High-Speed Data Center Networks
The QSFP-H40G-AOC10M is a 10-meter QSFP+ (Quad Small Form-factor Pluggable Plus) active optical cable manufactured by Cisco. It is designed for use in high-speed data center networks and is capable of transmitting data at speeds of up to 40 Gbps (gigabits per second).
The cable consists of four channels, each capable of transmitting data at 10 Gbps, which are aggregated to achieve a total bandwidth of 40 Gbps. The QSFP+ interface on each end of the cable is compatible with QSFP+ ports on networking equipment, such as switches, routers, and servers.
The QSFP-H40G-AOC10M uses optical fibers to transmit data, which allows for longer distances and higher speeds than copper cables. Optical fibers are also immune to electromagnetic interference, which can cause signal degradation in copper cables.
The "active" component of the cable refers to the fact that it contains active components, such as transmitters and receivers, which boost the signal strength and allow for longer transmission distances. This is in contrast to "passive" optical cables, which do not contain any active components and have a shorter maximum transmission distance.
The QSFP-H40G-AOC10M is a popular choice for high-speed data center networks due to its high bandwidth, compatibility with QSFP+ ports, and long transmission distance. Additionally, the use of optical fibers and active components ensures reliable signal transmission with minimal signal degradation.
Maintenance and Care of QSFP+ Active Optical Cable
The QSFP-H40G-AOC10M is a 10-meter Cisco QSFP+ Active Optical Cable (AOC) used in high-speed data center and networking environments. This cable supports 40 Gigabit Ethernet (40GbE) data transfer rates and is compatible with QSFP+ ports.
Proper maintenance and care of the QSFP-H40G-AOC10M cable can help extend its lifespan and ensure optimal performance. Here are some tips for maintaining and caring for this cable:
- Proper handling: When handling the QSFP-H40G-AOC10M cable, always grasp it by the connector housing or cable itself rather than pulling on the cable itself. This can help prevent damage to the connector or cable.
- Avoid bending or twisting the cable: Bending or twisting the cable beyond its minimum bend radius can damage the internal fibers and lead to signal loss or data errors. Always follow the manufacturer's recommended bend radius.
- Keep the cable clean: Dust and debris can accumulate on the connector ends and impair signal quality. Use a clean, dry cloth or compressed air to remove any dirt or debris from the connector ends.
- Store the cable properly: When not in use, store the cable in a clean, dry environment. Avoid placing heavy objects on top of the cable, which can damage the internal fibers.
- Inspect the cable regularly: Check the cable and connectors regularly for signs of damage, such as bent or broken fibers, cracked or loose connector housings, or frayed cables. If you notice any damage, replace the cable immediately.
- Avoid exposing the cable to extreme temperatures or moisture: The QSFP-H40G-AOC10M cable should be used within the recommended temperature range and should not be exposed to moisture or humidity.
Troubleshooting Common Issues
The Cisco QSFP-H40G-AOC10M is a 10-meter long QSFP+ active optical network cable designed for high-speed data transmission in data centers and other networking environments. Here are some common issues you might encounter when using this cable and how to troubleshoot them:
- Cable not detected: If your cable is not detected by your networking device, check to make sure that it is properly connected and securely seated in the QSFP+ port. If it still doesn't work, try using a different cable or a different port on your device.
- Low signal quality: If you are experiencing low signal quality or data transfer errors, it could be due to cable damage or interference. Inspect the cable for any visible signs of damage or kinks, and try to reroute the cable away from any potential sources of interference such as power cables, fluorescent lights, or other networking equipment.
- Limited transmission distance: The maximum transmission distance of a QSFP-H40G-AOC10M cable is 10 meters, so if you need to transmit data over a longer distance, you may need to use a different type of cable or a fiber optic transceiver.
- Compatibility issues: Make sure that the QSFP-H40G-AOC10M cable is compatible with your networking device and that both devices support the same data rate and protocols. If you are unsure, consult the product documentation or contact the manufacturer for assistance.
- Firmware or driver issues: If you are experiencing issues with your networking device or operating system, it could be due to outdated firmware or drivers. Check to see if there are any updates available and install them as needed.
- Manufacturer: Cisco Systems, Inc
- Manufacturer Part Number: QSFP-H40G-AOC10M
- Brand Name: Cisco
- Product Name: 40GBase-AOC QSFP direct-attach Active Optical Cable, 10-meter
- Product Type: Network Cable
- Cable Type: Fiber Optic
- Cable Length: 32.81 ft
- Connector on First End: QSFP Network
- Features: Active
- Device Supported: Router
- Device Supported: Server
- Device Supported: Switch
- Device Supported: Hub
- Device Supported: Network Device
- Certifications & Standards:
- UL (E116441)
- Green Complian:t Yes
- Green Compliance Certificate/Authority: RoHS-6
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