Cisco DS-SFP-FC32G-LW 32GB Transceiver Module
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DS-SFP-FC32G-LW 1 Ports 32GBPS Fibre Channel Single-mode Optical Fiber 10km 1310nm Gigabit Ethernet LC Connector Hot-swappable SFP+ Transceiver Module | Made by Cisco | New Factory Sealed
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Product Outline of the Cisco DS-SFP-FC32G-LW SFP+ Transceiver Module

In the realm of networking and telecommunications, the DS-SFP-FC32G-LW stands as a crucial component facilitating high-speed data transmission over fiber optic cables. This transceiver module operates on the Fibre Channel (FC) protocol, offering a blazing-fast data rate of 32 gigabits per second (Gbps). In this comprehensive guide, we delve into the intricacies of this module, dissecting its features, functionality, and applications. From its port configuration to its compatibility with various networking infrastructures, we aim to provide a detailed understanding of the DS-SFP-FC32G-LW transceiver module.

Understanding the DS-SFP-FC32G-LW 32GBPS Transceiver

The DS-SFP-FC32G-LW transceiver module is designed to operate with a single port, making it suitable for specific networking setups requiring streamlined connectivity. Its primary function revolves around facilitating high-speed data transmission over optical fiber cables, particularly those operating on single-mode architecture. The module boasts a data rate of 32Gbps, enabling swift and efficient data transfer across networks.

These specifications provide a foundational understanding of the DS-SFP-FC32G-LW module's capabilities, allowing network administrators to assess its suitability for their specific networking requirements.

Exploring Fiber Channel Technology

The DS-SFP-FC32G-LW transceiver module operates on the Fibre Channel protocol, a high-speed networking standard widely utilized in storage area networks (SANs) and other data-intensive applications. Fibre Channel technology offers several advantages, including:

  • High-Speed Data Transfer: With data rates ranging from 1Gbps to 128Gbps, Fibre Channel ensures rapid data transfer, making it ideal for demanding applications such as data center networking and storage.
  • Reliability: Fibre Channel networks are known for their reliability and resilience, capable of maintaining consistent performance even in high-traffic environments.
  • Scalability: Fibre Channel architectures support scalability, allowing organizations to expand their networks seamlessly to accommodate growing data demands.
  • Low Latency: Fibre Channel technology minimizes latency, ensuring minimal delays in data transmission, critical for real-time applications and high-performance computing.

By leveraging Fibre Channel technology, the DS-SFP-FC32G-LW transceiver module delivers exceptional performance and reliability in data-intensive networking environments.

Single-mode Optical Fiber: Unraveling the Transmission Medium

The DS-SFP-FC32G-LW transceiver module operates on single-mode optical fiber, a type of fiber optic cable optimized for long-distance data transmission. Unlike multimode fiber, which supports multiple light modes, single-mode fiber allows only one mode of light to propagate through the core. This characteristic enables single-mode fiber to achieve greater transmission distances and higher bandwidth capabilities, making it the preferred choice for long-haul networking applications.

Key Attributes of Single-mode Optical Fiber:
  • Low Dispersion: Single-mode fiber exhibits low dispersion, ensuring that light signals propagate with minimal distortion, even over extended distances.
  • High Bandwidth: By supporting a single light mode, single-mode fiber offers higher bandwidth capabilities compared to multimode fiber, enabling the transmission of large volumes of data at high speeds.
  • Long Reach: Single-mode fiber can transmit data over considerable distances, making it suitable for telecommunications infrastructure, metropolitan area networks (MANs), and long-haul connections between data centers.
  • Narrow Core Diameter: Single-mode fiber features a narrow core diameter, typically around 9 microns, allowing for precise light propagation and minimizing signal attenuation.

By harnessing the advantages of single-mode optical fiber, the DS-SFP-FC32G-LW transceiver module ensures robust and reliable data transmission over extended distances.

Applications of DS-SFP-FC32G-LW Transceiver Module

The DS-SFP-FC32G-LW transceiver module finds widespread application across various networking environments, owing to its high-speed data transmission capabilities and compatibility with Fibre Channel infrastructure. Some common applications include:

  • Storage Area Networks (SANs): In SAN environments, the DS-SFP-FC32G-LW module facilitates the high-speed transfer of data between storage devices and servers, optimizing storage performance and accessibility.
  • Data Center Networking: Within data center architectures, the DS-SFP-FC32G-LW module supports the rapid exchange of data between servers, switches, and storage arrays, ensuring seamless operation of critical applications and services.
  • Telecommunications Infrastructure: The module plays a vital role in telecommunications networks, enabling the transmission of high-bandwidth data over long distances, and supporting services such as video streaming, cloud computing, and voice-over IP (VoIP).
  • High-Performance Computing (HPC): In HPC clusters and supercomputing environments, the DS-SFP-FC32G-LW module facilitates fast interconnectivity between compute nodes, enabling parallel processing and data-intensive computations.
  • Enterprise Networking: Within enterprise networks, the module supports high-speed connectivity between network switches, routers, and storage devices, enhancing overall network performance and reliability.
Security and Compliance

The security and compliance of the DS-SFP-FC32G-LW Cisco 32Gbps Fibre Channel Single-mode Fiber 10km 1310nm LC Connector SFP+ Transceiver Module would depend on the specific network in which it is used.

