Ethernet Networking Capabilities
The UCS-VIC-M82-8P Cisco UCS Virtual Interface Card is an 8 port Ethernet Network Adapter designed for use in Cisco UCS server environments. It provides high-performance, low-latency connectivity for virtual machines running on the host server.
This network adapter supports up to eight 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) connections, providing a total of 80 Gbps of throughput. It also supports industry-standard virtualization technologies, including VLANs, Quality of Service (QoS), and NIC Teaming, allowing for advanced network configuration options.
The UCS-VIC-M82-8P supports a wide range of protocols, including TCP/IP, iSCSI, and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE). This makes it ideal for use in data centers and cloud computing environments, where high-speed networking and storage connectivity are critical.
In addition, the UCS-VIC-M82-8P is highly scalable, with the ability to add additional network adapters as needed. This allows organizations to easily expand their network capabilities without disrupting their existing infrastructure.
Energy Efficiency and Power Management
The Cisco UCS Virtual Interface Card (VIC) M82-8P is a network adapter designed for use in the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) platform. It provides eight ports of 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity and is designed for virtualized data centers and cloud computing environments.
Energy Efficiency: The M82-8P is designed with energy efficiency in mind. It uses a low-power ASIC and has advanced power management features that can significantly reduce energy consumption. For example, the adapter supports Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE), which reduces power consumption during periods of low network activity. The M82-8P also supports dynamic power management, which adjusts the power usage of the adapter based on network traffic levels.
Power Management: The M82-8P has advanced power management features that enable it to dynamically adjust its power usage based on network traffic levels. For example, it supports PCI Express (PCIe) Active State Power Management (ASPM), which reduces power consumption when the adapter is not in use. The M82-8P also supports dynamic power management, which adjusts the power usage of the adapter based on network traffic levels. This feature helps to reduce energy consumption and lower operating costs.
Virtual Interface Card and Quality of Service
Virtual Interface Card (VIC) is a network adapter designed for the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) platform. The VIC acts as a virtual adapter, allowing multiple physical adapters to be grouped together and presented as a single adapter. This enables administrators to assign different VLANs to different virtual adapters and provides a high level of flexibility and scalability.
The Cisco UCS VIC-M82-8P is a VIC card with 8 ports that provides 8 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports for use with the Cisco UCS platform. The VIC-M82-8P provides a high level of network bandwidth and is designed for high-performance applications.
Quality of Service (QoS) is a network management technology that provides a way to prioritize network traffic based on different types of data. The VIC-M82-8P supports QoS, which enables administrators to prioritize network traffic based on different types of data such as video, voice, and data. This allows administrators to ensure that critical applications receive the necessary bandwidth and that less critical applications do not consume too much bandwidth.
- Manufacturer Cisco Systems, Inc
- Manufacturer Part Number UCS-VIC-M82-8P
- Brand Name Cisco
- Product Model VIC 1280
- Product Name UCS Virtual Interface Card 1280
- Product Type 10Gigabit Ethernet Card
- Total Number of Ports 8
- Media & Performance
- Media Type Supported Optical Fiber
Network & Communication
- Network Technology 10GBase-X
- Device Supported PC
A network adapter is also called a network interface card is a plug-in card that serves to allow computers to both transmit and receive data on a local network. It is a component of a computer's internal hardware that facilitates communication over a network.
In a more current context, network adapters will refer to an Ethernet adapter where the Ethernet circuitry is built into motherboards of the latest desktops and laptop computers. Other times, a network adapter may also refer to a wireless (Wi-Fi) adapter.
In all instances, the adapter allows a computer to connect with another computer, a server, or other networking devices through a LAN connection. The use of a network adapter is not limited to wired connections as it is used for wireless networks. The adapters for wired networks come with a RJ-45 port that may use either the twisted or untwisted pair cables for network connectivity. For the wireless adapters, the network connection is facilitated through a built-in antenna or an externally connected antenna. Both the wired and wireless network adapters support the popular LAN protocols including TCP/IP. We have 1-port, 2-port, 4-port, 6-port, 8-port, and 16-port options that support speeds of 10, 25, 40, or even 100 Gigabits.
The plug-in network interface cards (NICs) are normally used in high-performance machines especially if a faster Ethernet standard is relatively new and available but is yet to become mainstream. In fact, the major difference between network adapters lies in the network protocol it supports.
We have the different types of network adapters necessary for building computer-to-computer networks that don't have a switch or hub. All the network adapters are fairly inexpensive and readily adaptable to different applications within a network. Some of the common types available are:
Network adapters common types
- Desktop Network Interface Card: This adapter is usually connected to a PCI or PCIe slot, whichever is available on the motherboard of your desktop computer. You will need to open your computer's case and it, therefore, presents the most difficult installation method. The PCIe slot is generally found in new computers.
- PC Card or PCMCIA Card: PCMCIA is the abbreviation for Personal Computer Memory Card International Association. The name has undergone changes over time to be referred to as a PC Card or ExpressCard. For dimensions, the PC card is almost similar in size to a credit card but is significantly thicker. The PC card is connected to a PC or PCMCIA card slot in your desktop computer or laptop computer.
- USB adapter: This network adapter is typically a small device, similar to a thumb drive, with a USB interface. Installation is easy and straightforward since it is plugged into the USB port of your desktop or laptop computer or other network devices that have a USB port.
- Wireless game adapters also referred to as media adapters, are connected to the older game consoles and home entertainment devices so as to act as a bridge to Wi-Fi capability. They help expand functionality on these entertainment devices through connections to the internet.
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