Intel X710 10 GbE SFP+ Network Adapter FamilyProduct Guide

Abstract

The Intel X710 family of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) server network adapters addresses the demanding needs of the next-generation data center. By providing unmatched features for server and network virtualization, small packet performance, and low power; the data center network is flexible, scalable, and resilient.

Change History

Changes in the December 6 update:

  • Intel X710 2x10GbE SFP+ Adapter, 81Y3520 (withdrawn) is supported in the x3850 X6 and x3950 X6 - System x server support section

Introduction

The Intel X710 family of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) server network adapters addresses the demanding needs of the next-generation data center. By providing unmatched features for server and network virtualization, small packet performance, and low power; the data center network is flexible, scalable, and resilient.

The X710 is available in three form factors: a standard PCIe low-profile card, a Mezzanine LOM (ML2) form factor for ThinkSystem and System x servers, and an AnyFabric form factor for ThinkServer systems.

The following figure shows the two-port PCIe adapter for System x.

Intel X710 2x10GbE SFP+ Adapter for System x
Figure 1. Intel X710 two-port PCIe adapter

Did you know?

The Intel X710 adapters support Intel I/O Virtualization Technology, which helps accelerate data and improves application response times. For virtualized environments, the X710 adapters offer advanced features with VMDq that lower processor usage and increase I/O performance.

Mezzanine LAN-on-Motherboard Generation 2 (ML2) and AnyFabric adapters are cost-effective adapters that offers the flexibility advantages of a PCIe adapter while supporting integrated networking features, such as Wake-on-LAN and direct connectivity to the server's service processor for NCSI-compliant out-of-band systems management.

Part number information

The following table provides the ordering part numbers and feature codes for the Intel X710 adapters.

Table 1. Ordering part numbers and feature codes

Part number Feature code Description
ThinkSystem options
7ZT7A00537 AUKX Lenovo ThinkSystem X710-DA2 PCIe 10Gb 2-Port SFP+ Ethernet Adapter
00JY940 ATRH Intel X710-DA2 ML2 2x10GbE SFP+ Adapter
System x options
01DA900 AU2Y Intel X710-DA2 2x10GbE SFP+ Adapter
7XC7A05525 B0YL Intel X710-DA4 4x10Gb SFP+ Adapter
81Y3520* AS73 Intel X710 2x10GbE SFP+ Adapter
00JY940 ATRH Intel X710-DA2 ML2 2x10GbE SFP+ Adapter
94Y5200 AS74 Intel X710 ML2 4x10GbE SFP+ Adapter
ThinkServer options
4XC0G88848 Not applicable Lenovo ThinkServer X710-DA4 AnyFabric 10Gb 4 port Ethernet Adapter by Intel
4XC0G88847 Not applicable Lenovo ThinkServer X710-DA2 AnyFabric 10Gb 2 port Ethernet Adapter by Intel
4XC0G88852 Not applicable Lenovo ThinkServer X710-DA2 PCIe 10Gb 2 port Ethernet Adapter by Intel
4XC0G88854 Not applicable Lenovo ThinkServer X710-DA4 PCIe 10Gb 4 port Ethernet Adapter by Intel

* Withdrawn from marketing

The ThinkSystem and System x adapter option part numbers includes the following items:

  • One Intel 10 Gb Ethernet adapter
  • Full-height (3U) bracket attached with low-profile (2U) bracket included in the box
  • Documentation

The ThinkServer adapter options include the following items:

  • One Intel 10 Gb Ethernet adapter
  • Documentation

Note: The adapters ship without any SFP+ transceivers or direct attach cables. These items must be ordered separately (for more information, see Table 2 and Table 3).

Supported transceivers and cables

The Intel X710 adapters have empty SFP+ cages that support SFP+ SR or LR transceivers, and direct attached copper (DAC) cables.

The following table lists the supported SFP+ SR and LR transceivers.

