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    Prisma II Optical Amplifiers Installation and Operation Guide...

  • Page 2: For Your Safety

    For Your Safety Explanation of Warning and Caution Icons Avoid personal injury and product damage! Do not proceed beyond any symbol until you fully understand the indicated conditions. The following warning and caution icons alert you to important information about the safe operation of this product: You may find this symbol in the document that accompanies this product.

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  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Contents Important Safety Instructions ........................vi Laser Safety .............................. xiv Chapter 1 Introduction ........................1-1 Overview ........................1-1 Description ........................1-2 The Front Panel ......................1-5 The Back Panel ......................1-6 Configuration Overview ....................1-7 Chapter 2 Installation........................2-1 Overview ........................2-1 Preparing for Installation .....................

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    Contents , Continued New Procedure for Adjusting Alarm Thresholds ..........3-41 Chapter 4 Operation Using LCI ....................... 4-1 Overview ........................4-1 LCI Introduction ......................4-2 System Requirements ....................4-3 Installing LCI ......................... 4-4 Connecting Your Computer to the Chassis ............... 4-7 Starting LCI ........................

  • Page 6: Important Safety Instructions

    Important Safety Instructions Read and Retain Instructions Carefully read all safety and operating instructions before operating this equipment, and retain them for future reference. Follow Instructions and Heed Warnings Follow all operating and use instructions. Pay attention to all warnings and cautions in the operating instructions, as well as those that are affixed to this equipment.

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    Important Safety Instructions, Continued Installation Site When selecting the installation site, comply with the following: • Protective Ground - The protective ground lead of the building’s electrical installation should comply with national and local requirements. • Environmental Condition – The installation site should be dry, clean, and ventilated. Do not use this equipment where it could be at risk of contact with water.

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    Important Safety Instructions, Continued Rack Mounting Safety Precautions Mechanical Loading Make sure that the rack is placed on a stable surface. If the rack has stabilizing devices, install these stabilizing devices before mounting any equipment in the rack. WARNING: Avoid personal injury and damage to this equipment. Mounting this equipment in the rack should be such that a hazardous condition is not caused due to uneven mechanical loading.

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    Important Safety Instructions, Continued • If the cart does not move easily, this condition may indicate obstructions or cables that may need to be disconnected before moving this equipment to another location. • Avoid quick stops and starts when moving the cart. •...

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    Important Safety Instructions, Continued Equipotential Bonding If this equipment is equipped with an external chassis terminal marked with the IEC 60417- 5020 chassis icon ( ), the installer should refer to CENELEC standard EN 50083-1 or IEC standard IEC 60728-11 for correct equipotential bonding connection instructions. AC Power Important: If this equipment is a Class I equipment, it must be grounded.

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    The batteries may contain substances that could be harmful to the environment. • Replace batteries with the same or equivalent type recommended by Cisco. • Insert batteries correctly. There may be a risk of explosion if the batteries are incorrectly inserted.

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    Important Safety Instructions, Continued Electromagnetic Compatibility Regulatory Requirements This equipment meets applicable electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) regulatory requirements. EMC performance is dependent upon the use of correctly shielded cables of good quality for all external connections, except the power source, when installing this equipment.

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    Important Safety Instructions, Continued Modifications This equipment has been designed and tested to comply with applicable safety, laser safety, and EMC regulations, codes, and standards to ensure safe operation in its intended environment. Do not make modifications to this equipment. Any changes or modifications could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.

  • Page 14: Laser Safety

    Laser Safety Introduction This equipment contains an infrared laser that transmits intensity-modulated light and emits invisible radiation. Warning: Radiation WARNINGS: • Avoid personal injury! Use of controls, adjustments, or performance of procedures other than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure. •...

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    If this manual discusses software, the software described is used to monitor and/or control Cisco and other vendors’ electrical and optical equipment designed to transmit video, voice, or data signals. Certain safety precautions should be observed when operating equipment of this nature.

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    Nx19.5 19.5 dBm Nx20 20 dBm Nx21 21 dBm Nx22 22 dBm Not classified Nx24 24 dBm Not classified Laser Warning Labels on Prisma II Optical Amplifiers Prisma II Optical Amplifiers bear the following labels. Fiber Input 78-739260-01 Rev F...

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    Laser Safety, Continued Laser Warning Labels The following illustration displays the location of the laser warning labels on this equipment. 78-739260-01 Rev F xvii...

