Feb X 2017 update notes for Visio by DPTPB stencil collection, part 3
40GbE to 4x10GbE breakout cable shapes
With most 40GbE switches there is possibility to split a single 40GbE port to four 10GbE ports by using breakout cable with one QSFP+ connector at one end of the cable and four 10GbE SFP+ connectors at the other end of the cable.
Available both for fiber and direct-attached connectivity. Fiber connection has separate transceivers + a breakout cable with 1x 40G MPO connector / 4x10G LC connectors. DAC cable is a single piece of hardware.
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Feb 10, 2017 update notes for Visio by DPTPB stencil collection, part 1
This is became quite lengthy post or in fact series of posts due to new NetApp AFF A700s platform, which is very different “beast” than any other NetApp AFF / FAS platform:
- First platform with internal disks which is not sharing chassis with existing disk shelf
- Only 40GbE & 32G Fiber Channel ports and adapters
- 10GbE connectivity is only available with 40GbE to 4x10GbE breakout cables.
This in turn required additional new shapes for 40GbE / 32G FC switches (part 2) and 40GbE to 4x10GbE breakout cables (part 3). Sample drawings for NetApp AFF A700s are available in the last post of this series, (part4).
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