Monday, 23 December 2013

Cisco 40G BiDi optics

Working on some Data Center refresh work, looking further at the most resent Nexus platforms I noticed that Cisco have released a cleaver 40Gb QSFP that will use only a single fiber pair to transport 40Gb.  Currently only available on the Nexus 9000 but I’m sure something this useful will make its way down the product list.

Cisco QSFP 40-Gbps Bidirectional Short-Reach Transceiver Data Sheet.

Update: I have them working now on the Cisco Nexus 5696Q running 7.0 NXOS, currently only prototype setup <10 Meters but they are working well.

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