OT: GBIC compatibility and pricing (was Managed, cheap, DC power switches)
Jay R. Ashworth
jra at baylink.com
Thu Jul 17 15:31:44 CDT 2008
On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 01:16:09PM -0700, Seth Mattinen wrote:
> Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
> >For what it's worth, I gave the sales rep what-for about the price, and
> >he gave it back to me, telling me that ProCurve switches will only
> >accept ProCurve(-compatible) SFP GBICs, which cost more, both because
> >they're compatible, and because they're SFP.
> Recent ProCurve switches only accept "rev B" modules; I have a new-ish
> switch that won't accept a pile of Finisar optics that did work in older
> HP switches. I don't know what the difference between "rev B" and older
> ones are, though.
Specifically, that rep (Bill Billings) told me that a *firware upgrade*
broke compatibility with the old GBICs, which *originally* worked, and
he ended up eating nearly 300 of them at one point.
But we're probably off topic now. :-)
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