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    The Cisco® ONS 15454 Multiservice Transport Platform (MSTP) sets the industry benchmark for dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) solutions delivering simple, fast, and intelligent DWDM capabilities and lowering capital expenditures (CapEx) and operating expenses (OpEx).

    When Cisco introduced the Cisco ONS 15454 Multiservice Provisioning Platform (MSPP) in 1999, a clear demarcation was created between what is considered “traditional” optical transport equipment and what is now considered “next-generation”. With its significant leap in technology and product migration, the Cisco ONS 15454 MSPP offered traditional time-division multiplexing (TDM) and SONET/SDH services as well as Ethernet and IP services. The platform was scalable and was the fraction of the size of traditional bit-rate–specific equipment. The Cisco ONS 15454 MSPP proved to be cost-effective, it effectively met the requirements for the new market segment, and it quickly established itself as the market leader.

    Continuing with our tradition of innovation and leadership, Cisco introduced the Cisco ONS 15454 Multiservice Transport Platform (MSTP). The Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP (Figure 1) allows a DWDM system to become as intelligent and flexible as the highly successful Cisco ONS 15454 MSPP, including a wide service interface mix, service transparency, flexible topology, completely reconfigurable traffic pattern, and simplified operations. The platform supports a variety of modules to enable wide deployment scenarios including access, metro, regional, and ultra-long-haul networks.

    Figure 1.      Cisco ONS 15454 Multiservice Transport Platform M12 (12 service slots), M6 (6 service slots, bottom right), and M2 (2 service slots, top right)

    Major Features and Benefits

    The Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP provides capital and operational efficiency by addressing the increasing demand for multiple services, greater transport capacity, networking flexibility, multiple distance options, and management simplicity in a single platform. With innovative technology, Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP introduces intelligence to DWDM transmission, thus allowing the optimization of next-generation networks across multiple layers and removing costly Optical-Electrical-Optical (OEO) devices for network segmentation or regeneration.

    The Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP provides features such as multilayer graphical network, node, and card visibility; comprehensive network-based service provisioning; and graphical software wizards to simplify and speed user operations for such tasks as initial network turn-up; service provisioning; and network, node, and bandwidth upgrades. The Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP uses an embedded software architecture and control plane to introduce a level of operational simplicity exceptional in DWDM networks.

    The Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP delivers a comprehensive set of features, allowing customers worldwide to support the requirements of next-generation transport networks:

       Scalable C-band wavelength count (40, 80, and 96) provides superior cost-growth trade-off.

       Transport of 100-Mbps to 100-Gbps wavelength services, as well as aggregated TDM, Ethernet, and storage data services, provides maximum service flexibility and bandwidth optimization.

       Multiple chassis options provide deployment flexibility and per-site customization. The 12-slot (17 slots total) M12 chassis is available with a –48 VDC power supply. The M6 chassis provides 6 available slots for traffic (8 slots total). Like the M12 chassis, it supports a multishelf configuration to extend the slot capacity of a network element. The M2 chassis provides 2 slots for traffic (3 slots total). The M2 and M6 chassis are available with modular AC and DC power supply options, and they support both ANSI and ETSI requirements.

       Industry-leading 100 Gigabit technology allows the Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP to transmit at distances up to 4500 km. The MSTP supports a single-slot 100 Gigabit CP-DQPSK transponder, enabling up to 42 x 100 Gigabit transponders in a single half-depth 42-rack-unit (42RU) rack. For 10 Gigabit services, the ONS 15454 enables density of 30 x 10 Gigabit services per M6 shelf, and up to 420 x 10 Gigabit services per rack in a back-to-back deployment.

       Efficient Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet transport over DWDM with Ethernet Xponder service blades. The Xponder provides unprecedented flexibility to map Ethernet services directly onto a DWDM wavelength while performing a variety of Layer 1 or Layer 2 functions. This approach provides a more efficient use of available bandwidth and extraordinary Gigabit Ethernet–over-DWDM mapping and traffic policing flexibility. The capability to use G.709 encapsulation and forward error correction (FEC) on the 10 Gigabit Ethernet LAN-PHY wavelength helps ensure optimized performance and reach. Typical SONET/SDH-like operations, administration, maintenance, and provisioning (OAM&P) supports the management functions of previous SONET/SDH-type interfaces while interfacing directly to the DWDM layer. A patented protection scheme can react to failures in less than 50 ms.

