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1930 8G 2SFP not working with SFP-RJ45 Module

  • 1.  1930 8G 2SFP not working with SFP-RJ45 Module

    Posted 7 days ago
    Hello community,
    I have set up a 'Aruba Instant On 1930 8G 2SFP Switch JL680A' switch, local configuration. Software version is 1.0.3.0.
    Now I have trouble installing SFP-Modules. Plugging in a J8177D (RJ45 front end) compatible Module the switch recognizes the Module.
    In the log appears the message: 9 SFP port is present, module type - 1000BASE-T.
    But whatever device or other switch I attach to this port it's not working. The Link Status remains down.
    Is someone using a working RJ45-module in this switch?

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    F L88
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  • 2.  RE: 1930 8G 2SFP not working with SFP-RJ45 Module

    Posted 7 days ago
    Make sure that you are using an Aruba authentic part and not a 3rd party SFP. You can reach out to support to assist in troubleshooting.

    https://www.arubainstanton.com/contact-support/

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    Greg Thiesen
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  • 3.  RE: 1930 8G 2SFP not working with SFP-RJ45 Module

    Posted 5 days ago
    I notice that you got a reply suggesting that you use a ridiculously expensive Aruba optic. I have exactly the same problem mine: it (variably) won't negotiate over compatible optics with an assortment of other gear, including Cisco and TP-Link. I've troubleshot the optics using a loopback, and the port lights up, but negotiation doesn't happen--even though it obviously could happen if there weren't, presumably, a line of code blocking it.

    Compatible optics work just fine in my Cisco gear, whatever the link. Also, in higher-grade Aruba gear, there is a command-line option to "allow compatible optics," but this 1900-level gear does not include it.

    This is not acceptable.

    I'm very glad that I bought just a single switch. Clearly the product line is not ready for market. It simply has too many problems to recommend, and I certainly won't be purchasing any more of them. The idea of putting a $2000 optic in a $200 switch, as G Thiesen suggests, is just ludicrous. For me, it's back to the Cisco SMB gear, and I'll be making this point on the IT forums I regularly hang out on.

    This line was truly promising. It's being "market-segmented" into worthlessness, and will soon fade to black.

    Bad call, Aruba.



  • 4.  RE: 1930 8G 2SFP not working with SFP-RJ45 Module

    Posted 5 days ago
    May be the next step is: This switch will work only with other Aruba devices at all.

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  • 5.  RE: 1930 8G 2SFP not working with SFP-RJ45 Module

    Posted 3 days ago
    That actually could be what is going on now. I don't have another switch to test it, and I'm not going to get one. The alternatives are rolling out now; I'll wait for some reviews and feedback before risking another mistake on crippled down-market gear. If needed I'll just buy used. The AION are significantly cheaper up front, but the optics will largely make up the difference (over 4 sfp+ ports), and configuration will be hella easier. Worth it to me.


  • 6.  RE: 1930 8G 2SFP not working with SFP-RJ45 Module

    Posted 3 days ago
    I meant it in the sense that in the near also the normal RJ45 ports will deal only with other aruba devices. The price for the 1930 8G is here about 100 $, the original J8177D are about 150 $. So for two SFP's one could get 3 switches. This looks like the bluff of the inkjet printer makers.

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  • 7.  RE: 1930 8G 2SFP not working with SFP-RJ45 Module

    Posted 3 days ago
    Yes. It's too bad. However, take note: if you try hard enough, you might find alternative optics that do work. It's hit or miss. But the optics thing has always been a cash cow for switch makers. It's only recently they are opening things up more. This is the gear you would really expect to be interoperable, though, if they cared the least bit about getting the line going in the market. I can pretty much guarantee it's going nowhere based on my experiences so far.