Course Overview

This course covers how to use the Cisco Transport Planner Design Tool for creating network topologies, how to create advanced topologies, and how to use advanced dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) features such as G.709 encapsulation, generic framing protocol G.7041, Layer 1 circuits, quality of service, crossponder networks using T1 over Ethernet, and encryption. Cards used in this course include the ONS 15454 40-Channel Wavelength Cross-Connect (WXC), 100G transponders, 10 Gigabit muxponder and transponder, 10G Data Multiplexer Enhanced, Any-Rate Muxponder and Crossponder, 10GE-XP and GE-XP Enhanced, 100G and 200G transponder and muxponder, and the Cisco 10G network encryption cards.

4 days
Learning Credits: 
  • At the end of the course, you should be able to:

    • Identify the purpose of the Transport Planner
    • Start and operate the Cisco Transport Controller to provision and maintain ONS 15454 and NCS 2000 Series systems
    • Describe problems with interconnecting circuits between rings, the ONS 15454 MSTP 40/80-channel manual multiring feature, and hardware components
    • Perform the ONS 15454 MSTP node turn-up procedure
    • Describe the optical channel network connection (OCHNC) prerequisite requirements for provisioning circuits in an ONS 15454 MSTP network
    • Describe the single-module reconfigurable optical add/drop (SMR ROADM)-based configurations
    • Describe the OCHNC circuit provisioning for SMR rings
    • Identify the advantages G.709 encapsulation brings to optical transponder cards
    • Describe the 10G transponder and muxponder cards
    • Install and provision the any-rate cards
    • Describe the any-rate muxponder crossponder cards (AR MXP/XP) cards
    • Identify the principles of Ethernet related to the operation of Cisco optical networking products
    • Configure the 10GE_XP/XPE and GE_XP/XPE cards, install Layer 1 circuits, and read the performance counters for Layer 1 Gigabit Ethernet circuits
    • Describe ingress policing and basic egress queuing strategies, and implement the customer QoS scheme into the ONS 15454 crossponder network
    • List the 10GE_XP and GE_XP card options
    • Define the fundamentals of the T1, DS1, and DS3 circuits
    • Describe the 100-Gbps and 200-Gbps cards
    • Turn up an encrypted network and test to ensure that information being passed is secure
    • Add a node to an existing DWDM ring
    • Describe the ONS 15454 MSTP Troubleshooting Guide
  • Module 1: Cisco Transport Planner Design Tool

    • Getting Started with the Transport Planner
    • Using the Transport Planner
    • Generating the Final Files

    Module 2: Cisco Transport Controller Operations

    • Exploring the Fundamentals of the Transport Controller
    • Discovering the Transport Controller Views
    • Working with Windows Within Windows
    • Provisioning the Shelf
    • Maintaining the Shelf

    Module 3: Manual Multiring and Mesh Network Using the ONS 15454 40-WXC Card

    • Manual Multiring
    • Back-to-Back Transponders
    • Mesh Network Concepts
    • Mesh Network Example
    • Multiring Details
    • Patch Panel and Amplifiers
    • Mesh Cards
    • 50-GHz Interleaver

    Module 4: Node Turn-Up

    • Cisco Transport Planner Configuration Source File
    • Procedure for Releases 9.1 and Later
    • Provision the Optical Service Channel (OSC)
    • Verify OSC Transmit Power
    • Create and Delete Connections

    Module 5: OCHNC Circuits

    • OCHNC Prerequisites
    • Create an OCHNC
    • Circuit States
    • Verify the Amplifiers
    • Verify the Remaining OCHNC Tasks
    • View Power Levels in a WSS/WXC Mesh Network

    Module 6: MSTP M6 SMR-Based Rings

    • SMR-Based Configurations
    • 4-Degree Mesh Using SMR-2
    • Functional View in Release 10.1 and Later
    • Viewing Individual Channel Power Levels

    Module 7: OCHNC Circuits in SMR

    • OCHNC Prerequisites
    • Create an OCHNC
    • Circuit States

    Module 8: G.709 Encapsulation 10G and 100G Transponder Settings

    • ITU-T G.709 Standard
    • Optical Transport Unit (OTU) Options in 10G Transponder
    • OTU Options in 100G Transponder

