If you take a look at the description of a SFP transceiver module, you will see the “DOM support” appeared in the product details. What does it mean? In fact, DOM or Digital Optical Monitoring as the words implies, is used for monitoring some parameters of the transceiver, which can help to identify the location of the fiber link failure, simplify maintenance, improve system reliability. Obviously a SFP with DOM function is high-ender than one without it. This is why most of modern optical SFP transceivers support DOM functions. To have a further understanding of DOM, some detailed information will be introduced in the following passage. Continue reading
I while back I mentioned it is possible to debug a single IPSec tunnel using crypto conditions, this functionality also extends outside of crypto conditions. IOS routers offer the functionality to create debug conditions and limit debug output to specific interfaces, ip addresses, and more see the following list:
If you have a requirement to copy large amounts of data along way around the world you may find that despite your link being 60Mb/s if it’s 5,000 miles away you only can transfer files at much less like 10Mb/s. The cause of this is generally the TCP Window Size is optimized by OS and FTP clients by default to work on networks with less distance and less network round trip latency. Continue reading
Everyone usually gets nervous when it comes time for Core upgrades — or any upgrade for that matter. You never know what your gonna hit or if your maintenance window will be longer than it has to! Luckly your you reading this blog post, I’ll have setup by step instructions on what I did to get my Nexus 5ks upgraded to the latest suggested code as of this writing – Release 5.2(1)N1(7).