HP NC373m PCI Express Dual Port Multifunction Gigabit Server

HP NC373m PCI Express Dual Port Multifunction Gigabit Server
HP NC373m PCI Express Dual Port Multifunction Gigabit
Server Adapter for c-Class BladeSystem
QuickSpecs
Overview
The HP NC373m is a Multifunction network adapter for the c-Class BladeSystem. It supports TOE (TCP/IP Offload Engine),
accelerated iSCSI (Internet Small Computer System Interface), and RDMA (Remote Direct Memory Access) over a single network
connection within an MS Windows environment. The x4 PCI Express NC373m adapter is supported on all ProLiant c-Class servers in
all mezzanine slots. Multiple adapters can be installed per server.
In addition to its Multifunction capabilities, the NC373m adapter ships with all the advanced server features that ProLiant customers
have come to expect, such as support for failover and load balancing, TCP/IP checksum offloading, large send offloading, Wakeon-LAN, PXE, jumbo frames, VLAN tagging, and much more.
HP NC373m PCI Express Dual Port Multifunction Gigabit Server Adapter
At A Glance
TCP/IP offload engine (TOE) and accelerated iSCSI for MS Windows
Remote direct memory access (RDMA) for MS Windows via the optional HP ProLiant Essentials RDMA Pack
Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports
Supported on all ProLiant c-Class servers, in all mezzanine slots
Designed with server needs in mind:
IEEE 802.1p, 802.1Q, 802.3, 802.3ad, and 802.3x
ProLiant Teaming including Network Fault Tolerance, Transmit Load Balancing, and Switch-Assisted Load Balancing
Advanced teaming and Virus Throttle via the optional HP ProLiant Essentials Intelligent Networking Pack
Jumbo frames
TCP/IP checksum offload (TCO) and large send offload (LSO)
Interrupt coalescence and dual address cycles (DAC)
Wake-on-LAN (WOL) and pre-boot execution environment (PXE)
Models
HP NC373m PCI Express Dual Port Multifunction Gigabit Server Adapter
NOTE: The HP BladeSystem Multifunction TCP/IP offload engine (TOE), accelerated iSCSI, and optional RDMA
features are currently supported in a MS Windows environment only.
NOTE: The HP BladeSystem Multifunction RDMA feature is enabled via the optional HP ProLiant Essentials RDMA
Pack. See below for RMDA Pack license options.
Kit Contents
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406770-B21
HP NC373m PCI Express Dual Port Multifunction Gigabit Server Adapter
Quick install card
Product warranty statement
Drivers, user guide, and utilities via http://www.hp.com
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HP NC373m PCI Express Dual Port Multifunction Gigabit
Server Adapter for c-Class BladeSystem
QuickSpecs
Overview
Standard Features
Server Support
HP ProLiant BL460c
HP ProLiant BL465c
HP ProLiant BL480c
HP ProLiant BL685c
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Server Adapter for c-Class BladeSystem
QuickSpecs
Performance
Gigabit Ethernet
Throughput
1000Mbps per port transfer rate delivers outstanding network performance that improves response time
and removes bottlenecks across the entire network.
Windows TCP/IP Offload TCP/IP Offload Engine (TOE) for Windows moves the processing of data in the TCP protocol stack from
Engine
the server CPU to the network card, freeing CPU cycles for other duties. The NC373m supports TOE
when Windows TOE Chimney is installed. With TOE, network communications are improved, and server
efficiency is increased.
Windows Remote Direct
Memory Access (RDMA)
The Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) is a low-latency protocol providing improved throughput
scaling and message latency between two RDMA-capable systems. RDMA for Windows support on the
NC373m allows data from the memory of one RDMA-enabled server to communicate directly with the
memory of another minimizing CPU and memory overhead. The RDMA feature is enabled via the
optional HP ProLiant Essentials RDMA Pack.
Windows Accelerated
iSCSI
Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) allows an Ethernet adapter to function both as a
network adapter and as a storage host bus adapter, thereby providing access to storage boxes and to
servers over a single connection. The accelerated iSCSI for Windows feature offloads the iSCSI software
from the server host the NC373m for improved system performance.
Jumbo Frames
Jumbo frames (also known as extended frames) permit a 9K byte transmission unit (MTU), which is six
times the size of standard 1500 byte Ethernet frame. The NC373m supports jumbo frames as a way to
achieve higher throughput and better CPU utilization. Jumbo frames are particularly useful for database
transfers and tape backups.
