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Intel I350-T2 Dual-Port PCIe Ethernet Server Adapter (Pack of 1)

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Intel I350-T2 Dual-Port PCIe Ethernet Server Adapter (Pack of 1)

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The I350-T2 Dual-Port PCIe Ethernet Server Adapter (Pack of 1) from Intel is built with the bridgeless Intel Ethernet Controller I350. This adapter introduces new levels of performance through industry-leading enhancements for both virtualized and iSCSI Unified Networking environments. It also includes new power management technologies such as Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) and DMA Coalescing (DMAC).

Flexible I/O Virtualization
The Intel Ethernet Server Adapter I350 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. By taking advantage of the PCI-SIG SR-IOV specification, Intel Ethernet products enable Flexible Port Partitioning (FPP). With FPP, virtual controllers can be used by the Linux host directly and/or assigned to virtual machines. Moreover, administrators can create up to eight dedicated connections on a single Ethernet port for use in bare metal and virtualized server deployments. In a bare metal Linux server, host processes can be assigned to dedicated network resources for providing traffic isolation and balanced bandwidth allocation. In a virtualized environment, a VM can be assigned to a virtual controller to reduce the CPU overhead when using a software-based network bridge by offloading network traffic management to the controller.

Scalable iSCSI Performance
An Intel Ethernet Server Adapter I350 with native iSCSI initiators built into Microsoft Windows, Linux, and VMware ESX platforms provides a simple, dependable and cost-effective way to connect to iSCSI SANs. These native initiators are broadly tested using multiple generations of operating systems, storage systems and OS tools to ensure reliability and ease of use. Standardizing on Intel Ethernet Adapters for iSCSI enables administrators to use a single initiator, TCP/IP stack and a common set of management tools and IT policies.
In addition, the Intel Ethernet Server Adapter includes a number of hardware features designed to accelerate iSCSI traffic and enhance data processing. For example, TCP segmentation offload and checksum offload capabilities help reduce processor usage, increase throughput and deliver exceptional iSCSI performance. Finally, using native OS initiators, an Intel Ethernet Server Adapter I350 supports the CRC-32 digest instruction set included with Intel Xeon processor products, which improves transmission reliability and delivers an enterprise-class iSCSI solution.

Power Management Technologies
The adapter helps to reduce costs and environmental impact while simultaneously solving increasingly important power density challenges. Power Management Technologies (PMTs) enable enterprises to configure power options on the adapter and manage their power consumption more effectively.

Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)
The adapter supports the IEEE802.3 Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) standard. During periods of low network activity, EEE reduces the power consumption of an Ethernet connection by negotiating with a compliant EEE switch port to transition to a low power idle (LPI) state. This reduces the controller power to approximately 50% of its normal operating power, thus saving power on the network port and the switch port. As soon as increased network traffic is detected, the controller and the switch quickly come back to full power to handle the increased network traffic. EEE supports both 1000BASE-T and 100BASE-TX.

DMA Coalescing
Another power management technology that can reduce power on the server platform is DMA Coalescing (DMAC). Typically, when a packet arrives at a server, DMA calls are made to transfer the packet within the server. These calls wake up the processor, memory and other system components from a lower power state, in order to perform tasks required to handle the incoming packet. Based on the configurable DMAC settings, incoming packets are buffered momentarily before any DMA calls are made. This enables the controller to intelligently identify opportunities to batch multiple packets together so that when components are wakened from lower power states, they can efficiently handle the batched packets at the same time. This enables platform components to remain in lower power states longer, which can dramatically reduce platform energy consumption. DMAC synchronizes DMA calls across all controller ports to ensure maximum power savings.

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. Intel ANS includes a variety of teaming configurations for up to eight adapters as well as support for mixed vendors' server adapters teaming and 802.1q VLANs. This makes 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 extend driver functionality to provide additional reliability and Quality of Service features and configuration.

