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PCIE Server NIC card Application

  • PCI-E NIC Cards provide redundant connectivity to ensure an uninterrupted network connection.

  • PCI-E NIC Cards are ideal for VM environments with multiple operating systems, requiring shared or dedicated NICs.

  • They are specially designed for desktop PC clients, servers, and workstations with few PCI Express slots available.


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10Gb Ethernet-LR PCI-X 2.0 DDR Adapter


The IBM 10Gb Ethernet-LR PCI-X 2.0 DDR Adapter is designed to provide a PCI-X based server connection. The adapter conforms to the IEEE 802.3ae 10 Gigabit Ethernet standard and supports Jumbo frames.

Gigabit EF Dual Port Server Adapter

Gigabit EF Dual Port Server Adapter


The FRU part numbers for the adapter are:

Adapter, 03N4588 (Designed to comply with RoHS requirement.)

Wrap plug, 12R6249


The adapter provides the following features:

Single-slot, short form factor, 6.6 by 4.2 inch, half-length PCI cards

64 bit Direct Bus Mastering on the PCI-X bus

Dual Address Cycle for access to 64 bit addresses

PCI-X split transactions

DMA engine for movement of command, status, and network data across PCI-X

240 KB on-chip TX packet buffer

32 MB on-chip RX packet buffer

1 MB Boot flash ROM

Jumbo frames (9 KB)

Interrupts coalescing

802.1q VLAN tagging and stripping (IBM® System i® models do not support VLANs)

Conforms to IEEE 802.3ae 10 Gigabit Ethernet standard


To install the adapter, ensure that you have access to the following items:

The 10 Gb Ethernet-LR PCI-X 2.0 DDR adapter

The operating system documentation

The system unit documentation

The PCI adapter placement information for the system unit

Wrap plug

A flat-blade screwdriver

AIX 5L™ Base Operating System CD, which includes the device driver, or the AIX 5L device driver CD-ROM



How to connect the adapter to the multimode fiber network? See your local procedures for information about connecting the adapter to your Ethernet network.

Note: Only one type of network can be attached to the adapter at one time.

To connect the adapter to a multimode fiber network, do the following steps:

1. Insert the male fiber SC connector of the fiber cable into the adapter SC connector.

2. Insert the male fiber SC connector of the other end of the cable into the network switch.

Note: It is necessary to configure an IP network interface to enable the adapter to detect link and illuminate the LINK LED.


The LEDs on the adapter provide information about the operation status of the adapter. The LEDs are visible through the mounting bracket of the adapter and, when lit, indicate the following conditions.

Table 1. 







No activity

Flashing green

Transmit activity



No activity

Flashing green

Receive activity



No link


Link established



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