LREC9801BT PCI Express x8 Single Copper
Port 10 Gigabit Server Adapter (Intel X540 Based)
10GBASE-T converged network adapter simplifies
migration to 10 GbE, provides iSCSI, FCoE, Virtualization, and
Flexible Port Partitioning.
10 Gigabit for the Broad Market
The LREC9801BT is the latest innovation in
Intels leadership to drive 10 Gigabit Ethernet into the broader server market.
This adapter hosts Intels latest Ethernet silicon, the Intel Ethernet
Controller X540, which is used by many OEMs as a single chip solution for LAN
on Motherboard (LOM) to deliver 10 Gigabit Ethernet(10 GbE) on the latest
10GBASE-T Simplifies the Transition to 10
The LREC9801BT 10GBase-T works with
existing networks today. It works with legacy Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switches
and Cat 6A cabling. Install the LREC9812BT 10GBase-T adapter into a server
and the auto-negotiation between 1 GbE and 10GbE provides the necessary
backwards compatibility that most customers require for a smooth transition and
easy migration to 10 GbE. When time and budget allows, 10GBASE-T switches can
be added any time to experience the full benefits of 10GbE.
10GBASE-T uses the copper twisted pair
cables that are very familiar to IT professionals today. It is everything you
know and love about 1000BASE-T. The knowledge, training and investment in
BASE-T are preserved. 10GBASE-T is the easiest and most versatile 10 GbE and
you can deploy it anywhere in your data center. Its flexible reach from 1 meter
to 100 meters supports the latest network architectures including Top of Rack
(ToR), Middle of Row (MoR), and End of Row (EoR).
10G Performance at Low Cost and Low Power
More than simply a 10x increase in
performance, with 10GbE there are exciting new usage models that are now
possible, including Unified Networking (iSCSI, FCoE and LAN), Virtualization
(VMDq and SR- IOV), and now, Flexible Port Partitioning (FPP).
Flexible I/O Virtualization
Virtualization changes the way server
resources are deployed and managed by running multiple applications and
operating systems independently on a single server.
The LREC9801BT 10GBase-T adapter includes
Intel Virtualization Technology for connectivity (Intel VT-c) to deliver I/O
virtualization and Quality of Service (QoS) features designed directly into the
Intel X540 controller on the adapter. Intel I/O virtualization advances network
connectivity models used in todays servers to more efficient models by
providing FPP, multiple Rx/Tx queues, and on-controller QoS functionality that
can be used in both virtual and non-virtual server deployments.
Flexible Port Partitioning (FPP)
By taking advantage of the PCI-SIG SR-IOV
specification, Intel Ethernet products enable FPP. With FPP, virtual
controllers can be used by the Linux host directly and/or assigned to virtual
machines. FPP allows you to use the functionality of SR-IOV to assign up to
63 processes per port to virtual functions in Linux. This enables an
administrator to partition their 10 GbE bandwidth across multiple processes,
ensuring a QoS by giving each assigned process equal bandwidth. Network
administrators may also rate-limit each of these services to control how much
of the 10GbE pipe is available to each process.