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...
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
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
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
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.
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.
Hope this helps.