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X440-G2 DAC compatibility with Intel 10 GbE X520-DA2 NIC

  • 1.  X440-G2 DAC compatibility with Intel 10 GbE X520-DA2 NIC

    Posted 10-24-2017 11:56
    Has anyone attempted to use the Extreme 5m DAC SFPP cable (10306) with an Intel 10 GbE X520-DA2 NIC?
    Switchtype is X440G2-48p-10GE4 (16535), shoud work!
    Our customer needs to verify compatibility.

    Thanks,
    Udo



  • 2.  RE: X440-G2 DAC compatibility with Intel 10 GbE X520-DA2 NIC

    Posted 10-24-2017 12:02
    We don't have a client running this but I thought I'd share a reminder... Those ports will only run at 1gb without added licensing. Our sales team forgets that all of the time.


  • 3.  RE: X440-G2 DAC compatibility with Intel 10 GbE X520-DA2 NIC

    Posted 10-24-2017 12:06
    Hi Eric, thanks for this hint. The customer has a dual-10GB-lic running.


  • 4.  RE: X440-G2 DAC compatibility with Intel 10 GbE X520-DA2 NIC

    Posted 10-24-2017 12:34
    If anyone has tested an alternative 10GB SFPP NIC which is compatible, it would be helpful too.

    Here are the supported NICs for the IBM server:
    Brocade 10 Gb Dual-port CNA for IBM System x
    Emulex 10GbE Virtual Fabric Adapter for IBM System x
    Emulex 10GbE Virtual Fabric Adapter II for IBM System x
    Emulex VFA II FCoE/iSCSI License for IBM System x (FoD)
    Mellanox ConnectX-2 Dual Port 10GbE Adapter for IBM System x
    Mellanox ConnectX-3 10 GbE Adapter for IBM System x
    QLogic 10 Gb Dual Port CNA for IBM System x
    Broadcom NetXtreme I Dual Port GbE Adapter for IBM System x
    Broadcom NetXtreme I Quad Port GbE Adapter for IBM System x
    Broadcom NetXtreme II Dual Port 10GBaseT Adapter for IBM System x
    Intel Ethernet Dual Port Server Adapter I340-T2 for IBM System x
    Intel X520 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter for IBM System x
    Intel X540-T2 Dual Port 10GBaseT Adapter for IBM System x

    Thanks for some feedback,
    Udo


  • 5.  RE: X440-G2 DAC compatibility with Intel 10 GbE X520-DA2 NIC

    Posted 10-24-2017 14:57
    The X520-DA2 is a very popular 10G card and so far has worked with everything I've used in our labs. I'm pretty sure I've also used a 5m DAC without an issue. I've got a few 3m cables in use with an X520-DA2 connecting to a variety of EXOS platforms.


  • 6.  RE: X440-G2 DAC compatibility with Intel 10 GbE X520-DA2 NIC

    Posted 10-25-2017 04:24
    Ok, then we will try out this NIC and I will post a feedback with the results.
    Thanks
    Udo


  • 7.  RE: X440-G2 DAC compatibility with Intel 10 GbE X520-DA2 NIC

    Posted 12-05-2017 12:35
    So, here the facts:
    The customer is using a 3m DAC cable and it is working fine.
    Thanks for all the replies.


  • 8.  RE: X440-G2 DAC compatibility with Intel 10 GbE X520-DA2 NIC

    Posted 10-20-2020 14:37

    Hello, has anyone tested the 3m cable (10305) with Emulex VFA5.2 2x10 GbE SFP + PCIe (00AG570)?

    Thanks!



  • 9.  RE: X440-G2 DAC compatibility with Intel 10 GbE X520-DA2 NIC

    Posted 12-05-2017 12:35
    Thanks for coming back to update us, Udo!