Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X540

Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X540
PRODUCT BRIEF
Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X540-T2
Network Connectivity
Intel® Ethernet Converged
Network Adapter X540-T2
10GBASE-T Converged Network Adapter Simplifies Migration to 10GbE
Provides iSCSI, FCoE, Virtualization, and Flexible Port Partitioning
10 Gigabit for the Broad Market
The Intel® Ethernet Converged Network
Adapter X540-T2 is the latest innovation
in Intel’s leadership to drive 10 Gigabit
Ethernet into the broader server market.
This adapter hosts Intel’s latest Ethernet silicon, the Intel® Ethernet Controller
X540, which is used by many OEMs as a
single chip solution for LAN on Motherboard (LOM) to deliver 10 Gigabit Ethernet
(10 GbE) on the latest server platforms.
Key Features
•Low Cost, Low Power, 10 Gigabit
Ethernet (10GbE) Performance for the
Entire Datacenter
•Standard Cat6a Cabling with RJ45
Connectors
•Backward Compatible with Existing
1000BASE-T Networks Simplifies the
Transition to 10GbE
•Flexible I/O virtualization for port
partitioning and quality of service (QoS)
of up to 32 virtual ports
•Unified Networking Delivering LAN, iSCSI,
and FCoE in One Low Cost CNA
•Industry First Dual-Port 10GBASE-T
Adapter with Single-Chip Solution with
Integrated MAC + PHY
•Reliable and proven 10 Gigabit Ethernet
technology from Intel Corporation
10GBASE-T Simplifies the Transition
to 10 GbE
The X540 family of products works with
existing networks today. It works with
legacy Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switches
and CAT6a cabling. Install the X540
adapter into a server and the auto-negotiation between 1 GbE and 10 GbE provides
the necessary backwards compatibility
that most customers require for a smooth
transition and easy migration to 10 GbE.
When time and budget allows, 10GBASE-T
switches can be added any time to experience the full benefits of 10 GbE.
10GBASE-T uses the copper twisted pair
cables that are very familiar to IT professionals today. It is everything you know
and love about 1000BASE-T. The knowledge, training and investment in BASE-T
are preserved. 10GBASE-T is the easiest
and most versatile 10 GbE and you can
deploy it anywhere in your data center. Its
flexible reach from 1 meter to 100 meters
supports the latest network architectures
including Top of Rack (ToR), Middle of Row
(MoR), and End of Row (EoR).
10G Performance at Low Cost and
Low Power
The new Intel® Ethernet Converged
Network Adapter X540-T2 is the lowest
cost way to deploy 10 GbE in your data
center today. The X540-T2 uses low cost,
CAT6 and CAT6a cabling. Chances are this
cabling already exists in the data center.
A way for Intel to reduce cost and power
is to integrate components into a singlechip solution. Of course, integration is
what Intel does best. With the new X540
Controller, the MAC controller and the PHY
are integrated into a single-chip solution.
So, why is integration important? First,
integration translates to lower power.
A single-chip solution simply uses less
power than two separate components.
This means no more active heat sink and
reduces the per-port power consumption.
Second, integration also means lower cost
per port. Manufacturing a single part costs
less than two. When cabling is accounted
for, cost efficiencies realized from a single
part mean 10GBASE-T is the lowest cost
media to deploy.
With lower cost and power, 10GBASE-T is
ready for broad deployment. 10GBASE-T is
an option for every rack and tower server
in the data center. The wait for a low cost
10 GbE copper solution to broadly deploy
10 GbE to all corners of the data center
is over. The new X540, dual-port adapter
provides bandwidth-intensive applications
with highly affordable 10GbE network
performance and cost-effective RJ-45 connectivity for distances up to 100 meters.
Exciting New Data Center Usage
Models
no additional cost and with no additional
licensing fees for the adapter.
More than simply a 10x increase in performance, with 10 GbE there are exciting
new usage models that are now possible,
including Unified Networking (iSCSI, FCoE
and LAN), Virtualization (VMDq and SRIOV), and now, Flexible Port Partitioning
(FPP).
