Cisco ONS 15454 Installation and Operations Guide, Release 3.2
About this Manual

Table Of Contents

About This Manual



Related Documentation


Obtaining Documentation

World Wide Web

Optical Networking Product Documentation CD-ROM

Ordering Documentation

Documentation Feedback

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Technical Assistance Center

Cisco TAC Escalation Center

About This Manual

This section explains who should read the Cisco ONS 15454 Installation and Operations Guide, how the document is organized, related documentation, document conventions, how to order print and CD-ROM documentation, and how to obtain technical assistance.


This guide is for Cisco ONS 15454 administrators who are responsible for hardware installation, software installation, node setup, and node and network configuration. For troubleshooting, maintenance, and card detail reference information, see the Cisco ONS 15454 Troubleshooting and Maintenance Guide. Users who require TL1 information should consult the Cisco ONS 15454 TL1 Command Guide.


Chapter Number and Title

Chapter 1, "Hardware Installation"

Provides rack installation and power instructions for the ONS 15454, including component installation such as cards, cables, EIAs, and GBICs.

Chapter 2, "Software Installation"

Explains how to install the ONS 15454 software application and use its graphical user interface (GUI).

Chapter 3, "Node Setup"

Explains how to provision a node, including setting up timing, protection, and security and storing general node and network information.

Chapter 4, "IP Networking"

Explains how to set up ONS 15454s in internet protocol (IP) networks and provides scenarios showing nodes in common IP configurations. It explains how to create static routes and use the Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) protocol.

"SONET Topologies"

Provides instructions for configuring UPSRs, BLSRs, subtending rings, linear 1+1 ADM protection, PPMNs, and DCC tunnels.

"Circuits and Tunnels"

Describes how to create standard STS and VT1.5 circuits as well as VT tunnels, multiple drop circuits, and monitor circuits. The chapter also explains how to edit UPSR circuits and create path traces to monitor traffic.

Chapter 7, "Card Provisioning"

Provides procedures for changing the default transmission parameters for ONS 15454 electrical and optical cards. The chapter also includes provisioning the Alarm Interface Controller card, enabling optical cards for SDH, and converting DS-1 and DS-3 cards from 1:1 to 1:N card protection.

Chapter 8, "Performance Monitoring"

Provides performance monitoring thresholds for ONS 15454 electrical and optical cards.

Chapter 9, "Ethernet Operation"

Explains how to use the Ethernet features of the ONS 15454, including transporting Ethernet traffic over SONET, creating and provisioning VLANs, protecting Ethernet traffic, provisioning Multicard and Single-card EtherSwitch, provisioning several types of Ethernet circuits, viewing Ethernet performance data, and creating Ethernet remote monitoring (RMON) alarm thresholds.

Chapter 10, "Alarm Monitoring and Management"

Explains how to view and manage alarms with CTC, which includes viewing current and historical alarm data, creating alarm profiles, and suppressing alarms. To find procedures for clearing CTC alarms, see the "Alarm Troubleshooting" chapter of the Cisco ONS 15454 Troubleshooting and Maintenance Guide.

Chapter 11, "SNMP"

Explains how Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is used with the ONS 15454.

"Circuit Routing"

Explains automated and manual circuit routing in detail.

Appendix B "Regulatory and Compliance Requirements"

Provides customer, industry, and government requirements met by the ONS 15454. Installation warnings are also included.


Defines commonly-used acronyms.


Defines commonly-used terms.

Related Documentation

Cisco ONS 15454 Troubleshooting and Maintenance Guide, Release 3.2

Cisco ONS 15454 TL1 Command Guide, Release 3.2

Cisco ONS 15454 Product Overview, Release 3.2

Release Notes for the Cisco ONS 15454, Release 3.2

Cisco Warranty Services for ONG Products

Cisco ONS 15454 Quick Configuration Guide

Cisco ONS 15454 Quick Installation Guide

Cisco ONS 15454 Quick Reference for TL1 Commands, Release 3.2

Installing the Cisco ONS 15454 Conducted Emissions Kit (Required for EMEA compliance only)

Related products:

Cisco ONS 15216 EDFA2 Operations Guide

Installing the Cisco ONS 15216 100 Ghz DWDM Filters

Installing Cisco ONS 15216 OADMs

Cisco ONS 15216 Optical Performance Manager Operations Guide


The following conventions are used throughout this publication:

Note Means reader take note. Notes contain helpful suggestions or useful background information.

Caution Means reader be careful. In this situation, you might do something that could result in equipment damage or loss of data.

Warning Means reader be careful. In this situation, you might do something that could result in harm to yourself or others.

Tip Means the information might help you solve a problem.



Replaces all instances of Bellcore, the former name of Telcordia Technologies, Inc.

Cisco Transport Controller (CTC)

Replaces all instances of Cerent Management System (CMS)


Denotes icons, buttons, or tabs that the user must select


Used to separate consecutive actions; for example, "click the Maintenance>Protection>Ring tabs"


Precedes all procedures; a horizontal line indicates the end of each procedure

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