Preparations for the OD V2 test on the live network

Question:
How do I prepare the OD V2 tests on an NG WDM network? What are the key points?
Answer:
You can obtain presentation slides about OD V2 from http://support.huawei.com. However, some issues are prone to be ignored during live-network tests. As a result, the preparations are insufficient and the test cannot be performed. Based on the actual test experience, pay attention to the following points:
1. Check whether the live-network equipment configurations meet OD V2 enabling requirements, including the following aspects:
a. Hardware requirements
For example, hardware version requirements of the OA, MCA, and OPM8 boards.
b. Networking requirements
Exercise caution because OD V2 has many restrictions on networking. The OD V2 may fail to be enabled on the live network if networking configurations do not meet requirements. The following describes some of the restrictions:
(1) OA boards must be configured between the FIU boards at the receive-end site of an OMS and the ROADM or multiplexer/demultiplexer boards.
(2) Optical-layer boards in all degrees must be configured on the same NE.
c. NMS configuration requirements
ASE calibration is required for the RAU board in one of the steps. However, during ASE calibration, the Raman laser needs to be enabled and disabled. You are advised to contact Huawei R&D engineers to evaluate whether it is necessary to perform ASE calibration on the live network.
d. Collect network-wide scripts and send them to Huawei HQ for evaluating whether networking conditions and hardware configurations on the live network meet OD V2 enabling requirements.
2. Software version requirements, including
a. Equipment software: NG DWDM V100R008C00 or later. A live-network version upgrade may be required.
b. U2000: V100R009C00 or later. A U2000 version upgrade may be required.
c. MDS 6630: V100R007C20. The tool needs to be integrated into the U2000. Therefore, you must apply for a valid license.
3. After all preparations are ready, start OD V2 configurations with reference to OD V2 feature slides.

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