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is it possible to direct connect a client and server with 10GBASE CX4 copper cables?

Server has two 10GBASE-CX4 ports. client has 10GBASE CX4 HBA. can theybe directly connected with a CX4 cable without the need for a switch? like SAS Infiband connectors?
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hybrid cable for QSFP to CX4 convertion

here is a hybrid cable for QSFP to CX4. Will this fit SFP+ ports? Deeply confused by standards and struck in a situation with wrong hardware selection!Personally have not seen the ports/hardware and ...
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please demystify the 10Gb ethernet interfaces, cables

this really is a Dell question but tempted to ask the experts @ serverfault. choosen a Dell powerconnect 8024 10GbE switch. per the spec sheet this has 10GbaseT ports. "24x 10GBASE-T ...
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NIC status stays at 'Network Cable Unplugged' although cable is present

I'm having a problem with a couple 10GB NICs, one in particular in Windows 7 x64 that always thinks the cable is missing. The drivers for the NIC are current, downloaded from Intel- it's settings are ...
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Trouble with SFP cables for a 10 Gb connection

I have two machines, each with a 10 Gb adapter, directly connected with an SFP cable. I purchased three SFP cables that look exactly alike (physically and specs), but only one works. I'm having ...