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Connecting 2 FC Switches over 250 Meters Multimode with 16Gbit - Possible?

Hello,

 

We have a new server room in operation and now want to make a second San connection. Unfortunately we only use Multimode 4 OM and 3 OM cables here.
The path between the two points is over 200 meters long.

Is it possible to realize a 16GB FC connection between the two via multimode? Which HW is needed for this?

 

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Sascha

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Re: Connecting 2 FC Switches over 250 Meters Multimode with 16Gbit - Possible?

@Sascha_G

 

the max. distance wth OM4 SWL Cable at 16Gb is 125 Meter, see table below.

 

I don't know such HW in order to exende the distance, excepted WDM, but this is another story, and are cost expensive.

 

Link Distances with Speed and Fiber Type at 8_10_16_Gbs.jpg

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