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Equipment selection for network fc cards

 
kamil_drywa
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Equipment selection for network fc cards

Hello, i'm the new one on this community and fiber connections, but i've little problem with equipment selection, namely - i've got a couple network cards for my HPE DL380p gen8 SFF - 530FLR 649869-001, HP NC523SFP and EMULEX OCE11102 49Y7942. Which transceivers, cables and switches i need to connect my server with Internet through thoese cards? Can i count on your help? 

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Ivan_B
HPE Pro

Re: Equipment selection for network fc cards

Hi @kamil_drywa !

All three NICs have SFP+ connectors, but we have MANY switches that have SFP+ ports, you really need to choose the exact model by yourself. My advice - stick to switches that have SFP+ ports. And for the Internet connection you may need a router as well or at least some device that will do NAT for you, as our switches do not have that capability - neither ArubaOS nor Comware nor even ArubaOS-CX.

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kamil_drywa
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Re: Equipment selection for network fc cards

I am thinking about future network expansion, so it would be nice if the switch had at least 24 sfp+ ports, but I wouldn't want to spend too much money on it. 

kamil_drywa
New Member

Re: Equipment selection for network fc cards

Let me add that I have a machine with the PfSense system installed that organizes NAT in my network. Maybe I could install one sfp+ card in the PCIe slot to connect it to the switch? I checked the version of PfSense that has drivers for the above-mentioned cards.

Ivan_B
HPE Pro

Re: Equipment selection for network fc cards

Ok, so pFsense is a perfect router and firewall, so it will play the role of Internet gateway with no issues.

I would check following products:

Aruba 3810M 24SFP+ 250W Switch (JL430A)
Aruba CX 6300M 24-port SFP+ and 4-port SFP56 Switch (JL658A)

If you don't need all 24 ports to be SFP+, then it's much easier, just check for available options here - https://www.arubanetworks.com/products/switches/access/

 

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kamil_drywa
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Re: Equipment selection for network fc cards

Ok, thank you very much, i'll definitely check these solutions! But there is also the issue of transceivers and optical cables or DACs to connect devices

Ivan_B
HPE Pro

Re: Equipment selection for network fc cards

I couldn't find anything about that Emulex card, maybe you need to ask about it in Server's forum, but for the rest two here are specifications with compatible transceivers:

https://h20195.www2.hpe.com/v2/getdocument.aspx?docname=c04111574
https://h20195.www2.hpe.com/v2/getdocument.aspx?docname=c04111479

Hope this helps!

 

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