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Solarflare SFN5162F Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Server Adapter

  • Low power consumption: Less than 5 Watts
  • Support up to 128 Virtual NICs
  • Full 40 Gbps Bidirectional Line-rate Performance
  • Low Latency
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Learn more about the Solarflare Communications, Inc. SFN5162F

Model

Brand
Solarflare
Model
SFN5162F

Spec

Standards
IEEE 802.3ae
IEEE 802.3ad
IEEE 802.1Q
IEEE 802.1p
IEEE 802.3x
RoHS Compliant
Speed
10Gbps
Interface
PCI-Express
Dimensions
6.59" x 2.71" (L x W)
Temperature
0°C ~ 55°C

Features

Features
Product Type: 10Gigabit Ethernet Card

Number of Total Expansion Slots: 2
Number of SFP+ Slots: 2

I/O Virtualization: 2048 guest OS protected vNICs; 254 Virtual Functions

PCI Express: PCIe x8 Gen 2.0 compliant @ 5.0 GT/s for full, 40 Gbps bi-directional bandwidth

10 Gigabit Ethernet: Supports high-performance 10GbE

SFP+ Support: Supports optical & copper SFP/SFP+ modules; Direct-Attach, Fiber (10G or 1G), 1G/10G combo; 1000BASE-T SFP

1000BASE-T SFP Support: Supports 1G 1000BASE-T SFP modules

Low Latency: Cut-through architecture/intelligent interrupt coalescing

Receive Side Scaling (RSS): Distributes IPv4/IPv6 loads across CPU cores; MSI-X minimizes interrupt overhead

Hardware Offloads: LSO, LRO, GSO; IPv4/IPv6; TCP, UDP checksums

Adapter Teaming / Link Aggregation: LACP, MLAG for redundant links & increased bandwidth

Jumbo Frames: 9000 byte MTU for performance

IP Flow Filtering: Hardware directs packets based on IP, TCP, UDP headers

Advanced Packet Filtering: 256 multicast filters: 4096 VLANs/port; adaptive TCP/UDP/IP, MAC, VLAN, RSS, RPS, RFS filtering; Accelerated Receive Flow Steering (RFS)

Intel QuickDataTM: Uses host DMA engines to accelerate I/O

Remote Boot: PXE, iSCSI boot; unattended installation

Management: ACPI v3.0, SNMP, SMBus, IPMI

Virtualization Support: ESX 3.5, vSphere 4.x, 5.0; Hyper-V; XenServer 5.6, 6.0; KVM; NetQueue; VMQ; SR-IOV

Operating Systems: RHEL 5, 6; MRG; SLES 10, 11; SLERT; other Linux; Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2008R2; OS X v10.6.x, v10.7; Solaris 10 (x86)

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 Year Limited

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  • Mr. C.
  • 5/13/2014 5:10:42 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGood Cheap 10Gb for ESXi

Pros: Using for data & iSCSI traffic on ESXi 5.5 servers direct-connected to HP switches. Speed is not an issue with this card. Great for small to mid-size enterprises, cheap enough for desktop use (if you have 50 micron fiber running all over, and who does that?)

Cons: Although this is on the compatibility list at VMware, my DELL media loaded ESXi 5.5 boxes did not have drivers, so I did have to SCP the drivers onto the box & run a manual iinstall/reboot required. If I used Intel, I likely would not have had that problem.

Other Thoughts: I'd buy them again, the downside is, if I upgrade the ESXi version, I will likely have to reinstall the drivers again, All my servers have multiple NICs, so it's not a huge problem, just adds 10 minutes to every upgrade, which is not that frequent. For the money, they are awesome.

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  • Joel M.
  • 1/28/2014 1:55:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggscompatible with cheap fiber sfp, easy, fast

Pros: simple installation for hackintosh and debian
works with 3m sfp+ cheap long fiber cables ( ~100 - 150 ish price depending )
solarflare is viable ongoing high end company, myricom just got bought out by some defense contractor

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: vs cat6 version, newegg awesome price made the total cost cheaper than 1 brandX 10g card.

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