Interconnecting 2 switches using Fibre connection summit x450a-48t

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Hi, I do have 2 switches x450a-48t i want to interconnect them using a fiber patch, multi mode sfp connectors and LC -SC fiber patch codes..
Will generic 1GB sfp connectors work?.
Do i need any extra modules/cards to have fiber connection?
I am using EXOS version 12 and i can't see debug hal show optic-info port # command this worries me..
Please advise . Thank you so much
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of course this will work. But you should notice, what kind of fiber optics you use and what EXACTLY sfp modules you have: are they MultiMode 850nm? Or just DUPLEX 1300 nm to be used with single mode fiber?
What is the future distance between swtiches? Maybe usual copper patch cord would be enough?
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Its 70Mtrs, am not so sure about the difference which sfps will work ? Thanks
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You can bravely use Cat5-6-7 copper cable on that distance to have 1Gb interconnect. Or if you already have a fiber cable between them, you should first define the type of that cable and only then -- to choose proper SFP modules, using suitable connectors (LC or SC)
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Hey Joe

If you are using MultiMode fiber then you can use an SX SFP optic.  Extreme does not license our optics which means that you can use any optic in an Extreme switch.  One thing to note is that if you use a third party optic it will not be supported.  This means that if it comes up and works great but if you have issues you will not be able to open a case with GTAC on it.  If you want to have support then use an Extreme optic like the 10051H.

In regards to the debug command what are you wanting to see?  If you do a show port <x> info detail you should see if the link is up and if there are any port transitions.

Hope that helps
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Hey Joe 

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So could you please mention which vendor SFP you use. 

and i think it will work your scenerio is simple and without any hesitation it will ping :)

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Well, we use 'foxgate' 1G SFP and 10G SFP+ transceivers and everything works just fine!