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Broadcom Network Adapters for PowerEdge Servers

Broadcom Network Cards - Step up to full line-rate performance

Maximize the performance of your PowerEdge servers.

Help get the most from your Dell PowerEdge server investment with Broadcom networking cards. Broadcom high-performance Ethernet controllers offer extensive bandwidth, fast speeds, reliability and customizable configurations.
With Broadcom adapters, you get easy integration into virtualized and business application-intensive PowerEdge server environments. These Ethernet adapters are designed to the latest IEEE standards and provide support for fabric-independent NIC partitioning (NPAR). Plus, Broadcom adapters offer compatibility with the Dell Lifecycle Controller management framework for remote access and centralized control.

Product Features
• Best-in-class performance: Broadcom adapters can achieve up to 37 percent faster networking throughput and up to 120 percent higher iSCSI offload than the nearest CNA competitor*

• Broadcom-based MACs and PHYs for an integrated single-chip solution
• PCI Express® (PCIe™) Gen2.0
• Full line-rate performance across all ports
• Broad OS and hypervisor support
• Full iSCSI, FCoE-
, HBA-level hardware protocol offload
• Full TCP/IP hardware offload*
engine (TOE)
• Switch Independent NIC partitioning — up to four partitioning assignments per 10GbE link*

• SR-IOV (Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 only)
• Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)*
• IEEE 1588 time precision protocol* 
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Optimize performance across your network.

Increase bandwidth, reduce bottlenecks, speed data delivery and add energy efficiency to your data center with network adapters designed to help you get maximum performance from your PowerEdge servers.

Improve I/O Performance and traffic isolation
Improve I/O performance and traffic isolation.
Optimize server performance.
Optimize server performance.
Reduce operating expenses.
Reduce operating expenses.
Help improve performance and productivity by eliminating network bottlenecks in workload-intensive computing environments or connection-dense virtual machine environments.Broadcom adapters leverage stateless offload such as TCP/IP checksum, TCP segmentation offload (TSO), receive side scaling (RSS), large send offload (LSO) to provide maximum flexibility and optimized server performance.You can help reduce your energy footprint and complement data center energy initiatives through intelligent power management features that meet Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) standards.
Dell PowerEdge Select Broadcom Network Daughter Cards (NDC)
Legend: NA — Not Available, S — Standard, O — Optional

Product NameBroadcom 5720
quad-port 1GbE rack NDC
Broadcom 57810S dual-port 10GbE blade converged NDCBroadcom 57800S quad-port SFP+/ BASE-T (2x10GbE + 2x1GbE) rack converged NDCBroadcom 57800S quad-port BASE-T (2x10GbE + 2x1GbE) rack converged NDCBroadcom 57840S quad port 10G SFP+ rack NDCBroadcom 57840S-k quad port 10GbE blade KR NDC
Broadcom 5720 quad- port 1GbE rack NDCBroadcom 57810S dual-port 10GbE blade converged NDCBroadcom 57800S quad-port SFP+ / RJ45 (2x10GbE + 2x1GbE) rack converged NDCBroadcom 57800S quad-port BASE-T (2x10GbE + 2x1GbE) rack converged NDCSirius 4 x 1-GbE Rack NDCRegulus 4 x 10GbE Blade NDC
InterconnectBASE-TKRSFP+ & BASE-TBASE-TSFP+KR
Data Transfer Rate1 Gbit/s10 Gbit/s1 Gbit/s &
10 Gbit/s
1 Gbit/s &
10 Gbit/s
10 Gbit/s10 Gbit/s
PCI Bus Width8-lane (2 x 4-lanes)8-lane8-lane8-lane8-lane8-lane
Total # of Ports4 x 1GbE2 x 10GbE2 x 1GbE
2 x 10GbE
2 x 1GbE
2 x 10GbE
4 x 10GbE4 x 10GbE
1588 and IEEE 802.1AS — Time synchronization implementations (PTP)SSSSSS
802.3ae (10GbE server to fabric connection via direct attach, SFP+, copper etc.)NANASSSNA
802.3i 10BASE-T 10MbE over unshielded twisted pair (UTP)SNASSNANA
802.3u 100BASE-TX 100MbE over unshielded twisted pair (UTP)SNASSNANA
802.3ab 1000BASE-T 1GbE over unshielded twisted pair (UTP)SNASSNANA
802.3an (10 Gbit/s - 1,250 MB/s — Ethernet over unshielded twisted pair (UTP)NANANASNANA
802.3ap (Server to fabric connection via backplane)NASNANANAS
802.3ad moved to IEEE 802.1ax (link aggregation control protocol)NASSSSS
802.1Qaz Enhanced Transmission Selection for Bandwidth Sharing Between Traffic ClassesNASSSSS
802.1Qau — Congestion ManagementNASSSSS
802.1Qbb — Priority-based Flow ControlNASSSSS
802.1Qbg — Edge Virtual Bridging — VEPANANANANASS
802.1Qbh — Bridge Port Extension / VN-TagNASSSSS
TCP/IP Offload Engine (TOE)NASSSSS
iSCSI HBA Full OffloadNAS10GbE ports Only10GbE ports OnlySS
FCoE HBA full offloadNAS10GbE ports Only10GbE ports SSS
FCoE Boot (aka: Boot from SAN)NAS10GbE ports Only10GbE ports OnlySS
Switch-independent NIC partitioningNASSSSS
SR-IOVNASSSSS
Dell PowerEdge Select Broadcom 10Gb Network Cards
Legend: NA - Not Available, S - Standard, O - Optional

