link aggregation and failover features of the adapter make it suitable for critical network applications that
require redundancy and high availability. Figure 79 on page 176 shows the FC EN0W adapter.
The ports default to auto negotiate the highest speed either at 10 Gb (10G BaseT), 1Gb (1000 BaseT), or
100 Mb (100 BaseT) full duplex. Each RJ45 port can be configured independent of the other port. Each
RJ45 port is connected with a 4-pair, CAT-6A cable, and is supported for distances of up to 100 meters.
The adapter provides the following features:
v The adapter is a PCIe2 NIC network convergence adapter.
v The 10 Gb RJ45 ports can function in the NIC mode.
v The adapter can be used as the host local area network (LAN) adapter.
v The adapter supports interrupt moderation to deliver increased performance while significantly
reducing processor utilization
v The adapter supports dual port operation in any PCIe3 or PCIe2 slot.
v The adapter supports auto-negotiation, full-duplex only.
v The adapter supports multiple media-access control (MAC) per interface.
v The adapter supports integrated media-access control (MAC) and physical layer (PHY).
v The adapter supports the following standards for the different ports and functions:
– 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
v The adapter provides message signal interrupts (MSI), MSI-X, and support of legacy pin interrupts.
v The adapter supports jumbo frames up to 9.6 KB.
v The adapter supports gigabit EtherChannel (GEC) with the existing software.
v The adapter supports TCP checksum offload transmission control protocol (TCP), user datagram
protocol (UDP), TCP segmentation Offload (TSO) for IPv4 and IPv6.
v Supports TCP segmentation or large send offload
v Supports EEPROM-SPI and single EEPROM
v Compliant with European Union Directive 2002/95/EC on the Restriction of the Use of Certain
Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment
Managing PCIe adapters