Cisco ONS 15454 DWDM Release Notes


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This Release Notes document contains information about new features and enhancements, in the Cisco ONS 15454 DWDM platforms. For the latest version of the Release Notes for Cisco ONS 15454, visit the following URL:

Cisco also provides Bug Search Tool, a web resource for tracking defects. To access Bug Search Tool, visit the following URL:

Software and Hardware Requirements

Before you begin to install the software, you must check whether your system meets the following minimum software and hardware requirements:

  • Hardware—Intel Core i5, i7, or faster processor. A minimum of 4 GB RAM, 100 GB hard disk with 250 MB of available hard drive space.

  • One of the following operating systems:

    • Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, or later

    • Apple Mac OS X

    • UNIX workstation with Solaris Version 9 or 10 on an UltraSPARC-III or faster processor, with a minimum of 1 GB RAM and a minimum of 250 MB of available hard drive space.

    • Ubuntu 12.10

  • Java Runtime Environment—JRE 1.8 and later.
  • Java version 8.0
  • Browser:

    • Internet Explorer

    • Mozilla Firefox

    • Safari

    • Google Chrome

JRE Compatibility

The JRE Compatibility table displays the JRE compatibility with ONS 15454 software releases.

New Features in Release

This section highlights the new features in Release For detailed information of each of these features, see the user documentation.


Pluggable Port Module Support

The supported pluggables are Cisco-SFP-10G-BXD-I and Cisco-SFP-10G-BXU-I on the 10x10G LC line module.

For more information, see the Installing the GBIC, SFP, SFP+, QSFP, XFP, CXP, CFP and CPAK Optical Modules in Cisco ONS Platforms.

Software Features


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This section lists the software features and enhancements introduced in Release

OTDR Enhancements

Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) supports the Refractive Index (RI) and Backscatter Coefficient (BS) parameters for OTDR scan.


External SOR viewer application may offset the loss reported in Y-axis of SOR file generated by NCS 2000 system because certain applications use relative value instead of absolute value.

For more information, see the Manage the Node document.

GCC0 Transparency in REGEN Mode

GCC0 is enabled when 400G-XP-LC card is configured in Regen mode. The user is provided an option to enable or carry forward GCC0 termination in Regen mode.

For more information, see the Provisioning Transponder and Muxponder Cards chapter in the Cisco ONS 15454 DWDM Line Card Configuration Guide, Release 11.x.x.

Duo Authentication

The authentication timeout is set to 30 seconds.

Critical Bug Fixes in Release

The following critical issues have been resolved in Release

  • Legacy traffic goes down when the network is upgraded from R10.6.2 to R11.1.1.2.

  • In a mixed flex and legacy setup, when a circuit is created and added/dropped on a legacy node, PMI is incorrectly raised on the legacy line Rx if LOS-P alarm is present for that specific channel.

Open Caveats for ONS 15454

The following table lists the open caveat for ONS 15454:

Caveat ID Number



No proper error on OTN-XC when try to create SNC with PRBS enabled on Trunk


SYNCLOSS stuck alarm seen on a daisy chained client ports over GE-XP


Expert scan run with user defined RI, RI&BS does not plot the LOS/Reflection event as expected in CTC


Sometime scan is not starting at near end but at far end scan is starting


CTC session hangs for GCC creation on regen trunk ports


[TNC]:Controller card went for tDC Exception task in GCC termtn node for GCC config at regen node


CTC]: T5 GCC rate is not correct in edit window


[CTC]: Undesired events after GCC config operations on T5 regen trunks


[BIDI PPM]: Supported wavelength indication is not available for BIDI PPM


ORL value is not exported as part of CTC .sor file


Import & Export of NE default is throwing FEC Error message


CET: Node controller instability on connecting bulk MSM

Cisco Bug Search Tool

Use the Bug Search Tool (BST) to view the list of outstanding and resolved bugs in a release.

BST, the online successor to Bug Toolkit, is designed to improve the effectiveness in network risk management and device troubleshooting. The tool allows partners and customers to search for software bugs based on product, release, and keyword, and aggregates key data such as bug details, product, and version. The tool has provision to filter bugs based on credentials to provide external and internal bug views for the search input.

The BST is available at Bug Search. To search for a specific bug, go to For more information on BST, see Bug Search Help.

Search Bugs in BST

Follow the instructions below to search bugs specific to a software release in BST.


Step 1

Go to

You will be prompted to log into After successful login, the Bug Toolkit page opens.

Step 2

To search for release specific bugs, enter the following parameters in the page:

  1. Search For ― Enter ONS 15454 in the text box.

  2. Releases ― Enter the appropriate release number.

  3. Show Bugs ― Select Affecting or Fixed in these Releases.

Step 3

Press Enter.


  • By default, the search results include bugs with all severity levels and statuses. After you perform a search, you can filter your search results to meet your search requirements.

  • An initial set of 25 search results is shown in the bottom pane. Drag the scroll bar to display the next set of 25 results. Pagination of search results is not supported.