Cisco NCS 2000 Series Deploying 96-Channel

4 days


The Cisco NCS 2000 Deploying 96 Channel FlexSpectrum Release 10.5 Version 1 is an Instructor-led course offered by Cisco Learning Services. It covers the Cisco Network Convergence System (NCS) 2000 Series with FlexSpectrum system.


This course is designed for technical professionals who need to know how to deploy a Cisco NCS 2000 Series DWDM network with FlexSpectrum.


Skills Gained

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the route and select principle
  • Successfully run the Cisco Transport provisioning tool and design simple FlexSpectrum networks
  • Connect to and set up a FlexSpectrum node using the Cisco Transport Planner tool outputCreate simple DWDM circuits that traverse the FlexSpectrum network and trace the power from beginning to end
  • Configure the 10 x 10 card for five individual transponders and appropriate G.709 options
  • Understand and install the provisionable patch cord (PPC) association between transponder ports and theDWDM MUX and DMX ports, and install optical channel client connections
  • Describe the major features of the Cisco NCS2000 EDFA17/24 and EDRA17/24 amplifiers
  • Understand the difference between colored ports, colorless ports, and colorless applications
  • Install 40 Gigabit Ethernet transponder circuits on colorless ports and change the wavelength without the need to move fiber jumpers
  • Understand the concept of omnidirectional add-drop and the contentionless feature
  • Create 100 Gigabit Ethernet circuit into a node on a wavelength that already exists on the omnidirectional add-drop section
  • Install the cross-connect options for nodes with up to 12 sides, including colorless and omnidirectional and contentionless add-drop
  • Conduct maintenance and performance-monitoring tasks
  • Troubleshoot the 96-channel FlexSpectrum system


The prerequisite for this course is the Cisco Fundamentals of Fiber Optics Technology (FFOT) video training.


Course Outline

Course Outline

 Module 1: NCS 2000 FlexSpectrum Product Fundamentals

Module 2: Shelf Layout and Software

Module 3: Documentation

Module 4: Cisco Transport Controller

Module 5: Cisco Transport Planner

Module 6: Shelf and Card Installation

Module 7: MultiShelf Fundamentals

Module 8: Node Turn-Up

Module 9: Ring Network

Module 10: Optical Channel Network Connection

Module 11: 10 x 10 card and 10G Muxponders and Transponder

Module 12: Optical Channel Client Connection

Module 13: 40, 100, and 200 Gigabit Ethernet Transponders and Muxponders

Module 14: Two-Degree ROADM

Module 15: Colorless and Contentionless Add/Drop

Module 16: Mesh Network and MPO Cross-Connects for Complex Nodes

Module 17: Omnidirectional, Colorless, and Contentionless Add/Drop for Complex Nodes

Module 18: Maintenance and Performance Monitoring

Module 19: NCS 2000 Troubleshooting

Lab Outline

  • Lab 1: Start the Cisco Transport Controller software and access the NCS shelves
  • Lab 2: Configure the Cisco Transport Planner and create FlexSpectrum networks
  • Lab 3: Setup the three-node FlexSpectrum network
  • Lab 4: Install optical-channel network circuits and inspect power levels
  • Lab 5: Optical Channel Client Connections
  • Lab 6: Install 40 Gigabit Ethernet transponders on colorless ports and change the wavelength
  • Lab 7: Install circuits into omnidirectional contentionless add/drop
  • Lab 8: Explore maintenance and performance monitoring capabilities
  • Lab 9: Troubleshooting FlexSpectrum

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