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Ciena 6500. BROADBAND AND PHOTONIC LAYER OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE WITH EMS. Транспондеры и оптическая часть. Эксплуатация.

Course Description:

This blended-learning kit is designed for personnel responsible for the Operation, Administration, Maintenance, and Provisioning (OAM&P) of 6500 Broadband (BB) and Photonic Layer (PL) node and network being managed by the OneControl Unified Management System. This kit is comprised of Instructor-Led Training (ILT) or Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT), plus prerequisite Web-Based Training (WBT). Students are required to complete the WBTs prior to the ILT/VILT portion of the kit.
This kit includes:

  • WBT O505 – 6500 Product Overview
  • WBT O611 – OneControl Overview
  • WBT O615 – OneControl Alarm Monitoring and Audit Logging
  • WBT CN06 – ESD, Laser Safety, and Fiber Cleaning
  • ILT O-227 or VILT X227 – 6500 BB and PL Operation and Maintenance with EMS


Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Hardware and configuration:
    • Provide an overview of the 6500 Family
    • Describe the 6500 common hardware
    • Explain the features and functions of the 6500 hardware modules (BB, PL)
    • List the 6500 Photonic Layer configurations and visualize signal flow through the different site types
  • User interfaces:
    • Identify the various interfaces used for managing the 6500
    • Describe the Site Manager user interface
    • Describe the OneControl network manager system
    • Provision and manage the 6500 with the Site Manager user interface and
  • OneControl network manager system:
    • Equipment and facility
    • Photonic Layer level provisioning (OTS and adjacencies)
    • Wavelength services
    • Wavelength services restoration and reversion
  • Fault Management, Performance Monitoring, Protection, and Synchronization:
    • Explore OneControl fault management tools (Dashboard, Network Map)
    • Clear alarms using fault management procedures
    • Describe and Perform the Performance Monitoring procedures according to the product documentation
    • Explain the various equipment and traffic protection mechanisms (BB, PL)
    • Identify synchronization and protection schemes available for BB services
  • Product documentation, safety and fiber cleaning:
    • Describe Ciena’s product documentation
    • Define Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) and identify the precautions used to minimize risk of damage caused from ESD
    • Identify laser safety guidelines and recommended cleaning techniques

Conditions for Instructor-Led Training:

  • The maximum number of students for this course is 10.
  • Lectures take place in a classroom using projector presentations
  • Demonstrations and exercises will be conducted in the classroom and training lab.
  • Students receive course presentation material and product documentation on a USB drive.
  • If the ILT portion of this kit is delivered outside a Ciena facility where captive lab equipment is not available, the lab equipment in a Ciena facility can be accessed remotely using a WebEx connection. Remote lab equipment access does have limitations with respect to the amount of tests and procedures that can be performed.


To be successful in this blended-learning kit, students should have a basic knowledge of:

  • Fiber optics and digital communications technology
  • Telecommunications systems
  • Basic knowledge of Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)/Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH), Optical Transport Network (OTN), Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM), and Ethernet protocols
  • Experience using a Command Line Interface (CLI) and a Graphical User Interface (GUI), such as a Web browser
  • Experience configuring a test setup and handling fiber and Local Area Network (LAN) cables
  • Recommended: Completion of Ciena’s Optical Communications – Associate (OC-A) Certification

Additionally, prior to attending the Instructor-led portion of this kit, students
should have completed:

  • CN06 – ESD, Laser Safety, and Fiber Cleaning [duration: 30 minutes]
  • O505 – 6500 Product Overview [duration: 2 hours 30 minutes]
  • O611 – OneControl Product Overview [duration: 2 hours 30 minutes]
  • O615 – OneControl Alarm Monitoring and Audit Logging [duration: 45 minutes]

Conditions for Prerequisite Web-based Training:

Interactive Web-based presentations are conducted on:

  • Personal Computer (PC) Windows XP or later
  • MAC OSX 10.6.x or later
  • Sound card with external speakers or headphones
  • Browser support:
    • PC: Microsoft Internal Explorer 8.x or later; Firefox 3.6.x or later; Google Chrome 10.x or later
    • MAC: Apple Safari 4.0.x or later
  • Students need to ensure that any pop-up blocker is disabled.
  • Macromedia Flash Player and/or Windows Media Player web browser plugins are required.
  • Reference documents are available on the Ciena portal.


