10GbE Fiber: A Practical Understanding and Functional Approach

The best way to assure your installation will perform at the 10GbE level is with a systems approach. This means that you should assure that all of the materials used, such as cable, connectors, distribution enclosures, adapter plates, and optical patch cords all adhere to the same standards and performance parameters. However, the responsibility to assure that the link will support the 10GbE for fiber rests initially with the designer, and finally with the installer.