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Active 10G TwinAx for FAS2554?

 

Hello - 

 

We have a need for a 7+ meter TwinAx DAC cable from a Cisco switch to our NetApp FAS2554.   This would require an Active cable.   Is this supported by NetApp FAS2554s and their UTA2 interfaces?

 

Thanks,

 -Luke

 

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Re: Active 10G TwinAx for FAS2554?

Hi,

 

I checked the hwu.netapp.com, the only ones supported are 2,3 & 5-meter, "Passive" Direct Attach Cable (DAC) for UT2 ports type.

 

Have attached the excel that I downloaded from hwu.

 

Thanks!

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Re: Active 10G TwinAx for FAS2554?

If this connections is for the cluster network, then it's not supported.

If this connection is for front-end/data connectivity, our general recommendation is to stick with the switch vendor's approved cables.  With active twinax or optical, YMMV.  You can always give it a shot, but you'll want to monitor link status/health and ports stats for any issues.

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