Hardware installation

  1. I have a PCI-X card; will it work in a legacy PCI slot?
    Yes. Chelsio cards are backward compatible.
  2. I have a PCI express card; will it work in a x16 or a x4 slot?
    Chelsio cards support up to 8 lanes, so they will work in a x16 slot as a x8 card and in a x4 slot as a x4 card.
  3. What do the different LEDs mean?
    Green: Link Established; Yellow: Link Active; Red: ON by default during power on.  When the driver is loaded, this is turned off.
  4. What are the minimum hardware requirements for a Chelsio card?
    Chelsio doesn’t impose any requirements. For best results the CPU and system memory are the typical bottlenecks.
  5. Is the Chelsio card hot-pluggable?
  6. What are the different physical connectors available for your card?
    Optical (SR & LR), CX4, SFP+, Base-T.
  7. Can I use my own pluggable optics module?
  8. Do you make your own XFP module?
    No, but the modules are available for sale through Chelsio.
  9. What 10G switches do you recommend?
    Please visit our switch partners page at our switch partners page to see the list of switch companies we work with.