PCIe adapters supporting long distance 10GB fiber?

Alain Hebert ahebert at pubnix.net
Wed Jun 21 12:41:17 CST 2017


     Hi,

     Remember to check the power available to the XFP/SFP+.

     Its the most common issue related with achievable distance.

     We worked with optic.ca to figured out that type of issue with some 
extreme network gear and after a few "patches" to the XGm board, it's 
been stable since.

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On 06/20/17 03:54, Mikael Abrahamsson wrote:
> 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.
>



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