The Cisco UCS™ CNA M73KR-Q QLogic Converged Network Adapter (CNA; Figure 1) is a QLogic-based Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) mezzanine card that provides connectivity for Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers in the Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS).
Designed specifically for the Cisco UCS blades, the adapter provides high-performance connectivity for SAN and LAN traffic. One Cisco UCS CNA M73KR-Q can do the work of a discrete Fibre Channel host bus adapter (HBA) and Ethernet network interface card (NIC). This convergence means fewer cables, fewer switches, less power consumption, reduced cooling, and unified LAN and SAN management.
• Priority-Based Flow Control (IEEE 802.1Qbb), Enhanced Transmission Selection (IEEE 802.1Qaz), Congestion Notification (IEEE 802.1Qau), and Data Center Bridging Exchange (DCBX) Protocol (IEEE 802.1Qaz)
QLogic 3G CNA ASIC (Cisco UCS certified)
2x 10 Gigabit Ethernet and mezzanine connectors
1000BASE-BX and Cisco UCS midplane
Single port: 250,000 I/O operations per second (IOPS; estimate)
Dual port: 450,000 IOPS (estimate)
Cisco UCS Manager Release 1.3.1 or later
• Length: 5.3 in. (13.5 cm)
• Width: 3.5 in. (8.9 cm)
14.36 watts (typical)
Inlet operating temperature range
50 to 90°F (10 to 35°C)
The Cisco UCS CNA M73KR-Q mezzanine card is designed for use only on Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers. Each half-width server, including the Cisco UCS B200 M3 Blade Servers supports one mezzanine adapter. The adapter is not designed or intended for other purposes.
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