As we all know, data center cabling system consists of multiple devices, such as fiber optic transceiver, fiber optic patch cable, fiber patch panel, cable manager, and so on. As the central nerve of the whole cabling system, gigabit switch has been a topic of discussion. To satisfy different sizes of networking deployment, there are various types of Ethernet switches. This article will introduce a kind of 48 port gigabit SFP switch.
Overview of 48 Port Gigabit SFP Switch
FS.COM S5800-48F4S switch is a 48 port gigabit switch with 10gb uplink. It has 48×1GbE SFP ports and 4×10GbE SFP+ ports in a compact 1RU form factor. The switching capacity of this 48 port switch is 176 Gbps and its non-blocking bandwidth is 88 Gbps. And this gigabit switch can provide 130.95 Mpps. Meanwhile, FS.COM S5800-48F4S switch has 2 (1+1 redundancy) hot-swap power supplies and 4 (N+1 redundancy) hot-swappable fans. It is also a low latency L2/L3 Ethernet switch with 2.3us latency. The price of this 48 port gigabit switch with 10gb uplink is US$ 1,699.00. Here is a figure for you which shows front and back panel overview of FS.COM S5800-48F4S 48 port gigabit SFP switch.
Highlights of 48 Port Gigabit SFP Switch
The S5800-48F4S 48 port gigabit SFP switch with 10GE SFP+ uplinks comes with the complete system software with comprehensive protocols and applications to facilitate the rapid service deployment and management for both traditional L2/L3/MPLS networks. With support for advanced features, including MLAG, SFLOW, SNMP etc, this switch is ideal for traditional or fully virtualized data center. The S5800-48F4S hardware also provides high-availability features, including pluggable redundant fans and using high quality electronic components, which ensures low power consumption.
Applications of 48 Port Gigabit SFP Switch
Designed with 48×1GbE SFP ports and 4×10GbE SFP+ ports, FS.COM S5800-48F4S 48 port gigabit SFP switch can accomplish N×1G to N×1G (N≤48) connection or N×10G to N×10G (N≤4) connection. For example, in 5G to 5G connection, on one side, five 1G SFP transceivers are plugged into SFP ports on S5800-48F4S switch; on the other side, another five 1G SFP transceiver modules are plugged into SFP ports on switch, too. Then, these five SFP optical transceivers are connected by five fiber optic cables. It should be noted that the transceivers and fiber patch cables used in the link are of the same type.
Supported Accessories for 48 Port Gigabit SFP Switch
In the above part, we mention that the S5800-48F4S 48 port gigabit SFP switch can be used with SFP transceiver, SFP+ module and fiber optic cable. This part will go on introducing some support accessories for this 48 port gigabit SFP switch.
|ID||Type||Wavelength||Transmission Distance||Interface||DOM Support|
|29838||1000BASE-SX SFP||850 nm||550 m over OM2 MMF||LC duplex, MMF||Yes|
|20057||1000BASE-T SFP||–||100 m over Cat5||RJ45||No|
|29849||1000BASE-LX/LH SFP||1310 nm||10 km||LC duplex, MMF/SMF||Yes|
|11591||10GBASE-LR SFP+||1310 nm||10 km||LC duplex, SMF||Yes|
|11589||10GBASE-SR SFP+||850 nm||300 m over OM3 MMF||LC duplex, MMF||Yes|
|ID||Cable Length||Connector||Type||Fiber Count||Polish Type||Jacket Material|
|21278||2 m||SFP+ to SFP+||Passive Copper Cable (DAC)||–||–||PVC (OFNR)|
|35194||3 m||SFP+ to SFP+||Passive Copper Cable (DAC)||–||–||PVC (OFNR)|
|40191||1 m||LC to LC||OS2||Duplex||UPC to UPC||PVC|
|40192||2 m||LC to LC||OS2||Duplex||UPC to UPC||PVC|
|41730||1 m||LC to LC||OM3||Duplex||UPC to UPC||PVC|
|40180||1 m||LC to LC||OM4||Duplex||UPC to UPC||PVC|
|ID||Wavelength||Channel Spacing||Channel Bandwidth||Line Type||Client Port||Special Port|
|33489||18 channels 1270-1610nm||20 nm||±6.5nm||Dual fiber||Duplex LC/UPC||Monitor Port|
|43099||8 Channels 1470-1610nm||20 nm||±6.5nm||Dual fiber||Duplex LC/UPC||Expansion Port|
As the size of data center becomes larger and larger, cable density increases, too. To simplify the cabling, many data center managers prefer network switch with high density ports. The above 48 port gigabit SFP switch with 10GE SFP+ uplinks is a suitable choice for high density cabling.
Recently I met a trouble that when I want interconnect WS c2960 24 TC L + 2SFP with 1000base LH GLC LH SMD or GLC LH SM to WS C3750G 12S + 12 SFP ports, and I do not know which model of GLC LH SMD or GLC LH SM want to select, and I am going to use single mode fiber optic cable 1310m 9/125. If I need single mode SMD (2 fiber counts) or single fiber. I just want to find out WS C3750G12S + 12 SFP ports that 12 SFP ports are SM or SMD use LC connector.
In fact, I received several answers, someone says, the price between the 2 usually the same but GLC LH SMD supports additional option of DOM (digital optical monitoring). So he uses GLC LH SMD, as for which fiber cable, just use the single fiber cable, but I think so I use SMD how can I use single fiber cable, this is one way direction and i think i should use single mode duplex (2 fiber count). And can connect single mode duplex (2 fiber count) fiber cable to WS C3750G 12S.
Then someone from Fiberstore answered me that both the GLC LH SM and GLC LH SMD transceivers support the IEEE 802.3 1000Base LX/LH standard and be good for compatible with each other. The difference between the two is the case that the GLC-LH-SMD transceiver has additional support for Digital Optical Monitoring capability. As for the second question, 1000base fx sfp, 1000base sx sfp, 1000base lx lh sfp, 1000base zx sfp, 1000base bx10 sfp, DWDM and CWDM SFP Transceivers: LC fiber connectors (single-mode or multimode fiber); 10GBASE-SR, LR, LRM, CX1 (v02 or higher) SFP+ Transceivers: LC fiber connectors (single-mode or multimode fiber).
Then if you have such similar problems, hope it can help you, and there I have a small tips for us, if you want to know where to get sfp transceiver and reach these effects, Fiberstore is a good place to get them, I found it do a professional site, and the price also reasonable, It is worth mentioning that Fiberstore is doing a big sales.