popup.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


DLP-G331 Adjust the Java Virtual Memory Heap Size (Windows)

Purpose

This task allows you to adjust the Java Virtual Memory (JVM) heap size of a Windows PC from the default 256 MB to the maximum of 512 MB in order to improve CTC performance.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

None

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher


Note

The task adjusts the physical memory allocation in the computer RAM so that more space is allocated for CTC. However, less physical memory will be available for other computer processes and programs. If you notice performance degradation of non-CTC programs after completing this task, reduce the JVM allotted to CTC. You may need to repeat the task a few times to find the right balance between JVM allotted to CTC and to other programs on your computer.


SUMMARY STEPS

  1. From the Windows PC, click Start > Settings > Control Panel. > System, or Start > Control Panel > System (Windows XP). The Windows Control Panel appears. The System Properties dialog box appears.
  2. Click the Advanced tab.
  3. Click Environmental Variables. The Environmental Variables dialog box appears.
  4. In the User Variables area, check to see whether a CTC_HEAP variable was created. If yes, complete the following steps. If not, continue with Step 5.
  5. Click New. The New User Variable dialog box appears.
  6. Type “CTC_HEAP” in the Variable Name field.
  7. Type “512” in the Variable Value field.
  8. Click OK to close the New User Variable dialog box.
  9. Click OK to close the Environmental Variables dialog box.
  10. Click OK to close the System Properties dialog box.
  11. Reboot your PC.
  12. Return to your originating procedure (NTP).

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1

From the Windows PC, click Start > Settings > Control Panel. > System, or Start > Control Panel > System (Windows XP). The Windows Control Panel appears. The System Properties dialog box appears.

Step 2

Click the Advanced tab.

Step 3

Click Environmental Variables. The Environmental Variables dialog box appears.

Step 4

In the User Variables area, check to see whether a CTC_HEAP variable was created. If yes, complete the following steps. If not, continue with Step 5.

  1. Check the CTC_HEAP value. If it is 512, continue with Step 12. If not, continue with the next step.

  2. Click the CTC_HEAP variable and click Edit.

  3. In the Edit User Variable dialog box, enter the new JVM heap size. This can be any number between 256 and 512 MB.

  4. Click OK, then continue with Step 9.

Step 5

Click New. The New User Variable dialog box appears.

Step 6

Type “CTC_HEAP” in the Variable Name field.

Step 7

Type “512” in the Variable Value field.

Step 8

Click OK to close the New User Variable dialog box.

Step 9

Click OK to close the Environmental Variables dialog box.

Step 10

Click OK to close the System Properties dialog box.

Step 11

Reboot your PC.

Step 12

Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


CTC Limitations

CTC might not start in systems running Windows 7 and Java 7. Perform the following steps to start CTC:

  1. Remove all the Java versions from the system.

  2. Reboot the system.

  3. Install the appropriate JRE 1.7 from here.

  4. Reboot the system again.

  5. Start CTC.

From 9.6.0.3 release onwards, CTC is removed from Lite package. Hence, you cannot start CTC using a browser for a node having the TCC2P card as the controller card. The CTC standalone start application is required to start CTC. If startCTC.exe is not available, launch the CTC for the full package node having the TCC3/TNC/TSC/TNCE/TSCE card as the controller card, and add the Lite package node to the CTC.

DLP-G46 Log into CTC

Purpose

This task logs into the graphical user interface (GUI) of CTC.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

NTP-G17 Set Up Computer for CTC

One of the following procedures:

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Retrieve or higher

For information about CTC views and navigation, see “CTC Enhancements, Operations, and Shortcuts .”

(For 9.8.1, 10.0.1 releases and later) When the user attempts to log in to CTC, the node returns a new SSL Certificate. Hence, it is required to remove the existing node-related certificates stored in the browser to log in to CTC. When the user attempts to log in to CTC in EMS secure mode, the node displays a security warning message. Click Continue to ignore the warning message and log in to CTC.

CTC does not launch if the CTC cache directory has empty characters.

SUMMARY STEPS

  1. (For 9.8.1, 10.0.1 releases and later) Remove the existing node-related certificates from the web browser:
  2. From the computer connected to the ONS 15454, start the web browser:
  3. In Internet Explorer or Mozilla web address (URL) field, enter the ONS 15454 IPv4 or IPv6 address. For initial setup, this is the default IP address, 192.1.0.2.
  4. Press Enter. The CTC Launcher window is displayed. The CTC Launcher window has the following fields:
  5. In the Login dialog box, perform the following steps:
  6. Each time you log into an ONS 15454, you can select the following login options:
  7. If you keep Disable Network Discovery unchecked, CTC attempts to upgrade the CTC software by downloading more recent versions of the JAR files it finds during the network discovery. Click Yes to allow CTC to download the newer JAR files, or No to prevent CTC from downloading the JAR files.
  8. Click Login.
  9. Return to your originating procedure (NTP).

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1

(For 9.8.1, 10.0.1 releases and later) Remove the existing node-related certificates from the web browser:

  1. Internet Explorer: Go to Tools -> Internet Options -> Content -> Certificates button.

  2. Mozilla Firefox: Go to Options -> Advanced -> Certificates -> View Certificates button.

  3. Check the certificates stored in all the tabs.

  4. If the certificate entries have the node IP address, servercard, or localhost, click Delete in Mozilla Firefox or click Remove in Internet Explorer to remove the certificates.

  5. Close the web browser.

Step 2

From the computer connected to the ONS 15454, start the web browser:

  • If you are using a Windows PC, launch Internet Explorer or Mozilla from the Windows Start menu or a shortcut icon.

  • If you are using a Solaris workstation, navigate to the directory where Mozilla was installed, then type:

    # mozilla -install

Step 3

In Internet Explorer or Mozilla web address (URL) field, enter the ONS 15454 IPv4 or IPv6 address. For initial setup, this is the default IP address, 192.1.0.2.

Note 

The IP address appears on the LCD. You can suppress the LCD IP address display using CTC after you log in. For more information, see the “DLP-G162 Change IP Settings” task, chapter “Turn up a Node” in the Cisco ONS 15454 DWDM Configuration Guide.

Step 4

Press Enter. The CTC Launcher window is displayed. The CTC Launcher window has the following fields:

  • Connection Mode area:

    • Use IP—Enter the ONS NE node name or IP address. IP address of the node entered in the browser address field is pre-populated.

      Note 

      To log into CTC using an IPv6 address, you must first log into CTC using an IPv4 address and assign an IPv6 address to the node. Then, use the IPv6 address that you assigned to the node to log into CTC. For more information about configuring IPv6 address, see the “DLP-G162 Change IP Settings” task, chapter “Turn up a Node” in the Cisco ONS 15454 DWDM Troubleshooting Guide. Enter the IPv6 address in the address bar of the browser, enclosed in square brackets.

