IBM Ethernet Expansion Card CIOV for BladeCenter
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Product Information for IBM Ethernet Expansion Card CIOV for BladeCenter

Highlights for IBM Ethernet Expansion Card CIOV for BladeCenter

The Ethernet Expansion Card (CIOv) is an Ethernet expansion card with two 1Gb Ethernet ports designed for BladeCenter servers with CIOv expansion slots. It offers value added features like TCP Offload (TOE) and software-based iSCSI support for high performance.

This card is installed into the CIOv slot of the supported blade server. It provides connections to Ethernet-compatible modules located in bays 3 and 4 of supported BladeCenter chassis. The CIOv slot is a second generation PCI Express x8 slot. A maximum of one Ethernet Expansion Card (CIOv) is supported per single-wide blade server.

Product Specifications


  • Device Type:  Expansion module
  • Form Factor:  Plug-in card
  • Interface (Bus) Type:  PCI Express


  • Connectivity Technology:  Wired
  • Cabling Type:  Ethernet 1000Base-X
  • Data Link Protocol:  Gigabit LAN
  • Features:  Full duplex capability, wake on LAN (WOL)

Expansion / Connectivity

  • Compatible Slots:  1 x expansion slot

Environmental Parameters

  • Min Operating Temperature:  50 °F
  • Max Operating Temperature:  89.6 °F
  • Humidity Range Operating:  8 - 80%

Compatibility Information

  • Designed For:  IBM BladeCenter HS22
  • IBM BladeCenter HS23 7875