Flexible: M5:10/40GbE; M5 Edge:1/10GbE; FC (optional)
Cisco HyperFlex: Both HX220c and HX240c models are equipped with a dual-port SFP+ adapter for handling storage cluster data traffic. M4 Models come with a dual-port 10Gbps adapter, whereas M5 models sport 40Gbps adapters that can be converted to 10Gbps by use of Cisco QSFP to SFP or SFP+ Adapters (QSAs).
Cisco HyperFlex Edge: The HX220c models are equiped with both a dual-port 10Gbps SFP+ adapter and a dual-port 1GbE adapter. Either can be connected and actively used.
HX 3.0 added support for a second NIC in HX nodes on a RPQ basis. HX 3.5 supports this unconditionally and the second NIC is now a part of the HX installer and deployment is automated.
Initial Cisco HX configurations are always packaged and sold with Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect network switches (6200/6300 series). The HX servers can therefore be managed centrally (=Cisco UCS-managed).
Cisco HyperFlex supports FC connections from external SANs.