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X710-DA4 SFP+ dac compatibility

Hello,

we have 4 Netgear SFP+ DAC cables (1m) AXC761.

None of them works with our X710-DA4 boards while they are working perfectly with our X520-DA2 boards.

I guess this is only an intel side firmware issue...

Regards,

Mathieu

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Hi Mathieu,

 

 

Thank you for the post. What is the firmware and driver version on your X710-DA4?

 

Can you share the operating system used?

 

 

thanks,

 

wb

 

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Hello,

the firmware (NVM image) is version 5.04 (latest one)

We are running both windows 7 64 bits and some linux flavour (Synology NAS OS)

On the windows machines, the drivers are 21.1

Regards

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Hi Mathieu,

 

 

Thank you for the information. Can you check if the Netgear cable complies to our SFP direct attach cable requirement, see the Direct Attach cable FAQ at

 

 

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

 

 

Rgds,

 

wb

 

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Hello,

we returned the cables and got some from another vendor so I cannot check further than what we did :

the cables did worked perfectly when hooked to intel X520-DA2 boards, they also worked when hooking both sides on the switch.

Considering the price of such cables I guess Intel should buy one and test by themselves

Regards,

Mathieu

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Hi Mathieu,

 

 

Thank you for the update, just to double check if the other cables work well with the X710-da4?

 

 

rgds,

 

wb

 

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Hello,

yes, the other cables (Cisco) works well with the X710-DA4. (works with either 1m and 5m lenght)

By the way, why is it almost impossible to find the X710-DA4 board in low profile version ?

We got 2 of them though ebay, we would like one or 2 more but no dealer can provide, only the full height version.

Regard

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Hi Mathieu,

 

Thank you for the reply, glad the Cisco cable works well with your X710-DA4. Below part number is for X710-DA4 low profile model.

 

 

X710DA4G1P5 (product code)

 

 

You may refer to the information at page 5 of the product brief below.

 

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ethernet-products/converged-network-adapters/ethernet-x710-br...

 

 

Hope this helps.

 

 

rgds,

 

wb

 

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