CWDM-SFP-xxxx= in ASA5550 and CSS11503

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Feb 20th, 2009
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I want to buy ASA5550 and CSS11503 to primary DataCenter and connected over CWDM to second DataCenter where there will be the same devices but I don't know if I insert directly CWDM-SFP-1470= to ASA5550 it will be work. The same concern CSS11503??

I saw that ASA5550 and CSS11503 support only standard SFP (LH/LX SX). There is nothing about SFP CWDM. Maybe someone has got experience with CWDM and both devices(ASA5550 and CSS11503).

Correct Answer by Tom Randstrom about 8 years 1 month ago

Like you indicate, the CWDM Compatibility Matrix Sheet does not indicate current compatibility between ASA and CSS products and CWDM optics modules.


One option would be to use a set of transponders to convert your grey optics to a colored optics;


Cisco 2-Channel SFP WDM Transponder

<https://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/modules/ps5455/ps6575/product_data_sheet0900aecd80395a59.html>

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Tom Randstrom Fri, 02/20/2009 - 07:40
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Like you indicate, the CWDM Compatibility Matrix Sheet does not indicate current compatibility between ASA and CSS products and CWDM optics modules.


One option would be to use a set of transponders to convert your grey optics to a colored optics;


Cisco 2-Channel SFP WDM Transponder

<https://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/modules/ps5455/ps6575/product_data_sheet0900aecd80395a59.html>

viyuan700 Fri, 02/20/2009 - 08:30
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hi,

Do you already have CWDM? If yes then as mentioned in other post can use a transponder


Otherwise if distance permits and you have extra fiber pair, you can think of connecting directly.

tomasz.tuzimek Fri, 02/20/2009 - 10:39
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Distance between both DataCenter is about 15000meters and even I have 2 links from FiberChannel switch to CWDM-MUX8A.I haven't got system CWDM yet. I must buy this.

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