Network Convergence System 1001


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The Cisco Network Convergence System (NCS) 1001 is a 1 RU chassis that addresses the growing bandwidth needs of data center DWDM applications. It provides a DWDM line system that is optimized for data center environments and is optimized for point-to-point applications at maximum capacity. Cisco NCS 1001 supports up to three optical modules. The modules can be amplifiers, OTDR, or protection switching modules.

NCS 1001 has the following components:

  • Four removable fans.

  • Two removable AC or DC power supply modules (PSU).

  • Three slots for optical modules. The Optical Amplifier Module ( NCS1K-EDFA), Protection Switching Module (NCS1K-PSM), and Optical Time Domain Reflectometer Module (NCS1K-OTDR) can be inserted in these slots.

For all the versions of the Release Notes for Cisco NCS 1001, see the Release Notes URL.

Software Features Introduced in Release 7.0.1


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PSM Revertive Switch

When an LOS (Loss of Signal – Payload) alarm occurs on the primary path due to fiber cut, traffic moves from primary to secondary path. PSM revertive switch feature allows the traffic to move to the primary path from secondary path when the fiber cut is resolved and the LOS alarm is cleared on the primary path.

The traffic switch to the primary path is not immediate and depends on WTR (Wait To Restore Time) and threshold hysteresis parameters.

For more information, see the Configure Optical Modules chapter in the Configuration Guide for Cisco NCS 1001, IOS XR Release 7.0.1.

Gridless OCM Support (EDFA)

The gridless OCM (Optical Channel Monitor) support feature is introduced to support transponders with channel width more than 50GHz and less than 100GHz. The flex grid provides the capability to support 600G interface of NCS 1004.

For more information, see the Configure Optical Modules chapter in the Configuration Guide for Cisco NCS 1001, IOS XR Release 7.0.1.

2s Telemetry Based on GNMI Subscribe

GNMI client is typically configured to receive telemetry reports for every 30 seconds. The user can configure GNMI client with a sample interval of two seconds. However, the system cannot manage this delay between two collections. Hence, a characterization has been done to evaluate the actual system performance.

The following sensor paths are supported for telemetry testing in NCS 1001. GNMI client is configured for the following sensor paths to receive telemetry reports for every two seconds.

  • Cisco-IOS-XR-controller-optics-oper-sub1:optics-oper/optics-ports/optics-port/optics-info

  • Cisco-IOS-XR-alarmgr-server-oper-sub1:alarms/brief/brief-card/brief-locations/brief-location/active

For more information, see the Configure Model-driven Telemetry chapter in the Telemetry Configuration Guide for Cisco NCS 1000 Series.

Golden ISO

Golden ISO is a feature provided to customer for building customized ISO using mini ISO, required SMUs and XR configuration. This feature saves installation effort and time. The system gets ready in a single command and single boot.

For more information, see the Bring-up Cisco NCS 1001 chapter in the Configuration Guide for Cisco NCS 1001, IOS XR Release 7.0.1.

CLI Simplification

From R7.0.1, most of the platform independent CLIs that are not used, are removed from NCS 1001.

Release Packages for Cisco NCS 1001

Feature Set

Filename

Description

Composite Package

Cisco IOS XR Core Bundle + Manageability Package

ncs1001-iosxr-px-k9-7.0.1.tar

Contains required core packages, including OS, Admin, Base, Forwarding, SNMP Agent, FPD, and Alarm Correlation and Netconf-yang, Telemetry, Extensible Markup Language (XML) Parser, HTTP server packages.

Individually-Installable Optional Packages

Cisco IOS XR Security Package

ncs1001-k9sec-1.0.0.0-r701.x86_64.rpm

Support for Encryption, Decryption, IP Security (IPSec), Secure Shell (SSH), Secure Socket Layer (SSL), and Public-key infrastructure (PKI).

System Requirement

Memory Configuration

At least 16 GB RAM

Supported Hardware

For a complete list of supported optics, hardware and ordering information, see the data sheet.

To install Cisco NCS 1001, see the Hardware Installation Guide.

Supported MIBs

The following MIBs are supported in NCS 1001.