    • Use TL1 Tunnel—Choose this option to connect to the node through a TL1 tunnel. See the sedstion “Setting Up TL1 Communication” in the “Procedures and Provisioning” chapter of the Cisco ONS SDH TL1 Reference Guide or the Cisco ONS SONET TL1 Reference Guide.

  • CTC Version Selection—Software version to launch CTC. Select from the following choices in the drop-down menu:

    • Same version as the login node—Select if you want to launch the same CTC version as the login node version, even if more recent versions of CTC are available in the cache.

    • Latest version available—Select if you want to launch the latest CTC version available. If the cache has a newer CTC version than the login node, that CTC version will be used. Otherwise the same CTC version as the login node will be used.

    • Version x.xx—Select if you want to launch a specific CTC version.

    Note 

    If you are logging into ONS 15454 nodes in an operation network that are running different releases of CTC software, log into the node running the most recent release. If you log into a node running an older release, you will receive an INCOMPATIBLE-SW alarm for each node in the network running a new release, and CTC will not be able to manage these nodes. To check the software version of a node, select About CTC from the CTC Help menu. This will display the ONS 15454 software version for each node visible on the network view. If the node is not visible, the software version can be read from the LCD display. To resolve an alarm, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 DWDM Troubleshooting Guide.

  • Settings—Displays the CTC Launcher Settings window with the following fields:

    • Cache tab

      • Cache Directory List—Lists the cache directories.

      • Add—Provides an option to add a cache directory.

      • Delete—Deletes a cache directory. The default CTC cache directory cannot be deleted.

      • Move Up—Moves up a selected CTC cache directory.

      • Move Down—Moves down a selected CTC cache directory.

      • Delete Cache—Deletes the CTC JAR (Java Archive) files that are downloaded to your computer when you log into a CTC node. You perform this action if connectivity problems occur or you want to delete older CTC JAR file versions from your computer. For more information, refer to the “General Troubleshooting” chapter in the Cisco ONS 15454 DWDM Troubleshooting Guide.

    • JVM tab

      • Maximum Java Heap Size (MB)—Provides option to specify maximum Java heap size.

        Note 

        The Java heap size must be less than the total system physical memory.

      • Maximum Java Perm Size (MB)—Provides option to specify maximum Java PermSize.

    • OK—Saves any changes and closes the CTC Launcher Settings window.

    • Cancel—Cancels any changes and closes the CTC Launcher Settings window.

    • Apply—Saves any changes but does not close the CTC Launcher Settings window.

  • Launch CTC—After the connection is made, the CTC Login dialog box appears.

    If a Java Plug-in Security Warning dialog box appears, complete the DLP-G47 Install Public-Key Security Certificate task to install the public-key security certificate required by Software Release 4.1 and later.

    After you complete the security certificate dialog box (or if the certificate is already installed), a Java Console window displays the CTC file download status. The web browser displays information about your Java and system environments. If this is the first login, CTC caching messages appear while CTC files are downloaded to your computer. The first time you connect to an ONS 15454, this process can take several minutes. After the download, a warning message window appears.

  • Cancel—Cancels the CTC connection and closes the CTC Launcher window.

Step 5

In the Login dialog box, perform the following steps:

  1. For initial setup, type the user name CISCO15 and the password otbu+1

    Note 

    The user name and password are case sensitive. The CISCO15 user is provided with every ONS 15454. CISCO15 has Superuser privileges, so you can create other users. You must create another Superuser before you can delete the CISCO15 user. CISCO15 is delivered with the otbu+1 password. To change the password for CISCO15, complete the "DLP-G191 Change User Password and Security Level on a Single Node" task in Manage the Node document after you login.

  2. See the Log into CTC with Stored Login Credentials to log into CTC with stored login credentials.

  3. For other logins, type a user name in the User Name field.

  4. If you are logging in for the first time, generate a new Tokencode using the RSA SecureID. When you are logging in for the second time or the subsequent logins, enter the saved PIN in the RSA SecureID and generate a new Passcode.

  5. Enter the Tokencode or Passcode in the Password field and click Login.

  6. Enter Y in the Challenge/Response window to generate a new PIN and click OK.

    If you enter anything other than Y, PIN will not be generated and the authentication will fail.

  7. Type the PIN in the Challenge/Response window and click OK.

    Note 

    If the CTC session is locked, use the username and password provided in the Login dialog box to unlock the CTC session.

    For issues with RSA login, see the Troubleshooting with RSA section.

Step 6

Each time you log into an ONS 15454, you can select the following login options:

  • Additional Nodes—Displays a list of current login node groups. To create a login node group or add additional groups, see the DLP-G48 Create Login Node Groups.

  • Disable Network Discovery—Check this box to view only the ONS 15454 (and additional nodes within the login node group, if any) entered in the Node Name field. Nodes linked to this node through DCCs are not discovered and will not appear in CTC network view. Using this option can decrease the CTC startup time in networks with many DCC-connected nodes, and can reduce memory consumption.

  • Disable Circuit Management—Check this box to disable discovery of existing circuits. Using this option can decrease the CTC initialization time in networks with many existing circuits and reduce memory consumption. After you are logged in, you can enable circuit discovery at any time by choosing the Enable Circuit Discovery button on the Circuits tab.

Step 7

If you keep Disable Network Discovery unchecked, CTC attempts to upgrade the CTC software by downloading more recent versions of the JAR files it finds during the network discovery. Click Yes to allow CTC to download the newer JAR files, or No to prevent CTC from downloading the JAR files.

Note 

Upgrading the CTC software will overwrite your existing software. You must restart CTC after the upgrade is complete.

Step 8

Click Login.

If the login is successful, the following appears:

  • For the nodes with software R9.4 or earlier releases—The CTC node view window (in single-shelf mode) or multishelf view window (in multishelf mode) appears.

  • For the nodes with software R9.6 or later releases—The CTC window opens a multi-tab view—Home Page, Network View, and Node View tabs appear. By default, the Node View tab is active for single-shelf nodes or Multishelf View tab is active for multishelf node.

From here, you can navigate to other CTC views to provision and manage the ONS 15454. If you need to turn up the shelf for the first time, see the chapter “Turn Up a Node” in the Cisco ONS 15454 DWDM Configuration Guide. If login problems occur, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 DWDM Troubleshooting Guide.

Step 9

Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-G Log into CTC with Stored Login Credentials

Purpose

(Only for super user) This task logs into the CTC with stored login credentials.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

NTP-G17 Set Up Computer for CTC

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Super user

The user can store CTC login credentials in the local system so that the user can start the CTC session without the login credentials.

If the password is changed for Security user, the user needs to re-authenticate the node and store the login credentials.

If the user wants to save new Super user, it is recommended to start a new CTC session with new Super user and store the login credentials.

Procedure


Step 1

From the Edit menu in node view, choose Preferences > > Login Store.

Step 2

Click Store to securely store the login credentials in the local system and click OK.

The user name and password are stored in encrypted format in the CTC preferences file in the local system using AES 128-bit encryption with PKCS5Padding (Padded Cipher).

