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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
 
• 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
• 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.

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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 5720 quad- port 1GbE rack NDC
InterconnectBASE-T
Data Transfer Rate1 Gbit/s
PCI Bus Width8-lane (2 x 4-lanes)
Total # of Ports4 x 1GbE
1588 and IEEE 802.1AS — Time synchronization implementations (PTP)S
802.3ae (10GbE server to fabric connection via direct attach, SFP+, copper etc.)NA
802.3i 10BASE-T 10MbE over unshielded twisted pair (UTP)S
802.3u 100BASE-TX 100MbE over unshielded twisted pair (UTP)S
802.3ab 1000BASE-T 1GbE over unshielded twisted pair (UTP)S
802.3an (10 Gbit/s - 1,250 MB/s — Ethernet over unshielded twisted pair (UTP)NA
802.3ap (Server to fabric connection via backplane)NA
802.3ad moved to IEEE 802.1ax (link aggregation control protocol)NA
802.1Qaz Enhanced Transmission Selection for Bandwidth Sharing Between Traffic ClassesNA
802.1Qau — Congestion ManagementNA
802.1Qbb — Priority-based Flow ControlNA
802.1Qbg — Edge Virtual Bridging — VEPANA
802.1Qbh — Bridge Port Extension / VN-TagNA
TCP/IP Offload Engine (TOE)NA
iSCSI HBA Full OffloadNA
FCoE HBA full offloadNA
FCoE Boot (aka: Boot from SAN)NA
Switch-independent NIC partitioningNA
SR-IOVNA
Dell PowerEdge Select Broadcom Mezzanine Cards
Legend: NA - Not Available, S - Standard, O - Optional

Product NameBroadcom 5719
quad- port 1GbE blade mezzanine card
Broadcom 5719 quad- port 1GbE blade mezzanine card
InterconnectSERDES
Data Transfer Rate1 Gbit/s
PCI Bus Width4-lane
Total # of Ports4 x 1GbE
1588 and IEEE 802.1AS – Time synchronization implementations (PTP)S
802.3ae (10GbE server to fabric connection via direct attach, SFP+, copper etc.)NA
802.3i 10BASE-T 10MbE over unshielded twisted pair (UTP)NA
802.3u 100BASE-TX 100MbE over unshielded twisted pair (UTP)NA
802.3ab 1000BASE-T 1GbE over unshielded twisted pair (UTP)NA
802.3an (10 Gbit/s - 1,250 MB/s - Ethernet over unshielded twisted pair (UTP)NA
802.3ap (Server to fabric connection via backplane)S
802.3ad moved to IEEE 802.1ax (link aggregation control protocol)NA
802.1Qaz Enhanced Transmission Selection for Bandwidth Sharing Between
Traffic Classes
NA
802.1Qau - Congestion ManagementNA
802.1Qbb - Priority-based Flow ControlNA
802.1Qbg - Edge Virtual Bridging - VEPANA
802.1Qbh - Bridge port Extension / VN-TagNA
TCP/IP Offload Engine (TOE)S
iSCSI HBA Full OffloadNA
FCoE HBA full offloadNA
FCoE Boot (aka: Boot from SAN)NA
Switch independent NIC partitioningNA
SR-IOVNA
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

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