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Sun Storage 10 GbE FCoE ExpressModule Converged Network Adapter From QLogic Installation Guide For Adapter Models SG-EMFCOE2-Q-SR, SG-XEMFCOE2-Q-SR, SG-EMFCOE2-Q-TA, SG-XEMFCOE2-Q-TA, and 7101682

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Updated: January 2017

Converged Network Adapter Features and Specifications

Oracle's Sun Storage 10 GbE FCoE ExpressModule Converged Network Adapter is a standard ExpressModule (EM), dual-port Converged Network Adapter that is available in two models:

  • SG-(X)EMFCOE2-Q-SR - This model ships with two small form-factor pluggable plus (SFP+) short-range (SR) optical modules and supports a maximum cabling distance of 300 meters over multi-mode fiber.

  • SG-(X)EMFCOE2-Q-TA - This model is intended for use with SFP+ direct-attach twinaxial (twinax) copper cables, and supports a maximum cabling distance of 10 meters.


    Caution  - Do not replace any of the SFP+ connectors. Doing so will void the warranty or serviceability of the Converged Network Adapter.

Table 1 lists the features and specifications for this adapter.

Table 1  Converged Network Adapter Features and Specifications
Form factor
PCI ExpressModule, single wide
Connector types
Support for:
  • SFP+ SR optics

  • SFP+ direct attach twinax copper

PCIe specification compliance
PCI Express Base Specification, rev. 2.0
PCI Express Card Electromechanical Specification, rev. 2.0
PCI Bus Power Management Interface Specification, rev. 1.2
PCIe training configurations
PCI Express Gen 2 x4 logical slot or PCI Express Gen 1 x8 logical slot
PCIe hot-plug and hot swap functionality
Maximum power consumption
15 watts
Solaris Dynamic Reconfiguration (DR)
Supports Dynamic Reconfiguration, a software mechanism that allows resources to be attached (logically added) or detached (logically removed) from the Oracle Solaris Operating System control without incurring any system downtime
FCoE full offload in hardware requirement
Meets this requirement
Boot support (Ethernet and FCoE)
For all operating systems

For the list of supported operating systems, see Table 2.

Receive side scaling (RSS)
MSI-X (message signaled interrupts)
Fibre Channel support
Support for dual-port FCoE compatible with:
  • Fibre Channel Generic Services (FC-GS-3)

  • Fibre Channel Tape and Medium Changers (FC-Tape)

  • Fibre Channel Protocol for SCSI (FCP-3-SCSI)

  • Fibre Channel Switch Fabric (FC-SW-4)

  • Fabric Provided MAC Address (FPMA) support

  • FCoE boot code for all supported operating systems

Note -  Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) cannot be used on the same port as FCoE or iSCSI.

Ethernet and NIC support
Dual 10G interface support for:
  • SR optical, and twinax interfaces (SFP+ direct attach)

  • Ethernet support operating distance up to 300 meters (SR) and 10 meters (twinax)

  • Internal interfaces: IEEE, 10GBase-KX4, 10GBase-KR

Standard Ethernet and Enhanced Ethernet support for:
  • IEEE 802.1Q VLAN

  • IEEE 802.1p

  • IEEE 802.3x

  • IEEE 802.1Qbb

  • IEEE 802.1Qaz

  • DCBX

Ethernet and NIC Support (continued)
Controller hardware support for:
  • Jumbo frames support for frame sizes of at least 9 Kbytes

  • Hardware TCP/UDP checksum generation

  • Hardware IPv4/IPv6 checksum offload

  • Hardware Large Segmentation offload

  • Hardware Header and Data Split

  • Full duplex operation

  • Up to 128 MAC addresses

  • Unicast and multi-cast address filtering

  • VMware NetQueue

  • Packet filtering based on MAC address or VLAN tag

  • Microsoft receive-side scaling (RSS)

  • NIC teaming

  • PCI hot-plug

  • Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) boot

  • Multi-boot code