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8400 Active Optical Cable (AOC)

Hello everyone,

does anyone know if the AOC cable (Aruba 40G QSFP+ to QSFP+ 30m AOC - R0Z24A) works on the Aruba 8400 Switch (I/O slot 8400x 8p 40G QSFP+ Adv Module - JL365A)?

At the moment the datasheet doesnt mention active optical cables to 8400, just for 8325. 


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Re: 8400 Active Optical Cable (AOC)

At this time (May, 2019), only the 8325 has been qualified to work with the 40G AOCs:

  • Aruba 40G QSFP+ to QSFP+ 7m Active Optical Cable (R0Z22A)
  • Aruba 40G QSFP+ to QSFP+ 15m Active Optical Cable (R0Z23A)
  • Aruba 40G QSFP+ to QSFP+ 30m Active Optical Cable (R0Z24A)

Qualification for 40G AOC support on the 8400 will be coming in a future timeframe (sorry, can't commit at this time). 

 

the 25G AOCs: ONLY supported on the 8325

  • Aruba 25G SFP28 to SFP28 3m Active Optical Cable (R0M44A)
  • Aruba 25G SFP28 to SFP28 7m Active Optical Cable (R0M45A)
  • Aruba 25G SFP28 to SFP28 15m Active Optical Cable (R0Z21A)

And correct, the 8400 does not have a 25G module, so no support for 25G products on the 8400. 

 

Ed Kurata, Product Line Manager, Switching Accessories
8000 Foothills Blvd, Roseville CA 95747

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Re: 8400 Active Optical Cable (AOC)

AFAIK Aruba 8400's QuickSpecs (March, 4th 2019 Version 11) doesn't report any support for AOC options...the very same is true for latest ArubaOS-Switch and ArubaOS-CX Transceivers Guide (6th Edition, January 2019)...OTOH latest Aruba 8325's QuickSpecs (May, 6th 2019 Version 6) instead states that AOCs are supported (R0M44A, R0M45A and R0Z21A respectively 3, 7 and 15 meters 25G SFP28 to SFP28 AOCs).

 

Consider that Aruba 8400 hasn't an interface card with ports supporting SFP28 (1/10/25Gbps)...so that could be the reason.

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Re: 8400 Active Optical Cable (AOC)

At this time (May, 2019), only the 8325 has been qualified to work with the 40G AOCs:

  • Aruba 40G QSFP+ to QSFP+ 7m Active Optical Cable (R0Z22A)
  • Aruba 40G QSFP+ to QSFP+ 15m Active Optical Cable (R0Z23A)
  • Aruba 40G QSFP+ to QSFP+ 30m Active Optical Cable (R0Z24A)

Qualification for 40G AOC support on the 8400 will be coming in a future timeframe (sorry, can't commit at this time). 

 

the 25G AOCs: ONLY supported on the 8325

  • Aruba 25G SFP28 to SFP28 3m Active Optical Cable (R0M44A)
  • Aruba 25G SFP28 to SFP28 7m Active Optical Cable (R0M45A)
  • Aruba 25G SFP28 to SFP28 15m Active Optical Cable (R0Z21A)

And correct, the 8400 does not have a 25G module, so no support for 25G products on the 8400. 

 

Ed Kurata, Product Line Manager, Switching Accessories
8000 Foothills Blvd, Roseville CA 95747

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Re: 8400 Active Optical Cable (AOC)

It's a pleasure to receive a feedback by @EdKurata! really...you're a master!

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