Brocade PCI-e 10GB Dual Port Converged Network Adapter (CNA)
Part Number(s) IBM Part# 42C1823 IBM Option Part# 42C1820
Overview: The Brocade 10Gb CNA for IBM System x is a PCI Express 2.0 x8 10Gb converged network adapter with two SFP+ cages. The adapter can support either an SFP+ Multimode Fiber SR optical module or an SFP+ active copper cable.
This adapter supports 10Gbps per port maximum bidirectional throughput for high-bandwidth storage (SAN) and networking (LAN) traffic, with full hardware offload for Fiber Channel (FC) over Ethernet protocol processing. Convergence of SAN and LAN traffic on a single adapter and wire helps lower the total cost of ownership (TCO) by reducing the hardware, power, cooling, management, and maintenance costs. It offers investment protection by providing seamless compatibility with existing FC storage, Ethernet networks, driver software, and management applications. The PCI Express low profile form factor adapter can be used in either a standard PCI-E slot or a low profile PCI-E slot. This adapter is supported for all IBM System x modular rack servers, including the PCI Express 2.0 Generation 2 servers.