Transceiver and Cable Recommendations


The Cumulus Networks Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) provides a list of pluggables that are recommended for use with systems running Cumulus Linux. The list includes:

  • All Cumulus Express components
  • Pluggables qualified by Cumulus Networks Engineering

The HCL provides a list of recommended pluggables for each platform. That list identifies the Cumulus Linux versions that support each recommended pluggable. The HCL includes pluggables qualified by Cumulus Networks Engineering.

Cumulus Networks also provides a suggested procedure for qualifying a pluggable. If a customer chooses to follow this procedure and use pluggables that are not recommended, Cumulus Linux will not actively prevent the pluggable from functioning. Cumulus Networks does not restrict the use of self-qualified pluggables, but recommends customers use those listed on the HCL. For concerns about pluggables that are not listed, please contact your Cumulus Networks sales team.

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