10GBASE-T Converged Network Adapter Simplifies Migration to 10GbE
Provides iSCSI, FCoE, Virtualization, and Flexible Port Partitioning

10 Gigabit for the Broad Market

The Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X540-T2 is the latest innovation in Intel’s leadership to drive 10 Gigabit Ethernet into the broader server market. This adapter hosts Intel’s latest Ethernet silicon, the Intel® Ethernet Controller X540, which is used by many OEMs as a single chip solution for LAN on Motherboard (LOM) to deliver 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE) on the latest server platforms.

10GBASE-T Simplifies the Transition to 10GbE
The X540 family of products works with existing networks today. It works with legacy Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switches and CAT-6a cabling. Install the X540 adapter into a server and the auto-negotiation between 1 GbE and 10 GbE provides the necessary backwards compatibility that most customers require for a smooth transition and easy migration to 10 GbE. When time and budget allows, 10GBASE-T switches can be added any time to experience the full benefits of 10 GbE.

10GBASE-T uses the copper twisted pair cables that are very familiar to IT professionals today. It is everything you know and love about 1000BASE-T. The knowledge, training and investment in BASE-T are preserved. 10GBASE-T is the easiest and most versatile 10 GbE and you can deploy it anywhere in your data center. Its flexible reach from 1 meter to 100 meters supports the latest network architectures including Top of Rack (ToR), Middle of Row (MoR), and End of Row (EoR).

10G Performance at Low Cost and Low Power
The new Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X540-T2 is the lowest cost way to deploy 10 GbE in your data center today. The X540-T2 uses low cost, CAT-6 and CAT-6a cabling. Chances are this cabling already exists in the data center.
Maximum operating distance
100 m
iWARP/RDMA
N
Connectivity technology
Wired
Linux operating systems supported
Y
Cable type
RJ-45 Category-6 up to 55 m; Category-6A up to 100 m
PCI-SIG* SR-IOV Capable
Y
Market segment
SRV
Intel Virtual Machine Device Queues (VMDq)
Y
Compatible operating systems
Windows Server 2012 R2*, Windows Server 2012*, Windows 8*, Windows Server 2008 R2*, Windows 7*, Windows Server 2008* SP2, Windows Vista* SP2, Windows Server 2003 R2*, Windows Server 2003* SP2, Linux* Stable Kernel version 3.x, 2.6,x
Launch date
2012-02-01T00:00:00
Ethernet LAN data rates
100,1000,10000 Mbit/s
Intelligent Offloads
Y
Status
Launched
Ethernet adapter ARK ID
58954
Ethernet LAN
Y
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
VT-c
Halogen free
N
Intel Virtualization Technology for Connectivity (VT-c)
Y
Product series
Intel Converged X540
Network interface card cable medium
Copper
Windows operating systems supported
Y
Interface type
PCIe v2.1 (5.0GT/s)
Quality of Service (QoS) support
Y
Product brief URL
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/network-adapters/10-gigabit-network-adapters/ethernet-x540-t2-brief.html
Chipset
X540
Speed & slot width
5.0 GT/s, x8 Lane
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
13.4 W
Data transfer rate (max)
10000 Mbit/s
PCI Card form factor
Half-height (low-profile)
Intel Data Direct I/O Technology
Y
Interface
Ethernet
Born on date
Q1'12
Thermal power
13.4 W
Intel Flexible Port Partitioning
Y
Product type
13
On-chip QoS and Traffic Management
Y
Internal
Y
Product name
Intel Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X540-T2
Low halogen options available
N
Intel Ethernet Power Management
N
Product family
Intel 10 Gigabit server adapter
Bracket height
Low Profile and Full Height
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports
2
Number of QPI links
Dual
Networking standards
IEEE 802.1p,IEEE 802.1Q,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ad
Storage Over Ethernet
iSCSI, FCoE, NFS
Host interface
PCI-E
Network interface card type
Server
LAN controller
Intel® X540
Mac operating systems supported
N
New product
No reviews
System requirements
Windows operating systems supported Y
Mac operating systems supported N
Linux operating systems supported Y
Ports & interfaces
Connectivity technology Wired
Internal Y
Host interface PCI-E
Interface Ethernet
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports 2
Bandwidth
Data transfer rate (max) 10000 Mbit/s
Technical details
Halogen free N
Market segment SRV
Product type 13
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 13.4 W
Number of QPI links Dual
Born on date Q1'12
Bracket height Low Profile and Full Height
Launch date 2012-02-01T00:00:00
Network interface card cable medium Copper
Network interface card type Server
Product brief URL http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/network-adapters/10-gigabit-network-adapters/ethernet-x540-t2-brief.html
Product name Intel Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X540-T2
Status Launched
Networking
Networking standards IEEE 802.1p,IEEE 802.1Q,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ad
Chipset X540
Ethernet LAN Y
Ethernet LAN data rates 100,1000,10000 Mbit/s
Maximum operating distance 100 m
LAN controller Intel® X540
Antenna
Quality of Service (QoS) support Y
Other features
Cable type RJ-45 Category-6 up to 55 m; Category-6A up to 100 m
Compatible operating systems Windows Server 2012 R2*, Windows Server 2012*, Windows 8*, Windows Server 2008 R2*, Windows 7*, Windows Server 2008* SP2, Windows Vista* SP2, Windows Server 2003 R2*, Windows Server 2003* SP2, Linux* Stable Kernel version 3.x, 2.6,x
Low halogen options available N
Intel Virtualization Technology for Connectivity (VT-c) Y
Interface type PCIe v2.1 (5.0GT/s)
Storage Over Ethernet iSCSI, FCoE, NFS
Design
PCI Card form factor Half-height (low-profile)
Product family Intel 10 Gigabit server adapter
Product series Intel Converged X540
Performance
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT) VT-c
Thermal power 13.4 W
Intel Virtual Machine Device Queues (VMDq) Y
PCI-SIG* SR-IOV Capable Y
On-chip QoS and Traffic Management Y
Intel Flexible Port Partitioning Y
Speed & slot width 5.0 GT/s, x8 Lane
Intelligent Offloads Y
iWARP/RDMA N
Intel Ethernet Power Management N
Intel Data Direct I/O Technology Y
Ethernet adapter ARK ID 58954
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