Protocols supported by a SmartIO card


SmartIO card supports 8 Gbit/s Fibre Channel, 16 Gbit/s Fibre Channel, 10 Gbit/s FCoE, 10GE, and iWARP. However, Fibre Channel cannot co-work with FCoE or 10GE on the same card.

Other related questions:
Whether SmartIO cards have licenses restricting protocol switching and whether the onsite optical module must be replaced
The SmartIO card has no license restriction on protocol switching. The optical module of the corresponding protocol needs to be replaced on site. You must choose one from the 16 Gbit/s Fibre Channel and 10GE optical modules to match the protocol. The protocol type is set before delivery.

Other manufacturers in the industry that also have the multi-protocol function of SmartIO cards
Currently, NetApp can support the multi-protocol function. They use specific QLogic chips on their two-port cards. Huawei four-port SmartIO converged cards use the chip developed by Huawei.

Does the E1 card of the ViewPoint 8036 support the G.703 protocol?
The E1 card of the ViewPoint 8036 does not support the G.703 protocol.

When an SA card connects to an E1 card, the protocol status cannot become Up. How do I solve the problem
When an SA card connects to an E1 card through a protocol converter such as CHANNEL-BANK, the protocol converter and E1 interface must be configured to work in unchannelized mode before the protocol status becomes up.

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