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  • Wed, Jun 1 2016 9:24 PM

    ISIS 10Gb optical adapters for clients

    Any plan to expand beyond the Myricom 10Gb PCIe card for client connections with ISIS 5xxx series?

    With Nexis, it seems to have expanded to Intel x5x0 and x710 series.

     

     

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  • Thu, Jun 2 2016 4:26 AM In reply to

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    Re: ISIS 10Gb optical adapters for clients

    Intel X540-T1 is supported since ISIS 4.7.4.

    From the Readme:

    "Support for Intel Converged Ethernet X540-T1 Network Adapter

    The Avid ISIS 4.7.4 release introduces support for the Intel Converged Ethernet X540-T1 network adapter for

    both 1 Gb and 10 Gb clients on all ISIS platforms."

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  • Thu, Jun 2 2016 12:04 PM In reply to

    Re: ISIS 10Gb optical adapters for clients

    Hi Dori

     

    Correct me if I am wrong but that is strictly copper. I don't see an optical version of that card.

     

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  • Thu, Jun 2 2016 12:59 PM In reply to

    Re: ISIS 10Gb optical adapters for clients

    Hi Dom,

    I don't think the form factor matters. Which model of the X540 you choose is on the basis of your network infrastructure. The way I read this document:

    http://resources.avid.com/SupportFiles/attach/AvidNEXIS/AvidNEXIS_Network_Switch_v6.pdf

    I conclude that if you for example use the NETGEAR XS712T PRO switch with 12 x 1/10Gb RJ45 (Copper) you can use both 10G over optical and copper. 

    I would expect this practically applies to all ISIS infrastructure as the Nexis 6.0 client is compatible with all ISIS 7500, 5500 hardware.

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  • Thu, Jun 2 2016 1:40 PM In reply to

    Re: ISIS 10Gb optical adapters for clients

    Hi Jeroen

     

    Can you elaborate? Are you referring to the ISIS chassis engine interconnect to the switch or client computers?

    What I am looking for is 10Gb PCIe cards for connecting client computers to ISIS 5xxx via optical that is officially qualified in some form. Since we are a rental house we often need to "stick to the script" - use qualified components and configuration. Also, previous versions of ISIS 4.x and 3.x explicity forbid certain on board Intel ethernet controllers on HP workstations.

    There is probably a good chance that the Intel x7xx series cards will work with ISIS 4.7.x. but the x540 is copper only AFAIK.

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  • Thu, Jun 2 2016 4:19 PM In reply to

    Re: ISIS 10Gb optical adapters for clients

    Yes the x540 is copper only.

    I understand your question and I need to do some more reading to be sure. The trick is not just the supported NIC in the client but which switch is supported with which ISIS infrastructure. I have personally been part of a team getting this wrong once so I agree it is tricky.

    I believe the trick is to find the correct switch configuration options for a Nexis + ISIS 5500 combo, a Nexis + ISIS 7500 combo and even a Nexis + ISIS 5500 + ISIS 7500 option. The question is which switches the ISIS systems exclude from the combinations with Nexis and then it should become clear.

    Let me give an example. I just found out from this document:

    http://avid.force.com/pkb/servlet/fileField?retURL=%2Fpkb%2Farticles%2Fen_US%2Fcompatibility%2Fen244197&entityId=ka131000000NzgLAAS&field=Attachment_1__Body__s

    that:

    1.6.10 10G Copper network interfaces As part of the October 2013 test for the Dell/F10 S4820 testing with ISIS 5000, the Intel X540-T1 10 Gb Ethernet adapter was tested for use in the ISIS 5000 and in a 10G (Windows) client.

