Optic Vendor Coding Question

Mike Hammett nanog at ics-il.net
Thu Mar 5 16:36:41 UTC 2015

*nods* I may end up doing that. I was ordering new ones from China (6COM and Gigalight) and they asked me if I needed any particular vendor coding. Thus far people that have used all of the various pieces involved (Mikrotik, Dell, generic Intel) said they should be fine with non-coded optics. 

BTW Keefe: Do any of you "north side" guys have a link into Cermak? Offlist is fine. 

Mike Hammett 
Intelligent Computing Solutions 

----- Original Message -----

From: "Keefe John" <keefe-af at ethoplex.com> 
To: "NANOG list" <nanog at nanog.org> 
Sent: Thursday, March 5, 2015 10:24:46 AM 
Subject: Re: Optic Vendor Coding Question 

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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