Emulex Virtual Fabric Adapters and Fibre Channel HBAs for Flex System CONNECT

CONNECT - DATA SHEET
Emulex Virtual Fabric Adapters
and Fibre Channel HBAs
for Flex System
Accelerate data and reduce cost and complexity together with Emulex Virtual Fabric™
Adapter (VFA) 5 and 16Gb (Gen 5) Fibre Channel (16GFC) Host Bus Adapters (HBAs)
Based on the latest technology from Emulex, the new VFA5 for Flex System offers
superior convergence technologies and advanced features unique to Emulex—all in
one adapter. In mixed environments, accelerate VFA5 performance and go ‘Better
Together’ when deploying alongside 16GFC or 8GFC HBAs by Emulex.
Reduces cost and complexity using a converged Virtual Fabric Architecture
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Key 16Gb (Gen 5) Fibre Channel features
Exceptional performance per watt and price/
performance ratios
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Application acceleration with 16GFC (Gen 5)
provides up to 1.2 million I/O operations per
second (IOPS) on a single-port
Four-port 16GFC (Gen 5) HBAs provide unique
redundancy for Flex System with up 2.4 million IOPS
per HBA
Provides industry leading Converged Network Adapter (CNA) with optimized
small packet performance, Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and iSCSI hardware
offload capabilities and RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE)
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Increases performance with Emulex Virtual Network Exceleration™ (VNeX) for
greater virtual machine (VM) mobility and 50% better CPU utilization with VNeX
Virtual Extensible Local Area Network (VXLAN) and Network Virtualization using
Generic Routing Encapsulation (NVGRE) networking offloads 1
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Flex System
compute node
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Adapter
type
Part number
Ports
Storage
offload
10GbE
x86
LOM2
VFA
x86
LOM2
FoD 3
90Y9310
2
2
x86
CN4052
VFA5
00JY800
2
x86
CN4052
FoD
x86
CN4054
CN4054R
x86
FCoE, iSCSI
Support for FC N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) and
Virtual Fabric
VFA5 supports Virtual Fabric Mode vNIC1, switch
agnostic mode vNIC2 and UFP
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Prioritizes flash traffic in mixed hard disk drive
(HDD) and solid state disk flash environments with
Emulex ExpressLane™
Superior VFA5 performance
VFA5 supports Virtual Fabric Mode vNIC1, switch
agnostic mode vNIC2 and UFP
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00JY804
2
VFA
90Y3554
00Y33064
4
CN4054
CN4054R
FoD 3
90Y3558
00Y33064
4
x86
CN4058S
VFA5
94Y5160
8
x86
CN4058S
FoD
3
94Y5164
8
FCoE, iSCSI
x86
FC3052
8GFC
95Y2375
2
FC
x86
FC5052
16GFC
95Y2386
2
FC
x86
FC5054
16GFC
95Y2391
4
FC
3
FCoE, iSCSI
10Gb Ethernet (10GbE) Single Root I/O
Virtualization for optimized server performance
with supported operating systems (OS)
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FCoE, iSCSI
4 virtual NICs (vNICs) per physical port with up to
64 vNICs on double-wide nodes
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Fibre Channel
Feature on Demand (FoD) upgrade to add iSCSI or
FCoE support with full protocol offload
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VFA5 features supported on the Flex System CN4052 and CN4058S.
2
Flex System x222, x240 and x440 compute nodes.
3
Software license to enable FCoE and iSCSI with offload.
4
Supported on Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v2 and E5-2600 v3 based servers. See ServerProven® for compatibility details.