  • Page 18: Chapter 1 Introduction

    Chapter 1 Introduction Overview Introduction This chapter describes the Prisma II Optical Amplifiers. This guide covers the ™ following products. Prisma II Optical Amplifier (1x13 dBm) Prisma II Optical Amplifier (2x17 dBm) Prisma II Optical Amplifier (1x16 dBm) Prisma II Optical Amplifier (4x17 dBm)

  • Page 19: Description

    Optical Amplifier Operation Operating over a wide range of input powers from a Prisma II 1550 nm Transmitter or another 1550 nm Optical Amplifier upstream, the amplifier modules provide high-performance transmission of voice, video, and data signals for optical networking.

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    Description, Continued Single-Wide and Post-Amplifier Module Block Diagram A block diagram of single-wide and post-amplifier modules is shown below. Double-Wide Module Block Diagram A block diagram of double-wide modules is shown below. 78-739260-01 Rev F Introduction...

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    Description, Continued Triple-Wide Module Block Diagram A block diagram of triple-wide modules is shown below. Introduction 78-739260-01 Rev F...

  • Page 22: The Front Panel

    ALARM and LASER indicators on the front panel allow you to monitor laser and alarm status at a glance. The features of the front panel of the Prisma II Optical Amplifier are shown below. Part...

  • Page 23: The Back Panel

    The power and communications connector on the back of the module mates with a connector inside of the chassis, and supplies power from the chassis to the optical amplifier. The 110-pin connector also routes alarm and status-monitoring information from the optical amplifier to the Prisma II Chassis. Introduction 78-739260-01 Rev F...

  • Page 24: Configuration Overview

    • Prisma II ICIM If an ICIM is installed in the Prisma II Chassis, it may be used to configure and monitor Prisma II application modules within its domain. For instructions on operating this module using the ICIM, refer to Chapter 3, Operation Using the ICIM.

  • Page 25: Chapter 2 Installation

    Installation Overview Introduction This chapter contains instructions, site requirements, equipment, and tools needed to install the Prisma II Optical Amplifier. Qualified Personnel WARNING: Allow only qualified personnel to install, operate, maintain, or service this product. Otherwise, personal injury or equipment damage may occur.

  • Page 26: Preparing For Installation

    Unpacking and Inspecting the Module As you unpack the module, inspect it for shipping damage. If you find any damage, contact Customer Service. Refer to Chapter 6 for information on contacting Cisco Services. Equipment and Tools Needed Before you begin, make sure that the module is in good condition.

  • Page 27: Site Requirements

    Equipment Rack To install this module, your site must be equipped with an Electronics Industry Association (EIA) equipment rack that properly houses the Prisma II Chassis with proper spacing for air circulation. For instructions on installing the chassis in the rack, refer to the guide that was shipped with the chassis.

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    Power, RF input/output, and other connectors may be located on either the front or rear of the Prisma II Chassis. Connections to the chassis serve the same function and are made in the same manner regardless of the location of the connectors or chassis configuration.

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    Site Requirements, Continued Rear Access Chassis Illustration The Prisma II Chassis may be configured with front or rear connectors depending on the system you have purchased. The rear access chassis is shown here. Front Access Chassis Illustration The front access chassis is shown here.

  • Page 30: Installing The Module In The Chassis

    Installing the Module in the Chassis Installing the Module Important: The following procedure assumes the Prisma II Chassis is mounted in a rack. This procedure applies to both chassis styles. WARNING: Avoid damage to your eyes! Do not look into optical connectors while this module is active.

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    Installing the Module in the Chassis, Continued Gently slide the module into the chassis until you feel the power and communications connections on the back of the module join connectors on the backplane. Use the module ejectors on the left side of the module to lock the module in place.

  • Page 32: Connecting Optical Cables

    Connecting Optical Cables The Fiber Fish Tool The Fiber Fish tool that was shipped along with the Prisma II Chassis is used to pull an optical cable from the rear of the chassis to the front of the chassis so the optical cables can be connected to optical connectors on the front panel of Prisma II modules.

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    Connecting Optical Cables, Continued Using the Fiber Fish to Pull the Optical Cable to the Prisma II Module Important: Use a protective cap to protect the end of the fiber while the fiber is being fished (or handled in general).

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    Connecting Optical Cables, Continued Tips for Optimal Fiber-Optic Connector Performance Follow these guidelines to ensure optimal connector performance. • Connect or disconnect optical connector performance. • Always use compressed air before cleaning the fiber-optic connectors. • Use end caps on connectors when they are not in use. •...

