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10GB pci-e card recommendations

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I’ve been experiencing what I think is port congestion using my built in 1GB Ethernet ports on my motherboard (SuperMicro X10SLL-F) and thinking about trying 10G connected to one of the SFP ports on my Netgear ProSafe GS724T switch. Could use some recommendations for best cards supported by unRAID.

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sfp = 1gbps

sfp+ = 10gbps

 

look into link aggregation if your switch supports it.

 

otherwise, to answer your question (which won't really help with your issue) look for a connectx2 Mellanox card. many come with the dac cable for 10-20 bucks on eBay.

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24 minutes ago, 1812 said:

sfp = 1gbps

sfp+ = 10gbps

Thanks. Looks like it’s going to need more hardware than I had hoped.

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1 hour ago, wgstarks said:

Thanks. Looks like it’s going to need more hardware than I had hoped.

 

microtik makes 24 port switch with 2 sfp+ ports, fanless for about 139. https://www.amazon.com/Mikrotik-CSS326-24G-2S-RM-Gigabit-Ethernet/dp/B0723DT6MN/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1544809632&sr=8-7&keywords=microtik I think it's about the cheapest you can get that many ports plus sfp+ and still have it not sound like a jet engine.

 

I haven't used it, but have been heavily considering getting one to replace my quanta lb4m. If noise/power isn't an issue, you can get one of those off eBay for 40-60$. 

 

 So either of those,  plus a Mellanox card, a few adjustments to your network settings, and you're in business!

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That looks like it would be perfect for what I need since it will also support vlan tagging for my WiFi guest network. Thanks.

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20 hours ago, wgstarks said:

Thanks. Looks like it’s going to need more hardware than I had hoped.

If you don't need to pass through a switch I set mine up peer to peer with 2 mellanox cards

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8 minutes ago, mrbilky said:

If you don't need to pass through a switch I set mine up peer to peer with 2 mellanox cards

P2P between 2 cards in the same machine?

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Nope sorry have a dual port card in my sever a a single in each of my 2 rigs must of mis-read what you were trying to do

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My Deluge docker tends to hog my two 1G ports that I have bonded. Sometimes causes problems streaming videos. I’m hoping moving everything to a 10G port will help solve that.

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3 hours ago, wgstarks said:

P2P between 2 cards in the same machine?

I've done this for a vm that needed a faster connection to the array.

 

I've also done this with one card, a solar flare dual port. Split the ports between the vm and the server, then plugged  the two ports into each other. It worked pretty well, but I no longer do this out of simplicity.

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