I am wanting to install 10 Gig into our SAN and one of our ESXi vNodes. I have confirmed on the HCL for both systems that the NICs below will work with the software. One is an Emulex brand and the other is an Intel brand. However, I was wondering if anyone could spot any reason that the Hardware would not work with one another. Both are using 10GBASE-SR short wave lasers with LC type connector as far as I can tell. I want to directly connect the 2 of them together as a point to point system. Directly from the SAN to the node with no switch in the way. Using a cable with 2 male LC connectors. Any reason this should not work? Here are the links to the products:
I just wanted someone else to look over this since this is my first foray into the realm of 10 Gig. Given that they both are on the same connector and Ethernet type I see no reason a point to point should not work. What say you all?