Dual-Port 10 Gigabit SFP+ Ethernet Converged Network Adapters Provide Ultimate Flexibility and Scalability in Virtual and Unified Storage Environments
Intel's family of adapters, the Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X520 with SFP+ connectivity, are the most flexible and scalable Ethernet adapters for today's demanding data center environments. Data center networks are being pushed to their limits. The escalating deployments of servers with multi-core processors and demanding applications such as High Performance Computing (HPC), database clusters, and video-on-demand are driving the need for 10 Gbps connections. Customers require flexible and scalable I/O solutions to meet the rigorous requirements of running mission-critical applications in virtualized and unified storage environments.
Powered by Intel's third-generation 10 GbE network controller, the Intel® Ethernet 82599 10 Gigabit Ethernet Controller, the X520 adapter family addresses the demanding needs of the next-generation data center by providing unmatched features for virtualization, flexibility for LAN and SAN networking, and proven, reliable performance.
- Intel® 82599 10 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Industry-leading, energy-efficient design for next-generation 10 Gigabit performance and multi-core processors.
- SFP+ Connectivity
X520 Adapters with SFP+ connections support 10GBASE-SR, 10GBASE-LR and SFP+ Copper Direct Attach physical media.
Enables higher bandwidth and throughput from standard and low-profile PCIe slots and servers.
- Load balancing on multiple CPUs
Increases performance on multi-processor systems by efficiently balancing network loads across CPU cores when used with Receive-Side Scaling (RSS) from Microsoft or Scalable I/O on Linux*.
- iSCSI remote boot support
Provides centralized storage area network (SAN) management at a lower cost than other iSCSI solutions.
- Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Support
Includes FCoE Boot and Data Center Bridging.
- Support for most network operating systems (NOS)
Enables widespread deployment.
Complies with the European Union directive 2002/95/EC to reduce the use of hazardous materials.
- Intel® PROSet Utility for Windows* Device Manager
Provides point-and-click management of individual adapters, advanced adapter features, connection teaming, and virtual local area network (VLAN) configuration.
- Time Sync (IEEE 1588*, 802.1as)
Enables networked Ethernet equipment to synchronize internal clocks according to a network master clock; endpoint can then acquire an accurate estimate of the master time by compensating for link latency.
|External Port(s)||2 x SFP+ Ports|
|Interface Type||PCIe v2.0 (5.0GT/s)|
|PCI Express Slot||PCI Express x4; also works in x8 and x16 slots|
|Data Connection||Optical: 1 GbE / 10 GbE Per Port
Direct Attach: 10 GbE Per Port
10GSFP+Cu (a.k.a. Direct Attach)
|Operating System Support||Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2008 SP2
Windows Vista SP2
Windows Server 2003 R2
Windows Server 2003 SP2
Linux Stable Kernel version 3.x, 2.6
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, 11
|Compliance||FCC B, UL, CE, VCCI, BSMI, CTICK, KCC|
|Temperature||Operating: 0 ~ 55 °C (32 ~ 131° F)
Storage: -40 ~ 70 °C (-10 ~ 158° F)
|Air Flow||Minimum of 100 LFM required|
|Humidity||Storage: Up to 90% non-condensing relative humidity at 35°C|
|Power Consumption||Operating: 5.8W typical
|Dimensions (LxW)||145.54 mm (5.73 in) long w/o PCIe bracket|