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Using direct attach active twinax cables with Nutanix

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Using direct attach active twinax cables with Nutanix

Hi,

 

we are performing a POC at a  customer site and the customer is proposing to connect a 4 nodes

Nutanix NX-3465-G4  to a Cisco Nexus Switch using Cisco Twinax Active cables   7m and 10m long. Cisco code:  

 

mod. SFP-H10GB-ACU7M           

mod. SFP-H10GB-ACU10M         

 

Can we use these cables or there is some compatibility issue?

 

Tks in advance

 

  Stefano

 

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Re: Using direct attach active twinax cables with Nutanix

no problem at all, as long as its SFP+ (which it is) and the switch MFG supports it (which cisco does), we're pretty indifferent in that regard

 

Should be good to go

Jon Kohler | Principal Architect, Nutanix | Nutanix NPX #003, VCDX #116 | @JonKohler
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Re: Using direct attach active twinax cables with Nutanix

no problem at all, as long as its SFP+ (which it is) and the switch MFG supports it (which cisco does), we're pretty indifferent in that regard

 

Should be good to go

Jon Kohler | Principal Architect, Nutanix | Nutanix NPX #003, VCDX #116 | @JonKohler
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Re: Using direct attach active twinax cables with Nutanix

Is there a maximum supported length of twinax cables?  When we started with Nutanix we were given the recommendation to keep to 2M but I don't remember where that recommendation came from.

 

Thanks,

 

James

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Re: Using direct attach active twinax cables with Nutanix

It's all SFP+, so typical standards apply.

 

Up to 10 Meters, but 7 and 10 meter lengths need to be Active twinax

 

1 through 5 meters can be passive.

Jon Kohler | Principal Architect, Nutanix | Nutanix NPX #003, VCDX #116 | @JonKohler
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