I'm not asking planet specific question.
IPVMU Certified | 07/15/15 04:14pm
Can fiber sfp be connected to fiber media converter?
I'm not sure I understand the question, but if you are asking if you can connect a fiber connected SFP card to a fiber media converter, the answer is yes, provided the fiber types and connector types match at both ends.
Pro Focus LLC | 07/16/15 04:05am
If I am reading this right, you have a fiber only core switch and copper only PoE switches at the edge? You can either use the media converters as you have said, OR you might find that buying a SFP enabled replacement switch might be a better choice. Are there any other features missing or issues with the existing edge switches? Enough ports? Enough PoE budget? If there are any other issues, I would suggest new edge switches over media converters. Less hardware to maintain and less pets to fail.
Ah, the lovely horror that is SFP's.
SFP are a special thing in the IT world. I found that out the hard way. SFP's can have a special code in them which restricts their usage. For example, take Cisco. Cisco switches won't work with SFP's of other brands, and only allows SFP's of Cisco themselves. Which costs quite a bit more then other SFP's. It also won't work with an other brand switch/SFP on the other end. There are certain brands who don't use this special code inside the SFP and leave them open, accepting any SFP you put into them. Sadly, there's no way of knowing this up front. And the only way of finding out is testing it. Or, just use the same brand on both ends to make sure it does work.