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Cisco offers a variety of adapter cards designed for use with Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers,C-Series Rack Servers, and S-Series Storage 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
  • Features dual 10 or 40 Gigabit or four 10/25 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 1440

Cisco UCS Virtual Interface Card 1480

Cisco UCS Virtual Interface Card 1455

Cisco UCS Virtual Interface Card 1457

Cisco UCS Virtual Interface Card 1340

Cisco UCS Virtual Interface Card 1380

Cisco UCS Virutal Interface Card 1385

Cisco UCS Virutal Interface Card 1387

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General

Maximum Interfaces (vNIC or vHBA)256256256256256256256256
VM-FEXKVM with RHELKVM with RHELKVM with RHELKVM with RHELHardwareHardwareHardwareHardware
Failover HandlingHardware, no driver neededHardware, no driver neededHardware, no driver neededHardware, no driver neededHardware, no driver neededHardware, no driver neededHardware, no driver neededHardware, no driver needed
Form FactorModular LOMMezzaninePCIExpress (half height)Modular LOMModular LOMMezzaninePCIExpress (half height)Modular LOM
ConnectivityPCIe 3.0 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 16 form factorPCIe 3.0 x 16 form factorPCIe 3.0 x 16 form factorPCIe 3.0 x 8 form factor
Network Thoughput40-80* GB80 Gb4x 10 or 25Gbs4x 10 or 25Gbs40-80* Gb80 Gb80 Gb80 Gb (limited by PCIe BW ~64Gb)
VXLAN/NVGREYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
SMB DirectNo. Will be added post FCSNo. Will be added post FCSNo. Will be added post FCSNo. Will be added post FCSYesYesYesYes
RDMANo. Will be added post FCSNo. Will be added post FCSNo. Will be added post FCSNo. Will be added post FCSYesYesYesYes
usNICYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
NetqueueYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
VMQ/VMMQYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNo
DPDKYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
UCS Server CompatibilityUCS M5 blade serversUCS M5 blade serversUCS M5 rack servers and S3260 M5 storage serversUCS C220 M5 and C240 M5 rack serversUCS M5, M4, and M3 blade serversUCS M5, M4, and M3 blade serversUCS C220 M4/M5, C240 M4/M5, C460 M4, and C480 M5 rack serversUCS C220 M4/M5, UCS C240 M4/M5 rack servers, C3160 and C3260 M4/M5 storage servers

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