MS350-24X and miltigig ports support 10g server connections?

csalcedo
Comes here often

MS350-24X and miltigig ports support 10g server connections?

Hi, Does anyone know if the MS350-24x multi gig port support a connection from a server that has a 10g port. I have received conflicting responses.

 

I assume the pertinent standard is 10000 BaseT.

 

Thanks

 

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PhilipDAth
Kind of a big deal

The MS350-24X has both SFP+ and MGig ports.  Both are 10G capable.

 

For a server you should really use the SFP+ ports.  You would need an SFP+ NIC in your server.  If the server and switch are less than 5m apart you can use copper TwinAx cables (which come in 1, 3 and 5m lengths - a sample part code is MA-CBL-TA-3M).  SFP+ ports have considerably lower latency than 10GBaseT ports (which is why you normally use them with servers and storage).

 

MGig ports can auto-netogiate speeds of 1Gb/s, 2.5Gb/s, 5Gb/s and 10Gb/s.  Because of this you can plug in a 10GBaseT NIC to these ports.  Note that these ports do not support 10Mb/s or 100Mb/s,

bhorvitz
Conversationalist

It works.  I have connected 10G TX servers to the multi-gig ports on an MS350-24X without a problem.

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