fiber plant management?
martin at theicelandguy.com
Thu Feb 4 23:38:49 CST 2010
Honestly? A spreadsheet will do it.
On 2/4/10, Justin M. Streiner <streiner at cluebyfour.org> wrote:
> To those of you who currently operate large campus/metro fiber plants,
> what are you currently using to track the usage of that plant? By that I
> mean things such as:
> * tracking the number of free/used/unusable strands in a cable
> * tracking conduit utilization
> * tying OTDR test results/power meter readings to strands
> * trying as-built drawings to cable routes and plant assets like
> manholes, junction boxes, transition splice points, duct banks,
> utility poles, etc.
> * mapping termination bays to cables
> * tracking cross-connects and splice locations
> * grouping cable segments and cross-connects together into a path/circuit
> * utilization reports, etc.
> I've looked at one or two commercial packages, and might look at more as
> time permits. I haven't seen much in the open-source world, and I suspect
> that many places ended up rolling their own management apps to tie into
> existing provisioning systems, etc. It's possible that I could end up
> going that route as well.
Martin Hannigan martin at theicelandguy.com
Power, Network, and Costs Consulting for Iceland Datacenters and Occupants
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