[c-nsp] alternatives to Cisco's SFPs

sthaug at nethelp.no sthaug at nethelp.no
Tue May 5 18:18:16 EDT 2009

> Does anyone have good experience with non-Cisco SFPs? In particular,
> we're trying to look for lower cost alternatives to GLC-T (or
> SFP-GE-T), GLC-SX-MM (SFP-GE-S) and  GLC-LH-SM (SFP-GE-L). Also, any
> problem with using non-Cisco SFPs (even after enabling "service
> unsupported-transceiver")?

You can buy "Cisco coded" SFPs from a significant number of vendors,
at much better price than Cisco. We have bought such SFPs from, among
others, Zycko. We never had a problem using SFPs not purchased from
Cisco - but buyer beware, there *are* definitely lower quality SFPs
out there. YMMV.

Steinar Haug, Nethelp consulting, sthaug at nethelp.no

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