Broadcom NetXtreme 10 GbE SFP+ Network Adapter Family for System xProduct Guide

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Abstract

Lenovo offers the Broadcom 10 GbE SFP+ network adapter family that is based on the Broadcom BCM57811S and BCM57810S controllers for System x® servers. These adapters use Broadcom's controller technology, which provides outstanding performance, efficiency, and scalability for the enterprise data center. The adapters connect to SFP+ Multimode Fiber SR optical modules and direct-attach copper (DAC) cables.

Change History

Changes in the January 15 update:

  • Broadcom NetXtreme 2x10 GbE SFP+ Mezz Adapter, 44T1360, withdrawn from marketing

Introduction

Lenovo offers the Broadcom 10 GbE SFP+ network adapter family by QLogic that is based on the Broadcom BCM57811S and BCM57810S controllers for System x® servers. These adapters use QLogic's controller technology, which provides outstanding performance, efficiency, and scalability for the enterprise data center. The adapters connect to SFP+ Multimode Fiber SR optical modules and direct-attach copper (DAC) cables.

The Broadcom Dual Port 10 GbE SPF+ Embedded Adapter for System x is shown in the following figure.

Broadcom Dual Port 10 GbE SPF+ Embedded Adapter for System x
Figure 1. Broadcom Dual Port 10 GbE SPF+ Embedded Adapter for System x

Did you know?

The single and dual-port Embedded Adapters (also known as mezzanine adapters) are designed specifically to fit in to a dedicated slot in servers such as the System x3650 M5. This card design allows you to use the server's standard PCIe slots for other technologies.

Part number information

The following table shows the ordering part numbers and feature codes for this adapter.

Table 1. Ordering part numbers and feature codes
Part number Feature code Description
94Y5180 A4Z6 Broadcom NetXtreme Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter
00D9700* A4C3 Broadcom Single Port 10GbE SFP+ Embedded Adapter
44T1360* A4YQ Broadcom NetXtreme 2x10 GbE SFP+ Mezz Adapter
00D2028 A40T Broadcom NetXtreme II ML2 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+

* Withdrawn from marketing

The part numbers for the adapters include the following items:

  • One Broadcom adapter
  • Support CD
  • Safety flyer
  • The PCIe adapters (94Y5180 and 00D2028) have a 3U bracket that is attached and include a 2U bracket in the box

Note: Transceivers are not included with the adapters

The Broadcom Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter for System x is shown in the following figure.
Broadcom Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter
Figure 2. Broadcom Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter for System x

The following table lists the supported 10 Gb Ethernet SFP+ optical transceivers and DAC cables. For multi-port adapters, all adapter ports must have the same type of transceiver or DAC cable selected.

Table 2. Supported optical transceivers and DAC cables - 10 Gb Ethernet
Part number Feature code Description
10 GbE SFP+ LR transceivers (for SFP+ adapters)
00FE331 B0RJ Lenovo 10GBASE-LR SFP+ Transceiver
90Y9412 A1PM Lenovo 10Gb/s LR SFP+ XCVR
10 GbE SFP+ SR transceivers (for SFP+ adapters)
46C3447 5053 Lenovo 10GBASE-SR SFP+ Transceiver
49Y4216 0069 Brocade 10Gb SFP+ SR Optical Transceiver
49Y4218 0064 QLogic 10Gb SFP+ SR Optical Transceiver
10 GbE SFP+ DAC cables (for SFP+ adapters)
00D6288 A3RG Lenovo 0.5m Passive SFP+ DAC Cable
90Y9427 A1PH Lenovo 1m Passive SFP+ DAC Cable
00AY764 A51N Lenovo 1.5m Passive SFP+ DAC Cable
00AY765 A51P Lenovo 2m Passive SFP+ DAC Cable
90Y9430 A1PJ Lenovo 3m Passive SFP+ DAC Cable
90Y9433 A1PK Lenovo 5m Passive SFP+ DAC Cable
00D6151 A3RH Lenovo 7m Passive SFP+ DAC Cable

The following figure shows the Broadcom NetXtreme II ML2 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ adapter.

Broadcom NetXtreme II ML2 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+
Figure 3. Broadcom NetXtreme II ML2 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+

Features and specifications

Virtualization, cloud computing, high performance computing (HPC), and clustering initiatives are increasing workload demands. The Broadcom network adapter family is the solution of choice for workload-intensive computing environments, providing a reliable, high-performance 10 GbE connectivity solution.

These adapters support PCI-SIG single root input/output virtualization (SR-IOV) and NIC partitioning (NPAR). SR-IOV delivers higher performance and lower CPU utilization with increased virtual machine (VM) scalability.

QLogic NPAR enables up to four physical, switch-agnostic, switch-independent NIC partitions per adapter port. Dynamic and fine-grained bandwidth provisioning enables control of network traffic from VMs and hypervisor services.