Intel Ethernet Controller I350 with PCI Express V2.1 (5 GT/s) Support
Industry-leading smallest non-bridged PCIe Gen2 quad-port 1 GbE controller
• Enables customers to take full advantage of 1 GbE by providing maximum bi-directional throughput per port on a single quad-port adapter
Low-Profile (Dual Port Copper) & Standard Height
• Enables higher bandwidth and throughput from standard and low-profile PCIe slots and servers
IEEE 802.3 Auto-Negotiation
Automatic link configuration for speed, duplex and flow control
1 Gb/s Ethernet IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, 802.3ab PHY Specifications Compliant
Robust operation over installed base of Category-5 twisted-pair cabling
Integrated PHY for 10/100/1000 Mb/s for Multi-Speed, Full & Half-Duplex
Smaller footprint and lower power dissipation compared to multiple discreet MAC and PHY
IEEE 802.3x and 802.3z Compliant Flow Control Support with Software-controllable Rx Thresholds
• Local control of network congestion levels
• Frame loss reduced from receive overruns
Automatic Cross-over Detection Function (MDI/MDI-X)
• The PHY automatically detects which application is being used and configures itself accordingly
IEEE 1588 Protocol and 802.1AS Implementation
• Time-stamping and synchronization of time-sensitive applications
• Distribute common time to media devices
<1W S0-Max (state) 1000BASE-T Active 90oC (mode)<400mW S0-Typ (state) 100BASE-T Active (mode)
• Controller is designed for low power consumption
IEEE802.3az - Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)
• Power consumption of the PHY is reduced by approximately 50% link transitions to low power Idle (LPI) state as defined in the IEEE802.3az (EEE) standard
DMA Coalescing
• Reduces platform power consumption by coalescing, aligning and synchronizing DMA
• Enables synchronizing port activity and power management of memory, CPU and RC internal circuitry
Smart Power Down (SPD) at S0 no link / Sx no link
• PHY powers down circuits and clocks that are not required for detection of link activity
Active State Power Management (ASPM) Support
Optionality Compliance bit to help determine whether to enable ASPM or to run ASPM compliance tests to support entry to L0s
LAN Disable Function
• Option to disable the LAN Port and/or PCIe Function. Disabling just the PCIe function but keeping the LAN port that resides on it fully active (for manageability purposes and BMC pass-through traffic)
Advanced Power Management (APM) Support (formerly Wake on LAN)
• Designed to receive a broadcast or unicast packet with an explicit data pattern (Magic Pack) and assert a signal to wake up the system
Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) specification v2.0c
• PCIe power management based wake-up that can generate system wake-up events from a number of sources. Magic Packet wake-up enable with unique MAC address
ACPI Register Set and Power Down Functionality Supporting D0 and D3 States
• A power-managed link speed control lowers link speed (and power) when highest link performance is not required.
MAC Power Management Controls
• Power management controls in the MAC enable the PHY to enter into a low power state
Low Power Link Up - Link Speed Control
• Enables a link to come up at the lowest possible speed in cases where power is more important than performance
Power Management Protocol Offload (Proxying)
• Avoid spurious wake up events and reduce system power consumption when the device is in D3 low power state and system is in S3 or S4 low power states
Latency Tolerance Reporting (LTR)
• Reports service latency requirements for memory reads and writes to the Root Complex for system power management
Eight Transmit (Tx) and Receive (Rx) Queue Pairs Per Port
• Supports VMware NetQueue and Microsoft VMQ
32 Virtual Functions on Quad-port or 16 Virtual Functions on Dual-port
• Virtual Functions (VFs) appear as Ethernet Controllers in Linux OSes that can be assigned to VMs, Kernel processes or teamed using Linux Bonding Drivers
Support for PCI-SIG SR-IOV Specification
• Up to 8 Virtual functions per port
Rx/Tx Round-Robin Scheduling
• Assigns time slices in equal portions in circular order for Rx/Tx for balanced bandwidth allocation
Traffic Isolation
• Processes or VMs can be assigned a dedicated VF with VLAN support
Traffic Steering
• Offloads sorting and classifying traffic into VF or queues
VM to VM Packet Forwarding (Packet Loopback)
• On-chip VM-VM traffic enables PCIe speed switching between VM
MAC and VLAN Anti-Spoofing
• Enables anti-spoofing filter on MAC addresses and VLAN for VFs
Malicious Driver Detection
• Monitors queues and VFs for malformed descriptors that might indicate a malicious or buggy driver
Storm Control
• Limits to the broadcast or multicast traffic it can receive
Per Pool Statistics, Offloads and Jumbo Frames Support
• Each queue pair or pool has its own statistics, offloads and jumbo support options
Independent Function Level Reset (FLR) for Physical and Virtual Functions
• VF resets only the part of logic dedicated to specific VF and does not influence the shared port
