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Offline Rob M

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OAM & metro testing questions
« on: January 28, 2015, 11:36:55 AM »

Hi All

I have a number of devices (AVAYA CISCO and Juniper) to test OAM/METRO compatibility  so we can decide which will work with what we want to do.

I don't want to intermingle the devices in a mocked up network to keep things consistent are there any tools to create virtual devices that might be occurring in a METRO net so i can base line how they all handle  802.1ag , 802.1ah Y1731 and whatever other metro like protocol/situations I can throw at them

PTP and SyncE seem out of the question ...but who knows

specifically Id like an openSource solution for now while I negotiate for test gear.

Offline Michael McNamara

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Re: OAM & metro testing questions
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2015, 09:11:21 PM »
I'm not aware of any product or solution that covers all those vendors... obviously Cisco and Juniper have some tools since they have been deploying Metro-Ethernet networks in service provider circles for sometime. Avaya doesn't really play in that same space, unless you are referring to the acquisition of the Nortel DWDM Optera platform by Cienna a few years back.
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Offline Rob M

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Re: OAM & metro testing questions
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2015, 09:53:45 AM »
Thanks Mike,

I used dot1ag_utils to do a little bit of the testing then the rest with just the tools/features the switches had setting up CCM and failing links looking for AIS. I think the best thing to do is get some testing gear that handles OAM/CFM there seems to be a good choice out there looking at some JDSU stuff at the moment.