$5 Intel 100G CWDM4 QSFP28

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Sundar

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> Did anyone try the x-3 with these down to 40g?

Yes.
Can anyone guide me on whether this transceiver will work (at 40 Gbit, not 100 Gbit, obviously) with a Mellanox MT27500 Family 649281-B21 HP Infiniband FDR/Ethernet 10Gb/40Gb 2-port 544QSFP Adapter such as this one? Any firmware settings needed, or will it 'just work'? Currently card is working with a DAC cable.

The card that I have shows up in lspci as

02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Mellanox Technologies MT27500 Family [ConnectX-3] [15b3:1003]
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company InfiniBand FDR/EN 10/40Gb Dual Port 544QSFP Adapter [103c:18d6]


I have the card configured to Ethernet only (not Infiniband / VPI) on both ports.

mstconfig query shows:

Device type: ConnectX3
Device: /sys/bus/pci/devices/0000:02:00.0/config

Configurations: Next Boot
SRIOV_EN True(1)
NUM_OF_VFS 16
LINK_TYPE_P1 ETH(2)
LINK_TYPE_P2 ETH(2)
LOG_BAR_SIZE 5
BOOT_PKEY_P1 0
BOOT_PKEY_P2 0
BOOT_OPTION_ROM_EN_P1 True(1)
BOOT_VLAN_EN_P1 False(0)
BOOT_RETRY_CNT_P1 0
LEGACY_BOOT_PROTOCOL_P1 PXE(1)
BOOT_VLAN_P1 0
BOOT_OPTION_ROM_EN_P2 True(1)
BOOT_VLAN_EN_P2 False(0)
BOOT_RETRY_CNT_P2 0
LEGACY_BOOT_PROTOCOL_P2 PXE(1)
BOOT_VLAN_P2 0
IP_VER_P1 IPv4(0)
IP_VER_P2 IPv4(0)
CQ_TIMESTAMP True(1)

mstflint -d 0000:02:00.0 query
shows:

Image type: FS2
FW Version: 2.42.5000
FW Release Date: 5.9.2017
Product Version: 02.42.50.00
Rom Info: version_id=8025 type=CLP
type=PXE version=3.4.752
Device ID: 4099
Description: Node Port1 Port2 Sys image
GUIDs: 0002c903003ecab0 0002c903003ecab1 0002c903003ecab2 0002c903003ecab3
MACs: 0002c93ecab0 0002c93ecab1
VSD:
PSID: HP_0280210019
 

jason879

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Any reply on which fiber cable I need for these transceivers amd Mellanox ConnectX-4 100G cards ?

The fiber mentioned looks like iss not supporting anywhere close to 100 gig speeds....
I used OS1 LC-LC from Amazon it works fine.


IMG_9522.jpg
Also tried this OS2 it's a bit thiner and works as well.

I also need to put a pci slot fan to blow on the Mellanox ConnectX-4 CX455 100G NIC. Otherwise the transceiver is getting too hot and keep dropout/reset connection.
 
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cnunezfernandez

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I ordered four and they worked!

