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HP 8Gb Short Wave Fibre Channel SFP+ (AJ718A) incompatible with Brocade DS-5100b switch?

 
André007
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HP 8Gb Short Wave Fibre Channel SFP+ (AJ718A) incompatible with Brocade DS-5100b switch?

I'm having trouble connecting my VC FlexFabric to my Brocade DS-5100b SAN switch.

On the VCM I get "Disabled - Incompatible" at the SFP status.

 

Is there compatibility issues with the specific SFP (AJ718A) with the switch?

Do I have to use the other type SFP (HP 8Gb Shortwave B-series Fibre Channel SFP+ AJ716B) to get this resolved?

 

I do have 8GB SFP+ GBICs in my SAN switch, so that is not the problem.

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BastiaanVisee
Occasional Contributor

Re: HP 8Gb Short Wave Fibre Channel SFP+ (AJ718A) incompatible with Brocade DS-5100b switch?

It should work as far as I can see. We use exactly the same GBICs in our blades and SAN switches (connected to a 3Par). We also use the A series in our VirtualConnect, so either way, it should work.

 

Have you tried upgrading all the firmwares? VFlex, OA, SAN switch etc.?

 

-little correctie, we use the 716A ones in our VirtualConnect, I can't physically inspect the VFlex ones, but I assume they are the same. I'm still thinking firmware issues :)