ONS-FITP v2.0 – Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP from Installation to Protection Release 9.6

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Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP from Installation to Protection Release 9.6 - ONS-FITP v2.0


The Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP from Installation to Protection Release 9.6 Version 2 course is a lab-intensive course. You will learn the skills necessary to deploy a Cisco Optical Networking System (ONS) 15454 Multiservice Transport Platform (MSTP) network from installation to protection (FITP). You will also learn fiber-cleaning techniques, fiber test requirements, and how to perform node turnup. course ONS-FITP v2.0  covers three shelf types, the M12, M6, and M2. You will learn to deploy linear and ring dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) topologies. The course Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP from Installation to Protection Release 9.6 covers multiplexer/demultiplexer cards, Erbium doped fiber amplifier cards, Raman amplifiers, transponder cards, and the newest Cisco any rate muxponder and crossponder cards. These cards are used in terminal, amplifier, and reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexer (ROADM) node configurations. Moreover,  You will configure wavelength selective switch (WSS) rings and single-module ROADM (SMR) rings. Using Cisco Transport Planner, you will design a DWDM network and use the output to configure the Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP node. This MSTP-FITP course covers 10-Gigabit unprotected circuits and 10-Gigabit protection using Y-cable, optical channel transport unit-2 (OTU-2), and protection switch module (PSM) cards.


Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Connect and configure a Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP chassis
  • Identify node configurations according to card population
  • Provision DWDM circuits using the Cisco Transport Controller
  • Conduct performance monitoring, alarm verification, and fault isolation
  • Provision M12 WSS and M6 SMR nodes in ring topologies
  • Understand configuration options for the any rate muxponder/crossponder
  • Perform Raman amplifier initialization
  • Isolate optical network issues


Following are the prerequisites for this course:

  • Familiarity with the Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP family
  • Knowledge of SONET or SDH structure and hierarchy
  • Knowledge of DWDM basics

Who Should Attend

This course is for technical professionals who are responsible for installation, deployment, and maintenance of the Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP network. Network operations, planners, and designers will also benefit.


  • Module 1: Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP Product Overview
  • Module 2: DWDM Fundamentals
  • Module 3: Optical Networking System Safety
  • Module 4: Optical Fiber and Cleaning
  • Module 5: DWDM Test Equipment
  • Module 6: Shelf Layout and Components
  • Module 7: Documentation
  • Module 8: Cisco Transport Controller Operations
  • Module 9: MSTP Topologies
  • Module 10: Shelf and Card Installation
  • Module 11: System Setup
  • Module 12: Linear Configurations
  • Module 13: Node Turnup
  • Module 14: Optical Channel Network Connection Circuits
  • Module 15: Transponder and Optical Channel Client Connection Circuits
  • Module 16: Multishelf
  • Module 17: MSTP Rings
  • Module 18: MSTP M6 SMR-Based Rings
  • Module 19: 10-Gigabit Muxponder and Transponder Cards
  • Module 20: 10-Gigabit with Y-Cable Protection
  • Module 21: Alternative 10-Gigabit Protection
  • Module 22: Any Rate Muxponder and Crossponder
  • Module 23: Raman Amplifier
  • Module 24: 40- and 100-Gigabit Transponder and Muxponder
  • Module 25: Troubleshooting

Lab Outline

  • Lab 1: System Setup and Login
  • Lab 2: Node Turnup
  • Lab 3: Creating Direct Circuits
  • Lab 4: Creating Transponder Optical Client Circuits
  • Lab 5: Configuring an Amplified Ring
  • Lab 6: Configuring an SMR Ring
  • Lab 7: Installing 10-Gbps Transponder Cards with Y-Cable Protection
  • Lab 8: Alternate 10-Gigabit Protection (formerly 10G Protection)
  • Lab 9: Any Rate Muxponder and Crossponder Options
  • Lab 10: Raman Amplifier
  • Lab 11: MSTP Troubleshooting