Leveraging industry innovations, IBM offers a broad choice of Ethernet adapter solutions based on open standards that do not incur costly vendor lock-in The portfolio offers a broad range of adapters from cost effective 1Gb Ethernet to performance-centric 10Gb Ethernet in both copper and fibre connectivity. Offerings range from popular Virtual Fabric Adapter to low latency Ethernet solutions. To help optimize technology investments, IBM offers a single point of serviceability backed by renowned education, support, and training. In addition, these offerings are part of IBM ServerProven® program, enabling compatibility among a variety of IBM and partner products. IBM recognizes that clients deserve the most innovative solutions.

Networking adapters

Broadcom 10 GbE SFP+ Network Adapters for IBM System x 


IBM offers a Broadcom 10 GbE SFP+ network adapter family that leverages Broadcom's longstanding history in Ethernet, providing rock-solid levels of performance, efficiency, and scalability for the enterprise data center.

Speed
Ports

Form factor


Server Support

10 GbE
1x10 GbE SFP+
2x10 GbE SFP+
IBM Mezzanine
IBM Mezzanine LOM Gen 2 (ML2)
PCIe standard
Visit the IBM ServerProven® page for the latest supported servers at ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/


Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet Adapters


Broadcom NetXtreme® Gigabit Ethernet Adapters for System x leverages IBM and Broadcom's joint strength in Ethernet to provide high level of performance, efficiency, and scalability for the enterprise data center. Designed for today's enterprise, these adapters are the ideal solution for multicore servers, delivering full line-rate throughput across all ports.

Form Factor
Ports

Key Attribute
Server Support

Low-profile PCIe
One, two, or four 10/100/1000 copper ports
Full line-rate, affordable
Visit the IBM ServerProven® page for the latest supported servers at ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/


Broadcom 10GbaseT Network Adapter Family


This Broadcom adapter family enables affordable 10 Gigabit Ethernet network performance with cost-effective CAT6 UTP, and 1000/100Base-T on CAT5 UTP for distances up to 100 meters.

Speed


Ports
Form Factor

Server Support

10GBASE-T
1000BASE-T
100BASE-TX
2 x RJ45
Standard (low-profile available)
IBM Mezzanine LOM Gen2 (ML2)
Visit the IBM ServerProven page for the latest supported servers at ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/


Emulex 10 GbE Virtual Fabric Adapter II and III Family for IBM System x


This dual-port 10 GbE adapter family from Emulex enables the simultaneous support of Ethernet, Fibre Channel over Ethernet and iSCSI while boasting IBM Virtual Fabric technology.
 

Speed
Ports
Form factor

Server support

10 GbE
Two × SFP+ (empty cages)
Standard PCIe (low-profile available)
Mezzanine
Visit the IBM ServerProven page for the latest supported servers at: ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/


Emulex 10 Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter 5 (VFA5) for IBM System x


This dual-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) adapter from Emulex enables the simultaneous support of Ethernet, FCoE and iSCSI while boasting IBM Virtual Fabric Technology.

Speed
Ports
Form factor

Server support

10 GbE
2 × SFP+ (Empty cages)
PCIe
IBM Mezzanine LOM Gen2 (ML2)
Visit the IBM ServerProven page for the latest supported servers at: ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/


Intel I350 GbE Network Adapter Family for IBM System x


IBM offers a server network adapter family that is based on the Intel I350 Ethernet controller. It is an excellent choice for today’s virtualized data centers that leverage GbE speeds.

Speed
Ports
Form Factor

Server Support

Gigabit Ethernet
1, 2, and 4 port options
PCIe Gen 2
IBM Mezzanine LOM Gen 2 (ML2)
Visit the IBM ServerProven® page for the latest supported servers at ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/


Intel X540 Dual Port 10GBaseT Network Adapter Family for IBM System x


This Intel dual-port 10GbaseT network adapter family utilizes inexpensive UTP cabling while delivering 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) performance. Intel delivers enhanced virtualization technologies and line-rate performance in high-security applications.

Speed
Ports
Form Factor


Server Support

10 GbE
2 x RJ45
PCIe: Standard (low-profile available)
Embedded: Mezzanine LOM Gen 1
ML2: Mezzanine LOM Gen 2
Visit the IBM ServerProven® page for the latest supported servers at ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/


Intel X520 Dual Port 10 GbE SFP+ Adapter


This dual-port 10 GbE SFP+ Adapter enables virtualization within your multi-core server environment and line-rate performance in high-security applications.

Speed
Ports
Form Factor

Server Support

10 GbE
2 x SFP+ Open Cages
PCIe: Standard (low-profile available) Embedded (mezzanine)
Visit the IBM ServerProven® page for the latest supported servers at: ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/


Mellanox Ethernet and Infiniband Network Adapter Family for IBM System x


This dual-port Ethernet/Infiniband Adapter from Mellanox enables the support of both Ethernet and InfiniBand.

Speed
Ports

Form Factor

Server Support

10 GbE, 40 GbE, FDR, QDR
2 × QSFP+ or SFP+ (empty cages), depending on model
Standard PCIe 
IBM Mezzanine LOM Gen2 (ML2)
Visit the IBM ServerProven page for the latest supported servers at: ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/


QLogic 8200 Virtual Fabric Adapter


This dual-port 10 GbE adapter family from QLogic enables the simultaneous support of Ethernet, FCoE and iSCSI.

Speed
Ports
Form Factor
Server Support

10 GbE
2 × SFP+ (Empty Cages)
Standard and Embedded)
Visit the IBM ServerProven® page for the latest supported servers at: ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/


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