01 Oct How to choose correct Transceiver for HPE switch? HPE vs HPE Aruba vs HPE BladeSystem story

  Here we would like to give the summary on how to select correct optical modules for your HP device? – HP has various lines of switches, servers, PCI cards and based on particular line in which you plan to use optical modules you would as well need to select corresponding optical modules.

 

1. HPE or HP Enterprise (need JD…type transceivers)

 

  In this HP Enterprise series popular switches are: HPE 5500EI/HI, HPE 5510 HI, HPE 5120 EI/SI, HPE 5130 EI, HPE 5800, HPE 5820, HPE 5900, HPE 5930…

 

Modules for these switches use standard hardware and need to use HPE coding. Transceivers used in these switches start with JD…,  for more details kindly check below list:

– HPE X110 100M SFP LC FX Transceiver (JD102B),
– HPE X110 100M SFP LC LH40 Transceiver (JD090A),
– HPE X110 100M SFP LC LH80 Transceiver (JD091A),
– HPE X110 100M SFP LC LX Transceiver (JD120B),
– HPE X120 1G SFP LC BX 10-D Transceiver (JD099B),
– HPE X120 1G SFP LC BX 10-U Transceiver (JD098B),
– HPE X120 1G SFP LC LH40 1550nm Transceiver(JD062A),
– HPE X120 1G SFP LC LX Transceiver (JD119B),
– HPE X120 1G SFP LC SX Transceiver (JD118B),
– HPE X120 1G SFP RJ45 T Transceiver (JD089B),
– HPE X125 1G SFP LC LH40 1310nm Transceiver(JD061A),
– HPE X125 1G SFP LC LH70 Transceiver (JD063B),
– HPE X130 10G SFP+ LC ER 40km Transceiver (JG234A),
– HPE X130 10G SFP+ LC LR Transceiver (JD094B),
– HPE X130 10G SFP+ LC LRM Transceiver (JD093B),
– HPE X130 10G SFP+ LC SR Transceiver (JD092B),
– HPE X130 10G XFP LC LR Transceiver (JD108B),
– HPE X130 10G XFP LC SR Transceiver (JD117B),
– HPE X135 10G XFP LC ER Transceiver (JD121A),
– HPE X240 10G SFP+ SFP+ 7m Direct Attach Copper Cable (JC784C),
– HPE X240 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 0.65m Direct Attach Copper Cable (JD095C),
– HPE X240 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 1.2m Direct Attach Copper Cable (JD096C),
– HPE X240 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 3m Direct Attach Copper Cable (JD097C),
– HPE X240 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 5m Direct Attach Copper Cable (JG081C)

 

2. HPE Aruba (need J… type transceivers)

 

  HPE Aruba (ex Procurve) transceivers contains sophisticated code and for 10G SFP+ we even need to use special hardware solution, which is not same as for HPE line JD… Type of modules.

Some of well-known HPE Aruba (ex Procurve) series switches are: Aruba 1820, Aruba 1910, Aruba 1920, Aruba 2530, Aruba 2620, Aruba 2626, Aruba 2824, Aruba 2920, Aruba 3810, Aruba 5400, Aruba 5406….

 

  We can notice that common thing for HPE Aruba supported optical modules are that they start with letter J… and usually are followed by number. To have a more information please kindly check below list of HP Aruba supported modules:

– HPE X121 1G SFP LC SX Transceiver (J4858C),
– HPE X121 1G SFP LC LX Transceiver (J4859C),
– HPE X122 1G SFP LC BX-D Transceiver (J9142B),
– HPE X122 1G SFP LC BX-U Transceiver (J9143B),
– HPE X121 1G SFP LC LH Transceiver (J4860C),
– HPE X121 1G SFP RJ45 T Transceiver (J8177C),
– HPE X111 100M SFP LC FX Transceiver (J9054C),
– HPE X132 10G SFP+ LC SR Transceiver (J9150A),
– HPE X132 10G SFP+ LC LR Transceiver (J9151A),
– HPE X132 10G SFP+ LC LRM Transceiver (J9152A),
– HPE X132 10G SFP+ LC ER Transceiver (J9153A),
– HPE X242 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 1m Direct Attach Copper Cable (J9281B)
– HPE X242 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 3m Direct Attach Copper Cable (J9283B),
– HPE X242 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 7m Direct Attach Copper Cable (J9285B),
– HPE X244 10G XFP to SFP+ 1m Direct Attach Copper Cable (J9300A),
– HPE X244 10G XFP to SFP+ 3m Direct Attach Copper Cable (J9301A),
– HPE X244 10G XFP to SFP+ 3m Direct Attach Copper Cable (J9302A),
– HPE X242 40G QSFP+ to QSFP+ 1m Direct Attach Copper Cable (JH234A),
– HPE X242 40G QSFP+ to QSFP+ 3m DAC Cable (JH235A),
– HPE X242 40G QSFP+ to QSFP+ 5m DAC Cable (JH236A),

 

3. HPE BladeSystems (need ….-B21 type transceivers)

 

  HP BladeSystems is HPE product line of servers and storage devices. HP BladeSystems compatible transceivers contain special coding and special hardware.

Popular HP BladeSystems platforms are:
HPE Virtual Connect, HPE NC522SFP Dual Port 10GbE Server Adapter,  HP 7506-V Switch Chassis, HPE Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 562SFP+ Adapter (727055-B21)…

 

For HP BladeSystems transceivers we can notice distinguishing factor that their part number ends with … – B21.

To have a more information please kindly check below list of HP BladeSystems modules:
– HPE BladeSystem c-Class 10Gb SFP+ SR Transceiver (455883-B21),
– HPE BladeSystem c-Class 10Gb SFP+ LR Transceiver (455886-B21),
– HPE 10GBase-T SFP+ transceiver (813874-B21),
– HPE BladeSystem c-Class 10GbE SFP+ to SFP+ 0.5m Direct Attach Copper Cable (487649-B21),
– HPE BladeSystem c-Class 10GbE SFP+ to SFP+ 1m Direct Attach Copper Cable (487652-B21),
– HPE BladeSystem c-Class 10GbE SFP+ to SFP+ 3m Direct Attach Copper Cable (487655-B21),
– HPE BladeSystem c-Class 10GbE SFP+ to SFP+ 5m Direct Attach Copper Cable (537963-B21),
– HPE 100 Gb QSFP28 MPO SR4 100 m transceiver (845966-B21),
– HPE 25 Gb SFP28 SR 100 m transceiver (845398-B21)

 

Our labelling and transceiver recognition based on code and hardware for the modules H3C, HP Aruba or HP Storage is as follows:

  • H3C coded modules label ends with –H3
  • HP Aruba coded modules label ends with –HP
  • HP Blade System (Storage) coded modules label ends with -HS

 

If you have some doubts or would like to double check what optical transceivers to use in your particular HPE platform, don’t hesitate to write: [email protected] we will do our best to helpJ



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