Active vs Passive Cables

ACTIVE VS PASSIVE CABLES

 Thursday September 22, 2016
 
I’ve recently been involved in some design work for upgrading some switching in a data centre, specifically in the Nexus Top-of-Rack range (the 9000 series in this case).

While looking into the best options for deploying the vPC peer-link, I was looking at 40Gb QSFP Twinax cables on Cisco’s site:

Cisco 40GBASE QSFP Modules Data Sheet

 

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WELCOME TO NETWORK DIRECTION 2.0!

Wednesday August 31, 2016

 

Have you ever spent hours researching a technical issue, only to forget it all six-months later when you really needed it? This has happened to me a few times, so I thought ‘how can I improve my memory, so I remember all the details I spent so much time on?’, and embarked on many hours of reading about memory improvement techniques.

 
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