Will SFP modules from different mfgr's communicate with eachother?
Posted on 2011-10-03
Hey everyone, I'm planning a network upgrade to add redundancy and I'd like to roll out a few HP switches in parallel with the existing Netgear devices. I'm wondering though, if I have an HP SFP module on one end of the fiber link and a Netgear module on the other will they talk with each-other? For eg. part numbers are Netgear AGM731F and HP J4858C. I believe they will as they are both using the same 1000base-SX ethernet over fiber at the same wavelength, but I wanted to make sure there wasn't some vendor specific game going on there (like the way HP switches will only play nice with HP and HP compatible SFP modules). Thanks in advance!