Models, specifications, and compatibility

Table 22: Specifications for QSFP+ copper cables
Product name (SKU) Cable length Data rate
HPE X242 40G QSFP+ to QSFP+ 1m DAC Cable (JH234A) 1 m (3.28 ft) 40 Gbps
HPE X242 40G QSFP+ to QSFP+ 3m DAC Cable (JH235A) 3 m (9.84 ft)
HPE X242 40G QSFP+ to QSFP+ 5m DAC Cable (JH236A) 5 m (16.40 ft)

The following DAC split cable is offered by HPE Servers and Systems and ordered using the specified part number (these cables may not be available to order for Aruba-only partners). See the SERVER NETWORKING MATRIX for compatibility with HPE interconnect products (on hpe.com, search for "server networking transceiver and cable compatibility support matrix").

ArubaOS-CX release 10.05 supports a split command configured on 100G QSFP28 ports.

NOTE:

As of the ArubaOS-CX 10.05 release, the configuration requires a save and reboot of the switch or module. See the Monitoring Guide for details on the split command.

See Splitting of QSFP+ and QSFP28 ports for more information.

Table 23: Specifications for HPE QSFP+ Split DAC cables (from HPE Server products)
Product name (SKU) Cable length Data rate
HPE BLc 40G QSFP+ 4x10G SFP+ 3m DAC Cbl (721064-B21) 3m (9.84 ft) 40G to 4 x 10G
Table 24: Compatibility for the QSFP+ DAC and Split DAC copper cables
Product name (SKU) Minimum software required Comments
Aruba 3810M/2930M 1QSFP+ 40GbE Module (JL078A) JH234A, JH235A, JH236A: All

721064-B21: Not supported

 
Aruba 3810M 2QSFP+ 40GbE Module (JL079A) JH234A, JH235A, JH236A: All

721064-B21: Not supported

The JL079A module is not supported in the 2930M series nor on the 3810M 16SFP+ 2-slot Switch (JL075A).
Aruba 20p PoE+ / 1p 40GbE QSFP+ v3 zl2 Module (J9992A) JH234A, JH235A, JH236A: KB 15.17

721064-B21: Not supported

 
Aruba 2p 40GbE QSFP+ v3 zl2 Module (J9996A) JH234A, JH235A, JH236A: KB 15.17

721064-B21: Not supported

 
Aruba 6400 12p 40G/100G QSFP28 Module (R0X45A) JH234A, JH235A, JH236A: 10.04.2000

721064-B21: Not supported

 
Aruba 8320 48p 10G SFP/SFP+ and 6p 40G QSFP+ Switch (JL479A) JH234A, JH235A, JH236A: 10.00.0012

721064-B21: 10.05.0001 (Requires split command)

 
Aruba 8320 32p 40G QSFP+ Switch (JL579A) JH234A, JH235A, JH236A: 10.00.0012

721064-B21: 10.05.0001 (see comments)

8320 JL579A only allows splitting of ports 5-28 (center 24 ports).
Aruba 8320 48p 10GBT 6p 40G QSFP+ Switch (JL581A) JH234A, JH235A, JH236A: 10.03.0030

721064-B21: 10.05.0001 (Requires split command)

 
Aruba 8325 32C models

JL636A displayed by CLI (show system)

  • JL626A - Port-to-Power model (FB)

  • JL627A - Pwr-to-Port model (BF)

JH234A, JH235A, JH236A: 10.00.0012

721064-B21: 10.05.0001 (Requires split command)

8325 JL636A allows splitting of all 32 ports.
Aruba 8325 48Y8C models

JL635A displayed by CLI (show system)

  • JL624A - Port-to-Power model (FB)

  • JL625A - Pwr-to-Port model (BF)

JH234A, JH235A, JH236A: 10.03.0030

721064-B21: 10.05.0001 (Requires split command)

8325 JL635A allows splitting of all 8 ports (optical only for 10.05)
Aruba 8400X Module: 8p 40G QSFP+ Adv Module (JL365A) JH234A, JH235A, JH236A: 10.00.0002

721064-B21: Not supported

8400 JL365A 8p QSFP+ module allows splitting of all 8 ports
Aruba 8400X Module: 6p 40G/100G QSFP28 Adv Module (JL366A) JH234A, JH235A, JH236A: 10.03.0030

721064-B21: Not supported

JL366A 6p QSFP28 module no support for Split 40G DACs