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Handoff for VEP 4600 device (Velocloud SDWAN)

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I discussed about Velocloud SDWAN w/ Aaron Tomosky in past and he provided a great deal of insights. This time my question is very brief:

Can VEP 4600 Device for Velocloud SWDAN accept a fiber handoff, our internet provider can only provide optical handoff.

Thanks;
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Looking at the specs, there are 2 SFP+ slots, so you should be able to utilize those for fiber to solve your issue.

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Thanks Mansnrock;
I wanted to know if any of them is a combo port (RJ45 & Optical)?
Can you please point me to the data sheet link?

Thanks;
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The answer to your combo question would be no.

The VEP 4600 has built in ethernet ports. Just make sure it has SFP ports as well. Here is a link to a transceiver from Dell (make sure it meets all of your needs before buying): https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/dell-networking-transceiver-sfp-10gbe-sr-850nm-wavelength-300m-reach/apd/407-bbou/networking

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Ok, fair enough..

So, we always have to use this SFP+ (Dell Networking, Transceiver, SFP+, 10GbE, SR, 850nm SFP+) in order to connect to long haul or short haul service providers' presentation?

I am still at loss if it is single mode or multimode...
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You dont have to use that exact transceiver, I just posted one as an example. You simply need a SFP+ transceiver that meets your needs. But obviously, you need to be sure that your VEP has the SFP slots. Otherwise, I think you need a module to add them in.

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Beginning to see light :-)

So, can I use Cisco SFPs like GLC-SX-MMD ,  I am more used cisco Networking environment.

I have a couple of questions as below:
What is the Dell's 1G version of above SPF?
Also, is there a different between SFP and SFP+?

Thanks for teaching me a whole lot;
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yes it has sfp+ ports, yes you need a transceiver. the telco should tell you if it’s single or multi mode and you will need to use that type of patch cable and transceiver. sfp is 1g sfp+ is 10g but you can use 1g transceivers in a sfp+ port. Cisco brand or offbrand usually work in dell gear but I haven’t seen an approved list yet.

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Thanks Masnrock and Aaron, I got what I was looking for...