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    Connecting Optical Cables, Continued CAUTION: High power density exists on fiber when optical power is present. To avoid microscopic damage to fiber mating surfaces, turn off optical power before making or breaking optical connections. After cleaning the end of the fiber, connect the optical output cable(s) to the top connector(s).

  • Page 36: Connecting The Icim To Additional Chassis

    6 or 7 chassis to a rack. Do not exceed these limits. ICIM IN and ICIM OUT Connectors Every Prisma II Chassis has a DB9 ICIM IN and a DB9 ICIM OUT connector for the purpose of chassis-to-chassis ICIM connections. ICIM OUT is a male connector and ICIM IN is a female connector.

  • Page 37: Connecting The Chassis To The Tncs Server

    RS-485 COM port on the TNCS server. Connect one Prisma II cable assembly (included in the Prisma II cable kit) from the breakout box to the EM IN port of each Prisma II Chassis containing an ICIM.

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    Connecting the Chassis to the TNCS Server, Continued Using TNCS with Multiple Prisma II Chassis All chassis within an ICIM domain are connected in series via the ICIM IN/OUT connectors using standard serial extension cable, DB9 Female to DB9 Male. Using the EM IN/OUT connectors, a chassis with an ICIM installed is connected to a breakout box as shown below.

  • Page 39: External Alarms Connections

    External Alarms Connections Master/Slave Operation All Prisma II modules ship from the factory configured as a “Master.“ The ICIM, the LCI, or TNCS software can be used to reconfigure a module as a “Slave” or as redundant. The Prisma II Chassis allows for local hard-wired redundancy by using the ALARM IN and ALARM OUT connectors located on the connector interface panel.

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    Prisma II Redundancy Interface Panel The Prisma II Redundancy Interface Panel is an accessory to the Prisma II platform. It is intended to be used with the master/slave feature and the contact closure alarm feature of the Prisma II platform.

  • Page 41: Operation Using The Icim

    Operation Using the ICIM Overview Introduction The procedures in this chapter apply if you are using the Prisma II ICIM to configure and operate the Prisma II Optical Amplifiers. Scope of this Chapter Included in this chapter are descriptions of the ICIM front panel and the ICIM liquid crystal display (LCD), and detailed procedures on how to use the software menus to configure the optical amplifier.

  • Page 42: Icim Introduction

    LCD display. Important: Do not operate any Prisma II Chassis without a fan tray installed properly. If a fan tray is not installed in the Prisma II Chassis, the ICIM will not communicate with any of the modules in that chassis.

  • Page 43: The Icim Front Panel

    The ICIM Front Panel ICIM Front Panel Illustration The following illustration shows the front panel of the ICIM. 78-739260-01 Rev F Operation Using the ICIM...

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    The ICIM Front Panel, Continued ICIM Front Panel Features Part Function LCD screen Displays the ICIM menus, alarms, and status information. 12-key numeric Used to navigate the ICIM menus and configure the keypad application modules. Ethernet Connector Directly connects the ICIM to a network (future release). The ICIM LCD The ICIM LCD is the operator’s visual link to the ICIM software.

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    The ICIM Front Panel, Continued The ICIM Keypad The ICIM keypad has twelve keys that allow you to input and monitor operational parameters. The table below lists each key and a brief description of its function. Button Function Displays status information for the selected module. STAT Displays configuration information for the selected module.

  • Page 46: The Icim Password

    The ICIM allows you to send configuration commands, to change alarm thresholds, and restore factory default settings in Prisma II modules. In order to ensure that no unauthorized changing of these parameters occurs, you have the option of using a password protection system.

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    The ICIM Password, Continued Accessing the Password Menu The Password menu allows you to create, enter, change, or disable the user password. It also allows service personnel to use the factory password. To access the Password menu, follow the steps below. Press the key.

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    The ICIM Password, Continued Entering the User Password If you wish to use the user password feature, you must create and enter a password of exactly eight digits using only the 0-9 number keys. The password remains active for 10 minutes after your last keystroke. If you want to change configuration parameters after more than 10 minutes, you are required to re-enter your password.

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    The ICIM Password, Continued If the password you entered is rejected, press the key to return to the SHIFT password menu, then re-enter an 8-digit password using only the 0-9 number keys. Press the key to input the password. ENTER Reasons for a password to be rejected include: Entering more than eight digits for the password.

