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miniGBIC Differences? J4859A/J4859B

Adrian Richings
Occasional Visitor

miniGBIC Differences? J4859A/J4859B

Folks

What's the difference between the following two miniGBIC's? HP PArt Number

J4859A
J4859B

Thanks!
8 REPLIES
Matt Hobbs
Honored Contributor

Re: miniGBIC Differences? J4859A/J4859B

The B versions are newer ones which have an anti-counterfeiting algorithm included.

The newer switches will only work with these B versions.
Preston Gallwas
Valued Contributor

Re: miniGBIC Differences? J4859A/J4859B

Matt,

are you implying by this that if we use a J4859A (legitimate) in a new 2600B series switch it will not function, and the stock of 30 gbics we have is now useless to us?
Matt Hobbs
Honored Contributor

Re: miniGBIC Differences? J4859A/J4859B

The 2600 is okay. It is only the 3500, 4200, 5400 and 8100 that require B version mini-GBICs.
Oliver_20
Advisor

Re: miniGBIC Differences? J4859A/J4859B

I have reports on same problem with 2800 series also.
Jonathan Axford
Trusted Contributor

Re: miniGBIC Differences? J4859A/J4859B

I have definately had problems with the older ones in a 2600 switch. Log comes up saying 'non-procurve interface detected' or something similar.

Am looking to get replacements sent through as we bought the interfaces as part of a massive bundle of equipment from HP and with the firmware updates they no longer work!

Where there is a will there is a way...
dee baglee
Occasional Visitor

Re: miniGBIC Differences? J4859A/J4859B

our hp 4108gl switch had the J4858A gbics, i have just added 4 J4858Bs and they are fully functioning
Les Ligetfalvy
Esteemed Contributor

Re: miniGBIC Differences? J4859A/J4859B

dee,
You got that backwards. The problem is the anti-countefeiting measures on some switches disable the "A", not "B" GBICs.
AndyAtHP
Regular Advisor

Re: miniGBIC Differences? J4859A/J4859B

There is now a more detailed support matrix on the FAQ page that provides details of which versions of miniGBIC work in which versions of software on each switch.

http://www.hp.com/rnd/support/faqs/mini-GBICs.htm