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Occasional Contributor
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎05-05-2010

BRC 5100 - 1Gbit HBA

Hi,

we are redesigning a site and now there`s a question about 5100 switches. Is it possible to connect a 1Gbit HBA to a 8Gbit switch port or does it have to be minimum a 2Gbit HBA?!

Regards,

Andreas

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Posts: 53
Registered: ‎06-24-2009

Re: BRC 5100 - 1Gbit HBA

Andreas,

According to the data sheet for the 5100, it supports 1, 2, 4 and 8 Gbs port speeds, including auto-negotiation.

Cheers,

Alastair

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Posts: 644
Registered: ‎03-01-2007

Re: BRC 5100 - 1Gbit HBA

You need in order to Connect 1G Device such HBA / Array etc., 4G SFP, because 8G SFP can only work for 8, 4, and 2G Devices.

Frequent Contributor
Posts: 76
Registered: ‎02-13-2010

Re: BRC 5100 - 1Gbit HBA

abba-systems is right, you need a 4GB SFP because the SFP+ only supports 2,4,8 GB speed. Check your SFPs with the "sfpshow" command.

Cheers

Occasional Contributor
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎05-05-2010

Re: BRC 5100 - 1Gbit HBA

THX for your input.

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