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Nexus 5596UP help

Im ordering Nexus 5596UP with N55-M16UP

The Cisco Nexus 5596UP switch has three slots that can be used for the following optional expansion modules:

16-port Universal (Fibre Channel and Ethernet) GEM (N55-M16UP) that provides 8-, 4-, 2-, or 1-Gbps Fibre Channel and 1- or 10-Gigabit Ethernet ports.

i need help understanding this part  provides 8-, 4-, 2-, or 1-Gbps Fibre Channel and 1- or 10-Gigabit Ethernet ports.

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Nexus 5596UP help

To different cards:

the first one comes with 8 FC and 8 Ethernet and the second card is unified, which means Ethernet or FC for all 16 ports

N55-M8P8FP(=)

8-port FC (8/4/2/1G) + 8-port Eth/FCoE Module

notice 8/4/2 above

N55-M16UP(=)

16-port Unified Port Expansion Module

HTH

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Nexus 5596UP help

but for the N55-M16UP its either i'll be using FC for the 16 ports or ethernet/FCoE , i cant be using ports for FC and others for ethernet/FCoE

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