10Gbps Intel Converged Server Ethernet Adapter (2 Ports)
Breakneck 10Gbps Speeds
The Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X540 is the latest innovation in Intel’s leadership to drive 10 Gigabit Ethernet into the broader server market.
Powered by Intel X540 Server Controller
This adapter hosts Intel’s 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.
Flexible I/O Virtualization
The Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I350 family includes Intel® Virtualization Technology for connectivity (Intel® VT-c) to deliver I/O virtualization and Quality of Service (QoS) features designed directly into the controller on the adapter.
I/O virtualization advances network connectivity models used in today’s servers to more efficient models by providing Flexible Port Partitioning (FPP), multiple Rx/Tx queues, and on-controller QoS functionality that can be used in both virtual and non-virtual server deployments. FPP allows administrators can create up to eight dedicated connections on a single Ethernet port for use in bare-metal and virtualized server deployments.
Simplicity with Unified Networking
Unified Networking solutions on the new Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X540 let you combine the traffic of multiple data center networks like LAN and SAN onto a single efficient network fabric. You now have the choice of NFS, iSCSI, or Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) to carry both network and storage traffic at speeds of up to 10 Gbps!
The Intel X540 adapter combines support for all of these traffic types in one adapter at no additional cost and with no additional licensing fees for the adapter.
High-Speed, Low Cost Solution
The new Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X540 is the lowest cost way to deploy 10 GbE in your data center today.
A way for Intel to reduce cost and power is to integrate components into a single chip solution. Of course, integration is what Intel does best. With the new Intel X540 Controller, the MAC and the PHY are integrated into a single-chip solution, which lowers manufacturing cost. Single chip also favors lower power consumption that translates to savings in the long run.
The Intel X540 also uses low cost, Cat6 and Cat 6A cabling.
Software Tools and Management
Intel® Advanced Network Services (Intel® ANS) include new teaming technologies and techniques such as Virtual Machine Load-Balancing (VMLB) for Hyper-V environments. Today, Intel ANS includes a variety of teaming configurations for up to eight adapters, support for mixed vendors server adapters teaming and includes support for 802.1q VLANs, making Intel ANS one of the most capable and comprehensive tools for supporting server adapter teaming.
Additionally, Intel® PROSet for Windows* Device Manager and PROset CL extends driver functionality to provide additional reliability and Quality of Service features and configuration.
High-Speed 10Gbps LAN
Don't blink! Our Intel X540-based server ethernet adapter is an Ultra-fast 10,000Mbps gigabit LAN over copper for warp-speed networks.
Compatible with Existing Equipment
The Intel X540 family of products works with existing networks today. It works with legacy Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switches and Cat 6A cabling. Install the Intel X540 adapter into a server and the auto-negotiation between 1 GbE and 10 GbE provides the necessary backwards compatibility that most customers require for a smooth transition and easy migration to 10 GbE.
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.
Intel Ethernet Controller X540-T2
PCI-Express 2.1 (5 GT/s)
8-lane PCI Express; operable in x8 and x16 slots
2x RJ-45 (Copper)
IEEE 802.3/10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T
Category-5e/6/6A for 100BASE-TX operation
Category-5e/6/6A for 1000BASE-T operation
Category-6 max 55m / Category-6A max 100m for 10GBASE-T operation
|Data Rate Per Port||
100/1,000/10,000 Mbps (Copper)
|Interrupt levels||INTA, MSI, MSI-X|
|Power consumption (typical)||
|Operating Temperature||0°C to 55°C (32°F to 131°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F)|
|Storage Humidity||90% non-condensing relative humidity at 35°C|
|Unit Price||P 19,250.00|