Introduction to 48 Port Gigabit SFP Switch

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.

front and back panel overview of 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.

Fiber Optic Transceiver
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
Cable
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
CWDM MUX DEMUX
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

Conclusion

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.

Excellent Solution to Fiber Patch Cable Management

Recently I saw many people be in trouble in fiber patch cable management, usually see them stack the cables casually, many people will have the feeling of a mess and always envy other people can do it well, maybe today’s article can give you a lot of help and don’t have to be jealous of other people’s good work.

Fiber patch cords have the possibly to be the weakest link in the fiber optic network, usually in order the finish optimum performance and reliability we must observe true procedures in administration of the fiber patch cords, the best solution will be the smallest cost and changes or moves. In the fiber patch cable managements, the voice connection should be also careful. Well, let’s tell you detailed procedures.

patch cable

When we receive the request from the administration, be sure that you know the introduction and design of the fiber cabling and you should also know that if you have fiber patch cords that can match to the stalled cabling, the reason is that fiber optic cables have different types and they should be distinguished. Then choose suitable length of fiber cable. The length depends on its points of connection. It is the shortest one that does not obstruct or interfere with other cords and connectors on the fiber patch panels, avoiding running cords and connectors on the panel. The next step is that tight the fiber patch cords, it will be pulled on connectors and too much slack complicates cable management, making the fiber patch panel more difficult to operate in. At the fiber patch panel, the patch cables equally toward both sides of the vertical cable management channels to prevent overloading one side. Be careful not to mix up cords of different core diameters. Additionally, cords must be of the same or higher bandwidth as the behind-the-wall cabling. Before the patching, there is a point we need to remember, it is cleaning the connector, the cleaning parts include connector ends on patch cords, connector ends on panels, connector ends on network equipment, as for how to clean different types of the fibre optic connector, such as fibre optic sc connector, fibre optic lc connector…We mentioned it in our Fiberstore’s blog, if you are interested in it, welcome to visit Fiberstore’s blog. For example, exceeding the bend radius can result in significant additional loss and adverse impact on channel performance. For example, mpo fiber cable, the minimum bend radius is ten times the core diameter. Take care not to use excessive force during the patching process. This can stress cords and connectors, reducing their performance. If you need to go to force in pulling a cord, something is wrong. If the existing core is the right length, it may be possible to re-use it. If this is the case, remove the cord completely and re-run it in through the cable pathways. This is the only guaranteed way to ensure there are no tangles, kinks or strains in the cord. The final step is to update the documentation of the as-built configuration and close the work order associated with the completed change request.

The above contents are the summary of fiber patch cable management steps, if there are some trouble when you are putting into the practice, welcome to discuss with us, and the related fiber optics that i mentioned in this page, such as various of fiber cables, fiber connectors, fiber adapters even fiber patch panels, you all can find from Fiberstore. Look forward to your coming.

The Most Opted Solution For Fiber Optic Networks

Fiber patch cables could be the most opted solution nowadays for the networking and broadcasting industry, mainly in the fiber optic networks. They are strands of optically pure glass as thin as real hair, carrying information via mode of transmission of sunshine. Short patch leads those usually created using stranded wires are flexible patch cables, sometimes might be called patch cords (or patchcords). The fiber optic patchcord is used to plug one device into another.

The fiber patch cables have various uses in most kinds of industries. They are used in medical imaging, mechanical engineering, LAN applications, cable television networks, telephone lines, etc. They’ve revolutionized the entire network industry of telephones, cable, internet, audio applications, etc. The fiber patch cables offer accurate signal transfer that is totally distortion free. Thus because of these cables the audio or video transmission is totally distortion free and crystal clear. Because the fiber patch cables use light like a mode of transmission, there isn’t any hazard of electric interferences or any tampering.

Fiber patch cables are utilized to two nearby components using the fiber connectors on their ends. Different fiber patch cables include their respective connectors. They can be a perfect and easy replacing copper cables because a number of them make use of the same RJ45 connector as copper patch cables.

various parameters fiber patch cables can be found in simplex and duplex, multimode and single mode with ST-ST, ST-SC, SC-SC connectors. The 2 prominent types are single mode and multimode.

Single mode fiber patch cables are used in long-distance high capacity voice applications like telephone transmission or long distance gigabit networking. These fiber patch cables may use 9/125 micron bulk fiber cables and connectors at both ends.

Multimode fiber patch cables are used in computer industry which is standard for data applications like local area network, wide area network, etc. Fiber patch cables in multimode are available in 50 and 62.5 micron. SC, ST, LC, FC, MT-RJ, E2000 and MU connectors have polished ceramic ferrules for precision and durability. The SC and LC duplex fiber patch cables come equipped with a clip to keep polarity. LC to LC fiber patch cable gives unlimited bandwidth at high speeds over long distances. They are ideal for connections between fiber patch panels, hubs, switches, media converters and routers, etc.

FIBERSTORE fiber patch cables provide higher speeds and increased bandwidth, when compared with conventional twisted-pair copper cable. They are suitable for all standard fiber optic equipment and connectors. Ceramic connectors of those fiber patch cables ensure low signal loss and high reliability together with total immunity to electrical and electromagnetic interference. Except normal patch cables, MPO fiber and MPO trunk cable can also be found.