Cisco ONS Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) SONET Release 9.2 (SONET)

Course Description Schedule Course Outline

Course Content

This course will teach you about the Cisco ONS 15454, ONS 15600, ONS 15310-MA, and ONS 15310-CL as well as the SONET optical hierarchy OC-3, OC-12, OC-48, and OC-192. You will learn how DS-1 and DS-3 electrical signals are carried in the SONET optical links. Other topics covered in the course include Ethernet circuits at Layer 1 and Layer 2 using CE and ML cards, how to configure and build circuits through the ADM10G cards, electrical, Ethernet, and optical protection options, linear and ring topologies, circuit building, and troubleshooting. Each student team will have an ONS 15454, ONS 15600, ONS 15310-MA, and ONS-15310- CL to work with.

Who should attend

  • Maintenance Personnel
  • Transport Engineers
  • Managers who need a detailed understanding of SONET transport network components, interconnection, circuit building and maintenance


Knowledge of DS1, DS3, and SONET is useful, but not required.

Course Objectives

  • List and describe the major features of the Cisco ONS SONET products
  • Set up and use the PC to connect to the ONS SONET network
  • Provision the shelf for 1:1 and 1:N electrical protection Education Data Sheet
  • Provision the shelf for optical protection 1+1, path ring, and line ring
  • Create circuits at the DS3 and VT1.5 levels
  • Provision Ethernet ports and create circuits between Ethernet components
  • Provision the ADM-10G DWDM card and install circuits
  • Move circuits using the bridge-and-roll capability of Cisco SONET system

Outline: Cisco ONS Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) SONET Release 9.2 (SONET)

  • Cisco ONS 15454 and 15310 Product Overview
  • Introduction to SONET
  • Safety in ONS Systems
  • Optical Fiber Practices
  • Cisco ONS Documentation
  • Cisco ONS 15454 MSPP Shelf Layout and Components
  • Cisco ONS 15310 Shelf Layout and Components
  • Cisco ONS 15600 Shelf Layout and Components
  • Cisco ONS System Setup and Login
  • Timing for SONET
  • Cisco ONS Protection Groups
  • Point-to-Point and Linear Add-Drop Multiplexer Configurations
  • Cisco ONS Circuits and Cross-Connections
  • Cisco ONS Path Protection Rings
  • Cisco ONS Virtual Tributary Tunnels and Circuits
  • Cisco ONS Line Protection Rings
  • Cisco ONS Path-Protected Mesh Network
  • Maintenance and Performance Monitoring
  • Loopbacks in Fiber, Copper, and Coax
  • Introduction to Ethernet
  • Cisco ONS Multiservice over SONET Applications
  • ML1 Cards and Rapid Protection Data Ring
  • ML2 Cards Aggregation and IEEE RPR Ring
  • Bridge-and-Roll Circuit Feature
  • Introduction to ADM10G Card
  • Protection in the ADM-10G Subnetwork
  • Circuits in the ADM-10G Subnetwork
  • Delete a Line-Switched Node
  • Add a Line-Switched Node


  • Cisco Transport Controller Setup and Login
  • Configuring SONET Timing
  • Setting Up Protection Groups
  • Provisioning and Testing a Point-to-Point Network
  • Creating Manually Routed DS3 Circuits
  • Creating a Path-Protected Ring
  • Creating VT1.5 Tunnels and DS-1 Circuits
  • Creating a Two-Fiber Line-Protected Ring
  • Creating a Path-Protected Mesh Network
  • Creating and Testing Ethernet Circuits
  • Creating ML1 Card Rapid Protection Data Ring
  • Installing Ethernet Aggregation Using CE Cards and ML-MR-10
  • Creating 802.17 RPR Using ML-MR-10
  • Bridge-and-Roll Circuits
  • Setting Up SONET Links to ADM-10G with Protection
  • Configuring Circuits in ADM-10G Subnetwork
  • Deleting Line-Switched Node
  • Adding Line-Switched Node
  • Troubleshooting Lab
Classroom Training
Modality: G

Duration 5 days

  • United States: US$ 3,750
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 38 CLC
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Mar 26-30, 2018 Ljubljana Course language: English * Enroll