The strored login credentials are used to automatically start new CTC sessions.

CTC started with stored login credentials has default discovery of network and circuits. The user cannot check or uncheck the Disable Network Discovery and Disable Circuit Management check boxes.

Step 3

Close and re-open the Preferences window.

Step 4

(Display only) The Credentials Stored Locally check box is checked when the login credentials are securely stored.

Step 5

(Optional) Click Clear to clear the stored login credentials from the local system.

Step 6

Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


Troubleshooting with RSA

Table 3. RSA Troubleshooting Issues and Solutions

Category

Possible Issues

Solution

Provisioning issues

RSA license is not available

RSA is license based server. Contact the RSA team.

Token licenses are invalid

RSA provides individual license based tokens. Check whether the token has valid licenses.

Provisioning errors

Follow the RADIUS and RSA provisioning errors for the first time and confirm before enabling the RADIUS server on NE. When RADIUS server is enabled, you may be locked out if the Final Authenticator is not enabled.

Node DCN, RADIUS, and RSA server connectivity issues

Check the node connectivity. See NTP-G229 Provisioning DCN Extension for a Network Using GCC/DCC and DLP-G281 Configure the Node for RADIUS Authentication for more information.

Correct user ID mapping in RSA server

RSA tokens are individually associated with the user names in the RSA server. These names must be configured in the RADIUS server with appropriate privileges.

GNE and ENE configurations

Perform the required GNE and ENE configurations before enabling RADIUS and RSA based authentication. See NTP-G212 Manually Provisioning a GNE/ENE to Manage an ENE using SNMPv3 and NTP-G213 Automatically Provisioning a GNE to Manage an ENE using SNMPv3 for GNE and ENE configurations.

Login authentication issues

Token locked by administrator and node lockout

RSA token can be controlled from RSA authentication server by enabling lock that disables the user.

Token PIN is not provided by RSA. Token PIN must be provided by user.

RSA configuration issue. Contact RSA administrator to provision Token generated by RSA.

Token failed due to sync issue

Re-sync the token with the RSA server. Contact RSA administrator.

Next token mode

Next token mode

This issue happens if you enter the wrong code multiple times. Enter the valid next token to be authenticated. If the next token is rejected by the RSA server, contact the RSA administrator.

This issue may also happen if the token is out of sync. Re-sync the token with the RSA server. Contact RSA administrator.

Privilege issues

User privileges

RSA provides user privileges based on RADIUS server provisioning. RSA does not hold any privilege provisioning for tokens. RSA validates user authentication and privileges are assigned according to RADIUS configuration.

DLP-G47 Install Public-Key Security Certificate

Purpose

This task installs the ITU Recommendation X.509 public-key security certificate. The public-key certificate is required to run Software Release 4.1 or later.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

This task is performed during the DLP-G46 Log into CTC. You cannot perform it outside of this task.

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher

SUMMARY STEPS

  1. If the Java Plug-in Security Warning dialog box appears, choose one of the following options:
  2. Return to your originating procedure (NTP) or task (DLP).

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1

If the Java Plug-in Security Warning dialog box appears, choose one of the following options:

Note 
The Java Plug-in Security Warning dialog box options that appear depend on the JRE version you are using. If you installed JRE 1.6, you will see the following options: Yes, No, Always, and More Details. If you are using JRE 1.3.1_02, you will see the following options (shown in parentheses in the following list): Grant This Session, Deny, Grant Always, and View Certificate.
  • Yes (Grant This Session)—Installs the public-key certificate to your PC only for the current session. After the session is ended, the certificate is deleted. This dialog box will appear the next time you log into the ONS 15454.

  • No (Deny)—Denies permission to install the certificate. If you choose this option, you cannot log into the ONS 15454.

  • Always (Grant Always)—Installs the public-key certificate and does not delete it after the session is over. Cisco recommends this option.

  • More Details (View Certificate)—Allows you to view the public-key security certificate.

Step 2

Return to your originating procedure (NTP) or task (DLP).


DLP-G48 Create Login Node Groups

Purpose

This task creates a login node group to display ONS 15454s that have an IP connection but not a data channel connection (DCC) to the login node.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-G46 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher

SUMMARY STEPS

  1. From the Edit menu in node view, choose Preferences.
  2. Click Login Node Group and Create Group.
  3. Enter a name for the group in the Create Login Group Name dialog box. Click OK.
  4. In the Members area, type the IP address (or node name) of a node you want to add to the group. Click Add. Repeat this step for each node that you want to add to the group.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Return to your originating procedure (NTP).

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1

From the Edit menu in node view, choose Preferences.

Step 2

Click Login Node Group and Create Group.

Step 3

Enter a name for the group in the Create Login Group Name dialog box. Click OK.

Step 4

In the Members area, type the IP address (or node name) of a node you want to add to the group. Click Add. Repeat this step for each node that you want to add to the group.

Note 

If the ONS 15454, ONS 15454 M2, and ONS 15454 M6 that you want to add to the login node group has TCC2P/TCC3/TNC/TNCE/TSC/TSCE cards installed and the TCC2P/TCC3/TNC/TNCE/TSC/TSCE secure mode option is enabled, enter the backplane LAN port (or EMS port) IP address. If the node is in secure mode and the configuration has been locked, you will not be able to change the IP address unless the lock is disabled by Cisco Technical Support. Refer to the “Management Network Connectivity” chapter in the Cisco ONS 15454 DWDM Configuration Guide for more information about secure mode.

Step 5

Click OK.

The next time you log into an ONS 15454, the login node group will be available in the Additional Nodes list of the Login dialog box. For example, in the following figure, a login node group is created that contains the IP addresses for Nodes 1, 4, and 5. During login, if you choose this group from the Additional Nodes list and Disable Network Discovery is not selected, all nodes in the figure appear. If the login group and Disable Network Discovery are both selected, only Nodes 1, 4, and 5 appear. You can create as many login node groups as you need. The groups are stored in the CTC preferences file and are not visible to other users.

Figure 1. Login Node Group

Login Node Group

Step 6

Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-G49 Add a Node to the Current Session or Login Group

Purpose

This task adds a node to the current CTC session or login node group.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-G46 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher

SUMMARY STEPS

  1. From the CTC File menu, click Add Node. The Add Node dialog box is displayed.
  2. In the Add Node dialog box, enter the node name (or IP address).
  3. If you want to add the node to the current login node group, check Add to current login node group. Otherwise, leave it unchecked.
  4. (Cisco 7600 series router only) To add a Cisco 7600 node to the DWDM network, check Add Cisco 7600 series router and select the peer node from the drop-down list.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Return to your originating procedure (NTP).

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1

From the CTC File menu, click Add Node. The Add Node dialog box is displayed.

Step 2

In the Add Node dialog box, enter the node name (or IP address).

