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Tim Hall has done it again! He has just released the 2nd edition of "Max Power".
Rather than get into details here, I urge you to check out this announcement post.
It's a massive upgrade, and well worth checking out. -E

 

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Thread: HPE DL360 Gen9

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    Default HPE DL360 Gen9

    We've been running these Open Servers with no issues - however I'm now required to look at adding 10GB capacity.
    The HCL lists this as an valid add-on PCI card : https://www.checkpoint.com/support-s...60sfp-adapter/

    However since I've used all my available PCI-E slots - the FlexibleLOM module (bottom left) is what I have available for expansion.
    I can buy the same network card in the 560SFP+ chipset in this format, but it's not listed on the HCL.

    Has anyone used HPE servers with FlexibleLOM modules with success or not?
    In this case: https://h20195.www2.hpe.com/v2/GetPD.../c04111435.pdf

    Thanks,
    John
    Last edited by johna8; 2 Weeks Ago at 17:41.

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    Default Re: HPE DL360 Gen9

    The "FlexibleLOM" slot is just a PCI slot with a non-standard connector. The cards I have seen for it use the same chips as the same-name ordinary PCIe cards. As long as you can return them if they don't work, I would go for it.

    Of course, you can also get a Mellanox dual-port 40g PCIe card for about $1k. That could free up some of your PCIe slots.
    Zimmie

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    Default Re: HPE DL360 Gen9

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob_Zimmerman View Post
    The "FlexibleLOM" slot is just a PCI slot with a non-standard connector. The cards I have seen for it use the same chips as the same-name ordinary PCIe cards. As long as you can return them if they don't work, I would go for it.

    Of course, you can also get a Mellanox dual-port 40g PCIe card for about $1k. That could free up some of your PCIe slots.
    Thanks - yes they are the same chip as listed on the HCL - just not the part number itself given it's an different SKU item.
    I was just hoping to hear from any real scenarios with people sitting just outside what the HCL mentions that's all.

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    Default Re: HPE DL360 Gen9

    All Check Point cares about is the cardís PCI ID. If it uses the same chip, itís the same card, regardless of the physical connector. Thatís how Check Point themselves get away with using weird, proprietary slots on their junky ďappliancesĒ.
    Zimmie

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    Default Re: HPE DL360 Gen9

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob_Zimmerman View Post
    All Check Point cares about is the cardís PCI ID. If it uses the same chip, itís the same card, regardless of the physical connector. Thatís how Check Point themselves get away with using weird, proprietary slots on their junky ďappliancesĒ.
    Thanks Bob for the input - will get my hands on one of the modules to give it a go.

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