The Emulex Virtual Fabric Adapter 5 (VFA5) Network Adapter Family for System x builds on the foundation of previous generations of Emulex VFAs by delivering performance enhancements and new features that reduce complexity, reduce cost, and improve performance.
The Emulex VFA5 adapters support three methods to virtualize I/O, out of the box: Virtual Fabric Mode (vNIC1), Switch Independent mode and now Universal Fabric Port (UFP) mode. With virtual fabric, up to eight virtual network ports (vNICs) can be created with a single two-port 10 GbE network adapter. Converged protocols iSCSI and FCoE are also supported by the Features on Demand upgrade.
|Device Type||Network Adapter|
|Ports Quantity||2 Ports|
|Form Factor||Plug-In Card|
|Interface Type||PCI Express 3.0 x8|
|Data Link Protocol||10 Gigabit Ethernet|
|Data Transfer Rate||10Gbps|
|Network Transport Protocol||TCP/IP UDP/IP|