The NC360T is a high performance PCI Express (PCIe) dual port, copper, gigabit network solution for ProLiant customers who demand the latest in dual port Ethernet network adapter bandwidth and features. It offers two ports on a single PCI Express adapter, allowing customers to save valuable I/O slots for other uses. It is based upon the high performance Intel 82571EB chipset and offers a 4 lane (x4) PCI Express bus. Unique customer benefits and differentiators are: flexiblity to order and install (It has both standard and low profile capability.); and, usable in Ethernet or Fast Ethernet legacy twisted pair environments to preserve legacy infrastructure investments.
10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet transfer rate delivers outstanding network performance that improves response time and removes bottlenecks. Because the NC360T supports both 10Mbps Ethernet and 100Mbps Fast Ethernet in addition to Gigabit Ethernet, users are guaranteed end-to-end protocol support across their enterprise.
HP was an early champion of PCI Express bus technology and has played a key role in the development and industry adoption of the PCI Express specification. The NC360T features a high performance Intel 82571EB chipset and offers a four lane (x4) PCI Express bus based on the PCIe v1.0a standard, yielding faster transmissions with lower CPU utilization than earlier solutions.
Transmit Load Balancing (TLB) and Switch-assisted Load Balancing (SLB) are two advanced features that customers can use to build a bigger pipe for improved networking bandwidth. These port bonding techniques enable users to install up to four dual-port NC360T adapters (total of 8 ports) in a HP ProLiant server and aggregate their throughput up to a theoretical maximum of 16 Gigabits per second full-duplex transmissions.
Jumbo Frames (also known as Extended Frames) offer a 9K byte Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU), which is six times the size of traditional Ethernet frames. Like all HP ProLiant server adapters, the NC360T supports jumbo frames as a way to achieve higher throughput and better CPU utilization when deployed in a network infrastructure that supports them. Jumbo frames are particularly useful for database transfers and tape backups.
Two Gigabit ports allow users to save slots in situations where their servers are slot-constrained. HP has long been an advocate of dual port adapters for servers; the NC360T is the latest in our legacy of best-of-breed dual port devices for HP ProLiant servers. NOTE: Port enumeration on the NC360T is from the top down, i.e. the port near the top of the adapter is port #1 and the port closest to the gold teeth is port #2
Network Fault Tolerance, sometimes called "failover" or "NIC Redundancy," allows for the installation of multiple server adapters so that the active device can be backed up by a redundant adapter to improve availability. HP's teaming utility also allows users to specify that when a failed adapter is fixed and replaced, the original adapter resumes its function as the primary network connection.
The NC360T provides Wake-on-LAN (WOL) support through the PCI Express bus. A system that supports Wake on LAN can remain available to a systems administrator during its normal downtime. Once the machine is awakened, the systems administrator can remotely control, audit, debug, or manage the machine.
All hardware is covered by our 3 Year Intelligent Servers Warranty Program. We serial number track ever single piece of hardware and sub-level component. If you have any failures or problems with what you've ordered please call 0800 612 8711 and request our RMA department who will handle any issues and arrange a replacement if the piece of hardware or component is still within the 3 year warranty period from the date the original order shipped.