IBM Flex System Fc5022 2port 16GB Fc Adapter
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Product Information for IBM Flex System Fc5022 2port 16GB Fc Adapter

Highlights for IBM Flex System Fc5022 2port 16GB Fc Adapter

The network architecture on the IBM Flex System platform has been specifically designed to address network challenges, giving you a very scalable way to integrate, optimize and automate your data center. The IBM Flex System FC5022 2-port 16 GB FC adapter enables high-speed access for compute nodes to an external storage area network (SAN). This adapter is based on Brocade architecture, and offers end-to-end 16 GB connectivity to SAN. It has enhanced features like N_Port trunking and N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) as well as boot-from-the-SAN with automatic LUN discovery and end-to-end Server Application Optimization (SAO).

Product Specifications


  • Device Type:  Network adapter
  • Form Factor:  Plug-in card
  • Width:  3.9 in
  • Depth:  3.1 in
  • Weight:  0.5 oz


  • Ports:  16Gb Fibre Channel x 2
  • Data Link Protocol:  4Gb Fibre Channel, 8Gb Fibre Channel, 16Gb Fibre Channel
  • Data Transfer Rate:  16 Gbps
  • Features:  Auto-negotiation, Quality of Service (QoS), Transparent (N_Port ID Virtualization - NPIV) mode support

Expansion / Connectivity

  • Interfaces:  2 x 16Gb Fibre Channel


  • Compliant Standards:  CISPR 22 Class A, GOST, BSMI CNS 13438 Class A, VCCI Class A ITE, ICES-003 Class A, UL 60950-1, IEC 60950-1, CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1-03, UL 60950-1 Second Edition, RoHS, FCC Part 15 A, FCC CFR47 Part 15 B, GOST-R, AS/NZS, ANSI C63.4-2003, EN 60950-1 Second Edition, IEC 60950-1 Second Edition

Software / System Requirements

  • OS Required:  Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 for x86/AMD64/Intel EM64T, SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 for x86/AMD64/Intel EM64T, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Datacenter x64 Edition, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Enterprise x64 Edition, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Standard x64 Edition, Microsoft Windows HPC Server 2008, VMware ESX 4.1, VMware ESXi 4.1, Red Hat Linux Enterprise Server 5 x64 Edition, Red Hat Linux Enterprise Server 6 x64 Edition, Microsoft Windows Web Server 2008 x64 Edition

Compatibility Information

  • Designed For:  IBM Flex System x220 Compute Node
  • IBM Flex System x240 Compute Node