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JTreb1
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XL710 QSFP NICs: will a 4xSPF breakout give me 4 ethernet ports?

I have a very basic question concerning the new XL710 QSFP NICs (i.e., XL710QDA1/2). Will a QSFP to 4xSPF breakout give me 4 ethernet ports or are these NICs only intended to be connected to switches.

TIA.

John Treble

Ottawa, Canada

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VincentT_T_Intel
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Hi jtreble, breakout cable will give you flexibility to connect XL710 QSFP+ to SFP+ switch with downgrade speed of 10Gbps. in the operating system, you should still see 1 Ethernet adapter if you would go with DA1 and 2 Ethernet adapter with DA2.

sharing the product brief of QSFP+ cable for your reference:

http://www.intel.my/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/product-briefs/ethernet-qsfp-cables-brief... http://www.intel.my/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/product-briefs/ethernet-qsfp-cables-brief...

hope this help.

regards,

Vince

JTreb1
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Vince,

Thanks for your quick response.

j.t.

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