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Length of FC fibre leads between controller and switch in EVA8100

 
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Andrew Lorenc
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Length of FC fibre leads between controller and switch in EVA8100

We would like to mount the FC switches in a separate rack 20m away. Is there any restriction on the length of the fibre drop leads between the controllers and the Brocade switches in the EVA8100, other then the normal limitation on the fibre?
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James Muell
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Re: Length of FC fibre leads between controller and switch in EVA8100

--175 meters for Multimode 62.5 micron fibre cable
--500 meters for Multimode 50. micron
Uwe Zessin
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Re: Length of FC fibre leads between controller and switch in EVA8100

> --500 meters for Multimode 50. micron

That is the length for a one GigaBit link, but the 8100 reqires 2 or 4 GigaBit on the host ports.

I have not seen any EVA-special requirements on the links; you should be fine with 20 meter cables.
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