       The Cisco ONS 15454 MSPP-on-a-Blade Card combines 10-Gbps add/drop multiplexer (ADM) and transport functions to consolidate many of the aggregation functions traditionally performed by the MSPP. With one blade, carriers can now aggregate OC-3/STM-1, OC-12/STM-4, OC-48/STM-16, OC-192/STM-64, and Gigabit Ethernet signals onto a single-wavelength trunk circuit. The capability to use G.709 encapsulation and FEC on the OC-192/STM-64 wavelength helps ensure optimized performances and reach, and complete OAM&P capabilities.

       The 40-Gbps Enhanced FEC Full Band Tunable CP-DQPSK Muxponder Card and 40-Gbps CP-DQPSK Full C-Band Tunable Transponder Card provide exceptional performance for 40 Gigabit transmission, allowing the Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP to transmit at distances up to 4000 km.

       Cisco ONS 15454 Any Rate Muxponder and Xponder Cards enable a wide variety of interfaces and protection capabilities in a single card. These capabilities enable a cost-effective architecture for aggregating a large variety of services over OTU-1 or OTU-2 DWDM wavelengths.

       Flexible transmission capability up to 4500 km through the use of advanced Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifier (EDFA) amplification, joint Raman and EDFA amplification, and FEC or enhanced FEC (EFEC) technologies supports a wide range of networking applications.

       The Cisco ONS 15454 addresses low-latency deployment needs with low-latency transponder modes and low-latency Fiber Bragg Grating dispersion compensation units.

       Fully reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexers (ROADMs) offer superior network flexibility and reduced complexity.

       Mesh and multiring topology support in the optical domain provides the ability to manage nodes facing up to 8 degrees. These capabilities allow Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP users to provide wavelength services and define virtual private DWDM networks, where a common transport infrastructure can be shared across multiple users or services.

       Single-module ROADM (SMR) solutions dramatically improve system density and flexibility. The 40-channel single-module ROADM-2 (SMR-2) includes the optical service channel (OSC) add/drop filter, pre- and booster amplifiers, and a 4 x 1 Wavelength Selective Switch WSS-based ROADM core. This unit provides a simple and effective way to support multidegree nodes of up to 4 degrees, allowing in-service upgrade from 2 to 4 degrees. A 2-degree optimized version, the SMR-1, is also available; it includes the OSC add/drop filter, a preamplifier, and a 2 x 1 WSS-based ROADM core.

       Omnidirectional and colorless support for ROADM nodes allows service creation and restoration in a fully automated way through software provisioning. This capability provides the foundation for control-plane interaction between upper layer client devices and the optical layer.

       Fully automatic node and network setup provides the capability to use the intuitive DWDM network design tool (Cisco Transport Planner) for PC-aided design, installation, commissioning, and evolution of the network.

       Multilevel service monitoring using SONET/SDH and digital-wrapper (G.709) technology provides complete monitoring and reporting of performance and quality parameters for Ethernet, storage area network (SAN), video, and TDM services.

       Network topology autodiscovery supported at the network element level allows Element Manager System (EMS)-like functions directly through the platform-embedded software, Cisco Transport Controller.

       Network- and node-level alarm correlation performed directly by the embedded network element software allows a simpler and faster reaction to fault situations by providing only the root cause of the problem to the management interface.

       The integrated Cisco Transport Controller provides for network-based, point-and-click system and services setup and management.

       Virtual transponder operation for routers (such as the Cisco CRS-3 Carrier Routing System) is equipped with a DWDM physical line interface module (PLIM), allowing end-to-end service provisioning between routers through the complete DWDM network directly from the Cisco Transport Controller.

