Product Id: 33207494
Description: Emulex OneConnect OCe14102B-U1-D - V2 - network adapter - PCIe low profile - 10Gb Ethernet x 2 - for PowerEdge FC430, FC630, FC830, R430, R530, R630, R730, R730xd, R830, VRTX
Mfr Part #: 540-BBPD
The Dell OCe14102B-U1-D dual-port 10Gb Ethernet (10GbE) adapter is based on Emulex's OneConnect Converged Network Adapter (CNA) technology, representing the advanced CNA to support Local Area Network (LAN), Storage Area Network (SAN) and RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCEv2) on a single 10GbE wire. Dell PowerEdge servers, with Dell adapters provided by Emulex, offer multiple benefits for the Dell enterprise customer, including accelerating workload performance through consolidation of multiple networking services on a single high-speed Ethernet adapter platform, increasing data center IT agility and scalability through deployment of a secure, private or hybrid, multi-tenant cloud infrastructure as well as maximizing server hardware utilization through CPU efficient networking. The Dell OCe14102B-U1-D dual-port 10GbE adapters offer more scalable virtualization with support for enhanced Single-Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV), SMB Direct RoCEv2, Dell switch independent Network Interface Card (NIC) extended partitioning (NPAReP) and advanced 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.
- Storage, network and RDMA traffic over a common 10GbE infrastructure
- One adapter for simultaneous storage and data traffic on a common 10GbE fabric
- SMB Direct RoCEv2 support
- SR-IOV support
- Superior performance and efficiency
- VMware vSphere NetQueue support
- Microsoft Windows Server VMQ and Dynamic VMQ support
- Support for Dell's NParEP (NIC extended partitioning)
- PCIe 3.0 compliant
- Accelerated Microsoft application performance with SMB Direct PoCEv2 support
RDMA reduces CPU utilization and data latency and improves throughput by bypassing the host TCP/IP stack. SMB Direct RoCEv2 leverages Converged Ethernet, also known as Data Center Bridging (DCB), as a lossless physical layer networking medium. RoCEv2 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.
- Emulex Virtual Network Exceleration (VneX) overlay network offloads for multi-tenant cloud networking
Dell is delivering a superior Overlay Networking solution for Dell PowerEdge servers, by offering the Emulex 10GbE Converged Network Daughter Card for blade servers. Together, Dell and Emulex offer solutions that include the 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.
- Optimized bandwidth allocation with support for Dell NparEP
Dell has doubled the NIC partitioning bandwidth with the Dell NParEP feature supported on Emulex OCx1410x adapters. Dell PowerEdge servers, with Emulex OCe14102B-U1-D network adapters, offer customers the ability to configure up to 16 NIC functions (partitions) per adapter, or up to eight NIC functions per port. Alternatively, up to two of the functions (partitions) on each port can be configured with one ISCSI and one FCoE storage function. 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.
- Flexible storage connectivity using concurrent FCoE and iSCSI hardware offloads
OCe14102B-U1-D supports FCoE offload, using the same Emulex drivers that work with Emulex LightPulse Fiber Channel Host Bus Adapters (HBAs). OCe14102B-U1-D also supports hardware iSCSI offload, running storage traffic over a DCB Ethernet fabric, delivering performance that is superior to iSCSI solutions based on software initiators and standard NICs. OCe14102B-U1-D has concurrent mode support, providing Dell customers with the ability to support NIC, iSCSI and FCoE offloads on the same physical port with Dell NParEP technology.
- 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 OCe14102B-U1-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 JDRACS framework or Emulex OneCommand Manager application
The Dell OCe14102B-U1-D supports both Dell and Emulex management tools, and is fully integrated with Dell's 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 CNAs and LightPulse HBAs 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 OCe14102B-U1-D meets the robust interoperability and reliability requirements of enterprise cloud and scale-out data centers.