Can GE optical modules and GE electrical modules be installed on the same interface board of the S12700

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GE optical modules and GE electrical modules can be installed on the same 1000M optical interface board of the S12700, but you must configure the O/E converter on the 1000M optical interface board.

The 1000M optical interface board of the S12700 can use only the Huawei certified converter. When Non-Huawei O/E converters are installed on interfaces of the S12700, the interfaces still work as optical interfaces.

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Can GE optical modules and GE electrical modules be installed on the same interface board of the S7700&S9700
GE optical modules and GE electrical modules can be installed on the same 1000M optical interface board of the S7700&S9700, but you must configure the O/E converter on the 1000M optical interface board. The 1000M optical interface board of the S7700&S9700 can use only the Huawei certified converter. When Non-Huawei O/E converters are installed on interfaces of the S7700&S9700, the interfaces still work as optical interfaces.

GE electrical interface module
GE electrical interface modules are described as follows: A GE electrical interface module has four 1 Gbit/s electrical ports. These ports are the service ports used to connect the storage system to application servers and to receive data read/write requests from application servers.

Indicators on a GE electrical interface module
Indicators on a GE electrical interface module are described as follows: Power indicator/Hot swap button Steady green: The interface module is working correctly. Blinking green: The interface module receives a hot swap request. Steady red: The interface module is faulty. Off: The interface module is powered off or is hot-swappable. Link/Active indicator of a GE electrical port Steady green: The link to the application server is normal. Blinking green: Data is being transferred. Off: The link to the application server is down. Speed indicator of a 10GE electrical port Steady orange: Data is transferred between the storage system and application server at a rate of 1 Gbit/s. Off: Data is transferred between the storage system and application server at a rate lower than 1 Gbit/s.

Does the GE optical LPU of the S12700 support 100M optical module
The S12700's GE optical LPU supports both 100M optical modules and 1000M optical modules. When a 100M optical module is used, you must run the speed 100 command on the interface to set the interface rate to 100 Mbit/s. When using a GE optical module, an interface works at 1000 Mbit/s by default. If auto-negotiation is enabled on the interface, the interface speed cannot be set to 100 Mbit/s. If auto-negotiation is disabled, you can run the speed 100 command to set the interface speed to 100 Mbit/s. When two optical interfaces are interconnected, they must use the same type of optical module.

Can I use a GE optical module on a 10GE optical port or a 100M optical module on a GE optical port
A high-speed optical port supports low-speed SFP, eSFP, and SPF+ modules. Generally, optical ports on a modular switch support low-speed optical modules. However, on a fixed switch, downlink optical ports support low-speed optical modules, but uplink optical ports do not. You can use a GE optical module on a 10GE optical port or a 100M optical module on a GE optical port. NOTE: Normally, you are not advised to install a low-speed optical module on a high speed optical port.

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