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Fiber termination option on Cisco 2960 (C2960-LANLITEK9-M) switch

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Hi All,

This is regarding Cisco2960(WS-C2960-24PC-S) model with C2960-LANLITEK9-M image. I would like to see if i will be able to terminate Fiber on this switch.
Please let me know the possibilities of terminating fiber on this model? Is this best practice and Will i face any performance issues if i do this way. I have attached a screenshot from Cisco site that It has two dual-purpose ports (10/100/1000 or SFP).
Screenshot from Cisco Website
Kindly let me know more on this.


Thanks in advance
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by:Rovi_maran
ID: 39902690
Here is the output of "sh version"



Cisco IOS Software, C2960 Software (C2960-LANLITEK9-M), Version 12.2(55)SE5, REL                                                                                        EASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
Copyright (c) 1986-2012 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Thu 09-Feb-12 19:11 by prod_rel_team
Image text-base: 0x00003000, data-base: 0x01400000

ROM: Bootstrap program is C2960 boot loader
BOOTLDR: C2960 Boot Loader (C2960-HBOOT-M) Version 12.2(53r)SEY3, RELEASE SOFTWA                                                                                        RE (fc1)

Switch uptime is 2 weeks, 3 days, 3 hours, 28 minutes
System returned to ROM by power-on
System image file is "flash:/c2960-lanlitek9-mz.122-55.SE5/c2960-lanlitek9-mz.12                                                                                        2-55.SE5.bin"


This product contains cryptographic features and is subject to United
States and local country laws governing import, export, transfer and
use. Delivery of Cisco cryptographic products does not imply
third-party authority to import, export, distribute or use encryption.
Importers, exporters, distributors and users are responsible for
compliance with U.S. and local country laws. By using this product you
agree to comply with applicable laws and regulations. If you are unable
to comply with U.S. and local laws, return this product immediately.

A summary of U.S. laws governing Cisco cryptographic products may be found at:
http://www.cisco.com/wwl/export/crypto/tool/stqrg.html

If you require further assistance please contact us by sending email to
export@cisco.com.

cisco WS-C2960-24PC-S (PowerPC405) processor (revision K0) with 65536K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID FCQ1628X3BW
Last reset from power-on
2 Virtual Ethernet interfaces
24 FastEthernet interfaces
2 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces
The password-recovery mechanism is enabled.

64K bytes of flash-simulated non-volatile configuration memory.
Base ethernet MAC Address       : 0C:D9:96:F1:FA:80
Motherboard assembly number     : 73-12784-05
Power supply part number        : 341-0266-03
Motherboard serial number       : FCQ162803GT
Power supply serial number      : DCA1538H76W
Model revision number           : K0
Motherboard revision number     : A0
Model number                    : WS-C2960-24PC-S
System serial number            : FCQ1628X3BW
Top Assembly Part Number        : 800-33168-02
Top Assembly Revision Number    : A0
Version ID                      : V06
CLEI Code Number                : COMK400DRD
Hardware Board Revision Number  : 0x02


Switch Ports Model              SW Version            SW Image
------ ----- -----              ----------            ----------
*    1 26    WS-C2960-24PC-S    12.2(55)SE5           C2960-LANLITEK9-M


Configuration register is 0xF
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by:max_the_king
ID: 39902720
Hi,
you can either use Giga port in uplink or fiber uplink: this means that each couple of uplink ports may be use alternatively in fiber or copper.
Unless you buy an expensive gbic for the switch to use fiber on uplink to go faster than 1Gb, the only reason you should choose fiber instead of copper is the distance from the uplinked switch (copper has a limit of about 100 metres, while fiber can cover much longer distance).

hope this helps
max
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by:Rovi_maran
ID: 39902878
Thanks Max but sorry about me being basic. but i didn't understand the line "each couple of uplink ports may be use alternatively in fiber or copper". I see only two ports(Gi0/1 and Gi0/2).

Does that mean those two uplinks can be used as one for copper uplink and the other for fiber uplink and if i need to do it for Fiber uplink do i have to take Gbic card ? Can you be little clear?
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Hi,
you have 4 ports available: 2 are ready (the copper ones for Rj45 plugs), and the other 2 are empty (you'd need to buy and insert a gbic in it to make it function). If you insert gbics and put a fiber cable connecting to the uplinked switch, then the "parallel" RJ45 port is disabled.
This is true for both "couples" of ports
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by:max_the_king
ID: 39902930
hi,
please see image attached: you have

port 1: you can either use bottom RJ45 cable or fiber cable if you have provided a gbic on the upper hole

port2: you can either use bottom RJ45 cable or fiber cable if you have provided a gbic on the upper hole

hope this is clear
cheers
max
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by:max_the_king
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here is the attached file
2960-pc-S.jpg
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by:Rovi_maran
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Thanks Max. One more quick suggestion. As i don't have other end any switch to terminate Fiber, What options can i opt for ? Do i have to go for a new switch with Fiber ports or any Fiber transceivers would work for me ? Kindly suggest.
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by:max_the_king
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Hi,
you need to have a fiber port on the switch and a gbic to plug it in along with a fiber cable. For the gbic and cable you'd better contact a cisco sales representative to get the right part number.
max
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Thanks for the Information.
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