Link Quality test - Backhauls

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tonie16
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Link Quality test - Backhauls

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Good day Everyone,

I'm fairly new to the Alcatel / Nokia Networking world. Previously only working on the Cisco Side.

My new Company runs Alcatel 7705 SAR-A routers on our edge. over 100 Routers. At the Datacenters side we have 7750 SR-c12.

I'm trying to understand what is the best way for us to actively test our backhaul links. Mostly 1 Gb Layer 2 services provided by other SP's. We are currently using Smokeping (Linux) to send icmp pings to each site from the DC's. I'm not sure if this is a good test. It seems there might be some Queue buffer or something else on the 7705 SAR-A that get full, and then we see massive packet loss. I believe this is not a true reflection of the quality provider by the Layer 2 provider.

What can you suggest?

Thanks for all the help.

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