PCIe adapters supporting long distance 10GB fiber?

Hunter Fuller hf0002+nanog at uah.edu
Tue Jun 20 15:59:06 CST 2017

On Tue, Jun 20, 2017 at 10:29 AM Chris Adams <cma at cmadams.net> wrote:

> For Linux at least, the standard driver includes a load-time option to
> disable vendor check.  Just add "options ixgbe allow_unsupported_sfp=1"
> to your module config and it works just fine.

For anyone who may be going down this road, if you have a two-port Intel
NIC, I discovered you have to pass "allow_unsupported_sfp=1,1" or it will
only apply to the first port. Hope that helps someone.

Hunter Fuller
Network Engineer
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