Intel® Ethernet Server Bypass Adapter X520 family is known for high performance, low latency, reliability, and flexibility. The addition of the Intel® Ethernet Server Bypass Adapter X520-SR2 and the Intel® Ethernet Server Bypass Adapter X540-T2 delivers all of the 10GbE performance in addition to business continuity in the event of a network failure.
The bypass capability removes a single point of failure so that essential business communication can continue while a system issue is diagnosed and resolved. In the event of a power, hardware, or software failure, bypass will automatically activate, allowing network traffic to continue.
Product Features and Specifications
|Intel® Etherent Server Bypass Adapter X520-SR2
||Intel® Ethernet Server Bypass Adapter X540-T2
|Product code||Full-height 10GBASE-SR X520SR2BP (single pack) X520SR2BPBLK (bulk 5 pack)
Low-profile 10GBASE-SR X520SR2BPL (single pack) X520SR2BPLBLK (bulk 5 pack)
|Low-profile 10GBASE-T X540T2BP (single pack) X540T2BPBLK (bulk 5 pack)|
|Ethernet controller||Intel® 82559 Fast Ethernet Controller||Intel® Ethernet Controller X540|
|Connector and cable||Two LC 10GBASE-SR (Intel Etherent Server Bypass Adapter X520) (Optics not removable)||Two RJ-45 Copper (Intel Ethernet Bypass Server Adapter X540)|
|Cable type||Multimode fiber (MMF) up to 150 meters in Bypass Mode and up to 300 meters in Normal Mode (Intel Etherent Server Bypass Adapter X520)
||Cat-6A or better cabling—up to 50 meters in Bypass Mode and up to 100 meters in Normal Mode (Intel Ethernet Bypass Server Adapter X540)
|Slot type, maximum bus speed, and slot width||PCI Express* 2.0 (5.0 GT/s) (Intel Etherent Server Bypass Adapter X520)||PCI Express 2.1 (5.0 GT/s) (Intel Ethernet Bypass Server Adapter X540)|
|Ports||Dual port||Dual port|
|Supported slot heights||Full height and low profile||Full height and low profile|
|Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT) for connectivity||Virtual Machine Device Queues (VMDQ), PCI-SIG* SR-IOV capable
||Virtual Machine Device Queues (VMDQ), PCI-SIG SR-IOV capable
|Storage over Ethernet||Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI), Network File System (NFS)||iSCSI, NFS|
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