Product NameBroadcom 57810S dual-port 10GbE SFP+ converged network adapterBroadcom 57810S Dual-port 10GbE
BASE-T converged network adapter
Broadcom 57810S dual-port 10GbE SFP+ converged network adapterBroadcom 57810S Dual-port 10GbE BASE-T converged network adapter
10GbE Converged Network Adapter - optimized for high performance computing and virtual server environments.10GBASE-T Converged Network Adapter - optimized for high performance computing and virtual server environments.
InterconnectSFP+10GbE BASE-T
Data Transfer Rate10 Gbit/s10 Gbit/s
Used ForFor use in Dell two socket tower and one, two and four socket rack Dell tower and rack servers where multiple network or storage connections are required.For use in Dell two socket tower and one, two and four socket rack servers where multiple network or storage connections are required.
Provides two ports of 10 Gigabit Ethernet or FC8 connectivitySS
Delivers full 10GB line rate performance per portSS
Supports Data Center Bridging (DCB)SS
Supports fabric-independent NIC partitioning (NPAR), improving resource utilization and deployment flexibility while eliminating switch vendor lock-in.SS
Improves management efficiency by integration into Dell Lifecycle Controller version 2.0SS
Provides hardware offload for high performance storage protocols (FCoE-S and iSCSI) saving server CPU cycles for application workload processingSS
PCI Bus Width8-lane8-lane
Total # of Ports2 x 10GbE2 x 10GbE
Power usage (Nominal/Max) watts8.5 / 15NA
802.3ae (10GbE server to fabric connection via direct attach, SFP+, copper etc)SNA
Total # of Ports2 x 10GbE2 x 10GbE
802.1q – Virtual LAN (VLAN) support – VLAN tagging supportSS
802.3ad moved to IEEE 802.1ax (link aggregation control protocol)SS
802.1Qaz Enhanced Transmission Selection for Bandwidth Sharing Between
Traffic Classes
SS
802.1Qbb - Priority-based Flow ControlSS
Large Send offload (LSO)SS
TCP Segmentation Offload (TSO)SS
TCP,IP, UDP checksum offloadsSS
Automatic link aggregation and load balancingSS
VLAN support with VLAN tagSS
FCoE HBA full offloadSS
Microsoft Windows 2008 and 2008 R2 Server all editionsSS
Red Hat Enterprise Linux® (RHEL) 5.7 and 6.1SS
SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10 SP4 and 11 SP2SS
VMware® vSphere 4.1 and vSphere 5.0SS
Microsoft VMQ supportSS
VMware Vmqueue supportSS
MSI & MSI-X supportSS
Switch independent NIC partitioningSS
Jumbo frame supportSS
Dell PowerEdge Select Broadcom Mezzanine Cards
Legend: NA - Not Available, S - Standard, O - Optional

