PCIe adapters supporting long distance 10GB fiber?

Denys Fedoryshchenko denys at visp.net.lb
Tue Jun 20 16:10:42 CST 2017


On 2017-06-20 18:59, Hunter Fuller wrote:
> 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.
Also it wont work with X710, you need to do NVRAM hack for it, SFP are 
checked in firmware.


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