Optics Options for HPE FlexFabric 5700 Switch Series
2017-10-16
Optics is an essential part of the HPE FlexFabric 5700 Switch family, which plays an important role in fiber-optic cabling infrastructure. This article introduces third-party compatible optics solutions for HPE FlexFabric 5700 Series Switches.
Optics Options for HPE FlexFabric 5700 Switch Series
HPE FlexFabric 5700 Switch Series Overview

The HPE FlexFabric 5700 Switch Series enables increased capacity through local switching and L2 / Light L3 support for the expansion of enterprise networks. Take full advantage of IRF enhancements in the spine/leaf configuration to simplify network management and extend server connectivity. Use FlexFabric 5700 to improve recovery and simplify management at any time. While IRFs can reduce management complexity by up to 88%, it also provides aggregation times of less than 50 milliseconds. You can use the FlexFabric 5700 to reduce your total cost of ownership, which can be 25% lower than your competitors’ equipment. The FlexFabric 5700 Series switches allow you to select options that meet your budget and environmental requirements by providing 1 / 10GbE ports and supporting SFP and BASE-T and 10 / 40GbE uplinks.

HPE FlexFabric 5700 Switch Series Features
• A family of switches aimed at expanding networks access layer.
• Network fabric expansion with local switching capacity.
• Lower TCO with competitive costs with simpler management.
• Enhanced IRF support of up to 30 switches reduces management complexity.
• OpenFlow and SDN automate manual tasks and speed service delivery.

Supported Optics for HPE FlexFabric 5700 Switch Series
HPE FlexFabric 5700 Switch Series supports 1G SFP, 10GE SFP+, 40GE QSFP optics. The following tables list the supported optics on the HP FlexFabric 5700 Switch Series. This table will help you to configure the right optics for your HPE FlexFabric 5700 switches.

Conclusion
The HPE FlexFabric 5700 Switch Series is a family of high-performance, low-latency access switches designed to extend port connectivity while increasing local switching capacity. It is very suitable for deployment in the large and medium-sized enterprise data center server access layer. All optics listed in the tables are manufactured by industry standards and the MSA (Multi-Source Agreement). More importantly, you could order them with high quality and 100% compatibility at an affordable price from Fiberland, and save your money on overpriced optics. Fiberland recommends IT manager choosing the compatible optics solution from 3rd party vendor, and will be glad to offer our expertise in choosing the fiber infrastructure gears that best meets your needs.
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