10Gb Cisco Switch for HP c7000 Enclosure?

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Sep 20th, 2011


We currently use the Cisco 3020 blade switch in our HP c7000 enclosures.  We have been hoping for a 10Gb version of the 3020.  I have heard rumors of an announcement this Fall, but no official word on that.  Will it ever be a reality?



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Correct Answer by Leo Laohoo about 4 years 11 months ago

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Cisco Nexus B22 Blade Fabric Extender for HP

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Justin Holland Wed, 09/21/2011 - 08:33

Yes, the 3120 will allow for 10Gb back to the core.  But still offers only 1Gb to each blade server.

I am hoping Cisco will offer the next generation of this, with 10Gb to each blade server within the chassis.

Any Cisco moderators here who can float this question up?



Robert Burns Wed, 09/21/2011 - 09:15

Unfortunately is not just up to Cisco.  We had an offering the Nexus 4000 (10G switch for blade access) for both IBM and HP Chassis.  HP decided to drop this product for whatever reasons... 

There is a FEX coming for the HP Chassis.  If I can dig up some public available details I'll let post them in this thread.



Leo Laohoo Wed, 09/21/2011 - 15:19
HP decided to drop this product for whatever reasons...

Let me hazard a guess ... UCS? 

tiwang Thu, 09/22/2011 - 02:27

had a similary problem with Dell blades - we are using 10Gbps pass-through modules instead and then into a nx5k

asanl Tue, 09/27/2011 - 12:06

Yeah, just came out.

Google search for the HP Cisco Fex, part 641146-B21

Surya ARBY Sun, 10/02/2011 - 12:01

There are strong rumours around the HP certification fr nexus 4000 coming soon.

Your HP SEs should communicate around that if you ask them the question.

Justin Holland Wed, 10/26/2011 - 12:02

Sigh....   Yes, looks like the B22HP would meet our needs.  UNFORTUNATELY, we just bought the Nexus 7000 - not the 5000.

Thanks for all the replies.


Surya ARBY Wed, 10/26/2011 - 12:31

The B22HP will probably be supported some day on the 7000 (it's only a 2000). Ask your Cisco SE for more details.


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