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HP - Cisco Compatibility

HP - Cisco Compatibilit
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HP - Cisco Compatibility

Can anyone tell me if Cisco SFP+ 10Gig copper twinax cables work with the HP Lefthand SAN ?

Do the HP C7000s still require the HP direct attach cables, or will they support the Cisco cables?

Bobby Grewal



P.S. This thread has beenmoved from Storage Area Networks (SAN) (Enterprise) to HP StoreVirtual Storage / LeftHand. - Hp Forum Moderator

Johan Guldmyr
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Re: HP - Cisco Compatibility


On question 1) Is that a HP P4000 G1 or G2?

G2 quickspecs:

For G2 it looks like the first one with 10Gb ports is the P4800 G2.

You can also upgrade.
INCLUDED. For supported cables & connectors, please reference the NC550SFP
QuickSpecs at:

This mentions both copper and fibre SFP+ cables. As long as the cable meets the requirement for 10GbE I don't see why it shouldn't work.

2) What do you mean? The quickspecs says that direct attach cables are copper. And anyway, each blade does not have a cable going directly to it. You put the cable in the back of the c7000 chassi. You will need a blade or mezzanine card that supports 10GbE and an interconnect module at the back of the c7000.
Michael Leu
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Re: HP - Cisco Compatibility

2) Cisco 10gig copper DAC cables with Virtual Connect Flex-10 here. I never found a official statement, but it works...