802.1Q VLANs with
802.1p QoS Tagging
IEEE 802.1Q virtual local area network (VLAN) protocol allows each physical port of the NC373m to be
separated into multiple virtual NICs for added network segmentation and enhanced security and
performance. VLANs increase security by isolating traffic between users. Limiting the broadcast traffic to
within the same VLAN domain also improves performance. IEEE quality of service (QoS) 802.1p tagging
allows the adapter to mark or tag frames with a priority level across a QoS-aware network for improved
traffic flow.
TCP/IP Stateless
Offloading
For overall improved system response, the NC373m supports standard TCP/IP offloading techniques
including:
TCP/IP checksum offload (TCO) moves the TCP and IP checksum offloading from the CPU to the
network adapter.
Large send offload (LSO) or TCP segmentation offload (TSO) allows the TCP segmentation to be
handled by the adapter rather than the CPU.
Interrupt Coalescence
Interrupt coalescing (interrupt moderation) groups multiple packets, thereby reducing the number of
interrupts sent to the host. This process optimizes host efficiency, leaving the CPU available for other
duties.
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HP NC373m PCI Express Dual Port Multifunction Gigabit
Server Adapter for c-Class BladeSystem
QuickSpecs
Performance
Dual Address Cycles
Dual address cycles (DAC) provide the ability to address memory above 4 GB and improve system
performance by preventing the server operating system from performing a buffer copy from below 4 GB
to above 4 GB.
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HP NC373m PCI Express Dual Port Multifunction Gigabit
Server Adapter for c-Class BladeSystem
QuickSpecs
High Availability
Dual port
The two ports on the NC373m are transmitted to separate enclosure interconnect bays providing
redundant signal paths.
Redundant adapters
With multiple dual port adapters supported per server connected to up to two redundant pairs of
interconnect modules per enclosure, a very wide variety of high availability I/O configurations are
possible.
ProLiant Essentials
Upgrade
The NC373m supports the optional and cost effective HP ProLiant Essentials Intelligent Networking Pack
(INP). This advanced network option maximizes availability and performance by proactively gathering
information on the state of the network infrastructure to steer traffic to the most efficient port and by
selecting the network path that provides greatest bandwidth. Also included in INP, Virus Throttle is
designed to reduce virus threats before they spread to the entire network. More information on INP is
available at the ProLiant Essentials home page.
Network Adapter
Teaming
ProLiant Network Adapter Teaming provides fault tolerance and load balancing across a team of two or
more network adapters. The team of adapters works together as a single virtual adapter. Support for
several different types of teaming is included. Optional advanced teaming capabilities are further
supported through the ProLiant Essentials Intelligent Networking Pack.
The teaming options offer IT professionals an easy, efficient, and cost-effective way to provide network
fault tolerance and increased network bandwidth. For more information, see the ProLiant Network
Adapter Teaming home page.
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HP NC373m PCI Express Dual Port Multifunction Gigabit
Server Adapter for c-Class BladeSystem
QuickSpecs
Mezzanine Slot Compatibility
c7000 Interconnect Maximum NC326m
Supported Interconnect Modules2
Bays
1GbE Ports/Server1
BL460c
M1
3,4
Four (4)
HP 1/10Gb Virtual Connect Ethernet
BL465c
Module
M2
5,6
Four (4)
Cisco Catalyst 3020 Blade Switch
BL480c
M1
3,4
Six (6)
HP GbE2c Layer 2/3 Ethernet Blade Switch
BL685c
M2
5,6
Six (6)
HP GbE2c Ethernet Blade Switch
M3
7,8
Six (6)
HP 1Gb Ethernet Pass-Thru Module
1 An additional two (2) 1GbE ports per half height server and four (4) 1GbE ports per full height server are provided care of the
embedded network adapters.
2 For purchase of the Interconnect Modules referenced above; please see the related options section of this QuickSpecs.
Server
Mezzanine Slot
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Server Adapter for c-Class BladeSystem
QuickSpecs
Service and Support, HP Care Pack, and Warranty Information
Warranty
Additional information regarding worldwide limited warranty and technical support is available at:
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/platforms/warranty/index.html
Support Services
Care Pack services provide a range of life cycle support options that let you choose the service levels that
meet your business requirements, from basic to mission-critical.
A full range of HP Care Pack hardware and software services are available including:
Installation and start up
Education courses
Extended onsite hardware coverage hours from same business day 13 ours, 5 day to 24 hours, 7
days call window with options including 4-hour response or 6-hour Call-To-Repair.
Comprehensive range of software technical support for Microsoft, Linux, ProLiant Essentials, and
VMware-based IT solutions helping to deliver high level of application availability. Response times
ranging from 30 minutes for critical problems to 2 hours.
