This preface describes the audience, organization, and conventions for the Cisco ONS 15501 User
Guide. It also provides information about how to obtain related documentation and technical assistance.
Only trained and qualified personnel should be allowed to install, maintain, or troubleshoot the
Cisco ONS 15501. Such individuals must be familiar with general optical transmission technology to
properly utilize the unit.
This guide includes the following chapters:
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Describes the Cisco ONS 15501 and its key features and ap-
Installing the Cisco
Describes how to install the Cisco ONS 15501.
Configuring the Cisco
Describes how to configure the Cisco ONS 15501 for onsite
or remote monitoring.
Lists the CLI commands used in the Cisco ONS 15501 envi-
Describes the basic fault investigation and diagnostic (trou-
bleshooting) procedures for the Cisco ONS 15501.
Lists the technical specifications for the Cisco ONS 15501.
Illustrates the pin configuration of the RS-232 DB-9 type
connector and the Alarm Out RJ-45 connector.
Time Zone Codes
Lists time zones and their correlating abbreviations, which
are used when setting the time of the system.
Lists the warnings in this guide and translates them into
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