Fiber (Fibre) generally refers to optical fiber, a very thin, flexible glass strand which is used for the transmission of optical signals in high performance networks.

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Can PRI be ran along side browser/VPN data on a Fiber Line?

Our business is looking to have a fiber line installed in place of our current set up of 3 T1 lines and a DSL line. Before I can eliminate all of the T1 lines, I need to know if the PRI, that I have ...
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Connecting Fiber interfaces on Cisco switches

I'm trying to replace an old Cisco Catalyst 2950 with a new Cisco 3750X. Unfortunately, these SFP's are so expensive, I'm trying to work with what I've got. Please note the diagram to see what ...
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Fiber Channel adapter statistics Linux

Anyone know how to get Fiber Channel adapter performance statistics out of Linux? I.E throughput.
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Do Gigabit ethernet single-mode fiber network adapters exist?

I am attempting to set up a server with a total of four single-mode fiber ports - two need to be at least 1Gb and two must be 10Gb. I have found a variety of 10Gb single-mode fiber network adapters ...
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Pulling Fiber Optic Cable

Someone who has a lot of experience with fiber optic cable told me that somehow the cable needs to be pushed through conduits rather than pulled like I would with a Cat 6. Is this true? If so, what is ...
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Long Gigabit Ethernet Run

I am trying to get an Gig-E network between two buildings that are approximately 260 ft. away. While some TRENDnet switches failed to be able to connect to each other over Cat 6 at that distance, two ...
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Two identical fiber optic broadband lines working as one

I am looking for a way I could combine two 100Mbit fiber optic lines into a single connection for our office. I assume it involves some Cisco learning or something similar. Do I need to configure ...
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Mixing and choosing CWDM and DWDM parts [closed]

I have been looking at the page "Cisco Enhanced Wavelength Division Multiplexing Product Line", on Cisco's web site. I would like to light up some dark fibre for at least 2x 10Gbps Ethernet links. ...
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Protection while working with fiber optics

As it's dangerous to accidentally look in a fiber optics, what does one normally use as a protection to this while working with fiber optics? Are there safety glasses for such things? How is that ...
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8Gb Fiber Channcel HBA vs. 10 Gb SPF+ Converged HBA

I am putting a Dell server together, more specifically R720. I have to select the correct Host Bus Adapter. This HBA on R710 will connect to a storage device. I am confused between these two: QLogic ...
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OM1 and OM3 Fiber Questions

We are looking to install OM3 fiber to get a through put of 10 gig throughout our facility. I am looking at a chart and it states that the OM3 (50/125) which I am guessing is multi-mode fiber can ...
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Mixing SFP's with different speeds

I need to install new SFP's in a location; however, I need them to connect to existing switches and I'm not sure what SFP type they are. All I know is I've got MM Fiber. If I installed Cisco ...
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Newly Resized Luns not Showing correct LUN Size RHel 5.3

My linux servers are not showing their newly resized fibre Luns after being extended on the fly(online).the storage guys have successfully resized the LUNS from 1Tb to 2 Tb .We are running fibre SAN ...
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Brocade 200E Switch - Fibre Channel

What I have: Fujitsu-Siemens PRIMERGY BX600 Brocade 200E (16 port, 4gbit fibre). My question: Imagine a QNAP with a fiber 10GBIT card connected to the Brocade 200E (16 port, 4gbit fibre). Would ...
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Is 1000 Base SX fiber multimode (850nm) backwards compatible with 100 Base Sx fiber multimode (850nm)?

Is 1000 Base SX fiber multimode (850nm) interface backwards compatible with 100 Base Sx fiber multimode (850nm) interface?
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Fibre (Fiber) Optic - Mixing SFP's and Switches

My generic question is: Can you mix switches on the opposite sides of a fibre link, or more accurately different manufactuors tranceivers. We just bought several new HP ProCurve v1810 series switches ...
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Will 10GBASE-LR work if 10GBASE-LRM used to work on the same cable link?

