CableOS Operations

Course Description:

The Harmonic CableOS software-based Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) features a suite of products that work together to deliver data, video, and voice services over existing cable access network infrastructure. In this instructor-led course, students learn about the CableOS CCAP solution, including the Core CMTS software, NSG-Pro cable access platform, Ripple-1 Remote PHY node (RPN), and Pebble-1 Remote PHY device (RPD).

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this training, students will be able to configure and operate the CableOS Core CMTS system, setup a Core Routing Engine (CRE) between Core and Remote PHY (R-PHY) devices, use the CableOS CLI to manage data, video and audio services to an NSG-Pro R-PHY shelf and nodes, and perform software backup and installation procedures, power adjustments to PHY devices, and system troubleshooting.

Course Prerequisites:

Students should have a basic understanding of DOCSIS standards, RF concepts, IP networks, L2/L3 routers, and the CMTS Command Line Interface (CLI) for Cisco or ARRIS platforms.

Course Duration:

5 Days

Module 1: CableOS overview

  • Deconstructing CMTS
  • DOCSIS essentials

Module 2: CableOS Hardware Overview, IP Management Port

  • Harmonic-qualified CREs
  • CableOS core
  • NSG-Pro R-PHY Shelf (RPS) Components

Module 3: Lab environment

  • CableOS training lab interconnection setup
  • Routing requirements
  • Site requirements

Module 4: CRE configuration

  • Establish routing and VLANs between Core and R-PHY devices
  • Create DOCSIS Side Interface (DSI) and routes to backoffice systems
  • DHCP relay for cable modems and CPEs

Module 5: Core server base configuration

  • GCP setup
  • DOCSIS Configuration for R-PHY 80G12 devices
    • Bundles
    • Configure RPD
    • Define DS port
    • Define US ports
    • Define MAC Domain
    • Define Fiber Node
    • Establish connectivity to CMs
    • Power measurements (Viavi 3.1 Spectrum analyzer)

Module 6: Ripple R-PHY/Pebble Node

  • Hardware overview
  • RF tray port segmentation
  • RF tray port power/attenuation adjustments
  • Ripple node FRU disassembly/reassembly
  • Power measurements (Viavi 3.1 Spectrum analyzer)

Module 7: 1588 timing server

  • Hardware overview
  • Setup procedure

Module 8: Core configuration for a second remote PHY device

  • GCP setup
  • Repeat DOCSIS config for second Pebble, R-PHY 80G12, or 20GIP device
  • Establish connectivity to CMs

Module 9: Video core block diagram

  • NSG Pro hardware overview
  • EdgeMS
  • NDF/NDR configuration
  • OOB Core configuration
  • Final V-Core configuration with video passed through Ripple Node to CM and CPE
  • Troubleshooting tips

Module 10: Hardware rebuild and troubleshooting

  • Overview of common troubleshooting problems
  • Backup and restore of configuration process
    • Core server
    • NSG Pro
  • Set core server to factory default and rebuild
  • Software upgrade process
    • Core server
    • NSG Pro
    • Pebble RPD
  • Student lab troubleshooting session
Type Location Duration Number of Students Price Part Number
Classroom Harmonic Facility 5 days Individual $4,000 per student TNG-CABLEOS-PP
Classroom Harmonic Facility 5 days Group, maximum of 8 students $8,000 per group TNG-CABLEOS-GROUP
Classroom Onsite, in North America 5 days Group, maximum of 8 students $10,000 per group TNG-CABLEOS-OSNA
Classroom Onsite, outside North America 5 days Group, maximum of 8 students $12,000 per group TNG-NMX-CABLEOS-OSINT

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