Wednesday, July 25, 2012


I just finished "Cisco Self-Study: Building Cisco Metro Optical Networks (METRO)" as a part of my preparation for written exam.

What can I say about this book - less than 1/5 of the whole book is about SONET/SDH/DWDM, the other part is more like marketing material with screenshots of management system, etc.

I am comfortable on this topic, hence can go to next one.

Looking forward to read more about IPoDWDM:

1.2.1. Optical channel payload unit (OPU)
1.2.2. Optical channel data unit (ODU)
1.2.3. Optical channel transport unit (OTU)
1.2.4. Optical channel (OCh)
1.2.5. Shared Risk Link Group (SRLG)
1.2.6. Virtual Transponder (VTXP)
1.2.7. FEC-FRR Triggering
1.2.8. Optical Parameters- Rx-los-threshold, Wavelength and Transmit-power
1.2.9. G.709 Parameters 

Actually, don't see here any IP (except as a payload) :))

Here you can find some Cisco IPoDWDM propaganda (slides).
Converge IP and DWDM Layers in the Core Network (white paper)

UPD: Looks like this is updated version of the METRO book: Building Multiservice Transport Networks

1 comment:

  1. thx for the info. did u get ur number yet? i'm just starting the ccie now, also bc i am interested in sp and work for isp. what did you do for lab time? i used for ccnp, i hope cisco releases the virl soon?