Intel X540T2BLK 10Gb 2Port PCIe 2.1 Ethernet Converged Network Adapter
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Intel X540T2BLK 10Gbps Dual Port PCI Express x8 10GBASE-T Plug-in Card Ethernet low Profile Converged Network Adapter
The Intel X540T2BLK Ethernet network adapters have Dual ports to connect desktop and server systems to the network. The Intel X540T2BLK network card has 10bps data transfer rate and includes Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP). This Dual Port Network Adapter has 1 Year Warranty from us.
Device Type: Network adapter
Form Factor: Plug-in card - low profile
Interface (Bus) Type: PCI Express 2.1 x8
PCI Specification Revision: PCIe 2.1
Ports: 10Gb Ethernet x 2
Connectivity Technology: Wired
Cabling Type: Ethernet 10GBase-T
Data Link Protocol: 10 GigE
Data Transfer Rate: 10 Gbps
Network / Transport Protocol: TCP/IP, UDP/IP, IPSec, iSCSI
Features: Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP)
Compliant Standards: IEEE 802.1Q, IEEE 802.1p, IEEE 802.3ad (LACP)
Expansion / Connectivity
Interfaces: 2 x 10GBase-T - RJ-45
Compatible Slots: 1 x PCI Express 2.1 x8
Software / System Requirements
OS Required: Microsoft Windows 7, Linux 2.6.x, SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2, Microsoft Windows Vista SP2, SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, VMware ESXi, Windows 8, Microsoft Windows Server 2012, VMware ESX, Linux 3.x, FreeBSD 9
Min Operating Temperature: 32 °F
Max Operating Temperature: 131 °F
Operating System Compatibility: "Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.
10GBase-T simplifies the transition to 10GbE
The Intel X540 family of products works with existing networks today. It works with legacy Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switches and Cat 6A cabling. Install the Intel X540 adapter into a server and the auto-negotiation between 1GbE and 10GbE provides the necessary backwards compatibility that most customers require for a smooth transition and easy migration to 10GbE. When time and budget allows, 10GBase-T switches can be added any time to experience the full benefits of 10GbE.
10G performance at low cost and low power
The Intel Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X540 is the low cost way to deploy 10GbE in your data center today. The Intel X540 uses low cost, Cat 6 and Cat 6A cabling. Chances are this cabling already exists in the data center. A way for Intel to reduce cost and power is to integrate components into a single-chip solution. Of course, integration is what Intel does best. With the Intel X540 controller, the MAC and the PHY are integrated into a single-chip solution. With lower cost and power, 10GBase-T is ready for broad deployment. 10GBase-T is an option for every rack and tower server in the data center. The wait for a low cost 10GbE copper solution to broadly deploy 10GbE to all corners of the data center is over. The Intel X540 adapter provides bandwidth-intensive applications with highly affordable 10GbE network performance and cost-effective RJ-45 connectivity for distances up to 100 meters.
Flexible I/O virtualization
Virtualization changes the way server resources are deployed and managed by running multiple applications and operating systems independently on a single server. The Intel Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X540 includes Intel Virtualization Technology for connectivity (Intel VT-c) to deliver I/O virtualization and Quality of Service (QoS) features designed directly into the Intel X540 controller on the adapter. Intel I/O virtualization advances network connectivity models used in today's servers to more efficient models by providing FPP, multiple Rx/Tx queues, and on-controller QoS functionality that can be used in both virtual and non-virtual server deployments.
Flexible Port Partitioning (FPP)
By taking advantage of the PCI-SIG SR-IOV specification, Intel Ethernet products enable FPP. With FPP, virtual controllers can be used by the Linux host directly and/or assigned to virtual machines. FPP allows you to use the functionality of SR-IOV to assign up to 63 processes per port to virtual functions in Linux. This enables an administrator to partition their 10GbE bandwidth across multiple processes, ensuring a QoS by giving each assigned process equal bandwidth. Network administrators may also rate-limit each of these services to control how much of the 10GbE pipe is available to each process.
Unified networking solutions on the Intel Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X540 let you combine the traffic of multiple data center networks like LAN and SAN onto a single efficient network fabric. You now have the choice of NFS, iSCSI, or Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) to carry both network and storage traffic at speeds of up to 10 Gbps. The Intel X540 adapter combines support for all of these traffic types in one adapter at no additional cost and with no additional licensing fees for the adapter.
iSCSi simplifies SAN connectivity
iSCSI uses Ethernet to carry storage traffic, extending the familiarity and simplicity of Ethernet to storage networking, without the need for SAN-specific adapters or switches. Intel Ethernet X540 is the easy, reliable, and cost-effective way of connecting servers to iSCSI SANs.
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