OCe14104-UM Converged Network Adapter

OneConnect Quad-port 10GbE Converged Network Adapter

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The OneConnect® OCe14104-UM  is a quad-port 10GbE Converged Network Adapter (CNA) with Short Reach Optical connectivity. It provides multiple benefits for the enterprise cloud, including:

  • Increasing data center IT agility and scalability through deployment of a secure multi-tenant cloud
  • Driving scalability and flexibility in converged infrastructures
  • Optimizing server hardware utilization by scaling high density virtualization
  • Quad-port 10GbE Short reach optical SPF+

The OCe14000 family of 10GbE and 40GbE CNAs is designed for the high bandwidth and scalability demands of tier 1 enterprise applications with storage protocol (FCoE and iSCSI) offloads, more scalable virtualization with support for RDMA* over Converged Ethernet (RoCE*), enhanced Single-Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) and NIC port partitioning, and cloud optimization using overlay network technology.

Emulex Virtual Network Exceleration™ (VNeX) overlay network offloads for multi-tenant cloud networking
Scaling existing technologies for private or public multi-tenant infrastructures requires networking solutions that can enable VM-to-VM communication and virtual workload migration across Layer 2 and Layer 3 boundaries without impacting connectivity or performance.

At the same time, these solutions need to ensure isolation and security for thousands or millions of tenant networks. However, with existing technology, the available 4094 VLAN IDs are insufficient to isolate/secure each tenant in a data center (private cloud) or hybrid cloud environment.

Virtual Extensible Local Area Network (VXLAN), supported by VMware and Linux; and Network Virtualization using Generic Routing Encapsulation (NVGRE), supported by Microsoft, are two next-generation overlay networking solutions that address these requirements. These solutions are a frame-in-frame data packet encapsulation scheme enabling the creation of virtualized Layer 2 subnets that can span physical L3 IP networks. Traffic from each VM is tunneled to a specific virtual network; the packets are then routed transparently over the existing physical infrastructure.

Emulex VNeX offload technology powered by a multicore adapter ASIC engine accelerates the performance of network virtualization by preserving legacy stateless TCP offloads and scaling methods on encapsulated packets, providing full native network performance in a virtual network environment.

Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA*) support
The OCe14000 adapters leverage RoCE* enabling server to server data movement directly between application memory without any CPU involvement providing high throughput and data acceleration on a standard Ethernet fabric without the need for any specialized infrastructure or management.

Flexible workload storage connectivity with FCoE and iSCSI offloads
The OCe14000 adapters support FCoE hardware-based offload using the same enterprise-class Emulex drivers that work with Emulex Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters (HBAs). The OCe14000 adapters also support iSCSI hardware-based offload, providing performance that is superior to iSCSI solutions based on software initiators and standard Network Interface Cards (NICs). Finally the OCe14000 adapters also have the ability to support NIC and iSCSI and FCoE offloads on the same port (i.e. concurrent storage).

Optimized host virtualization density with SR-IOV support
SR-IOV optimizes I/O for VMs, enabling higher host server virtualization ratios to deliver maximum server Return on Investment (ROI). SR-IOV provides a more cost-effective solution than multiple, physical adapter ports.

SR-IOV enables multiple VMs to directly access the OCe14000’s I/O resources, thus allowing VM networking I/O to bypass the host and take a path directly between the VM and the adapter, eliminating redundant I/O processing in the hypervisor. This, in turn, allows higher I/O performance, lower CPU utilization and significantly reduced latency as compared to the alternative of software-emulated NIC devices that are implemented in the hypervisor.

Optimized bandwidth allocation with Emulex Universal Multi-Channel port partitioning
Emulex Universal Multi-Channel (UMC) is ideal for virtualized server environments because bandwidth allocation can be optimized to support virtual machine migration, management and I/O intensive applications. UMC allows multiple Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) physical functions (PFs) to be created on each adapter port. As a CNA, each adapter can be configured with up to sixteen functions.

