Install and Login to Cisco Transport Controller
After you have established a
connection to the node using the console port of the system, setup a computer
for Cisco Transport Controller (CTC) and login to CTC. CTC is used to perform
operations, administration, maintenance and provisioning activities of the
Setup Computer for
What to Do Next
||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:
- 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 1.6 with support for
||One of the following:
- Internet Explorer
- Mozilla Firefox
- Google Chrome
Login to CTC and
establish network connection to the node.
Login to CTC
Before You Begin
Ensure that you
have setup a computer that meets the hardware and software requirements to use
Cisco Transport Controller (CTC).
Ensure you have
complete image installed. If you have mini.iso image installed, then the
ncs4k-mgbl.pkg must be installed on the NCS 4000 system.
Configuring XML Agent.
snmp-server ifindex persist command for
Generalized Multi-Protocol Label Switching (GMPLS) to retain its links over a
|| From the
computer connected to the NCS 4016 shelves, start Windows Internet Explorer or
Mozilla Firefox web browser.
||In the browser
URL field, enter the NCS 4016 IPv4 or IPv6 virtual address.
browser displays a window with a Delete CTC Cache field and information about
the Cisco Transport Controller Java and System environments.
CTC Cache field deletes the CTC JAR (Java Archive) files that are downloaded to
your computer when you log into NCS 4000. You perform this action if
connectivity problems occur or you want to delete older CTC JAR file versions
from your computer.
If you are
logging into NCS 4000 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
CTC from the CTC Help menu. This will display the 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.
|| If a Java
Plug-in Security Warning dialog box appears, install the public-key security
The first time
you connect to NCS 4000, this process can take several minutes. After the
download, a warning message window appears.
||In the CTC login
window, type a user name and password (both are case sensitive).
||Each time you
login to CTC, you can select the following login options:
Nodes — Displays a list of current login node groups.
Network Discovery — Check this box to view only the NCS 4000 (and additional
nodes within the login node group, if any) entered in the Node Name field.
Nodes linked to this node through Data Communication Channels (DCC) are not
discovered and will not appear in CTC network view. Using this option, you can
decrease the CTC startup time in networks with many DCC–connected nodes, and
can reduce memory consumption. If Disable Network Discovery is unchecked, CTC
attempts to upgrade the CTC software by downloading more recent versions of the
JAR files it finds during the network discovery. Click
allow CTC to download the newer JAR files, or
prevent CTC from downloading the JAR files.
Upgrading the CTC software will overwrite your existing software. You must
restart CTC after the upgrade is complete.
Circuit Management — Check this box to disable discovery of existing circuits.
Using this option, you 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.
- SSH or Telnet - Select an
option to establish a remote connection with the node.
CTC is displayed
with three views: Home Page, Network View, and Node View.
What to Do Next
Use CTC to bring up
the node for network connectivity.