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PowerEdge R720 and R740 - 10GB NIC Recommendation for both

I have a client that is adding a new EqualLogic PS6210X array and will be upgrading the R720 server to R740 next year.  They want to do the SAn 1st and the servers later.  So I need to add 10GB NICs to the R720s and want to see if there is a 10GB NIC that is compatible with both the R720s and R740s so I can move them when they upgrade so we don't need to just eat the cost of the 10Gb NICs for the R720s that will be replaced.

Can anyone suggest a 10GB NIC to be used for iSCSI connectivity to the 10GB SAN that would work on both a PE R720 and R740?

Thanks,

Steve

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10GB NIC Recommendation for R720 and R740

I have a client that is adding a new EqualLogic PS6210X array with 2 N4032 switches for the 10G iSCSI connectivity to the servers.  They currently have R720 servers and will be upgrading to R740s next year.  They want to do the PS6210x SAN 1st and the server replacements later.  So I need to add 10GB NICs to the R720s and want to see if there is a 10GB NIC that is compatible with both the R720s and R740s.  This way I can move them when they upgrade and we don't need to just eat the cost of the 10Gb NICs for the R720s that will be replaced.


Can anyone suggest a 10GB NIC to be used for iSCSI connectivity to the 10GB SAN that would work on both a PE R720 and R740?

Thanks,

Steve

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Re: 10GB NIC Recommendation for R720 and R740

Hello

I show this network card meeting all of this requirements.

540-BBDX

If you go to http://www.dell.com/ and put that in the search box it should pull up the sales page for it.

Thanks

Daniel Mysinger
Dell EMC, Enterprise Engineer

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Re: 10GB NIC Recommendation for R720 and R740

Hi, The sales page for the NIC you shared (540-BBDX) has a list of compatible servers and the R740 is not on the list. Can you confirm whether or not the NIC is compatible with the PowerEdge R740? Kind regards Jack
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