Intel® Virtualization Technology for Connectivity on M-Series Blade Servers
Intel® VT for Connectivity (VT-c) is a suite of hardware assists that improves overall system performance by lowering the I/O overhead in a virtualized environment. This optimizes CPU usage, reduces system latency, and improves I/O throughput. Intel VT-c includes:
- Virtual Machine Device Queues (VMDq): VMDq reduces I/O overhead on the hypervisor in a virtualized server by performing data sorting and coalescing in the network silicon.
- Virtual Machine Direct Connect (VMDc): VMDc implementation helps direct connectivity from the adapter to the virtual machines, bypassing the switch providing near-native performance.
Designed for Intel® Multi-core Processor-based Dell M-Series Blade Servers
The Intel Gigabit ET Mezzanine Cards for M-Series Blade Servers provide high-performing, multi-port Gigabit connectivity in a multi-core platform as well as in a virtualized environment.
- Intel® Ethernet Mezzanine Card supports different technologies, such as Intel® QuickData Technology, MSI-X and Low Latency Interrupts, that help accelerate the data across the platform, thereby improving application response times.
- The I/O technologies on a multi-core platform make use of the multiple queues and multiple interrupt vectors available on the Intel® Ethernet network controller.
- The Intel® Ethernet 82576 network controller uses queues and interrupt vectors to help in load-balancing the data and interrupts among themselves in order to lower the load on the processors and improve overall system performance.
Simplifed iSCSI Connectivity with High-Performance Intel® Ethernet Mezzanine Card for M-Series Blade Servers
Intel® Gb Ethernet Quad Port Mezzanine Cards provide an easy, reliable, and cost-effective way to connect blade servers to iSCSI SANs.
|Intel Gb Ethernet Quad Port Mezzanine Cards use native iSCSI initiators integrated in the operating system to simplify iSCSI deployment and configuration without the need for proprietary software.|
|Hardware-based iSCSI acceleration features do not require offloading to a proprietary TCI/IP stack.Virtualization optimizations ensure compatibility and performance with leading VMMs.|