SFP Compatibility

L1 Bithead

SFP Compatibility

Hi everyone, Good day. I have a query regarding the compatibility between a PA-3020 management port (ethernet) connected through an ethernet cable to a Cisco switch with SFP port. A transceiver is in place at the switch end for plugging the ethernet cable. Currently when it is connected not even the link LEDs are glowing. The specifications for the Cisco switch and the transceiver device are below:


Cisco 4509:
Blade Model - WS-X4624-SFP-E
Code - cat4500e-universalk9.SPA.03.06.03.E.152-2.E3.bin
SFP (optic) - GLC-T-LL 1000Base-T SFP and SFP-GB-GE-T 1000Base-T SFP 100m


Thank you.

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L2 Linker

Re: SFP Compatibility

I did a little digging, and I found https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/interfaces_modules/transceiver_modules/compatibility/matrix/GE...

This has the compatability matrix for cisco switches and tranceavers. 

I did not find the GLC-T-LL, or GB-GE-T but I did find the GLC-T and GE-T. 


You might need to run the unsupported tranceaver commands on the switch, but I would check the logs on the switch to verify it says its unsupported, or not. 

no errdisable detect cause gbic-invalid


service unsupported-transceiver


As far as the Palo compatibility, it should matter what is on the other end, since its just an ethernet connection. 

L1 Bithead

Re: SFP Compatibility

Thank you for the response @Kaje. We have the commands in place in the cisco switch and is working when connecting to cisco switches or routers but it is not responding only on PA-3020. 

L2 Linker

Re: SFP Compatibility


Any idea about 10GB SFP+ with 3020 Box???




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