[rescue] Gigabit Ethernet SBus & Gigabit Ethernet Sun 420R/220Ryi

Nick B. nick at pelagiris.org
Sat Apr 26 10:48:50 CDT 2008

One thing to keep in mind, the 1000baseT gbics pull alot more power than the
1000baseSX (don't ask me why, I'm not sure either, but I know they do, and on
the line cards they are supported in there is a limit to how many you can run)
On Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 10:37:46AM -0400, Dan Sikorski wrote:
> Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
> >
> >I get the same kind of numbers on the same model switch.  Maybe the 
> >switch just sucks.  I should check if there's a firmware upgrade 
> >available for it.
> On an almost-related note, at some point in the past, I had discussed on 
> this list (with Sridhar?) the possibility of using a WS-X5410 9 port 
> gigabit module with WS-G5483 1000baseT GBICs in a cisco catalyst  5000.  
> Even though cisco documentation says that the copper GBICs will not 
> work, they do work just fine.  CatOS sees all ports, and shows the ports 
> with the copper GBICS as 1000baseT.
> There are a couple of limitations in my setup, however.  Since the 
> catalyst 5000 only has a 1.3Gbps backplane, performance between the FDDI 
> and 10/100 ethernet portions of the network could be limited.  This is 
> not a problem for me since we're talking about my home network with only 
> a handful of hosts.  Due to an ASIC limitation, the WS-X5410 cannot use 
> jumbo frames, which sucks.  Had i known that, i probably would have 
> opted for getting a couple of the 3 port modules, and living with the 
> backplane limitation between the two modules, or finding  a 5500 chassis 
> to move everything to.
>    -Dan Sikorski
> _______________________________________________
> rescue list - http://www.sunhelp.org/mailman/listinfo/rescue

More information about the rescue mailing list