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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.
  2. svtkobra7

    WTB ICX7250-24 + 4 x 10GBase-T SFP+ Transceivers

    WTB - figured it was worth a shot ... Brocade ICX7250-24 w/ears or 24P [1] 4 x 10GBase-T SFP+ Transceivers or maybe 6x [1] Don't need PoE, so don't care to pay a premium for it. Obv I understand the -p version is "worth" more. Thx
  3. R

    Brocade ICX-6450--C12-PD Cant get the SFP+ ports to work

    The "F1" and "F2" ports will take an SFP+ transceivers, and in fact the unit came with two 1GBASE-LR transceivers. Judging by the temp of a 10GBase-T transceiver they are receiving power, however neither of the transceivers seem to be recognized by the switch. I have another ICX-6450-24P that...
  4. J

    FS: 1x Intel X710-DA2

    This is somewhat of a repost of my post on reddit but maybe somebody here wants the nic before I put it up on eBay. It's a X710-DA2 with full height bracket with latest FW applied which was just pulled out of my system yesterday (hence the timestamp from yesterday / my username on reddit sans...
  5. T

    Aggregation Switches >6 SFP+ <= 16SFP+?

    Hey, anybody have some tipps for me for affordable Aggregation switches? min req: - 6 to 16 Pots SFP+ 10G - some Copper Ports on it would be great - Managed (Need basic options, VLAN, STP, lldp would be nice) - Affordable Normally I used to work with Aruba 2530 / 2540 / 2930 / 5406.. but...
  6. S

    Can't find updated firmware for Mellanox SFP+ ConnectX3 MCX341A-XCE Card

    My Freenas server is not detecting my new (from ebay) SFP+ card. It is the Mellanox ConnectX3 MCX341A-XCE, but I haven't been able to find an updated firmware for it anywhere. If I try the other firmware's for other variations of the card, I get this error -E- PSID mismatch. The PSID on flash...
  7. S

    Mellanox ConnectX-3 SFP+ Nic not being detected in TrueNAS/Supermicro X8DTN+

    I recently upgraded my network to 10gb, but I can't get my TrueNAS rig to recognize it. This is the ebay listing for the product I bought: https://www.ebay.ca/itm/2PCS-MCX341...3?pageci=80ea2655-f689-46eb-adcd-183105ef37f2 Both cards are tested and working in my PC (Windows) and my Dell R710...
  8. A

    Chelsio nic goes down after ~5 minutes

    Hi, I got two used Chelsio 110-1160-50 T520-CR nics off ebay. One of them seems to work fine. The other works as expected, but after about 5 - 10 minutes, suddenly goes down. That is to say, in Freenas it reports as “down” in the interfaces menu, and in Windows it shows “Network cable...
  9. T

    network topology for 10 GBit fiber

    Hello, I have a question regarding advantages and disadvantages of two different network topologies I am taking in consideration. The description and illustration below are simplified and does not show each detail like VLANs. I am upgrading my home network. Today PC 1 and Server already are...
  10. S

    Making a 10G SFP+ switch Nbase-T capable?

    Dear All, I was reading the "SFP+ to 10Gbase-T Adapter Module Buyers Guide" with quite some interest, as I have an existing CAT6a network, but could gate fairly cheap business 10G switches with SFP+ ports. As I need Nbase-T capabilities and most of the 10G SFP+ switches I'm currently watching...
  11. E

    Altice Fiber With Own (PFSense) Router (Idea)

    Hi All, Altice just rolled out fiber in my area (NJ) and I have been searching for a way around using their crap ONT/Gateway AIO. From what i've read, you need to keep the provided hardware and double NAT the network.. This isn't an optimum *pun intended* solution for me. So here is what I am...
  12. L

    Hoping for a low cost switch with strong backplane, 4x1Gb, 4x10Gb and decent LACP handling

    New member. Love the YouTube videos. Hoping this is a good place for me to ask this question: I'm really in need of a lower cost 4x 1000BASE-T + 4x 10Gb (at least two SPF+) switch with decent backplane and good LACP handling. I'm having trouble searching the web for a a lower cost switch, so...
  13. J

    HP 656089-001 using QSFP+ breakout cable with x4 SFP+ to HP NC523SFP cards?

    Hi all! I'm attempting to use these apparently coveted (and cheap) HP/Mellanox cards for a switchless, high-speed homelab configuration. I thought I knew what I was getting myself into when I ordered everything... however, I'm just now realizing after purchasing the equipment that it may not...
  14. Y

    [Sold-out] G8264CS switch (48xSFP+ and 4xQSFP+) - $130.00 free shipping

    Basically I know nothing about this product. It seems to be nice only because of the ports for this price. There were few posts talking about similar model: G8264 of IBM, such as this thread. Lenovo bought this product line from IBM few years ago. For sure, this switch is heavy, noisy (maybe)...
  15. S

    2Gbps FttH with ISP Router 1Gbps Ethernet...!?

    Ok.... First up... this is literally 1st world problems... but I would appreciate some advice. I have a 2Gbps FttH internet connection here in France coming from Orange. However, their router only has 4x 1Gbps Ethernet ports, and doesn't support link aggregation (LACP). So this is good for...
  16. J

    Cheap 8+ ports sfp+ - low noise

    Whats the cheapest 10gig sfp+ switch you can get these days? Needs 8 ports minimum, low noise. Can be a stupid non-manageable switch. Will only be used for iscsi network. -Jannis
  17. mattlach

    How Picky are MikroTik Switches About SFP+ Transcievers?

    Hey all, I am looking at expanding my network at home. I have a big honking loud Aruba 48 port switch with 4 SFP+ ports in my basement which I have been using with Finisar FTLX8574D3BCL transceivers. When I bought this switch, I bought the Finisar transceivers in a lot of 6 on eBay at a...
  18. B

    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...
  19. L

    10Gb SFP+ card for PC to switch, Sonnet Presto Solo reviews?

    I would like to connect my PC RAID server to US-16-XG Ubiquiti 10Gb switch using SFP+. I would prefer only a single port, and would like it to be PICe3.0 X4, so as to not to unduly burden my expansion slot requirements. PCIe X8 just isn't needed for a single-port card on PCIe3.0. But if the...
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    Connecting 10gb - choosing cable and modules question

    My question is regarding connecting a few ConnectX-3 devices (SFP+). For my home lab, I am looking to upgrade the connections on 3 systems, all linux. They are already connected at 1gb ethernet and I would like to get them all to 5gb or 10gb if possible. I mention 5gb first because I am not...