I have customer of mine who currently has the HP C7000 . Each of the blades within the chassis have FCOE cards and we wanted use this to cards to connect to the 10Gbe infrastructure for the SAN.
My questions are the following ?
1. Can we connect the FCOE cards directly to the 10Gbe switches does it require DCB capabilities if we are only using 10Gb functionality ?
2. My suggestion was to purchase 10Gbe switches rather than pass thru modules or virtual connect , any recommendation in terms of 10Gbe switches on the hp side that are compatible with nimble and don't have issues.
Output from the blade server ...
HP 1Gb Ethernet Pass-Thru Module for c-Class BladeSystem
ProLiant BL685c G7
CPU and Memory Information CPU 1 AMD Opteron(TM) Processor 6238 (12 Cores)
CPU 2 AMD Opteron(TM) Processor 6238 (12 Cores)
CPU 3 AMD Opteron(TM) Processor 6238 (12 Cores)
CPU 4 AMD Opteron(TM) Processor 6238 (12 Cores)
Memory 131072 MB
FlexFabric Embedded Ethernet
Ethernet (NIC 1) LOM:1-a 28:92:4A:2C:A4:7A
iSCSI HBA (iSCSI 1) LOM:1-b 28:92:4A:2C:A4:7B
FCoE HBA LOM:1-b 10:00:28:92:4A:2C:A4:7B
Ethernet (NIC 2) LOM:2-a 28:92:4A:2C:A4:7E
iSCSI HBA (iSCSI 2) LOM:2-b 28:92:4A:2C:A4:7F