out of band management gear

Jamie Bowden jamie at photon.com
Mon Feb 24 14:16:11 UTC 2014

> From: Vinny_Abello at Dell.com [mailto:Vinny_Abello at Dell.com]
> Just ran into that exact problem with Cisco Nexus 2232TM-E FEX's. They only
> do 10Gb/1Gb and won't step down to 100Mb. Couldn't connect some newer
> gear's Ethernet management ports to the management network as a result
> and have to get a different model FEX like the 2248TP-E just for that. The
> devices in question are current generation too and only support 100Mb for
> the management ports. My question was less about why the 2232TM-E's
> couldn't step down to 100Mb, but rather why in this day and age do we have
> something that doesn't do 1Gb, even on a management port?

It's not just you guys at Dell.  HP are still doing the same thing with iLO ports (for dedicated iLO ports anyway, shared ports (which are a whole new level of WTF were you thinking?) are normally 1gb and will operate just fine at that connection rate).


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