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Pass-thru Modules and CISCO FEX 2232TM cable question

chuckk281
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Pass-thru Modules and CISCO FEX 2232TM cable question

Mateusz had a custoemr question:

 

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My customer wants to buy c7000 with 10GbE Pass-Thru modules (and some SAN switches). He wants to connect Pass-Thru interconnects to his CISCO FEX2232TM using DAC cables.

Can he use:

  •    HP 3m C-series Passive Copper SFP+ Cable AP784A
  • HP 5m C-series Passive Copper SFP+ Cable AP785A

They are not listed as compatible in quickspec for HP 10GbE Pass-Thru Module.

I found there only:

  • HP BladeSystem c-Class Small Form-Factor Pluggable 1m 10GbE Copper Cable 487652-B21
  • HP BladeSystem c-Class Small Form-Factor Pluggable 3m 10GbE Copper Cable 487655-B21
  • HP BladeSystem c-Class Small Form-Factor Pluggable 5m 10GbE Copper Cable 537963-B21
  • HP BladeSystem c-Class Small Form-Factor Pluggable 7m 10GbE Copper Cable 487658-B21

 

Are they compatible with CISCO FEX? What DAC cables should I use to connect HP 10GbE Pass-Thru module with FEX2232TM?

 

Thank you in advance!

 

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Reply from Steve:

 

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Yes the C series cables will work.

 

From the QuickSpecs:

NOTE: The above cables have been tested and verified to work with the HP 10GbE Pass-Thru Module. However, the module will accept cables from any vendor.

 

So the c series will be accepted by the PTM as a non-tested cable and as they are c series, should be welcomed by the FEX2232

 

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