What SFP+ Modules does the 10Gbps card support | Intel-x520 10Gbe adapter not online
You are trying to connect SFP or SFP+ adapter card in a Unitrends Physical appliance and the link state is not establishing.
Note, for generation 7 82xS units and higher, Unitrends includes 2x10gbit rj45 copper support. This article is specific to SFP+ support which is an optional add-in card on some models not included by default. Option for this card will depend on other optional add-ins and may not be compatible with all models.
Unitrends provided 10Gbe card is not coming online or showing a link, but is seen by the RecoveryOS.
You must have the correct SFP+ Optical Module (transceiver) installed in order to ensure the Unitrends system can communicate with the Switch hardware. This is not a GBIC, it is SFP.
According to the Intel SFP Optics Brief, the following two modules are acceptable:
E10GSFPSR – Intel® Ethernet SFP+ SR Optic
E10GSFPLR – Intel® Ethernet SFP+ LR Optic
Cable commonly used for communication between SFP+ is Intel Ethernet SFP+ Twinaxial Cable XDACBL
For SFP to RJ45 connection, the following adapter available from several resellers is supported:
TESTING YOUR NETWORK INTERFACEYou can use the ethtool to determine if the card is identified and connected using the command
[[email protected]_BETA_91 ~]# ifconfig eth5 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0f:99:04:63:C9 inet addr:10.11.12.99 Bcast:0.0.0.0 Mask:255.255.255.0
Successful results will look something like this (see bold items) showing the results of yes for Link Connected, and the properties of Speed, Duplex, and Port:
[[email protected]_BETA_91 ~]# ethtool eth5 Settings for eth5: Supported ports: [ TP ] Supported link modes: 1000baseT/Full 10000baseT/Full Supported pause frame use: No Supports auto-negotiation: No Advertised link modes: Not reported Advertised pause frame use: No Advertised auto-negotiation: No Speed: 10000Mb/s Duplex: Full Port: Twisted Pair PHYAD: 0 Transceiver: internal Auto-negotiation: off MDI-X: Unknown Supports Wake-on: uag Wake-on: d Link detected: yes
When using any SFP module other than the specific intel brands noted above the SFP module will not function. When installing SFP fiber modules, it is important that the SFP module on each end be specific to the switch and/or card used. It is commonly NOT expected that the same SFP module be used on both ends of the connection, in fact, typically they will be different.