       Software-controlled optical power management fully automates network optical power control, critical during wavelength additions, site additions, and fast transient suppression in case of a fiber cut.

       The network-level functional view gives Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP allows operators to manage and monitor optical circuits between source and destination nodes and collect all relevant data pertaining to optical power levels and performance monitoring.

       Cisco Prime™ Optical, an advanced cross-platform optical network management system (NMS), provides unified network operations and interfaces to an operations support system (OSS).

    In addition to the integrated software features, the Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP is supported by an easy-to-use but powerful network design tool, Cisco Transport Planner. Cisco Transport Planner is a user-friendly, Java-based application for modeling and optimizing DWDM networks based on the user’s network parameters. Cisco Transport Planner also reduces OpEx by simplifying network deployments through the following:

       Simple drag-and-drop user operation for network and services definition

       Optimized services and units allocation in case of network topology or traffic matrix changes for an already deployed network (delta planning)

       Support for linear, ring, multiring, and mesh network topologies

       Fully flexible network design with the ability to optimize the flexibility provided by the ROADMs (in the optical domain) and by the multirate cards (in the service and application domain)

       Alien wavelength optical interface definition to allow the design of optical networks that can reuse existing or third-party DWDM interfaces, simplifying the migration of services and reducing the initial cost of new systems

       Automatic equipment selection

       Layered graphical views of network, wavelength services, and node layout, with the option to select between a card or a functional view of the node

       Detailed port-to-port fiber-cabling table

       Bill-of-materials (BOM) output

       Network and node layout, with the option to collect and export data pertaining to power consumption, heat dissipation, and overall weight of the configuration

       Exportable configuration file, which can be used for automated node-provisioning and quick network activations

       Live network import, which allows the import of a network into Cisco Transport Planner to assist in performing network upgrades, capacity analysis, optical analysis, and troubleshooting and interface characterization

       Wavelength Utilization View, which enables users to have a pictorial view of wavelengths used and available in the network, thereby helping future planning and providing an easy view of links running out of wavelengths.

    Wide Service Interface Mix

    The Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP supports a wide variety of interface and service types, which can be transparently transported through complex mesh or very simple point-to-point networks. The service interfaces allow network providers to offer new services and allow enterprise customers to natively transport a wide variety of services over a common network without unnecessary conversion stages and equipment. Additionally, a wide service mix simplifies the planning for services. The Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP supports a broad range of standards-based services in a single platform, including:

       Optical Transport Network (OTN) wavelength and aggregated services: OTU-1, OTU-2, OTU-3, OTU-4

       Data services: Private line, switched and wavelength-based, including 10BASE-T, 100BASE-T, Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet LAN PHY and WAN PHY, 40 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 Gigabit Ethernet

       Storage services: 1-, 2-, 4-, 8-, and 10-Gbps Fibre Channel; IBM Fiber Connection (FICON) and Enterprise Systems Connection (ESCON); ETR/CLO; and ISC-1 and ISC-3

       Video services: D1, DV6000, and high-definition television (HDTV)

       SONET/SDH wavelength and aggregated services: OC-3/STM-1, OC-12/STM-4, OC-48/STM-16, OC-192/STM-64, and OC-768/STM-256

    Service Transparency

    Critical to offering a wide service mix is the ability of a DWDM system to offer the level of transparency required by the service. The Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP solution offers the choice of multiservice aggregation, wavelength aggregation, and wavelength transport, combined with integrated, intelligent DWDM transmission in a single platform to minimize network costs for any mix of service types. Using digital-wrapper and OTN technologies (defined in ITU-T G.709) provides transparency, allows enhanced wavelength management, and provides extended optical reach through the integrated FEC and EFEC.

    Another innovation is the capacity of the Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP to support direct interconnection with DWDM interfaces from Layer 2, Layer 3, and SAN devices. This element integration eliminates the need for costly and complex OEO conversions at the boundaries of the network or where the traffic simply needs to pass through a site without having to terminate on an upper-layer device.

    Protection Options

    The Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP provides multiple provisionable interface protection options, which facilitate support for high availability as well as unprotected service delivery to meet the varied service-level agreements (SLAs) for DWDM transport offerings.

