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Cisco Twinax support on Virtual Connect

chuckk281
Trusted Contributor

Cisco Twinax support on Virtual Connect

Joe had a DAC cable question:

 

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Do we support the 1, 3 and 5m Cisco Twinax cables?

Cisco SFP-H10GB-ACU1M ?

Cisco SFP-H10GB-ACU3M ?

Cisco SFP-H10GB-ACU5M ?

 

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Mark provided some info:

 

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HP C-series Direct Attach Cables

HP C-series 10GB Copper Cable, 3m

AP784A

570745-001

VC 3.00

HP branded Cisco

HP C-series 10GB Copper Cable, 5m

AP785A

570745-002

VC 3.00

 

HP C-series 10GB Copper Cable, 7m

QK701A

 

VC 3.70

 

HP C-series 10GB Copper Cable, 10m

QK702A

 

VC 3.70

 

 

Cisco Twinax Direct Attach Copper Cables

Cisco 3-m 10G SFP+ Twinax cable assembly

SFP-H10GB-CU3M

74752-9026

VC 3.00

 

Cisco 5-m 10G SFP+ Twinax cable assembly

SFP-H10GB-CU5M

74752-9028

VC 3.00

 

Cisco 7-m 10G SFP+ Twinax cable assembly

SFP-H10GB-ACU7M

1-2127493-4

VC 3.70

 

Cisco 10-m 10G SFP+ Twinax cable assembly

SFP-H10GB-CU10M

1-2127493-5

VC 3.70

 

 

I tried to describe what is supported in the above table. The HP C-Series DAC is the HP Branded Cisco whereas Cisco Twinax are direct from Cisco parts/part#s.

We started supporting the 3m and 5m in VC 3.00 and added the 7m and 10m in VC 3.70, regardless of it being a Cisco or a HP Branded Cisco.

We do not support the 1m cable.

 

Flex-10 Quickspecs

 

http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/13127_div/13127_div.pdf

 

Cabling and Transceiver

Options

HP BladeSystem c-Class .5m 10-GbE CX4 Cable Option 444477-B21

HP BladeSystem c-Class 1m 10-GbE CX4 Cable Option 444477-B22

HP BladeSystem c-Class 3m 10-GbE CX4 Cable Option 444477-B23

HP BladeSystem c-Class 15m 10-GbE CX4 Cable Option 444477-B27

HP BladeSystem c-Class Small Form-Factor Pluggable .5m 10GbE Copper Cable 487649-B21

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

HP C-series SFP+ to SFP+ Active Copper 7.0m Direct Attach Cable QK701A

HP C-series SFP+ to SFP+ Active Copper 10.0m Direct Attach Cable QK702A

HP X242 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 10m Direct Attach Copper Cable J9286B

HP X242 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 15m Direct Attach Copper Cable J9287B

HP X242 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 1m Direct Attach Copper Cable J9281B

HP X242 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 3m Direct Attach Copper Cable J9283B

HP X242 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 7m Direct Attach Copper Cable J9285B

HP X244 10G XFP to SFP+ 1m Direct Attach Copper Cable J9300A

HP X240 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 0.65m Direct Attach Copper Cable JD095B

HP X240 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 1.2m Direct Attach Copper Cable JD096B

HP X240 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 3m Direct Attach Copper Cable JD097B

HP 10G X244 XFP to SFP+ 3m Direct Attach Copper Cable J9301A

HP 10G X244 XFP to SFP+ 5m Direct Attach Copper Cable J9302A

HP C-Series SFP+ to SFP+ Copper 3.0m Direct Attach Cable AP784A

HP C-Series SFP+ to SFP+ Copper 5.0m Direct Attach Cable AP785A

HP B-series SFP+ to SFP+ Active Copper 1.0m Direct Attach Cable

NOTE: Equivalent to Brocade 10Gbps Direct Attached SFP+Copper Cable - 1m (PN XBRTWX-

0101).

AP818A

HP B-series SFP+ to SFP+ Active Copper 3.0m Direct Attach Cable

NOTE: Equivalent to Brocade 10Gbps Direct Attached SFP+Copper Cable -3m (PN XBRTWX-

0301).

AP819A

HP B-series SFP+ to SFP+ Active Copper 5.0m Direct Attach Cable

NOTE: Equivalent to Brocade 10Gbps Direct Attached SFP+Copper Cable-5m (PN XBRTWX-

0501).

AP820A

 

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Any other comments or suggestions?

 

1 REPLY
Papageno
Occasional Advisor

Re: Cisco Twinax support on Virtual Connect

Hi Mark

 

Can you tell me where some of this info came from, please?  Specifically, where do you get the information that the Cisco 3m, 5m and 10m passive cables are supported by HP?

 

I'm trying to resolve exactly this issue for connections between FlexFabric 10Gb/24 and Nexus 5500.  The cables have to be supported by both Cisco and HP, and as far as I can see, the only mutually supported cables are

 

  • HP AP784A (3m passive)
  • HP AP785A (5m passive)
  • Cisco SFP-H10GB-ACU7M (7m active)
  • Cisco SFP-H10GB-ACU10M (10m active)

I get this info from the FlexFabric 10Gb/24 Quick Specs, the VC v3.70 Release Notes and this Cisco data sheet.  If there is more specific info than this, I'd be grateful.

 

And why is there no 1m mutually supported cable???!!!  Hasn't anyone ever heard of a TopOfRack switch????