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Cisco NCS 2000 Deploying 96-Channel Flex Spectrum with Advanced Topics (FLEXADVANCED)

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Detailed Course Outline

Module 1: DWDM and Flex Spectrum Foundation

  • Introducing DWDM Terminology and Components
  • What Is DWDM?
  • DWDM Shelf Common Components
  • Multishelf Node Basics
  • Exploring Flex Spectrum Features
  • What Is Flex Spectrum?
  • Additional Flex Spectrum Features
  • Legacy vs. Flex Spectrum channels
  • Legacy vs. Flex Spectrum optical network design
  • Legacy ROADM operation (Broadcast and Select)
  • Flex Spectrum ROADM operation (Select and Route)
  • Legacy vs. Flex Spectrum passive units
  • Introducing Network Topologies and Nodes
  • DWDM Topologies
  • Five Common 96-Channel Node Types
  • Introducing the Management Software and Documentation
  • Software for Design, O&M, and Network Management
  • NCS 2000 Series Documentation

Module 2: NCS 2000 Chassis and Cards

  • Investigating the NCS 2000 Series Chassis and Common Equipment
  • NCS 2000 Series Shelves for Flex Spectrum
  • Common Equipment
  • Investigating NCS 2000 Series Cards
  • NCS 2000 Series Flex Spectrum Nodes and Cards description
  • Controller Cards for NCS 2002, NCS 2006, and 2015 shelves
  • Transponder, Muxponder, and Crossponder Cards
  • Coherent Transponders
  • 40Gbps Transponder Cards
  • 100Gbps Transponder Cards
  • 200Gbps Transponder Cards
  • 400Gbps Transponder Cards
  • Add/Drop (Multiplexer/Demultiplexer) Cards
  • Legacy and Flex Spectrum Amplifier Cards
  • Miscellaneous Cards
  • Passive Auxiliary Modules
  • Flex Spectrum Chassis and Card Summary

Module 3: Design ROADM Networks with Transport Planner

  • Getting Started with Transport Planner
  • Transport Planner Fundamentals
  • Perform Price Updates Before Network Design
  • Network Design’s Five Main Steps
  • Using Site Connection View
  • Designing a 2-Degree ROADM Network
  • ROADM Node Basics
  • Designing the ROADM Network
  • Designing for P-2-P Maximum Distance
  • Designing for Linear Maximum Distance
  • Editing Design and Creating New Copy to Compare
  • Examining the Connections
  • Examining the CTP Design Reports

Module 4: Hardware Installation and Multishelf

  • Installing NCS 2000 Series Hardware
  • Equipment to Rack-Mount
  • NCS 2015 and NCS 2006 Basic Installation Steps
  • NCS 2002 Basic Installation Steps
  • Configuring Multishelf Networks
  • Multishelf Configuration Notes
  • Provisioning 2015 Multishelf
  • Provisioning 2006 Multishelf
  • Connectivity and Placement for Flex Spectrum Passive Units

Module 5: Node Turn-Up and Circuit Creation

  • Performing Node Turn-Up in Transport Controller
  • Four Phases of DWDM Network Building
  • Node Turn-Up Steps
  • Overview of WSON and NON-WSON Circuits
  • Overview of OCHNC, OCHCC, and OCHTRAIL circuits
  • Explanation of Optical Supervisory Channel for management purposes
  • The difference between OSC and PPC
  • Creating Optical Channel Network Connection (OCHNC) Circuits
  • OCHNC Basics and Prerequisites
  • Create an OCHNC in a Wavelength Switched Optical Network (WSON)
  • Post Creation Verification of Amplifier as well as Optical Power Levels in The System
  • Creating an Optical Channel Client Connection (OCHCC) Circuit
  • OCHCC Creation Prerequisites
  • OCHCC Circuit Results
  • Install and Provision 10G Transponder Card
  • Install and Provision 10x10G Transponder Card
  • Install and Provision Coherent Transponder Card
  • Create Internal Connections/Patchcords
  • Create an OCHCC Circuit

Module 6: Advanced Feature Networks and Circuits

  • G.709 Encapsulation 10G and 100G Transponder Settings
  • Generic Framing Protocol G.7041, Any-Rate Cards, and Encapsulation Options
  • Any-Rate Muxponder and Crossponder Cards
  • Ethernet and VLANs
  • CVLAN, SVLAN, and QinQ mapping in Crossponder cards
  • 10GE-XP and GE-XP Enhanced Cards, Settings, and Circuits Layer 1
  • Quality of Service
  • XP-E Cards Protected Ring, CoS Marking by Port, Customer VLAN, and QoS
  • T1 over Ethernet in a Crossponder Network
  • Creating Colorless and Contentionless Add/Drop Networks
  • Colorless Port Basics
  • Contentionless Port Basics
  • Creating Colorless Demands
  • Complex Colorless Designs
  • Creating a Colorless OCHCC
  • Creating Omnidirectional and Contentionless Add/Drop Networks
  • Omnidirectional Add/Drop Basics
  • Omnidirectional 4-, 8-, and 12-Degree Mesh
  • 4-, 8-, and 12-Degree Omnidirectional and Colorless
  • Contentionless Add/Drop
  • Creating Mesh Nodes with MPO Cross
  • Connects
  • Create a Mesh Node
  • Create an 8-Degree Node
  • Building Blocks for Mesh Nodes
  • Verifying Installed Cabling Connections for 20-SMR-FS-CV Cards
  • Connections Verification (CV) Feature
  • Initial Setup for CV
  • Install a Test Passive Unit
  • Monitor a Loss Verification Test
  • Power Levels in MF Modules
  • Add a node to the existing design

Module 7: Testing, Maintenance, and Basic Troubleshooting

  • Testing Optical Time Domain Reflectometers (OTDRs)
  • OTDR Fundamentals
  • Running OTDR
  • Maintaining the Network, Shelf, and Cards
  • Network Maintenance Features
  • Node Maintenance Features
  • Shelf Maintenance Features
  • Card Maintenance and Performance Features
  • Performing Basic Troubleshooting
  • Troubleshooting Guide Layout
  • Hierarchy of Alarms
  • Using Functional View for Troubleshooting
 

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