100G to 10G
FOnetworks recommended cabling solution for Arista 100GbE MXP ports to 10GbE SFP+ ports
For breaking down 100GbE MXP ports to 10GbE SFP ports. There are many ways to do this depending on the size and complexity of your network, but this is FOnetworks recommended cabling infrastructure. If your requirements are different, please contact our knowledgeable sales staff to design a network that will meet your needs.
The P3Link Xtreme Transition Harness breaks down the 24 port MTP connector used on the 100GbE MXP port into (2) 12 fiber MTP connectors so that the proper transmit/receive pairs are grouped together. The harness routes from the switch to a 4U patch panel that houses MTP adapter panels to interface with the trunk/backbone cable.
MTP Adapter Panel
The MTP Adapter Panel is the transition between the Y end of the transition harness and the MTP trunk/backbone cables. It is housed in the FBC4U patch panel.
The FBC4U houses the MTP adapter panels in the switch rack. This 4U panel can hold up to 12 of the MTP adapter panels.
The trunk cables run between the racks to connect the MTP adapter panels on the switch end with the MTP-LC fiber cassettes on the other end. They are available in 12-72 fibers and can be manufactured in almost any length.
P3Link Xtreme Cassettes
The MTP-LC cassettes act as the interface between the trunk cables and the jumpers that lead to the SFP ports. These special cassettes are pinned out to ensure that the proper TX/RX pairs from the MXP port come together properly.
P3Link Xtreme 1U Patch Panel
The P3Link Xtreme FBX series patch panel houses up to 12 cassettes, and includes cable management and a slide out tray.
P3Link Xtreme Patch Cords
The P3Link Xtreme Patch Cords are duplex LC patch cords that interface between the cassette and the SFP port. Don't trust your fiber network to just any jumper. The P3Link Xtreme LC jumper features 2mm uniboot construction to cut the amount of fiber cordage that needs to be managed in half from traditional duplex patch cords. Plus the polarity is easily switched in a matter of seconds with no tools or special training required.
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