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Fiber Card for Server

Please advise if it is possible to add a fiber card to a HP server and connect it via fiber optic to an Ethernet switch e.g. (cisco 5548 Nexus) and it’s a different card as fiber channel card connecting server to a SAN.
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Zephyr ICTCloud ArchitectCommented:
There are such HP branded devices (as others as well probably)  yes, the one you're looking for is most likely a Converged network card like this.

Converged cards like that can be used for Storage or normal network use.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
I assume you mean here an ethernet connection, via fibre and/or a fibre channel card for a SAN.

Yes, you can connect a HP Server via fibre ethernet cable, at 10MBps, 100Mbps, 1GBps or 10GBps to a Cisco switch, and it could be a different card, than a Host Bus Adaptor which you connect to a SAN.
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ciscosuppAuthor Commented:
Thanks
If I buy a HP converged network card with SFP+ ports and I want to connect it to a SAN I have to buy FC SFP’s and when I want to connect it to a Ethernet switch I can use normal multi-mode sfp’s
Is this correct.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
That is correct.

But your Cisco switch is also compatible with SFP+ ports in the network card.

You can check the datasheet for support information

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/switches/nexus-5000-series-switches/data_sheet_c78-618603.html
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