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Compatibility between Cisco xenpak transceiver and Flex-10 10G transceivers

 
chuckk281
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Compatibility between Cisco xenpak transceiver and Flex-10 10G transceivers

Mohammed had a Cisco compatibility question:

 

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Dear Experts

            I need to check the compatibility between Cisco catalyst 6509 Switch with xenpak transceiver and flex-10 10G transceiver

Thanks and best regards

 

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From Vincent:

 

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Hi Mohamed,

 

Xenpak (the form factor of the transceiver) is irrelevant. What matters is the 10G standard it implements: to work with Flex-10 it needs to be 10GBASE-SR, 10GBASE-LR or 10GBASE-LRM, and a SFP+ transceiver implementing the same standard on the Flex-10 side.

 

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Sharad also provided some input:

 

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Hi Mohamed,

 

Please refer the guide page 41  http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01386629/c01386629.pdf   for compatibility details

 

Q24: Can I connect VC-Enet’s XFP ports to XENPACK or X2 ports on a Cisco switch?

A24: Cisco states that XENPACK, X2, and XFP modules are compatible if using the same port type. Since VC only supports 10GB-LR and 10GB-SR, Virtual Connect should be compatible with

XENPACK, X2, and XFP modules from Cisco as long as they are using 10GBASE-LR or 10GBASE-SR modules. Since Cisco supports several port types, several transceiver types, and

many different interface modules for their switches, HP does not test every combination. The VC Flex-10 and FlexFabric modules support SFP+ and a wide range of media types.

See also this Cisco link: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/modules/ps5455/prod_brochure0900aecd8034bba6.pdf

 

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Thanks to all. Have you had success using Xenpak Transceivers with Virtual Connect Flex-10? Let us know.

 

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WZTSFP
Occasional Visitor

Re: Compatibility between Cisco xenpak transceiver and Flex-10 10G transceivers

The price of this transceiver extravagant treat it?