OEMs for X2 10G LAN PHY optics

Tim Jackson jackson.tim at gmail.com
Fri Jul 10 16:54:29 CDT 2009


I second Adam's recommendation. Fluxlight has always been awesome to deal with.

On 7/10/09, Adam Rothschild <asr+nanog at latency.net> wrote:
> On 2009-07-10-14:21:49, Duane Waddle <duane.waddle at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I am searching for opinions on OEMs of X2 form factor 10G LAN PHY
>> optics.  We've found that most router/switch vendors  mark these
>> particular items up significantly just to provide their own
>> sticker/EEPROM ID.  As such, we'd prefer if we can to procure from the
>> OEM (or their reseller).  Is this a situation where any company who's
>> a signatory to the MSA produces suitable modules, or are there
>> particular OEMs to prefer (or avoid)?
>>
>> If it matters, the prime platform we're looking to plug optics into is
>> the WS-X6708-10G module for a 6500/7600.
>
> I'd suggest looking at FluxLight (www.fluxlightinc.com) for this.
> Their sales and support process is nothing short of stellar, and
> pricing is a fair medium between "paying too much for vendor optics"
> and "fly-by-night eBay imports".
>
> To wit, all of their products Just Worked without ever needing Cisco's
> infamous 'service unsupported-transceiver' vendor lock override.
>
> -a
>
>

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