We need to link two 6500 switches with multiple 10Gbps links.
The distance is about 2 miles (about 3.2Km) give and take.
We have WS-X6708-10G-3C blades using X2-10GB-LR adapters.
The fiber specs for the adapter require a core size of "G.652" to be able to support long distances.
Does anyone know what the core size of G.652 is? Is this a unique size?
I am thinking about 8.3/125 but I am not sure.
I will appreciate any help or suggestions.
You can use any singlemode fiber and patchchords if the supplier say it is as per G.652.
Dont worry about the core size is between 8-10 micrometer from different providers. as u wrote specifically 8.3 so just want to bring to ur notice.
yes ur thinking is right its core size is 8-9 micrometer. G.652 is standard for single mode fiber(SMF) and u need SMF between the 2 locations to link 2 6500switches.