Open source hardware
rps at maine.edu
Wed Jan 8 18:56:36 UTC 2014
Just to toss in a few more vendors so not to look biased:
Have used them with no complaints.
And a new company I heard about off-list:
I haven't dealt with them before, but their solution seems to be pretty
slick in that they give you the tools to recode optics yourself.
When all is said and done, my experience with third-party optics has been
that they're identical to brand-name optics except for the sticker. In
fact, it's pretty clear most of the time that they're often made by the
I haven't counted them all up, but I believe we have over 1,000 third-party
optics in use, so a fair enough sample size. Most of the optics that I've
replaced in the last year have had a "Cisco" label on them. ;-)
On Tue, Jan 7, 2014 at 9:58 AM, Ray Soucy <rps at maine.edu> wrote:
> http://approvedoptics.com/ is a good starting point if you want correct
> vendor codes
> On Tue, Jan 7, 2014 at 8:57 AM, Vlade Ristevski <vristevs at ramapo.edu>wrote:
>> Sorry to get off topic, but is there a company that you can recommend?
>> The price of the Cisco single mode GLC-LH-SMD= is killing me. I see a bunch
>> of third party ones on Amazon and CDW but I'd to love to get my hands one
>> that has the correct vendor code without going and trying them all.
>> On 1/3/2014 7:48 AM, Ray Soucy wrote:
>>> You actually buy brand-name SFP's? That's like buying the gold-plated
>>> Monster Cable at Best Buy at markup ...
>>> I just find the the companies that the vendors contract to make their OEM
>>> SFP's and buy direct. Same SFP from the same factory except one has a
>>> Cisco sticker. ;-)
>>> You can even get them with the correct vendor code, been doing this for
>>> years and there is no difference in failure rate or quality and we go
>>> through hundreds of SFPs.
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