I am in the process of upgrading some of our network into 10Gb and grabbed the following:
A network switch by netgear, mode:GS110EMX
A bunch of assorted cat8 cables(for future proofing)
Two 10gtek 10gb PCI network cards(model: BCM57810S) - the underlining issue.
So upon recieving all these items. i forgot to check what connection the PCI network card has and upon expecting the device, it used SFP type connection.
I did not know such a connection type existed and thought all network based connections are via RJ45. I have now read about it and aware of it now but my question is below:
Is there a adapter that i can use to connect my cat 8 cable between the SFP NIC device and to my new switch?
Is there any implications in doing so? Loss of speed? reliability of connection?
If there is no adapter or the adapter loses speed and reliability, i may return the NIC and try and find a RJ45 varient of it.
Thanks in advance