Table 2. Supported SFP+ transceivers and fiber optic cables
Part number Feature code Description
Optical Transceivers - System x and ThinkSystem adapters
49Y4216 0069 Brocade 10Gb SFP+ SR Optical Transceiver
46C3447 5053 SFP+ SR Transceiver (10Gb)
49Y4218 0064 QLogic 10Gb SFP+ SR Optical Transceiver
00FE331** B0RJ Lenovo 10GBASE-LR SFP+ Transceiver
90Y9412** A1PM Lenovo SFP+ LR Transceiver
00FE333** A5DL Lenovo 1000BASE-T SFP Transceiver (does not support 10/100 Mbps)
Optical Transceivers - ThinkServer adapters only
4XC0F28735 Not applicable Lenovo ThinkServer 10Gb Optical Module by Intel

** Only supported by adapters Intel X710-DA2 ML2 2x10GbE SFP+ Adapter (00JY940) and ThinkSystem X710-DA2 PCIe 10Gb 2-Port SFP+ Ethernet Adapter (7ZT7A00537)

The following table lists the supported fiber optic cables.

Table 3. Optical cables
Part number Feature code Description
LC-LC 0M3 Fiber Optic Cables (require transceivers)
00MN499 ASR5 Lenovo 0.5m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable
00MN502 ASR6 Lenovo 1m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable
00MN505 ASR7 Lenovo 3m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable
00MN508 ASR8 Lenovo 5m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable
00MN511 ASR9 Lenovo 10m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable
00MN514 ASRA Lenovo 15m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable
00MN517 ASRB Lenovo 25m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable
00MN520 ASRC Lenovo 30m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable
SFP28 25Gb Active Optical Cables
7Z57A03541 AV1F Lenovo 3m 25G SFP28 Active Optical Cable
7Z57A03542 AV1G Lenovo 5m 25G SFP28 Active Optical Cable
7Z57A03543 AV1H Lenovo 10m 25G SFP28 Active Optical Cable
7Z57A03544 AV1J Lenovo 15m 25G SFP28 Active Optical Cable
7Z57A03545 AV1K Lenovo 20m 25G SFP28 Active Optical Cable

The following table lists the supported direct-attach copper (DAC) cables and active optical cables (AOC).

Table 4. Copper cables
Part number Feature code Description
SFP+ Passive DAC Cables
00D6288 A3RG 0.5m Passive DAC SFP+ Cable
90Y9427 A1PH 1m Passive DAC SFP+ Cable
00AY764 A51N 1.5m Passive DAC SFP+ Cable
00AY765 A51P 2m Passive DAC SFP+ Cable
90Y9430 A1PJ 3m Passive DAC SFP+ Cable
90Y9433 A1PK 5m Passive DAC SFP+ Cable
00D6151 A3RH 7m Passive DAC SFP+ Cable
SFP+ Active DAC Cables
95Y0323* A25A 1m Active DAC SFP+ Cable
95Y0326* A25B 3m Active DAC SFP+ Cable
95Y0329* A25C 5m Active DAC SFP+ Cable
00VX111 AT2R Lenovo 1m Active DAC SFP+ Cables
00VX114 AT2S Lenovo 3m Active DAC SFP+ Cables
00VX117 AT2T Lenovo 5m Active DAC SFP+ Cables
SFP28 25Gb Passive DAC Cables
7Z57A03557 AV1W Lenovo 1m Passive 25G SFP28 DAC Cable
7Z57A03558 AV1X Lenovo 3m Passive 25G SFP28 DAC Cable
7Z57A03559 AV1Y Lenovo 5m Passive 25G SFP28 DAC Cable

* Withdrawn from marketing

Intel X710 ML2 4x10GbE SFP+ Adapter for System x
Figure 2. Intel X710 ML2 4x10GbE SFP+ Adapter

Features

The Intel X710 adapters are optimized for data center, cloud, and mobile applications and include the following features:

