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Using Cisco SFP on ProCurve switches

jaw_1
Occasional Visitor

Using Cisco SFP on ProCurve switches

I have a number of leftover GLC-T SFPs from another project and thought it would be good to use them rather than allowing them to collect dust, so tried them in some of our new 5300 and 2600 series switches. I received the dreaded "Not a ProCurve Transceiver".

Is there a way (as with Cisco switches) to tell the ProCurves to accept these "unsupported" SFPs?
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Sergej Gurenko
Trusted Contributor

Re: Using Cisco SFP on ProCurve switches

There is no way with the new firmware.
You can downgrade to a old firmware without genuine check (not supported, a lot of bugs)
There was a lot discussions about SPF here. Try to read this http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1012553 and this http://www.hp.com/rnd/products/genuine_accessories.htm
jaw_1
Occasional Visitor

Re: Using Cisco SFP on ProCurve switches

The second link did not work but I would guess it tells us to use HP branded SFPs and everything else is junk or something to that effect.

I'm not too keen on going back (to what version?) as we are making extensive use of rstp with this setup and there have been some recent fixes. As the originator of the other thread notes, in our case this is only for 8 SFPs in a new setup of 80+ switches. It is a bit annoying to have to go out for another $2k for something we already have.

So any suggestions on how to get HP to ease up on this?