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Ethernet Expansion Card (CIOv) for IBM BladeCenter

IBM BladeCenter at-a-glance guide

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.

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.

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Part number information

Table 1. Ordering part number and feature code

Description

Part number

Feature code

 

 

 

Ethernet Expansion Card (CIOv) for IBM BladeCenter

44W4475

1039

 

 

 

This part number includes the following items:

zOne Ethernet Expansion Card (CIOv) for IBM BladeCenter

zThe Documentation CD that contains Ethernet Expansion Card (CIOv) for IBM BladeCenter Installation and User’s Guide

zThe IBM Important Notices document

Features

The expansion card has the following features:

zPCI Express host interface

zBroadcom BCM5709S communication module

zBladeCenter Open Fabric Manager (BOFM) support

zConnection to 1000BASE-X environments using BladeCenter Ethernet switches

zFull-duplex (FDX) capability, enabling simultaneous transmission and reception of data on the Ethernet local area network (LAN)

zFailover support

zPreboot Execution Environment (PXE) support

zSupport for direct memory access (DMA)

zWake on LAN support for both ports

Operating environment

The expansion card is supported in this environment:

zTemperature:

z10 to 35°C (50 to 95°F) at 0 to 914 m (0 to 3,000 ft)

z10 to 32°C (50 to 90°F) at 914 to 2,133 m (3,000 to 7,000 ft)

zRelative humidity: 8% to 80%

zMaximum altitude: 2,133 m (7,000 ft)

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Supported servers and I/O modules

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

Table 2. Supported servers

Expansion card

Part number

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ethernet Expansion Card

44W4475

N

N

N

Y

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

(CIOv)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See IBM ServerProven for the latest information on the expansion cards supported by each blade server type: http://ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/.

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

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

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