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Brocade 1020 CNA

Hi,

 

I have two CNA-1020 cards. I would like to know if I can connect the two cards together and make them communicate directly with each other without using a Brocade switch. The cards will be installed on a Dell server. Thanks for your help in advance!

 

Here is the brochure for the card:

 

http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/products/pwcnt/en/switch-brocade-1020-specsheet.pdf

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Re: Brocade 1020 CNA

@okcken

 

I don't think you can connect both HBA Point-to-Point without a Switch.

 

you can try to do, without any kind of warranty, but instead to use Optical Transceiver ( SFP ), use Copper Cable and Built-In SFP.

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Re: Brocade 1020 CNA

Thanks, Antonio.

 

Should I use Brocade Copper Cable and Built-In SFP? Will other brands like CISCO work?

 

Because I tried to connect with Cisco copper SFP+ and there was no uplink...

 

Ken

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