Intel(r) Ethernet Server Adapter I210 Product Brief

Intel(r) Ethernet Server Adapter I210 Product Brief
PRODUCT BRIEF
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I210
Network Connectivity
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I210
Single-Port Gigabit Ethernet server adapter designed for entry-level servers and Audio-Video applications.
KEY FEATURES
• L ow-halogen1 single-port PCI-Express* 10/100/1000 Ethernet adapter
• Innovative power management features including Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE),
DMA Coalescing, ultra-compact design, and a unique ventilated bracket for increased
efficiency and reduced power consumption
• IEEE 802.1Qav Audio-Video-Bridging (AVB) for tightly controlled media stream synchronization, buffering, and reservation
•H
igh-performing design supporting PCI Express* Gen 2.1 2.5GT/s
•R
eliable and proven Gigabit Ethernet technology from Intel Corporation
Overview
The new Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter
I210 builds on Intel’s history of excellence
in Ethernet products. Intel continues its
market leadership with this newest generation PCIe* GbE network adapter. Based
on the Intel® Ethernet Controller I210, this
adapter represents the next step in the
Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) networking evolution for the enterprise and data center
offering Audio-Video-Bridging (AVB) support, along with power management technologies such as Energy Efficient Ethernet
(EEE) and DMA Coalescing (DMAC).
Audio-Video Bridging (AVB)
The Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I210
supports IEEE 802.1Qav Audio-Video
Bridging (AVB) for customers requiring
tightly controlled media stream synchronization, buffering, and reservation. The
802.1Qav is part of the AVB specification
that provides a way to guarantee bounded
latency and latency variation for time
sensitive traffic and includes:
• Timing and Synchronization for timespecific applications (802.1AS) Stream
Reservation (SR) protocol to guarantee
the resources needed for Audio/Video
(AV) streams (802.1Qat)
• Forwarding and queueing enhancements
for time sensitive streams (802.1Qav).
Performance Optimization
The Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I210
contains four transmit and four receive
queues. These queues offer Error Correcting Memory (ECC) protection for improved
data reliability. The adapter efficiently
manages packets with minimum latency
by combining parallel and pipelined logic
architectures optimized for these independent transmit and receive queues.
These queues, combined with Receive
Side Scaling (RSS) and Message Signal
Interrupt Extension (MSI-X) support,
optimize the performance on servers with
multi-core processors.
Power Management Technologies
Power Savings w/EEE
0.9
0.8
0.7
0.6
0.5
0.81 Watts
0.4
0.45 Watts
0.3
0.2
0.1
0
Normal Power
EEE Enabled
Energy Efficient Ethernet Power Savings.
No Coalescing. As shown by the red line,
components have less time between DMA
calls to reach and stay in lower power.
Today, companies everywhere are looking
for ways to decrease energy consumption
across the enterprise to reduce costs and
environmental impact, while at the same
time solving increasingly important power
density challenges. That’s why Intel has
introduced new, advanced Power Management Technologies (PMTs that enable
enterprises to configure power options on
the adapter and more effectively manage
power consumption.
Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)
The Intel Ethernet Server Adapter I210
family supports the IEEE802.3az Energy
Efficient Ethernet (EEE) standard so that,
during periods of low network activity,
EEE reduces the power consumption of an
Ethernet connection by negotiating with a
compliant EEE switch port to transition to
a low power idle (LPI) state.
This reduces the controller power to approximately 50% of its normal operating
power, saving power on the network port
and the switch port. When increased network traffic is detected, the controller and
the switch quickly come back to full power
to handle the increased network traffic.
EEE is supported for both 1000BASE-T
and 100BASE-TX.
DMA Coalescing
With Coalescing. With more time between
DMA calls, components can reach lower
power states and remain in them longer
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Another power management technology
that can reduce power on the server platform is DMA Coalescing (DMAC). Typically,
when a packet arrives at the adapter, a
DMA request is initiated in order to place
the packet into host (or server) memory.
This transaction wakes up the processor,
memory, and other system components
from a lower power state in order to
perform the tasks required to handle the
incoming packet.
Based on the configurable DMAC settings,
incoming packets are buffered momentarily before any DMA calls are made.
This enables the controller to intelligently
identify opportunities to batch multiple
packets together so that when components are wakened from lower power
states they can efficiently handle the
batched packets at the same time. This
enables platform components to remain
in lower power states longer, which can
dramatically reduce platform energy
consumption. DMAC synchronizes DMA
calls across all controller ports to ensure
maximum power savings.
Environmentally Friendly Design
The Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I210
Family is low halogen1 and completely
lead-free to reduce the potential for
environmental impact. This, in combination
with power management technologies,
a unique ventilated bracket, and spacesaving design make this adapter an ideal
solution for compact workstations and
entry-level servers.
General Features
Features
Benefits
Intel® Ethernet Controller I210
With
PCI Express* v2.1 Support
• Industry-leading integrated MAC/PHY PCIe Gen2 GbE controller
Low Halogen1
• Leadership in an environmentally friendly ecosystem
Low profile single-port copper adapter
• Compact design for high-density servers
Ships with full-height bracket installed; low-profile
bracket included in package. Single-screw mount.
