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HPE FlexFabric 10Gb 4-port 536FLR-T Adapter
Overview
HPE FlexFabric 10Gb 4-port 536FLR-T Adapter
The HPE FlexFabric 10Gb 4-port 536FLR-T Adapter is a 4-port 10GBASE-T adapter, featuring the 57840S 10 Gb Ethernet
controller from Qlogic in a PCIe 3.0 compliant form factor designed for HPE ProLiant Gen9 rack servers. The HPE 536FLR-T
Adapter delivers full line-rate performance across all ports with low power consumption, utilizing CAT 6A UTP cabling with
distances up to 100 meters. Providing high performance Ethernet connectivity, it is ideal for virtual server and cloud computing
environments. It supports enterprise class features such as (VLAN tagging, adaptive interrupt coalescing, MSI-X, NIC teaming
(bonding), Receive Side Scaling (RSS), jumbo frames, PXE boot) and virtualization features (VMware NetQueue and Microsoft
VMQ), Single-Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) and Tunnel Offloads (NVGRE, VXLAN).
The adapter's support for HPE Sea of Sensors 3D Technology enhances server performance by reducing energy consumption and
expense.
The HPE FlexFabric 10Gb 4-port 536FLR-T Adapter is a 4-port 10GBASE-T adapter which port numbering shown on above.
Models
HPE FlexFabric 10Gb 4-port 536FLR-T Adapter
HPE FlexFabric 10Gb 4-port 536FLR-T FIO Adapter
Kit Contents
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HPE FlexFabric 10Gb 4-port 536FLR-T Adapter
Quick install card
Product warranty statement
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HPE FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 533FLR-T Adapter
Compatibility
Servers
ProLiant DL (rack-optimized):
• HPE ProLiant DL20 Gen9
• HPE ProLiant DL60 Gen9
• HPE ProLiant DL80 Gen9
• HPE ProLiant DL120 Gen9
• HPE ProLiant DL160 Gen9
• HPE ProLiant DL180 Gen9
• HPE ProLiant DL360 Gen9
• HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9
• HPE ProLiant DL560 Gen9
• HPE ProLiant DL580 Gen9
Apollo
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Apollo 2000 Gen 9
Apollo 4200 Gen 9
Apollo 4500 Gen 9
Apollo 4510 Gen 9
NOTE: This is a list of supported servers. Some may be discontinued.
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Standard Features
Product Features
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Industry-leading throughput and latency performance
FlexibleLOM adapter
Operates at 1Gbps/10Gbps, auto-negotiation, on four ports
10GBASE-T connectivity supporting up to 100 meters with CAT 6A cabling
Up to 80Gb/s bi-directional near line rate throughput
Hardware acceleration TCP/IP/UDP stateless offloads, as well as for TCP Offload Engine (TOE)
Superior small packet performance
SR-IOV
Active Health Systems support
PXE, Jumbo Frames, Checksum & Segmentation Offload, IPv6 and RSS
On chip temperature monitor (Sea of Sensors)
Field replaceable and upgradeable
Support for Preboot Execution Environment (PXE)
4-port 10 Gigabit
Ethernet
Throughput
The HPE 536FLR-T adapter delivers 20 Gbps full duplex Ethernet transfer rate per port, providing the network
performance needed to improve response times and alleviate bottlenecks that impact performance of next
generation data centers. 10Gb Ethernet bandwidth is ideal for high performance computing, database clusters,
and more.
Jumbo Frames
The HPE 536FLR-T adapter supports jumbo frames (also known as extended frames), permitting up to a 9K byte
(KB) transmission unit (MTU) when running Ethernet I/O traffic. This is over 5X the size of a standard 1500-byte
Ethernet frame. With jumbo frames, networks can achieve higher throughput performance and improve CPU
utilization. These attributes are particularly useful for database transfer and tape backup operations.
DPDK
The HPE 536FLR-T adapter supports DPDK with benefit for packet processing acceleration and use in NFV
deployments.