  • CISCO-OPTICAL-OTS-MIB

  • CISCO-CONFIG-MAN-MIB

  • CISCO-FLASH-MIB

  • CISCO-ENTITY-REDUNDANCY-MIB

  • CISCO-SYSTEM-MIB

  • CISCO-ENTITY-ASSET-MIB

  • CISCO-ENTITY-STATE-EXT-MIB

  • EVENT-MIB

  • DISMAN-EXPRESSION-MIB

  • CISCO-FTP-CLIENT-MIB

  • NOTIFICATION-LOG-MIB

  • CISCO-RF-MIB

  • CISCO-TCP-MIB

  • UDP-MIB

  • CISCO-OTN-IF-MIB

  • CISCO-ENHANCED-MEMPOOL-MIB

  • CISCO-PROCESS-MIB

  • CISCO-SYSLOG-MIB

  • ENTITY-MIB

  • CISCO-ENTITY-FRU-CONTROL-MIB

  • CISCO-IF-EXTENSION-MIB

  • RMON-MIB

  • CISCO-OPTICAL-MIB

  • CISCO-ENTITY-SENSOR-MIB

Upgrade Notes

Please read the following before upgrading the software to R7.0.1 to avoid firmware corruption.

  • Disable auto FPD upgrade before upgrading the software from R6.3.x or R6.5.x to R7.0.1.

Determine Software Version

Log in to NCS 1001 and enter the show version command:

RP/0/RP0/CPU0:ios#show version
Sun Sep  1 12:09:26.280 UTC                                                          
Cisco IOS XR Software, Version 7.0.1                                                 
Copyright (c) 2013-2019 by Cisco Systems, Inc.                                       

Build Information:
 Built By     : ahoang
 Built On     : Thu Aug 29 15:56:23 PDT 2019
 Built Host   : iox-ucs-023                 
 Workspace    : /auto/srcarchive15/prod/7.0.1/ncs1001/ws
 Version      : 7.0.1                                   
 Location     : /opt/cisco/XR/packages/                 

cisco NCS-1001 () processor

Determine Firmware Support

Log in to NCS 1001 and enter the show hw-module fpd command:

Use the show hw-module fpd command in EXEC mode to view the hardware components with their current FPD version and status. The status of the hardware must be CURRENT; Running and Programed version must be the same.

RP/0/RP0/CPU0:ios#show hw-module fpd 
FPD Versions
                                                               =================
Location   Card type             HWver FPD device       ATR Status   Running Programd
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
0/0        NCS1001-K9            0.1   Control_BKP      B   CURRENT            1.10
0/0        NCS1001-K9            0.1   Control_FPGA         CURRENT    1.10    1.10
0/1        NCS1K-EDFA            0.0   FW_EDFAv2            CURRENT    0.40    0.40
0/3        NCS1K-EDFA            0.0   FW_EDFAv1            CURRENT    1.55    1.55
0/RP0      NCS1K-CNTLR2          0.1   BIOS_Backup      BS  CURRENT           14.50
0/RP0      NCS1K-CNTLR2          0.1   BIOS_Primary      S  CURRENT   14.50   14.50
0/RP0      NCS1K-CNTLR2          0.1   Daisy_Duke_BKP   BS  CURRENT            0.20
0/RP0      NCS1K-CNTLR2          0.1   Daisy_Duke_FPGA   S  CURRENT    0.20    0.20

The following shows the output of show hw-module fpd command including OTDR card.

RP/0/RP0/CPU0:ios#show hw-module fpd
Tue Mar 19 09:06:31.392 CET
                                                               FPD Versions
                                                               =================
Location   Card type        HWver FPD device       ATR Status   Running Programd
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
0/0        NCS1001-K9       0.1   Control_BKP      B   CURRENT            1.10  
0/0        NCS1001-K9       0.1   Control_FPGA         CURRENT    1.10    1.10  
0/1        NCS1K-EDFA       0.0   FW_EDFAv1            CURRENT    1.54    1.54  
0/2        NCS1K-OTDR       0.0   FW_OTDR_p            CURRENT    6.02    6.02  
0/2        NCS1K-OTDR       0.0   FW_OTDR_s            CURRENT    1.51    1.51  
0/3        NCS1K-EDFA       0.0   FW_EDFAv1            CURRENT    1.54    1.54  
0/RP0      NCS1K-CNTLR2     0.1   BIOS_Backup      BS  CURRENT           14.50  
0/RP0      NCS1K-CNTLR2     0.1   BIOS_Primary      S  CURRENT   14.50   14.50  
0/RP0      NCS1K-CNTLR2     0.1   Daisy_Duke_BKP   BS  CURRENT            0.20  
0/RP0      NCS1K-CNTLR2     0.1   Daisy_Duke_FPGA   S  CURRENT    0.20    0.20  

Open Caveats for NCS 1001

Table 1. Caveats for 7.0.1

Caveat ID Number

Description

CSCvq36033

Wrong power regulation at 600G 5,257813bps 71.96GB

CSCvr07569

NCS1001-EDFA: Applying safety disable and OSRI on Booster Side turns off Pre-amplifier laser