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