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Virtual Connect FlexFabric Connection to Cisco MDS 9140 SAN Switch

chuckk281
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Virtual Connect FlexFabric Connection to Cisco MDS 9140 SAN Switch

Mike had a VC FlexFabric question:

 

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I have a customer who is attempting to connect port 1 of a VC FlexFabric module using a 4GB SFP  (part A7446B) to a Cisco 9140 running at 2GBs.  NPIV is enabled on the Cisco and they don’t get any link lights on either  side.  Different fiber cables and SFP modules were tried without success.  Any help is appreciated.

 

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Terri responded:

 

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Michael,

 

VC FlexFabric when connecting to a Cisco MDS switch requires MDS NX-OS 4.2.3 or higher. The MDS 9140 switch does not support NX-OS 4, it only supports up through 3.x.

 

So the MDS 9140 or any Cisco MDS switch not supporting NX-OS 4 does not work with Virtual Connect FlexFabric.

 

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Any other comments or suggestions?