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

I am attempting to create a peer-to-peer connection between two machines like the guy mentioned here: is it possible to direct connect a client and server with 10GBASE CX4 copper cables?

I have these cables from the server vendor http://www.provantage.com/supermicro-cbl-0347l~7SUP92HM.htm

Will these work without a switch in between? Obviously I am assuming that 10Gbe is similar to normal ethernet in that the cables require a pass-over style wiring inside the cable. If that is true please give me a heads up as well.

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  • Not sure how it could be a dupe as the cabling is different in both questions (at least to my intermediate knowledge) but hopefully someone here knows better than me since that is why I am asking. – Adam Parrish Dec 11 '11 at 4:14
  • I agree that this isn't a duplicate. It's asking about SFP, not copper. While the answer may apply to both, that fact is a technical detail that should be stated in the answer to this question. This provides a good answer. – orodbhen Dec 1 '16 at 19:01
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It will work just fine. Which 10GbE HBAs will you be using?

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  • On one end I will have this adapter: Intel® 82599EB 10 Gigabit Ethernet Controller with 2 SFP+ interfaces on the other end I will have any of these three depending on what comes back as the best one for the job: Intel X520-DA2 (E10G42BTDA), Emulex OCe11102-IX or Emulex OCe11102-NX – Adam Parrish Dec 11 '11 at 4:02

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