    So the answer is yes 10G copper is supported with the x540. EDIT: See next post for fiber

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  • Thu, Jun 2 2016 4:29 PM In reply to

    Re: ISIS 10Gb optical adapters for clients

    And as in this document:

    http://resources.avid.com/SupportFiles/attach/AvidNEXIS/AvidNEXIS_ReadMe_v6.pdf

    it writes:

    This release supports the following Intel (and Intel-based ATTO) NICs:

    • Intel PRO/1000 PT and GT, 1GigE and 2x1GigE

    • Intel I350 1GigE and 2x1GigE LC fiber optic and RJ-45 copper

    • Intel Converged Ethernet X540-T2 1GigE, 2x1GigE, 10GigE, and 2x10GigE RJ-45 copper

    • Intel Converged Ethernet X520-T2 1GigE, 2x1GigE, 10GigE, and 2x10GigE LC fiber optic and RJ-45 copper

    • Intel Converged Ethernet X710 2 x 10GigE SFP+

    I would understand that in combination with the same Dell Force 10 S4820 but also the S4810 you are within the certified setups when using a X710 2x 10G optical card in combination with Nexis and ISIS 5500... but not ISIS 7500.

    EDIT: The actual question is: Do you need to use the Nexis client on an ISIS ONLY system to use the x510 or x710 cards and be within a certified setup or does this also apply to the 4.7.10 ISIS client?

    Bob Russo? Do you have an answer to that?

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  • Sat, Jun 4 2016 4:29 PM In reply to

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    Re: ISIS 10Gb optical adapters for clients

    Hi Dom

    Sorry for the late reply.

    anyway, Jeroen van Eekeres knows better than me Smile

    Here, we only use the Myricom card for ISIS 10Gbe clients, but we have the Intel X540 working with the Netgear XS712T 10Gbe switch on a different network for SCRATCH workflows (Without ISIS)  and it is working great.

    Hope that helps

    Dori

     

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  • Mon, Jun 6 2016 7:29 PM In reply to

    Re: ISIS 10Gb optical adapters for clients

    Dom Q. Silverio:

    Any plan to expand beyond the Myricom 10Gb PCIe card for client connections with ISIS 5xxx series?

    With Nexis, it seems to have expanded to Intel x5x0 and x710 series.

    Is this for a Mac or Windows configuration? 

    With the 5500 the Dell S4820T and x520 NIC is supported. It's on page 11 of the switch guide.  

    We've added a number of 10GigE NIC with NEXIS.

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  • Mon, Jun 6 2016 7:37 PM In reply to

    Re: ISIS 10Gb optical adapters for clients

    Hi Bob

    Looking for 10GbE optical for both Mac and PC.

    The Intel x710 looks attractive. I did not want to risk buying a dozen of these without feedback.

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  • Mon, Jun 6 2016 9:57 PM In reply to

    Re: ISIS 10Gb optical adapters for clients

    For the Mac, the ATTO ThunderLink is the best choice.

    The Intel x710 is supported with the NEXIS.

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  • Mon, Jun 18 2018 9:02 PM In reply to

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    Re: ISIS 10Gb optical adapters for clients

    Hi Bob,

    In your testing, has there been a noticable difference in performance between the intel X710 cards and the ATTO NS12 Fastframe cards on a windows system? We're seeing intermittent dips in the throughput with the X710 and were wondering if switching to Atto would make any difference? We've got a two engine Nexis setup.

     

     

  • Tue, Jun 19 2018 9:14 AM In reply to

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    Re: ISIS 10Gb optical adapters for clients

    Hi

    AFAIK - the ATTO NS12 uses Intel chip, so i suspect it will preform the same as the Intel NIC. 

    if you can get a diffrent card other than the Intel, and your infrastructure is optical,  i think it will be wiser to just get the Myricom, which works great.

     

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  • Tue, Jun 19 2018 12:55 PM In reply to

    Re: ISIS 10Gb optical adapters for clients

    Geo77:

    Hi Bob,

    In your testing, has there been a noticable difference in performance between the intel X710 cards and the ATTO NS12 Fastframe cards on a windows system? We're seeing intermittent dips in the throughput with the X710 and were wondering if switching to Atto would make any difference? We've got a two engine Nexis setup.

    We haven't seen any difference between the ATTO and the Intel X710, they use the same Intel driver. I suspect there's something else going on.

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