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Building Multiservice Transport Networks: MSPP Network Design Example: Cisco ONS 15454

Chapter Description

The Cisco ONS 15454 is a highly flexible and highly scalable multiservice Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)/Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)/dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) platform. Service providers and enterprise customers use the ONS 15454 to build highly available transport networks for time-division multiplexing (TDM), Ethernet, storage extension, and wavelength services. In this chapter, you will learn the major components of the ONS 15454 system.

This chapter covers the following topics:

ONS 15454 Shelf Assembly

Electrical Interface Assemblies

Timing, Communications, and Control Cards

Cross-Connect Cards

Alarm Interface Controller Card

SONET/SDH Optical Interface Cards

Ethernet Interface Cards

Electrical Interface Cards

Storage Networking Cards

MSPP Network Design Case Study

The Cisco ONS 15454 is a highly flexible and highly scalable multiservice Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)/Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)/dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) platform. Service providers and enterprise customers use the ONS 15454 to build highly available transport networks for time-division multiplexing (TDM), Ethernet, storage extension, and wavelength services. In this chapter, you will learn the major components of the ONS 15454 system, including these:

  • Shelf assembly
  • Common control cards
  • Electrical interface cards
  • Optical interface cards
  • Ethernet interface cards
  • Storage networking cards

In addition, an example network demand specification is used throughout this chapter to demonstrate Multiservice Provisioning Platform (MSPP) network design using the ONS 15454.

ONS 15454 Shelf Assembly

The ONS 15454 Shelf Assembly is a 17-slot chassis with an integrated fan tray, rear electrical terminations, and front optical, Ethernet, and management connections. Slots 1–6 and 12–17 are used for traffic interface cards; Slots 7–11 are reserved for common control cards. Slots 1–6, on the left side as you face the front of the shelf, are considered Side A; Slots 12–17 are considered Side B. This distinction is important for planning backplane interface types (for electrical card terminations), as well as protection group planning. These issues are covered later in this chapter. The bandwidth capacity of each of the 12 traffic slots varies from 622 Mbps to 10 Gbps, depending upon the type of cross-connect card used. See the section titled "Cross-Connect Cards" later in this chapter for a discussion of the various types available. Table 6-1 summarizes the card slot functions and bandwidth capacities for the ONS 15454 shelf assembly.

Table 6-1. ONS 15454 Shelf Assembly Slot Functions and Bandwidth Capacities

Slot Number

Shelf Side

Slot Use

Slot Bandwidth (XCVT System)

Slot Bandwidth (XC10G or XC-VXC-10G System)

1

A

Multispeed high-density slot

622 Mbps/STS-12

2.5 Gbps/STS-48

2

A

Multispeed high-density slot

622 Mbps/STS-12

2.5 Gbps/STS-48

3

A

Multispeed high-density slot; N-protection slot for 1:N protection groups

622 Mbps/STS-12

2.5 Gbps/STS-48

4

A

Multispeed slot

622 Mbps/STS-12

2.5 Gbps/STS-48

5

A

High-speed slot

2.5 Gbps/STS-48

10 Gbps/STS-192

6

A

High-speed slot

2.5 Gbps/STS-48

10 Gbps/STS-192

7

TCC Slot

8

XC Slot

9

AIC Slot

10

XC Slot

11

TCC Slot

12

B

High-speed slot

2.5 Gbps/STS-48

10 Gbps/STS-192

13

B

High-speed slot

2.5 Gbps/STS-48

10 Gbps/STS-192

14

B

Multispeed slot

622 Mbps/STS-12

2.5 Gbps/STS-48

15

B

Multispeed high-density slot; N-protection slot for 1:N protection groups

622 Mbps/STS-12

2.5 Gbps/STS-48

16

B

Multispeed high-density slot

622 Mbps/STS-12

2.5 Gbps/STS-48

17

B

Multispeed high-density slot

622 Mbps/STS-12

2.5 Gbps/STS-48

ONS 15454 Shelf Assembly Backplane Interfaces

Backplane interfaces of the ONS 15454 chassis can be divided into four general areas:

  • Power terminal area
  • Alarm and chassis ground area
  • Side A Electrical Interface Assembly
  • Side B Electrical Interface Assembly

Figure 6-1 shows a diagram that identifies the location of each of these areas as you face the rear of the shelf assembly. Electrical Interface Assemblies (EIAs) are required for terminating electrical traffic signals, such as DS1s and DS3s, on the shelf. EIAs are covered in the next section.

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Figure 6-1 ONS 15454 Backplane Interfaces

The power terminal area consists of four power terminal screws on the lower-left side. The RET1/BAT1 terminals are for the A power connection; the RET2/BAT2 terminals are for the B connection. These connections are redundant; either can power the entire shelf. The A and B designations do not refer to the A and B sides of the shelf.

The alarm and chassis ground area is located in the rear of the chassis on the lower right side. It has the following terminations:

  • Frame ground terminals— Two terminals with kepnuts are provided for ground-wire lug connection. This connection ensures that the shelf assembly is at the same electrical potential with the office ground.
  • BITS— (Building Integrated Timing Supply) This consists of four wire-wrap pin pairs for connection to a BITS or for wiring out to external equipment when the BITS-Out feature is used to supply timing from the ONS 15454.
  • LAN— (Local-area network) A LAN connects the MSPP node to a management workstation or network. It consists of four wire-wrap pin pairs; typically, two pairs are used.
  • Environmental alarms— Sixteen wire-wrap pin pairs are provided for external alarms and controls. The Alarm Interface Controller card, covered later in this chapter, is required to use these connections.
  • ACO— Alarm cutoff, a wire-wrap pin pair that is used to deactivate the audible alarms caused by the contact closures on the shelf backplane. This operation is described in the "Timing, Communications, and Control Cards" section, later in this chapter.
  • Modem— Four pairs of wire-wrap pins are provided for connecting the ONS 15454 to a modem for remote management.
  • Craft— Two wire-wrap pin pairs are provided for a TL1 craft-management connection. VT100 emulation software is used to communicate with the system by way of this connection.
  • Local alarms— Eight wire-wrap pin pairs are used for Critical, Major, Minor, and Remote audible and visual alarms.
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