Recommended cabling specifications

The following table provides information on the cabling specifications that have been validated as part of a blueprint, reason to consider them, and customization options.
Validated Configuration Blueprint Design Consideration Customization Option
  • Cable for iLO and OOBM:
    • 1 x CAT 6 straight cable (P/N: AF595A - HPE 3.0M Blue CAT6 STP Cable Data) connect to single switch

  • Cables for 10G/25G/40G/100G HOST and ISL Connectivity:
    • HPE X240 QSFP+ 4x10G SFP+ 5m DAC Cable (P/N: JG331A)

    • HPE X240 QSFP28 4xSFP28 3m DAC Cable (P/N: JL283A)

    • Aruba 100G QSFP28 to QSFP28 1m Direct Attach Copper Cable (P/N: R0Z25A)

    • Aruba 25G SFP28 to SFP28 3m Direct Attach Copper Cable (P/N: JL488A)

    • Aruba 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 3m Direct Attach Copper Cable (P/N: J9283D)

  • Use DAC cable for Control plane and Data traffic to optimize cost.

  • Used DAC cable to form HA between switches.

Switch and NIC compatibility with selected cable.