Intel® Ethernet X520 10 Gigabit Dual Port -x/k Mezzanine Card for Dell PowerEdge Blade Servers

Intel Ethernet X520 10 Gigabit Dual Port x/k

Flexibility and scalability in virtual and unified storage environments

The Intel®  Ethernet X520 10 Gigabit -x/k Mezzanine Card for Dell PowerEdge blade servers provides Ultimate Flexibility and Scalability in Virtual and Unified Storage Environments.
  • The Intel Ethernet X520 10 GbE -x/k mezzanine card is optimized for I/O performance and is ideal for most enterprise applications including virtualization, database, streaming video
  • Offering the best choice for virtualization is Intel Virtualization Technology for Connectivity providing a suite of technologies that optimizes I/O performance and scalability
  • Native OS iSCSI acceleration delivers performance and is the most cost-effective way to connect servers to iSCSI SANs

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  Part Number

Intel®  82599 Gigabit Ethernet Controller

  Data Path
4-lane and 8-lane PCI Express, through mezzanine connector

  Data Bus
PCI Express 2.0 (5 GT/s)

  Form Factor
CFFh standard dimensions

  Transfer Rate
1Gigabit/10 Gigabit

  Ethernet Ports

  Wake On LAN

  PXE Support

  Receive Side Scaling (RSS)

None (backplane connection)


  TCP/IP Offload Engine (TOE)

  iSCSI Native Initiator
Yes, common across Intel Ethernet Gigabit and 10 Gigabit and iSCSI Remote Boot support

  Deployment and Management Features
Intel®  ProSet Utility — provides point-and-click management of individual adapters, advanced adapter features, connection teaming, and virtual local area network (VLAN) configuration.
Intel®  Virtual Machine Device Queues — dedicates data packets to different virtual machines routing to different queues helping to improve I/O throughput for fast, efficient networking.
SR-IOV— physical configuration of each port is divided into multiple virtual ports assigned to virtual machines-bypassing the virtual switch.
iSCSI Acceleration — Native iSCSI initiators integrated in the operating system simplifies iSCSI deployment and configuration while delivering outstanding iSCSI performance without special hardware or software.
iSCSI remote boot support in the OS allows Intel server adapters to attach directly to a target Logical Unit Number (LUN) using a single, easy to use method without the need for additional management servers.
Fiber Channel Over Ethernet (FCoE) — FCoE encapsulates Fiber Channel frames over standard Ethernet networks, enabling Fiber Channel to take advantage of 10 GbE networks while preserving its native protocol.
MSI-X support — helps minimize the overhead of interrupts and allows load balancing of interrupt handling between different cores/CPUs.
Intel®  QuickData Technology — DMA Engine: enhances data acceleration across the platform (network, chipset, processor), thereby lowering processor usage; Direct Cache Access (DCA): enables the adapter to pre-fetch the data from memory, thereby avoiding cache misses and improving application response time.
The Intel®  Ethernet X520 10 Gigabit Dual Port -x/k Mezzanine Card can be used with XAUI or KR capable blade switch or pass-through modules

  Standards Supported
RoHS Compliant; lead-free technology
IEEE 802.3ae (link aggregation control protocol)
IEEE 802.3 2005 flow control support IPv6, IPv4
IEEE 802.1p
Hardware Certifications: FCC B, UL, CE, VCCI, BSMI, CTICK, MIC

  Operating Systems
Microsoft Windows®  Server 2003 SP2
Windows Server®  2008 SP2, SP2 Core
Linux®  RHEL
Linux®  SLES

  Performance Features
Intel Virtualization Technology for Connectivity with Virtual Machine Device Queues (VMDq) and SR-IOV
Load Balancing on Multiple CPUs
Advanced Packet Filtering (per port)
VLAN support with VLAN tag insertion, stripping, and packet filtering
iSCSI Acceleration
iSCSI Remote Boot
Fiber Channel Over Ethernet
Adapter Fault Tolerance
Switch Fault Tolerance
Adaptive Load Balancing
Teaming Support
TCP Checksum Offload
TCP Segmentation / Large Send Offload
Interrupt Moderation
IPv6 Offloading

  Operating Voltage

  Temperature - Operating
0° C to 55° C

  Temperature - Storage
-40˚ C to 70˚ C

  Environmental and Regulatory Compliance
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