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CPT20: Cisco ONS 15454 Carrier Packet Transport

In this lab intensive course, you will gain the skills necessary to deploy a Cisco Carrier Packet Transport (CPT) network. You will learn to install M6 and M2 shelf hardware and cover power connections, network connections, CPT 600, CPT 200, and the CPT 50 Satellite. You will explore four kinds of Ethernet virtual circuits: Ethernet private line, Ethernet virtual private line, Ethernet private LAN, and Ethernet virtual private LAN. You will gain hands-on experience setting up the network for Multiprotocol Label Switching-Transport Profile (MPLS-TP) and installing MPLS-TP tunnels and Ethernet pseudowire.

Course Objectives

After completing this course the student should be able to:

  • Connect and configure a Cisco ONS 15454 M6 chassis
  • Install the fanout group connection to the CPT 50 satellite
  • Install provisionable patch cords between CPT600/200 nodes
  • Create Ethernet virtual circuits
  • Install node settings for MPLS-TP
  • Create MPLS-TP tunnels and Ethernet pseudowires

Course Content

  • CPT Hardware Fundamentals
  • Examining the CPT Chassis
  • Examining the CPT Cards and Plug-Ins
  • CPT Software Fundamentals
  • Examining the Cisco Transport Controller (CTC)
  • Setting Up the System
  • Setting Up the Nodes
  • Creating Network Connections
  • Monitoring System Performance and Alarms
  • Configuration for EVCs
  • Examining the Ethernet Virtual Circuit
  • Examining the Ethernet Private Line
  • Examining the Ethernet Virtual Private Line
  • Examining the Ethernet Private LAN
  • Examining the Ethernet Virtual Private LAN
  • Examining the Resilient Ethernet Protocol
  • Protecting the EVC
  • CPT Configuration for MPLS-TP
  • Examining MPLS-TP
  • Examining MPLS-TP Tunnels
  • Ethernet Pseudowire
  • Quality of Service for CPT
  • Quality of Service Basics
  • Incoming Remarking
  • Queuing and Priorities
  • QoS Exercise
  • Operations Administration and Maintenance
  • Editing MPLS-TP Tunnel
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Examining and Setting Thresholds
  • Using System Defaults


  • CTC Setup
  • CPT Setup
  • EVC Circuits
  • Network Settings for MPLS-TP
  • MPLS-TP Tunnels and Ethernet Pseudowires
  • Quality of Service

Target Audience

  • System engineers
  • Technical support personnel
  • Channel partners, resellers
  • Network operations, planners, and designers

Course Duration

3 days

Suggested Pre-requisites

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

  • Familiarity with the Cisco ONS 15454 family
  • Knowledge of packet switching
  • Knowledge of Ethernet basics

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