Arista optics

Andrey Khomyakov khomyakov.andrey at gmail.com
Fri Feb 5 16:36:51 UTC 2016


We are having good luck with optics from OSI Hardware for Cisco, Juniper
and Arista. They even had presence at NANOG65. I recommend.


--Andrey

On Wed, Jan 27, 2016 at 11:38 AM, J Crowe <jcrowe215 at gmail.com> wrote:

> *edit*  be aware that if you are on the latest code revision 4.15.x that
> you may have to manually reseat the flexoptics SFPs for them to work ---
> this is after you reboot/reload the switch.
>
> On Wed, Jan 27, 2016 at 8:30 AM, J Crowe <jcrowe215 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > If you are going to be using Flexoptics copper SFPs, be aware that if you
> > are on the latest code revision 4.15.x that you may have to manually
> reseat
> > the flexoptics SFPs for them to work. I have run into this issue recently
> > in our lab. I can confirm that if you use 4.14.x that you will not have
> to
> > reseat them.
> >
> > Thanks
> > Joe Crowe
> >
> > On Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 3:10 PM, Colton Conor <colton.conor at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> Who are you referring to David? Are you mentioning flexoptix? Is for are
> >> are saying I can recode a fiberstore sfp using a flexoptics programmer?
> >>
> >> On Mon, Jan 25, 2016 at 8:28 PM, David Lucey <dog-lists at schrimnir.net>
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >> > They used to lock in, but optics have gotten so competitive that they
> >> > aren't pushing it anymore.  They have a list of optics they interop
> >> with,
> >> > and will give you an unlock code with your order.
> >> >
> >> > Cheers,
> >> > David
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > ---
> >> > Keys mashed on a very tiny keyboard.
> >> >
> >> > > On Jan 20, 2016, at 08:55, John Kinsella <jlk at thrashyour.com>
> wrote:
> >> > >
> >> > > Last I heard, EOS locks out non-Arista optics by default. You have
> to
> >> > contact support for instructions to enable 3rd party modules.
> >> > >
> >> > > I’m running all Arista cables/optics - at the point when we ordered
> >> the
> >> > pricing was competitive with 3rd party, but that was several years ago
> >> and
> >> > the vendor was hungry.
> >> > >
> >> > > John
> >> > >
> >> > >> On Jan 20, 2016, at 8:39 AM, Alex Forster <alex at alexforster.com>
> >> wrote:
> >> > >>
> >> > >> Hi everyone!
> >> > >>
> >> > >> I'm trying to get buy-in to go with Arista for some new
> >> infrastructure,
> >> > but the Arista optics just aren't in the ballpark for us at
> >> > "proof-of-concept" volume. In Cisco-land, we've had great success
> using
> >> > Finisar optics, and they've been an easy "sell" to management since
> many
> >> > Cisco optics are just rebranded Finisar's.
> >> > >>
> >> > >> The relevant Arista optics I'm looking at are QSFP-100G-LR4 and
> >> > SFP-10G-LR. Does anybody know what supplier(s) manufacture these
> optics
> >> for
> >> > Arista? Alternatively, does anyone have any experience using
> third-party
> >> > comparable optics (especially the 100G) in the battlefield?
> >> > >>
> >> > >> Since optics sales are pretty cut-throat, I do ask that you
> disclose
> >> if
> >> > you have a financial interest in any of your suggestions.
> >> > >>
> >> > >> Thanks!
> >> > >>
> >> > >> Alex Forster
> >> > >
> >> >
> >>
> >
> >
>


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