TCP/IP Stateless
Offloading
TCP, IP, UDP checksum offload, Large Send Offload (LSO), TCP Segmentation Offload (TSO). These features
optimize host efficiency, leaving the CPU available for other duties.
The HPE 536FLR-T adapter offers TCP/IP stateless offloading capability.
Tunnel Offload
Minimize the impact of overlay networking on host performance with tunnel offload support for VXLAN and
NVGRE. By offloading packet processing to adapters, customers can use overlay networking to increase VM
migration flexibility and network scale with minimal impact to performance. HPE Tunnel Offloading increases I/O
throughput, reduces CPU utilization, and lowers power consumption. NVGRE tunnel offload supports Microsoft
OS environments and VxLAN supports select VMware and Linux (RHEL and SUSE) environments.
iSCSI/FCoE
The HPE 536FLR-T adapter supports accelerated iSCSI or iSCSI boot and FCoE for storage connectivity.
MSI and MSI-X
Message Signaled Interrupt (Extended) provides performance benefits for multi-core servers by load balancing
interrupts between CPUs/cores. The HPE 536FLR-T supports MSI and MSI-X.
802.1Q VLANs
IEEE 802.1Q virtual local area network (VLAN) protocol allows each physical port of the HPE 536FLR-T adapter
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. The HPE 536FLR-T provides support for 802.1Q (VLAN).
TOE
TCP/IP Offload Engine (TOE) shifts the processing of data in the TCP protocol stack from the server CPU to the
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Standard Features
adapter's processor, freeing server CPU cycles for other operations.
Optimized for
Virtualization
I/O Virtualization support for VMware NetQueue and Microsoft VMQ help meet the performance demands of
consolidated virtual workloads.
The HPE 536FLR-T adapter is compliant (SR-IOV), accommodating multiple Virtual Machines (VMs) to share
single PCIe resources. For full implementation, SR-IOV requires OS support in addition to support by the adapter.
Checksum &
Segmentation
Offload
Normally the TCP Checksum is computed by the protocol stack. By selecting one of the "Checksum Offload"
parameters, the checksum can be computed by the adapter.
Segmentation Offload is a technique for increasing outbound throughput of high-bandwidth network connections
by reducing CPU overhead. The technique is also called TCP segmentation offload (TSO) when applied to TCP, or
generic segmentation offload (GSO).
The HPE 536FLR-T adapter has Checksum and Segmentation Offload capabilities.
IPv6
IPv6 uses 128-bit addressing allowing for more devices and users on the Internet. IPv4 supported 32-bit
addressing. The HPE 536FLR-T adapter supports IPv6.
Receive Side
Scaling (RSS)
RSS resolves the single-processor bottleneck by allowing the receive side network load from a network adapter to
be shared across multiple processors. RSS enables packet receive-processing to scale with the number of
available processors.
The HPE 536FLR-T adapter has RSS capabilities.
Time
synchronization
implementations
(PTP)
Synchronization of system clocks throughout a network, achieving clock accuracy in the sub-microsecond range,
making it suitable for measurement and control systems.
The HPE 536FLR-T adapter supports Precision Time Protocol-ready (PTP).
Network Management
Management
Support
The HPE 536FLR-T adapter can be administered from HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM). The adapters can be
managed individually or in teams, providing SNMP based statistics for reporting purposes. The HPE 536FLR-T
adapter can also be managed by other applications with SNMP support.
Server Integration The HPE 536FLR-T adapter is a validated, tested, and qualified solution that is optimized for HPE ProLiant
servers. Hewlett Packard Enterprise validates a wide variety of major operating systems drivers with the full suite
of web-based enterprise management utilities including HPE Intelligent Provisioning and HPE Systems Insight
Manager that simplify network management. The HPE 536FLR-T adapter is also HPE Oneview-ready.
This approach provides a more robust and reliable networking solution than offerings from other vendors and
provides users with a single point of contact for both their servers and their network adapters.
