Cisco SFP – useful DOM

For some of Ciscos SFP modules Cisco implemented some DOM (Digital optical monitoring) capabilities. This means, that you can debug fibre-links to a certain grade with thos DOM-enabeld fibre modules. For example the GLC-LH-SMD is such a modules.

With DOM-capbale modules the command

sh interface transceiver
Cisco - Show transceiver status

can be executed on the switch and the RX & TX power on the modules links are displayed. It’s a cool feature to quickly debug a fibre link and check the attenuation on a link.

Further infos and an example can be found at:
https://supportforums.cisco.com/document/75181/digital-optical-monitoring-dom

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