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Broadcom 10 Gb Gen 2 2-port and 4-port Ethernet
Expansion Cards (CFFh) for IBM BladeCenter
IBM BladeCenter at-a-glance guide
IBM is committed to offering both function and flexibility to our clients through our products. IBM
BladeCenter was the first to offer end-to-end 10 Gb Ethernet in a blade server configuration, and these
expansion cards are part of that offering. IBM offers two new versions of the card, 2-port and 4-port, both
based on the new Broadcom 57711 controller. The existing cards, based on the proven Broadcom 57710
module, will continue to be available to support customers who want to maintain a consistent hardware
configuration.
Figure 1 shows the Broadcom 10 Gb Gen 2 2-port Ethernet Expansion Card (CFFh). The 4-port card has
a second Broadcom module under the heatsink and is almost identical.
Figure 1. Broadcom 10 Gb Gen 2 2-port Ethernet Expansion Card (CFFh)
Did you know?
Installing a Broadcom 10 Gb 4-port Gen 2 Ethernet Expansion Card to every blade server in a
BladeCenter H chassis, plus the addition of four High-Speed I/O Modules, allows up to 40 Gbps of
Ethernet bandwidth to every server in the chassis. This has the potential of meeting even the most
bandwidth-intensive application needs, such as virtualization.
The adapter connects to the midplane directly, without having to use cables or SFP modules. By
eliminating these components for up to 14 servers, the resulting savings alone cover the BladeCenter
chassis investment.
Broadcom 10 Gb Gen 2 2-port and 4-port Ethernet Expansion Cards (CFFh) for IBM BladeCenter
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  • Page 1 BladeCenter was the first to offer end-to-end 10 Gb Ethernet in a blade server configuration, and these expansion cards are part of that offering. IBM offers two new versions of the card, 2-port and 4-port, both based on the new Broadcom 57711 controller. The existing cards, based on the proven Broadcom 57710 module, will continue to be available to support customers who want to maintain a consistent hardware configuration.
  • Page 2: Part Number Information

    Host data transfer: PCI Express 2.0 x8 One x8 interface for the two-port card Two x8 interfaces for the four-port card Operating power: Less than 15 watts Communication module: Broadcom BCM57711 Broadcom 10 Gb Gen 2 2-port and 4-port Ethernet Expansion Cards (CFFh) for IBM BladeCenter...
  • Page 3: Operating Environment

    Temperature: 10 to 35 °C (50 to 95 °F) Relative humidity: 8% to 80% (non-condensing) Supported servers The Broadcom 2-Port and 4-Port 10 Gb Ethernet Expansion Cards (CFFh) are supported in the IBM BladeCenter servers that we listed in Table 2. Table 2. Supported servers...
  • Page 4: Supported I/O Modules

    Supported I/O modules Table 3 lists the I/O modules that can be used to connect to the Broadcom 10 Gb Gen 2 2-port and 4-port Ethernet Expansion Cards (CFFh). Table 3. I/O modules supported with the Broadcom 10 Gb Gen 2 2-port and 4-port Ethernet Expansion...
  • Page 5 Table 4 lists the specific I/O bays in the chassis. For the Broadcom 10 Gb Gen 2 2-port Ethernet Expansion Card (CFFh), you must install an I/O module in I/O bays 7 and 9 (that is, two I/O modules).
  • Page 6: Wake-On-Lan Support

    IBM 10 GBase-SR 10 GbE 850 nm Fiber SFP+ Transceiver Up to 40* * You must have one transceiver for each 10 Gb port in an I/O module. Broadcom 10 Gb Gen 2 2-port and 4-port Ethernet Expansion Cards (CFFh) for IBM BladeCenter...
  • Page 7: Operating System Support

    Operating system support The Broadcom 10 Gb Gen 2 2-port and 4-port Ethernet Expansion Cards (CFFh) support the following operating systems: Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Datacenter Edition Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Datacenter x64 Edition...
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