Virtual Machine Direct Connect (VMDc) (8 virtual functions per port) ATLS1QGE
1: Provides an implementation of the PCI-SIG standard for I/O Virtualization. The physical configuration of each port is divided into multiple virtual ports. Each virtual port is assigned to an individual virtual machine directly by bypassing the virtual switch in the Hypervisor, thereby resulting in near-native performance.
2: Integrated Intel VT Directed I/O (VT-d) to provide data protection between virtual machines by assigning separate physical address in memory to each virtual machine
3: Watchdog timer: Used to give an indication to the manageability firmware or external devices that the chip or the driver is not functioning
These Quad-port adapters provide high-performing, multi-port Gigabit connectivity in a multi-core platform as well as in a virtualized environment. In a multi-core platform, the adapters support different technologies such as Intel QuickData Technology, MSI-X, and Low Latency Interrupts, that help in accelerating the data across the platform, thereby improving application response times
Comprehensive OS Support
Microsoft Windows Server2003, Server 2008, Server 2012, FreeBSD, UEFI, VMware ESXi, Linux SLES 10, Linux RHEL 5, Windows Unified Storage Solution, Windows, Linux, NetWare, Solaris, HP-UX, Additional support is available from OEMs and partners