HUAWEI OLT initialization


Huawei OLT initial steps

In this post you'll find step by step instructions for initial OLT configuration and for setting up the IP connectivity of any HUAWEI OLT. After completing these steps, you'll be ready to connect your OLT to SmartOLT.

Step one:Connect with telnet using the factory default IP address.

The factory IP address of any Huawei OLT is The default username is root and the password is admin
Connect an ethernet cable to the dedicated (out-of-band) ETH management port of the OLT. This management port is typically labeled ETH and in the OLT software is reffered to as meth0.
In case you want to use a serial cable to connect to the serial console port instead of telnet, the settings are: 9600-8N1.
The Mgmt ETH port is an isolated port, designed for management purposes only. This port cannot be used to transport the normal traffic of the customers.
Configure the IP address on your PC or on the ethernet port of the Mikrotik where the OLTs' management port is connected. Verify connectivity by pinging, you should receive replies. Then open a telnet connection to the OLT.

Connected to
>>User name:root
>>User password:

Step two:
Display and confirm the detected OLT boards.

MA5608T(config)#display board 0

A list with the OLT boards will be displayed.
Confirm the boards that have the Auto_find status.
MA5608T(config)#board confirm 0/0
MA5608T(config)#board confirm 0/1
MA5608T(config)#board confirm 0/2
MA5608T(config)#display board 0

Now your OLT boards should be in Normal or Active_normal status.

Step three:
Configure a new management IP address (or whatever IP address you allocated for this OLT) with default gateway on the out-of-band meth0 ETH interface:

MA5608T(config)#interface meth0
MA5608T(config)#ip address

Reconnect to the OLT on the new IP address
Add the default gateway and save configuration:
make sure the default gateway IP address is already configured on your router
MA5608T(config)#undo ip route-static
MA5608T(config)#ip route-static

Press Enter again to confirm the save action of both data and configuration.

Step four:
Create a dedicated username/password. This user/pass will be used between SmartOLT and your OLT.

MA5608T(config)#terminal user name
User Name(length<6,15>):smartoltusr
User Password(length<6,15>):(put a strong password here)
Confirm Password(length<6,15>):
User profile name(<=15 chars)[root]:
User's Level:
1. Common User 2. Operator 3. Administrator:3
Permitted Reenter Number(0--4):4
User's Appended Info(<=30 chars):
Adding user successfully
Repeat this operation? (y/n)[n]:n

For safety, change the root password:
MA5608T(config)#terminal user password
User Name(<=15 chars):root
New Password(length<6,15>):
Confirm Password(length<6,15>):
Information takes effect
Repeat this operation? (y/n)[n]:n

At this stage, your OLT is ready to be interconnected with SmartOLT system.

# Other general settings (If you use SmartOLT, these are configured automatically, no need to configure them manually):

MA5608T(config)#autosave interval 1442
MA5608T(config)#autosave type all
MA5608T(config)#autosave interval configuration 480
MA5608T(config)#autosave interval on
MA5608T(config)#ntp-service unicast-server
MA5608T(config)#ntp-service unicast-server

# Optionally, you can configure an "in-band" IP address on a VLAN interface. This is useful when you want to manage the OLT using the same physical interface that is used for normal traffic of the customers. We do not recommend this scenario because if a loop happens in the ONT, undetected by the ONT/OLT and the uplink port is shutdown by the uplink device as a reaction to the loop, you will lose the IP connectivity with the OLT as well.
MA5608T(config)#interface vlanif 100
MA5608T(config)#ip address [IP] [MASK]