    Module 9: 10 Gigabit Muxponder and Transponder Cards

    • 10G Transponder and Muxponder Cards
    • 10G Transponders
    • Muxponders
    • 10×10 Card
    • Installing 10G Circuit with 10×10 Card
    • Performance Monitoring Capabilities

    Module 10: Generic Framing Protocol G.7041, Multiplexer Cards, and Encapsulation Options

    • Standard G.7041
    • Cards Using GFP

    Module 11: Any-Rate Muxponder and Crossponder Cards

    • Discovering the Any-Rate Cards
    • Exploring Any-Rate Allowed Payloads
    • Reviewing the Any-Rate Card Modes
    • Reviewing Any-Rate Mixed Modes
    • Provisioning the Any-Rate Cards

    Module 12: Ethernet and VLANs

    • Ethernet
    • Virtual LANs

    Module 13: 10GE-XP and GE-XP Enhanced Cards, Settings, and Circuits

    • Layer 1
    • 10GE_XP and GE_XP Card Options
    • 10GE_XP/XPE and GE_XP/XPE Pluggable Port Modules and G.709 Settings
    • Provisioning Items Common to 10GE_XP/XPE and GE_XP/XPE
    • 10GE_XP/XPE and GE_XP/XPE Circuits
    • 10GE_XP/XPE and GE_XP/XPE Performance Counts

    Module 14: Quality of Service

    • Quality of Service
    • Example Crossponder Settings

    Module 15: XP-E Cards Protected Ring, CoS Marking by Port, Customer VLAN, and QoS

    • Setting the 10GE_XP and GE_XP Card Options
    • Configuring the Layer 2 Circuit Using OCH-Trail
    • Provisioning Layer 2 Settings for Connectivity
    • Creating Layer Circuit from Network Layer 2 Window

    Module 16: T1 over Ethernet in a Crossponder Network

    • Exploring the Constant Bit Rate DS1 and DS3
    • Investigating T1/T3 over Fast Ethernet
    • Installing the T1 over Ethernet SFP and the Physical Interface
    • Installing the T1 over Ethernet in the Crossponder Network

    Module 17: 100 and 200 Gigabit Transponders and Muxponders

    • 100- and 200-Gbps Cards
    • Client Port Types
    • Card Configurations

    Module 18: Cisco 10G Network Encryption Card

    • Examining the Wire Speed Encryption (WSE) Card
    • Modes of Operation
    • Security Management
    • Protection
    • Installation and Turn-Up of the WSE Card

    Module 19: Add-a-Node Design and Installation

    • Adding a New Node in Cisco Transport Planner
    • Create Installation Package
    • Insert New Node
    • Add Circuits into New Node

    Module 20: Basic Troubleshooting

    • ONS 15454 DWDM Troubleshooting Guide
    • Hierarchy of Alarms
    • Functional View
    • Lab 1: Start the Cisco Transport Planner Software and Create a DWDM Network
    • Lab 2: Configure the Cisco Transport Controller and Display Network
    • Lab 3: Establish 6-Node 40- and 80-Channel Mesh Networks
    • Lab 4: Create Circuits and View Power Levels in 40 and 80 WXC Networks
    • Lab 5: Establish 6-Node SMR1 and SMR2 Mesh Networks
    • Lab 6: Create Circuits and View Power Levels in SMR1 and SMR2 Networks
    • Lab 7: Establish 10G Transponder Circuits
    • Lab 8: Any-Rate Muxponder and Crossponder Options 8:2 configuration
    • Lab 9: 1G and 10G Crossponder Layer 1 Network
    • Lab 10: 1G and 10G Enhanced Crossponder Layer Two-Ring Configuration
    • Lab 11: Circuits to Carry T1 over Ethernet
    • Lab 12: 100 Gigabit Transponders and 10×10 Muxponders
    • Lab 13: 10G Encryption Card Circuit
    • Lab 14: Add a Node to a 6-Node Mesh Network
    • Lab 15: MSTP Troubleshooting
    • Completion of Cisco Fundamentals of Fiber Optics Technology (FFOT) video training
    • Cisco Optical Technology Intermediate (OPT200) course
  • This course is designed for technical professionals who need to know how to deploy data over the DWDM network. Targeted roles include:

    • Designers
    • System engineers and implementation staff
    • Network operations center personnel
    • Technical support personnel who are involved with the deployment, operations, and maintenance of the Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP system
    • Channel partners and resellers