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Virtual Connect Flex-10 Stacking with SR cables

chuckk281
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Virtual Connect Flex-10 Stacking with SR cables

Fabio had a Virtual Connect stacking link question:

 

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Hello,

 

It is possible to use 10 SR cables for stacking o VC ? A customer wants to interconnect four enclosures on a internal network, using additional SR cables that he already have to do it. It is possible ?

 

Best Regards !

 

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Ramu had the answer:

 

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Hi Fabio!

 

SFP+ ports can be used for stacking with either 1Gbps or 10Gbps SFP+ modules. Below lines are taken from the VC setup and installation guide Oct 10 edition page no 64.

"Virtual Connect Ethernet modules support 0.5 m to 7 m (1.64 ft to 23.00 ft) 10GBASE-CX4 stacking cables. The 1000BASE-T links can also be used as stacking links of up to 100 m (328 ft). Ports with different connector types can be aggregated if the link speed is the same. For example, CX4 and SFP+ ports both running at 10G can be aggregated to provide enhanced throughput for the stacking link."

 

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Other comments? Have you used these types of cables for stacking?