avmabe Thu, 04/05/2007 - 06:01
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No there is not a 10gbit copper physical connection.

avmabe Thu, 04/05/2007 - 08:00
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Brad - Well done ;)


When I read the post I assumed the question meant to support 10gig over CAT6 or CAT7 cabling.


So does Cisco have a 10gig RJ45 port?


I would be interested in why someone would use a CX4 XENPAK when they could accomplish the same thing with fiber (and not be limited by 49').


Thanks!

bhedlund Thu, 04/05/2007 - 09:28
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Right, there is no RJ45 10GIG port.


My guess for the reason would probably be cost. If you have the server in close proximity to the switch it might be a lot cheaper to buy CX4 NICs and just run some copper cables over a few racks to the switch.


But you are right, I dont see a lot of CX4 out there, most people just choose to use fiber.


Hope this helps. Please give this post a quick rating ;)


-Brad

andrew.burns Mon, 06/25/2007 - 01:04
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Hi,


A CX4 is more than 3 times cheaper than an SR. If you have a lot of 10G in relatively close proximity then there's a significant saving to be had.


HTH

Andrew.

mcconvk Mon, 06/25/2007 - 06:01
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Is 10G over UTP on the road map for the 6500 and if so when can we expect to see the modules?

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