Configuration
Utilities
Each HPE 536FLR-T adapter ships with a suite of operating system-tailored configuration utilities that allow the
user to enable initial diagnostics and configure adapter teaming. This includes a patented teaming GUI for
Microsoft Windows operating systems. Additionally, support for scripted installations of teams in a Microsoft
Windows environment allow for unattended OS installations.
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Standard Features
LED Indicators
The colored LEDs on each port of the HPE 536FLR-T adapter indicate link status and link activity.
Preboot eXecution PXE allows the server to boot over the network and download software residing in the network.
Environment (PXE)
HPE Sea of Sensors Support for HPE's Sea of Sensors which is a collection of 32 sensors that automatically track thermal activity heat - across the server. When temperatures get too high, sensors can kick on fans and make other adjustments
3D
to reduce energy usage. What makes it better is the upgrade from all six fans kicking on at one time to a new
system where only one kicks on - the one in proximity of the area that started heating up - thus reducing the
amount of energy used for cooling.
VMware NetQueue VMware NetQueue is technology that significantly improves performance of 10 Gigabit Ethernet network
adapters in virtualized environments.
and Microsoft
Virtual Machine
Microsoft Virtual Machine Queue (VMQ) is a feature available on servers running Windows Server 2008 R2 with
Queue (VMQ)
VMQ-enabled Ethernet adapters. VMQ uses hardware packet filtering to deliver packet data from an external
virtual machine network directly to virtual machines, which reduces the overhead of routing packets and copying
them from the management operating system to the virtual machine.
The HPE 536FLR-T adapter supports VMware NetQueue and Microsoft Virtual Machine Queue.
Warranty
Maximum: The remaining warranty of the HPE product in which it is installed (to a maximum three-year, limited
warranty).
Minimum: One year limited warranty.
Additional information regarding worldwide limited warranty and technical support is available at:
http://h17007.www1.hpe.com/us/en/enterprise/servers/warranty/index.aspx#.V4e3tPkrJhE
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Service and Support
Service and
Support
HPE Technology Services
HPE Technology Services offers you technical consultants and support expertise to solve your most complex
infrastructure problems. We help keep your business running, boost availability, and avoid downtime.
Protect your business beyond warranty with HPE Care Pack Services
When you buy HPE Options, it's also a good time to think about what level of service you may need. HPE Care
Pack services provide total care and support expertise with committed response choices designed to meet your
IT and business need.
HPE Foundation Care services deliver scalable support-packages for Hewlett Packard Enterprise industrystandard servers and software. You can choose the type and level of service that is most suitable for your
business needs. New to this portfolio is HPE Collaborative Support. If you are running business critical
environments, Hewlett Packard Enterprise offers Proactive Care or Critical Advantage. These services help you
deliver high levels of application availability through proactive service management and advanced technical
response.
Here is the support service recommendation from the Foundation Care and Proactive Care portfolio. For
customized support service solution, Hewlett Packard Enterprise can work with you to tailor a service solution
for your unique support requirements using broader services portfolio of Foundation Care and Proactive Care.
Recommended HPE Care Pack Services for optimal satisfaction with your HPE product
Recommended
Services
3-Year HPE 24x7 4 hour Response, Hardware Support Onsite Service
Provides you with rapid remote support and if required an Hewlett Packard Enterprise Authorized
representative who will arrive on site any time and day of the year to begin hardware maintenance service
within 4 hours of the service request being logged.
http://h20566.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc?ac.admitted=1467740454177.125225703.1938120508
OR
3-Year HPE 24x7 4 hour Response, HPE Collaborative Support
Offers customers a single point of contact for server problem diagnosis, hardware problem resolution, and basic
software problem diagnosis, fault isolation, and resolution if available to Hewlett Packard Enterprise. If the
problem is with HPE HW, the representative will arrive on site any time and day of the year to begin hardware
maintenance service within 4 hours of the service request being logged. In case, the issue is with Hewlett
Packard Enterprise or supported third-party software product and cannot be resolved by applying known fixes,
Hewlett Packard Enterprise will contact the third-party vendor and create a problem incident on your behalf.
