How to make use of thirth party GBICs in a Cisco Catalyst Switches

This is only for Catalyst switches running IOS 12.2(25)SE and above.

 

The quick way:

  1. put in the GBIC
  2. Reboot the switch
  3. Make the following configuration change:
(config)# service unsupported-transceiver
(config)# no errdisable detect cause gbic-invalid

Done

 

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