OCe14104B-NX Ethernet Network Adapter

OneConnect OCe14104B-NX 10GbE Quad-port Adapter

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The Emulex OCe14000B family of Ethernet network adapters provides high performance 10Gb Ethernet (10GbE) and 40GbE connectivity delivering multiple benefits for the enterprise cloud, including:

  • Increasing data center IT agility and scalability through deployment of a secure multi-tenant cloud
  • Optimizing server hardware utilization by scaling high density virtualization
  • Delivering user-controlled bandwidth partitioning across workloads and management services
  • Choice of single-port, dual-port, or quad-port 10GbE SFP+ or single-port 40GbE QSFP+ PCIe adapters

The OCe14000B family of 10Gb and 40Gb Ethernet network adapters is designed for the high bandwidth and scalability demands of enterprise applications with more scalable virtualization including support for RDMA* over Converged Ethernet (RoCEv2*) fabric, enhanced Single-Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV), Network Interface Card (NIC) port partitioning, and cloud optimization using overlay network technology.

The 40GbE QSFP+ adapter supports an optical 40GBASE-SR4 connection or copper 40GBASE-CR4 connection which can be re-configured to support 4-ports of 10GBASE-CR for use with a QSFP+ to quad breakout SFP+ direct attach cable (DAC) or Active Optical Cable (AOC).

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 virtual machine (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 and secure each tenant in a private or hybrid cloud data center.

Virtual Extensible Local Area Network (VXLAN), supported by VMware and Linux and Network Virtualization using Generic Routing Encapsulation (NVGRE), supported by Microsoft are 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 OCe14000B adapters leverage RoCEv2* 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. The OCe14000B adapters support the new Infiniband Trade Association (IBTA) RoCEv2* specification for Layer 3 routing.

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 OCe14000B’s I/O resources, thus allowing VM networkingI/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 Network Interface Card (NIC) devices that are implemented in the hypervisor.

Available quad-port 10GbE SFP+ model

Use cases such as Content Delivery Network (CDN) and hosting providers have standardized on 10GbE and are often looking for more bandwidth per server for the services they provide.

The Emulex quad-port 10GbE model (OCe14104B-01) delivers 40GbE full-duplex bandwidth using a single PCIe slot. An additional benefit of this configuration is utilization of existing 10GbE SFP+ switch connections versus buying new 40GbE QSFP+ switches.

Simplified management with OneCommand® Manager application

The OneCommand Manager application provides centralized management of Emulex OneConnect Converged Network Adapters (CNAs) and LightPulse® Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) throughout the data center from a single management console. The OneCommand Manager application provides a graphical user interface (GUI) and a scriptable command line user interface (CLI). OneCommand Manager for VMware is fully integrated with VMware vCenter to simplify management for virtual server deployments.

Fourth generation platform delivers enterprise-class reliability and performance

Leveraging generations of advanced, field-proven controller and adapter technology, OCe14000B adapters meet the robust interoperability and reliability requirements of enterprise and scaleout data centers.

Optimized bandwidth allocation with Universal Multi-Channel port partitioning (also known as network partitioning, NPAR)

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 to be created on each adapter port. 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.

Key benefits

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

Key features

  • Superior network scalability—10GbE or 40GbE bandwidth on common software platform
  • SR-IOV
  • Data acceleration with RoCEv2* (Routable RoCE*) support
  • Powerful hardware offload for:
    • Overlay networks (NVGRE and VXLAN)
    • 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

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Ordering Part # OCe14104B-NX - Quad-port, 10GBASE-CR (direct attach copper, DAC) SFP+, Ethernet Network Adapter
Ordering Optional Accessories * For optical adapter support, a customer must either order a short reach optical model or a direct attach copper model with an Emulex accessory transceiver kit. ** Only Emulex Accessories are warranted and fully supported by Technical Support., OC10-LR-OPT-1 - 10GBASE-LR (long reach optical) SFP+ Optical Kit, 1 pc, for Ethernet use only, 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, OC40-SR4-OPT-1 - 40GBASE-SR4 (short reach optical) QSFP+ Optical Kit, 1pc
Adapter Type 10GbE
Physical Dimensions Short, full-height MD2 form factor card 167.64mm x 68.91mm (6.60” x 2.71”) Standard bracket (full-height available)
Cable Support Direct attach copper
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 PCIe 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, Debian, FreeBSD, Oracle Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server, Ubuntu, 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 802.3-2012 Flow control with Pause frames, 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, Korea MSIP Class A, Taiwan BSMI Class A, UL/CSA Recognized
Warranty 3 years, free advanced technical support and advanced replacement option

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