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Compaq NC6132 Gigabit Module 1000 SX
Overview
Models
Compaq NC6132 1000 SX Upgrade Module for NC3134 and NC3131
338456-B23
With this Gigabit upgrade module for the NC3134 or NC3131 Fast Ethernet adapters, Compaq has the only industry-standard, scalable transition path
from Ethernet to Fast Ethernet to Bonded Fast Ethernet to short haul fiber Gigabit.
Optional Upgrade Modules:
NC6133 1000 LX Upgrade Module
338456-B24
NC3135 Dual 10/100 Upgrade Module
138604-B21
NC3133 100 FX Upgrade Module
338456-B25
NC3132 Dual 10/100 Upgrade Module
338456-B22
Fast Ethernet Server Adapters:
NC3134 Fast Ethernet NIC 64 PCI Dual Base 10/100
138603-B21
NC3131 Fast Ethernet NIC 64 PCI Dual Base 10/100
338456-B21
NC3123 PCI, 10/100 WOL
174830-B21
Gigabit Server Adapters:
NC7131 Gigabit Server Adapter PCI, 64/66, 10/100/1000-T
158575-B21
NC6136 Gigabit Server Adapter PCI, 64/66, 1000-SX
203539-B21
Introduction
With the Compaq NC6132 Gigabit Upgrade Module, Compaq offers the industry's only modular approach to adding a Gigabit network connection to
servers without having to replace the base adapter.
The NC6132 is a 1000 SX Upgrade Module for the NC3134 and NC3131 Fast Ethernet adapters. This upgrade module provides a scalable transition from
Ethernet to Fast Ethernet or Bonded Fast Ethernet to Gigabit and provides three high-speed network connections through one server slot.
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Performance
32-/64-bit Bus-mastering
The NC6132 offers the highest data transfer method available between a network and a server for high performance and low CPU utilization. The NC6132
operates in 32- or 64-bit PCI slots and uses bus-mastering technology to maximize throughput and minimize CPU utilization.
Port Bonding
Transmit Load Balancing (TLB) and Switch-Assisted Load Balancing (FEC/GEC/802.3ad static-mode configuration only) are two port-bonding methods
supported by the NC6132. TLB provides both failover and balancing of transmit traffic across all adapters for increased performance. For even higher
performance, Switch-Assisted Load Balancing (SLB) provides port failover and balancing of both transmit and receive traffic across all adapters when
connected to a switch that supports this feature.
Jumbo Frames
Jumbo Frames (also known as Extended Frames) offer a 9K byte Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU), which is six times the size of traditional Ethernet frames.
Like all Compaq Gigabit server adapters, the NC6132, supports jumbo frames as a way to achieve higher throughput and better CPU utilization when
deploy in a network infrastructure that supports them. Jumbo frames are particularly useful for database transfers and tape backups.
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Ease of Use
Plug and Play
Fully compliant with the 2.1 PCI specification, the NC6132 uses the system resources to automatically configure its memory and interrupt settings.
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Security/Reliability
Network Fault Tolerance (NFT)
The Network Fault Tolerance feature of the NC6132 ensures that the server can always keep an active link. Using either of the ports on the base adapter or
after installing a second, compatible adapter, if the primary network connection fails, the second, backup adapter will automatically take over, retaining the
network connection. The NC6132 can be configured to fail over to any NC31xx, NX61xx, or NC71xx adapter by using the latest drivers.
PCI Hot Plug
The NC6132 includes PCI Hot Plug support that enables PCI networking controllers to be replaced or added to a PCI Hot Plug compatible server without
powering down the system. This feature provides increased system availability and non-stop serviceability in business-critical computing environments.
The NC6132 plugs into the NC3134 or NC3131 Fast Ethernet adapters without requiring any tools.
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Network Management
Standards-based
The NC6132 supports the following Compaq Management tools and industry network management standards:
Compaq Insight Manager
Compaq Insight Manager XE
SNMP
DMI 2.0
Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM)
Server Integration
Compaq's SmartStart configuration utility includes setup support for the NC6132 so that it can be configured as part of the SmartStart configuration process.
Compaq Insight Manager or Compaq Insight Manager XE can recognize the NC6132 individually or in port bonded teams, and can collect and report
SNMP statistics on the server adapter events. Compaq Network Management System (CNMS) can also collect and report SNMP statistics on server adapter
events.
Integrated Management Log (IML) support is provided by the NC6132 for critical event logging on Compaq servers.
Configuration Utilities
Each NC6132 ships with a suite of OS-tailored configuration utilities that allow the user to run initial diagnostics and configure adapter teams for Network
Fault Tolerance, Transmit Load Balancing, or Switch-Assisted Load Balancing (FEC/GEC/802.3ad static-mode configuration only) in the Windows 2000
and Windows NT operating systems.
Diagnostic LED Indicators
For each port, LED Indicators show link integrity and network activity "at-a-glance" for easy troubleshooting.
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Technical Specifications
General Specifications
Communications Processor
On-board memory
Data path
Interrupt levels
Bus architecture
Connector
Wavelength
Distance
Wiring
Dimensions (LxW)
Intel 82542
Full-duplex
64 KB
32- and 64-bit/33MHz
INTC
PCI bus-mastering
SC
SX = 850nm
Up to 1,804 ft/550 m
Multi-mode fiber (50mm and 62.5mm)
6.5 x 2.5 in/16.5 x 6.4 cm
IEEE 802.3z compliant 1000 Mbps Ethernet specification
64-bit addresses for systems with more than 4 GB of physical memory
64-bit PCI host interface compliant with PCI 2.1
Command usage optimization for advanced PCI commands (MWI and memory reads)
Additional statistics for management and RMON
Software controlled global reset bit (resets everything except PCI configuration registers)
Power and Environmental Operating
Specifications
Non-operating
Temperature
32° to 131°F/0° to 55°C
Humidity
10% to 90%
Temperature
-85° to 185°F/-65° to 85°C
Humidity
5% to 95%
Power requirement
1025 mA @ 5V maximum
Emissions Standards
FCC Class A
FCC Class B
Safety Compliant
CE Mark
Operating System Support Windows 2000
Windows NT 4.0
Windows NT 3.51
Novell NetWare 5.x Server
Novell NetWare 4.x Server
Novell NetWare 3.x Server
SCO UnixWare 7.x
SCO OpenServer 5.x
SCO UnixWare 2.1
OS/2 Warp Server
Kit Contents
NC6132 upgrade module hardware
CD-ROM: software and documentation
Quick Install Guide
Product warranty statement
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Technical Specifications
Software Feature
Support by Operating
System
FEATURE
Windows
2000
Windows
NT 4.0
NFT
*
*
PCI
Hot-Plug
*(1)
*(1)
Configuration *
Utitlity
*
DMI 2.0
*
*
SNMP
*
*
Unattended
Install
*
*
SmartStart
Linux 32- UnixWare
bit
7.x
*
Open
NetWare
Server 5.x 3.12, 3.2
Server
NetWare
NetWare
4.11 Server 5.0 Server
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
WBEM
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
Compaq
Insight
Manager
Compaq
Insight
Manager XE
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
IML
*
*
*
*
*
*
(1) Windows 2000: Hot Plug add/replace; Windows NT 4.0: Hot Plug replace only
Warranty
Maximum: The remaining warranty of the Compaq server product in which it is installed (to a maximum of a three-year limited warranty).
Maximum
Minimum: One-year, on-site limited warranty.
Minimum
NOTE: Certain restrictions and exclusions apply. In North America, call 1-800-OK-COMPAQ; outside of North America, please contact your customer
service center.
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