In general, Fibre Channel networks are considered to be secure because they use dedicated optical fibers to transmit data and can be physically secured to prevent unauthorized access. The use of encryption is also possible in Fibre Channel networks to further enhance security.

However, the specific security measures that should be taken to protect a network using the DS-SFP-FC32G-LW would depend on the requirements of the network and the regulations or industry standards it must comply with. For example, in regulated industries such as finance, healthcare, or government, there may be specific regulations or standards (e.g. PCI DSS, HIPAA, etc.) that must be followed to ensure the security and privacy of sensitive data.

In terms of compliance, the DS-SFP-FC32G-LW is compliant with relevant industry standards, such as SFP+ and Fibre Channel, which help to ensure interoperability and compatibility with other networking equipment. Additionally, Cisco is known for its commitment to compliance and security, and it regularly updates its products to meet changing regulatory requirements and security threats.

In conclusion, the security and compliance of the DS-SFP-FC32G-LW would depend on the specific network in which it is used and the regulations and standards that must be followed. However, the module is designed to meet relevant industry standards and is manufactured by a company with a reputation for

security and compliance.Remote Management

The DS-SFP-FC32G-LW transceiver module can be remotely managed, which means that network administrators can monitor and control the module from a remote location, rather than having to physically access the module. This provides several advantages, including the ability to remotely diagnose and resolve issues, monitor performance, and make changes to configuration settings.

Remote management of the DS-SFP-FC32G-LW is typically achieved through the use of a network management system, such as Cisco's Network Assistant or other third-party network management tools. These systems allow network administrators to access the module through a network connection and perform various management tasks, such as monitoring module status, configuring settings, and updating firmware.

In addition to network management tools, the DS-SFP-FC32G-LW also supports the Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (SFP+) Digital Diagnostic Monitoring (DDM) interface, which provides information about the module's operating conditions and performance. This information can be accessed through a network management system and used to monitor the module's health and performance.

Key Information for the Cisco DS-SFP-FC32G-LW 32GBPS Fibre Channel Transceiver
  • Manufacturer: Cisco
  • Model Number or SKU# DS-SFP-FC32G-LW
  • Product Name: 32 GBPS Fibre Channel LW SFP+, LC, Spare
  • Product Type: SFP+ Transceiver
Technical Information of SFP+ Transceiver Module
  • Cable Type: SMF
  • Wavelength: 1310nm
  • Cable Distance: 6.2 mi (10 km)
  • Average Transmit Power (dBm)
    • Maximum: 2.0
    • Minimum: -5.0
  • Hot-swappable: Yes
  • Form Factor: SFP+ (Small Form-factor Pluggable Plus)
Interfaces/Ports 32 GBPS Transceiver
  • Total Number of Ports: 1
  • Connector Type: LC
  • Interfaces/Ports Details: 1 x LC Fiber Channel Network
Media & Performance of SFP Fiber Channel Module
  • Media Type Supported: Optical Fiber
  • Fiber Optic Cable Standard: 9 µm
  • Fiber Mode Supported: Single-mode
  • Ethernet Technology: 32 Gigabit Ethernet
  • Network Technology: Fiber Channel
  • Network Technology: 32GBase-LW


  • Compatibility: Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switches

In summary, the DS-SFP-FC32G-LW transceiver module stands as a cornerstone of modern networking infrastructure, facilitating high-speed data transmission over fiber optic cables with unparalleled reliability and efficiency. With its robust design, compatibility with Fibre Channel technology, and support for single-mode optical fiber, the module addresses the demands of diverse networking environments, including SANs, data centers, telecommunications networks, and enterprise deployments.

By providing a detailed exploration of its specifications, functionality, and applications, this guide offers valuable insights into the capabilities of the DS-SFP-FC32G-LW module, empowering network administrators and engineers to harness its full potential in optimizing network performance and connectivity. With its seamless installation, hot-swappable design, and compatibility with industry standards, the DS-SFP-FC32G-LW module emerges as a versatile solution for driving high-speed networking initiatives into the future.

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