HPE AW520A 10 Gigabit Networking Converged Network Adapter
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AW520A HPE Storageworks 2Port PCI Express 2.0 X8 Converged Refurbished

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AW520A HPE Storageworks 2Port PCI Express 2.0 X8 Converged Network Adapter | Refurbished
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Performance and Scalability

The AW520A HPE Storageworks 2Port PCI Express 2.0 X8 Converged Network Adapter is a hardware component designed to provide high-speed connectivity for network and storage traffic in data centers. This adapter supports both Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and Ethernet protocols, allowing it to be used for both storage and networking applications.

In terms of performance, the AW520A provides a high level of throughput and low latency, which makes it well-suited for data-intensive workloads such as virtualization, database management, and cloud computing. The adapter supports up to 10 Gbps of bandwidth, which is faster than traditional Ethernet networks and enables faster data transfer rates.

In addition to its high performance, the AW520A also offers scalability. Its two ports allow for redundant connections and can be used to connect to multiple switches, which provides additional bandwidth and redundancy. This makes the adapter suitable for enterprise-level deployments where high availability and scalability are critical.

Advanced Technologies

The AW520A HPE Storageworks 2Port PCI Express 2.0 X8 Converged Network Adapter is a hardware device that is designed to provide high-speed connectivity between a server and a network. It has two ports that support Ethernet, Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), and iSCSI protocols.

The AW520A adapter is built with advanced technologies that enable it to provide high performance and efficiency. These advanced technologies include:
Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE) - This technology allows the adapter to prioritize and manage network traffic more efficiently. It supports Quality of Service (QoS) and provides congestion management, which helps to reduce network latency and improve application performance.
Virtualization - The AW520A adapter supports virtualization technologies such as Virtual Machine Queue (VMQ) and Single-Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV). These technologies allow multiple virtual machines to share the adapter's resources, improving overall system performance.
iSCSI Offload - This technology offloads the processing of iSCSI commands from the server's CPU to the AW520A adapter, which can significantly reduce CPU utilization and improve system performance.
Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) - This technology allows Fibre Channel traffic to be transmitted over Ethernet networks, reducing the need for separate Fibre Channel networks and lowering infrastructure costs.

Robust Security and Dynamic Quality

The AW520A HPE Storageworks 2Port PCI Express 2.0 X8 Converged Network Adapter is a high-performance network adapter designed for use in enterprise data centers. It allows for the convergence of multiple networking protocols, such as Ethernet, iSCSI, and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), onto a single network adapter, simplifying network infrastructure and reducing costs.

Robust Security: The AW520A comes with robust security features to ensure that data transmitted over the network is secure. It supports a variety of security protocols, including IPsec, SSL, and TACACS+, which can be used to authenticate and encrypt network traffic. It also includes features such as MAC address filtering, VLAN tagging, and port mirroring, which can help prevent unauthorized access to the network.

Dynamic Quality: The AW520A is designed to provide dynamic quality of service (QoS) capabilities, which allow for the prioritization of network traffic based on its importance. This helps to ensure that critical network traffic, such as storage data, is given priority over less important traffic, such as email or web browsing. The AW520A supports advanced QoS features such as traffic shaping, which can be used to control the rate at which traffic is transmitted over the network, and packet prioritization, which allows for the identification and prioritization of specific types of traffic.

Detail Description

  • Manufacturer: HPE
  • MPN: AW520A
  • Type: Networking
  • Sub-Type: Network Adapter 2 Ports
  • SKU: AW520A
  • Form Factor: Plug-in Card - Low Profile
  • Number of Channels: Dual
  • Port Speed: 10GB
  • Interface (Bus) Type: PCI Express v2.0 (Gen 2) x8 lane operation
  • Slot Type Supported: PCI Express 2.0 to Fibre Channel
  • Data Path: Eight Lanes (x8)
  • Interrupt Levels: Automatically Configured
  • PCI Specification Revision: PCIe 2.0
  • Bundled with: CNA: Low-Profile Bracket


  • Connectivity Technology: Wired
  • Features: Auto-Negotiation
  • Media: 10GB SFP+ Ethernet Optical Modules (SR) or SFP+ direct attach passive copper cable (HPE C-series FCoE Switches) or SFP+ direct attach active copper cable (HPE B-series FCoE Switches)
Expansion / Connectivity
  • Expansion Slots: 2 (total) / 2 (Free) x SFP+
  • Compatible Slots: 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x8
Software / System Requirements
  • Supported Operating System: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V, VMware v4.0, RHEL 5, x86, x64, SLES 10, x86, x64, SLES 11, x86, x64
  • Width: 10.30 inch
  • Depth: 7.50 inch
  • Height: 2.50 inch
Environmental Parameters
  • Operating Temperature: 0° to 45°C (32° to 113°F)
  • Non-Operating Temperature: -40° to 73°C (-40° to 158°F)
  • Operating Humidity: 15% to 80% relative, non-condensing
Compatibility Information
  • HPE ProLiant DL Series: DL120 (Gen5), DL160 (Gen5, Gen6), DL165 (Gen5, Gen6), DL180 (Gen5, Gen6), DL185 (Gen5), DL320 (G5p, Gen6), DL360 (Gen5, Gen6), DL365 (Gen5), DL380 (Gen5, Gen6), DL385 (G5p, Gen6), DL580 (Gen5), DL585 (Gen5, Gen6), DL785 (Gen5, Gen6)
  • HPE ProLiant ML Series: ML350 (Gen6), ML370 (Gen6)
Product Condition:
Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
30 Days

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