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    The ICIM Password, Continued Changing the User Password If a user password has been entered, it may be changed. However, the current password must be active prior to changing it. If the current password has expired (more than 10 minutes have passed since your last keystroke), you must re-enter the current password before changing to a new one.

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    The ICIM Password, Continued If the new password you entered is rejected, press the key to return to SHIFT the password entry menu. Clear all digits using the CAN (Cancel) function, then re-enter an 8-digit password using only the 0-9 number keys. Press the key to input the password.

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    The ICIM Password, Continued Disabling the User Password If a user password has been entered, you may disable it at any time. However, the current password must be active prior to disabling it. If the current password has expired (more than 10 minutes have passed since your last keystroke), you must re- enter the current password before disabling it.

  • Page 53: Operating The Icim

    Operating the ICIM Using the ICIM Once the module is installed as described in Chapter 2, it runs without the aid of an operator. Unless alarms are generated or your system configuration changes, you should not need to make any adjustments to the module beyond the initial setup. Accessing the ICIM LCD Contrast To access the ICIM LCD contrast control from the MAIN menu, press the key.

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    Operating the ICIM, Continued Prisma II ICIM Menu To display the ICIM menu, press the key. The ICIM menu (shown below) ICIM appears. Press the key to select the specific option. Display Description Shelf Displays the location of the ICIM module.

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    Operating the ICIM, Continued Prisma II MAIN Menu and ICIM Menu Structure MAIN Pressing the key initiates the MAIN software menu. Pressing the ICIM initiates the ICIM software menu. The MAIN and ICIM software structures are shown below. ICIM Key...

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    From the MAIN or SCROLL menus, you can navigate to the MODULE menu. From ALRM the MODULE menu, press the , or key to display the desired STAT parameter menu. The structure for the Prisma II Optical Amplifier software is shown below. MAIN or MAIN or MAIN or MFG. DATA...

  • Page 57: Monitoring Operating Status Using The Icim

    Monitoring Operating Status Using the ICIM Checking Operating Status Using the ICIM, you can check the status of all operating parameters of this module. All status information appears on the ICIM LCD. Follow these steps to monitor operating parameters. At the MAIN menu, press the key to highlight the Shelf and Slot fields.

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    Monitoring Operating Status Using the ICIM, Continued STATUS Menus Press the key to select the STATUS menu. Some typical STATUS menus are STAT shown below. S T A T U S S T A T U S S T A T U S S T A T U S - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -...

  • Page 59: Configuring The Optical Amplifier Using The Icim

    Configuring the Optical Amplifier Using the ICIM Configuring Parameters Using the ICIM, you can configure the parameters listed below. A list of configurable parameters and CONFIG menus follow these steps. Follow these steps to configure parameters. From the MAIN menu, press the key to highlight the Shelf and Slot ...

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    Slot number field. Once you exit the slot field, the  up/down arrows will scroll through the parameters that are specific to this module. Sample Prisma II Optical Amplifier CONFIG menus are shown below. C O N F I G C O N F I G...

  • Page 61: Checking Optical Amplifier Alarms Using The Icim

    Checking Optical Amplifier Alarms Using the ICIM Checking Alarms If the red ALARM LED on the front panel is blinking a minor alarm condition is indicated. If the red ALARM LED on the front panel is illuminated, a major alarm condition is indicated.

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    Checking Optical Amplifier Alarms Using the ICIM, Continued User Alarm Menus User alarms have thresholds that can be set by the user. When a module’s ALARM menu is selected, press the key or the key to   scroll through alarms. Typical user alarms menus are shown below. Exact values are dependant on amplifier type and configuration.

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    Checking Optical Amplifier Alarms Using the ICIM, Continued Setting Adjustable Alarm Thresholds Follow these steps to change an adjustable alarm threshold from the factory default. At the MODULE menu, press the key. STAT Result: The STATUS menu appears on the ICIM. Press the key.

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    Checking Optical Amplifier Alarms Using the ICIM, Continued Module Alarm Menus Module alarms are set at the factory and may not be adjusted by the user. When a module’s ALARM menu is selected, press the key or the key to ...

  • Page 65: Checking Manufacturing Data Using The Icim

    Checking Manufacturing Data Using the ICIM Checking Manufacturing Data The Manufacturing Data information listed later can be displayed on the ICIM menu. To access the module’s Manufacturing Data, follow these steps. From the MAIN menu, press the key to highlight the Shelf and Slot ...

