List of Supported Transceiver Modules

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DISCLAIMER

Allegro Packets allows you to use third-party vendor modules in its appliances but guarantees only warranty and support for transceiver modules sold by Allegro Packets. Any malfunction or configuration issue with third-party modules are NOT covered by the warranty.

Allegro Packets does not restrict the use of third-party SFP+ modules for the devices. However, some hardware limitations apply which are described as follows:

Built-in ports vs. expansion cards

The Allegro Network Multimeter 1000/1200/3000/3200 series have two on-board SFP+ ports which are restricted to original or branded Intel modules.

All non built-in ports are not vendor locked and can accept all transceiver modules. However, there are modules that do not work because of specific vendor extensions within the modules. This applies for all ports of the Allegro Network Multimeter x300 and x500 series and all expansion cards for the Allegro Network Multimeter 1000/1200/3000/3200.

The following table shows which kind of modules are supported by Allegro by port type:

Port type original or branded Intel modules non-Intel branded modules
built-in SFP+ ports x -
SFP+ expansion x x
SFP28 expansion x x
QSFP expansion x x
QSFP28 expansion x x

The use of Intel branded modules is mandatory for the built-in SFP+ ports. These restrictions do not apply to the additional network expansion cards (2 port and 4 port SFP+, high precision GPS card, etc.) that are available for the Allegro Network Multimeter 1000 and 3000 series. These ports accept generic modules from a wide range of vendors.

Since auto-negotiation is often not available on 1G/10G SFP+ interfaces, it may be necessary to manually set the correct speed in the `Interface Stats` section of the user interface.

QSFP+ breakout cables are NOT supported.

List of tested third-party modules

The following list of modules have been either tested by Allegro or customers and have been reported to operate. Please be aware that this can change due new module revisions.

Optics/Copper Module Transceiver P/N Media Type Connector Speed Remarks
SFP Flexoptix T.C12.02.A Copper RJ45 10/100/1000M requires Intel branding
SFP Finisar FCLF8521P2BTL Copper RJ45 10/100/1000M not supported in builtin ports in model 1000/1200/3000/3200, only in expansion slots,
SFP+ Intel E10GSFPSR Fiber (SR) 1G/10G
SFP+ Intel E10GSFPLR Fiber (LR) 1G/10G
SFP+ Intel XDACBL1M, XDACBL3M or XDACBL5M DA(Copper, Passive) - 10G
SFP+ Flexoptix P.8596.02 Fiber (SR) LC 1G/10G requires Intel branding
SFP+ Flexoptix P.1396.10 Fiber (LR) LC 1G/10G requires Intel branding
SFP+ fs.com 36431 Fiber (SR) LC 10G requires Intel branding, supports only 10G operation, 1G does NOT work
SFP+ fs.com 36432 Fiber (LR) LC 10G requires Intel branding, supports only 10G operation, 1G does NOT work
SFP28 Flexoptix P.8525G.01 Fiber (SR) LC 25G recommended with Intel branding
SFP28 Flexoptix P.1325G.10 Fiber (LR) LC 25G recommended with Intel branding
SFP28 fs.com 68000 Fiber (SR) LC 25G requires Intel branding
QSFP+ Flexoptix Q.8540G.02 Fiber (SR4) MPO 40G recommended with Intel branding
QSFP+ Flexoptix Q.1640G.10 Fiber (LR4) LC 40G recommended with Intel branding
QSFP+ FINISAR FTL4C1QE1C Fiber (LR4) 40G
QSFP+ FINISAR FTL410QD2C Fiber (SR4) 40G
QSFP+ FINISAR FTL410QE1C Fiber (SR4) 40G
QSFP+ FINISAR FTL410QE2C Fiber (SR4) 40G
QSFP+ FINISAR FTL410QE3C Fiber (SR4) 40G
QSFP+ Amphenol 603020002, 603020005 DA(Copper, Passive) - 40G
QSFP+ fs.com 36281 Fiber (SR4) MPO 40G requires Intel branding
QSFP28 Flexoptix Q.851HG.02 Fiber (SR4) MPO 100G
QSFP28 Flexoptix Q.161HG.10 Fiber (LR4) LC 100G
QSFP28 fs.com 75308 Fiber (SR4) MPO 100G
QSFP28 Cisco QSFP-100G-CU (1M, 2M, 3M, 5M) DA(Copper, Passive) - 100G

Non-working modules

Original Cisco modules have many issues working in the Allegro. Allegro got the feedback from multiple customers that they have issues with Cisco modules.

Optics/Copper Module Transceiver P/N Media Type Remarks
QSFP+ 40G SR BG Cisco qsfp-40g-sr-bg P/N: 191402 Fiber (SR4) only partial support, modules must be (re-) inserted after power up
QSFP+ 40G SR4 Cisco qsfp-40g-sr4 P/N: 186602 Fiber (SR4) only partial support, modules must be (re-) inserted after power up
QSFP+ 40G AOC Cisco qsfp-h40g-aoc10m P/N: 187627 Fiber (SR) only partial support, modules must be (re-) inserted after power up
QFSP+ 40/100 SRBD Cisco qsfp-40/100-srbd P/N: 199804 Fiber (SR) does NOT work
QFSP28 Cisco QSFP-100G-SM-SR Fiber (LR4 lite) does NOT work