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    X710 sfp+ compatible tranceivers

    martinhain

      Hi, are there any oem sfp+ tranceivers that are compatible with X710 adapters, or is it just Intel tranceivers that will work? Thx

        • 1. Re: X710 sfp+ compatible tranceivers
          Intel Corporation
          This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

          Hi Martinhain,

                 Thank you for posting in Wired Communities. X710 only used below the compatible SFP+ transceivers listed in the website:

          https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000007045/network-and-i-o/ethernet-products.html

                    Please refer to the FAQ "What SFP+ and SPF modules are supported?"

          Regards,
          Sharon T 

           

          • 2. Re: X710 sfp+ compatible tranceivers
            martinhain

            Hi Sharon,

            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 numberFeature codeDescription
            Optical Transceivers - System x and ThinkSystem adapters
            49Y42160069Brocade 10Gb SFP+ SR Optical Transceiver
            46C34475053SFP+ SR Transceiver (10Gb)
            49Y42180064QLogic 10Gb SFP+ SR Optical Transceiver
            00FE331**B0RJLenovo 10GBASE-LR SFP+ Transceiver
            90Y9412**A1PMLenovo SFP+ LR Transceiver
            00FE333**A5DLLenovo 1000BASE-T SFP Transceiver (does not support 10/100 Mbps)
            Optical Transceivers - ThinkServer adapters only
            4XC0F28735Not applicableLenovo 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?

            Regards

            • 3. Re: X710 sfp+ compatible tranceivers
              Intel Corporation
              This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

              Hi Martinhain,

               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.

              Thanks,
              Sharon T 

              • 4. Re: X710 sfp+ compatible tranceivers
                Intel Corporation
                This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

                Hi Martinhain,

                 Please feel free to update me if you still need further clarification.

                Regards,
                Sharon T