IEEE 802.1q Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) Support
• VLAN tag insertion, stripping and packet filtering for up to 4096 VLAN Tags
• Adding (for transmits) and removing (for receives) VLAN tags with no VM involvement
• Filtering packets belonging to certain VLANs
IEEE 802.1q Advanced Packet Filtering
• Lower processor utilization
Mirroring Rules
• Ability to reflect network traffic to a given VM or VLAN based on up to four rules
Support for Simple VEPA
• Support for external VM switching
VF Promiscuous Modes
• VLAN, unicast and multicast
TCP/UDP, IPv4 Checksum Offloads (Rx/ Tx/Large-send)
• Extended Tx Descriptors for More Offload Capabilities
• Improved CPU usage
• Checksum and segmentation capability extended to a new standard packet type
IPv6 Support for IP/TCP and IP/UDP Receive Checksum Offload
• Improved CPU usage
Tx TCP Segmentation Offload (IPv4, IPv6)
• Increased throughput and lower processor usage
• Compatible with large-send offload
Transmit Segmentation Offloading (TSO)
• Large TCP/UDP I/O is segmented by the device to L2 packets according to the requested MSS
Interrupt Throttling Control
• Limits maximum interrupt rate and improves CPU utilization
Legacy and Message Signal Interrupt (MSI) Modes
• Interrupt mapping
Message Signal Interrupt Extension (MSI-X)
• Dynamic allocation of up to 25 vectors per port
Intelligent Interrupt Generation
• Enhanced software device driver performance
Receive Side Scaling (RSS) for Windows Environment; Scalable I/O for Linux Environments
• Up to eight queues per port
Support for Packets Up to 9.5K Bytes (Jumbo Frames)
• Improves system performance related to handling of network data on multiprocessor systems
• Enables higher and better throughput of data
Low Latency Interrupts
• Based on the sensitivity of the incoming data, the controller can bypass the automatic moderation of time intervals between the interrupts
Header/Packet Data Split in Receive
• Helps the driver to focus on the relevant part of the packet without the need to parse it
PCIe v2.1 TLP Processing Hint Requester
• Provides hints on a per transaction basis
Descriptor Ring Management Hardware for Transmit and Receive
• Optimized descriptor fetch and write-back for efficient system memory and PCIe bandwidth usage
Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE) Flash Interface Support
• Enables system boot up via the EFI (32 bit and 64 bit)
• Flash interface for PXE 2.1 option ROM
Intel Ethernet iSCSI Remote Boot for Windows, Linux and VMware
• Enables system boot up via iSCSI
• Provides additional network management capability
Intel Boot Agent Software
• Linux boot via PXE or BOOTP, Windows Deployment Services or UEFI
• Enables networked computer to boot using a program code image supplied by a remote server
• Complies with the Pre-boot eXecution Environment (PXE) Version 2.1 Specification
Management Component Transport Protocol (MCTP)
• Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) communication between add-in devices using a standardized protocol
Firmware Based Thermal Management
• Can be programmed via the BMC to initiate thermal actions and report thermal occurrences
IEEE 802.3 MII Management Interface
• Enables the MAC and software to monitor and control the state of the PHY
MAC/PHY Control and Status
• Enhanced control capabilities through PHY reset, link status, duplex indication and MAC Dx power state
Watchdog Timer
• Defined by the FLASHT register to minimize Flash updates
Extended Error Reporting
• Messaging support to communicate multiple types/severity of errors
Controller Memory Protection
• Main internal memories are protected by error correcting code (ECC) or parity bits
Vital Product Data (VPD) Support
• Support for VPD memory area
Connectors RJ-45 (Copper)
IEEE Standards/Network Topology IEEE 802.3/10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T
Cabling Type Copper
• Category-3 or higher for 10BASE-T operation
• Category-5 or higher for 100BASE-TX operation
• Category-5e or higher for 1000BASE-T operation
Ports 2
Data Rate Supported Per Port 10/100/1000 Mbps
Bus Type PCI Express 2.1 (5 GT/s)
Bus Width 4-lane PCI Express; operable in x4, x8 and x16 slots
Interrupt Levels INTA, INTB, INTC, INTD, MSI, MSI-X
Hardware Certifications FCC B, UL, CE, VCCI, BSMI, CTICK, KCC
Power Consumption Typical, 4.4 W
Temperature Operating: 32 to 131 °F (0 to 55°C)
Storage: -40 to 158 °F (-40 to 70°C)
Storage Humidity 90% non-condensing relative humidity at 35 °C
LED Indicators Not illuminated=10 Mb/s
Green=100 Mb/s
Amber=1 Gb/s (Copper)
Dimensions L x W: 5.33 x 2.71" (13.54 x 6.89 cm)
Full-height end bracket: 4.725" (12.0 cm)
Low-profile end bracket: 3.117" (7.92 cm)
System Requirement Windows XP Professional SP3
Windows Vista SP2
Windows 7 SP1
Windows Server 2003 SP2
Windows Server 2008 SP2
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Core
Linux Stable Kernel version 2.6
Linux RHEL 5.5
Linux RHEL 6.0
Linux SLES 10 SP3
Linux SLES 11 SP1
FreeBSD 8.0
Intel I350-T2 Dual-Port PCIe Ethernet Server Adapter (Pack of 1)
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