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jacinto1m
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Interconnecting Nexus 5k with DELL Broadcom NetXtreme II 57711 NIC

Hi,

Our customer wants now to buy a Nexus 5000 and the:


DELL Broadcom NetXtreme II 57711 Network Interface Card


http://www.dell.com/us/enterprise/p/broadcom-netxtremeii-57711/pd

and


DELL 10GbE SR SFP+ Transceiver for Broadcom 10GbE Dual Port Server Adapter - Kit


http://accessories.euro.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=za&l=en&s=gen&sku=407-10356



They have some Dell servers will have the Broadcom card with the DELL SFP+ transceivers and will be connected to a Cisco Nexus 5000 switch that will have SR SFP+ transceivers.


Now my question is:


Will there be any compatibility issue between the DELL SR SFP+ transceivers and the Cisco SR SFP+ transceivers (SFP-10G-SR (10GBASE-SR SFP Module))?

The reason I am asking this is because I found the below threat that talks about compatibility issues with the Broadcom NetXtreme II 57711 Network Interface Card:

https://supportforums.cisco.com/message/3189099#3189099

Could anybody please confirm?

In theory if both the servers and the Nexus will have SR SFP+ transceivers shouldn't be a problem, it doesn't matter that the SR SFP+ transceivers are one DELL branded and another one Cisco branded, right?

Any help regarding this is very appreciated.

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Vincent La Bua
Cisco Employee

I was actually working on a system, c-series, with this Broadcom card connected to a nexus 5000 and it was working just fine.

HTH

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