SFP compatibility on SFP+ nic?

Guillem

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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 of SFP+). I know this is usually the case for switches, but i'm not so sure about NICs.

Any ideas?
 

Guillem

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Thanks @fohdeesha. Which ones have you tried? ConnectX-2 or -3?

Anybody else has experiences with other SFP+ NICs that will work with SFP optics?

Thanks