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I am using a Mellanox CX455A Single Port - 100Gbps interface. This is the `ethtool -m` output:
Code:
Identifier                                : 0x11 (QSFP28)
Extended identifier                       : 0xcc
Extended identifier description           : 3.5W max. Power consumption
Extended identifier description           : CDR present in TX, CDR present in RX
Extended identifier description           : High Power Class (> 3.5 W) not enabled
Connector                                 : 0x07 (LC)
Transceiver codes                         : 0x80 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
Transceiver type                          : 100G Ethernet: 100G CWDM4 MSA with FEC
Encoding                                  : 0x05 (64B/66B)
BR, Nominal                               : 25500Mbps
Rate identifier                           : 0x02
Length (SMF,km)                           : 1km
Length (OM3 50um)                         : 0m
Length (OM2 50um)                         : 0m
Length (OM1 62.5um)                       : 0m
Length (Copper or Active cable)           : 0m
Transmitter technology                    : 0x40 (1310 nm DFB)
Laser wavelength                          : 1310.000nm
Laser wavelength tolerance                : 6.500nm
Vendor name                               : INTEL CORP
Vendor OUI                                : 00:02:b3
Vendor PN                                 : SPTSBP2CLCKS
Vendor rev                                : 02
Vendor SN                                 : LHCL19323U95P
Date code                                 : 19081300
Revision Compliance                       : SFF-8636 Rev 2.5/2.6/2.7
Module temperature                        : 37.99 degrees C / 100.39 degrees F
Module voltage                            : 3.3044 V
Alarm/warning flags implemented           : Yes
Laser tx bias current (Channel 1)         : 46.110 mA
Laser tx bias current (Channel 2)         : 46.110 mA
Laser tx bias current (Channel 3)         : 46.110 mA
Laser tx bias current (Channel 4)         : 46.110 mA
Transmit avg optical power (Channel 1)    : 0.7327 mW / -1.35 dBm
Transmit avg optical power (Channel 2)    : 0.7044 mW / -1.52 dBm
Transmit avg optical power (Channel 3)    : 0.7250 mW / -1.40 dBm
Transmit avg optical power (Channel 4)    : 0.7662 mW / -1.16 dBm
Rcvr signal avg optical power(Channel 1)  : 0.0069 mW / -21.61 dBm
Rcvr signal avg optical power(Channel 2)  : 0.0019 mW / -27.21 dBm
Rcvr signal avg optical power(Channel 3)  : 0.0009 mW / -30.46 dBm
Rcvr signal avg optical power(Channel 4)  : 0.0034 mW / -24.69 dBm
Laser bias current high alarm   (Chan 1)  : Off
Laser bias current low alarm    (Chan 1)  : Off
Laser bias current high warning (Chan 1)  : Off
Laser bias current low warning  (Chan 1)  : Off
Laser bias current high alarm   (Chan 2)  : Off
Laser bias current low alarm    (Chan 2)  : Off
Laser bias current high warning (Chan 2)  : Off
Laser bias current low warning  (Chan 2)  : Off
Laser bias current high alarm   (Chan 3)  : Off
Laser bias current low alarm    (Chan 3)  : Off
Laser bias current high warning (Chan 3)  : Off
Laser bias current low warning  (Chan 3)  : Off
Laser bias current high alarm   (Chan 4)  : Off
Laser bias current low alarm    (Chan 4)  : Off
Laser bias current high warning (Chan 4)  : Off
Laser bias current low warning  (Chan 4)  : Off
Module temperature high alarm             : Off
Module temperature low alarm              : Off
Module temperature high warning           : Off
Module temperature low warning            : Off
Module voltage high alarm                 : Off
Module voltage low alarm                  : Off
Module voltage high warning               : Off
Module voltage low warning                : Off
Laser tx power high alarm   (Channel 1)   : Off
Laser tx power low alarm    (Channel 1)   : Off
Laser tx power high warning (Channel 1)   : Off
Laser tx power low warning  (Channel 1)   : Off
Laser tx power high alarm   (Channel 2)   : Off
Laser tx power low alarm    (Channel 2)   : Off
Laser tx power high warning (Channel 2)   : Off
Laser tx power low warning  (Channel 2)   : Off
Laser tx power high alarm   (Channel 3)   : Off
Laser tx power low alarm    (Channel 3)   : Off
Laser tx power high warning (Channel 3)   : Off
Laser tx power low warning  (Channel 3)   : Off
Laser tx power high alarm   (Channel 4)   : Off
Laser tx power low alarm    (Channel 4)   : Off
Laser tx power high warning (Channel 4)   : Off
Laser tx power low warning  (Channel 4)   : Off
Laser rx power high alarm   (Channel 1)   : Off
Laser rx power low alarm    (Channel 1)   : On
Laser rx power high warning (Channel 1)   : Off
Laser rx power low warning  (Channel 1)   : On
Laser rx power high alarm   (Channel 2)   : Off
Laser rx power low alarm    (Channel 2)   : On
Laser rx power high warning (Channel 2)   : Off
Laser rx power low warning  (Channel 2)   : On
Laser rx power high alarm   (Channel 3)   : Off
Laser rx power low alarm    (Channel 3)   : On
Laser rx power high warning (Channel 3)   : Off
Laser rx power low warning  (Channel 3)   : On
Laser rx power high alarm   (Channel 4)   : Off
Laser rx power low alarm    (Channel 4)   : On
Laser rx power high warning (Channel 4)   : Off
Laser rx power low warning  (Channel 4)   : On
Laser bias current high alarm threshold   : 130.000 mA
Laser bias current low alarm threshold    : 2.500 mA
Laser bias current high warning threshold : 115.000 mA
Laser bias current low warning threshold  : 5.000 mA
Laser output power high alarm threshold   : 3.5481 mW / 5.50 dBm
Laser output power low alarm threshold    : 0.0630 mW / -12.01 dBm
Laser output power high warning threshold : 1.7783 mW / 2.50 dBm
Laser output power low warning threshold  : 0.1585 mW / -8.00 dBm
Module temperature high alarm threshold   : 58.00 degrees C / 136.40 degrees F
Module temperature low alarm threshold    : 10.00 degrees C / 50.00 degrees F
Module temperature high warning threshold : 53.00 degrees C / 127.40 degrees F
Module temperature low warning threshold  : 15.00 degrees C / 59.00 degrees F
Module voltage high alarm threshold       : 3.6300 V
Module voltage low alarm threshold        : 2.9700 V
Module voltage high warning threshold     : 3.4650 V
Module voltage low warning threshold      : 3.1350 V
Laser rx power high alarm threshold       : 3.5481 mW / 5.50 dBm
Laser rx power low alarm threshold        : 0.0356 mW / -14.49 dBm
Laser rx power high warning threshold     : 1.7783 mW / 2.50 dBm
Laser rx power low warning threshold      : 0.0708 mW / -11.50 dBm
 

