PCIe adapters supporting long distance 10GB fiber?

Karsten Elfenbein karsten.elfenbein at gmail.com
Tue Jun 20 07:44:02 CST 2017


Hi,

most 10GE cards have either direct 10GBASE-T port(s)s or SFP+ slot(s).

The SFP+ transceiver you plug in determines the range. (SMF/MMF,
wavelength, link budget)
Reading the optical parameters is a bit tricky on most NICs.

Karsten

2017-06-15 11:10 GMT+02:00 chiel <chiel at gmx.net>:
> Hello,
>
> We are deploying more and more server based routers (based on BSD). We have
> now come to the point where we need to have 10GB uplinks one these devices
> and I prefer to plug in a long range 10GB fiber straight into the server
> without it going first into a router/switch from vendor x. It seems to me
> that all the 10GB PCIe cards only support either copper 10GBASE-T, short
> range 10GBASE-SR or the 10 Km 10GBASE-LR (but only very few). Are there any
> PCIe cards that support 10GBASE-ER and 10GBASE-ZR? I can't seem to find any.
>
> Chiel


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