Optimized Network Connectivity
The dual port 10Gb Ethernet (10GbE) NC551i Integrated FlexFabric Adapter is available as a converged Universal LAN on Motherboard (ULOM) for HP c-Class ProLiant AMD G7 BladeSystems. Based on the Emulex OneConnect™ Universal Converged Network Adapter (UCNA) technology, this integrated adapter supports Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) or accelerated iSCSI connectivity concurrently with high-performance protocol offloads that optimize server efficiency and maximize server virtualization ratios.
Emulex OneConnect UCNA technology fully supports HP’s FlexFabric Converged Infrastructure, a next-generation, highly scalable data center fabric architecture and a technology layer in the HP Converged Infrastructure architecture. The combination of HP’s new ProLiant G7 server blades that incorporate Emulex UCNA technology and the new HP Virtual Connect FlexFabric module simplifies, consolidates and virtualizes the server edge for HP BladeSystem customers.
The HP FlexFabric adapters can save up to 98% on adapter cards, switch ports, and cables needed to support network and storage traffic.
Lower power and cooling
The HP FlexFabric adapters can reduce the number of adapter cards and switches, resulting in savings up to 40% for power and cooling.
Support for converged networks with HP Virtual Connect
HP Virtual Connect provisions Local Area Network (LAN) and Storage Area Network (SAN) connectivity for BladeSystem server blades through administration of Media Access Control (MAC) and World Wide Port Names (WWPN) addresses. This allows server administrators to independently manage blade servers and their connectivity, maintaining highavailability connections and securely administering MAC addresses and WWPNs for each server.