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HP NC510F PCI Express 10 Gigabit Server Adapter - Overview

Product Description

The HP NC510F PCIe 10 Gigabit Server Adapter is an x8 PCI Express (PCIe) 10 Gigabit Ethernet SR (10GBASE-SR fiber optic) network solution that offers the highest bandwidth available in an HP ProLiant Ethernet adapter.
This high-performance, multifunction server adapter is capable of supporting TCP/IP Offload Engine (TOE), accelerated Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI), and Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) over a single network connection. The HP NC510F PCIe 10 Gigabit Server Adapter is ideal for a host of demanding applications, meeting the needs of the next-generation datacenter.
NOTE: The TOE, accelerated iSCSI, and RDMA multifunction features are planned for future, near-term releases.

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Product Features

Feature
Description
Part numbers
Option #: 414126-B21
Spare #: 414158-001
Assembly #: 414124-002
NOTE: A minimum of one gigabyte (1 GB) of server memory is required for each HP NC510F adapter.
Kit Contents
The option kit contains the following items:
  • HP NC510F PCIe 10 Gigabit Server Adapter
  • Full-height bracket (installed on card)
  • Low-profile bracket
  • Quick install card
  • User documentation and driver download information
  • Product warranty statement
Server Support
The following HP ProLiant Servers support the HP NC510F PCIe 10 Gigabit Server Adapter:
  • HP ProLiant DL Series Servers (rack-optimized):
    • HP ProLiant DL140 G2
    • HP ProLiant DL140 G3
    • HP ProLiant DL145 G2
    • HP ProLiant DL360 G4p
    • HP ProLiant DL360 G5
    • HP ProLiant DL380 G4
    • HP ProLiant DL380 G5
    • HP ProLiant DL580 G3
    • HP ProLiant DL580 G4
    • HP ProLiant DL585
  • HP ProLiant ML Series Servers (expansion-optimized):

    • HP ProLiant ML570 G3
    • HP ProLiant ML570 G4
NOTE: Some servers may be discontinued.
Performance
10 Gigabit Throughput
The 10,000 Mbps Ethernet transfer rate delivers the outstanding network performance that is required for the next-generation datacenter; it improves response time and removes bottlenecks. Ten Gigabit Ethernet bandwidth is ideal for high-performance computing, database clusters, network-attached storage, storage backups, grid systems, virtualization, server and I/O consolidation, fabric consolidation, and more.
TCP/IP Offload Engine
The TCP/IP Offload Engine (TOE) moves the processing of data in the TCP protocol stack from the server CPU to the network card, freeing CPU cycles for other duties. With TOE, network communications are improved and server efficiency is increased. The TOE multifunction feature is planned for future, near-term release and is planned to be available for both Microsoft Windows and Linux.
Accelerated iSCSI
Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) enables the HP NC510F PCIe 10 Gigabit Server Adapter to multi-function, both as a network adapter and as a storage host bus adapter (HBA), thereby providing access to storage boxes and to servers over a single connection. Accelerated iSCSI offloads the iSCSI software to the hardware for improved system performance. The accelerated iSCSI multifunction feature is planned for future, near-term release.
RDMA
Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) is a low-latency protocol that provides improved throughput scaling and message latency between two RDMA-capable systems. RDMA enables data from the memory of one computer to communicate directly with the memory of another computer, minimizing CPU and memory overhead. The RDMA multifunction feature is planned for future, near-term release.
PCI Express Interface
HP was an early champion of PCI Express bus technology and has played a key role in the development and industry adoption of the PCI Express specification. The HP NC510F PCIe 10 Gigabit Server Adapter is designed with an eight lane (x8) PCI Express bus, based on the PCIe v 1.1 standard. The adapter is backward compatible with four lane (x4) PCI Express, automatically auto-sensing between x8 and x4 slots.
Jumbo Frames
Jumbo frames (also known as extended frames) permit an 8,000-byte maximum transmission unit (MTU), which is five times the size of the standard 1500-byte Ethernet frame. The HP NC510F PCIe 10 Gigabit Server Adapter supports jumbo frames as a way to achieve higher throughput and better CPU utilization. Jumbo frames are particularly useful for database transfers and tape backups.
TCP Stateless Offloading
For overall improved system response, the HP NC510F PCIe 10 Gigabit Server Adapter supports standard TCP/IP offloading techniques including:
  • TCP/IP checksum offload (TCO), which moves the TCP and IP checksum offloading from the CPU to the network adapter.
  • Large Send Offload (LSO) or TCP Segmentation Offload (TSO), which enables the TCP segmentation to be handled by the adapter rather than the CPU.
Interrupt Coalescing
Interrupt coalescing (also known as interrupt moderation) groups multiple packets, thereby reducing the number of interrupts sent to the host. This process optimizes host efficiency, leaving the CPU available for other duties.
802.1Q VLANs with 802.1p QoS Tagging
IEEE 802.1Q virtual local area network (VLAN) protocol enables the HP NC510F PCIe 10 Gigabit Server Adapter to be separated into multiple virtual NICs for added network segmentation and enhanced security and performance. VLANs increase security by isolating traffic between users. Limiting the broadcast traffic to within the same VLAN domain also improves performance. IEEE quality of service (QoS) 802.1p tagging enables the adapter to mark or tag frames with a priority level across a QoS-aware network for improved traffic flow.
Network Management
Management Support
Similar to all HP ProLiant server adapters, the HP NC510F PCIe 10 Gigabit Server Adapter ships with agents that can be managed from HP Systems Insight Manager (HP SIM) or other management application that support SNMP.
Server Integration
The HP NC510F PCIe 10 Gigabit Server Adapter is a completely integrated, tested, and qualified solution that is optimized for HP ProLiant servers. This approach provides a more robust and reliable networking solution than offerings from other vendors, and also provides users with a single point of contact for both their servers and their network adapters.
LED Indicators
Bracket LED indicators show link integrity and network activity for easy troubleshooting.
Support Services
HP Care Pack Services
HP Care Pack services provide a range of life cycle support options that enable you to choose the service levels that meet your business requirements, from basic to mission-critical. A full range of HP Care Pack hardware and software services are available including:
  • Installation and start up
  • Education courses
  • Extended onsite hardware coverage hours (from same business day 13 hours, 5 day to 24 hours, 7 days call window with options including 4-hour response or 6-hour Call-To-Repair)
  • A comprehensive range of software technical support for Microsoft, Linux, HP ProLiant Essentials, and VMWare-based IT solutions helping to deliver a high level of application availability (response times range from 30 minutes, for critical issues, to 2 hours)
  • System Management, Performance Services, and Mission-Critical Support
NOTE: For more information about HP Care Pack services, contact any of our worldwide sales offices or resellers or click here to visit our worldwide website (http://www.hp.com/hps/carepack).

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Link to Warranty Information

The length of the warranty for the HP NC510F PCIe 10 Gigabit Server Adapter, is as follows:
  • Maximum: The remaining warranty of the HP product in which it is installed (to a maximum three-year, limited warranty).
  • Minimum: One-year limited warranty.

Click here for additional information about worldwide limited warranty and technical support (http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/platforms/warranty/index.html).

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Links to Product Specifications

Information for this Overview is taken from the product QuickSpecs. To access the complete QuickSpecs for this product, select the desired link from the following list:

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