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
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 server platforms.
10GBASE-T Simplifies the Transition to 10 GbE
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.