OEMs for X2 10G LAN PHY optics
rmoseley at softlayer.com
Mon Jul 13 11:21:33 CDT 2009
From: Chad Burnham [mailto:cburnham at du.edu]
Sent: Monday, July 13, 2009 11:07 AM
To: Adam Rothschild; Duane Waddle
Cc: nanog at merit.edu
Subject: RE: OEMs for X2 10G LAN PHY optics
We have been very happy with Champion and NHR for such equipment:
Stellar pricing and support.
Chad D Burnham
Telecommunications Network Planner
University Technology Services - Network Services University of Denver
2100 S. High St. #112 Denver, CO 80210 USA Desk Phone: 303-871-4441
Mobile Phone: 303-520-5657
From: Adam Rothschild [mailto:asr+nanog at latency.net]
Sent: Friday, July 10, 2009 3:26 PM
To: Duane Waddle
Cc: nanog at merit.edu
Subject: Re: OEMs for X2 10G LAN PHY optics
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.
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