Sorry, missing from my post is that I've already got a box of OM3 cords that I could use. I just wanted to make sure that I'm not crazy, that OM3 is suitable for 8G FC, given the vendor's persistence that 5m OM4 is The Right Way.
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Why not just buy Pink OM4 Cables from CDL?Why not just buy Pink OM4 Cables from CDL?
Excuse my ignorance, I try to avoid orange/aqua cables...
We recently had a rack of servers + SAN installed with 8Gb FC, and long story short, the vendor will only supply & install 5m OM4 cables.
*grumble grumble FCoE grumble 2m patch grumble*
AFAICT, OM4 is to OM3 what G.657A2 is to G.652 - completely interchangeable, especially for such a short run, just don't expect to wrap it around a pencil. And so I can swap out these stupidly long cables with properly measured OM3.
Is this sensible?