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HPE FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 533FLR-T Adapter - Overview

Product description

  • The HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 533FLR-T Adapter is a dual-port 10GBASE-T adapter, featuring the BCM57810S 10Gb Ethernet solution from Broadcom in a PCIe 2.0 compliant form factor designed for HP ProLiant Gen8 rack servers.

  • Provides 10GBaseT in ALOM form factor.

  • Support of FCoE and iSCSI technology with 10GBaseT Broadcom network adapter to allow customer additional choice for FlexFabric adapters.

  • Delivers full line-rate performance across all ports with low power consumption, utilizing CAT 6A UTP cabling with distances up to 100 meters.

  • It supports enterprise class features (VLAN tagging, adaptive interrupt coalescing, MSI-X, NIC teaming (bonding), Receive Side Scaling (RSS), jumbo frames, PXE boot) and virtualization features (VMware NetQueue and Microsoft VMQ).


Standard Features

HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 533FLR-T Adapter
HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 533FLR-T FIO Adapter
Product features
  • Industry-leading throughput and latency performance

  • FlexibleLOM adapter

    Operates at 1/10 Gbps, auto-negotiation, on both ports

  • 10GBASE-T connectivity supporting up to 100 meters with CAT 6A cabling

  • Up to 40 Gb/s bi-directional near line rate throughput

  • Hardware acceleration TCP/IP/UDP stateless offloads, as well as for TCP Offload Engine (TOE)

  • Tunnel offload support (NVGRE, VxLAN)

  • Improved small packet performance

  • Optimized for virtual server environments with support for Network Partitioning (NPAR) and Single-Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV)Active Health Systems support

  • PXE, Jumbo Frames, Checksum and Segmentation Offload, IPv6 and RSS

  • On chip temperature monitor (Sea of Sensors)

  • Field replaceable and upgradeable

  • Support for Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE)

Dual-port 10 gigabit ethernet throughput
The HP 533FLR-T adapter delivers 20 Gbps full duplex Ethernet transfer rate per port, providing the network performance needed to improve response times and alleviate bottlenecks that impact performance of next generation data centers. 10Gb Ethernet bandwidth is ideal for high performance computing, database clusters, and more.
Jumbo frames
The HP 533 FLR-T adapter supports jumbo frames (also known as extended frames), permitting up to a 9K byte (KB) transmission unit (MTU) when running Ethernet I/O traffic. This is over 5X the size of a standard 1500-byte Ethernet frame. With jumbo frames, networks can achieve higher throughput performance and improve CPU utilization. These attributes are particularly useful for database transfer and tape backup operations.
TCP/IP stateless offloading
TCP, IP, UDP checksum offload, Large Send Offload (LSO), TCP Segmentation Offload (TSO). These features optimize host efficiency, leaving the CPU available for other duties.
  • Message Signaled Interrupt (Extended) provides performance benefits for multi-core servers by load balancing interrupts between CPUs/cores.

  • The HP 533 FLR-T Adapter by Broadcom supports MSI and MSI-X.

802.1Q VLANs
IEEE 802.1Q virtual local area network (VLAN) protocol allows each physical port of the HP 533 FLR-T 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. The HP 530T Adapter by QLogic provides support for 802.1Q (VLAN).
TCP/IP Offload Engine (TOE) shifts the processing of data in the TCP protocol stack from the server CPU to the adapter's processor, freeing server CPU cycles for other operations.
Optimized forVirtualization
  • I/O Virtualization support for VMware NetQueue and Microsoft VMQ help meet the performance demands of consolidated virtual workloads.

  • Compliant with Single-Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV), accommodating multiple Virtual Machines (VMs) to share single PCIe resources.

  • The HP 533FLR-T Adapter by QLogic is SR-IOV ready, requiring firmware, software and OS support.

Checksum and segmentation offload
  • Normally the TCP Checksum is computed by the protocol stack. By selecting one of the "Checksum Offload" parameters, the checksum can be computed by the adapter.

  • Segmentation Offload is technique for increasing outbound throughput of high-bandwidth network connections by reducing CPU overhead. The technique is also called TCP segmentation offload (TSO) when applied to TCP, or generic segmentation offload (GSO).

  • The HP 533 FLR-T Adapter by QLogic has Checksum and Segmentation Offload capabilities.

