Adapter LED states
The LEDs on the adapter provide information about the operation status of the adapter. The LEDs are
visible through the mounting bracket. Figure 56 on page 125 shows the location of the LEDs. Table 37
describes the different LED states and what those states indicate.
Table 37. Adapter LEDs and descriptions
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 (https://www14.software.ibm.com/support/customercare/iprt/
v IBM SSIC (System Storage Interoperation Center)(http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/
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 (http://www14.software.ibm.com/
v For more information on Linux support, see the Linux Alert website(www14.software.ibm.com/
PCIe3 2-Port 10 GbE NIC and RoCE SFP+ Copper Adapter (FC EL53; CCIN 57BC)
Learn about the specifications and operating system requirements for the feature code (FC) EL53 adapter.
The PCIe3 2-Port 10 GbE NIC and RoCE SR adapter is a PCIe generation-3 (PCIe3), full-height, dual port,
10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) adapter with a PCIe 3.0 host bus interface. The adapter supports the InfiniBand
trade association (IBTA) standard for remote direct memory access (RDMA) over converged Ethernet
(RoCE). The adapter supports short range (SR) optical connectivity. The adapter delivers high-bandwidth
and low-latency 10 GbE connectivity. The adapter is optimized for high-transaction databases, cloud
computing, virtualization, storage, and other data center applications. The adapter improves network
performance by increasing available bandwidth to the processor and providing enhanced performance.
The adapter minimizes processor usage by efficiently using memory access.
Active Copper twinax cables up to 5 meter in length are supported such as provided by feature codes
EN01, EN02 or EN03. A copper transceiver is included with these cables. See "Cables" on page 128 for
details. Each 10 Gb port provides Ethernet connectivity with a nominal data rate of 10 Gbps (gigabits per
The adapter provides the following features:
Managing PCIe adapters
10 Mbps or 100 Mbps
1000 Mbps or 1 Gbps
Active link or data activity
The absence of a link can indicate a defective cable,
defective connector, or a configuration mismatch.