Cisco ONS 15454 Multiservice Transport Platform (MSTP) Release 8.5 Advanced


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


  • Routing fundamentals and IP addressing
  • Cisco Transport Controller operation
  • Installing and provisioning the Cisco ONS 15454 shelf
  • Knowledge of dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) basics
  • Experience using optical test equipment

Prerequisite knowledge gained by attending:

  • Introduction to Cisco networking devices (ICND) or equivalent
  • Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP Basic course

Course Objectives

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

  • Install internal connections and provisionable patchcords
  • Install optical channel client connections and optical trail circuits
  • Provision the 10 Gigabit muxponder and 10 Gigabit transponders and connect with circuits
  • Provision the ADM-10G subnetwork
  • Provision optical protection in the ADM-10G subnetwork
  • Install protected circuits in the ADM-10G subnetwork
  • Provision the mesh node, which consists of the WXC, 40-MUX, and 40-DMX cards
  • Provision the mesh network
  • Install protected circuits in the mesh network

Course Content

  • Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP System Overview
  • Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP and DWDM Metro Networks
  • Multiservice Provisioning Platform (MSPP) and MSTP Differences and Features
  • Documentation
  • Cisco Transport Controller Operations
  • Safety
  • MSTP Rings
  • Ring Installation
  • Ring Verification
  • Internal Patchcords and Provisionable Patchcords
  • Internal Patchcords
  • Provisionable Patchcords When to Use
  • 10 Gigabit Transponders and Muxponders
  • 4 2.5G to 10G Muxponder
  • 10 G Transponder
  • Installation and Settings
  • Provisionable Plug-In Modules
  • Install Circuits
  • ADM-10G “MSPP on a Blade” Overview
  • Installation and Settings
  • Optical Protection in the ADM-10G
  • Protected Circuits in the ADM-10G
  • Automatic Circuits
  • Manual Circuits
  • Manual Multiring
  • Using Cisco Transport Planner to Design Manual Multiring
  • Pros and Cons of Manual
  • 40-Channel Ring
  • Mesh Networks
  • Mesh Topologies
  • WXC Card Operation Using MEMS Technology
  • Signal Flow in the Mesh Network
  • Circuits in the Mesh Network
  • Troubleshooting