Nominated Product: The Emulex OneConnect adapters
Nominee: Emulex
The Emulex OneConnect 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) Universal Converged Network Adapter (UNCA)
family of high-performance adapters delivers industry-leading performance and scalability per watt.
Emulex OneConnect adapters include: OneConnect 10GbE Network Adapters, OneConnect 10GbE
FCoE Converged Network Adapters (CNAs), OneConnect 10GbE iSCSI Adapters. OCe11102-N thirdgeneration, dual-port 10GbE Network Adapters support advanced virtualised features including
multiple NIC functions, NetQueue for VMware, Virtual Machine Queue for Windows and Single-Root
I/O Virtualisation (SR-IOV). OCe11102-N adapters feature stateless TCP/IP and Chimney Offload for
maximum bandwidth using minimum CPU resources.
OCe11102-N adapters can be upgraded to support iSCSI and FCoE connectivity. OCe11102-I thirdgeneration, dual-port 10GbE iSCSI adapters optimise performance for networking and iSCSI storage
with full iSCSI and TCP/IP protocol offloads. OCe11102-I adapters are ideally suited for virtualised
servers with support for multiple PCI functions, DCB standards and I/O for 50% more virtual
machines than a software initiator. OCe11102-F third-generation, dual-port 10GbE Converged
Network Adapters (CNAs ) support Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) with full protocol offload for
optimum performance and leverage proven Fibre Channel software stacks based on ten generations
of Emulex adapters. OCe11102-F adapters also support iSCSI with protocol offload for maximum
Key Features:
Superior performance with full offload for network and storage protocols
iSCSI hardware implementation that simplifies management and exceeds performance for
software initiators
Easy to deploy and manage with the OneCommand Manager application
Enterprise-ready with hardware parity, CRC, ECC and other advanced error checking
OneConnect Universal Multi-Channel (UMC) allows multiple PCI network and storage
functions to be created on each adapter to optimise virtual server deployments Key
Optimised for Convergence: One infrastructure for network and storage reduces capital
expenditure and total cost of ownership
Industry-leading performance per watt reduces operational expenditure and supports green
data centre initiatives
Simplified management: Emulex adapters can be controlled, configured and managed from
Emulex OneCommand™ Manager, enabling enterprise scalability with time-saving features
that provide more than twice the adapter management functionality and take half the time
to install and manage compared to other I/O solutions. Emulex OneCommand™ Manager
plug-in for VMware vCenter™ Server, enabling users to manage Emulex adapters across
hundreds of servers, natively from the VMware vCenter Server console.
Optimised for server virtualisation: Protocol offloads support vEngine technology that
enables more virtual machines per server, with full TCP, iSCSI and FCoE offloads. Also
includes Single Root I/O Virtualisation (SR-IOV) support to improve I/O performance with
virtual server deployments
Enterprise iSCSI Support: With support for IEEE Data Centre Bridging (DCB) standards to
optimise performance. Priority Flow Control (PFC) is used to insure a consistent stream of
data between servers, switches and storage arrays. Enhanced Transmission Selection (ETS)
supports priorities and allocation of bandwidth for iSCSI and IP traffic
Support for NetQueue for VMware and Virtual Machine Queue (VMQ) for Microsoft
Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V to optimise performance and maximise virtualisation ratios
Why nominee should win
Industry-Leading Performance: Emulex vEngine™ offers full FCoE, iSCSI and TCP/IP offload, including
TCP Offload Engine (TOE), providing optimum server efficiency and higher virtualisation ratios
1. Convergence: Emulex FCoE supports storage and network traffic convergence, saving up to
30% on adapters and switches, 80% on cables and 40% on power
2. Manageable I/O: Via a single console using Emulex OneCommand Manager
3. Virtualised Optimisation: Emulex UMC enables virtualisation of OneConnect UCNAs, allowing
network bandwidth to be allocated for specific functions using any supported 10GbE switch
without modifying settings
4. Simplicity: OneConnect 10GBASE-T adapters can use Cat 6/6a cabling with backwards
compatible with existing 1GbE networks