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10Gb ports

  • 10 August 2018
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I’m currently installing a Nutanix NX-1465 with a ESX03 module.
Does this module support 10Gb or is it a 1Gb port?

I’m trying to figure out if I should a use copper cable or a fiber cable.
Since the copper cable limits me to 1Gb and the fiber cable transfers data up to 10Gb.

What is the pinout information for the 10Gb port if I use a copper cable?

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Joseph,

Before proceeding - is this a 1465-G6? Also - what do you mean by ESX03 in your question?

The NX-1465-G6 has a number of connectivity options. If you have another model then we'll have to start over with a different spec sheet;)

https://www.nutanix.com/products/hardware-platforms/

LOM: 2x 10GbBase-T, 1x 1GbE IPMI
Add-on: 1x Dual-Port 10GbE SFP+ or 1x Quad-Port 10GbE SFP+ or 1x Dual-Port 10GBase-T

If you have the SFP+ add-on card installed, then you can use a compatible SFP+ adapter or even DAC cable. This can be copper or or passive fiber and supports 10G.

If you have the 10GbBase-T adapter this is an RJ-45 connection that does support 10 gigabit speeds. You just need Cat-6 cable (for up to 55 meters) or Cat-6a cable (for up to 100 meters).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/10_Gigabit_Ethernet#10GBASE-T

You can use either a T568B or T568A pinout, as long as the pinout is the same on both ends (IE a straight-through cable).

Hope this info helps!

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