Networking Connectivity
Intel® 10 Gigabit AF DA Dual Port Server Adapter
Attaching and removing SFP+ and QSFP+ Direct Attach Cables

Attaching the SFP+ Direct Attach Cable

  1. Turn the cable so that the connector retention tab and gold fingers are on the same side as the network adapter retention clip. Refer to figure 1.
  2. Push the cable connector straight in using light force until it clicks.


Figure 1. Retention tab and retention clip

Removing the SFP+ Direct Attach Cable
Preferred method:

  1. Pull straight back on the cable release ring. See figure 2. The ring lowers the retention tab, releasing the cable.
  2. The cable will slide free from the adapter.


Figure 2. Cable release

Alternate method:

  1. Slightly lift the retention clip on the adapter. Refer to figure 3.
  2. The cable will slide free from the adapter.


Figure 3. Retention tab and retention clip

Note Removing the cable without releasing the retention tab may damage the cable or the adapter.

Attaching the QSFP+ Direct Attach Cable

  1. Turn the cable so that the release tab is on the same side as the opening in the QSFP cage on the adapter.
  2. Push the cable connector straight in using light force until it clicks.

Removing the QSFP+ Direct Attach Cable

  1. Pull straight back on the cable release ring or on the bail release to release the cable from the cage.
  2. The cable will slide free from the adapter.

Figure 4. QSFP+ Cable Release

Related Topic:
Which SFP+ modules, SFP modules, and cables can I use with the X520 Series?

This applies to:

Intel® 10 Gigabit AF DA Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X520 Series
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter X520 Series
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter X520-DA2
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter X520-LR1
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter X520-SR1
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter X520-SR2

Solution ID: CS-029751
Last Modified: 12-Nov-2013
Date Created: 17-Sep-2008
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