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Cisco UCS M81KR Virtual Interface Card

NOTE: This product is no longer being sold.

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Deploy a high-performance converged network adapter with the Cisco UCS M81KR and Cisco UCS P81E Virtual Interface Card (VIC). This adapter was developed from the beginning to provide acceleration for the various new operational modes introduced by server virtualization. In virtualized environments, this highly configurable and self-virtualized adapter provides:

  • Near Bare-metal I/O performance
  • Ease of management
  • Exceptional network visibility

The M81KR and P81E are the first implementation of Cisco VM-FEX technology in hardware. VM-FEX collapses virtual and physical networking into a single, easy-to-manage networking domain.

The M81KR and P81E are also the industry's first implementation of VMware VMDirectPath technology, which allows it to:

  • "Pass through" the hypervisor layer
  • Provide near-bare metal performance for unified computing systems

Featured Content

Cisco M81KR VIC Video Data Sheet
Improve data center flexibility and scalability with dynamic I/O configuration enabled by the Cisco UCS M81KR Virtual Interface Card.

Simplify and Enhance Your Virtual Environment
The VIC implements VM-Fex Technology in Hardware and VMDirectPath to provide customers ease of management and enhanced I/O performance.

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