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Aruba 1930 48G - is the 10Gtek ASF-10G-T transceiver compatible?

  • 1.  Aruba 1930 48G - is the 10Gtek ASF-10G-T transceiver compatible?

    Posted 09-04-2021 12:51 PM
    Hi, I'm looking to 'convert' each of the 4 SPF+ 10G ports on my Aruba to use Cat 6A/7 cables. I came across this 10GBase-T Transceiver from Gtek. Anyone know if it will work? It claims to be Aruba / HP J9150D compatible.

    HPP, HP Aruba Compatible 10Gb SFP+ RJ45 Module - Copper 10GBase-T Transceiver

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/10Gtek-Multimode-Transceiver-10GBase-SR-Connector/dp/B08GQX79LQ/ref=pd_sbs_1/257-9845327-0227316?pd_rd_w=Imqzd&pf_rd_p=a3a7088f-4aec-4dbd-97cc-9a059581fe7b&pf_rd_r=47GAM5X7QK25TA19TEBJ&pd_rd_r=9fba60c0-7c4f-4024-8279-d601a68a79aa&pd_rd_wg=Vfw9e&pd_rd_i=B07924Y3RZ&th=1


  • 2.  RE: Aruba 1930 48G - is the 10Gtek ASF-10G-T transceiver compatible?

    Posted 09-04-2021 01:19 PM
    In summary this is a very bad idea fuelled by shills on Youtube. Any of your cheapy £50 amazon ipolex brands or any of the chineeseums will work they are all the same, they will all throw a red light on the switch but will work just fine and show as 10BaseT. However I wouldn't advise you do it as most the switches are silent and the heat generated form rj45 transceivers is very high. The port configuration of 2+2 instead of 4 aligned is not a good design for heat dissipation. I wouldn't expect more than a 1 year plus out of them before they heat soak and die or heat soak the aruba board and damage components. Try using DACS up to 15m will work. Any DACS will work but will throw the red light on the switch if not HPE firmware but will still work ok.

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  • 3.  RE: Aruba 1930 48G - is the 10Gtek ASF-10G-T transceiver compatible?

    Posted 09-04-2021 01:31 PM
    Thanks TerenceT. The web page does mention about them getting hot, which is why I asked.

    Whilst I could go DAC or transceivers & fibre for my link to storage (i can get 10G SFP+ or 10GBaseT cards for it) I also need to connect a couple of PCs for which I need to use Cat 6A/7. So if I avoid these cheap 10H-T transceivers I'll need another 10G switch with both connection types. It's a home rig, so I wanted to keep the cost down :-).


  • 4.  RE: Aruba 1930 48G - is the 10Gtek ASF-10G-T transceiver compatible?

    Posted 09-04-2021 01:49 PM
    Been there done it, bad idea. Just fork out the 300 for the TP-link 10gig RJ45 or equivalent as by the time you add all your 50's up it won't be any cheaper and the RJ45 boards have proper heatsinks and cooling. Your chineeseium RJ45 SFP+ have a warranty for about as long as it takes it to come from china. Or just put some HP SFP522+ or 546+ cards in your PC's and run fibre. In the end we just take the pain and run fibre everywhere. I feel your pain for a home lab though, but no cheap way at moment for 10gig unless you use old hardware and then you won't be using 9w on idle like you are with your Aruba.

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  • 5.  RE: Aruba 1930 48G - is the 10Gtek ASF-10G-T transceiver compatible?

    Posted 09-04-2021 01:56 PM
    I hear you - forewarned is forearmed as they say.

    Unfortunately I need VLANs on any additional 10G switch, so it needs to be managed (lite). Fibre to PCs is not an option - fine in my rack, but I have CAT 6A throughout the house already.


  • 6.  RE: Aruba 1930 48G - is the 10Gtek ASF-10G-T transceiver compatible?

    Posted 09-04-2021 03:41 PM
    The only solution is.... when the wife is out, order the 10 port RJ45 10 gig switch. Select delivery day for when she is out shopping (this is crucial). Open it install it and say nothing. No one will know;)

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  • 7.  RE: Aruba 1930 48G - is the 10Gtek ASF-10G-T transceiver compatible?

    Posted 09-05-2021 05:00 AM
    Nice one. But I've been 'caught' for doing that before - I don't fancy my chances!

    That said, I quite like the QNAP QSW-M1208-8C: https://www.qnap.com/en/product/qsw-m1208-8c - it's around £650 in UK, but cheaper than the TP-Link. There is also a Zyxel switch (Zyxel XS1930-10 8-Port) around £400, but with no SFP+ ports.

    Alternatively, I found this much more expensive 10GBase-T transceiver: https://switchsfp.com/collections/aruba-networks/products/jl563a

    Maybe this one is more robust. I have queried with them if it compatible with the Aruba 1930.


  • 8.  RE: Aruba 1930 48G - is the 10Gtek ASF-10G-T transceiver compatible?

    Posted 09-05-2021 08:41 AM
    https://www.box.co.uk/TL-SX1008-TP-Link-TL-SX1008-8-Port-10G-DesktopRac_3599942.html, not sure if its managed, and if it isn't would you need VLANS?


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  • 9.  RE: Aruba 1930 48G - is the 10Gtek ASF-10G-T transceiver compatible?

    Posted 09-05-2021 08:43 AM
    TPlink have EOF their T1700X-16TS and havn't replaced it. Makes me think these 10gig over RJ45 arn't the most reliable because of the heat generated.
    Worth finding out if Aruba are going to bring out a 8-10 port 10gig switch. 


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  • 10.  RE: Aruba 1930 48G - is the 10Gtek ASF-10G-T transceiver compatible?

    Posted 09-05-2021 10:05 AM
    OK, thanks. I'll cross off the Zyxel.

    I note the current 8 port Aruba switches (Instant On) only have 1G SFP+ ports, so I doubt a 10G RJ45 version will appear. In any case, based on the feedback in these forums, I'm not sure I'd get another one :-).

    I think I'm going to put this on the back-burner for now due to cost. Maybe next year the need will become more pressing.