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    10GbE NIC in PCIe 2.0 x1 (x16 slot), Will this cause problem?

    Hi everyone, I want to upgrade my custom build TrueNAS to 10GbE. However, I find that the motherboard only remain a PCIe 2.0 x1 (in x16 slot). I accept the low bandwidth (5GT/s) but I would like to know if the card will fail to work in that slot. Any recommendations are welcome :) Thank you.
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    Discussion on parts and freenas VDev configuration for 10g Editing NAS

    Hello everyone: I'm looking at building my first freenas Storage server to store finished projects and edit directly out of. I've decided to go about DIYing it after being unimpressed by the performance/price of Synology and QNAP solutions. My goal for this build was to come up with a more...
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    Flapping NIC

    I think that's what it's called? This is in my dmesg Jan 24 22:32:44 nappit mac: [ID 435574 kern.info] NOTICE: ixgbe0 link up, 10000 Mbps, full duplex Jan 24 22:32:45 nappit mac: [ID 486395 kern.info] NOTICE: ixgbe0 link down Jan 24 22:32:45 nappit mac: [ID 435574 kern.info] NOTICE: ixgbe0 link...
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    A few QLE8362 Questions

    Has anybody used this card? It's an awesome card on paper, that supports both Fibre Channel 16G and 10GBE, but I haven't been able to find much mention of it online. The QLE2462. QLE2562, etc. products dominate the searches. So I'm hoping to find someone with some experience with the cards to...
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    Router Build Question

    Hi All, thanks in advance for any help. I am trying to setup a 10gbe PFSense server on some Supermicro hardware that I bought on eBay. I am trying to figure out if I have enough PCIe lanes for both the 10gbe NIC and a Samsung 970 evo in one of these enclosures. Any thoughts? Separately, does...
  6. Alfa147x

    US-CA: WTS Half Low profile bracket for Dell Chelsio T520-CR T520-SO-CR T420-CR HTTG1 card

    I have the following for sale: 3x Half Low profile bracket for Dell Chelsio T520-CR T520-SO-CR T420-CR HTTG1 card $5 + shipping/Each With Screws Images - Link Dell Chelsio T520-CR // J6VY6 $80 + Shipping SOLD I painted the LP bracket black. I'll include a fresh clean LP bracket. I'll...
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    pfSense / 10Gbe Networking Help

    Hello, I've always ever had a single wireless router in my environment, but as I get into servers that start to serve larger amounts of data and have insecure Internet of Things devices in my network, I think it's time to get into VLAN capable switches and a pfSense firewall. I don't think I...
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    vSphere 7.0 and 10Gbe

    I have a homelab setup that consists of a box running FreeNAS serving iSCSI to 2xDL380e Gen8's. I've been using "MT26448 [ConnectX EN 10GigE , PCIe 2.0 5GT/s]" cards, these were ConnectX-2 HP branded single SFP+ port cards. They will not function in ESXi 7.0 as they function as a "legacy"...
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    Good and cheap 10GbE Network infrastructure

    Hi there, I was wondering wich cards should I buy. Stumbled across a pair of Mellanox ConnectX-2 on the ebay for 99€. My goal ist using them with my Windows 10 Workstation (Threadripper 1900X, MSI X399 Carbon AC build) and my Homeserver (Xeon E5-2620v3 on SuperMicro X10SRi-F). Just a single P2P...
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    Qnap QSW-1208-8C 12-Port Unmanaged 10GbE Switch - $350

    Qnap QSW-1208-8C 12-Port Unmanaged 10GbE Switch on sale for $349.99. Shipping is free. Originally $589. https://www.adorama.com/qnqsw1288cus.html Alternatively, Adorama via Newegg also has Qnap QSW-1208-8C 12-Port Unmanaged 10GbE Switch on sale for $349.99. Shipping is free.
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    MikroTik 10GbE x 16 port SFP+ L2 Switch - $268.88 [best offer] @ eBay

    (eBay) New CRS317-1G-16S+RM Cloud Router Switch Mikrotik, 16x SFP+, 1x Gbit Lan Best offered $265, seller counteroffered at $268.88. For my needs I think this switch is awesome - it's super low power (like, double digits afaik). So, you could grab a sweet used Brocade/Dell/etc for a steal...
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    Please recommend 10GbE switch for home lab

    Hello I am planning to upgrade my home lab and need your advice on 10GbE switch. Low power assumption and low noise. I have my rack in the living room so it is important 8 or more SFP+ ports L2 features like VLAN, jumbo frame Support DAC cable Optionally L3 static routing Any suggestion...
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    Connecting Quanta LB8 (48x10G SPF+) to 1G Network (or simple sfp+ to sfp?)

    Hi everyone, i just got a Quanta LB8 Switch with 48 SFP+ Ports. The Problem is that my whole network is currently 1G copper (but i have 4 SFP uplinks on my switch). I need a simple way to integrate my "new" 10G Switch into my network. I thought SFP modules would work in a SFP+ port but i seems...
  14. AveryFreeman

    Anyone know where to get Supermicro AOC-STG-I2 CX-4 10GbE full-height brackets?

    Hey, I just bought a second AOC-STG-I2 for my VMWare lab - one of the few old (read: cheap) 10GbE cards still properly supported by ESXi. I'm pretty excited about it, but it's got a half-height bracket and I have a full-height slot. Does anyone know where I might get a full-height bracket...
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    DAC compatible with Cisco P81E VIC and Ubiquiti US-16-XG

    I ordered some SFP-H10GB-CU3M compatible (supposedly) DACs from fs.com, and although they're nice and thin, and work with my Mellanox Connectx-3 cards in my NAS', they are not compatible with my P81E 10GbE cards in my UCS servers. Can anyone recommend a good DAC in 3-5m distances to connect my...
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    10gbit interface compatibility (Intel X553 <-> Mellanox ConnectX-2)

    I've been working on a Supermicro SYS-E300-9A (Intel Atom C3858,) putting together a fully virtualized router + whatever, and I'm getting around to being complete. The last step for me is routing my existing 10gbit setup through it, but I've hit a snag. My NAS has a Mellanox ConnectX-2 card...
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    10gbe IPoIB (Infiniband) bridge

    Hello all, I was thinking, for my living room where I have quite a few servers running (silent !), to do a custom 10gbe IPoIB setup. In my lab room I could use the Voltaire 4036 (non-E version unfortunately) which I still need to find a way to silence. It's way too noisy even for the server...
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    Flashing stock Mellanox firmware to OEM (EMC) ConnectX-3 IB/Ethernet dual-port QSFP adapter

    Hello! I have the opportunity to purchase some used dual-port Mellanox MCX354A-QCBT ConnectX-3 cards with VPI network adapter. (10 GbE Ethernet and 40 Gbps InfiniBand.) These would be perfect for my cluster after correct configuration.. They were originally pulled from EMC systems and...
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    SFP compatibility on SFP+ nic?

    Hi, I need to build a server with a port to connect a 1Gbps single mode fiber. There seems to be little PCI-e cards available that offer 2 ports (i'm looking for either 2 or 4 ports for expansion) SFP cages where I can use any optics. Question is, will a 10GbE nic work with SFP optics (instead...
  20. fohdeesha

    Turbocharge your Quanta LB6M - Flash To Brocade TurboIron - Big Update!

    UPDATE 7/11/2018 - It's been discovered that the version 8 Brocade firmware originally on the site was an internal-use only, untested beta version. It has been removed from the guide and replaced with the latest v7 mainstream release which is rock stable, well tested and has had a few more...