HPE ProLiant Server Hardware Installation
Provides for the basic hardware installation of Hewlett Packard Enterprise branded servers, storage devices and
networking options to assist you in bringing your new hardware into operation in a timely and professional
manner
https://www.hpe.com/h20195/v2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=5981-9356EN
Related HPE Care Pack Services to enhance your HPE product experience
Related Services
3-Year HPE 24x7 4 hour Response, Proactive Care or Critical Advantage
Helps optimize your systems and delivers high levels of application availability through proactive service
management and advanced technical response. A skilled Technical Manager will own your query or issue end to
end until resolved, delivering a single point of contact for you
http://h20566.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc?ac.admitted=1467740454177.125225703.1
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OR
3-Year HPE 6-hour Onsite Call-to-Repair, HPE Collaborative Support
Offers customers a single point of contact for server problem diagnosis, hardware problem resolution to return
the hardware in operating condition within 6 hours of the initial service request to the HPE Global Solution
Center, and basic software problem diagnosis, fault isolation, and resolution if available to Hewlett Packard
Enterprise. In case, the issue is with Hewlett Packard Enterprise or supported third-party software product and
cannot be resolved by applying known fixes, Hewlett Packard Enterprise will contact the third-party vendor and
create a problem incident on your behalf.
HPE Proactive Select Service
Provides a flexible way to purchase Hewlett Packard Enterprise best-in-class consultancy and technical services.
You can buy Proactive Select Service Credits when you purchase your hardware and then use the credits over
the next 12 months. https://www.hpe.com/h20195/v2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=4AA3-8855ENW
Insight Remote
Support
Provides 24 X 7 remote monitoring, proactive notifications, and problem resolution. Learn more
http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=c04844073
HPE Support
Center
Personalized online support portal with access to information, tools and experts to support Hewlett Packard
Enterprise business products. Submit support cases online, chat with Hewlett Packard Enterprise experts,
access support resources or collaborate with peers. Learn more https://www.hpe.com/us/en/support.html
The HPE Support Center Mobile App allows you to resolve issues yourself or quickly connect to an agent for
live support. Now, you can get access to personalized IT support anywhere, anytime.
HPE Insight Remote Support and HPE Support Center are available at no additional cost with a Hewlett
Packard Enterprise warranty, HPE Care Pack or Hewlett Packard Enterprise contractual support agreement.
NOTE: HPE Support Center Mobile App is subject to local availability
Parts and
materials
Hewlett Packard Enterprise will provide HPE-supported replacement parts and materials necessary to maintain
the covered hardware product in operating condition, including parts and materials for available and
recommended engineering improvements. Supplies and consumable parts will not be provided as part of this
service; standard warranty terms and conditions apply. Parts and components that have exceeded their
maximum supported lifetime and/or the maximum usage limitations as set forth in the manufacturer's operating
manual or the technical product data sheet will not be provided, repaired or replaced as part of this service.
Warranty / Service For ProLiant servers and storage systems, this service covers HPE-branded hardware options qualified for the
server, purchased at the same time or afterward, internal to the enclosure, as well as external monitors up to 22"
Coverage
and tower UPS products; these items will be covered at the same service level and for the same coverage period
as the server unless the maximum supported lifetime and/or the maximum usage limitation has been exceeded.
Coverage of the UPS battery is not included; standard warranty terms and conditions apply.
The defective media retention service feature option applies only to Disk or eligible SSD/Flash Drives replaced
by Hewlett Packard Enterprise due to malfunction. It does not apply to any exchange of Disk or SSD/Flash
Drives that have not failed. SSD/Flash Drives that are specified by Hewlett Packard Enterprise as consumable
parts and/or that have exceeded maximum supported lifetime and/or the maximum usage limit as set forth in
the manufacturer's operating manual or the technical data sheet are not eligible for the defective media
retention service feature option.
