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Oracle® Servers X8-2 and X8-2L Installation Guide

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Updated: September 2019

Configuring Oracle Server X8-2 Network Media

Oracle Server X8-2 provides three network ports, one i210 based Gigabit Ethernet copper port and two ports attached to the network controller, which use either two 1/10-Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 copper ports or two 10/25-Gigabit Ethernet SFP+/SFP28 ports. Configure network media by selecting the media type for the Ethernet ports using either Oracle ILOM or the BIOS options for the network controller.

When the Oracle ILOM auto_media_detection option is enabled (default), either plug an Ethernet cable into the RJ-45 port or connect an SFP+/SFP28 transceiver into an SFP port. The system automatically configures the active_media option. If both SPF and RJ-45 ports are plugged in, the system defaults to the SFP port, and the RJ-45 ports are not usable.

Note -  Do not install an Avago 10G SR Optical transceiver (part number AFBR-703SDDZ-SN1) into an SFP28 port on the Oracle Server X8-2. If installed, it could be extremely difficult to remove and might also cause damage to the SFP28 metal cage on the system motherboard.