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Extreme Networks Optical Transceivers andCables

Highly Reliable, Extreme-Qualified Optical Transceivers and Cables

Product Highlights

  • High system reliability and system compatibility based on rigorous qualification and certification testing
  • Hot-swappable flexibility in the field for greater ease and lower total cost of ownership
  • Standards-based 802.3z, 802.3ah, 802.3u, 802.3ae, 802.3ak, 802.3ba, 802.3bm, and 802.3by and compliant as required
  • SFP28, SFP+ and SFP modules and cables compliant with SFF-8472, SFF-8432, SFF-8419
  • QSFP+, QSFP28 modules complaint with SFF-8636, SFF-8679, SFF-8661
  • Covered by Service Contract of base system (unless otherwise indicated on price list)
  • Platform compatibility can be verified using the Extreme Optics Compatibility website

Extreme Networks offers a complete set of high-performance, reliable, and cost-effective optical transceivers and cables to help enterprises and service providers meet the challenges of diverse network topologies. To ensure maximum quality, Extreme selects and tests the most reliable, highest-performing optical transceivers on the market, and then warrants their availability, capacity, and performance in Extreme Networks products.

Extensive performance and reliability testing reflects an ongoing commitment to quality. Extreme Networks tests transceivers to help ensure that they provide the right mix of functionality and performance when used in conjunction with Extreme products. The speed, capacity, reliability, and low cost of ownership characteristics for which Extreme products are known also apply to all its optical components.

By using Extreme-qualified components, organizations can be assured that their warranty and service requirements will be met and that their Extreme products will continually provide the uptime, performance, and reliability required by today’s leading enterprises and service providers.


Extreme publishes up-to-date optical transceiver and cable compatibility information using the Extreme Networks Optics Compatibility website, located at This site defines compatibility among transceivers/cables and Extreme switches and routers, including minimum required software revisions, end-of-sale and replacement information, and other device-specific notes. In addition, the site describes detailed specifications for each module.

This Datasheet provides descriptions, features, and benefits of the pluggable transceiver modules supported by Extreme Networks switches and routers, along with information about how to install and use them. The following types of pluggable transceiver modules are included:

  • Extreme Networks 100Gb QSFP28 Modules
  • Extreme Networks 40Gb QSFP+ Modules
  • Extreme Networks 25Gb SFP28 Modules
  • Extreme Networks SFP-DD Cables
  • Extreme Networks SFP+ Modules
  • Extreme Networks SFP Modules
  • QSFP Port Adapters

Extreme strongly recommends the use of Extreme Networks-certified pluggable transceiver modules with Extreme Networks switches and routers.