The HP NC380T server adapter is the industry's first PCI Express dual port multifunction network adapter supporting TOE (TCP/IP Offload Engine) for Windows, and iSCSI (Internet Small Computer System Interface) over a single network connection. Each port on the NC380T is a four lane (x4) serial device designed for PCI Express slots. The NC380T comes with a total of 184KB onboard memory.
In addition to its multifunction capabilities, the NC380T ships with all the advanced server features that ProLiant customers have come to expect, such as support for failover and load balancing, Pre-Boot Execution Environment (PXE), large send offload capability, multiple VLAN tagging, auto-negotiated 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet speeds and IPv6 packet transmit and receive support (excluding all offload capabilities).
10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet transfer rate delivers outstanding network performance that improves response time and removes bottlenecks across the entire network.
TCP/IP Offload Engine (TOE) for Windows moves the processing of data in the TCP protocol stack from the server CPU to the network card, freeing CPU cycles for other duties. The NC380T supports TOE when Windows TOE Chimney is installed. With TOE, network communications are improved, and server efficiency is increased.
Accelerated iSCSI allows the NC380T to multi-function both as a network adapter and as a storage host bus adapter, thereby providing access to storage boxes and to servers over a single connection. Additionally, the NC380T offloads the iSCSI software to the hardware for improved performance. Accelerated iSCSI on 1GbE multifunction server adapters purchased as options ships as a standard feature, at no additional charge.
Transmit Load Balancing (TLB) and Switch-Assisted Load Balancing (SLB) are two advanced features used to build a bigger pipe for improved networking bandwidth. These port bonding techniques enable users to install up to two NC380T adapters in a ProLiant server and aggregate their throughput up to a theoretical maximum of four Gigabits per second full-duplex transmission. The NC380T can be configured to work with other NC-series Ethernet server adapter teams supported on ProLiant servers.
The NC380T features TCP Checksum Offloads as well as TCP Segmentation Offloads and Interrupt Coalescence. These features reduce the load on the CPU for overall improved system response. Interrupt Coalescence is a feature that groups multiple packets and issues a single interrupt to the host. This process improves host efficiency.
Because the NC380T supports 10Mbps Ethernet and 100Mbps Fast Ethernet in addition to Gigabit Ethernet, users are guaranteed end-to-end protocol support across their enterprise. Like all HP server adapters, the NC380T adheres to industry open standards, insuring that it will perform seamlessly with any network devices that also support IEEE standards.
Network Fault Tolerance, sometimes called "failover" or "NIC redundancy", allows for the installation of multiple NC380T server adapters or other network adapters so that the active device can be backed up by a redundant adapter to improve availability. The HP 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 NC380T automatically senses the speed of the device to which it is attached. It also automatically configures for half or full duplex, depending on the duplex mode of the switch, hub, or router at the other end of the cable.
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13th Feb 2017
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