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Optic Vendor Coding Question



Thanks for this and several off-list responses. The consensus was that I was safe. 




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Mike Hammett 
Intelligent Computing Solutions 
http://www.ics-il.com 



----- Original Message -----

From: "Joe Greco" <jgreco at ns.sol.net> 
To: "Mike Hammett" <nanog at ics-il.net> 
Cc: "NANOG list" <nanog at nanog.org> 
Sent: Thursday, March 5, 2015 10:44:19 AM 
Subject: Re: Optic Vendor Coding Question 

> Do Dell 8132s have SFP+ vendor code issues? 

As in, do they not-work with non-Dell optics? 

They don't work with Intel SR optics (whatever it is that comes with 
the X520-SR's). They do seem to work with generic Finisar 1GB optics. 
Since the Dell branded FTLX8571D3BCL SR's seem to go for only $20-$30 
on eBay I haven't been highly motivated to identify other 10GB modules 
that work/don't-work. 

The strategy here has been to simply load up 10GB gear with compatible 
SR optics and then forget about it. I'm guessing that's not helpful 
because you're probably interested in non-SR optics, but feel free to 
ping me if you think I might be able to answer further questions. 

#show interfaces transceiver properties 

Yes: Dell Qualified No: Not Qualified 
N/A : Not Applicable 
Port Type Media Serial Number Dell Qualified 
--------- ------- --------------------- --------------------- -------------- 
Te1/0/3 SFP 1000BASE-T PL7xxxx No 
Te1/0/4 SFP 1000BASE-T PKLxxxx No 
Te1/0/5 SFP+ 10GBASE-SR AL3xxxx Yes 
Te1/0/6 SFP+ 10GBASE-SR AK3xxxx Yes 
Te1/0/7 SFP+ 10GBASE-SR AP9xxxx Yes 
Te1/0/8 SFP+ 10GBASE-SR AP9xxxx Yes 
Te1/0/9 SFP+ 10GBASE-SR AP9xxxx Yes 
Te1/0/10 SFP+ 10GBASE-SR AP9xxxx Yes 
Te1/0/11 SFP+ 10GBASE-SR AJCxxxx Yes 
Te1/0/12 SFP+ 10GBASE-SR AL2xxxx Yes 
Te1/0/13 SFP+ 10GBASE-SR AJQxxxx Yes 
Te1/0/14 SFP+ 10GBASE-SR AP9xxxx Yes 
Te1/0/15 SFP+ 10GBASE-SR AHGxxxx Yes 
Te1/0/16 SFP+ 10GBASE-SR AJQxxxx Yes 
Te1/0/17 SFP 1000BASE-T PKLxxxx No 
Te1/0/18 SFP 1000BASE-T PL7xxxx No 
Te1/0/19 UNKNOWN N/A H11xxxx N/A 
Te1/0/20 UNKNOWN N/A P11xxxx N/A 
Te1/0/22 UNKNOWN N/A H51xxxx N/A 
Te1/0/23 SFP+ 10GBASE-CU1M 228xxxx08 Yes 
Te1/0/24 SFP+ 10GBASE-CU1M 115xxxx60 Yes 
Fo1/1/2 QSFP 40GBASE-CR4-1M CN0xxxxV42N6F37 Yes 


The 19, 20, 22 SFP's are Finisar 1GB, the 1000baseT are Dell branded 
but apparently not qualified for use in the switch. I think they 
showed up differently before the firmware upgrade that made the unit 
think it's a Dell Networking N4032F. 

Overall we're pleased with the 8132F, but we're not doing anything too 
awful stressy with them. 

... JG 
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