  • VXLAN/NVGRE Hardware Offloads: These stateless offloads preserve application performance for overlay networks. With these offloads, it is possible to distribute network traffic across CPU cores. At the same time, X710 offloads LSO, GSO, and checksum from the host software, which reduces CPU overhead.
  • Mobile and cloud application acceleration: Intel’s Data Plan Development Kit (DPDK) delivers an open driver where users can fine-tune small packet performance, which delivers line-rate at 128 byte, and near line-rate at 64 byte.
  • Low latency: Intel Ethernet Flow Director delivers hardware-based application steering and Intel Data Direct I/O makes the processor cache the primary destination and source of I/O data rather than main memory. Combined, latency is reduced and Intel reports a three-fold improvement in RPS.
  • Virtualization performance: With Intel Virtualization Technology (VT), the X710 family of adapters delivers outstanding I/O performance in virtualized server environments. These adapters reduce I/O bottlenecks by providing intelligent offloads for networking traffic per virtual machine (VM), which enables near-line rate speeds for small packets and supports almost an unlimited amount of isolated traffic flows so that you can scale your cloud environment.
  • Next-generation VMDq: The X710 adapters support up to 256 VMDq VMs and offer enhanced Quality of Service (QoS) feature by providing weighted round-robin servicing for the Tx data. The adapters offload the data-sorting functionality from the hypervisor to the network silicon, which improves data throughput and CPU usage.
  • PCI-SIG SR-IOV implementation: Provides an implementation of the PCI-SIG standard for I/O Virtualization. The physical configuration of each port is divided into multiple virtual ports. Each virtual port is assigned to an individual VM directly by bypassing the virtual switch in the Hypervisor, which results in near-native performance.
  • VM load balancing: Provides traffic load balancing (Tx and Rx) across VMs that are bound to the team interface. It also provides fault tolerance if a switch, port, cable, or adapter fails.

The ThinkServer X710-DA2 AnyFabric 10Gb 2 port Ethernet Adapter is shown in the following figure.

ThinkServer X710-DA4 AnyFabric 10Gb 4 port Ethernet Adapter by Intel
Figure 3. ThinkServer X710-DA2 AnyFabric 10Gb 2 port Ethernet Adapter by Intel

Specifications

The Intel X710 adapters have the following specifications:

  • Empty SFP+ cages for 10GbE connection supporting SFP+ transceivers or DAC cables
  • Host interface:
    • PCI Express 3.0; x8
    • PCI Power Management/ACPI Extensions
    • TLP Processing Hint (TPH) Support
    • MSI-X Support
    • Energy Efficient Ethernet
  • Performance:
    • Achieves wire-rate throughput on smaller payload sizes (>64 bytes)
    • Standard stack Latency: ~7 µs
    • Kernel- Bypass Latency: ~3 µs
    • Small Packet Developers Tool Kit
  • Virtualization features:
    • Microsoft Network Virtualization that uses Generic Routing Encapsulation (NVGRE)
    • VMware Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN)
    • Intel Virtual Technology (VT) with VMDq for virtualization
    • SR-IOV direct assignment support
    • Virtual Bridging Support: VEPA/802.1Qbg, BPE/802.1Qbh
    • Virtual Functions: Up to 128 per device
    • Hardware Queue Pairs: Up to 1.5K
  • Management features:
    • Advanced filtering capabilities (IPv4, IPv6)
    • SNMP
    • RMON statistic counters
    • Wake on LAN support (WoL support is for ML2 and AnyFabric adapters only; first port only)
    • NC-SI for IMM shared management port connectivity through port 1 (NCSI support is for ML2 and AnyFabric adapters only)
  • Additional features:
    • Jumbo Frame Support: 9728 bytes
    • VLAN support
    • Flow Control
    • 1588 Time Synchronization Support
  • TCP/IP Layer 2 features:
    • Receive Side Scaling (RSS)
    • Large Send Offload (LSO)
    • TCP/UDP/IP/SCTP Checksum Offload
    • IPv4, IPv6
    • Supports iSCSI as an iSCSI software initiator
  • IEEE 802.1Q VLAN support with VLAN tag insertion, with stripping and packet filtering for up to 4096 VLAN tags.
  • IEEE 802.3x flow control support.
  • IEEE 802.1p Class of Service (CoS)/QoS.
  • Support for Advanced Packet Filtering.
  • Teaming support:
    • Adapter Fault Tolerance (AFT)
    • Switch Fault Tolerance (SFT)
    • Adaptive Load Balancing (ALB)
    • VM Load Balancing (VMLB)
    • IEEE 802.3ad (link aggregation control protocol)
  • Intel PROSet Utility for easy configuration and management.
  • UEFI and legacy PXE boot
  • Option ROM:
    • PCIe adapter: Disabled on both ports by default.
    • ML2 adapter: Enabled on all ports by default.
    • AnyFabric adapters: Enabled on all ports by default.
  • RoHS compliance that is based on latest 2014 standards.

