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Status Not under consideration
Workspace AIX
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 12, 2019

NIC fiber light measurement

Per Networking I/O Development, we do not have an ethernet-adapter based optics dbM measurement tool for AIX other than diagnostics run with wrap plugs to verify the card and its gbic modules.
However, per Development, it's not out of reason to request this as a feature.

With this said, we would like to suggest that DTNA submit an RFE request (Request for Enhancement). This is something the customer has to submit ( we can't submit).
The request would be as follows:

Request to AIX Development:
Requesting an enhancement to have an Ethernet adapter-based optics dBm measurement tool for AIX while the customer is in configuration steps of their network.
We need to be able to perform diagnostics on these NICs cards (i.e. F/C EN0S) that will provide us light levels ( incoming and outgoing) on the SFPs

Example use Case
1. Fiber optic cable is tensioned around a corner below minimum bend radius, resulting in low TX/RX dBm
2. Fiber optic cable end is contaminated and needs cleaning, resulting in low TX/RX dBm

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Apr 27, 2020

    IBM has evaluated the priority of this enhancement proposal relative to other future product content and determined that this RFE will not be pursued for a future product release