• Streamlines installation
Ventilated bracket
• Maximize airflow and cooling
• 2.5 GT/s support for x1 width (Lane)
Ethernet Features
Features
Benefits
Audio-Video Bridging (AVB) Support (802.1Qav)
• Dedicated Tx and Rx Queues for AVB traffic
• Supports Forwarding and Queuing Enhancements for Time-Sensitive Streams
• Supports Time-based transmission
IEEE* 802.3* auto-negotiaton
• Automatic link configuration for speed duplex and flow control
1 Gb/s Ethernet IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, 802.3ab PHY
specifications compliant
• Robust operation over installed base of Cat 5 twisted-pair cabling
Integrated PHY for 10/100/1000 Mb/s for multispeed, full, and half-duplex
• Smaller footprint and lower power dissipation compared to multiple discrete MAC and PHYs
IEEE 802.3x and IEEE 802.3z compliant flow control
support with software-controllable Rx thresholds
and Tx pause frames
• Local control of network congestion levels
Automatic cross-over detection function (MDI/
MDI-X)
• The PHY automatically detects which application is being used and configures itself accordingly
IEEE 1588 protocol and 802.1AS implementation
• Time-stamping and synchronization of time sensitive applications
• Frame loss reduced from receive overruns
• Distribute common time to media devices
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Power Management and Efficiency Features
Features
Benefits
IEEE 802.3az - Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)
• Power consumption by the PHY is reduced by approximately 50%; link transitions to low power Idle (LPI)
state as defined in the IEEE 802.3az (EEE) standard
DMA Coalescing
• Reduces platform power consumption by coalescing, aligning, and synchronizing DMA
• Enables synchronizing port activity and power management of memory, CPU and RC internal circuitry
Smart Power Down (SPD) at S0 no link/Sx no link
• PHY powers down circuits and clocks that are not required for detection of link activity
Active State Power Management (ASPM)
• Optionality Compliance bit enables ASPM or runs ASPM compliance tests to support entry to L0s
LAN disable function
• Option to disable the LAN Port and/or PCIe Function. Disabling just the PCIe function but keeping the
LAN port that resides on it fully active (for manageability purposes and BMC pass-through traffic).
Full wake up support::
• Advanced Power Management (APM) Support–
[formerly Wake on LAN]
• APM - Designed to receive a broadcast or unicast packet with an explicit data pattern (Magic Packet) and
assert a signal to wake up the system
• Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
(ACPI) specification v2.0c
• ACPI - PCIe power management based wake-up that can generate system wake-up events from a number of sources
• Magic Packet* wake-up enable with unique MAC
address
ACPI register set and power down functionality supporting D0 and D3 states
• A power-managed link speed control lowers link speed (and power) when highest link performance is not
requireds
MAC Power Management controls
• Power management controls in the MAC /PHY enable the device to enter a low-power state
Low Power Link Up - Link Speed Control
• Enables a link to come up at the lowest possible speed in cases where power is more important than
performance
Power Management Protocol Offload (Proxying)
• Avoid spurious wake up events and reduce system power consumption when the device is in D3 low
power state and system in in S3 or S4 low power states
Stateless Offloads and Performance Features
Features
Benefits
TCP/UDP, IPv4 checksum offloads (Rx/ Tx/Largesend); Extended Tx descriptors)
• More offload capabilities and improved CPU usage
IPv6 support for IP/TCP and IP/UDP receive checksum offload
• Improved CPU usage
Transmit Segmentation Offloading (TSO) (IPv4, IPv6)
• Increased throughput and lower processor usage
Interrupt throttling control
• Limits maximum interrupt rate and improves CPU usage
Legacy and Message Signal Interrupt (MSI)
• Interrupt mapping.
Message Signal Interrupt Extension (MSI-X)
• Dynamic allocation of up to 5 vectors per port
Intelligent interrupt generation
• Enhanced software device driver performance
Receive Side Scaling (RSS) for Windows*
• Up to four queues per port
Scalable I/O for Linux environments (IPv4, IPv6, TCP/
UDP)
• Improves the system performance related to handling of network data on multiprocessor systems
Support for packets up to 9.5 KB ( Jumbo Frames)
• Enables faster and more accurate throughput of data
Low Latency Interrupts
• Based on the sensitivity of the incoming data, the controller can bypass the automatic moderation of
time intervals between the interrupts
Header/packet data split in receive
• Helps the driver to focus on the relevant part of the packet without the need to parse it
PCIe v2.1 TLP Processing Hint Requester
• Provides hints on a per transaction basis to facilitate optimized processing of
Descriptor ring management hardware for Transmit
and Receive
• Optimized descriptor fetch and write-back for efficient system memory and PCIe bandwidth usage
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• Checksum and segmentation capability extended to new standard packet type
Remote Boot Option Features
Features
Benefits
Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE) flash interface support)
• Enables system boot up via the EFI (32 bit and 64 bit)
Intel® iSCSI Remote Boot for Windows, Linux, and
VMware
• Enables system boot up via iSCSI
Intel Boot Agent software--Linux* boot via PXE or
BOOTP, Windows* Deployment Services, or UEFI
• Enables networked computer to boot using a program code image supplied by a remote server• Complies
with the Pre-boot eXecution Environment (PXE) Version 2.1 Specification
Descriptor ring management hardware for Transmit
and Receive
• Optimized descriptor fetch and write-back for efficient system memory and PCIe bandwidth usage
• Flash interface for PXE 2.1 option ROM
• Provides additional network management capability
Managebility Features
Features
Benefits
DMTF Network Controller Sideband Interface (NC-SI)
Pass-through
• Supports pass through traffic between BMC and Controller’s LAN functions
Intel® System Management Bus (SMBus)
Pass-through
• Enables BMC to configure the Controller’s filters and management related capabilities.
