said by cablegeek01:Damn man, nice info. Thanks! said by Nightfall:
Wow, thanks for the picture. I see some older modems in there. A couple DOCSIS 1 3com sharkfin modems. You don't retire out older modems? Just curious.
The goal of this specific lab configuration is to emulate what's actually out in the field. Believe it or not, there are a decent number of customers who refuse to upgrade their old modems because "they still work". This forces us to test every firmware version of every modem in the field against different CMTS configurations before they're pushed into production.
/on a side note, that's one of the reasons that it takes so long to get modem firmware updates to the field. Testing testing testing, and more testing.