Emulex 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter for IBM System x (Withdrawn)

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Abstract

The Emulex 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter for IBM System x is a member of IBM's comprehensive networking portfolio of 1 Gb and 10 Gb Ethernet adapters and delivers industry-leading performance and scalability per watt, reducing requirements for power and cooling. Protocol offloads enable the efficient use of computing resources and the support of more virtual machines per CPU, and reduce the number of servers required to support data center demands. Furthermore, the capability to use fiber-optic or twin-ax copper cabling allows you to deploy the fabric of your choice.

Note: This product has now been withdrawn from marketing and is no longer available for ordering from IBM.

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The Emulex 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter for IBM System x is a member of IBM's comprehensive networking portfolio of 1 Gb and 10 Gb Ethernet adapters and delivers industry-leading performance and scalability per watt, reducing requirements for power and cooling. Protocol offloads enable the efficient use of computing resources and the support of more virtual machines per CPU, and reduce the number of servers required to support data center demands. Furthermore, the capability to use fiber-optic or twin-ax copper cabling allows you to deploy the fabric of your choice.

Emulex 10GbE Virtual Fabric Adapter for IBM System x
Figure 1. Emulex 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter for IBM System x (with optional SFP+ transceivers installed)


Did you know

The Emulex 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adaper for IBM System x is based on the Emulex OneConnect Universal Converged Network Adapter (UCNA) platform and will include support for Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) as a future feature entitlement upgrade.

By using a common infrastructure for Ethernet and SANs, you can reduce capital expense for adapters, switches, and cables; and operational expense for power, cooling, and IT administration.


Part number information

Table 1. Ordering part number and feature code
DescriptionPart numberFeature code
Emulex 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter for IBM System x 49Y42505749

Note: This adapter is referred to in the product documentation as the Emulex OneConnect OCe10102 multi-protocol PCI Express Converged Network Adapter.

The part number includes the following items:
  • One Emulex 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter with a 3U bracket attached
  • 2U bracket
  • Quick Install Guide
  • Documentation CD
  • Important Notices flyer


Supported transceivers and direct-attach cables

The adapter has two empty SFP+ cages that support either SFP+ SR transceivers or twin-ax direct-attached copper cables as listed in Table 2 and Table 3 respectively.

Table 2. Supported transceivers
DescriptionPart number
Optical Transceivers
Brocade 10Gb SFP+ SR Optical Transceiver49Y4216
QLogic 10Gb SFP+ SR Optical Transceiver49Y4218
IBM/Brocade 10Gb SFP+ SR Optical Transceiver44W2411
IBM/BNT 10Gb SFP+ SR Optical Transceiver46C3447
Cisco SFP-10G-SR*SFP-10G-SR
Avago AFBR-703SDZ-ELX*AFBR-703SDZ-ELX
Finisar FTLX8571D3BCL-EM*FTLX8571D3BCL-EM
* These SFP+ SR transceivers are non-IBM parts that have been validated by Emulex for use with this adapter

Table 3. Supported direct-attach cables
DescriptionPart number
Active DAC/Twinax cables
IBM Twinax Direct Attach Copper (DAC) Cable 1m45W2398 (8-pack: 45W2401)
IBM Twinax Direct Attach Copper (DAC) Cable 3m45W2408 (8-pack: 45W2409)
IBM Twinax Direct Attach Copper (DAC) Cable 5m45W3039 (8-pack: 45W3042)
Active DAC Cable, 1 m Act 10 Gb Ethernet46K6182
Active DAC Cable, 3 m Act 10 Gb Ethernet46K6183
Active DAC Cable, 5 m Act 10 Gb Ethernet46K6184
Passive DAC/Twinax cables
IBM 1M Passive DAC-SFP+ Cable90Y9427
IBM 3M Passive DAC-SFP+ Cable90Y9430
IBM 5M Passive DAC-SFP+ Cable90Y9433
0.5m Molex Direct Attach Copper SFP+ Cable59Y1932
1m Molex Direct Attach Copper SFP+ Cable59Y1936
1 Meter Passive Twin-Ax Assembly*Cisco: SFP-H10GB-CU1M
Molex: 74752-2101
Tyco: 1979753-2
3 Meter Passive Twin-Ax Assembly*Cisco: SFP-H10GB-CU3M
Molex: 74752-2301
5 Meter Passive Twin-Ax Assembly*Cisco: SFP-H10GB-CU5M
Molex: 74752-2501
Tyco: 1979143-6
* These DAC cables are non-IBM parts that have been validated by Emulex for use with this adapter

Note: The IBM 8.5M Passive DAC-SFP+ Cable (90Y9436) is not supported.


