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Cipafilter models (CF350, CF450) that support SFP/SFP+ modules: H61XX, I61XX, J81XX, and the M81XX series.
What SFP+ and SFP modules are supported?
- Intel® Ethernet SFP+ SR Optics and Intel® Ethernet SFP+ LR Optics
are the only 10-Gbps optical modules supported. You can purchase these
- You cannot use other brands of SFP+ (10 Gbps) modules with these adapters.
- Tested modules are listed in the table.
Product Code or Part Number
|Supplier Part Numbers|
|Intel® Ethernet SFP SR Optics||E10GSFPSR||FTLX8571D3BCVIT1||Dual Rate 10GBASE-SR/1000BASE-SX|
|Intel® Ethernet SFP SR Optics||E10GSFPSR||AFBR-709DMZ-IN2||Dual Rate 10GBASE-SR/1000BASE-SX|
|Intel® Ethernet SFP LR Optics||E10GSFPLR||FTLX1471D3BCVI31||Dual Rate 10GBASE-LR/1000BASE-LX|
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Can I add or change SFP+ modules, direct attach cables, and SFP modules?
Yes. You can add or change optical modules. You can mix any
combination of the listed optical modules or direct attach copper cables
on dual or quad port adapters.
- Other brands of SFP+ optical modules do not work with the Intel®
Ethernet CNA X710 Series. You must use the listed Intel® SFP+ SR or LR
- Network connections built into system boards can support other SFP+ modules. See your system documentation for details.
- Intel® Ethernet SFP+ Optics are tested and supported for
installation with the Intel® Ethernet CNA X520 Series and Intel®
Ethernet CNA X710 Series.
Can I mix different SFP module types and cables on a dual port
adapter from the Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X710 Series?Yes.
You can install any mix of supported SFP+ optical modules, SFP modules
or direct attach cables on the same dual or quad port adapter. You can
plug any supported module into any port.
Which adapters in the Intel®
Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X710 Series support Intel® Ethernet
SFP+ Optics and SFP+ direct attach cables?
All adapters in the Intel Ethernet CNA X710 series support Intel
Ethernet SFP+ Optics, and SFP+ direct attach cables. Supported adapters
are listed in the table.
|Product Code||Product Name||Ports and Included Optics||Windows* Device Manager Name|
|X710DA2||Intel® Ethernet CNA X710-DA2||Low Profile and Full Height dual port. Does not ship with any optics or cables.||Intel® Ethernet CNA X710-2|
|X710DA4FH||Intel® Ethernet CNA X710-DA4 FH||Full Height quad port. Does not ship with any optics or cables.||Intel® Ethernet CNA X710-4|
|X710DA4G1P5||Intel® Ethernet CNA X710-DA4||Low Profile and Full Height dual port. Does not ship with any optics or cables.||Intel® Ethernet CNA X710-4|
What cables and lengths can I use with the Intel Ethernet SFP+ Optics?
Cable length depends on the speed, cable specifications, and which optical module is used. Cable Lengths for Intel Ethernet SFP+ Optics provide the operating range in meters for optical cables used with Intel Ethernet SFP+ Optics.
What are the direct attach cable requirements for SPF+ with the Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X710 Series?
- Any SFP+ passive or active limiting direct attach copper cable, that
complies with the SFF-8431 v4.1 and SFF-8472 v10.4 specifications.
- SFF-8472 identifier must have value 03h (SFP or SFP Plus). You can verify the value with the cable manufacturer.
- Maximum cable length for passive cables is 7 meters.
- Support for active cables requires Intel® Network Connections software version 15.3 or later.
What is a direct attach twinaxial cable?
A direct attach twinaxial cable is a two-pair shielded copper cabling, terminated with SFP+ electrical modules.
Does the Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X710 Series support both active and passive direct attach cables?
Yes. Active cables require Intel® Network Connections software version 15.3 or later.
Can I buy direct attach cables from Intel?
Yes. We sell 1 meter (3.3 feet.), 3 meter (9.8 feet), and 5 meter
(16.4 feet) SFP+ 10 GbE direct attach passive copper cables. These
cables are fully compatible with the Intel® Ethernet CNA X710 Series.
|Intel® Ethernet SFP+ Twinaxial Cable, 1 meter||XDACBL1M|
|Intel® Ethernet SFP+ Twinaxial Cable, 3 meters||XDACBL3M|
|Intel® Ethernet SFP+ Twinaxial Cable, 5 meters||XDACBL5M|
Can I use a direct attach cable to connect to a gigabit switch that accepts SFP pluggable modules?
No, the Intel® Ethernet CNA X710 Series only supports 10-Gbps speed when using direct attach cables.
Which direct attach cables are compatible with the Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X710 Series?
SFP+ passive or active limiting direct attach copper cable complying
with the SFF-8431 v4.1 and SFF-8472 v10.4 specifications is compatible.
We conduct testing with other members of the Ethernet Alliance to make
sure there is interoperability between cables and host ports that meet
Are these modules compatible with single or multi-mode?
- LR modules are compatible with Single Mode Fiber (SMF) only.
- SR modules are compatible with Multi-Mode Fiber (MMF).