I’m not a hardware dude, but couldn’t you get a fiber NIC for your server?

Something like this: 

From: listsad...@lists.myitforum.com [mailto:listsad...@lists.myitforum.com] On 
Behalf Of Webster
Sent: Tuesday, August 8, 2017 9:43 AM
To: ntsysadm@lists.myitforum.com
Subject: RE: [NTSysADM] 10GBASE-T to SFP+

With those prices, I will have to rethink the switch I plan to use!!!


From: listsad...@lists.myitforum.com<mailto:listsad...@lists.myitforum.com> 
[mailto:listsad...@lists.myitforum.com] On Behalf Of Jack Kramer
Sent: Tuesday, August 8, 2017 8:21 AM
To: ntsysadm@lists.myitforum.com<mailto:ntsysadm@lists.myitforum.com>
Subject: Re: [NTSysADM] 10GBASE-T to SFP+

It used to be that 10GBASE-T was outside of the SFP+ power envelope but there’s 
a couple of SFP+ modules with 10GBASE-T media now—they work by “modifying” the 
10GBASE-T spec to reduce its power usage. The downside is reduced cable length 
support and what I assume is an absolute ton of heat output.


I would be somewhat concerned about running a bunch of those in my switch but 
one or two would probably be fine. You could also look for a standalone media 
converter that takes SFP+ on one end and delivers 10GBASE-T on the other 
side—probably the more expensive but safer solution since it’s full power and 
dumping its heat somewhere that’s not directly into your switch.

Jack Kramer, Senior Consultant
Small Type Computing--www.smalltype.net<http://www.smalltype.net>
W: 855-765-8973 x101 / C: 248-635-4955

On Aug 8, 2017, at 8:55 AM, Webster 
<webs...@carlwebster.com<mailto:webs...@carlwebster.com>> wrote:

I have a SuperMicro server with dual 10GBASE-T ports. I am looking at a 
Ubiquiti UniFi Switch 16 XG. I know that switch has four 10GBASE-T ports but I 
plan on using those for my NAS that has 10GBASE-T ports. Is it possible to 
connect the server's 10GBASE-T ports to an SFP+ port with a specific cable and 
connectors? If so, any recommendations on what to use?


Carl Webster
Citrix Technology Professional | iGel Tech Community Insider | Parallels VIPP
The Accidental Citrix Admin

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