The adapters have the following features and specifications:

  • Dual-port or single-port 10 Gb Ethernet connectivity
  • ASIC:
    • Single port adapter: Broadcom BCM57811S controller
    • Dual port adapters: Broadcom BCM57810S controller
  • Choice of form factors:
    • Mezzanine (Embedded) form factor adapters are supported in selected System x servers where the adapter is installed in a dedicated slot.
    • ML2 (Mezzanine LOM Generation 2) adapters are supported in selected System x servers where the adapter is installed in a dedicated slot.
    • The PCIe adapter is supported in a low-profile PCIe adapter slot in a wide variety of System x servers
  • SFP+ port supporting fiber optic and direct-attach copper (DAC) cables
  • PCI Express 2.0 x8 host interface (5 GTps)
  • Full line-rate performance
  • Ethernet frame: 1500 byte or 9600 byte (jumbo frame)
  • VLAN support with VLAN tagging
    • Supports Switch-independent NIC partitioning (NPAR) with up to four partition assignments per 10GbE link
    • Supports Unified Fabric Port (UFP)
    • Supports SR-IOV with up to 64 virtual functions per 10GbE link
  • Performance features:
    • TCP/IP Offload Engine (TOE)
    • TCP segmentation/large send offload
    • Receive-side scaling (RSS) for IPv4 and IPv6
    • TCP/IP checksum offload for IPv4 and IPv6
    • UDP/IP checksum offload for IPv4 and IPv6
    • Message signal interrupt (MSI, MSI-X) support
    • PXE 2.x support
  • VXLAN and NVGRE offload technology support (not supported with UFP)
  • Wake on LAN (ML2 and Mezzanine cards only)
  • Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE) support
  • IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP)-Ready
  • Network teaming, failover, and load balancing
    • Smart Load Balancing (SLB)
    • Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) and generic trunking
  • Management using Broadcom Advanced Control Suite management application
  • Support for Network Controller Sideband Interface (NC-SI) for communication with the server's onboard IMM2 management processor. This support enables the sharing the network interface with the IMM2 and the operating system, thereby eliminating the need for a separate management network (ML2 and Mezzanine cards only)
  • Power consumption:
    • Single port mezz card: 4.74 W typical
    • Dual port mezz card: 7.14 W typical
    • Dual port ML2 card: 14.4 W typical
    • Dual port PCIe card: 7.08 W typical
  • Compliance
    • IEEE 802.3ae (10 Gb Ethernet)
    • IEEE 802.1q (VLAN)
    • IEEE 802.1p (Priority Encoding)
    • IEEE 802.3x (Flow Control)
    • IEEE 802.1au (Congestion Notification)
    • IPv4 (RFQ 791)
    • IPv6 (RFC 2460)

The Broadcom Single Port 10 GbE SPF+ Embedded Adapter for System x is shown in the following figure. The adapter is ideal for solutions where price sensitivity is paramount and where port-level redundancy is not required.

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Figure 4. Broadcom Single Port 10 GbE SPF+ Embedded Adapter for System x

Server support

The adapter is supported in the System x servers that are listed in the following tables.

Support for System x and dense servers with Xeon E5/E7 v4 and E3 v5 processors

Table 3. Support for System x and dense servers with Xeon E5/E7 v4 and E3 v5 processors
Part
number
Description
x3250 M6 (3943)
x3250 M6 (3633)
x3550 M5 (8869)
x3650 M5 (8871)
x3850 X6/x3950 X6 (6241, E7 v4)
nx360 M5 (5465, E5-2600 v4)
sd350 (5493)
94Y5180 Broadcom NetXtreme Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter N N Y Y Y Y N
00D9700 Broadcom Single Port 10GbE SFP+ Embedded Adapter N N N N N N N
44T1360 Broadcom NetXtreme 2x10 GbE SFP+ Mezz Adapter N N N N N N N
00D2028 Broadcom NetXtreme II ML2 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ N N Y Y Y Y N

Support for System x and dense servers with Intel Xeon E5 v3 and E3 v4 processors

Table 4. Support for servers with Intel Xeon E5 v3 and E3 v4 processors
Part
number
Description
x3100 M5 (5457)
x3250 M5 (5458)
x3500 M5 (5464)
x3550 M5 (5463)
x3650 M5 (5462)
x3850 X6/x3950 X6 (6241, E7 v3)
nx360 M5 (5465)
94Y5180 Broadcom NetXtreme Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter N N Y Y Y Y Y
00D9700 Broadcom Single Port 10GbE SFP+ Embedded Adapter N N N N N N N
44T1360 Broadcom NetXtreme 2x10 GbE SFP+ Mezz Adapter N N N N N N N
00D2028 Broadcom NetXtreme II ML2 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ N N N Y Y Y Y

