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Interconnect CX 6100 & CX 6300 switches with Direct Attach Copper Cable

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  • 1.  Interconnect CX 6100 & CX 6300 switches with Direct Attach Copper Cable

    Posted Sep 26, 2021 10:59 PM
    Hi,

    I would like to know whether CX 6100 SFP+ port are compatible with DAC cable? Because in CX 6100 datasheet, I did not see the DAC mentioned in it.

    thanks
    regards

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  • 2.  RE: Interconnect CX 6100 & CX 6300 switches with Direct Attach Copper Cable

    Posted Sep 27, 2021 02:07 AM
    Hi hinze,

    have a look at this document:

    https://support.hpe.com/hpesc/public/docDisplay?docId=a00028947en_us

    the 6100 and 6300, both support the following DAC cables, J9281B/J9281D, those are the 1m DAC cables. 

    BR
    Florian


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  • 3.  RE: Interconnect CX 6100 & CX 6300 switches with Direct Attach Copper Cable

    Posted Sep 27, 2021 02:29 AM
    Hi Florian,

    the AOS-CX 6100 Series does not support any DAC cable. 


    Thats a bad decision Aruba made.

    greetings,
    Klaus

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  • 4.  RE: Interconnect CX 6100 & CX 6300 switches with Direct Attach Copper Cable

    Posted Sep 27, 2021 03:18 AM
    Hi all, exactly...currently (I would add) - thus as of today with the very latest AOS-CX 10.08.1010 - the Aruba CX 6100 Switch series still does not support any DAC Cable but this restriction - paradoxically - doesn't also mean that you can't try the allow-unsupported-transceiver way since "unsupported" doesn't exactly mean that it doesn't/can't work (exactly like when the Transceiver/DAC is unsupported but recognized by the Switch, that condition doesn't necessarily mean it will work without issues).

    You would give it a try IF you already own an Aruba CX 6100 Switch and a short Aruba DAC to test together (with short I mean less than 5 meters long: so the 1 meter long J9281D or the 3 meters long J9283D <- this restriction is due to the PHY-less architecture of Aruba CX 6100).

    Anyway, as usual, please remember that the usage of unsupported Transceivers/DACs/AOCs is at your risk and may void product support and warranty.

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  • 5.  RE: Interconnect CX 6100 & CX 6300 switches with Direct Attach Copper Cable

    Posted Sep 27, 2021 09:03 AM
    Hi Davide,

    Actually, I am looking for a model to propose to my customer, so I don't have a real machine to test out.
    Yes, I wouldn't propose a solution that might void the warranty. 
    Your input is very helpful :)

    regards


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  • 6.  RE: Interconnect CX 6100 & CX 6300 switches with Direct Attach Copper Cable

    Posted Sep 27, 2021 10:19 AM
    Hi Hinze, I ignore your requirements/restrictions/budget but if your goal is to interconnect an Aruba CX 6300 with another Aruba CX switch model of a lower end series (thus considering the Aruba CX 6000, 6100 or 6200 Switch series) and you need to deploy that interconnection by using 1 meter or 3 meters long DAC cables then I believe that the only viable way is to use a model of the Aruba CX 6200 Switch series...at least considering the current AOS-CX software versions (those versions directly drive what a switch supports in terms of DACs...as example).

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  • 7.  RE: Interconnect CX 6100 & CX 6300 switches with Direct Attach Copper Cable

    Posted Sep 27, 2021 05:31 AM
    correct, it was way to early and my brain was still sleeping :)

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  • 8.  RE: Interconnect CX 6100 & CX 6300 switches with Direct Attach Copper Cable

    Posted Sep 27, 2021 08:58 AM
    Hi Florian,

    No worry :) your response is very much appreciated.

    regards

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  • 9.  RE: Interconnect CX 6100 & CX 6300 switches with Direct Attach Copper Cable

    Posted Sep 27, 2021 08:56 AM
    Hi Klaus,

    Thank you for pointed out the document. Appreciate your response:)

    regards

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  • 10.  RE: Interconnect CX 6100 & CX 6300 switches with Direct Attach Copper Cable

    Posted Oct 11, 2021 11:08 PM
    Hello and welcome  Hinz a

    heres what i found  we look forward to hearing more from you ...


    have a great one...


    Cert Seeker

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRn9DXNPpSg



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