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NJone8
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X710 spf+ cards and 1Gb copper sfp compatibility

We have Dell R740 servers that only have multiple X710 quad sfp+ cards installed. We need to make a connection to a nexus switch that has 1gb copper ports. Is this possible? Are there compatible 1000base-t (copper) sfp modules that can be used in the X710 sfp+ cage and run at 1gb. Thanks

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Daniel_D_Intel1
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Hello Njone8, Thank you for posting in Intel Ethernet Communities. To fully answer this question we would need to know if this is a Intel retail adapter or an OEM adapter. if the adapters came with the Dell R740 they are likely an OEM Dell model. Please provide the markings on the product label for confirmation. We can provide the modules for the Intel adapter, but you would have to contact Dell if these are OEM. See the bottom of page 10 of the feature matrix for details: https://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/release-notes/xl710-ethernet-controller... Let us know if you have any questions. Best regards, Daniel D Intel Customer Support Under Contract to Intel Corporation
NJone8
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​Hi Daniel, thanks for your reply.  When we purchased the servers, the part numbers for the X710 was '540-BBHQ Intel X710 Quad Port 10Gb Direct Attach, SFP+, Converged Network Adapter'.  Does this mean they are in fact Dell OEM models.  If they are, would the adapters listed on Page 10 of the link you provided still be applicable?  Thanks

Daniel_D_Intel1
Employee
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Hello Njone8, Thank you for the reply. We can confirm if this is an OEM adapter with the markings on the product label. If the adapter is a Dell OEM, Dell will likely specify modules to meet their own compatibility. We would recommend checking with Dell if these are OEM. Let us know if you have any other questions. Best regards, Daniel D Intel Customer Support Under Contract to Intel Corporation
CrisselleF_C_Intel
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Hello Njone8, Please let us know if you already contacted Dell and helped you regarding this matter. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Best regards, Crisselle C Intel Customer Support Under Contract to Intel Corporation
CrisselleF_C_Intel
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Hello Njone8, Please let us know if you still require further assistance with this matter. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Best regards, Crisselle C Intel Customer Support Under Contract to Intel Corporation
NJone8
Beginner
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​Hi.  We have ordered a few 1GB RJ45 SPF modules to test.  I will update if any successfully work.  Thanks.

CrisselleF_C_Intel
Moderator
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Hello Njone8, Thank you for the update. Please let us know of the result after testing. Best regards, Crisselle C Intel Customer Support Under Contract to Intel Corporation
CrisselleF_C_Intel
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Hello Njone8, Please let us know if you were able to test 1GB RJ45 SFP modules to your X710 SFP+ card and if it successfully work after testing. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to ask Best regards, Crisselle C Intel Customer Support Under Contract to Intel Corporation
CrisselleF_C_Intel
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Hello Njone8, I just want to check if the SFP Modules that you purchased worked for your X710 SFP+ card. Kindly let us know the results after testing. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to ask Best regards, Crisselle C Intel Customer Support Under Contract to Intel Corporation
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