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PIM and Transceiver Modules

This article describes the Pluggable Interface Modules (PIMs) for the vEdge 2000 router as well as the SFP and SFP+ transceivers for those PIMs.

PIMs for the vEdge 2000 Router

The vEdge 2000 router offers interface modularity, providing two PIM slots that support two types of PIMs:

  • 8x1-Gigabit Ethernet SFP PIM (Model: PIM-8x1GE-SFP)
  • 2x10-Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ PIM (Model: PIM-2x10GE-SFP+)

The two PIM slots are labeled PIM Slot 0 and PIM Slot 1.

Note: You can install the 8x1-Gigabit Ethernet SFP PIM​ in either PIM Slot 0 or PIM Slot 1. However, when it is installed in PIM Slot 0, only four ports are usable. When it is installed in PIM Slot 1, all eight ports are usable. There is no such restriction with the 2x10-Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ PIM. For details, see Interface Port Combinations for the vEdge 2000 Router below.

Figure 1 and Figure 2 show the front panel of the 8x1-Gigabit Ethernet SFP PIM and the 2x10-Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ PIM, respectively.

Figure 1: Front Panel of 8x1-Gigabit Ethernet SFP PIM

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Figure 2: Front Panel of 2x10-Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ PIM

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The status LED on the front panel indicates the status of the PIM (see Table 1). For an explanation of the LAN/WAN LED and the Link/Activity/Status LED, see Network Port LEDs.

Table 1: PIM ​Status LED

LED State

Description

Off

  • The PIM module is offline.
  • The router is powered off.

Green

  • The PIM module is online and functioning normally.

Red

  • The PIM module is online but is not functioning normally.

Interface Port Combinations for the vEdge 2000 Router

A vEdge 2000 router has four fixed 1-Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, and you can install one or two PIM modules for additional interfaces.

You can combine the fixed interfaces and the PIM modules as follows:

  • Two 2x10-Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ PIMs. This combination allows you to configure four 10-Gigabit Ethernet interfaces. This would give you a total of four 10-Gigabit Ethernet interfaces and four 1-Gigabit Ethernet interfaces in the router.
  • One 2x10-Gigabit Ethernet SPF+ PIM (in PIM Slot 0) and one 8x1-Gigabit Ethernet SPF PIM (in PIM Slot 1). This combination allows you to configure two 10-Gigabit Ethernet interfaces and eight 1-Gigabit Ethernet interfaces. This would give you a total of two 10-Gigabit Ethernet interface and twelve 1-Gigabit Ethernet interfaces in the router.
  • Two 8x1-Gigabit Ethernet SFP PIMs. This combination allows you to configure twelve 1-Gigabit Ethernet interfaces. This would give you a total of sixteen 1-Gigabit Ethernet interfaces in the router.
Table 2: Interface Port Combinations for the vEdge 2000 Router

PIM Slot 0

PIM Slot 1

Total 10GE 
Interfaces

Total 1GE Interfaces

2x10-Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ PIM

2x10-Gigabit Ethernet ​SFP+ PIM

4

4 (fixed)

2x10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ PIM

8x1-Gigabit Ethernet ​SFP PIM

2

12 (8 on PIM plus 4 fixed)

8x1-Gigabit Ethernet SFP PIM

8x1-Gigabit Ethernet SFP PIM

0

16 (12 on PIM plus 4 fixed)

When the 8x1-Gigabit Ethernet SFP PIM is in PIM Slot 0, only the first four ports are usable; the remaining four ports are unusable.

Changing PIM Types

If you change the type of PIM that is installed in a vEdge 2000 router slot from a 1-Gigabit Ethernet to a 10-Gigabit Ethernet PIM, or vice versa, possibly as part of an RMA process, follow these steps:

  1. Delete the configuration for the old PIM (the PIM you are removing or returning as part of the RMA process).
  2. Remove the old PIM.
  3. Insert the new PIM (the PIM you received as part of the RMA process).
  4. Reboot the vEdge 2000 router.
  5. Configure the interfaces for the new PIM.