Standards supported

The X710 adapters support the following IEEE standards:

  • IEEE 802.1p CoS traffic prioritization
  • IEEE 802.1Q VLAN tagging
  • IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation Control Protocol
  • IEEE 802.3x Full-duplex flow control
  • IEEE 802.3ae 10GBASE-SR short range fiber optics 10 Gb Ethernet
  • 10GSFP+Cu SFP+ Direct Attach copper
  • IEEE 1588, 802.1as Time Sync

The ThinkServer X710-DA4 AnyFabric 10Gb 4 port Ethernet Adapter is shown in the following figure.

ThinkServer X710-DA4 AnyFabric 10Gb 4 port Ethernet Adapter by Intel
Figure 4. ThinkServer X710-DA4 AnyFabric 10Gb 4 port Ethernet Adapter by Intel

Server support - ThinkSystem

The following table lists the ThinkSystem servers that are coxmpatible.

Table 5. ThinkSystem server support
Part
number
Description 2S Rack & Tower  4S Rack Dense/
Blade
ST550 (7X09/7X10)
SR530 (7X07/7X08)
SR550 (7X03/7X04)
SR570 (7Y03/7Y04)
SR590 (7X98/7X99)
SR630 (7X01/7X02)
SR650 (7X05/7X06)
SR850 (7X18/7X19)
SR860 (7X69/7X70)
SR950 (7X11/12/13)
SD530 (7X21)
SN550 (7X16)
SN850 (7X15)
7ZT7A00537 Lenovo ThinkSystem X710-DA2 PCIe 10Gb 2-Port SFP+ Ethernet Adapter Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N
00JY940 Intel X710-DA2 ML2 2x10GbE SFP+ Adapter N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N

Server support - System x

The following tables list the System x servers that are compatible.

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

Table 6. 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)
01DA900 Intel X710-DA2 2x10GbE SFP+ Adapter N N Y Y Y Y Y
7XC7A05525 Intel X710-DA4 4x10Gb SFP+ Adapter N N Y Y N N N
81Y3520 Intel X710 2x10GbE SFP+ Adapter N N N N Y N N
00JY940 Intel X710-DA2 ML2 2x10GbE SFP+ Adapter N N Y Y Y Y N
94Y5200 Intel X710 ML2 4x10GbE SFP+ Adapter N N N N Y N N

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

Table 7. Support for servers with Intel Xeon v3 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)
01DA900 Intel X710-DA2 2x10GbE SFP+ Adapter N Y Y Y Y Y Y
7XC7A05525 Intel X710-DA4 4x10Gb SFP+ Adapter N N N N N N N
81Y3520 Intel X710 2x10GbE SFP+ Adapter N N N N N Y N
00JY940 Intel X710-DA2 ML2 2x10GbE SFP+ Adapter N N N Y Y Y Y
94Y5200 Intel X710 ML2 4x10GbE SFP+ Adapter N N N N N Y N

Support for servers with Intel Xeon v2 processors

Table 8. Support for servers with Intel Xeon v2 processors
Part
number
Description
x3300 M4 (7382)
x3500 M4 (7383, E5-2600 v2)
x3550 M4 (7914, E5-2600 v2)
x3630 M4 (7158, E5-2400 v2)
x3650 M4 (7915, E5-2600 v2)
x3650 M4 BD (5466)
x3750 M4 (8753)
x3850 X6/x3950 X6 (6241, E7 v2)
01DA900 Intel X710-DA2 2x10GbE SFP+ Adapter N N N N N N N N
7XC7A05525 Intel X710-DA4 4x10Gb SFP+ Adapter N N N N N N N N
81Y3520 Intel X710 2x10GbE SFP+ Adapter N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
00JY940 Intel X710-DA2 ML2 2x10GbE SFP+ Adapter N N N N N N N Y
94Y5200 Intel X710 ML2 4x10GbE SFP+ Adapter N N N N N N Y Y

For more information about the System x servers that support this adapter (including support for older servers), see ServerProven at this website: http://www.lenovo.com/us/en/serverproven/xseries/lan/matrix.shtml

Server support - ThinkServer

The Intel X710 adapters are supported in the servers that are listed in the following tables.

