IBM EMULEX 10GBE Virtual Fabric Adapter 2 for BladeCenter
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Marketing Information

The Emulex Virtual Fabric Adapter II (CFFh) for IBM BladeCenter provides 10Gb/s Ethernet (10GbE) connectivity with the benefits and flexibility of both virtual NIC and I/O convergence with iSCSI or Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE). The Virtual Fabric Adapter II has two physical Ethernet ports that support 1Gb/s and 10Gb/s traffic. Each physical 10Gb/s port can be divided into four virtual ports with bandwidth allocation in 100Mb/s increments to the maximum 10Gb/s per physical port. The Emulex Virtual Fabric Adapter II (90Y3550) is a network interface card (NIC) and the Virtual Fabric Adapter Advanced II (90Y3566) adds support for hardware offload of storage protocols. An upgrade option (49Y4265) can be used to add storage protocol support to the Virtual Fabric Adapter NIC, providing a future-proofed solution.

Technical Specification



  • Dual-channel, 10Gb/s Ethernet Link speed
  • PCIe Express 2.0 (x8, 5GT/s), MSI-X support
  • IBM BladeCenter CFFh Form Factor
  • Integrated data buffer and code space memory

  • Controller

  • BladeEngine 3

  • Standards

  • PCI Express base spec 2.0
  • PCI Bus Power Management Interface, rev. 1.2
  • IBM Blade Server Base Specification for I/O cards
  • IEEE 802.3ae (10GBASE Ethernet ports)
  • IEEE 802.1q (virtual LANs)
  • IEEE 802.3ad (link aggregation)
  • IEEE 802.3x (flow control)
  • IEEE 802.1p (quality/class of service)
  • IEEE 802.1Qaz (enhanced transmission selection)
  • IEEE 802.1Qaz (data center bridging capabilities exchange)
  • IEEE 802.1Qau (congestion notification)
  • IEEE 802.1Qbb (priority-based flow control)
  • IEEE 802.1ab (link layer discovery protocol)

  • Environmental Requirements

  • Operating temperature: 0° to 55° C (32° to 131° F)
  • Storage temperature: -40° to 70° C (-40° to 158° F)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing

  • Warranty