MX250 - WAN Port 1G & 10G?

NickSpeechley
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MX250 - WAN Port 1G & 10G?

As per the the MX-Family Data sheet https://meraki.cisco.com/product-collateral/mx-family-datasheet/?file

 

It mentions that the MX250 has 2x 10GbE SFP+ WAN ports. Can a 1Gbit SFP work on these ports or only 10GbE SFP's? This is important to know as only our DC services have 10Gbit interface handoffs.

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Claes_Karlsson
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Re: MX250 - WAN Port 1G & 10G?

Hi Nick,

 

Yes, this question was just recently handled, but the question was if the 1 GbE coppar SFP was compatible. Have a look on this thread below. As I understand it has been tested and it does work with 1 Gb SFP in the 10 Gb SFP ports.

 

https://community.meraki.com/t5/Security-SD-WAN/MX250-SFP-to-Copper-RJ45/m-p/97149#M24303

 

Here are the compatible SFP matrix to Meraki also for your reference.

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

 

 

/CK

 

 

cmr
Kind of a big deal
Kind of a big deal

Re: MX250 - WAN Port 1G & 10G?

@NickSpeechleywe use Cisco GLC-T modules in the SFP+ ports of our MX250s and they have been good for over a year now with the 15.x firmware train.

Roger_Beurskens
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Re: MX250 - WAN Port 1G & 10G?

We also have MX250 running at a customer in three DC's..

 

Same "problem" because wou only could connect at 1Gbit with copper (at least preferred by co-lo partner)

 

We also used  the original meraki rj45 convertor on 1gbit.

Works like it should.

NickSpeechley
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Re: MX250 - WAN Port 1G & 10G?

Thanks Claes_Karlsson, i did see the SFP datasheet but i didn't find it mention whats compatible for the WAN SFP ports in comparison to the LAN SFP ports and the MX datasheet just says 10GbitSFP+ for the WAN ports without specifying the 1Gbit so i was a little thrown off.

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