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    Checking Manufacturing Data Using the ICIM, Continued MFG. DATA Menus When the MFG. DATA menu is selected, the key or the key allows you   to scroll through the manufacturing parameters specific to this module. Sample MFG. DATA menus are shown below. Data is dependant on transmitter type. M F G .

  • Page 67: Using The Icim To Save The Configuration

    Using the ICIM to Save the Configuration Saving the Current Configuration To save the current module configuration, follow these steps after every change. After you have changed a parameter or entered data, press the key to ENTER save the changes and return to the MAIN menu. If you do not save your changes for two minutes, or if you press the SHIFT keys at the same time, changes are aborted and the display returns to...

  • Page 68: Snmp Configuration Capability

    All of this configuration is also available through the Boot Dialog. The Boot Dialog also allows community names and the default port number for traps to be changed. Note: Contact Cisco Services for MIB files. SNMP Considerations The following items should be considered when implementing SNMP: •...

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    SNMP Configuration Capability, Continued Setting Up the IP Configuration Parameters for SNMP Support Follow these steps to set up the IP configuration parameters. Press the key. ICIM Result: The ICIM menu appears. Select the Password menu and enter the User Password. Result: The ICIM allows configuration changes for the next 10 minutes.

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    SNMP Configuration Capability, Continued Press the key. I C I M - - - - - - - - - - S h e l f S l o t - - - - - - - - - - A d j u s t A d d r e s s 1 7 2 .

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    SNMP Configuration Capability, Continued Repeat steps 6 through 10 for each IP Setup parameter that you need to enter. Restart the ICIM. Important: IP Setup parameters do not take effect until the ICIM is restarted. Restarting the ICIM Follow these steps to restart the ICIM. Unscrew the captive screw near the top right-hand corner of the ICIM.

  • Page 72: Community Names

    Community Names Default Community Names The community name provides primitive security and context checking for both agents and managers that request and initiate trap operations. An agent does not accept a request from a manager outside the community. Community names that ICIM expects are: Read Community public Read/Write Community...

  • Page 73: Setting Snmp Trap Receiver Parameters

    Setting SNMP Trap Receiver Parameters Introduction Using the SNMP trap receiver parameters, you can specify up to five IP addresses to which proprietary traps will be sent. You can also specify what events will result in a trap being sent to the network management systems at these IP addresses. The Cold Start trap will always be sent to all network management systems.

  • Page 74: New Snmp Variables

    New SNMP Variables Introduction Supporting traps requires additional data available through SNMP. This additional data may be useful even if not using traps. SNMP is the only way this additional data can be accessed. It cannot be accessed through the ICIM front panel or an SMC interface. Table of Inserted Modules This table is named p2InsertModuleTable.

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    New SNMP Variables, Continued If a module is removed before the PNP data is read in the type, name and serial number is blank. Each row of this table is made up of the following variables: p2RemoveModuleIndex The index for this table. The most recently removed module is always in index position 1.

  • Page 76: Boot Dialog For Icim/snmp Configuration

    Boot Dialog for ICIM/SNMP Configuration Introduction The boot dialog is presented whenever the ICIM is powered up (a cold boot). It is accessible via the LCI communications port on the front of the Prisma2 chassis. Important: A null modem is required along with a terminal emulator program, such as the ubiquitous hyperTerm program on a Windows PC.

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    The boot dialog’s primary use is to flash a new version of the ICIM application via a TFTP server. Important: Do this only under the direction of Cisco. During a flash operation, the low-level parameters can be changed, including community strings, port number for traps, IP address, etc.

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    Boot Dialog for ICIM/SNMP Configuration, Continued Press any key repeatedly until the following prompt appears. Result: (M)odify any of this or (C)ontinue? [M] Press Enter to get the default value for Modify. Result: For each of the following questions, you can press <Return> to select the value shown in braces, or you can enter a new value.

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    Below is an example dialog where one of the parameters (Trap Community) is changed. Any of the parameters can be changed, although some should be changed only with the advice of a Cisco representative. Note: Parameters that should not be changed are shown in blue.

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    Boot Dialog for ICIM/SNMP Configuration, Continued Restarting the ICIM The boot selection dialog appears again. For each of the following questions, you can press <Return> to select the value shown in braces, or you can enter a new value. How should the board boot? 1.

