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Aruba equivalent to Cisco GLC-BX-D transceiver

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  • 1.  Aruba equivalent to Cisco GLC-BX-D transceiver

    Posted 12 days ago


    Apologies if this is in the wrong place. I am doing a solution for a customer that has CX8320 switches. It's an alternative to a Cisco solution that he is considering. The Cisco build has GLC-BX-D transceivers and I have not come across these before. What would be the Aruba equivalent please?

  • 2.  RE: Aruba equivalent to Cisco GLC-BX-D transceiver

    Posted 12 days ago

    The best resource for such questions would be the AOS-S and AOS-CX Transceiver Guide.

    But: "The J9142B/J9143B were End of Sale in April 2016 and are no longer available. Older J9142B/J9143B
    transceivers may work in switches using the "allow-unsupported-transceiver" feature. Consult your Aruba
    Sales team for alternative solutions. The information presented here is for compatibility use."

    And a note for the 8320 specific: "1G BX transceivers are not officially supported."

    So, best to work with your Aruba partner or local Aruba Sales team.

    Herman Robers
    If you have urgent issues, always contact your Aruba partner, distributor, or Aruba TAC Support. Check https://www.arubanetworks.com/support-services/contact-support/ for how to contact Aruba TAC. Any opinions expressed here are solely my own and not necessarily that of Hewlett Packard Enterprise or Aruba Networks.

    In case your problem is solved, please invest the time to post a follow-up with the information on how you solved it. Others can benefit from that.

  • 3.  RE: Aruba equivalent to Cisco GLC-BX-D transceiver

    Posted 10 days ago

    FYI, I plugged one of the old ProCurve U models into an 8320 and it didn't generate errors, but showing as unsupported. Which is a good indicator that a third party option would recognised and work.

    2024-07-11T14:52:32.009296+10:00 8320-upper pmd[2456]: Event|3805|LOG_INFO|AMM|1/1|Transceiver hot-swap remove for interface 1/1/21
    2024-07-11T14:42:52.782649+10:00 8320-upper pmd[2456]: Event|3808|LOG_INFO|AMM|1/1|Transceiver 1G-BX-U inserted in 1/1/21 is unsupported, but allowed. An HPE pluggable module that is not fully supported in this interface, but is allowed because allow-unsupported-transceiver is configured
    2024-07-11T14:42:50.613902+10:00 8320-upper pmd[2456]: Event|3804|LOG_INFO|AMM|1/1|Transceiver hot-swap insert for interface 1/1/21

    Richard Litchfield
    Airheads MVP 2020, 2021, 2022

  • 4.  RE: Aruba equivalent to Cisco GLC-BX-D transceiver

    Posted 9 days ago

    Thank you for the responses and answers. Turns out it's just a standard J4859D (LX single mode) that's needed.:-)