Can you connect a normal server (w/1gb NIC) to a fabric interconnect? As far as I understand it, the only possible way would be to configure an uplink port (which gets created as a trunk) which would require the server NIC to also be in trunk mode, which I don't want to do. Appliance ports are only for direct connect NFS storage and Server ports are 10gb only (used mainly for connecting to a UCS chassis).
I have a general Dell server in the same rack as our UCS environment and I don't want to have to run a cable to an adjacent rack if possible. The only situation I can find where you would connect a non-blade to the FIs would be a C-Series standalone server, which uses an Uplink port on the FI.
Just wondering if anyone has used their FIs in this way.