Just want a quick check
Need to replace some FC leads for shorter ones but can't make out the information on the current lead. I think i need OM3 50/125um for 8GB F/C (1m in length).
That sound ok?
What's the kit they are being plugged in to? Maybe the spec of that will help?
Yes that sounds OK to me. OM3 is generally green in colour and OM2 orange in colour, but I am sure you know this.
something like this. But I think one of my Fibre leads is damaged as when you scan disks on one host you get no errors when scanning disk from other host you get errors every so often.
That HP thing doesn't say the type of fiber
Last edited by glennda; 8th March 2012 at 08:07 PM.
Fibre is generally quite robust, but due to the thinness of it, it's easy to kink. On your link the cables are orange, so they're probably OM2 50/125um or possibly OM2 62.5/125um. They look exactly the same and you can only tell from the print on the cable itself. I do sympathise though as I've come across cables where you can't tell as well.
To be honest, you should be able to install OM3 50/125um even if OM2 50/125um is currently being used. They'll work just fine.
Off the top of my head, ours is 50/125 LC-LC OM2 running 4Gb/s on IBM DS3400
I could check this on Monday.
I was consulting a DS3400 manual for something else and found:
v The following are the recommended maximum cable lengths.
– 1 Gbps: 500 meters 50/125 um fiber, 300 meters 62.5/125 um fiber
– 2 Gbps: 300 meters 50/125 um fiber, 150 meters 62.5/125 um fiber
– 4 Gbps: 150 meters 50/125 um fiber, 70 meters 62.5/125 um fibe
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