This Ciena 6500 Maintenance and Maintenance Course is designed to provide any student with a solid understanding of the 6500-series platform and its many features and options. The role of a 6500 network shelf within a modern switching transport network is explored, with discussions on theory, maintenance, provisioning, and troubleshooting.
The hardware design of the system and its versions (standard ONTWDM, Packet-Optical PTS, RLS, D, S and T-Series) are explained, along with optional port configurations, including various protocols and line speeds supported like SONETSDH, Ethernet, DS3E3, etc. and 10G-800G muxponders. Key concepts of optical switching and re-configurable adddrop multiplexers (ROADM) are explained, plus QoS, waveshaping and policing concepts are introduced. Transaction Language 1 (TL1), Site Manager GUI, and other input-output options are shown. Common maintenance functions like checking system health, air filters, and backups are discussed, along with tier-1 card-level repair. SFPXFP use and Laser safety is included, along with fiber optic best-practices. Ciena-unique technology like WaveLogic and various Flexible service modules are also presented, including the latest 800Gbps interfaces. Universal concepts like fiber types, ferrule polish (PC, UPC APC), optical transceivers, SMFMMF, and connector types are also explained.
Symptom investigation and troubleshooting is demonstrated using previous trouble examples, and through actual troubles which may exist in the network. Common fault types and best practices are also presented, to help prevent troubles from occurring in the first place. In addition to supporting independent problem-solving skills, the course helps provide an excellent background for NOC and TAC interaction.
Our non-intrusive exercises equip the student to conduct day-to-day maintenance activities and show how to perform troubleshooting procedures, including aspects of problem isolation, cabling and portcard provisioning, which helps prepare students for higher-tier support interaction. The course is flexible, allowing the most important content for a particular group of students to be emphasized, and to allow for emphasis on the particular 6500 platform(s) in use.
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