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 I use an LC-SC fiber optic cable with a 10G NIC that only mentions support for LC-LC cables?

Specs (ftp://ftp.supermicro.com/CDR-NIC_1.32_for_Add-on_NIC_Cards/MANUALS/datasheet-AOC-STGN-i2S.pdf) for Supermicro Fiber NIC AOC-STGN-i2S say it supports LC-LC 10G cables. Is there any reason to ...
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What are the advantages/disadvantages for using a single strand of fiber for a full-duplex link?

I have seen telcos install one-strand fiber links at full-duplex, but haven't found much documentation about this configuration. What are the bandwidth limitations, troubleshooting complications, ...
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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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Why does my fiber download speed increase when testing upload speed? [migrated]

I recently switched to AT&T Gigapower 1GB fiber internet and have discovered this problem with a strange resolution and am trying to determine what could cause this. Problem - Download speeds ...
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How to connect 2 parts of a facility using fiber optic cable?

Here's a quick rundown: We currently occupy half of a large facility which is 100k square feet. In our current space (which is 50k square feet obviously) we have about 50 work stations and 40 IP ...
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High availability using Fibre Channel and iSCSI in vSphere

I'm having a hard time understanding shared storage for high availability in vSphere. I have the following kit: 1 x Mac mini (ESXi 5.5 - part of vSphere) 1 x White box PC (ESXi 5.5 - part of vSphere ...
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Checking fiber cables for light without risking my eyes

I do storage, so I do a lot of fiber. I am also unlucky enough to have a patch panel with single strands, so when someone else does patching for me, it's usually a mystery which of the two strands I'm ...
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IBM Fiber Storage

I am asking this question on behalf of the company i work for, What the problem is that we have just setup a fiber storage system with an IBM Server and IBM Fiber Storage system, we brought the both ...
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Interconnecting a fiber optic switch with a copper switch

What would be the best way to connect from a "fiber optic only" switch to a regular copper rj45 switch? Which of the configurations shown in the attached diagram would work properly? Should I go for a ...
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New office cabling: should we use CAT7 or CAT6a? [closed]

We are going to do the cabling in our new office building and we are thinking to lay down 10Gbit cables since we use HP switches that come with 10Gbit ethernet ports. We will also lay down few fiber ...
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Using a G. 655 with a G. 652.D fiber cable?

Is it possible to use a G.652.D patch cord with a G.655 fiber cable for just a small distance (less than 10 m) for the interconnect only (from the patch panel to the switch) ? If yes or no, what will ...
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What will happen if the fiber optic power budget exceed?

I know that before you use the fiber optic cable you should calculate the power budget and make sure that the total power should be below the Transceiver power budget margin to be sure that the system ...
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Extending fiber length (GPON)

How to extend the fiber length for a standard consumer-grade GPON terminal without buying special equipment? As I would think these so called GPON terminals use the cheapest multimode fiber. Are ...
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Fibre card to switch (mini-Gbic)

I have a server with a fibre card in it which I want to connect to my 24 port procurve switch. The 10G 2 port fibre card supports fiber transceivers supporting SR, LR, LRM. The switch has two ports ...
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Does water damage a fiber optic / cat5 cable

One of the buildings I support recently had an adventure with a broken fire sprinkler. Lots of water everywhere. One of the "drains" the water used was the vertical risers between network closets. ...
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Recommendations for fiber optic cable and connectors in outdoor 1000 ft. run to get internet connection to main building

I need to connect two buildings where building A has an internet connection and building B has a cat6 network with a bunch of people working inside. The buildings are about 1000 ft. apart. There are ...
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What type of Fiber-Connector is this?

I have four of the below connections on site and need to bring them alive, yet my googling and wikipedia does not clearly show my which type of connector I have. I assume this to be a duplex LC ...
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Fiberchannel disk Centos6.5

I got some fiberchannel disk shelves including several 300Gb SCSI drives and a HP c7000 blade system with multiple blades in it. As there is no storage controller (filer) available i have to do it ...
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Ethernet to Fiber Converters, reliable? or maybe better solutions

Not sure if this is relevant to ask here ... but I cannot find any information on the net about it. But here goes: Today I have a fiber that comes into building B from A(I have no control here. Lets ...
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Are transceivers hot swappable?

Are transceivers in general hot swappable, and if not, how do I find out if these are? Using these adapters 665243-B21, HP Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 560FLR-SFP+ 665249-B21, HP Ethernet 10Gb 2-port ...
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Extending a coax cable with a fiber optic segment

A lightning strike recently hit a client's cable TV and internet source (a typical RG-6 coax run from the street to the building). It fried all the networking equipment: modem, router, switches. It ...
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connecting remote site via fiber: layer 2 vlans or layer 3 routing?