Supported Transceiver Modules

The built-in Gigabit Ethernet network ports on the vEdge 2000 router and the network ports on the 8x1-Gigabit Ethernet SFP PIM support SFP transceivers. The 10-Gigabit Ethernet ports on the 2x10-Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ PIM support SFP+ transceivers.

This section describes the optical interfaces supported for the SFP and SFP+ transceivers and the copper interfaces supported for the SFP transceivers.

Note: It is recommended that you use the optical transceivers and optical connectors purchased from Viptela for your vEdge routers.

The tables below describe the optical interface support over single-mode fiber-optic (SMF) and multimode fiber-optic (MMF) cables for SFP and  SFP+ transceivers and over the copper interface for SFP transceivers. 

Table 2: Optical Interface & Copper Interface Support for Gigabit Ethernet SFP Transceivers

Ethernet Standard

Specification

Value

1000 BASE-T

Model Number

SFP-1GE-Base-T

 

Rate

10/100/1000 Mbps

Connector Type

RJ-45

Fiber Count

N/A

Transmitter Wavelength

N/A

Minimum Launch Power

N/A

Maximum Launch Power

N/A

Minimum Receiver Sensitivity

N/A

Maximum Input Power

N/A

Cable Type

Copper

Distance

100 m (328 ft)

DOM Support

Not available

1000 BASE-SX

Model Number

SFP-1GE-SX

 

Rate

1000 Mbps

Connector Type

LC

Fiber Count

Dual

Transmitter Wavelength

850 nm

Minimum Launch Power

-9.5 dBm

Maximum Launch Power

-3 dBm

Minimum Receiver Sensitivity

-21 dBm

Maximum Input Power

0 dBm

Fiber Type

MMF

Distance

220 m (721 ft) to 550 m (1804 ft) depending on fiber core size/modal bandwidth specification

DOM Support

Available

1000 BASE-LX

Model Number

SFP-1GE-LX

 

Rate

1000 Mbps

Connector Type

LC

Fiber Count

Dual

Transmitter Wavelength

1310 nm

Minimum Launch Power

-9.5 dBm

Maximum Launch Power

-3 dBm

Minimum Receiver Sensitivity

-25 dBm

Maximum Input Power

-3 dBm

Fiber Type

SMF

Distance

10 km (6.2 miles)

DOM Support

Available

1000 BASE-EX

Model Number

SFP-1GE-EX

 

Rate

1000 Mbps

Connector Type

LC

Fiber Count

Dual

Transmitter Wavelength

1310 nm

Minimum Launch Power

-14 dBm

Maximum Launch Power

-8 dBm

Minimum Receiver Sensitivity

-45 dBm

Maximum Input Power

-3 dBm

Fiber Type

SMF

Distance

40 km (24.8 miles)

DOM Support

Available

Table 3: Optical Interface Support for Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ Transceivers

Ethernet Standard

Specification

Value

10G BASE-SR

Model Number

SFP+-1GE-SR

 

Rate

10 Gbps

Connector Type

LC

Fiber Count

Dual

Transmitter Wavelength

850 nm

Minimum Launch Power

-7.3 dBm

Maximum Launch Power

-1 dBm

Minimum Receiver Sensitivity

-9.9 dBm

Maximum Input Power

-1 dBm

Fiber Type

MMF

Distance

26 m (85 ft) to 300 m (984 ft) depending on fiber core size/modal bandwidth specification

DOM Support

Available

10G BASE-LR

Model Number

SFP+-1GE-LR

 

Rate

10 Gbps

Connector Type

LC

Fiber Count

Dual

Transmitter Wavelength

1310 nm

Minimum Launch Power

-8.2 dBm

Maximum Launch Power

0.5 dBm

Minimum Receiver Sensitivity

-18 dBm

Maximum Input Power

0.5 dBm

Fiber Type

SMF

Distance

10 km (6.2 miles)

DOM Support

Available

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