i have a MS120-8 meraki switch used in remote location for our DR systems, when trying to connect a single mode fiver , using a single mode SFP directly to the switch, i was not able to get connection, but when i use a media converter, (fiber to copper) the switch comes online. please help
I use a copper transceiver in the SFP socket of an MS120-8 FP, with no issues. It uplinks to an MX. The same transceiver has previously been used in other manufacturers' equipment without issues.
SFP module AVAGO - 1000BASE-T: 1.3 Gbps (Part ABCU-5710RZ-HP1, Serial: AN10019Z61 )
Yeh as @Uberseehandel is alluding to, you're likely using an unsupported SFP. All Meraki devices with SFP ports support a variety of fibre based SFP's. You'll need to ether use the genuine Meraki or Cisco parts, or find a another compatible SFP.
When I was having issues with another manufacturer's 8 PoE +2 SFP switch, I discovered that the switch used generic Broadcom hardware. Now, I have the two switches next to each other, the similarities are striking. It would make total sense to use Broadcom hardware for a small access switch. I like these switches because they are silent. They have some drawbacks in common. Neither is ideal if handling even rudimentary multicast video streams.
I don´t know if fibre-store is meant as fibre-channel. Fibre-channel SFP´s doesn´t work in a LAN-switch.
Fiberstore is a brand.
@HCAD do you have an exact model number for the sfp? Is it a 1Gbps SFP?