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HP Transceivers

Hi, can someone confirm the compatibilty of HP StorageWorks 4 Gb Short Wave Single Pack SFP Transceiver (A7446B) with the Brocade SAN Switch 300?

Thanks in advance.

Rui

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Registered: ‎04-12-2010

Re: HP Transceivers

Hello Rui,

in Brocade 8 Gbit switches like the 300 you can only insert Brocade branded SFPs.

Other SFPs will fail.

Brocade offers its own 4 Gbit short wave sfps.

Partnumber:

57-1000013-01

I hope this helps.

Andreas

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Registered: ‎12-30-2009

Re: HP Transceivers

On http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/13042_div/13042_div.html (HP version of the B300) you'll find that following SFP's are supported

Optical Transceivers
HP 8Gb Short Wave B-Series FC SFP+ 1 Pack
AJ716A
Distance- MaximumOM2 CableOM3 CablePremierFlex Cable
8Gb performance:50 meters150 meters150 meters
4Gb performance:150 meters380 meters380 meters
2Gb performance:300 meters500 meters500 meters

HP 8Gb Long Wave B-series 10km FC SFP+ 1        PackAJ717A
HP 8Gb Long Wave B-Series 25km FC SFP+ 1        PackAW538A
HP 4Gb Short Wave B-Series FC SFP 1 Pack
AJ715A
Distance- MaximumOM2 CableOM3 CablePremierFlex Cable
4Gb performance:150 meters380 meters380 meters
2Gb performance:300 meters500 meters500 meters
1Gb performance:500 meters860 meters860 meters
HP 4Gb Long Wave B-Series FC SFP 1 Pack -        10kmAK870A
HP 4Gb Long Wave B-Series FC SFP 1 Pack -        30kmAN211A

Answer would be NO, A7446B is not supported

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Registered: ‎02-17-2011

Re: HP Transceivers

Hi Dion,

What  you saying is even if the transceiver that Rui posted here isn't  compatible with Brocade 300, the ones you post on this HP table are  compatible?

About  the info that only Brocade transceivers work on the Brocade 300 switch I  don't think its 100% accurate, as I already used a Cisco transceiver on  a Brocade 300 switch.

One  other question, does the transceiver have to be the same speed has the  servers HBA? For example can we mix 8Gb Server HBA with 4Gb Transceivers  on Brocade 300?

Thanks for your help

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Registered: ‎12-30-2009

Re: HP Transceivers

Hi Dion,

What   you saying is even if the transceiver that Rui posted here isn't   compatible with Brocade 300, the ones you post on this HP table are   compatible?

That's whats the quick specs sheets tells me, so YES

About   the info that only Brocade transceivers work on the Brocade 300 switch  I  don't think its 100% accurate, as I already used a Cisco transceiver  on  a Brocade 300 switch.

But working and supported is a different matter

One   other question, does the transceiver have to be the same speed has the   servers HBA? For example can we mix 8Gb Server HBA with 4Gb  Transceivers  on Brocade 300?

Thanks for your help

Yes you can mix speeds.
Keep in mind that
-4G SFPs do 1,2 and 4G
while
-8G SFPs do 2,4,8.

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