Aruba Networks S2500 / S3500 SFP+ Compatibility

h0tw1r3

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Fedex delivered me a S2500-24P today.

I couldn't find any information on SFP+ compatibility out there. Prices for the Aruba Networks OEM modules are way more than I can justify for home usages.

I tried a Cisco and an HP DAC. Neither were recognized... The port dummy light comes on, but "show interface transceiver" returns nothing. I don't have any other transceivers to test with.

Does anyone have any experience with these?
 

h0tw1r3

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Test results look pretty good. sender = dual Xeon X5360, receiver = dual Xeon X5660

Code:
[root@pxe ~]# iperf3 -s -i 1
-----------------------------------------------------------
Server listening on 5201
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Accepted connection from 10.1.1.184, port 43380
[  5] local 10.1.1.142 port 5201 connected to 10.1.1.184 port 43381
[ ID] Interval           Transfer     Bandwidth
[  5]   0.00-1.00   sec  1.03 GBytes  8.83 Gbits/sec
[  5]   1.00-2.00   sec  1.08 GBytes  9.24 Gbits/sec
[  5]   2.00-3.00   sec  1.08 GBytes  9.25 Gbits/sec
[  5]   3.00-4.00   sec  1.07 GBytes  9.22 Gbits/sec
[  5]   4.00-5.00   sec  1.07 GBytes  9.22 Gbits/sec
[  5]   5.00-6.00   sec  1.07 GBytes  9.22 Gbits/sec
[  5]   6.00-7.00   sec  1.07 GBytes  9.21 Gbits/sec
[  5]   7.00-8.00   sec  1.07 GBytes  9.21 Gbits/sec
[  5]   8.00-9.00   sec  1.07 GBytes  9.23 Gbits/sec
[  5]   9.00-10.00  sec  1.07 GBytes  9.21 Gbits/sec
[  5]  10.00-11.00  sec  1.07 GBytes  9.23 Gbits/sec
[  5]  11.00-12.00  sec  1.07 GBytes  9.21 Gbits/sec
[  5]  12.00-13.00  sec  1.07 GBytes  9.21 Gbits/sec
[  5]  13.00-14.00  sec  1.08 GBytes  9.24 Gbits/sec
[  5]  14.00-15.00  sec  1.07 GBytes  9.23 Gbits/sec
[  5]  15.00-15.03  sec  37.1 MBytes  9.29 Gbits/sec
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
[ ID] Interval           Transfer     Bandwidth       Retr
[  5]   0.00-15.03  sec  16.1 GBytes  9.20 Gbits/sec    0             sender
[  5]   0.00-15.03  sec  16.1 GBytes  9.20 Gbits/sec                  receiver
 
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zachicus

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Late to the party, but in case someone stumbles upon this thread, the FS HPE 10g SR and HP 455885-001 both work for me. I paid $15 for the HP ones on ebay.
 

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IIRC the Aruba S2500 I had was the opposite of most other switches in regards to SFP compatibility. None of my DACs would work but few issues with optics.

I could never find an unsupported transceiver command either.

Riley