[c-nsp] SFP+to QSFP on the 6880

Henri Grönroos cisco-nsp at hkkl.fi
Mon Jan 11 07:48:12 EST 2016

Hi Nick,

This module was supposed to be released in Q3/15.
For some reason BU postponed module until end of Q1/16 (supposedly to 
come available with
Sup6T). Software support for C6880X and Sup2T was postponed to Q3/16.
So for now 40G options in Cat6x family are either C6840-X-LE-40G, 
C6824-X-LE-40G or WS-X6904-40G-2T.

Henri Grönroos

On 11.1.2016 13:18, Nick Cutting wrote:
> In the data sheets for the 6880, they mention a cable that will take 4 SFP+ ports and convert to a QSFP.
> Has this cable been released? These datasheets are from 2013, and the 6880 has been out for some time.
> I am looking to connect this to a Dell SAN switch, that has a QSFP handoff, and was looking for fiber options.
> On the Dell side there is the QSFP+ to 4 x SFP+ breakout - which is a cable with attached SFP+ that would only support cabling in the same rack, AND require the "no errdisable detect cause gbic-invalid" on the 6880 side.
> What is more useful is the 4 SFP+ ports and convert to a QSFP, with transceivers possibly connected by fiber - so I can use these inter-rack.
> I'm looking for a multivendor solution that will allow me to patch inter-rack either at 10 gig or 40 gig.
> Any field experience would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Nick
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