If the ONS 15454, ONS 15454 M2, and ONS 15454 M6 that you want to add has TCC2P/TCC3/TNC/TNCE/TSC/TSCE cards installed and the TCC2P/TCC3/TNC/TNCE/TSC/TSCE secure mode option is enabled, enter the backplane LAN port (or the EMS port for the ONS 15454 M2 and ONS 15454 M6) IP address.

Note 

If the node is in secure mode, the backplane IP address display might be disabled. A Superuser can reenable the IP display. If the node is in secure mode and the configuration has been locked, you will not be able to change the IP address unless the lock is disabled by Cisco Technical Support. For more information about secure mode, see the “Management Network Connectivity” chapter in the Cisco ONS 15454 DWDM Configuration Guide.

Step 3

If you want to add the node to the current login node group, check Add to current login node group. Otherwise, leave it unchecked.

Note 

This check box is active only if you selected a login group when you logged into CTC.

Step 4

(Cisco 7600 series router only) To add a Cisco 7600 node to the DWDM network, check Add Cisco 7600 series router and select the peer node from the drop-down list.

Note 

To view the Add Cisco 7600 series router option in the Add Node dialog box, add the attribute “ctc.isC7600Supported=1” in the /users/<username>/.ctcrc file. This should be done prior to launching CTC. By default, IPoDWDM using the Cisco 7600 series router is disabled.

Step 5

Click OK.

Step 6

Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-G50 Delete a Node from the Current Session or Login Group

Purpose

This task removes a node from the current CTC session or login node group. To remove a node from a login node group that is not the current one, see DLP-G51 Delete a Node from a Specific Login Node Group task.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-G46 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher

SUMMARY STEPS

  1. From the CTC View menu, choose Go to Network View.
  2. On the network map, single-click the node that you want to delete.
  3. From the CTC File menu, click Delete Selected Node.
  4. Return to your originating procedure (NTP).

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1

From the CTC View menu, choose Go to Network View.

Step 2

On the network map, single-click the node that you want to delete.

Step 3

From the CTC File menu, click Delete Selected Node.

After a few seconds, the node disappears from the network view map.

Step 4

Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-G51 Delete a Node from a Specific Login Node Group

Purpose

This task removes a node from a specific login node group. To remove a node from the current login node group, see the DLP-G50 Delete a Node from the Current Session or Login Group.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-G46 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher

SUMMARY STEPS

  1. In any CTC view, from the CTC Edit menu, choose Preferences.
  2. In the Preferences dialog box, click the Login Node Groups tab.
  3. Click the login node group tab containing the node you want to remove.
  4. Click the node you want to remove, then click Remove.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Return to your originating procedure (NTP).

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1

In any CTC view, from the CTC Edit menu, choose Preferences.

Step 2

In the Preferences dialog box, click the Login Node Groups tab.

Step 3

Click the login node group tab containing the node you want to remove.

Step 4

Click the node you want to remove, then click Remove.

Step 5

Click OK.

Step 6

Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-G53 Configure the CTC Alerts Dialog Box for Automatic Popup

Purpose

This task sets up the CTC Alerts dialog box to open for all alerts, for circuit deletion errors only, or never. The CTC Alerts dialog box displays network disconnection, Send-PDIP inconsistency, circuit deletion status, condition retrieval errors, and software download failure.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-G46 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher

SUMMARY STEPS

  1. Click the CTC Alerts toolbar icon. (The icon is located on the far right of the CTC toolbar.)
  2. In the CTC Alerts dialog box, choose one of the following:
  3. Click Close.
  4. Return to your originating procedure (NTP).

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1

Click the CTC Alerts toolbar icon. (The icon is located on the far right of the CTC toolbar.)

Step 2

In the CTC Alerts dialog box, choose one of the following:

  • All alerts—Sets the CTC Alerts dialog box to open automatically for all notifications.

  • Error alerts only—Sets the CTC Alerts dialog box to open automatically for circuit deletion errors only.

  • Never—Sets the CTC Alerts dialog box to never open automatically.

Step 3

Click Close.

Step 4

Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-G448 Designate ONS 15454 SOCKS GNEs

Purpose

This task designates ONS 15454s GNEs that will serve as SOCKS servers to facilitate login performance in large networks.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-G46 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher


Note

This task cannot be completed until the ONS 15454 network has been provisioned. It is intended only for users experiencing long login times, and especially users with Windows XP, Service Pack 2.

Note

To complete this task, you will need a list of ONS 15454s (IP addresses or node names) that are provisioned as GNEs. You must have connectivity to the GNEs.

SUMMARY STEPS

  1. From the CTC Edit menu, choose Preferences.
  2. In the Preferences dialog box, click the SOCKS tab.
  3. In the Designated SOCKS Server field, type the IP address or DNS node name of the first ONS 15454 SOCKS server. The ONS 15454 that you enter must have SOCKS proxy server enabled, and it must have LAN access.
  4. Click Add. The node is added to the SOCKS server list. If you need to remove a node on the list, click Remove.
  5. Repeat Steps 3 and 4 to add all qualified ONS 15454s within the network. Add all ONS nodes that have SOCKS proxy enabled and are connected to the LAN.
  6. Click Check All Servers. CTC verifies that all nodes can perform as SOCKS servers. Once verified, a check is placed next to the node IP address or node name in the SOCKS server list. An X placed next to the node indicates one or more of the following:
  7. Click Apply. The list of ONS 15454 nodes, including ones that received an X in Step 4, are added as SOCKS servers.
  8. Click OK to close the Preferences dialog box.
  9. Return to your originating procedure (NTP).

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1

From the CTC Edit menu, choose Preferences.

Step 2

In the Preferences dialog box, click the SOCKS tab.

Step 3

In the Designated SOCKS Server field, type the IP address or DNS node name of the first ONS 15454 SOCKS server. The ONS 15454 that you enter must have SOCKS proxy server enabled, and it must have LAN access.

Step 4

Click Add. The node is added to the SOCKS server list. If you need to remove a node on the list, click Remove.

Step 5

Repeat Steps 3 and 4 to add all qualified ONS 15454s within the network. Add all ONS nodes that have SOCKS proxy enabled and are connected to the LAN.

Step 6

Click Check All Servers. CTC verifies that all nodes can perform as SOCKS servers. Once verified, a check is placed next to the node IP address or node name in the SOCKS server list. An X placed next to the node indicates one or more of the following:

  • The entry does not correspond to a valid DNS name.

  • The numeric IP address is invalid.

  • The node cannot be reached.

  • The node can be reached, but the SOCKS port cannot be accessed, for example, a firewall problem might exist.

Step 7

Click Apply. The list of ONS 15454 nodes, including ones that received an X in Step 4, are added as SOCKS servers.

Step 8

Click OK to close the Preferences dialog box.

Step 9

Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


NTP-G190 Use the CTC Launcher Application to Manage Multiple ONS Nodes

Purpose

This procedure uses the CTC Launcher to start a CTC session with an ONS NE that has an IP connection to the CTC computer; create TL1 tunnels to connect to ONS NEs on the other side of third-party, OSI-based GNEs; and view, manage, and delete TL1 tunnels using CTC.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

NTP-G17 Set Up Computer for CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher


Note

JRE 1.6 must be installed on the PC you are using with the CTC Launcher application.

