Overview - Brocade Dual-port 10Gb CNA and Brocade 10Gb SFP+ SR Optical Transceiver for IBM System x
Planned availability date: 26 Jun 2009
(PN 42C1820) The Brocade 10Gb CNA for IBM System x is a PCI Express 2.0 x8 10Gb Converged Network Adapter with two optical SFP+ SR ports. The adapter can support either an SFP+ Multimode Fiber SR optical module or an SFP+ Active Copper cable. This adapter offers 10Gbps per port maximum throughput for high-bandwidth storage (SAN) and networking (LAN) traffic, with full hardware offload for Fibre Channel over Ethernet protocol processing. The convergence helps lower the total cost of ownership (TCO) with reduced hardware, power, cooling, and management and maintenance costs. It offers investment protection with seamless compatibility to existing FC storage networks, drivers, and management applications, all over a common IP network with Ethernet. With the PCI Express low profile card form factor, the adapter can be used in either a standard PCI-E slot or a low profile PCI-E slot. This adapter is supported for all IBM System x modular rack servers, including the latest PCI Express 2.0 Generation 2 servers.
Highlights of the Brocade 10Gb CNA for IBM System x (42C1820) include:
(PN 49Y4216) The Brocade 10Gb SFP+ SR Optical Transceiver is a Fiber SR multimode optical module for optical fiber connection support for the 42C1820 adapter option. This option is required for operating the 42C1820 adapter option with SFP+ Fiber SR multimode connection. The SFP+ Active Copper cables comes from the CEE switch supplier supporting attachment to this product. This adapter supports 10Gbps per port maximum bidirectional throughput for high-bandwidth storage (SAN) and networking (LAN) traffic, with full hardware offload for Fibre Channel (FC) over Ethernet protocol processing. Convergence of SAN and LAN traffic on a single adapter and wire helps lower the total cost of ownership (TCO) by reducing the hardware, power, cooling, management, and maintenance costs. It offers investment protection by providing seamless compatibility with existing FC storage, Ethernet networks, driver software, and management applications. The PCI Express low profile form factor adapter can be used in either a standard PCI-E slot or a low profile PCI-E slot. This adapter is supported for all IBM System x modular rack servers, including the latest PCI Express 2.0 Generation 2 servers.
Highlights of the Brocade 10Gb SFP+ SR Optical Transceiver (49Y4216) include:
The Brocade 10 Gb CNA and SFP+ SR Optical Transceiver for IBM System x are designed for the following:
Supported System x server with an available PCI Express expansion slot; 3- and 5-volt PCI power required for operation. Refer to IBM ServerProven for a complete list of individual systems and operating systems interoperability. Refer to the IBM Interoperability Matrices of DS3000, DS4000, and DS5000 for storage interoperability guidance.
At a glance
This new Converged Network Adapter can cost-effectively address your consolidation needs by seamlessly transitioning to a technology that is on par with today's Fibre Channel and provides enhanced benefits for 10Gb Ethernet. It offers:
Marketing and replacement part number information
Warranty: One year limited warranty on both options. Service type CRU Tier 1.
Applicable countries and regions
Document id: MIGR-5080646