Initial Provisioning Tasks

For initial provisioning tasks, ensure that you have the prerequisite information including the node name, contact, location, current date, and time. If the ONS 15454 SDH will be connected to an operations, administration, maintenance, and provisioning (OAM&P) network, you also need the IP address and subnet mask assigned to the node and the IP address of the default router. If Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is used, you need the IP address of the DHCP server. If you intend to create card protection groups, you need the card protection scheme that will be used and what cards will be included in it. Proper network design requires an analysis of the requirements and a determination of the SDH protection topology ...

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