Procedure


Step 1

As needed, complete one of the following tasks to install the CTC Launcher:

Step 2

As needed, complete the DLP-G442 Connect to ONS Nodes Using the CTC Launcher task to connect to an ONS network element with direct IP connectivity.

Step 3

As needed, complete the DLP-G449 Install or Reinstall the CTC JAR Files.

Step 4

As needed, complete one of the following tasks to create a TL1 tunnel, which enables you to connect to an ONS network element residing behind OSI-based, third-party GNEs:

Step 5

As needed, complete the DLP-G445 View TL1 Tunnel Information.

Step 6

As needed, complete the DLP-G446 Edit a TL1 Tunnel Using CTC.

Step 7

As needed, complete the DLP-G447 Delete a TL1 Tunnel Using CTC.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


DLP-G441 Install the CTC Launcher Application from a Node


Note

This task is applicable for nodes with software R9.4 and earlier releases.


Purpose

This task installs the CTC Launcher from an ONS 15454 node.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

None

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher

SUMMARY STEPS

  1. Using a web browser, go to the following address, where node-name is the DNS name of a node you are going to access:
  2. Click Save.
  3. Navigate to the location where you want to save the StartCTC.exe file on the local hard drive.
  4. Click Save.
  5. Return to your originating procedure (NTP).

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1

Using a web browser, go to the following address, where node-name is the DNS name of a node you are going to access:

http://node-name/fs/StartCTC.exe

The browser File Download dialog box appears.

Step 2

Click Save.

Step 3

Navigate to the location where you want to save the StartCTC.exe file on the local hard drive.

Step 4

Click Save.

Step 5

Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-G736 Install the CTC Launcher Application for a Node

Purpose

This task installs the CTC Launcher for an ONS 15454 node.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

None

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher

SUMMARY STEPS

  1. Using a web browser, go to the Download Software link.
  2. Click the Optical Networking Systems (ONS) Utilities link.
  3. Choose the cache installer file for the required release.
  4. Download the CacheInstall.kx.Rxxx.zip file.
  5. Navigate to the location where you want to save the CacheInstall.kx.Rxxx.zip file on the local hard disk.
  6. Click Save.
  7. Unzip the CacheInstall.kx.Rxxx.zip file.
  8. Double Click the SetupCtc-xxx file.
  9. Return to your originating procedure (NTP).

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1

Using a web browser, go to the Download Software link.

Step 2

Click the Optical Networking Systems (ONS) Utilities link.

Step 3

Choose the cache installer file for the required release.

Step 4

Download the CacheInstall.kx.Rxxx.zip file.

xxx indicates the release number.

Step 5

Navigate to the location where you want to save the CacheInstall.kx.Rxxx.zip file on the local hard disk.

Step 6

Click Save.

Step 7

Unzip the CacheInstall.kx.Rxxx.zip file.

Step 8

Double Click the SetupCtc-xxx file.

This creates a directory named SetupCtc-xxx, which contains the StartCtc file, LD cache, and few JAR files.

Step 9

Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-G442 Connect to ONS Nodes Using the CTC Launcher

Purpose

This task adds a node to the current CTC session or login node group.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

NTP-G17 Set Up Computer for CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher

SUMMARY STEPS

  1. Start the CTC Launcher:
    • Windows: navigate to the directory containing the StartCTC.exe file and double-click it. (You can also use the Windows Start menu Run command.)
    • Solaris: assuming the StartCTC.exe file is accessible from the current shell path, navigate to the directory containing the StartCTC.exe file and type:
  2. In the CTC Launcher dialog box, choose Use IP.
  3. In the Login Node box, enter the ONS NE node name or IP address. (If the address was entered previously, you can choose it from the drop-down menu.)
  4. Select the CTC version you want to launch from the following choices in the drop-down menu:
    • Same version as the login node: Select if you want to launch the same CTC version as the login node version, even if more recent versions of CTC are available in the cache.
    • Latest version available: Select if you want to launch the latest CTC version available. If the cache has a newer CTC version than the login node, that CTC version will be used. Otherwise the same CTC version as the login node will be used.
    • Version x.xx: Select if you want to launch a specific CTC version.
  5. Click Launch CTC. After the connection is made, the CTC Login dialog box appears.
  6. Log into the ONS node.
  7. Return to your originating procedure (NTP).

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1

Start the CTC Launcher:

  • Windows: navigate to the directory containing the StartCTC.exe file and double-click it. (You can also use the Windows Start menu Run command.)
  • Solaris: assuming the StartCTC.exe file is accessible from the current shell path, navigate to the directory containing the StartCTC.exe file and type:

% java -jar StartCTC.exe

Step 2

In the CTC Launcher dialog box, choose Use IP.

Step 3

In the Login Node box, enter the ONS NE node name or IP address. (If the address was entered previously, you can choose it from the drop-down menu.)

Step 4

Select the CTC version you want to launch from the following choices in the drop-down menu:

  • Same version as the login node: Select if you want to launch the same CTC version as the login node version, even if more recent versions of CTC are available in the cache.
  • Latest version available: Select if you want to launch the latest CTC version available. If the cache has a newer CTC version than the login node, that CTC version will be used. Otherwise the same CTC version as the login node will be used.
  • Version x.xx: Select if you want to launch a specific CTC version.
Note 

Cisco recommends that you always use the “Same version as the login node” unless the use of newer CTC versions is needed (for example, when CTC must manage a network containing mixed version NEs).

Step 5

Click Launch CTC. After the connection is made, the CTC Login dialog box appears.

Step 6

Log into the ONS node.

Note 

Because each CTC version requires particular JRE versions, the CTC Launcher will prompt the user for the location of a suitable JRE whenever a new CTC version is launched for the first time using a file chooser dialog (if a suitable JRE version is not known by the launcher yet). That JRE information is then saved in the user's preferences file. From the selection dialog, select any appropriate JRE directory.

After the JRE version is selected, the CTC will be launched. The required jar files will be downloaded into the new cache if they are missing. The CTC Login window will appear after a few seconds.

Step 7

Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-G443 Create a TL1 Tunnel Using the CTC Launcher

Purpose

This task creates a TL1 tunnel using the CTC Launcher, and the tunnel transports the TCP traffic to and from ONS ENEs through the OSI-based GNE.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

NTP-G17 Set Up Computer for CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

None

SUMMARY STEPS

  1. Double-click the StartCTC.exe file.
  2. Click Use TL1 Tunnel.
  3. In the Open CTC TL1 Tunnel dialog box, enter the following:
  4. Click OK.
  5. If the GNE Login Required box is checked, complete the following steps. If not, continue with the next step.
  6. When the CTC Login dialog box appears, complete the CTC login.
  7. Return to your originating procedure (NTP).

