Thanks for your response .
I was planning to procure the breakout cable, then I noticed that the specific X520 model we are using is X520-SR2 and as per the specs, the cabling details are i.e.
Cable Medium Fiber Cabling Type MMF up to 300m
I am pretty naive on this topic, so wanted to confirm my purchase option. Would this copper cable be compatible with the specific model X520-SR2 ?
Would be of great help if one could confirm it.
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Thank you for writing back.
The Intel X520-SR2 Network Card comes with two SR (fiber) SFP+ modules. If you want to connect using copper cable, you may remove the SR SFP+ module then use a DA cable to connect.
Alternatively, if you want to connect two DA cables, you may purchase Intel X520-DA2 model, since you do not need the SR SFP+ modules.
You may refer to our website below for the cable requirements of Intel Adapters:
For Intel XL710 Series Adapter, you will need the Intel® QSFP+ Configuration Utility to configure the port as 1 port supporting 40Gbps or split it into 4 ports supporting 10Gbps each.
To change the configuration of an adapter, use the /set= option with one of the following
• 1x40 to enable a single QSFP+ port in 40 Gb/s mode.
• 2x40 to enable dual QSFP+ ports in 40 Gb/s mode.
• 4x10 for using a single QSFP+ port and breakout cable (connection to four 10 Gb/s SFP+ link partners).
• 2x2x10 for using dual QSFP+ ports with breakout cables (connection to two 10 Gb/s SFP+ link partners for each QSFP+ port).
I apologize for the late response. Feel free to contact us again if you have further inquiries.