Optic Vendor Coding Question
keefe-af at ethoplex.com
Thu Mar 5 16:24:46 UTC 2015
Check on ebay for a SFP / SFP+ programmer. You can then buy cheap
optics from fiberstore.com and code them to any vendor. You could
'clone' one of your current dell optics to the generic ones.
On 3/5/2015 10:44 AM, Joe Greco wrote:
>> Do Dell 8132s have SFP+ vendor code issues?
> As in, do they not-work with non-Dell optics?
> They don't work with Intel SR optics (whatever it is that comes with
> the X520-SR's). They do seem to work with generic Finisar 1GB optics.
> Since the Dell branded FTLX8571D3BCL SR's seem to go for only $20-$30
> on eBay I haven't been highly motivated to identify other 10GB modules
> that work/don't-work.
> The strategy here has been to simply load up 10GB gear with compatible
> SR optics and then forget about it. I'm guessing that's not helpful
> because you're probably interested in non-SR optics, but feel free to
> ping me if you think I might be able to answer further questions.
> #show interfaces transceiver properties
> Yes: Dell Qualified No: Not Qualified
> N/A : Not Applicable
> Port Type Media Serial Number Dell Qualified
> --------- ------- --------------------- --------------------- --------------
> Te1/0/3 SFP 1000BASE-T PL7xxxx No
> Te1/0/4 SFP 1000BASE-T PKLxxxx No
> Te1/0/5 SFP+ 10GBASE-SR AL3xxxx Yes
> Te1/0/6 SFP+ 10GBASE-SR AK3xxxx Yes
> Te1/0/7 SFP+ 10GBASE-SR AP9xxxx Yes
> Te1/0/8 SFP+ 10GBASE-SR AP9xxxx Yes
> Te1/0/9 SFP+ 10GBASE-SR AP9xxxx Yes
> Te1/0/10 SFP+ 10GBASE-SR AP9xxxx Yes
> Te1/0/11 SFP+ 10GBASE-SR AJCxxxx Yes
> Te1/0/12 SFP+ 10GBASE-SR AL2xxxx Yes
> Te1/0/13 SFP+ 10GBASE-SR AJQxxxx Yes
> Te1/0/14 SFP+ 10GBASE-SR AP9xxxx Yes
> Te1/0/15 SFP+ 10GBASE-SR AHGxxxx Yes
> Te1/0/16 SFP+ 10GBASE-SR AJQxxxx Yes
> Te1/0/17 SFP 1000BASE-T PKLxxxx No
> Te1/0/18 SFP 1000BASE-T PL7xxxx No
> Te1/0/19 UNKNOWN N/A H11xxxx N/A
> Te1/0/20 UNKNOWN N/A P11xxxx N/A
> Te1/0/22 UNKNOWN N/A H51xxxx N/A
> Te1/0/23 SFP+ 10GBASE-CU1M 228xxxx08 Yes
> Te1/0/24 SFP+ 10GBASE-CU1M 115xxxx60 Yes
> Fo1/1/2 QSFP 40GBASE-CR4-1M CN0xxxxV42N6F37 Yes
> The 19, 20, 22 SFP's are Finisar 1GB, the 1000baseT are Dell branded
> but apparently not qualified for use in the switch. I think they
> showed up differently before the firmware upgrade that made the unit
> think it's a Dell Networking N4032F.
> Overall we're pleased with the 8132F, but we're not doing anything too
> awful stressy with them.
> ... JG
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