Oracle Database Appliance X4-2: Copper vs. Fiber


With the Database Applicance Release X4-2 hardware you can choose between 10GbE SFP+ and 10GBase-T (Dual Port) for interconnect or public network.

At initial deployment you are able to choose the configuration you want to use:

copper_vs_fiber

Delivery

If a new x4-2 has been ordered, it will be delivered with 2x SFP+ and 2x Ethernet Cable for both interconnect options

ethtool for fiber card

Settings for eth0
        Supported ports: [ FIBRE ]
        Supported link modes:   10000baseT/Full 
        Supports auto-negotiation: No
        Advertised link modes:  10000baseT/Full 
        Advertised pause frame use: No
        Advertised auto-negotiation: No
        Speed: 10000Mb/s
        Duplex: Full
        Port: Direct Attach Copper
        PHYAD: 0
        Transceiver: external
        Auto-negotiation: off
        Supports Wake-on: d
        Wake-on: d
        Current message level: 0x00000007 (7)
        Link detected: yes

Settings for eth1
        Supported ports: [ FIBRE ]
        Supported link modes:   10000baseT/Full 
        Supports auto-negotiation: No
        Advertised link modes:  10000baseT/Full 
        Advertised pause frame use: No
        Advertised auto-negotiation: No
        Speed: 10000Mb/s
        Duplex: Full
        Port: Direct Attach Copper
        PHYAD: 0
        Transceiver: external
        Auto-negotiation: off
        Supports Wake-on: d
        Wake-on: d
        Current message level: 0x00000007 (7)
        Link detected: yes