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Registered: ‎05-20-2009

Ciena DWDM 16Gb FC support?

Hi all,

 

Can anyone tell me if Ciena provide a line card (6500??) that provides 16Gb FC connectivity?

 

thanks

 

Trevor Jones

SE, Broadcom ANZ

Trevor Jones
SE, A/NZ
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Posts: 33
Registered: ‎05-26-2010

Re: Ciena DWDM 16Gb FC support?

I am not a Ciena product expert but had the experience of working with a customer on

confirming Brocade DCX to Ciena 6500 for 10Gb connection.  I do not envy you.  I found the published information on

compatibility and interoperability (configuration) to be very lacking to non-existent.  Per the latest

Brocade compatibility document the ownership of what is support resides with Ciena. 

 

In the Brocade v7.x and v8.x Compatibility Guide you will find this statement:

"Ciena: Please check with Ciena at http://www.ciena.com/products/6500/ for product details and supported configurations."

 

I found the search of Ciena documentation to be very frustrating .  I joined the Ciena support forum and

it was not very helpful.  If you have a Ciena support contract I would engage their support directly.

Below is the latest Ciena 6500 specification sheet.  I do not see any "16Gb" type line module.

 

Technical information

Capacity
SONET/SDH: 640 Gb/s
Packet/OTN: 12 Tb/s
System: Up to 19.2 Tb/s
WDM: 2.5G/10G/40G/100G/200G DWDM
Wavelength support: 96 wavelengths in C-band, full band tunable optics
SONET/SDH XC: 20G to 80G low order, 80G to 640G high order
Packet/OTN XC: 600G to 5T
Photonics
Full suite of passive filters, 50GHz, 100GHz, flexible grid ROADMs
Colorless, Directionless, Contentionless
Coherent Select Architecture
EDFAs, Smart Raman
PinPoint Advanced Fiber Analytics
Services
Ethernet: 10M, 100M, 1GbE, 10GbE, 40GbE, 100GbE
MEF CE 2.0-certified EPL, EVPL, EP-LAN,
EP-LAN EPL-Access, and EVPL-Access services
OTN: OTU0 to OTU4, ODUFlex
FC100 to FC1200
SONET/SDH: OC-3/STM-1 through
OC-768/STM-256
Electrical: DS1, E1, DS3, E3, STM-1e
ESCON
DVB-ASI
PSIFB


Transponders/Muxponders
Coherent 100GE/OTU4 transponder
Coherent 100G muxponder (10x10G)
Coherent 100G/150G/200G line cards: metro, regional, long haul, ultra long haul, enhanced PMD, submarine
Coherent modulations: 16QAM, 8QAM, 4ASK, QPSK, BPSK, 8D-2QAM
FIPS-certified AES-256 wire-speed coherent 100G/200G encryption solution
Coherent 200G client card: 2x100GE or 5x40GE/10GE
Coherent 100G client cards: 10x10GE, 10x10G multi-rate, 2x40G+2x10G, 100GbE/OTU4 client
Coherent 40G line cards: metro, regional, long haul, ultra long haul, enhanced PMD, submarine, colorless
Coherent 40G client cards: 4x10G multi-rate, 40G multi-rate
10G: 4x10G multi-rate OTR with FIPS-certified AES-256 wire-speed encryption
Ethernet: 152G eMOTR, 68G eMOTR Edge, 30G L2MOTR
OTN modules: 8-port OTN Flex MOTR (10G),
1+8 port OTN Flex MOTR (20G)
SONET/SDH 10G ADM-on-a-blade: SuperMux
Packet/OTN switched modules
40x10G PKT/OTN
5x100G/12x40G PKT/OTN
5x100G DWDM PKT/OTN
20x10G OTN
2x100G OTN
2x100G DWDM OTN
10x10G PKT/OTN
1x100G + 2x40G PKT/OTN
100G DWDM PKT/OTN
40G DWDM OTN
16x2.7G OTN
48xGbE

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