2016-03-15 04:51 AM - edited 2016-03-15 04:52 AM
Recently we got Cisco Nexus 5672 switch. My question - is it possible/supported to connect 8040 with 4 10G Ethernet ports to 5682 Cisco switch using QSFP to Four SFP+ Copper Breakout Cables?
Currently filers are connected using ordinary 10G copper cables and four ports are trunked into one logical/LACP interface with VLANs. So my goal is to reduce number of cables coming from the cabitet hosting Netapp filers from 16 (8x10g cables) to just four.
2016-03-21 03:10 PM
it is supported as long as you use cisco or brocade passive cables. below kb has more details about netapp cards and platform.
2016-03-21 09:16 PM
Please refer the KB article, https://kb.netapp.com/support/index?page=content&id=3014736
2016-11-15 06:38 AM
i am at Customer Site today and i realized that the Network Team wanted to connect the AFF8080 running ONTAP 9.0 to Cisco Switches with CISCO 10m active Cables.
I guess tht is explicitely not supported
Regards from Switzerland