We have got some old 62.5um single-mode fiber links in our building. Network people told me, that Cisco 10GBASE-LRM with Cisco mode conditioning patch cables works fine on those cables and provides a ...
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need more information on a “10 gb bidi”

We have a 10 gb fiber run between 2 buildings about a mile apart and will not be able to purchase any more fiber. I was told I could use four "10 gigabit bidi's" to allow 2 separate ethernet ...
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What type of fiber do I need for a WS-G5484

I have bought two WS-2948G switches from cisco for a lab. I now need to buy two additional modules for them WS-G5484. I've never worked with fiber so I was wondering if there are differences in fiber ...
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I need help setting up my Cisco SG-200 and SignaMax 065-1100 MM fiber link

I replaced a broken SignaMax switch with built-in fiber connectors with a Cisco SG-200 unit and a GLC-GE-100FX mini-GBIC. The other end of the run is using a SignaMax 065-1100 media converter and I ...
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2 x Netgear GS724T (Dual GBIC) trunking issue

I have the following: Netgear GS724T (Firmware Version V1.0.3_35, Protocol Version - 2.001.002) 4 x Indineon ISFP GBR/FC Settings STP Function - Enabled Fast Link - Enabled Trunking port 23,24, ...
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Trunk fiber ports on switches

We are planning to purchase new switches for our network. We have three buildings in the same area that are all connected by fiber. Our main building is very large and needs to be connected by fiber ...
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1000 Mbit/s fiber switch to 100 Mbit/s fiber switch - no communication

This morning, I troubleshooted a fiber connection between two switches in the same building. It was a single-mode fiber. I knew this fiber was fine, because I had installed it myself and tested (with ...
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New Fiber Optic Internet Connection, want to use Sonicwall TZ200 as main router, WAN/VLAN

Key Facts: We have a new internet connection with Movistar. It is a 100/10 Mbit line. We want to use the TZ200 as our main router. The Fiber Optic router is a ONT I240 The internet router that ...
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Are there solutions that can combine gigabit ethernet, 10gig ethernet, and fiber channel in a single device?

We currently have Brocade 200E fiber switches, connecting 2 EMC CLARiiONs to 4 VMware ESXi hosts. We are looking into new storage options using iSCSI with our existing ethernet network, including the ...
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Is fiber neworking as easy as getting a switch and a NIC?

I have a handful of servers at home and I am wondering how feasible it is to network them together using fiber optic. Is it as simple as getting a fiber switch on ebay, and getting fiber NICs for ...
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How to check fiber connectivity in ESXi 5.0?

On a VMware ESXi 5.0 host, how can I check if fiber storage adapters are properly connected to the fiber switch/SAN, i.e. if the fiber link is up?
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HP networking unstable over fiber connection

I have a 3com Baseline Switch 2928 that's connected over fiber to a 3com superstack 4500. The fiber is singlemode and has the suitable SFP modules on both switches. The switches (and connected ...
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What SFPs can be used with Dell MD36x0f storage?

I've not found any information about used SFPs and supported cable length (which is what I actually want to know). Online configuration wizard does not allow to choose SFP type, only quantity. One ...
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Netgear FVX538v2 slow whene connected to Canoga Perkins N525 ETSU

First of all thank you in advance for helping me. my issue is the old network admin found a problem whene he connected the firewall and the ETSU together the through put went down to less than 1 mega ...
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Fiber-optic communication: Link length [closed]

I am trying to understand fiber optic communication over long distances: Can optical fibre communication links be used for a length of 100km as well as 100000km without having to change sender and ...
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If fiber runs 1gig fine, are there any concerns when considering upgrading to 10gig transceivers?

