10GB on 3750 switch using TwinGig

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Joseph W. Doherty Sun, 11/30/2008 - 10:32
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The TwinGig Converter Module is used with the 3750-E (or 3560-E) 10 gig module slots. (Instead of a 10 gig connection you obtain dual gig connections for the module slot.)

If you mean, can a TwinGig connection connect to a 3750 SFP port, believe the answer is yes.

If you mean, can you have a mixed stack containing both 3750-Es and 3750G-12Ss (or other 3750s), also believe the answer is yes.

andrew.butterworth Sun, 11/30/2008 - 10:33
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There is only one non E-series 3750's that has 10GB support - the 3750G-16TD. This has a single 10GB XENPAK transceiver slot, not X2 TwinGig like the 3750-E series. All of the 3750-E series switches have two 10GB X2 slots that each can take an X2 transceiver or a TwinGig converter. The TwinGig converter allows two SFP transceivers to be installed instead of a single 10GB X2 transceiver.

Have a read of the hardware install guides for each platform to see what ports are available:

3750-E Series - http://www.cisco.com/en/US/partner/docs/switches/lan/catalyst3750e_3560e/hardware/installation/guide/HIGOVERV.html

3750 - http://www.cisco.com/en/US/partner/docs/switches/lan/catalyst3750/hardware/installation/guide/3750hig.html

In answer to your question, no a 3750G-12S only supports SFP modules, however there would be no need for TwinGig modules in this switch as it already supports 1GB SFP's - 12 of them...



smooth_cruiser Fri, 05/22/2009 - 10:19
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Is there any specific command to convert the 10G into 2 1G ports on the 3750-E after you use the SFP module/converter?

We have a 3825 router with a 1 Gb uplink connected to the 3750 10Gb port but the link is not coming up.

Please advise.



iyde Sat, 05/23/2009 - 00:55
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No. When you insert the Twingig converter module in the Cat3750E, the appropriate gig1/0/x port become available in your configuration.

In other words, if you have one Cat3750E-24 then you have gig 1/0/1 - 1/0/24 for the 24 copper ports and you'll see Ten1/0/1 and Ten1/0/2 as the two 10GE port. If a TwinGig converter is inserted in the upper 10GE slot, then you'll see Gig1/0/25 and 1/0/26 in your config file and one of those is the interface you configure to match your 3825.



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