08-16-2011 07:01 PM
04-15-2013 02:55 AM
04-15-2013 12:21 PM
Should there be a standardisation for XFP and SFP+?
There is... both XFP and SFP+ are standardized form factors.
What would be the finer differences between SFP+ and XFP?
The difference is physical. XFP is larger than SFP+. An XFP optic cannot be used in an SFP+ port, and vice-versa.
Simply put -- the two are not interchangeable, but they are compatible. Meaning they can be used at opposite ends of a physical link, as long as they conform to the same wavelength and signaling rate.
For example, a 10Gbps Ethernet Single Mode LR XFP on one end will work fine with a 10Gbps Ethernet Single Mode LR SFP+ on the other end.
Take a look at this article.
08-15-2014 06:15 AM
Are SFP+ and XFP are compatible (i.e. can be used at the end of point-to-point fiber link) if they are with same specification, e.g. SM, 10Gbps, 10km
Note: actually i want to terminate a 10Gbps link on Juniper EX-3200 (with EX-UM-2x4SFP) and SRX3600 (with XFP module)
Yes, of course. SFP+ and XFP are physical optic form factor standards. You care about which 10G Ethernet standard is being implemented - 10G-SR, -LR, etc.
As long as you're matched up on the 10G Ethernet standard and using a proper fiber run, you're all set.