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HP NC552SFP 10Gb 2-port Ethernet Server Adapter - Overview

Product description

The NC552SFP is an eight lane (x8) PCI Express (PCIe) 10 Gigabit network solution offering optimal throughput. This PCI Express Gen 2 adapter from Emulex ships with two SFP+ (Small Form-factor Pluggable) cages suitable for connecting to Direct Attach Cable (DAC) or fiber modules supporting SR fiber optic cabling.


Product features

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HP NC552SFP 10GbE 2-port Ethernet Server Adapter
Dual-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet throughput
  • The 20,000 Mb/s full duplex Ethernet transfer rate per port (40 Gb/s aggregate full duplex).

  • 10 Gigabit Ethernet bandwidth.

PCI Express interface
  • An eight lane (x8) PCI Express bus based on the PCIe v2.0 standard.

  • The adapter is backward compatible with four lane (x4) PCI Express, automatically auto-sensing between x8 and x4 slots.

Jumbo frames
  • Permit a 9,000 byte transmission unit (MTU).

  • Supports 9KB jumbo frames.

  • Supports industry standard SR-IOV (Single Root Input Output Virtualization).

  • SR-IOV reduces CPU overhead when sharing networking resources between numerous virtual machines.

  • The NC552SFP hardware is capable of SR-IOV, requires firmware, software and OS support.

TCP stateless offloading
For overall improved system response, the NC552SFP adapter supports standard TCP/IP offloading techniques including:
  • TCP/IP checksum offload (TCO) moves the TCP and IP checksum offloading from the CPU to the network adapter.

  • Large Send Offload (LSO) or TCP Segmentation Offload (TSO) allows the TCP segmentation to be handled by the adapter rather than the CPU.

Interrupt coalescing
Groups multiple packets, thereby reducing the number of interrupts sent to the host.
802.1p QoS tagging
IEEE quality of service (QoS) 802.1p tagging allows the adapter to mark or tag frames with a priority level across a QoS-aware network for improved traffic flow.
Network Management
Management support
The NC552SFP adapter ships with agents that can be managed from HP Systems Insight Manager or other management application that support SNMP.
Server integration
  • The NC552SFP adapter is a validated, tested and qualified solution that is optimized for HP ProLiant servers.

  • HP validates a wide variety of major operating systems drivers with the full suite of web-based enterprise management utilities including SmartStart and HP Systems Insight Manager that simplify network management.

Configuration utilities
  • Ships with a suite of operating system-tailored configuration utilities that allow the user to enable initial diagnostics and configure adapter teaming.

  • Support for scripted installations of teams in a Microsoft Windows environment allow for unattended OS installations.

LED indicators
Bracket LED indicators show link integrity and network activity for easy troubleshooting.
  • Support for pre-boot execution environment (PXE) enables automatic deployment of computing resources remotely from anywhere.

  • Allows a new or existing server to boot over the network and download software, including the operating system, from a management/ deployment server at another location on the network.

  • PXE enables decentralized software distribution and remote troubleshooting and repairs.

Compatibility 1
ProLiant DL (rack-optimized)
  • HP ProLiant DL160 G6

  • HP ProLiant DL160se G6

  • HP ProLiant DL160 Gen8

  • HP ProLiant DL165 G7

  • HP ProLiant DL170e G6

  • HP ProLiant DL180 G6

  • HP ProLiant DL320 G6

  • HP ProLiant DL320e Gen8

  • HP ProLiant DL320e Gen8 v2

  • HP ProLiant DL360 G7

  • HP ProLiant DL360e Gen8

  • HP ProLiant DL360p Gen8

  • HP ProLiant DL370 G6

  • HP ProLiant DL380 G7

  • HP ProLiant DL380e Gen8

  • HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8

  • HP ProLiant DL385 G7

  • HP ProLiant DL385p Gen8

  • HP ProLiant DL560 Gen8

  • HP ProLiant DL580 G7

  • HP ProLiant DL585 G7

  • HP ProLiant DL980 G7

ProLiant ML (expansion-optimized)
  • HP ProLiant ML310e Gen8

  • HP ProLiant ML310e Gen8 v2

  • HP ProLiant ML330 G6

  • HP ProLiant ML350 G6

  • HP ProLiant ML350e Gen8

  • HP ProLiant ML350p Gen8

  • HP ProLiant ML370 G6

ProLiant SL (scalable line)
  • HP ProLiant SL160s G6

  • HP ProLiant SL160z G6

  • HP ProLiant SL165s G7

  • HP ProLiant SL165z G7

  • HP ProLiant SL170s G6

  • HP ProLiant SL170z G6

  • HP ProLiant SL2x170z G6

  • HP ProLiant SL210t Gen8

  • HP ProLiant SL230s Gen8

  • HP ProLiant SL250s Gen8

  • HP ProLiant SL270s Gen8

  • HP ProLiant SL390s G7

NOTE: 1. This is a list of supported servers. Some may be discontinued.


Software overview

Operating system
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Server 2008R2 and HPC Server 2008, 32 and 64-bit

  • Microsoft Windows Server Hyper-V

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x and 6.0

  • SLES 10 and 11

  • VMware 4.0 and 4.1

  • Solaris 10


Legal Disclaimer: Products sold prior to the November 1, 2015 separation of Hewlett-Packard Company into Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company and HP Inc. may have older product names and model numbers that differ from current models.

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