Intel’s Unified Networking solutions
are enabled through a combination of
standard Intel® Ethernet products along
with trusted network protocols integrated
in the operating systems. Thus, Unified
Networking is available on every Server
either through LAN-on-Motherboard
(LOM) implementation or via an add-in
Network Interface Card (NIC).
Flexible I/O Virtualization
Virtualization changes the way server
resources are deployed and managed by
running multiple applications and operating systems independently on a single
server.
The Intel® Ethernet Converged Network
Adapter X540-T2 includes Intel® Virtualization Technology for connectivity (Intel
VT-c) to deliver I/O virtualization and
Quality of Service (QoS) features designed
directly into the X540 controller on the
adapter. Intel® I/O virtualization advances
network connectivity models used in
today’s servers to more efficient models
by providing FPP, multiple Rx/Tx queues,
and on-controller QoS functionality that
can be used in both virtual and non-virtual
server deployments.
Flexible Port Partitioning (FPP)
By taking advantage of the PCI-SIG SR-IOV
specification, Intel Ethernet products enable FPP. With FPP, virtual controllers can
be used by the Linux* host directly and/or
assigned to virtual machines. FPP allows
you to use the functionality of SR-IOV
to assign up to 63 processes per port to
virtual functions in Linux. This enables
an administrator to partition their 10 GbE
bandwidth across multiple processes,
ensuring a QoS by giving each assigned
process equal bandwidth. Network administrators may also rate-limit each of these
services to control how much of the 10
GbE pipe is available to each process.
Unified Networking
Unified Networking solutions on the
new Intel® Ethernet Converged Network
Adapter X540-T2 let you combine the
traffic of multiple data center networks
like LAN and SAN onto a single efficient
network fabric. You now have the choice
of NFS, iSCSI, or Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) to carry both network and storage traffic at speeds of up to 10 GB. The
X540-T2 adapter combines support for
all of these traffic types in one adapter at
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Intel has delivered high quality Ethernet
products for over 30 years and our
Unified Networking solutions are built
on the original principles that made us
successful in Ethernet:
•Open Architecture integrates networking with the server, enabling IT managers
to reduce complexity and overhead while
enabling a flexible and scalable data center network.
of FCoE initiators in Microsoft Windows*
and Linux* operating systems and in
the VMware* ESXi hypervisor to deliver
high-performance FCoE solutions using
standard 10 GbE Ethernet adapters.
This approach enables IT managers to
simplify the data center and standardize
on a single adapter for LAN and SAN connectivity. The Intel® Ethernet Converged
Network Adapter X540-T2 is designed to
fully offload the FCoE data path to deliver
full-featured converged network adapter
(CNA) functionality without compromising
on power efficiency and interoperability.
Data Center Bridging (DCB) Delivers
Lossless Ethernet
•Intelligent Offloads lower cost and
power while delivering the application
performance that customers expect.
Conventional Ethernet does not guarantee successful data delivery, which is
not acceptable for SAN traffic. Ethernet
enhancements such as Data Center Bridging (DCB) overcome that limitation with
technologies that guarantee lossless delivery, congestion notification, priority-based
flow control, and priority groups.
•Proven Ethernet Unified Networking
is built on trusted Intel Ethernet technology, enabling customers to deploy FCoE
or iSCSI while maintaining the quality of
their traditional Ethernet networks.
Intel is driving DCB, a new collection of
standards-based end-to-end networking
technologies that make Ethernet the unified fabric for multiple types of traffic in
the data center.
iSCSI Simplifies SAN Connectivity
iSCSI uses Ethernet to carry storage traffic, extending the familiarity and simplicity
of Ethernet to storage networking, without the need for SAN-specific adapters or
switches. Intel® Ethernet X540 is the easiest, most reliable, and most cost-effective
way of connecting servers to iSCSI SANs.
Open FCoE Consolidates LANs and
Legacy SANs
Intel’s Open FCoE solution enables Intel®
Ethernet 10 Gigabit Server products (LOM
or NICs) to support Fibre Channel payload
encapsulated in Ethernet frames. There is
no upgrade charge for Open FCoE on the
adapter. Just as with iSCSI, now customers
can easily connect to an FCoE network
with Intel 10 GbE solutions.
