Fiber Optic Transceivers Supported for Juniper EX4200 Switch

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Enterprises are more dependent than ever on their network infrastructure, and IT is under pressure to build a highly available network that supports converged communications and critical business processes, while at the same time reigning in capital and operational expenses. Juniper EX4200 series switches can reduce IT overhead by creating a single management domain across wiring closets and simplifying connectivity within the data center, enabling customers to build the high-performance communication infrastructure they need while lowering capital and operational expenses. This series switch therefore is widely deployed in enterprises and data centers. Some specific fiber optic transceiver models that supported for Juniper EX4200 switches will be displayed in this article for your convenience.

Introduction to Juniper EX4200 Switch
Typically, EX4200 switches are used in large branch offices, campus wiring closets, and data centers where they can be positioned as the top device in a rack to provide connectivity for all the devices in the rack. You can connect individual EX4200 switches together to form one unit and manage the unit as a single chassis, called a Virtual Chassis. You can add up to 10 switches to the Virtual Chassis as needed. Usually, EX4200 switches are available in models with 24 or 48 ports with either all ports equipped for Power over Ethernet (PoE/PoE+) or only 8 ports equipped for PoE. All these models provide ports that have 10/100/1000Base-T Gigabit Ethernet connectors. But there is one exception. The EX4200-24F models provide 24 100/1000BASE-X SFP fiber ports and are not available with PoE function.

Juniper EX4200 Switch

Juniper EX4200 Switch Uplink Module Option
Each Juniper EX4200 series switch is equipped to support optional uplink modules featuring four 1GbE or two 10GbE ports. To ensure high availability in wiring closet and data center deployments, the 1GbE or 10GbE uplinks may be distributed across any combination of switches that form a single virtual chassis, regardless of whether they’re in separate wiring closets or at the top of separate racks. EX4200 switches support three types of uplink modules:

  • SFP Uplink Module

The figure below shows the SFP uplink module, which provides four ports for 1-gigabit SFP transceivers. You can install SFP transceivers in all four ports.

EX4200 SFP Uplink Module

  • SFP+ and SFP+ MACsec Uplink Module

The figure below shows the SFP+ and SFP+ MACsec uplink module, which provides four ports for 1-gigabit SFP transceivers and two ports for 10-gigabit SFP+ transceivers.

EX4200 SFP+ and SFP+ MACsec Uplink Module
When an SFP+ or SFP+ MACsec uplink module is operating in 10-gigabit mode, only the 10-gigabit ports (ports 0 and 2) are enabled and you can use only SFP+ transceivers in those ports. When an SFP+ or SFP+ MACsec uplink module is operating in 1-gigabit mode, all four ports are enabled and you can use only SFP transceivers in all four ports.

  • XFP Uplink Module

The figure below shows the XFP uplink module, which provides two ports for 10-gigabit XFP transceivers. You can install XFP transceivers in these two ports.

EX4200 XFP Uplink Module

Fiber Optic Transceivers Supported for Juniper EX4200 Switch
The EX4200-24F models support 100BASE-FX/1000BASE-X SFP transceivers. Optional uplink modules for EX4200 switches support 1000BASE-X SFP, 10GBASE-X SFP+, or 10GBASE-X XFP transceivers. All these transceivers support DOM even if they are installed in uplink module ports configured as Virtual Chassis ports. Now Fast Ethernet SFP transceivers, Gigabit Ethernet SFP transceivers, 10-Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ transceivers and 10-Gigabit Ethernet XFP transceivers that supported for EX4200 switches may be respectively displayed in following four tables.

Fast Ethernet SFP transceiver modules supported for Juniper EX4200 switches

Transceiver Model Description
EX-SFP-1FE-FX Juniper Networks 100BASE-FX 1310nm SFP, with DOM, up to 2km
EX-SFP-1FE-LX Juniper Networks 100BASE-LX 1310nm SFP, with DOM, up to 10km
EX-SFP-FE20KT13R15 Juniper Networks 100BASE-BX-U TX1310nm/RX1550nm SFP, with DOM, up to 20km
EX-SFP-FE20KT15R13 Juniper Networks 100BASE-BX-D TX1550nm/RX1310nm SFP, with DOM, up to 20km
EX-SFP-1FE-LX40K Juniper Networks 100BASE-LX40K 1310nm SFP, with DOM, up to 40km
EX-SFP-1FE-LH Juniper Networks 100BASE-LH  1310nm SFP, with DOM, up to 80km

Gigabit Ethernet SFP transceiver modules supported for Juniper EX4200 switches

Transceiver Model Description
EX-SFP-1GE-T Juniper Networks 10/100/1000BASE-T copper SFP, up to 100m
EX-SFP-1GE-SX Juniper Networks 1000BASE-SX 850nm SFP, with DOM, up to 550m
EX-SFP-1GE-LX Juniper Networks 1000BASE-LX 1310nm SFP, with DOM, up to 10km
EX-SFP-GE10KT13R14 Juniper Networks 1000BASE-BX-U TX1310nm/RX1490nm SFP, with DOM, up to 10km
EX-SFP-GE10KT14R13 Juniper Networks 1000BASE-BX-D TX1490nm/RX1310nm SFP, with DOM, up to 10km
EX-SFP-GE10KT13R15 Juniper Networks 1000BASE-BX-U TX1310nm/RX1550nm SFP, with DOM, up to 10km
EX-SFP-GE10KT15R13 Juniper Networks 1000BASE-BX-D TX1550nm/RX1310nm SFP, with DOM, up to 10km
EX-SFP-GE40KT13R15 Juniper Networks 1000BASE-BX-U TX1310nm/RX1550nm SFP, with DOM, up to 40km
EX-SFP-GE40KT15R13 Juniper Networks 1000BASE-BX-D TX1550nm/RX1310nm SFP, with DOM, up to 40km
EX-SFP-1GE-LX40K Juniper Networks 1000BASE-LX 1310nm SFP, with DOM, up to 40km
EX-SFP-1GE-LH Juniper Networks 1000BASE-ZX 1550nm SFP, with DOM, up to 70km

10-Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ transceiver modules supported for Juniper EX4200 switches

Transceiver Model Description
EX-SFP-10GE-USR Juniper Networks 10GBASE-USR 850nm SFP+, with DOM, up to 100m
EX-SFP-10GE-SR Juniper Networks 10GBASE-SR 850nm SFP+, with DOM, up to 300m
EX-SFP-10GE-LRM Juniper Networks 10GBASE-LRM 1310nm SFP+, with DOM, up to 220m
EX-SFP-10GE-LR Juniper Networks 10GBASE-LR 1310nm SFP+, with DOM, up to 10km
EX-SFP-10GE-ER Juniper Networks 10GBASE-ER 1550nm SFP+, with DOM, up to 40km

10-Gigabit Ethernet XFP transceiver modules supported for Juniper EX4200 switches

Transceiver Model Description
EX-XFP-10GE-SR Juniper Networks 10GBASE-SR 850nm XFP, with DOM, up to 300m
EX-XFP-10GE-LR Juniper Networks 10GBASE-LR 1310nm XFP, with DOM, up to 10km
EX-XFP-10GE-ER Juniper Networks 10GBASE-ER 1550nm XFP, with DOM, up to 40km
EX-XFP-10GE-ZR Juniper Networks 10GBASE-ZR 1550nm XFP, with DOM, up to 80km
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