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Pcie3 2-Port 10 Gbe Nic And Roce Sr Adapter (Fc El54; Ccin 57Be) - IBM 74Y4064 Handbook

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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 2-port 10 GbE NIC and RoCE SR adapter (FC EL54; CCIN 57BE)

Learn about the specifications and operating system requirements for the feature code (FC) EL54 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.
The adapter has two preinstalled optical transceivers. Little connector (LC) type connectors connect the
adapter to standard 10-Gb SR optical cabling and provide up to 300 m (984.25 ft) cable length. The two
transceiver ports are used for connectivity with other servers or switches in the network. Each port
provides Ethernet connectivity with a nominal data rate of 10 gigabits per second (Gbps). The link
aggregation and failover features of the adapter are ideal for critical network applications that require
redundancy and high availability. Figure 59 on page 130 shows the FC EL54 adapter.
The adapter provides the following features:
v The adapter is a PCIe3 NIC network convergence adapter.
v The adapter supports RoCE and NIC functions but not concurrently on same adapter.
v The adapter supports the following standards for the different ports and functions:
– AIX NIM and Linux Network Install are supported
– IBTA RoCE v2 support
– IEEE 802.3ae in the 10 GbE ports
– 802.3ab in the 1 GbE ports
– Ether II and IEEE 802.3 for encapsulated frames
– 802.1p for setting up priority levels in tagged VLAN frames
– 802.1Q for VLAN tagging
– 802.3x for flow control
– 802.3ad for load-balancing and failover
– IEEE 802.3ad and 802.3 for link aggregation
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