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Re: 8Gb LW SFP for 5300 switch

  • 1.  Re: 8Gb LW SFP for 5300 switch

    Posted 01-09-2013 12:59 PM

    You must use Brocade SFP's. The part number required for 5300 switches is 57-1000027-01. That's the LW 8GB (up to 10km) used in 5300 switches. You can search the Web for the best price and you should be able to find it for between $100 and $200 (used, but with guarantee). I am not sure I am allowed to suggest the sources for the parts in this forum, so I am going to let you find them. Just search for that part number. Hope it helps. Thank you.


  • 2.  Re: 8Gb LW SFP for 5300 switch

  • 3.  Re: 8Gb LW SFP for 5300 switch

    Posted 01-14-2013 07:24 AM

    Hi Cohnen,

    cohnen schrieb:

    Thanks for all your replies.  Axiom claims ( that they are 100% compatible

    " They are pre-configured with an application specific code to meet the requirement set forth by the router and switch OEMs."  Anyone have experience with this? Its 1/2 the cost of Brocade SFPs.

    No it is not 1/2 cost of Brocade SFPs. If you buy Axiom SFP you spend $1000 for nothing, because they will not work with 8Gbps/16Gbps ASIC. You have to use Brocade branded SFP's.

    You can use 10km SFPs for a distance of 1km, but check the optical power first. Perhaps you have to use attenuators.

    Regards Ralf