PCIe3 LP 2x10Gb FCoE 2x1GbE SFP+ Adapter (FC EL38; CCIN 2B93)
Learn about the specifications and operating system requirements for the feature code (FC) EL38
The PCIe3 LP 2x10Gb FCoE 2x1GbE SFP+ Adapter is a PCI Express (PCIe) generation 3, low-profile
capable adapter. The adapter has four-ports and is a Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) converged
network adapter (CNA). This adapter provides a PCIe 3.0 host bus interface. The adapter is a
high-performance adapter that consolidates traffic for networking and Fibre Channel storage. The adapter
is optimized for cloud computing, virtualization, storage, and other data center applications. Both FCoE
and network interface controller (NIC) functions are available for both FCoE ports. Use of the FCoE
requires that you use convergence enhanced Ethernet (CEE) switches. The link aggregation and failover
features of the adapter make it suitable for critical network applications that require redundancy and
Important: There is no FCoE support on POWER9 systems.
The four-port adapter provides two 10 Gb FCoE SR small form-factor pluggable (SFP+) ports and two 1
Gb RJ45 Ethernet ports. The two 10 Gb FCoE ports are connected by little connector-type (LC) connectors.
Each FCoE port provides Ethernet connectivity with a nominal data rate of 10 Gbps (gigabits per second).
Each of the 1 Gb ports provides Ethernet connectivity at a data rate of 1 Gbps and is connected with
Ethernet cables. A 10 Mb data rate is not supported. Figure 48 shows the FC EL38 adapter.
Restriction: The 1 Gb Ethernet ports do not support data rates of 10 Mb/s (megabits per second).
Figure 48. PCIe3 LP 2x10Gb FCoE 2x1GbE SFP+ Adapter
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