System Management, Performance Services and Mission Critical Support Solution
NOTE: For more information on HP Care Pack services, contact any of our worldwide sales offices or
resellers or visit our worldwide Web site on the internet at: http://www.hp.com/hps/carepack
NOTE: For more complete information on HP Services offerings, customers and resellers, please visit us
at: http://www.hp.com/hps
NOTE: Additional information regarding worldwide limited warranty and technical support is available
at: http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/platforms/warranty/index.html
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HP NC373m PCI Express Dual Port Multifunction Gigabit
Server Adapter for c-Class BladeSystem
QuickSpecs
Related Options
Additional c-Class
BladeSystem Server
Adapters
HP NC325m PCI Express Quad Port 1Gb Server Adapter
416585-B21
HP NC326m PCI Express Dual Port 1Gb Server Adapter
406771-B21
Remote Direct Memory
Access (RDMA)
Enablement
HP ProLiant Essentials RDMA Pack for Standup Multifunction Gigabit Server Adapters,
Single Port License
HP ProLiant Essentials RDMA Pack for Standup Multifunction Gigabit Server Adapters,
Flex Port License
HP ProLiant Essentials RDMA Pack for Standup Multifunction Gigabit Server Adapters,
Tracking License
NOTE: The RDMA Packs listed above do not contain the media. To obtain the media
pack (CD) that contains no license, please order the HP ProLiant Essentials for
Networking Software Media Kit (see below).
HP ProLiant Essentials for Networking Software Media Kit
NOTE: This optional Media kit contains the CD that has the image for Accelerated
iSCSI, Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA), Intelligent Networking Pack, and other
teaming and networking drivers and utilities.
407481-B22
ProLiant Essentials Intelligent Networking Pack, Windows Edition - single server license
ProLiant Essentials Intelligent Networking Pack, Windows Edition - flexible license
ProLiant Essentials Intelligent Networking Pack, Windows Edition - tracking license
ProLiant Essentials Intelligent Networking Pack - Linux Edition, Single Server License
ProLiant Essentials Intelligent Networking Pack - Linux Edition, Flexible License
ProLiant Essentials Intelligent Networking Pack - Linux Edition, Tracking License
436225-B21
436227-B21
372951-B21
436229-B21
436231-B21
397006-B21
Intelligent Networking
Software
Interconnect Modules for HP 1/10Gb Virtual Connect Ethernet Module for c-Class BladeSystem
c-Class BladeSystems
Cisco Catalyst 3020 Blade Switch
HP GbE2c Layer2/3 Ethernet Blade Switch for c-Class BladeSystem
HP GbE2c Ethernet Blade Switch for c-Class BladeSystem
Ethernet Pass-Through Module for HP BladeSystem
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407482-B22
407483-B21
432046-B21
399593-B22
410916-B21
438030-B21
410917-B21
406740-B21
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Server Adapter for c-Class BladeSystem
QuickSpecs
Technical Specifications
General Specifications
Processor
Data rate
On-board memory
Bus type
Interrupt levels
Form factor
IEEE Compliance
Power and Environmental Operating
Specifications
Non-operating
Power requirement
Emissions classification
Agency approvals
RoHS Compliance
Safety
Operating System Support
Broadcom 5708S
Two ports, each at 1000 Mbps
184 KB (92 KB per port)
x4 PCI Express 1.0
INTA
Mezzanine card compatible with all c-Class server mezzanine slots
802.1p, 802.1Q, 802.3, 802.3ad, and 802.3x
50° - 95° F (10° - 35° C)
Temperature
10% to 90% non-condensing
Humidity
-40° to 158° F (-40° to 70° C)
Temperature
5% to 95% non-condensing
Humidity
Maximum 15 Watts
FCC Class A
FCC (CFR 47 part 15) and UL 60950
USA
ICES-003 and CSA60950
Canada
VCCI
Japan
MIC (RRL), EMC Registration
Korea
ACA, AS/NZS3548/EN55022:1998,
Australia
EN55024:1998
EN55022:1998 (CISPR 22), EN55024:1998,
European Union
and IEC60950:1999 (EN60950:2000)
5 of 6
UL Mark (USA and Canada)
CE Mark
EN 60590
32-bit Windows
Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Advanced Server, and Datacenter Server
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard, Small Business, Web, and Enterprise Editions
64-bit Windows
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard and Enterprise Editions
Microsoft certified miniport and teaming drivers
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Novell NetWare 6.5
Novell Open Enterprise Server x86
Sun Solaris 9
Sun Solaris 10
NOTE: For more Linux operating system support & certification information, please visit the ProLiant
server Linux certification and support matrix at
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/linux/hpLinuxcert.html
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QuickSpecs
HP NC373m PCI Express Dual Port Multifunction Gigabit
Server Adapter for c-Class BladeSystem
Technical Specifications
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The information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
Windows is a US registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and
services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial
errors or omissions contained herein.
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