Re: [spb-isis] Solana SmartHawk discovers Huawei SPB Switch Topology

Peter Ashwood-Smith <> Mon, 20 June 2011 20:48 UTC

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Hey Bis, 


No problem. Good to see it working in advance of the more elaborate interop
next week. 


One thing I should point out is that you guys reflected back the 143 TLV
contents in the Hello as a very simple way to avoid having to configure
adjacency information. Very nice method for a passive SPB tool to get a
quick and dirty adjacency.


I suggested the same thing to IXIA and Spirent  - i.e. mimic mode.


Look forward to giving your graphics front end a serious work out with a big
network next week!





From: Biswajit Nandy [] 
Sent: Monday, June 20, 2011 4:28 PM
Cc: Peter Ashwood-Smith; Rup Makkar
Subject: Solana SmartHawk discovers Huawei SPB Switch Topology


Hi all,

Here is another step towards successful interoperability
testing. Solana's SmartHawk network monitoring product 
is interoperable with Huawei SPB switches. The topology is
discovered and link up/sown is monitored.

It took us only about 30 minutes to setup, configure and create 
adjacency with a Huawei SPB switch. 

I am attaching two images:

1. A screen-shot of Solana's GUI with Huawei switch topology
2. A topology image with 6 Huawei SPB switches and 3 emulated switches.
    -- red link shows the link down.

We are hoping that it will be interoperable with other vendors as well.

Thanks Peter, for letting us install our appliance to your lab.
Also, your suggestion of "reflecting back" the SPB TLV in Hello worked.

Bis Nandy
Solana Networks