Yes, that is correct. And what I have received from Cisco it will never be supported. It is a technical hardware probleme which doesn't make it possible to implement it on the actual N5548UP / N5596UP hardware.
It's really a pain. For a lot of customers the N7K is to big and a solution with 10 Gig Catalyst to expensive compared to N5K.
Although the optics say they are not supported in a 5000, the 5020 documentation says they ARE.
From my experience, albeit limited, the 5020 and the LRM optic work just fine together.
This is a pair of 5020's uplinked via 4+4 10GB connections to a pair of 7010's. Both sides have LRM and I'm using it for uplink only.
This MAY NOT WORK in all cases, however mine seems to be running just fine over the past 3 years. No link flaps, no issues. Our fiber is a mode-converted MMF.
Unfortunately, I'm about to install a pair of 5548's to replace my 5020's and I don't know if it will work. I can do some experimenting, but now may be the best time to acquire new SR optics. The equipment is 4 meters away, so I really don't need SMF.
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