For the first time, Open-FCoE is now
supported on 10GBASE-T. As 10GBASE-T
switches come to market enabled with
FCoE support, the X540 is ready when
you’re ready. This enables you to use
cost-effective 10GBASE-T for all your
converged networking needs. The OpenFCoE architecture uses a combination
The combination of 10 GbE and unified
networking helps organizations overcome
connectivity challenges and simplify the
data center infrastructure. 10 GbE provides a simple, well-understood fabric for
virtualized data centers, one that helps
reduce cost and complexity as the number
of virtual machines continues to grow.
Companion Products
Consider these Intel® products in your
server and network planning:
•Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter X520
Series
–10 GbE SFP+ PCIe v2.0 (5 GT/s)
performance
–Copper or fiber-optic network connectivity; up to four ports per card
• Intel® Xeon® Processors
• Intel® Server Boards
Adapter Order Code
Single unit: X540T2
Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X540-T2
Features
Benefits
Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X540-T2
• Industry’s first integrated MAC+PHY reducing cost and power
Low-profile
•Enables higher bandwidth and throughput from standard and low-profile PCIe slots and servers
Load balancing on multiple CPUs
• Increases performance on multi-processor systems by efficiently balancing network loads across
CPU cores when used with Receive-Side Scaling from Microsoft* or Scalable I/O on Linux*
iSCSI remote boot support
• Centralized Storage Area Network (SAN) management at a lower cost than competing solutions
Support for most Network Operating Systems (NOS)
• Enables widespread deployment
RoHS compliant, lead-free technology
• Compliant with the European Union directive (July 2006) to reduce hazardous materials
I/O Features for Multi-core Processor Servers
MSI-X support
• Minimizes the overhead of interrupts
• Allows load balancing of interrupt handling between different cores/CPUs
Low latency
• Based on the sensitivity of the incoming data, the adapter can bypass the automatic moderation
of time intervals between the interrupts
Header Splits and Replication in Receive
• Helps the driver focus on the relevant part of the packet without the need to parse it
Multiple Queues
• Packet handling without waiting/buffer overflow provides efficient packet prioritization
Tx/Rx IP, SCTP, TCP, and UDP checksum offloading (IPv4,
IPv6) capabilities
• Lower processor usage
• Checksum and segmentation capability extended to new standard packet type
Tx TCP segmentation offload (IPv4, IPv6)
• Increased throughput and lower processor usage
• Compatible with large-send offload feature (in Microsoft Windows* Server operating systems)
IPsec Offload
• Offloads IPsec capability to adapter instead of software to significantly improve through- put
and CPU usage (for Windows* 7, Windows* 2008 Server R2, Windows* 2008 Server, and Vista*)
Compatible with x8 and x16 standard and low-profile
PCI Express* slots
• Enables each PCI Express* slot port to operate without interfering or competing with other ports
Receive/Transmit Side Scaling for Windows* and
Scalable I/O for Linux* (IPv4, IPv6, TCP/ UDP)
• Enables direction of the interrupts to the processor cores in order to improve the CPU usage rate
RJ-45 connections over category-6a cabling
• Ensures compatibility with cable lengths up to 100 meters
Intel® PROSet for Microsoft Windows* Device Manager
• Provides point-and-click power over individual adapters, advanced adapter features, connection
teaming, and Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) configuration
Intel backing
• Backed by an Intel limited lifetime warranty, 90-day money-back guarantee (U.S. and Canada),
and worldwide support
Virtualization Features
Virtual Machine Device queues (VMDq)
• Offloads data-sorting from the Hypervisor to silicon, improving data throughput and CPU usage
• QoS feature for Tx data by providing round-robin servicing and preventing head-of-line blocking
• Sorting based on MAC addresses and VLAN tags
Next-Generation VMDq (64 queues per port)
• Enhanced QoS feature by providing weighted round-robin servicing for the Tx data
