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Server networking for home use

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Jan 9th, 2014
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I want to buy a cisco SFR-10G-SR ethernet port module and I found out through you need to buy a server, the server I need to buy does it need to be a already 10gbps server or can I take a cheap server and just replace the module already in a cheap server and do it that way?

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Collin Clark Fri, 01/10/2014 - 06:16
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Instead of buying those modules, save yourself a ton of money and buy the twinax. It has the SFP's and the cable together as one piece.


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/modules/ps5455/data_sheet_c78-455693.html


You can purchase a 10gb card for your server, just make sure the server supports the host interface of the card (eg PCI-Express x8).

http://www.intel.com/Assets/PDF/prodbrief/321634.pdf

Tom Randstrom Fri, 01/10/2014 - 20:32
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David,


Don't expect to get something for nothing. The server you purchase will need to be capable of supporting a 10Gbps SFP+ Optical Transceiver to accept the SFP-10G-SR module.  Cheap servers (like cheap PCs or cars) are cheaper because they typically give-up high bandwidth, throughput or features. If you are buying a cheap server, why would you buy a Cisco SFP+ module, and not purchase any pre-owned, generic 10Gpbs SR module compatible with the cheap server? 

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