    Both 1 + 1 and shared protection schemes based on the principles of ITU-T recommendations are supported. The following types of 1+1 protection schemes can be supported:

       Path protection: In this case it is possible to offer complete redundancy of the optical path at the network level, but no protection is offered for the unit that is originating the Working and Protect DWDM signals and is deciding between the two DWDM signals on the receive side.

    This type of protection can be supported on individual wavelengths.

       Path and equipment protection: In this case it is possible to offer complete redundancy of the optical path at the network level and of the units that are originating the Working and Protect DWDM signals and deciding between the two DWDM signals on the receive side.

       Multiplex section protection: In this case it is possible to use the Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP Protection Switch Module unit to provide protection for the aggregated signal.

       Shared Ethernet protection: This protection can be supported by the Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet Xponder units using the innovative and patented Cisco G.709 Rapid Resilient Ring (GR3) Ethernet Protection mechanism when operating in Layer 2 mode. By integrating G.709 messaging with an Ethernet VLAN management mechanism, GR3 protection provides SONET/SDH-like switching times and reliability. A recovery time of less than 50 ms can be achieved mapping Ethernet directly over DWDM.

       Optical layer restoration: The Cisco Wavelength Switched Optical Networks (WSON) control-plane architecture enhances Generalized Multiprotocol Label Switching (GMPLS) capabilities with awareness of wavelength properties and optical impairments, offering dynamic service provisioning and 1 + R or 1 + 1 + R restoration on a flexible DWDM network.

    Different units can support different protection options and feature different capabilities, which are described in more detail in the unit data sheets.

    Topology Flexibility

    One recent core network trend is the consolidation of multiple Layer 2 and Layer 3 networks into a single IP/Multiprotocol Label Switching (IP/MPLS) infrastructure. Despite this Layer 2 and 3 convergence, the underlying transport layer (Layer 1) of many service provider core networks has continued to use SONET/SDH. This situation has remained in many service provider networks globally, creating OpEx and CapEx concerns for service providers as well as challenges to profitability and return on investment (ROI). Some network inefficiencies result from the way core transport networks are built out to support the IP or service layer over the SONET/SDH layer, supported by an underlying DWDM infrastructure. The OEO conversions and the associated electrical processing promoted by the layered network architecture result in an additional cost for space, because many racks of shelves may be required in a service provider point of presence (POP), as well as additional power and cooling that is necessary because of the active electronics components that they contain.

    You can configure the Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP to support any metro, regional, or core DWDM topology, allowing a single solution to be used for the overall network, independent of the topology and reach. The ultimate topology flexibility is achieved through a set of fully reconfigurable ROADMs. Multidegree ROADMs (2 through 8 degrees of freedom) allow wavelengths to remain in the optical domain while being passed from one ring or network segment to another, further eliminating the need for OEO conversions and using the ability of core routers to initiate DWDM-compatible wavelengths (Figure 2).

    Figure 2.      Topology Flexibility, Integrated DWDM Optics, and Optical Bypass


    The Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP offers ROADM capability that allows 0 to 80 channels of pass-through or add-drop, comprehensive wavelength provisioning, and full real-time power monitoring of each individual wavelength. Keeping traffic purely in the optical domain as much as possible has the added advantage of helping a transport network remain compatible with future technology. Pure optical transmission is inherently tolerant to bit-rate variations, and hence will potentially be more compatible with future transmission rates than electrical processing elements.


    Product Specifications

    With its multiservice capability, innovative optical technology, automatic optical power management, and MSPP-like ease of use, the Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP transforms the way DWDM networks can be built and managed. Combining multiple services and intelligent DWDM, the Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP significantly reduces both CapEx and OpEx for today’s metro and regional networks.

