The HPE FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 650M adapter for ProLiant Gen9 server blades provides full-featured, high performance, converged 20Gb Ethernet that accelerates IT services and increases data center efficiency across a broad range of I/O intensive enterprise, cloud, and Telco workloads. When connected to HPE Virtual Connect FlexFabric 20/40 F8 Modules, the HPE FlexFabric 650M adapter provides 20GbE performance. It offers a rich set of offload technologies including overlay network tunneling and storage, increasing virtualization performance and host efficiency. The HPE 650M is a dual-speed adapter that can also operate at 10GbE when connected to HPE Virtual Connect Flex-10/10D Module or HPE 6125XLG Ethernet Switch. The HPE 650M also supports RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) which increases host efficiency and lowers latency. RoCE is supported with the HPE 6125XLG and other 10GbE switches. Combining both the FlexibleLOM and Mezzanine adapters in a single BladeSystem Proliant server can provide up to 80Gbps of converged bi-directional Ethernet bandwidth, helping to alleviate network bottlenecks.
HPE FlexFabric 650M Adapter also supports 1Gb or 10Gb connections with the following modules: HPE 10GbE Ethernet Pass-Thru Module for c-Class BladeSystem, HPE 1Gb Ethernet Pass-Thru Module for c-Class BladeSystem, HPE Cisco B22HP Fabric Extender with 16 FET for BladeSystem c-Class.
Dual 20Gb ports provide up to 80Gb bi-directional per adapter, Multi-speed adapter operates at either 20GbE or 10GbE, Converges FCoE or RoCE with LAN traffic on a single Ethernet wire, Tunnel Offload support for VXLAN and NVGRE, RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) for greater server efficiency and lower latency (6125XLG only), Advanced storage offload processing freeing up valuable CPU cycles, Supports UEFI and legacy boot options, Mixed Storage – supports NIC + FCoE on one port, and NIC + iSCSI on the other, Concurrent Storage – concurrently supports NIC, FCoE, and iSCSI storage functions on the same port (NIC + FCoE + iSCSI), Industry-leading throughput and latency performance, Supports HPE's Flex-20 blade interconnect technology, Over eight million small packets/s, ideal for web/mobile applications, mobile messaging, and social media, User configurable bandwidth settings when combined with the 20Gb Flex-20 Virtual Connect module. From 100Mb/s to10Gb/s on up to four "Physical Function" NICs per port, in increments of 100Mb/s for NIC. The combined bandwidth of NICs cannot exceed port bandwidth i.e. 20 Gb/s. Greater bandwidth with PCIe 3.0, Jumbo Frames support, Support for Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE), Support for Microsoft Windows SMB Direct, Optimized host virtualization density with SR-IOV support.
The HPE 650M adapter delivers 40,000 Mbps bi-directional Ethernet transfer rate per port (80 Gbps aggregate bi-directional), providing the network performance needed to improve response times and alleviate bottlenecks that impact the performance of next generation data centers. 20Gb Ethernet bandwidth is ideal for high performance computing, database clusters and virtualization.
Evolve 20GbE at your own speed! When paired with the HPE Virtual Connect FlexFabric 20Gb Ethernet, Modules you can take advantage of four FlexNICs, which are PCI Physical Function devices that are OS/ Hypervisor independent. In addition, take advantage of new storage I/O functionality making it a full-Converged Network Adapter (CNA) : Server ROM recognizes them as individual NICs, Speeds can be set per NIC from 100Mbps to 20Gbs in 100Mbps increments, Threefold increase in number of network connections per port, Up to eight physical function NICs per adapter, Ideal for virtualized server environments, especially for dedicated bandwidth application like virtual machine migration from one physical server to another.
The HPE 650M adapter supports Jumbo Frames, permitting up to a 9,200 byte (KB) transmission unit (MTU) when running Ethernet I/O traffic. This is over 5X the size of a standard 1500-byte Ethernet frame. With Jumbo Frames, networks can achieve higher throughput performance and lower CPU utilization. These attributes are particularly useful for storage, database transfer and tape backup operations.
The HPE FlexFabric 650M supports iSCSI INT 13 Boot and FCoE Boot from SAN.
The HPE 650M adapter supports the Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE) which allows the server to boot over the network and download software residing in the network.
The HPE 650M adapter is compatible with Type A and B mezzanine slots for greater deployment versatility
The HPE 650M adapter’s support for NIC teaming helps IT administrators increase network fault tolerance and improve workload balance. These capabilities optimize availability, improve performance and help reduce costs.
The HPE 650M adapter can be administered from HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM). The adapters can be managed individually or in teams, providing SNMP based statistics for reporting purposes. The HPE 650M adapter can also be managed by other applications with SNMP support.
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