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 the
FCoE and network interface controller (NIC) functions are available for all the four 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 high availability.
Important: There is no FCoE support on POWER9 systems.
The four-port adapter provides two 10 Gb FCoE Copper Twin-axial 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 50 shows the FC EL3C adapter.
Restriction: The 1 Gb Ethernet ports do not support data rates of 10 Mbps (megabits per second).
The adapter is SR-IOV (Single Root I/O Virtualization) capable. The adapter can function as a boot
adapter. The adapter supports all Fibre Channel and Ethernet topologies.
Figure 50. FC EL3C adapter
Adapter FRU number
00E8140 (Designed to comply with RoHS requirement)
Wrap plug FRU number
Managing PCIe adapters