Cisco X2-10GB-SR Multi-mode Transceiver
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X2-10GB-SR Cisco X2 Multi-mode Transceiver Module Factory New

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X2-10GB-SR 10 Gigabytes Per Second (GBPS) 10GBase-SR Multi-Mode Fiber 300m 850nm Duplex Smart Carrier (SC) Connector X2 Transceiver Module | Made by Cisco | New Factory Sealed
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Overview of the Cisco X2-10GB-SR Transceiver Module

The X2-10GB-SR is a Cisco X2 transceiver module that provides 10 gigabit Ethernet connectivity over multimode fiber with a range of up to 300 meters. This hot-swappable module is designed to be used with various Cisco switches and routers that support X2 interfaces.

The X2-10GB-SR module is compliant with the IEEE 802.3ae standard and uses 850-nanometer wavelength signals to transmit data over fiber optic cables. It supports both Ethernet and Fibre Channel protocols and provides a high-speed, reliable connection for data center and enterprise networks.

The X2-10GB-SR module is easy to install and configure, and it can be managed and monitored through various network management tools, including Cisco Prime Infrastructure, CiscoWorks, and Cisco Network Assistant. It also supports various network security features, including 802.1X authentication, MAC address filtering, and Access Control Lists (ACLs).

Understanding Transceiver Modules in Networking

Transceiver modules are essential components in networking that enable devices to send and receive data over communication channels. They play a crucial role in facilitating high-speed and efficient data transfer between networked devices. The Cisco X2-10GB-SR is a specialized transceiver module designed for 10-gigabit Ethernet connections.

Features of Cisco X2-10GB-SR Transceiver Module10 Gigabytes Per Second (GBPS)

This transceiver module operates at a speed of 10 Gigabytes Per Second (GBPS), making it suitable for high-bandwidth applications and scenarios where fast data transfer is crucial.

10GBase-SR Technology

The module is configured for 10GBase-SR technology, which is a standard for 10-gigabit Ethernet over short distances. SR stands for Short Range, indicating its suitability for multi-mode fiber connections in relatively close proximity.

Multi-Mode Fiber

Utilizing multi-mode fiber, this module is designed for short-distance data transmission within a network. Multi-mode fibers allow multiple pathways for light to travel, enabling efficient data transfer.

300m Reach

With a reach of 300 meters, the X2-10GB-SR is ideal for connecting devices that are relatively close to each other within a network, offering flexibility in network design.

850nm Wavelength

The module operates at an 850nm wavelength, indicating the frequency of the light used for data transmission. This wavelength is common for multi-mode fiber connections.

Duplex Smart Carrier (SC) Connector

Featuring a duplex Smart Carrier (SC) connector, the module enables bidirectional communication, allowing data to be transmitted and received simultaneously.

Importance of High-Speed Transceiver Modules

High-speed transceiver modules like the Cisco X2-10GB-SR are crucial for modern networking environments for several reasons:

Bandwidth Demands

As the demand for higher bandwidth continues to grow, especially in data centers and enterprise networks, high-speed transceivers become essential for meeting these demands.

Data Center Applications

In data center environments where large volumes of data need to be transferred quickly, high-speed transceivers ensure efficient and timely communication between servers and networking equipment.

Future-Proofing Networks

Investing in high-speed transceivers helps future-proof networks, ensuring they can handle increasing data transfer requirements and emerging technologies.

Benefits of Using Cisco X2-10GB-SR Transceiver Module

Fast and Reliable Connectivity

Operating at 10 GBPS, this transceiver module ensures fast and reliable connectivity, meeting the performance needs of modern networks.

Flexibility in Network Design

With a reach of 300 meters, the module provides flexibility in network design, allowing for efficient connections within a reasonable distance.

Compatibility with Multi-Mode Fiber

The use of multi-mode fiber makes this module compatible with existing network infrastructure that utilizes this type of cabling.

Duplex SC Connector for Bidirectional Communication

The duplex Smart Carrier (SC) connector facilitates bidirectional communication, enabling simultaneous data transmission and reception.

Use Cases for Cisco X2-10GB-SR Transceiver Module

Data Center Deployments

In data centers where high-speed connections between servers and networking equipment are critical, the X2-10GB-SR module ensures efficient data transfer.