  • Page 81: New Procedure For Adjusting Alarm Thresholds

    New Procedure for Adjusting Alarm Thresholds Adjusting Alarm Thresholds Relative alarm thresholds are both displayed and stored as a relative value. The new method for adjusting alarm thresholds allows the operator to choose any valid increment size and adjust the alarm threshold to any valid value. Follow these steps to change an adjustable alarm threshold from the factory default.

  • Page 82: Operation Using Lci

    Introduction The installation steps and procedures in this chapter apply if you are using the Local Craft Interface (LCI) to operate the Prisma II Optical Amplifiers. Scope of this Chapter Included in this chapter are LCI installation instructions and detailed descriptions of how to use LCI to view and modify information for optical amplifiers.

  • Page 83: Lci Introduction

    LCI Introduction LCI Function LCI is software that functions as a user interface for the Prisma II platform. LCI is installed on a computer, which is then connected to a Prisma II Chassis. Using LCI, you can configure and monitor the modules in the chassis the computer is connected Important: Do not operate any Prisma II Chassis without a fan tray installed.

  • Page 84: System Requirements

    • Windows 95 or later operating system software • Connecting the PC to the Prisma II Chassis The required cable is a standard DB9 Female to DB9 Male serial extension cable. The connectors are a serial 9-pin D-shell (EIA 574/232).

  • Page 85: Installing Lci

    Installing LCI Introduction This section describes how to install your LCI software. Installing the LCI Software Follow these steps to install the LCI software. Close all programs that are running on your computer. Insert the LCI CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive. Results: •...

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    Installing LCI, Continued Click Next. Result: The Ready to Install screen appears. Click Install to begin installation. Result: After a moment, the Setup Status screen appears displaying a progress indicator. 78-739260-01 Rev F Operation Using LCI...

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    Installing LCI, Continued When finished, the InstallShield Wizard Complete screen appears. Click Finish to exit the install wizard. Result: An LCI shortcut is placed on your Windows desktop. The LCI software is now ready to use. Operation Using LCI 78-739260-01 Rev F...

  • Page 88: Connecting Your Computer To The Chassis

    Connecting Your Computer to the Chassis Introduction Before you start LCI, you must first connect your computer to the chassis that contains the module(s) you want to check. Important: LCI communicates only with those modules located in the chassis to which your computer is attached.

  • Page 89: Starting Lci

    Starting LCI Introduction When LCI is started, it polls the module(s) located in the chassis to which your computer is attached. For each module it finds, LCI: • Represents the module in the module tree of the main LCI window. •...

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    Starting LCI, Continued In the LCI Detect Configuration window, select the appropriate COM port, chassis ID, and chassis type, and then click Start. Result: LCI polls the modules in the chassis. When finished, LCI displays a Refresh Complete message. Click OK to continue with LCI startup. Result: The main LCI window appears.

  • Page 91: Lci Module Tree Overview

    LCI Module Tree Overview Introduction The main window of LCI contains a tree that represents your system in a hierarchical manner. Module Tree In the graphic above, the module tree represents a laptop connected to a chassis that contains ten modules. The three tree levels are described in the following table. Module Tree Level Description Local (System 0)

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    LCI Module Tree Overview, Continued Module Information Information about a module (its parameters, alarms and statuses) is located in the Module Details window. Within the module tree, you can access this window using one of the following four methods: • Double-click the chassis and select the module in the graphic that appears. •...

  • Page 93: Accessing The Module Details Window

    Information about a module (its parameters, alarms and statuses) is located in the Module Details window. The graphic below shows the Module Details window for a Prisma II Optical Amplifier. Within the LCI module tree, you can access this window using one of the following four methods: •...

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    Accessing the Module Details Window, Continued Double-Click the Chassis To access the Module Details window, follow these steps. Double-click the chassis. Result: A graphic representation of the chassis appears. 78-739260-01 Rev F Operation Using LCI 4-13...

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    Accessing the Module Details Window, Continued Double-click the module whose information you want to view and/or configure. Result: The Module Details window appears. Proceed with viewing and/or configuring information. 4-14 Operation Using LCI 78-739260-01 Rev F...

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    Accessing the Module Details Window, Continued Right-Click the Chassis To access the Module Details window, perform these steps. Right-click the chassis, and then click Open. Result: A graphic representation of the chassis appears. 78-739260-01 Rev F Operation Using LCI 4-15...

