Ethernet Fabric (VDX, CNA)

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New Contributor
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎02-02-2012

100 Mbit on VDX6740T-1G

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I found this in the nos 4.1.1 release notes

 

100 Mbit support for point to point Management server connection on VDX6740T-1G 

 

Someone have done some tests with 100BaseT connexion on this switch?

 

I didn't receive this new switch yet, but I have to know what that mean (point to point Management server).

 

We have iLO cards, NTP server and some other old stuff.

 

Thank you any information about this!

 

 

Frequent Contributor
Posts: 144
Registered: ‎11-07-2013

Re: 100 Mbit on VDX6740T-1G

Hi martinl,

   I have read that section of the release notes. 

 

   It is saying by way of P2P (point 2 point link) that a server can be connected directly on the VDX at 100mb.  It also states that you cannot connect a switch/hus in between the server and the port.

 

   So connecting NTP, iLo and other basic IPv4 servers is fine.  However the port will not act like a Ethernet Fabric port only a standard ethernet port.

 

Thanks

Michael.

Thanks
Michael
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Posts: 30
Registered: ‎12-13-2010

Re: 100 Mbit on VDX6740T-1G

Hi Michael,

 

are you sure that the Switch can operate at 100M? I had a similar pitfall with our VDX6710s which don't support 100M.

 

Gerald

Frequent Contributor
Posts: 144
Registered: ‎11-07-2013

Re: 100 Mbit on VDX6740T-1G

Hi Gerald,

   The following line quoted from the release notes on page 13. "100 Mbit support for point to point Management server connection on VDX6740T-1G"

 

    So I am sure that is supported now.

 

Thanks

Michael.

Thanks
Michael
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Posts: 20
Registered: ‎02-13-2013

Re: 100 Mbit on VDX6740T-1G

Hi

I did 100M P2P connectivity tests on Draco-T (6740T-1G).

Works.

 

But still better idea was put ICX6430/ICX6450 into the rack just for OOB purposes.

 

 

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