Broadcom NetXtreme II 5708 Ethernet Mezzanine Card

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  • Subtotal $000

Broadcom® NetXtreme™ II 5708 Dual Port Ethernet Mezzanine Card with TOE for Dell™ PowerEdge™ M1000E-Series Blade Servers

Broadcom NetXtreme II 5708 Dual Port Ethernet Mezzanine Card with TOE for Dell PowerEdge M1000E-Series Blade Servers
The Broadcom® NetXtreme™ II 5708 Ethernet Mezzanine Card featuring TOE (TCP/IP Offload Engine) is a dual port Gigabit Ethernet adapter able to simultaneously perform accelerated networking and storage networking on standard Ethernet for PowerEdge™ M1000E-Series Blade Servers. The NetXtreme II 5708 Adapter features TCP/IP Offload Engine (TOE) technology for Windows, which reduces the server CPU utilization and improves application performance. TOE offloads the TCP protocol processing from the server CPU onto the server adapter. This preserves valuable CPU cycles for applications processing and improves overall server performance and network efficiency.

Part Number

  • 430-2778


  • Broadcom 5708C

Data Path

  • Four Lanes (x4)

Data Bus

  • PCI Express

Form Factor

  • Dell Blade Mezzanine

Transfer Rate

  • 10/100/1000 Mbps

Ethernet Ports

  • Two

Onboard Memory

  • 92KB

Wake On LAN

  • Yes

PXE Support

  • Yes

Receive Side Scaling (RSS)

  • Yes


  • Category 5


  • RJ-45

Maximum Cable Length

  • 100 meters

TCP/IP Offload Engine (TOE)

  • Yes

iSCSI boot

  • Yes

Advanced Features

  • TCP/IP Offload Engine (TOE) for increased bi-directional throughput and performance
    Receive Side Scaling (RSS)

Standards Supported

  • IEEE 802.3z, 802.3x, Dynamic 802.3ad, 802.3p, 802.1Q PCI Express™ ver 1.0a, ACPI ver 2.0

Operating System

  • Microsoft® Windows® 2003 Server all editions
    Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 3 and 4 for x86 and AMD64/EM64T
    SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server 9 for x86 and AMD64/EM64T
    NDIS 2 for DOS

    No Linux support for TOE, Microsoft Server 2003 Scalable Networking Pack required for TOE

Server Compatibility

  • PowerEdge M1000e-Series Blade Servers

Performance Features

  • Automatic link aggregation and load balancing
    PCI Hot-plug: remove/replace server NIC without powering down the server
    Smart Load Balancing for heterogeneous failover and increased throughput
    Multiple boot agents supporting RPL, BootP, and PXE


  • NETBUI, Collision Sense Multiple Access/Collision Avoidance, 802.2 NetBios, IPX/SPX, IPX, IP, TCP/IP

Environmental Operating Conditions

  • Operating Temperature: 32° to 131° F (0° to 55° C)
    Storage Temperature: -40° to 185° F (-40° to 85° C)


  • +3.3V +/-5%, Maximum 2A @3.3V (DC)


  • 1-year limited warranty

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