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MSA2040 Direct Attached FC - Move 1 Server to other room using single mode fiber

 
JorisS
Occasional Advisor

MSA2040 Direct Attached FC - Move 1 Server to other room using single mode fiber

Dear,

We are currently running a small dual Server<>SAN VMware system in a single rack.

These are the components:

 

SAN: 1x K2R80A               HP MSA 2040 ES SAN DC SFF Storage

Server: 2x 752689-B21   HP DL380 Gen9 E5-2650v3 Perf WW Svr

Server HBA: 4x QW971A              HP SN1000Q 16Gb 1P FC HBA

SAN => Server cable: 4x AJ835A               HP 2m Multi-mode OM3 LC/LC FC Cable

Transceivers: 1x C8R24A HP MSA 2040 16Gb SW FC SFP 4 Pk

 

Now, we want to move 1 server to another location using a single mode fiber connection, 500 metres away. The current interfaces are setup at 8Gb/s and we want to keep it that way. Is it possible to purchase single mode SFP modules for the MSA2040 and the server? Is it possible to mix single and multimode SFP modules in the MSA2040? Or do we need to install redundant fiber switches to convert from multimode to single mode just for this 1 dual connection?

 

Best Regards,

 

Joris