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Can I mix gen5 with gen6 in a fabric ?

Hello all,

 

One of our customers currently has 2 fabrics composed of gen5 6505 switches, populated with 16Gb SFP's. He would now like to buy some new G610 switches, filled with 16Gb SFP's as well, and link them to the existing fabrics.Is it supported to mix different generations of switches in the same fabric, and a second question, are the SFP modules compatible between models ? Over time he would like to phase out 1 or 2 switches, and re-use the SFP's in the new G610's

 

Many thanks for your thoughts on this,

 

Best regards,

 

gerrit 

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Re: Can I mix gen5 with gen6 in a fabric ?

@gmalego

 

yes.

 

Gen5 also 6505 required min. FOS 7.3.1a in order to ISL / join a Fabric to Gen6 Plattforms

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Re: Can I mix gen5 with gen6 in a fabric ?

Thanks for the swift reply Antonio ! Much appreciated !

 

Best regards,

 

Gerrit

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