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Cisco offers a variety of adapter cards designed for use with Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers and C-Series Rack Servers. All Cisco UCS network adapters:

  • Allow for the reduction of the number of required network interface cards and host bus adapters
  • Are managed using Cisco UCS Manager software
  • Feature dual 10 Gigabit connections
  • Can be used in a redundant configuration with two fabric extenders and two fabric interconnects
  • Enable a "wire-once" architecture that allows cabling to be configured once, with features enabled and configured using software
  • Support fibre channel multipathing

Virtual Interface Cards

Cisco UCS Virtual Interface Card 1280

Cisco UCS Virtual Interface Card 1240

Cisco UCS Virtual Interface Card 1225

Cisco UCS Virtual Interface Card 1380

Cisco UCS Virtual Interface Card 1340

Cisco UCS Virutal Interface Card 1385

Cisco UCS Virutal Interface Card 1387

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General

Maximum Interfaces (vNIC or vHBA)256256256256256256256
Interface TypeDynamicDynamicDynamicDynamicDynamicDynamicDynamic
VM-FEXHardwareHardwareHardwareHardwareHardwareHardwareHardware
Failover HandlingHardware, no driver neededHardware, no driver neededHardware, no driver neededHardware, no driver neededHardware, no driver neededHardware, no driver neededHardware, no driver needed
Form FactorMezzanineModular LOMPCIExpress(half height)MezzanineModular LOMPCIExpress(half height)Modular LOM
ConnectivityPCIe 2.0 x 16 form factorPCIe 2.0 x 16 form factorPCIe 2.0 x 16 form factorPCIe 3.0 x 16 form factorPCIe 3.0 x 16 form factorPCIe 3.0 x 16 form factorPCIe 3.0 x 8 form factor
Network Thoughput80 GB40-80* GB20 GB80 GB40-80* GB80 GB80 GB (limited by PCIe BW ~64G)
VXLAN/NVGRENoNoNoYesYesYesYes
SMB DirectNoNoNoYesYesYesYes
RDMANoNoNoYesYesYesYes
usNICYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
UCS Server CompatibilityUCS M2 (B200, B230, B440) and M3 BladesUCS M3 BladesUCS M2 (C260, C240) and M3 Rack ServersUCS M3 and M4 BladesUCS M3 and M4 BladesUCS C220 M4, C240 M4, C460 M4UCS C220 M4, UCS C240 M4 and C3160 Servers

* With use of Port Expander Card for the VIC 1240 and 1340 in the optional mezzanine slot