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Virtual Connect-Fibre Channel and AJ718A / AJ716B transceivers

 
chuckk281
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Virtual Connect-Fibre Channel and AJ718A / AJ716B transceivers

Josef was working a customer issue:

 

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Our customer claims, that SFP+ module AJ718A is not working in VC-FC 24-port (p/n 466482-B21).

FW revisions :

OA: 4.01

VC-FC: 1.10

VC-FlexFabric: 4.10

 

AJ716B

HP 8Gb Shortwave B-series FC SFP+ 1 Pack

AJ718A

HP 8Gb   Short Wave FC SFP+ 1 Pack

 

According to QuickSpecs – AJ718A is supported on 20-port VC-FC and VC-FlexFabric 24-port module

No mention about AJ718A for VC-FC 24-port.

 

It means, the AJ718A is not supported in VC-FC 24-port module…

But (technical question) – is there any reason for this behavior?

Are VC-FC 20-port / 24-port so different, that one module supports AJ718A and the other one doesn’t?

 

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Input from Dan and Mark:

 

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B-series = Brocade.

 

20 Port and FlexFabric use a QLogic chipset under the hood

24 Port uses a Brocade chipset

 

It’s been this way since day 1.. Brocade under the hood supports B-Series SFPs.

 

The same applies to the Brocade 8/24c FC modules

http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/13084_div/13084_div.pdf

 

The VC-FC8/20 and VC FlexFabric are QLogic-based and do not have the restriction.

 

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