Unsupported transceiver option
Unblock the port when 3rd party transceivers are used on Aruba HPE switches.
The 16.02 release for the Aruba HPE switches includes a new feature to enable the use of unsupported transceivers. Previously, the switches were simply blocking the use of 3th party transceivers. With this new command, the admin can override this behavior. Once after the command is executed, the port is no longer disabled when an unsupported transceiver is connected.
Note: Executing unsupported transceiver command only unblocks the port from blocking, when 3rd party transceivers are connected.
This is an example on a 2930F model. Executing below commands will help find the transceiver details.
Aruba-2930F-8G-PoEP-2SFPP# show interfaces transceiver detail No transceiver found on any selected port
Aruba-2930F-8G-PoEP-2SFPP# show tech transceivers Cmd Info : show tech transceivers transceivers Transceiver Technical Information: Port # | Type | Prod # | Serial # | Part # -------+-----------+------------+------------------+---------- === The command has completed successfully. ===
After enabling event logging, as you can see in the debug message, inserting unsupported transceiver, log message is shown.
- To enable debug.
Aruba-2930F-8G-PoEP-2SFPP# debug event Aruba-2930F-8G-PoEP-2SFPP# debug destination session
- Log message
Aruba-2930F-8G-PoEP-2SFPP# show logging -r W 01/01/90 00:15:26 00535 FFI: port 9 This switch only supports revision B and above transceivers.
- Enabling this option is only available from CLI as of today.
Aruba-2930F-8G-PoEP-2SFPP(config)# allow-unsupported-transceiver Warning: The use of third-party transceivers is at your own risk and may void support and warranty. Please see HPE Warranty terms and conditions. Do you agree, and do you wish to continue enabling? (Y/N) y Aruba-2930F-8G-PoEP-2SFPP(config)#
Executing show tech transceivers or show interfaces transceiver detail will show limited details about the 3rd party transceiver. The switch will still generate daily log messages to warn the admin about this feature being enabled.
Aruba-2930F-8G-PoEP-2SFPP# show tech transceivers Unable to get dldp_status Unable to get ripng_status Cmd Info : show tech transceivers transceivers Transceiver Technical Information: Port # | Type | Prod # | Serial # | Part # -------+-----------+------------+------------------+---------- 9 *| 1000SX | ?? | unsupported | * third-party transceiver === The command has completed successfully. ===
Aruba-2930F-8G-PoEP-2SFPP# show interfaces transceiver detail Transceiver in 9* Interface Index : 9 Type : 1000SX Model : ?? Connector Type : LC Wavelength : 850nm Transfer Distance : 550m (50um), 300m (62.5um), Diagnostic Support : DOM Serial Number : unsupported Status Temperature : 49.460C Voltage : 3.3330V Tx Bias : 4.716mA Tx Power : 0.2394mW, -6.208dBm Rx Power : 0.0003mW, -35.228dBm Recent Alarms : Rx power low alarm Rx power low warning Recent Errors : Rx loss of signal Time Stamp : Mon Jan 1 00:24:48 1990 * third-party transceiver Aruba-2930F-8G-PoEP-2SFPP#