Any one out there with a scenario where you have Ciena nodes running 6.X and using G.8032 in tandem with Cisco nodes on IOS (such as a 7600 or 3400 series)? Looking at options to create protection and diversity using both vendors.
Hey Austin, I just wanted to let you know that your question as been seen. I'm reaching out to a few members and see if there is anyone that can help share their experiences. I'll also include it in our Community Happenings post on Monday to get the word out.
Any updates on this question?
Hi Austin, I'm still working on finding a member with this scenario. So far, I've haven't found anyone. I'll keep looking.
I worked on this in a lab setting about a year ago. At that time Cisco IOS-XR/ASR9k did not allow the option to change the ring-ID parameter which required ciena configuration to use ring-ID of 1. I had to talk to someone at TAC to get that information as it wasn't clear from reading the cisco documentation. Maybe there are other options on the IOS gear.
Thanks Phil. This is a good start. Any input is much appreciated.
Useful also to do some Wireshark / monitor session captures if possible and take a look at the g8032 frames, you'll see everything you should need. Good luck!
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