I do have a server featuring a dual port QLogic FC HBA supporting 2/4/8G interface speed. On the other end there is a Cisco Nexus 5020 with N5K-M1008 module supporting 1/2/4G interface speeds. This is a lab setup.
The Cisco module was chosen because the 8G version is much more expensive. As FC SFPs I'd use DS-SFP-FC4G-SW on the Cisco side, but the QLogic currently has 8G HP SFPs.
There are two options now:
- Using HP 4G transceivers (HP AJ715A) in the QLogic HBA which would likely work
- Using DS-SFP-FC4G-SW on the QLogic side as well
I am considering that as I do have the Cisco ones but would need to buy the HP ones. Would the Cisco transceivers work (note I am not asking for being supported) on the QLogic HBA?