Transceiver and Cabling Solutions for Cisco Nexus 6001 Switch Series

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To accommodate the increasing trend of virtualization deployments in data centers, infrastructures must keep up the pace to support the virtual machines. Fiber optic switch is an essential part that needs improvement in data centers to provide higher bandwidth requirements for data switching. Cisco Nexus 6001 switches are designed to deliver the dense data rate in 10 and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. This article will mainly introduce Cisco Nexus 6001 switch series and their transceiver and cabling solutions.

Cisco Nexus 6001 Switch Series

With the architectural flexibility in data transmission, Cisco Nexus 6001 switch series help the data center to become a more agile, cost-effective and efficient place. It supports 10 and 40 Gigabit Ethernet and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) using the high-density port in one rack unit (1RU). Cisco Nexus 6001 switch series are energy-efficient to be applied to a wide range of traditional data centers and large-scale virtualized cloud deployments.

In the Cisco Nexus 6001 switch series, there are also two different configurations. One is the Cisco Nexus 6001P switch, and the other is Cisco Nexus 6001T switch. As the following picture shows, Cisco Nexus 6001P switch is a 1RU switch with an overall throughput of 1.28 terabits per second (Tbps). It has 48 fixed 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet enhanced small form-factor pluggable (SFP+) ports and four 40 Gigabit Ethernet quad small form-factor pluggable (QSFP) ports. Using a QSFP breakout cable, one 40 Gigabit Ethernet port can be split into four 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports. This type of Cisco Nexus 6001 switch is only available for equipment with SFP+ or QSFP interfaces. Also, it delivers low port-to-port latency of approximately 1 microsecond and low jitter independent of packet size using cut-through switching architecture and with features enabled.

nexus6001P

Different from Cisco Nexus 6001P switch, Cisco Nexus 6001T switch (shown in the following figure) has 48 fixed 1/10G BASE-T and four 40 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP ports. Therefore, only BASE-T and QSFP interfaces are supported by the switch. Likewise, each 40 Gigabit Ethernet port can be split into four 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports using a QSFP breakout cable. But compared to Cisco Nexus 6001P switch, 6001T switch’s port-to-port latency is about 3.3 microsecond. This type of Cisco Nexus 6001 switch is typically applied to direct attach 10 and 40 Gigabit Ethernet server-access, high-density fabric extender, aggregation deployments, leaf and spine designs and compact aggregation in data centers.

Nexus-6001T

Supported Transceiver and Cabling Solutions

FS.COM provides a wide range of supported optics for Cisco Nexus 6001 switch series. Each one of them has been tested with assured 100% compatibility to the Cisco Nexus 6001 switch series.

