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Offline telecom116

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XFP to SFP+ direct-attach cable (3m)
« on: July 19, 2015, 12:22:26 AM »
Preparing to replace our core ERS 8800 with VSP 8400.  Would like to run 10Gig uplink to my existing ERS 5650 stack, but Avaya does not spec an SFP+ to XFP cable. 

Has anyone had experience using a 3rd party cable for XFP to SPF+ interfacing?  Avaya documentation says they will run in forgiving mode for DAC cables allowing non-Avaya to be used.


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Re: XFP to SFP+ direct-attach cable (3m)
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2015, 05:26:26 AM »
I only used 3rd party DACs SFP+ / SFP+ on a VSP8k. I wasnīt aware that there are also SFP+ / XFP DACs available.
I would suggest that they should also work, but havenīt tested it myself.

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Offline telecom116

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Re: XFP to SFP+ direct-attach cable (3m)
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2015, 10:16:31 AM »
Did you use passive or active DAC cables?

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Re: XFP to SFP+ direct-attach cable (3m)
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2015, 10:21:26 AM »
Not 100% sure but I think it was an active DAC.
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Offline jamessunday

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Re: XFP to SFP+ direct-attach cable (3m)
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2015, 02:12:11 AM »
find a third-party supplier whose products are of compatability with your existing network equipment.

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Re: XFP to SFP+ direct-attach cable (3m)
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2016, 10:10:33 AM »
We stuck with fiber GBICs due to issues like this.  Granted, it is costlier, but the fibers stay the same, only the interfaces change.

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