I need a couple of GBE runs between a house and a garage. I could bury cat5e but I think it makes more sense to just put single mode fiber in the ground and call it good. I've never worked with fiber before, so I'd like to ask for some pointers.
Both structures will have a switch with two SFP slots. I'm planning to buy a pair of 1000base-LX modules for each switch. The plan is to bury two pairs of fiber (and maybe a couple lengths of cat5e, just because) between the two buildings. So now the questions.
1. I'm looking at this pre-fab FO cable at monoprice: »www.monoprice.com/products/produ···format=2
The length should be fine, but there's no indication that this cable is suitable for outdoor or burial. Maybe somebody could recommend something more suitable for a 30m run?
2. I would like to use a small fiber patch panel, but I don't know how the connectors work. My SFPs will be LC connectors. So if I pick up a couple LC panels, are they female connectors front and back? Will a cable with LC ends like the monoprice one connect to the back of the panel, and a similar shorter cable with the same LC ends plug into the front of the panel and then into the SFP?
3. Anything else I should know before I take this on?