Greets all, Back in the old days, when you had two geographically separated sites, links were pretty constricted so we put routers on them and, well, 'routed' between ip subnets-per-site. That was ...
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Optical modules, fiber and cables for 10 GbE short range connectivity (brands, latency) [closed]

I'm looking to run 10 GbE over lengths of 5-25m for a research lab and have been shopping for the appropriate optics. I'm guessing a mix of copper direct-attach cables and OM3, OM4, LC/LC multimode ...
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Can internet gateways be plugged straight into a layer 2 switch?

tl;dr Internet gateways (eg., cable modems, fiber optic gateways) don't function properly when they aren't behind a device with "layer 3" or routing capabilities, correct? Incredibly long backstory ...
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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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On a Cisco MDS, when decomissioning a switch, how do I change the “seed” switch?

How do I change the seed switch of an ISL? I'm decommissioning an old switch in our network.
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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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Is it possible to measure HBA throughput using Perfmon on Windows Server 2008 R2?

I have a server with two round-robin 4GB HBAs to a fiber switch and was wondering if I can measure activity/throughput on these HBAs using Perfmon? If so, which counters would I use? I initially ...
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ip over fiber channel for faster LAN

Is it possible to set up a fast LAN using HBA's and a fibre switch? I have a brocade 200e and several emulex LP1150 pcie 4GB cards. Information regarding IP over fiber channel is difficult to find. I ...
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Can't view properties of an hba in vSphere 5.5

Why can't I view the properites of this HBA in vSphere?
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Using EMC DAEs standalone

I've got a number of EMC DAEs filled with drives, for free. I'd love to use them, as they total to around 30TB, with possibly more available from the same recycling facility. As of right now I can ...
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Fiber OM1 to OM3 Convertor [closed]

I'm looking for a converter to convert OM1 Fiber cables to OM3 and i've searched and searched and so far i've been unable to find anything. Would anyone know where to get one of these convertors, ...
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PPP or Ethernet for fiber-optic link?

Since I have been doing a lot of IP camera jobs lately, it was only a matter of time that something really long-distance, more than can be covered with cat5e/cat6 cable, would come up. My current ...
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Fibre Channel Link Aggregation

quick question. Is there a Port-Channel/EtherChannel Link Aggregation equivalent for Fibre Channel? Is it possible to aggregate FC Links for High Availability? For instance if I have two Fabrics and I ...
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Dell PowerEdge r710 figuring how to test my Power Connect 6224 Fiber Ports [closed]

Hi i have been trying to figure out why i cannot view my power connect via fiber. I have connected it to my fiber card not sure what card it is at the moment but besides the point all im trying to do ...
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New Fiber Installation Resulting in Slow Download Speeds [closed]

TWC 80Mbps Cisco ASA 5510 (MTU 1500) Download speeds on my Windows and Mac machines are ~200KB/sec. If I use a download manager that opens 20 concurrent connections I can hit the full 8MB/sec. I ...
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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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How do fiber Ethernet transmitters set their power output?

I've noticed that fiber-optic SFP modules from Cisco and the like often specify a range of power outputs, such as -3 to -9 dBm. What determines the actual power output we should expect to see from ...
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Cisco SFP for single-strand single mode connection over 10km

Is it possible using only Cisco equipment to link two sites approximately 15km apart using only one single mode fiber strand.
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Multipath performing very poorly RHEL/HSV200

I'm running a RHEL 5.5 with multipath@HSV200 storage system. The disk performance for write is VERY poor comparing to Windows-system counterparts (which are using the same storage and multipath). ...
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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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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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Is there a GBIC that supports Multi-mode and Single-mode fiber?

I was having a discussion with a friend of mine about fiber and he said that he has GBICs that support both Single-mode and Multi-mode fiber in the same device. At first I thought, no way, that can't ...
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Gigabit switches

We currently in our office have a 20 Mbps fiber optic internet connection with Time Warner. We decided to upgrade our connection to 100Mbps. When the technicians came out, they upgraded the circuit ...
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fiber networking: making sure I understand

Im costing out a network in a building that has multi-mode fiber already available. It's entirely unused and requires switching in multiple locations to make a working system. I want to make sure ...
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What kind of cable is this?

I need to cost out some switching and figure out how to network a PC to this type of network. Clarifying: This is to connect units in a high rise facility. Each unit has the top picture in a ...
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Solaris crossover via fiber

I have two Sun servers running Solaris 10. Both have Emulex fiber channel cards. I'd like to connect the two in a "crossover" fashion like you would copper ethernet & IPv4. Point being I have a ...
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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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Netgear managed switches - Fiber ports ( does it work without them? )

Silly question but cannot get my head around it. Netgear managed switches all seem to come with Fiber uplink ports these days. I'm thinking about getting on of these: ...
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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 ...