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.
ciscosuppAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

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.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
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.
0
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.
0
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
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
VMware

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.