The average time to complete the training courses in this kit is approximately 6 hours and 15 minutes for the Web-based components and 5 days for the instructor-led course.

Kit Outline:

CN06 - ESD, Laser Safety, and Fiber Cleaning

Lesson 1. Introduction

Lesson 2. Electrostatic Discharge

Lesson 3. Laser Safety

Lesson 4. Fiber Cleaning

O505 - 6500 Product Overview

Course Introduction

The 6500 Platform Overview

  • Shelf assemblies
  • Applications scenarios

Common Hardware

  • Access panel
  • Access panel variants
  • Shelf cooling units
  • Power input cards
  • Maintenance interface card
  • Shelf processors
  • Filler Card

Features and Functions

  • Client interfaces
  • OTN interfaces and optical mux/demux for regional networks
  • Switching functionality
  • Amplifier components

Protection Schemes

  • Equipment and traffic
  • Data services
  • OTN

6500 Management Interfaces

  • User interfaces
  • Data Communication Network (DCN) functionality
  • Site Manager GUI
  • OneControl software solution
  • Control Plane application software

Product Documentation

O611 - OneControl Product Overview

Course Introduction

  • Introduction to OneControl
  • Intended Audience
  • Course Navigation
  • Help
  • Bookmarking
  • Learning Objectives
  • System Requirements
  • New Features in Release 4.1

OneControl System Overview

  • Introduction
  • Architecture
  • Licensing
  • Layers:
    • User and Application
    • Managed Services
    • Unified Resource Manager
  • Features:
    • Unified Network Management
    • Support for Multiple Element Management Systems (EMSs)
    • Alarms
    • Security
    • Geographic Redundancy
  • Deployment Configurations
  • OneControl Manuals

OneControl Access, Dashboard, and Network Map

  • Logging on to OneControl
  • Dashboard Overview
  • Network Map Overview
  • Accessing Online Documentation and Help

Graphical User Interface (GUI) Introduction

  • GUI Overview
  • Menu Bar Capabilities
  • Integrated Management Capabilities
  • ESM Monitoring and Management
  • Health Monitor Overview

OneControl Special Functions and Operations

  • Editing Preferences
  • Working with Maps
  • Managing Geographic Redundancy
  • Managing General EMS Parameters
  • Enrolling a new Server
  • Discover Network Elements (NEs)
  • Backup and Restore
  • Managing OneControl Users
  • Implementing RADIUS Security
  • Managing OneControl Licenses

Post Test (18 Questions)

O615 - OneControl Alarm Monitoring and Audit Logging

Course Introduction

  • Introduction
  • Course Navigation
  • Learning Objectives

OneControl Alarm Monitoring and Audit Logging Overview

  • OneControl Alarm Monitoring Overview
  • OneControl Audit Logging Overview
  • OneControl Alarm Clearing Procedures and Fault Management Information

OneControl Alarm Monitoring

  • Displaying the OneControl Alarm Viewer
  • Querying for Alarms
  • Sorting Alarms
  • Performing Actions on Alarms
  • Filtering Alarms
  • Displaying Alarm Details
  • Configuring External Alerts
  • Configuring Threshold Crossing Alerts (TCAs)
  • Displaying Security Alarms
  • Managing Alarm Profiles
  • Service Layer Manager (SLM) and Layer 1 Alarm Correlation

OneControl Audit Logging

  • Configuring Audit Log Retention
  • Using the OneControl Audit Log Viewer
  • Using the Legacy Historical Audit Log Viewer

