Fiber Tracing Types

IMPORTANT: As of 10.2.1a X-style networks are no longer supported and tracing will not follow X-style tracing components.

Directional Tracing

The Fiber Trace tool starts its trace on a specific fiber and uses the connectivity information at each junction to determine the fiber's path in both directions. The directional tracing option limits trace results to the one direction you select.

The examples below show the results of a trace that includes both connections and the results of a trace that used directional tracing. In the first example, strand 26 of The Johnston BB46 fiber cable  was traced without directional tracing. The trace results include the connections to both NOC BB4 and Dover BB89. The next example used directional tracing. The trace results include only the selected direction, which was Dover BB89.

Trace result that includes both connections

Trace result that includes single connection selected through directional tracing

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