Cisco ONS 15454 Reference Manual, Release 3.3
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 3.3.

For alarm clearning, general troubleshooting,and hardware replacement procedures, refer to the Cisco ONS 15454 Troubleshooting Guide, Release 3.3.

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, and card slots

Chapter 2, "Common Control Cards"

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

Chapter 3, "Electrical Cards and Cable"

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

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

Chapter 9, "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 10, "IP Networking"

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

"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 12, "Ethernet Operation"

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

Chapter 13, "Performance Monitoring"

Includes performance monitoring statistics for all cards

Obtaining Documentation

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World Wide Web

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Documentation CD-ROM

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Ordering Documentation

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Obtaining Technical Assistance

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Technical Assistance Center

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

Inquiries to Cisco TAC 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.

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

Cisco TAC Web Site

The Cisco TAC Web Site allows you 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 the following URL:

All customers, partners, and resellers who have a valid Cisco services 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 the following URL to register:

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

If you have Internet access, it is recommended that you open P3 and P4 cases through the Cisco TAC Web Site.

Cisco TAC Escalation Center

The Cisco TAC Escalation Center addresses issues that are classified as priority level 1 or priority level 2; 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 will automatically open a case.

To obtain a directory of toll-free Cisco TAC telephone numbers for your country, go to the following 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). In addition, please have available your service agreement number and your product serial number.