"Hey" if my paycheck was connected to this, I'd be "blindly" following it too.
This wasn't my point though.
The AIM has no provisions to test the DECA/coax network.
The AIM is a GREAT meter, and every install/service call should pass the VI test before leaving.
Which is exactly why the job should be brought to code first .. Then guided mode should be ran
Im sure you just mistyped but its iv, and to clarify your statement an eiv should be ran .. on top of that on a service call the tech will need to do an IVR anyways before he can close the OLI and the WO for that matter.
Check out the case management form .. Bringing the job to code is not blindly diagnosing the problem.
Back to the OPs question tho .. If he notes that there isn't an orange barrell at his wall plate I would call for service and ask that the job be brought to code , same story , all that he likely cares about is the system working properly not the dynamics behind it.