Product NameBroadcom 5719
quad- port 1GbE blade mezzanine card
Broadcom 57810S dual-port 10GbE KR blade converged mezzanine card
Broadcom 5719 quad- port 1GbE blade mezzanine cardBroadcom 57810S dual-port 10GbE KR blade converged mezzanine card
InterconnectSERDESKR
Data Transfer Rate1 Gbit/s10 Gbit/s
PCI Bus Width4-lane8-lane
Total # of Ports4 x 1GbE2 x 10GbE
1588 and IEEE 802.1AS – Time synchronization implementations (PTP)SS
802.3ae (10GbE server to fabric connection via direct attach, SFP+, copper etc.)NANA
802.3i 10BASE-T 10MbE over unshielded twisted pair (UTP)NANA
802.3u 100BASE-TX 100MbE over unshielded twisted pair (UTP)NANA
802.3ab 1000BASE-T 1GbE over unshielded twisted pair (UTP)NANA
802.3an (10 Gbit/s - 1,250 MB/s - Ethernet over unshielded twisted pair (UTP)NANA
802.3ap (Server to fabric connection via backplane)SS
802.3ad moved to IEEE 802.1ax (link aggregation control protocol)NAS
802.1Qaz Enhanced Transmission Selection for Bandwidth Sharing Between
Traffic Classes
NAS
802.1Qau - Congestion ManagementNAS
802.1Qbb - Priority-based Flow ControlNAS
802.1Qbg - Edge Virtual Bridging - VEPANANA
802.1Qbh - Bridge port Extension / VN-TagNAS
TCP/IP Offload Engine (TOE)SNA
iSCSI HBA Full OffloadNAS
FCoE HBA full offloadNAS
FCoE Boot (aka: Boot from SAN)NAS
Switch independent NIC partitioningNAS
SR-IOVNAS
Dell PowerEdge Select Broadcom Network Interface Cards
Legend: NA - Not Available, S - Standard, O - Optional

PCIe Standard Adapters
Product NameBroadcom 5720 dual-port 1GB network interface cardBroadcom 5719 quad-port GbE network interface card
Broadcom 5720 dual- port 1Gb network interface cardBroadcom 5719 quad- port 1GbE network interface card
Server Platform Support1 & 2 socket Towers + 1 & 2 socket Rack platforms1 & 2 socket Towers + 1, 2 & 4 socket Rack platforms
InterconnectBASE-TBASE-T
Data Transfer Rate1 Gbit/s1 Gbit/s
Total # of Ports2 x 1GbE4 x 1GbE
Used ForThe 5720 controller is used as a fixed LOM in 1 and 2 socket systems. Using the same controller in a NIC provides a better together solution by utilizing the same firmware updates and OS coverage.Low power 1Gigabit Ethernet solution optimized for virtual server and PCIe slot constrained server environments. Used for 1 & 2 socket tower systems and 1, 2, and 4 socket rack systems.
PCI Bus Width4-lane4-lane
LC enablement and CEMincludes the capability to use higher level system management functions for configuration and management which work through the Lifecycle Controllerincludes the capability to use higher level system management functions for configuration and management which work through the Lifeycle Controller
Total # of Ports2 x 1GbE4 x 1GbE
802.1q – Virtual LAN (VLAN) support – VLAN tagging supportSS
802.3ab 1000BASE-T 1GbE over unshielded twisted pair (UTP)SS
802.3az – Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)SS
Statless Offloads:
Large Send offload (LSO)SS
TCP Segmentation Offload (TSO)SS
TCP,IP, UDP checksum offloadsSS
Automatic link aggregation and load balancingSS
PXE Support (32bit & 64bit)SS
iSCSI remote boot supportSS
Microsoft Windows 2008 and 2008 R2 Server all editionsSS
Red Hat Enterprise Linux® (RHEL) 5.7 and 6.1SS
SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10 SP4 and 11 SP2SS
VMware® vSphere 4.1 and vSphere 5.0SS