  • The key benefits of deploying Emulex UMC technology include:
  • Lower total cost of ownership (TCO)
  • Consolidates multiple 1GbE adapters, associated cables and switch ports
  • Higher VM workload bandwidth allocation to drive higher VM density on host servers
  • Lower per-Gb bandwidth cost compared to deploying multiple 1GbE adapters

Optimized I/O utilization
Granular bandwidth provisioning minimizes wasted idle bandwidth and waste of dedicated 1GbE adapters
Enables Service Level Agreement (SLA) based provisioning and deployment

Simplified deployment

  • UMC is not dependent on specialized OS support
  • Works with any 10GbE or 40GbE switch

UMC is ideal for virtualized server environments because bandwidth allocation can be optimized to support I/O intensive applications, virtual machine migration, and  management functions.

Fourth generation platform delivers enterprise-class reliability and performance
Leveraging generations of advanced, field-proven controller and adapter technology, OCe14000 CNAs meet the robust interoperability and reliability requirements of enterprise and scale-out data centers.

Key benefits

  • Maximizes server hardware ROI with high virtual machine density
  • Simplifies deployment of secure, scalable multitenant cloud infrastructures
  • Minimizes TCO through deployment of heterogeneous workloads on Converged Infrastructure
  • Accelerates applications and storage performance
  • Quad-port 10GbE SFP+ or single-port 40GbE QSFP+ Ethernet adapters for applications requiring 40GbE full-duplex bandwidth using a single PCIe for slot constrained server platforms
  • Reduces complexity through the deployment of a common network platform
  • Reduces management, infrastructure and energy costs

Key features

  • Superior network convergence—storage and network traffic over a common Ethernet infrastructure
  • SR-IOV
  • Data acceleration with RoCE* support
  • Powerful hardware offloads for:
    • Overlay networks (NVGRE & VXLAN)
    • Storage protocols: iSCSI and FCoE
    • Stateless TCP
  • Greater bandwidth with PCIe 3.0
  • VMware vSphere NetQueue with RSS support
  • Microsoft Windows Server VMQ, Dynamic VMQ, RSS and vRSS support

* RoCE/RDMA functionality is only available as a technical preview and is not intended for a production environment


Specification Value
Lifecycle Active
Distrib. Inventory No
Ordering Part # OCe14104-UM
Ordering Optional Accessories OC10-SR-OPT-1 - 10GBASE-SR (short reach optical) SFP+ Optical Kit, 1 pc, OC10-SR-OPT-2 - 10GBASE-SR (short reach optical) SFP+ Optical Kit, 2 pcs
Adapter Type 10GbE
Cable Support Short reach optical
Optics Short wave lasers with LC type connector
Data Transfer Rates Up to 64 Gb/s full duplex bandwidth
Hardware Environment x86, x64 servers
Host Bus Type x8 lane PCI Express® 3.0
I/O Controller XE100
Ports 4
Operating Humidity 5% to 95% non-condensing
Operating Temperature 0°C to 55°C
Storage Temperature -40° to 70° C
OS Support CentOS, Oracle Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server, VMware vSphere
Power Supply 1.8V, 1.2V, 0.9V
Industry Standards IEEE 802-1AX Link Aggregation/LACP, IEEE 802.1AB Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP), IEEE 802.1Q virtual LANs (VLAN), IEEE 802.1Qau Congestion Notification, IEEE 802.1Qaz Enhanced Transmission Selection (ETS), IEEE 802.1Qbb Priority Flow Control (PFC), IEEE 802.1Qbg Edge Virtual Bridging, IEEE 802.3-2012 Flow control with Pause frames, Single IEEE 802.3-2012 40GBASE Ethernet port (40GBASE-SR4/40GBASE-CR4), Single or Dual 1GBaseX/SGMII auto negotiation, Single or Dual IEEE 802.3-2012 10GBASE Ethernet ports (10GBASE-SR/10GBASE-LR/10GBASE-CR)
Regulatory Certifications Australian EMC Framework (RCM), China RoHS Compliant, Class 1 Laser Product per DHHS 21CFR (J), Europe CE Mark, Europe Class 1 Laser Product per EN60825-1, Europe EU RoHS compliant, Europe TUV Bauart Certified, FCC/Industry Canada class A, Japan VCCI Class A, MSIP (formally KCC/MIC), Class A, Taiwan BSMI Class A, UL/CSA Recognized
Warranty 3 years standard warranty, including technical support. Advanced exchanges available upon request.

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