The NC553m FlexFabric 10Gb mezzanine adapter supports Virtual Connect Flex-10 that allows each 10Gb port to be divided into four physical NICs to optimize bandwidth management for virtualized servers. When connected to a Convergence Enhanced Ethernet (CEE) capable switch, Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and Ethernet I/O are separated and routed to the corresponding network. For iSCSI storage, the NC553m supports full protocol offload providing better CPU efficiency when compared to software initiators enabling the server to handle increased virtualization workloads and compute-intensive applications. This combination of high-performance network and storage connectivity reduces cost and complexity and provides the flexibility and scalability to fully optimize BladeSystem servers. The NC553m delivers the performance benefits and cost savings of converged network connectivity for HP BladeSystem servers. The dual-port NC553m optimizes network and storage traffic with hardware acceleration and offloads for stateless TCP/IP, TCP Offload Engine (TOE), Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and iSCSI.
HP BladeSystem c-Class ProLiant Server Blades: HP ProLiant BL2x220c G6, HP ProLiant BL280c G6, HP ProLiant BL460c G6, HP ProLiant BL460c G7, HP ProLiant BL465 G6, HP ProLiant BL465 G7, HP ProLiant BL490c G6, HP ProLiant BL490c G7, HP ProLiant BL495c G6, HP ProLiant BL620c G7, HP ProLiant BL680c G7, HP ProLiant BL685c G6, HP ProLiant BL685c G7.
HP BladeSystem c-Class Integrity Server Blades: HP Integrity BL860c i2, HP Integrity BL860c i4, HP Integrity BL870c i2, HP Integrity BL870c i4, HP Integrity BL890c i2, HP Integrity BL890c i4.
HP BladeSystem c-Class ProLiant Server Blades: HP 2000i G2 Modular Smart Array, HP All-in-One Storage, HP MPX200 Multifunction Router, HP EVA iSCSI Connectivity Option, HP 4/256 SAN Director iSCSI Blade (FCoE only, iSCSI not supported), HP LeftHand P4000 SAN, HP LeftHand Virtual SAN Appliance, HP Enterprise Virtual Array 4000/6000/8000 (2Gb), HP Enterprise Virtual Array 4100/6100/8100 (4Gb), HP Enterprise Virtual Array 4400, HP Enterprise Virtual Array 4400s, HP Enterprise Virtual Array 6400/8400, HP MSA2000 G2 FC Array System, HP P2000 G3 FC Array System, HP Disk Array XP10000/12000, HP Disk Array XP20000/24000 (4Gb), HP Disk Array XP20000/24000 (8Gb).
HP BladeSystem c-Class Integrity Server Blades: HP P2000 G3 FC Array System, HP 4400/6400/8400 Enterprise Virtual Array, HP P6300/P6500 Enterprise Virtual Array, HP XP20000-XP 24000 Disk Array (4Gb), HP XP20000-XP 24000 Disk Array (8Gb), HP P9500 Disk Array, HP P10000 3PAR Storage Systems.
FCoE Switch Support: HP Nexus 5000 Converged Network Switches, HP Converged Network Switches, HP 10/24 FCoE Blade for DC SAN Directors
Supported Interconnect Modules: HP 6120XG Blade Switch, HP 6120G/XG Blade Switch, HP 6125G Blade Switch, HP 6125G/XG Blade Switch, HP GbE2c Layer 2/3 Ethernet Blade Switch, HP 1:10Gb Ethernet BL-c Switch, Cisco Catalyst , Blade Switch 3020 for HP c-Class BladeSystem, Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch 3120X/G for HP c-Class BladeSystem, HP 10GbE Pass-Thru Module, HP Virtual Connect Flex-10 10Gb Ethernet Module, HP Virtual Connect FlexFabric 10Gb/24-port Module, HP Virtual Connect 1/10Gb Ethernet Module, HP Virtual Connect 1/10Gb-F Ethernet Module, Cisco Fabric Extender B22HP for HP
Industry-leading throughput and latency performance, Type 1 Adapter supported on all G6 and G7 c-Class servers in mezzanine slots1, 2 or 3 (full height servers) or slots 1 and 2 (half height servers).Dual 10Gb ports provide up to 40Gb full duplex per adapter, Hardware acceleration and offloads for stateless TCP/IP, TCP Offload Engine (TOE), Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and iSCSI. IEEE 802.1p QoS 802.3x flow control, and 802.3ap 10GBase-KR, Jumbo frames support, Supports HP's Flex-10 technology that allows setting any bandwidth from 100Mb to 10Gb on up to four physical function NICs or Flex NICs per port when combined with the 10Gb Flex-10 Virtual Connect module, Supports VMware NetQueue and Microsoft Virtual Machine Queue (VMQ), Supports HP's FlexFabric technology that allows setting any bandwidth from 100Mb to 10Gb on up to four Flex NICs per port when combined with the 10Gb FlexFabric Virtual Connect module. One of the Flex NICs can be configured to support FCoE or accelerated iSCSI, Integrated SERDES for backplane configurations (Cost & Power Savings), Each FlexNIC and FlexHBA is recognized by the server as a PCI-e physical function device with adjustable speeds from 100Mb to 10Gb in 100Mb increments.
The NC553m 20,000 Mbps full duplex Ethernet transfer rate per port (40 Gbps aggregate full duplex) delivers outstanding network performance that improves response time and removes bottlenecks required for the next generation data center.
Combines the functionality of an industry-standard NIC with an industry-proven Fibre Channel mezzanine card, seamlessly converging the traffic over a shared lossless CEE Ethernet network.
The NC553m supports accelerated iSCSI and iSCSI INT 13 Boot
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