Does HP lock the SFP ports on their switches?
I'm looking in particular at an HP E5406zl, but I imagine it's a policy across all their switches or all their switches at a particular level.
We're replacing an existing aging switch with a new model, I'd like to use some SFP units we have on hand that are not HP branded. Before I can commit to this, I need to know: does HP lock their switches to only supported HP-branded/keyed SFP units? This is a $6000 swing in the cost of the upgrade, and can be the difference in whether I'm allowed to do this at all, but before I can move I need to hear something definitive.