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ProLiant Gen8 1000SX NIC option?

Occasional Advisor

ProLiant Gen8 1000SX NIC option?



I have a customer who requires a 1000Base-SX connection for his ProLiant DL380p Gen8 server to connect to a legacy infrastructure.


With prior ProLiant generations the NC373F adapter was available for 1Gb/s Ethernet connections using fibre optics, but that adapter doesn't seem to be supported on Gen8 servers (according to QuickSpecs and supported options matrix).


I couldn't find any other options to provide the server with the required connection. Did I miss something or is there no way to get 1000-SX on a ProLiant Gen8 Rackserver?



It's very important that the server in its entire configuration is fully supported by HP, so a third party adapter is not a viable solution and a media converter will have to be the last resort.



Any thoughts or experience (i.e. with NC373F on gen8 servers) would be much appreciated.





Re: ProLiant Gen8 1000SX NIC option?

Not the cheapest solution, but the easiest is to get the 554 FlexLOM and run it at 1000Mb with a 1000Mb SFP.