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OPT300: Cisco Optical Technology Advanced

The Cisco Optical Technology Advanced (OPT300) training course teaches the skills necessary to deploy advanced features of the Cisco ONS 15454 Multiservice Transport Platform (MSTP) and Cisco Network Convergence System (NCS) 2000 Series networks.

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.

Course Objectives

After completing this course the student 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

Course Content

  • Module 1: Cisco Transport Planner Design Tool
  • Module 2: Cisco Transport Controller Operations
  • Module 3: Manual Multiring and Mesh Network Using the ONS 15454 40-WXC Card
  • Module 4: Node Turn-Up
  • Module 5: OCHNC Circuits
  • Module 6: MSTP M6 SMR-Based Rings
  • Module 7: OCHNC Circuits in SMR
  • Module 8: G.709 Encapsulation 10G and 100G Transponder Settings
  • Module 9: 10 Gigabit Muxponder and Transponder Cards
  • Module 10: Generic Framing Protocol G.7041, Multiplexer Cards, and Encapsulation Options
  • Module 11: Any-Rate Muxponder and Crossponder Cards
  • Module 12: Ethernet and VLANs
  • Module 13: 10GE-XP and GE-XP Enhanced Cards, Settings, and Circuits
  • Module 14: Quality of Service
  • Module 15: XP-E Cards Protected Ring, CoS Marking by Port, Customer VLAN, and
  • Module 16: T1 over Ethernet in a Crossponder Network
  • Module 17: 100 and 200 Gigabit Transponders and Muxponders
  • Module 18: Cisco 10G Network Encryption Card
  • Module 19: Add-a-Node Design and Installation
  • Module 20: Basic Troubleshooting

Lab Outline

  • 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 10x10 Muxponders
  • Lab 13: 10G Encryption Card Circuit
  • Lab 14: Add a Node to a 6-Node Mesh Network
  • Lab 15: MSTP Troubleshooting

Target Audience

  • Targeted roles include:
    • Designers
    • System engineers and implementation staff
    • Network operations center personnel 
    • Technical support personnel who are involved with the deployment, operation, and maintenance of Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP and Cisco NCS 2000 Series systems
    • Channel partners and resellers

Course Duration

3 days

Suggested Pre-requisites

The knowledge and skills that a student must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Completion of Cisco Fundamentals of Fiber Optics Technology (FFOT) video training
  • Cisco Optical Technology Intermediate (OPT200) course

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