Wednesday, November 20, 2013

ASR1K and non cisco transceivers

In this post we will look at using a huawei badge 1gig sfp transceiver in a ASR1002.

If you  recall the NHR-T copper transceiver ( GLC-T )  not working within a ASR1K, will a huawei 1GIGE 1310nm SM transceiver does work in the cisco ASR1K. Let's see how we made this happen.

1st you have to deploy the hidden service command;  service unsupported-transceiver

And now for the port configurations. In this case I ran these back2back in 2 unique vrf for testing and evaluation;

( onboard integral gige ports )

interface GigabitEthernet0/0/2
 ip vrf forwarding test1
 ip address
 negotiation auto


( SPA 10x1gige )


interface GigabitEthernet0/1/0
 ip vrf forwarding test2
 ip address
 negotiation auto

Now before I continue. Cisco/TAC will swear this would not work, and if so would not support  the transceivers, so your on your own with this.

As you can see, the transceivers do work and provides optical connectivity. I also check these same  transceiver in a WS-X6724-SFP card and they worked flawlessly.  

One more word of advice, you will not get optic power statistics,  that you would commonly received when issuing the  show hw-module commands 

( look here )

Ken Felix
Freelance Network / Security Engineer
kfelix  ----a---t---socpuppets ---d---o---t---com

     ^      ^
=(  @   @ )=
       /     \

No comments:

Post a Comment