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Flex System FC5054
16Gb Fibre Channel HBAs
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Emulex VFA5 benefits for Flex System:
Model
Flex System CN4052 VFA5
CONNECT - SPECIFICATIONS
VFA5 and 16GFC (Gen 5) HBAs accelerate
virtual desktop Infrastructures (VDIs)
Both VFA5 adapters and 16GFC (Gen 5) HBAs
are designed for VDI I/O intensive workloads,
enabling:
A fluid user experience during boot storms
and log in events—leveraging 1.5 million
IOPS storage performance in a converged
Virtual Fabric environment
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Up to 17% more VDI instances within
a Virtual Fabric environment utilizing
advanced hardware offload technology
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Ethernet specifications
Fibre Channel specifications
Standards
Standards
· PCI Express (PCIe) base spec 2.0 or 3.0
· PCI Bus Power Management Interface, rev. 1.2
· IBM Blade Server Base Specification for I/O cards
· 802.3-2008 10Gbase Ethernet port
· IEEE 802.3ap (Ethernet over backplane)
· IEEE 802.1Q (virtual LANs)
· IEEE 802.3ad (Link aggregation)
· IEEE 802.3x (Flow control)
· IEEE 802.1p (Quality/class of service)
· DCB Protocol Compliant (IEEE 802.1- Qbb, Qaz, Qau*)
· IEEE 802.1ab (Link layer discovery protocol)
· 1588v2 Time synch
. IEEE 802.1 Qbg Edge Virtual Bridging
· ANSI FC: FC-PI-4, FC-FS-2, FC-FS-2/AM1, FC-LS,
FC-AL-2, FC-GS-6, FC-FLA, FC-PLDA, FC-TAPE, FC-DA,
FCP through FCP-4, SBC-3, FC-SP, FC-HBA, FC-SW,
FC-PH and SMI-S v1.1
· 8GFC: PCIe base spec 2.0
· 16GFC: PCIe base spec 3.0
· FC class 2 and 3
* Future firmware update
VFA5 and 16GFC (Gen 5) HBAs accelerate
database applications
Ethernet features
· IPv4/IPv6 TCP, UDP checksum offload
· Large Send Offload and Large Receive Offload
· Receive Side Scaling and Interrupt coalescing
· Jumbo frames up to 9016 Bytes
· Link aggregation (IEEE 802.3ad)
Line rate performance for smaller
block sizes—up to 3x faster than the
competition
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VFA5 for Flex System accelerates Windows
2012 with SMB Direct
Emulex improves Microsoft 2012 workloads
with VFA5 leveraging RoCE technology to:
Increase throughput, lower latency and
CPU utilization and improving Hyper-V VM
density and reducing live migration times
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VFA5 for Flex System utilizes VNeX with
NVGRE and VXLAN hardware offloads
Emulex differentiates itself from the
competition by being the only vendor to
offer Virtual Fabric with:
Virtualization features
· VXLAN and NVGRE offloads
· 4 NIC partitions per port with IBM UFP and Virtual
Fabric Architecture
· VMware NetQueue
· Microsoft VMQ & Dynamic VMQ in Hyper-V
iSCSI features
· Target discovery methods
· Authentication modes
· INT 13 Boot
FCoE features
Both NVGRE (supported by Microsoft) and
VXLAN (supported by VMware) hardware
offload support for scalable cloud ready
multi-tennant networks
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Extensive Emulex ‘Better Together’
portfolio of adapters for Flex System
By using Emulex FC and 10GbE connectivity
together, customers can streamline
deployment and administration with
common driver stacks and centralized
management of all protocols (FC, FCoE, NIC).
· Common driver for VFAs, CNAs and HBAs
· Up to 255 NPIV interfaces per port
· ANSI T11 FC-BB-5 support
· Fabric Provided MAC Addressing
· Up to 4096 concurrent port logins (RPIs) per port
· Up to 2048 active exchanges (XRIs) per port
All adapters
Comprehensive OS support
· Microsoft Windows Server
· Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server
· Novell SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
· VMware vSphere, ESX, ESXi
Environmental requirements
· Operating temperature: 0° to 55° C (32° to 131° F)
· Storage temperature: -40° to 70° C (-40° to 158° F)
· Relative humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
Agency approvals
· UL recognized to UL 60950-1
· CUR recognized to CSA22.2, No. 60950-1-03
· Baurt-certified to EN60950-1
· FCC Rules, Part 15, Class A
· ICES-003, Class A
· EMC Directive 2004/108/EC (CE Mark)
- EN 55022, 2010 Class A
- EN 55024, 2010
· Australian EMC Framework (C-Tick Mark)
· AS/NZS CISPR22, Class A
· VCCI (Japan), Class A
· KCC (Korea), Class A
· BSMI (Taiwan), Class A
· EU RoHS Compliant (Directive 2002/95/EC)
· China RoHS Compliant
RoCE features (on VFA5 models)
· Direct data placement in application buffers without
CPU intervention
· Microsoft SMB Direct and Linux NFS protocol support
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