Thank you for posting in Wired Communities. X710 only used below the compatible SFP+ transceivers listed in the website:
Please refer to the FAQ "What SFP+ and SPF modules are supported?"
thanks for your answer. I have seen this link before but I still wonder if these are the only supported transceivers, sfp+ is not Intel proprietary, and if I check into Intel X710 10 GbE Network Adapter Family Product Guide > Lenovo Press , you can see that in Table 2 there are other supported transceivers:
Supported transceivers and cables
The Intel X710 SFP+ adapters have empty SFP+ cages that support SFP+ SR or LR transceivers, and direct attached copper (DAC) cables.
The following table lists the supported SFP+ SR and LR transceivers.
Part number Feature code Description Optical Transceivers - System x and ThinkSystem adapters 49Y4216 0069 Brocade 10Gb SFP+ SR Optical Transceiver 46C3447 5053 SFP+ SR Transceiver (10Gb) 49Y4218 0064 QLogic 10Gb SFP+ SR Optical Transceiver 00FE331** B0RJ Lenovo 10GBASE-LR SFP+ Transceiver 90Y9412** A1PM Lenovo SFP+ LR Transceiver 00FE333** A5DL Lenovo 1000BASE-T SFP Transceiver (does not support 10/100 Mbps) Optical Transceivers - ThinkServer adapters only 4XC0F28735 Not applicable Lenovo ThinkServer 10Gb Optical Module by Intel
** Only supported by adapters Intel X710-DA2 ML2 2x10GbE SFP+ Adapter (00JY940) and ThinkSystem X710-DA2 PCIe 10Gb 2-Port SFP+ Ethernet Adapter (7ZT7A00537)
The following table lists the supported fiber optic cable supported by SFP+ adapters.
the case above is just lenovo, but I assume that there are other OEMs that have their own transceivers, ie Cisco and others. Can you please help me confirm this?
Thank you for the additional information provided. The link you provided is from Lenovo and the network adapter listed are OEM network card for Lenovo system. For OEM network cards, the OEM vendor might have made customization on the NIC thus they can support other cable or transceiver they validated. Thus you can see on the Lenovo site they have their own part number and version for particular server. Thus, other OEM network card will have their own validated cable or transceiver.
For Intel retail version X710, we recommend to use the validated cable and transceiver
listed on our website (stated earlier) https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000007045/network-and-i-o/ethernet-products.html
Hope this clarified.