    Node Configurations



       Line amplifier


       Degree-2 ROADM

       Degree-2 Single-Module ROADM

       Multidegree ROADM

       Multidegree Single-Module ROADM

       Omnidirectional and colorless functions available on ROADMs

    Network Configurations

       Linear point-to-point

       Ring (multiple-hub or no hub)



    Advanced Intelligent Software Features

       Cisco WSON Control Plane extending GMPLS by introducing linear and nonlinear optical impairment awareness for DWDM network

       GMPSL User Network Interface (GMPLS-UNI) signaling interface to enable dynamic management by client devices

       Network topology autodiscovery

       Point-and-click node and network setup and regulation

       Automatic network-level optical power management and monitoring

       Single management interface (single IP address) for all the shelves in a node

       Network-level alarm correlation for quick and easy troubleshooting (G.798-based)

       Data communications network (DCN) extension to provide the capacity to use any available DCN access, including data communications channel (DCC) and generic communications channel (GCC) bytes, for management of nodes

       Automatic node turn-up for installation and deployment without the use of Cisco Transport Planner parameters

       Automatic network import into Network Planning tool for ease of performing network upgrades, capacity analysis, optical analysis, and troubleshooting and interface characterization

    User Interface: Cisco Transport Controller

       Integrated node and subnetwork craft GUI

       Layered graphical views: Network, wavelength, node, shelf, and card

       Network- and node-level functional view, automatically generated and aligned with equipment status for the capability to manage and collect performance-monitoring data end to end through the network between the source and the destination nodes

       User-provisionable tab views, graphics, and fonts:

         Background maps

         Color schemes

       Comprehensive wavelength circuit routing and creation

       Network autodiscovery with provisionable subnetwork domain control

       System inventory

       PC-based Java client

       Familiar browser interface

       Complete performance-monitoring support:

         15-minute (32 entries) and 24-hour (2 entries)

         Optical layer

         SONET/SDH layer

         Ethernet and SAN statistics

         ITU-T G.709 layer (including FEC and EFEC)

         Client interface type-specific

         Threshold-crossing alerts threshold setting

    Alarm Monitoring and Reporting

       Shelf LEDs: Critical, major, minor, and remote

       Card LEDs: Card failure, active/standby state, and signal fail

       Cisco Transport Controller craft interface:

         Layered graphical views with real-time alarm text and coloring: Network, wavelength, node, shelf, and card

         Multiple technology views including DWDM and SONET/SDH with MSTP integration

       Environmental alarm contacts:

         4-alarm output contact closures (standard): Critical, major, minor, and remote

         Up to 48 provisionable alarm contacts in systems equipped with Alarm Interface Controller (AIC-I)

    Network Security Features

       Four-level user control with provisionable timeout durations: Super-user, provisioning, maintenance, and retrieve

       Multiple usernames and logged-in users

       RADIUS-based authentication

       Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol, and Secure HTTP (HTTPS)

    Maintenance Features

       Remote software downloads and in-service, hitless activation


       Database backup and restore

       Lamp test

    Timing and Synchronization

       Two external timing-source inputs (SONET/T1 and SDH/E-1)

       Line timing

       Two timing-source outputs

       Internal Stratum 3

       Synchronous status-messaging support

    Additional Features

       100-Mbps user data channel (Fast Ethernet) transported on the optical supervisory channel (OSC)

       Front only (ETSI) or front and rear access (ANSI) shelf assembly options

       A and B fully redundant and monitored DC power inputs

    Carrier-Class Availability

       Delivery of better than 99,999-percent availability

       All cards hot-swappable

       Fully redundant network element processor and database

    Compliance and Certifications

       Network Equipment Building Standards (NEBS) Level 3 compliance

       ITU-T and CE Mark compliance

       Operations Systems Modification of Intelligent Network Elements (OSMINE) certifications

       Storage-vendor qualification and certifications

       MEF 9 and MEF 14 certification for Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet Xponder units


    Additional Information

    SKU 15454-SA-HD-RF
    Weight (Kg) 1
    Datasheet URL http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/optical-networking/ons-15454-m12-multiservice-transport-platform-mstp/product_data_sheet09186a00801849e7.html?cachemode=refresh
    Condition Refresh
    Module Type Optical Networking Module



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