of the HPE Dual-Ports Network Adapter
The HPE Ethernet PCI Express 10GB Dual-Ports Network Adapter (665246-B21) is a high-performance networking solution designed for use with HPE ProLiant servers and storage systems. It is based on the PCIe 3.0 interface and supports 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) connectivity, providing fast and reliable data transfer speeds for demanding workloads and applications.
The adapter features dual-port functionality, allowing it to connect to multiple network devices or segments, providing increased redundancy and availability. It also supports advanced features such as jumbo frames, VLAN tagging, and TCP/IP offload engine (TOE) to enhance performance and reduce CPU utilization.
This adapter is designed to be easy to install and use, and is compatible with a wide range of operating systems and virtualization platforms, including Windows, Linux, and VMware. It also includes support for management and monitoring tools such as HPE OneView, making it easy to monitor and manage the adapter from a centralized location.
Features and benefits of 10GB Ethernet connectivity
10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) is a high-speed networking technology that provides faster data transfer speeds and improved performance compared to traditional 1 Gigabit Ethernet (1GbE) connections. Some of the key features and benefits of 10GbE connectivity include:
High-speed data transfer: 10GbE provides a data transfer rate of 10 Gbps, which is 10 times faster than 1GbE. This allows for faster data transfer between servers and storage systems, as well as improved application performance.
Scalability: 10GbE allows for the addition of more bandwidth as needed, making it a suitable option for organizations that are expecting to grow or have high-bandwidth requirements.
Reduced latency: 10GbE reduces the amount of time it takes for data to travel across a network, resulting in faster response times and improved application performance.
Increased availability: 10GbE provides increased network redundancy and availability by allowing for multiple connections to the network, ensuring that in case one connection fails, the other connection can take over.
Virtualization support: 10GbE allows multiple virtual machines to share a single physical NIC, which can improve network performance and reduce costs by reducing the number of NICs required.
Network consolidation: 10GbE allows multiple network protocols and types to be consolidated onto a single network, resulting in cost savings and simplifying network management.
Enhanced security: 10GbE supports advanced security features such as encryption and authentication, to provide better protection for sensitive data and applications.
Performance and scalability of the adapter
The HPE Ethernet PCI Express 10GB Dual-Ports Network Adapter (665246-B21) is designed to deliver high performance and scalability for demanding workloads and applications. Some of the key performance and scalability features of this adapter include:
High-speed data transfer: The adapter supports 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) connectivity, providing a data transfer rate of 10 Gbps, which is 10 times faster than 1 Gigabit Ethernet (1GbE) connections.
Dual-port functionality: The adapter features dual-port functionality, allowing it to connect to multiple network devices or segments, providing increased redundancy and availability.
Jumbo frames: The adapter supports jumbo frames, which are larger than standard Ethernet frames, allowing for more efficient data transfer and reduced CPU utilization.
TCP/IP offload engine (TOE): The adapter features a TCP/IP offload engine (TOE), which offloads network processing tasks from the CPU to the adapter, reducing CPU utilization and improving performance.
VLAN tagging: The adapter supports VLAN tagging, which allows for the creation of multiple virtual LANs on a single physical LAN, improving network segmentation and security.
Compatibility with HPE servers and storage systems: The adapter is designed to be compatible with a wide range of HPE ProLiant servers and storage systems, providing a seamless and reliable integration.
Management and monitoring tools: The adapter is compatible with HPE OneView and other network management systems, providing centralized management and monitoring of the adapter.
Virtualization support: The adapter is compatible with a wide range of virtualization platforms, including VMware, allowing for better network performance and reduced costs when deploying virtual machines.
Main Specifications about this HPE 665246-B21
- Manufacturer: HPE
- Part Number or SKU# 665246-B21
- Product Type: Network Adapter
- Form Factor: Type A Mezzanine Card
- Interface Type: PCI Express 2.0 (Gen 2) x8
Technical Information of 10GB Adapter
- Network Processor: Intel 82599 Controller
- Ports: 2 Ports Adapter
- Data Rate: Two ports, each at 20 Gbps bi-directional; 40 Gbps aggregate bi-directional theoretical bandwidth
- Connectivity Technology: Wired
- Data Link Protocol: GigE, 10 GigE
- Data Transfer Rate: 10 Gbps
- Features: Wake on LAN (WOL), Quality of Service (QoS), Jumbo Frames support, Virtual Machine Device Queues (VMDq), Teaming Support, PXE Support, Receive Side Scaling (RSS), Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV), Tagged VLAN, Extended Message-Signaled Interrupts (MSI-X)
Compatibility for 2 Ports Adapter
- HP ProLiant BL Series: BL460c Gen9 Server Blade, BL660c Gen9 Server Blade, BL460c Gen10 Server Blade
- HP ProLiant WS Series: WS460c Gen9 Server Blade
- NOTE: Thermal reporting for Gen10 is in server design not in adapters.
- HP Blade Switch: 6120XG Blade Switch, 6120G/XG Blade Switch, 6125G/XG Ethernet Blade Switch, 6125XLG Ethernet Blade Switch, 6127XLG Ethernet Blade Switch and GbE2c Layer 2/3 Ethernet Blade Switch
- HP Ethernet BL-c Switch: 1:10Gb Ethernet BL-c Switch
- Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch for HP: 3120G Blade Switch, 3120X Blade Switch and 3020 Blade Switch
- Cisco Fabric Extender for HP: B22HP
- HP Pass Thru Module: 10GbE Pass-Thru Module and 1GbE Pass Thru Module
- Min Operating Temperature: 32 °F (0°C)
- Max Operating Temperature: 131 °F (55°C)
- Operating Humidity Range: 10 - 90% (Non-Condensing)
Dimensions & Weight for PCIE Adapter
- Width: 8.25 inch
- Height: 2.50 inch
- Depth: 9.78 inch
- Weight: 3 Lbs
- Operating System and Virtualization Support: Microsoft Windows Server 2012; Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2, R2 (x86, x64); Microsoft Windows Hyper-V, R2 SP1; Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.7, 6.1 (x86, EM64T/AMD64); SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) (x86, EM64T/AMD64); VMware ESX/ESXi 4.1u2, ESXi 5.0u1, ESXi 5.1.; vSphere 6.5; Citrix XenServer 6.0; Solaris 10 (x86, x64)
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