Enterprise Networks

For large enterprises with extensive networking needs, this transceiver module supports high-performance connectivity within the network infrastructure.

Campus Networks

In educational institutions or corporate campuses, where devices are distributed across various locations, the module provides fast and reliable connections.

Quality of Service (QoS) Features

The Cisco X2-10GB-SR transceiver module is a hardware device used for transmitting data over a network. While it does not itself have Quality of Service (QoS) features, it can be used in conjunction with other network devices and protocols to enable QoS.

Some of the QoS features that can be used in conjunction with the X2-10GB-SR transceiver module include:

  • Traffic classification: Network devices can classify network traffic based on various criteria such as source and destination addresses, protocol type, and application type. This allows network administrators to prioritize critical traffic, such as VoIP or video, over less important traffic.
  • Traffic shaping: Traffic shaping is a technique used to control the rate of data transmission on a network. Network devices can use traffic shaping to prioritize certain types of traffic or to limit the amount of bandwidth used by certain types of traffic.
  • Congestion avoidance: Congestion avoidance techniques such as Random Early Detection (RED) can be used to prevent network congestion by dropping packets before the network becomes overloaded.
  • Quality of Service protocols: Various Quality of Service protocols such as Differentiated Services (DiffServ) and Integrated Services (IntServ) can be used to prioritize network traffic and allocate network resources based on QoS requirements.
Advanced Network Management

The X2-10GB-SR Cisco X2 10Gbps Transceiver Module can be managed using a range of advanced network management tools to ensure optimal performance and reliability. Here are some advanced network management features and tools that can be used with this module:

  • Network Monitoring: Network monitoring tools can be used to track the performance of the X2-10GB-SR module and identify any issues that may arise. Some popular network monitoring tools include Nagios, PRTG Network Monitor, and SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor.
  • Quality of Service (QoS): QoS can be used to prioritize traffic on the network and ensure that mission-critical applications receive the necessary bandwidth. The X2-10GB-SR module supports QoS features such as traffic shaping, classification, and marking.
  • Network Virtualization: The X2-10GB-SR module can be used with network virtualization technologies such as VLANs (Virtual Local Area Networks) and VXLANs (Virtual Extensible LANs) to create virtual networks within a physical network. This allows for greater flexibility and scalability in network design.
  • Network Segmentation: Network segmentation is used to divide a network into smaller segments or subnetworks to improve security and performance. The X2-10GB-SR module can be used with network segmentation technologies such as Access Control Lists (ACLs) and VLANs.
  • Network Automation: Network automation tools can be used to simplify network management tasks and improve network efficiency. Some popular network automation tools include Ansible, Chef, and Puppet.

By leveraging these advanced network management features and tools, organizations can ensure that the X2-10GB-SR Cisco X2 10Gbps Transceiver Module is performing optimally and providing the necessary network connectivity for mission-critical applications.

Main Specifications about this Cisco X2-10GB-SR
  • Manufacturer: Cisco
  • Model Number or SKU# X2-10GB-SR
  • Product Line: System X
  • Product Type: Transceiver Module
Technical Information of X2 Transceiver Module
  • Application/Usage: Data Networking
  • Data Transfer Rate:10 GBPS
  • Form Factor Plug-in module
  • Connectivity Technology Wired
  • Cabling Type10GBase-SR
  • Data Link Protocol10 GigE
  • Optical Wave Length850 nm
  • Max Transfer, Distance984 ft
Interfaces/Ports for Multi-Mode Transceiver
  • Interfaces/Ports: 1 x 10GBase-SR
  • Interfaces/Ports Details: 1 x SC/PC Duplex 10GBase-SR
  • Network Ports: SFP
  • Number of Ports: 2
  • Number of Modules: 1
  • Connector: SC duplex
Performance of 10GBPS Transceiver
  • Media Type Supported Optical Fiber
  • Fiber Optic Cable Standard: 50 µm, 62.5 µm
  • Fiber Mode Supported: Multi-mode
  • Ethernet Technology: 10 Gigabit Ethernet
  • Network Technology: 10GBase-SR
Power Description
  • Transmit Power (dBm):
  • Maximum: -1.0
  • Minimum: -7.3
  • Receive Power (dBm):
  • Maximum: -1.0
  • Minimum: -9.9
  • Power Consumption: 4 Watt
  • Power Supply :+3.3V, APS(+1.2V)
Environmental Parameters
  • Min Operating Temperature: 32 °F
  • Max Operating Temperature: 104 °F


