OneConnect OCe14102-UX Dual-Port, 10GBASE-CR (Direct Attach Copper) SFP+ Converged Network Adapter
As the fourth generation of the Emulex OneConnect® product line, the OCe14000 family of Converged Network Adapters (CNAs) provides high performance 10Gb Ethernet (10GbE) connectivity delivering multiple benefits for the enterprise cloud, including:
- Increasing data center IT agility and scalability through deployment of a secure multi-tenant cloud
- Driving scalability and flexibility in converged infrastructures
- Optimizing server hardware utilization by scaling high density virtualization
The OCe14000 family of 10GbE UCNAs is designed for the high bandwidth and scalability demands of Tier-1 enterprise applications with storage protocol (FCoE and iSCSI) offloads, more scalable virtualization with support for enhanced Single-Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) and NIC port partitioning, and cloud optimization using Virtual Network Fabric (VNF) technology.
Emulex Virtual Network Exceleration (VNeX™) Virtual Network Fabric Offloads for Multi-Tenant Cloud Networking
Scaling existing technologies for private or public multi-tenant infrastructures requires networking solutions that can enable VM-to-VM communication and virtual workload migration across Layer2 and Layer 3 boundaries without impacting connectivity or performance.
At the same time, these solutions need to ensure isolation and security for thousands or millions of tenant networks. However, with existing technology, the available 4094 VLAN IDs are insufficient to isolate/secure each tenant in a data center (private cloud) or hybrid cloud environment.
VMware’s Virtual Extensible Local Area Network (VXLAN) and Microsoft’s Network Virtualization using Generic Routing Encapsulation (NVGRE) are next-generation VNF overlay networking solutions that address these requirements. VNF solutions are a MAC-in-IP data packet encapsulation scheme enabling the creation of virtualized Layer 2 subnets that can span physical L3 IP networks. Traffic from each VM is mapped to a specific virtual network; the packets are then routed transparently over the existing physical infrastructure.
Emulex VNeX offload technology powered by a multi-core adapter ASIC engine accelerates the performance of network virtualization by offloading the header encapsulation process, while simultaneously preserving legacy stateless TCP offloads, providing full native network performance in a virtual network environment.
Flexible Workload Storage Connectivity with FCoE and iSCSI Offloads
The OCe14000 adapters support FCoE offload using the same enterprise-class Emulex drivers that work with Emulex LightPulse® Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters (HBAs).The OCe14000 adapters also support iSCSI offload, providing performance that is superior to iSCSI solutions based on software initiators and standard NICs. Finally theOCe14000 adapters also have the ability to support NIC and iSCSI or FCoE offloads on the same port.
Optimized Host Virtualization Density with SR-IOV Support
SR-IOV optimizes I/O for VMs, enabling higher host server virtualization ratios to deliver maximum server ROI. SR-IOV provides a more cost-effective solution than multiple, physical adapter ports. SR-IOV enables multiple VMs to directly access the OCe14000’s I/O resources, thus allowing VM networking I/O to bypass the host and take a path directly between the VM and the adapter, eliminating redundant I/O processing in the hypervisor. This, in turn, allows higher I/O performance and lower CPU utilization as compared to the alternative of software-emulated NIC devices that are implemented in the hypervisor.
Optimized Bandwidth Allocation with Emulex Universal Multi-Channel Port Partitioning
Emulex Universal Multi-Channel (UMC) allows multiple PCI functions to be created on each adapter port. As a UCNA, each port can be configured with up to three NIC functions and one storage function for a total of two storage and six NIC functions on a two-port adapter.
Simplified Management OneCommand® Manager Application
The OneCommand Manager application provides centralized management of Emulex OneConnect CNAs and LightPulse® HBAs throughout the data center from a single management console. The OneCommand Manager application provides a graphical user interface (GUI) and a scriptable command line user interface (CLI). OneCommand Manager for VMware is fully integrated with VMware vCenter to simplify management for virtual server deployments.
Fourth Generation Platform Delivers Enterprise-Class Reliability & Performance
Leveraging generations of advanced, field-proven controller and adapter technology, OCe14000 adapters meet the robust interoperability and reliability requirements of enterprise and scale-out data centers.
- Maximizes server hardware ROI with high virtual machine density
- Simplifies deployment of secure, scalable multitenant cloud infrastructures
- Minimizes TCO through deployment of heterogeneous workloads on Converged Infrastructure
- Accelerates applications performance
- Provides the bandwidth needed for slot constrained server platforms
- Reduces complexity through the deployment of a common network platform
- Reduces management and infrastructure costs
- Superior network convergence-storage and network traffic over a common 10GbE Ethernet infrastructure
- Powerful hardware offload for:
- Virtual Network Fabrics (NVGRE and VXLAN)
- Storage protocols: iSCSI and FCoE
- Stateless TCP n Greater bandwidth with PCIe 3.0
- VMware vSphere NetQueue support
- Microsoft Windows Server VMQ and Dynamic VMQ support