What 10G modules are supported on Nutanix?


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Hello All,

Just wonder to learn what 10G modules are supported on Nutanix. SFP+ is supported but is XFP supported? I have a customer who has a switch that supports only XFP, so if I tell them to get XFP module to their switch and SFP+ module to the Nutanix and the modules connect with fiber, would there be any issue in the future about the communication?

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The Nutanix models today support SFP+, but you should be fine connecting SFP+ to XFP over 10GB LC fiber. You will need the SFP+ transceivers on the Nutanix side and the XFP transceivers on the switch side. Not tested, but in theory it should work just fine.
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Any particular manufacturer recommended?
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Might Intel SPF+ will work for all Nutanix models....
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Are you asking about the SFP modules that plug in to the PCI cards or the PCI cards themselves?

For the SFP modules, look at KB2194. Nutanix doesn't maintain a list, just make sure it's compatible with the NIC and upstream switch.


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Yes, I am asking about the SFP modules that plug in to the PCI cards. I have tried many of SFP + whch does not support the box
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A lot of our customers use Cisco and we haven't had issues with their SFPs. FWIW.
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sachin8094 NX does not support XCP AFAIK you can use SFP+ pr BASE-T
for SFP+ to Nutanix I've been using Cisco, Arista, Mellanox. All compatible. Also Mellanox QSFP 40GB to 4x10 GB
Which SFP+ you tried and does not support the box ?
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Team my customer recently acquired NX-3060s G5 with the quad-port 10G NICs, and they are asking if they can use 10BaseT SFP+ modules with this adapter?



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