Hopefully my device will finally arrive today. I’m looking at using the SFP+ module to connect to my 10G network.
in relation to purchasing a DAC+ cable or other SFP+ modules, is there any compatibility concerns or just get a DAC cable compatible with my switch?
Yes, I would choose a DAC that is compatible with your switch. There is no vendor enforcement/restrictions on the Ten64 end.
The only types of modules not supported are 10GBase-LRM (10G over ‘legacy’/‘orange’ multimode fiber) and dual-speed (1/10G) transceivers.
There is a list of tested modules in the ‘Hardware Compatibility List’
I have used both a 10Gtek (emulating the Cisco DAC) and the standard white SFP+ Ubiquti DAC cable - both worked fine for me, but I only tested them on one switch.
graham@r1-u6-er1:~$ show interfaces ethernet eth8 transceiver
Identifier : 0x03 (SFP)
Extended identifier : 0x04 (GBIC/SFP defined by 2-wire interface ID)
Connector : 0x21 (Copper pigtail)
Transceiver codes : 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x04 0x00 0x00 0x00
Transceiver type : Passive Cable
Encoding : 0x00 (unspecified)
BR, Nominal : 10300MBd
Rate identifier : 0x00 (unspecified)
Length (SMF,km) : 0km
Length (SMF) : 0m
Length (50um) : 0m
Length (62.5um) : 0m
Length (Copper) : 1m
Length (OM3) : 0m
Passive Cu cmplnce. : 0x01 (SFF-8431 appendix E) [SFF-8472 rev10.4 only]
Vendor name : OEM
Vendor OUI : 00:40:20
Vendor PN : SFP-H10GB-CU1M
Vendor rev : R
Option values : 0x00 0x00
BR margin, max : 0%
BR margin, min : 0%
Vendor SN : <snip>
Date code : 200721