No connectivity between fibre modules
I'm just installing some new HP Provcurve kit. However I wasn't given enough money to replace all the current kit on sit so I'm trying to get it to communicate with some old Nortel 450 switches.
When I link up the fibre connections between the Nortel and the HP GBIC modules there is no connection. However there is a connection down the fibre when the Nortel switches talk to each other and then the HP switches I have replaced talk to each other.
Is it normal for differnet manufatures to not to work together? I've had some netgear switches working with the HP modules. Or is it the case that the HP modules will only run at 1Gb and the Nortel stuff has a maximum speed of 100 Mb?
Interestingly I can't see any light transmitted by the nortel fibre modules, yet I can with the HP.