Product Id: 34112596
Description: Dell X710 - Network adapter - PCIe - 10Gb Ethernet x 2 - for PowerEdge C4130, FC830, R430, R530, R630, R730, R730xd
Mfr Part #: 540-BBML
The X710 NDC addresses the demanding needs of the advanced agile data center by providing superb features for both server and network virtualization, flexibility for LAN networks, and reliable performance.
- PCI Express support
- Low-power adapters
- Network virtualization offloads
- Excellent small-packet performance
- Intelligent offloads
- Advanced I/O virtualization
- Power savings
Power efficiency is critical to IT specialists as energy consumption is a real OpEx concern. X710 NDC series is a power miser. They deliver increased throughput with small power consumption.
- Server virtualization
X710 NDC series delivers outstanding I/O performance in virtualized server environments. They reduce I/O bottlenecks by providing intelligent offloads for networking traffic per virtual machine (VM), enabling near-native performance and VM scalability. Adapter-based VM queue sorting enables efficient hypervisor-based switching, while the adapter-based isolation and switching for various virtual station instances enables optimal CPU usage in virtualized environments.
- Network partitioning
Network partitioning allows for administrators to split up the 10 GbE pipes on the NDC into separate partitions or physical functions and allocate bandwidth and resources as needed. Each of the partitions is an actual PCI Express function that appears in the server's system ROM, O/S, or virtual O/S as a separate physical NIC.
- Network virtualization
VXLAN, NVGRE, GENEVE offloads preserve application performance for overlay networks. With these offloads it is possible to distribute network traffic across CPU cores. At the same time X710 offloads LSO, GSO, and checksum from the host software reducing CPU overhead.
- Load balancing on multiple CPUs
This feature increases performance on multi-processor systems by efficiently balancing network loads across CPU cores.
- Advanced VMDq
Due to the advanced VMDq, enhanced QoS is achieved by providing weighted round-robin servicing for the Tx data. This feature also offloads the data-sorting functionality from the Hypervisor to the network silicon, improving data throughput and CPU usage. The other benefits include sorting based on MAC addresses and VLAN tags, loopback functionality and replication of multicast and broadcast data.