Cisco ONS 15454 Reference Manual, Release 3.4
About this Manual

Table Of Contents

About this Manual

Document Organization

Obtaining Documentation

World Wide Web

Documentation CD-ROM

Ordering Documentation

Documentation Feedback

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Technical Assistance Center

About this Manual

This manual provides reference information for the Cisco ONS 15454.

To install, turn up, provision, and maintain a Cisco ONS 15454 node and network, refer to theCisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide, Release 3.4.

For alarm clearning, general troubleshooting,and hardware replacement procedures, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 Troubleshooting Guide, Release 3.4.

Document Organization

Table 1 Cisco ONS 15454 Reference Manual Chapters 


Chapter 1, "Shelf and Backplane Hardware"

Includes descriptions of the rack, backplane, backplane pins, ferrites, power and ground, fan-tray assembly, air filter, card slots, cable, cable connectors, and cable routing

Chapter 2, "Common Control Cards"

Includes descriptions of the TCC+, XC, XCVT, and XC10G

Chapter 3, "Electrical Cards"

Includes descriptions of EC-1, DS-1, DS-3, and DS3E cards, card temperature ranges and compatibility

Chapter 4, "Optical Cards"

Includes descriptions of the OC-3, OC-12, OC-48, and OC-192 cards, as well as card temperature rangs and card compatibility

Chapter 5, "Ethernet Cards"

Includes descriptions of the G1000-4, E100T-12, E100T-G, E1000-2, and E1000-2-G cards and gigabit interface converters

Chapter 6, "Card Protection"

Includes electrical and optical card protection methods

Chapter 7, "Cisco Transport Controller Operation"

Includes information about CTC installation, the CTC window, computer requirements, software versions, and database reset and revert

"Security and Timing"

Includes user set up and security, and node/network timing

"Circuits and Tunnels"

Includes STS and VT, bidirectional or unidirectional, revertive or non-revertive, electrical or optical, multiple and path trace circuit information, as well as DCC tunnels

Chapter 10, "SONET Topologies"

Includes the SONET configurations used by the ONS 15454; including BLSRs, UPSRs, linear ADMs, subtending rings, and optical bus configurations, as well as information about upgrading optical speeds within any configuration

Chapter 11, "IP Networking"

Includes IP addressing scenarios and information about IP networking with the ONS 15454

Chapter 13, "Ethernet Operation"

Includes Ethernet applications for the G series and E series Ethernet cards

Chapter 12, "Performance Monitoring"

Includes performance monitoring statistics for all cards

Chapter 14, "SNMP"

Explains Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) as implemented by the Cisco ONS 15454.

Obtaining Documentation

These sections explain how to obtain documentation from Cisco Systems.

World Wide Web

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Documentation CD-ROM

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Nonregistered users can order documentation through a local account representative by calling Cisco Systems Corporate Headquarters (California, U.S.A.) at 408 526-7208 or, elsewhere in North America, by calling 800 553-NETS (6387).

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Obtaining Technical Assistance

Cisco provides as a starting point for all technical assistance. Customers and partners can obtain online documentation, troubleshooting tips, and sample configurations from online tools by using the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) Web Site. registered users have complete access to the technical support resources on the Cisco TAC Web Site. is the foundation of a suite of interactive, networked services that provides immediate, open access to Cisco information, networking solutions, services, programs, and resources at any time, from anywhere in the world. is a highly integrated Internet application and a powerful, easy-to-use tool that provides a broad range of features and services to help you with these tasks:

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Technical Assistance Center

The Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) is available to all customers who need technical assistance with a Cisco product, technology, or solution. Two levels of support are available: the Cisco TAC Web Site and the Cisco TAC Escalation Center.

Cisco TAC inquiries are categorized according to the urgency of the issue:

Priority level 4 (P4)—You need information or assistance concerning Cisco product capabilities, product installation, or basic product configuration.

Priority level 3 (P3)—Your network performance is degraded. Network functionality is noticeably impaired, but most business operations continue.

Priority level 2 (P2)—Your production network is severely degraded, affecting significant aspects of business operations. No workaround is available.

Priority level 1 (P1)—Your production network is down, and a critical impact to business operations will occur if service is not restored quickly. No workaround is available.

The Cisco TAC resource that you choose is based on the priority of the problem and the conditions of service contracts, when applicable.

Cisco TAC Web Site

You can use the Cisco TAC Web Site to resolve P3 and P4 issues yourself, saving both cost and time. The site provides around-the-clock access to online tools, knowledge bases, and software. To access the Cisco TAC Web Site, go to this URL:

All customers, partners, and resellers who have a valid Cisco service contract have complete access to the technical support resources on the Cisco TAC Web Site. The Cisco TAC Web Site requires a login ID and password. If you have a valid service contract but do not have a login ID or password, go to this URL to register:

If you are a registered user, and you cannot resolve your technical issues by using the Cisco TAC Web Site, you can open a case online by using the TAC Case Open tool at this URL:

If you have Internet access, we recommend that you open P3 and P4 cases through the Cisco TAC Web Site.

Cisco TAC Escalation Center

The Cisco TAC Escalation Center addresses priority level 1 or priority level 2 issues. These classifications are assigned when severe network degradation significantly impacts business operations. When you contact the TAC Escalation Center with a P1 or P2 problem, a Cisco TAC engineer automatically opens a case.

To obtain a directory of toll-free Cisco TAC telephone numbers for your country, go to this URL:

Before calling, please check with your network operations center to determine the level of Cisco support services to which your company is entitled: for example, SMARTnet, SMARTnet Onsite, or Network Supported Accounts (NSA). When you call the center, please have available your service agreement number and your product serial number.