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Cisco 8500 and SFPs

Hi All

Does the 8500 support any SMOF SFPs? data sheet only talks about a MM based SFP.

Thanks

J

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Nope.  Only short-haul, MM.

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thanks Leo for the confirmation

SP grade and only support MM? hmmmm...that is so disheartening.

lets see whether we get some input or roadmap info from the cisco ppl. (it hardly happens!!)

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MM because it doesn't make sense.

Think about it, the vWLC is a switch.  So you connect it to a site ... and then what?  How does it talk back to the network.  On a SMF?  Not a pretty good idea.

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Don't get carried away with vWLC as  we are not talking about vWLC here. :-)

We are talking about 8500.

I have presented a case where SMOF comes handy in another thread  which you have also  contributed :-)

https://supportforums.cisco.com/message/3864642#3864642

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Hmmmm ... I may have gotten my facts wrong.

LH is supported. 

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Hi Leo,

could you kindly point me to the url where it states that LH is supported on 8500?

Thanks in advance.

J

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Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) options (only Cisco SFPs supported): SFP-10G-SR

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/wireless/ps6302/ps8322/ps12722/data_sheet_c78-713207.html

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Hi Saravan,

As Leo pointed out in his post, what is the LH Cisco is referring to in the Datasheet?

there is LH listed under wired/switching/routing section.

Thanks,

Janesh

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could you kindly point me to the url where it states that LH is supported on 8500?

Cisco 8500 Series Wireless Controller Data Sheet and look under Table 2 under the heading "Wired/Switching/Routing".

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thanks leo.I will get this info confirmed with Cisco -to be on  the safe side.

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Unless your a service provider, I don't think you will be able to purchase the 8500.

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are u sure about that Scott?

I find it bit strange as the 8500 is geared towards SP or High-end enterprise environment.

In this case I'm dealing with the latter.

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Well you will need to speak with your Cisco SE about that. As far as I know, it's only available to service providers.

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Scott, spoke to the PM,

8500 is positioned primarily for Service providers and large campus due to its features and scale. It is not and cannot be restricted only to SPs. As long as you can validate the fit with customer's feature needs and deployment architecture.

See positioning and feature comparison of the controllers here:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/wireless/products_category_buyers_guide.html#~controllers