Support for System x and dense servers with Intel Xeon v2 processors

Table 5. Support for servers with Intel Xeon v2 processors
Part
number
Description
x3500 M4 (7383, E5-2600 v2)
x3530 M4 (7160, E5-2400 v2)
x3550 M4 (7914, E5-2600 v2)
x3630 M4 (7158, E5-2400 v2)
x3650 M4 (7915, E5-2600 v2)
x3650 M4 BD (5466)
x3650 M4 HD (5460)
x3750 M4 (8752)
x3750 M4 (8753)
x3850 X6/x3950 X6 (3837)
x3850 X6/x3950 X6 (6241, E7 v2)
dx360 M4 (E5-2600 v2)
nx360 M4 (5455)
94Y5180 Broadcom NetXtreme Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
00D9700 Broadcom Single Port 10GbE SFP+ Embedded Adapter N N Y N Y N Y N N N N Y N
44T1360 Broadcom NetXtreme 2x10 GbE SFP+ Mezz Adapter N N Y N Y Y Y N N N N Y Y
00D2028 Broadcom NetXtreme II ML2 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ N N N N N N N Y Y Y Y N N

For the latest information about the System x servers that support this adapter, see the ServerProven® website at
http://www.lenovo.com/us/en/serverproven/xseries/lan/matrix.shtml

Operating system support

The adapters support the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • 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
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server x64 Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 for AMD64/EM64T
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 for x86
  • VMware vSphere 5.0 (ESXi)
  • VMware vSphere 5.1 (ESXi)
  • VMware vSphere 5.5 (ESXi)
  • VMware vSphere 6.0 (ESXi)

For the latest information about the specific versions and service packs supported, see the ServerProven website at http://www.lenovo.com/us/en/serverproven/xseries/lan/matrix.shtml

Warranty

The adapters carry a 1-year, customer-replaceable unit (CRU) limited warranty. When they are installed in a supported server, these adapters assume your system’s base warranty and any Lenovo warranty service upgrade purchased for the system.

Physical specifications

The adapters have the following physical specifications:

Embedded adapter dimensions (approximate):

  • Width: 60 mm (2.4 in.)
  • Length: 160 mm (6.3 in.)
  • Height: 17 mm (0.7 in.)

PCIe adapter dimensions (approximate):

  • Height: 69 mm (2.7 in.)
  • Length: 168 mm (6.6 in.)
  • Width: 17 mm (0.7 in.)

ML2 adapter dimensions (approximate):

  • Height: 69 mm (2.7 in.)
  • Length: 168 mm (6.6 in.)
  • Width: 17 mm (0.7 in.)

All adapters have the following shipping dimensions and weight (approximate):

  • Height: 189 mm (7.51 in.)
  • Width: 90 mm (3.54 in.)
  • Depth: 38 mm (1.50 in.)
  • Weight: 450 g (0.99 lb)

Operating environment

The adapter is supported in this environment:

  • Temperature:
    • Operating: 0° to 55°C (32° to 131 °F) at 0 - 914 m (0 - 3000 ft)
    • Storage: -20° to 65°C (-4° to 149°F) at 0 - 914 m (0 - 3000 ft)
  • Relative humidity: 5% - 95% (non-condensing)

Agency approvals

The adapters have the following agency approvals:

  • EN55022
  • EN55024
  • EN60950 / CE
  • EN 61000-3-2
  • EN 61000-3-3
  • ICES-003, Issue-004
  • IEC 950 CB Scheme
  • FCC 47 CFR Part 15 Class A
  • UL 1950
  • CSA C22.2 950-95
  • VCCI
  • AS/NZSCISPR 22 / C-tick
  • RRL for KC
  • BSMI
  • UL 94-/V

Top-of-rack Ethernet switches

The following 10 Gb Ethernet top-of-rack switches are supported.

Table 6. 10Gb Ethernet Top-of-rack switches
Part number Description
Switches mounted at the rear of the rack (rear-to-front airflow)
7159A1X Lenovo ThinkSystem NE1032 RackSwitch (Rear to Front)
7159B1X Lenovo ThinkSystem NE1032T RackSwitch (Rear to Front)
7159C1X Lenovo ThinkSystem NE1072T RackSwitch (Rear to Front)
7159BR6 Lenovo RackSwitch G8124E (Rear to Front)
7159G64 Lenovo RackSwitch G8264 (Rear to Front)
7159DRX Lenovo RackSwitch G8264CS (Rear to Front)
7159CRW Lenovo RackSwitch G8272 (Rear to Front)
7159GR6 Lenovo RackSwitch G8296 (Rear to Front)
Switches mounted at the front of the rack (front-to-rear airflow)
7159BF7 Lenovo RackSwitch G8124E (Front to Rear)
715964F Lenovo RackSwitch G8264 (Front to Rear)
7159DFX Lenovo RackSwitch G8264CS (Front to Rear)
7159CFV Lenovo RackSwitch G8272 (Front to Rear)
7159GR5 Lenovo RackSwitch G8296 (Front to Rear)

For more information, see the Lenovo Press Product Guides in the 10Gb top-of-rack switch category:
https://lenovopress.com/networking/tor/10gb

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