®
Emulex 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter for IBM System x
IBM System x at-a-glance guide
The Emulex 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter for IBM System x is a member of IBM's comprehensive
networking portfolio of 1 Gb and 10 Gb Ethernet adapters and delivers industry-leading performance and
scalability per watt, reducing requirements for power and cooling. Protocol offloads enable the efficient
use of computing resources and the support of more virtual machines per CPU, and reduce the number of
servers required to support data center demands. Furthermore, the capability to use fiber-optic or twin-ax
copper cabling allows you to deploy the fabric of your choice.
Figure 1. Emulex 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter for IBM System x (with optional SFP+ transceivers
installed)
Did you know
The Emulex 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adaper for IBM System x is based on the Emulex OneConnect Universal
Converged Network Adapter (UCNA) platform and will include support for Fibre Channel over Ethernet
(FCoE) as a future feature entitlement upgrade.
By using a common infrastructure for Ethernet and SANs, you can reduce capital expense for adapters,
switches, and cables; and operational expense for power, cooling, and IT administration.
Emulex 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter for IBM System x
1
Part number information
Table 1. Ordering part number and feature code
Description
Part number
Feature code
Emulex 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter for IBM System x
49Y4250
5749
Note: This adapter is referred to in the product documentation as the Emulex OneConnect OCe10102
multi-protocol PCI Express Converged Network Adapter.
The part number includes the following items:





One Emulex 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter with a 3U bracket attached
2U bracket
Quick Install Guide
Documentation CD
Important Notices flyer
The adapter has two empty SFP+ cages that support either SFP+ SR transceivers or twin-ax
direct-attached copper cables as listed in Table 2.
Table 2. Supported transceivers and direct-attach cables
Description
Part number
Feature code
IBM 10Gb SFP+ SR Optical Transceiver (BN-CKM-SP-SR)
44W4408
4942
IBM/BNT 10Gb SFP+ SR Optical Transceiver
46C3447
Not available
IBM/Brocade 10Gb SFP+ SR Optical Transceiver (IB-000180)
45W2411
2117
IBM/Brocade 10Gb SFP+ SR Optical Transceiver
49Y4216
0069
IBM/QLogic 10Gb SFP+ SR Optical Transceiver (SFP10-SR50-IBMX-BK)
49Y4218
0064
IBM Twinax Direct Attach Cable (DAC) - 1m
45W2398
2711
IBM Twinax Direct Attach Cable (DAC) - 3m
45W2408
2731
IBM Twinax Direct Attach Cable (DAC) - 5m
45W3039
2751
Features
The Emulex 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter has the following features:

Dual-channel, 10 Gbps Ethernet controller

Near line-rate 10 Gbps performance

2 SFP+ empty cages to support either SFP+ SR or twin-ax copper connections


SFP+ SR link is with SFP+ SR optical module with LC connectors
SFP+ twin-ax copper link is with SFP+ direct attached copper module/cable

TCIP/IP stateless offloads

TCP chimney offload
Emulex 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter for IBM System x
2

Based on Emulex OneConnect technology and includes FCoE support as a future feature entitlement
upgrade

Hardware parity, CRC, ECC, and other advanced error checking

PCI Express 2.0 x8 host interface

Low-profile form-factor design

IPv4/IPv6 TCP, UDP checksum offload

VLAN insertion and extraction

Support for jumbo frames up to 9000 bytes

Preboot eXecutive Environment (PXE) 2.0 network boot support

Interrupt coalescing

Load balancing and failover support

Deploy and manage this and other Emulex OneConnect-based adapters with OneCommand
Manager
Standards supported
The following IEEE standards are supported:







IEEE 802.3ae (10Gb/s Ethernet XAUI)
IEEE 802.1q (VLAN)
IEEE 802.1Qbb (Priority flow control)
IEEE 802.1Qaz (ETS and Congestion Management)
IEEE 802.1p (QoS/CoS)
IEEE 802.3ad (Link Aggregation)
IEEE 802.3x (Flow Control)
Physical specifications
The adapter has the following physical specifications:
Height: 167 mm (6.60 in)
Width: 69 mm (2.71 in)
Depth: 17.3 mm (0.69 in)
Operating environment
This adapter is supported in the following environment:

Temperature:



Operating: 0° to 55° C (32° to 131° F)
Non-operating: -40° to 70° C (-40° to 158° F)
Humidity: 5 to 95%, non-condensing
Emulex 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter for IBM System x
3
Warranty
One-year limited warranty. When installed in a System x server, these cards assume your system’s base
warranty and any IBM ServicePac upgrade.
Supported servers
The Emulex 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter for IBM System x is supported in the IBM System x and
iDataPlex servers listed in Table 3.
Table 3. Supported servers
Adapter
Emulex 10Gb
Virtual Fabric
Adapter
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
See IBM ServerProven for the latest information on the System x servers that support this adapter:
http://ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/
Emulex 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter for IBM System x
4
Popular configurations
This section illustrates how the Emulex 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter can be used in configurations.
Figure 2 shows Emulex 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapters installed in a supported x3650 M2 server. The
servers are connected to a 10Gb Ethernet network using a pair of 10Gb Ethernet switches.
Figure 2. Popular configuration
The parts used are listed in Table 4.
Table 4. Components used with the Emulex 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter (Figure 2)
Diagram
reference
Part
number/machine
type
Description
Quantity
Varies
x3650 M2 or other supported server (See Table 3)
2
49Y4250
Emulex 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter
2
Varies
Supported 10Gb SFP+ Transceivers or direct-attach cables (See 4
Table 2)
Varies
10Gb Ethernet Switch
2
Note: If SFP+ transceivers are used, this configuration also requires fiber optic cabling between the
servers and the switches.
Supported operating systems
The Emulex 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter for IBM System x supports the following operating systems:






Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Datacenter Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Datacenter x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Enterprise Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Enterprise x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard Edition
Emulex 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter for IBM System x
5

























Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Datacenter x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Datacenter x86 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise x86 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Standard x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Standard x86 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Web x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Web x86 Edition
Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003/2003 R2 Premium Edition
Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003/2003 R2 Standard Edition
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server Edition
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server Edition with Xen
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server with Xen x64 Edition
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server x64 Edition
SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 10 for AMD64/EM64T
SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 10 for x86
SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 10 with Xen for AMD64/EM64T
SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 10 with Xen for x86
SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 for AMD64/EM64T
SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 for x86
SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 with Xen for AMD64/EM64T
VMware ESX 4.0
VMware ESXi 4.0
See IBM ServerProven at http://ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/ for the latest
information about the specific versions and service packs supported.
Related publications
For more information refer to these documents:

Emulex 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter for IBM System x Installation and User's Guide
http://www.ibm.com/support

10Gb CNAs for IBM System x product page
http://ibm.com/systems/storage/product/systemx/cna

IBM US Announcement Letter
http://ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?infotype=dd&subtype=ca&&htmlfid=897/ENUS

IBM System x Configuration and Options Guide
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=psg1SCOD-3ZVQ5W
Emulex 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter for IBM System x
6
Notices
This information was developed for products and services offered in the U.S.A.
IBM may not offer the products, services, or features discussed in this document in other countries. Consult your local
IBM representative for information on the products and services currently available in your area. Any reference to an
IBM product, program, or service is not intended to state or imply that only that IBM product, program, or service may
be used. Any functionally equivalent product, program, or service that does not infringe any IBM intellectual property
right may be used instead. However, it is the user's responsibility to evaluate and verify the operation of any non-IBM
product, program, or service. IBM may have patents or pending patent applications covering subject matter described
in this document. The furnishing of this document does not give you any license to these patents. You can send
license inquiries, in writing, to:
IBM Director of Licensing, IBM Corporation, North Castle Drive, Armonk, NY 10504-1785 U.S.A.
The following paragraph does not apply to the United Kingdom or any other country where such provisions
are inconsistent with local law: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION PROVIDES THIS
PUBLICATION "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT
NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Some states do not allow disclaimer of express or implied warranties in certain
transactions, therefore, this statement may not apply to you. This information could include technical inaccuracies or
typographical errors. Changes are periodically made to the information herein; these changes will be incorporated in
new editions of the publication. IBM may make improvements and/or changes in the product(s) and/or the program(s)
described in this publication at any time without notice.
Any references in this information to non-IBM Web sites are provided for convenience only and do not in any manner
serve as an endorsement of those Web sites. The materials at those Web sites are not part of the materials for this
IBM product and use of those Web sites is at your own risk.IBM may use or distribute any of the information you
supply in any way it believes appropriate without incurring any obligation to you. Information concerning non-IBM
products was obtained from the suppliers of those products, their published announcements or other publicly
available sources. IBM has not tested those products and cannot confirm the accuracy of performance, compatibility
or any other claims related to non-IBM products. Questions on the capabilities of non-IBM products should be
addressed to the suppliers of those products. This information contains examples of data and reports used in daily
business operations. To illustrate them as completely as possible, the examples include the names of individuals,
companies, brands, and products. All of these names are fictitious and any similarity to the names and addresses
used by an actual business enterprise is entirely coincidental.
Any performance data contained herein was determined in a controlled environment. Therefore, the results obtained
in other operating environments may vary significantly. Some measurements may have been made on
development-level systems and there is no guarantee that these measurements will be the same on generally
available systems. Furthermore, some measurement may have been estimated through extrapolation. Actual results
may vary. Users of this document should verify the applicable data for their specific environment.
COPYRIGHT LICENSE:
This information contains sample application programs in source language, which illustrate programming techniques
on various operating platforms. You may copy, modify, and distribute these sample programs in any form without
payment to IBM, for the purposes of developing, using, marketing or distributing application programs conforming to
the application programming interface for the operating platform for which the sample programs are written. These
examples have not been thoroughly tested under all conditions. IBM, therefore, cannot guarantee or imply reliability,
serviceability, or function of these programs.
© Copyright International Business Machines Corporation 2010. All rights reserved.
Note to U.S. Government Users Restricted Rights -- Use, duplication or disclosure restricted by
GSA ADP Schedule Contract with IBM Corp.
Emulex 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter for IBM System x
7
This document was created or updated on February 1, 2010.
Send us your comments in one of the following ways:
Use the online Contact us review form found at:
ibm.com/redbooks
Send your comments in an e-mail to:

redbook@us.ibm.com
Mail your comments to:

IBM Corporation, International Technical Support Organization
Dept. HYTD Mail Station P099
2455 South Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-5400 U.S.A.

This document is available online at http://www.ibm.com/redbooks/abstracts/tips0762.html .
Trademarks
IBM, the IBM logo, and ibm.com are trademarks or registered trademarks of International Business
Machines Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both. These and other IBM trademarked
terms are US registered or common law trademarks owned by IBM at the time this information was
published. Such trademarks may also be registered or common law trademarks in other countries. A
current list of IBM trademarks is available on the Web at http://www.ibm.com/legal/copytrade.shtml
The following terms are trademarks of the International Business Machines Corporation in the United
States, other countries, or both:
IBM®
Redpaper™
Redbooks (logo)®
ServerProven®
ServicePac®
System x®
The following terms are trademarks of other companies:
Microsoft, Windows, and the Windows logo are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States,
other countries, or both.
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or both.
Other company, product, or service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.
Emulex 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter for IBM System x
8