It’s totally OT here, but maybe there’s a greybeard or two here who can help. And it’s for the hardware that’s running my Proxmox cluster, so that might be relevant to @Andy_Wismer…
I’m looking for three or four dual-port 10G SFP+ mezzanine NICs for my Dell PowerEdge C6220 II that would include the appropriate mounting bracket. Dell made an Intel NIC available for this model, and those are all over eBay at fairly-reasonable prices–but none of them that I’ve found include the mounting bracket, which appears to be unobtainium. Here’s what appears to be a representative example of such a NIC:
I think finding brackets for these would likely be the simplest solution, and I kind of like the idea of “simple.”
Also reasonably available on eBay for even less are these cards:
These do include the appropriate bracket, and indeed one I bought for testing mounts just fine in one of my nodes. The model number (not shown in the listing) is MCQH29-XFR, and searching for that model number finds me this manual:
That manual tells me it should do 10 GbE (or 40 Gbit/sec Infiniband, which I’m not interested in), auto-detecting what it’s connected to. It fits the system physically, and Windows 10 recognizes it right away, though as an IPoIB adapter:
Following the recommendation here, I tried connecting it to some of my other 10G gear using this:
…and both a SFP+ DAC, and SFP+ optics and a fiber patch cable, but no link with any of these.
I know it’s a shot in the dark, but if anyone knows:
- How to connect that Mellanox card to 10 GbE (or configure it for 10GbE);
- Where to get brackets for that Intel card (or get cards with the appropriate brackets); or
- Some other solution to this
I’d really appreciate it.