Optimized Network Connectivity
The Emulex 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter (VFA) for IBM System x is a high-performance, dual-port network adapter for 10Gb/s Ethernet (10GbE) networks. It offers the benefits and flexibility of I/O convergence on a single end-to-end solution. Protocol offload for stateless TCP/IP and TCP Chimney provide maximum bandwidth with minimum use of CPU resources.
Superior 10Gb/s Performance
The Emulex 10Gb VFA for IBM System x achieves line rate 10Gb/s performance with support for TCP/IP stateless offloads and TCP Offload Engine (TOE) support. TOE support reduces system processor utilization, providing increased system performance and reducing overall system power requirements.
One Adapter to Manage All Workloads
The Emulex 10Gb VFA for IBM System x is based on the Emulex OneConnect™ Universal Converged Network Adapter (UCNA) platform that also includes support for Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and iSCSI protocol offloads. By using a common infrastructure for Ethernet and storage networks, data centers can reduce capital expense (CapEx) for adapters, switches and cables, and operational expense (OpEx) for power, cooling and IT administration.
Greener Data Centers
The Emulex OneConnect UCNA platform delivers industry-leading performance and scalability per watt, reducing requirements for power and cooling. Protocol offload enables efficient use of computing resources, supports more virtual machine (VMs) per CPU, and reduces the number of servers required to support data center demands.
Advanced Error Checking
End-to-end data protection with hardware parity, CRC, ECC and other advanced error checking and correcting ensure that data is safe from corruption.
OneCommand Manager Application
The OneCommand Manager application enables centralized management of Emulex OneConnect UCNAs and HBAs throughout the data center from a centralized management console. The OneCommand Manager application provides a graphical user interface (GUI) and a scriptable command line user interface (CLI), which drive administration
Network boot and installation
Support for Preboot eXecutive Environment (PXE) makes the Emulex 10Gb/s Virtual Fabric Adapter for IBM System x an ideal solution for diskless deployments.
A single installation of drivers and applications for Windows servers eliminates multiple reboots and ensures that each component is installed correctly and OneConnect UCNAs are ready to use.