link monitoring

Alain Hebert ahebert at
Fri Apr 30 12:47:52 UTC 2021

     Yes the JNP DOM MIB is what you are looking for.

     It also the traps for warnings and alarms thresholds you can use 
which is driven by the optic own parameters.
     ( Human Interface: show interfaces diagnostics optics <interface> ] )


         Realtime: Traps;
         Monitoring: DOM MIB;

     PS: I suggest you join [ juniper-nsp at ] mailing list.

Alain Hebert                                ahebert at
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On 4/29/21 5:32 PM, Eric Kuhnke wrote:
> The Junipers on both sides should have discrete SNMP OIDs that respond 
> with a FEC stress value, or FEC error value. See blue highlighted part 
> here about FEC. Depending on what version of JunOS you're running the 
> MIB for it may or may not exist.
> <>
> In other equipment sometimes it's found in a sub-tree of SNMP adjacent 
> to optical DOM values. Once you can acquire and poll that value, set 
> it up as a custom thing to graph and alert upon certain threshold 
> values in your choice of NMS.
> Additionally signs of a failing optic may show up in some of the 
> optical DOM MIB items you can poll: 
> <>
> It helps if you have some non-misbehaving similar linecards and optics 
> which can be polled during custom graph/OID configuration, to 
> establish a baseline 'no problem' value, which if exceeded will 
> trigger whatever threshold value you set in your monitoring system.
> On Thu, Apr 29, 2021 at 1:40 PM Baldur Norddahl 
> <baldur.norddahl at <mailto:baldur.norddahl at>> wrote:
>     Hello
>     We had a 100G link that started to misbehave and caused the
>     customers to notice bad packet loss. The optical values are just
>     fine but we had packet loss and latency. Interface shows FEC
>     errors on one end and carrier transitions on the other end. But
>     otherwise the link would stay up and our monitor system completely
>     failed to warn about the failure. Had to find the bad link by
>     traceroute (mtr) and observe where packet loss started.
>     The link was between a Juniper MX204 and Juniper ACX5448. Link
>     length 2 meters using 2 km single mode SFP modules.
>     What is the best practice to monitor links to avoid this
>     scenarium? What options do we have to do link monitoring? I am
>     investigating BFD but I am unsure if that would have helped the
>     situation.
>     Thanks,
>     Baldur

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