Ethernet Expansion Card (CIOv) for IBM BladeCenter

Ethernet Expansion Card (CIOv) for IBM BladeCenter
Ethernet Expansion Card (CIOv) for IBM BladeCenter
Product Guide
The Ethernet Expansion Card (CIOv) is an Ethernet expansion card with two 1 Gb Ethernet ports designed for
BladeCenter servers with CIOv expansion slots. It is based on proven Broadcom 5709S ASIC technology and offers
value added features like TCP Offload (TOE) and software-based iSCSI support for high performance.
This card is installed into the CIOv slot of the supported blade server. It provides connections to Ethernetcompatible modules located in bays 3 and 4 of supported BladeCenter chassis. The CIOv slot is a second
generation PCI Express x8 slot. A maximum of one Ethernet Expansion Card (CIOv) is supported per single-wide
blade server.
The Ethernet Expansion Card (CIOv) is shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1. Ethernet Expansion Card (CIOv)
Did you know?
Today's virtualized servers require a larger number of network adapters. This adapter is a perfect fit for these
environments because it can enable up to eight Ethernet ports per blade server.
The adapter is based on the PCI Express bus, which can be thought of as a high-speed serial replacement of the
older technology. Its use offers many benefits including higher speeds and the ability to send and receive data at
the same time.
When using the CIOv adapter, you can simultaneously use a CFFh adapter to enable more types of I/O to supported
blade servers such as the HS22 when installed in the IBM BladeCenter H chassis. The innovative design of the
CIOv adapter is designed to work with the CFFh adapter to support this combination workload.
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Part number information
Table 1. Ordering part number and feature code
Description
Part number
Feature code
Ethernet Expansion Card (CIOv) for IBM BladeCenter
44W4475
1039
This part number includes the following items:
One Ethernet Expansion Card (CIOv) for IBM BladeCenter
The Documentation CD that contains Ethernet Expansion Card (CIOv) for IBM BladeCenter Installation and
User’s Guide
The IBM Important Notices document
Features
The expansion card has the following features:
PCI Express host interface
Broadcom BCM5709S communication module
BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager (BOFM) support
Connection to 1000BASE-X environments using BladeCenter Ethernet switches
Full-duplex (FDX) capability, enabling simultaneous transmission and reception of data on the Ethernet local
area network (LAN)
Failover support
Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) support
Support for direct memory access (DMA)
Wake on LAN support for both ports
Operating environment
The expansion card is supported in this environment:
Temperature:
10 to 35°C (50 to 95°F) at 0 to 914 m (0 to 3,000 ft)
10 to 32°C (50 to 90°F) at 914 to 2,133 m (3,000 to 7,000 ft)
Relative humidity: 8% to 80%
Maximum altitude: 2,133 m (7,000 ft)
Supported servers and I/O modules
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Supported servers and I/O modules
The Ethernet Expansion Card (CIOv) is supported in the IBM BladeCenter servers listed in Table 2.
Table 2. Supported servers
Ethernet Expansion Card (CIOv)
44W4475
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
See IBM ServerProven for the latest information on the expansion cards supported by each blade server type:
http://ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/.
CIOv expansion cards are installed in the CIOv slot in supported servers such as the HS22, as shown in green in
Figure 2.
Figure 2. Location of the CIOv slot in the IBM BladeCenter HS22
The Ethernet Expansion Card (CIOv) requires that a supported I/O module is installed in bay 3 and bay 4 of the
chassis that the cards and servers are installed in. The supported I/O modules are:
Any IBM, BNT or Cisco Ethernet Switch Module (standard form-factor switch module)
Optical Pass-thru Module
Copper Pass-thru Module
Intelligent Copper Pass-thru Module
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Popular configurations
This section shows two popular configurations using the Ethernet Expansion Card (CIOv).
Adding two extra Ethernet ports per blade server
Most often, the Ethernet Expansion Card (CIOv) is used to expand the number of Ethernet ports per blade to
increase network bandwidth. This is shown in Figure 3.
Figure 3. The Ethernet Expansion Card (CIOv) provides two extra Ethernet ports per blade server
The components used in this configuration are listed in Table 3.
Table 3. Components used when connecting the Ethernet Expansion Card (CIOv) to external Ethernet network
Diagram
reference
Part number /
Machine type
Description
Quantity
Varies
IBM BladeCenter HS22 or other supported server
1 to 14
44W4475
Ethernet Expansion Card (CIOv)
1 per server
Varies
IBM BladeCenter E, BladeCenter H, or BladeCenter S*
1
Varies
Any Ethernet-compatible switch module
1 or 2
*Note: The expansion card can be installed in servers in the BladeCenter S (8886). However, by doing so you will
lose the ability to connect to the BladeCenter S Disk Storage Modules (DSMs). The Ethernet expansion card will go
in the place of the SAS expansion card needed to connected to the DSMs. Instead, use the 2/4 Port Ethernet
Expansion Card (CFFh), part number 44W4479.
iSCSI SAN storage solution
In addition, this card can be used to connect to external iSCSI-based entry-level SAN, as shown in Figure 4.
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Figure 4. IBM BladeCenter connected to an external IBM System Storage DS3300 storage solution
The components used in this configuration are listed in Table 4.
Table 4. Components used when connecting the Ethernet Expansion Card (CIOv) to external iSCSI disk storage
Diagram
reference
Part number /
Machine type
Description
Quantity
Varies
IBM BladeCenter HS22 or other supported server
1 to 14
44W4475
Ethernet Expansion Card (CIOv)
1 per server
Varies
IBM BladeCenter E, BladeCenter H, or BladeCenter S*
1
Varies
Any Ethernet-compatible switch module
1 or 2
1726-31X or 172632X
IBM System Storage DS3300 (Single or Dual Controller)
1
1727
Optional IBM System Storage EXP3000 (Single or Dual ESM)
1 to 3
39R6536
DS3000 Partition Expansion License
1
*Note: The expansion card can be installed in servers in the BladeCenter S (8886). However, by doing so you will
lose the ability to connect to the BladeCenter S Disk Storage Modules (DSMs). The Ethernet expansion card will go
in the place of the SAS expansion card needed to connected to the DSMs. Instead, use the 2/4 Port Ethernet
Expansion Card (CFFh), part number 44W4479.
This configuration will also require cabling between the chassis and the storage server and between the storage
server and expansion units. (The cable part numbers are not listed in Table 4.)
Supported operating systems
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Supported operating systems
The following operating systems support the expansion card:
Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web 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
Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard x64 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 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
See IBM ServerProven for the latest information on the specific versions and service packs supported:
http://ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/. Select the blade server and then select the expansion
card to see the supported operating systems.
Related publications
For more information refer to these documents:
Ethernet Expansion Card (CIOv) Installation and User's Guide:
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=psg1MIGR-080268
IBM US Announcement Letter for the Ethernet Expansion Card (CIOv)
http://ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?infotype=dd&subtype=ca&&htmlfid=897/ENUS109-101
IBM BladeCenter Interoperability Guide
http://lenovopress.com/bcig
Lenovo Press publication IBM BladeCenter Products and Technology :
http://lenovopress.com/sg247523
Related product families
Product families related to this document are the following:
Blade Network Adapters
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