Paul Tantsis - Santa Rosa CA,
Amit Bhardwaj - Petaluma CA,
Ping Yan - Rohnert Park CA,
Andrew Lie - Petaluma CA,
Lisong Liu - Herndon VA,
Cisco Technology, Inc. - San Jose CA
370244000, 370250000, 370254000
A system and method for performing an upgrade in a communication network comprising network elements coupled together to form one or more circuits are disclosed. In one embodiment, the upgrade is generated at a node in communication with the circuits and the method generally comprises providing a list of circuits or spans available for the upgrade and receiving input from a user identifying at least one circuit to be upgraded or at least one span for the upgraded circuit and a type of upgrade to be performed. The method further comprises automatically performing the upgrade.