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idata
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What's the difference between using X710-DA4 or XL710-QDA1

  • We have been using the X710 and designers have been investing time in this card and driver
  • If we wanted to look at the XL710 would it be transparent, same driver and all? or not?
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idata
Community Manager
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Hi ClaudeB,

 

 

Thank you for posting in Wired Ethernet Communities.

 

 

The main difference of X710 and XL710 is XL710 supports 40GbE connection. Sharing the product brief of XL710 for your reference.

 

 

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ethernet-products/converged-network-adapters/ethernet-xl710-b...

 

 

regards,

 

Vince

 

 

idata
Community Manager
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Hi ClaudeB,

 

 

We'd like to check if you need additional assistance regarding X710 or XL710.

 

 

regards,

 

Vince
idata
Community Manager
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Hi Vince,

This does not really answer my question. I was looking for a more specific answer. You sent me the product brief and now I have more questions:

  • I had read somewhere that the XL710-QDA2 was using SFP28 (I remember, I got this information using the compare between these 2 cards on you site). The product brief talks about 1 and 2 QSFP cages. Does this mean that the XL710-QDA2 supports 80Gbs of traffic? What happened with the SFP28 mentioned in the comparison

Regarding my initial question about the difference between the X710-DA4 and XL-710-QDA1, I was looking for the following information:

  • Are they using the same controller? When using the compare on the intel site we get that the X710 is using the XL710-AM1 controller and the XL710 is using the XL710-BM1 controller. But when viewing the controller documentation, it is showing the same exact document. Therefore, are they using the same controller.
  • What is the difference in term of provisioning and configuration?
  • Please do not send me the links to the controllers this is a 1000+ pages document. It just need straight answers.

Regards,

Claude

idata
Community Manager
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Hi Claude,

 

 

let me further check your query about SFP28 in which you might have seen in the "cabling type" of XL710-QDA2 when comparing X710-QDA1 vs XL710-QDA2 in our ark website - http://ark.intel.com/compare/83967,83966 http://ark.intel.com/compare/83967,83966

 

 

We do have new network adapter that supports 25G which uses SFP28. Sharing the ark website for your reference.

 

http://ark.intel.com/products/family/95309/Intel-25-Gigabit-Server-Adapters

 

 

In terms of windows operating system such as windows 2012. Both X710-DA4 and XL710-QDA1 uses the same driver file.I'll confirm the difference between XL710-AM1 vs XL710-BM1.

 

 

For the provisioning and configuration question, please share additional details so we can help look into it.

 

 

Regards,

 

Vince
idata
Community Manager
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Hi Claude, I've confirmed the SFP28 mentioned in our ark website refers to cabling type which means the same cable can be use for Intel 25G network adapter.

 

 

There's no functional differences between XL710-AM1 vs XL710-BM1, it's just a new SKU.

 

 

Hope this helps.

 

 

regards,

 

Vince
idata
Community Manager
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Hi Claude, please let us know if you still have additional query related to X710-DA4 and XL710-QDA1.

 

 

regards,

 

Vince
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