fiber power levels on Foundry (Brocade) RX and MLX BigIron L3 (routers & switches)

show optic <slot #>
Okay, Jimmy, the command 'optical-monitor' is needed within the global config. for this command to work (and if supported by your licsense: yada yada, blah, blah). But, like its mad PHAT Kid, you dig? Basically, a Foundry/Brocade switch is reading the Laser light levels just like those Fiber test kits from Owl that cost 4k. I know, I also find it hard to contain myeself ;-) No really.....
Sample Output
some-Foundry-now-Brocade#sh optic 1
 Port Temperature    Tx Power       Rx Power    Tx Bias Current Monitor
+----+-----------+--------------+--------------+---------------+-------+
  1/1   49.5468 C   -002.6272 dBm  -002.2548 dBm    5.660 mA    Enabled
        Normal         Normal         Normal         Normal

  1/2   50.3320 C   -002.5531 dBm  -002.3664 dBm    5.832 mA    Enabled
        Normal         Normal         Normal         Normal

  1/3   N/A            N/A            N/A            N/A
  1/4   N/A            N/A            N/A            N/A
  1/5   47.6796 C   -002.5235 dBm  -002.8954 dBm    5.904 mA    Enabled
        Normal         Normal         Normal         Normal

  1/6   49.8359 C   -002.5625 dBm  -002.8525 dBm    6.636 mA    Enabled
        Normal         Normal         Normal         Normal

  1/7   N/A            N/A            N/A            N/A
  1/8   N/A            N/A            N/A            N/A
  1/9   53.0468 C   -001.4460 dBm  -019.7469 dBm   37.534 mA    Enabled
        Normal         Normal         Low-Alarm      Normal

 1/10   57.6562 C   -001.6877 dBm  -019.1721 dBm   41.522 mA    Enabled
        Normal         Normal         Low-Alarm      Normal

 1/11   54.7187 C   -001.4417 dBm  -019.5467 dBm   39.998 mA    Enabled
        Normal         Normal         Low-Alarm      Normal

 1/12   58.5000 C   -001.4514 dBm  -019.0308 dBm   41.170 mA    Enabled
        Normal         Normal         Low-Alarm      Normal

 1/13   51.8085 C   -001.4454 dBm  -019.7061 dBm   38.590 mA    Enabled
        Normal         Normal         Low-Alarm      Normal

 1/14   55.7578 C   -001.6608 dBm  -019.2081 dBm   39.646 mA    Enabled
        Normal         Normal         Low-Alarm      Normal

 1/15   46.9023 C   -001.4212 dBm  -020.0000 dBm   37.652 mA    Enabled
        Normal         Normal         Low-Alarm      Normal

 1/16   50.3476 C   -001.5901 dBm  -019.1364 dBm   40.232 mA    Enabled
        Normal         Normal         Low-Alarm      Normal


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By: rootgeek
2010-03-26 03:07:22

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