The evolution of optical networks calls for denser channel grids and increased number of channels. Additionally, there is a system architecture benefit to eliminate the banks of DFB lasers that act as light sources for individual channels, and use instead a single multi-wavelength source. We have demonstrated a compact multi-wavelength optical source (MWS) for 12.5 GHz DWDM. At least 16 channels are observed within 3 dB optical power bandwidth with optical spectrum contrast ratio exceeding 28 dB. The source is based on a coupled opto-electronic oscillator (COEO) with an optical whispering gallery mode (WGM) microresonator. Free spectral range of the resonator determines the spacing of the optical channels in the MWS. The spacing can be scaled up or down depending on design requirements. The resonator is robustly packaged and fiber pigtailed. In the RF domain the MWS acts as oscillator with operational frequency of 12.5 GHz.