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HBAs for Cisco C220 M3 connection with NetApp FAS2200 SAS interface

Hello, does anyone know if the Cisco C220 M3 rack servers can take a SAS HBA expansion card which will enable them to connect with a FAS2220 SAS 6Gb interface? If so, which is the part number?
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8/22/2022 - Mon
Abhilash

You will get 4Gb, 8Gb and 16Gb HBA cards.
Check the below spec sheet
http://www.cisco.com/c/dam/en/us/products/collateral/servers-unified-computing/ucs-b-series-blade-servers/C220M3_SFF_SpecSheet.pdf

See page number 31 and 32.
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Thank you but these PCI cards seem to be FC, not SAS unfortunately :/

The FAS2220 has SAS 6 GB/s ports built-in and i was hoping I could leverage these, to give us  3x the bandwidth of Etherchannel GbE..

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Thanks andyalder, in our use case the two hosts limit is not a problem because it's a small vmware cluster setup. very interesting info the one you found..

if this doesn't work we will have to use the 2x 4GbE NIC's, and possibly through etherchannel connect them to the 2960 Cisco switch stack...
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Yes I see what you mean, and the Nexus "certified" switches for the flexpods are really driving the price up, so we didnt see the value in this, and we only went for the plain C220 + FAS2220 offering.

Maybe they are doing it with expansion in mind, technically you could have four rack servers in the "medium" flexpod config.

We were thinking about implementing pure NFS for the datastores because it's very reliable with VMware, but we'll see!