2014-02-18 01:16 PM
We are looking at integrating a FAS2240-2 into our system but I have run into planning problems when it comes to Ethernet connectivity.
I cannot seem to find an exact answer for what type of 10Gb connection is available from the additional i/o 2x10g ports.
Our pair of Nexus switches offer 10base-t rj45 as well as QSFP break out cables. I would like to use qsfp to sfp+ fiber cables with the FAS2240 10g ports.
Can someone confirm the following for me please?
NetApp lists part numbers for cisco compatible twinax sfp+ cables, X-SFP-H10GB-CU3M-R6 - is only copper available, can we use fiber qsfp to sfp+ breakout cables?
Thanks for the help
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2014-02-19 12:00 AM
FAS2240-2 supports only one 10GbE mezzanine card: X1160A-R6 2p 10GbE NIC Op
This card requires X6589-R6 SFP+ optical module or copper twinax cable. The X6589-R6 SFP+ module is optional and NOT included with the 10GbE mezzanine adapter by default.
Optical SFP+ module uses multi-mode SR cabel.
May be you should use this adaptor for your Cisco switch (CVR-QSFP-SFP10G Cisco QSA Module)
2014-03-15 09:47 PM
Thanks for the clarification on the modules required.
The Cisco cable I had in mind was a QSFP 40G to 4x 10G sfp+ twinax. Cisco P/N QSFP-4SFP10G-CU3M
The reason for this is we have 4 spare 10G sfp+ direct attach plugs left to attach to the NetApp as the other four are being used as uplinks in the network.