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They even work on 40G Arista switch for me.
At what speed? 40gbe? or 10gbe?
(I tried a while ago a 100gbe aoc and the switch (7050q-16) changed to 10gbe, forcing to 40gbe did not work. Host side was cx-4 100gbe)
 

TRACKER

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these intel modules seems to have lower max operational temp (around 55C) and also shorted distance (1km).
I have kaiam xqx4302 and those have 70C max temp and 2km.
 

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these intel modules seems to have lower max operational temp (around 55C) and also shorted distance (1km).
I have kaiam xqx4302 and those have 70C max temp and 2km.
correct, so for DC use and misc places, not viable
 

eftimio

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Hello,

Anyone tested these(SPTSBP2CLCKS) transceivers on Cisco Nexus switch? I am trying to bring up a link but the TX power is in "NA" state. On the other side I am using a SPTSBP3CLCWS QSFP. I tried to use same module (SPTSBP2CLCKS) on both sides but with the same result (no TX).

transceiver is present
type is QSFP-100G-CWDM4
name is INTEL CORP
part number is SPTSBP2CLCKS
revision is 02
nominal bitrate is 25500 MBit/sec
Link length supported for 9/125um fiber is 1 km
cisco id is 17
cisco extended id number is 204

Lane Number:1 Network Lane
SFP Detail Diagnostics Information (internal calibration)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Current Alarms Warnings
Measurement High Low High Low
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Temperature 28.25 C 58.00 C 10.00 C 53.00 C 15.00 C
Voltage 3.32 V 3.63 V 2.97 V 3.46 V 3.13 V
Current N/A 130.00 mA 2.50 mA 115.00 mA 5.00 mA
Tx Power N/A 5.49 dBm -12.00 dBm 2.49 dBm -8.01 dBm
Rx Power -1.29 dBm 5.49 dBm -14.55 dBm 2.49 dBm -11.54 dBm
Transmit Fault Count = 0
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Note: ++ high-alarm; + high-warning; -- low-alarm; - low-warning

Lane Number:2 Network Lane
SFP Detail Diagnostics Information (internal calibration)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Current Alarms Warnings
Measurement High Low High Low
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Temperature 28.25 C 58.00 C 10.00 C 53.00 C 15.00 C
Voltage 3.32 V 3.63 V 2.97 V 3.46 V 3.13 V
Current N/A 130.00 mA 2.50 mA 115.00 mA 5.00 mA
Tx Power N/A 5.49 dBm -12.00 dBm 2.49 dBm -8.01 dBm
Rx Power -0.68 dBm 5.49 dBm -14.55 dBm 2.49 dBm -11.54 dBm
Transmit Fault Count = 0
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Note: ++ high-alarm; + high-warning; -- low-alarm; - low-warning

Lane Number:3 Network Lane
SFP Detail Diagnostics Information (internal calibration)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Current Alarms Warnings
Measurement High Low High Low
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Temperature 28.25 C 58.00 C 10.00 C 53.00 C 15.00 C
Voltage 3.32 V 3.63 V 2.97 V 3.46 V 3.13 V
Current N/A 130.00 mA 2.50 mA 115.00 mA 5.00 mA
Tx Power N/A 5.49 dBm -12.00 dBm 2.49 dBm -8.01 dBm
Rx Power -0.31 dBm 5.49 dBm -14.55 dBm 2.49 dBm -11.54 dBm
Transmit Fault Count = 0
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Note: ++ high-alarm; + high-warning; -- low-alarm; - low-warning

Lane Number:4 Network Lane
SFP Detail Diagnostics Information (internal calibration)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Current Alarms Warnings
Measurement High Low High Low
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Temperature 28.25 C 58.00 C 10.00 C 53.00 C 15.00 C
Voltage 3.32 V 3.63 V 2.97 V 3.46 V 3.13 V
Current N/A 130.00 mA 2.50 mA 115.00 mA 5.00 mA
Tx Power N/A 5.49 dBm -12.00 dBm 2.49 dBm -8.01 dBm
Rx Power -0.11 dBm 5.49 dBm -14.55 dBm 2.49 dBm -11.54 dBm
Transmit Fault Count = 0
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Note: ++ high-alarm; + high-warning; -- low-alarm; - low-warning
 

TRACKER

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They should be working fine. Mikrotik doesn't do vendor lock for SFP modules on their switches as far as i know.
I use FS and Kaiam modules in my CRS504-4XQ-IN without issues.
 
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