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1

Double-click the StartCTC.exe file.

Step 2

Click Use TL1 Tunnel.

Step 3

In the Open CTC TL1 Tunnel dialog box, enter the following:

  • Far End TID—Enter the TID of the ONS ENE at the far end of the tunnel. The TID is the name entered in the Node Name field on the node view Provisioning > General tab.

  • Host Name/IP Address—Enter the GNE DNS host name or IP address through which the tunnel will established. This is the third-party vendor GNE that is connected to an ONS node through an OSI DCC network. CTC uses TCP/IP over a DCN to reach the GNE. The GNE accepts TL1 connections from the network and can forward TL1 traffic to the ENEs.

  • Choose a port option:

    • Use Default TL1 Port—Choose this option if you want to use the default TL1 port 3081 and 3082.

    • Use Other TL1 Port—Choose this option if the GNE uses a different TL1 port. Enter the port number in the box next to the User Other TL1 Port radio button.

  • TL1 Encoding Mode—Choose the TL1 encoding:

    • LV + Binary Payload— TL1 messages are delimited by LV (length value) headers and TCP traffic is encapsulated in binary form. Cisco recommends this option because it is the most efficient encoding mode. However, you must verify that the GNE supports LV + Binary Payload encoding.

    • LV + Base64 Payload— TL1 messages are delimited by LV headers and TCP traffic is encapsulated using Base64 encoding.

    • Raw—TL1 messages are delimited by semi-columns only, and the TCP traffic is encapsulated using Base64 encoding.

  • GNE Login Required—Check this box if the GNE requires a a local TL1 ACT-USER login before forwarding TL1 traffic to ENEs.

  • TID—If the GNE Login Required box is checked, enter the GNE TID.

Step 4

Click OK.

Step 5

If the GNE Login Required box is checked, complete the following steps. If not, continue with the next step.

  1. In the Login to Gateway NE dialog box UID field, enter the TL1 user name.

  2. In the PID field, enter the TL1 user password.

  3. Click OK.

Step 6

When the CTC Login dialog box appears, complete the CTC login.

Step 7

Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-G444 Create a TL1 Tunnel Using CTC

Purpose

This task creates a TL1 tunnel using CTC.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

NTP-G17 Set Up Computer for CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher

SUMMARY STEPS

  1. From the Tools menu, choose Manage TL1 Tunnels.
  2. In the TL1 Tunnels window, click Create.
  3. In the Create CTC TL1 Tunnel dialog box, enter the following:
  4. Click OK.
  5. If the GNE Login Required box is checked, complete the following steps. If not, continue with next step.
  6. After the CTC Login dialog box appears, log into CTC.
  7. Return to your originating procedure (NTP).

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1

From the Tools menu, choose Manage TL1 Tunnels.

Step 2

In the TL1 Tunnels window, click Create.

Step 3

In the Create CTC TL1 Tunnel dialog box, enter the following:

  • Far End TID—Enter the TID of the ONS ENE at the far end of the tunnel. The ENE must be a Cisco ONS NE. The TID is the name entered in the Node Name field on the node view Provisioning > General tab.

  • Host Name/IP Address—Enter the GNE DNS host name or IP address through which the tunnel will established. This is the third-party vendor GNE that is connected to an ONS NE with an OSI DCC. CTC uses TCP/IP over a DCN to reach the GNE. The GNE accepts TL1 connections from the network and can forward TL1 traffic to the ENEs.

  • Choose a port option:
    • Use Default TL1 Port—Choose this option if you want to use the GNE default TL1 port. TL1 uses standard ports, such as 3081 and 3082, unless custom TL1 ports are defined.

    • Use Other TL1 Port—Choose this option if the GNE uses a different TL1 port. Enter the port number in the box next to the User Other TL1 Port radio button.

  • TL1 Encoding Mode—Choose the TL1 encoding:
    • LV + Binary Payload— TL1 messages are delimited by LV (length value) headers and TCP traffic is encapsulated in binary form. Cisco recommends this option because it is the most efficient. However, you must verify that the GNE supports LV + Binary Payload encoding.

    • LV + Base64 Payload— TL1 messages are delimited by LV headers and TCP traffic is encapsulated using Base64 encoding.

    • Raw—TL1 messages are delimited by semi-columns only, and the TCP traffic is encapsulated using Base64 encoding.

  • GNE Login Required—Check this box if the GNE requires a a local TL1 ACT-USER login before forwarding TL1 traffic to ENEs.

  • TID—If the GNE Login Required box is checked, enter the GNE TID.

Step 4

Click OK.

Step 5

If the GNE Login Required box is checked, complete the following steps. If not, continue with next step.

  1. In the Login to Gateway NE dialog box UID field, enter the TL1 user name.

  2. In the PID field, enter the TL1 user password.

  3. Click OK.

Step 6

After the CTC Login dialog box appears, log into CTC.

Step 7

Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-G445 View TL1 Tunnel Information

Purpose

This task views a TL1 tunnel created using the CTC Launcher.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

NTP-G17 Set Up Computer for CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Retrieve or higher

SUMMARY STEPS

  1. Log into CTC, See DLP-G46 Log into CTC.
  2. From the Tools menu, choose Manage TL1 Tunnels.
  3. In the TL1 Tunnels window, view the information shown in the following table.
  4. Return to your originating procedure (NTP).

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1

Log into CTC, See DLP-G46 Log into CTC.

Step 2

From the Tools menu, choose Manage TL1 Tunnels.

Step 3

In the TL1 Tunnels window, view the information shown in the following table.

Table 4. TL1 Tunnels Window

Item

Description

Far End TID

The Target ID of the NE at the far end of the tunnel. This NE is an ONS NE. It is typically connected with an OSI DCC to a third-party vender GNE. CTC manages this NE.

GNE Host

The GNE host or IP address through which the tunnel is established. This is generally a third-party vendor GNE that is connected to an ONS NE with an OSI DCC. CTC uses TCP/IP over a DCN to reach the GNE. The GNE accepts TL1 connections from the network and can forward TL1 traffic to the ENEs.

Port

The TCP port number where the GNE accepts TL1 connections coming from the DCN. These port numbers are standard (such as 3081 and 3082) unless custom port numbers are provisioned on the GNE.

TL1 Encoding

Defines the TL1 encoding used for the tunnel:

  • LV + Binary Payload— TL1 messages are delimited by an LV (length value) header. TCP traffic is encapsulated in binary form.

  • LV + Base64 Payload— TL1 messages are delimited by an LV header. TCP traffic is encapsulated using the base 64 encoding.

  • Raw—TL1 messages are delimited by semi-columns only, and the TCP traffic is encapsulated using Base64 encoding.

GNE TID

The GNE TID is shown when the GNE requires a local TL1 ACT-USER login before forwarding TL1 traffic to ENEs. If present, CTC asks the user for the ACT-USER user ID and password when the tunnel is opened.

State

Indicates the tunnel state:

OPEN—A tunnel is currently open and carrying TCP traffic.

