Emulex has developed a Virtual Fabric Adapter based on its OneConnect Universal Converged Network Adapter (UCNA) architecture IBM's BladeCenter HS22 blade server family.
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The Emulex Virtual Fabric Adapter for IBM BladeCenter offers two physical 10Gb/s Ethernet ports, supporting 1Gb/s or 10Gb/s that can be configured into up to eight virtual ports with bandwidth allocation in 100Mb/s increments. The product can be upgraded to support Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), delivering a future proof connectivity solution for IBM BladeCenter that enables multiple virtual NIC and FCoE ports on the same adapter.
The Emulex OneConnect UCNA platform provides hardware acceleration on a single chip for the major protocols includingTCP/IP, TOE, iSCSI, and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE). Emulex said OneConnect UCNA supports both IP and storage networking demands.