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Dell presents Dual Port X520 DA2 10 GB server adapter Ethernet PCIe network interface card. Intel Virtualization Technology for Connectivity (VT-c) is a suite of hardware assists that reduces I/O bottlenecks in a virtualized server and improves performance, flexibility and virtual machine scalability. Using emulation mode or direct access mode, it 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. In emulation mode, Virtual Machine Device Queues (VMDq) optimizes network performance by offloading data sorting and copying from the software virtual switch in the VMM to the Intel Ethernet 82599 10 Gb controller. This configuration is best suited for a large number of VMs running standard applications with limited bandwidth and latency requirements. In direct access mode, the ideal SR-IOV provides direct VM connectivity and data protection across VMs. It allows the data to bypass the software virtual switch and provides near-native performance. It assigns either physical or virtual I/O ports to individual VMs directly. This product has been tested and validated on Dell systems. Device Type: Network adapter Form Factor: Plug-in card Interface (Bus) Type: PCI Express 2.0 x8 Dimensions (WxDxH): 6.6 in x 2.7 in Ports Qty: 2 ports Data Link Protocol: 10 GigE Data Transfer Rate: 10 Gbps Network / Transport Protocol: iSCSI Compliant Standards: IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.1Q, IEEE 802.1p, IEEE 802.3ae System Requirements: Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003, SunSoft Solaris 10, SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2, VMware ESXi 3.5, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4, VMware ESX 4.0 update 1, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.8 Device Type: Network adapter - 2 ports Form Factor: Plug-in card Interface (Bus) Type: PCI Express 2.0 x8 Connectivity Technology: Wired Data Link Protocol: 10 GigE Data Transfer Rate: 10 Gbps Network / Transport Protocol: iSCSI Features: Load balancing, Accelerated iSCSI, Virtual Machine Device Queues (VMDq) Compliant Standards: IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.1Q, IEEE 802.1p, IEEE 802.3ae Expansion Slots: 2 x SFP+ Compatible Slots: 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x8 OS Required: Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003, SunSoft Solaris 10, SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2, VMware ESXi 3.5, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4, VMware ESX 4.0 update 1, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.8 Depth: 6.6 in Height: 2.7 in Min Operating Temperature: 32 F Max Operating Temperature: 131 F

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