3com 4200G XENPAK module with HP E4210G 10Gig module
Posted on 2011-05-12
Currently have a 3com 4200G Switch, which has 2 XENPAK modules. I have a new HP E4210G switch, which also has 2 multipurpose modules (XFP, LCM, SFP+). The switches are 50ft away from each other, I'd like to provide a 10Gb backbone between the 2 switches.
Looking at a 3com 3CXENPAK91 and 3CXENPAK94 xenpaks, difference between the two is 1310nm and 850nm (what are the differences between the two/pros/cons?) - Have a tough time finding these parts info since they are discontinued.
As for the newer HP switch, if I want to do fiber, i understand that this would be the SFP+ module. Question about this is this compatible with either of the 3com XENPAK modules? Which would I choose? And will an LC-LC 10Gb multimode 50/125 OM3 fiber optic cable work to connect the two?
I understand that the two probably won't recognize as a "stack", but that's not necessarily important as I'd just like the 10Gb bandwidth between the two.