  • Support of IEEE 802.3ae 10GBASE-SR at 10.3125Gbps
  • Transmission Distance up to 300m (MMF)
  • Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser at 850nm
  • Hot Pluggable 70-PIN Connector with XAUI Electrical Interface
  • Management and control via MDIO 2-wire interface
  • Diagnostic Optics Monitoring
  • RoHS Compatible


  • 10GE Ethernet switches and routers
  • 10GE Core-routers
  • 10GE Storage
  • Other 10Gbps Ethernet Transmission System


Cisco switches that support 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity:

  • Cisco 2360 Series – 2360-48TD-S
  • Cisco 3100 Series WS–CBS3110X-S-I
  • Cisco 3100 Series WS–CBS3120X-S
  • Cisco 3100 Series WS–CBS3130X-S
  • Cisco 4500 Series WS–X4013+10GE
  • Cisco 4500 Series WS–X4516-10GE
  • Cisco 4500 Series WS–X45-SUP6-E
  • Cisco 4500 Series WS–X45-SUP6L-E
  • Cisco 4500 Series WS–X4606-X2-E
  • Cisco 4900 ME-4924-10GE
  • Cisco 4900 Series WS–C4928-10GE
  • Cisco 4900 Series WS–C4948-10GE
  • Cisco 6500 Series VS–S720-10G-3C
  • Cisco 6500 Series VS–S720-10G-3CXL
  • Cisco 6500 Series WS–X6708-10G-3C
  • Cisco 6500 Series WS–X6708-10G-3CXL
  • Cisco 6500 Series WS–X6716-10G-3C
  • Cisco 6500 Series WS–X6716-10G-3CXL
  • Cisco 7600 RSP720-10GE
  • Cisco Nexus 7000 N7K-M108X2-12L
  • Cisco WS–C3560E-12D
  • Cisco WS–C3560E-12SD
  • Cisco WS–C3560E-24PD
  • Cisco WS–C3560E-24TD
  • Cisco WS–C3560E-48PD
  • Cisco WS–C3560E-48PDF
  • Cisco WS–C3560E-48TD
  • Cisco WS–C3750E-24PD
  • Cisco WS–C3750E-24TD
  • Cisco WS–C3750E-48PD
  • Cisco WS–C3750E-48PDF
  • Cisco WS–C3750E-48TD
  • Cisco WS–C4900M

Cisco line cards that support 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity:

  • Cisco 4500 Series WS–X4013+10GE
  • Cisco 4500 Series WS–X4516-10GE
  • Cisco 4500 Series WS–X4606-X2-E
  • Cisco 6500 Series VS–S720-10G-3C
  • Cisco 6500 Series VS–S720-10G-3CXL
  • Cisco 6500 Series WS–X6708-10G-3C
  • Cisco 6500 Series WS–X6708-10G-3CXL
  • Cisco 6500 Series WS–X6716-10G-3C
  • Cisco 6500 Series WS–X6716-10G-3CXL
  • Cisco 7600 RSP720-10GE
  • Cisco Nexus 7000 N7K-M108X2-12L
  • Cisco RFGW-X4516-10GE
  • Cisco WS–X4904-10GE
  • Cisco WS–X4908-10GE

In summary, the Cisco X2-10GB-SR 10 Gigabytes Per Second (GBPS) 10GBase-SR Multi-Mode Fiber Transceiver Module is a powerful component for modern networking. Its high-speed operation, compatibility with multi-mode fiber, 300-meter reach, 850nm wavelength, and duplex SC connector make it a versatile solution for various networking scenarios. Whether in data centers, enterprise networks, or campus environments, this transceiver module ensures fast and reliable data transfer, contributing to the efficiency and performance of the overall network infrastructure.

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