We had fiber installed (connecting ~10 buildings) around 5 years ago and it has been working great. The initial setup involved Procurve 2848 and 2824 switches w/ 1gig transceivers. However, lately we ...
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Webserver at home: will my DSL line be good enough? [closed]

The evolution of DSL lines and technologies such as FTTH has make me wonder if traditional hosting services could be in danger. If you want to host your own domain, for example for a blog or a ...
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Direct ethernet link between two servers

Say I had two servers which needed super-low latency (Database, file etc.). Would it be possible to directly connect the two servers with 10GbE, so each server had 1 (in the real world it would have ...
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IBM storage ds3400 Cant connect to management using fiber

i have a problem with a DS3400 IBM storage system we bought a few years back. when i try to manage the storage using its IBM storage management i cant find it using automatic detection even though its ...
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Fiber Channel SAN hooked up to 2 ESXi Hosts

I have a PowerVault with 4 FC modules at 8gb/s. I don't want to jack the SAN into our 10/100/1000 switch because of the max 1gb/s speed. My question is can I jack both ESXi host's FC into the SAN's ...
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Increasing speed between buildings above 1Gbps

I am looking for options to increase the speed between buildings, ideally without having to replace existing fiber. Current situation: Multi-building campus, with Gbps fiber links between ...
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Is 10Gbps fiber (aqua or teal clad) backwards compatible with 4Gbps/8Gbps (normally orange clad fiber) FC equipment?

Just like the subject says. I've got a mess of FC hardware in a rack that I'd like to replace the cabling on. Looking at Monoprice I see that LC/LC cables are really close in price between 10Gb and ...
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D-Link DMC-1002 Management Module Password Reset

We just purchased a D-Link DMC-1000 media converter chassis with a DMC-1002 management module. Connected to the module through a COM port and PuTTy and changed the root password. Subsequent login ...
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How brittle are fiber cables?

I need to move some fiber patch cables. As they are "special" compared to cat5, I am hesitant to be anything but very careful when moving them. How durable are fiber patch cable? Can I treat it like ...
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Hosting web server via FTTH (Fibre To The Home) or datacenter

I'm a .Net programmer that currently using web hosting provider to host my web applications. In my place, currently there is offer of 20 Mbps FTTH (Fibre To The Home) internet line by an ISP. This ...
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10Gbe connection to 3 sites using Single Mode fibre. Require High Availability

An industrial site needs to link 3 seperate areas in a building in such a way that all the switches are on the same network and sharing the same wan link. The wan link will only be coming in from one ...
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Can gigabit media converters affect performance?

We are looking to upgrade our network infrastructure. We have fiber between our IDFs and our MDF but have found fiber core switches to be significantly more expensive than copper. If we were to have a ...
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What kind of internet connection and network setup do I need for hosting a web app

I am starting a web app company that will be hosting a social application on our own servers. We will be getting a fiber connection with a static IP address but I was wondering if there is anything ...
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Nagios: Only send notification when all 4 host are down

As part of a larger complex, is a small office building with 4 computers. It has a single cat5 run to a non-managed switch that has 4 computers connected to it. Since I can't ping the switch, the ...
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What kind of fiber is used in Intercontinental connections? Are repeaters used?

I'm curious about the underwater Internet infrastructure that interconnects continents to each other. Can anyone elaborate on how it works, or any other details (such as security) of these wires?
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50um vs. 62.5um fiber compatability

I've heard that there are compatibility problems when using 50um fiber with some fiber converters. After some research I'm thinking this is a legacy issue when using slower devices (100 Base FX) that ...
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Terminating multi-mode fiber

I'm looking at the feasibility of terminating multi-mode fiber connections ourselves. We would be using LC connectors. I've done some research and found two different methods. One requires ...
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replacing an ethernet backbone with fibre optic

I live and work in a building that is nearly 20 years old. My Internet connection is in the cellar along with my servers and has a nominal rating of 100 MBit. I have a gigabit switch in the cellar ...
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Will 1000BASE-LX autonegotiate to work with 100BASE-FX

We have existing equipment that uses 100BASE-FX (multi-mode fiber). Will it work with 1000BASE-LX (also multi-mode) through autonegotiation? Virtually everything I found on the web about ...