Dell NPAR (NIC Partitioning) provides the capability to divide a NIC port into multiple PCI functions with flexible bandwidth capacity allocation. Each PCI functions are called partitions. NPAR feature offers 8 partitions per adapter.
Dell NPAReP (NIC extended partitioning) also provides same capability as NPAR. It offers 16 partitions per adapter.
Both NPAR and NPAReP is an OS agnostic feature. ESXi enumerates the PCI functions or partitions as separate PCI devices.
Broadcom, Emulex and Qlogic vendors supports NPAR and only Emulex supports NPAReP.
11th and 12th generation servers supports NPAR and only 13th generation servers support NPAReP.
Article ID: SLN310135
Last Date Modified: 08/16/2018 05:24 AM
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