SFP pack

 
anand narine
Occasional Advisor

SFP pack

What is the SFP pack ? I've seen this as an option to purchase when configuring the MSA2312fc solution. Is it required to connect host servers to the switch fabric ?
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Víctor Cespón
Honored Contributor

Re: SFP pack

A SFP is a device converting from optical to electrical signal. It's needed to connect devices to SAN switches.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_form-factor_pluggable_transceiver
anand narine
Occasional Advisor

Re: SFP pack

I was only going to purchase lc-lc fibre cables for connecting hosts to the fibre switch. Do I need to buy sfp's for all hosts too ?
Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: SFP pack

No, the transceiver is part of the adapter.

I've looked into the MSA2312fc's quickspecs from january, but could not find the term 'SFP pack'. Can you show a reference or give a bit more context - maybe something else than a simple transceiver is meant.
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Sheldon Smith
HPE Pro

Re: SFP pack

I assume it is simply a sales option. It's a bundle of SFPs, presumably slightly less expensive than if you ordered that many individually. I'm guessing there are (4? 8? 10?) in a pack.
(A part number would have helped.)

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anand narine
Occasional Advisor

Re: SFP pack

I beleive the SFP's are only for the fibre switch ?
Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: SFP pack

*which* SFPs ??
We can't read your mind !!
Give us a part number !!!
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anand narine
Occasional Advisor

Re: SFP pack

HP StorageWorks 8Gb Short Wave Fibre Channel SFP+ 1 Pack(AJ718A)
Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: SFP pack

Good. That is one little box containing one SFP for one switch port.
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