Cisco Support Community
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Announcements

Welcome to Cisco Support Community. We would love to have your feedback.

For an introduction to the new site, click here. And see here for current known issues.

New Member

10 Gig E Modules

Hi,

Does Cisco provides 10 Gigabit Ethernet on copper.

Please reply at your earliest.

Best Regards,

Rahim

6 REPLIES
Bronze

Re: 10 Gig E Modules

No there is not a 10gbit copper physical connection.

Silver

Re: 10 Gig E Modules

Yes, we provide 10GIG over copper cabling on our CX4 XENPAK and X2 10GIG trancievers:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/modules/ps5455/products_data_sheet09186a008007cd00.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/10_gigabit_Ethernet#10GBASE-CX4

Hope this helps. Please give this post a quick rating ;)

-Brad

Bronze

Re: 10 Gig E Modules

Brad - Well done ;)

When I read the post I assumed the question meant to support 10gig over CAT6 or CAT7 cabling.

So does Cisco have a 10gig RJ45 port?

I would be interested in why someone would use a CX4 XENPAK when they could accomplish the same thing with fiber (and not be limited by 49').

Thanks!

Silver

Re: 10 Gig E Modules

Right, there is no RJ45 10GIG port.

My guess for the reason would probably be cost. If you have the server in close proximity to the switch it might be a lot cheaper to buy CX4 NICs and just run some copper cables over a few racks to the switch.

But you are right, I dont see a lot of CX4 out there, most people just choose to use fiber.

Hope this helps. Please give this post a quick rating ;)

-Brad

Re: 10 Gig E Modules

Hi,

A CX4 is more than 3 times cheaper than an SR. If you have a lot of 10G in relatively close proximity then there's a significant saving to be had.

HTH

Andrew.

New Member

Re: 10 Gig E Modules

Is 10G over UTP on the road map for the 6500 and if so when can we expect to see the modules?

280
Views
4
Helpful
6
Replies