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Connection to IBM Pureflex Converged switch

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Connection to IBM Pureflex Converged switch


We have just received two Nimble units, CS300 & CS500, on trial and are unable to connect the units to our converged switch.

We are unable to connect the units and struggling to find a suitable connection between them. The switch is the IBM converged Fibre and Ethernet unit and by default has only 1Gb/s ethernet and does not support RJ45. We have been advised by our suppliers of the IBM system that we would require the Nimble storage to support. We are told that only Finre and DAC is available and we would require the Nimbler unit to support DAC or Fibre 10G Ethernet.

Does anyone have any experience with this switch / pureflex system and Nimble or are we on mission impossible and should just give up and ditch the idea of nimble storage?

The IBM switch is:



Re: Connection to IBM Pureflex Converged switch

Hi John,

The switch is 10Gb by the looks of it - so you could use Nimble 10Gb SFP+ via FC or DAC/Twin-ax cables?

Nimble systems with 1Gb only come in RJ45. The 10Gb SFP connections we offer do not negotiate to 1Gb at all, so that isn't an option unfortunately.

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Re: Connection to IBM Pureflex Converged switch


You can try to get some 1GBit copper (RJ45) transceivers:

SFP transceivers - 1 GbE
Lenovo 1000BASE-T SFP Transceiver (does not support 10/100 Mbps)00FE333