11-11-2017 01:57 PM
A customer has some 8Gb FC switch in place. Now we are selling an HPE BladeSystem with 16Gb Brocade FC switch (and SFP 16 Gb).
Can I today attach the new BladeSystem (using SFP 16Gb) to the current switch fabric (populated with SFP 8Gb) runing at 8Gb??
What I 'd like is that the new SFP negotiate down to 8 Gb today, and, in the future, when the customer upgrade their switches to a newer 16Gb type, I could use this same SFP at 16Gb.
Is this possible?
Do we need a special SFP+ for that? Any advice?