Advice regarding Cisco/Juniper/HP

Bill Blackford bblackford at
Thu Jun 17 15:16:40 UTC 2010

And to add to it here's a Cisco SFP in a Juniper chassis showing a
serial number that looks suspiciously like a Finisar serial number.

 PIC 1          REV 04   711-021270   AR0209216364      4x GE SFP
    Xcvr 0                NON-JNPR     FNS0932K03B       SFP-SX


On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 8:01 AM, Jeff Kell <jeff-kell at> wrote:
> On 6/17/2010 10:40 AM, Andrew Thrift wrote:
>>  Another major negative with the HP gear for us is that their switches
>> only support SFP/SFP+ modules manufactured by HP, so those SFP+
>> Twin-AX cables that came with your Dell/IBM Blade chassis will be
>> useless to connect to your HP Switches, to add insult HP often sell
>> their own modules at 3x the price of an equivalent module from say
>> Extreme or Juniper.
> Very true (and you thought Cisco was proud of their branded optics...).
> Apparently the HP ink cartridge marketing department is in cahoots with
> their network optics counterparts :-)
> Jeff

Bill Blackford
Network Engineer

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