Ubiquiti EdgeSwitch ES-16-XG SFP+ Compatibility Thread

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Patrick

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Ahead of our review tomorrow, and since we have several members with the switch, I am starting a SFP+ compatibility thread. The Ubiquiti quick start guide has a non-specific URL so I figured why not make something more specific on which SFP+ modules work with the Ubiquiti EdgeSwitch ES-16-XG. The experience of STH users thus far is that not every SFP+ module works so this will be a place to consolidate testing results.

To contribute, here is the information we need on the modules you tested:
Brand:
Model:
Type (SFP+, DAC):
DAC length if applicable:

Ubiquiti EdgeSwitch ES-16-XG SFP+ Compatibility Listing

Working SFP and SFP+ Optics
  • AOI A7EL-SN85-ADMA SFP+ SR
  • Arista Networks SFP-10G-SR
  • Fiberstore SFP-10GLR-31 (Cisco compatible (SFP-10G-LR), #11555)
  • Intel E10GSFPLR
  • Intel AFBR-703SDZ-IN2
  • Mikrotik S+31DLC10D (10Gbit 10km sm)
  • Mikrotik S+85DLC03D (10Gbit 300m mm)
  • Force10 Finisar FTLX8571D3BCL-FC 10Gb SR SW 850nm
  • Fiberstore SFP1G-LX-31 (HP compatible (J4859C), #32152) 1000GB-LX
  • Cisco-Finisar GLC-SX-MM 30-1301-02 1000Base-sx (need to manually select 1G mode in switch)
Working DACs
  • Dell 2CM32 3m DAC
  • Dell 1JTTN 2m DAC
  • Mikrotik S+DA0001 1m DAC
  • Cisco SFP-H10GB-CU1M 1m DAC
  • Cisco SFP-H10GB-CU3M 3m DAC
  • SFP-10G-PDAC1M-AO
    1m DAC
  • HP X242 (J9281B) 1m DAC
  • Fiberstore ID#64250 / FS part# SFP-10G-DAC .5m DAC
  • Fiberstore Customized 1000BASE-T SFP Copper RJ-45 ID#37762 / FS part# SFP-GB-GE-T
Not Working SFP and SFP+ Optics
  • Finisar FTLX8571D3BCV
  • SumitomoElectric SPP5100SR-J3
Not Working DACs
  • Amphenol 571540002
  • Mellanox MC2309130-003 DAC
  • Molex DAC SFP+ Passive Cable Assembly, 10Gbps, 30 AWG Cable, Pull-to-Release Plunger Style Latch, 3.0m Length (Part Number: 74752-1301)
  • Dell 0HVVVF QSFP to SFP+ 3m passive breakout DAC
  • Nebula 3M SFP+ DAC
  • Nebula CBL-10GSFP-DAC-2M 2M SFP+ DAC (*note this may work between Ubiquiti switches only per here)
  • Fiberstore SFP-10G-DAC (*note this may work between Ubiquiti switches only per here)
  • Cisco SFP-H10GB-CU2-5M 2.5m DAC
 
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Brand: Dell
Model: 2CM32
Type (SFP+, DAC): DAC
DAC length if applicable: 3m
Status: Working

Brand: Dell
Model: 0HVVVF
Type (SFP+, DAC): QSFP to 4x SFP+ Passive Breakout
DAC length if applicable: 3m
Status: Not Working

Brand: AOI
Model: A7EL-SN85-ADMA
Type (SFP+, DAC): SFP+ SR Optics
Status: Working

Brand: Nebula
Model: n/a
Type (SFP+, DAC): DAC
DAC length if applicable: 3m
Status: Not Working
 
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Brand: Nebula
Model: CBL-10GSFP-DAC-2M
Type (SFP+, DAC): DAC
DAC length if applicable: 2m
Status: Not Working

Brand: Cisco
Model: SFP-H10GB-CU1M
Type (SFP+, DAC): DAC
DAC length if applicable: 1m
Status: Working
 

IamSpartacus

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Btw, does anyone know which DAC's from FS.com will work with this switch (and presumably the ES-48-LITE)? The best I can find is "Cisco Compatible" but that's the same claim to fame as my Nebula cables which don't work.

I was going to go with fiber transceivers + patch cables but considering I'd need to buy 20 transceivers (at a minimum, 4 more for future expansion) the cost difference winds up being prohibitive.
 
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Btw, does anyone know which DAC's from FS.com will work with this switch (and presumably the ES-48-LITE)? The best I can find is "Cisco Compatible" but that's the same claim to fame as my Nebula cables which don't work.

I was going to go with fiber transceivers + patch cables but considering I'd need to buy 20 transceivers (at a minimum, 4 more for future expansion) the cost difference winds up being prohibitive.
I just took delivery of juniper compatibles from fs.com, I will test tomorrow and update the thread.
 
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Brand: Dell
Model: 1JTTN
Type (SFP+, DAC): DAC
DAC length if applicable: 2m
Status: Working

Brand: Finistar
Model: FTLX8571D3BCV
Type (SFP+, DAC): sfp+
DAC length if applicable:
Status: not working
 
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This is really a good thread, I also want to purchase some compatible modules from fs.com for my switch and I heard form their sales person that their products are fully compatible with others brand. Hope it will work fine in my network.
 
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I got the switch a week ago and thought I should add what has been working for me:

Brand: Fiberstore (fs.com)
Model: SFP-10GLR-31 (Cisco compatible (SFP-10G-LR), #11555)
Type (SFP+, DAC): SFP+, 10GBASE-LR
DAC length if applicable: ---
Status: Working

Brand: Fiberstore (fs.com)
Model: SFP1G-LX-31 (HP compatible (J4859C), #32152)
Type (SFP+, DAC): SFP, 1000BASE-LX
DAC length if applicable: ---
Status: Working

Brand: Intel
Model: E10GSFPLR
Type (SFP+, DAC): SFP+, 10GBASE-LR
DAC length if applicable: ---
Status: Working

Brand: Cisco
Model: SFP-H10GB-CU3M
Type (SFP+, DAC): DAC
DAC length if applicable: 3m
Status: Working
 
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M66F

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Did anyone try a regular (non-+) SFP module on this switch? That would come in handy for the odd longer-distance link.
I tried this one:
  • Fiberstore SFP1G-LX-31 (HP compatible (J4859C), #32152) 1000GB-LX
It's working perfectly fine and it is a regular SFP module (SM fibre). It is listed as a SFP+ module in the first post, which it is not.

I hope this helps
 
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Patrick

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Half my dac cables didn't work. I just ordered some Cisco cables that seem to work best according to my ubnt guy.


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Mind sharing the brands/ models of the cables that did not work when you get a chance? Trying to get a good list for people.