Need a list of approved optics or can I use any SFP manufacture?
Z-Series tests optical modules for a specific application from multiple suppliers for compatibility with the Z-Series. This includes optical layer functionality, management interface compatibility, thermal performance with Z-Series, and reliability assessment. Sometimes development on the part of Z-Series or the supplier is required to ensure compatibility. Following the successful completion of testing, the modules are offered under Ciena specific PECs (part numbers). There are several hundred optical modules offered by the Z-Series which span across various form factors (e.g. SFP, SFP+, XFP), Rates (e.g. 150M to 11G), services (Ethernet, SONET/SDH, FC, OTN), Reach (e.g. 300m to 120Km), and wavelengths (850, 1310, 1550n, nm, CWDM, DWDM).
Hope this helps! Let me know if this still does not answer your question.
Hi Jeremy, thanks for the question! I'm looking into this and will get back to you shortly. Thanks!
Hi Jeremy -
We are in the process of reviewing that list and will be sharing that shortly - stay tuned!
We have deployed the Z77 series in our network for several years. I cannot comment on an approved list of optics, but we do know what works. Almost every vendor that we have used in the Z series has worked as expected. Some cloned SFPs, XFPs and SFP+s have actually appeared as original Cyan optics. We have attempted to use optics from Juniper, Foundry, Internet Photonics, Champion, Cortek, and Finisar. If you have any doubt, try them in a lab environment or during a maintenance window first. Hope this helps.
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