RETRY PENDING—The TL1 connection carrying the tunnel has been disconnected and a retry to reconnect it is pending. (CTC automatically attempts to reconnect the tunnel at regular intervals. During that time all ENEs behind the tunnel are unreachable.)

(empty)—No tunnel is currently open.

Far End IP

The IP address of the ONS NE that is at the far end of the TL1 tunnel. This information is retrieved from the NE when the tunnel is established.

Sockets

The number of active TCP sockets that are multiplexed in the tunnel. This information is automatically updated in real time.

Retries

Indicates the number of times CTC tried to reopen a tunnel. If a network problem causes a tunnel to go down, CTC automatically tries to reopen it at regular intervals. This information is automatically updated in real time.

Rx Bytes

Shows the number of bytes of management traffic that were received over the tunnel. This information is automatically updated in real time.

Tx Bytes

Shows the number of bytes of management traffic that were transmitted over the tunnel. This information is automatically updated in real time.

Step 4

Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-G446 Edit a TL1 Tunnel Using CTC

Purpose

This task edits a TL1 tunnel using CTC.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-G46 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher

SUMMARY STEPS

  1. From the Tools menu, choose Manage TL1 Tunnels.
  2. In the TL1 Tunnels window, click the tunnel you want to edit.
  3. Click Edit.
  4. In the Edit CTC TL1 Tunnel dialog box, edit the following:
    • Use Default TL1 Port—Choose this option if you want to use the GNE default TL1 port. TL1 uses standard ports, such as 3081 and 3082, unless custom TL1 ports are defined.
    • Use Other TL1 Port—Choose this option if the GNE uses a different TL1 port. Enter the port number in the box next to the User Other TL1 Port radio button.
    • TL1 Encoding Mode—Choose the TL1 encoding:
      • LV + Binary Payload— TL1 messages are delimited by LV (length value) headers and TCP traffic is encapsulated in binary form. Cisco recommends this option because it is the most efficient. However, you must verify that the GNE supports LV + Binary Payload encoding.

      • LV + Base64 Payload— TL1 messages are delimited by LV headers and TCP traffic is encapsulated using Base64 encoding.

      • Raw—TL1 messages are delimited by semi-columns only, and the TCP traffic is encapsulated using Base64 encoding.

    • GNE Login Required—Check this box if the GNE requires a a local TL1 ACT-USER login before forwarding TL1 traffic to ENEs.
    • TID—If the GNE Login Required box is checked, enter the GNE TID.
  5. Click OK.
  6. If the GNE Login Required box is checked, complete login in the Login to Gateway NE dialog box. If not, continue the next step.
  7. When the CTC Login dialog box appears, complete the CTC login. Refer to login procedures in the user documentation for the ONS ENE.
  8. Return to your originating procedure (NTP).

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1

From the Tools menu, choose Manage TL1 Tunnels.

Step 2

In the TL1 Tunnels window, click the tunnel you want to edit.

Step 3

Click Edit.

Step 4

In the Edit CTC TL1 Tunnel dialog box, edit the following:

  • Use Default TL1 Port—Choose this option if you want to use the GNE default TL1 port. TL1 uses standard ports, such as 3081 and 3082, unless custom TL1 ports are defined.
  • Use Other TL1 Port—Choose this option if the GNE uses a different TL1 port. Enter the port number in the box next to the User Other TL1 Port radio button.
  • TL1 Encoding Mode—Choose the TL1 encoding:
    • LV + Binary Payload— TL1 messages are delimited by LV (length value) headers and TCP traffic is encapsulated in binary form. Cisco recommends this option because it is the most efficient. However, you must verify that the GNE supports LV + Binary Payload encoding.

    • LV + Base64 Payload— TL1 messages are delimited by LV headers and TCP traffic is encapsulated using Base64 encoding.

    • Raw—TL1 messages are delimited by semi-columns only, and the TCP traffic is encapsulated using Base64 encoding.

  • GNE Login Required—Check this box if the GNE requires a a local TL1 ACT-USER login before forwarding TL1 traffic to ENEs.
  • TID—If the GNE Login Required box is checked, enter the GNE TID.
Step 5

Click OK.

Step 6

If the GNE Login Required box is checked, complete login in the Login to Gateway NE dialog box. If not, continue the next step.

  1. In the UID field, enter the TL1 user name.

  2. In the PID field, enter the TL1 user password.

  3. Click OK.

Step 7

When the CTC Login dialog box appears, complete the CTC login. Refer to login procedures in the user documentation for the ONS ENE.

Step 8

Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-G447 Delete a TL1 Tunnel Using CTC

Purpose

This task deletes a TL1 tunnel using CTC.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-G46 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher

SUMMARY STEPS

  1. From the Tools menu, choose Manage TL1 Tunnels.
  2. In the TL1 Tunnels window, click the tunnel you want to delete.
  3. Click Delete.
  4. In the confirmation dialog box, click OK.
  5. Return to your originating procedure (NTP).

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1

From the Tools menu, choose Manage TL1 Tunnels.

Step 2

In the TL1 Tunnels window, click the tunnel you want to delete.

Step 3

Click Delete.

Step 4

In the confirmation dialog box, click OK.

Step 5

Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-G449 Install or Reinstall the CTC JAR Files

Purpose

This task installs or reinstalls the CTC JAR files into the CTC cache directory on your PC. This is useful when you are using a new CTC version and want to install or reinstall the CTC JAR files without logging into a node or using the StartCTC application (StartCTC.exe).

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

NTP-G17 Set Up Computer for CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

None

SUMMARY STEPS

  1. Insert the Cisco ONS 15454 or Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Software CD into your CD drive.
  2. Navigate to the CacheInstall directory.
  3. Copy the SetupCtc-version.exe file to your local hard drive. Use any location that is convenient for you to access, such as the Windows desktop. Ensure that you have enough disk space to copy and extract the SetupCtc-version.exe file.
  4. Double-click the SetupCtc-version.exe file. This creates a directory named SetupCtc-version (at the same location), which contains the LDCACHE.exe file and other CTC files.
  5. Double-click the LDCACHE.exe file to install or reinstall the new CTC JAR files into the CTC cache directory on your PC.
  6. Return to your originating procedure (NTP).

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1

Insert the Cisco ONS 15454 or Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Software CD into your CD drive.

Step 2

Navigate to the CacheInstall directory.

Note 

The CTC cache installer is also available on Cisco.com. If you are downloading the SetupCtc-version.exe (where version is the release version, for example, SetupCtc-085000.exe) file from Cisco.com, skip Step 1 and Step 2.

Step 3

Copy the SetupCtc-version.exe file to your local hard drive. Use any location that is convenient for you to access, such as the Windows desktop. Ensure that you have enough disk space to copy and extract the SetupCtc-version.exe file.

Step 4

Double-click the SetupCtc-version.exe file. This creates a directory named SetupCtc-version (at the same location), which contains the LDCACHE.exe file and other CTC files.

