CNI (Common Network Initiative)

CNI Phase II – AT&T Migration Strategy Detail: Roles and Responsibilities

Migrating users to network

During phase 2, each telecom room is revisited and the following tasks completed:

    1. Connect CNI Alcatel-Lucent devices to the distribution patch panel.
    2. Patch downstream (end-station) ports to patch panel ports per the CNI Alcatel-Lucent refresh designation based on the following assumptions and conditions:
      1. The Chancellor's Office-approved Campus Master BOM for the campus quantifies the number of downstream (end-station) refresh ports included in the CNI Alcatel-Lucent project for each campus.
      2. The AT&T consulting engineer in conjunction with the campus will provide documentation that clearly maps each downstream port to a specific patch panel port, (e.g. port 1 on blade 1 to port 1 on patch panel “A”, or ports 1-24 on blade 1 to ports 1-24 on panel “A”).
      3. No patch cables will be custom made or fitted on site nor will any wire management panels be moved.
    3. Dress newly installed patch cords to be consistent with existing wire dressing or according to wire management manufacture standard practices, including neatness in wire minders and wire binding. Field engineers will not open existing bindings, but will either attach to legacy wiring or bundle separately.
    4. Power up, monitor and test equipment. The first telecom room will be completed by the field engineer, and the campus technical contact will be asked to inspect and approve in writing that all work has been done in accordance with the specifications documented. A before and after photograph will be taken and added to the project documentation. Once accepted by the campus, all other installation work will continue and be performed in the same manner as in the approved wiring telecom room.
    5. Before and after photos of additional TRs will be taken. They will be provided as part of the project close-out documentation and will represent a sample of typical TRs.

Patching Scenarios

    1. There are three scenarios of cable patching during installation, offered under this SOW for the CNI Refresh project:
      1. Scenario 1: Existing patch cables will be neatly re-run in existing wire management trays. All unused cables will be left in an organized bundle in the telecom room for the campus to remove.
      2. Scenario 2: Existing cables will not be removed; they will be left in the wire management trays and re-patched from the existing switch to the new switch. All unused cables will be left in an organized bundle in the telecom room for the campus to remove.
      3. Scenario 3: All existing cables will be removed and left in an organized bundle in the telecom room for the campus to remove. Campus provided new cables would then be installed.

Patching Assumptions

    1. The campus will provide the AT&T project team a cut sheet that shows the user patch panel port to existing switch port assignments of the working ports. AT&T is not responsible for documenting patch cable numbers or port assignments to the Cut Sheets.
    2. The unused patch cables will be removed from the switch and patch panel and left in an organized bundle in the telecom room for the campus to store for future growth.
    3. The existing patch cables will be re-terminated onto the new switch according to the cut sheet port assignment. The patch cables will be run neatly in the cable management trays according to the campus specifications.
    4. The existing patch cables may or may not be labeled at one or both ends. AT&T will not be responsible for labeling the cables.
    5. On some occasions, AT&T may need to re-route the existing patch cables in the cable management trays in order to properly re-terminate the patch cables onto the new switch.
    6. On some occasions, AT&T may need to replace physically defective cables. The campus will provide AT&T with spare cables and perform a walk-thru to accept the cabling work.

Test and Acceptance

    1. The test and acceptance process will include documenting and verifying the criteria in accordance with CNI design requirements.
    2. The as-built data for each FE package will be delivered to the designated single point of contact for the Chancellor’s Office and/or the campus within two business days of the work being performed. The single point of contact (or their designee) will review the test results and will formally accept the system in writing or issue a deficiency notice indicating where the test results are unacceptable. If the remedy is for the campus to reconfigure a legacy device, the campus must comply within three business days after the request has been made by the AT&T project manager or field engineer. Once remedied, the test results will be resubmitted to the CSU Chancellor’s Office and/or the campus designated single point of contact until such time as the device is formally accepted via e-approval.
    3. Once a device has been installed and tested the Campus will respond within three business days with comments and/or signoff.
    4. After a device has been accepted, the device configuration will be copied and supplied to the project manager for inclusion in the project archives. Additionally, the AT&T password will be changed to a campus standard password, which must be supplied at least two weeks prior to the start of test and acceptance by the campus technical contact. AT&T strongly encourages the campus to change this standard password to ensure AT&T personnel or subcontractors cannot access the device. However, this password must be provided to the consulting engineer for inclusion in the support operations maintenance turnover process for applicable switches.
    5. The campus is responsible for connecting and testing all end station devices to the access layer devices.