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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 13, 2021

New Collector for Discovering FiberHome MSAN devices

The customer has a set of MSAN’s that are from FiberHome OEM. The OEM supports TL1 as NBI for collecting inventory data.

Since ITNM doesn’t have a generic TL1 collector, we will need a new collector developed.

The following are the TL1 commands used:

LST-SHELF::OLTID=<MSANIPADDRESS>:CTAG::;

LST-BRDINFO::OLTID=<MSANIPADDRESS>,BOARDID=NA-NA-<SLOT#>:CTAG::;

LST-DEVICE::OLTID=<MSANIPADDRESS>:CTAG::;

LST-BOARD::ONUIP=<MSANIPADDRESS>:CTAG::;

Please note that, we already submitted the output of this command under the PMR "Case TS006116786: Need new collector for discovering FiberHome MSAN devices". Please see the response of PMR support below.

As per PMR support, here are the updates from the L3 team:

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We have gone through the logs provided. As per our go through so far of provided logs and TL1 fiber home EMS collector, which is under development, we observed below differences in commands.

1. LST-BOARD - Current collector code handle only OLT parameter for this command. Now, as per new requirement, we shall need to handle ONU as there are changes in output when parameter is ONU. It might be needed be MSAN devices.

2. LST_SHELF - We did not have support for this command yet.

3. LST_BRDINFO - We did not have support for this command yet

4. LST-DEVICE - Already supporting. So can be reused.

Based on above data, we would like to indicate that there shall be a need for creation of RFE to enhance collector to support this new functionality of commands.

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Idea priority High