Cisco UCS Virtual Interface Card 1387

Superior Flexibility and Network Performance

The Cisco UCS Virtual Interface Card 1387 offers dual-port Enhanced Quad Small Form-Factor Pluggable (QSFP+) 40 Gigabit Ethernet and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) in a modular-LAN-on-motherboard (mLOM) form factor. The mLOM slot can be used to install a Cisco VIC without consuming a PCIe slot providing greater I/O expandability.

Features and Capabilities

The VIC 1387 provides high network performance and low latency for the most demanding applications, including:

  • Big data, high-performance computing (HPC), and high-performance trading (HPT)
  • Large-scale virtual machine deployments
  • High-bandwidth storage targets and archives

The card is designed for the M4 generation of Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers and UCS C3160 dense storage servers. It includes Cisco’s next-generation converged network adapter technology and offers a comprehensive feature set, so you gain investment protection for future feature software releases.

The card can present more than 256 PCIe standards-compliant interfaces to its host. These can be dynamically configured as either network interface cards (NICs) or host bus adapters (HBAs).

Hardware Classification Engine

This engine provides support for advanced data center requirements, including stateless network offloads for:

  • Network Virtualization Using Generic Routing Encapsulation (NVGRE)
  • Virtual extensible LAN (VXLAN)
  • Remote direct memory access (RDMA)

The engine also offers support for performance optimization applications such as:

  • Server Message Block (SMB) Direct
  • Virtual Machine Queue (VMQ)
  • Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK)
  • Cisco NetFlow

Cisco Data Center Virtual Machine Fabric Extender

The Cisco UCS VIC 1387 uses our fabric extender to join virtual and physical networking into a single infrastructure. Customers gain virtual-machine visibility from the physical network, as well as a consistent network operations model for physical and virtual servers.

Improve Performance of Software Apps

The Cisco User-Space NIC (usNIC) feature uses the Message Passing Interface (MPI) instead of sockets or other communication APIs. The applications interact directly with a Cisco VIC, which improves the networking performance of your high-performance computing application.

Specifications at a Glance

Ports 2 x 40-Gbps FCoE QSFP ports
Connectivity x8 PCIe Gen3 form factor
Number of interfaces More than 256 virtual interfaces (operating system limitations may apply)
Physical dimensions 4.9 x 3.9 x 0.6in (12.45 x 9.90 x 1.52 cm) 6.6 x 2.5 in. (16.76 x 6.35 cm)
Typical power 22W average

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