For more
information
To learn more on services for HPE ESSN Options, please contact your Hewlett Packard Enterprise sales
representative or Hewlett Packard Enterprise Authorized Channel Partner. Or visit:
https://www.hpe.com/us/en/servers
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Technical Specifications
General
Specifications
Power and
Environmental
Specifications
Network Processor
Data Rate
QLogic 57840S chipset
Four ports, each at 20 Gbps full duplex; 80 Gbps aggregate full duplex theoretical
adapter bandwidth.
Bus Type
Form Factor
IEEE Compliance
Connector
PCIe v3.0 (Gen 3) x 8
Standard and low profile adapter compliant with the PCIe standard
802.3, 802.3x, 802.2x, 802.3ad, 802.1Qaz, 802.1Qau, 802.1Qbb, 802.1Qbg, 802.1ax
RJ-45 (Four)
Operating
Temperature
Humidity
9W maximum
USA
Canada
Japan
International
Power
Agency approvals
RoHS Compliance
Taiwan
Australia/New Zealand
(AS/NZS):
Korea
6 of 6
32° to 131° F (0° to 55° C)
5% to 95% non-condensing
FCC Part 15 Class A
ICES=003, Issue 4
VCCI V3 (2010.04) Class A
EN55022:2006 + A1:2007 Class A,
EN55024:1998+A1:2011+A2; EN61000-3-2:2006,
EN61000-3-3:2008
BSMI, CNS13438 (2006) Class A
EN55022:2006+A12007 class A
KN22 Class A, KN24
Operating System Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 w/SP1 64-bit
Microsoft Windows Server 2012, R2 64-bit
Support
Windows Hyper-V Server 2012, R2 64-bit
RHEL6.7 64-bit
RHEL7.2 64-bit
SLES11 SP4 64-bit
SLES12 64-bit
VMware ESXi 5.5 U3
VMware ESXi 6.0 U1 and newer
Solaris 11.1,11.2
Citrix XenServer 6.5, XenServer 7.0
Ubuntu 14.04.2, 12.04.5
NOTES:
1. For more Linux OS support & certification information, please visit our the ProLiant & BladeSystem
Server Linux matrix:
http://h17007.www1.hpe.com/us/en/enterprise/servers/supportmatrix/redhat_linux.aspx#
2. RHEL7.2 is the minimum version for FCoE Boot from SAN support
3. vSphere 6.0 U1 is the minimum version of VMware for uEFI FCoE Boot from SAN support.
4. Boot from SAN via the iSCSI offload path is not supported for VMware.
5. Networking only support for Solaris, Citrix XenServer, and Ubuntu.
6. uEFI is not supported for XenServer.
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EnvironmentEnd-of-life
friendly Products Management and
and Approach
Recycling
Hewlett Packard Enterprise offers end-of-life Hewlett Packard Enterprise product
return, trade-in, and recycling programs in many geographic areas. For trade-in
information, please go to: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/hpe/HPEinformation/livingprogress/ To recycle your product, please go to:
http://www8.hp.com/us/en/hpe/HPE-information/livingprogress/or contact your
nearest Hewlett Packard Enterprise sales office. Products returned to Hewlett Packard
Enterprise will be recycled, recovered or disposed of in a responsible manner.
The EU WEEE directive (2002/95/EC) requires manufacturers to provide treatment
information for each product type for use by treatment facilities. This information
(product disassembly instructions) is posted on the Hewlett Packard Enterprise web
site at: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/hpe/HPE-information/livingprogress/ These
instructions may be used by recyclers and other WEEE treatment facilities as well as
Hewlett Packard Enterprise OEM customers who integrate and re-sell Hewlett Packard
Enterprise equipment.
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Summary of Changes
Date
21-Oct-2016
07-Oct-2016
26-Sep-2016
Version History
From Version 2 to 3
From Version 1 to 2
Version 1
Action
Changed
Changed
Created
Description of Change
Add DPDK
Change to VMware ESXi 6.0 U1 and newer
New QuickSpecs
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