Features

The Emulex 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter has the following features:
  • Dual-channel, 10 Gbps Ethernet controller
  • Near line-rate 10 Gbps performance
  • 2 SFP+ empty cages to support either SFP+ SR or twin-ax copper connections
    • SFP+ SR link is with SFP+ SR optical module with LC connectors
    • SFP+ twin-ax copper link is with SFP+ direct attached copper module/cable
  • TCIP/IP stateless offloads
  • TCP chimney offload
  • Based on Emulex OneConnect technology and includes FCoE support as a future feature entitlement upgrade
  • Hardware parity, CRC, ECC, and other advanced error checking
  • PCI Express 2.0 x8 host interface
  • Low-profile form-factor design
  • IPv4/IPv6 TCP, UDP checksum offload
  • VLAN insertion and extraction
  • Support for jumbo frames up to 9000 bytes
  • Preboot eXecutive Environment (PXE) 2.0 network boot support
  • Interrupt coalescing
  • Load balancing and failover support
  • Deploy and manage this and other Emulex OneConnect-based adapters with OneCommand Manager


Standards supported

The following IEEE standards are supported:
  • IEEE 802.3ae (10Gb/s Ethernet XAUI)
  • IEEE 802.1q (VLAN)
  • IEEE 802.1Qbb (Priority flow control)
  • IEEE 802.1Qaz (ETS and Congestion Management)
  • IEEE 802.1p (QoS/CoS)
  • IEEE 802.3ad (Link Aggregation)
  • IEEE 802.3x (Flow Control)


Physical specifications

The adapter has the following physical specifications:

Height: 167 mm (6.60 in)
Width: 69 mm (2.71 in)
Depth: 17.3 mm (0.69 in)


Operating environment

This adapter is supported in the following environment:
  • Temperature:
    • Operating: 0° to 55° C (32° to 131° F)
    • Non-operating: -40° to 70° C (-40° to 158° F)
  • Humidity: 5 to 95%, non-condensing


Warranty

One-year limited warranty. When installed in a System x server, these cards assume your system’s base warranty and any IBM ServicePac upgrade.


Supported servers

The Emulex 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter for IBM System x is supported in the IBM System x and iDataPlex servers listed in Table 4.

Table 4. Supported System x servers (Part 1)

Adapter

x3100 M3

x3200 M2

x3200 M3

x3250 M2

x3250 M3

x3350

x3400

x3400 M2


x3455

x3500

x3500 M2


x3550

x3550 M2

Emulex 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

Table 4. Supported System x servers (Part 2)

Adapter

x3550 M3

x3620 M3

x3630 M3

x3650

x3650 T

x3650 M2

x3650 M3

x3655

x3690 X5

x3755

x3755 M3

x3850 M2

x3950 M2

x3850 X5

Emulex 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y


See IBM ServerProven for the latest information on the System x servers that support this adapter: http://ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/


Popular configurations

This section illustrates how the Emulex 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter can be used in configurations.

Figure 2 shows Emulex 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapters installed in a supported rack server. The servers are connected to a 10Gb Ethernet network using a pair of 10Gb Ethernet switches.

Popular configuration
Figure 2. Popular configuration

The parts used are listed in Table 5.

Table 5. Components used with the Emulex 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter (Figure 2)
Diagram referencePart number/machine typeDescriptionQuantity
1VariesSupported server (See Table 4)2
249Y4250Emulex 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter 2
2VariesSupported 10Gb SFP+ Transceivers or direct-attach cables (See Table 2)4
Varies10Gb Ethernet Switch2

Note: If SFP+ transceivers are used, this configuration also requires fiber optic cabling between the servers and the switches.


Supported operating systems

The Emulex 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter for IBM System x supports the following operating systems:
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Datacenter Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Datacenter x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Datacenter x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Datacenter x86 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise x86 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Standard x86 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Web x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Web x86 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003/2003 R2 Premium Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003/2003 R2 Standard Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server with Xen x64 Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server x64 Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server x64 Edition
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 10 for AMD64/EM64T
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 10 for x86
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 10 with Xen for AMD64/EM64T
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 for AMD64/EM64T
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 for x86
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 with Xen for AMD64/EM64T
  • VMware ESX 4.0
  • VMware ESX 4.1
  • VMware ESXi 4.1

See IBM ServerProven at http://ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/ for the latest information about the specific versions and service packs supported. Not all servers support all operating systems and versions.


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Publish Date
02 February 2010

Last Update
11 January 2013


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