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    Accessing the Module Details Window, Continued Double-click the module whose information you want to view and/or configure. Result: The Module Details window appears. Proceed with viewing and/or configuring information. 4-16 Operation Using LCI 78-739260-01 Rev F...

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    Accessing the Module Details Window, Continued Double-Click the Module To access the Module Details window, perform these steps. Double-click the module. Result: The Module Details window appears. Proceed with viewing and/or configuring information. 78-739260-01 Rev F Operation Using LCI 4-17...

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    Accessing the Module Details Window, Continued Right-Click the Module To access the Module Details window, perform these steps. Right-click the module, and then click Details. Result: The Module Details window appears. Proceed with viewing and/or configuring information. 4-18 Operation Using LCI 78-739260-01 Rev F...

  • Page 100: Checking The Operating Status

    Temperature 2, Laser Temperature 3, etc. Checking the Operating Status To monitor the optical amplifier operating parameters, follow these steps. In the module tree, right-click the Prisma II Optical Amplifier, and then click Details. 78-739260-01 Rev F Operation Using LCI...

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    Checking the Operating Status, Continued Result: The Module Details window appears. The monitored parameters are displayed under Parameters and Status. Proceed with checking the operating parameters. Note: For additional information on operating status parameters, see Appendix A, Module Parameter Descriptions. 4-20 Operation Using LCI 78-739260-01 Rev F...

  • Page 102: Configuring The Optical Amplifier

    Using LCI, you can configure certain parameters of the optical amplifier. Configuring Parameters To configure the parameters, follow these steps. In the module tree, right-click the Prisma II Optical Amplifier, and then click Details. Result: The Module Details window appears.

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    Configuring the Optical Amplifier, Continued Under Controls, double-click the parameter you want to configure. Result: The Change Value dialog box appears. The graphic below shows the dialog box for the Enable Laser parameter. Depending on the parameter you chose, select or type a new value. Click Execute.

  • Page 104: Checking Optical Amplifier Alarms

    • Major low • Minor low • Minor high • Major high Checking Alarms To check a parameter’s alarm status, perform these steps. Right-click the Prisma II Optical Amplifier, and then click Details. 78-739260-01 Rev F Operation Using LCI 4-23...

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    Checking Optical Amplifier Alarms, Continued Result: The Module Details window appears. The alarms are shown under Parameters and Alarms. If any of the parameters are in alarm, take the corrective action you deem necessary. Note: For additional information on alarm parameters, see Appendix A, Module Parameter Descriptions.

  • Page 106: Modifying Optical Amplifier Alarm Limits

    Using LCI, you can modify alarm limits for several parameters. Alarm limits are dependent on module type and configuration. Modifying Alarm Limits To modify a parameter’s alarm limit, follow these steps. In the module tree, right-click the Prisma II Optical Amplifier, and then click Details. 78-739260-01 Rev F Operation Using LCI...

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    Modifying Optical Amplifier Alarm Limits, Continued Result: The Module Details window appears. The alarm limits are shown under Parameters. Double-click the limit you want to change. Result: The Change Value dialog box appears. The graphic below shows the dialog box for the major low limit of the Output Power parameter. In the Command to box, type the value to use for the limit.

  • Page 108: Checking Manufacturing Data

    Checking Manufacturing Data Introduction Using LCI, you can check the manufacturing data of the Prisma II Optical Amplifier. Manufacturing data is dependent on module type and configuration. Checking Manufacturing Data To access the module’s manufacturing data, perform these steps. In the module tree, right-click the Prisma II Optical Amplifier, and then click Details.

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    Checking Manufacturing Data, Continued Result: The Module Details window appears. The manufacturing data is displayed under Properties. Proceed with viewing the manufacturing data. Note: For additional information on manufacturing data parameters, see Appendix A, Module Parameter Descriptions. 4-28 Operation Using LCI 78-739260-01 Rev F...

  • Page 110: Chapter 5 Maintenance And Troubleshooting

    Chapter 5 Maintenance and Troubleshooting Overview Introduction This chapter describes the maintenance guidelines and troubleshooting procedures for this Prisma II module. Qualified Personnel Only appropriately qualified and trained personnel should attempt to maintain or troubleshoot these products. WARNING: Allow only qualified personnel to install, operate, maintain, or service this product.

  • Page 111: Module Maintenance

    Module Maintenance Maintaining the Prisma Module To ensure optimal performance, the following maintenance is recommended. Frequency Maintenance Required • Check all parameters and test points. Weekly Record data. • Make adjustments as needed. • Make sure all cables are mated properly. •...