• Provides loopback functionality, data transfer between the virtual machines within the same
physical server don’t go out to the wire and back in, improving throughput and CPU usage
• Supports replication of multicast and broadcast data
PC-SIG SR-IOV Implementation (64 virtual functions per
port)
• Implementation of I/O Virtualization. The physical configuration of each port is divided into
multiple virtual ports. Each virtual port is assigned to an individual virtual machine directly by bypassing the virtual switch in the Hypervisor, resulting in near-native performance
• Iintegrated with Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT) for Directed I/O (Intel® VT-d) to provide data protection between virtual ma- chines by assigning separate physical addresses in the
memory to each virtual machine
IPv6 Offloading
• Checksum and segmentation capability extended to the new standard packet type
Advanced Packet Filtering
• 24 exact-matched addresses (unicast or multicast)
• 4096-bit hash filter for unicast and multicast frames
• Lower processor usage
• Promiscuous (unicast and multicast) transfer mode support
• Optional filtering of invalid frames
VLAN support with VLAN tag insertion, stripping and
packet filtering for up to 4096 VLAN tags
• Ability to create multiple VLAN segments
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Specifications
General
Network Management
Product code
X540T2
Wired for Management (WfM) baseline v2.0 enabled for servers
Connector
RJ-45 Copper
DMI 2.0 support, Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) and SNMP
Cabling
See listing below
Remote Installation Services (RIS)
Adapter Product Features
PXE 2.0 enabled through boot Read-Only Memory (ROM)
Intel® PROSet Utility for easy configuration and management
Network Operating Systems (NOS) Software Support
Windows* 7 (IA32 and X64)
Intel® Lead-free technology
Windows Server* 2008 (x64 and IPF)
Plug and play specification support
Standard
Includes a full-height bracket
Windows Server* 2008 Core (x64 and IPF)
Windows Server* 2008 R2 (x64 and IPF)
RoHS compliant
Windows Server 2008 R2 Core (x64 and IPF)
Cabling Distances:
Linux* SLES 11 SP1
10GBASE-T
• 100 m on Cat-6a
• 55 m on Cat-6
1000BASE-T
100 m on Cat-5e, Cat-6 or Cat-6a
100BASE-T
100 m on Cat-5e, Cat-6 or Cat-6a
Receive-Side Scaling
VMDq
Optimizes the processing of VM
data traffic to improve CPU utilization and bandwidth
Advanced packet filtering (per port)
• 16 exact-matched packets (unicast or multicast)
Microsoft Windows Server 2003*
Microsoft Vista*
SUSE* SLES 10* or later, Professional 9.2 or later
Microsoft Windows Virtual Server* 2005*
Red Hat Enterprise* 4* or later
FreeBSD* 5.x or later VMware* ESX *3.x support
Fedora*
EFI* 1.1
• 4096-bit hash filter for multicast
frames
Advanced Software Features
• Promiscuous (unicast and
multicast
Adapter Fault Tolerance (AFT)
• Optional filtering of invalid frame
Teaming support
Switch Fault Tolerance (SFT)
Adaptive Load Balancing (ALB)
Virtual Machine Load Balancing (VMLB)
10 Gb/s Power (PCIe Edge)
IEEE 802.3ad (link aggregation control
protocol)
PCIe Hot Plug/Active Peripheral
Component Interconnect (PCI)
Speed
Watts
(typical)
10 Gbps
13.4
IEEE 802.3 2005 flow control support
1 Gbps
8.2
100 Mbps
5.9
Tx/Rx IP, TCP, & UDP checksum offloading (IPv4, IPv6) capabilities Transmission
control protocol (TCP), User Datagram
Protocol (UDP), Internet Protocol (IP))
IEEE 802.1Q VLANs
IEEE 802.1p
TCP segmentation/large send offload
Intel Backing
MSI -X: Multiple Independent Queues
Limited lifetime warranty
Interrupt moderation
90-day, money-back guarantee
(U.S. and Canada)
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IPv6 offloading
Hardware Features
Data rate(s) supported per port
100 Mbps, 1 Gbps, 10 Gbps
Bus Type
PCI Express 2.0 (5.0 GT/s)
Bus width
x8 lane PCI Express, operable in
x8 and x16 slots
Bus speed (x8, encoded rate)
20 Gbps uni-directional; 40
Gbps bi-directional
Interrupt levels
INTA, MSI, MSI-X
Hardware certifications
FCC B, UL, CE, VCCI, BSMI, CTICK,
KCC
Controller-processor
Intel® Ethernet Controller X540
Network-Ready Servers
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2Intel® VMDq requires operating system support.
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