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# 214263 4-May-2017 11:38
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Right here is my dilemma, I have a Allied Telesis AT-9000/28SP which is a 1Gb switch, I need to connect this to a Cisco Meraki MS425 32 which is a 10Gb switch.

 

 

 

The AT-9000 has 28 SFP ports and 4 copper ports. The MS425 has 32 SFP+ ports and no copper ports. Do SFP+ modules that are backwards compatible to 1Gb speeds exist???


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  # 1775477 4-May-2017 11:49
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I wonder if you are able to put an SFP into a SFP+ port?






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  # 1775488 4-May-2017 11:59
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My breif look into this came up pretty inconclusive as far as a guarenteed solution between brands, but plenty of anecdotal "it works" reports of cross brand link and data happening when setting the port manually to 1 gig in the managment.





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  # 1775520 4-May-2017 13:12
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Zeon:

 

I wonder if you are able to put an SFP into a SFP+ port?

 

 

 

 

I think the physical sizes are different. 


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  # 1775525 4-May-2017 13:27
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We run MS-225's at work with 1GB fibre modules. 

 

 

 

If you look at the accessories for the MS425 you can buy both copper and 1GB fibre modules for them. 

 

 

 

https://meraki.cisco.com/products/switches/ms425-32

 

 


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  # 1775530 4-May-2017 13:39
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You can put a 1G SFP into a 10Gig SFP+ slot.

 

The switch has to support it however, but majority do.


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  # 1775554 4-May-2017 14:14
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lxsw20:

 

We run MS-225's at work with 1GB fibre modules. 

 

 

 

If you look at the accessories for the MS425 you can buy both copper and 1GB fibre modules for them. 

 

 

 

https://meraki.cisco.com/products/switches/ms425-32

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perfect thanks, how do you find the Meraki gear, are you a fan or do you prefer conventional interfaces?


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  # 1775555 4-May-2017 14:14
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Sounddude:

 

You can put a 1G SFP into a 10Gig SFP+ slot.

 

The switch has to support it however, but majority do.

 

 

 

 

Awesome, thanks


 
 
 
 


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  # 1775676 4-May-2017 16:16
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Wooo Meraki goodness! 


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  # 1775884 4-May-2017 20:41
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BTR:

 

lxsw20:

 

We run MS-225's at work with 1GB fibre modules. 

 

 

 

If you look at the accessories for the MS425 you can buy both copper and 1GB fibre modules for them. 

 

 

 

https://meraki.cisco.com/products/switches/ms425-32

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perfect thanks, how do you find the Meraki gear, are you a fan or do you prefer conventional interfaces?

 

 

 

 

It has it's issues, but it's very simple to deploy if you understand networking concepts. We came from a full juniper stack which I never really got my head around.

 

We are having Wi-Fi issues with MR32 and MR52's, but it is mostly down to environmental issues.

 

We have 2 MX100s in a stack with separate internet connections, a soft failover takes 5 minuets. Meaning if the main internet line dies we have to run to the server room and unplug the ethernet connecting the main internet line, or wait 5 minuets for it to figure out the internet has died.


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  # 1776219 5-May-2017 13:11
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Im only looking at their switches at this stage. I'm running Ruckus for wireless and sonic wall for our security appliance. Failover with the sonicwall is no more than 15 seconds.


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  # 1776220 5-May-2017 13:12
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Sorry our sonicwalls are 20 seconds for hardware failover and about 15 seconds for WAN fail over.


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  # 1776963 6-May-2017 20:33
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lxsw20:

 

We have 2 MX100s in a stack with separate internet connections, a soft failover takes 5 minuets. Meaning if the main internet line dies we have to run to the server room and unplug the ethernet connecting the main internet line, or wait 5 minuets for it to figure out the internet has died.

 

 

 

 

LOL what is this the 1990s?

 

 

 

SFP+ should take standard SFPs... except stuff less than 1Gbps. SFP+ usually only supports 1Gbps or higher (ie no 10/100).


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  # 1777045 7-May-2017 09:39
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lxsw20:

 

https://documentation.meraki.com/MX-Z/Firewall_and_Traffic_Shaping/Connection_Monitoring_for_WAN_Failover

 

 

 

 


That is nasty, I'm pretty sure I've seen google occasionally decide that to many pings to 8.8.8.8 is a DoS and drop them. Not sure why they do an entire get when  TCP SYN is enough.


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  # 1777565 8-May-2017 10:26
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300 seconds is a long time for a device to recognise that a link has failed....  In that time my landline and mobile would be ringing non stop. I think I much prefer Sonicwall's fail over options.


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