Ethernet Expansion Card (CIOv) for BladeCenterProduct Guide (withdrawn product)

Updated
29 May 2009
Form Number
TIPS0697
PDF size
8 pages, 262 KB

Abstract

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.

Note: This adapter is now withdrawn from marketing

Introduction

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 Ethernet-compatible 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.

2-Port Ethernet Expansion Card (CIOv)
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.

Part number information

Table 1. Ordering part number and feature code

Description Part number Feature code
Ethernet Expansion Card (CIOv) for BladeCenter 44W4475* 1039

* Withdrawn from marketing

This part number includes the following items:

  • One Ethernet Expansion Card (CIOv) for BladeCenter
  • Documentation package

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

The Ethernet Expansion Card (CIOv) is supported in the BladeCenter servers listed in Table 2.

Table 2. Supported servers

HS12 HS21 HS21 XM HS22 LS21 LS22 LS41 LS42 JS12 JS21 JS22 JS23 JS43 QS22 PN41

Ethernet Expansion Card (CIOv)

44W4475

N

N

N

Y

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

N
N

See ServerProven for the latest information on the expansion cards supported by each blade server type: http://www.lenovo.com/us/en/serverproven/.

CIOv expansion cards are installed in the CIOv slot in supported servers such as the HS22, as shown in green in Figure 2.

Location of the CIOv slot in the IBM BladeCenter HS22
Figure 2. Location of the CIOv slot in the 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

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 ServerProven for the latest information on the specific versions and service packs supported: http://www.lenovo.com/us/en/serverproven/. Select the blade server and then select the expansion card to see the supported operating systems.

Related product families

Product families related to this document are the following:

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BNT®
BladeCenter Open Fabric
BladeCenter®
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