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Pcie3 Lp 16 Gb 2-Port Fibre Channel Adapter (Fc El43; Ccin 577F) - IBM 74Y4064 Handbook

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Supports standard 10-Gb SR optical cabling and up to 300 m (984.25 ft) cable length.
Operating system or partition requirements
If you are installing a new feature, ensure that you have the software that is required to support the new
feature and that you determine whether any prerequisites must be met for this feature and attaching
devices. To check for operating system and partition requirements, see one of the following links:
v The latest version of enabling libraries and utilities can be downloaded from Fix Central
v IBM Power Systems Prerequisites (
v IBM SSIC (System Storage Interoperation Center)(
v The latest version of the device driver or the IBM Power RAID adapter utilities (iprutils) can be
downloaded from the IBM Service and Productivity Tools website (
v For more information on Linux support, see the Linux Alert website(

PCIe3 LP 16 Gb 2-port Fibre Channel Adapter (FC EL43; CCIN 577F)

Learn about the specifications and operating system requirements for the feature code (FC) EL43 adapter.
The PCIe3 LP 16 Gb 2-port Fibre Channel Adapter is a low-profile, x8, generation 3, PCIe adapter. This
adapter has a little connector-type (LC) external fiber connector that provides single initiator capability
over an optical fiber link. The adapter automatically negotiates the highest data rate between the adapter
and an attaching device at a link speed of 16 Gbps, 8 Gbps, or 4 Gbps. The adapter supports a maximum
link speed of 16 Gbps at both ports. Distances between the adapter and an attaching device or switch can
reach up to 380 m running at a 4 Gbps data rate, up to 150 m running at an 8 Gbps data rate, and up to
100 m running at a 16 Gbps data rate.
The adapter has the following features:
v This adapter has parts and construction compliant with the European Union Directive of Restriction of
Hazardous Substances (RoHS)
v The adapter is compliant with the PCIe base and Card Electromechanical (CEM) 2.0 specifications with
the following characteristics:
– Provides an x8 lane link interface at 14.025 Gbps, 8.5 Gbps, or 4.25 Gbps (automatic negotiation with
– Provides support for one Virtual Channel (VC0) and one Traffic Class (TC0)
– Provides configuration and I/O memory read and write, completion, and messaging capabilities
– Provides support for 64-bit addressing
– Provides error correction code (ECC) and error protection functions
– Provides link cyclic redundancy check (CRC) on all PCIe packets and message information
– Provides a large payload size of 2048 bytes for read and write functions
– Provides a large read request size of 4096 bytes
v The adapter is compatible with 4, 8, and 16 Gb Fibre Channel interface with the following
– Provides for automatic negotiation between 4 Gb, 8 Gb, or 16 Gb link attachments
– Provides support for the following Fibre Channel topologies: point-to-point (16Gb only) and fabric
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