20 Gb/s full duplex Ethernet transfer rate per port (40 Gb/s aggregate) to provide the network performance needed to improve response times and alleviate bottlenecks for the most demanding workloads in next generation data centers
Comprehensive stateless offloads to optimize host efficiency and VM density by leaving host CPU available for other duties
Virtualization support for VMware NetQueue and Microsoft VMQ to meet the performance demands of consolidated virtual workloads
Support for MSI/MSI-X to provide performance benefits for multi-core servers by load balancing interrupts between CPUs/cores
Stateful hardware offload for TCP/IP: TCP Offload Engine (TOE)
Broadcom BCM 57810S with integrated MAC/PHY
Two ports, each at 20 Gbps full duplex
40 Gbps aggregate full duplex theoretical bandwidth.
PCI Express v2.0 (Gen 2) x8
802.3, 802.3ab, 802.3u, 802.3x, 802.3ad, 802.3p, 802.1q, 802.3ae, 802.3ap
Compatible operating systems
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.7 and 6.1, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10SP4 and 11 SP1, Solaris 10, MS Virtual Server support on Windows 2008, VMware vSphere 4.1 and 5.0
The HP 530M adapter features the next generation of 10Gb Ethernet offering in a single chip solution on a mezzanine form factor, further reducing power requirements for 2 ports of 10Gb Ethernet.