Support for ThinkServer Generation 5 rack & tower servers

This table includes both servers with E5-2600 v3 processors and E5-2600 v4 processors.

Table 9. Support for ThinkServer Generation 5 rack & tower servers
Part number Description
TS150
TS450
TS460
RS160
TD350
RD350
RD450
RD550
RD650
4XC0G88848 ThinkServer X710-DA4 AnyFabric 10Gb 4 port Ethernet Adapter N N N N N N N Y Y
4XC0G88847 ThinkServer X710-DA2 AnyFabric 10Gb 2 port Ethernet Adapter N N N N N N N Y Y
4XC0G88852 ThinkServer X710-DA2 PCIe 10Gb 2 port Ethernet Adapter N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y
4XC0G88854 ThinkServer X710-DA4 PCIe 10Gb 4 port Ethernet Adapter N N N N Y N Y N Y

For more information about ThinkServer support, see the ThinkServer Options Compatibility Matrix available from http://www.lenovo.com/accessoriesguide

Operating system support

The Intel X710 10 Gb Ethernet adapters support the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
  • 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 with Xen for AMD64/EM64T
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 with XEN
  • VMware vSphere 5.5 (ESXi)
  • VMware vSphere 6.0 (ESXi)
  • VMware vSphere 6.5 (ESXi)

For more information about the specific supported versions and service packs, see the following ServerProven web page:
http://www.lenovo.com/us/en/serverproven/xseries/lan/matrix.shtml

Select the check mark that is associated with the server in question to see the operating system support information.

Physical specifications

The physical specifications of the adapters are described in this section.

The Intel X710 2x10GbE SFP+ Adapter has the following dimensions:

  • Length: 168 mm (6.6 in.)
  • Width: 69 mm (2.7 in.)
  • Height: 15 mm (0.6 in.)

The Intel X710 ML2 4x10GbE SFP+ Adapter has the following dimensions:

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

The AnyFabric adapters have the following dimensions:

  • Width: 165 mm (6.5 in)
  • Depth: 73 mm (2.9 in)
  • Height: 16 mm (0.6 in)

The adapters have the following shipping box dimensions (approximate):

  • Length: 238 mm (9.4 in.)
  • Width: 143 mm (5.6 in.)
  • Height: 51 mm (2.0 in.)

Operating environment

These adapters are supported in the following environment:

  • Operating temperature: 0 - 55 °C (32 - 131 °F)
  • Storage temperature: -20 - 65 °C (-4 - 149 °F)
  • Shipping conditions: -20 - 70 °C (-4 - 158 °F)
  • Air flow requirement (LFPM): 45 minimum
  • Wet bulb (max): 27 °C (81 °F)
  • Relative humidity (operating/nonoperating): 10% - 90%
  • Relative humidity (shipping): 5% - 95%, no condensation
  • Relative humidity (storage): 5% - 80%
  • Maximum dew point (operating): 21 °C (70 °F)
  • Maximum operating altitude: 7,000 feet (2,134 m)
  • Vibration and shock: IEC 68, FCC Part 68.302, NSTA, 1A
  • Electrostatic/electromagnetic susceptibility: IEC 801-2, -3, -4, and -5

Warranty

One-year limited warranty. When installed in a supported server, these adapters assume the system’s base warranty and any warranty upgrade.

Agency approvals

The System x and ThinkSystem adapters conform to the following standards:

  • EN55022
  • EN55024
  • EN 61000-3-2
  • EN 61000-3-3
  • ICES-003, Issue-004
  • FCC 47 CFR Part 15 Class A
  • VCCI
  • AS/NZS CISPR 22 / C-tick
  • RRL for KC
  • BSMI
  • UL 94 V-1

The ThinkServer adapters conform to the following standards:

  • EN55022
  • EN55024
  • EN 61000-3-2
  • EN 61000-3-3
  • ICES-003, Issue-004
  • FCC 47 CFR Part 15 Class A
  • AS/NZS CISPR 22 / C-tick
  • UL 94 V-1

Top-of-rack Ethernet switches

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

Table 10. 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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