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Cisco Optical Network System Time – Division Multiplexing Synchronous Digital Hierarchy


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  • Cisco Optical Network System Time – Division Multiplexing Synchronous Digital Hierarchy
    5 days  (Instructor Led Online)  |  Optical Network Systems CLS

    Course Details


    This lab-intensive course introduces you to the Cisco® Optical Network System (ONS) Family of time-division multiplexing (TDM) transport products. The Cisco ONS 15454 Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH) Multiservice Provisioning Platform (MSPP) and ONS 15310-MA SDH Multiservice Platform (MSP) are SDH transport system components that can be mixed and matched to create high-speed optical transport networks. Topics include the SDH optical hierarchy STM-1 (155 Mbps), STM-4 (644 Mbps), STM-16 (2.5 Gbps), and STM-64 (10 Gbps). Instruction also includes how E-1 (2 Mbps) and E3 (35 Mbps) electrical signals are carried in the SDH optical links, and how to configure and build circuits through the Cisco Add/Drop Multiplexer (ADM) 10-Gbps card, a TDM card in the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) solution. The course also describes electrical, Ethernet, and optical protection options; linear and ring topologies; circuit building; and troubleshooting. Three Cisco ONS 15454 SDH nodes and three Cisco ONS 15310 SDH nodes are available for the labs.


    Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

    • List and describe the major features and benefits of the Cisco ONS SDH products
    • Set up and use PCs to connect to the Cisco ONS SDH network
    • Provision the shelf for 1:1 and 1:N electrical protection
    • Provision the shelf for optical protection multiplex section protection, path ring, and line ring
    • Create circuits at the virtual container (VC) 3 (VC-3) and VC-12 levels
    • Provision Ethernet ports and create circuits between Ethernet components
    • Move circuits using the bridge-and-roll capability of the Cisco SDH solution


    • Cisco ONS 15454e and 15310e Product Overview
    • Introduction to SDH
    • Safety in Cisco ONS Systems
    • Optical Fiber Practices
    • Cisco ONS Documentation
    • Cisco ONS 15454e MSPP Shelf Layout and Components
    • Cisco ONS 15310e Shelf Layout and Components
    • Cisco ONS System Setup and Login
    • SDH Timing
    • Cisco ONS Protection Groups
    • Point-to-Point and Linear ADM Configurations
    • Cisco ONS Circuits and Cross-Connections
    • Cisco ONS Path Protection Rings
    • Cisco ONS VC Tunnels and Circuits
    • Cisco ONS Line Protection Rings
    • Maintenance and Performance Monitoring
    • Loopbacks in Fiber, Copper, and Coaxial Cable
    • Introduction to ADM 10 Gbps
    • Protection in the ADM 10-Gbps Subnetwork
    • Circuits in the ADM 10-Gbps Subnetwork
    • Introduction to Ethernet
    • Cisco ONS Multiservice-over-SDH Applications and Layer 1 Circuits
    • Rapid Packet Ring Network and Circuits
    • Bridge-and-Roll Circuit Feature
    • Deleting a Line-Switched Node
    • Adding a Line-Switched Node

     Lab Outline

    • Lab 1: Setting Up and Logging in to Cisco Transport Controller
    • Lab 2: Configuring SDH Timing
    • Lab 3: Setting Up Protection Groups
    • Lab 4: Provisioning and Testing a Point-to-Point Network
    • Lab 5: Creating Manually Routed E3 Circuits
    • Lab 6: Creating a Path-Protected Ring
    • Lab 7: Creating VC12 Tunnels and Circuits
    • Lab 8: Creating a Two-Fiber Line-Protected Ring
    • Lab 9: Creating and Testing Ethernet Circuits at Layer 1
    • Lab 10: Creating and Testing Resilient Packet Ring Ethernet Ring at Layer 2
    • Lab 11: Implementing Bridge-and-Roll Circuits
    • Lab 12: Troubleshooting Problems


    This course is for technical professionals who:

    • Perform maintenance on SDH networks
    • Design and engineer SDH networks
    • Need an understanding of SDH transport network components, interconnection, circuit building, and maintenance


    Following are the prerequisites for this course:

    • Knowledge of E1, E3, and SDH