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Broadcom 5720 Dual-Port GbE NIC

Broadcom 5720 Dual-Port GbE NIC

Broadcom 5720 Dual-Port GbE NIC

Performance for single- and dual-socket environments.

Bring dual port GbE connectivity to your Dell PowerEdge single- and dual-socket server room with a NIC built on the market-established Broadcom architecture.

  • Precision time protocol (PTP): Provides granular time synchronization across your Ethernet network.
  • MSI-X: Designed to enhance overall system performance, reduce system overhead, lower interrupt latency and increase host CPU utilization.
  • Broadcom Advanced Control Suite (BACS): Streamlines management tasks, optimizes performance and helps to improve uptime.
  Controller
Broadcom BCM5720

  Data Path
Two lane PCIe – operable in x4, x8 & x16 slots

  Data Bus
PCI Express (PCIe) 2.0

  Form Factor
4.3” x 2.71” (109.22mm x 68.91mm)

  Connector Type
RJ45

  Transfer Rate
10/100/1000 Mbps

  Ethernet Ports
Two

  PXE Support
2.1

  Receive Side Scaling (RSS)
Yes

  TCP/IP Offload Engine (TOE)
No

  iSCSI boot
Yes

  Wake on LAN
Yes

  Advanced Features
Support for:
VMware NetQueue and Microsoft VMQ – Helps to increase performance in virtual server environments
VLAN support (IEEE 802.1q VLAN tagging) – Helps to improve management efficiency, security and network flexibility
Energy efficient Ethernet (EEE) standard – Reduces energy cost by intelligently modulating power based on workload
Precision time protocol (PTP) – Provides more granular level of time synchronization between the constituents of an Ethernet network. MSI-X – Enhances overall system performance, reduce system overhead, lower interrupt latency and increase host CPU utilization
Broadcom Advanced Control Suite (BACS) management application – Streamline management tasks, optimize performance and improve up-time
iSCSI remote boot support – Helps IT administrators significantly reduce time to deployment of new or replacement servers

  Standards Supported
Standards
ACPI v2.0
SMBus 2.0
IEEE 802.1AS & IEEE 1588 – Time synchronization implementations
IEEE 802.1q – Virtual LAN (VLAN), VLAN tagging support
IEEE 802.3az-2010 – Energy Efficient Ethernet
IEEE 802.3x – Flow control
IEEE 802.3z (Clause 30) – Statistics for SNMP MIB II, Ethernet-like MIB & Ethernet MIB

Compliance
RoHS, FCC B, UL, CE, VCCI, BSMI, CTICK, KC

  Operating Systems
Microsoft®  Windows®  2008 and 2008 R2 Server all editions
Red Hat Enterprise Linux®  (RHEL) 5 and 6
SUSE®  Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10 and 11
VMware®  ESX/ESXi 4.1 and ESXi 5.0

  Performance Features
Automatic link aggregation and load balancing
Large Send offload (LSO)
Receive side scaling (RSS)
Transmit side scaling (TSS)
TCP,IP, UDP checksum offload
VLAN support with VLAN tag
MSI-X support
IPv4 and IPv6 offloads

  Protocols
NETBUI
Collision Sense Multiple Access/Collision Avoidance
802.2 Netbios
IPX/SPX, IPX, IP, TCP/IP

  Environmental Operating Conditions
Temperature:
Operating: 32° to 131°F (0° to 55°C)
Storage: -22° to 149°F (-40° to 65°C)

  Warranty
1-year limited warranty

  Regulatory and Environmental Compliance
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