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DAC support for Virtual Connect FlexFabric/Flex-10 modules

chuckk281
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DAC support for Virtual Connect FlexFabric/Flex-10 modules

Marcus had a question about supported DAC cables for the new Virtual Connect FlexFabric and Flex-10 modules. The latest Virtual Connect Manager now allows other than HP DAC cables to be supported.:

 

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Is there any information out yet what ProCurve DACs are/will be supported with the new FlexFabric modules?

 

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Jeroen provided the answer:

 

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This is the list of DAC cables that we will support on new Virtual Connect FlexFabric module:
HP 0.5m SFP+ 10GbE Copper Cable       487649-B21

HP 1m SFP+ 10GbE Copper Cable          487652-B21

HP 3m SFP+ 10GbE Copper Cable          487655-B21

HP 5m SFP+ 10GbE Copper Cable          537963-B21

HP 7m SFP+ 10GbE Copper Cable          487658-B21

HP ProCurve 10-GbE SFP+ 1m Direct Attach Cable            J9281B

HP ProCurve 10-GbE SFP+ 3m Direct Attach Cable            J9283B

HP ProCurve 10-GbE SFP+ 7m Direct Attach Cable            J9285B

HP ProCurve XFP to SFP+ 1m Direct Attach Copper Cable   J9300A

HP ProCurve XFP to SFP+ 3m Direct Attach Copper Cable   J9301A

HP ProCurve XFP to SFP+ 5m Direct Attach Copper Cable   J9302A

HP C-Series 10GB Copper Cable, 3m      AP784A

HP C-Series 10GB Copper Cable, 5m      AP785A

HP 1m B-series Active Copper SFP+ Cable            AP818A

HP 3m B-series Active Copper SFP+ Cable            AP819A

HP 5m B-series Active Copper SFP+ Cable            AP820A

Cisco 3-m 10G SFP+ Copper Twinax Cable          SFP-H10GB-CU3M

Cisco 5-m 10G SFP+ Copper  Twinax Cable         SFP-H10GB-CU5M

Brocade 1m B-series Active Copper SFP+ Cable     AP818A

Brocade 3m B-series Active Copper SFP+ Cable     AP819A

Brocade 5m B-series Active Copper SFP+ Cable     AP820A

 

The Procurve ones are marked in blue.

All other DAC cables will work but a (single) notification will be logged in the syslog of VC saying they are not approved but will allow them to be connected.

 

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Nice to have this latest feature. Just make sure you get good cables. Has anyone tried a brand that they find "questionable" in quality?