MX WAN Compatibility with other vendors SFP

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TommyH
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MX WAN Compatibility with other vendors SFP

Hi,

 

I have a Meraki MX250 to be installed. However, I forgot to purchase the Meraki SFP.

 

Is Cisco SFP compatible with Meraki MX250 WAN port?

 

Thanks,

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Niklas2
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Re: MX WAN Compatibility with other vendors SFP

Hey

 

yeah it should work, we used FlexOptics SFP and worked fine.

 

 

Here's a List wich SFP's are supported for wich model, if you have SFP's from Cisco with the same specs, go for it 🙂

 

 

https://meraki.cisco.com/lib/pdf/meraki_datasheet_sfp.pdf

 

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Niklas2
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Re: MX WAN Compatibility with other vendors SFP

Hey @TommyH ,

 

it is compatible but not certified yet.

 

 

Greets

TommyH
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Re: MX WAN Compatibility with other vendors SFP

Hi,

Which means the WAN interface is workable using Cisco SFP right?

 

Thanks,

 

 

Niklas2
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Re: MX WAN Compatibility with other vendors SFP

Hey

 

yeah it should work, we used FlexOptics SFP and worked fine.

 

 

Here's a List wich SFP's are supported for wich model, if you have SFP's from Cisco with the same specs, go for it 🙂

 

 

https://meraki.cisco.com/lib/pdf/meraki_datasheet_sfp.pdf

 

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TommyH
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Re: MX WAN Compatibility with other vendors SFP

Hi,

 

Will other vendors SFP (Cisco) cause any potential issue to the traffic or device?

 

For example, packet loss?

 

Thanks,

Niklas2
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Re: MX WAN Compatibility with other vendors SFP

we don't have any issues with that sfps

TommyH
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Re: MX WAN Compatibility with other vendors SFP

Okay, thanks a lot
Nick
Head in the Cloud

Re: MX WAN Compatibility with other vendors SFP

As mentioned above, they should all work. However some are certified by vendors.

Just because they are not certified doesn't mean they won't work
jdsilva
Kind of a big deal

Re: MX WAN Compatibility with other vendors SFP

We've run into problems when using LX/LH or SX optics on the WAN port of an MX right out of the box. It's always required a firmware upgrade before the WAN port will work with those optics. Same goes for using some 1G optics on the SFP+ ports. 

 

 

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