Patch panel solutions for 4x10GE breakout

Shawn Morris shawn at smorris.com
Thu May 5 14:59:34 UTC 2016


It's the Corning Edge8 line [
https://www.corning.com/worldwide/en/products/communication-networks/applications/data-center/edge8.html
]

On Thu, May 5, 2016 at 9:45 AM, Jared Mauch <jared at puck.nether.net> wrote:

> There is a nice Corning panel our facilities team is using now. I can find
> the link and send it to the list when not at my phone.
>
> Jared Mauch
>
> > On May 5, 2016, at 10:28 AM, Phil Bedard <bedard.phil at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > So the newer equipment we are looking at uses QSFP+/MTP with 4x10GE
> breakouts to deliver 10G.  We are not wiring these up to things in the same
> rack, they will be going to patch panels and then elsewhere in a facility.
> It could potentially get messy with the panels we have today so we are
> looking at other solutions.  These are all SM LR connections using LC.
> There are a lot of SM MTP to LC options since that’s the way most panels
> are wired, but they typically have 6 duplex LC connectors per MTP and not 4
> which isn’t very efficient in this use case.  I’ve seen others just use an
> intermediate LC to LC panel and just wire the breakouts to those and then
> jumper the other side elsewhere.
> >
> > Anything else others have used?  The point of the solution is to keep
> the wiring mess in front of or near the device to a minimum.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Phil
> >
>
>


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