Step 5

Double-click the LDCACHE.exe file to install or reinstall the new CTC JAR files into the CTC cache directory on your PC.

Step 6

Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-G450 Configuring Windows Vista or Windows 7 to Support CTC

Purpose

This task describes the configurations that must be done in Windows Vista or Windows 7 operating system prior to launching CTC.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

None

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

None

SUMMARY STEPS

  1. Complete the following steps to disable Internet Explorer 7 protected mode:
  2. Complete the following steps to Disable TCP Autotuning:
  3. Download and install the CTC cache from the following link (Select the correct release from the utilities ).https://software.cisco.com/download/home/283307670/type
  4. Return to your originating procedure (NTP).

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1

Complete the following steps to disable Internet Explorer 7 protected mode:

Note 

Perform a full installation of the Windows Vista or Windows 7 operating system on your computer. If Windows Vista or Windows 7 is installed through operating system upgrade, CTC will not work. Refer to the manufacturer’s user guide for instructions on how to install Windows Vista or Windows 7.

Note 

This procedure is needed only if CTC is launched from the Internet Explorer browser. If you start CTC by downloading the CTC Launcher application from the node, perform the DLP-G441 Install the CTC Launcher Application from a Node

  1. Open Internet Explorer

  2. Click Tools > Internet Options.

  3. Click the Security tab.

  4. Select the zone that is appropriate. The available options are: Local Intranet, Internet, and Trusted Sites.

  5. Check the Disable Protect Mode check box.

Step 2

Complete the following steps to Disable TCP Autotuning:

  1. From the Windows Start menu, click Search > Search for Files and Folders. The Search window appears.

  2. On the right side of the window in the Search box, type Command Prompt and press Enter. Windows will search for the Command Prompt application and list it in the search results.

  3. Right click cmd and select Run as administrator.

  4. Enter the administrator user ID and password and click OK.

  5. A Command prompt windows appears. At the command prompt enter the following text:

    netsh interface tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled

    Autotuning can be enabled if desired using the following command:

    netsh interface tcp set global autotuninglevel=normal

Step 3

Download and install the CTC cache from the following link (Select the correct release from the utilities ).https://software.cisco.com/download/home/283307670/type

Step 4

Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


NTP-G323 Create or Delete a Perspective View

Purpose

This procedure is used to create or delete a perspective view in CTC.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

DLP-G46 Log into CTC

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

None

SUMMARY STEPS

  1. Complete the following as required:
    • To Add a Perspective complete Step 2
    • To Remove a Perspective complete Step 3
  2. To add a perspective:
  3. To remove a perspective:
  4. In any particular perspective choose Window > Perspective > Remove Active Perspective to remove the present active view. Alternatively, you can remove the active view by clicking the Remove Active Perspective tool in the toolbar.

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1

Complete the following as required:

  • To Add a Perspective complete Step 2
  • To Remove a Perspective complete Step 3
Step 2

To add a perspective:

  1. Choose Window > Perspective > Add Perspective. The Create New Perspective dialog box opens. Alternatively, you can open the dialog box by clicking the Add Perspective tool in the toolbar.

  2. Enter the name of the perspective in the Perspective name field.

  3. In the Tab Selection area, check the tab check boxes that you want to include in the perspective. The available tab options are Alarms, Conditions, History, Circuits, Provisioning, Inventory, Performance, Layer2+, and Maintenance. Based on the view some of the options are unavailable.

  4. (Mandatory) In the Node Selection area, select the node you want to include in the perspective.

  5. In the Map Selection area, click the Network View or Functional View (MSTP only) radio button.

  6. Check the Attach Network Explorer check box to attach the network explorer to the perspective.

    It is useful to add the network explorer in the newly created perspective. To see the network explorer in any perspective, press Ctrl-N.

Step 3

To remove a perspective:

  1. Choose Window > Perspective > Remove Perspective. The Remove Perspective dialog box opens. Alternatively, you can open the dialog box by clicking the Remove Perspective tool in the toolbar.

  2. Select the perspective you want to delete from the list available. To select multiple perspectives, press the Ctrl and select the perspectives. Click Select All to select all the perspectives.

  3. Click Delete to delete the selected perspectives.

    Note 

    The default view cannot be deleted.

  4. Click cancel to Cancel the selection.

Step 4

In any particular perspective choose Window > Perspective > Remove Active Perspective to remove the present active view. Alternatively, you can remove the active view by clicking the Remove Active Perspective tool in the toolbar.

Note 

In the default view, Remove Active Perspective option is unavailable.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


NTP-G336 Persist a Perspective View

Purpose

This procedure is used to persist a perspective view in CTC.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

None

SUMMARY STEPS

  1. Choose Edit > Preferences > Perspective.
  2. Check the Enable Persistence check box to enable persistence of a perspective view.
  3. Enter the number of perspective views you want to be persisted in the Max Persistence field.
  4. Enter persistence in the Persistence File field.

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1

Choose Edit > Preferences > Perspective.

Step 2

Check the Enable Persistence check box to enable persistence of a perspective view.

Step 3

Enter the number of perspective views you want to be persisted in the Max Persistence field.

For example, if you enter 5 in the Max Persistence field, you can create four perspective views which can be persisted. The default CTC Perspective view is also included.

Step 4

Enter persistence in the Persistence File field.

Do not enter any other name. The persistence details of the perspective views are stored in the perspective.xml file.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


Additional References

Related Documents

Use this document in conjunction with the other release-specific documentation listed in this table:

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Cisco NCS 2000 Series Documentation Roadmap

Provides quick access to publications of Cisco NCS 2000 Series releases.

Cisco NCS 2000 Series Control Card and Node Configuration Guide Provides background and reference material and procedures for installation and configuration of control cards and node configuration on Cisco NCS 2000 Series systems.
Cisco NCS 2000 Series Line Card Configuration Guide Provides background and reference material and procedures for installation and configuration of line cards on Cisco NCS 2000 Series systems.
Cisco NCS 2000 Series Network Configuration Guide Provides background and reference material, procedures for turn up, provisioning, and maintenance of Cisco NCS 2000 Series systems.

Cisco NCS 2000 Series Troubleshooting Guide

Provides general troubleshooting instructions, alarm troubleshooting instructions, and a list of error messages that apply to the Cisco NCS 2000 Series systems.

Release Notes for Cisco NCS 2000 Series

Provides information about new features and enhancements for the Cisco NCS 2000 Series systems.

Cisco NCS 2000 Series Hardware Installation Guide

Provides installation information of the Cisco NCS 2000 Series hardware.

Cisco NCS 2000 Series Licensing Configuration Guide

Provides information about installing and managing NCS licenses.

Cisco NCS 2000 Series TL1 Command Guide

Provides a comprehensive list of TL1 commands.

Installing the GBIC, SFP, SFP+, XFP, CXP, CFP, and CPAK Optical Modules in Cisco NCS Platforms

Provides information about the Pluggable Port Modules support.

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