Community Happenings: Site Maintenance, This Week I Learned, OC Certification Tips, 6500 Configuration Help, & More

Blog Post created by hausmus Employee on May 7, 2018

Please note our community site maintenance for this week beginning the evening of Thursday, May 10th at approximately 8:00 PM ET. When the maintenance begins, members of the community that login through the Ciena Service Portal ( will be impacted until Monday, May 14th. If you have any questions, you're welcome to ask in About the Ciena Community or email the community team directly at


Now, here is your overview of happenings around the community for last week. Please join us in welcoming new members, celebrating others on their one-year memberversary, and sharing your experiences on discussions and questions:



Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome: Kugler Brett, Andrew Cho, UTKARSH CHOUDHARY, Simon Croome, Mathew Emborsky, Daniel Gagné, Clara Griffith, Mary Ellen Hardee, Timo-Pekka Heikkinen, Taz khan, junghooon kim, Sumit Kumar, Joel Lamb, Landon Leaver, David Lemon, Todd Linder, Pedro Mendoza, William Morrison, Max Norton, Arun Pandian, Laszlo Papp, JungHo Park, Brian Peres, Dennis Rafaj, Abraham Ramirez, jeetesh rathore, Rajkumar Ratinam, Brian Riggleman, michael Roth, Audumbar S, and Raja T


We're glad you're here and and invite you to join us and share something you learned in the last week with the community to pass on the knowledge: This Week I Learned: May 4th


Our most popular questions based on your views, and other noteworthy discussions, events, and more. 




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Of The Week


Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: Bill Chalk, M Riant F, Lidia Galdino, Adam Gaxiola, Valerie Green, Mohd Firdaus Hamid, Andrey Leonov, Budiarto Lim, Carl McPhun, Sang Nguyen, Brian OConnell, Rajesh Raju, Gene Ralston, Jacob Schmit, GERMAN VITE, and Edward Winemiller



Forget all of the reasons why it won't work and believe the one reason why it will work.






What does VLLI mean in telecom? Join our new I Love Acronyms thread and share what VLLI means in telecom. You'll also be entered for a chance to win a one-year subscription to the Ciena Learning Develop Series – more than 75 courses on Packet-Optical, Packet and Software.   



This week, National Teacher Appreciation Day is tomorrow, Tuesday, May 8th. It is a day to celebrate all of the teachers in our lives: past and current. What teacher had the most impact on the role/career you have today?


Did You Know

20 years ago, from yesterday, Sunday, May 6th, the iMac was introduced by Steve Jobs. Current Apple CEO, Tim Cook shared a video to mark the day on Twitter.  


Have a great week and keep networking!