Management Component Transport Protocol (MCTP)
over SMBus and PCIe
• Used for baseboard management controller (BMC) communication between add-in devices
OS2BMC Traffic support
• Transmission and reception of traffic internally to communicate between the OS and local BMC
Private OS2BMC Traffic Flow
• BMC may have its own private connection to the network controller and network flows are blocked
Firmware Based Thermal Management
• Can be programmed via the BMC to initiate Thermal actions and report thermal occurrences
IEEE 802.3 MII Management Interface
• Enables the MAC and software to monitor and control the state of the PHY
MAC/PHY Control and Status
• Enhanced control capabilities through PHY reset, link status, duplex indication, and MAC Dx power state
Watchdog timer
• Defined by the FLASHT register to minimize Flash updates
Extended error reporting
• Messaging support to communicate multiple types/severity of errors
Controller Memory Protection
• Main internal memories are protected by error correcting code (ECC) or parity bits
Vital Product Data (VPD) Support
• Support for VPD memory area
• Meets RMII Spec, Rev. 1.2 as a PHY-side devi
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Specifications
Connector
• RJ-45 (Copper)
IEEE standard/network topology
• EEE 802.3/10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T
Cabling
• Category-3 or higher for 10BASE-T operation
• Category-5 or higher for 100BASE-TX operation
• Category-5e or higher for 1000BASE-T operation
Data rate supported per port
• 10/100/1000 Mbps copper
Bus Type
• PCI Express* 2.1 (2.5GT/s)
Bus Width
• 1-lane PCI Express; operable in x1 or greater slots
Interrupt levels
• INTA, INTB, INTC, INTD, MSI, MSI-X
Hardware certifications
• FCC B, UL CE, VCCI, BSMI, CTICK, KCC
Controller - processor
• Intel® Ethernet Controller I210
Power consumption (active-typical)
• 0.81 W
Operating temperature
• 0 oC to 55 oC (32 oF to 131oF)
Storage temperature
• -40 oC to 70 oC (-40 oF to 158 oF)
Storage humidity
• 90% non-condensing relative humidity at 35 oC
Connect speed LED Indicators
• Link/Activity LED: off = No Link; on = Link; Blinking = Activity
• Speed LED: Not illuminated = 10Mb/s; green = 100Mb/s; amber = 1 Gb/s
Physical Dimensons
Length
6.7 cm ( 2.64 inches)
(Bracket) Width
1.8 cm ( 0.709 inches)
Full-height end bracket
12.07 cm ( 4.755 inches)
Low-profile end bracket
8 cm (3.15 inches)
Intel Backing
Limited Lifetime Warranty
90-Day, money-back guarantee (U.S. and Canada)
Product Codes
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I210
I210T1
Single Pack
I210T1BLK
Bulk Pack – Order 5, Get 5
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Operation System/Architecture Support
Operating System
IA32
X64
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Windows Server 2008 SP2
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Windows Server 2008 SP2 Core
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Windows XP Professional x64 Edition SP2
Windows XP Professional SP3
Windows Vista SP2
Windows 7 SP1
Windows Server 2003 SP2
Windows Server 2008 SP2 (w/ Hyper-V role)
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Hyper-V Server 2008 SP2 (stand-alone version)
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Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
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Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Core
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Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (w/ Hyper-V role)
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Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 SP1 (stand-alone version)
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WinPE 1.6 (2003 PE)
WinPE 2.1 (2008 PE)
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WinPE 3.0 (2008 R2 PE)
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Windows CE 6 (based on NDIS5.x)
Windows CE 7/WEC7 (based on NDIS6.x)
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Windows Embedded Standard 7
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Linux Stable Kernel version 2.6/3.x
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Linux RHEL 5.8
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Linux RHEL 6.2
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Linux SLES 10 SP4
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Linux SLES 11 SP2
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FreeBSD 9
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DOS NDIS
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DOS ODI
EFI 1.1
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UEFI 2.1
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UEFI 2.3
2
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VMware ESX M/N.next 3 (GA TBD)
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VMware ESXi 5.0
Xen
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Key: ·=affected; Blank=not affected or OS not available on specified architecture
1-Minimal Validation
2-VMware ESX drivers are not included on the SW Release CDs; they are only available from VMware’s web
site and they are released on a separate sc
3-SR-IOV validation only
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