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MDS9000 (DS-C9124) and Apple XServe/RAID problem.

Hi all.

Im new at this so be gentle plz. :)

We want to connect some servers and raid with fiber channel-network. So we bought this switch to do the job.

When we connect all together nothing works. Im getting this error: sfpVendorNotSupported

I cant figure out why it doesnt work. If i connect the server with raid it works flawlessly.

Any help apreciated.

thx

p

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Re: MDS9000 (DS-C9124) and Apple XServe/RAID problem.

I have seen that error before and it is generally associated with non Cisco "certified" SFP's. You would get that message when you hovered over the port with the mouse. HP sold us some switches and tried putting in some Brocade SFP's because they had some in stock. Once they put the right ones it, is worked.

There are only a handful of vendor SFP's around for servers and storage and you should not try to use them in the Cisco switches.

Where did your SFP's come from? If they came with the switch, thats another story.

Stephen

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Re: MDS9000 (DS-C9124) and Apple XServe/RAID problem.

Many thanks for the reply Stephen.

As you pointed out, the SFP's (that came with Apples fibrecannel-card) won't work with Cisco. I have to get "real" SFP's that work with Cisco AND APPLE's Fiber-card. How i check for compability i don't know right now.

thx for helping out.

p

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Re: MDS9000 (DS-C9124) and Apple XServe/RAID problem.

Hi,

Why are you plugging in SFP's that came with the apple cards into your switch and visa versa?

Community Member

Re: MDS9000 (DS-C9124) and Apple XServe/RAID problem.

Hi again.

Yes, to me that was very logic, just like ethernet that should work fine.

As it turns out we didn't get the modules when the cisco-switch was delivered. I just learned that we should have been given 8 modules of some kind to use on the cisco switch?

p

Community Member

Re: MDS9000 (DS-C9124) and Apple XServe/RAID problem.

Not all SFP's are the same no matter how hard vendors try to convince that they are. HP were not impressed to find out that the Brocade SFP's would not work in the Cisco switches. I bet they tried to do it on the cheap.

Stephen

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Re: MDS9000 (DS-C9124) and Apple XServe/RAID problem.

Yes, i just learned it the hard way, : ) it was to easy to be true. So ppl: don't just listen to the selling guy..

: )

p

Community Member

Re: MDS9000 (DS-C9124) and Apple XServe/RAID problem.

Just on a hunch have you removed the SFP and plugged them back in? I've received some line cards and got this message in the past. removing and reseating the SFP fixed the problem for *most* of these messages.

Community Member

Re: MDS9000 (DS-C9124) and Apple XServe/RAID problem.

Hi M.

Thx for the tip, i did try it but it didn't do any good im afraid.

Regards.

p

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