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Course Description:

This Blended-Learning Kit (BLK) is designed for personnel responsible for the
Operation, Administration, Maintenance, and Provisioning (OAM&P) of the 6500 MultiService
Provisioning Platform (MSPP) nodes and networks. Students are required to complete the Web-Based
Training (WBT) courses prior to the ILT/VILT portion of the kit. This kit includes:
•     WBT CN06 – ESD, Laser Safety, and Fiber Cleaning
•     WBT O505 – 6500 Product Overview
•     WBT O507 – 6500 Control Plane Overview
•     ILT O-241 – 6500 MSPP Operation and Maintenance OR
•     VILT X241 – 6500 MSPP Operation and Maintenance


Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
•     Describe the products to be discussed
•     Provide an overview of the 6500 Family
•     Identify the common hardware of the 6500
•     Describe the features and functions of the 6500 hardware
•     Identify the various equipment and traffic protection schemes
•     Identify the various interfaces used for managing the 6500
•     Describe the features and functions of the Site Manager Graphical User Interface (GUI)
•     Identify the features and functions of OneControl
•     Describe key features of Ciena’s Product Documentation
•     Define Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)
•     Identify the precautions used to minimize risk of damage caused from ESD
•     Identify laser safety guidelines that must be applied when working on optical products
•     Identify the standard optical connector types and their differences
•     Identify the recommended inspection method for the different optical connector types that include
•     Identify recommended cleaning techniques
•     Describe the 6500 User Interface and Administration features and perform various activities with Site Manager
•     Describe the key parameters required in the initial nodal System Line-up  And Testing (SLAT)
process, as well as the Data Communication features of the 6500
•     Identify the MSPP hardware
•     Describe the electrical and optical signal flow in a 6500 shelf
•     Describe the 6500 Packet-Optical Platform (non-broadband applications) provisioning and
connection procedure, with specific activities to be performed by the students
•     Describe the Synchronization features available on the 6500 and perform various
synchronization activities
•     Describe the Protection Switching features available on the 6500 and perform various
protection switching activities
•     Define and provision a SONET/SDH Control Plane network
•     Describe the 6500 MSPP Performance Monitoring (PM) features
•     Retrieve PM data from a node
•     Clear alarms using Fault Management procedures

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 course 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
•    Experience with telecommunications systems
•    Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) and Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexing (CWDM)
•    Synchronous Optical Network (SONET) / Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
•    Gigabit Ethernet (GbE), Fiber Connection (FICON), Enterprise System Connection (ESCON), and Fibre Channel
•    Optical Transport Network (OTN) infrastructure
•    Recommended: 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]
•     O507 – 6500 Control Plane Overview [duration: 1 hour 30 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 plug- ins are required.
•     Reference documents are available on the Ciena portal.


The average time to complete the training courses in this kit is approximately 4 hours
and 30 minutes for the Web-based components and 4 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


O507 – 6500 Control Plane Overview

Module 1, Lesson 1: Course Introduction
Module 2, Lesson 1: Product Documentation

Module 3, Lesson 1: Control Plane Overview
Module 4, Lesson 1: OSRP Overview
•    Optical Signal Routing Protocol (OSRP)
•    OSRP in a 6500 network
•    Control Plane architecture
•    OSRP Node provisioning
Module 4, Lesson 2: Overview of OSRP lines and links concept
•     OSRP Facilities
•     OSRP Node provisioning steps and facilities
Module 4, Lesson 3: Provisioning OSRP Communication
•    Data Communication requirements for Control Plane
•    Data Communication Channel (DCC) and General Communication Channel (GCC) Facilities that require provisioning
Module 5, Lesson 1: Overview of Routes and Routing Lists
•     Control Plane Routing concept
•     Manual and Dynamic routing
•     Concept of Designated Transit Lists (DTLs)
•     Preferred and Exclusive routes option
•     Creating routes
Module 6, Lesson 1: Control Plane connection types
•     SubNetwork Connection (SNC) connection types
•     SNC provisioning modes
•     Add/Drop end points

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-241 - 6500 Packet-Optical Platform MSPP O&M

Lesson 1. Introduction
Lesson 2. Hardware Overview

•     Multi Service Provisioning Platform (MSPP) equipment
•     Electrical interfaces
•     Optical interfaces
Lesson 3. Signal Flow
Lesson 4. Provisioning Overview
•     Equipment and Facility states
•     Provisioning steps
•     Connection management
•     Network configurations
Lesson 5. Synchronization Overview
•     Shelf timing sources
•     Synchronization quality levels
•     Network synchronization
•     Perform synchronization activities
Lesson 6. Protection Switching Overview
•     Protection schemes
•     6500 Equipment protection and Hierarchy
•     Perform protection switching activities
Lesson 7. SONET/SDH Overview and Provisioning Control Plane
•     Control Plane for SONET/SDH
Lesson 8. Control Plane Provisioning
•     Optical Signal Routing Protocol (OSRP) facilities
•     Perform OSRP provisioning
•     Provision DCC facilities
•     Routes and Route lists
•     SubNetwork Connections (SNCs)
Lesson 9. Control Plane Provisioning – Communication
•     Data Communication requirements
•     Provision Data Communication Channels (Facilities)
Lesson 10. Routes and Routing Lists
•     Routing concept
•     Creating routes
Lesson 11. Control Plane Provisioning – Connection Types
•     SubNetwork Connection (SNC) types
•     SNC Provisioning
Lesson 12. Control Plane Provisioning – Connection Options
•     Connection service classes
•     Reversion
•     Control Plane connection types
Lesson 13. Performance Monitoring SDH
•     Performance Monitoring (PM) tool sets available
•     Retrieve PM data
Lesson 14. Performance Monitoring SONET
•     PM tool sets available
•     Retrieve PM data
Lesson 15. Fault Management
•     Test access features
•     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 Documentations and appropriate tools and procedures to clear alarms