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Tested and Recommended Optical Transceivers and DA Cables

Solarflare offers its own branded SFM40G-SR4 QSFP+ and SFM10G-SR SFP+ optical module listed below in Table 1. Solarflare server adapters have also been tested with multiple third-party 40G QSFP+ 40GBASe-SR4, 10G SFP+ 10GBASE-SR, 10G SFP+ 10GBASE-LR, 1G SFP 1000BASE-SX, and 1G 1000BASE-T transceiver modules, as well as 40GBASE-CR4 and 10GBASE-CR Direct Attach (DA) cables, and 40G Active Optical Cables (AOC) listed in the below tables.


Table 1: Solarflare SFM40G-SR4 Tested Third-Party 40G QSFP+ SR4 Optical Transceiver Modules

Solarflare Flareon Ultra SFN7142Q server adapter has been tested with the following QSFP+ 40GBASE-SR4 optical transceiver modules.

MANUFACTURER PRODUCT CODE NOTES
Avago AFBR-79E4Z 100m OM3
Avago AFBR-79EIDZ 100m OM3
Avago AFBR-79EADZ 100m OM3
Avago AFBR-79EQDZ 100m OM3
Avago AFBR-79EQPZ 100m OM3
Finisar FTL410QE2C 100m OM3
JDSU JDSU-04SWAA1 100m OM3
JDSU JDSU-04SRAB1 100m OM3
Solarflare SFM-40G-SR4 100m OM3

 

Table 2: Solarflare SFM10G-SR and Tested Third-Party 10G SFP+ SR Optical Transceiver Modules

The following Solarflare products support the transceivers listed below: SFN5122F, SFN5152F, SFN5162F, SFN5322F, SFN6122F, SFN6322F, SFN6832F, SFA6902F, SFN7002F, SFN7122F, SFN7322F.

MANUFACTURER PRODUCT CODE NOTES
Avago AFBR-703SDZ 10G
Avago AFBR-703SDDZ Dual speed 1G/10G optic.
Not supported on SFN4112F adapter.
Avago AFBR-703SMZ 10G
Arista SFP-10G-SR 10G
Finisar FTLX8571D3BCL 10G
Finisar FTLX8571D3BCV Dual speed 1G/10G optic.
Not supported on SFN4112F adapter.
Finisar FLTX8570D3BCL-J1 10G USR
Also labelled as: Juniper 740-030658 or Opnext Inc TRS20A0EN-0014 10GE SFP+ USR
Finisar FTLX8574D3BCL 10G SR SFP+
HP 456096-001 Also labelled as 455883-B21 and 455885-001.
Intel AFBR-703SDZ 10G
JDSU PLRXPL-SC-S43-22-N 10G
Juniper AFBR-700SDZ-JU1 10G
MergeOptics TRX10GVP2010 10G
Solarflare SFM-10G-SR 10G
Vorboss VBO-PXG-SR-300 10G

 

Table 3: Tested Third-Party 10G SFP+ LR Transceiver Modules

The following Solarflare products support the transceivers listed below: SFN5122F, SFN5152F, SFN5162F, SFN5322F, SFN6122F, SFN6322F, SFN6832F, SFA6902F, SFN7002F, SFN7122F, SFN7322F.

MANUFACTURER PRODUCT CODE NOTES
Avago AFCT-701SDZ 10G single mode fiber
Finisar FTLX1471D3BCL 10G single mode fiber

 

Table 4: Tested Third-Party 1G SFP Transceivers

The following Solarflare products support the transceivers listed below: SFN5122F, SFN5152F, SFN5162F, SFN5322F, SFN6122F, SFN6322F, SFN6832F, SFN7002F, SFN7122F, SFN7322F.

