X2 vs Xenpak

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Mar 30th, 2010

Hi, I have to connect 2 switches with 10 G fiber. One of the switches only supports X2 transceiver and the other end switch only support Xenpak connector. Is there any problem to do this connection?

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Correct Answer by francisco_1 about 6 years 9 months ago

X2 and XENPAK optics differ in form factor only. You can connect an X2 to a XENPAK as long as the optics are of the same transceiver type.

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francisco_1 Tue, 03/30/2010 - 07:28

X2 and XENPAK optics differ in form factor only. You can connect an X2 to a XENPAK as long as the optics are of the same transceiver type.

abddandashi Sat, 12/18/2010 - 21:42

Francisco_1,

Thank you for your feedback, just let me add two links that might be helpful:

10 BASE XENPAK  Module

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/modules/ps2797/ps5138/product_data_sheet09186a008007cd00_ps2797_Products_Data_Sheet.html

10 BASE X2 Module (Note that both XENPAK and X2 show in the figure 1)

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/modules/ps5455/ps6574/product_data_sheet0900aecd801f92aa_ps5251_Products_Data_Sheet.html

Regards,

Abd Dandashi

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