  • Page 112: General Troubleshooting Information

    General Troubleshooting Information Introduction This troubleshooting information describes the most common alarms and gives typical symptoms, causes, and items to check before contacting Customer Service. Equipment Needed You may need the following equipment to troubleshoot the chassis. • Digital voltmeter •...

  • Page 113: Troubleshooting Alarm Conditions

    TNCS to determine the cause of the alarm. For help, refer to the chart below. Alarm Parameter Possible Causes Possible Solutions LasBias Laser Current Internal problem C Cisco Services for help. InPwr Optical Input Dirty or loose Check input source. connector, or Low input...

  • Page 114: Chapter 6 Customer Information

    Customer Information Overview Introduction If you have technical questions, call Cisco Services for assistance. Follow the menu options to speak with a service engineer. Access your company's extranet site to view or order additional technical publications. For accessing instructions, contact the representative who handles your account. Check your extranet site often as the information is updated frequently.

  • Page 115: Appendix A Module Parameter Descriptions

    Appendix A Module Parameter Descriptions Overview Introduction This appendix contains technical information that will assist you in configuring and operating this module. In This Appendix This appendix contains the following topics. Topic See Page Operating Status Parameters Configurable Parameters Alarm Parameters Manufacturing Data Parameters 78-739260-01 Rev F Module Parameter Descriptions...

  • Page 116: Operating Status Parameters

    Operating Status Parameters Introduction The following table describes the monitored operating parameters for this module. Parameter Name (LCI) ICIM Function Units Abbrev. Laser Input Power InPwr Optical input power Output Power OutPwr Optical output power Laser Temperature LasTemp Laser temperature deg C Laser Bias Current Limit LasLim...

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    Configurable Parameters Introduction The following table describes the configurable parameters for this module. Parameter ICIM Function Values Default Name (LCI) Abbrev. Enable Laser Enable Turns optical amplifier ON (Enabled) on or off. or OFF (Enabled) (Disabled) Optical SetAtten Optical power 1x13, 1x16, 1x17 0 dB Power...

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    Alarm Parameters Introduction The following table describes the alarm parameters for this module. Alarm parameters are dependent on module type. Alarm Name ICIM Function Threshold Values Hys- (LCI) Abbrev. teresis Major Minor Minor Major High High Laser Bias LasBias * Laser bias -32 A -32 A...

  • Page 119: Manufacturing Data Parameters

    Manufacturing Data Parameters Introduction The following table describes the manufacturing data available for this module. Actual parameter values are dependent on module type and configuration. Parameter Name (LCI) ICIM Abbreviation Typical Values Generic Name Amplifier Module 1550 nm Optical Amplifier Description EDFA 1 Pump Software Revision...

  • Page 120: Glossary

    Glossary Alternate current Automatic gain control Cancel Direct current Distributed feedback laser EDFA Erbium doped fiber amplifier Electronics Industry Association Electromagnetic compatibility Externally-modulated transmitter Electrostatic discharge FHEDA Forward Headend Driver Amplifier HEDA Headend Driver Amplifier ICIM Intelligent Communications Interface Module Input/output Internet protocol Liquid crystal display...

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    Glossary, Continued Phase Lock Loop. An electronic servo system controlling an oscillator to maintain a constant phase angle relative to a reference signal. Quadrature amplitude modulation Radio frequency Remote terminal RHEDA Reverse Headend Driver Amplifier Return material authorization Receive Simulated Brillouin scattering Signal management controller SNMP Simple Network Management Protocol...

  • Page 122: Index

    Index quipment needed, 2-2, 5-3 ccessing module details, 4-1, 4-12 alarm limits, 4-25 alarm status, 4-23 eatures, 1-2 alarm thresholds, 3-41 Fiber Fish tool, 2-8 ALARMS IN, 2-15 front access chassis illustration, 2-5 ALARMS OUT, 2-15 front panel, 1-5 ack panel, 1-6 block diagram block diagram, 3-2 double-wide modules, 1-3...

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    1-2 assword ICIM, 3-6 menu, 3-7 power and communications connector, 1-6 power requirements, 2-4 Prisma II cable kit, 2-13 pulling optical cable, 2-9 ear access chassis illustration, 2-5 redundancy interface panel, 2-16 restart the ICIM, 3-31 RS-485 cable kit, 2-13...

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