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N4032F switch and EMC VNX 5400 connectivity

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Currently have Dell R720 servers connected to N4032F with Dell twinax cables and

Dell EqualLogic 6210 SAN's connected to N4032F with Dell twinax cables.

Want to connect EMC VNX 5400 ( has SFP+ ports  with Fiber GBIC's )

Can I just remove the GBIC's from the EMC VNX and connect it with Twinax cable or do I need to put GBIC's in N4032F and connect them with Fiber??

Or do I need something else?? EMC asked if Dell stuff does active/active on their ports??

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jdaniel11127
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RE: N4032F switch and EMC VNX 5400 connectivity

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A Finisar FTLX8571D3BNL works for connecting Dell N4032F to a EMC VNX or Data Domain

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RE: N4032F switch and EMC VNX 5400 connectivity

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The following EMC white paper specifically says. "Supports SFP+ and Active TwinAx cables only (Passive TwinAx cables not supported)"

http://bit.ly/1Vurfxu

However Dell's SFP+ DACs are all passive. Meaning the DAC will not work for the connection between the EMC and N4032F.

Daniel Covey
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jdaniel11127
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RE: N4032F switch and EMC VNX 5400 connectivity

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So, can I use a 10g Fiber GBIC in the N4032F  and connect them that way?

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RE: N4032F switch and EMC VNX 5400 connectivity

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I don't see why not. Here are some part numbers for the N4032F.

10GBASE-SR, is part number RK0CX.

10GBASE-LR, is part number 7002X.

10GBASE-LRM, is part number H8DRR.

10GBASE-ER, is part number 194JN.

I do not know what the corresponding part  numbers are for the VNX5400.

Daniel Covey
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jdaniel11127
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RE: N4032F switch and EMC VNX 5400 connectivity

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A Finisar FTLX8571D3BNL works for connecting Dell N4032F to a EMC VNX or Data Domain

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RE: N4032F switch and EMC VNX 5400 connectivity

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Thanks for the update, glad to hear you found a transceiver that works for this setup.

Daniel Covey
Dell EMC| Enterprise Support Services
Get support on Twitter:@DellCaresPRO
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