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Gen9 blade support for older interconnects

 
chuckk281
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Gen9 blade support for older interconnects

A VIrtual Connect (VC) support question from Greg:

 

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BladeSystem support question:

 

Customer is looking to purchase BL460Gen9 with FC mez cards.  Only choice is 16Gb cards.  Want to use with 8Gb 20 port FC module/interconnect.

 

My research says that the 16Gb FC mez cards support 16 and 8Gb but customer was told (by HP) that it is not.

 

Any suggestions, or insight on Gen9 support for older technologies?  Support Matrices?

 

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Reply from Andrew:

 

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From the LPe1605 Quicspec:

 

Page 6:

“Compatible with 8Gb and 16Gb HP BladeSystem c-Class Fibre Channel switches and Virtual Connect Modules”

The only Virtual Connect FC modules we ship today are 8Gb.

 

http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=c04315132

 

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And from Eirik:

 

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The Gen9 states Lpe1605 and QMH2672

 

The LPE1605 quickspecs state :

 

http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=c04315132

 

16/8/4 Gb external Switches and Directors

Compatible with external Fibre Channel switches including HP and third party vendors including

Cisco and Brocade

Compatible with 8Gb and 16Gb HP BladeSystem c-Class Fibre Channel switches and Virtual Connect

Modules

 

The QMH2672 quickspecs state :

 

 

http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=c04135539

 

16/8/4 Gb Switches and Directors

Compatible with external Fibre Channel switches including HP and third party vendors including

Cisco and Brocade

Compatible with 8Gb and 16Gb HP BladeSystem c-Class Fibre Channel switches and Virtual Connect

Modules

 

However the quickspecs for the 20port FC module does not mention Gen8\Gen9, but this can be a delay in the quickspecs perhaps ?

 

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