Asking about InfiniBand cards and related items for proper setup

Hi all,

Our company has 3 HP DL380p G8 and 3 DL380p G7 servers. We plan to upgrade their IO connectivity to reach 10Gbps network or even higher. The main reason is that we are building Hyper Converged Infrastructure, especially SDS (VMware VSAN, or Microsoft S2D). We already have a pair of 10Gb Switches (JG219A).

We took a deep search and found some useful information:

1/10/40/56Gb/s – Ethernet

I know that we also need QSFP to SFP+ adapter P/N 655874-B21, or MAM1Q00A-QSA in Mellanox world in order to use 10Gb Ethernet.

However, I am not so familiar with InfiniBand, and not confident to tell what else we need to take. Do we need special cables in order to work with our existing 10Gb switches? Or do we need to buy special InfiniBand switches?

Hope I explained our case clearly. Long story short, we need to verify the possibility to invest on InfiniBand (6 - 10 dual-port cards) and related items.

Actually I tried to reach both HP Sales and Presales teams in my country, but haven’t received any feedback from them for days. I have no options left but posting a question here and hope someone from the community could help me out.

Thank you very much in advanced!

Dear Tu Nguyen Anh,

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