Product Id: 31796667
Description: Emulex OneConnect OCe14102-N1-D - Network adapter - PCIe - 10Gb Ethernet x 2 - for PowerEdge R530, R630, R730, R730xd, T330, T430, T630
Mfr Part #: 540-BBPF
The Dell OCe14102-N1-D dual-port 10Gb Ethernet (10GbE) network adapter is based on the Emulex fourth-generation OneConnect Ethernet Network Adapter technology, featuring the leading 10GbE Network Adapter to support Local Area Network (LAN) and RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) on a single 10GbE adapter.
The Dell OCe14102-N1-D dual-port 10GbE network adapters offer more scalable virtualization with support for enhanced Single-Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV), SMB Direct with RoCE, Dell switch independent Network Interface Card (NIC) extended partitioning (NParEP) and next-generation overlay networking technologies that address the requirements of virtual machine (VM) mobility and massive scaling of Layer 2 domains inside private or hybrid cloud infrastructures.
- Minimize wasted idle bandwidth by optimizing bandwidth allocation for applications, management and virtualization services using new Dell NParEP
- Perform vMotion or Live Migration without reconfiguring network resources
- Reduce capital and operational expenditures (CAPEX and OPEX) with maximized server efficiency
- Increase throughput
- Increase server CPU effectiveness
- Improve server power efficiency
- Provision secure, multi-tenant cloudscale networks
- Exceed the typical 4096 VLAN limit to enable support for larger numbers of tenants/user groups
- Simplified and flexible system management using Dell iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller or Emulex OneCommand Manager
- Accelerated Microsoft application performance with SMB Direct with RoCE support
RDMA reduces CPU utilization and data latency and improves throughput by bypassing the host TCP/IP stack. SMB Direct with RoCE leverages Converged Ethernet, also known as Data Center Bridging (DCB), as a lossless physical layer networking medium. RoCE architecture removes the TCP/IP stack and a data copy step. This technology works by seamlessly sensing, without user action or intervention, the presence of an RDMA compliant adapter and switching from standard TCP/IP networking to SMB Direct mode. Dell customers can now benefit from faster Hyper-V live migrations and high performance Network Attached Storage (NAS) for applications such as Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Unified Communications and Collaboration (UC&C) applications; Exchange, Lync and SharePoint.
- Emulex Virtual Network Exceleration (VNeX) overlay network offloads for multi-tenant cloud networking
Dell is delivering a competitive overlay networking solution for Dell PowerEdge 13th generation servers, by offering the Emulex 10GbE network adapters. Together, Dell and Emulex offer solutions that include the industry's leading hardware offload support for Virtual Extensible Local Area Network (VXLAN) and Network Virtualization using Generic Routing Encapsulation (NVGRE) tunnels. These solutions are designed to simplify VM mobility and network scalability while optimizing server performance when compared to adapters that lack offload capability. Emulex VNeX tunnel offload is powered by a multi-core adapter ASIC engine that accelerates the performance of overlay networking. By offloading the Ethernet packet header encapsulation process, while simultaneously preserving legacy stateless TCP offloads, Emulex VNeX provides full native network performance with reduced server CPU utilization in an overlay network environment, enabling greater VM density. It also results in increased server power efficiency reducing data center energy and cooling expenses. Additionally, this technology allows Dell customers to massively scale networks to meet the growing demands of simultaneously servicing many user groups.
- Optimized bandwidth allocation with support for new Dell NParEP
Dell has doubled the NIC partitioning bandwidth with the new Dell NParEP feature supported on Emulex OCx1410x adapters. Dell PoweEdge 13th generation servers, with Emulex OCe14102-N1-D network adapters, can be configured with up to 16 NIC functions per adapter, or up to eight NIC functions per port. NParEP is ideal for virtualized server environments because bandwidth allocation can be optimized to support I/O intensive applications, virtualization services and server management functions.
- Optimized host server virtualization density using SR-IOV
SR-IOV provides a more cost-effective solution than multiple physical adapter ports by optimizing I/O for VMs, enabling higher host server virtualization ratios to deliver maximum server return on investment (ROI). SR-IOV enables multiple VMs to directly access the OCe14102-N1-D's I/O resources, thus allowing the VM's network I/O to bypass the hypervisor's virtual switch and take a path directly between the VM and the adapter, eliminating redundant I/O processing in the hypervisor. This, in turn, allows higher I/O performance, lower CPU utilization and significantly reduced latency as compared to the alternative of software-emulated NIC devices that are implemented in the hypervisor.
- Simplified management using the Dell iDRAC8 framework for Dell OpenManage or Emulex OneCommand Manager application
The Dell OCe14102-N1-D supports both Dell and Emulex management tools, and is fully integrated with the Dell Lifecycle Controller management scheme. Dell Lifecycle Controller provides fast, efficient, secure local and remote deployment, configuration and update capabilities. The Emulex OneCommand Manager application provides centralized management of Dell adapters based on Emulex OneConnect 10GbE Network Adapters and LightPulse Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters throughout the data center from a single management console. The OneCommand Manager application provides a graphical user interface (GUI) and a scriptable command line user interface (CLI). OneCommand Manager for VMware is fully integrated with VMware vCenter, enabling 'single window pane' management for VMware deployments.
- Enterprise-class performance and reliability
Leveraging four generations of advanced, field-proven controller and adapter technology, the Dell OCe14102-N1-D meets the robust interoperability and reliability requirements of enterprise cloud and virtualized data centers.