PCIe adapters supporting long distance 10GB fiber?

Mikael Abrahamsson swmike at swm.pp.se
Tue Jun 20 07:54:39 CST 2017

On Thu, 15 Jun 2017, chiel wrote:

> 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.

The Intel XF SR2 card actually has XFPs and I have LR optics in one here. 
I don't see any reason it wouldn't support ER or ZR as well.

Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike at swm.pp.se

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