IPv6 uses 128-bit addressing allowing for more devices and users on the Internet. IPv4 supported 32-bit addressing. The HP 533 FLR-T Adapter by QLogic supports IPv6.
Receive Side Scaling (RSS)
  • RSS resolves the single-processor bottleneck by allowing the receive side network load from a network adapter to be shared across multiple processors. RSS enables packet receive-processing to scale with the number of available processors.

  • The HP 533 FLR-T Adapter by QLogic has RSS capabilities.

Time synchronization implementations (PTP)
  • Synchronization of system clocks throughout a network, achieving clock accuracy in the sub-microsecond range, making it suitable for measurement and control systems.
  • The HP 533 FLR-T Adapter by QLogic supports Precision Time Protocol-ready (PTP).

Network adapter teaming
The HP 533 FLR-T adapter support for NIC teaming helps IT administrators increase network fault tolerance and increased network bandwidth, The team of adapters can work together as a single virtual adapter. The HP 530T provides support for several different types of teaming enabling IT administrators to optimize availability, improve performance and help reduce costs.
Network Management
Management support
  • The HP 533 FLR-T adapter can be administered from HP Systems Insight Manager (SIM).

  • The HP 533 FLR-T adapter can also be managed by other applications with SNMP support.

Server integration
  • The HP 533 FLR-T 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 HP Intelligent Provisioning and HP Systems Insight Manager that simplify network management.
  • This approach provides a more robust and reliable networking solution than offerings from other venders and provides users with a single point of contact for both their servers and their network adapters.

Configuration utilities
Each HP 533 FLR-T ships with a suite of operating system-tailored configuration utilities that allow the user to enable initial diagnostics and configure adapter teaming. This includes a patented teaming GUI for Microsoft Windows operating systems. Additionally, support for scripted installations of teams in a Microsoft Windows environment allow for unattended OS installations.
LED indicators
The colored LEDs on each port of the HP 533 FLR-T adapter indicate link status and link activity.
Preboot Execution Environment (PXE)
PXE allows the server to boot over the network and download software residing in the network.
HP Sea of sensors 3D
Support for HP's Sea of Sensors which is a collection of 32 sensors that automatically track thermal activity - heat - across the server. When temperatures get too high, sensors can kick on fans and make other adjustments to reduce energy usage. What makes it better is the upgrade from all six fans kicking on at one time to a new system where only one kicks on - the one in proximity of the area that started heating up - thus reducing the amount of energy used for cooling.
VMware NetQueue and Microsoft Virtual Machine queue (VMQ)
  • VMware NetQueue is technology that significantly improves performance of 10 Gigabit Ethernet network adapters in virtualized environments.

  • Microsoft Virtual Machine Queue (VMQ) is a feature available on servers running Windows Server 2008 R2 with VMQ-enabled Ethernet adapters. VMQ uses hardware packet filtering to deliver packet data from an external virtual machine network directly to virtual machines, which reduces the overhead of routing packets and copying them from the management operating system to the virtual machine.

  • The HP 530T supports VMware NetQueue and Microsoft Virtual Machine Queue.

  • 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.

Kit contents
  • HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 533 FLR-T Adapter

  • Quick install card

  • Product warranty statement



ProLiant DL (rack-optimized):

  • HP ProLiant DL60 Gen9

  • HP ProLiant DL80 Gen9

  • HP ProLiant DL160 Gen9

  • HP ProLiant DL180 Gen9

  • HP ProLiant DL360 Gen9

  • HP ProLiant DL380 Gen9

  • HP ProLiant DL160 Gen8

  • HP ProLiant DL360p Gen8

  • HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8

  • HP ProLiant DL385p Gen8

  • HP ProLiant DL560 Gen8

  • HP ProLiant DL580 Gen8

ProLiant SL (scalable line):

  • HP ProLiant SL230s Gen8

  • HP ProLiant SL250s Gen8

  • HP ProLiant SL270s Gen8

HP Apollo System
  • HP ProLiant XL220a Gen8 v2

  • HP ProLiant XL230a Gen9

  • HP ProLiant XL250a Gen9

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


Software overview

Operating system support1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2 and R2 w/SP1 (x86 and x64)

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2

  • Microsoft Windows Hyper-V 2008 R2 w/SP1, 2012, 2012 R2


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5, 6 and 7

    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 and 12


  • Solaris 10 and 11


    VMware ESXi 5.x and 6.x

NOTE: 1: For more Linux OS support & certification information, user can visit our the ProLiant & BladeSystem Server Linux matrix.

Click here to visit the HPE Server operating systems & virtualization Support Matrix website .


Link to QuickSpecs


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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