MANUFACTURER PRODUCT CODE NOTES
Avago AFBR-5710PZ 1000Base-SX
Cisco GLC-LH-SM 1000Base-LX/LH
Finisar FTLF8519P2BCL 1000Base-SX
Finisar FTLF8519P3BNL 1000Base-SX
Finisar FTLF1318P2BCL 1000Base-LX
Finisar FTLF1318P3BTL 1000Base-LX
HP 453153-001
453151-B21
1000Base-SX

 

Table 5: Tested Third-Party, Dual-Rate SFP+ Transceiver Modules

The following Solarflare products support the transceivers listed below: SFN5122F, SFN5152F, SFN5162F, SFN5322F, SFN6122F, SFN6322F, SFN6832F, SFN7002F, SFN7122F, SFN7322F.

MANUFACTURER MODEL NUMBER RATE/MEDIA TYPE
Avago AFBR-703SDDZ 10G and 1G multi-mode fiber
Finisar FTLX8571D3BCV 10G and 1G multi-mode fiber

 

Table 6: Tested Third-Party 1000BASE-T SFP Transceiver Modules

The following Solarflare products support the transceivers listed below: SFN5122F, SFN5152F, SFN5162F, SFN5322F, SFN6122F, SFN6322F, SFN6832F, SFN7002F, SFN7122F, SFN7322F.

MANUFACTURER PRODUCT CODE NOTES
Arista SFP-1G-BT 1000BASE-T
Avago ABCU-5710RZ 1000BASE-T
Cisco 30-1410-03 1000BASE-T
Dell FCMJ-8521-3-(DL) 1000BASE-T
Finisar FCMJ-8521-3 1000BASE-T
Finisar FCLF-8521-3 1000BASE-T
HP 453156-001
453154-B21
1000BASE-T
3COM 3CSFP93 1000BASE-T

 

Table 7: Tested Third-Party 40G Active Optical Cables (AOC)

Solarflare Flareon Ultra SFN7142Q server adapter has been tested with the following QSFP+ Active Optical Cables (AOC).

MANUFACTURER PRODUCT CODE LENGTH
Avago AFBR-7QER05Z 3m
Finisar FCBG410QB1C03 3m
Finisar FCBG410QB1C05 5m

 

Table 8: Tested Third-Party 40GBASE-CR Direct Attach (DA) Cables

The Solarflare SFN7142Q server I/O adapter has been tested with the following QSFP+ Direct Attach Cables.

MANUFACTURER PRODUCT CODE LENGTH
Arista CAB-Q-Q-3M 3m
Arista CAB-Q-Q-5M 5m
FCI 10093084-3030LF 3m
Molex 74757-1101 1m
Molex 74757-2301 3m
Siemon QSFP30-01 1m
Siemon QSFP30-03 3m
Siemon QSFP26-05 5m

 

Table 9: Tested Third-Party 10GBASE-CR Direct Attach (DA) Cables

The following Solarflare products support the SFP+ Direct Attach cables listed below: SFN5122F, SFN5152F, SFN5162F, SFN5322F, SFN6122F, SFN6322F, SFN6832F, SFA6902F*, SFN7002F, SFN7122F, SFN7322F.

MANUFACTURER MODEL NUMBER REACH
Arista CAB‐SFP‐SFP-1M
CAB‐SFP‐SFP-3M
1m
3m
Cisco SFP‐H10GB‐CU1M
SFP‐H10GB‐CU3M
SFP‐H10GB‐CU5M
1m
3m
5m
HP J9283A/B Procurve 3m
Juniper EX-SFP-10GE-DAC-1M
EX-SFP-10GE-DAC-3M
1m
3m
Molex 74752-1101
74752-2301
74752-3501
74752-9093
74752-9094
74752-9096
1m
3m
5m
1m
3m
5m
Panduit PSF1PXA1M
PSF1PXA3M
PSF1PXD5MBU
1m
3m
5m
Siemon SFPP30-01
SFPP30-02
SFPP30-03
SFPP24-05
1m
2m
3m
5m
Tyco 2032237‐2 D
2032237‐4
1m
3m

* SFA6902F has been tested and certified with direct attach cables up to 3m in length.