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Server to server connection with use of 2x Intel x520-DA2 10Gb Network adapters and Intel Ethernet SFP+ Twinaxial Cable XDACBL1M

MSzym1
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I Wonder if there is possibility to connect two servers directly (without switch or switches) with use of 2x Intel x520-DA2 10Gb Network adapters and Intel Ethernet SFP+ Twinaxial Cable XDACBL3M. Anybody has experience with similar configuration?

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Krausert_R_Intel
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Hello,

You can directly connect (2) X520-DA2. No crossover cable is required and no switch is required. Just make sure to use a quality cable and avoid running the Ethernet cable in parrellel with interference devices, such as a power cord.

MSzym1
Beginner
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Hello Robert,

thank you for your answer. Can i use Intel Ethernet SFP+ Twinaxial Cable XDACBL3M for such connection, somebody told me that this kind of cables are desinged for connection with switch and not with secound host. If not which cable I should use?

Krausert_R_Intel
Employee
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Hello,

Yes, you can use that SFP+ twinaxial cable for back to back connections and it should work just fine.

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