I am 100% new to SFP+, and I realized a server I bought YEARS ago came with what I believe are Connectx-2 cards. I would like to put one in my truenas box and one in my PC to get 10GB direct connection for photo editing and such instead of standard 1gbe LAN.
I have part number 0RT8N1 (MNPA19-XTR I believe) which I believe is a connectx-2, and I am trying to figure out the most affordable way to run ~20 feet of cable from point to point, and determine compatibility.
I think fiber would be best as its thin and can be easily hidden (I know it is more fragile), but I am unsure what ends I would need.
Would these work? Do I want the generic tranciever or the mellanox version?