Possible future of the FMS

Possible future of the FMS

It has been a few weeks since I wrote a post regarding the FMS. I have actually been busy writing a new module for outside plant management. I have also been chugging away at my classes, anticipating being out for the summer. Finally, I have been thinking a lot about the future of the FMS. According to classic economic theory, I would be not be writing this system if my wages outweighed the value of the system. It would be irrational….

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Field Tech Dashboard

Field Tech Dashboard

Well, as promised from my previous post, I am here to unveil the new module that will CHANGE THE WAY WE INSTALL FIBER CUSTOMERS (not really, but I like to think so). So naturally, after a fiber project is completely built out and operational, the time and effort needed to build a system is finally found and put to good use. During our initial build out, we hired contractors to assist in the deployment of ONT’s for our new fiber…

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FMS Calendar Solution

FMS Calendar Solution

For a while now, I have been debating moving the calendar integration within our FMS. Currently we tie into the Google Calendar API via the Auth 3.0 Javascript API. While this works, we miss some of the features that Google refuses to add. I began the search for an in house solution to our problems. I had a couple of requirements and features that were ideal within a calendar solution. It has to have a non sucky API, be fast,…

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Calix Success Story

Calix Success Story

On the 8th, Calix flew out three people to Sandy to interview employees and customers about our fiber network. I finished my organizational behavior presentation by 10am and arrived in Sandy at 12. I was interviewed for 30 minutes about how I have utilized the northbound interfaces on different Calix software’s. No more than two weeks later, Calix released the video online, so I have embedded it here. Granted, I only appear for 30 seconds and ramble on about our…

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Calix 844-G Gigacenter CLI Command List

Calix 844-G Gigacenter CLI Command List

I have continued to update this page every time find more information regarding a command. A lot of these commands are explained here. ? – Displays help list help – Displays help list logout – closes connection exit – closes connection quit – closes connection reboot – soft reboot on ONT brctl – bridge related commands cat – cat file virtualserver ddns df – prints filesystem usage statistics loglevel – set or view current logging level for appnames logdest dumpcfg…

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CMS Northbound Interface Integration

CMS Northbound Interface Integration

When designing the fiber management system (FMS), one feature that is heavily needed is a way to provision, change, delete and query customer hardware. Being a Calix shop, we have our access hardware, and a CMS (Calix Management System) which aggregates all of our access systems together. The result is a one stop shop where ONT’s can be managed across one interface. Upon our first deployment, we used the CMS client to provision and manage all of our ONTs for customers….

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print_r(“hello world”);

print_r(“hello world”);

First post! If you are unfamiliar, I am currently working on a Fiber Management System for my job, which includes all aspects of maintaining and building a fiber network (I know, a lot). This post is the kick off of something that has already taken 8 months of my life, and I believe will consume many more in the future. Follow along as I fumble through work, attempting to grasp concepts and lingering issues with coding and office politics. My hopes…

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Hoodland Library Transition

Hoodland Library Transition

Last month, SandyNet had to get Internet connectivity from the old Hoodland library, across the street, to the new one. Part of the switch required a new line to be drug from our splice case on Welches road to the new library. Northsky got an OFS 24 pair (I think?) to the site, but left it coiled up outside. So, the team and I performed the first ever SandyNet aerial splice. In addition, Chris and I did a tower climb a…

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Introducing Speedtest Stats!

Introducing Speedtest Stats!

Within the past couple of months, we set up a speedtest server, that our customers, and everyone else can test to, to see how fast their internet is to Sandy, OR. All tests and accessible information is stored on OOKLA’s reporting site, and can be downloaded in a CSV format. What we wanted to do is graph this data. Instead of using an MS product like Excel to graph data, and updating records and adding new tests to an existing…

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The Xen Struggle is Real

The Xen Struggle is Real

I woke up at 6am this morning to a phone call from my boss. Barely awake, I answered in a very tired voice, “Hello.” His response was “The Xen environment is down.” I mean, it is read only Friday, this isn’t suppose to happen. Now, our environment is pretty small, but it runs all of our critical services, DNS, DHCP, AD, Monitoring, File storage. I had my boss ssh into the box and see if there were any zombie processes….

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