X2-10GB-LRM and patch cables

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Aug 25th, 2010
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Are mode conditioning cables required for switch to switch connection over multimode fiber (200Meters), if we are using fiber jumpers between device and fiber cable on both ends?


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Tom Randstrom Wed, 08/25/2010 - 07:50
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If the fiber between the two switches in not OM3 or OM4 rated multimode fiber (MMF), then you will need to use a Mode Conditioning Patchcords (MCP) at each end of the link; connecting switch #1 and switch #2 to your multimode fiber cable using the MCPs.

Switch #1 ---- MCP ---- Fiber Cable (MMF) ---- MCP ---- Switch #2

The following Cisco document outlines the use parameters of a Mode Conditioning Patchcords (MCP).


If I am not understanding, please let me know.



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