40G Solutions
40G QSFP+ Transceivers
ID# Description Connector Type Fiber Type
36157 Cisco QSFP-40G-SR4 Compatible 40GBASE-SR4 QSFP+ 850nm 150m MTP/MPO DOM Transceiver MTP/MPO MMF
36165 Cisco QSFP-40G-CSR4 Compatible 40GBASE-CSR4 QSFP+ 850nm 400m MTP/MPO DOM Transceiver MTP/MPO MMF
36143 Cisco QSFP-40G-SR4-S Compatible 40GBASE-SR4 QSFP+ 850nm 150m MTP/MPO DOM Transceiver MTP/MPO MMF
36172 Cisco WSP-Q40GLR4L Compatible 40GBASE-LR4L QSFP+ 1310nm 2km LC DOM Transceiver LC duplex SMF
36171 Cisco QSFP-40G-LR4 Compatible 40GBASE-LR4 and OTU3 QSFP+ 1310nm 10km LC DOM Transceiver LC duplex SMF
36153 Cisco QSFP-40G-LR4-S Compatible 40GBASE-LR4 QSFP+ 1310nm 10km LC DOM Transceiver LC duplex SMF
40G QSFP+ Cables
ID# Description
40G QSFP+ DACs
30884 1m Cisco QSFP-H40G-CU1M Compatible 40G QSFP+ Passive DAC
30897 3m Cisco QSFP-H40G-CU3M Compatible 40G QSFP+ Passive DAC
30898 5m Cisco QSFP-H40G-CU5M Compatible 40G QSFP+ Passive DAC
30899 7m Cisco QSFP-H40G-ACU7M Compatible 40G QSFP+ Active DAC
30901 10m Cisco QSFP-H40G-ACU10M Compatible 40G QSFP+ Active DAC
30894 1m Cisco QSFP-4SFP10G-CU1M Compatible 40G QSFP+ to 4x10G SFP+ Breakout Passive DAC
30903 3m Cisco QSFP-4SFP10G-CU3M Compatible 40G QSFP+ to 4x10G SFP+ Breakout Passive DAC
30904 5m Cisco QSFP-4SFP10G-CU5M Compatible 40G QSFP+ to 4x10G SFP+ Breakout Passive DAC
40G QSFP+ AOCs
30902 1m Cisco QSFP-H40G-AOC1M Compatible 40G QSFP+ AOC
30910 2m Cisco QSFP-H40G-AOC2M Compatible 40G QSFP+ AOC
30911 3m Cisco QSFP-H40G-AOC3M Compatible 40G QSFP+ AOC
30912 5m Cisco QSFP-H40G-AOC5M Compatible 40G QSFP+ AOC
30913 7m Cisco QSFP-H40G-AOC7M Compatible 40G QSFP+ AOC
30914 10m Cisco QSFP-H40G-AOC10M Compatible 40G QSFP+ AOC
30900 1m Cisco QSFP-4X10G-AOC1M Compatible 40G QSFP+ to 4x10G SFP+ Breakout AOC
30905 2m Cisco QSFP-4X10G-AOC2M Compatible 40G QSFP+ to 4x10G SFP+ Breakout AOC
30906 3m Cisco QSFP-4X10G-AOC3M Compatible 40G QSFP+ to 4x10G SFP+ Breakout AOC
30907 5m Cisco QSFP-4X10G-AOC5M Compatible 40G QSFP+ to 4x10G SFP+ Breakout AOC
30908 7m Cisco QSFP-4X10G-AOC7M Compatible 40G QSFP+ to 4x10G SFP+ Breakout AOC
30909 10m Cisco QSFP-4X10G-AOC10M Compatible 40G QSFP+ to 4x10G SFP+ Breakout AOC
1G & 10G Solutions
1000BASE SFP & 10G SFP+ Transceivers
ID# Description Connector Type Fiber Type
1000BASE SFP Transceivers
11773 Cisco GLC-T Compatible 1000BASE-T SFP Copper RJ-45 100m Transceiver RJ-45 Cat 5
12626 Cisco SFP-GE-T Compatible 1000BASE-T SFP Copper RJ-45 100m Transceiver RJ-45 Cat 5
11776 Cisco GLC-ZX-SM Compatible 1000BASE-ZX SFP 1550nm 70km Transceiver LC duplex SMF
11774 Cisco GLC-SX-MM Compatible 1000BASE-SX SFP 850nm 550m Transceiver LC duplex MMF
22138 Cisco GLC-SX-MMD Compatible 1000BASE-SX SFP 850nm 550m DOM Transceiver LC duplex MMF
12621 Cisco SFP-GE-S Compatible 1000BASE-SX SFP 850nm 550m DOM Transceiver LC duplex MMF
11775 Cisco GLC-LH-SM Compatible 1000BASE-LX/LH SFP 1310nm 10km Transceiver LC duplex MMF/SMF
22139 Cisco GLC-LH-SMD Compatible 1000BASE-LX/LH SFP 1310nm 10km DOM Transceiver LC duplex MMF/SMF
12622 Cisco SFP-GE-L Compatible 1000BASE-LX/LH SFP 1310nm 10km DOM Transceiver LC duplex MMF/SMF
10G SFP+ Transceivers
11552 Cisco SFP-10G-SR Compatible 10GBASE-SR SFP+ 850nm 300m DOM Transceiver LC duplex MMF
11555 Cisco SFP-10G-LR Compatible 10GBASE-LR SFP+ 1310nm 10km DOM Transceiver LC duplex SMF
11557 Cisco SFP-10G-ER Compatible 10GBASE-ER SFP+ 1550nm 40km DOM Transceiver LC duplex SMF
10G SFP+ Cables
ID# Description
30849 1m Cisco SFP-H10GB-CU1M Compatible 10G SFP+ Passive DAC
30862 3m Cisco SFP-H10GB-CU3M Compatible 10G SFP+ Passive DAC
30863 5m Cisco SFP-H10GB-CU5M Compatible 10G SFP+ Passive DAC
36609 7m Cisco SFP-H10GB-ACU7M Compatible 10G SFP+ Active DAC
40110 10m Cisco SFP-H10GB-ACU10M Compatible 10G SFP+ Active DAC
Conclusion

Cisco Nexus 6001 switch series provide great flexibility and efficiency at 10 and 40 Gigabit Ethernet making them a good choice for data centers. The compatible transceiver and cabling components offered by FS.COM are always available with high performance.

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