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Gen10 DL Servers and 560SFP+ Adapter

MrRubble
Member

Gen10 DL Servers and 560SFP+ Adapter

Greetings,

We are looking at getting a couple Gen10 (either DL360 or DL380).  We have some 560SFP+ cards from previous generation HPE's.  Would these work ok with the Gen10's?  When I look at the docs, I'm not seeing this particular card listed but I do see 562SFP+ adaptors mentioned.  Would we be required to get 562's or can we reuse the 560's?

Thanks!

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Suman_1978
HPE Pro

Re: Gen10 DL Servers and 560SFP+ Adapter

Hi,

Yes you got it right,  560SFP+ Adapter is not compatible with Gen10 servers.
https://h20195.www2.hpe.com/v2/getdocument.aspx?docname=c04111506
https://h20195.www2.hpe.com/v2/getdocument.aspx?docname=c04605518

It could be because of the card BUS type:
560SFP+ Adapter - PCI Express 2.0 (Gen 2) x8
562FLR-SFP+ Adapter - PCI Express 3.0 (Gen 3) x8

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MrRubble
Member

Re: Gen10 DL Servers and 560SFP+ Adapter

It could be because of the card BUS type:
560SFP+ Adapter - PCI Express 2.0 (Gen 2) x8
562FLR-SFP+ Adapter - PCI Express 3.0 (Gen 3) x8

Hmm, that doesn't seem quite right.  Looking around online and I'm seeing that 3.0 is backwards compatible with 2.0. 

2.0 card in a 3.0 slot.

Perhaps we just need to try it out and see what happens before buying the newer card.

Thanks