I tried this in the Optical Networking forum but no one was home.
I need to extend a demarc for a T3 for ~= 1 km and would like to use a FOM solution. I have both SM and MM fiber available and I think I would like to utilize the MM given that this is a relatively short distance. SNMP fault polling and trap generation would be a plus but this isn't a necessity. Does anyone have any experience with this? What should I look for - any gotcha's here? Are there solutions available that provide hardware redundancy?
Has anyone used any of these that they would recommend?
As you can probably tell from all the questions I don't have any experience with a T3, so any advice is appreciated!
talk to these guys. I have had some sucess in the past with their stuff.
Thanks for the reply. I looked at that. I am leaning towards an Omnitron iConverter:
I want to get a 5 slot chassis and put the converter card and a management card into it. A 2 slot chassis would do it, but I can't put dual power supplies on it. Actually I think I will just configure one end this way and just use a 1 slot chassis with dual PS on the other end. I just want the management mod to send fault traps to my NMS, and the managed unit will detect a fault with the other unmanaged unit.
You're kidding right? I can buy the managed version of the FOM for less than what a 256 MB flash card for the 7301 lists for.
Besides the fact that a 7301 would cost about 20-30 times more there are several other reasons I don't want to do that. This goes on the SP side of a managed WAN service, on the WAN side of the SP router. I don't want to be between them and their router. And I don't want a router in the same location the demarc is in. It is not a good environment and it is not a good place to attach the campus LAN to the WAN.
I understand you concerns about where you place your router.
However, you will need a DS3 router anyway, so it's not like placing it co-located to demarc adds any cost.
Instead, purchasing two fiber converters units, will have some additional cost for sure.