Post Test (18 Questions)

O2CB - 6500 Common Book


Lesson 1. Common Hardware Overview

  • Common hardware components including
  • Shelf variants available
  • Power options
  • Shelf Processor
  • Fan units
  • Safety and ESD precautions

Lesson 2. Ciena Documentation

Lesson 3. User Interface and Administration Overview

  • Launching Site Manager
  • Network Element Login
  • Navigating through different windows on Site Manager while performing administration tasks

Lesson 4. Nodal SLAT and DCN Overview

  • Data Communication Network (DCN) design options
  • Communication paths that can be used
  • General DCN terms
  • Navigating through different DCN windows on Site Manager
O-227 - 6500 Packet-Optical Platform BB and PL Operation and Maintenance - BB

Lesson 1. Hardware Overview (BB)

  • 6500 Shelf Assembly types
  • Pluggable options
  • Broadband (BB) interfaces

Lesson 2. Provisioning Overview

  • Equipment and facility states
  • Provisioning steps
  • Broadband provisioning parameters
  • 100G OCI Integrated Test Set (ITS) feature
  • 100G OCLD provisioning information
  • Perform various provisioning activities
  • Site Manager Equipment and Facility parameters
  • Site Manager ADD/Delete Equipment and Facility
  • OneControl (WSM) demo Transponder connection (mating)
  • OneControl (OSP) SMUX Path Connection Activity

Lesson 3. Synchronization Overview

  • Shelf timing sources
  • Synchronization quality levels
  • Network synchronization
  • Site Manager navigation

Lesson 4. Protection Switching Overview

  • Protection types available
  • Conditions that will initiate protection switching
  • Protection switching hierarchy
  • Site Manager navigation

Lesson 5. Performance Monitoring Overview

  • Performance Monitoring features
  • Perform Performance Monitoring procedures according to the product documentation

Lesson 6. Fault Management

  • Relate shelf and circuit pack LED indications to equipment operational and fault status
  • Site Manager’s Alarm and Event windows
  • Circuit pack replacement
  • Steps of the troubleshooting methodology
  • Steps to locate and clear alarms
  • Use the technical documentation and appropriate tools and procedures to clear alarms
O-227 - 6500 Packet-Optical Platform BB and PL Operation and Maintenance - PL

Lesson 1. Hardware Overview (PL)

  • PL Circuit packs
  • Channel Mux/Demux
  • Colorless applications

Lesson 2. 6500 Photonic Layer Configuration

  • PL Site types
  • Differences with colorless site

Lesson 3. Photonic Layer Signal flow

Lesson 4. Provisioning Equipment/Facility

  • Equipment and facility states
  • PL modules
  • Perform photonic provisioning

Lesson 5. Raman Specific Processes

Lesson 6. 6500 Photonic Layer Optical Transport Section (OTS) Management/Adjacencies

  • PL OTS application
  • Adjacencies

Lesson 7. Photonic Layer Wavelength Add/Delete (DOC/Photonic Connections)

  • Photonic advanced optical control
  • Photonic connections
  • Adding and delete wavelengths with OneControl - Wavelength Service Management (PWSM tool):
    • Wavelength service management architecture
    • User interface navigation
    • Query and provision wavelength services
    • Restore and revert wavelength services

Lesson 8. Performance Monitoring

  • Photonic Layer (PL) monitoring and access points
  • PL monitored parameters
  • PM data recovery

Lesson 9. Fault Management

  • Describe the ALSO/ARP functionalities
  • Steps to locate and clear alarms
  • Describe the OneControl surveillance tools (Dashboard, Network Map)
  • Perform alarm clearing procedures

Lesson 10. OneControl with Manager for 6k, 5k, and CPL

  • Provision the Manager for 6k, 5k, and CPL
  • Retrieve the EMS and NE event
  • Perform NE functions:
    • Enrollment and de-enrollment
    • Backup and restore
    • Software delivery
    • Remote inventory