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Connect two 5548P with fiber

Hello

I need to connect two 5548P switches with fiber since they are quite far apart. In terms of hardware, what is required? Also, what is the type of fibre required for a connection like this?

Thanks

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RE: Connect two 5548P with fiber

Hi,

How far apart are you needing? You would need SFP+ transceivers on each of the switches and then the fiber to connect them. Depending on the distance you would use SX or LX fiber. Page 35  

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Josh Craig
Dell EMC Enterprise Support Services
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RE: Connect two 5548P with fiber

So I need to buy one of these

accessories.us.dell.com/.../productdetail.aspx;l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=310-7225&mfgpid=240965

even if it looks like the switch is ready to connect a fibreconnector to from the picture on page 35 where it shows 2 SPF+ ports?

Thanks for your help

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RE: Connect two 5548P with fiber

The SFP+ ports are where you connect a transceiver. You can get twinax cables that connect directly, but they have a 5M distance limit.

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Josh Craig
Dell EMC Enterprise Support Services
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